TIERNEY, JOSEPH F., 78, of West Greenwich, passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at South County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, North Kingstown. He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Christine (Koehler) Tierney.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Joseph J. and Mary E. (Murphy) Tierney.
Upon his honorable discharge from the United States Military, Joseph worked as a Batch Maker for Hoechst Celanese Corporation in Coventry, RI. He then was a self employed owner/operator of a private courier service which was contracted by FedEx Corporation. Joseph was a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Celtics. He enjoyed music, skiing, and playing cards with his family and friends. Above all, Joe will be remembered for being an adoring husband, brother, uncle, and his quick wit and sense of humor.
Joseph is survived by his siblings, James H. Tierney, and his partner Eleanor Menzies, of Smithfield, RI, Ann Marie Dittami, of Georgia, Mary E. Feldman, and her husband David, of Sparta, New Jersey, and Kathleen M. Bjorklund, and her husband David, of North Kingstown, RI. He was also the loving uncle of Jessica C Feldman and family . He also found great comfort and love from his beloved dog Jada.
Family and friends are invited to Joseph’s Committal Prayers and Full Military Funeral Honors, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:30 AM in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter, RI. A funeral procession will be formed at the cemetery entrance at 11:15 AM.
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