Tierney, Mary K. (Keeley)

Mary K. Tierney, 96, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2018. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Born in Irishtown Co. Mayo, Ireland on October 18, 1921, she was the daughter of Martin & Catherine (Devine) Keeley. She emigrated to the US in 1939 and married Michael Tierney in 1944, who predeceased her in 1981.
Mary is survived by her children, Kathy Janis, Brenda Dybick (Tom), Kevin Tierney, Jean “Beany” Tierney, Brian Tierney (Sheila), Terry Tierney and Michael Tierney. Mary also leaves her grandchildren Trevor Janis (Elizabeth), Matthew Janis (Meghan), Caitlin Urdaneta (Rafael), Sarah Reich (Adam), Ian Dybick (Jennifer), Sean and Erin Tierney, Molly Rains (Chris) and four great grandchildren, Connor, Devon, & Weston Janis and Grace Urdaneta. She also leaves her sister Winnie Waldron of Co. Mayo Ireland and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her brothers Frank, John and Mattie and by a son-in-law Frank Janis.
She was exceedingly proud of her Irish heritage and traditions which she enjoyed on her many return visits to Ireland.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff of The Reservoir for their care and compassion.
Calling hours will be at Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Avenue Hartford on Saturday February 17 at 8:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Thomas Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17152, Baltimore, MD 21298-8452.

Calling Hours

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:30 am

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 am in St. Thomas Apostle Church, ~ 872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford


Fairview Cemetery

Memorial Contribution

Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17152, Baltimore, MD 21298-8452

7 Responses to 'Tierney, Mary K. (Keeley)'

  1. Elizabeth Pezda says:

    Dear Kathy and Beany,

    I am sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you heal from this sad loss.

    With sympathy,

    Elizabeth Pezda (Garden)

  2. Martu Jahbateh says:

    My deepest sympathy Brian. Pray that God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
    From Martu and family

    • Brian says:

      Thank you for the kind words, Martu! I want to call Mary Tierney but I keep remembering that I can’ t. You and your family will be in my prayers FOREVER! If you need my help for anything, contact me on FB.

  3. Tom McGuire says:

    Kevin, Brian, Terry, & Michael:
    So sorry to hear about you mother’s passing. She raised a very special family, which I can testify to by spending all those hours walking up and down the Wampanoag fairways with some of you. Oddly enough, the McGuire part of my heritage was from Mayo, too (the Blanchfields were from Cork)!
    I enjoyed that short visit with Kevin, a while back, and would like to hear from Michael, if he has a chance.
    You can count on Mary being in a wonderful place, now, and I will have my good friend, Fr. Jeffrey Romans, remember her at Mass.

    God Bless! Tom McGuire

    • Brian says:

      God Bless you and your family,Tommy! We had the best parents. I fondly remember your father telling me WHftd Police stories and your mother driving me, your cherished brother,Kevin, and Bill Sarr to golf courses. Your family was always kind to me, Kevin, Terry and Michael.

    • Kevin Tierney says:

      Tommy thanks for your remembering the Tierney clan. Still make it out to Wamp once a year or so,lots of memories. Hope all is well with you! Kevin

    • Michael F. Tierney says:

      Hi Tom:
      Thank you very much for thinking of us during this difficult time. One of our former neighbors and a former caddie, Chris Bonee said that he knew that your brother Kevin had passed which saddened him and he was shocked to hear about the passing of Walter Greenfield. I told him how it was unfair that two of the nicest guys from Wamp had passed away so young. As for my family, we know that our mother is at peace and we are grateful that we had her in our lives for such a long time. Thank you and God Bless you.

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