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Timothy A Wentworth

June 10, 1950 — August 6, 2023


Timothy A Wentworth


SOUTHBRIDGE: Timothy "Tim" A. Wentworth, 73, of Edwards Street, passed away peacefully in his home on August 6, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.  He was a true warrior, having valiantly battled cancer for several years.

He leaves his wife of 52 years, Catharine "Cathy" (Trahan) Wentworth of Southbridge; three daughters, Kerri Osimo and her husband Jonathan of Sturbridge, Heather Alicea-Bailey and her husband Scott of Southbridge, Sarah Giroux and her husband Steven of Southbridge; three brothers, Daniel Wentworth and his wife Nanci of Cooperstown, NY, William Wentworth and his wife Deborah of Southbridge, Dennis Wentworth of Monson; Seven grandchildren, Scott, Zachary, Teagan, Adon, Elayna, Cameron, and Cole; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Gracie.

He was predeceased by his sister Amy McCurdy and her husband David, and his sister in-law Kathleen Wentworth.

Tim was born in Framingham, MA, son to the late Timothy L. and Ellen (Kenrick) Wentworth.

Tim was a graduate of Tantasqua High School in 1969. He earned his associate's degree from the Culinary Institute of America at the Yale campus in 1971.

Tim was an incredible chef and worked in many different states for the Motor Hotel Management Corporation.  He was also an entrepreneur, having owned several businesses, including Old English Chimney Sweep and Fat Bob's Restaurant in Southbridge.  He retired from the Publick House Restaurant in Sturbridge after many years of service.

Tim was fiercely loyal to his family and friends; he enjoyed spending time with those he loved and would do anything for them. In 2000 Tim had a crazy idea to buy a huge house (the money pit), which has since been home to dozens of family and friends, as well as the site of countless family gatherings. Tim's idea wasn't crazy at all - it was his dream come true, and many of us have been fortunate enough to be part of it. Tim was also a long-time member of the Auburn Sportsman's Club; he enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and traveling.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Overlook Hospice for the care and compassion they extended to Tim and his family.

At his request, his funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or online at Donate to Dana-Farber and help fight cancer | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (

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