The Ahern Family - Obituaries, 2012

Ahern Obituaries - 2012

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John D. Ahern
AHERN, John D. Age 92, of Biddeford Pool, ME, formerly of Lynn, MA, husband of the late Berniece L. (Poirier) Ahern, father of John D. "Dan" Ahern, Jr. and his wife Helene of Biddeford, ME, Ellen C. Popp and her husband John of North Yarmouth, ME, and the late Eileen P. Monroe. Leaves 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his grandniece, best friend and constant companion for the last decade Lena Phillips of Stoughton.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 8 AM from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, LYNN. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Lynn at 9 AM. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 3-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 320, New York City, NY 10001. For online guestbook please visit

The Boston Globe 4 January 2012
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John D. Ahern
Mr. John D. Ahern, age 92, of Biddeford Pool, ME and formerly of Lynn, died on Monday, Jan. 2nd at the N. E. Sinai Hospital, Stoughton, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his wife Berniece L. (Poirier) Ahern and his daughter Eileen P. Monroe. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Lucy B. (McCormack) Ahern, and was the youngest of 13 children. He graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1936. He lived in New Jersey before moving to Maine 30 years ago.

John was a First Sergeant in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII and fought with the 3rd. Marine Division on Bougainville and Guadalcanal. He worked in sales for 30 years. Before retiring in 1980, he was a manufacturer's representative for 22 years for the Hedstrom Co. of Bedford, PA and worked out of their Manhattan offices. John was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Biddeford.

He leaves a son John D. "Dan" Ahern, Jr. and his wife Helene of Biddeford, ME, a daughter Ellen C. Popp and her husband John of North Yarmouth, ME, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his grandniece, best friend and constant companion for the last decade Lena Phillips of Stoughton. The funeral will be held on Friday at 8 AM from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church Lynn at 9 AM. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 3-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 320, New York City, NY 10001.

— Funeral Home 4 January 2012
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Maureen (Ahern) LaSella
Maureen Ahern LaSella, age 76, resident of Milford and beloved wife of Frank LaSella, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Milford Hospital from complications following a stroke in July 2011. Born on August 18, 1935 in Bradford, England, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Agnes Pope Ahern. She came to the US in 1962 and worked as a nanny and subsequently was employed with Peoples' Bank as a mortgage underwriter. Maureen especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was a loving foster parent for three children. She loved painting and dancing, including Irish Set dancing at the Gaelic-American Club in Fairfield and was an active member of the Milford Irish Club. Maureen was an avid traveler of the world with her husband, Frank. She was a Red Cross volunteer and a dedicated mentor and literacy volunteer for almost twenty years and was awarded Big Sister of the Year in 2007. Maureen was a unique and caring person who would drop anything to help friends, family or strangers, always putting others before herself.

In addition to her husband, Frank of 48 years, she is survived by her two daughters, Deila Verdi and her husband John, Sheila LaSella and her husband Brian McNamara all of Milford, her three sons, Frank LaSella of Stratford, Patrick LaSella and his wife Donna of Milford and Kevin LaSella and his wife Karen of Goffstown, NH., and her cherished grandchildren, Amber, Anthony, Ryan, Bethany, Justin, Courtney, Sarah, Kyle, and Colin. Also, her sister Eileen Hayden of Bradford, England and loving nieces and nephews, Janet, Michael, Susan, John, Sean, Noel, Mary, and Paul all of the United Kingdom and numerous nieces and nephews in the US. She was predeceased by her brother Frank Ahern and his wife, Mary.

Friends and family may call on Saturday, January 7th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 pm at St. Mary's Church, 70 Gulf St., Milford, CT. Committal will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605

Connecticut Post 5 January 2012
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Patricia Ann (Nolan) O'Hearn
Patricia Ann (nee Nolan) O'Hearn,79, of Wilder, passed away on January 3, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospice Center in Ft. Thomas. She was a homemaker and member of St. Therese Church, Southgate. Mrs. O'Hearn was preceded in death by brother James Nolan. She is survived by her husband of 59 years William "Red" O'Hearn, her daughters Peggie (Steve) Frey of Cincinnati, OH, and Colleen (Joe) Schwoeppe of Cincinnati, OH, her sons Tim O'Hearn of Cold Spring, KY, and Dennis O'Hearn of Cincinnati, OH, her grandchildren Billy, Ty, Katie, Tim, Grady, Mollie, Elizabeth and Matthew and her sister Sr. Mary Theodore Nolan, CDP of Carrollton, KY.

Visitation will be from 9 AM to 10:30 AM, Friday, January 6, 2012 at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Fort Thomas Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday 11 AM at the St. Therese Church, Southgate, Kentucky with Rev. Clarence J. Heitzman officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Stephen Cemetery Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorials are suggested to the St. Elizabeth (Fort Thomas) Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017. Online condolences can be given at

Kentucky Enquirer 5 January 2012
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William C. Ahearn
SCHAGHTICOKE—William C. Ahearn, 71, died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy surrounded by his family. Born in Schuylerville, he was the loving and devoted son of the late William D. Ahearn and Helen Miller Ahearn and beloved husband and best friend of 43 years to Jean Palladino Ahearn of Schaghticoke. Bill attended Schuylerville High School, graduated from Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton, Maine and attended Hudson Valley Community College, Troy. Bill joined the Army, training at Fort McClellan, Ala. He was assigned to the U.S. Army 10th medical laboratory in Landstuhl, Germany. He was a senior chemical laboratory tech. E5.

After three years of service he received an honorable discharge with a citation for outstanding service and meritorious achievements. Bill worked for the New York State Department of Health at the Wadsworth Lab (Environmental Heath Center). He conducted lake Eutropication field studies for 20 years. He also was head of technical support on investigations of Radon in New York State, PCB's in the Hudson River, worldwide natural methane sources (New York, Panama, West Virginia), New York harbor sedimentation rates, acid rain effects on New York State lakes, collaborated with Environmental Canadian coring of Lake Ontario. Bill then moved to Mass Spectrometry Lab where he worked doing repair, design and adaptations of the spectrometers. He was cited in many scientific papers and reports for his technical excellence, co-authored several papers and developed many sampling and chemical procedures. He retired as a lab equipment designer after 32 years of service.

Bill is known for his expertise in statuary restoration/design and has restored both religious/non-religious statues over the years. In addition, he is a handcrafting and woodworking expert. He was known for designing, crafting of furniture and tabernacles for various churches in the Albany Diocese. His restoration work can be found in a wide area of New York State, Vermont and Massachusetts. He was member of the National Sculpture Society and Halfmoon Woodcarving Group.

Bill was a devote Catholic, an active member of the former St. Patrick's Church, Troy. He was president of the parish council, lector, eucharistic minister and served on various committees. William was happiest in his studio where he crafted many toys, plaques and fine furniture pieces for family and friends. His other interest included wild bird photography, reading and fine arts. Most of all, he was thrilled caring for and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors in addition to his beloved wife Jean, include two beautiful daughters, Jennifer Ann Coso (Matthew) of Niskayuna, Michelle Anne Wagner (Rob) of Troy; six grandchildren, Alexis, Ayden William, Alyssa, Jacob and Joshua Coso of Niskayuna and Ryan Wagner of Watervliet; brothers-in-law, George (Theresa) Palladino of Oneonta, Philip (Phyllis) Palladino of Auterlitz, Michael (Patricia) Palladino of Pittstown; sister-in-law, Mary (Roger) Ayotte of Waterford; many loving nieces and nephews who frequently called him "B" or "Mr. Bill"; many loving cousins and dear friends, especially W. Tim and Sharon Brock and family. William was predeceased by his beautiful infant daughters, Christine Ann and Anne Marie Ahearn.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, 115th Street and 4th Avenue, Lansingburgh. Burial will follow in Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in Bill's memory to the Rensselaer County Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or March of Dimes Northeastern New York Division, 4 Computer Dr., Suite 201, Albany, NY 12205, would be appreciated. For guestbook, please visit

Albany Times Union 9 January 2012
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Anthony D. Ahern
January 4, 2012 Anthony D. Ahern, beloved husband, father, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his family January 4, 2012. Born February 13, 1940, he was predeceased by his parents, Pauline and Floyd Ahern; his sister, Suzanne McClary; and his brothers, Timothy King and Kim Ahern. Anthony graduated from St. Lucy's Academy in 1958. He retired as a captain in the Syracuse Fire Dept. after 22 years of service. He was a member of the Valley Legion and the Local Firefighter's Union.

Left to cherish his memory are the love of his life and wife of 49 years, Rosemarie Gallagher; his son, Anthony (Amy) Ahern and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Special love to Jill Fox and Michael McClary and their families who were always there for everything, good and bad. To our wonderful friend and fellow camper, Ellen — thank you! Tony so enjoyed his summers at camp on Hyde Lake and he loved the casinos all year long! He will live on in the hearts of all who have known and loved him and there were many. His favorite quote was, "I wonder what the poor people are doing," because he always felt so rich in life.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a service immediately following at the Butler-Badman Funeral Home, Inc., 4504 W. Seneca Tpk. To leave a special message for the family, please visit our web site at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of CNY. Butler-Badman Funeral Home

Syracuse Post Standard 14 January 2012
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Philothea Theresa (Deutsch) "Phil" O'Hern
Philothea Theresa was born Jan. 26, 1919 in St. Benedict, MN, to Henry and Ann (Hartman) Deutsch. Phil married Eugene E. O'Hern Feb. 7, 1939 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in St. Benedict. They were blessed with two children, Eugene and Carol Ann. A resident of Prior Lake, Phil, 92, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at her residence at Key Stone Communities in Prior Lake. Forever loved, Phil will be deeply missed by her daughter, Carol Ann Mattison of Burnsville; grandchildren, Michael (Oi) Mattison of Golden Valley, Scot Mattison of Eagan, Shawn (Cheri) O'Hern of Jordan, Rob (Heather) vanderHagen of Bird Island; great-grandchildren, Hailee, Coleman, Casey, Molly, Sarah, Madison and Roman; sisters, Dephine, Cleo Kubes, Sylvia (Don) Martz; many other relatives and friends. Phil is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene G. O'Hern; son, Eugene J. O'Hern; and great-granddaughter, Megan O'Hern.

Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 22 from 4-7 p.m., at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 4565 Pleasant St. SE, Prior Lake and also one hour prior to the mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m., at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, 4500 220th St. East, Prior Lake. Father Orlando Tatel will officiate. Pallbearers for Phil will be Scot Mattison, Shawn O'Hern, Rob vanderHagen, Roger Kubes, Dennis Kubes and Robert Hildreth. Phil will be laid to rest at St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery. The O'Hern family is served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake Chapel.

— Funeral Home, 20 January 2012
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Elizabeth Anne (McPherson) Ahern
Elizabeth Anne (McPherson) Ahern, age 66, of Norwell, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on January 21, 2012. Betty was the beloved wife of J. Oliver Ahern, and the devoted mother of Oliver J. Ahern of Colorado, Anthony M. Carmillo and his wife Michelle of North Carolina, Paul J. Carmillo and his wife, Amie of Chelmsford, and the late Robert B. Ahern. She was the adored grandmother of Matthew, Dominic and Samuel of North Carolina, and Nicholas, Charles and Olivia of Chelmsford. Betty was the sister of Mary Walsh of Weymouth, Terry King of Ohio, Linda Brand and Eileen Gonsalves both of Carver, Joseph McPherson of Hanover and the late Patricia Collins. She was the daughter of the late Mary (O'Brien) and Joseph McPherson. Betty is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 9 am in St. Helen Church, 383 Washington Street (Rt. 53), Norwell. Visiting hours Tuesday, January 24 from 4-8 pm in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central St. (off Rt. 123, near State Police barracks), Norwell Center. Interment Washington Street Cemetery, Norwell.

— Funeral Home, 21 January 2012
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Martha E. (Hawkins) Ahearn
Martha E. Ahearn, of Wilmington, passed away on January 23, 2012 at the Millcroft Nursing Home after a long illness. She was 91 years old. She was born in Glenn Lock, PA, a daughter of Chester C. and Doris Booker Hawkins, but spent most of her adult life in Delaware. She worked as a waitress at both the Dandy Restaurant and Horn & Hardart Restaurants in Wilmington, and a cashier at Happy Harry's in Branmar Plaza for about 10 years. She mostly enjoyed being a homemaker — cooking and cleaning — she also loved tending her wood stove and fishing on weekends. She was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Duncan Road, Wilmington.

She is predeceased by her brother Chester Hawkins, and her sister Doris Madden. Martha was the wife of William Ahearn who died in 1977. Survivors include her brother, James E. Hawkins of Lake City, FL and her sons William Ahearn of Smyrna, Douglas and his wife Mary of Newark, and Gregory and his wife Lynda of Hockessin; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 nieces and 2 nephews.

The service will held at 11 am on Monday, January 30, at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, where friends may call from 10 to 11 am. Burial will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Cemetery in Exton, PA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Millcroft Nursing Home, Employee Appreciation Fund, 255 Possum Park Rd, Newark, DE 19711. For online condolences, please visit 302-478-7100

The News Journal 26 January 2012
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William "Bill" Francis Ahern, II
March 21, 1953 — January 26, 2012
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA—William "Bill" Francis Ahern, II, age 58, resident of Columbus, died on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital. Graveside services will be held at Parkhill Cemetery at 10:00 AM Monday, January 30, 2012 with a memorial service to follow at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11:00AM with The Reverend Frank W. Hughes and The Reverend Greg Wilde officiating.

Mr. Ahern, son of Mary Frances Kelley Ahern and the late Colonel William Francis Ahern, was born March 21, 1953 in Heidelberg, Germany. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and a 1972 graduate of Jordan High School. Mr. Ahern was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Emmett Curtis Lynch; maternal grandfather, Harold Strong Kelley; and maternal step-grandfather, Judge Joseph Arthur Lynch. He is survived by his mother, Mary Frances Kelley Ahern of Columbus; two sisters, Maura E. Ahern of San Diego, CA and Terry E. Ahern of Columbus; one brother, Sean T. Ahern and his wife Karen of Morehead City, NC; other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Muscogee County Humane Society, 7133 Sacerdote Lane, Columbus, GA or PAWS Columbus Adoption Center, 7110 Sacerdote Lane, Columbus, GA 31907. Condolences may be offered at

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 29 January 2012
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Francis Eugene O'Hern
O'Hern Francis Eugene Age 67, suddenly passed away on January 23, 2012. Veteran of the US Navy. Father of Patrick and Kelly O'Hern; Grandfather of Brittany; Son of late Frank and Ruth O'Hern; Brother of Jack, Rich, Terry, Danny, Judy, and Ginger O'Hern; Best friend of Jimmy Jessup. Francis was an avid golfer who went every Sunday come rain or shine. Funeral was held privately. For info Dalcamo Funeral Home 312-842-8681.
Chicago Sun-Times 29 January 2012
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James Redmond O'Hearn
James Redmond O'Hearn, 82, of Quincy, Ill., died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in Blessing Hospital surrounded by his family. Jim was born April 10, 1929, in Hannibal, Mo., a son of Michael J. and Helen Ryan O'Hearn. He married Mary Patricia Moore on March 31, 1951, in Hannibal. She survives. On March 31, 2011, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Jim was a longtime employee of Motorola Inc. He was the owner and operator of Shamrock Fire Extinguisher Service, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, the Silver Dollar Square Dance Club and the founder of the Great River Rompers Square Dance Club in Palmyra, Mo., where he was the caller for more than 25 years. Jim was a lifetime member of the Breakfast Optimist Club. He was an avid reader, crossword puzzle fan, golfer and World War II buff. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by four daughters, Deborah O'Hearn Druffel, Patti O'Hearn (Don) Dixon and Mary A. O'Hearn, all of Quincy, and Judi O'Hearn of Edwardsville, Ill.; six grandchildren, Amanda Druffel (Eric) Becks, Adam (Gina) Druffel, Kyle (Amber) Dixon, Kallie Dixon and Steven (Heather) O'Hearn, of Quincy, and Kolby Dixon (Dustin) Rife of Palmyra; five great-grandchildren and two more on the way. One of Jim's favorite things was to spend time with his family, and he was especially involved with and proud of his six grandkids who will carry him to his final resting place in Calvary Cemetery. Jim is also survived by one sister, Sister Eleanor O'Hearn CSJ of Denver, Colo.; and three brothers, Michael O'Hearn (Lorraine) of Florissant, Mo., Gene O'Hearn (Gerry) of Mount Laurel, N.J., and Ken O'Hearn (Nancy) of St. Peters, Mo. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary O'Hearn Mudd and Helen Anne O'Hearn Walterscheid; and two brothers, Richard E. and David L. O'Hearn.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church prior to the funeral Mass. Memorials may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Church, Breakfast Optimist Club or Blessing Foundation for Hospice. Arrangements are being handled by Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Hannibal Courier-Post 3 February 2012
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Harold "Red" J. Ahern
Harold "Red" J. Ahern, 81, lifelong resident of Summit, N.J., died on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, while vacationing on Singer Island, Fla. Visitation will be held in Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, 7 Summit Ave., Summit, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9. Family and friends are invited to go directly to St. Teresa of Avila Church to celebrate the Funeral Mass at 10:45 a.m.

