Francis Adams Truslow

Surrounded by his children, Tim Truslow died in central Connecticut, on November 7, 2022 succumbing to congestive heart failure. He was 84 years old. (Born January 7, 1938) Tim was a salesman, fly fisherman, reader, lifelong learner, outdoorsman, and above all, a loving father, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle, and friend. He is remembered for his big heart and keen, often irreverent, sense of humor. His twinkling eyes, easy laugh, and kindness touched many.

Tim grew up in Manhattan and Cold Spring Harbor, NY, the son of Francis Adams Truslow, a prominent lawyer, businessman, and government official, and Elizabeth Jennings Truslow (later Howell), a painter and family matriarch. He lived in Lima, Peru with his family during WWII where his father aided in the war effort. He was stepson to Dr. John Taylor Howell, a leading pediatrician. He graduated from the St. Paul’s School, where he played soccer, football, and ice hockey, and then Yale, with a B.A. in English. After college he served in the US Marine Corp Reserves.

Tim settled in the Boston area, where he built a career in sales and met his wife Maria Lowell Gallagher. They raised their two children Anne and Frank in Wellesley, MA. He shared his love of nature, fly fishing, learning, and athletics with his children. Residing in Sudbury, MA in later years, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and delighted in reading with them.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed literature, particularly Hemingway and Robert Frost, and non-fiction, on many subjects from world religions to investments. Contemplative, he engaged others in his exploration of life’s mysteries. He outlived his midlife diagnosis of heart disease through disciplined diet and exercise. Kind, he bought meals for the homeless and placed calls to friends in need. He considered fly fishing a form of meditation and had an elegant cast. At home in nature, he especially loved the Bushkill trout stream in the Catskills, and Crane’s Beach and the salt marshes of Ipswich, MA, where his ashes will be scattered per his request.

Tim is survived by his children, friend and former wife Maria, son-in-law Jim, daughter-in-law Nicole, siblings Fred, Betsy, John, and Shirley, grandchildren Teddy and Thomas, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Donations in Tim’s memory can be made to the Windham Region No Freeze Project (a homeless shelter) P.O. Box 46 Willimantic, CT 06226 ( or The Trustees of Reservations, 200 High Street Boston, MA 02110 ( The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences please visit,