Tim Fenton, a lifelong Worcester resident, passed away on Sunday, May 14th, after a courageous battle with cancer. He died at home, the place he often times noted housed five generations of Fentons. The son of Dennis and Rita (McGauley) Fenton, Tim leaves his two brothers Jack and Dennis. His sister Carolyn pre-deceased Tim two years ago. He also leaves his two children Dawn and Brian Fenton, as well as Brian's wife, Marilee, Tim’s strongest ally throughout his battle. Tim was sincerely dedicated to, and proud of, his extended family. He was an amazing father figure to Robin, Michael, & Gary Burdzel, Joseph Gould, and Jessica & Colleen Guertin. “Pa” was blessed with 6 grandchildren. Owen (#1) D. and Jack T. Masakowski, Fernando Soler, Brayden, Brilee and Brenna Fenton. Time spent with his grandchildren brought an abundance of joy, laughter and pride to Tim’s life.
Timmy graduated from South High School and served in the Army National Guard for six years. Following a period of working at Shack’s clothing store, he became a Worcester Firefighter in 1972. Tim enjoyed the job and his comrades for thirty years. In “retirement”, Tim transported Becker College students between the Leicester and Worcester campuses. Tim also held the role of umpire-in-chief for the South Side Babe Ruth baseball program. He was an avid sports fan, but Tim absolutely loved baseball! In all his little league and intermediate league pictures, Tim was always the tallest player in the back row. He went on to coach baseball at all junior levels for many years. Tim umpired high school baseball and softball games for 25 years. His trips to Cooperstown, Fenway Park, and a multitude of professional card signing shows with Brian became routine activities for Tim. In fact, some of his close friends referred to Tim as “Fenway”. Gathering at house parties or concerts with those many friends were some of Tim’s favorite times.
Tim’s memorial Mass will be on Friday, May 19th, at 10am at Our Lady of the Angels, 1222 Main Street, Worcester. Calling hours will be on Thursday, May 18th, from 4-7pm at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street in Worcester. Burial will be privately held at the discretion of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tim’s name can be made to OLA Charitable Ministries, 1222 Main Street, Worcester MA 01603.