The Ahern Family - Obituaries, 2010

Ahern Obituaries - 2010

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Ruth (Gilbert) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Ruth Of Lowell, formerly of Natick & Hernando, FL passed away peacefully on January 3, 2010. She was 85 years old & the wife of James O'Hearn & the late Richard Keene & Albert Licadone. She is survived by 2 daughters, Paula DeMarco & her husband Anthony of Wellesley & Patricia Main of Hudson; 4 grandchildren, Christina, Brian, Michael, & Daniel; & 3 great-grandchildren, Trevor, Isabella, & Kaila. Relatives & friends are cordially invited to attend her funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St. (at Natick Common) NATICK on Sat. Jan. 9, 2010 at 9:00 AM to be followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church, 44 East Central St. Natick at 10:00 AM. Burial will be private. Those wishing to remember Ruth may do so through memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. For online guestbook & directions please visit John Everett & Sons Funeral Home Natick, MA (508)653-4342
The Boston Globe 6 January 2010
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Ruth (Gilbert) O'Hearn
LOWELL—Ruth O'Hearn of Lowell, formerly of Natick and Hernando, Fla., passed away peacefully on January 3, 2010. She was 85 years old and the wife of James O'Hearn and the late Richard Keene and Albert Licadone. Born in Worcester, the daughter of the late George and Mary (Norton) Gilbert, Ruth was born in Worcester [sic] and spent her childhood in Millbury and Worcester, where she was educated. Ruth was employed as a bookkeeper at the Shakour Co. of Westborough. While living in Natick she was very active in the Natick Women's Club and worked at the rectory of St. Patrick's Church. In her retirement, Ruth volunteered at the Ted Williams Museum and was a volunteer at the Citrus Hills Hospital in Florida. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, gardening and playing cards.

She is survived by two daughters, Paula DeMarco and her husband, Anthony, of Wellesley and Patricia Main of Hudson; four grandchildren, Christina, Brian, Michael and Daniel; and three great-grandchildren, Trevor, Isabella and Kaila. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend her funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St. (at Natick Common), Natick, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at 9 a.m. to be followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. Those wishing to remember Ruth may do so through memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online guest-book and directions please visit

MetroWest Daily News 6 January 2010
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Mildred E. (McCabe) Ahern
Ahern, Mildred E. (McCabe), 91, died Tuesday. Prayer services 7 p.m. Friday. Mass 11 a.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Huber-Benson, El Reno).
The Oklahoman 7 January 2010
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Mildred E. (Cardone) Ahearn
MILDRED E. AHEARN JERSEY CITY Mildred E. Ahearn (nee Cardone) passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2010, at Hamilton Park Heath Care Center in Jersey City at the age of 90. Mildred was born in Hoboken and resided in Jersey City for most of her life. She was a homemaker and also worked for First Jersey National Bank in Jersey City for 10 years. She is predeceased by her husband, the late William D. Ahearn. Mildred is the devoted mother of William J. Ahearn and his wife Seton Caulfield Ahearn; the dear sister of Anne Cardone and Dorothy Castelli; and loving grandmother of Liam and Caitlin.

Visitation at McLaughlin Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 9:30 a.m., followed by the funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peter's Prep Scholarship Fund would be appreciated. McLaughlin Funeral Home 625 Pavonia Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306 (201) 798-8700

The Jersey Journal 19 January 2010
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Suzanne (Ahern) McClary
January 18, 2010 Suzanne Ahern McClary, of Lafayette, died peacefully at home Monday surrounded by family. Suzanne was the daughter of Pauline and J. Floyd Ahern. She is survived by her husband, Robert; one daughter, Jill (Todd) Fox of Jamesville; three sons, Robert (Dawn) McClary of Watertown, Frederick McClary of Cicero and Michael (Kristin) McClary of LaFayette; a brother, Tony (Rose) Ahern of Jamesville; a sister, Germaine (Chuck) Olmstead of Florida; sister-in-law, Barbara Ahern of Syracuse; and her precious and dearly loved grandchildren, Ashley, Stephanie, Erin, Alexa, MacGregor, Emily, Caden, Dylan and Amanda. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and treasured friends.

Services will be 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, LaFayette, and 11 a.m. in the Church of the Nativity at St. Joseph, 6136 Cherry Valley Turnpike, LaFayette. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 2584 Field Lane. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Hospice or the Humane Association of CNY. Suzanne will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She will be warmly remembered for her love, kindness, wisdom, whimsical sense of humor, love of animals and fighting spirit. Please light a candle in memory of Suzanne at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home. [see also: Kim John Ahern]

Syracuse Post Standard 19 January 2010
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Frank S. O'Hearn
Frank S. O'Hearn age 66 passed away in Tumwater, WA on Saturday, January 16, 2010.
    You may share your memories of Frank on-line at A graveside service will be held Friday, Jan. 22, 1:00 pm at Enterprise Cemetery, Ferndale. Arrangements are under the direction of Valley Funeral & Cremation Service, 360-398-8181.
The Olympian 21 January 2010
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Joan Katherine "Katy" (Parker) Ahern
Joan Katherine "Katy" Parker Ahern, 67, of Biloxi, MS passed away Friday, January 22, 2010. Katy was born in Biloxi where she remained a lifelong resident. She was of the Catholic faith. She leaves a legacy of love and closeness. She will always be remembered for her devotion to her children and grandchildren. Katy's zest for life will continue on in them. Katy is preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Albert Patrick Ahern; parents, Curtis Paul Parker and Victoria Acevado Miller; brother, James W. Parker; sisters, Mary LeBlanc, Betty Lepoma, Audrey Fowler, Geraldine Haluluh and Anna Hurlbert. She is survived by her sons, Albert P. Ahern, Jr., Shawn (Celine) Ahern; daughters, Rhondalyn Puzz Rogers, Jetty Lively, Joanie Ahern, Dixie (Red) Seymour; brothers, Raymond (Patricia) Parker, Milton M.H. Parker, Curtis "Bing" Parker; sisters, Delores Landry, Margaret (Johnnie) Simmons; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow. View and sign register book at
Biloxi Sun Herald 24 January 2010
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Alicia (Pelaez) Ahearn
Alicia Pelaez Ahearn, 83, of Atlanta died Thursday. Funeral, 11 a.m. today, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church; H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution 25 January 2010
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Christine ( Ahearn ) LaHair
HOLDEN, MA. LaHair, Christine A. (Ahearn), 64. Funeral service 10 a.m Monday, January 25, 2010, Mass in St. George's Church, 38 Brattle St., Worcester. Funeral Home: Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. [see also: George J. Ahearn, Sr., Loretta M. (Godaire) Ahearn]
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 25 January 2010
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Martha Jane Ahern
Martha Ahern, 64, of Everett passed unexpectedly of a massive stroke on January 22, 2010. Martha was born on December 14, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA. She was the beloved wife of Stephen Ahern for 43 years and the amazing mother of four children, Natalie, Dennis, Emily and Becky. She was a wonderful grandmother of six grandchildren. She was a sister, aunt, niece and friend. Martha loved deeply, cared and provided for many. She taught. She learned. She sang and laughed. She cherished and she blessed. Martha was pure and unselfish, understanding and patient. She was beautiful and funny, devoted and strong. She poured her love into quilts and crafts she made and the volunteer work she did. She left many with cherished memories. She is and will be terribly missed by all whose lives she touched.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 28, at St. Mary Magdalen Church; with a celebration of life luncheon immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Stepping Stone at 255 Tenth Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118. Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home.

The Daily Herald 26 January 2010
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Thomas Eugene Ahern
Thomas Eugene Ahern passed away at home in the early morning hours of January 23, 2010 surrounded by his loving family after a three year battle with cancer. Born in Topeka, Kansas on November 13, 1928 to Michael and Roberta Ahern, he was the fifth of nine siblings. In 1938, the Ahern family traveled from Topeka to Seattle, Washington in a Ford pick-up truck, eventually settling in Snohomish in the American Legion building and later in Lake Stevens. A 1948 graduate of Lake Stevens high school, Tom was active in school drama productions, FFA, Glee Club and student council. His "ambition" in the school yearbook was to be "an honest politician." He retained close friendships with many classmates and enjoyed planning and attending class reunions.

Following graduation, he worked for Boeing and other various jobs, then served in the US Army in Korea from 1950-1952. He served with the Artillery Counterfire Platoon, being on the front line with microphones and devices to compute and fix on enemy locations before the artillery went in. In 1954 he married Patricia A. Schultz and they had three daughters, Teresa, Beverly and Mary. He graduated from Western Washington University and became an educator with the Stanwood School District and later taught in Everett until his retirement in 1983. Tom was a licensed Merchant Seaman and spent many summers working on inland tugboats.

In 1975 he married Janis Nelson and became a father figure to then four year-old, Lisa. Together they built their home in Marysville, WA, where Tom enjoyed endless projects and wood working in his workshop.Tom and Janis would have celebrated 35 years of marriage this March. He belonged to the Snohomish Legion, Normanna Lodge, VFW 2100, and the Everett School District Retired Teachers Association. He and Janis were members of Central Lutheran Church and together enjoyed local theatre and music productions as well as spending time at their cabin at Normanna Park on Lake Riley. Golfing was his passion and he spent his later years at Camaloch golf course.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Roberta Ahern; and siblings, Mary Treen, Frank Ahern and Jim Ahern. He is survived by his loving wife Janis; daughters, Teresa Ahern, Beverly Callahan (Brian), Mary Ahern, and Lisa VanderWeyst (Patrick); brother, Dan Ahern (Gloria); sisters, Dorothy Hauser, Delores Sunley, Nancy Salvadalena (Jack) and Roberta Kennedy; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was loved by all. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Avenue in Everett. A gathering will follow at Normanna Lodge. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Normanna Scholarship Fund, 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett, 98201; or to a memorial of your choice.

The Daily Herald 27 January 2010
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Ruth Mary (Cook) Ahearn
Ruth Mary Ahearn of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at the age of 79 years. Ruth was born in Calgary Alberta (General Hospital), She was proud to be a native Calgarian, and often joked that Calgary would be a great place if they ever finished building it. She had a terrific sense of humour, even into her final few hours. She was equally proud of her Scotch Heritage. Ruth loved to travel with her husband they were able to go to Eastern Canada, the U.S., Hawaii, Scotland Europe, and many trips to B.C. She had a big and generous heart, and was unwavering in her love for family. She was a kind and gentle soul. Family and friends alike will remember her for her good cooking, love of entertaining, and many were recipients of her cake decorating, for her weddings and birthdays. Ruth is survived by her daughter Linda (Al) Zacharias, son Timothy Ahearn, brother Malcolm (Elsie) Cook, grandchildren; Rob (Jodi) Castonguay, Cristy (Darrell) Staigh of Spruce Grove, Andy Stoll of Calgary, great grandchildren; Breanne, Megan and Jordan as well as many nieces and nephews. Our mother will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Lorne (Larry) Timothy Ahearn, January 31, 1996 and her parents (from Scotland) Elizabeth and Malcolm Cook years earlier.

A special thanks to (4th floor West) George Boyack Long Term Care Centre, her home for the last nine months. The Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Peter Lougheed Hospital Emergency Care, that made our mothers final hours comfortable and pain free. We are very grateful for the kindness you showed us. We are going to miss you Mom. God, please take good care of her.

Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. In living memory of Ruth Ahearn, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Telephone: (403) 276-2296

— Funeral Home, 2 February 2010
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Brodie Michael Ahearn
AHEARN, Brodie Michael—Peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Brodie Michael Ahearn, born on November 13, 2009. Beloved son of Elisha Sigsworth and Jamie Ahearn. Loving little brother of Camdin. Cherished grandson of Mike and Bobbi Ahearn and Grandma Tina and Opa Edi Sigsworth-Stadler. Special nephew of Mark Ahearn, Dave Mezenberg, Dillon Hind, Kaylin Sigsworth, Stephen Peterson (April), Taunya Lackie (Scott), Nick Stadler (Kimmy), and Melissa Piercy (Chris). Great grandson of Nannie Ahearn and Sheridan and Susan Atkinson. Brodie will be sadly missed by his many cousins, extended family, special friends and by his fury [sic] friends Caspie, Mika, Avery and Kitty. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 from 11 o'clock until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon. Cremation will follow.
— Funeral Home, 3 February 2010
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Margaret Mary Ahern, nee Keilty, age 83, Feb. 6, 2010.
Longtime Beverly resident.
Beloved wife of the late John "Jack" Ahern; loving mother of John "Jed" (Patricia), Neil, Hugh (Janet), Meg (the late John) Oswald, Cecily (Robert) Millerick, Gaby (Peter) Gribble, and the late Connie; grandmother of Drew, Dana, Brendan and Gavin Ahern, John, Nick, Dan, Will and Madison Oswald, Redmond, Liam and Margaret Mary Millerick, and Peter, Grant, Mitchell and Maura Gribble; sister of Cathleen Heffernan. Funeral Tuesday, 9 a.m. from Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL to St. Barnabas Church, Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Monday, 3 to 9 p.m. 773-238-0075. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Little Company of Mary Hospice, 9800 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, IL 60453.
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Chicago Tribune 7 February 2010
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John Leo "Jack" Ahearn, Jr.
John L. "Jack" Ahearn Jr., 85, a retired Naval Research Laboratory electrical engineer, died Feb. 25 at his home in Oxon Hill after an apparent heart attack. Mr. Ahearn worked in the laboratory's radar techniques branch from 1948 until retiring in 1986 and then continued part time at the laboratory until 1996. John Leo Ahearn Jr. was a native of Somerville, Mass. He was an Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1947.

His memberships included St. Columba Catholic Church in Oxon Hill, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association of Old Crows, an electronic warfare professional association. He built his family home in Oxon Hill and enjoyed repairing cars and electronics. For many years, he was involved with the running of a private well water company, supplying water to his Oxon Hill neighborhood. He built a fiberglass sailboat with his sons that he sailed on the Chesapeake Bay.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Patricia Carlisle Ahearn of Oxon Hill; four children, Marie Penny Ahearn of Falls Church, John L. Ahearn III of Baltimore, Joseph P. Ahearn of McLean and James E. Ahearn of Silver Spring; a sister; and six grandchildren. [see also: John L. Ahearn]

The Washington Post 6 March 2010
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Kathleen A. "Kathy" Ahearn
AHEARN, Kathleen A. "Kathy" 60, of Brockton, Thurs., March 4, 2010. Longtime companion of Richard A. Piche of Brockton. Daughter of the late F. William "Bill" and Bernice "Bea" (Blum) Ahearn. Survived by three brothers, Michael of Westport, Kevin, and his wife Margaret, of Boston, Bill, and his wife Jean, of Dedham, two sisters, Karen Driscoll of New London, NH, and Kristin Pomponi, and her husband Peter of Belmont, many nieces, nephews, grand nephew and grand niece, and the extended Piche family.

