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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, Brookline, MA 02445. For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 4, 2018
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