- November 21, 2012
- Topsfield, Massachusetts
of Tyler's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Tyler's memory to the Trustees of Resevations, Advancement Office, 572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915. Please specifiy the donations to be directed to his favorite place Crane's Beach.
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“There are simply no words adequate to describe what a gift Tyler's life here was to the world, and to all of us blessed to know him. Thank you,...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Jennifer Jeffrey - Topsfield, MA
“My deepest Sympathies, Jill and family.
2 of 35 | Posted by: Deb Beaubier - Rowley, MA
“To Tylers Family, I am so saddened to hear of this tragic news . I graduated with Tyler at Masco he was a really funny very witty person and will be...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Bill Poel - Middleton, MA
“Jack, Jill and Todd...
So sorry for your loss. Todd told us once about his generosity, he saved his life and the life of his father without a...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: The Gibney's - Wenham, MA
“Dear Garfield Family,
I am so sorry for your lost. You all are in my thoughts and prayers every day. Tyler was a beautiful soul who was so...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Amanda Condon - Topsfield, MA
“Jackson, Jill & Todd - We are deeply saddened with the passing of Tyler. Tyler was a great guy. Always smiling. Tyler would always stop by Tom's...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Patty & Dick Walsh - Topsfiend, MA
“Tyler, you were one of my first friends in Topsfield. Your charisma, your love of adventure and the dependability of your friendship are all things I...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Rene Berti - Milton, VT - friend
“My deepest condolences go out to all of you. I know Tyler via my brother Pete, who passed in 4/2001. We used to go to all sorts of hardcore shows on...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Julie Garland - Wrentham, MA
We are so sorry to read of your brother's recent passing. Our condolences to you and your family.
Peace be with you.
Larry and Besty Pardo
9 of 35 | Posted by: Larry Pardo - Boxford, MA
“Peace brother peace
10 of 35 | Posted by: Kevin Patrick McSorley - Boxford, MA
“Jill, Jackson & Todd,
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel in the loss of your Tyler. Reading the tributes to him is amazing. You were blessed...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Sheila & James Ramey - Ipswich, MA
“Jill and family I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I remember working with Tyler when he worked at Star Pantry with Steve Bean. He was always...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: ellen Mcmahon - salem, MA
“Dear Jill, Jackson and Tyler,Tyler left the world a better place. He was an inspiration too all whose lives he touched. I believe Tyler has become...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Pat Armstrong - Newburyport, MA
“Tyler was a joy to work with. His performance in Tommy at Masconomet HS was terrific- he was energetic, creative and always fun.
He was also a...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Greg West - Danvers, MA - Teacher
“Tyler was my best friend for over 20 years. He was always larger than life with the biggest heart. On my wedding day he told me how much he loved...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Laura Meegan-McSorley - Boxford, MA
“Tyler was a great friend during some of my most growing times of life the memories are countless & the smiles even more. He was caring, supportive...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Katherine "Kait" (Humphrey) Badolato - NJ
“I've met Tyler through a mutual friend in Jen W. Because of our friendship, we've gone on trips together and went to church together........He loved...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: Patty Armstrong - Danvers, MA
“Tyler you will be missed by all. I remember when we were just little kids running around in my backyard and your backyard . We always had a fun...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Tara Forgione - Fort Lauderdale, FL
“Tyler had such a warm heart. I know how much joy he brought and how much he meant to my sister, Laura. He was a fun person to have around the Meegan...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Jenny Meegan-Harsip - Reading, MA
“Jill, Jackson and Todd words cannot express the deepest sympathy that we are sending to you. Tyler was a person with such a good heart. He always...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Dick & Patty Walsh
“Jill, Jackson, Todd -
I am so sorry. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
21 of 35 | Posted by: Bobbie McEvoy - Newburyport, MA
“I did not know Tyler well, but the time we spent together (in the play "David's Mother) at Masco made a permanent mark on my life. I have thought of...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Abbie Patterson (Mullaney) - CA
“Tyler was a good friend. It has been years since I have seen him and was very long time. I met him at briarwood summer camp and we became friends. I...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Courtney Rex - New Bedford, MA
Thank you for helping me work in my gardens, clean-ups and mulching.
You were always happy to be outside. I share your love of Crane Beach;...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Kristen Blais
“Deepest sympathies to your family. Tyler rest peacefully. Love The Gilford Family
25 of 35 | Posted by: Jennifer Harney - Topsfield, MA
“Tyler, you are such a caring soul, and you will be deeply missed by everyone. I will always cherish the memories of spending hours at that special...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Leslie Roberts - Topsfield, MA
“Jill I am so sorry to hear about Tyler. You and your family are in my thoughts.
27 of 35 | Posted by: Sue Russell - Ipswich, MA
“I still can't believe your gone. It seems just like yesterday you were telling Mom and Dad not to yell at me for something stupid I had done in our...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Todd J. Garfield - Topsfield, MA
“We were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Tyler. May your fond memories of Tyler help get you through this most difficult time. Our...Read More »
29 of 35 | Posted by: The Ambrosino Family - Middleton, MA
“Tyler was a very talented young man. I knew him when I worked in the art department at Masco. I'm glad he made art a part of his life and because of...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Susan O'Hara - Boxford, MA
“Tyler was a friend who had the rare gift of making others feel deeply understood. His compassion and playfulness was, and will continue to be, a warm...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Stephanie Meegan - Boxford, MA
“One of the worlds most genuine people. I have many childhood memories with Tyler in them. He will be missed by so many. His humor touched everyone he...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Michelee Filtranti-George - NH
“Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Garfield family.
33 of 35 | Posted by: jan smallman
“Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.
Love and prayers,
The Tierney Family
34 of 35 | Posted by: Alice Tierney - Middleton, MA
“Dear Jill and Jackson,Please know that you both and Todd are in our thoughts and prayers. There are no words to express our deep sorrow in hearing...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Nick and Mary Rench - Ipswich, MA
TOPSFIELD — Mr. Tyler C. Garfield 33, of Topsfield, died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at Beverly Hospital.
Born in Salem, he was the beloved son of Jackson and Geraldine (Colwell) Garfield of Topsfield. He was raised and educated in Topsfield and was a graduate of Masconomet Regional High School, class of 1998. He continued his education at Fitchburg State College and graduated from North Bennett Street School in Boston's North End concentrating on Antique Carpentry Restoration.
A finish and fine carpenter by trade, Tyler was associated with various construction companies on the North Shore and most recently was the proprietor of Cedar Chest Woodworking of Topsfield. He was known for his detailed craftsmanship and fine carpentry work.
A loving son, brother and nephew, Tyler was an artist at heart and appreciated all mediums and styles of art work. He was a dedicated craftsman who found great pride in restoring and salvaging antiques and hunting for antique treasures. He enjoyed reading, writing and jewelry making. During the winter Tyler spent time skiing and snowboarding in Colorado and Vermont and during the summer he spent time at his favorite place on earth, Cranes Beach. He will be deeply missed by his loving family.
Tyler is survived by his devoted parents, Jackson and Geraldine (Colwell) Garfield of Topsfield, his brother, Todd Garfield of Topsfield, his aunts and uncles, Gary Colwell and Joanne Zeppetelli of Topsfield, Melissa and Carl Stewart of Kean, N.H. and Martha Garfield of Hamilton and many cousins and dear friends. He was the nephew of the late Conrad Garfield
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service which will be held in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 114 River Road, Topsfield, Friday, Novemeber 30th at 1 P.M. Burial is private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Tyler's memory to the Trustees of Resevations, Advancement Office, 572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915. Please specifiy the donations to be directed to his favorite place Crane's Beach. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com