Born in San Jose, Calif., on January 3, 1958, he was the son of Sandra (Navratil) De May of Portsmouth, and the late Albert J. De May.
Timmy grew up in Portsmouth and attended Portsmouth schools. He worked for many years as an auto mechanic in the area. For several years, he worked as a truck driver while living in California. Timmy was a fan of auto racing.
Besides his mother and he is survived by his sisters, Lisa De May and her husband Kevin Worthley of Richmond, RI, Julia De May of Somerset, Mass., and Susan De May of Florida, and a brother, Christopher De May and his partner Joseph Halko of Northboro, Mass.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth.
His funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by burial in Trinity Cemetery, East Main Road, Portsmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Anthony’s Building Fund, 2836 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or the Portsmouth Rescue Wagon Fund, PO Box 806, Portsmouth, RI 02871.