Visiting hours Sunday (Today) from 2-6 pm in Sampson-Hickey-Grenier Funeral Home, 309 Main St., BROCKTON. Kathy & Richard's families are invited to her funeral service to be held Monday morning at Sampson-Hickey-Grenier Funeral Home. Burial private. Donations to a charity of one's choice. For directions or to send an online condolence Graduate of Thayer Academy Class of 1968, and Green Mountain College Class of 1970.

The Boston Globe 7 March 2010
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Edith (Ahearn) Barker
Ulysses, Pa.—Edith A. Barker, 82, of Ulysses, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Survivors include her husband, Charles; five sons, Reuben Barker of Buffalo, N.Y., Roger Barker of Ulysses, Ronald Barker of Manassas, Va., Russell Barker of Inwood, W.Va., and Richard Barker of Genesee, N.Y.; two daughters, Rebecca Lundy and Robin Baker, both of Ulysses; three brothers, Paul Ahearn and John Ahearn, both of Coudersport, and Jim Ahearn of Rexville, N.Y.; and four sisters, Kay Johnson of Sebring, Fla., Mary Seymour of North Springfield, Vt., Jennie Sebring of Elkland, and Irene Stevens of Colesburg. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10: a.m. Friday in St. Bibiana Church, Galeton.
The Corning Leader 9 March 2010
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Austin L. Ahearn, Jr.
AHEARN, Austin L., Jr. 89, of Cohasset, passed away peacefully March 11, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (McFadden) Ahearn, father of Maribeth Ahearn of Hingham, Leslie DeMers of Bolton, and Larry Ahearn of Portsmouth, RI. Grandfather of Jessica and Alison DeMers, and Austin, Luke and Emma Ahearn. He was a decorated WWII Army veteran. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, March 18, at 10:00 am at St. Anthony's Church, 10 Summer St., Cohasset. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Cohasset Veterans' Memorial committee, c/o Glenn Pratt, 482 King St., Cohasset, MA 02025.
The Boston Globe 16 March 2010
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Michael David Ahern
Michael D. Ahern, 74, a resident of Sheboygan, passed away March 15, 2010. He was born July 16, 1935 in Fond du Lac, a son of the late Thomas L. and Elizabeth Gruenheck Ahern. On May 17, 1958 he married Patricia McGoldrick. Patricia passed away in August of 2000. He then married Mary Riddell Kohler on October 7, 2001.

Michael was a 1953 graduate of St. Mary's Springs High School and a 1957 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He served in the United States Army Reserve, attaining the rank of 1st Lt., prior to joining his father at J. F. Ahern Company. Mike later owned and operated Harbridge Incorporated until its sale and in 2000 retired full-time to Phoenix, AZ. A few years later, Mary and Mike returned to Wisconsin and reside in Sheboygan. He was a member of the Fond du Lac Noon Rotary Club, Republican Party, Boy Scout Campsite, Workshops Inc. and Little League. Mike was a former trustee, lector and usher at St. Mary's Parish, Fond du Lac.

Survivors include, his wife, Mary of Sheboygan; five children, Mary (Dave McCombe) Ahern of Half Moon Bay, CA, Daniel (Juanita Burch) Ahern of Oklahoma City, OK, Peter (Kim) Ahern of Phoenix, AZ, Matthew (Terri) Ahern of Jacksonville, FL, Charles (Molly) Ahern of Fond du Lac, WI; a daughter-in-law, Annette Isom of Glen Ellyn, IL; three stepsons, Wally (Jen) Kohler of Titusville, FL, David (Sue) Kohler of Durango, CO and Bill (Susan) Kohler of Sheboygan, WI; three stepdaughters, Lisa (Steve) Boychew of Dixon Springs, TN, Kristin (Scott) Tetschlag of Sheboygan and Annie (Paul) Fichtner of West Bend, WI, 27 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two brothers, Thomas (Gisela) Ahern, Jr. of McLean, VA and Joseph (Leland) Ahern of Hudson, NY; and one sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Ahern of Arlington, VA, and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Pat and a sister, Catherine Ahern.

"Mike's family grieves the sudden loss of his son, Michael Thomas Ahern of Glen Ellyn, IL on March 15, 2010." [sic]

The family will receive relatives and friends at the First Congregational Church, 310 Bluff Avenue, Sheboygan from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 19, 2010. Funeral Services will be held in the First Congregational Church of Sheboygan at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 19, 2010. The Rev. James Hollister will preside. A committal service will be held at 1:00 P.M. at Calvary Cemetery, 686 Fond du Lac Avenue, Fond du Lac, followed by a reception to which all are invited at Whispering Springs C.C., 380 Whispering Springs Dr., Fond du Lac. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mike's name may be directed to First Congregational UCC-Benevolence Fund, or the Salvation Army. Zacherl Funeral Home of Fond du Lac is serving the family.

Sheboygan Press 17 March 2010
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Michael T. Ahern
Michael T. Ahern, age 48, of Glen Ellyn, husband of Annette, nee Isom; father of Stephan and Joseph; brother of Mary, Daniel, Peter, Matthew and Charles and many nieces and nephews. Michael graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a fantastic father, husband and friend to many. Visitation today, 3 to 9 p.m. at the Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. Funeral Mass Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Petronille Catholic Church, Glen Ellyn. Private Interment at a later date. Memorials to either St. Petronille School, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137, or Fenwick High School, 505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, IL, 60302-4095 appreciated. Funeral info., 630-469-0032.
Chicago Tribune 17 March 2010
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Michael T. Ahern
Glen Ellyn for 19 years
A funeral Mass for Michael T. Ahern, 48, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Petronille Catholic Church, Glen Ellyn. Interment will be private at a later date Visitation is 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. Michael graduated in 1983 from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in mechanical engineering. He was a fantastic father, husband and friend to many. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Annette (nee Isom); sons, Stephan and Joseph; sister, Mary; brothers, Daniel, Peter, Matthew and Charles; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to St. Petronille School, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 or Fenwick High School, 505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302-4095. For funeral information, 630-469-0032.
Suburban Daily Herald 17 March 2010
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Edward Philip Ahern
In San Francisco, Sunday March 21, peacefully after a brief decline, Edward Philip Ahern, 96, native of San Francisco, the youngest of eight children of Thomas Ahern, native of Ireland, and Annie Margaret Ward of San Jose. His earliest memories were often of his grandmother, Margaret Kennedy Ward who had come to San Francisco in 1852 from Sydney, Australia after her family emigrated there in 1849 from Ireland. His childhood was full of trips to the baseball stadium at 15th and Valencia, adventures in Golden Gate Park and friendships with Albert Samuels and Edward Hewlett, both deceased.

In 1926, the family moved to Sacramento where he attended Sacramento High School graduating in 1930. The family returned to San Francisco, and he attended USF graduating in Economics in 1934. While in high school, he had met Alda Clifford, and they conducted a long-distance courtship while he was in college. They married at St. Edward the Confessor Church on California Street and settled in the Sunset in Doelger City buying the new house that would be their home for the rest of their lives. The move was to a wilderness as it was then in the last block before a great expanse of dunes that stretched to the beach.

Like his father, Edward was a longtime employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad. He began work there in 1935 and retired in 1992 after 56 years with the company. Starting as a clerk, he became an Assistant Train Master in 1942 working in Oregon and Nevada. Though a civilian, his wartime experience was not without hazard; it was largely spent handling ammunition trains at the Naval Weapons Depot at Hawthorne, Nevada. After the War, he went into the Personnel Department and finally to the Executive Department where he worked for Donald DJ Russel and for Benjamin Biaggini serving eventually as Executive Vice President from 1977 until 1992. In the corridor outside his office, there were photographs of all the men who had served as Chairman, and when he retired, he remarked that he had served under six of them between his service and that of his father [1881-1930], they had served under all of them. Preceded in death by his parents, by his sisters Margaret Ahern Morgan and Cecilia Bernadine Ahern, by his half-sister Mary Ahern Wheeler and by his brothers Thomas Paul, Raymond, Gerald, Francis and Edward, who died in childhood and after whom he was named. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Alda, and their children Kathleen Christiansen, Michael, Kevin, Dennis, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services and interment private.

San Francisco Chronicle 28 March 2010
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Mary (Aherne) Burke
BURKE, Mary (nee Aherne) (Monlena, Garbally, Ballinasloe) March 27, 2010, in the wonderful care of the staff of Portiuncula Hospital, dearly beloved wife of Jim and loving mother of Liam, Michael, Anne, Cepta, James and John; sadly missed by her sisters, brothers, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Portiuncula Hospital Mortuary Chapel tomorrow (Monday) from 3 o'c. with Removal at 6 o'c. To St. Michael's Church, Ballinasloe. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11 o'c. Burial afterwards in Creagh Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to Coronary Care Unit, Portiuncula Hospital. House private by request.
Sunday Independent 28 March 2010
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Alice Claire Ahern
AHERN, Alice Claire—Suddenly at her home in London, on Thursday April 8th, 2010 in her 79th year. Dear Mother of Catherine Nowak (Don), Carol Brown (Greg), Gail Dietz (Rob). Beloved Grandmother of Amanda and Ian. A Gathering in memory of Mrs. Ahern will be held at the Kiwanis Seniors Community Centre (78 Riverside Dr., London) on Tuesday April 13th, 2010, from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated, and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at
— Funeral Home, 8 April 2010
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Elizabeth Cleona (Ahern) Wrachford
Elizabeth Cleona (Ahern) Wrachford, 90, of Cumberland, and residing in Goose Creek, S.C., died Saturday, April 10, 2010 Trident Medical Center, North Charleston, S.C. Born Feb. 28, 1920, Cumberland, Mrs. Wrachford was the only daughter of the late Edward Ahern and Ada Pearl (Bernard) Ahern. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Roy Branson Wrachford, May 27, 1995; a daughter-in-law, Linda Wrachford; and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Wrachford was a former member of Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in Cumberland, and was presently a member of Goose Creek United Methodist Church, Goose Creek. She was a sales clerk in the hardware department of McCrory's 5 & 10 Cent Store. Mrs. Wrachford is survived by her sons, James Hurley Wrachford and his former wife, Mary Donaldson, Cumberland, Roy Branson Wrachford Jr. and his wife, Carol Joyce, Goose Creek, and David Charles Wrachford Painesville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, ( on Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 11 a.m. to noon. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at noon with the Rev. Donald F. Sause officiating. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 182 N. Mechanic St., Cumberland, MD 21502.

Cumberland Times-News 12 April 2010
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Susan (Ahearn) D'Arpa
Susan Ahearn D'Arpa of Goshen, a retired registered nurse at Jacobi Hospital, died on Sunday, April 4, 2010, in Goshen. She was 92. Daughter of the late Joseph M. and Hattie Cullen Ahearn, she was born June 14, 1917, in Maybrook. She was the widow of Jerome D'Arpa. She attended St. Pius Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Holy Name of Mary Church in Montgomery.

Survivors include her sister, Elizabeth Karsten Marshall of Pine Bush, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; two sons, Jerome D'Arpa Jr. and Richard D'Arpa; one brother, Joseph Ahearn; and two sisters, Margaret Armbruster and May Hudson.

Visitation was April 9 at the Overhiser Funeral Home, Montgomery. A funeral mass was celebrated on April 10 at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montgomery. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Name of Mary Church, 89 Union St., Montgomery, NY 12549. Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.

The Warwick Advertiser 16 April 2010
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Jeannine F. (Dupuis) Ahearn
AHEARN, Jeannine F., 66, of Wausau, died Friday (April 16, 2010) at her residence under the tender care of the Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Service. She was born August 16, 1943 in Rutland, VT the daughter of the late Joseph and Jeanette (Delano) Dupuis. Jeannine was a homemaker and enjoyed both reading and crossword puzzles. Her grandchildren and NASCAR where her passions. Family and friends nicknamed her "the godmother."

Survivors include her children: Tammy (Dale) Corriveau, Plainville, CT; Laurie Ahearn, Plantsville, CT; Michael (Debra) Ahearn, Wausau; Geannine (Thomas) Hardy Brooklin, ME; Timothy (Renee) Ahearn, North Point, FL and Megin Ahearn, Wausau; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Further survived by three brothers: Dennis (Virginia) Dupuis, Cromwell CT; Robert Dupuis, Las Vegas, NV; and Marc Dupuis, AZ and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers: Richard Bouley and Joseph Dupuis and one sister Jacquelline Cassin.

At Jeannine's request no public services will be held. Memorials in Jeannine's name may be directed to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Peterson/ Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

The Hartford Courant 20 April 2010
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Anne Theresa (Ahearn) Chiappinelli
Anne Theresa (Ahearn) Chiappinelli, of Milford, Conn., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 83 years old. Born and raised in Natick, the daughter of the late George and Katherine (Hickey) Ahearn, Anne was educated in the Natick schools and a graduate of Natick High School. She went on to study at the Waltham Hospital School of Nursing. While serving her internship at Boston City Hospital, Anne met and eventually married the late Dr. Dante Chiappinelli. She left her nursing career to be a dedicated wife and mother. After raising her family, Anne returned to school earning her Bachelor's Degree from Quinnipiac College and her Master's Degree from New Haven University. Anne was employed as the Elder Outreach Coordinator for the Orange, Connecticut Senior Center until retiring in 2005. Anne was a true lover of the seashore enjoying time spent on Nantucket and in Gloucester and Cape Ann. She also enjoyed attending plays, traveling, and reading, however nothing compared to the time she spent with her granddaughters and family. Anne was the cherished mother of David Chiappinelli of Billerica, Prof. Vincent Chiappinelli and his wife Suzanne of Washington, D.C., and Diane Chiappinelli of Watertown and the adored grandmother of Katherine and Alexandra. She is also survived by two sisters, Marie Hurley of Bedford and Jean White of Natick; many nieces and nephews; and her daughter's beloved Corgi "Mabel". Anne was predeceased by her sister Louise Driscoll.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend Anne's funeral in the Chapel of the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St. (at Natick Common) NATICK, Friday, April 23, 2010, at noon. Her family will receive visitors for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Natick. Anne's family requests that donations in her memory be made to the American Heart Assoc. 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701; or to the Lahey Clinic Palliative Care Service, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805. For directions and online guestbook please visit

MetroWest Daily News 22 April 2010
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Helen F. (Gill) O'Hearn
LOWELL—Helen F. (Gill) O'Hearn, 93, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died Sunday, April 18th, at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell. She was the wife of the late John P. O'Hearn who died October 18, 1996.

Born in Lowell, January 14, 1917, the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Ellen (McDermott) Gill, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. Mrs. O'Hearn was a communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell. Active with her church, she was a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality and was also on the St. Margaret Church Bowling League. She is survived by three children, John P. O'Hearn, Jr. and his wife, Veronica of Knoxville, TN, Peter T. O'Hearn and his wife, Jody of Lowell, and Marion E. O'Hearn of Lowell; eight grandchildren, Wade O'Hearn of Denver, CO, Christopher O'Hearn of Knoxville, TN, Shaun O'Hearn, Jaime O'Hearn, Patrick O'Hearn, Thomas O'Hearn, Molika O'Hearn, and Linna O'Hearn, all of Lowell; a brother, John Gill of Lowell; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Walter Gill, Thomas Gill, Joseph Gill, and Marion Gill.

O'HEARN—In Lowell, April 18, 2010, at D'Youville Senior Care, Helen F. (Gill) O'Hearn, 93, of Lowell, wife of the late John P. O'Hearn. Friends may call at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket St. at Fletcher from 3 to 8 P.M. Friday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 8:30 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Margaret Church at 9:30 A.M. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the VNA of Greater Lowell, 336 Central St., Lowell, MA 01852. E-condolence/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Directors John W. Crane and James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978 or 866) 458-8768.
The Lowell Sun 22 April 2010
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John J. Ahern
Preston—John J. Ahern, 84, of Preston, died Saturday at the Fairview Nursing Home in Groton. He was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y. on March 14, 1926, the son of the late John J. Ahern, Sr. and the late Irene (Fitzpatrick) Ahern. John served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy for over 23 years. He served during World War II in the Pacific and in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. On Aug. 1, 1958, he was united in marriage to Regina M. (Kunzman) Ahern at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Queens Village, N.Y. Mrs. Ahern survives her husband of 51 years. Mr. Ahern was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry. In addition to his wife, Regina, John is survived by his two daughters, Regina A. Ahern of Preston and Noreen and her husband, John Ennis, of Foxboro, Mass.; five grandchildren, Ryan Landry, Colin Ahern, Mallory Ahern, Katelin Ennis and Megan Ennis.

Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff St. Norwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Mystic. In lieu of flowers, John's family has asked that donations be made to either St. Bernard's High School, 1593 Norwich-New London Tpke., Uncasville, CT 06382 or the Academy of the Holy Family, 54 West Main St., Baltic, CT 06330. Condolences may be shared with the family at

The Day 3 May 2010
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Lives Lived
Florence Ahearn
Visionary woman of strength, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Born March 14, 1917, in Schreiber, Ont. Died Dec. 26, 2009, in Ottawa of heart failure, aged 92. Florence Ahearn showed by her example that the glass was always half full. She was just 10 years old when her mother died of cancer, and her father had no choice but to send his daughter to spend her formative years in Toronto with an aunt. Florence attended high school at Sillery, a French convent just outside Quebec City. While there, she was entirely immersed in the French language and culture. Her experiences in Quebec led to her insistence that all her children attend French grade school. She was a visionary who recognized the importance of speaking two languages. After graduating from high school, Florence earned her bachelor of education degree from the University of Toronto and became a high-school teacher in Plantagenet, Ont. In university, Florence met pharmacy student Edward Ahearn. She and the dashing Irishman were married in 1941 and eventually settled in Ottawa, where Ed managed Ahearn's Drug Store, the family business. They had eight children: Maureen, Janet, Michael, John, Mary, Patrick, Margaret and Kathleen. Florence and Ed were completely devoted to each other right up until Ed's death in 1971 of a heart attack. Together, they celebrated their children's achievements and entertained friends and neighbours in their loving home.

Florence loved sports. She played goal for the University of Toronto women's hockey team and was a fisherwoman extraordinaire. She loved the Montreal Canadiens, and when hockey season was over, nothing made her happier than going to Ottawa Rough Riders games with Ed and berating the officials in boisterous fashion. After raising eight children, Florence took time to travel, visiting England, Europe, the Middle East, Tunisia, South America, China, Russia, India, Australia, New Zealand and Alaska. Her free time was spent volunteering for charities such as the Cancer Clinic and Ottawa Distress Centre, playing bridge with friends, reading, going to the theatre and listening to music. Florence always maintained a positive attitude and was joyful in all the blessings she had been given. She spread that joy to everyone she met with a smile and a kind word. She had an uncompromising belief in the power of prayer. Though she was quiet about her Catholic faith, it moulded her entire life so that her goodness was her most intrinsic quality. Her emotional strength was of Herculean proportions. She believed that everything happened as it should and the reasoning behind all events would become apparent in the afterlife. A strong and independent woman, Florence continues to inspire all of us today. Margaret Ahearn is Florence's daughter.

The Globe and Mail 3 May 2010
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Ruth A. "Ruthie" (O'Hearn) Dubzinski
Ruth A. "Ruthie" (O'Hearn) Dubzinski, 90, of 158 Lovewell St., Gardner where she has lived since 1944, died Saturday, May 1st in Heywood Hospital, Gardner. Born in Medford on March 10, 1920, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Wilson) O'Hearn. Mrs. Dubzinski was a nursery school teacher and also a substitute teacher in area schools for 10 years. Ruth and her husband Walter operated the Dubzinski Day Camp for elementary age children at their residence for many years. She was a 1938 graduate of Medford High School and attended University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Fitchburg State Teachers' College, Fitchburg. Ruth was a member of Holy Spirit Church where she was a Greeter. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a loyal friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Dubzinski enjoyed reading and going to Cape Cod, especially South Dennis, where she and her husband had a summer home. Ruth was a member of the Gardner Women's Club, Women's Literature Club, a Heywood Hospital Volunteer and also several other local organizations.

She leaves her husband of 68 years, Walter J. Dubzinski Sr. of Gardner; 2 sons: Walter J. Dubzinski Jr. and his wife Irene of Gardner, John E. Dubzinski and his wife Donna of Leominster; 2 daughters: Pamela M. Bent of Gardner, Anne R. Jasinski and her husband John of Templeton; 9 grandchildren: Michael W. Dubzinski and his wife Erin of Rutland, Kathryn H. McDonald and her husband Peter of Holden, Steven J. Dubzinski of Boston, Jonathan M. Bent of Boston, Courtney A. Winter and her husband Anthony of Boston, John M. Dubzinski and his fiancee, Alyson of Everett, Jane E. Dubzinski of Weehawken, NJ, Kathleen A. Jasinski and Peter J. Jasinski both of Templeton; 9 great-grandchildren; a dear friend, Jeanette McGillicuddy of Medford; several nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph O'Hearn; 2 sisters: Margaret Shannon and Mary Foresteire, and a son-in-law, C. Frederick Bent III.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 5th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Spirit Church, 50 Lovewell St., Gardner. Burial will be in Greenbower Cemetery, Gardner. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, May 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruth O'Hearn Dubzinski Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Walter J. Dubzinski Jr., 83 Temple St., Gardner, MA 01440. (

— Funeral Home 4 May 2010
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John J. "Dutchy" Ahern
AHERN, John J. "Dutchy" In Squantum. May 8, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Helen D. (Kelly) and loving father of Marianne C. and her husband William Sherman, Sheila Ahern of Squantum, John J. Jr. and his wife Nancy Ahern of Marshfield. Devoted grandfather of Timothy and Eileen Sherman and John and Kaitlin Ahern. Brother of Hannah Lustman of Chicago and the late Elizabeth Ridge and James Ahern. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church, No. Quincy on Tuesday May 11 at 10 AM. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., MILTON Monday May 10, 4-8 PM. Interment Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury. Relatives and friends invited. Veteran U.S. Navy WWII. For direction and guest book, visit
The Boston Globe 10 May 2010
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Joan Kathleen Ahern
Joan Kathleen. Dearly loved wife of Jack (dec.). Much loved mother of Christine, Joan, James, Kathryn, Carmel, Patricia and John. Mother-in- law of Graham (dec.), Gayle, Paul, Laurie and Correen. Grandmother of Andrew and Laura, Megan, Tim and Justine, Nicole and Emily, Michael, Ashlea, Patrick and Daniel, Marcus, Kelly, Melanie and Stuart, Sarah, Matthew and Elise, Jessica, Charli, Grace and Evie. Great grandmother of Saskia and Miles. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
The Herald Sun 20 May 2010
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Mary M. (Ahern) Orwat
SPRINGFIELD—Mary M. ( Ahern ) Orwat, 86, of Springfield, died on Sunday May 23, 2010. Born in Springfield on May 18, 1924, a daughter of the late William and Bridget (Donovan) Ahern , Mary was a 1942 graduate of the High School of Commerce in Springfield. She retired from New England Telephone after 30 years of employment. She was a communicant and women's guild member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Springfield and a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Henry J. Orwat who died on February 13, 2010; her daughter, Carol Lucier Kelly; a sister, Elizabeth Lavoice; and three brothers, James, John and Robert Ahern. Mary is survived by a sister, Teresa Brown and husband Peter of Springfield; two brothers, William Ahern and wife Kathy of West Springfield and Harold Ahern and wife Linda of Wilbraham; brother in law, Donald LaVoice of Bradenton, FL; son in law, Kevin Kelly; three grandsons, Sean, Brendan and wife Andrea, and Ryan Kelly; two great grandchildren, Aiden and Liam Kelly; stepson, Joseph Orwat; stepdaughter, Fern Evans; two step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday May 27, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sampson's Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Road, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker Street, with Rites of Committal and interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Road, all in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to the D'Amour Center for Cancer Care in care of Baystate Health Foundation, 280 Chestnut Street, 6th Floor, Springfield, MA 01199.

The Springfield Republican 25 May 2010
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Marianna F. (Moynihan) Ahearn
Ahearn, Marianna F. (nee Moynihan) on Monday, May 24, 2010, baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection. Beloved wife of the late William D. Doug Ahearn; dear mother and mother-in-law of John (Barbara) Ahearn, Katherine (Lawrence) Bumbicka, Mary (the late Dennis) Drazich, Ann (Vernon) Remiger and the late Edward D. Ahearn; dear grandmother of Ed (Jennifer), Michael (Jayne), Matthew, Jennifer, Bridget (Mark), Kathleen (Eric), Mary Ann (Matthew), Douglas (Mindy), Ann, Thomas, Jeremy (April), Marianna (fiancé John), Anthony and the late Bridget; dear great grandmother of Marianna, Hanna, Noah, Aidan, Caroline, Sean, Nora, Audrey, Madeline, Sophia, Maya, Libby and Claire; dear sister of the late Katherine Kitty Moynihan; dear aunt of Francis Blake Ahearn; dear sister-in-law of Florence and Helen Ahearn; our dear aunt, cousin and dear friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Vitas Hospice, 1807 Park 270 Dr., Suite 110 St. Louis, MO 63146 preferred. Services: Visitation Thursday 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. at the Nazareth Living Center, #2 Nazareth Lane, 63129. Interment Calvary Cemetery. A service of John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County (314-894-8444).

St. Louis Post-Dispatch 26 May 2010
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Joyce E. (Shea) O'Hearn
ANDOVER — Joyce E. (Shea) O'Hearn, of Somerville, May 31, 2010. Beloved wife of Lawrence T. O'Hearn. Loving mother of Joyce N. Cullen and her husband William of Andover, Charles O'Hearn, his wife Annette and Joseph O'Hearn all of Somerville. Sister of Eileen Donovan, Catherine "Thelma" McCann and the late Mildred O'Brien, William and John Shea. Dear grandmother of Chris Cullen and his wife Kelley, Melissa, Nicholas, Michael and Sean O'Hearn, Michael Dascoli and the late Stephanie O'Hearn.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.), Somerville, Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Thomas Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. If you wish donations may be made in Joyce's name to National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1150 17th St. N.W., Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036. For more information, please visit

Andover Townsman 3 June 2010
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Elizabeth M. "Betty" Ahearn
AHEARN, Elizabeth "Betty" In Woburn formerly of Arlington and Lexington June 6, 2010. Beloved daughter of the late James M. and Ellen (O'Rourke) Ahearn, Dear sister of Jane A. Leboda, and her husband Henry of Burlington and the late Agnes F. Smith, Catherine, James, Ellen, Sister Josephine R.C.E., Mary, Arthur, Margaret O'Hearne, Theresa, & William Ahearne. Cherished aunt of Brenda Willis, Brian O'Hearne, Paul and Jane Anne Leboda, James, Daniel, Mary Ellen, Deidre, William, and Jane Ahearn & the late Lawrence Leboda. Great aunt of Ryan and Ashlee Willis, Nicholas, Jennifer, Ryan and Cameron Ahearn. Dear friend of the late Dave Wilfert. Funeral from the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd, LEXINGTON on Wednesday June 9 at 10 am. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Brigid's Church, Lexington at 11am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. There will be a 2 hour visitation before Mass from 8:45-10:45 am. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Interment Westview Cemetery, Lexington Douglass Funeral Home Lexington 781-862-1800
The Boston Globe 8 June 2010
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Fred L. Ahern, Sr.
A memorial service will be Friday for the man who developed the Pablo Plaza Shopping Center in South Jacksonville Beach and many Beaches-area residential communities, including the Rip Tide, Ponte Vedra Landing and Isle of Palms. Fred L. Ahern Sr. of Ponte Vedra Beach died Friday. He was 83 years old. He graduated from Fletcher High School in 1944. Ahern attained the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He entered real estate in 1949 and later became a builder and developer. He was also a founding member of Selva Marina Country Club. Over the years, Ahern built 1,500 homes, developing Isle of Palms, Ketch Cove, Tarpon Cove, Neptune Park, Pablo Woods, Oak Hill Manor and many other subdivisions. He also developed Las Brisas Condominiums in Jacksonville Beach and Memorial Gardens cemetery in Atlantic Beach.

Ahern's memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Church of Christ of Jacksonville Beach at 422 Fifth Ave. N. Ahern is survived by his son, Fred Ahern Jr., two sisters, two grandsons and many nieces and nephews. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Jacksonville Beach is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Ducks Unlimited, a nonprofit organization to conserve wetland and upland habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife. Donations should be made to: Memorial Contributions, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120

Florida Times-Union 16 June 2010
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Fred L. Ahern Sr.
Fred L. Ahern, Sr. a long time resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, passed away on June 11, 2010, at the age of 83. Mr. Ahern was born to the late John Joseph (JJ) Ahern and May Gertrude Ahern (Sullivan), February 4, 1927, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was married to his loving wife of 57 years, the late Lacey N. Ahern who predeceased him on January 1, 2009. His brother, Lt. John Joseph (Jack) Ahern, Jr. died serving his country as a U. S. Army Air Corps pilot in World War II. He is survived by his son Fred L. Ahern, Jr., grandsons Brent Riley Ahern and Mason Douglas Ahern. He will be sadly missed by his loving sisters Helen Louise Braren and Paula Elizabeth Pendergast and many devoted nieces and nephews.

His father moved to Jacksonville from Connecticut in 1896. His family relocated from San Jose in Jacksonville to the Beaches in 1936. Mr. Ahern attended Fletcher High School and graduated with the Class of 1944. After high school graduation, he attended the University of Georgia before joining the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1945 attaining the rank of sergeant and serving as a physical training instructor. He was honorably discharged in 1947. After the military, he attended the University of Florida on the GI Bill and graduated with a major in forestry and a minor in botany. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He and his wife Lacey spent many wonderful years vacationing in Bar Harbor, Maine and Vail, Colorado. They enjoyed many happy times with their friends bowling at Beach Bowl in Jacksonville Beach.

Following in the footsteps of his father who started in the real estate business in Jacksonville in 1906, Mr. Ahern returned home from college and began his real estate career in 1949 as a salesman in Jacksonville Beach with Townsend Hawkes. He went on to become a State Farm Insurance agent, real estate broker, builder, developer, and mortgage broker. During his career, he built over 1,500 homes and developed over 2,000 lots. He developed many areas of the Beaches and the surrounding Jacksonville area including the waterfront communities of Isle of Palms, Holiday Harbor, Ketch Cove, Seven Pine Island, White Shell Bay, and Tarpon Cove. Other residential areas he developed included Miramar by The Sea, Neptune Park, Pablo Woods, Atlantic Beach Villa, Oak Hill Manor, Courtney Woods, Courtney South Beach, Secluded Woods, Rip Tide, Ponte Vedra Landing, Westwind Condominiums, Lighthouse Point Condominiums, Las Brisas Condominiums and Sunni Pines Mobile Home Community. Commercial developments include the Sand and Sea Motel, Professional Center Office Park, Canal Utilities (utility company), Memorial Gardens (cemetery in Atlantic Beach) and Deer Park Industrial Park, St. Augustine, FL.

Mr. Ahern assembled the land for the Pablo Plaza Shopping Center (the first Publix in the Beaches area), Seascape Condominiums, Moorings Condominiums, Pelican Pointe Condominiums, Fountains Condominiums, Ocean Village Condominiums, and Pablo Towers. He negotiated the location of the first and second chain hotel and high rise in Jacksonville Beach, Holiday Inn and Ramada Inn, respectively.

He was a founding member of the Selva Marina Country Club and the Lodge and Bath Club in Ponte Vedra Beach. He was the past Vice President of the Jacksonville Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Jacksonville Beaches Board of Realtors, past President of Jacksonville Beaches Insurance Association, and a member of the Churches of Christ.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at Hardage Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on June 17th. A Memorial Service remembering the life of Mr. Ahern will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 18th at The Church of Christ, 422 5th Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Condolences may be sent to 2215 3rd Street South, Suite 101, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Memorial Contributions, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120. Words of comfort and memories may be shared at

— Funeral Home 16 June 2010
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Helen C. (Hallisey) Ahern
AHERN, Helen C. (Hallisey) Of Arlington June 28. Beloved wife of Charles J. Ahern. Mother of Charles J. Jr., "Chuck" and wife Sandra of Marietta, GA, Robert W. and wife Kathleen of Towson, MD, Martin C. and wife Lisa of Seattle, WA. Grandmother of Jennifer, Carol Ann, Jane and Peter Charles. Funeral from The DeVito-O'Donnell Funeral Home 1145 Mass Avenue, ARLINGTON Saturday morning at 9:00. Funeral Mass at 10:00 in St. Camillus Church. Interment to follow Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visiting at the DeVito Funeral Home on Friday 4:00 to 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Helen's memory to St. Camillus Church 1175 Concord Turnpike, Arl., MA 02476 would be appreciated.
The Boston Globe 1 July 2010
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Francis X. Ahearn
AHEARN Francis X. Ahearn, 53, of Rockland, formerly of Dorchester and Quincy. Loving Brother of William J. Ahearn of Rockland, Sheila M. Groneman of CO, James Michael Ahearn of Marshfield, Maryellen Ahearn of FL, and Joellen Lattuada of Rockland. Loving Uncle of Dan and Jeanne Lattuada, Erin and Sean Ahearn, John and Amanda Groneman, and the late Elizabeth Ahearn. The Ahearn Family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Francis' life at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., ROCKLAND, on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, from 5:00-8:00 P.M, and on Thursday, July 8, 2010, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 9, 2010, at 9:00 A.M. at St. Bridget's Church in Abington. Services will be followed by cremation. For directions, or to share a memory on our "Tributes" page visit [see also: Raymond C. Ahearn]
The Boston Herald 6 July 2010
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Francis X. Ahearn
Francis X. Ahearn of Rockland, the former general manager at the Comedy Connection in Fanueil Hall, died Monday at South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, after a stroke. He was 53. Born in Abington, Mr. Ahearn lived in Dorchester and Quincy before moving to Rockland. Mr. Ahearn was a graduate of Abington High School and earned a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. For 18 years Mr. Ahearn worked as the general manager at the Comedy Connection in Boston's Fanueil Hall, working with acts such as Rosie O'Donnell, Monique and Richard Lewis. He was most recently employed as the general manager at Firefly's Restaurant in Quincy. Mr. Ahearn was an avid golfer and Las Vegas afficionado.

He is survived by two brothers, William J. of Rockland and James Michael of Marshfield; three sisters, Sheila M. Groneman of Colorado, Maryellen of Florida, and Joellen Lattuada of Rockland; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Friday at St. Bridget's Church, Abington. Arrangements by Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, Rockland.

The Boston Herald 6 July 2010
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Frank Ahearn, 53, key link in Boston's comedy scene
Mr. Ahearn was a general manager at the Comedy Connection
By Bryan Marquard
During his extended engagement running the Comedy Connection in Faneuil Hall, Frank Ahearn managed everything that needed managing. Plates had to be placed just so. Working the door was elevated to an art form. Sometimes even the owners needed oversight. "I used to say, 'I might be the owner, but you're the boss,' and it was true," said Paul Barclay, who co-owned the club in Mr. Ahearn's early years as general manager. "With Frank, I knew my place." A fixture in Boston's comedy scene for nearly two decades, Mr. Ahearn more recently co-owned Tommy's Comedy Lounge with John M. Tobin Jr., a city councilor, and was general manager of Firefly's restaurant in Quincy. He died Monday in South Shore Hospital in Weymouth of complications of two strokes, in December and late last month. Mr. Ahearn was 53 and had lived in Andrew Square in Dorchester for many years.

"He was able to really bridge the gap between kind of the older guys in the scene, the guys who brought the scene to Boston, and the middle and newer guys that have come along," Tobin said in a May interview, posted on YouTube, after the first of two benefit shows in which comedians raised money to defray Mr. Ahearn's expenses. Tobin added that "Frank was always kind of the guy out on the golf course, as a roommate, as a confidant, as a friend. . . . When things go awry, you go to Frank Ahearn, no matter what the issue is."

That was the case with colleagues, employees, and relatives, some of whom Mr. Ahearn hired at the Comedy Connection. "People who worked for him showed him an insane amount of respect," said Dan Lattuada of Bridgewater, who worked in the box office for his uncle at the club. "He gave everybody a chance," said another nephew, John Groneman of Denver, who formerly was a bartender at the Comedy Connection. "We've heard so many stories over the past few days, people saying I am who I am because Frank gave me that job, that opportunity, whatever it was: bartender, waitress, doorman."

Paula Murphy, general manager of the Charles Playhouse, worked for Mr. Ahearn in the 1990s as a waitress and bartender at the Comedy Connection. "You just knew he was the man," she said. "You just knew it. You didn't have to be told it, and you certainly wouldn't be told it by him. He didn't necessarily want to be the center of attention, but fun gravitated to him." She added that although Mr. Ahearn was a behind-the-scenes guy in a business filled with talented comedians, he was "probably funnier than a lot of them."

Francis X. Ahearn grew up in Abington, the youngest of six children. His mother was town clerk, his father was involved in town politics, and the house was often abuzz with parties and political gatherings. "Frank was always attracted to that social part of it," said his sister Sheila Groneman of Silverthorne, Colo., who added that Mr. Ahearn "was an entrepreneur even when he was young." "In high school, he had his own house painting business," she said. "Frank was a born leader. He would take charge and loved to organize."

He graduated in 1975 from Abington High School and four years later from the University of New Haven in Connecticut, from which he received a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management. Over the next decade, he managed restaurants and a hotel before the Comedy Connection's co-owners hired him when they moved the club into Faneuil Hall in the early 1990s. "It was one of the best decisions we made," Barclay said. "He liked comedy, but he liked comedians even more. They gravitated to him." So did the staff at the Comedy Connection, Barclay said. "All the employees who worked for him were like family," he said. "Not just, 'Hi, how you doing.' Out of his own pocket he would take them out to dinner at the Christmas holidays every year. He would pick up the whole tab himself. He would take them to Foxwoods; he would take them to sporting events. If there was a concert he knew they all wanted to see, he'd get tickets." "That was Frank," said his sister Joellen Lattuada of Rockland, with whom Mr. Ahearn briefly lived when he left a rehabilitation facility after his first stroke. "Frank would do that for people he didn't even know."

Sheila Groneman said her brother "liked to connect people and be connected to people." "What we used to hear from my dad was, 'It's nice to be important but it's important to be nice,'" she said. "That was extremely important to Frank. It didn't matter if you were a Hollywood comedian or a high school math teacher. It was important that people be kind and nice. What was most important was how you treated other people."

At the Comedy Connection, Mr. Ahearn "loved to give somebody local a shot on the stage," his sister said. "He could recognize talent; he could recognize someone's passion and commitment, which was really important. Even to his nieces and nephews he would say, 'If you're going to do something, do it with commitment.'" Among the commitments Mr. Ahearn honored were benefits he organized to raise money for various causes supported by his many friends. Some benefits were annual affairs, and when possible, he tried to make the fund-raising event a golf tournament. An avid golfer, he found a course every Wednesday wherever he was, and the weather had to be miserable to keep him away. "If there was no snow on the ground, Frank was golfing," said Joellen Lattuada.

"He was one of the few guys I've met who had no regrets," Murphy said. "He lived large. He knew everyone. He loved everyone. He laughed hard. He got it all in. We should all be more Frankish." In addition to his two sisters and two nephews, Mr. Ahearn leaves two brothers, William of Rockland and James Michael of Marshfield; and another sister, Maryellen of Cape Canaveral, Fla. A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Bridget's Church in Abington.

The Boston Globe 7 July 2010
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John O'Hearn
Family and friends will gather for a memorial service for John O'Hearn on Monday, July 26. O'Hearn, who passed away in February 2010, was active in the American Legion, VFW as well as his church.

Greeting will begin at 9 a.m., with a memorial Mass at 10 a.m., both at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Faribault. Burial will be at 12:15 p.m. at Lakewood Cemetary in Lake City, Minn. A light lunch will follow at Hok-Si-La Park, also in Lake City.

Faribault Daily News 14 July 2010
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Violet (Gore) O'Hearn
O'HEARN (GORE), Violet On July 12, 2010 in Vancouver at the young age of ninety passed away Violet O'Hearn, formerly of Montreal. Widow of the late Dan O'Hearn. She will leave a great void in the lives of her family. She is survived by her sons Tom (Lise Gagnon) and Dan (Jenny Lym), daughter Maureen, grandchildren Cassandra, Janessa, Jarod, Ryan and Daniel. She has two remaining siblings, Bobby and Gordon, sisters-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her companion of many years, Bill Logan. Arrangements to celebrate her life are pending.
Montreal Gazette 15 July 2010
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John J. O'Hearn
On July 22, 2010 at age 46. He is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Lindsay (Jay) Ezard, Jacob and John Paul O'Hearn; his mother, Marianne O'Hearn; grandchildren, Liam and Madison Ezard; brothers, Richard and Brian O'Hearn; sister, Laurie (Michael) Rumler; mother-in-law, Cecile Baker; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, Richard O'Hearn.

Friends may call Sunday 1-3 and 5-7 PM at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. His Funeral Mass will be held Monday 10 AM at St. Lucy's Church, Retsof. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Way of Livingston County, 106 Main St., PO Box 366, Geneseo, NY 14454.

Rochester Democrat And Chronicle 24 July 2010
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Kenneth J. Ahern
AHERN, Kenneth J. Of Medford, July 25. Beloved husband of Sarah (Carcia) Ahern. Dear brother of the late Phyllis Ahern and Robert Ahern. Devoted uncle to Kathy, Karen and Anthony. Also survived by 5 great nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., MEDFORD Wednesday at 8 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street Medford, at 9 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-7. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Ken's name to the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For directions obituary and guestbook Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes 781-396-9200 Medford-Woburn-Wilmington.
The Boston Globe 27 July 2010
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Shannon Edward Ahern
Shannon E. Ahern, 54, of Marcellus, passed away Tuesday at home. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a 1974 graduate of West Genesee High School. Shannon was a firefighter with the Syracuse Fire Dept. for 20 years, retiring in 2005, and a member of the Firefighters Union 280. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and volunteer at Community-General Hospital.

He was predeceased by his father, Kim; brother, Dirk and daughter, Amanda. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, the former Teresa LaVerne; sons, Shannon (Leslie) Jr. of Jordan, Brian of Syracuse and Brandon of Camillus; mother, Barbara Ahern of Syracuse; sisters, Katrina Ahern of Auburn and Pamela (Michael) Lavarnway of Union Springs; brother, Kim (Sharon) Ahern of Nedrow; grandchildren, Abigail and Shannon III; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Shannon will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. Buranich Please share condolences at

Syracuse Post Standard 4 August 2010
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James B. "Smoke" O'Hearn, Jr.
MAYSVILLE—James B. "Smoke" O'Hearn, Jr., 55, of Maysville died Thursday at Maysville Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. He was the son of the late James B. O'Hearn and Dorothy Stahl O'Hearn Burrows. Arrangements are pending at Brell & Son Funeral Home.
The Ledger Independent 5 August 2010
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Jennifer Lynn (Sargent) Ahern
Jennifer Lynn Ahern, 37, of Grappone Drive in Concord, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at home after a long illness. She was born in Ravenna, Ohio, a daughter of Leon and Deborah Sargent of Epsom. Jennifer lived in Concord with her devoted husband, Bruce Ahern. She was a graduate of Concord High School, Class of 1991, and was the recipient of a four-year scholarship to New England College in Henniker, majoring in psychology.

Jennifer was the recipient of two kidney transplants. The first one was in February 1992, followed by her second transplant in July 2001. Jen endured many years of dialysis and many surgical operations from infancy through her young adult life. Despite Jen's lifetime of medical problems, she always lived life to the fullest and could always be counted on for a smile and a hug. Though because of her illness she could not donate blood, Jen nonetheless worked tirelessly to raise more than 600 pints of blood for the American Red Cross. She was always mindful of the plight of others in need and in failing health. Jen worked for Community Bridges in Concord as a case manager, and she previously worked for Goodwill Industries as the New England regional administrative assistant. Jen enjoyed reading, holistic therapies, riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, spending time with friends and family, and her beloved dog Smokey. An avid hunter, Jen enjoyed turkey and deer hunting with her father, Leon Sargent. Jen loved to travel, crossing the United States in her travels. Jen was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 613, as well as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Loyal Order of Moose. Jen also supported numerous social causes.

In addition to her parents, Jennifer is survived by her husband, Bruce Ahern; her daughter, Autumn, and son, John Ahern; grandson, Andy; her constant companion Smokey; one brother, Nathaniel Jones and his wife, Cindy; her father-in-law, William Ahern; sisters-in-law, Sally Kenyon and Jean Duford and her husband, David; brothers-in-law Barry and Brian Ahern; her grandmother, Patricia Eldridge; aunts, Pamela Dutcher and her husband, Glen, and Rebecca Crawford; uncles, George and his wife, Cheryl, and David Eldridge and his wife, Lisa; and countless cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Jen was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Elaine Ahern; grandfather Gunnery Sgt. George Eldridge, U.S. Marine Corps, retired; and brothers-in-law William Ahern Jr. and Charles Kenyon.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main St., Concord. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Waters Funeral Home. Burial will follow the funeral services. Memorial donations may be made to New Hampshire Kidney Center, Attn: Patient Service Fund, 248 Pleasant St., Suite 204, Concord 03301.

Concord Monitor 8 August 2010
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Kenneth Ahern
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.—Kenneth Ahern, 82, of New Dorp, a World War II veteran who enjoyed drawing, died yesterday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. Born in Brooklyn, he attended high school before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed as a seaman first class aboard the USS Macon in the South Pacific during World War II from 1945 to 1946. When he returned stateside, Mr. Ahern worked with the Metropolitan Transporation Authority as a track man for several years before becoming a ship fitter at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He retired in 1988 as a civil engineer for the U.S. Army with the Fort Hamilton Army Base, Brooklyn. He also spent several summers while living in Brooklyn working at the famous Cyclone roller coaster. Fourteen years later, Mr. Ahern settled in New Dorp. In his leisure time he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Ahern enjoyed draft-drawing and trying his luck with lottery tickets and bingo.

His wife of 52 years, the former Mary Louise Graham, died in 2001. Surviving are his son, Kevin; three daughters, Maureen Vittoria, Kathy Gerardo and Patricia Ahern; a brother, Richard; a sister, Margaret Mary O'Brien; seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Hanley Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Mother of Jesus R.C. Church, Brooklyn. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Pleasant Plains.

Staten Island Advance 9 August 2010
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William F. Ahern, Jr.
William F. Ahern, Jr., Esquire of Kings Park NY on August 13, 2010. Bill had his own law firm and was a practicing attorney in Kings Park for 50 years. Beloved husband of Florence. Loving father of Jane, Timothy, Dennis and the late William F. Ahern III. Dear brother of Maureen Ahern White and the late Jane Guerin. Cherished grandfather of Kelsey, Sean, Lillian, Daniel, Brendan, Shannon and Kiera. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. If you desire donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Newsday 13 August 2010
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William F. Ahern, Jr.
AHERN—William F., Jr., Esquire, of Kings Park, NY on August 13, 2010. Bill had his own law firm and was a practicing attorney in Kings Park for 50 years. Beloved husband of Florence. Loving father of Jane, Timothy, Dennis and the late William F. Ahern III. Dear brother of Maureen Ahern White and the late Jane Guerin. Cherished grandfather of Kelsey, Sean, Lillian, Daniel, Brendan, Shannon and Kiera. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday 7-9pm and Monday 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Butler-Hughes Funeral Home, Inc. 69 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park. Funeral Mass Tuesday 9:30am at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Kings Park. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Hauppauge NY. for further information.
Newsday 14 August 2010
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Eleanor Marie (Stohlgren) Ahern
Eleanor Marie Ahern, Nov. 26, 1924 — Aug. 11, 2010 Resident of Danville. On Wednesday, August 11th Eleanor left us to reunite in eternal life with her beloved Bill, with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage. Eleanor was born in Oakland, California on Nov. 26, 1924 to Elizabeth and George Stohlgren. She attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and Holy Names High School where she met lifelong friends. She attended the University of California at Berkeley for 2 years then worked for the telephone company. She married the love of her life, Bill Ahern, with whom she raised four children. This "Stay-at-Home Mom" found time to work with special needs children, volunteer for Children's Hospital and spent over 20 years devoting one day of her week to drive cancer patients to their appointments. In addition, she also started her own business, TIOLI, where she was happy to be your personal shopper at the Gift center in San Francisco. She was an amazing cook and baker known for her scrumptious treats and elegant presentations! Always the perpetual host, she kept an "open door" policy at her home where good friends and family often gathered. You never left hungry and if you stayed long enough your clothes would be washed and ironed. She loved to travel, host luncheons for her girlfriends and spend as much time as possible with her family. She was always "dressed to the nines" elegant and beautiful. She was constantly taking care of everyone around her. She had a brilliant sense of humor, contagious laugh and impeccable style Eleanor loved her faith.

She was a devout Catholic and a daily communicant. She was a loyal friend, devoted mother and grandmother who loved unconditionally. She will be greatly missed by her children: Michael Ahern, Patricia Manifesto, Elizabeth Hackl, Gregory Ahern; and their spouses: Sandra Ahern, Thomas Manifesto, Ric Hackl, and Kathleen Ahern; grandchildren: Cynthia Martino, Kimberly Windsor, Jonathan Ahern, Kevin Ahern, MaryAnn Torres, Michael Ahern, Erin Ahern, and 9 great-grandchidren.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate a life well-lived on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, at 10:30am at St. Isidore's Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA. Contributions can be made to your favorite charity. Wilson & Kratzer - Danville (925) 820-2999

Contra Costa Times 15 August 2010
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Margaret Mary (Ahern) Vaillancourt
Margaret Mary (Ahern) Vaillancourt of New Britain passed away peacefully in the arms of her family on Aug. 19, 2010. She is the beloved wife of Zenon Vaillancourt and is survived by her four children, Claudette, and her husband, William Turgeon, Patricia, and her husband, William DiLuzio, Susan, and her husband, Roger Greco, and Wayne Vaillancourt and his wife, Dawn. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Palys. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lambert Ahern, Robert Ahern and Daniel Ahern.

Margaret was loved dearly by all of her grandchildren, Beth Turgeon, William Turgeon, Jr., Katie Turgeon, Peggy Loehr, Bryan DiLuzio, Paige Crosby, Joshua Greco, Tyler Greco, Molly Greco, Brooke Vaillancourt, Megan Vaillancourt, Thomas Vaillancourt, Jenna Vaillancourt, and her six great-grandchildren. Margaret volunteered her time for many years with the New Britain Chapter of The American Red Cross and was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award. She dedicated her time to visiting people without families in the Friendly Visitor Program. She was a devoted Catholic and a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church in New Britain, where she spent many years instructing children in the CCD program. Margaret also had many good times square dancing with her husband, Zenon, and friends with the Bucks and Does club.

Calling hours are today from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m,. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 South Main St., New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 195 South Main St., New Britain. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain.

The New Britain Herald 20 August 2010
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David Michael Ahern
AHERN, David M., 63, Of Homosassa, FL formerly of Clearwater, FL died Aug. 14, 2010 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. David was born on Aug. 28, 1946 in Boston, MA where he was raised. David graduated Boston Latin School in 1964 and enlisted in the US Air Force serving through 1968. He had a life long career in sales and management in real estate, appraisals and tax accounting. Later in life he took over operation of Mid-State Golf Assoc. (MGA) in 1998 after the death of his father, Robert. David was an avid sports enthusiast; accomplished golfer having won several titles and was self taught master bridge and black jack player. He was very active in several civic clubs and fundraisers in Citrus County most notably Lions Club and V.F. W.

He is survived by his son, C. Scott Ahern (Kristina) and granddaughter, Penelope, Stevens Point; mother, Anne M. Ahern, Clearwater; brothers, Robert J., Jr. (Patricia), and James "Juice", both of Clearwater and Paul F., Belleair; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and close friends. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel. Please visit our website for further information and to sign guest book. (727)562-2080.

— Funeral Home, 20 August 2010
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Joan Eileen (Roberts) Ahern
Joan Eileen Roberts Ahern, 78, of Wilmington and formerly of Emerald Isle, NC passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010. Joan was born in Camden, NJ on September 11, 1931. Her parents were James Roberts and Margaret Rabig Roberts. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a member of Emerald Isle Garden Club.

Joan is survived by her husband of 54 years, Eugene R. Ahern; three children, Keith James Ahern and wife Jean of Paducah, KY, Mary Patricia Ahern of Wilmington, and Kevin E. Ahern of Newport, NC; two grandchildren, Keith Ahern, Jr., and Sarah Elizabeth Ahern of Paducah, KY. Private services will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family request in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. Condolences may be sent to the family at A Market Street Chapel Service. Online condolences at

Wilmington Star-News 22 August 2010
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John O'Hearn
John O'Hearn, age, 51 of Hillside. Cherished brother of Maureen Hartwig, Edward (Tani), Kathleen O'Hearn, JoAnne O'Hearn and Michael (Cindy); dear uncle of many nieces and nephews; beloved son of the late Edward J. and the late Georgianna (nee Dorney). Family and friends should meet at St. Domitilla Church on Tuesday for a 10 a.m. Mass. Visitation will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gerharz- Cappetta Funeral Home, 501 State St., Lemont. Burial Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For info: (630) 257-2123.
Chicago Tribune 23 August 2010
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John Francis "Jack" Ahern
AHERN, John (Jack) Francis. of "Shannonvale", Christmas Creek. Passed away 22nd August 2010. Aged 97 years. Dearly beloved Husband of Grace (dec'd) and loved Father of Shirley, Lorraine, Dian, Gary and Trevor. Much loved Grandpa, Great-grandpa, Brother, Uncle and Father-in-law. There will be a celebration of our Father's long Life to be held at the Gleneagle Gables Reception Centre, Mount Lindsay Highway, Gleneagle via Beaudesert on Friday, 27th August 2010 at 12 midday. BEAUDESERT FUNERALS (07) 5541 2511 Proudly Australian Owned.
The Brisbane Courier Mail 26 August 2010
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Marjorie "Marge" (Fricke) Ahern
Marjorie "Marge" Fricke Ahern, a long time resident of La Jolla, passed away peacefully August 15, 2010, after a brief bout with cancer at the age of 86 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim on October 15, 2009. Marge was born and raised in Altadena, California, and spent many happy summers on Catalina Island. It was there she met Roger Morehart whom she married in 1942, and had her first son Fritz Ahern who was born in Hollywood. Following the birth of her first son, she attended UCLA where she earned her bachelor's degree in English and then taught elementary school in Brawley, CA, for several years.

After WWII, Marge met Jim, her husband of 58 years, on Catalina Island. They were married in Altadena, CA, in 1951, and lived in Long Beach, CA, where their five children were born, before moving to La Jolla in 1960. In 1964, when the youngest of her six kids went off to first grade, Marge attended Cal Western Law School and became one of the first female attorneys in San Diego. She practiced law in La Jolla for several years and eventually moved her practice to downtown San Diego. She also taught legal aspects of real estate at a local community college. Marge loved her work so much that she was still going to her downtown office at the spry age of 84. Marge loved to travel with her "buddy" Jim and kept extensive journals of her trips. She was a voracious reader, a practice that she encouraged in her own children. Tending her garden, walking to Mt. Soledad cross, spending time with her family, and a gentle breaststroke in the ocean were her favorite ways to relax.

She is survived by her loving children Fritz, Patrick, Louise (Buckley), Jimmy, Kate (Rigby) and Josephine (Rowe), 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed. You are invited to a celebration of Marge's life on Sunday, August 29, from 11am — 2pm at 6104 Castejon Drive, La Jolla. The memorial service will take place at the Avalon Cemetery, Catalina Island, on August 30 at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Soroptimist International or San Diego Hospice.

La Jolla Light 26 August 2010
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Regis R. Ahearn
Age 90, of Bethel Park, on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Byers); loving father of Edward (Chris) Ahearn, Patricia (Chris) Yannone and Nancy (Duke) Wieseckel; brother of Leonard, the late Thomas and James Ahearn; grandfather of Christian & Nicole Yannone, Matthew Wieseckel, Tyler Ahearn and Lindsey Preston. Regis was a member of the Steamfitters Local Union #449, American Legion, Bethel Park and a WWII U.S. Army veteran.

Friends will be received on Friday from 12-9PM at the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00AM on Saturday in St. Anne's Catholic Church, Castle Shannon. Interment with Military Honors to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222., Send condolences at

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 27 August 2010
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Sally M. O'Hearn
Born 06/05/1927, Passed away 08/30/2010. Funeral service, Friday 1 P.M. at Newcomer West Metro Chapel. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice of St. John's. Visit
Denver Post 1 September 2010
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Lawrence T. "Buddy" O'Hearn
SOMERVILLE—Lawrence T. "Buddy" O'Hearn, of Somerville, died on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. Mr. O'Hearn was a veteran and member of The Greatest Generation serving proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was also a member of St. Thomas Parish Knights of Columbus. He was the beloved husband of Joyce E. (Shea) O'Hearn who died on May 31, 2010; loving father of Joyce N. Cullen and her husband William of Andover, Charles O'Hearn and his wife Annette and Joseph O'Hearn, all of Somerville; brother of John and the late Thomas and George O'Hearn; dear grandfather of Chris Cullen and his wife Kelley, Melissa, Nicholas, Michael and Sean O'Hearn, Michael Dascoli and the late Stephanie O'Hearn.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Square), Somerville Tuesday 8 to 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral procession and funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Wilmington at 10 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery. For more information, please visit

Eagle-Tribune 5 September 2010
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Donna Kay (Klitz) Ahern
PAYSON, Ill.—Donna Kay Ahern, 57, of 502 Magnolia, died Sunday (Sept. 5, 2010) in her home. She was born on May 8, 1953, in Quincy, a daughter of Wilbert and Elenore Bohne Klitz. Donna was previously married to David Ahern Sr. Donna worked as registered nurse at Blessing Hospital for many years, retiring in 2009 due to ill health. Donna graduated from Quincy High School and then Hannibal- LaGrange College. She was a member of Faith Miracle Ministries of Hannibal. Donna enjoyed softball, exercising, reading and helping others. Donna loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. Her love for children was apparent, especially her love for several nieces and nephews. Her canine companion "Cinnamon" was by her side in her last hours of life here on earth.

She is survived by two children, David Ahern Jr. and his wife, Tiffany, of Plainville and Alicia Ahern of Durham, Mo., and her fiancee, Daniel Noe; four grandchildren, Zakkary Perry, David Ahern III, Destinee Noe and Tayah Noe; two great- grandchildren; seven siblings, Tom Klitz and his wife, Krista, Jerry Klitz, Ruth Rogers and her husband, Herschel, Annette Lupo and her husband, Phil, Joe Klitz, Yvonne Klitz and Ted Klitz and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive. Donna was preceded in death by her parents.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy with Pastor Kim Britt conducting. Interment in Calvary Cemetery in Quincy.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, Quincy.
MEMORIALS: Faith Miracles Ministries of Hannibal, Mo., or to Paw Pals.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, Quincy. Condolences may be expressed online at

Quincy Herald-Whig 9 September 2010
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Theresa M. Ahearn
AHEARN, Theresa M. (Dean) (Bigot) 1928—2010 In Okotoks, Alberta on June 10,2010 at age 81 at home. Cremation in Okotoks. Burial at Notre-Dame Cemetery In the Ahearn Family Lot 455 Montreal Rd. Ottawa, ON. Sat Sept. 11, 2010 10 AM Beloved Mother of Robert (Brenda), Michael (Nancy), Murray (Carol) and Choosen [sic] Daughter Julie S. Potvin. Loving Grandmother to Marc, Ryan, Bridget, Andrew, Gordon and Julie and Great Grandmother to Kaylin, Cassidy, Sidney, Hailey, Ireland, Siena, Thomas, Benjamin and Samuel Predeceased by Baby Sister 1927 and Parents Robert D. and Ethel M. Ahearn God Bless.
Ottawa Citizen 8 September 2010
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Mary E. "Betty" (Ahern) Butler
BUTLER, Mary E. (Ahern) "Betty" Of Hyde Park, Sept 6, age 71. Beloved wife of the late John V. Jr "Bucky" Devoted mother of John V. III of Hyde Park, William F. and his wife Marianne of Newburyport, Julie A Butler of Hyde Park, Robin Guinan and her husband Eugene of Hyde Park. Cherished sister of Catherine Maher of Hyde Park, William Ahern of Franklin, and the late Dolores Ahern and Lawrence Ahern. Loving "nana" of Jennifer, Christopher, Danielle and Kristen and also survived by many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak St, HYDE PARK. Friday morning at 9, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, Roslindale at 10. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday evening from 4-8. Childrens room available. Interment will be private at families request. Late member of the VFW Ladies Aux. Please in lieu of flowers all donations can be made to American Diabetes Association , PO Box 11454, Alexandria VA, 22312. For directions and guestbook please visit Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home Hyde Park 617-361-3216.
The Boston Globe 8 September 2010
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Nancy (Hudson) Dell O'Hern
O'HERN Mrs. Nancy (Hudson) Dell O'Hern, 85, of Spanish Fort, AL passed away on Friday, September 10, 2010. She is survived by four children, Skip, Jim, Ellen and Anne; five grandchildren, Dana, Laura, Rainey, Adam and Jake. Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Friday, September 17, 2010 11:00 a.m. at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans. Pine Crest Funeral Home, Mobile served the O'Hern family. [see also: John Gilbert O'Hern]
The Times-Picayune 16 September 2010
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Fergus Ahern
AHERN Fergus (Boyle), (suddenly), at home Sept. 19, 2010, brother of the late Rory, cherished husband of Marian (nee Baynes), adored and adoring Dad of Grainne and Aisling; deeply mourned by his sisters Evelyn and Mary Patricia, brothers Fr. Niall and Daniel, his extended family and circle of friends. Reposing at Mahon's Funeral Home from 4 o'c. to 7 o'c. today (Tuesday) arriving at St. Joseph's Church, Boyle, at 8 o'c. Mass of the Resurrection tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12 o'c. followed by Burial in Assylinn Cemetery. All enquiries to Beirne & Sons Undertakers, Boyle, Tel: 071 966 2361. Rest in peace. [see also: Hubert "Bertie" Thomas Ahern]
Irish Independent 21 September 2010
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Shock as community mourns the death of Fergus Ahern
There was a deep sense of shock and sadness in Boyle this week following the untimely passing of prominent local businessman, Fergus Ahern, who was widely regarded as the driving force behind Boyle Arts Festival. Mr. Ahern's passing late on Sunday night sent shockwaves throughout Boyle, as members of the community struggled to come to terms with the "huge loss" to the town. Mr. Ahern, a native of Patrick Street, Boyle, is survived by his wife, Marian, and daughters, Grainne and Ashling; brothers, Canon Niall and Daniel and sisters, Evelyn and Mary Patricia.

His interests were broad ranging from running a local accountancy firm, Ahern & Company, to spearheading the development of Boyle Arts Festival, to his involvement in local and national politics. He will be best remembered, however, for the significant contribution he made to the arts and for putting Boyle on the map by developing Boyle Arts Festival, which celebrated its 21st year this year. Warm tributes poured in this week for the highly respected Boyle businessman, who was regarded as the driving force behind the development of the Boyle Civic Art Collection over the past 20 years. Administrator with Boyle Arts Festival, Christine Kelly, said there was great sense of shock and loss among committee members following Mr. Ahern's untimely passing. "This year was the 21st year of the festival and it was said to be the best ever to date and that is largely thanks to the commitment and passion shown by Fergus, who was chairman of the festival committee and the driving force behind the festival," Christine said.

The festival committee described Fergus as "the axial on which Boyle Arts Festival pivoted on" and said that he was a pleasure to work with and continually embraced "new ideas, new direction and energies" throughout his chairmanship. "Fergus gave a platform to young classical musicians and other new and emerging artists and talent across all art forms through the festival and he also left a lasting legacy to Boyle through the civic art collection that he built up over two decades.

He will be sadly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Marian, and his family and the staff at Ahern's at this sad time; he was a big presence in Boyle and it's hard to think who might replace him," Christine added. Mr. Ahern was also involved in local and national politics and his passions also extended beyond the business and arts world to rugby and to supporting charitable causes.

Describing Mr. Ahern as a "great friend" and a "great supporter" of Fine Gael, Deputy Frank Feighan said that he would be sorely missed in the community of Boyle. He said Fergus had been "highly involved" both locally and nationally with Fine Gael for decades and had stood for election as a senator during the 1980's. "Fergus was larger than life; he was a man who could get things done and he was well respected in his community and around the country," Deputy Feighan said.

Deputy Feighan said that Mr. Ahern's greatest legacy would be his involvement in Boyle Arts Festival and bringing it to national and international prominence. "Fergus had the vision, energy, and enthusiasm to succeed in bringing Boyle Arts Festival to national and international prominence and he will be remembered for that," Deputy Feighan said. Fianna Fail Cllr John Cummins joined in the tributes to Mr. Ahern, who he described as a man who showed "great community involvement". "Fergus was one of the founding members of Boyle Arts Festival and without his stewardship and leadership over the years it wouldn't be as successful as it is today," Cllr Cummins added.

Fianna Fail Cllr Eugene Murphy also paid tribute to Mr. Ahern and extended his sympathies to the Ahern family. Boyle Chamber of Commerce also joined in the expressions of sympathy and tributes paid to the late Fergus Ahern, who served as President of the Chamber in 1983. "His passing has come as a huge shock to everyone and is a huge loss to the town and we wish to extend our condolences to the Ahern family on their loss," Chamber President Jackie Valentine said.

He was predeceased by his mother Nancy, father, Bertie and brother, Rory. His remains will be reposing at Mahon's Funeral Home, Boyle from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, going to St Joseph's Church at 8 p.m. where the Boyle Arts Festival committee members will form a guard of honour. Burial at Assylinn Cemetery following funeral mass 12 noon on Wednesday. Ar dheis D go raibh a anam.

It was with deep shock and sadness that Carrick RFC learned of the death of its Treasurer Fergus Ahern. Fergus was at home with his wife Marian at 11 p.m. on Sunday night when he passed away suddenly. Carrick RFC would like to extend its deepest sympathy to his wife Marian, his two daughters and all his family and friends. Due to the sad news, the club's opening Connacht J1B fixture away to Ballinasloe has been postponed until October 17th. Please keep an eye on the website and the club's Facebook profile this week as training times may be affected due to funeral arrangements.
Roscommon Herald 22 September 2010
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John Joseph Ahearn
John Joseph Ahearn passed away in his sleep at home in Plano, Texas on Sunday, September 19, 2010.He was born September 9, 1926 in New York City, New York to John and Catherine Ahearn. An alumnus of Fordham University and its law school, he served as a first lieutenant in the Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Office during the Korean conflict. Mr. Ahearn, a member of the New York State Bar, served more than 25 years as a procurement attorney with the Department of Defense. He also enjoyed teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas.

He shared more than 39 years with his loving wife, Kathleen Theresa O'Connor, and together they raised four sons and one daughter. He is survived by his children, Kevin Ahearn of Plano, Texas, Brian Ahearn of Amarillo, Texas, Christopher Ahearn of Allen, Texas, Erin Ahearn of Plano, Texas; and his four granddaughters — Megan, Kristen, Kathleen and Lauren. Mr. Ahearn is preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen; his son, John Joseph Ahearn Jr.; his parents; and two sisters, Peggy Slagg and Kathleen Ahearn. He loved life and his family.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas, with the funeral Mass the following morning at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church and Christian burial at Sparkman Hillcrest. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Star Local News 23 September 2010
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Mary Christine (Hunolt) Ahern
Mary Christine Ahern, 93, of St. Vincent Home, formerly of 1628 Spruce, Quincy, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Oct. 10, 2010) from Blessing Hospital. Mary was born Oct. 13, 1916, in Edina, Mo., a daughter of Anthony Francis and Mary Gabriel Gangloff Hunolt. Mary came to Quincy from Edina in 1925, staying at the St. Aloysius Orphanage, and was raised by Agnes Durk, her maternal aunt. She married Wells Stephen Ahern on Feb. 20, 1941, in St. Peter Catholic Church. He died May 4, 1950. Mary was a seamstress for Three Sisters Ready to Wear in 1938. She became a homemaker after getting married. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Edina, St. Francis Grade School in Quincy and Notre Dame. Mary was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and later St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by three children, Mary E. Leckbee of Jacksonville, Matthew Joseph Ahern of Tampa, Fla., and Maureen E. Leckbee of Maywood, Mo.; three grandchildren, Paul Leckbee, Alan Leckbee and Dawn Leckbee; and a sister, Helen Knowles. Many nieces, including Sheron Sherwood, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive. In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents; twin sons, Michael and Mark Ahern; a daughter, Martha E. Leckbee; a brother, Robert Hunolt; and a sister, Martha McNutt.

SERVICES: 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
MEMORIALS: Skilled Nursing Unit at Blessing Hospital.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed online at

Quincy Herald-Whig 11 October 2010
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Ann M. (Aaron) Ahearn
AHEARN—Ann M., passed away quietly at home surrounded by her family on October 10, 2010 after waging a battle with cancer. The daughter of Louis J. Aaron and Mary Aaron she was born and raised in Jackson Heights, New York. A long time resident of Levittown and then Hauppauge, she is survived by her beloved husband Thomas F. Ahearn. Ann was the proud mother of 7 children, Ann M. Colosi, Ellen A. DiFazio, Thomas A. Ahearn, Christopher J. Ahearn, Robert L. Ahearn, Carol Dionis and Michael J. Ahearn. She was also sister to Arthur, Edward and Robert Aaron. She was the best grandmother, nana, yia yia, grandma and "Annie". Reposing Moloney's Hauppauge Funeral Home, 840 Wheeler Road (Route 111), Hauppauge, NY where a religious service will be held Wednesday 8 PM. Funeral Mass 10:45 AM Good Shepherd R.C. Church, Holbrook. Interment following Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton. Visiting Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 PM and-9 PM.
Newsday 12 October 2010
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Patrick Edward O'Hern
Patrick Edward O'Hern, 58, of Park Ridge, IL and Door County, WI, passed away October 14, 2010. Surviving are his beloved wife Carol; one son, Patrick (Giovan Montanaro), Park Ridge; one daughter, Shannon (Brandon Cromwell), Park Ridge; two sisters, Mary (Bruce) Guillaume and Jean (Dave) Bottoni; sister-in-law, Leslie (Jon) Gast, Sturgeon Bay, WI; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Rita (Nuesse) O'Hern; one sister, Sue (Ken) Cullen; and mother-in-law of Elsie (Ebert) Schiemann. Services in celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. Services will be preceded by visitation at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the cancer charity of your choice. Info, 847-823-1171.
Chicago Tribune 17 October 2010
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Marlene (Morani) Ahearn
Marlene Morani Ahearn of Valhalla, NY, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born July 30, 1931. Marlene is survived by her husband, Joseph; four children, Mark Ahearn (Sheila), of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Donna Dworkin (Gerry) of Harrisville, N.H., JoAnn (Thomas) Casey of Mahopac, N.Y., and Gina Ahearn of White Plains N.Y.; five grandchildren, Thomas (Tracey) Casey, Kelly and Lauren Casey, Patrick and Kevin Ahearn; one great-grandson, Thomas Kevin Casey.

