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Virginia M. Tierney: Ginny Ginny

Memorial for Virginia M. Tierney

Born in Cambridge on Oct. 26, 1922
Departed on Mar. 3, 2010 and resided in Melrose, MA.
Visitation: Sunday, Mar. 7, 2010
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Service: Monday, Mar. 8, 2010
09:00 am - 10:00 am
Cemetery: Wyoming Cemetery
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Virginia M. (Lord) Tierney of Melrose, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at the Greenbrier Terrace Healthcare Center of Nashua, NH. She was 87 years of age. Born on October 26, 1922, in Cambridge, MA, a daughter to the late Clarence & Lillian (McDonough) Lord, she was raised in Melrose and a graduate from Melrose High School in 1940. She became a Registered Nurse, working at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for 8 years. Ginny then left the hospital to raise her family but continued to care for the neighborhood kids when anyone would get hurt. She enjoyed all crafts, knitting, crocheting and traveling with her husband and kids. Mrs. Tierney was the devoted wife of the late John A. Tierney, Jr., with whom they shared 49 years of marriage. She was the loving mother of James C. Tierney of Redwood, CA, & Marie L. Grazulis & her husband William of Meadows of Dan, Virginia, William J. Tierney of Crystal River, FL. & Linda A. Perrine & her husband Henry of Orlando, FL. Cherished grandmother of 5. Caring sister of Anne B. Knowles & her husband Charles of Durham, NH & the late Beverly J. Russell. Sister-in-law of Msgr. James E. Tierney of Boston & the late Helen M. DeCoste. Also survived by a nephew Mark B. Knowles of CA. Funeral from the Gately Funeral home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Mon. March 8th at 8AM. Funeral Mass in Ginny's memory at St. Mary's Church Herbert St. Melrose at 9AM. Family & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 2-6PM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Arrangements by The Gately Funeral Home of Melrose. Memorial contributions in Ginny's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. For directions, flowers or to sign guest book, please visit

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