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In Memory of

Ann McNamara Tierney

January 2, 1919 - September 13, 2016

Obituary


Ann M. Tierney, a fifth generation Washingtonian, died peacefully in her sleep at the Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda on September 13, 2016.

Mrs. Tierney was born in Washington on January 2, 1919, and grew up on Park Road, N.W. For her entire life of 97 years, she lived within ten miles of her birthplace, attending Sacred Heart grade school and high school. During the 1930's and 1940's, she worked as a Congressional staffer on Capitol Hill, and in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was at the F.B.I. she met her future husband,...

Ann M. Tierney, a fifth generation Washingtonian, died peacefully in her sleep at the Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda on September 13, 2016.

Mrs. Tierney was born in Washington on January 2, 1919, and grew up on Park Road, N.W. For her entire life of 97 years, she lived within ten miles of her birthplace, attending Sacred Heart grade school and high school. During the 1930's and 1940's, she worked as a Congressional staffer on Capitol Hill, and in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was at the F.B.I. she met her future husband, special agent Paul J. Tierney. Mr. Tierney was later
appointed by President Kennedy to the Interstate Commerce Commission.

For the past eleven years, Mrs. Tierney has lived in Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda, where she was loved by staff and fellow resident alike. In 2014, the Washington Post published an article about the "Gay Nineties of Maplewood" calendar which Mrs. Tierney had organized, featuring a resident nonagenarian for each month. She was a member of the Washington Club and Congressional Country Club.

Mrs. Tierney is survived by her sister, Mary Eileen McNamara of the Carmelite Sisters in Towson MD, and four children, Michael in Greenwich CT, Brian in Menlo Park CA, Tim in Wenham MA and Mary in Chevy Chase MD. Mrs. Tierney is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Paul and her youngest son Peter.

A memorial Mass will be held at Little Flower Church in Bethesda MD at noon on Friday September 30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Staff Fund at Maplewood Park Place, Bethesda MD.

Arrangements under the direction of Joseph Gawler's Sons LLC, Washington, DC.