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Francis X. Tierney

1918 - 1995


Goffstown - Francis Xavier Tierney, of 98 Medford Farms, died Feb. 27, 1995, at the Catholic Medical Center of Manchester.        

Born in New York City, he was the son of Catherine and Francis Tierney. He has been a resident of Goffstown for the last eight years, previously residing in Ridgefield, Conn. 

He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the 9th Infantry Division.  During his participation in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaigns, he received eight Combat Stars and a bronze Star and a Purple Heart. 

He was employed as an accountant by the Bunker-Ramo Company of Trumbull, Conn., for 45 years,

Mr. Tierney was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church of Ridgefield. He was also active in Little League baseball, Boy scouts and the Ridgefield Men's club. 

Family members include his wife Evelyn Tierney of Goffstown; three sons, Brian Tierney of Goffstown, Glenn Tierney of Marblehead, Mass., and Kevin Tierney of Portsmouth; a daughter, Lynn Tierney of Manchester; three grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Tierney of Estoria, N.Y., Nancy Masterson of Yonkers, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert Tierney of Woodhaven, N.Y. and William Tierney of New York city.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the French & Rising Funeral Home, 17 south Mast St., Goffstown. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church of Manchester.Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery of Manchester. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Goffstown Emergency Medical Services Association, 18 Church St., Goffstown 03045, or the Court Appointed Special Advocates, 44 Walnut St., Manchester 03105. 

Francis was the son of Francis and Catherine Reilly Tinneny of Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland,  the grandson of Thomas and Bridget Gilmartin Tinneny of Belturbet and the great-grandson of Francis and Anne Elliott Tinneny of Belturbet.  

The obituary was provided by Evelyn Tierney without the name of the publication in which it was published or the date of publication. The photo was provided by Eileen Tierney Stolte. 

Note: The surnames of Francis and Catherine were changed from Tinneny to Tierney sometime after arriving in America. They and their children and their descendents were subsequently Tierneys.




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