Timothy J. Heywood, 75, of Marstons Mills, MA died at home on September 30, 2018. Loving husband of Laurie (Starrett) Heywood of Marstons Mills having just celebrated 55 years of marriage. Born in Raynham, Ma., son of the late Dr. Richard & Kay (Crangle) Heywood.
Tim was born onto a small family farm in Raynham, Ma. which was primarily used to raise and train harness racing horses. It was here, where Tim learned his work ethic and the ability to build and repair almost anything including designing and building his own boat when he was 15 years old. In the fall of 1959, Tim was preparing for the start of his high school junior year. He was excited to get settled into school that year unknowing that a beautiful young lady from the next town over was about to walk into his class and into his life where they would become inseparable for the next 59 years.
Tim took his craftsmanship and ingenuity to the Wentworth Institute of Technology where he would graduate then pass the boards to become a registered architect and settling to Cape Cod. Tim was responsible for designing and overseeing the construction of many private homes, professional and municipal buildings, churches and schools throughout Cape Cod and the Boston area retiring from Massport as a Senior Resident Engineer.
During Tim’s early career, while a draftsman by day, he took on many odd jobs at night and on weekends in retail and commercial shell fishing to scrape together the funds to build a family home for his young and growing family. Finally affording a small piece of land, he designed and built his home mostly with the help of relatives and friends.
Throughout Tim’s life, he was a consummate lover of the water. This love started with the Sea Scouts in his youth, then growing to family boating weekends and finally maturing into overnight and longer cruises throughout Nantucket and Vineyard Sound and beyond.
Tim’s other interests included obtaining a pilot’s license and enjoying flights around the Cape with his family. He also enjoyed a deep love of music where he was a member of town and Big Bands that performed throughout the Cape.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his children, Ann of Marstons Mills, Timothy Jr. of Colorado, David and wife Beth of S. Portland, ME, and Steven and wife Daralyn of West Barnstable, his siblings, R. Edward Jr. and wife Lynne of Marstons Mills, and Martha of Florida. He also leaves 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The American Cancer Society PO BOX 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (MEMO: Lymphoma Research in memory of Tim Heywood)
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Oct. 19th at 11AM in Christ the King Church, Mashpee, MA. followed by a celebration of his life. Burial will be private.