Barbara Ann Kiernan

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Barbara Ann Kiernan

AGE: 74 • Manahawkin

Barbara Ann (Carter) Kiernan, 74, of Manahawkin, passed Thursday, April 24, 2014, at home. Born and raised in New Hampshire, she joined the WAC's and was stationed at West Point where she met and married her husband, Patrick. A resident of Belleville for 37 years, Barbara and Patrick were owners of Kiernan Funeral Home, Belleville before retiring and moving to Manahawkin.

Barbara belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America and the Rosary Society of St. Peter's Church in Belleville, and was a Brownie leader at St. Peter's School for over 10 years. She was also a member of the Stafford Township Regular Republican Club, Lady Guard (Does), Air Force Association, Women's Army Corp Veterans Association, American Legion Post 511 of Stafford, Beach Haven West Civic Association and Colony Lakes Home Owners Association. Barbara volunteered at McGuire Air Force Base for 10 years after retiring. Barbara retired from the military after 23 years of service in the Women's Army Corp and the Air Force Reserve.

Barbara attended Nashua High School, Nashua N.H., Alvirne High School, Hudson, N.H., Nashua Business School, Nashua, N.H. and graduated from Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ in 1991 with a concentration in Medical Social Work.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick of 54 years; two children, Jacqueline D. Kiernan of Clifton, and Patrick T. Kiernan (Nancy) and one granddaughter, Kayleigh Kiernan of FL; a brother, David (Marie) Kalenderian of New Hampshire; a sister, Christine Kalenderian of MA; nieces, Christina and Melissa and nephew, Andy.

Viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 W. Bay Ave., Barnegat. Mass offered 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 28 at St. Mary of The Pines Church, Manahawkin. Private cremation to follow. (

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 25, 2014
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