Kevin Thomas Tierney

Born: Sun., Jun. 6, 1954
Died: Thu., Jun. 8, 2017


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June 6, 1954 - June 8, 2017

Kevin Tierney passed away suddenly last Thursday.

Lifelong resident of Brighton, Massachusetts and graduate of Boston Latin School (1972) and Boston College (1976) he is survived by his wife of 24 years, Martha Guilbert Tierney of Clinton, Connecticut; aunts Barbara Bugden of Framingham, Joan Murray of Needham, Mary Murray of Merrimack.  He also leaves behind his sister Maureen Tierney Lee and husband Baldwin Lee of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; sister Kathleen Tierney Pereira and husband Antonio Pereira of Chelmsford; Timothy Lee of Nashville, Tennessee and Lauren Lee Isaacs and husband Ronald Isaacs of Knoxville, Tennessee as well as many Tierney, Bugden and Murray cousins.

Kevin was the son of the late Robert Vincent and Noreen Murray Tierney of Brighton.

He previously worked at Draper Labs in Cambridge and was currently employed by Akamai Technologies in Cambridge as a software engineer.

Kevin was a talented musician who had a passion for music and the electric guitar. His magnetic personality made his young Lewis and Lizek cousins gravitate to him at any family gathering. Anyone who met or knew Kevin was struck by his quick wit, his infectious laugh and his overwhelming generosity. A true champion of the underdog and those  who enjoyed his company, humor and help, he had a special soft spot for the retired generation and gave much of his time helping older friends and relatives.

There will be a Celebration of Life and receiving of friends and family at the Lehman Reen McNamara Funeral Home on Thursday, June 15 from 4:00 to 7:00.

As a husband, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, Kevin will always be missed and always in our hearts. In the words of an old Irish proverb:

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to one of his favorite charities - the Pine Street Inn http://pinestreetinn.org

444 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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Robin Metrano
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Martha,

I am so sorry for your loss. Kevin was a great man.

Robert And Joanne Sorrentino
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
We are so sorry for the sudden lost of your brother!

Donna Bieren
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Dear Martha, I send you and Kevin my love. Blessings of Spirit.

Robert Brown
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Martha, so sorry to learn of Kevin passing. I always consider the times years ago in Watertown, Boston as some of my happiest, made easier, for me, a lone traveller, by the welcome you, Kevin and people such as Irene extended to me.
Blessings
Robert

Deb Pendola
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
My sincere condolences to Martha and Kevin's family. He was a light and a force unlike no other. Always in my heart old friend.
Love, Deb

Bill Bowen
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Kevin was a light in the world....He was always interesting to listen to. Playing cards with Joe And Irene with my Brother Ralph and Wife Carol on Thursday Evenings in Watertown....Forth of July's and New Year's Eve's with friends. Funnt guy, too. Keep those good thoughts of him, and the way he loved Martha. God Bless Him on his journey.

Carol Nicolora
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Kevin will be greatly missed. We talked often. I can still see him reading a book in the park and getting a coffee in the kitchen here at work.




Tony Penta
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
A loss of a great friend. I miss seeing him on Saturdays. I often think of him. I can't believe he is gone. Kevin was always there to help people. I miss all the laughs we had together.
Tony Penta

Judith Poole
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
Kevin, I was in shock when Martha told me of your sudden departure from our lives. I imagine that your absence will retain its shocking quality, Counting you among my special friends was a gift that I will remain thankful for that endures for the rest of my life. Even when we weren't in touch, I knew you were close by. That knowledge supported me more than you would have guessed. For that is one of the qualities that made you so special. Your presence in many lives made a huge difference, yet you never imagined that to be the case. So thank you for all your loving, your good humor, and your genuine human spirit!

FRANK GALLER
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
I HAVE KNOWN KEVIN SINCE 1984 AND ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE. HIS LOSS IS A GREAT PERSONAL LOSS. I HAVE SAID A PRAYER FOR HIM AND WILL SAY MORE.
I JUST FOUND OUT TODAY AND HAVE CONFLICTING DOCTORS APPT BUT I AM GOING
TO MEET WITH HIS FRIENDS AFTERWARDS AND WE WILL TOAST HIM FONDLY.

Jim Wyllie
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
Kevin was a "cube mate" of mine, and I always enjoyed talking with him about various random topics at the office. He will be missed.

Bob Butler
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
The shock of Kevin's passing casts a dark shadow. But the memory of his wit, his friendship, and his bright, generous spirit will never fail to cheer, and to inspire our better natures.

James M Tierney
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
I have not realized his loss as of yet as I still see him laughing and his ability to make you feel welcomed even after long periods of time that have lapsed. He will always be a part of my life because of his magnetic personality. I will miss my cousin.

Lucille Kenney
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
My friendship with Kevin goes back to our Draper days. I’ve enjoyed the company of his kind and generous spirit for many years. I’m stunned by his passing and will feel this loss for the rest of my days. His exuberant laugh will resonate in my heart, always.

My condolences to his lovely family and beautiful wife, Martha.

Duke Hong
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
Dear Martha,

My family and I are very sorry for your loss. I did not know Kevin very well but always looked forward to seeing him on my trips to Cambridge. He will be missed.