Anne F. Tierney
January 1, 2018
PEABODY- Anne F. (Downey) Tierney, 87, of Peabody, formerly of Rockport, and
Arlington, passed away peacefully, just shy of her 88th birthday, on January
1, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. "Jack" Tierney Jr.
Born in Cambridge on January 6, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Dr.
Edward and Anna Mae (White) Downey. Anne was a graduate of Regis College
with the Class of 1951. She was a past President of the Guild of the Infant
Savior, in Boston, a weaver at Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, and member
of Weavers Guild of Boston. Anne and Jack were long time members of the
Sandy Bay Yacht Club, in Rockport.
She is survived by her loving children, her daughter, Jane Heck, son-in-law
the late Richard Heck, grandson Danny Heck, of Hamilton; her son, Stephen
Tierney of Chelsea; her daughter, Ellen Tierney and partner Linda Moreno, of
Salem, NH; her daughter, Maryanne Askwyth; son-in-law, David Askwyth,
grandson JD Askwyth; granddaughter, Emily Askwyth of Hamilton; her daughter,
Kathleen McCadden; son-in-law, Michael McCadden, grandson Ian Delaney, of
Beverly; sister of the late Edward T. Downey, Jr. and Eleanor (Downey) Gagan,
as well as many generations of nieces and nephews.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church,
Gloucester on Tuesday, January 9th at 10 a.m. Extended family and friends
are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Greely Funeral
Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester.
The burial will be private held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the
Poor, 186 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143 or to the Dana Farber Cancer
Institute, Attn: Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor,
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