A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Valhalla N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Name of Jesus School Fund, or a memorial Mass at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Sun News 18 October 2010
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Catherine V. "Kay" (Ahern) McDonnell
McDONNELL—Catherine V. "Kay" (nee Ahern) of Coram, NY formerly of Brooklyn, NY on October 21, 2010. Beloved wife of John "Jack". Loving mother of Mary and mother-in-law of Edward Flynn. Cherished and devoted grandmother of Maureen and Katie. Loving sister of Mary Oxford and sister-in-law of Catherine and Helen McDonnell. Reposing at Park Funeral Chapels, 2175 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park, NY. Visitors may call Sunday 2-5 & 7- 9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial, Notre Dame R.C. Church, New Hyde Park, NY 10:15 AM Monday. Interment St. Charles/Resurrection Cemetery.
Newsday 23 October 2010
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Mary Lou (Farrell) O'Hearn
Age 83, died October 20, 2010 Longtime Eagan Resident Surrounded by her girls, passed away peacefully on October 20 at The Pillars Hospice. Born in St. Paul in 1927 to Archibald and Isabelle (Schneider) Farrell. Preceded in death by husband, Don. Survived by loving daughters Carol (Dave) Zerwas, Kathy (Greg) Engel and Nancy (Jeff) Karls; beloved grandchildren, Molly Zerwas, Emily & Hayley Engel and Brie & Romie Karls; sister, Sally Jansen and brother, Frank Farrell; many special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Monday at the Historic Church of St. Peter, Mendota. Visitation 1 hour before the Mass. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. We will carry Mom's grace, strength and Irish wit with us forever. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Research Center or The Pillars. 651-228-1006.
Pioneer Press 24 October 2010
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Virginia D. "Ginny" (Denny) Ahern
AHERN, Virginia D. "Ginny" (Denny) Of Melrose, October 23, 2010. Beloved wife of William H. Ahern. Loving mother of William H. Ahern Jr & Kimberly Rymsza, Tracey A. Moriarty & husband John all of Melrose and Lesley M. Ahern of Charlestown. Devoted grandmother of Jack, Maggie & Maeve Moriarty. Sister of the late Sr. Mary Ellis SSND. Lifelong friend of Jean Kerr of Middleton. Also survived by several nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. MELROSE, on Wednesday, October 27th at 9AM. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Ginny's life will be held at The Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4-8PM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Research Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, 585 Lebanon St., Melrose, MA 02176. For directions, flowers, obituary & to sign guest book visit Gately Funeral Home 781-665-1949.
The Boston Globe 25 October 2010
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Mary (Eells) Ahern
Mary Eells Ahern, 88, of Bethlehem died on Thursday September 9, 2010 at Country Meadows Retirement Communities in Bethlehem Twp. Mary was born May 26, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA; the daughter of the late William and Helen (McCarthy) Eells. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Lt. Col. James J. Ahern. Lt. Col. Ahern died on July 24, 2008. Mary was a parishioner of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Survivors: Mary dedicated her life to her family and will be lovingly remembered by; her son, James J. Ahern, Jr. (Judy), of Narbeth; daughter, Maryellen P. Ahern-Dodson, M.D., (Donald Dodson, M.D.) of Saucon Valley; and son, Dr. Thomas S. Ahern, (Susan), of Coronado, CA; seven grandchildren, Sean, Conor, Brendan, Thomas Sean, Meghan, Patrick, Caitlin, and three step-grandchildren Elizabeth, and Maggie Dodson and Sarah Dodson Beach as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Services: Funeral arrangements have beeen made with the guidance of Connell Funeral Home, Bethlehem. A viewing will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday October 29, 2010 at St. Anne's Catholic Church 450 Washington Ave. Bethlehem, PA, 18107. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately following the viewing at 6:30 p.m. in the church. Mary will be interred with her husband James at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.D. on November 2, 2010 at 9 a.m. Condolences may be made on line at

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne's Church Education Fund 450 Washington Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017.

The Morning Call 26 October 2010
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Regina V. "Jeannie" Ahearne
CUSTER—Regina V. Ahearne, 85, Custer, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at the Custer Regional Senior Care facility. Regina "Jeannie" was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. After graduating from high school, Regina worked for Bell Telephone as a telephone operator. She married, raised two children as a "single Mom," and worked as a doctor's assistant (private practice). Regina loved basketball, music, dancing, films, the streets of New York City and the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Wila Kent of Hot Springs; her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Joseph Sciarrotta of Cottonwood, Ariz.; grandson, Justin Sciarrotta of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and niece, Kristine and Bruno Pagano and their daughter, Megan, of Brooklyn. She is also survived by her first husband, James E. Kent of Ocala, Fla., and her second husband, Joseph F. Ahearne of Brooklyn. At her request, she will be cremated and there are no services planned. Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home of Rapid City is in charge of arrangements. Her online guestbook is available at

Rapid City Journal 28 October 2010
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Nancy M. (Ahern) Huestis
HUESTIS, Nancy M. (Ahern) Of Revere, October 26 in her 93rd year. Wife of the late George Huestis. Loving mother of Amy Donovan of Wellesley and the late Ellen Santosuosso and her husband Richard of Revere. Dear sister of the late Patricia Ahern and Betty Dwyer. Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Nancy's life will take place Saturday morning, October 30 at St Anthony's Church, Revere St., Revere at 10 o'clock. Funeral private. Contributions can be made in Nancy's name to the Guardian Hospice of MA, Inc., 1214 Park St., Suite 203 Stoughton, MA 02072. For online guestbook, Arrangements entrusted to Vazza's "Beechwood" Funeral Home Revere 1-800-252-1127.
The Boston Globe 28 October 2010
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John J. O'Hearn
O'HEARN, John J. Of Saugus, November 4. Loving husband of Phyllis (Emma) O'Hearn of Saugus. Beloved father of John O'Hearn of Wilmington, LTC Michael O'Hearn (US Army Reserve) of WV, Karen Gall of OR, and Frank O'Hearn of Tewksbury. Dear brother of the late Buddy, Thomas & George O'Hearn. Cherished grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Funeral from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday 2-6 p.m. Entombment Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Knights of Columbus, 1 Knights of Columbus Drive, Saugus, MA 01906. Late U.S. Army Korean War veteran. For directions & obit
The Boston Globe 5 November 2010
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John J. O'Hearn
Korean War veteran
SAUGUS—Mr. John J. O'Hearn, age 81, died on Thursday morning at the Saugus Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Phyllis (Emma) O'Hearn. Born in Somerville and raised in Medford, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary (Healey) O'Hearn. An elevator mechanic for Westinghouse for many years, a Saugus resident for 51 years, Mr. O'Hearn was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Saugus Knights of Columbus, 4th degree John F. Kennedy Chapter, the Saugus Boosters Club and formerly a coach for Saugus Pop Warner Football and Saugus American Little League.

Besides his wife he is survived by four children, John O' Hearn of Wilmington, LTC Michael O'Hearn (U.S. Army Reserve) of West Virginia, Karen Gall of Oregon, Frank O'Hearn of Tewksbury and six grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Buddy O'Hearn, Thomas O'Hearn and George O'Hearn. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Knights of Columbus, 1 Knights of Columbus Drive, Saugus, MA 01906. Service information: A funeral will be held from the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS, on Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday 2-6 p.m. Entombment Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For directions and condolences,

The Daily Item 8 November 2010
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John J. Ahearn
JOHN J. AHEARN BAYONNE John J. Ahearn age 94 died Tuesday at home in Bayonne. Born in County Mayo, Ireland. He came to the States in 1920, and moved to Bayonne in 1933. He was an Auditor for American Society of Authors & Publishers New York for 13 years before retiring several years ago. A US Army Veteran of WWII, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 371 Bayonne. An Avid fan of Notre Dame Fightin Irish Football Team.

He is predeceased by his parents Delia (nee Burke) and John Ahearn, his brothers Dennis, Martin, and Michael Ahearn. Surviving are his sister-in-laws Margaret Ahearn and Mary Ahearn, many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 4:00-7:00 PM at Sweeney Funeral Home, Bayonne. Everyone will meet on Friday at St. Michael's Church Bayonne for a 10:00 AM Funeral Mass. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington, NJ Sweeney Funeral Home 857 Kennedy Boulevard Bayonne, NJ 07002 (201) 436-0930

The Jersey Journal 10 November 2010
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Helen Ahern
Ahern, Helen longtime resident of Canaryville, beloved daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (nee Sullivan) Ahern, loving sister of the late Rita (the late Steve) Holland, the late Margaret (the late Dan) Mahoney, the late John (the late Arline) Ahern and the late Esther (the late Albert) Arnott, beloved aunt of Mary (the late Mike) Varkalis, Dan (the late Eileen) Mahoney, Kathryn "Sissy" (Jim) Hawes, John (Betty) Mahoney, Tom (Bea) Mahoney and the late Steve Holland, beloved aunt and auntie to many.

Family and friends will gather at St. Mary Magdelene Church, 2nd and Briggs, Joliet on Saturday, November 27, at 10:00 a.m. for a Memorial Mass. Helen was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. In lieu of flowers, Masses appreciated. Arrangements by Blake-Lamb Funeral Home 708-636-1193.

Chicago Sun-Times 21 November 2010
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Richard William "Dick" Ahern
A Life of Service
On Nov 17th Richard "Dick" Ahern passed away quietly after a long battle with cancer. This amazing man's life began in Walsh MT in 1916. He earned his BS in Forestry at Univ. of Minn. Dick joined the Army Air Force & served in the Pacific from 1942-1945. After a whirlwind romance, Dick married his bride of 61 years—Veronica Malone. He had a distinguished career in the INS for 35 yrs. treating all he met & managed with decency & fairness. After retirement, he served his community by managing Francis House, a Catholic charity for 18 yrs.

Dick is survived by his wife, Ronny & their 6 children; Theresa, Susan, Maureen, Brigid Lagergren (Arne), Michael (Mimi) & Joseph (Edna) along with 10 grandchildren; Josh, Amie, Andra, Gary, Tait, Kiana, Malone, Jackie, Sara, and Nicole; His sisters Mary & Valmere & brothers Archie, Tom & Bill. He was a man of great faith, generosity & aspired to make a difference. His life will be celebrated Nov 26th at St. Monica's Catholic Church-Mercer Island at 10:00 am, Rosary-9:05 am, w/reception following. He will be interned at Tahoma Veteran's cemetery. In lieu of flowers, make a donation in his memory to St. Francis House, 169 12th Ave, Seattle WA .

The Seattle Times 25 November 2010
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Frances C. Ahern
Ahern, Frances C., 95, of West Palm Beach, died Monday. Quattlebaum Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Mass Friday.
Palm Beach Post 2 December 2010
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John Courtney O'Hearn
Of San Francisco, CA, formerly of Chevy Chase, MD on November 1, 2010. Mr. O'Hearn was born in the Panama Canal Zone on November 15, 1922, son of the late Matthew Charles O'Hearn and Katherine Courtney O'Hearn of Chevy Chase, MD. Also preceded in death by his brother, Matthew C. O'Hearn, Jr. of Fripp Island, SC. He was a 1940 graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington D.C. He received a medical discharge from the Army during World War II and returned to graduate from Georgetown University. Throughout his career he worked for the Washington Post, the United Fruit Company, and the Bank of California. But his most beloved role—among family, friends, and all who met him—was being "Uncle Jack". Joy had a way of following him wherever he showed up. Whether he was joining in at the "kids table" or singing his glorious renditions of "Good Ship Lolly Pop" or "Chiquita Banana". The original "Debutante's Delight" who knew his way to the annual Cotillion fully tuxedoed and tap dancing across the floor. Oh, Uncle Jack, you will be missed. The next family reunion will simply be a little less fun. Much love from your sisters Kathleen (Babe) O'Hearn Titus of Bethesda, MD and Jean O'Hearn Daisley of Fairfax, VA; and his favorite (and only!) sister-in-law Maureen Salisbury O'Hearn of Fripp Island, SC; and those 14 nieces and nephews and the world of friends who called you "Uncle Jack".

A Memorial Mass will be held at The Church of the Little Flower, Bethesda, MD on December 6, 2010 at 12 Noon. Internment immediately to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.

The Washington Post 4 December 2010
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Patrick J. Ahern
AHERN PATRICK J. AHERN, age 60, passed away peacefully Monday, November 29, 2010; cherished husband of Sherry (nee Smith); loving father of Shaun C., Ryan C., and Kristen Fisher (Michael); beloved papa of Ava, Leah, and Michael Patrick Fisher; son of the late James J. and Anselma M.; brother of Maureen Lynch, James, Jr., Dennis, Brian, Michael, Kathleen, and Colleen McGowan; dear uncle and friend of many; U.S. Army Veteran. A celebration of his life will be held at Brunswick Community Recreation Center, 3637 Center Rd., Brunswick, OH, Saturday, December 11, from 2 - 6 p.m.
The Plain Dealer 5 December 2010
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Elizabeth "Lily" (Hand) O'Hearn
Elizabeth "Lily" (Hand) O'Hearn, age 87, of Fall River, died Sunday, December 5, 2010 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late James P. O'Hearn. Born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, a daughter of the late William John and Sarah (Geary) Hand, she came to the United States in 1947 settling in Fall River. In addition to being a homemaker, she loved to spend time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Shaun O'Hearn and his late wife "Betsey" of Swansea, James P. O'Hearn Jr. and his wife Donna of Fall River, one daughter Jane O'Hearn of Fall River, five grandchildren Shaun O' Hearn, Kelly Murphy, Jordie West, Brigit and Ryan O'Hearn. Six great grandchildren Rowan West, Shaun and Meghan O'Hearn, Seamus, Rory, and Bridie Murphy, and many nieces and nephews. She is survived by one living sister Kathleen McConaghy and the late John William, Mary, Ginny, Margaret, Hanah, Bridie, and Elish.

Her Funeral will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 8:00AM from the Waring- Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place,178 Winter St., Fall River followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Sacred Heart Church, Linden St., Fall River. Visiting hours Friday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. Contributions in her honor may be made to the City of Hope, 1500 East Duarte Rd., Duarte, CA 91010 or Salvation Army, P.O. Box 444, Fall River, MA 02722. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.

— Funeral Home, 7 December 2010
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Babe Ahern, 103, loved life as golfer, country club owner
by Caroline Connors
For Anna May "Babe" Ahern, golf was her life. The proud owner of Evergreen Country Club, Ahern loved to teach and play the game. She excelled at her golf pursuits and also ran a successful business in a male-dominated industry. Ahern, of Evergreen Park, died Dec. 12 after a brief illness. She was 103. Born Nov. 19, 1907, Ahern was one of six children of Anna and Owen Ahern, a Chicago police officer who died when Babe was 12 years old, said her friend Sister Margaret Hoban, LCM.

In 1913, Ahern's mother purchased a 50-acre parcel of land at 91st Street and Western Avenue and built a restaurant on the property. As the business prospered, she expanded her property to include 135 contiguous acres and, with the design expertise of Robert Trent "Bobby" Jones, opened the Evergreen Country Club in 1921. Ahern learned business management by working at her mother's side, but she taught herself to play golf through practice and sheer determination. "After my work was done, I would jump out on the course and play as many holes as possible," Ahern said in a 1991 interview. "I tried to play or practice every day. I wanted to be the best." Eventually, she became the club's champion and embarked on a professional golf career in 1925, teaching golf as a pro until 1955. Many of her trophies and awards are still displayed in the clubhouse, along with photographs that chronicle her career.

