Matthew T. Tynan, 70, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with prostate cancer at his Naugatuck home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He is survived by Pamela (Sapiente) Tynan, his wife of 44 years. He is also survived by his son Matthew J Tynan and his wife Carrie of Thomaston, CT, his daughter Caitlin S Tynan and her husband Walter Bolanos of Naugatuck, CT, his grandchildren Nathan Tynan, Xavier Bolanos, Emily Tynan, Hannah Tynan and Jeffrey Tynan as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews as well as his dog Kona and cat Nina.
Matthew was born to the late John and Irene Tynan of Ansonia, CT in 1951. He was one of seven brothers and sisters: Robert (deceased), James (deceased), David, Timothy, Susan and Christine (deceased).
He was a loving and dedicated father and grandfather who loved to arrange and enjoy vacations all over the country. He was an avid skier and golfer who carded a hole-in-one in 2004 on the 157 yard 7th hole at Highland Greens in Prospect. He loved to read and was regularly investigating the latest releases at area libraries. He was a huge Yankees fan and loved sitting outside in the shade listening to the game. He enjoyed listening to oldies from the 60’s and 70’s and was usually singing to himself while working in the yard or in the garage. For several years, Matthew owned a boat and would take his family and friends cruising around Long island Sound. But his happiest times were having the family at the house in the summer cooking on the grill listening to the kids splash and swim.
Matthew was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, but left high school early to enlist in the US Army in 1969. He was honorably discharged in 1971 and received the National Defense Service Medal. Never leaving anything unfinished, he received his diploma upon his return home eventually earning an associates degree. He enjoyed an early retirement from the Telecommunications industry.
The family will be holding private services. In lieu of flowers, they encourage you to make a donation to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at T2T.org in his name, or the charity of your choice.