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Pelham Funeral Home
Sunday October 3rd, 2021
1:00pm - 6:00pm

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Monday October 4th, 2021
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John "Sean" Tierney

John “Sean” Tierney of Fishkill, formerly of Yonkers, New York passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on September 28, 2021 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Sean was 80 years old. Sean was born in Shercock, Co. Cavan, Ireland to Terence and Mary Tierney, he was one of five children.

After coming over to the USA Sean met the love of his life, Janey Stack. They met at a Dance in Astoria and was married in November 1964 and were blessed with five children: David, Pauline, Diane, Kathleen, and Deirdre. Sean worked for the MaBSTOA for thirty years.

Sean had a passion for golfing, playing cards and an avid sports fan supporting his favorite NY teams - Mets, Jets and Rangers as well as GAA football. He enjoyed vacationing to Ireland and Florida. Sean will always be remembered as having a joke up his sleeve and a smile on his face. He enjoyed meeting people and having a chat. He was very charming, witty, and loving who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Sean is survived by his wife of 57 years; Janey Tierney, his son; David Tierney, his daughters; Pauline (Tim) Mulcahy, Diane (Nicky) Potterton, Kathleen (Paul) Holze, Deirdre Tierney (Firth) and his beloved grandchildren; Sinéad, Paul, Nicholas, Jessica, Rachelle, Sean, Lauren, and Kieran. Sean will be missed by all who knew him. Sean is predeceased by his sister; Moira Tierney and his brother; Pat Tierney.

A celebration of Sean's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, New York, on Sunday, October 3rd, from 1-6 pm. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Monday, October 4th, at St. Barnabas Catholic Church located at E 241st St, Bronx, New York, at 9:30 am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery located at 10 W Stevens Ave, Hawthorne, NY. For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.

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Mary Ann Daly Oct 6 2021 10:35 PM

Our deepest condolences to Jane and family on the passing of Sean. Such a gentleman. May his soul Rest in Peace.

Mike and Kathleen Dermody Whitestone N Y. Oct 3 2021 3:35 PM

So sorry to hear about Sean's passing. May he rest in peace. Please accept our deepest condolences

Colm and Mary Buchanan Oct 3 2021 12:09 PM

Sorry for your loss Jane and family he was my landlord for seven years . A gentleman.

Pat Normanly Oct 3 2021 10:26 AM

Sincere condolences to Janey and all the family. May Sean ' gentle soul Rest In Peace. Eileen Herman

Eileen Herman Oct 2 2021 10:55 AM

Praying that the memories and stories of a life well lived comfort you all, as you grieve the loss of Sean. All our love,

Shivaun and Brian Williams Oct 2 2021 8:31 AM

To dear Janey and all the family, soo sorry for your loss, May he Rest In Peace

Pat and Rita Smith Oct 1 2021 7:42 PM

Sincere sympathies to Aunty Janey and family on the sad passing of Sean. The phrase 'a lovely man' has passed our lips so many times. R. I. P. We have so many fond memories of laughs and chats around the dinner table. Hugs and kisses to you all from Athea, Maurice, Annemarie, Nancy and David. Xxx

Maurice and annemarie Horgan Oct 1 2021 5:59 PM

Sincere sympathy to Janey and all the family on the passing of Sean He was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed thinking of ye all at this sad time may his gentle soul rest in peace

Margaret and John Joe Downey Brosna Oct 1 2021 4:42 PM

Rest in peace dear Sean. Sincere sympathy to Janey & all the Tierney family. Thinking of you all at this time 🙏

Mary & Cathal Henigan (Harnett) Oct 1 2021 5:30 AM

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