Obituary : Edward D. Tiernan Jr.
Edward D. Tiernan, Jr., 72, of Londonderry, N.H., died Monday, June 1, at his home. Mr. Tiernan was born in Boston on June 29, 1936, son of the late Edward D. and Anna Rose (Pauline) Tiernan. He was a resident of Londonderry for the past 32 years, formerly living in Salem, N.H.
Mr. Tiernan grew up in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. He later graduated from Northern Essex Community College.
Mr. Tiernan co-owned Golden Belt Cab Co. in Boston, driving a cab in Boston for 17 years. He also worked as a security guard with his K9 partner for Pinkerton, Inc. for 25 years. He was a member of Toastmasters and enjoyed public speaking. Mr. Tiernan was a life member of the NRA, enjoyed history, especially Egyptology, WWII, as well as Greek and Roman mythology.
He had a great sense of humor and was a thoughtful, caring man. Mr. Tiernan was a "dad" to anyone who needed one and never missed an event for his kids. He was a non-conformist who was extremely devoted to his family. He loved being a father, but more importantly, he was a dad.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Katherine A. (deBettencourt) Tiernan of Londonderry; three children, Elizabeth K. Tiernan of Hudson, N.H., John Victor Tiernan and his wife, Erin, of Oak Bluffs, and SSGT Michael P Moynagh of Ft. Devens; and by two cousins, William Fisk, Jr. of Okinawa, Japan, and Douglas Fisk of Chapel Hill, N.C. He was predeceased by his father in 1990 and by his mother earlier this year.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 5, from 11 am to 1 pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, located at 290 Mammoth Road in Londonderry. A memorial service will follow at 1 pm in the funeral home. The burial will be in a Londonderry cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Shelter of Martha's Vineyard, P.O. Box 190, Edgartown, MA 02539. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit peabodyfuneralhome.com.