Winifred M. Tierney, 92

March 31, 2019

Winifred M. Tierney, 92, of Lancaster County, PA, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Winifred (McFadden) Sweeney. Winifred was the seventh of the ten Sweeney children. She graduated from Hallahan Catholic High School and St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.

Winifred married William “Bill” V. Tierney Sr. in 1949 and they moved to Lancaster in 1950. William and Winifred were married for thirty two years until his death in December 1981. She was an active member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and later one of the original members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Winifred served as a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital, Lancashire Nursing Home and as a private duty nurse during her career.

She is survived by her sister, Sr. Ann Sweeney, SSJ, Chestnut Hill, PA, her six children, William V. Jr. (Ann), Fairfax, VA; Maureen W. Rece (Ellis), Augusta, GA; Timothy J. (Bonnie), Niceville, FL; Michael J., Fredrick, MD; Kevin J. (Suzie), Portland, ME; and John R.; Lancaster, PA. and her eight grandchildren; Genevieve M. Guastella, Neil P. Tierney; Matthew Tierney; Ian M. Tierney; Connor P. Tierney; Madison Tierney, Bailey Tierney and Alexander Bleacher-Tierney.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her four brothers, James Sweeney, Joseph Sweeney, Charles Sweeney and Francis Sweeney and four of her sisters, Mary Lynch, Margaret Mary Kemp, Regina Glackin and Sr. Grace Sweeney SSJ.

A Viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave. Flourtown, PA 19031.

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Condolences to the Family

April 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother passing away. My Mother was/is your Mom’s cousin, her name is Ann Hines Kensil. We speak about your fine family often. Aunt Winnie to us was your GrandMother and I knew and used to go on Retreat with Uncle Jim, Dr. Lynch a few of the Glackin family and that bunch of nice men from the St. Anne’s parish.   I know your memories of Mom will be great ones, hope you get over your grief quickly. God Bless,
Robert Kensil

April 07, 2019

May your memories of your mother be of comfort during this difficult time of loss. She is at peace with the Lord. 
A mother’s love is always with us in our hearts.
My deepest condolences to John and the rest of the family. Sincerely, Wendy L. Gockley 

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