Joseph R. Tivnan, Jr.
WORCESTER - Joseph R. Tivnan, Jr., 69, a retired Worcester firefighter, died Friday, May 18, 2012 at home, surrounded by his family.
He leaves his loving wife of forty-five years Doris S. (Robash) Tivnan, three children, Maureen E. Tivnan and her husband Carlos Moreira of Somerville, Mark S. Tivnan and his wife Thanh Dinh of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, Bridget H. Moynihan and her husband Brian of Bangor, Maine, three grandchildren, Sophie Lannon, Naomi and Liam Moynihan, a brother, John V. Tivnan of West Brookfield, a sister, Patricia Kavanaugh of Plainville, and several nieces and nephews.
Joseph was born in Worcester, son of Joseph R. and Helen J. (Harrington) Tivnan. He graduated from Commerce High School and Quinsigamond Community College.
Joe was a firefighter for twenty-five years in the city of Worcester, stationed at the Webster Square and South Division firehouses. He also worked as a Fire Inspector in Fire Prevention and for the City Manager's Enforcement Team (CMET) at the Worcester Department of Public Health. He was a member of the SCUBA Rescue Team. Additionally, for many years Joe was president of the IAFF, Worcester Firefighters Local 1009.
In 1985, Joseph served as the city of Worcester United Way Campaign Liaison for all city departments. Joe enjoyed many things during his lifetime including farming, fishing and home improvement projects.
Calling hours are Sunday, May 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral will be Monday, May 21, service at 1 p.m. in First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, 40 Church Street, Northborough. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester Fire Department Scholarship Fund, c/o IAFF Local 1009, 625 Chandler St., Worcester, 01602.


Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from May 19 to May 20, 2012