Shirley Tierney, 79, Briarcliff Schools Employee

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OSSINING, N.Y. – Shirley M. Tierney of Ossining died Nov. 24. She was 79.

Tierney was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Ossining to Charles and Frances Partlow Stevens. She worked for Briarcliff Bus Co. and the Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District for 40 years. She was one of the best women bowlers in Westchester County, her family said. She also loved golf and her many friends.

She is survived by a son, Robert (Pam); a daughter, Barbara Jeanne (Michael) Malone; a sister, Jean D’Angelo; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Leach & Thomas Funeral Home in Ossining. Burial will be private.

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Thank you from Shirley's family for posting this in your newspaper, She Enjoyed working all those years for Briarcliff, She lived her life, saying "I'm only a Bus Driver" when people would ask what she did for a living, Little did she know at that time, HOW important her job really was and that it takes a very special person to Dive other people's children to and from school each day safely.
Last Friday I had a wonderful dream of my mom, the day of the shooting, Here she was sitting behind the wheel of the bus, she opened the door to those 20 children and their teachers, and said to them, That is was OK and it was Safe to get on the bus. I know now why God had to take her, Who else would he have chosen to take all those children to heven from School.