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Helene E. (Dungan) O'Hern
HANNIBAL—Helene E. O'Hern, 92, of Hannibal, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. today at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Pastor Tom Day will officiate. The James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. O'Hern was born Oct. 13, 1910, in Philadelphia to Frank and Bernice Mae Glascock Dungan. She was married to Joseph Francis O'Hern on June 11, 1931, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death Oct. 14, 1981. Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Colbert and husband, Ronnie, of Hannibal; two nieces, Martha Anderson of Kansas City, Mo., and Mary Leonard of Houston, Texas; one nephew, Dr. Tom O'Hern of Springfield, Ill.; two stepgrandchildren, Ronda and Jason Colbert; and her favorite pet cat, Baby. She was preceded in death by her only grandchild, Frank Dean Piper.

Mrs. O'Hern was a member of Oakwood Christian Church and the Christian Womens Fellowship Group at both the First Christian Church and Oakwood Christian Church. She was a Girl Scout leader and volunteer at the Hannibal Courier-Post folding papers for the Lutheran Church for several years. Mrs. O'Hern also served as a poll judge in Marion County for many years.Memorials may be made to Oakwood Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Colbert, Kenny Tibbits and Larry Catlett.

Hannibal Courier-Post 4 January 2003
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Brian J. Ahearn
Brian J. Ahearn, 54, of North Palm Beach, Florida passed away suddenly Monday evening, December 30, 2002. He was born January 1, 1948 in Newburgh, New York, son of the late John Joseph Ahearn and Helen Dorothy Patterson. He had been a resident of the Palm Beaches since 1980. Brian served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971 as an Intelligence Specialist, including a year in Vietnam. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Oneonta in 1973, majoring in Business Economics and Political Science (double major). Brian founded, owned and operated Commercial Lighting Supply, Riviera Beach, FL for over twenty years. He was an active member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 52, teaching Safe Boating classes and, most recently, was Flotilla Commander. Brian is survived by his wife of 23 years, Ellen; his sons: Brian Jr. and Timothy; and his brother Jack. A memorial service in celebration of Brian's life will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to The American Heart Association, 1301 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Palm Beach Post 2 January 2003
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Ruth O'Hern
Ruth O'Hern, age 73, of Alexandria, died Sunday. Survived by husband, Marland O'Hern, Alexandria; children, Bruce (Joyce) of Ramsey, Stephen, Alexandria, Kevin, Minneapolis, Dana, Garfield & Lisa (Patrick) Dawson, Robbinsdale. Funeral service 11:30 AM Thursday, January 9, 2003 at Zion Lutheran Church, Alexandria. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria. (320-763-5900).
Minneapolis Star Tribune 7 January 2003
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Jack Ahern
AHERN JACK (Upper Tullig, Caragh Lake): On January 12, 2003, peacefully, at the residence of his son, Michael, Clooncarrig, Killorglin, Co. Kerry. Deeply regretted by his daughters Bridie, Joan, Eileen, Noren, Gretta and his son Michael, daughter-in-law Maureen, sons-in-law Michael Wheeler, Jack Murphy, Jerry O'Donoghue grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. RIP. Removal from his son's residence at Clooncarrrig today (Monday) at 5.30pm, arriving at St. James' Church, Killorglin at 6pm. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12 noon. Burial afteial at Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of f
The Irish Examiner 13 January 2003
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Opal Mae (Stewart) Ahern
A funeral will be Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, in Riverside, Calif., for Opal Mae Ahern, who died Jan. 10 at age 81. Opal Mae Stewart was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Nixon, Texas. She was a hospital housekeeper in Corona, Calif., before retiring and moving to Oregon City in 1986. In 1942, she married James T.; he died in 1973. Survivors include her sons, James T. Jr., Patrick and Stanley; daughters, Janice DeFratis and LaVerne Simpkins; brother Calvin Stewart; sisters, Annie Alfara and Ruby Crenshaw; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Remembrances to charity. Arrangements by Hillside Chapel.
The Oregonian 13 January 2003
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William F. Ahern
Of Lexington, formerly of Cambridge, January 14. Beloved husband of the late Carol Ann (Maloney). Devoted father of William F. Ahern, Cathleen Ahern, Kerry Silva and her husband Gary. Loving grandfather of Kellie Keane, William Ahern, James Ahern and Gary William Silva. Brother of the late Pauline Moffitt, Marie Moen and Josephine Comerford. Funeral from the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis St. (at 6th St.) EAST CAMBRIDGE, Friday at 8:30 AM, followed by his Rite of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, E. Camb. at 9:30 AM. Visiting Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Westview Cemetery, Lexington.
The Boston Globe 16 January 2003
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Mary I. (Aherne) Cronin
CRONIN (nee Aherne) (Clondalkin and late of Cork): On January 15, 2003, peacefully, following a long illness, at Tallaght Hospital, MARY I, wife of the late Dermot. Deeply regretted by her sons Finbarr, Brendan, Aidan, Niall and Kieran, daughter Una, brother Dr William Aherne, sister Irene Aherne, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Removal on this (Thursday) evening from the Patrick Massey Funeral Home, Clondalkin to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin Village, Dublin arriving at 6pm. Funeral on tomorrow (Friday) after 10am Mass to Newcastle Cemetery. House strictly private. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Kidney Association.
The Irish Examiner 16 January 2003
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Joseph J. O'Hearn
Joseph J. O'Hearn, 81, of Main Street, Aurora, died Wednesday. Born in Scranton, Pa., he graduated from Keystone College in Scranton and Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engineering School in Glendale, Calif. He retired in 1987 as founder and president of Jaymar Terminal Board Co. in Weedsport, had been plant superintendent of General Products Co. in Union Springs and worked at General Electric Co. in Scranton, Pa. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Aurora and former chairman of the Aurora Zoning Board. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Survivors: His wife, the former Mary L. Schlager; a daughter, Mary L. Cusma of Ballston Spa; a son, Jay of Aurora; two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's Church. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery, Aurora. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. today at Shakelton Funeral Home, 418 Main St., Aurora. Contributions: Aurora Ambulance Fund, Aurora 13026.

The Syracuse Post-Standard 17 January 2003
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Daniel Ahearne
AHEARNE (Donegal, Clerihan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary—Jan. 16, 2003, tragically, following an accident at his residence, Daniel. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends. RIP. Reposing at the Funeral Home, Lower Abbey Street, Cahir, this (Saturday) evening from 4pm onwards with removal at 6.15pm to New Inn Church. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Sunday) at 11.15am. Interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis D go raibh a anam dilis.
Irish Independent 18 January 2003
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Late Danny Ahearn
The news of the tragic death in a house fire last Thursday morning of Danny Ahearn of Donegal cast an air of sorrow over the parish of New Inn and the Poulmucka area over the weekend. He was seventy-one years old. His funeral took place from Costigan's funeral home to New Inn Church on Saturday evening. Following Mass on Sunday morning he was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Sincere sympathy is extended to his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, his extended family, neighbours and friends.
— unidentified paper, January 2003
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Tony Ahern
AHERN (Farran): On January 25, 2003, TONY, (late of Caltech Electrical), beloved son of Paudie and Kathleen and loving brother of Paul, Pat and Stephen. Deeply mourned by his loving parents, brothers, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends. Rest in peace. Rosary on this (Monday) evening at 9pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farran. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to Ovens New Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 27 January 2003
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Catherine (Ahern) Barone
Catherine (Ahern) Barone, 83, of Middletown, died Sunday, (January 26, 2003) in her sleep, at an area convalescent home. She was the wife of Joseph Barone for 38 years. She was born in East Windsor, August 30, 1919 to the late William and Madeleine (Coleman) Ahern and grew up there. She was employed for 30 years by the former Welfare department of the State of Connecticut. Besides her, husband, Mrs. Barone also leaves a sister, Margaret (Ahern) Hayden of Vernon; and a brother, John Ahern of Spokane, WA. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary McBreen of West Hartford. She also leaves several nieces and nephews, Cornelius, Dennis and Brian McBreen, Robert, Gerald, Richard, and Shirley Hayden, Jean Anderson, Sharon, Kevin and Brian Ahern, and several great nieces and nephews. There will be no Calling hours. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. D'Angelo Funeral Home, 22 South Main St., Middletown is in charge of arrangements.
Hartford Courant 29 January 2003
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Leo W. "Lee" Ahearn
Palm Coast—Leo W. "Lee" Ahearn, 74, of Avalon Lane, who retired as owner of a manufacturing company, died Monday at home. Mr. Ahearn, an Army veteran of the Korean War, was born in Englewood, N.J., and came here in 1987 from Pittsburgh. He was a member of Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, Flagler Beach. He was an avid golfer. Survivors include a son, James, Greensburg, Pa.; a daughter, Mary Ann, Palm Coast; four brothers, Charles, New Jersey, Jack, Washington, D.C., Vincent, Las Vegas and Frank Devine, Missouri; and a sister, Catherine Ahearn, New Jersey. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 801 S. Yonge St., Ormond Beach, FL 32174; or the debt reduction fund of Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach, FL 32136. Craig, Flagler Beach, is in charge.
Palm Coast News-Tribune 29 January 2003
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Mary E. (Ahearn) White
MARY E. WHITE, 78, of Kelly Street, a retired clerk, died Monday at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center, Providence. She was the wife of Joseph M. White; they had been married for 56 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Ahearn, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. White had been a clerical worker at the former Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co., in Providence, for seven years before retiring in 1988. She enjoyed playing poker. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Joseph R. White of Warwick and Donald S. White of Scituate; a brother, William Ahearn of Warwick; two sisters, Margaret Campbell of Warwick and her twin, Dorothy Paniccia of Cranston; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Joseph Ahearn. The funeral will be held Friday at 8 a.m. from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Anthony Church, Plainfield Street, Providence. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
Providence Journal 29 January 2003
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Ruth (Ahern) Conway
Ruth (Ahern) Conway, 103, of West Medford, died Jan. 21 in Falmouth. Mrs. Conway was a member of the Catholic Women's Club, third order of St. Francis' and past president of the Boston College High Mother's Club. Mrs. Conway was the wife of the late Dennis E. Conway. She was the mother of Dennie, husband of Kathy Conway of North Haven, Conn. and Walter, husband of Shirley Conway of Falmouth; daughter of the late William and Julia (Coffey) Ahern; and sister of Claire Sullivan of Quincy. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Denise and Ruth Amari, Jeff and Shannon Conway, Moira and Patrick McCollough, Mary-Beth and Michael Donovan, Amy Conway, Tricia and William Haydon, Megan and Joseph Romano and Christopher Conway and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Keefe Funeral Home of Arlington, followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St.Raphael's Church, West Medford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony's Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02107. [see also: Frank Ahern]
Medford Transcript 30 January 2003
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Michael Ahern
AHERN (Kilbehenny and Ballinascarthy): On January 29, 2003, unexpectedly, at his residence, 2 Shannonvale Road, Ballinascarthy, MICHAEL (MIKE). Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Kay, son Padraig, daughters Ashling, Paulena and Megan, brother William, sisters Anne (O'Donnell), Pauline (Olden), Mary (Casey) and Catherine, uncles, aunts, mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, godchildren, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Requiem Mass on today (Saturday) at 2.30pm in Clogagh Church. Funeral immediately afterwards to St. Mologa's Cemetery, Timoleague.
The Irish Examiner 1 February 2003
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Thomas Robert Ahern
Thomas Robert Ahern, 85, of St. Anne Extended Healthcare died Friday, Jan. 31, in the Emergency Room of Community Memorial Hospital, Winona. He was born in Albert Lea, Minn., on July 3, 1917, to Theobald J. and Cathryn (Dwyer) Ahern. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Mankato State University. On April 18, 1944, he married Kathleen A. Berendt in Mankato, Minn.

