Denis J. Tierney

Denis J. Tierney

September 22, 1948 – June 3, 2019

Beloved brother of Maureen (husband John Brennan), uncle to John and James Brennan. Preceded in death by sister, Terry; brother, Jim; and parents, Jim and Theresa Tierney. Born in Bronx, New York, raised in Queens. Along with his sister, Terry, he was challenged in life by spinal muscular atrophy. As a child appeared on many telethons and was a guest on the Howdy Doody Show and The Merry Mailman as a champion of fundraising for children with disabilities. He was a loyal worker at United Cerebral Palsy of Queens for 45 years. Enjoyed talking the ear off anyone who would listen to his New York City stories (especially about the NY Mets) and his many travels. Enjoyed his computer, cheering on Terry in wheelchair sports, chocolate Oreos and Dove bars, ice cream and Dr. Pepper. Also loved watching his nephews’ swim meets, graduations and soccer games. Moved to Omaha to be near Maureen in 2009 after Terry’s death, living at New Cassel where he made many friends, and last year at St. Joseph Villa.

Visitation and Rosary: Thursday, June 6th beginning at 6pm at New Cassel Retirement Center, 900 N. 90th St.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, June 7th at 4:30pm also at New Cassel, with visitation from 4pm to 4:30pm prior to Mass. Food and fellowship in the New Cassel Auditorium following Mass.  Private burial will be in New York City. Memorials are suggested to New Cassel Retirement Center or Saint Joseph Villa.



  • Lorren Markel Posted June 5, 2019 9:36 am

    I’m sending many prayers and much love to Denis’s family. I worked at New Cassel when Denis first arrived. He charmed me from the start. I could spend hours listening to his stories. He will surely be missed.

  • Patti Brennan Posted June 5, 2019 2:15 pm

    Denis was a beloved member of the Tierney-Brennan family. I will never forget his greeting “hello gorgeous” in his NY accent. May his soul Rest In Peace.

  • Glenda Hallberg Posted June 5, 2019 2:58 pm

    Denis was an amazing person! He had many friends at New Cassel, that included esidents and staff! We loved his stories and remember him for his kindness to others and helpfulness. All my sympathy to you, Maureen. You were a wonderful sister and friend.

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