Mr. Ahern graduated from St. Teresa's Parochial School in 1943 and then graduated from Summit High School in 1947, where he was a sports star in football, basketball and baseball, and was named "Outstanding Athlete" his senior year. He earned a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education at Seton Hall University in 1951 before being drafted into the U.S. Army. In 1953, Mr. Ahern was commissioned a second lieutenant and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Company E, at Camp Breckinbridge, Ky. He earned a master's in education from Saint John's University in 1956, between semesters working at the Summit YMCA as a swim instructor and Camp Cannundus counselor. The Summit Board of Education hired Mr. Ahern in 1956 as a driver education and physical education instructor. He added "coach" to his title by taking the reins of the junior varsity football and basketball teams as well as assistant coach for the varsity football and basketball teams. Mr. Ahern was also a longtime employee of the Summit Board of Recreation, umpiring baseball and running the summer playground program at Memorial Field and refereeing grade school basketball at Washington School in the winter. He retired from Summit High School in 1988, but continued on the sports scene as an umpire and referee. Mr. Ahern also volunteered helping several children at The School for the Handicapped in Millburn, N.J. His genealogy work for family and friends led to his volunteering at the Summit Historical Society for 13 years.

Mr. Ahern is survived by his wife of 54 years, Therese (nee Donohue) of Summit; three daughters, Cathy Ahern-Treco and her husband, Doug, of Arlington, Mass., Eileen Ahern and her husband, Tripp Edwards, of Tunbridge, Vt., and Mary Rose Mehorter and her husband, John, of Scotch Plains, N.J., and two sons, Harold M. Ahern and his wife, Jacquie, of Marlborough, Mass., and Patrick J. Ahern of Pittsfield, Mass. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Haley, Matthew, Bridget, Jack, Brent, Sam, Becky, Kelly and Robert. [see also: James F. Ahern, Jennie M. (Arentowicz) Ahern]

Star-Ledger 7 February 2012
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Sara (Thomasson) O'Hern
Sara Thomasson O'Hern, 93, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. She was born May 11, 1918, in Andersonville, Ga. She was the wife of Luther O'Hern, her high school sweetheart, who died Dec. 18, 2011. She graduated from Georgia State College for Women. She was a military wife and mother. Surviving are daughters Candace O'Hern Childrey and Ann Lehr O'Hern; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Joint services for her and her husband will be held Thursday in Andersonville National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home in Holiday, Fla. Online condolences may be offered at Sign this guest book online at
Carroll County Times 10 February 2012
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Thomas Joseph "Tommy" Ahern
Passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012 in Sarasota, FL at the age of 71. Loving father of Deborah Ahern, Bryan (Carol) Ahern and Wynne (Ralph) Kokka; grandfather of Atlee and Devon Ahern, Avery and Ehlen Kokka; beloved brother of Kathleen Logan, Maureen Goldman, Terry Gonzalez and Suzanne Abbey. Tommy was a graduate of St. John's College High School, Class of 1958 and University of Maryland. Private services. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lutheran Services of Florida, 1748 Independence Blvd., #E4, Sarasota, FL 34234-2152 and at
The Washington Post 18 February 2012
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Dorothy (Dustin) Ahearn
NASHUA, N.H. and OAKLAND—Dorothy D. Ahearn, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, N.H. She had a been a resident of Nashua Crossings in Nashua, N.H., for the past three years. She was born in Rumford on June 13, 1924, the daughter of John and Elmira (Cormier) Dustin. Dorothy attended Oakland schools, graduating from Williams High School, class of 1942. She was employed in the Plant Service Department of New England Telephone for 31 years, retiring in 1974. An active member of the Oakland community, Dorothy was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, president of the Oakland Garden Club for several years, a member and treasurer of the Oakland Tuesday Club, a member of the Oakland Area Historical Society, and a Girl Scout leader. She was president of the Jasper Keller Chapter, Telephone Pioneers of America, and president of the Kennebec Life Member Club of Telephone Pioneers.

Dorothy married Everett Mulliken Jr. on Dec. 29, 1950; he died Dec. 13, 1963. She married Joseph Ahearn in October 1973; he died March 28, 1992. Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Cunningham, and husband Bruce of East Winthrop, Maine, Carol Ann Poulin and husband Theodore of Merimack, N.H., and Terri Lynn Mulliken of Andover, Mass.; a sister, Patricia A. Hood, and husband Richard of Atlanta, Ga.; aunt Leiah McCleary of Portsmouth, N.H.; grandchildren Sarah Lynn Cunningham, Shane Michael Poulin and Colby James Poulin; and nephews Michael and Richard Dustin; grand-nephews Scott and Jeffrey Dustin; and grand-nieces Andrea Lemieux, and Erin Pierce.

A memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Notre Dame Church, Silver Street, Waterville. Burial will be at a later date at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Oakland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oakland Fire and Rescue, Fairfield Street, Oakland, ME 04963.

Kennebec Journal 18 February 2012
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Agnes (Ahearn) Hickey
Agnes Hickey passed away peacefully on February 17, 2012, at the age of 90 with her family at her side in Stockton. Born on December 27, 1921, to William and Mary Ahearn in New York City, Agnes grew up in the Saint Agatha Home in Nanuet, NY. During WWII, she did office work at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and married John P. Hickey, who decided on a career in the Air Force after the war. Agnes became a stay-at-home Mom and raised her family on various air bases, including ones in New Mexico, Okinawa, the Philippines, and Fairfield, CA. She resumed her civil service career when her children were older, working in various positions on Travis AFB, including the air terminal information desk. She moved to Stockton in 1997. After she retired in 1987, Agnes rediscovered her love of dancing, driving with friends to dances throughout the Greater Bay Area. She enjoyed sewing fancy outfits and making jewelry for her evenings out. She also loved to travel, making several camping trips alone cross-country to see family in the east. She traveled in Europe, including London, Paris, Germany and Turkey. Realizing what she declared to be a life-long dream, she walked on Red Square during both of her trips to Russia, before and after the Berlin Wall fell. In her later years, she enjoyed many trips to Hawaii with her dancing companion Ben Herrera.

Agnes was a good Mom who will be missed by her daughters Teresa Hickey and Kathleen Moffet (Byron) of Stockton, her son, John Hickey (Daisy Mah) of Sacramento, her two grandsons Ronald Moffet (Gloria) of Stockton and Michael Moffet (Stephanie Gascon) of Tucson, AZ, her two sisters Margaret Paul of Midland Park, NJ and Evelyn Mull of Malabar, FL and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John in 1978, her sister Adele, and her brothers William, Walter, Danny, James and Eddie.

As Agnes requested, no service will be held. Donations may be made in her memory to Emergency Food Bank of Stockton/San Joaquin, 7 W. Scotts Avenue, Stockton, CA 95203.

Stockton Record 22 February 2012
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Christopher "Chris" O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Christopher "Chris" age 50 passed away February 17, 2012. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert and brother, Martin. He is survived by his mother, Rita O'Hearn; children, Lindsey O'Hearn and Emily O'Hearn; siblings, Mike (Jackie), Dan, Diana (Sam) Ferralli, Deb (Tom) Putnam, Tim (Tammy), Matt (Carmen); nieces and nephews, Karla, Sarah, Nick, Adam, Ryan, Angie, Casey, Shannon, Molly, Betsy, Jesse, Amy, Scott, Tanya, and Kelsey. Chris was a member of Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Local 162. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy. The family will receive friends Friday, February 24, 2012 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home - North, 4104 Needmore RD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Peter Catholic Church,6161 Chambersburg Rd. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. To send a message of condolence, please visit [see also: Rosemary G. (O'Hearn) Dolinski]
Dayton Daily News 22 February 2012
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Mary Patricia (Croci) Ahearn
AHEARN Mary Patricia (Croci), on Thursday, February 16, 2012, Mary passed away in Homestead, Florida at the age of 82. Beloved wife of Joseph Michael Ahearn, Sr. for 57 years, loving mother of Joseph Michael Ahearn, Jr., Joan Jimenez and Elizabeth Ahearn, adoring Nana of Lauren Ahearn, Joseph (JT) Michael Ahearn, III, Olivia Ahearn, Michael Jimenez, Christina Jimenez and Sophia Jimenez, and dear sister of Anna Bruneau. Mary was also predeceased in death by her sister Ida Croci. A longtime resident of Woodcliff Lake, Mary was born on September 16, 1929 in Washington, DC to the late Amelia and Germano Croci who had emigrated from Parma, Italy. In Washington, DC, she attended St. Mary's Parochial School, and after relocating to Riverdale, NY, she attended St. Simon Stock High School. She returned to Washington, DC, graduated from The Washington School for Secretaries, and worked for several agencies. She met Joe at the USMC Officers Club in Quantico, VA, and married after a year and a half courtship. They lived at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, California until Joe completed his military service. They settled in Bronxville, NY, relocated to Yonkers, and in 1966, Mary and her family moved to Woodcliff Lake where she lived until recently. Mary devoted most of her life to her family, prayer, and serving the poorest of the poor. In the 1980s she was professed as a member of the Lay Order of Carmelites, and also became a Mother Teresa Lay Missionary of Charity. After her initial vows, serving six years in the Newark soup kitchen, and driving the sisters into areas such as Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant, she became eligible for one of the highlights of her life: she took her permanent vows as a Lay Missionary of Charity in Rome, Italy where Mother Teresa laid hands upon her. Mary spent the remainder of her life dedicated to family, faith, and service.

Funeral from the Becker Funeral Home,, 219 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ on Monday February 27th at 8:30 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Our Lady Mother of the Church, Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Family and friends will be received Sunday, February 26th, 4-6 PM at the funeral home.

The Record/Herald News 24 February 2012
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Arthur G. Ahern
Arthur G. Ahern, 83, died Feb. 14, 2012 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Fla. He was born in Boston, raised in Charlestown, Mass., and lived in Port St. Lucie, Fla., after many years residing with his family in Andover, Mass. He was a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor's Degree in education and a Master's Degree in education from Boston State. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Marine Corps. After his military service he went to college on the G.I. Bill then began a long career as a teacher, principal and administrator with the Boston Public Schools. He finished his career in the mid 1980s as a director of the Title I program.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Ahern of Port St. Lucie; daughters, Karen Stamm of Pauma Valley, Calif., Colleen Kefferstan of Andover, Mass. and Denise LaMalfa of Fresno, Calif.; son, Gerald Ahern of Williamston, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by a brother, Donald Ahern, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and a sister, Lorraine McMahon, of New Hampshire. He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Ahern.

ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road. Fort Pierce, Fla.; or A memorial Mass was held Feb. 20, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, Fla. Arrangements for Boston-area services and burial at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington, Mass., are pending. [see also: Alice G. "Gert" (Murphy) Ahern, Gertrude "Trudy" C. (Ahern) DeFilippo]

Eagle-Tribune 29 February 2012
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F. Ruth (O'Hearn) Gray
TILTON—F. Ruth Gray, 88, of 107 Dunlop Drive, died at the Mountain Ridge Center- Genesis on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Mrs. Gray was born on April 20, 1923 in Medford, Mass., the daughter of John J. and Mary Abby (Nourse) O'Hearn. She resided in Sanbornton for several years before moving to Tilton in 2009. Mrs. Gray had been employed at the Nighswander Law Office for nineteen years before retiring in 1996. She enjoyed oil painting, cake decorating, cooking and knitting. Mrs. Gray was a member of the Sanbornton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a Sanbornton Library Trustee and a member of the Cooperative Extension Service in Sanbornton.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Patricia Gray, of Tilton; a daughter, Kathleen Gray, of Tilton; four grandchildren, Sara Gray of Tilton, Christopher Romano of Tilton, Holly Arnold of Campton and Tomas I. Arnold IV of Belmont and three nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gray was predeceased by her husband, Robert H. Gray, in 1974, by two daughters, Priscilla Gray Bloom in 2006 and Mary Ellen Gray in 2000 and by her siblings, John "Bud" O'Hearn, Jr., Joseph O'Hearn, Frank Ryan and Maude Ryan Coghlan.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. using the Whipple Avenue entrance. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 11:30am also at the Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Sanbornton, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Sanbornton Library, PO Box 88, Sanbornton, NH, 03269. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

The Laconia Daily Sun 13 March 2012
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Martin "Con" Aherne
AHERNE Con (Martin) of Dunstable passed away peacefully on the 1st March 2012 aged 84 years.Much loved Dad and Poppa. Funeral service will take place at St Marys R C Church Dunstable on Tuesday 20th March at 12:00noon followed by a committal at Luton Crematorium, all are welcome.Family flowers only.Donations if desired to the care home that looked after Con. Please make cheques payable to KAIRMOORE LTD. All enquiries to S A Bates West Street Dunstable LU6 1SG. Tel:01582 663633
Dunstable Today 14 March 2012
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Marie (Barrett) Ahern
AHERN, Marie B. (Barrett) Of Hyde Park, March 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late James J. Ahern. Loving mother of Marie Howard and her husband Robert of West Roxbury, and James Ahern and his wife Karen of West Roxbury. Devoted grandmother of Cheryl O'Connor, Robert Howard, & Regis, Lauren, James, and Michael Ahern. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Friday, March 16th at 9 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John Chrysostom Church at 10 o'clock. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. If you desire, donations can be made to the American Heart Association in honor of Dr. Gerald R. Marx, MD recipient of the 2012 Paul Dudley White Award, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guestbook William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600.
The Boston Globe 15 March 2012
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Margaret F. (McCarthy) Ahearn
AHEARN, Margaret F. (McCarthy) At Alliance Healthcare in Braintree, formerly of Randolph and South Boston, March 18, 2012, at the age of 99, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Wife of the late Edmund V. Ahearn. Loving mother of Robert F. Ahearn Ret. Det. BPD and his wife Ashley B. of FL, Joseph L. Ahearn of Quincy, Paul D. Ahearn, Ret. Deputy Supt. of Boston EMS of Boston, Judy Ahearn of Randolph and the late Edmund V. Ahearn Jr. Dear grandmother of Robert J. Ahearn, John E. Ahearn, Catherine T. Hardy, Kimberly Bent, Laureen Flahive, Michael P. Ahearn and Timothy Farrell. Also survived by 10 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. Margaret was the last surviving sibling of 11 brothers and sisters.

Margaret was born in Boston and graduated from Gate of Heaven High School, So. Boston. She was a telephone operator for New England Telephone Co. for many years and a Member of the Telephone Pioneers. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main Street, Randolph, until 9:15 AM on Thursday followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Mary Church, Randolph. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 4:00 - 8:00PM. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in Margaret's name to the Friendly Food Pantry of Randolph, PO BOX 802, Randolph, MA 02368. For additional information visit our website at

The Boston Globe 20 March 2012
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Crystal Ann (Burton) Ahern
HEBRON—Crystal Ann Ahern, 38, of Hebron passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Hebron. She was born on Nov. 26, 1973, in Weymouth, Mass., a daughter of the late William and Jean Burton. She is survived by her fiancé, Mark A. Sellards of Hebron; three children, Samantha Ahern, Matthew Ahern and Haylee Sellards; brothers and sisters, David Q. Burton, William E. Burton III, Scott M. Burton, Thomas A. Burton, Kevin C. Burton, Michelle J. Burton and René T. Burton, all of Massachusetts; 20 nieces and nephews; a special aunt, Claire; and many other friends and extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodside Chapel, 1304 Toadvine Road in Salisbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the family in care of Mark A. Sellards, 503 E. Walnut Street, Hebron, Md. 21830. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

The Daily Times 22 March 2012
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Nancy C. (Upham) Ahern
PEABODY Nancy C. (Upham) Ahern, 81, beloved wife of Maurice "Bill" Ahern , of Peabody, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center Hospital in Burlington following a long illness. Born in Saugus, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche (Ayotte) Upham. She grew up in Lynn, and graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1949. She lived in Peabody for the last 55 years. Nancy enjoyed her role of nurturing a large family and cherished all the moments together. She especially loved being with her grandchildren. She enjoyed square-dancing with The Lancers of Salem and also bowling.

She is survived by her husband, Maurice "Bill" Ahern of Peabody, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; her seven children, Susan Marie Marshall of FL, Sandra Maitland of CA, Sharon Languzzi of FL, Nancy Ricci of Peabody, Richard Ahern of Merrimac, MA, Robert Ahern of East Kingston, NH, and Amy Sampson of Marlborough, MA; 12 granddaughters and 2 grandsons, two great -granddaughters; a brother, Joseph Upham of FL, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by a sister, Arlene Doucette.

Service Information:Relatives and friends are kindly invited to her funeral service on Saturday March 24, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. A visitation will be held on Friday from 4- 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in oak Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial donations may be to a charity of one's choice. Please visit for online obit & sign condolences.