When her mother bequeathed her the course in 1966, she assumed the responsibility as owner-operator of Evergreen Country Club—a role that she relished, her friends said. "Babe had a very difficult time as a woman in business, but she was a woman of steel," said Hoban. "She knew everything that was going on there and was extremely defensive of any criticism." Although she was known as a shrewd business person, Ahern had a heart of gold and an infectious sense of humor, Hoban said. "She was extremely kind to people who were less fortunate than her. She had a fiery personality, but underneath that was a tender heart," Hoban said. "At the same time, she said I was too soft-hearted and needed to toughen up."

In addition to golfing, Ahern enjoyed going out for dinner and had a special fondness for her dogs, her friends said. She also loved the village of Evergreen Park, Hoban said. One of Babe's happiest moments occurred under the administration of Evergreen Park Mayor Anthony Vacco, who dedicated a portion of 91st Street as Ahern Country Club Drive. "She was so proud of it," Hoban said. "She was very close to her mother, and she considered the street as an honor to her mother." The honorary designation was later removed by the current administration, Hoban said.

Ahern spent her summers in a home on the golf course and her winters in Scottsdale, Ariz., and, in her later years, she was blessed with the loyal companionship of her caregiver Elsa Sanchez. Despite her advancing age, Ahern remained steadfast in her dedication to the club and its operations. "When she went into the hospital for the last surgery, Babe asked the doctor, 'When am I going home? I've got a golf course to run,'" Hoban said.

Her business interest was not limited to the golf course, her friends said. She owned a number of properties in Evergreen Park and had just recently, at the age of 102, contemplated purchasing the Evergreen Racquet and Fitness Club further west on 91st Street. Her most recent business transaction was the sale of her beloved golf course in November to developer Sterling Bay Cos. for $7.5 million. She also celebrated her 103rd birthday in November with friends at the golf course clubhouse and spent Thanksgiving at the home of Hoban and Sister Joseph Casey, LCM. "She did things her way," Casey said. "There will never be another Babe."

Ahern is survived by many grandnieces and nephews. Visitation was held at the Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home on Dec. 19, followed by a funeral service on Dec. 20. Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be made to A Healthier Evergreen Inc., 2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL 60805. [see also: Arthur A. Ahern, Walter T. Ahern]

The Beverly Review 22 December 2010
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John Courtney O'Hearn
Resident of San Francisco
Nov. 15, 1922—Nov. 1, 2010. Son of the late Matthew Charles O'Hearn and Katherine Courtney O'Hearn of Chevy Chase, MD. Also preceded in death by his brother, Matthew C. O'Hearn, Jr. of Fripp Island, SC.

A 50 plus year San Franciscan by way of the Panama Canal Zone, NYC, Washington D.C. and for a short stint, Kansas City KC's loss was SF's gain. Though having 14 nieces and nephews (and many more grand and great-grands), he was "Uncle Jack" to all who met him. Joy had a way of following him wherever he showed up. Whether he was joining in at the "kids table" or singing his glorious renditions of "Good Ship Lolly Pop" or "Chiquita Banana". The original "Debutante's Delight" who knew his way to the annual Cotillion fully tuxedoed and tap dancing across the floor. All were welcome to the million dollar view of the Bay from his Union Street digs, that is if he wasn't down the Peninsula keeping houses warm for his friends. Oh, Uncle Jack, you will be missed. The next family reunion will simply be a little less fun. Much love from your sisters Kathleen (Babe) O'Hearn Titus of Bethesda, MD and Jean O'Hearn Daisley of Fairfax, VA; and his favorite (and only!) sister-in-law Maureen Salisbury O'Hearn of Fripp Island, SC; and those 14 nieces and nephews and the world of friends who called you "Uncle Jack".

A Memorial Mass will be held at Saints Peter & Paul Church, 666 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA on Monday December 27, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.

San Jose Mercury News 23 December 2010
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Margaret T. "Peg" (Esrich) Ahern
Ahern, Margaret T. "Peg" (nee Esrich), 83, died on Dec. 16th from sudden stroke at the UMass Medical Center She was born on August 27, 1927. She lived most of her life in Newburgh, NY until joining her daughter, Barbara in Connecticut. Peg worked as a secretary for the Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh from 1974 to 1999. She loved her work there and often spoke of her wonderful colleagues and the children.

She is survived by her daughter and grandson, Will. In her later years, she devoted herself to Will, she called him "my best buddy. In addition to her daughter and grandson, she is survived by six nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Dan (1973) and brother, Bill (2005). Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made in her grandson's name, William Ahern. C/O Barbara Ahern, 127 Killingly Drive, Danielson, Conn. 06239. (978) 412-5050.

Times Herald-Record 24 December 2010
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Henry Irving "Hank" Ahearn (Age 100)
On Wednesday, December 22, 2010 of Bethesda, Maryland. Beloved husband of the late Doris Kimball Ahearn; loving father of James K. Ahearn (Carolyn Sue), Joni Normyle (Michael), Douglas B. Ahearn (Cheryl), Michael D. Ahearn (Mary) and Wendy Ahearn O'Brien (Kevin Patrick); grandfather of Pat, Jamie, Laura Ann, Erin, John, Aaron, Ryan, Brian Michael, Tim, Kristen and Julie; great-grandfather of five; brother of Ethel Carson. Friends will be received at Pumphrey's Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home, 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814 on Sunday, December 26, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 9601 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814, Monday, December 27 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Children's Relief Fund, c/o Rose Fotia, 14 Wedgefield Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29926 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please view and sign family guestbook at: [see also: Laurie Jean Ahearn]
The Washington Post 24 December 2010
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Patricia (Carlisle) Ahearn (Age 85)
A resident of Oxon Hill, MD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at her home in Oxon Hill. Pat lived in the Washington, DC area all of her life, where she was born and raised, attended school, worked for the State Department, and met her late beloved husband John L. "Jack" Ahearn Jr. Pat was the loving twin sister of the late Jacquelin C. "Jackie" Goodnight and sister of the late Joyce Crumley and is survived as the much beloved mother of Marie Penny, John L. III, Joseph P. and James E. Ahearn; grandmother of Kathleen Fus, Molly, Blaise, Charlotte, Rachel and Kristen Ahearn; sister-in-law of Arlene Ahearn, Dr. Marie Lucy Ahearn, Lester Crumley, the late Paul J. Ahearn, and the late Randall E. Goodnight; aunt of James, Edward, William and Charles Goodnight and Maryjo Ordway; and great-aunt of numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to Mrs. Ahearn's Life Celebration on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. at Saint Columba Catholic Church, 7800 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Burial at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery joining her late husband. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital. An online guestbook is available at:

The Washington Post 24 December 2010
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Bryan L. Ahern
Another year has gone, five to be exact, our hearts still ache in sadness, as the tears we cant retract. We know just like a candle your love light surely shines, to brighten up a place more perfect and divine. Our family chain is broken but your memories will live on. Your nieces know your name, we wish it would be more, we wish one day you could walk back through that door. We miss you more than ever, and today we miss you more. Mom, Dad, Doni, Tara, Marcelo, Brynn and Camryn This Christmas Holiday the Aherns' thoughts and prayers go out to the DeMaio family and Bryan's friend Michael DeMaio. May you guide Michael to the heavenly path. May you both rest in peace, and enjoy Christmas in Heaven. Amen.
The Hartford Courant 24 December 2010
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Carolyn (Ahearn) Whitty
Carolyn (Ahearn) Whitty, 70, of South Windsor, died Tuesday (Dec 21st, 2010). Born in Waterbury, she was the daughter of the late John Lester and Helen (Galida) Ahearn, she lived most of her life in the Hartford Area. She was proud to say she was a member of the "Pint Club". She is survived by a beloved daughter, Nancy A. Amodio of Cromwell, three sons Mark and George Whitty of Granby and Jonathan Whitty of Southwick MA, two brothers, Charles and George Ahearn of PA, a sister, Jacquline Schrager of TN, two grandchildren, Michael Amodio and Amanda Whitty. She also leaves a step daughter, Cathy and her husband James Paschetto and their children Matthew, Shaun and Anthony all of South Windsor and two dear friends Bonnie and Bunny. Carolyn was predeceased by a son Michael Whitty. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. from the Giuliano-Sagarino Funeral Home at Brooklawn, 511 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. James Church , Rocky Hill at 9:30a.m. Friends are invited to the funeral home, Monday from 7-9 p.m. To offer words of sympathy online, directions or floral tributes, please visit [see also: James Lester Ahearn]
The Hartford Courant 26 December 2010
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John J. Ahearn
John J. Ahearn passed away at his home in Parsippany, NJ on December 23, 2010. He was 72 years old. Born and raised in Manhattan, NY he had lived in Parsippany, NJ for 40 years. John worked as a police officer for the NY NJ Port Authority for 34 years before retiring in 2000. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years Sheila E. Ahearn (Aiken) in 2007. John is survived by his loving children Kathleen (& Joseph) Gesue of Croton, NY, Kelly Ahearn of Hamilton, Kristin Ahearn and John Ahearn both of Parsippany, NJ. His Grandchildren Rowen, Joseph and Celia also survive him as well as his sister Catherine Brandoff and his brother Edward Ahearn, both of Palm Bay, FL.

Funeral services from Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Ave Denville, NJ 07834 will begin on Wednesday December 29, 2010 at 9AM for a 10AM Liturgy of Christian Burial Mass at St. Christopher's Church in Parsippany, NJ. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM. Please light a candle in his memory at:

Daily Record 27 December 2010
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Lumena C. (O'Hearn) Coffin
(February 7, 1930 — December 28, 2010)
Lumena C. (O'Hearn) Coffin, age 80, a lifelong Manitowoc resident, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc. Lumena was born on February 7, 1930 in Manitowoc to the late James and Marguarite (Buckley) O'Hearn. She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1948. Lumena then attended Holy Family Hospital School of Nursing in 1948 and 1949, and then went on to obtain her degree from Manitowoc County Normal School in 1952. From 1952 to 1954, Lumena taught grades K-8 in a one room rural school named Highland School. On June 27, 1953 Lumena married Edward D. Coffin at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Manitowoc. She was one of the first diocesan lay teachers having taught at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Manitowoc. Lumena was a wonderful volunteer in the school systems, loved to travel, enjoyed woodworking, sewing, gardening, canning, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Edward; 8 children: Mary "Margie" Coffin, Manitowoc; Edward (Mary) Coffin, Waukesha; Elizabeth (Peter) Heck, Appleton; Michael Coffin, Kissimmee, FL; David (Sue) Coffin, Little Chute; Kristin (Doug) Jurgens, Manitowoc; Kitty (Ken) Sundberg, Cottage Grove, MN; and Jane (David) Twohig, Evanston, IL; 12 grandchildren; 2 sisters: Mary (Bill) Salutz and Patricia (Len) Anderson, all of Green Bay; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Lumena was preceded in death by one son, Christopher; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, N. 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, on Sunday, January 2, 2011 from 4 pm until 7 pm. A prayer service will be led by Deacon Alan Boeldt at 6 pm. The visitation will continue at St. Francis of Assisi — Waldo on Monday, January 3, 2011 from 9:30 am until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. The Rev. Richard Klingeisen will officiate with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would request any memorials be sent in Lumena's name to Carmelite Monastery, 6100 Pepper Rd., Denmark, WI 54208. Lumena's family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Peter Falk of St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, the staff and physicians of Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Cancer Care Center, Homecare & Hospice, and Linda Bauknecht for their dedicated care and unwavering support to both Lumena and her family.

— Funeral Home, 28 December 2010
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Stephen Aherne
AHERNE (STEPHEN)—On 21st December 2010, peacefully in hospital and of Cheadle Heath Stockport Stephen aged 44 years. The dearly loved Husband of Nikki, loving Father of Evan and Francesca, loving Son of Lena and the late Michael very dear Brother of Brian, Declan , Pauline, Sheila, Irene, Valerie and the late Anna. Also a very dear Brother in law, Son in Law, Uncle and Friend to so many. Service will be held in Our Lady's R/C Church Shaw Heath Stockport on Friday 31st December 2010 at 12noon, followed by interment at Southern Cemetery at 1.15pm. By request family flowers only and donations if desired to Stepping Hill Hospital ( Intensive Care Unit ). All enquiries to John Brierley & Son Tel 483 0860.
Manchester Evening News 30 December 2010
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Lois Catherine Ahern
Lois Catherine Ahern Born in San Francisco on July 4,1930. Passed away on December 27, 2010 with her loving family by her side. Preceded in death in February 2010 by her loving husband Francis "Stubby" Ahern. Beloved mother/mother-in-law of Chris (Vance) Del Carlo, Cindy (Brendan) Daly, Cathie (Enda) Daly and Colleen (Michael) Daly loving and cherished grandmother of Gabe Del Carlo, Vanessa (Adrian) Del Carlo-Parr, Cody, Olivia, Casey, Christopher, Amber, Sean, Brittany and Michael Daly; great-great- grandmother of Isaac Daly-Hernandez. Lois is also survived by her loving sister Barbara (Ed) Campbell; her nephews Larry and Tom Campbell, Jimmy and Kevin Taylor; her niece Cathy Leff, and their families; sister-in-law, Barbara Taylor; and cousins, Beverly Buckley and Judy Cassidy.

Lois graduated from ICA. She worked for many years for the SFUSD at several schools and different jobs. After retirement she worked as a ticket taker for the SF Giants. Very active in the St. Paul's Mothers Club where she made life long friends. She was very generous and had a very kind and loving heart. She was the absolute BEST mother and grandmother in the world. We will miss her forever. Friends and family may call on Sunday, January 2, 2011 after 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Church, corner of Church and Valley Streets where the Vigil Service will be offered at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:00 am also at St. Paul's Church. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to St. Paul's Preservation Fund. [see also: David J. Ahern]

San Francisco Chronicle 31 December 2010
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Marlene Joan (Ahern) Mintern
MINTERN (nee Ahern).—Marlene Joan 09.02.1936—30.12.2010 Passed away at Benalla Hospital after a brave and courageous battle. Aged 74 years. Loved and loving wife of Neil (dec.). Loved and adored mother and mother-in-law of Warren, Andrew, Jillian and Jeff (Rockliff), Tanya and Darby (Morrison). Loving Nan of Andrew, Leroy, Shane, Neil, Samantha and Ben; James, Kaitlyn, Brad and Millie, and Tom; Charlie and Harry. Always in our thoughts Private family Funeral Service to be held. N.J. Todd Benalla (03) 5762 2461 Euroa 1800 342 425 Member AFDA
Herald Sun 31 December 2010
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