Obituaries » Martin B Tierney

October 14, 1935 - March 21, 2019

Funeral Service Date
March 26, 2019
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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Martin Bisson Tierney, 83, passed on the morning of March 21st. Martin cultivated his gifts as artist, musician, orator and academic throughout his adventurous life. Graduating from Central Catholic in 1953, he proceeded to Notre Dame where he finished first in his class at Norte Dame in 1957. He was then awarded a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship, to pursue his Master’s degree. This pursuit first brought him to Santiago, Chile where he taught, sang and guitared his way to “Outstanding New Performer of the Year” in 1958. Martin taught and performed all over the world before heading back to his home town. There, he set up the foreign language program for many schools across the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese. Thus began his long and storied career of teaching, coaching and directing the young students of the Diocese; starting with his alma mater Central Catholic, and finishing his career at Bishop Dwenger where he earned both Teacher of the Year and Hall of Fame honors. While retiring in 2000, Martin continued to volunteer at Dwenger until his passing. A true Renaissance man with a servant’s heart, Martin was universally beloved. Through his generous life of service, his shared gifts impacted an innumerable amount of people. Whether you knew him as a teacher, friend or colleague, feel free to join his family, remembering Martin Bisson Tierney. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Tuesday, March 26, at Saint Jude Catholic Church, with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, March 25, at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne with a rosary at 3:30 pm. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Dwenger High School Tuition Assistance or Windsong Pictures, To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

rosary at 3:30 pm

Visitation Date

March 25, 2019

Visitation Time

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

06:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Additional Info

rosary at 3:30 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. Jude Catholic Church-Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-484-6609

Address: 2155 Randallia Fort Wayne IN, 46805

Service Date: March 25, 2019

Service Time: 2:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

March 26, 2019

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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