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Charles Michael Tierney

January 11, 1938 ~ May 29, 2021

Charles Tierney (Charlie) passed away at home with his loving wife and family on May 29, 2021 due to pancreatic cancer. Charlie was 83 years old and was born in Brooklyn, NY to Charles and Margaret Tierney. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Midway during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from the NYC Police Academy and served bravely as a member of the Elite Emergency Service Unit of NYPD for 20 years. After retirement he moved to Vero Beach where he spent the next 15 years with the Indian River School Board.He was a member of the VB Moose Lodge for many years and the NYC Police Benevolent Association as well as a proud member of the Retired Emergency Men’s Association (REMA). He loved playing his trumpet, fishing, boating, camping, the Florida Keys,gardening, wine making, always trying new hobbies, and spending time with his family-of whom he was very proud. He was a Great cook and enjoyed cooking favorite meals for his family. He was preceded in death by his beautiful daughter Karen Claude, and is survived by his wife Maureen, his sister Jean Arthur and his son Charlie Clancy, his daughters : Kerry Eble, Judy Tierney , Jeanne Vavruska, Sandra Anderson and his 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was Greatly loved and Adored by his family, co-workers and friends, who already miss him tremendously. His memorial service was held at Memorial Island Veterans Sanctuary in Vero Beach. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the VNA Hospice for their compassionate care. Condolences may be shared online at


Jeanne T Vavruska

June 2, 2021, 8:05 pm

I love you so much Daddy. Thank you for being a perfect father, Grandpa and Papa You have always been and will always be my forever hero. XO I miss you.

Colleen Joy Jeeves

June 3, 2021, 2:46 am

Mr. Tierney, you were the essence, the heart and soul, true Patriarch of your beautiful family in every way possible! It is such a painful loss to all that love you and that you touched in a way that will never leave ones heart or memories. For your wonderful family ,I thank you for allowing me to share so many special times with him. For me ,those times were that of Mr. Tierney making the VERY best Thanksgiving meal and by far the VERY best St. Patrick’s spread!! It was really like heaven on earth to see beautiful Maureen always exchanging a loving glance as friends and family gathered and no one ever wanted to be more that a few feet away or would “jockey ” a spot just to be closer to you Mr. Tierney. No way was 41 years of knowing you Sir was that enough!!From the bottom of my heart , I deeply thank you for your guidance growing up, your kindness, your sternness, your honestly, your perspective, your stories , your time and laughing until tears came to your eyes at all my goofy stories. You helped shape my life Sir and now the tears on my cheeks are abundant and will be flowing for a long time. Thank you Charlie for being my friend!! I thank God for you and your family and will always honor decades of so many memories.

Kerry eble

June 3, 2021, 5:46 pm

I miss you Daddy

Kerry Ann Tierney Eble

June 3, 2021, 5:52 pm

I miss you Daddy

Sharon Warren

June 4, 2021, 12:47 am

Dear Maureen & Kerry & family
So sorry to hear about your loss. I think of you often & Im sending healing thoughts & prayers . Sharon Warren

Ronnie Perkins

June 4, 2021, 2:53 am

I had the pleasure of working with Charlie in 1TRK for nearly a decade. His humor and laid back style always brought a smile to my face. Charlie was a great e-man and friend. Condolences to your family and may he Rest In Peace.
Ronnie Perkins

Judy Tierney

June 5, 2021, 1:44 am

My world will never be the same without you. Thank you for 53 years of being the best father in the world. Your “Hunky Dunky” loves and misses you so much.

Laurie Adams

June 6, 2021, 5:38 am

Sending much love to all of the Tierney family. Charlie leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter. May your memories bring you solace until you meet again at the Irish pub beyond the stars.

Ray Bordonaro

June 6, 2021, 9:35 pm

I knew charlie when i came to the 79 in the class after him also when i went into ESU he was a pleasant guy and friendly ,i am so sorry he passed and will be missed dearly.
God bless him and RIP
Sincerely Ray Bordonaro

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