Joseph M. McKiernan, 61, of Shrewsbury


Shrewsbury – Joseph M. McKiernan, 61, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2022. He was born in Lawrence, one of eight children of the late John F. and Marion (Hey) McKiernan.

Joe is survived by his siblings, John E. McKiernan and his wife Maria, of Wasilla, AK, Anne F. Golden and her husband Marc Valens, of Ashland, OR, David A. McKiernan and his wife Mary Sullivan, of Boxborough, Mary B. Lavigne and her husband Gary, of South Burlington, VT, Dorothy J. Iaccarino and her husband Anthony, of Auburn, Daniel J. McKiernan and his wife Christine, of Sandwich, and Dr. James V. McKiernan and his wife Carla, of Durham, NH; along with 17 nieces and nephews.

His family would like to thank the Seven Hills Foundation for their care and support of Joe throughout his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to Seven Hills Foundation, 81 Hope Avenue, Worcester, MA 01603 (

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the McKiernan family between 10 – 11 AM on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Joe’s funeral Mass will follow, and will be celebrated at 11:30 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Burial will be held in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.