Thomas E. Tierney

Thomas E. Tierney

MILLERTON — Thomas E. Tierney, 60, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at home with his loving wife. He was born in the Bronx, New York, was raised in Millerton, and retired to Myrtle Beach.

Tom is predeceased by his father, John J. Tierney and mother, Grace Butkie Tierney; brothers, John J. “Jack” Tierney, Jr. and Brian C. Tierney; and niece, Linda Tierney Otero, as well as his three German Shepherds, Mika, Malibu and Tasha and the cat Morgan.

Tom worked for the State of New York for 39 years, and retired as a Sergeant from Hudson River Psychiatric Center. His passion for auto racing brought him to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, where he was employed for over 20 years, the majority of his career at the racetrack was as the Chief of Security.  In his free time, Tom, enjoyed racing motorcycles at various race tracks across the country, slot cars and RC cars, he was an active and lifetime member of the Elks Lodge, as well as the Millerton Gun Club, he was a member of the Sons of American Legion, in Millerton, and proudly served as secretary for the Blue Knights Chapter I in Connecticut. In his free time, Tom enjoyed riding his Harley enjoying “wind therapy,” and golfing with his wife. Above all else, Tom loved his family and spending time with friends. He will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish Tom’s memory are his beloved wife of 20 years, Gina Nicora Tierney of Myrtle Beach; sister, Christine Tierney LeMere and her husband, Robert LeMere of N. Fort Myers, Florida; and their children Kim LeMere and Denise LeMere Mossey; his sister in-law, Barbara Reiner Tierney of West Milford, New Jersey and her children, Susan Tierney Frank, Maureen Tierney Groh and Kevin Tierney;  in-laws, Chester and Barbara Nicora of Aqawam, Massachusetts; brother in-law, Michael Nicora and wife, Paula and their children, Mikaela, Dominic and Camyrn Nicora; great nephew, Dominic Nicora, Jr.; his two loyal, “true blue” friends who were more like brothers, Dude Kramer and Chuck Gibson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers. Donations in Tom’s name may be made to, Couch-Pipa VFW Post 6851 Scholarship Fund, PO Box 913, Canaan, CT 06018.

Online Condolences may be made at

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family with arrangements.

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