Joseph Raymond Tierney of South Yarmouth, who leaves family in Mashpee, died April 21 at the age of 87.

Born in Waltham, he was the son of Shirley (Alexander) and Raymond J. Tierney.

He was the husband of 66 years to Louise (Cafarella) Tierney.

Mr. Tierney graduated from Wayland High School in 1950, where he was voted Best Dancer and Best Singer, two talents he shared throughout his life.

He served in Korea as a gunner in the 25th Division, The Wolfhounds, G Company 27th Infantry Regiment, earning three Bronze Stars.

He and his wife raised six daughters in Watertown and Framingham before moving to South Yarmouth in 1969.

Mr. Tierney was a member of the Bricklayers Masons & Plasterers Union No. 39 for many years, and later the owner of Bass River Plastering.

He leaves his daughters, Kathleen Kelley of Wellesley, Karen Egan of Mashpee, Marie Wells of South Yarmouth, Teresa Kimball of South Yarmouth, Sheila Barrett of Plymouth, and Helen Tierney of New York City; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 6, at 11 AM at St. Pius X Church, Station Avenue in South Yarmouth.

Burial with military honors will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

A celebration of his life will be later that afternoon.

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