Tivonna Fogg Obituary, Death – Tivonna Fogg died at her Braintree, Massachusetts, home on March 31, 2022, after a protracted illness. Tivonna was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1928, and was raised in Salisbury and Amesbury. He went to Boston’s South End as a young adult and resided there with his life partner for more than 50 years. Tivonna was predeceased by his partner Francis “Frank” Maloney (1933-2010), mother Harriett A. Fogg (Robinson) (1894-1976), father Newill F. Fogg (1886-1955), grandfather Clarence J. Fogg (1853-1936).
A well-known politician who served as the 41st President of the United States and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, among other family members. Tivonna’s family, Louis Lopilato-chosen Cartagena’s family, Tivonna served in the military and was stationed in Germany during World War II. She received the Army of Occupation Medal, the Medal of Victory, and the Sergeant rank. His next stop was Durham’s University of New Hampshire, where he eventually earned a degree in agriculture.
Over the years, Tivonna has collaborated with companies like Schumacher Fabrics & Wall Coverings, Grossman’s Building Materials & Home Improvement, and Clifton Pierce Floral Grower. For more than 10 years, he and Frank shared ownership of Berkeley Antiques in Boston’s South End. Tivonna has been a devoted supporter of the National Grange for 50 years, and in 1992, he was honored with the Golden Sheaf for his persistent commitment. Two items primarily piqued Tivonna’s curiosity. The first were the vogue social dances of the nineteenth century, the English and Colonial American Dances.
He began as a learner but quickly rose to the positions of leader, instructor, and dance master. He organized and publicized these legendary dances for many years at the local, state, and even international levels. He frequently threw Tivonna Washington and Christmas balls in the area. The beautiful sit-down dinners for these storied balls were planned, organized, and made by Tivonna in collaboration with Frank. She also created the choreography for each dance.
He belonged to groups including the New England Folk Festival Association, the Pinewoods Morris Men, the Black Joker Morris Men, Revels, Country Dance & Song Society, and the Morris Men of the Pinewoods. On six compilations of 18th-century dances, he collaborated with others. In his mid-eighties, Tivonna was still very active; at a party for his 84th birthday, he danced to every song! American glass from the 19th and 20th centuries was Tivonna’s second area of interest. In order to increase his income, he started working with glass in the 1970s.
He would purchase glass fragments at garage sales and then sell them to Frank and other collectors at flea markets. They set up business at collecting convention exhibits and sales while traveling the Ohio Valley. The National Duncan Glass Society, National Cambridge Collectors, Heisey Collectors of America, Old Morgantown Glass Collectors’ Guild, Imperial Glass Collectors’ Society, National American Glass Club, and The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia are just a few of the associations Tivonna belonged to.