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Condolences to the Tierney/Day Families

Tuesday, August 26, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Megan Jamen
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The St. Francis High School Community extends condolences to the Tierney/Day Families on the passing of Teresa C. "Tess" Tierney '83 Day on Aug. 4, 2014.

LANCASTER - Teresa C. "Tess" Day, age 49, of Lancaster, passed away on Aug. 4, 2014. Her happy spirit never wavered as she cheerfully conquered a brain tumor for some of the last 13 years, repeatedly defying the odds.

Tess was born on Jan. 5, 1965, to Dean and Rosemary Tierney. She graduated from St. Francis High School in 1983 and attended UW-La Crosse. Tess married Craig R. Day on Aug. 8, 1987.

Tess believed wholeheartedly in living life to its fullest, and used each day as an opportunity to give to others and share happiness. She loved children - mostly her own. Tess raised her three children and provided daycare for multiple families, caring for the kids as her own. Her gift with young children was unmatched.

Tess also found joy in the Badgers, Bruce Springsteen, beer, meeting new people, and making memories with those whom she loved.

Tess is survived by her three children, Stacy, Brian, and A.J; her mother, Rosemary Maher; her sisters, Sharon '72 (Jim) Stritzel, Laura (Mike) Pistey, and Ann (Terry) Foppe; a brother, Jim (Sharon) Tierney; and brother-in-law, Paul Rush. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and members of the extended Day family. She was preceded in death by her sister, Pat Rush; her father, Dean Tierney; and her stepfather, Ray Maher.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at ST. CLEMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH in Lancaster. Burial will be in Rewey Dietzman Cemetery, in Mifflin Township. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at ST. CLEMENT CHURCH, where a 2:45 p.m. parish scripture service will be held. Friends may also call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Friday at the church.

Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.

In lieu of plants, flowers, and gifts, a Tess Day Memorial Fund has been established.

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