Thomas Anthony Tiernan, 19, of Lebanon, died at his home on August 9, 2015.Thomas was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on July 30, 1996 to Timothy and Christine (Feeney) Tiernan. He grew up in Lebanon where he attended local schools, graduating from Noble High School in 2014. He had been attending the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. Thomas was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome when he was a young child. He worked very hard to overcome and even embrace his diagnosis. He was a strong advocate, not only for himself but for anybody challenged with disability and was always happy to speak with others to help educate them about autism.Thomas was a devout Catholic and had been a communicant of St. Therse Parish. He loved movies and learning about the movie industry, especially science fiction. He had a wonderful imagination and an excellent sense of humor that touched everyon e around him. He enjoyed reading, writing and going fishing. Thomas will be remembered as a kind and loving son, brother and grandson and being a part of his life was a gift to all of his family and friends. Surviving are his parents, Timothy Tiernan of Lebanon and Christine Tiernan of North Berwick; three siblings, James (Seamus) Tiernan, Finn Michael Tiernan, and Deirdre Agnes Tiernan, all of Lebanon; his paternal grandmother, Patricia Ann Tiernan of Chichester, New Hampshire and his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Maureen Feeney of Braintree, Massachusetts and several aunts, uncles and cousins.Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 13th at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home located at 29 Winter Street in Sanford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 14th at St. Therse of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church, located on North Avenue in Sanford. Interment will be at St. Ignatius Cemetery in Sanford. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Waban Projects, Inc., 5 Dunaway Drive, Sanford, Maine 04073.Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.To leave a message of condolence for the family please click on the condolences tab to the left.