Thomas served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Company D of the 139th Infantry Division. He fought in the Aleutin Campaign and also in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He first worked in retail sales with J.C. Penney, Tempo and Gamble Skogmo stores. From 1973 to 1987, he was the sales and marketing instructor at Albert Lea Vocational Technical Institute. Prior to moving to Winona in 1998, he had resided in Ellendale and Beaver Lake, Minn., and Mission, Texas. Tom is a member and Past Grand Knight of Council No. 2768, Knights of Columbus, Albert Lea, Minn., and its Fourth Degree General Assembly and past president of the Waseca, Minn., Chamber of Commerce. He has also been recognized by the Albert Lea Chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi of the Distributive Education Clubs of America and by the Freeborn County Association for Retarded Citizens. He is a member of the American Legion and VFW posts of Albert Lea, Minn. He is survived by his wife Kathleen of St. Anne Extended Healthcare; sons, Patrick (friend, Donna) Ahern, Golden, Colo., Michael Ahern, Memphis, Tenn., and his children, Sarah, Thomas and Timothy; daughters, Bridget (Brian) Ender, Winona, Collen (Jerry) Sorenson, Las Vegas, Nev., and her children, T.J. McMahon and Erin Sorenson; sister-in-law, Patti Berendt, St. Paul, Minn.; and nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Funeral services for Tom will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at St. Anne Extended Healthcare, with the Rev. Joseph Keefe of St. Mary's Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be at St. Theodore's Catholic Cemetery, Albert Lea, Minn., in the spring. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Arrangements by the Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Winona.

Winona Daily News 2 February 2003
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Olive "Hazel" (O'Hearn) Rask Montague
Canandaigua: Olive "Hazel" Montague O'Hearn-Rask, formerly of Stanley and Canandaigua, passed away January 31, 2003 at the Ontario County Health Facility. She was 84. Born in Manchester, N.Y., she attended schools in Manchester and Rochester. She is survived by her husband, Walter D. Montague, Jr.; her sons, Gordon (Patricia) Rask of Greece and David (Linda) Rask of Geneva; a daughter, Kathleen (Peter) Farr of Hall, N.Y.; brothers, Perry O'Hearn and Reggie O'Hearn; sisters, Ethel Smith, Sarah Everson, Clara Frere, Eva Hinman, and Mary Block; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard O'Hearn. Friends may call Sunday (Today) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 190 Buffalo Street, Canandaigua. A Funeral service will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery in the spring. Contributions may be made in her name to the Ontario County Health Facility, County Road 46, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
Canandaigua Daily Messenger 2 February 2003
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Margaret "Gertrude" (A'Hearn) Gavin
At the Maplewood Manor, Alberton, on Monday, February 3, 2003, of Margaret Gertrude Gavin of Tignish, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Terrance J. Gavin Sr. Born in Kildare, P.E.I., she was the daughter of the late Aneas and Sophie (nee Wedge) A'Hearn. Dear mother of Terrance Jr., and Clifton, both of Tignish; Jean McPhee, Brampton, Ontario; Eleanor Gavin, Calgary; Maureen Pemberton, Mississauga, Ontario; Joyce (Kenny) MacArthur, Etobicoke, Ontario. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and by a number of great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Eileen; and by her sister, Annie Mae (late Gabreal) Gavin. Resting at the Rooney Funeral Home, Alberton. Funeral on Saturday morning from St. Simon and St. Jude's Church, Tignish, for funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment later in the church cemetery. Visiting hours on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorials to the Maplewood Manor Residents Fund, or to the Western Hospital Equipment Fund would be appreciated. The Tignish Council of the CWL will hold a prayer service on Thursday afternoon at 1:45. www.rooneyfh.ca
Charlottetown Guardian 5 February 2003
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Carol Ann (Wisneski) Ahearn
Carol Ann Ahearn, 63, of Kinde, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 24, 1939 in Port Austin to Lottie (Baranski) and the late Walter Wisneski. Carol Wisneski and Gerald Ahearn were united in marriage on Nov. 14, 1959. Carol was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kinde. She was active in St. Mary's Holy Rosary Sodality. She was a member of the VFW 4003, Kinde Ladies Auxiliary. Carol worked at Huron Medical Center for 20 years. She enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a Detroit Pistons fan and a Hospice volunteer.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Ahearn; her mother, Lottie Wisneski; one son, Christopher Ahearn of Troy; two daughters, Mary Ellen Kincade and her husband, Frank, of Bad Axe, Pamela Kinsler and her husband, Phillip, of Lake Orion; four brothers, Jack Wisneski and his wife, Dawn, of Filion, Jim Wisneski and his wife, Peg, of Bay City, Bill Wisneski and his wife, Mary, of Kinde, Fred Wisneski and his wife, Chris, of Kinde; one sister, Veronica Grocholski and her husband, Floyd, of Bay City; five grandchildren, Matthew Kincade of Big Rapids, Melissa Kincade of Rochester Hills, Nicholas, Zachary and Nathaniel Kinsler of Lake Orion; several brothers and sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her sister, May Agnes Wisneski. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kinde. Fr. Mieczyslaw Oniskiewicz and Fr. Stanley Serman will officiate. A VFW memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday and the Holy Rosary Sodality will lead a rosary at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the MacAlpine Funeral Home-Gage Chapel in Kinde. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be offered to the American Heart Association.

Huron Daily Tribune 5 February 2003
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Margaret (O'Callaghan) Ahern
AHERN (Kilmoney, Carrigaline): On February 6, 2003, at her residence, MARGARET (nee O'Callaghan), peacefully, after a long illness bravely borne, dearly loved wife of Michael. Sadly missed by her loving husband, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews (especially Aidan), relatives and friends. Interment has taken place in St. Michael's Cemetery, Blackrock, Cork. May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 8 February 2003
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Michael Aherne
The death occurred last Wednesday unexpectedly at his residence 2 Shannonvale Road, Ballinascarthy of Michael Aherne formerly of Kilbehenny. There was a large attendance at the removal from O'Sullivan's Funeral Home Clonakilty to Clogagh Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Saturday. Interment took place to St. Mologa's cemetary Timoleague. He is survived by his wife Kay, son Padraigh,daughters Aisling, Paulena, Megan, brother William sisters Ann (O'Donnell) Pauline (Olden) Mary (Casey) & Catherine, uncles, aunts, mother in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, god children, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Limerick Leader 8 February 2003
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Edward Theodore "Ted" O'Hearn
EDWARD THEODORE "Ted" O'HEARN 79, of Delray Beach, formerly of Boca Raton, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2003. Ted was born in Columbus, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University. A member of the U.S. Army, Company C, 2nd Signal Battalion, he served throughout Europe during W.W.II, including D Day +4 and the Battle of the Bulge. Ted moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1950. Kindhearted, he was a family man, an artist, a gardener, and a lover of the sea. He is survived by Audrey, his loving wife of nearly fifty years; beloved daughters: Linda Haynes and husband, Jeffrey, and Stephanie O'Hearn (Siegel); cherished granddaughter, Kerri Lynn Adkins; sister, Virginia Black; and brothers: Jack and Tim. Friends may call from 2 - 4 PM on Sunday, February 9 at Babione Funeral Home (East Chapel), where a Celebration of Life service will begin at 3:30 PM. The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 6401 N. Congress #265, Boca Raton, FL 33487; or to Hospice of Palm Beach County, Inc., 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. The Babione Funeral Home (East Chapel) is in charge of arrangements. Babione Funeral Home 1100 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561) 395-8787 www.dignitymemorial.com
Palm Beach Post 9 February 2003
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John M. Ahearn
AHEARN JOHN M., a local businessman who helped hundreds of people across the USA on the Friends of Bill W. internet site dealing with the problems of alcohol and drug dependency, died January 25, 2003 at Jackson South Hospital, Critical Care Unit, comfortably in his sleep. He battled his heart and circulation problems for the past seven years. Born in Cambridge, Mass. August 8, 1950. John graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. degree. He attended Christopher Columbus Catholic School elementary, junior and high schools. His favorite songs were "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Cary, "The Song of Elves" by John Simon, and Basia's " New Day for You". He was inspired watching the John Edwards TV show, and It's a Wonderful Life was his best-liked movie. As a teenager, John played guitar and once jammed with Tom Petty. John kept his sailboat at Point Laura, where he rested, played with his boat, doing things he loved. One person he helped said, "He was a lot of help to me and many other people sharing his knowledge, experience, strength and hope. I have never met a guy like him that I could share my problems with and he always had what seemed to be the perfect answer." Another person said, "My husband and I will always be grateful to him. I have fostered over 70 kids with special needs, and I hit a very soft spot in his heart. He helped me do a lot of research on web sites."

