Edward R. Tierney “Buddy”, of Upper Montclair NJ, peacefully passed away at home on March 16, 2022. Buddy was born August 4, 1967, to the late Edward “Ned” and Gertrude “Terry” (Brennan) Tierney. He was predeceased by his brother, James “Jim” Tierney. He is survived by his siblings Bill Tierney and wife Jacqueline of Montclair, Mary Ellen Onofrio and husband David of Bristol CT, Cathy Tierney, John Tierney, and Michael Tierney, of Montclair, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.
Buddy attended St. Cassian Church, St. Cassian School, was a 1986 graduate of Montclair High School and attended Montclair State College. He practiced Real Estate with Coldwell Banker. Working in the kitchen at the Tavern provided him the joy of service. He was the proud Owner of Tierney’s Tavern where he served his famous “Buddy Burger”. The Edward R. Tierney Association stands for charity, civics, and sports. He was a member of The Montclair Knights of Columbus 1277. He enjoyed bowling at the Montclair Commonwealth Club and golf with the Montclair Lions Club (President 2004-2005). He especially enjoyed watching his teams: Notre Dame, The Giants, NJ Devils, Brooklyn Nets and The Yankees. Buddy looked forward to the annual fishing trip with his cousins. God first, family second. Buddy was very generous, funny and always had a smile for you. He loved people and people loved him.
A celebration of life will take place Monday, March 28, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Church in Montclair. The celebration of Buddy’s life will begin with a wake from 10:00am-12:00 followed by a Catholic Mass at 12:30 and burial at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Upper Montclair, NJ.