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“Dear Marie, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember being at your house so many years ago. Both of your parents were so...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Priscilla Pennacchio - Melrose, MA

“Dear Marie and family. Although I couldn't be with you today to celebrate your mother's life, please know that my thoughts and prayers were and are...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sandy Alderman - Bedford, NH

“Dear Marie Thinking of you these past few days knowing how you're feeling. It doesn't matter how old we are, losing a mother is heart breaking. ...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Pattie Goodhue - Bedford, NH

“Your mother's life is a gift to those she has known and whose paths have crossed with hers. It is my prayer that it gives you comfort to know she...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Martha Fortes - Nashua, NH

“Our prayers are with you and your family Marie for memories of the good times with your Mom. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Fletcher - derry, NH

“My prayers are with you. Please remember all the wonderful times you shared together, and celebrate the reunion of your mom and dad. I hear Heaven...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Raabe - Derry, NH

“May you rest in peace knowing that you did a fine job raising loving children that God gave to you. It was my good fortune to have known you. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jack L. Caynon - Pelham, NH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W. Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA

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