The Lynn Daily Item 23 March 2012
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Delores Ann (Steele) Ahearn
Delores Ann Steele Ahearn, 70 of Bronx NY departed this life Tuesday March 27, 2012 at her residence in NY after a period of declining health. She was born July 24, 1941 in Danville [Virginia] to the late Vernie Elliott Steele and the late George Reeves Steele. Mrs. Ahearn was married to the late Jimmy Ahearn. Mrs. Ahearn is survived by two daughters; Lisa Ahearn and Jeannie Ahearn: one son; Ralph Ahearn: two grandchildren; Johnathan Abad and Christine Jefferson: two sisters; Leona Perkins and husband Paul and Brenda Phelps and husband Jerry. In addition to her parents and husband she is predeceased by two brothers; Bobby Gene Steele and Ronnie Lee Steele.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday March 31, 2012 at Norris Funeral Services, Inc. West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave. Danville, VA with the Rev. Mike Wiles officiating. Interment at a later date. The Family will receive friends 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Saturday March 31, 2012 prior to the service at Norris Funeral Services, West End Chapel. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave. Danville is serving the Ahearn family. Online condolences may be made at

Danville News 29 March 2012
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Martin Francis O'Hearn, Jr.
Martin F. O'Hearn, Jr., 84, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012, at the St. Francis Home. He was born on June 30, 1927, in the Town of Fond du Lac, the son of Martin F. and Mary K. (nee Murray) O'Hearn, Sr. Martin attended St. Patrick's School from 5th through 8th grades. He joined the U.S. Navy before finishing high school and served on the USS Cape Esperance during World War II, and also in the Naval Reserve for an additional six years. After returning to Fond du Lac, he graduated from Goodrich High School in 1947, and worked with his father on the O'Hearn homestead, which his grandfather purchased in 1908. On May 22, 1954, Martin married Rosemary Krug at St. Mary's Church, officiated by Rev. Raymond Fox. Martin and Rosemary would have celebrated 58 years of marriage in May. Martin farmed all his life in the Town of Fond du Lac, and he also worked at Mercury Marine for 23 years. He retired in 1990.

He was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Holy Name Society at St. Patrick's Church. He enjoyed playing sheepshead, dancing, traveling, gambling trips, his old tractor, Irish jokes, going out to eat and was a great Green Bay Packers fan. Martin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include his beloved wife Rosemary; his son Patrick Michael (Lynn) O'Hearn of Campbellsport; his daughter Sheila Mary (Scott) Radke of Appleton; his grandchildren: Jacy (Nate) Georgenson, Leah (Matt) Ribbeck, Joel (Issie) Radke and Brooke Radke; his great-grandchildren: Amber and Laney Georgenson, Nolan and soon-to-be-born, Calum Ribbeck, and Martin and Grace Radke; his sister Mary Elizabeth Rentmeester of Plymouth; his sister-in-law Dolores Chmielewski of Fond du Lac; and his brother-in-law Daniel J. (Anna) Krug of Fond du Lac; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his infant brother, Francis Edward O'Hearn.

VISITATION: Visitation will be held on Monday, April 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Twohig Funeral Home, 305 Fond du Lac Ave. Fond du Lac.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Ed Sippel will officiate and family committal services will be on Tuesday, April 3, at Calvary Cemetery with Military Rites at the cemetery. Memorials are appreciated to Parkinson disease research. Online guest book and condolences are available at Martin's family extends a special thank you to the nurses and staff of the St. Francis Home for their kindness and consideration during Martin's final days.

Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as though I were beside you. I loved you so, 'twas Heaven here with you.

Fond du Lac Reporter 1 April 2012
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John Michael Aherne
AHERNE John Michael R.I.P. On Friday, March 30th, 2012 at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, John Michael, aged 60 years of Barrowford, much loved husband of Renee, dearly loved dad of John, Lee, Wayne and Tracy, loved father-in-law of Vicki, Sarah, Wendy and Stuart, a very loving grandad of Brandon, Ellie-May, Holly, Emma, Jake, Joshua, Maisie and Georgie and a dear brother and uncle. Requiem Mass was celebrated yesterday, Thursday, April 5th at St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Barrowford, followed by burial at All Souls Cemetery. Fr. Chris Gorton Officiated. All inquiries to Helliwells Funeral Service, Stott House, Burnley Road, Colne. Tel. 01282 870898.
Pendle Today 6 April 2012
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Judy J. (Sweebe) Ahearn
Judy J. Ahearn, 68, of Midland, died Friday afternoon, April 6, 2012, at her home after an illness. She was born on April 28, 1943, in Midland County, daughter of the late Elmer and Ernesteen (Ohlrogge) Sweebe. Judy attended Midland schools, graduating from Midland High School in 1961. The former Judy J. Sweebe married Ted Sheets on Jan. 20, 1962, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Sanford, he died in 1984. She then married Robert "Bob" Ahearn on April 26, 1986, in Sanford. Judy grew up in Sanford, was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and served on the parish council. She also served as Lincoln Township Treasurer for 20 years. Judy loved her grandkids and enjoyed crafting, sewing, shopping on QVC, flowers, dancing, baking, The Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and fishing. She was the world's most generous and caring person. Judy is survived by her husband, Bob; her children, Nancy (Ernie) LeClair of Saginaw, Jennifer Sheets of Bay City, Josh (Kaye) Sheets of Breckenridge, Deb (Don) Young of Midland and Ken (Jill) of Midland. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Barbara Rider of Lake City, Pat (Ron) Pettipas of Midland, Joe (Gail) Sweebe of Kentucky, Mike (Sue) Sweebe of Sanford and Ted (Irma) Sweebe of Indiana; by six grandchildren, Amanada, Ashley, Dan, Andrew, Reahna and Allison. Judy is also survived by numerous in-laws of the Ahearn and Sweebe families. In addition to her parents and first husband, Ted, Judy was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Snyder and Nan Botsford; and by one brother, H. Jack Sweebe.

The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2012, from St. Agnes Catholic Church, with Fr. Daniel J. Fox OFM Cap officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery. Judy's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of mass. A Knights of Columbus rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Open Door Food Pantry, Sanford Food Pantry, or St .Agnes Catholic Church.

Midland Daily News 10 April 2012
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Patricia A. (Whelan) O'Hern
April 13, 2012 Patricia A. Whelan O'Hern of Old Forge, and previously of Syracuse, died peacefully in her sleep on April 13, 2012. Patricia received her RN degree from Syracuse General. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by friends and family at her home in "the woods."

Patricia was predeceased by her brothers, Jack and Richard Whelan; brother-in-law, Donald McCarthy; and her son-in-law, Charles Hamlin. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John "Jack" O'Hern; five children, Patrick (Nanette) of Syracuse, Michael (John Heck) of Lake Worth, FL, Kevin (Jen Pauley) of Syracuse, Eileen Ternosky (Patrick) of Lafayette and Kelly Hamlin of Old Forge; her siblings, Bette Asprinio (Matthias) and Marilyn McCarthy; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dewitt. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Edward J. Ryan & Son Funeral Home, 3180 Bellevue Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208. Edward J. Ryan & Son, Inc.

Syracuse Post Standard 15 April 2012
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Mary Judy Ahearn
Mary Judy Ahearn, of Randolph, formerly of So. Boston, suddenly, April 15, 2012, at the age of 66. Beloved daughter of the late Edmund and Margaret (McCarthy) Ahearn. Devoted sister of Robert F. Ahearn, Ret. Det. BPD and his wife Ashley B. of FL, Joseph L. Ahearn of Quincy, Paul D. Ahearn, Ret. Dep. Supt. Boston EMS of Boston and the late Edmund V. Ahearn, Jr. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. Reposed at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St., (Rte. 28) Randolph. Visitation period was on Saturday, April 21 from 8 - 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, immediately followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Randolph. Burial St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Judys name to the Friendly Food Pantry of Randolph, P.O. Box 802, Randolph, MA 02368.

Born in Boston, Judy grew up in So. Boston and graduated from Cardinal Cushing High School in So. Boston. Judy worked as a bookkeeper for many years at the Home for Little Wanderers. Judy was a very active member of St. Marys Church, where she taught CCD, was a Eucharistic Minister and often visited the sick and homebound members of the parish. Judy will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

Randolph Herald 19 April 2012
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Richard W. Ahearn
AHEARN, Richard W. 51 of Hanover died April 20, 2012. He was a proud member of IBEW Local 103. Devoted husband of Christine (Bew) Ahearn, loving father of Richard Ryan Ahearn, Sarah Michelle Ahearn and Colin John Ahearn. He was the brother of John, Pamela Wilde, Steve, Edward, Sandy Concannon, Joanne Williams, Dianne West and David. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St., Rte 53 in HANOVER on Friday from 4-8 PM. Funeral Service on Saturday at 11 AM in the First Congregational Church, 547 Hanover St., Rte 139 in Hanover. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Friends of Richard W. Ahearn Benefit Acct., c/o Rockland Trust Co., 272 Columbia Rd., Hanover, MA 02339. For directions and our online guestbook, visit 781-878-0920 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated Since 1897.
The Boston Globe 25 April 2012
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Richard W. Ahearn
Richard W. Ahearn, 51, of Hanover, formerly of Squantum, died at home Friday, April 20, 2012. The son of Evelyn (Green) Ahearn of Squantum and the late John S. Ahearn, he was born in Milton, Aug. 10, 1960. Richard was employed as a Union Electrician with Local 103. He loved the outdoors, landscaping his yard, fishing, camping, coin collecting, was an avid car enthusiast, restoring several cars and was a proud member of IBEW Local 103. Richard was the devoted husband of Christine (Bew) Ahearn; and loving father of Richard Ryan Ahearn, Sarah Michelle Ahearn and Colin John Ahearn, all of Hanover. He was the brother of John of Bridgewater, Pamela Wilde of Tewksbury, Steve of Whitman, Edward of Marshfield, Sandy Concannon of Abington, Joanne Williams of Squantum, Dianne West of Hanover and David of Abington. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Richard was also the special nephew of Cheryl Steward of Marshfield; and son-in-law of Irene S. Bew of Pembroke. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Richard W. Ahearn Benefit Acct., c/o Rockland Trust Co., 272 Columbia Rd., Hanover, MA 02339. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St., Rte. 53, in Hanover, Friday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral service Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, 547 Hanover St., Rte. 139, in Hanover. Interment private. For directions and our online guest book, visit Sullivan Funeral Homes 781-878-0920, 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated Since 1897.
Patriot Ledger 25 April 2012
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Ruby (Docker) Ahearn
Ruby D. Ahearn, age 91, died Friday, April 13, 2012, in Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late John R. Ahearn Jr.. Ruby was born on April 4, 1921 in Wallingford to the late William S. and Viola E. Laymen Docker. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, William and sister, Gertrude. She is survived by her seven nieces and nephews, Michael Morganti, Donna DeRosette, David Morganti, Patricia Langevin, Pamela Kelly, Bonnie Chesler and William Docker Jr. A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:00 am directly In Memoriam Cemetery, 18 Maplewood Avenue, Wallingford. The arrangements are in the care of Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford. To leave condolences or for directions, please visit our website @,
New Haven Register 25 April 2012
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John Joseph Aherne
AHERNE—John Joseph, 92, of Baldwin, on April 23, 2012 after battling cancer. Devoted husband of 64 years of Ann (nee Vorbach). Beloved father of Jean Meyers, Kathy Moscha, John P. Aherne, James Aherne and Maureen Culbreth. Loving grandfather of 15 and great grandfather of 4. Dear brother of Margaret Wittke. John was a WW II veteran and continued to serve his country as an FBI agent for 30 years. The family will receive friends Today, Wednesday April 25, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Cecere Family Funeral Home 2283 Grand Ave. Baldwin, N.Y. 11510. Funeral Mass Thursday 10 AM at The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary RC Church, Roosevelt, N.Y. Interment with military honors following in Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk, Inc. would be appreciated. Please visit
Newsday 25 April 2012
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Mary Ellen (Jewett) Aherne
AHERNE, Mary Ellen (Jewett) Age 92 of Weymouth passed away on Thursday April 26, 2012 at the Bay Path Rehabilitation Center in Duxbury. She was born and raised in Brockton. She enjoyed knitting and was an avid Boston Red Sox Fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a former communicant of Immaculate Conception Church and former member of the Women's Auxiliary. Beloved wife of the late Charles F. Aherne. Devoted mother of Elene F. Chearney and her late husband Michael of BelAir. MD, John J. Aherne and his wife Elena of Pembroke, Mary E. Boucher and her husband John of Pembroke and Patricia A. Weir and her husband Richard of Londonderry, NH. Sister of Margaret Lipper of Brockton and the late James Jewett, Robert Jewett, William Jewett and Catherine Campbell. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main St. (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hosp.) Wednesday at 8:45 A.M. Funeral Mass to follow in Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, Hanover at 10:00 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. Interment, Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Rockland. For those who wish, donations may be made in Mary Ellen's memory to the Aherne Family Scholarship Fund, c/o Bridgewater State University Foundation, PO Box 42, Bridgewater, MA. 02324. See for directions and online condolences.

The Boston Globe 29 April 2012
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Mary Elizabeth (Usinas) Ahern
AHERN, Mary Elizabeth Nov. 10, 1929-April 8, 2012, A beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday night in Sacramento, CA. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, William John, and her son, Douglas Patrick Ahern. She is survived by 3 children: William J. Ahern, Jr., Diane Rigatuso, Brian Ahern; five grandchildren: Martti, Siena, Chiara, Alyssa, and Amanda. Also, she is survived by her sister, Helen Gale, brother, John Usinas, and a host of loving relatives. Mary was born in Lithuania and immigrated with her family to the USA in the 1930's. Mary and William moved to Walpole, MA, to raise their 4 children. Mary enjoyed her retirement years in Cape Cod. She enjoyed the outdoors and especially swimming at her favorite beach - Old Silver Beach. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11AM, in Saint Anthony's Church, 167 East Falmouth Hwy, Route 28 East Falmouth. Burial will follow in Saint Anthony's Cemetery. For on-line guest book & directions Chapman Cole and Gleason Falmouth 508-540-4172
The Boston Globe 4 May 2012
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George F. Ahearn, Sr.
September 21, 1924 — May 4, 2012
PAXTON — George F. Ahearn, Sr., 87, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, May 4, 2012, at UMass Memorial Healthcare, Memorial Campus. Born September 21, 1924, George was the son of John F. and Mary (Zablo) Ahearn and lived all his life in Paxton. George was the grandson of Irish immigrants and was the third generation to farm in Paxton. He and his wife Janice owned and operated, with his sons, Juniper-Mist Dairy Farm at 140 Marshall Street. George was named a Holstein Breeder Emeritus and was one of the first breeders in Massachusetts and New England to introduce and practice "Embryo Transplantation". His breeding stock sold nationally and internationally.

His wife of 56 years, Janice (Stone) Ahearn, died in 2004. He is survived by three sons, Mark G. Ahearn and his wife Cynthia of Paxton, Timothy J. Ahearn and his wife Donna of Spencer and Michael J. Ahearn and his wife Margaret of Paxton; three daughters, Paula A. Schur and her husband Peter of Paxton, Holly J. Toomey of Paxton and Mary J. Woodis and her husband Steven of Spencer; a brother, William H. Ahearn of West Boylston; 22 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. A son, George "Judd" F. Ahearn, Jr., two brothers, James and John Ahearn, three sisters, Margaret Doyle, Lillian Reynolds, and Dorothy Benson all predeceased him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. The funeral for Mr. Ahearn will be held on Wednesday, May 9, from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Columba Church, 20 Richards Avenue, Paxton. Burial will be private and held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester County 4-H Center Camp Marshall, 92 McCormick Road, Spencer, MA 01562. To share a memory or offer condolences, please visit:

— Funeral Home, 4 May 2012
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Kathryn L. "Kate" Ahearn
WELLS—Kathryn L. 'Kate' Ahearn, 65, of Wells, died on Friday, May 11, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Ridley Park, Pa., on May 13, 1946, the daughter of John Vincent Ahearn Sr., and Mildred Laurette (Tierney) Ahearn. The family lived in New York before moving to Illinois. Kate moved to Maine in the 1990s, where she owned and operated the Ogunquit Innkeepers Motel, which she sold upon her retirement in 2004. She was a member of the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, and enjoyed cooking, baking, and interior design. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, John V. Ahearn Jr., and her sister, Judith Crooker. Kate is survived by two nieces, Tracey Young of Ohio, and Nora Killoran of New York, and a nephew, Michael Crooker of Ohio. There are no calling hours. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a later date and will be announced. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Rd., P.O. Box 910, Wells. Should friends choose, memorial donations may be made in her memory to:
Maine Special Olympics
Care of Ogunquit Police Department
P.O. Box 666
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
The Animal Welfare Society
P.O. Box 43
West Kennebunk, Maine 04094
Portland Press Herald 16 May 2012
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Albert John "Jack" Ahern, Jr.
Albert John Ahern Jr., known as Jack, beloved husband of Nancy Veale Ahern, died peacefully at his Westville home on Thursday, May 24, 2012, after a long illness. He had been a reporter and editor at the New Haven Register for many years before his retirement in 1990. Jack was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Derby, son of the late Albert J. Ahern Sr. and Susan O'Callahan Ahern. He grew up in Seymour, graduating in 1943 from Seymour High School, where he had been a star pitcher on the baseball team. He enlisted in the Navy, serving aboard ship in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters during World War II and earning four military service medals. He received a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in 1951. He joined the New Haven Register editorial staff as the Naugatuck Valley reporter and sometime photographer in 1953, and later covered City Hall and the State Capitol, where he was a member of the Laurel Club. In 1965 he was appointed special assistant to Gov. John Dempsey, serving in that capacity until the governor left office. He then returned to the Register as a copy editor, weekend city editor and later wire editor, with an uncanny sense of which breaking news stories were most important. He also taught a journalism course at Quinnipiac University. Jack was known for his quick wit and had a passion for reading and solving crossword puzzles. He also was an avid fisherman, having fished nearly every stream in Connecticut, a skillful cook and woodworker, and a loyal Boston Red Sox fan. He was the perfect supportive political spouse during his wife's dozen years on the New Haven Board of Aldermen.

Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Patricia Morgan (Robert) of Cheshire; a stepdaughter, Laurie Wiggins (Douglas) of Catonsville MD; a stepson, Edward Washburn of St. Croix; and three step-grandchildren. He also is survived by a sister, Margaret Shean of Centerville MA, a niece and three nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Center Church on-the-Green, the Revs. Florence and Woodrow Eddins officiating, with a reception to follow. Burial will be in Grove Street Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Center Church, 311 Temple St., New Haven 06510; the Institute Library, 847 Chapel St., New Haven 06510; the Whitney Library, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven 06510; the New Haven Preservation Trust, 934 State St., New Haven 06511; Connecticut Community Care Inc., 43 Enterprise Drive, Bristol 06010; or to the charity of one's choice . Arrangements are with the Hawley Lincoln Memorial, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven.

New Haven Register 28 May 2012
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Ryan David O'Hearn
December 7, 1976 — May 30, 2012
Died suddenly on May 30, 2012. Loving husband to Claudia. Stepfather to Cayleigh, Courtney and David. Beloved son of Maureen and Vic. Brother to Shannon (Cliff Hayley) and uncle to Liam. Dear Grandson to Maurice Keeler. Will sadly be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Always in our hearts, forever will be missed. Family and friends may gather at Giffen-Mack Funeral Home and Cremation Centre "Scarborough", 4115 Lawrence Avenue East, West Hill, Ontario (one block west of Kingston Road), 416-281-6800 on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 1:30 PM. Memorial service to follow in the chapel at 2:30 P.M. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to The Hospital for Sick Children.
— Funeral Home, 30 May 2012
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Albert John "Jack" Ahern, Jr.
RANDALL BEACH: Remembering Valley boy who made good
on the mound, at sea, in the newsroom
When many friends and family members came to Center Church on-the-Green Thursday to celebrate the rich and varied life of Jack Ahern Jr., they were reminded he was a "man's man" from the Naugatuck Valley but a soft-hearted sentimentalist who loved dogs and birds and kept his big right toenail painted red. He was also one of the funniest guys you could have the pleasure to know. And he was a great whistler.

His real name was Albert John Ahern, Jr. but nobody ever called him Albert. At the start of the memorial service, when his full name was used, it just didn't sound right. When I worked with him at the New Haven Register in the late 1970s and in the '80s, he was always "Jack." Oh man, could he light up a newsroom. "Jack's sense of humor used to keep us in stitches on the desk, especially weekend nights, and his made-up captions for photos were wickedly funny," his wife, Nancy Ahern, told me in an email message last week. The Rev. Woody Eddins, pastor of Simsbury United Methodist Church, noted in his tribute that Jack and Nancy "met at the New Haven Register, fell in love and made a commitment that lasted for 36 years. Every year, they shared their vows again."

During that service, I learned a lot about Jack. For instance, although I enjoyed watching him in gleeful goofy action on the pitching mound Friday afternoons after work during our Register softball games, I never realized he had been a star pitcher for Seymour High School and Syracuse University. It was during one of our Friday games that Jack leaped off the mound at a ground ball, lunged toward a runner speeding in from third base and wound up lying near home plate, helpless with laughter and looking like a beached whale. This earned him the nickname "Orca," which I called him for the rest of his life. But then I found out during Thursday's service that Jack also pitched semi-pro ball in a Naugatuck Valley league during the 1940s. I'm impressed, Orca!

During the tributes Thursday, I also learned Jack contracted tuberculosis as a child and spent lots of time in and out of hospitals. Talk about making a full recovery: in addition to becoming a fine athlete, he served for four years in the Navy during World War II. Jack Cavanaugh, his Syracuse roommate and eventual Register co-worker, said Jack had 4-5 battle scars, but never talked about how he got them. When he came back to Connecticut after the war and college, Jack got a job with the Bethany Press. His journalistic skills quickly became evident, leading to a job with the Register's Ansonia bureau. One of his assignments was covering the Naugatuck flood.

Jack was promoted to cover New Haven City Hall, where he ferreted out whatever Mayor Richard C. Lee was up to. Then he covered the state capital, which led to a job as special assistant to Gov. John Dempsey. But the newsroom was where he belonged, so he returned to the Register after Dempsey left office. He held down the titles of copy editor, weekend city editor and, in the years I worked with him, wire editor. Nancy recalled that Jack was astonishingly good with crossword puzzles. "One time, when the Sunday crossword solution did not come in, Jack quickly finished a puzzle and we ran that, hand-lettered and all."

Robert Morgan, Jack's son-in-law, noted during his memorial service talk that when Jack and Nancy installed a backyard pool at their Westville home, Jack invited everybody to come over and use it "because he really cared about people." Morgan was the one who used the "man's man" line to describe Jack. "He loved to fish and he was very happy his son-in-law was a fisherman, too. He always knew the right spots." But Morgan also told us about Jack's softer side. When a family the Aherns knew in New Hampshire could no longer keep their old golden retriever, Bourbon, Jack and Nancy adopted him; Jack and Bourbon became "best friends." "Jack once told me, 'This is the best dog in the whole world,'" Morgan said. Then Morgan added, "I had the best father-in-law in the whole world. He acted like a father to me."

Now what about that red toenail? I noticed it about 15 years ago when I lounged around the pool with Jack and Nancy and my kids, who at an early age benefited from the generous sharing of that cool water. I don't know if I ever asked Jack about his colored toenail, but Nancy filled me in last week. "One day when I was painting my toenails, Jack stuck out his foot and said, 'Paint mine!' And so, for years, he had a red toenail on his big right foot. I kept it fresh."

New Haven Register 2 June 2012
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Alda Wilma (Clifford) Ahern
Alda Wilma Ahern In San Francisco, Sunday 27 May, peacefully after a long decline, Alda Wilma Ahern, 97, long-time resident of San Francisco, the only child of William Clifford and Gertrude McBurney, both of Sacramento. Alda grew up in one of Sacramento's then new neighborhoods, built in what had been farmland where there were old-fashioned farmhouses and barns amid the new bungalows and fruit trees in the backyards from the orchards that had been there before the houses. Her grandmother, Getrude Carroll-McBurney lived with the family. She had come to California in 1865 with her parents and was inordinately fond of movies and took a very young Alda along to silent films reading her the titles and captions much to the consternation of other patrons. "Big Gertie" was often in Alda's thoughts in the last years of her life. Alda became an avid reader in her childhood and grew up with the Oz books; she was particularly fond of Ozma of Oz who could change her head in keeping with her mood.

She attended elementary schools in Sacramento and went on to Sacramento High School graduating in 1932 in the same class as another Sacramento-to-San Francisco transplant, Herb Caen. She took an Associate of Arts degree from Sacramento Junior College in 1934. In 1930, she went on a last minute date with Edward P. Ahern, a year ahead of her in school, and though he and his family moved to San Francisco, they began a long-distance courtship while he was in college. He would travel by train up to Sacramento, or just as often she would come down to San Francisco and stay with his family on Commonwealth Avenue. On her visits, they would drive about and explore the grassy top of Mount Olympus with its new road and Sutro's old monument, the sandy beaches at Hunter's Point with their dwindling Chinese shrimp camps and the vegetable fields and dairies out beyond Sigmund Stern Grove.

They married at St. Edward the Confessor Church on California Street and after a few years settled in the Sunset in Doelger City buying the house that they would occupy 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. Alda remembered fondly the friendships of those days cemented by the shared experiences of motherhood and neighborhood canasta parties with Jane Gribble, Frances Terrell, Beryl Chapman, Ollie McCann, Minnie Lou Deasy and Rosalie Murphy, all now sadly gone. When her children were older, she returned to work and was for many years a school secretary for the San Francisco Unified School District. After her retirement, she travelled widely in Europe and to Japan. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband of 73 years, Edward Philip Ahern.

She is survived by her children Kathleen Christiansen, Michael, Kevin, and Dennis Ahern, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Carrie, Susan, Carmen, Perla and everyone from Irish Help at Home who so diligently and lovingly cared for our parents over the last four years and to Marcelle and the staff of Pathways Hospice who assisted us in fulfilling our Mother's wish to be cared for at home. Services and interment private.

San Francisco Chronicle 3 June 2012
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Aileen (Ahern) Redding
Aileen A. Redding, nee Ahern, beloved wife of the late James M., was given to God June 2, 2012. Aileen is remembered as a loving mother to Peggy (Joe) Marnell, James (Debra), Kathleen Greisch, Loren, Aileen (the late Henry) Absil, Michael, Daniel and Jonathan (Maureen) Redding; cherished grandmother of 16; dear sister of the late Peg (the late Bob) Schultz and Bob (the late Mary) Ahern. A lifelong golfer and Cub fan, Aileen will be remembered for her vivacious spirit and devotion to her family. Visitation, Tuesday, June 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Rd., Glenview. Family and friends will meet Wednesday, June 6 for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Norbert Church, 1809 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60652 appreciated. Info: 847-998-1020. [see also: Peggie A. (Ahern) Schultz]
Chicago Tribune 4 June 2012
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Sharlene F. (Robertson) Ahern
LUDLOW—Ludlow resident Sharlene F. Ahern died at her family's side on June 3, 2012, at Springfield Hospital in Vermont. Sharlene was born September 1, 1945, in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Olive and Richard "Chubby" Robertson. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Raymond, daughter Kelly, mother Olive and six immediate siblings, Susan, Dianne, Cheryle, Larry, Jeff and Ricky. Sharlene is also survived by a very large extended family, each of whom she cherished deeply. She now joins Chubby and her sister, Kim, in all of our hearts.

Sharlene was one of eight children born and raised in the South Shore of Boston. After marrying Ray and giving birth to their daughter, Kelly, the family's adventurous spirit moved them to several locations including Massachusetts, California and finally to Sharlene's beloved Vermont. Sharlene's love of travel brought her adventures around the globe, always encouraging others to join her in fulfilling that passion. What Sharlene will be most remembered for is her sense of humor and dedication and devotion to her community, especially children. Sharlene worked in the Ludlow School System for 21 years, touching the lives of the kids, fellow staff and parents. Sharlene also volunteered as a friend of the elderly at Gill Terrace Apartments. Sharlene adored all in her life and positively affected each life she touched. She was incredibly grateful and moved by all of the outreach, love and support she received over the last six months.

There will be a celebration of her life at 210 Preedom Hill, Ludlow, VT 05149, at the house of Heidi Baitz and Michael Normyle this Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m. Guests are asked to carpool. Adams Funeral Homes is assisting family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Dana Farber Cancer Institute at

Go Sox!

Rutland Herald 6 June 2012
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Sharlene (Robertson) Ahern
Sharlene (Robertson) Ahern, age 66, of Ludlow, Vt., formerly of Abington, Mass., died of a brief illness, Sunday, June 3. She is survived by her husband, Ray Ahern; daughter, Kelly Bixby; her mother, Olive Robertson; sisters, Susan DeChristoforo, Dianne Engren and Cheryle Romano; brothers, Larry Robertson, Rick Robertson and Jeff Robertson; and many nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Richard Robertson, and sister and of the late Kim Robertson. A memorial service will be held in Ludlow, Vt., Sunday, June 10, at the home of one of her dear friends. Her ashes will be scattered in the fall on the green mountains of Vermont which she loved so much. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Farber.
The Abington Mariner 6 June 2012
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Mark R. Ahern
Mark R. Ahern 1956-2012 CHARLOTTE, NC—Mark R. Ahern, 56, of Charlotte died peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at his home. Mark was born in Westfield on February 26, 1956. Raised in Springfield he attended Ursuline Academy and graduated from Cathedral High School. He worked at Monsanto Chemical Company in Indian Orchard and went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts. Mark was employed by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company as an insurance underwriter for several years and then went to work for MET Life in Charlotte, NC.

Mark is survived by his father Harold "Harry" T. Ahern and his wife Linda "Lynne" (Koldys) Ahern of Wilbraham; his mother, Jean (Gaimari) McComb of Willow Springs, NC; a sister, Judy McComb of Willow Springs, NC; along with several uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

During his years at Cathedral Mark and his friends formed a band, The Sunshine Railroad, which gave them hours of enjoyment playing their music. His love for the outdoors and adventure led him on a summer long cross country trip with his friend, Dave, where they camped and hiked and explored the National Parks. He loved skiing and belonged to several ski clubs. He was an avid reader and sports enthusiast. His love for the Red Sox kept his heart at home here in New England.

Mark's funeral will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Sampson's Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield followed by the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker Street, Springfield. Memorial contributions in Mark's memory may be made to Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101 or to The Salvation Army, 170 Pearl Street, Springfield, MA 01101, or to a charity of one's choice. Visiting hours for Mark will precede his funeral on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

The Springfield Republican 7 June 2012
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Patricia M. "Patty" Ahern
AHERN, Patricia M. "Patty" Late of Como West. Beloved wife of Allan (deceased). Adored mother of Elizabeth (deceased), Josie, Brian and Stephen. Cherished Nan of Robert, Tracey, Andrew, Lauren, Rachel, Rebecca, Stephanie and their families. Much loved sister of Jim, John (both deceased) and Gwen. Aged 88 Years.

Relatives and friends of the Late PATRICIA AHERN are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Tuesday (June 12, 2012) to be held within the West Chapel, Woronora Crematorium, Linden Street, Sutherland commencing at 12:30pm.

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Sydney Morning Herald 7 June 2012
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Richard O'Hearn
EDGEWATER, N.J.—Richard O'Hearn, 77, of Edgewater, N.J., passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, at Schuylkill Medical Center East, Pottsville. Born in Ashland, March 22, 1935, he was a son of the late Vincent and Marion (Scanlon) O'Hearn. He graduated from St. Joseph's High School, Ashland. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked for America's Best Eye Care as a optician in New Jersey until his retirement. He was a member of the Corpus Cristi Catholic Church in Beverly, N.J.

Richard is survived by two sisters, Marianna O'Hearn, of Ashland, and Susan Bovidage and her husband, John, of Dauphin; three brothers, Vincent O'Hearn and his wife, Patricia, of Lancaster, James O'Hearn and his wife, Nancy, of San Antonio, Texas, and Eugene O'Hearn and his wife, Sara, of Ashland, and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a brother, Edward, in 1995.

O'HEARN—Richard O'Hearn, 77, of Edgewater, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Church, Ashland, with the Rev. John W. Bambrick as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fountain Springs. A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Church, Ashland. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.
News Item 17 June 2012
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Carolyn J. (Nutter) Ahern
Ahern, Carolyn J. Of Burr Ridge. Beloved wife of the late Thomas E.; Loving mother of Thomas (Janet), Karen (Ken, Ret. C.P.D.) Smith, Scott, C.P.D. (Kristin) and Kathleen; Devoted grandmother of Jacqueline and Kelly Ahern, Kenneth Smith, C.P.D., Stephanie (Michael) Shimerdla, Melissa Smith, Thomas Nikki and Joseph Whetter; Dear great-grandmother of Maddux Siefert and Patrick Shimerdla; Fond sister of Victor (late Amy) and Harold Nutter; Dear aunt of many. Visitation 3 to 9PM Thursday, June 21 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside where Funeral Service will be held at 9:30AM Friday, June 22. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hinsdale Humane Society appreciated. Funeral home phone 708/352-6500.
Chicago Sun-Times 20 June 2012
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James E. "Jim" Ahern
Ahern, James E. "Jim" Age 51, died June 18, 2012. Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Kimberly Dobbins; adoring son, Jamie Ahern; his siblings, John (Marcia) Ahern, Jerry (Katie) Ahern, Mike (Cathy) Ahern, Tom (Karyn) Ahern, Kevin (Vicki) Ahern, Pat (Katy) Ahern and Mary (Jon) Krunnfusz and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary (nee McTigue) Ahern. Visitation Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077. Private family burial. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 W. Evergreen Ave. Suite 204, Chicago, IL 60642 ( Info: 847/675-1990 or
Chicago Sun-Times 21 June 2012
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Professor Maureen Ahern
AHERN Professor Maureen Ahern, of Columbus, Ohio died peacefully at home following a short illness on June 20, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 14, 1936 to the late William C. Ahern and Veronica Thompson of Charlestown, New Hampshire. Professor Ahern was a 1958 magna cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire. She earned a Bachelor's and Doctorate degrees, both in Literature, from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru in 1960 and 1961, respectively. After many years of work and travel throughout Mexico and Peru, Professor Ahern returned to the United States in 1972 and became a Professor of Spanish at Arizona State University. From 1990 until shortly before her death, she was Professor of Spanish, Latin American Literature and Culture at The Ohio State University.

