NORTH BROOKFIELD-Margaret Rose (Tierney) Achorn,59,passed away peacefully on September 26,2019
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at home with her family by her side.
Maggie was born on May 13, 1960 to Ann (Harrington) and John Tierney in Springfield, MA and attended schools in Dudley, MA, graduating from Shepherd Hill High School in 1978. She attended Simmons College and, after raising her children, received her nursing degree from Becker College. She worked in the maternity ward at UMass Memorial Hospital. She was very proud to provide health clinic services in Haiti after their devastating earthquake and continued for several years after.
Maggie renovated the fifth-generation family farmhouse in North Brookfield where she lived the past 30 years. She taught catechism and led the youth group at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in North Brookfield as well as running the swim program in town. She was also active in 4-H and loved working at Camp Marshall. She enjoyed traveling, baking, her pets, kayaking and visiting with family and friends. Her sense of humor and thoughtfulness will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Maggie was pre-deceased by her parents and stepfather Chester Kulisa. She is survived by her children Amy,
Matt & his wife Kazumi and Jon & his fiancé Katy; her siblings Lynn, John (Guylaine), Joseph (Ruth), Timothy (Shellie) & Martha Tierney, and her fiancé Greg Faugno. She was the proud grandmother of Marcus. Aunt Maggie will be very missed by her nephews Rob, Scott & David McCabe, Scott Ford and her nieces Emily Caldwell and Ellen, Mairen, & Rose Tierney.
Funeral services will be private for the family. Pillsbury Funeral Home 44 Gilbert St. North Brookfield is directing arrangements. lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Partners in Development, the organization that Maggie worked with in Haiti: https://www.pidonline.org/donate.