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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Vincent Joseph Tierney "Joe"

Vincent Joseph Tierney, age 79, of Casey Road, Schuylerville passed away on April 8, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 28th, 1935 in Mount Kisco, New York to Joseph Patrick Tierney and Violet Bushee Tierney.
 Joe worked for 36 years at the International Union of Operating Engineers (Local 137) in Briarcliff Manor, NY, retiring in 1990 after working on several major construction projects including the Tappan Zee Bridge.   Joe had a second career as an owner and trainer of standard-bred racehorses, at Saratoga Raceway. He was a member of the Saratoga Harness Horsepersons Association.  His training career was highlighted by winning the Irv Woodin Memorial Trot in 1998 with Speedy Breton and in 2000 with Copters Prince who also won the Harold Story trot in 2000.  Joe also had success with the trotter Morse Code. Joe enjoyed playing golf, spending time with his family and friends and rooting for his beloved Yankees.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Evelyn Nichols Tierney, daughters, Karen Lehan (John Herrick) of Saratoga Springs, NY; Lisa (Nash) Ghali of Myrtle Beach, SC; sons; Michael Tierney (Valerie Casadone) of Pleasant Valley; NY; Brian (Jill) Tierney of Hyde Park, NY; Joseph (Debbie) Tierney of Rhinebeck, NY; twelve grand-children and nine great grand-children. A sister Betty (Ralph) Treadwell, Siler City, NC; brothers Charles (Betty) Tierney, Hopewell Junction, NY; and Patrick (Patricia) Tierney of Clinton Corners, NY.

He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Violet Tierney and his daughter-in-law Sarah Skinner Tierney.
The family extends its gratitude and appreciation to the staff of the Saratoga Hospital Intensive Care Unit for their care and compassion during Joe’s illness.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday April 12, 2014 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rt. 9), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 with Father Martin Fisher from Notre Dame Visiting Parish, Schuylerville officiating.  Calling hours will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday April 11, 2014 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rt. 9), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Interment following services will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 115 Cemetery Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Joe’s memory can be made to Saratoga Bridges, NYSARC Inc., 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020, or the American Cancer Society.

1 comment:

  1. We (the Tierney sisters; Cathy, Margaret, Charlene, Nancy and Mary) send our love and condolences to the entire family. We have so many wonderful childhood memories of the times we spent with our Tierney cousins, and second cousins. Times when these city (Hawthorne) girls would get to go to the country and ride horses, go haying at the break of dawn, see snakes in the yard, sulfur in the water; but most importantly, always feeling so loved and welcomed. I remember when we were staying with you, and Joe lied down on your front yard in Hyde Park, and he made the horse walk over his body to try to prove to us that the horse was not going to step on us. That is just one memory, and he has most definitely left you all with so many wonderful memories. I can think of many angels waiting to welcome him with open arms.
    That picture of him is perfect! It is exactly how we remember him; always such a sincere smile that his made his eyes light up. Our thoughts, love and prayers will be with you during this sad time.