Ahearn is survived by his ex-wife, Mary; sons, Justin and Mark; grandchildren, Mark, and Anastasia, born February 2, 2003; cousin, Lori McGrath; brothers, Ron, Paul, and Robert, and his father, John, Sr. of Stock Island, Monroe County. He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn, who died in 1990. "Mary Remembers" The Angels reached out and held his hand To take him to the Promised Land, His mom came to him days before With a hug and smile "I've opened the door Son, can you see my face...take my hand, I'll guide you to your new land, The Angel reached out & held his hand, To take him to the Promised Land, He said his mom came to him in a dream With her beautiful smile, he could touch her face, "It's time to go son, I've opened the door, and I'll Take you in. "Lori's Goodbye" In our hearts and our minds Holds the light in memory Of a soul so kind, The love he had, He set it free, It was a gift to his family And those in need, And those of us who took his hand Will miss and love this beautiful man. A memorial service will be held on Sat. Feb. 22, 2003 off the Florida Keys, call (305) 238-7200 for info. To visit this Guest Book Online, go to www.herald.com/obituaries.

The Miami Herald 9 February 2003
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Dr. Denny O. O'Hearn
March 8, 1919 to Feb. 3, 2003
Denny O. O'Hearn D.C. passed away at Alvarado Medical Center on Monday, February 3, 2003, at the age of 83. Denny is survived by Mike O'Hearn, Sharon Shepherd, Rory O'Hearn, Shelly Ekwall, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Chiropractic for 45 years in San Jacinto. Moving to San Diego when he lost his eyesight, he became an active member in the Braille Club of San Diego and the Blinded Veterans Association of San Diego. Dr. O'Hearn will be honored in a private ceremony on Monday, February 17, 2003, where his ashes will be scattered at sea. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Denny's name to: The Braille Institute, 4555 Executive Dr., San Diego, CA 92121.
San Diego Union-Tribune 9 February 2003
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Raymond Walter Ahearn
AHEARN, Raymond Walter — Suddenly, at Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, February 9, 2003. Ray Ahearn, in his 58th year. Soulmate of Lynda Fraser. Survived by his children, grandchildren and step-children, mother and sisters. Predeceased by his brothers, sister and father. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday). Service in the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Thursday, February 13 at 11 a.m. Cremation and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated.
Guelph Daily Mercury 11 February 2003
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Mary "Maime" (Geary) Ahern
AHERN (nee Geary) (Cork and Kildare): On February 11, 2003, MARY (MAIME), wife of the late John, Ballyclough, Kilmagnier, Fermoy. Deeply regretted by her nieces, brother-in-law, relatives and friends. RIP. Reposing at her niece's residence, Boston, Rathangan, Co Kildare on today (Wednesday) with removal at 6.30pm to arrive at the Church of the Assumption, Rathangan at 7pm. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 11am. Burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery, Rathangan, Co Kildare.
The Irish Examiner 12 February 2003
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Robert R. Ahern
Robert R. Ahern of Elgin — Services for Robert R. Ahern, 68, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg. Born Dec. 2, 1934, in Chicago, he died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates. Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. He is survived by his children, Kathleen (Tony) Aussin of Alpharetta, Ga., and Brian (Amy) Ahern of South Elgin; grandchildren, Nicole, Elizabeth, Payton, Alexis and Jaden Blackwell; and brother, James (Caroline) Ahern. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (nee Blackwell). Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Federation, P.O. Box 1298, Banning, CA 92220. Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information, (630/847) 289-8054.
Suburban Daily Herald 19 February 2003
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John P. Ahern
AHERN—John P., February 16, 2003, of Seaford and Breezy Point. Proprietor of Great Western Packing & Fine Foods, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. Beloved husband of Catherine, loving father of John M., Patricia Ahern Ruben, James E., and Deborah Ahern Parmiter. Loving grandfather of Bryan, Scott, Christopher, Keith, Lindsey, Meaghan, Caitlyn & Breanna. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Reposing at the Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home, 3863 Merrick Road, Seaford (2 traffic lights East of Route 135). Mass of Christian burial Saturday, 9:00AM, at St. William The Abbot R.C. Church. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Hours today and Friday, 2:00-4:30 and 7:00-9:30 PM. Donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905
New York Times 20 February 2003
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Thomas R. Ahern
Ormond Beach, Fla.—Thomas R. Ahern, 94, of Hudson Falls Drive, died Feb. 18, 2003, at his residence. He was born in Manchester, N.H., and moved to Florida in 1989. He was retired after more than 30 years as an administrator for the Veterans Administration in Manchester. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormond Beach. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving during World War II. Family members include nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 South Nova Road, Ormond Beach, Fla., 32174. [see also: Bernice C. Ahern]
Manchester Union-Leader 22 February 2003
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Francis D. "Frank" Ahern
AHERN, Francis D. "Frank"—of Halifax, formerly of Brockton, Falmouth and Florida, February 25. Husband of Barbara (Reinhold). Father of Mary Evans and her husband Guy, of E. Bridgewater and F. Daniel Ahern and his wife Jean of Hanover. Stepfather of Barbara A. Ahern of NJ. Grandfather of Michael Casano, Kerin Casano, Patrick Ahern and Cara Ahern. Brother of John of NV, Robert of Mashpee, and the late Elizabeth G., Christine McManus, Louise Caisse, Mary Lanigan, Ralph, Beatrice and Charles. Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt 27) Stoughton, on Friday at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Stoughton, at 9 a.m. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Donations in Frank's memory may be sent to Halifax Council on Aging, 506 Plymouth St., Halifax, 02338. 02338. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com.
The Boston Globe 26 February 2003
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Francis D. "Frank" Ahern
Francis D. "Frank" Ahern, 83, died early Tuesday morning, February 25 at the Brockton Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara (Reinold) Ahern. Born in Arlington, he was a graduate of Somerville Trade School. Mr. Ahern resided in Halifax for several years after living in Brockton, Falmouth and Florida. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII aboard the USS Saratoga. While in the Navy, he earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He worked as a pipefitter and maintenance worker for the Brockton Housing Authority for many years before retiring several years ago. Mr. Ahern was a Past Commander for the VFW Post 1046 in Brockton. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his wife and family.

Along with his wife Barbara, he is survived by his children, Mary Evans and her husband Guy of E. Bridgewater and F. Daniel Ahern and his wife Jean of Hanover, as well as his stepdaughter Barbara A. Ahern of NJ. He was also survived by his grandchildren Michael Casano, Kerin Casano, Patrick Ahern and Cara Ahern. He was the brother of John of NV, Robert of Mashpee and the late Elizabeth G., Christine McManus, Louise Caisse, Mary Lanigan, Ralph, Beatrice and Charles.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Friday at 8:15 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Stoughton at 9 AM. Visiting Hours Thursday 4-8 PM. Donations in Frank's memory may be sent to Halifax Council on Aging, 506 Plymouth St., Halifax, 02338.

— Farley Funeral Home, 26 February 2003
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Thelma R. O'Hearn
Of Somerville, February 28. Beloved wife of the late James W. O'Hearn. Mother of Robert J. Graves and Linda L. Marcotte and her husband Henry of Somerville, Stephen P. Graves and his wife Michelle of Reading and the late Karen Quinn. Step-mother of Denise Nitzsche of North Reading. Mother-in-law of Paul Quinn of Medford. Grandmother of Michael Joseph Marcotte and Emily Karen Graves. Cousin of Pete Schindler and his wife Connie of Derry, NH. Close friend of Isabelle Tracy of Melrose. Funeral Services in the Cota-Struzziero-McKenna Funeral Home, 197 Washington St, SOMERVILLE, on Tuesday, March 4 at 10 AM. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4 thru 8 PM. Interment V.A. National Cemetery, Bourne. Donations may be made in Thelma's memory to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1233 20th St. NW, Suite 402, Washington, DC 20036. (cotafuneralhomes.com). 617-625-6150.
The Boston Globe 2 March 2003
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Helen [Ahearne] Holmberg
AHEARNE—, HOLMBERG HELEN 76, of Garland, Texas, passed away March 2, 2003 in Dallas, Texas. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was preceded in death by her late husband, John T. Ahearne, son, Paul K. Ahearne, and great granddaughter, Kayla King. Survived by her husband, Dale Holmberg; daughter, Nancy Schmitz and husband, John; sons, John Ahearne, Jr. and wife, Nancy, Daniel Ahearne, Larry Ahearne and wife, Pat; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Alice Kane, Irene Luczak and Emily Szczutkowski. The family will receive friends at 6:00 P.M., and the Vigil will begin at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at Charles W. Smith & Sons. Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, March 6, 2003 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 S. Jupiter Road, Richardson, Texas 75080. Celebrant Monsignor Don Fisher. CHARLES W. SMITH AND SONS FUNERAL HOME 5TH Street @ Hwy 78 Sachse, Texas (972) 414-5050
The Dallas Morning News 4 March 2003
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Thomas Joseph Ahern
THOMAS JOSEPH AHERN Bridgeport, Conn. Thomas Joseph Ahern, of Bridgeport, a beloved husband of the late Betty Ann Beaudwin Ahern, died March 3, 2003 in his home. He was 74. Thomas was born in Middletown, N.Y. on May 20, 1928. He was the son of the late Thomas Dennis and Alice Marion Fahy Ahern. Mr. Ahern was a 16-year U.S. Navy veteran serving during WWII. He moved to Bridgeport in 1952 and was a parts handler for Sikorsky Aircraft. He drove a tractor trailer for several companies, and was a fleet mechanic and driver at Bamby Bread Co. Mr. Ahern was an avid motorcyclist and raced stock cars in the 1950s. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Chapter #193, formerly of Bridgeport, a member of the VFW of Bridgeport, and a former member of the Enterprise Steamer Volunteer Fire Company in Walden, N.Y. He is survived by his devoted children, Michael Ahern and his wife, Karen, of Clinton, Timothy A. Ahern, Brian W. Ahern both of Bridgeport, William Ahern of West Haven and Robin DeLuca and her husband, Michael, of Milford; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 6 at 5 p.m. in the Spadaccino Funeral Home, 499 Washington Ave., Bridgeport, Connecticut with the Rev. Robert Terentieff officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may call on Thursday, March 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. See www.spadfh.com for more information.
Times-Herald Record 5 March 2003
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Bridie "Bid" Ahern
AHERN (Gortnagross, Athea, Co Limerick): On March 3, 2003 (peacefully), BRIDIE (BID). Deeply regretted by her loving sister Peg Foley, brother Mick, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, other relatives and a large circle of friends. RIP. Requiem Mass on today (Wednesday) in Athea Parish Church at 12.30pm. Burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 5 March 2003
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Thomas C. Ahern
Thomas C. AHERN, 69, of Park Street, Fulton, died Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton. Born in Oswego, he resided in Fulton most of his life. Mr. AHERN retired in 1992 from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., Syracuse, as a data control supervisor after more than 32 years. He was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fulton. He was a member of Elks Lodge 830 in Fulton and the Fulton Polish Home. He was a former member of the Fulton Lions Club.

