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January 12, 2017

Burial Date January 17, 2017

Funeral Home Nordgren Memorial Chapel

Place of Service St. Joan of Arc Church

Section Garden of Gospels Lot Number: 162Grave Number: C#1

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     Eugene F. Tivnan died peacefully in his sleep Thursday morning, January 12, 2017, at the Hermitage in Worcester where he had resided with his wife, Marion U. (Zinkevich) Tivnan since 2010.
Eugene was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Joseph F. and Beatrice I. (Miller) Tivnan. He attended St John’s High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army, stationed out of Fort Banks, MA. Eugene worked as a letter carrier for the U.S Postal Service for over 30 years retiring in the early 1980’s. He was recognized for an act of heroism by the USPS in 1972 for jumping into a run-away, driverless vehicle with a four-year old child inside while he was delivering mail. After extreme effort, he was able to stop the vehicle averting a serious accident and possibly saving the life of the child. After his retirement Eugene concentrated all his efforts into building a successful business, Elite Billiards which he owned and ran until the late 1990’s.
Eugene is survived by his of wife of 64 years, Marion U. (Zinkevich) Tivnan; a son Eugene F. Tivnan, Jr. of Worcester; a brother Edmund Lincoln Tivnan and his wife Jean M. (Costello) Tivnan of Worcester, a sister Mary Jane Kelley and her partner Richard Mansell of West Palm Beach, FL and many nieces and nephews. A brother Joseph Tivnan and two sisters, Nancy Pedersen and Elizabeth Ann Deely predeceased him.
Eugene lived life to the fullest and was always there to help others. He maintained an optimistic outlook even during the most trying of times. He enjoyed following world news and politics, getting out weekly to play cards with friends and was a lover of sports, especially the Red Sox.
Calling hours at Nordgren Memorial Chapel were held Monday Jan. 16, 4-6 p.m. The funeral was held on Tuesday Jan. 17 from Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln Street, with a mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc parish. Burial is in the Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton.