William McKiernan, 50


WARWICK, R.I. – William “Bill” P. McKiernan, of Warwick, passed away March 7, 2024, surrounded by family and friends. He was the husband of Jen Maizel McKiernan, with whom he shared 15 years of marriage and a lifetime of friendship.

Born in Providence, Bill was the younger son of the late Judge John S. McKiernan and Elizabeth Pearl McKiernan. After graduating from Toll Gate High School in 1991, Bill went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

Bill was a corporate financial advisor for more than 20 years and recently transitioned to managing his own clients. He was an avid Patriots fan and loved the ocean, especially sailing with friends, as well as cooking and taking care of his lifelong family home in Warwick. Bill had a wicked sense of humor, was devoted to his friends and cousins, was passionate about social justice and loved to make “Good Trouble.” More than anything, he loved spending time with his wife, Jennie, and their three children, Jonah (12), Ellie (10) and Micah (5).

Bill is also survived by his three siblings, Laura McKiernan and her husband, John Sylvia, of Warwick; John McKiernan and his partner, Vicki Gilmore, of East Greenwich; and Mary McKiernan, of Philadelphia; his aunt, Cecile Schneider and her husband, George, of Attleboro; four nieces, Riley McKiernan, Olivia McKiernan, Kennedy Perkins and Aurora Sullivan; mother-in-law, Gail Maizel, of East Greenwich; and sister-in-law, Rebecca Sullivan and her husband, Jesse, of Sandwich, Massachusetts. He was the son-in-law of the late Dr. Abby Maizel. He will be greatly missed by many more family and friends near and far.

Contributions may be made to The John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation (https://www.johnandlillianmileslewisfoundation.org) or the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (https://netrf.org).

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