Jonathan A. Tierney

December 1, 1975December 21, 2020

Jonathan “Jon” A. Tierney, age 45 of Riverside, RI, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 with his wife by his side. He was the loving husband of Melissa (Coccia) Tierney who he was with for ten years and married on April 1, 2017. Since day one, they remained by each other’s side always being there for each other through the ups and downs. Born in Providence, he was the son of Raymond Tierney and the late Linda (Iarocci) Tierney.

Jon was a singer and songwriter who learned from a young age how to play the guitar from his father. Together, they toured, sang at church, and released a Christian music album. He continued the tradition by teaching his nephews how to play so they can bring the joy of music to others the way he did. Jon also worked as support help for men with developmental disabilities at several group homes in RI for over 15 years. He had a great personality and could always make you laugh.

Besides his wife, he leaves behind his father Raymond Tierney and his wife Diane, his sister Heather Paiva and her husband Steven of Rehoboth and his brother Eevon Tierney and his wife Erica of Swansea, MA. He also leaves his nana Dorothy Fall Tierney of Swansea, six nieces and nephews, Nadia Alves, Steven Paiva Jr., Sophia Paiva, Nicholas Paiva, Ajaiyah Paiva, and Nyasia Paiva, several extended family members, friends and countless brothers and sisters in the Providence music family. He was such a blessing to all the lives he touched. His loss will be felt by everyone who had the privilege of knowing and loving him and his voice will stay alive in our hearts forever.

A private memorial services will be held due to current restrictions. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to His Providence Church, 262 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, MA 02777. To leave a note of condolence,


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Andrea Edmonston

January 16, 2021

To the Tierney family and Jon’s wife,
My heart ached when I read of Jon’s passing. He was young and God called his name. I’m soo sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Jon! I know that his family loves him and he loves his family unconditionally. May he rest in peace and watch down on all of you as you live your lives until you all meet again. I know the pain that you feel and the sorrow but I know that he is at peace and is healthy in heaven and happy with his momma.

Joshua Myers

January 14, 2021

So many memories of the days when we were kids! Jon had a infectious sense of humor and was there to make us laugh when we needed it most (or when it would get us in the most trouble). We are blessed to have seen his talent grow from singing with his dad at PGL to rocking out at his shows. He will be missed by the entire "cluster" crew.


Arthur Smith

January 12, 2021

Hey Jon; You were my Brother by Extension; I never got the chance to meet you but I hear your music and the love that flows through it. Now you're up into the land of Glory. I can't even imagine the joy that is up there! Jon, your Dad means the world to me too; and he is in Good hands down here until you guys meet again. One by one, the chain comes back together. ❤ God is always Good; and I can imagine the yell of joy and praise you put out when you saw our Savior face to face. You not only live on in Heaven and in our hearts; but the music you blessed us with on earth will make you live on forever. I can't wait to meet you Jon; until then; your Dad is in good hands. I'll do anything for him; but you give me the blessing of your music. Thank You Jon. YOU ARE FREE FINALLY ❤😘

John Benedict

January 5, 2021

Go Rest High On That Mountain John! You will be missed greatly! God bless you and your family!! Love & Respect ✊ Big John aka Padre O.MC R.I.

Adrianna Ritota

December 27, 2020

The Tierney Family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I knew Jon through a friend. I have not seen him in many years and when I last did it was hearing him sing. Something I so enjoyed. He was amazing at it. Each time I heard him sing I felt as though I was getting to enjoy something that the whole world should know about. His talent was exceptional. When I saw Jon he always made me feel welcome even though he was a friend of a friend. He was genuine. He will be missed dearly. With deepest sympathy, Adrianna Ritota, Long Island, N.Y

Joseph Mennella

December 26, 2020

With sincere sympathy on the loss of your son your life was forever changed by the unending bond of love that you shared with your son...and though he was taken from you must too soon,may you always feel him near in the cherished thoughts and precious memories of everything you shared together that will live on forever in your heart. With Deepest Sympathy. Joseph Mennella St. Anthony T.I.P. Baseball

Raymond Tierney

December 24, 2020

Go sing in glory son
You've done your job here.
You showed us unconditional love,
made us laugh at ourselves, and were faithful to the end. I know that because you trusted Jesus for salvation you are already singing up a storm but save one for Dad... I always loved us singing together. Love you forever Jon-E-Boy.