John's Story

GREENVILLE - John W. "Bill" Tornquist, 89, died September 27, 2015, at C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville. He was born March 21, 1926, in Winchendon, MA, the son of Carl and Edith (Severance) Tornquist.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ann (Grant) Tornquist; and two sisters, Ann Barry and Norma Allen.

He is survived by 4 daughters, Prudy Richards and her husband, David, Nancy Turner, and Sally Tornquist all of Greenville, and Mary Trigge of York; a sister, Florence Tuthill of Chicago, IL; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater during WW II. Following the service he worked in his father's logging business and sawmill; then he worked at the State Liquor Store in Greenville. Bill also enjoyed making furniture with his father. He loved snowmobiling, boating, golfing, and teasing people, especially his grand and great grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the Greenville Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Aaron Damboise officiating. Following the graveside service, a celebration of Bill's life will be held at DKB Catering on Pleasant Street in Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the activity fund at Charles A. Dean Nursing Home, earmarked for the annual Katahdin cruise. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to
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