Margaret Achorn

Margaret R "Maggie" Achorn (Tierney)

Friday, May 13th, 1960 - Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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NORTH BROOKFIELD-Margaret Rose (Tierney) Achorn,59,passed away peacefully on September 26,2019

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:
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Judy Crossman

Posted at 10:45am
Maggie and I became friends at Becker college in the nursing program. She was always such a bright light! Always smiling and willing to help anyone. I met Maggie for lunch last year and she told me of her engagement and she was so very happy! She was always so very proud of her children and we caught up on each others lives. I will never forget Maggie and you all are in my prayers. My love to you all and god bless Maggie 💕💕💕

Rob McCabe

Posted at 10:37am
Dear Amy, Matt, Jon and all the Tierney's:

We are so saddened by the loss of our Aunt, your Mom and your Sister, Maggie. She was a wonderful person who raised three great kids! We will miss her dearly and will cherish our fond memories of her smile, humor and the love she had for everyone. Colleen, Robbie and I were blessed to be able to see her one last time and to see all of you caring for her so well.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rob, Colleen, Robbie and Meaghan

Michelle Gregoire

Posted at 10:54pm
Dear Lynn and family, I am so saddened to hear of Maggie's passing. I haven't seen her in quite a long time but we went to elementary school together and spent a lot of great years as friends before you all moved to Dudley. Then I got to see her again when she and her family moved back to the family homestead and our kids played sports together. Sending warm thoughts and prayers to everyone in the family.
Michelle Gregoire (Adomaitis) North Brookfield

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