Her marriage to Juan Maurer ended in divorce. Professor Ahern is survived by her children, Ursula Maurer (Scott Manders) of Falls Church, Virginia; Carlos Maurer (Daniela Korbilas) of Tempe, Arizona; Crescencia Maurer (Karl Stromayer) of Newman, California; four grandchildren, Evan Manders, Konrad Stromayer, Elise Stromayer and Ian Stromayer; and a sister, Patricia Ahern, of Charlestown, New Hampshire. Professor Ahern was blessed with, and much appreciated by many friends, students and colleagues. She was a member of St. Timothy Parish in Columbus.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, June 23rd, at St. Timothy Catholic Church. Arrangements were by EGAN-RYAN NORTHWEST CHAPEL. Memorial donations may be made to the Zusman Hospice at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209.

The Columbus Dispatch 22 June 2012
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Lillian Deloris (O'Hearn) Broxton
(January 13, 1922 — June 28, 2012)
We regret to announce the passing of Mrs. Lillian Deloris Broxton, age 90, who passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge, GA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Donalsonville Church of God with Rev. Kip Boswell and Rev. Gordon Statum officiating. Burial will follow at South Mt. Zion Church of God Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1:00-2:00 PM Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Donalsonville Church of God. You may sign the guest book and share your thoughts with the family by visiting our website at

Mrs. Broxton was born on January 13, 1922 to the late Clifford M. O'Hearn and Lucille Stephens O'Hearn. She was a member of Donalsonville Church of God and a homemaker. She is survived by four sons, Dolphus Broxton and his wife Peggy of Fairhope, AL; Rondall Broxton and his wife Tina of Iron City, GA; Michael Broxton and his wife Janice of Albany, GA; Gregory Broxton and his wife Joan of Donalsonville, GA; four daughters, Barbara Arthur of Bainbridge, GA; Duane Harden of Colquitt, GA; Loraine Wetherington and her husband Matthew of Jakin, GA; Janice Sue Palmer and her husband Craig of Blakely, GA; three brothers, Calvin "Sang" O'Hearn and his wife Edna of Auburndale, FL; Gene O'Hearn and his wife Dorothy of Colquitt, GA and Clifford "Man" O'Hearn and his wife Martha of Lucille, GA; one sister, Dorothy Jean Givens and her husband David of Donalsonville, GA. She was also survived by 23 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford M. and Lucille Stephens O'Hearn; her husband, Lonnie Broxton; three brothers, Broughton O'Hearn, Ralph O'Hearn and Bill O'Hearn and two sisters, Eunice White and Lucy Robinson; granddaughter, Nicole Marie Broxton and great grandson, Jeffery Trent Arthur, Jr. Casketbearers will be Gabriel Broxton, Josh Broxton, Mike Broxton, William Womble, Eric Palmer and Trent Arthur.

— Funeral Home, 28 June 2012
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Joseph A. "Joe" O'Hearn
(June 18, 1915 — June 27, 2012)
O'HEARN, Joseph A. "Joe" Of Brookfield, NH, formerly of Everett, June 27, at age 97. Devoted son of the late Alphonse and Mary (Forrest) O'Hearn. Beloved husband of the late Madeline (Velmure) with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Dear and devoted father of Madeline Clarke and her husband, Philip of Everett, Maureen O'Hearn and her partner, Sharon Cann of Derry, NH, Barbara Bannon and her husband, Paul of Brookfield, NH, Retired Everett Fire Captain Gerard "Gerry" O'Hearn and his wife, MaryAnn of Peabody, Patricia Iannacci and her late husband, James of Woburn, and Douglas O'Hearn and his wife, Lisa of Somersworth, NH. Loving brother of Thomas O'Hearn and his wife, Gloria of Saugus and the late Mary Jodrie, Peter O'Hearn, Genevieve Osborne and Therese O'Hearn Cherished "Poppy" to 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Joe was the oldest, living, retired firefighter in the City of Everett. He served with honor for 34 years, spending a majority of his tenure at the Hancock Street Fire Station, Engine 2. He had an unmatched passion for baseball and the Boston Red Sox. Funeral from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) EVERETT, Monday morning at 10:30. Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett, at 11:30 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In honor of Joe's profound love for children, contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, would be sincerely appreciated. Late member of the Everett Fireman's Union Local 143. Parking with attendants on duty. Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home Everett 617-387-3120.

The Boston Globe 29 June 2012
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Billy C. Ahearn
Age 60, passed peacefully at his home in Grass Valley, CA, June 17, 2012 of lung cancer. Surrounded by his family, Debbie wife of 40 years, sons David (Brandy), Ronnie (Corinne), & 4 grandchildren. He is survived by his mother Christeen Ahearn, brothers Ron Ahearn (Jeanne), and Jim Morris (Ivene). Bill was a 25 year employee of FMC Corp. A memorial will be held on July 7, 2012 in Auburn, CA.
San Jose Mercury News 5 July 2012
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Claire (Ahern) Shaklee
Resident of Newport Beach.
Born in San Francisco on 4/22/26 as Claire Ahern. She was the youngest of 6 children and had several brothers that were San Francisco firemen. She passed away in Newport Beach, CA. peacefully in her sleep after a long illness on June 19, 2012. Survived by her husband Raleigh "Lee" Shaklee of Newport Beach, CA. who cofounded Shaklee Corporation in 1956 with his Father (Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee) and Brother (Forrest Shaklee). Predeceased by her Son, (Rick Shaklee) in 1980. Survived by three daughters, Laura Hughes of Montecito, CA. Sandie Hughes of Alamo, CA. Karen White of Santa Barbara, CA. Also survived by nine grandchildren and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Claire loved dancing and enjoyed being an excellent ballroom dancer and along with her husband enjoyed dancing in many grand ballrooms while traveling the world. She and Lee also enjoyed taking long cruises and took many to destinations all over the earth. Claire was an integral part in helping build Shaklee Corporation into the large multi national company that was listed on the Fortune 500. She took great pride in sharing many stories of the hard and enjoyable work and effort that she and Lee invested in making Shaklee Corporation into a huge success. Shaklee was sold in 1989. Claire also served on many boards for non-profit foundations and academic institutions and loved being involved in helping to make life better for others. Her help is ongoing through numerous charitable trusts and endowments that remain active in Northern and Southern CA.

Daily Pilot 6 July 2012
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Arthur F. Ahearn, Jr.
Arthur F. Ahearn Jr., age 70 of Meriden, formerly of Danbury died on Friday at Mid-State Medical Center, Meriden. Arthur was born August 4, 1941, the son of the late Arthur F. Sr. and Catherine (Burns) Ahearn. He was a graduate of both St. Peter School and Henry Abbott Technical School, and was active in local athletics. Arthur served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S. S. Springfield, and later was employed as a sheet metal fabricator for several Danbury area companies. He was for many years a parishioner of St. Peter Church, Danbury. Arthur is survived by his sister Catherine Donnelley of Danbury, and his brother Robert J. Ahearn and his wife Anne, of Danbury, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Patricia Kaiser. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday July 17th at St. Peter Church, Danbury at 10:30 am. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Monday July 16th from 5 thru 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Danbury News-Times 14 July 2012
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Helen P. (Hegarty) Ahern
AHERN, Helen P. (Hegarty) Of Arlington July 19. Beloved wife of the late William F. Ahern. Daughter of the late Stephen and Catherine (Dwyer) Hegarty. Sister of the late Joseph Hegarty, Rita Quinn and Dorothy Phillips. Also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral from The DeVito-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 1145 Mass Avenue, ARLINGTON, Monday morning at 9:00 followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 in St. Eulalia Church, Winchester. Interment to follow Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visiting at the DeVito Funeral Home on Sunday 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Boston Globe 21 July 2012
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Jerome M. "Jerry" Ahern
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Ahern, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Mr. Ahern was born in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late John and Arline Ahern.

Jerry was an award-winning, internationally-known author of over 80 novels including "The Survivalist" series, numerous non-fiction books, and thousands of magazine articles. In recent years, Jerry served as an editorial consultant. Additionally, Jerry was a strong supporter of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. Jerry had a strong Christian faith and led a vigorous and healthy lifestyle until a recent and aggressive cancer took his life. His positive, never-give-up attitude, as well as a good sense of humor, were a part of his day-to-day throughout. Jerry was deeply cherished and loved by his family; all those that knew him, loved him. He had a strong devotion to his family.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sharon Ahern, of Jefferson; children and their spouses, Samantha and Robert Akers, of Commerce, and Jason and Tracy Ahern, of Buford; grandchildren, Olivia Akers and Alec, Aidan, Emily, and Addison Ahern; and nephew, George R. Smith, of Hartwell. A private family memorial service will be held on a later date. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be given at (706) 367-5467

Athens Banner-Herald 27 July 2012
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Mary F. "Fran" (Casey) Ahearn
Loving wife, mother, and grandmother
CHELMSFORD—Mary F. "Fran" (Casey) Ahearn, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27th, 2012, the day of her 33rd wedding anniversary. She is survived by her "knight in shining armor" William G. Ahearn, who was by her side. Mary was born in Lowell on September 18, 1930, the daughter of the late Peter and Frances (O'Grady) Casey, and was a lifelong Billerica resident before moving to Chelmsford in 1978. She worked for many years at Hanscom Air Force Base as a Federal Employee. Mrs. Ahearn was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Chelmsford, and an avid golfer belonging to the Mt. Pleasant Golf Club and spending winters and golfing in Hilton Head, SC. She loved the Red Sox, but most of all, she was always there for her family and friends. She was a great mom and will be dearly missed.

Besides her husband, she is the beloved mother of Paul Travis and his wife, Maureen Roberts of Billerica, and Brian Travis of Salem, NH, and Cyndi Lowrie and her husband, Robert of Gainesville, GA; sister of, Henry Casey of Dracut; proud grandmother of Tara Travis of Lincoln, NE, and Travis and Ally Lowrie, both of Gainesville, GA; sister-in-law of Thomas Ahearn and his wife, Shirley of Indiantown, FL, Dorothy Ayer and her husband, Donald of Chelmsford, Ruthanne Fitton and her husband, Robert of Chelmsford, Terrance Ahearn of Lowell, MA, Claudia Kovac of Greenville, PA, and Margaret Ahearn of Chelmsford. She was the daughter-in-law of the late Thomas P. and Dorothy Ahearn, and sister-in-law of the late David J. Ahearn.

AHEARN—Of Chelmsford, formerly of Billerica, July 27, Mary F. "Fran" (Casey) Ahearn. Funeral Tuesday from the SWEENEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 66 Concord Rd. at 9:45 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary's Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 4—6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assn., 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Funeral Directors, W. J. and Dean M. Laurendeau.
Lowell Sun 29 July 2012
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Charles Mortimer "Chuck" Ahern, Jr.,
Charles Mortimer "Chuck" Ahern, Jr., 91, died on July 19, 2012 in Hopewell, VA due to the effects of dementia. Born in Natick MA on June 11, 1921, he was the son of the late Charles Mortimer and Helena Coleman Ahern. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy (Bennett) Ahern. Chuck grew up and went to school in Natick, Massachusetts graduating from Natick High School in 1939. During World War II, he served as an armorer in the US Army Air Forces. After returning to Natick, he worked at and retired from what is now called the US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center.

For many years Chuck served as a member of the Natick Town Meeting. As a reader of European and military histories, he frequently walked to the Morse Institute Library, for many years accompanied by his faithful black lab/collie mix, Pepper. Chuck volunteered, with Dorothy, at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick. His friends and family will remember him as an easy going, quiet gentleman with a clear and kind wit.

In addition to Dorothy, he is survived by two daughters: Ellen Buchanan and husband John of Prince George, VA and LTC (retired) Margaret Mills of Sierra Vista, AZ; and his son, Charles B. Ahern and his wife, Suzon, of Des Moines, Iowa; and four grandchildren, Douglas Buchanan, Julia Mills, Kelly Mills, and Patrick Ahern.

Visitation will be held on July 26 from 10am to 11am then a memorial service at 11am at John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street Natick MA followed by burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Chuck's honor to be made to Friends of the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760. For obituary, guestbook, and directions please visit

The Natick Bulletin & Tab 30 July 2012
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Helen (Cone) Ahearn
1933-2012 Helen C. Ahearn, 79, a longtime resident of Convent Avenue in Bennington died Wednesday August 1, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Albany, N.Y., on January 3, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Francis J. and Julia (Brazell) Cone. Helen received her education in Bennington and was a 1950 graduate of Bennington High School and a 1952 graduate of St. Joseph's Business College.

She married John E. Ahearn on May 8, 1954 at Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. Mr. Ahearn died March 3, 2003. Helen was employed as a medical and legal secretary. For twelve years she worked for the Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services from which she retired. Helen loved spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed reading, knitting and attending her grandchildren's various activities.

She is survived by five children, Patricia Masterson and her husband Joseph of Narragansett, Rhode Island, Julianne Roy and her husband James of Bennington, Vt., Kevin Ahearn and his wife Ramona of Queensbury, N.Y., John Ahearn and his wife Karen of Bennington, Vt., and Kathleen LaCroix and her husband Andre of Loxahatchee, Florida; Five grandchildren, Christopher and Tyler Roy and Kate, Bridget and Colleen Ahearn. A sister Frances Anglin and her husband James of South Yarmouth, Mass., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition she leaves her loving caregiver Autumn Dorman and a great friend and co-worker Beth Sausville

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Saturday August 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with a prayer and then from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales at 11 a.m. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Friday August 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. If friends desire contributions in memory of Helen may be made to either Sacred Heart School or the Alpha 1 Foundation through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at

Bennington Banner 2 August 2012
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Julia (Dever) Ahearn
Julia D. Ahearn, 90, passed away August 4, 2012 at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona after a long illness. Julia is survived by her four children, John (wife Natalie), Barbara, Marion (husband Russell), and Mark (wife Vicki), her sister Barbara, 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Julia was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, John F. (Jack) Ahearn.

Julia was born and raised in New York City, one of six children of Michael Dever and Bridget Dever (nee Gallagher), who emigrated from Ireland in 1909 and 1911, respectively. Upon graduation in 1939 from Mother Cabrini High School in Manhattan, Julia continued her education in business school and worked in the music publication business. She met Jack in New York City and always said he was attracted to her because she had the loudest scream of any customer on the Coney Island Parachute Jump where he worked. They married in 1943, and together traveled extensively throughout Jack's 22-year career as an Air Force officer, followed by his second career with Grumman Corporation. They finally settled in Ronkonkoma, NY, their place of longest residence. Julia most enjoyed her family, reading, bridge, travel, gardening, a love of flowers and most recently her times with her swimming group. Everyone enjoyed her great sense of humor and immense generosity.

Funeral services will be held at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Rd, Scottsdale, on Thursday, August 9, 2012 beginning with visiting at 10:00 a.m. and a prayer service at 11:30 a.m. Friends and family are invited to a reception immediately following the service, in her home at 4935 E. Marino Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona. Interment will be at a later date alongside Jack at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice of the Valley ( that was so wonderful in caring for our mother. Please visit to place online condolences.

The Arizona Republic 4 August 2012
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Richard Benz Ahern
Ahern, Richard Benz 79, former longtime Minnesota resident, died Monday, July 30, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Born on September 14, 1932, he was the son of the late John Joseph Ahern and Laura Benz Ahern. Richard enjoyed his early years with a large, loving family, including brothers, John and Walter, and sisters, Rosie, Lorle, and Lydia. Educated in Minneapolis at the Breck School, Richard later attended Annapolis and the University of Minnesota. Following college, he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Europe after the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as a corporal. He moved to Scottsdale in 1979 and recently retired from Target. An avid hockey enthusiast, Richard was a dedicated coach and continued his love of the sport, long after his coaching days. He was also a founding member of the Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club. He was an accomplished high school athlete and was recently inducted into Breck's inaugural Hall of Fame.

However, his greatest accomplishment in life was his family, that includes sons Richard (Linda), Jon (Patti), daughters Laura, Katie (Corey) and 12 grandchildren.

Minneapolis Star Tribune 5 August 2012
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Martha Frances (Giles) Ahearn
Lawrenceville, GA—Martha Frances Giles Ahearn, 70, died Monday, August 6, 2012. Services will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, August 9, 2012, in the Chapel of Rooks Funeral Home, 109 West White Road in Byron with Rev. Joseph Hamelly officiating. Burial will follow in Little Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Crawford County. Family will greet friends from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Rooks Funeral Home in Byron.

Born in Fort Valley to the late William Giles and Lois Patterson Giles, Mrs. Ahearn was a nurse with Rescare Home Health and a Baptist. For many years her passion was raising Bichon Frise dogs. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her sweet spirit and beautiful smile. Survivors include her husband, Joseph D. Ahearn, Jr. of Lawrenceville; children, Greg Janney and Lisa Aiello of Gainesville, Jill and Jimmy Vice of Ball Ground and John Ahearn of Fort Valley; seven grandchildren and a brother, Wayne Giles of Fort Valley. Please go to to express online condolences. Rooks Funeral Home in Byron is in charge of arrangements.

The Telegraph 8 August 2012
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Dwight W. O'Hearn
BUTLER: Dwight W. O'Hearn, 89, of Butler passed away Wednesday evening August 8, 2012 in his home surrounded by his loving family. The second son of Ira and Etha (Freehafer) O'Hearn, Dwight was born on the family farm east of Butler on January 27, 1923. His grandparents were Michael and Ida (Hazlett) O'Hearn and John and Elizabeth (Remy) Freehafer of the Butler area. Dwight's great grandparents James and Johanna (Brodrick) O'Hearn came from Limerick, Ireland in 1850.

Dwight's elementary education was in a rural one-room school house. He graduated from Butler High School in 1940 as class valedictorian and also attained four years of perfect attendance. He attended churches in Butler, Bellville, Mt. Vernon, and Loudonville. For many years he attended the Clear Fork Presbyterian Church (Bunker Hill) where he served as Sunday school treasurer, superintendent, church trustee, and ruling elder. Over the past two years he and his wife Naomi returned to Naomi's childhood church, the First Church of God, 1756 Park Avenue West, Ontario, to worship and fellowship with family and friends.

Living on the farm, which had been in the family since 1833, this was Dwight's home since birth. He operated it as a general grain and livestock farm for many years before taking a position in the Treasurer's office for Clear Fork Valley Schools in 1962. Dwight worked for 26 years until retiring in 1988. Positions of service to the community included member of the Butler Board of Education, Director of the Butler Elevator CoOp, member of the Worthington Township Volunteer Fire Department, Secretary of Bunker Hill Cemetery Association for approximately 25 years, and member of the Richland County Farm Bureau for many years.

Surviving are his wife Naomi (McKinney) O'Hearn of Butler whom he married on April 13, 1974; daughter Kathleen (Roger) Company of Plymouth; step-son Mark Adkins of Perrysville; step daughter Deborah (Tim) Sparks of Jacksonville, Florida; two step grandchildren Dustin (Tricia) Sparks of Jacksonville, Florida, Nicole (Dr. David) Greenfield of Savannah, Georgia; one step great grandson Kellan Greenfield of Savannah, Georgia. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Archie in 1942, and first wife Marjorie (Snyder) O'Hearn in 1971.

The family will receive friends Monday, August 13, 2012 from 2-3 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where his funeral will begin at 3 p.m. Pastor Jeff Gray will officiate and burial will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Butler Nutrition Center (Meals on Wheels) or Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made through the funeral home. Private online condolences to the family may be made by visiting: [see also: Oda Sylvania (Freehafer) O'Hearn]

News Journal 10 August 2012
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Frances Barbara (Keller) Ahearn
GREENFIELD—Barbara K. (Keller) Ahearn, 92, of Greenfield, passed away at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility on Aug. 16, 2012, after a period of declining health. She was born July 28, 1920 in Northampton to Francis W. and Anna M. (Smith) Keller. Barbara graduated from Northampton High School and Northampton Commercial College. She was married to William G. Ahearn in April 1944. Bill died in 2006, just nine days shy of their 62nd wedding anniversary. Survivors include two sons, David G. Ahearn and his wife Sally of Greenfield and W. Barry Ahearn and his wife Pamela of New Orleans, LA, and a daughter, Ann M. Mayo and her husband Douglas of Greenfield. She also leaves two granddaughters, Heather K. Ahearn of Salem and Sarah Ahearn Bellemare and her husband Jesse of Northampton; a grandson, Thomas G. Ahearn of New Orleans, and a great-granddaughter, Ada Bellemare of Northampton. She is also survived by her brother, Francis W. Keller Jr., and his wife Carol of Northampton.

Barbara was an accomplished artist, painting many Western Mass. scenes over the years, and was a member of the Deerfield Valley Art Association. She and Bill also loved to square dance and travel in their beloved VW camper. She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church. She worked for several local doctors as a medical secretary and later retired after a number of years as a clerk for the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, 87 Franklin St. Friends are encouraged to come at 10:30 to meet with the family prior to the service. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Greenfield. The family would especially like to thank the staff of Charlene Manor for their many kindnesses and loving care over the past year. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to a charity of one's choice is suggested. To send a message of condolence to Barbara's family, please visit:

Greenfield Recorder 17 August 2012
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Michael J. Ahearn
July 12, 1929 — August 21, 2012
NORWICH—Michael J. Ahearn, 83, died on Tuesday at Norwichtown Care and Rehab Center. He was born in Norwich on July 12, 1929 to the late Michael J. and Gertrude (Snook) Ahearn—the youngest of six children. Michael left high school to join the army at the end of WW II and was stationed in Alaska. He returned to graduate from NFA. He moved to NYC to become an actor and met his wife of 23 years, Judy Bonnallie. As a family man he launched his career in the newspaper business, landing a job at the Hartford Courant, then moving back to Norwich to work as a reporter at the Norwich Bulletin and finally, working as an editor at the New London Day, retiring in 1994.

Mike was kind and charming and had a great, corny sense of humor. He loved walking in the woods, dogs and playing with his grandchildren. Stanley DeCoster of Salem, a friend and former colleague of Michael at The Day, said: He was an avid golfer for much of his life and here, as in other areas, he had some original thoughts. He always said golf courses should be 14 holes instead of 18 because he used to become tired and his game suffered over the last four holes.There should be a front seven and a back seven, he would say. Always upbeat, Mike would console a red-faced, frustrated golfer who hit a dribbler off the tee. "At least you're out there," he said, without a tinge of sarcasm. Michael Bagwell of Niantic, also a former Day employee and friend of Michael, noted that Michael's career spanned a revolution in the newspaper business when it went from reporters using manual typewriters to the computers of today. "I never knew Michael to say an unkind word about anyone," Bagwell said. "He was greatly loved and respected."

Michael is survived by his Daughter, Beth Ahearn and her husband, Chris O'Neil of Freeport, Maine; his son, Michael J. Ahearn III and his wife Tina; his ex-wife, Judy Ahearn; and grandchildren Kelsey, Madison and Michael J. Ahearn, and Connor and Katelyn O'Neil. Michael is predeceased by his son, William and his girlfriend, Connie Moor. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 24th at 2:00 at Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT. A calling hour will be held from 1:00 to 2:00. Burial will follow the service at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Altzheimer's Association, To leave a condolence, please visit

Norwich Bulletin 23 August 2012
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Jean G. Ahearn
Jean G. Ahearn, 82, of Clinton, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, surrounded by the love of her family at Faxton-St. Luke's Hospital. She was born on January 7, 1930, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was married to the love of her life, John "Jake" R. Ahearn on February 2, 1950. Throughout their 58 year union, the couple shared a deep and abiding devotion to each other. Jake died March 1, 2008. She retired from United Technologies Corp. in Windsor Locks, CT, in 1988 and moved to Clinton, NY, a year later. Jean was a member of St. Mary's Church in Clinton and volunteered for many years at the Kirkland Town Library and for the Oneida County Board of Elections at voter registration and elections. She was an avid Bingo player. Jean loved spending time with her family most of all and watching her grandsons play hockey, soccer and track for Clinton.

She is survived by her five daughters, a son and their spouses, Michael and Jean Ahearn of Brimfield, MA, Kathleen and Richard O'Dea of West Roxbury, MA, Colleen and Richard Scaffa of Medford, NJ, Eileen and Mike Gleason of Clinton, NY, Maureen and Marty Reidy of Holliston, MA, and Erin and John Page of Charlton, MA; eleven grandchildren, Kimberley Frick, Michael and Megan O'Dea, Alex Scaffa, Nikki Little, Sean, Colin and Ryan Gleason, Tim and Cara Page and Jack Reidy; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Sylvia Works of Stafford Springs, CT; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Emmett and Gloria Ahearn of Palmer, MA; and a special place in her heart for Kevin Conway, Ben Hobaica and Matt Pryor who were like grandsons to her. She was predeceased by her husband and her son, Patrick Ahearn.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012, at St. Thomas Church in Palmer, MA, with burial in St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends are invited to call Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Beers & Story Funeral Home, 1475 N. Main St., Palmer, MA. There will be no services in Clinton, NY. Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., Clinton, NY. The family is grateful to Dr. Jorge Ferriero, Dr. Mark Hobaica and Dr. Stephen LaGrant and the staff of the 1st floor at St. Luke's for the care given to Jean and her family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., Clinton, NY 13323.

The Observer-Dispatch 24 August 2012
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John J. Ahearn, Jr.
John J. Ahearn Jr. passed away on August 29, 2012. Jack was born on April 30, 1929 to the late John J. and Margery Dingman Ahearn. He was a native of Green Island and graduated from Catholic Central High School, class of 1946. He held an electrical engineering degree from RPI and was an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, the former Dawn Lecuyer; seven children and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by his three sisters, Margaret J. Oathout, Patricia Ahearn Clark and Frances M. Gras all of Edinburg, N.Y. and Florida. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert W. Ahearn.

Services will be held on Monday, September 3, at 3 p.m. the Unitarian Universalist Society, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta, NY 13820. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be sent to the Catskill Area Hospice.

Albany Times Union 31 August 2012
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Mary Frances (Kelley) Ahern
March 5, 1923—September 3, 2012
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA—Mary Frances Kelley Ahern, 89, passed away on September 3, 2012 at the Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, Georgia. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Parkhill Cemetery with a memorial service to follow at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11:00 AM, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.

Mrs. Ahern was born March 5, 1923 to the late Harold Strong Kelley and Emmett Curtis Lynch in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended Shorter College and then graduated from the University of Georgia with a Masters of Business Administration. Soon after graduating, she married Col. William F. Ahern at age 27. They lived in several different places during their marriage, including Heidelberg, Germany, Falls Church, Virginia, Ft. Benning, Georgia, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas and finally settling in Columbus.

Mrs. Ahern began her working years as the Executive Administrative Assistant for the Editor of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Maynard Ashworth. She was also a typing and shorthand instructor for Manpower and Development Training. Mrs. Ahern then went on to become the Field Director for the Concharty Council of Girl Scouts. She was also a freshman Algebra teacher at Columbus High School. Mrs. Ahern decided to start a career in Real Estate, so she began working for Howard Jefferson Real Estate, then continuing on to Dan Parker Realtors and finally Flournoy and Calhoun Realtors where she retired in 2003 after 32 years.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Columbus Junior League where she was an active and sustaining member, the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Association of Realtors. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ahern was preceded in death by her step-father, Judge Joseph Arthur Lynch, her grandmother, Mary Lavender Lowe Curtis, her grandfather, Walter Wells Curtis and a son, William Francis Ahern, II. Survivors include her three children, Maura E. Ahern of Carlsbad, CA, Sean T. Ahern (Karen) of Morehead City, NC and Terry E. Ahern of Columbus, GA.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to P.A.W.S., the ASPCA, the Alzheimer's Association , the Macular Degeneration Association or the charity of your choice . Please visit to express condolences.

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 5 September 2012
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Joyce Marie Ahearn
Joyce Marie Ahearn, 71, passed away peacefully August 29, 2012 at her San Francisco home. She was the first born of Byrde Creedon and Paul Ahearn on May 22, 1941 in S.F. Joyce was a graduate of St. Paul's Grammar School and St. Paul's High School. She attended Holy Names University and graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree. Joyce was a teacher in S.F. for 30 years and retired in 2005 from Independence High. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Church, Catholic Professional Woman's Club, Irish Cultural Center, Olympic Club, Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, etc.

Joyce was a gentle, kind, and thoughtful person, who telephoned, sent cards, or put surprise gifts on the doorstep of relatives, friends, and doctors to celebrate special dates. She also enjoyed the "warmth of family" at Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. When her parents died, Joyce developed a replacement family of friends in the Bay Area. Since she was outgoing and chatty, she often contacted them for unexpected shopping, dinner, movies, etc. However, she is best known for annual Christmas dinners at the Lakeside Clubhouse of Olympic Club, where she lavished dinner, drinks, music, dancing, and entertainment upon guests.

She was predeceased by a mother, Byrde Creedon, father, Paul Ahearn; aunts, Bernice and Genevieve Creedon; uncles, William and Dermott Creedon, and James Cantwell; grandfather, Jeremiah Creedon; and grandmother, Catherine Creedon. She is survived by a brother, Kenneth Ahearn; aunt, Kathleen Cantwell; cousins, Lori Cantwell, Cathy Ribera, Michael Creedon, D.J. Creedon, Mary Fiorina; work associates; and friends. We will cherish the moments shared with Joyce, and we will keep her in our hearts and prayers forever.

Visitation is 4 - 6 p.m. and 7- 9 p.m. Prayer Service is 6 - 7 p.m. Sept. 9th at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City (415) 587-4500. Mass is 10 a.m. Sept. 10th at St. Cecilia's Church, 2555 17th Ave, S.F (415) 664-8481. Graveside Service at Holy Cross Cemetery, 1500 Mission Rd, Colma (650) 756-2060. Condolences via

San Francisco Chronicle 6 September 2012
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Mary C. (McDermott) Ahern
AHERN—Mary C. (nee McDermott) September 5, 2012, beloved wife of the late Howard B. Ahern; dear mother of Cathy E. Ahern, Joan B. (William) Tumilty and John B. (Karen) Ahern of Greece, NY; loving grandmother of five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the C. MERTZ AND SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 911 Englewood Ave. Saturday at 8 AM to be followed by a funeral service at 8:30 AM and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Amelia Church at 9 AM. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Foundation of WNY. Share condolences at
Buffalo News 7 September 2012
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Raymond W. O'Hern
Raymond W. O'Hern, age 89, passed away on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at Easton Hospital in Pa. Ray was born on October 14th, 1922 in Newark to the son of John T. and Anna (nee-Martin) O'Hern. He grew up in East Hanover and lived in Livingston. Ray then moved to Florham Park for 43 years before moving to Belvidere 10 years ago. Ray established and managed a car dealership named Ray & Bill's Auto Sales in East Hanover for 17 years before retiring in 1977. He was a member of Saint Patrick's R.C. Church in Belvidere.

Ray was predeceased by his loving wife, June (nee-Morris); his three brothers: John, Thomas, William and his two sisters: Frieda Robb & Ann Ellis. Survivors include his children: Kathleen Kusek and her husband, Ron of Boonton Township, Keith R. and his wife, Margie of Green Township, Garry of Belvidere, Gregory of Stuart, Fl and Valarie Iberer and her husband, Mike of Hopatcong; his 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and his three siblings: Ellen Munro and her husband John, Kenneth and his wife, Doris, and Larry and his wife, Bernice.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Par-Troy Funeral Home. (973) 887-3235. 95 Parsippany Rd, Parsippany or visit Entombment: Holy Rood Cemetery, Morristown. Visiting hours are on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. ONLY at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 300 Memphis, TN 38148.

Daily Record 10 September 2012
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Maurice D. Aherne
AHERNE, Maurice D. 92, of Cohasset, formerly of Dorchester and Jamaica Plain, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Cohasset. He was predeceased in 2007 by his beloved wife of almost 61 yrs, Cecilia (Cannon). He is survived by his 4 children, Francis X. "Frank" of Boston, Joan M. Burke & her husband James "Mickey" of Hull, Maureen C. Sarsfield & her husband Dennis of Bellingham, and Kathleen A. Poles & her husband Livio of Dorchester, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his beloved sister, Mary "Eva" Aherne. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Maurice was born in Boston on Oct. 19, 1919, raised in Jamaica Plain, educated in Boston schools, and attended Northeastern University. He was a WWII Veteran, serving in the US Navy, Pacific Campaign. He was the last Charter member of the V.F.W. Post #722, Hyde Sq., Jamaica Plain. After the war, he returned to J.P., married his "Southie girl" Cecilia, raised his family, and enjoyed a long career with the US Postal Service. He was a faithful, lifelong communicant first for many years at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Jamaica Plain, and then later in life, in retirement at St. Brendan's Parish, Dorchester. In retirement he and Cecilia were volunteers for many years at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston. They enjoyed gardening and traveled extensively. He will be sorely missed by one and all.

A special thank you on behalf of Maurice's family to all of the wonderful, caring staff at Golden Living, who took care of Maurice for the last 5 years of his life. Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Wednesday 4-8pm. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan's Church, Thursday morning at 10:30am. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Maurice's name to: St. Brendan's Parish, 15 Rita Rd., Dorchester, MA 02124. For directions and expressions of sympathy,

The Boston Globe 12 September 2012
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Robert William "Bob" O'Hearn
Robert William "Bob" O'Hearn, 86, of Wichita Falls went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ Wednesday September 12, 2012. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. September 15, 2012, at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel in Wichita Falls officiated by Pastor Richard Rust. Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation was held from 6-7 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2012, at the funeral home.

A son of the late Lauren David and Lorine Stone O'Hearn, he was born on March 4, 1926, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was married to the late Buna Fae McDonald for 58 years. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a belly gunner on a B17 bomber and flew 18 missions over France and Germany during WWII. He went to photography school in Michigan. Bob was an extremely colorful character with a real zest for life. He started his first business as a street photographer in downtown Wichita Falls. He worked as a news photographer for Times Record News and ran Bob O'Hearn Photography. He then worked for KFDX Channel 3 TV as news and commercial photographer and videographer for 20 years. He opened Spectrum Video with the late Charlie King working many years with local advertising agencies. Bob raced cars, go carts, runabout speed boats, and had motorcycles.

At the age of 36 he became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He then began learning Greek and Hebrew and memorized large portions of scripture. He taught himself to play piano from the encyclopedia. He and best friend Doris Sullivan spent the last six years going to bible study, jitterbugging, and playing poker at the senior zone.

Mr. O'Hearn is preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia and husband Roland Axford, Ellean and husband Bill McNeil; and brother, Tom O'Hearn. He is survived by his daughters Kathy Johnston and husband Tommy, Peggy Perry and husband Gary, and son Danny O'Hearn, all of Wichita Falls; brother, Earl O'Hearn of Barryton, Mich.; sister-in-law, Bula Peirce of Byers, Texas; grandson, Cary Crowell and wife Shannon of Alpine, Calif.; granddaughters, Shelly Crowell of Littleton, Colo., and Stephenie Crowell of Houston, Texas, Ronny O'Hearn, Kelly Perry of Wichita Falls, Rusty Perry and wife Rachel of Iowa Park; and step-grandson, Tom McCluskey; great-grandsons, Jacob and Joseph Crowell and Coulson and Carson Perry; and great-granddaughter, Kassidy McCluskey; and Doris Sullivan.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the people at Hospice for their loving care of their father in his final days. Please share your condolences and fond memories with the O'Hearn family at

Times Record News 15 September 2012
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Sarah Ann (Harley) O'Hearn
Harley O'Hearn, Sarah Ann Age 56, of Garnavillo, IA, formerly of Milwaukee, WI. Died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at her home, with family by her side. She was born the daughter of John Edward and Kathryn (Womelsdorff) Harley on April 14, 1956, in Milwaukee, WI. Sarah grew up in the Milwaukee area and graduated from Arrowhead High School. She later attended Wayland Academy for two years. Sarah worked in sales, providing mortgage companies the tools they needed to fulfill their duties. One day in Oconomowoc, WI, Sarah married her best friend, Bruce O'Hearn, in a ceremony that solidified their love for one another. Together, they enjoyed fishing and going on Harley rides. Sarah was also an avid auction attendee where she collected many antiques, which she enjoyed immensely.

Sarah is survived by her husband Bruce; one daughter, Jessica (James Cullinane III) Harley and her children, Jesse and Jazzlyn; Bruce's son, Jason (Jenny) O'Hearn and his children, Isabella and Hunter; one sibling, John E. (Kathleen) Harley, Jr. and several other relatives and friends. Sarah was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James Patrick Harley.

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 001 S. Industrial Park Rd., Garnavillo, IA, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2012. Friends may also call from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home & Cremation Service at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 29, 2012, Pastor Rick Kielly and Pastor Scott Jacobs will be officiating. Interment will be at Garnavillo Community Cemetery in Garnavillo, IA. Condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers and all types of sympathy, memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 157, Garnavillo, IA 52049 in Sarah's memory.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 27 September 2012
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Nancy Muriel Ahern
16.5.1924 — 26.9.2012
Passed away peacefully, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of Eric (dec). Much loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Kerry (dec) and Harry, Jan and Lindsay, Milton and Anne. Grandmother (Mandy) of 8 and Great-Grandmother of 15. So dearly loved and you will be so sadly missed.

AHERN: The Funeral Cortege for the late Mrs Nancy Muriel Ahern of Karawara will leave Our Chapel, 351-357 Hay St, Subiaco at 9.45am on SATURDAY (29.09.2012) to arrive at the Main Entrance of KARRAKATTA Cemetery for a Cremation Service commencing at 10.00am. Prosser Scott SUBIACO 9381 6133 WA FAMILY OWNED

The West Australian 28 September 2012
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William J. O'Hearn
O'HEARN, William J. Of Newton Centre on Sept 24, 2012. Bill was the husband for 60 years of Joan M. (Kenney) O'Hearn, the loving father of Karen M. O'Hearn-Visinski of Amherst, NH and William J. Jr. and his wife Diana Smith of Toronto and grandfather of Sarah and Jessica Visinski and Edward and Katharine O'Hearn. He is also survived by his brothers Robert of Saugus, Thomas of West Dennis, a sister Ellen Detour of Cold Spring Harbor, NY and many nieces and nephews. His funeral will be from the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St. NEWTON CORNER on Wed Oct 3 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church Newton Centre at 10 AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery Needham. Visiting hours will be Tues from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Bill's honor to Saint Michael's College, One Winooski Park, Box 256, Colchester, Vermont, USA 05439. Late WW II US Navy veteran and retired Dir. of Product Control for Polaroid. For directions or to share a memory of Bill please visit Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home Newton Corner 617-244-2034.
The Boston Globe 1 October 2012
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William J. O'Hearn
March 22, 1926 — September 24, 2012
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
William J. O'Hearn, of Newton Centre retired Director of Product Control at Polaroid, died in his home on Sept 24, 2012. He was 86. Born in Everett, Bill entered the Navy at 17 leaving Everett High where he was on the Track and Football teams, after the War he returned to Everett to complete High School and then attended St. Michaels College in Winooski VT on the GI Bill and graduating in 1951. He went to work for Polaroid retiring after 35 years, rising through the executive ranks and working on the company's international growth during its heyday. After his retirement in 1986 he was active in Polaroid retiree association. Bill maintained a keen interest in Everett High and was a member of the Everett E Club, and was also very involved with St. Michael's College serving as a President of the Alumni Association in 1974 and as an Associate Trustee of the College. He was a leading volunteer fundraiser for the school throughout his life. Calls to classmates were invariably answered with "how much do you want this time O'Hearn"? More often than not Bill came away with a gift. He was also an avid gardener and New England skier. In his youth Bill skied Tuckerman's Ravine. He was as still skiing in leather boots and vintage Head skis in his 70s. Bill's 80s were marked by a period of decline including long-spells in nursing homes. In 2010, defying expectations, he was able to return home with the help of care givers, family and friends. He was able to achieve his abiding hope to live the remainder of his life in his home of nearly 60 years.

Bill was married to Joan M. (Kenney) O'Hearn for 60 years and was the loving father of Karen M. O'Hearn-Visinski of Amherst, NH and William J. Jr. and his wife Diana Smith of Toronto and grandfather of Sarah and Jessica Visinski and Edward and Katharine O'Hearn. He is also survived by his brothers Robert of Saugus, Thomas of West Dennis, a sister Ellen Detour of Cold Spring Harbor, NY and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be from the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St. NEWTON CORNER on Wed Oct 3 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church Newton Centre at 10 AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery Needham. Visiting hours will be Tues from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bill's honor to Saint Michael's College, One Winooski Park, Box 256, Colchester, Vermont, USA 05439.

— Funeral Home, 1 October 2012
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Maurice Louis Ahern
22.5.1935 — 28.9.2012
AHERN, Maurice Louis, of Minyip, son of William and Agnes (both dec). Brother of Moyra, Leo, Jack, Alick and Denese (all dec). Loved and loving husband of Wendy (nee Sprake), devoted father of Rodney, Gregory and Robyn. Loved and respected father-in-law of Derek and Susannah. Loving grandfather of Charles, Elizabeth, Derek, Tara, Sam, Kyle, Emma and Alexander. So dearly loved, so sadly missed. Now resting in peace
Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Mr MAURICE LOUIS AHERN will be offered at St Patricks Catholic Church, Minyip on FRIDAY (October 5, 2012) commencing at 2.00 pm. At the conclusion of Mass the Cortege will leave for the Rupanyup Lawn Cemetery.
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The Age 2 October 2012
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Thomas Paul Ahearn
PORTSMOUTH—Thomas Paul Ahearn, 89, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Tom was born April 19, 1923, in Portsmouth, the son of Edward Joseph and Nora Ahearn. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He graduated from Portsmouth High School and then went on to receive a bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire and a master's degree in education from Boston University.

He spent his career in the field of education. He started as a grammar school teacher in Enfield, then continued his teaching career in Dover, where he served as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent of schools. He also served on the School Board in Portsmouth. As a lifelong resident of Portsmouth, Tom was a longtime and active member of both Immaculate Conception and St. James churches. He is best remembered for his beautiful singing voice at many weddings and funerals. In his retirement, Tom volunteered for both Hospice and Service Link. He also spent many hours with his faithful dog, Oliver.

During the past seven years, Tom was a resident at The Mark Wentworth Home, where he was cared for by many loving people. The family wishes to thank all of those who contributed to Tom's quality of life during this time. He is survived by his nephews, Edward Ahearn, and Michael Ahearn and his wife, Cheryl; his nieces, Jacqueline (Ahearn) Gillespie and her husband, James, Mary (Ahearn) Chamberlain and Patricia Ahearn; and several greatnieces, greatnephews and great-greatnieces and great-greatnephews. He was predeceased by his father, Edward; his mother, Nora; his sister, Catherine; and his brother, James.

SERVICES: A visiting hour will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at The Immaculate Conception Church, 98 Summer St., Portsmouth, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. A family burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only; memorial donations may be made in Tom's honor to the Enrichment Program at The Mark Wentworth Home in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Herald 10 October 2012
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Jack Richgels Ahern
Age 20 Of St. Anthony Was called home to be with the Lord October 8, 2012. Preceded in death by grandmothers, Sarah Ahern, Mille Richgels; and aunt, Leah Ahern. Survived by parents, Tim and Kathleen; sister, Maddy; grandfathers, Carl (Patricia) Richgels and Walter Ahern; aunts, Jane, Kathy, Nancy, Carrie, Missy, Monica, Carrie and Beth; uncles, Bill, Jeff, Chris, Kirk, Tom, Patrick, Will and Wally; and many cousins. Memorials preferred to Fraser School, 2400 W. 64th St., Richfield, MN. Interment at Hillside Cemetery. Celebration of Life Service 10:30 AM Saturday, October 13 at All Nations Christian Fellowship Church, 6830 Quail Ave N., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429. Visitation Friday October 12 from 6-8 PM at: Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls.
Pioneer Press 10 October 2012
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John P. O'Hern
John P. O'Hern, of Elmhurst, Veteran United States Marine Corps; beloved husband of the late Anna M. O'Hern, nee Bakas; loving father of Barbara L. (Michael) Kranz and the late Thomas J. O'Hern; dear brother of Gerald (Deann and the late Edith) O'Hern; fond uncle of many. Family and Friends may gather and visit at the Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary, 435 N. York Rd., Elmhurst, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 from 9 a.m. until time of service, 11 a.m. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside. Memorials to the Disabled American Veterans ( are appreciated. Info., 630.834.1133 or
Chicago Tribune 16 October 2012
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Clifford J. Ahearn
Clifford J. Ahearn of Brockton passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at the age of 90 years old. He was the loving husband of Phyllis (Moore) Ahearn of Brockton. Cliff and Phyllis were married 67 years. Mr . Ahearn is survived by his children, Clifford Ahearn and his wife Linda of East Bridgewater, Judith Mandeville and her husband Leonard of Brockton, and Brian Ahearn of Brockton.; his sister, Pauline Halloran and her husband Jack of Milford, Conn. He was a brother to the late James P. Ahearn. He is survived by eight grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Of particular note, he was grateful to his caregiver, Rene Lupica of East Bridgewater.

Mr. Ahearn was born May 7, 1922, in Fall River. He was the son of the late James Ahearn and Irene (Callahan) Ahearn. Clifford was educated in the greater Boston school system. He was also trained and certified/licensed as a refrigeration mechanic and restaurant equipment installer by the state of Massachusetts June 8, 1949, and was well-known for his work with many establishments. Mr. Ahearn was employed for 40 years with Bay State Restaurant Products of Brockton. Mr. Ahearn served his country in World War II by participating in the Pacific Theater. His incursions include India, Burma, China and Sri Lanka. His service and efforts were well regarded and he was honorably discharged in 1945 from the U.S. Army.

Mr. Ahearn was a loving father to his children and loving grandfather to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a hard working diligent provider for his family. He was extremely well liked by all who he came in contact with and was well respected. He enjoyed conversing, telling stories about life, with anyone, and he was able to relate to all ages. He was a compassionate understanding man, never held a grudge, and was true to his word. He was adaptable to adverse circumstances and was able to find a way to cope and move on. As he often said, the first 95 years are the most difficult. He had an abundance of admirable traits. Clifford enjoyed boating, motorcycling, and in his mid years learned to ski and enjoyed it for many years thereafter. He loved being outdoors, and he understood how to enjoy the simple things in life that surround us to great satisfaction. He particularly loved to fix things and tinker and always accepted the challenge, and he would find a way to make the repair. He loved life and enjoyed it to its fullest with all it has to offer.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main St., Brockton. Visitation will precede the service from 11 a.m. | 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Perkins Center for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home 647 Main St., Brockton.

The Brockton Enterprise 23 October 2012
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Ruby Nell Cain (Hudgins) O'Hearn
GASTONIA—Ruby Nell O'Hearn, 82, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. She was born Oct. 1, 1930 in Gainesville, Ga., to the late Theron and Ruby (Martin) Hudgins. Nell is survived by a son, Robert Cain and wife, Pamela of Mount Holly; sister, Earnestine Williams of Denver; two granddaughters, Melinda C. Little and husband, Shawn and Amanda C. Gambrell and husband, Joey; three great-grandchildren, Patrick Cain and Shawn Robert Little, J. Dylan Gambrell.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

Gaston Gazette 23 October 2012
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William Ahearn
William Ahearn, chairman of the board of trustees of St. Peter's Prep, died last night after a brief illness, the Jersey City high school announced yesterday. He was 55. A resident of Cranford and native of Jersey City, Ahearn graduated from St. Peter's Prep in 1975 and became chairman of the board in 2010. Under his tenure, the school completed its first phase of Prep's campus master plan, which included the construction of a new science center on Warren Street, the school said in a statement. At the time of his death, Ahearn was the assistant vice president for university communications and marketing at Rider University in Lawrenceville. "Bill's creative and strategic thinking actualized through his love of his family and of St. Peter's Prep, made him the embodiment of the Ignatian model of leadership," said school president Robert E. Reiser.

Ahearn leaves behind his wife Seton, his son Liam, and daughter Caitlin. The wake will be held Friday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the O'Keefe Commons at St. Peter's Prep. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday starting at 11 a.m. at the St. Peter's Prep Memorial Gymnasium.

The Jersey Journal 24 October 2012
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Mark X. Ahern
AHERN, Mark X. Of Marshfield, passed away October 21, 2012. Beloved husband of Barbara (Benedini) Ahern of Marshfield. Loving father of Brian Paul Ahern and his wife Ondine of Sandwich, Christianne Hendriksen and her husband Mark of Pembroke. Brother of Taylor and Dana Ahern both of Quincy, and the late Lance CPL Brian P. Ahern USMC. Cherished grandfather of Kelly, Sydney and Darcy Ahern, Michael, Jillian and Jenna Hendriksen.

Mark grew up in Quincy before moving to Marshfield where he has lived for the past 19 years. He was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School class of 1963, Northeastern University & Suffolk University. Mark was a proud USMC Vietnam Veteran, as were his brothers. He was a member of the Caddy Detachment League in Quincy, Toys for Tots with Marine Corps League and Semper Fidelis Society. Mark was very active at his parish St. Christine's in Marshfield. He worked for Morgan Stanley Smith & Barney in Norwell as a Senior Vice President and has been in the financial business helping people since 1971. He was a man who truly enjoyed his work and spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Funeral Mass in St. Christine's Church 1295 Main Street (Rt 3A) Marshfield, Friday at 10 AM. Burial with full Military Honors in Couch Cemetery, Marshfield. Donations in memory of Mark may be made to Toys for Tots, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172. See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences. [see also: Taylor J. Ahern]

The Boston Globe 25 October 2012
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William J. Ahearn
William J. Ahearn, 55, a much beloved husband, father, son, uncle, friend and business colleague, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 surrounded by his family at the University Hospital of Princeton. He was predeceased by his parents William and Mildred Ahearn (nee: Cardone). Relatives and friends are invited to call the O'Keefe Commons at Saint Peter's Preparatory School located at the corner of Grand and Van Vorst Streets in Jersey City on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Saint Peter's Preparatory School Memoriam Gymnasium, located at York and Warren Streets in Jersey City.

Born and raised in Jersey City, Mr. Ahearn was a long time resident of Cranford. He was a 1975 graduate of Saint Peter's Preparatory School and a 1979 graduate of Fordham University. He also earned a Masters in Communications from Fordham in 1981. Bill had a long and distinguished career as a public relations executive and was employed in senior management positions by a number of firms including Marine Midland Bank, Prudential Securities, Price Waterhouse, Lehman Brothers and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Mr. Ahearn was currently employed as the Assistant Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Rider University. Bill also held a number of leadership positions at Saint Peter's Preparatory School, including President of the Parent's Association, a member of the Board of Trustees and, along with his wife Seton Caulfield Ahearn, the Chairmanship of the School's inaugural Gala that raises funds for the Prep's financial assistance program. Mr. Ahearn became the sixth chairman of the board in 2010. His tenure saw the competition of the first phase of Prep's campus master plan, including the construction of the Donald P. Moriarty, '48 Science Center and O'Keefe Commons. Bill's leadership guided a period of ongoing investment in Prep's future, not only through improvements to the physical plant but also through significant initiatives in Ignatian/Jesuit identity, faculty retention, financial planning and curriculum development.

