Thomas H. Tierney III

  • Born: July 31, 1928
  • Died: July 3, 2017
  • Location: Rotterdam, New York

Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home

501 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12305
Tel. (518) 374-0854

Tribute & Message From The Family

ROTTERDAM – Thomas H. Tierney, III., 88, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 after a brief illness.
Tom was born in Schenectady on July 31, 1928 a son of the late Thomas and Ascunsion Mecada Tierney, Jr. He was a 1946 graduate of Mt. Pleasant and began work at ALCO. Tom honorably served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict; upon discharge he began his 30 year career as a letter carrier with the USPS, spending 28 years in Clearwater, FL. Tom retired in 1983 and returned to Rotterdam in 2013. He is a life member of the Rotterdam Elks and the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Tom is predeceased by his wife, Melina Stagnitta Tierney; also his second wife, Marjorie Carroll Tierney; sister Sue Tierney; sister-in-law, Lillian Tierney; stepson James Carroll.
He is survived by his loving children, Thomas H. (Michele) Tierney, IV, of Rotterdam, Tina M. (Kirk) Buell, of Glenville and Michael T. (Patricia MacCallum) Tierney, of Rotterdam; his twin brother, Alfred E. Tierney, of Schenectady; step-children Thomas, Edward and Michael Carroll; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 8:30 am on Saturday from the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union St. and then to Our Lady Queen of Peace, where a Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home on Friday from 5 to 7pm.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in Peace my dear friend. You were my favorite neighbor, I miss you Tom. Rest in Peace. God Bless you.

Posted by A friend   July 12, 2017

Tom and Michelle,

Very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.My father has been gone 10 years and I still miss being able to talk with him.

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family..

When you speak of him, speak not with tears, for thoughts of him should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for his life was rich because of you.

Posted by Paul Shelmandine - Niskayuna, NY - Friend   July 08, 2017

My condolences to Tom and Michele. Terry Ann Durant

Posted by A friend   July 07, 2017


Tina, my condolences to you and your family of the loss of your father. May you find strength in god during this difficult time.

Posted by Tricia Criscone - Colonie, NY   July 06, 2017

I had the honor to be Mr T's caretaker for approx two years. He was a wonderful man and always the gentleman. We spent many enjoyable hours under the gazebo in conversation with fellow residents/friends. This picture was taken this past Christmas at the Christmas party, and he dressed with care (to match Santa)...always a snappy dresser! He was proud of this picture and showed it to everybody. He was respected and appreciated. He leaves behind an adoring public, and a big hole in my heart.

Posted by Diane Bradbury - Schenectady, NY - Friend   July 04, 2017