He was predeceased by his son, Timothy L. AHERN, who died in 1997. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Marlene F. AHERN of Fulton; his daughter and son-in-law, Katheen and Rick DALE of Keller, Texas; two granddaughters, Caroline and Kristina DALE of Keller, Texas and three nieces. Services will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6 at Foster Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fulton. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. today, March 5 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to The Mary and Charlie HANEY Cancer Giving Endowment for Oswego Hematology Oncology Patients, c/o Upstate Medical University Foundation, 750 East Adams St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13210 or to Unity Acres, P.O. Box 153, Orwell, N.Y. 13426.

The Valley News 5 March 2003
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Thelma R. (Wren) O'Hearn
Thelma R. (Wren) O'Hearn died Feb. 28, 2003 at Cambridge Hospital. She was 71. Mrs. O'Hearn was born in Medford on June 21, 1931 and was a lifelong resident of Somerville. She was educated in the Somerville schools and worked in the clerical department of a manufacturing company. She was the wife of the late James W. O'Hearn; mother of Robert J. Graves, and Linda L. Marcotte and her husband Henry, all of Somerville, Stephen P. Graves and his wife Michelle of Reading, and the late Karen Quinn; stepmother of Denise Nitzsche of North Reading; mother-in-law of Paul Quinn of Medford; grandmother of Michael Joseph Marcotte and Emily Karen Graves; cousin of Pete Schindler and his wife Connie of Derry, N.H.; and close friend of Isabelle Tracy of Melrose. A funeral service was held March 4 at the Cota-Struzziero-McKenna Funeral Home in Somerville, with burial at the VA National Cemetery in Bourne. Donations in Mrs. O'Hearn's memory may be made to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1233 20th St., NW, Suite 402, Washington, DC 20036.
Somerville Journal 6 March 2003
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Ruth C. Ahern
Ahern Ruth C., age 94, of NE Mpls., on March 4. Preceded in death by husband, Donald H. Survived by niece, Betty Maurer & husband Earl; many grand nieces & nephews. Services Friday 9:30 AM at the Billman-Hunt Funeral Chapel, 2701 Central Ave NE, with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Billman-Hunt 612-789-3535
Minneapolis Star Tribune 6 March 2003
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Alice L. (Whittemore) O'Hearn
O'HEARN In Hingham, March 9, 2003, at Queen Anne Nursing Home, Alice L. (Whittemore) O'Hearn, 95, of Lowell, wife of the late Atty. James D. O'Hearn. Friends may call at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket St. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. Her funeral will take place from the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Margaret's Church at 11 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Those wishing, may make contributions in her memory to St. Margaret Church, 374 Stevens Street, Lowell, MA 01851. E-condolence to condolences@odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
The Lowell Sun 11 March 2003
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Frederick John O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Frederick John—Passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in Scarborough Centenary Hospital, after a long illness, with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his soulmate and best friend, Irene Duggan; stepsons, Dan (Kelly) and David (Michelle), and their families; sisters, Vivian Wilson and Debbie DeLeon, and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, Lillian and Frederick O'Hearn. At Fred's request, a private family celebration will take place. "Free at Last"
The Chronicle-Herald 15 March 2003
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Alice L. (Whittemore) O'Hearn
LOWELL—Alice L. (Whittemore) O'Hearn, 95, of Lowell, a former Acton schoolteacher, died March 9 at Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham. She was born in Lowell. She graduated from Lowell High School and the former Lowell State Teachers College (now the University of Massachusetts at Lowell). She taught in the Acton school system for more than 22 years. She leaves a son, James F. of Scituate.
The Boston Globe 16 March 2003
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Dana Lee O'Hearn
An inmate died on Sunday while in the care of medical staff at the Orient Road Jail. Officials found Dana Lee O'Hearn, 35, lying face down in his bed in the jail's medical unit just before noon, said Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman Danny Tewmey. O'Hearn suffered from a medical condition, and attempts to revive him failed. Tewmey did not know the nature of the medical condition. O'Hearn, of 14922 N Rome Ave. in Tampa, was jailed after his arrest for manslaughter in June 2002. The Sheriff's Office does not suspect foul play. The medical examiner is expected to determine the cause of death today.
St. Petersburg Times 17 March 2003
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Mary "Mamie" (Ahern) Sullivan
Chicago resident Mary "Mamie" Sullivan (nee Ahern), 99, died March 10 (2003) in her home. Mass was celebrated March 17 in Our Lady of Peace Church, Darien. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. Mrs. Sullivan was an assembler with American Can Co. She was a native of Ballyristeen, Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland. Survivors include one daughter, Ann Marie (Mario) Cristofaro of Darien; and one son, Daniel (Lois) of Downers Grove; two sisters, Mossie Ahern and Kathrine Scanlon; 11 grandchildren, Rick, Glenn and Gregg Cristofaro, Sheila Bangs, Kathryn and Daniel, Patricia Schmider, and David, Sharon and Joseph, five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sullivan was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; and her grandson, Thomas Cristofaro. Arrangements were made by Modell Funeral Home, Darien.
Downers Grove Reporter 19 March 2003
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Elizabeth "Betty" (Moot) O'Hern
Elizabeth "Betty" Moot O'Hern, 89, of the Villas at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, died Feb. 19, 2003, at Wilson Health Center. She was a noted microbioligist and writer who wrote about women in science. She was the wife of William J. O'Hern, to whom she had been married for 51 years.

Dr. O'Hern earned her bachelor's degree and master's degree in bacteriology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1945 and 1947, respectively, and her doctorate in microbiology at thew University of Washington in 1956. After five years as an instructor at the Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., she and her husband moved to Washington, D.C., where she was assistant professor of microbiology at George Washington University School of Medicine 1965. She joined the National Institutes of Health in 1968 and held increasingly responsible positions as a program administrator until her retirement in 1986. In 1983 she was a member of the People-to-People Microbiology Delegation to China.

In 1986 her first book, "Profiles of Pioneer Women Scientists," was published. She authored or co-authored more than two dozen articles in scientific journals on microbiology and mycology subjects, and on the status of women in science. Her second book on women in astronomy was near completion at the time of her death and may be published in the future.

She was past president of the Washington Branch of the American Association of University Women and was chapter president of Sigma Delta Epsilon (Graduate Women in Science), also serving as its national secretary. Dr. O'Hern completed courses at six universities in France from 1978 to 1992. At Asbury she was active in the Computer and Garden clubs, wrote for "village life." Besides her husband, Dr. O'Hern is survived by five nieces and nephews and several grand nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Asbury's Guild Memorial Chapel. A reception will follow. Memorial donations may be sent to the Moot-O'Hern Scholarship Fund, c/o Central National Bank/Trust, Dept., 20 Mohawk St., Canajoharie, N.Y. 13317. The fund provides scholarships to girls graduating from the Richmondville-Cobbleskille Central School to pursue a college curriculum ihn science.

The Gazette 19 March 2003
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Dana Lee O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Dana Lee, 35, of Tampa, passed away March 16, 2003. He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Betty O'Hearn; brother, Dennis; sisters, Deborah Moats, Denise Nicholes, and Linda Tyler. There will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory, may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tampa. Glass Funeral Home 932-5308
Tampa Tribune 20 March 2003
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Nicholas "Nick" Paul O'Hern
O'Hern, Nicholas ''Nick''—Passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 21, 2003 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born February 28, 1954 in Pewaukee, son of Lawrence and Eleanor O'Hern. Loving father of; Jessica, Abbie, Nick, and Micha. Loving brother of; Lynne (Victor) Buell, Theresa (Ron) Pohl, Jim (Special friend, Gail), Shawn (Lisa), Patrick (Kimberly), Joseph, and Mike. Beloved grandson of; Lorraine Huerth. Dear friend of; Cindy. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 25 at ST. ANTHONY ON THE LAKE (W280 N2101 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee) from 5 PM until the time of service. Memorial service at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated.

