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Timothy Cunningham
  • December 09, 1946
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  • May 14, 2019

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Obituary

“Captain Tim” Cunningham passed in peace at the age of 72 on May 14, 2019.  Tim was former husband and cherished friend of Virginia A. Cunningham, and dear friend and long-time companion of Tina Prescott.

Tim was a loving father to his children Laura, Rebecca, Timothy, Frances, Sharon, Anne, Daniel, Christopher, David, Gigi, Maria, and Julie.  Tim was also a proud grandfather to Nick, Trey, Stevie, Mac, Sammy, Bailey, Robyn, Cole, Casey, Brady, Alex, Garrett, Val, Hudson, Camryn, Scarlett, Colton, Cecilia, Eleanor, Lucas, Ruby, and Benjamin.

Tim was brother to Maureen, Dennis, and Peter and was further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends who will sadly miss him.

Tim will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a hardworking, self-taught, loving father and grandfather who was Captain of many sailing vessels over his lifetime.  Tim was an excellent trumpet player who enjoyed singing and listening to opera, jazz, big band music, and Kenny G.  Tim was a world traveling, motor cycle riding, former chef who loved practical jokes and the sun. Tim had an aversion to wearing socks, was a certified scuba instructor, and loved fishing. Tim served his country proudly, having joined the Army after graduating high school, continued his career as a defense contractor, and retired doing what he loved– sailing on the ocean.  Tim was a simple man with a strong faith in the Catholic Church, who was a good friend to all, and was always a man who would give his shirt for a friend.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm at Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Church located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, followed by a burial service at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 2:00 pm.  Reception to follow at 4:00 pm in Centerville, Massachusetts

Condolences may be sent to the family at https://baldwincremation.com/obituaries/timothy-cunningham/.  In lieu of flowers, his family would request donations to Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center at sovtrc.org/donate-now.html or call 802-221-4409.  Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center has been instrumental in helping with the growth and development of Tim’s grandson Alex. 

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  1. 18 Jul 2019
    Rick Boettger says:
    I just did his taxes the last few years of his life. One of my favorite clients ever--the first year, seeing a video of his evacuation by Marine helicopter from one of his last jobs in Kandahar. I wish we could have sung together, mixed in with his horn

  2. 07 Jun 2019
    Judith Blake says:
    Sincere condolences to all and special sympathy to Tim Sandy and Cole

  3. 07 Jun 2019
    Judith Blake says:
    My condolences to the family and friends of Tim. My you find memories that bring you comfort. Special Wish us to Tim Sandy and Cole

  4. 22 May 2019
    Susan Cricco says:
    Dennis, Betsy, Mike and Kelly as well as the whole Cunningham family, our deepest condolences on the loss of Tim. Sending lots of love, hugs and kisses your was!
    Carl, Sue and Taylor

  5. 21 May 2019
    Michael Morgan lit a candle:
    Lit since May 21, 2019 at 5:10:56 AM

  6. 21 May 2019
    Andre Velarde says:
    Rest in Peace Tim, I was lucky to have you as a roommate/ working together in Afghanistan 2012-2013. You was a big hearted person, who would always share stories about his big amazing family. You will be missed.

  7. 20 May 2019
    Susan Lewis says:
    Deepest sympathies to all the Cunninghams, especially Dennis and Maureen. Hugs!

  8. 20 May 2019
    Roger surprenant says:
    Tim was a team mate of mine on the highschool track team. He was a friend to many. Rest in peace.

  9. 19 May 2019
    Cheryl Silva says:
    You will be missed Uncle Timmy. I will always remember the great times I had up in Vermont with you all as a kid. Love you. You will truly be missed by many. Say hi to my Mom and Gramma Rita, Grampa Fred and Uncle Freddy for me!

  10. 19 May 2019
    Cheryl Silva lit a candle:
    Lit since May 19, 2019 at 5:16:11 PM

  11. 19 May 2019
    Adriana says:
    Homeward bound, Hope realized, Faith rewarded.

  12. 19 May 2019
    Patty Reagan says:
    So Sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. My sincere condolences to Ginny and that awesome family. Pretty sure he was proud of you all

  13. 19 May 2019
    Lee Twarog says:
    One of my favorite friends from high school. He was full of life, adventure, had great sense of humor, and It is with much sadness that I read of his passing.

  14. 19 May 2019
    Kathy McGovern says:
    May the many memories of Dad give you the inspiration and love life, and someday bring you smiles.