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Kathleen A. Tierney


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Kathleen A. Tierney Obituary


Kathleen A. Tierney, 62 of Portland, formerly of Glastonbury, was welcomed into the loving arms of God on Monday May 5, 2014, at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. She is the daughter of Arthur R. Tierney of Glastonbury and the late Kathleen P. (Cross) Tierney. Born on April 11, 1952 in Paterson, NJ, she lived in Glastonbury for most of her life before moving to Portland 3 years ago. She was a member of the Church Of St. Mary in Portland. Throughout her adult life she worked extensively in sales in the area of electrical distribution. Kathleen loved gardening, camping and was a talented artist. Kathleen is survived by her father, Arthur R. Tierney; her loving son, Sean R. Pelc and daughter in-law, Andrea, along with the love of her life, grandson Christopher J. Pelc all of Westbury, NY; brothers, Robert Tierney and wife Susan; Michael Tierney and wife Sandra; Patricia Toller and husband Robert; Sharon Tierney all of Glastonbury; Susan Gates and husband Spencer; Carol Butler and husband Walt all of East Hampton; 19 nieces and nephews. She also leaves her longtime friends, Joanie Martin, Vicki Dougherty, and a special friend, Rev. John Ashe. Kathleen was predeceased by her son, Justin T. Pelc; a sister, MaryAnn Tierney, and her mother, Kathleen P. Tierney. The family gives special thanks to Dr. Samuel Pope and colleagues at Hartford Hospital, as well as Masonicare, for their compassionate care. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2014, with a Mass at 11 a.m. at the Church Of St. Mary, 51 Freestone Avenue, Portland. Burial will be at the Old Church Cemetery, Glastonbury. Relatives and friends may call on Monday, May 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main Street Portland, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Intensive Education Academy, 840 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06117. To send online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.portlandmemorialfh.net


Published in The Hartford Courant on May 10, 2014
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