Francis V. McKiernan

| 22 Jan 2014 | 01:23

Francis V. McKiernan, of Warwick (and formerly of Brooklyn and Highland Lakes, N.J.) passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at home. He was 98 years old.

Born Aug. 15, 1915, in Brooklyn, he was the son of Philip and Anna (Costello) McKiernan.

He was married to Barbara (Clear) McKiernan (2013).

An Army veteran of World War II, he was a staff sergeant in the Pacific Theatre. He was a retired New York City fireman with Engine #76 in Manhattan and #276 in Brooklyn. He was a member of Holy Name and Emerald Society of the N.Y.C. Fire Department.

He was the owner of McKiernan TV & Radio in Brooklyn and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Highland Lakes, N.J.

He is survived by his daughter Barbara Rodriguez and her husband Andrew of Hamburg, N.J.; his son Kevin McKiernan and his wife Christine of Warwick and his daughter Theresa McKiernan of Warwick; seven grandchildren: Marie McKiernan, Daniel McKiernan, Hugh Cringle and his wife Dawn, James Cringle, Bridget Mac Lagger and her husband Kevin, Megan Sumner and her husband Bryan and Sara Green; two great-grandchildren: Hugh Morgan and Caitlin.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 23 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Highland Lakes.

Interment followed in St. Stephen's Cemetery in Warwick.

Memorial donations may be sent to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation (, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475.

Funeral arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick. For further information or to send an online condolence, see