— Funeral Home 21 March 2003
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Robert Thomas "Tom" Aherne
AHERNE (Ballineen): On March 21, 2003, peacefully but unexpectedly, at his residence, Fort Robert, THOMAS (TOM) (Founder member of Bol Cumann na hEireann) loving and caring husband of Mary (nee O'Connell) and devoted father of Marie, Toss, Ann, Finola, Linda and Padraig, proud father-in-law of Kathleen and Jimmy, doting granddad to Gavin, Niamh, Ciara and Margaret. He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by his wife, sons, daughters, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. Reposing at O'Mahony's Funeral Home, Enniskeane. Rosary on this (Saturday) evening at 9pm. Removal on tomorrow (Sunday) at 8pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Enniskeane. Family burial on Monday. Ar dheis D go raibh aanam dilis.
The Irish Examiner 22 March 2003
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Joseph E. Ahern
AHERN, Joseph E.—(Captain, Massachusetts State Police, Ret.) of Weymouth, formerly of Forest Hills, March 28. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Healy) Ahern. Loving father of Kevin J. of Hawaii, James E. of Weymouth, Joseph F. of Norton, Dennis M. of Orlando, FL, Kathleen M. Gallagher of Roslindale, Patricia A. Ahern of Quincy, Robert W. of Marshfield, Edward J. of Braintree, Richard L. of Dorchester, Paul T. of Grayslake, IL, Maureen A. Gessner of Weymouth, William F. of Braintree and Susan M. Tower of Reading. Brother of the late Mary I. (Mae) McNeil, Alice Feeley, Helen Maguire, J. Edward Ahern Ruth Santilli, Lorraine Walsh and Phylis Buckley. Also survived by 25 grandchildren. Funeral from the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home, 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Sta.), JAMAICA PLAIN on Tuesday, April 1 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Andrew the Apostle Church at 10 am. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 p.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory may be made to St. Andrew's School, 86 Wachusett St., Jamaica Plain MA 02130. Late US Navy Veteran WWII. Late member of the former St. Vincent De Paul and Holy Name Societys at St. Andrew's Church, K of C #3049, West Roxbury and American Legion Post #76, Jamaica Plain.
The Boston Globe 30 March 2003
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Elizabeth (Moot) O'Hern
Gaithersburg, MD: Died February 19, 2003. Survived by husband, William J. O'Hern; sister-in-law, Eileen O'Hern of Pittsford, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Dr. O'Hern earned her Ph.D at U of Washington. She taught Micro Biology at George Washington U. Medical Center, then joined National Institute of Health where she was a noted Micro Biologist and Administrator. In 1986 her book Profiles of Pioneer Women Scientists was published. A Memorial Service was held March 22, 2003 in Gaithersburg, MD. If desired donations may be made to the Moot-O'Hern Scholarship Fund, c/o Central National Bank-Trust Department, 20 Mohawk St., Canajoharie, NY., 13317.
Democrat & Chronicle 30 March 2003
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Joseph E. Ahern
Joseph E. Ahern of Weymouth, formerly of the Forest Hills neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, a retired Massachusetts state police captain and World War II veteran, died Friday at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton after a period of failing health. He was 83. Born in Somerville, he was raised in Charlestown and educated in Boston Public Schools. For 46 years he had lived in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. From 1942 to 1946 Mr. Ahern served in the Navy, earning an honorable discharge. In 1946 he went to work for the Boston Police Department, leaving in 1955 to join the Massachusetts State Police. Mr. Ahern retired in 1977 with the rank of captain of detectives. He belonged to American Legion Post 76 in Jamaica Plain and the former St. Vincent DePaul and Holy Name Society at St. Andrew's Church. Formerly, Mr. Ahern was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 3049, West Roxbury.

Husband of the late Eleanor (Healy), he is survived by nine sons, Kevin J. of Hawaii, James E. of Weymouth, Joseph F. of Norton, Dennis M. of Orlando, Fla., Robert W. of Marshfield, Edward J. and William F. of Braintree, Richard L. of Dorchester, and Paul T. of Grayslake, Ill.; four daughters, Kathleen M. Gallagher of Roslindale, Patricia A. of Quincy, Maureen A. Gessner of Weymouth and Susan M. Tower of Reading; and 25 grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Jamaica Plain. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Arrangements by Brady & Fallon Funeral Service Inc., Forest Hills.

Boston Herald 31 March 2003
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Margaret (Cox) Ahern
OXFORD—Margaret (Cox) Ahern, 96, of Oxford, formerly of 121 Highland St., Worcester, died Monday, March 31, at home after an illness. She leaves a daughter, Margaret R. Stacey of North Grafton; seven grandchildren, including a granddaughter, Mary R. Stacey with whom she lived; six great-grandchildren; a nephew and three nieces. A son, Cornelius P. Ahern; a brother, John J. Cox; and a sister, Mary Rose Cox, predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of John and Rose (Curristine) Cox, and lived in Worcester before moving to Oxford in 1989. She graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester, in 1924.

Mrs. Ahern worked 25 years making clocks for the Telechron Division of the General Electric Co. in Worcester and Ashland, retiring in 1970. In her youth, she was an accomplished violinist and played with local groups and orchestras. She was a former member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan who died on opening day.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, April 3, from Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 43 Belmont St., Worcester. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Southern Worcester County, PO Box 368, Webster, MA 01570.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 2 April 2003
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Lucy (Learnihan) Ahern
Ahern, Lucy Learnihan passed away April 1, 2003. Survived by her daughters, Nina Winterbottom and Alegra A. Morphy; sons, Lloyd N. and Nicholas J. Ahern; grandchildren, Joanna Clark, Paul Clark and Heather Tucker; three great grandchildren; brother, Bernard Learnihan and sisters, Jeanine Francisco, Carole Barnes, Cecelia Meyers and Joann Brock. A private graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Cabot & Sons, directors.
Los Angeles Times 3 April 2003
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Catherine M. (Ahern) Schubert
The funeral Mass for Catherine M. Schubert will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. today at Perl Funeral Home Chapel at Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford. Mrs. Schubert, 78, of Medford, died Sunday (March 30, 2003) at her home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul, P.O. Box 1663, Medford, OR 97501. She was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Gurley, Neb., to James and Sadie Ahern. On Nov. 3, 1945, in Van Nuys, Calif., she married Kenneth D. Schubert, who survives. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1977 from China Lake, Calif. Mrs. Schubert worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company and Continental Telephone Company, retiring as an assistant chief operator in 1977. She and her husband were members of the National Association of Federal Employees.

Mrs. Schubert was known for her green thumb and enjoyed growing things, crocheting afghans, spending time with her family and playing cards with the ladies of St. Hedricks Society. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include three sons, Richard, Pahrump, Nev., Daniel, La Mirada, Calif., and Frank, Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Dorothy Marie, Sisters of Providence, Alhambra, Calif., and Margaret Andersen and Patricia Bonning, both Sun City, Calif.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Ahern. Friends may pay their respects at 4 p.m. today at Perl Funeral Chapel at Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford.

Mail Tribune 3 April 2003
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Virvle Maxwell (Wilson) O'Hearn
MOUNT STERLING—Virvle Maxwell Wilson O'Hearn, 89, of Mount Sterling, formerly of Hobart, Ind., died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mount Sterling. She was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Versailles, the daughter of Curtis and Mary Jane Hemphill Wilson. She married Roger O'Hearn in 1950; he died in 1969. Mrs. O'Hearn graduated from Passavant Area Hospital School of Nursing in Jacksonville in 1935. She was a registered nurse at Hobart and Gary, Ind., hospitals. She was a church volunteer in Hobart and a member of Moose Lodge.

Survivors: two nieces, Joanie Irwin of Mount Sterling and Frances Shoemaker of Roodhouse; a nephew, Danny Wilson of Taylorville; eight great-nieces; four great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great nephews. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, the Rev. Matt Haberman officiating. Burial: Hersman Cemetery, south of Mount Sterling.

The State Journal-Register 6 April 2003
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Basil Ernest Ahern
Basil Ahern, a loving and devoted husband, passed away April 6, 2003 at St. Mary's Hospital. Basil was 84 years old and is survived by Eleanor, his caring and supportive wife for 52 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters. Basil was a special uncle to many nieces and nephews who always received his support and guidance. Basil was born on his family farm in Fallon, NV. At a young age, he moved to Virginia City, where he worked in the mines. Basil served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army Infantry during W.W.II. He married Eleanor Miller in Winnemucca in 1950. They settled in Reno where Basil became a building contractor and a member of Union 971. Fishing and hunting with many friends were his favorite sports.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 at Walton Sierra Chapel, 875 W. 2nd Street, Reno. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, April 10th at Paradise Valley Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Paradise Valley Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Paradise Valley Cemetery, P.O. Box 55, Paradise Valley, NV 89426. Arrangements under the direction of Walton Funeral Home, Reno, NV. [see also: Alice M. Ahern, James Ahern]

Reno Gazette-Journal 8 April 2003
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Elizabeth Ann (Ahern) LaVoice
BRADENTON, FL — Elizabeth Ann (Ahern) LaVoice, 75, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Massachusetts Avenue in West Springfield, MA., died in February, at home. A Memorial Liturgy will be 9:00 a.m., Saturday April 12, 2003 at St. Thomas Church, 87 Pine St., West Springfield, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami, FL 33136.

Born in Springfield, MA, Mrs. LaVoice moved from West Springfield, where she the Coordinator of Nurses for the Town of West Springfield and Head Nurse at West Springfield Senior High School, to Florida 22 years ago. She is survived by her husband Donald, three daughters, Donna DeFant of Bradenton, FL., Diane of West Springfield, Dorothy Bernet of Santa Monica, CA, a son, Richard of Santa Monica, CA; two sisters Mary Orwat and Teresa Brown, both of Springfield; two brothers William Ahern of West Springfield and Harold Ahern of Belchertown, MA; seven grandchildren and a great- grandson. [see also: Robert Ahern]

Springfield MA Republican 8 April 2003
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Elise K. Ahern
Elise K. Ahern, Age 87, of Weymouth, formerly of Dorchester, April 6. Daughter of the late Timothy and Marion K. (Burns). Beloved long time friend and business associate of the late Peter J. Amari. Loving mother of Richard Amari of Weymouth. Devoted sister of Dorothy Sullivan of Marshfield and the late Marion M. Ahern. Also survived by several cousins. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated Thursday, April 10 at St. Ann's Church, 243 Neponset Ave., Dorchester at 9:00 AM. Interment in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Calling hours Wednesday April 9, 2003 7-8:30 AM at John C. Mulry Funeral Home, 223 Neponset Ave., Dorchester, prior to the Mass. For add'l information & our online guestbook please visit www.mulryfuneralhome.com. John C. Mulry Funeral Home 617-825-1096
The Boston Globe 9 April 2003
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Bonaventura Anastasia O'Hearne
O'HEARNE, Bonaventura Anastasia—Reg. N. St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing, Toronto Class of 1933. Passed away peacefully in her 90th year at Longworth Long Term Care Facility in London, Ontario. Beloved youngest daughter of the late Thomas and Amelia O'Hearne of Alliston, Ontario. Predeceased by her devoted siblings Orville, Olive, Katherine (Kenneth Teuch), Agnes (Herman Powis) and Thomas (Susan). Cherished aunt of Greg (Mary Ann), Toronto and Marilyn Defoe, Vancouver and her children Matthew and Meghan (Christopher deVroomen). Dear friend of Aline Pottie and Marion and Peter Landry of Ottowa. Cremation has taken place. Elliott Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Bridges entrusted with arrangements. (519-265-1100).
Ottawa Citizen 9 April 2003
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Sara P. Ahern
Of Melrose April 9, 2003. Beloved wife of the late John D. Ahern. Devoted mother of John A. Ahern & his wife Clare of Valhalla, N.Y., Barbara J. Ahern of W. Newton, Patricia N. Wilhite of Indio, CA & Paul B. Ahern & his wife Mary of Melrose. Loving grandmother of Julie & John Ahern both of Melrose, Shawn & Kevin Ahern both of Valhalla, N.Y., Zoe Prince of Charlottesville, VA & Jennifer Wilhite of Bend, OR. Also 5 great- grandchildren. Relatives & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 am in The Philip X. Carr Funeral Home, 1159 Main St., MELROSE, followed by a Funeral Mass in The Church of The Incarnation, 425 Upham St. at 10 am. Interment Willow Cem., Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers kindly make memorial donations in Sara's name to St. Vincent De Paul Society c/o Incarnation Parish, 429 Upham St. Melrose, Mass. 02176. Parking area adjacent to funeral home.
The Boston Globe 11 April 2003
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Nellie (Adams) O'Hern
NORFOLK—Nellie Adams O'Hern, of the 100 block of Commodore Drive, quietly passed away April 10, 2003 in her home surrounded by her family. Born in Chester, S.C., she was one of 12 children, the daughter of the late Albert Q. and Lena K. Adams, and became a lifelong resident of Norfolk. She was retired from the government after 38 years of service. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joel T. O'Hern Jr.; three daughters, Janice I. O'Hern of Norfolk, Deborah A. Kimzey and husband Roy of Summerville, S.C. and Traci L. Myler and husband Paul of Suffolk; two granddaughters, Aubrey Janell Kimzey and Clara Myler; four sisters, Gertrude Davis of Chester, S.C., Jean Bogdanski of Virginia Beach, Mary Brooks and Martha McLeod both of Norfolk; and her constant companion, Princess.

