William Francis Tierney, Sr. (87) was born on February 17, 1929, the son of Philip and Florentina. He was the devoted husband of 50 years to the late Flora A. (Whitford) Tierney. Brother to the late Alice Tierney and twin brother Philip Tierney. He is survived by sister Helen (Tierney) Bolacker and brother Robert Tierney. He was the loving father to sons William F. Jr., Steven F. , Mark F. and Jeffrey F. . He will be sorely missed by grandchildren Emily R., Nicholas A., Lucas P., Katrina M., Mark F. and John G. Tierney.
A 1947 graduate of East Providence High School, Bill joined the United States Marine Corp after graduation. Following in his father’s footsteps, he became craftsman as a lithographer. He spent many years as a manager at Cable Electric Products and then at Blue Cross of Rhode Island. A skier, golfer and bowler, he was an avid New England sports fan. A lifelong musician, Bill played drums for a number of local dance and wedding bands. Bill was an active participant and usher at Epiphany Episcopal Church.
His funeral will be held on Thursday at 10 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a service at 11 AM in the Church of the Epiphany, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.