John W. Tierney, 80, of Hudson

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Obit John W. TierneyHudson – John W. Tierney, 80, a longtime resident of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at Emerson Hospital in Concord.

John was born and raised in Portland, Maine, son of the late John J. and Marion (Phee) Tierney and brother of the late Kathleen Murphy. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Deering High School in Portland.

John was a U.S. Navy veteran stationed in the Mediterranean from 1955 to 1957 at which time he was honorably discharged.

He spent 25 years as a successful salesman with Westinghouse out of Framingham prior to becoming a full-time police officer in Hudson. He spent many years serving his community as a police officer and following his retirement from the Police Department he was employed by the State of Massachusetts as Manager of Grounds Maintenance at the Westborough State Hospital until his retirement.

He was a member of the Hudson Police Patrolman’s Union, Hudson AMVETS, Hudson Eagles and the Hudson V.F.W. He was a longtime parishioner of Saint Michael’s Church in Hudson.

He leaves his loving children, Vicky T. Tierney and her partner Lynne Grey of Barrington, N.H., John J. Tierney and his wife Sherrie of Hudson, and Jerold W. Tierney also of Hudson. He leaves his adoring grandchildren, Alysha LaFountain of Charlestown, John J. Tierney III of Brentwood, N.H., and Cameron White of Marlborough; the mother of his children, Irene Tierney of Hudson; former wives Suzanne Tierney and Nancy Tierney of Hudson; and his niece, Karen Hannigan of Westbrook, Maine, along with many other family members and friends.

John had many interests throughout his life, most of which included spending time on Sebago Lake in Maine and vacationing on Cape Cod with family and friends. His love and passion of the water and boating will live on through the lives of his children and grandchildren for the years to come.

John loved to cook and would often share his culinary creations with family and friends. He also enjoyed getting out on the golf course with his longtime friends. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially with his grandchildren who fondly referred to him as “Grampy,” and always looked forward to Christmas and other holidays when the family gathered. His youthful spirit, unique personality and the special love and affection he shared with his dogs, Sebago and Hyannis, as well as other family members’ pets, will always be remembered by those who loved and knew him.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday Aug. 30, at 9 a.m., in Saint Michael’s Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery of Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours Monday, Aug. 29, from 5-8 p.m., at Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson (www.tighehamilton.com).

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.

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