An avid golfer, Mr. Ahearn was a member of the Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield. Mr. Ahearn has been for 31 years, the devoted and loving husband of Seton Caulfield Ahearn. He has been a caring father of Liam D. Ahearn and his wife Allison and Caitlin M. Ahearn. Survivors also include his aunt Ann Cardone, mother-in-law Rose Caulfield and sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary Beth and jack Caulfield and Maureen and James Doolan. Mr. Ahearn was also a devoted uncle to Edmund and Christopher Caulfield and Mary and James Doolan. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the William J. Ahearn 75' P01' Scholarship Fund at Saint Peter's Preparatory School. Sweeney Funeral Home 857 Kennedy Boulevard Bayonne, NJ 07002 (201) 436-0930

The Jersey Journal 26 October 2012
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Frank Leo Ahern, Jr.
Frank Leo Ahern, Jr. Age 90. Former resident of Florence, KY Died, Tuesday, October 27, 2012 at his residence the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, KY. He was a WW#2 Navy, Purple Heart, veteran. SERVICES 10 AM Monday, November 5th at the Baptist Convalescent Center Chapel, 120 Main Street, Newport, KY VISITATION 9:30AM until hour of service Monday. MILITARY HONORS and INTERMENT Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Leo Ahern, Jr. and Eleanor William Ahern. Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Inc. Covington, KY in charge of arrangements. On-line condolence
Kentucky Enquirer 3 November 2012
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Lillian I. (Schena) Ahern
AHERN, Lillian I. (Schena) Of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown, November 5, 2012. Beloved wife of the late James R. Ahern. Devoted mother of Judith Nichols of Exeter, NH, James Ahern and his wife Ida of Marblehead, and Geraldine Magnasco and her husband James of Winthrop. Adored grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 16.

Visiting hours will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. WINTHROP, on Fri., Nov 9, only, between the hours of 9-11am. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 11:30am. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society/Greater New England Chapter 101a First Ave. Ste 6, Waltham, MA. 02451. For guestbook and directions, visit Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home Winthrop 617-846-0909.

The Boston Globe 8 November 2012
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Kevin M. Ahern
Ahern, Kevin M. Of Lynn, Nov 15, age 59. Son of the late Thomas and Mary. Brother of Carole Roepsch and her late husband Thomas of Lynn, Kathryn Powicki and her husband Edwin of Swampscott, M. Patricia Marsh of Hamilton, Thomas "Joe" Ahern and his wife Diane of Swampscott, Fred Ahern and his wife Fran of Nahant and the late Richard and Maureen Ahern; he also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews. Visiting hours on Sunday from 4-8 PM in the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), LYNN. Funeral Mass on Monday at 1:30PM in St. Pius V Church, Lynn. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Directions and guestbook at
The Boston Globe 16 November 2012
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Kevin M. Ahern
Former state employee
LYNN — Mr. Kevin M. Ahern, age 59, of Lynn, died Thursday at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Mary (Bowdren) Ahern. A lifelong [sic] Lynn resident, he was a graduate of Lynn English High School and Salem State College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Kevin worked for the State of Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance for many years. He had also worked for the family business, Ahern Movers and Riggers in Lynn. He was a member of MENSA, was an avid chess player and enjoyed astronomy. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, and he will be remembered as a beloved brother, uncle and mentor.

He is survived by three sisters, Carole Roepsch of Lynn, Kathryn Powicki and her husband Edwin of Swampscott and M. Patricia Marsh of Hamilton; two brothers, Thomas "Joe" Ahern and his wife Diane of Swampscott and Fred Ahern and his wife Fran of Nahant; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Richard and Maureen Ahern and brother-in-law of the late Thomas Roepsch.

Service information: His visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. His funeral Mass will be on Monday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Pius V Church, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Directions and guestbook at

Lynn Daily Item 17 November 2012
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Verna (Ahern) Shreves
Verna Ahern-Shreves, 102 years old, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on November 14, 2012, at Dow-Rummel. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:30 am Monday, November 19, 2012 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1501 West 26th, Sioux Falls. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the Mass, also at Christ the King.

Verna Elizabeth Hugh was born December 6, 1909, in Pueblo, Colorado, to John and Marie (Caldwell) Hugh. As a teenager, her family moved to Denver, CO where she graduated from East High School. Verna was united in marriage to Gerald Ahern at the Cathedral in Denver in 1940. The couple moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1945, and in 1948 started the Ahern Insurance Co., where Verna served as Vice-President, until 1979. Verna was active in her church, Christ The King, and also loved to play Bridge. She was an avid golfer, and was twice chairman of the Women's Golf of Minnehaha Country Club. Verna worked on many city tournaments.

Her husband, Gerald, passed away on February 7, 1986. Verna married Dr. Howard Shreves in Sioux Falls, on February 2, 2001. Dr. Howard Shreves passed away on April 1, 2003. Those left to cherish Verna's memory include: three step-sons, Bruce (Jackie) Shreves, and John (Vicky) Shreves, both of New Orleans, LA and Dr. Thomas (Carol) Shreves of Iowa City, IA; eight step-daughters, Dr. Patricia (Denny) Saracco Lang of Brawley, CA, Helen Shreves of Denver, CO, Mary (John) Shreves Anderson of Willow, AK, Dr. Angela (Gary) Shreves Spadafor of Phoenix, AZ, Widdy (Jeff) Shreves Bird of St. Louis Park, MN, Catherine (Tom) Shreves Bird of Minneapolis, MN, Margaret (Bill) Shreves Marshall of Minneapolis, MN, and Teresa Shreves of New Zealand; the Ahern nieces and nephews, Patricia (Richard) Bies of Pequot Lakes, MN, Margaret Likar, of Duluth, MN, Jean (Donald) McNeely of Vadnais Heights, Ellen Giles of South St. Paul, MN, Kathleen (Gene) Hiber of West Lakeland, MN, and John (Janet) Ahern of Hudson, WI,; 21 step-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-grandchildren. Verna is preceded in death by: her parents; her husbands Gerald and Howard; and nephews Joseph Ahern and Daniel Collins.

All Memorials should be directed to: Avera McKennan Hospice Units or Christ the King Catholic Church.

Argus Leader 17 November 2012
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William Aherne
AHERNE (Athlone, Co. Westmeath) Nov. 22, 2012, (peacefully) in the loving care of the Hermitage staff, Lucan and the staff of Stella Maris Nursing Home, Athlone, William, Iona Lodge, Bonavalley, pre-deceased by his beloved wife Imelda; he will be sadly missed and always remembered by his daughters Anne, Therese, Geraldine and Imelda, his son John, his many grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. R.I.P. Remains reposing today (Sunday) at the Strand Funeral Home from 5 o'c. with Removal at 6.45 o'c. to SS Peter and Paul's Church arriving at 7 o'c. Mass of the Resurrection tomorrow (Monday) at 11 o'c. followed by Burial in Cornamagh Cemetery.
Sunday Independent 25 November 2012
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Edward F. Ahern, Jr.
OXFORD — Edward F. Ahern, Jr., 85, died Saturday, December 1, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy M. (Boerner) Ahern who died in 1996. He is survived by three children, Karen E. Ahern and her husband Elliot Savitzky of Boston, Janet K. Kahane and her husband Ernie of Acton, and Timothy E. Ahern of Southbridge; a sister, E. Ann Conover of Menifee, CA; four grandchildren, Adam Savitzky, Danny Savitzky, Jill Kahane, and Jonathan Kahane; and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased one sister.

He was born in Worcester, the son of the late Edward F. and Esther C. (Froggatt) Ahern Sr., and lived in Worcester before moving to Oxford in 1952. He graduated from South High School in Worcester and later from Duke University in 1951. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Ahern was a chemist at White and Bagley Company for over 40 years, retiring in 1994. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Roch's Church in Oxford. His hobbies included black & white photography, model ship building, wood-working, collecting big band music, and playing table tennis.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at St. Roch's Church, 332 Main St., Oxford. Burial will follow at St. Roch's Cemetery, Oxford. A visitation will be held from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. prior to the Mass on Tuesday at Paradis Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice, 2 Shaker Road, Suite D225, Shirley, MA 01464-2525.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 2 December 2012
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Beatrice (Riley) Ahern
AHERN Beatrice Ahern of Silver Lake on December 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late James Ahern. Loving mother of James Ahern, Maureen Guiry and Beatrice Ketelsen. Fond sister of John Riley. Cherished grandmother of Maureen Cummo, James Ahern, Michael Guiry and Sandra Reier and great-grandmother of Matthew, Julia, Sean and Luke Ahern, Madison Guiry, George Reier and the late Erin Cummo. Funeral from The Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, Saturday 9:45 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial Blessed Sacrament 10:45 A.M. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends will be received Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.
Staten Island Advance 12 December 2012
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Gloria (Fuchs) Ahearn
Gloria Ahearn, 82, of Union, N.J. passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at her residence. Services will be on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Menorah Chapels at Millburn, 2950 Vaux Hall Road, Union. Interment is in Hollywood Memorial Park, Union.

Born in New York City, Mrs. Ahearn resided in Newark, N.J. before moving to Union 49 years ago. She was a bookkeeper for the Union municipal court for many years before retiring in 2002. Mrs. Ahearn was the beloved wife of the late William; devoted mother of Kenneth Ahearn, Susan Ahearn (Lawrence), Jacqueline Zukofsky (Anthony) and the late Robert Ahearn; loving sister of Adolph Fuchs (Shirley), Robin Minutoli (Joseph), Carol Sementa (Anthony) and the late Norma Resignato; cherished a proud grandmother of Ariell, William, Anthony and Robert; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Donations in Gloria' s honor may be made to the Brain Injury Alliance of N.J.,

Star-Ledger 12 December 2012
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Carol (Conheady) Ahearn
Carol Ahearn, age 79, wife of David Ahearn & resident of Derby, entered into eternal rest on Dec. 11, 2012 at Griffin Hospital. She was born Dec. 24, 1933 in Meriden, daughter of the late William & Veronica Mead Conheady. Carol was a graduate of Laurelton Hall of Milford and La Salle College of Newport, R.I. She worked as a receptionist for the former Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford and was a parishioner of St. Jude's Church in Derby. In addition to her husband, she leaves to cherish her memory her son David W. Ahearn, her daughter, Ellen O'Brien and several grandchildren and nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, James P. Conheady.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 15 with friends asked to go directly to St. Jude's Church in Derby for 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made to either The Spooner House or The Storm Engine Ambulance Co. through the funeral home. The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St., Ansonia, is entrusted with arrangements. (

The New Haven Register 13 December 2012
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Debra A. (Ahearn) Hilborn
Debra A. Ahearn Hilborn, 50, of Baldwinsville, passed away Sunday with the love of her life, her husband Gary, at her side at Francis House after a courageous and valiant battle with ovarian cancer. Debbie was born and raised in Baldwinsville and graduated from C.W. Baker High School in 1980. She graduated from Herkimer County Community College in 1982. She was employed at a variety of places including Marine Midland Bank, Pyrotenax and Home Properties until she found her true calling, which was as a teaching assistant with Baldwinsville Central School District. She had been at Baker High School for many years. The students and staff adored Debbie. She inspired not only a love of learning, but encouraged a passion for life and to live with integrity. Debbie was recognized by the Baker High School Class of 2012 as a distinguished guest at the 143rd Commencement Ceremony for the lasting impact she had on the life of students. Debbie and Gary loved to travel. Her very favorite place was Disney World, which is where they got engaged. Her love of life and infectious smile touched all that met her and will live on in the lives of all who were known to Debbie. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Frances Ahearn. Survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Gary E. Hilborn Jr.; her sister, Donna Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews. Debbie leaves a beautiful legacy of many friends, most especially her cherished high school friends, her college friends and her Baker High School friends. They were blessed to have spent her last weeks sharing memories, creating new memories, and sharing so much love with her and Gary.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville and 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 93 Downer St. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Teal There's A Cure, 157 Hancock St., Syracuse, NY 13207 or Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.

Syracuse Post Standard 18 December 2012
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Joseph W. Ahearn, Jr.
AHEARN JOSEPH W., Jr. Age 74, of Ross Twp. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Jean (Klug) Ahearn; loving father of Christine Scherer (Bob) and Michelle Curll (Scott); dear grandfather of Robby, Jon, and Josh; brother of Kathleen Brewer (Jack) and the late Thomas and Martin Ahearn. Friends received Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa of Avila Church Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association . Send condolences at
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 19 December 2012
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Walter Thomas Ahearn
Walter Thomas Ahearn, 90, long time resident of Columbia, SC, died December 18, 2012, at Bailey Manor, Clinton, SC. He was the son of the late Patrick and Elsie Ahearn of Schernectady, NY and the husband of the late Mary (May) Baillie Ahearn. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Ahearn Mitchell and her husband, John W. Mitchell of Cross Anchor, SC; and grandsons, Kenneth and Richard.

Interest in forestry led to his being a "Hot Shot" crew chief for the US Forest Service in California's Angeles National Forest. He graduated Cum Laude from Syracuse University College of Forestry in 1943 and immediately entered the Marine Corps. In WWII, he served in the 1st Marine Division as a Codes and Ciphers officer with the Navajo Code Talkers in the Pacific Theatre, including Okinawa and China. He began work as a forester in South Carolina and then joined the SC Forestry Commission, retiring as Assistant State Forester after 36 years. He was SC Affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation for many years and served as a SC Wildlife Federation Emeritus Board member. His many honors include recognitions from the USDA, SC Water Resources Commission, American Society of Foresters, and Alpha Zi Sigma. He received The Conservation Award from the Woodmen of the World, the Golden Cross Award from Bailey Manor for outstanding service in the US Marine Corps, the Distinguished Service Award from the Appalachian Society of American Foresters, Forest Conservationists of the Year (State Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Federation, Sears-Roebuck Foundation) and the Society of American Foresters Certificate of Appreciation. He was award the first F. Bartow Culp award from the SC Wildlife Federation for Distinguished Service. He was "Ranger Parks" on a weekly state-wide radio teaching program, writing and providing lesson plans. This was a forerunner of SC ETV-Radio educational programs.

A celebration of Life will be held in the Bailey Manor Chapel Sunday, December 23, at 2:00 p.m. A special thanks goes to his wonderful caregivers during his stay at Bailey Manor. His wealth of knowledge and gentle nature will be remembered by those who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SC Wildlife Federation or charity of choice . Condolences may be sent to the family at Gray Funeral Home of Clinton.

The Greenville News 21 December 2012
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Alice M. Ahern
Holden—Alice M. Ahern, 92, of Holden, formerly of Worcester, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 in the Holden Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Alice was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Cornelius and Mary (Fennessy) Ahern. She was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Boyda, Ann Roy and Margie Ahern and by six brothers, Edward, Thomas, Cornelius, James, Patrick and John Ahern. Alice is survived by several nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces.

Alice was a Registered Nurse and worked for the Veteran's Administration. She worked at hospitals in Reno, Nevada, Togus, Maine and Jamaica Plain and retired in 1979. Alice was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving as a Navy Nurse. She graduated from Ascension High School, Worcester and St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester. Ms. Ahern earned her Bachelor's degree and her Master's degree from Boston College. She was a member of the Notre Dame Alumni of Ascension High School.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from HENRY-DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward St., Worcester with a Mass at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward St., Worcester. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worester. A calling hour will be held in the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 AM Wednesday December 26. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 24 December 2012
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John James "Jack" Ahern
Ahern, John James " Jack" Age 78, of Park Ridge. Former owner of Cassidy Tire Company with his five brothers. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Stupek); loving father of Emily (John) Rademacher, John (Jan), Sara (Leon) Angel, Paul (Carmen), Karyn (Neil) Sullivan and Renee (Matt) Cormier; dear grandfather of 13. Visitation Thursday, December 27, 3-9 p.m. at RYAN-PARKE FUNERAL HOME, 120 S. Northwest Hwy., (2 blks. S. of Touhy) Park Ridge. Funeral Friday, 9:30 a.m. from funeral home to St. Paul of the Cross Church. Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Catholic Charities or Catholic Extension appreciated. Funeral Info 847-823-1171.
Chicago Sun-Times 26 December 2012
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Esther D. (Donelan) Ahearn
NORTHBORO—Esther D. (Donelan) Ahearn formerly of Brighton and Watertown in Bourne December 23, 2012. Devoted mother of David T. and his wife Mary of Sagamore Beach and Julie Curran and her husband Richard of Northboro. Sister of the late Margaret Mannix, Emily Shugrue, Katherine Osborne, Mary Cronin and Ellen Carty. Loving grandmother of Jennifer Leire, Jane Redman, Jill Fedor and Timothy Curran. Great grandmother of Thomas, Jake, Caroline Leire, John and Drew Redman, Aidan and Quinn Fedor. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home, 63 Chestnut Hill Ave. (nr. Brighton Courthouse) BRIGHTON Saturday at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Columbkille Church, 321 Market St., Brighton at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours Friday 4-8 p.m. Interment Northboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mrs. Ahearn may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Funeral Home Handicapped Accessible. For directions and guest book please visit Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home, Brighton 617 782 1000

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 28 December 2012
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Jacqueline L. (Cavanaugh) Ahearn
AHEARN JACQUELINE L. (nee Cavanaugh) December 25, 2012 of East Falls. Beloved wife of the late James J. Jr., survived by 3 sisters, Betty Jane Ward, Isabelle Peszka (Stanley), Denise Sullivan (Joseph), a brother James Cavanaugh (Lois) and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Mon. Dec. 31, 9 - 9:45 A.M. at St. Bridget Church, 3667 Midvale Ave., Phila., PA 19129 followed by her Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. Interment Westminster Cem. McILVAINE F.H., 215-844-0211
Philadelphia Inquirer 28 December 2012
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