Domenic John Twohill

December 20, 1937 ~ May 25, 2021 (age 83)


Domenic J. Twohill entered into rest on May 25, 2021 after a long courageous battle with cancer.  His family was by his bedside when he passed. He was predeceased by his parents, Filomena Cretella Twohill Garcia and Thomas A. Garcia.  He was born in New Haven on December 20, 1937.

He leaves his cherished wife and best friend of 58 years, Patricia Tessmer Twohill, whom he met in college.  The couple had three children, Jennifer (Lokuta) of Hamilton, New Jersey, Thomas and Geoffrey (Jennifer) of Wallingford.  Dom also leaves his greatest pride and joy, his seven grandchildren, whose growth, and achievements he thoroughly enjoyed:  Matthew and Morgan Lokuta; Liam, Aidan, and Cian Twohill; and Owen and Paige Twohill.  Additionally, he leaves his sister-in-law, Eleanor Tessmer, cousins Elvira, Domenic, Robert, Michael and Joseph Cretella and the late Andrew Cretella and also Andrew J. Fezza, and a large number of friends whose friendships he was most appreciative.

During his illness, he was pleased to receive countless visits and phone calls from childhood friends, high school and college classmates, former co-workers, clients, neighbors, and his many Godchildren.

He attended Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven where he played basketball and went on to Quinnipiac College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and was a member of the baseball team.

Upon graduation he worked in several marketing positions in the transportation, healthcare, and manufacturing fields before joining Quinnipiac College as its first director of alumni affairs where he established giving and regional club programs.  He went on to be named Vice President for external affairs with responsibility for alumni affairs, development, public relations, community relations, and student recruitment.  He designed, implemented and  coordinated college-wide marketing programs which yielded greater fund raising and student recruitment opportunities.  Following his career at Quinnipiac, he established a marketing communications firm which serviced clients throughout the Northeast.

A life-long belief of his, instilled by his parents, was to share and to give back.  To that end, he served a wide variety of community and professional organizations over the years.  He served as a director and president of his beloved Amity Club, the Hamden Chamber of Commerce, the Advertising Club of New Haven County, and the Quinnipiac College Alumni Association as well as members of the college’s Board of Trustees.  He also served as a director of the Wallingford Visiting Nurses Association, the Ulbrich (Wallingford) Boys and Girls Club, South Central Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement of Southeast Connecticut, the New Haven Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Southern Region of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford.  He also served as a member of the Eder Brothers Foundation Scholarship Committee and as a corporator of the Rushford Center of Middletown.

He was a fierce life-long Yankee fan and enjoyed lively discussions about Yankee stats, significant players and trades with his many Yankee friends. 

The family thanks the many professional care givers who over the past 5 years administered to his needs with dignity and respect, especially Alexis, Carlos, Jeline, Lynn, Marta, Margaret, Sandy and Sheila.

Friends may call at Maresca & Son Funeral Home, 592 Chapel Street, New Haven on Friday, May 28th from 5:00 pm to 8.00 pm.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 29th at Saint Michael Church, Wooster Place, New Haven.

Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Amity Club Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 8626, New Haven, CT 06531.  Offer condolences at

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May 28, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Maresca Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial
May 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Saint Michael Church (New Haven)

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