The family would also like to thank Dorethia for all of her care and support to our family during her illness. Also, we would like to thank Shirley, Laverne, Vanca and Hospice for their care. A ceremony celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9620 Sherwood Place, Pinewell, Norfolk. Following the celebration, a reception will be held in the church parish hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Advent. Hollomon-Brorwn Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, handling arrangements.

Virginian Pilot 11 April 2003
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Nell (Giles) Ahern
AHERN, Nell (Giles)—Of Fox Hill Village, Westwood and formerly of Natick, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. Ahern. Dear cousin of Sally Brown and her husband Dr. Bruce Brown of Framingham, John Yocum of Eldorado, MS and the late David Yocum. Cherished sister-in-law of Virginia Ahern of Lenox and Amy Ahern of South Yarmouth. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Wellesley, Tuesday at 11 a.m. Visiting hours omitted. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, South Natick. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her name to the charity of one's choice. Late former staff columnist and feature writer of the Boston Globe. Arrangements by the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, Natick. [see also: obituary]
The Boston Globe
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Nell Ahern, at 95; author, feature writer, columnist
Nell (Giles) Ahern, an author, feature writer, and columnist who worked for many publications including The Boston Globe, Ladies Home Journal, and Good Housekeeping, died Wednesday at her Westwood home after battling several illnesses, including osteoporosis. She was 95. Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Ahern graduated from Hendrick College in Arkansas and pursued a career in journalism -- a career that suited her well, according to Shirley Ahern, Mrs. Ahern's friend of 35 years and the wife of her nephew. ''She was extremely interested in other people,'' said Shirley Ahern, of Vermont. ''She always wanted to know what was going on in your life. . . . I think she always kind of wanted to know the story. She had a good way of scoping it out, without you even knowing it.''

Mrs. Ahern worked for a time at Ladies Home Journal as assistant editor and feature writer, according to her second cousin, Sally Brown of Framingham, who remembers her being sent out on ''a lot of different special assignments.'' One was to learn how to fly; another involved talking to women from West Virginia who had relocated to New Hampshire during World War II to work in the mills. When she moved to Natick, where she lived for 37 years, Mrs. Ahern started writing ''Susan Be Smooth,'' a column that gave advice to teenagers -- although Mrs. Ahern had none of her own, Brown said.

In addition to her work at the Globe, Mrs. Ahern freelanced for publications including Harper's Bazaar, Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Ford Times, and Horticulture magazine. She was also involved in the ladies' committee at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and edited and organized the release of a cookbook for the group. She also published the books ''Susan Be Smooth,'' ''Susan Tells Stephen,'' ''Teenage Living,'' ''The Boston Cookbook for Brides,'' ''The Flavor of Concord,'' and ''The Boston Globe Cookbook.'' ''She knew how to put out a good book,'' Brown said. But, as far as cooking is concerned, ''she could cook, but she just wasn't one of those types of women.''

For 55 years, she was married to Robert L. Ahern, who was the Globe's promotions manager among many other roles during his four-decade career at the paper. Mr. Ahern died last June at the age of 92. Mrs. Ahern leaves no immediate survivors. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Wellesley. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in South Natick.

The Boston Globe 12 April 2003
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John Ahern
AHERN (Mt. Alvernia Hospital, Mallow and Ballyglassin, Killeagh): On April 12, 2003, in the loving tender care of the matron and staff of Mt. Alvernia Hospital, Mallow, JOHN, loving son of the late Ned and Bridget Ahern, Ballyglassin, Killeagh. Lovingly remembered by his sisters Mary Franklin (Nottingham), Eileen Foley (Killeagh), Anna Myles (Swaffham), Phil Aherne (London), Nora Kelly (Youghal), and his brother James (Midleton), sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and community and staff of Mt. Alvernia Hospital, Mallow. Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, Killeagh on today (Monday) at 11am. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, to Mt. Alvernia Hospital (frwards in Ardmoneil Ce
The Irish Examiner 14 April 2003
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Virginia I. (Ahern) Prior
PRIOR Virginia I. (Ahern) Prior, 100, of Manchester, wife of the late John T. Prior Sr., died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at an area convalescent home. Mrs. Prior was born March 15, 1903, in New York City, daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Clyne) Ahern and had resided in Manchester since 1938. She retired in 1968 after working for 15 years at Aetna Life Insurance Company, Hartford. She was a communicant of St. Bridget Church and a member of the Manchester Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and AARP Chapter 1275.

Mrs. Prior is survived by three sons, Edwin J. Prior of Woodstock, Robert T. Prior of Dalton, Penn., John T. Prior Jr. of Ocean N.J.; two daughters, Lucille Donnelly of West Harwich, Mass., Mary Negri of Glastonbury; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her family wishes to thank the staff at Haven Health for their loving care. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 12, 10:15 a.m. at Watkins Funeral Home, 142 E. Center St., Manchester, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main Street, Manchester. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. Family and friends may call Friday, April 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Bridget School Endowment, 74 Main St., Manchester, CT 06040, or St. Vincent de Paul Society, 80 Main St., Manchester, CT 06040.

Journal Inquirer 14 April 2003
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Claire M. (Ahern) Frigon
FRIGON Claire M. (Ahern) Frigon, 89, of East Hartford, wife of 42 years to the late Paul J. Frigon, passed into eternal rest on Friday, April 11, 2003, at the Fox Hill Center, Vernon. Born in Marlborough, Mass., a daughter of the late John and Marion (Noel) Ahern, she had resided in East Hartford for over 50 years. She was formerly employed at Cushing Army Hospital in Framingham, Mass., where she first met her husband, Paul. Claire was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church, East Hartford, where she was a charter member of their Ladies Guild. She also enjoyed going out to socialize with others, especially at dances and Bingo.

Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Charles Ahern, formerly of Greenfield, Mass. Claire is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Leslie Frigon of Manchester; two granddaughters, Lyndsey D. Frigon of East Hartford, Alyce M. Frigon of Vernon; her goddaughter, Mary Ann (Davis) Tucker and her husband, William, of Sandy Hook; several nieces, nephews, and close friends. Funeral service will be Monday, April 14, 2003, at 9:15 a.m. from the D'ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, Cambridge Drive, East Hartford. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, April 13th, from 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Claire's name may be made to the Meals on Wheels, c/o VNA Health Care, Inc., 103 Woodland Street, Hartford, 06105. Claire's family would like to extend their special thanks to the staff at Fox Hill Center in Vernon for the care and support shown to Claire. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit: www.desopo.com

Journal Inquirer 15 April 2003
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Patrick J. O'Hern
Patrick J. O'Hern passed away on April 12, 2003 at the age of 56. He is survived by his faithful wife, Patricia Brody; loving daughter, Maureen O'Hern; brothers, Joseph O'Hern of Des Moines, Iowa; John O'Hern of Santa Cruz, CA; Mary Ann O'Hern of Richmond, CA Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Liturgy on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, commencing at 1:30 p.m. at St. Theresa's Church, 30 Mandalay Rd., in Oakland. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Grant Miller-John Cox Mortuary, 2850 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, with visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2003. Interment is at St. Mary's Cemetery, Oakland. 510-658-0220.
Contra Costa Times 15 April 2003
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Velma C. (Neuhalfen) Ahern
Velma C. Ahern, nee Neuhalfen, beloved wife of the late John ''Barney'' Ahern; loving mother of Joyce (the late Herman) Dirschl, Emma (Robert) Parrillo, Michael, Donald, Kathleen (Robert) Lynch, Robert (Eileen), Lawrence (Pamela) and Richard (Colleen) Ahern; Cherished grandmother of 21; and great grandmother of 13; dear sister of Mary Leonard. Visitation Tuesday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 9 a.m. from The Andrew J. McGann And Son Funeral Home, 10727 South Pulaski Road To St. Walter Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 773-783-7700 ; 708-423-5400.
Chicago Tribune 15 April 2003
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Sean Michael [Ahearn] Busa
BUSA, Sean Michael (AHEARN)—Sean, 32, a resident of the Cornelius community, died early Wednesday morning, April 10, 2003, at his home. Sean Michael Busa was born January 23, 1971, in Marlboro, Massachusetts, to Charles Ahearn and Maureen O'Brien. At a very young age he was adopted by John Busa. At six years old, he moved with his family to the Beaverton area, where he attended Beaver Acres Elementary School, Five Oaks Jr. High, and Beaverton High School. During his school years, Sean was an avid ice hockey player. In 1988, he joined the US Navy, where he served during the Gulf War. He worked security in the Panama-West Pack and returned home in 1992. He made his home in Cornelius.

Sean was previously married and a devoted father to five year old Michael. He spent lots of time teaching Michael to skate. They also were "Star Wars" fans. They attended every opening of each new movie and purchased the videos, so Michael could get a second look for the matching toys that would be purchased later on; the "Millenium Falcon" being his favorite. Among his personal interests Sean still loved hockey. He played on a roller hockey team called the "Rink Rats". His favorite team was the Bruins. He enjoyed trips to the beach, family activities, and playing golf with his friends.

Sean was preceded in death by his biological father, Charles Ahearn. Survivors include his son, Michael Busa of Cornelius, Oregon; mother and adoring step-father, who he called "Pops", Maureen and Ray Hall of Aloha, Oregon; father, John Busa of Torrington, Connecticut; sisters and brother-in-law, Kelly Busa of Aloha, Oregon and Kris & Scott King of Marlboro, Massachusetts; two step-brothers and their wives, Darrel and Elise Hall of Portland, Oregon and Jason and Julie Hall of Kerns, Utah; maternal grandmother, Hazel Mantino of Hudson, Massachusetts; and paternal grandparents, Betty Busa of Marlboro, Massachusetts and Charles and Helen Ahearn of Florida. Also, surviving are several cousins, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2003, from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. at the mortuary, 171 NE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro. Private family interment will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland at a later date. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, 1:00 p.m. at Donelson, Sewell & Mathews Mortuary, 171 NE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro, with Pastor Charles Howard officiating. Family and friends will gather in the Friendship Room for refreshments immediately following the service. The family suggests that remembrances be contributions made to the Michael David Busa Trust Fund at any US Bank branch, in Sean's memory. Services are under the direction of Donelson, Sewell & Mathews with Fuitens of Hillsboro, 503-648-3158.

The Oregonian 16 April 2003
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Timothy I. Ahern
AHERN, TIMOTHY I., Maj. Gen. USAF (Ret.) On April 16, 2003, of Arlington, VA and father of Bernadette K. Ahern of Arlington, VA and Dr. Michael A. Teague of Baton Rouge, LA. Also survived by one sister, one brother, and three grandchildren. Services will be held at the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, VA, on Thursday, May 8, at 8:45 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Arrangements by Arlington Funeral Home. [see also: Kathryn L. Ahearn]
Washington Post 20 April 2003
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Natalie Lee (Martin) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Natalie L.—Of Malden, formerly of Somerville. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. O'Hearn. Devoted mother of Nancy O'Hearn of Malden and Brian O'Hearn. Cherished sister of Estelle Hebb of Malden. She is also survived by 3 granchildren. A time of gathering for family and friends will be held at the Weir - Mac Cuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden on Tuesday, April 22nd, from 2-4 PM. For obituary and directions www.weirfuneralhome.com.
The Boston Globe 20 April 2003
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Natalie Lee O'Hearn
Natalie Lee O'Hearn, 81, of Malden, died Friday, April 18, 2003 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. Natalie was born in Providence RI in 1922, the daughter of Charles and Jessie (Mac Innis) Martin. She moved to Malden at an early age, and was raised there, attending the Malden school system and graduating from Malden High School with the class of 1940. Over the next few years, she had worked as a secretary and a bookkeeper. During that time she was also active with the USO. In 1950, she married her husband, Edward J. O'Hearn, and the two shared the next 30 years together until his passing in 1980. Together they moved to Somerville, and lived there for many years. Natalie was a voracious book reader, and also enjoyed traveling. Mrs. O'Hearn lived in Malden, Massachusetts for the past 15 years.

She is survived by her daughter Nancy O'Hearn of Malden, her son Brian O'Hearn and her sister, Estelle Hebb of Malden. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward, her father Charles Martin, and her mother Jessie Mac Innis. A time of gathering for family and friends will be held at Weir MacCuish Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden on Tuesday from 2-4 PM

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Patrick Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On April 20, 2003, peacefully at Marymount, in the presence of his loving family, PATRICK (plasterer), Presentation Place, Greenmount and late of Ballincollig, beloved husband of the late Kathleen (nee Forde). Deeply regretted by his loving family Mary, Margaret, Liz, Neil, Kathleen and Michael, brothers Jim, Tony and Noel, sons-in-law Diarmuid, Joe, John and Eddie, daughters-in-law Paula and Jenn, his much loved grandchildren, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends. RIP. Reposing at Forde's Funeral Home, South Gate Bridge. Rosary this (Monday) evening at 8pm. Removal tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7pm to St. Finbarr's South Church. Funeral on Wednesday after 10am Requiem Mass to St. Mary and St. John's Churchyard Cemetery, Ballincollig
Evening Echo 20 April 2003
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Virginia R. (Ehinger) A'Hearn
VIRGINIA R. A'HEARN, 88, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, April 19, 2003 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born Sept. 23, 1914 in Decatur, she worked for Watters Studio for 15 years, retiring in 1989. She graduated from St. Catherine Academy in 1932 , was a member of Sigma Beta Sorority, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and a volunteer for the Botanical Gardens and St. Joseph Hospital. Surviving are a son, Robert A'Hearn of Fort Wayne; daughters, Norma Savieo of Fort Wayne, Nancy Clemmer of Fort Wayne, Barbara Knox of Fredericksburg, Va.; brothers, Edward Ehinger of Portland and James Ehinger of Adams Lake; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman A'Hearn; parents, Thomas and Gertrude (Rademacher) Ehinger; and a sister, Margaret Zollinger. Mass of Christian burial 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Road, with calling one hour prior. Visitation from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m Tuesday at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. Entombment in Catholic Cemetery. Memorial to Masses or Sacred Heart Home.
Jounal Gazette 21 April 2003
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Lillian J. (Lacerte) Ahern
MANCHESTER—Lillian J. Ahern, 64, died Friday at the Hospice House in Concord after a short illness. She was born in Manchester, the daughter of Bertrand and Irene (Gauntheir) Lacerte. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester. Survivors include four daughters, Dianne Ranfos of Allenstown, JoAnne Paquet of Pembroke, and Pauline Tancrede and Donna Blow, both of Manchester; three brothers, Emile Lacerte of Allenstown, Gerard Lacerte of Pembroke and Robert Lacerte of Manchester; two sisters, Elaine Szepan of Concord and Yvette Clark of Manchester; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial calling hours will be held today from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover St., Manchester. Services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice House, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797.
Concord Monitor 22 April 2003
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James "Jimmy" G. A'Hearn
James (Jimmy) G. A'Hearn, 71, a lifelong resident of Danbury, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 26, 2003 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a long illness. He was born February 16, 1932 in Sharon, Conn. and was predeceased by his parents Jeremiah O'Hearn and Ethel Daley of Pawling, New York. He retired in 1996 after working for Danbury Hospital for 36 years as a laundry room supervisor. He is survived by his wife Patricia A'Hearn of Danbury; sister, Elizabeth Sherman of Grandville, Vermont; and brother, Jerry O'Hearn of Dover Plains, N.Y.; three children, Kathleen Huntington and her husband Robert Huntington of Danbury, Virginia A. Anderson of Danbury, David A'Hearn and his wife Jennifer A'Hearn of New Milford; and former wife, Ruth A'Hearn of Danbury; five grandchildren, Tricia Loya and her husband and Eric Loya of New Fairfield, Tanisha and William Anderson, both of Danbury, Cassandra and Cory A'Hearn of New Milford; four great-grandchildren; five stepchildren and two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the former President of Danbury chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Calling hours are Monday, April 28, 2003 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. A service will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, 371 Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, Long Island, NY 631-265-2121.
News-Times 27 April 2003
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Fr. John Joseph Ahern
Fr. John Joseph Ahern passed away on Friday, April 25, at Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines as a result of a heart attack. He was 80 years old. Fr. Ahern would have been ordained 55 years next week. He was ordained on May 8, 1948, by Samuel Cardinal Stritch, after graduating from Quigley Preparatory Seminary and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein.

Fr. Ahern's ministry was varied and included service as an associate pastor, chaplain, educator, newspaper columnist and author. In addition to degrees in theology, Fr. Ahern held a bachelor degree in education and a masters degree in religious education from Loyola University.
He published three books in the 1960s: a book of funeral sermons based on the Sunday Gospels, one on the Beatitudes, and one on parenting a retarded child. His column for young people called, "Sincerely Youth," appeared in the archdiocesan newspaper, The Catholic New World. Fr. Ahern was an instructor at the now closed Sienna High School and at Trinity High School in River Forest in the 1950s and 60s.

Fr. Ahern began his pastoral ministry in 1949, serving briefly as associate pastor at St. Clement and then for three years at St. Gertrude on the north side. He was associate pastor at St. Anne, Barrington, for a year in 1953 before moving to St. Angela on the west side, where he served for nine years. He was assigned briefly to St. Monica in northern Cook County, and then was associate pastor at St. Pascal on the northwest side, and St. Bernadette on the southwest side between from 1985-1987.

For 18 years, beginning in 1966, he served as chaplain for the Sisters of the Holy Family in Des Plains, and was chaplain for three years (1963-1966) for the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy School in Palos Park. Fr. Ahern retired in 1987 and was a resident of St. Benedict Home in Niles at the time of his death.

Bishop Timothy Lyne will celebrate a funeral Mass for Fr. Ahern at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago.

— Archdiocese of Chicago, 28 April 2003
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Matthew John Ahern
AHERN, Matthew John.—April 26, 2003, late of Cronulla, Dear brother of Don and Margaret and fond uncle of their children. Aged 74 years. At peace. Matthew's family and friends are invited to attend his funeral service to be held at Olsen's Chapel, 691 Old Princes Highway, Sutherland on Friday (May 2, 2003) at 1 p.m. [see also: John William Ahern]
Sydney Morning Herald 30 April 2003
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Denny Ahern
AHERN (Farrihy, Broadford, Co Limerick): On April 29, 2003, at Limerick Regional Hospital, DENNY, beloved husband of the late Nellie. Deeply regretted by his sons Liam and Denis, daughters Mary-Anne, Catherine and Eileen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in- law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. RIP. Removal on this (Thursday) evening at 8pm from Sexton's Funeral Home to Broadford Church. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Friday) at 12.30pm. Funeral afterwards to Killough Cemetery. [see also: William Ahern]
The Irish Examiner 1 May 2003
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Breda (Ahern) Hartnett
Hartnett: In loving memory of my sister BREDA (nee Ahern), late of St. Jude's, Clareville Park, who died on May 10, 1988. Also remembering my brother DAVID who died in July, 2001; also my parents, who died around this time. Time goes by, and life goes on, From our hearts, Breda and David, you're never gone. (Always remembered by Kathleen, Donie and family)
Evening Echo 10 May 2003
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Denis "Denny" Ahern
THE death took place at the Regional Hospital, Limerick of Denis (Denny) Ahern, relic of Nellie of Farrihy, Broadford. His remains were brought from Sexton's Funeral Home to Our Lady of the Snows Church, Broadford on Thursday and Requiem Mass and interment took place in Killaugh cemetery.

