1934 John 2020

John C. Kiernan

January 2, 1934 — October 23, 2020

John Kiernan married his childhood sweetheart and love of his life, Mary Lou and they recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Whenever people complimented him, he always said that he couldn’t have done it without the love and support of his Mary.

It has been said of John by many people that there’s the right way, the wrong way and then there’s John’s way. He was a force to be reckoned with; when he set his mind to something, he made it happened. He quietly helped many, many people throughout his lifetime. Anyone that ever dealt with him knew they could trust him and his word. He and his wife live in the community they created and developed; Lakeside Village.

He left a trail of accomplishments, but his greatest pride and joy was his family. He was going to tell you about his wonderful wife, kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, whether you wanted to hear it or not. He deeply loved his family.

John leaves behind to cherish his memory: his loving wife Mary Printis Kiernan; son & daughter-in-law, Patrick & Trina Kiernan; daughter & son-in-law, Kelly & Gordon Branch; and son & daughter-in-law, Mike & Noelle Kiernan. Also, sharing in his legacy are grandchildren, Mia (Ryan) Logan, Sean Kiernan, Danny Kiernan, Courtney (Sergio) Mendoza, Hollie Burrell, Abe (Ashley) Kiernan, Alex Kiernan, Knox Kiernan, and Annalyse Kiernan; and great-grandchildren, Jonathan Mendoza, Talen Burrell, and Addison Mendoza. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Henrietta Kiernan; and grandson, Jonathan Burrell.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020 at St. Francis of Assisi Church with Rev. Fr. Lopez officiating.

Memorial Donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital online at www.stjude.org or ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Mass

Monday, October 26, 2020

Starts at 9:00am

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

3717 SR-515, Blairsville, GA 30512

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