Louis A. Tonry ’49 died on April 2, 2016, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
(The following was published in The Hingham Journal, April 4-14, 2016):
Louis A. “Lou” Tonry, of Hingham, died April 2, 2016. Lou was born in Somerville and lived most of his life on the South Shore, Cape Cod and in Florida. He was a United States Navy Aviator, serving as a carrier pilot. After WWII, Lou graduated from Bowdoin College where he received his Bachelor’s degree. He was the former president of Albert J. Tonry and Co., Inc., his family insurance agency. Lou enjoyed sailing on his sailboat, flying his plane and playing golf, tennis and squash. He also spent much time restoring old antique cars. Lou’s main passion was his family and spending time with those he loved. He will be sadly missed for his positive attitude. Beloved husband of Georgia Tonry (Kacos) of Hingham. Loving father of Susan Kelley and her husband David of Nev., Robert Tonry of Scituate, Louis Tonry Jr. and his wife Deanne of Quincy, stepfather of Richard Traina of Sterling, Carl Traina and his wife Dr. Joyce of Hingham, Dr. Pamela Traina and her husband Mike Reynolds of Ore., Dr. Valerie Traina and her husband William Orr of Calif. Devoted grampa of Christian, Lauren, Kelsey, Luke, Rochelle, Robin, Zachary, Adam, Jocelyn and Alexandra. Caring son of the late Albert and Flora Tonry. Brother of Justine Sedegren of Conn. and the late Herbert Tonry, Richard Tonry and Ruth Ann Roberts. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.