Joan M Tiernan
Joan M Tiernan, 88, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at home with her family at her side.
Born April 28, 1931, in Charlestown, MA, she was the daughter of the late John E. Doris and Alice Wilmot, the wife of the late Joseph C. Smith (father of her children) and the late William J. Tiernan. She worked for 40+ years at Central Hospital as a nurse. She was an excellent cook who loved to entertain family and friends for birthdays, special occasions, holidays, especially Christmas which was so special to her.
She is survived by her children Kevin Smith and his partner Karen Kelly of Somerville, Stephen Smith of Gardner, Terry Smith of Somerville, Barbara Sarno of Templeton and Joan Misler and her husband Donald of Methuen; her grandchildren Stephen Smith of New Hampshire, Jillian Sarno Teta and her husband Keoni of North Carolina, Kerri Smith Fernandez of North Reading, Marc Sarno of Templeton, Anna Smith of Somerville, Andrew Misler of Arizona, Kate Misler and her fiancé John Lightbown of Melrose and 4 great grandchildren. She is the sister of John Doris of Pocasset, Ellen O’Rourke, Kathleen Thornton, Brenda Dowd and Kevin Doris all of Charlestown, Stephen Doris of Plymouth, Dennis Doris of Saugus, the late Donald Doris, Carol Ryan, Brian Doris and Maureen Krueger and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Her family will honor and celebrate Joan’s life at Woodlawn Cemetery with a grave side memorial service on Monday, October 28, at 11:00am, followed by a luncheon. Memorial contributions in memory of Joan may be made to your favorite charity.
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