James Frances Xavier Kiernan, born on July 7 th, 1930, in Manhattan, NYC.,
passed peacefully on November 12, 2017. He was 87 years ago, and surrounded by loving family members.
He was the beloved son of Marcella and Cornelius Kiernan of Manhattan.
Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy Theresa, as well as his sister Marcella Donnelley of Ridgewood, Queens.
He is also survived by his loving children and their respective spouses.
Donna Kiernan, of Ship Bottom, New Jersey. Dr. James E. Kiernan and his wife Mary Ellen Kiernan of Breezy Point, New York. Dennis and Niamh Kiernan of Blauvelt, New York and Dr. Jean Kiernan of Lexington, Kentucky.
He is also survived by his 9 wonderful grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren that he adored.
James attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, and Iona College of Manhattan, graduating in 1951. He was also in the naval reserves in Washington DC for two years after college.
He was the owner and developer of a business forms company, called Preferred Business Forms, in Tarrytown, NY, that he started in 1969. He was later joined by his son Dennis, who now runs the family business.
He was passionate and caring in regard to life; loved his family, grandchildren, community, and God. He had an optimism and exuberance and generosity of spirit that touched others, and will be missed! A good man.
We will miss you, Dad, pop, popper, Uncle Jimmy,.... Grandpa special "K" ~~~ till we meet again........
"Say hello to the Angels" for us!
Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 15 from 2 to 4 pm & 7 to 9 pm at Joseph W. Sorce F.H. Inc.,
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, November 16 at St. Anthony's Shrine Church, 36 West Nyack Rd., Nanuet, NY. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Joseph W. Sorce F. H. Inc.
728 West Nyack Rd.
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 358 – 4433