Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, Canton, MA 02021
Robert Tierney
January 13, 2012


Robert F. Tierney age 83 of Canton, formerly of Norwood and South Boston passed away January 13th at the Norwood Hospital. Born and raised in Boston, he graduated from St. Augustine’s, South Boston High, and U-Mass Boston. Enlisting at the age of 15, he was a Navy Veteran of WW II serving on the U.S.S Alaska in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific campaign medal along with three bronze battle medals and several others. He was a member of the Boston Police Department for many years and served as a Truant officer before retiring in 1980. He was a Past All State VFW Commander and retired member of the SCME Assoc. Beloved father of Lisa Tierney of Walpole, Marybeth Gendron & her husband Jan of Providence RI & Robert Tierney of Leesberg, VA. Brother of the Honorable William J. Tierney of Quincy, Claire Guerin of S. Boston and James Tierney of Needham. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren Funeral from the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Tuesday morning at 8:30, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Augustine’s Cemetery Chapel 181 Dorchester St. S. Boston Tuesday morning at 10 am. Visiting hours Monday 4 - 8 pm. Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Canton Veteran’s Service Department 801 Washington St. Canton, MA 02021 or to the Norwood Veteran’s Service Department 556 Washington St. Norwood, MA 02062.

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Canton, MA USA 02021
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