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GENS, Timothy Francis Of Weston, passed away September 10, 2018, at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Madeleine (Fox). Wonderful father of Jamie Langley and her husband Merrill of Edgartown, and Kathleen and Dylan of Boston. Cherished grandfather of Catherine, Merrill and William Charles Langley. Survived by many devoted nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his dear parents, Winifred (Doyle) and Francis Gens. Tim was proud to be a "triple eagle" - a graduate of BC High, Boston College (BA, 1971) and BC Law (JD, 1975). He had a remarkable 46-year career in public affairs, starting as a passionate, progressive and creative young political consultant in the 1970s and 1980s, followed by an 11-year career as the MBTA's planning, policy, communications and intergovernmental affairs leader. Tim was most proud of his 23-year career at the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association where, as EVP and General Counsel, he had his fingerprints on every major Massachusetts healthcare development, including universal health care, transparent healthcare outcome reporting and developing nationally-recognized patient safety improvements. The secret to Tim's success - in his career and in his personal life - was not just his keen intelligence, but his kindness, humility and ever-present sense of humor.

Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, on Friday, Sept. 14 at 9:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, 169 Cummins Hwy., Roslindale at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tim's memory to Bay Cove Human Services, 66 Canal Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 or The Literacy Project, 15 Bank Row, Suite C, Greenfield, MA 01301. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home


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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 12, 2018
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