Denny was a well read and much travelled man in his younger days which took him to many part of England to the building sites after the war. He returned home and was much in demand by many building contractors in big building projects around Munster. He was very well versed in local history and place names and was top class in tracing relations and family connections. He was a great GAA supporter and followed Limerick fortunes through thick and thin with Jack Sheedy, Mick Douglas and Dermot Clavey (all now deceased) to Thurles, Cork and Limerick. He was a noted card player and was a feared opponent at the local 45 drives. He had his weekly flutter on the horses and quite often came home a winner. He is survived by his sons Liam and Denny, his daughters Mary Ann, Catherine and Eileen, his brothers, sisters, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. [see also: Kitty Ahern]

Limerick Leader 10 May 2003
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Joseph F. O'Hern
O'HERN, Joseph F.—Of Washington, D.C., a former administrator with GSA died on May 9, 2003 at Manor Care Health Services in Arlington, Virginia. Born in Winthrop, MA. The son of the late Joseph and Mona O'Hern. Mr. O'Hern was a graduate of Georgetown University of Foreign Service. His sister, Jane of Boston, MA survived him. A memorial mass will be offered at Holy Trinity Church (36th and O Sts., N.W. Washington D.C. 2007) on May 24, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Georgetown University or to the charity of your choice.
The Boston Globe 13 May 2003
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Barbara A. (O'Hearn) Collins
QUINCY—Barbara A. (O'Hearn) Collins, 55, of Quincy, an employee of Wal-Mart in Quincy for the past five years, died Tuesday at home. Mrs. Collins retired 10 years ago from Wendy's in Quincy and previously worked for New England Telephone Co. and Fireman's Insurance Co. in Boston for many years. She and her husband of 31 years, Frank E. Collins, enjoyed playing bingo.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Robert F. Collins, Holly A. Collins and Timothy F. Collins, all of Quincy; a brother, Edward J. O'Hearn Jr. of Braintree; her mother- in-law, Claire Collins of Quincy; a grandson; and several nephews and nieces.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Quincy. Visiting is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Deware Funeral Home, 576 Hancock St., Quincy. Donations may be made to Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1000 Sea St., Quincy 02169.

The Patriot Ledger 14 May 2003
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Norma (Hammer) O'Hearn Dundas
CASPER—Services for Casper resident Norma O'Hearn Dundas, 83, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church by Frs. Dan Colibrato and August Koeune. Vigil and rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. She died May 17, 2003, at Wyoming Medical Center. Born July 2, 1919, in Minot, N.D., she was the daughter of Nelberg and Clara Hammer; and was raised and educated in Minot. She graduated from high school in 1940.

On Aug. 23, 1941, she married William A. O'Hearn. They were the parents of 10 children. He preceded her in death in 1980, after 39 years of marriage. Her husband's travels with the U.S. Air Force took them throughout the world. She was active in Our Lady of Fatima Council of Catholic Women; St. Joseph's Circle; Apostolic Ministry; and Grey Lady Auxiliary of Weisbaden, Germany, Hospital. A loving mother and grandmother, she loved dancing, gardening, handiwork, and ceramics.

On May 21, 1988, she married Don Dundas; and proudly became a stepmother to four children. He preceded her in death in 2002, after more than 13 years of marriage. They enjoyed traveling throughout the country and wintering in Arizona. The couple loved dancing, playing cards, and spending time in the family retreats at Alcova Lake and on Casper Mountain. Survivors include six sons and four daughters, William D. and his wife; Sharon P. Forster and Kathy Barrett and their husbands; Peggy O'Hearn-Hansen and her companion; John; Michael, James P., Kevin C. and Dick and their wives; and Terri Ingram and her husband. There also are 33 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Debbie Elsner, Becky Galles, Dave Dundas and Bob Dundas and their spouses; nine step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Laura and Nina; and a grandaughter. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers' Affiliates of Wyoming, 112 S Beech, Casper 82601. Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Casper Star Tribune 17 May 2003
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Norma (Hammer) O'Hearn Dundas
CASPER—Services for Casper resident Norma O'Hearn Dundas, 83, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church by Frs. Dan Colibraro and August Koeune. Vigil and rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. She died May 17, 2003, at Wyoming Medical Center. Born July 2, 1919, in Minot, N.D., she was the daughter of Nelberg and Clara Hammer; and was raised and educated in Minot. She graduated from high school in 1940. On Aug. 23, 1941, she married William A. O'Hearn. They were the parents of 10 children. He preceded her in death in 1980, after 39 years of marriage. Her husband's travels with the U.S. Air Force took them throughout the world. She was active in Our Lady of Fatima Council of Catholic Women; St. Joseph's Circle; Apostolic Ministry; and Grey Lady Auxiliary of Wiesbaden, Germany, Hospital. A loving mother and grandmother, she loved dancing, gardening, handiwork, and ceramics.

On May 21, 1988, she married Don Dundas; and proudly became a stepmother to four children. He preceded her in death in 2002, after more than 13 years of marriage. They enjoyed traveling throughout the country and wintering in Arizona. The couple loved dancing, playing cards, and spending time in the family retreats at Alcova Lake and on Casper Mountain.

Survivors include six sons and four daughters, William D. and his wife; Sharon P. Forster and Kathy Barrett and their husbands; Peggy O'Hearn-Hansen and her companion; John; Michael, James P., Kevin C. and Dick and their wives; and Terri Ingram and her husband. There also are 33 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Debbie Elsner, Becky Galles, Dane Dundas and Bob Dundas and their spouses; nine step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Laura and Nina; and a granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers' Affiliates of Wyoming, 112 S. Beech, Casper 82601. Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Casper Star Tribune 18 May 2003
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Bertha Katherine (O'Hearn) Peckham
PECKHAM, Bertha Katherine - 93, Halifax, passed away May 19, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Katherine O'Hearn. She was a survivor of The Halifax Explosion and the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughter, Mary (Roy) Halfyard; grandsons, Glen and Dale; her devoted friends, Ralph Scott, John Mitchell and Mrs. Theresa Keizer; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, William Joseph Peckham; twin brother, George; sisters, Sadie and May. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Stephens Roman Catholic Church (corner of Robie Street and Normandy Drive), Father Gilbert Bertrand O.M.I. officiating. Burial to take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
The Chronicle-Herald 20 May 2003
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Gertrude E. Ahearn
Of Beverly, June 1, 2003, age 93 years. Wife of the late James J. Ahearn Sr. Mother of James J. and Donald J. Ahearn, both of Beverly and Marie G. Ahearn of Woonsocket, RI. The Funeral will be from the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., BEVERLY on Wednesday at 9:15 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Beverly, at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923.
The Boston Globe 2 June 2003
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Helen K. (Ahern) Killion
Helen K. (Ahern) Killion of West Roxbury, a retired city employee, died Thursday at Brook Farm Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in West Roxbury. She was 82. Born and raised in Newton, she was educated in Newton public schools, where she served as drum major for her high school marching band. She moved to West Roxbury 48 years ago. Mrs. Killion worked as a secretary at Boston City Hall for Mayor Kevin H. White. She later worked at the City Clerk's office until retiring in 1989. She supported St. Theresa's Parish Band in West Roxbury when her daughter was a member.

Wife of the late George W. Jr., she is survived by her daughter, Nancy E. of Rockland; a sister, Mary E. "Bette" Ahern of Waltham and two granddaughters. Funeral services will be held today at 12 p.m. at the P.E. Murray-George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, West Roxbury. Burial will be private.

Boston Herald 2 June 2003
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Gertrude E. (McDonald) Ahearn
Gertrude E. (McDonald) Ahearn, 93, of Beverly, wife of the late James J. Ahearn, died June 1 at her home. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary Jane (Fogarty) McDonald. She lived in Peabody until the ninth grade and graduated from Salem High School in 1926. She continued her education at the Salem Normal School and graduated in 1928. She had lived in Beverly since 1940. Mrs. Ahearn taught school for 10 years at the Philips and the Carlton schools in Salem prior to her marriage. She was also a former member of the St. Mary Star of the Sea Sodality and enjoyed knitting when she was younger.

She is survived by three children, James J. and Donald J. Ahearn, both of Beverly, and Marie G. Ahearn of Woonsocket, R.I. Her funeral was held from the Campbell Funeral Home, followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Beverly Citizen 5 June 2003
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William Jarvis "Butch" Ahern
Concord—William J. "Butch" Ahern, 70, of Pitman Street, died June 6, 2003, at Concord Hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Concord, he was the son of William J. and Harriet (Jarvis) Ahern. He graduated from Concord High School, class of 1950. He attended New Hampton School and then went on to receive his bachelor's degree in government from the University of New Hampshire in 1959. He lettered in three sports. In 1949, he made The Union Leader all-state football team. He was a Sunset League Player, manager and treasurer, and an avid sports fan. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War, where he received the National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of the American Legion. He worked as a purchasing agent in the shoe industry and was a program coordinator for Sanders Associates, before working as an administrator for the N.H. Department of Education, from which he retired.

Family members include his sister, Betty Ahern Lamphier of Marshfield Hills, Mass.; a brother, Richard F. Ahern of Manchester; many nieces and nephews and their children. Services: Calling hours are Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main St., Concord. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the N.H. Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the CRVNA Hospice House, 250 Pleasant St., Concord 03301. [see also: Frances (Ahern) Bogart]

New Hampshire Sunday News 8 June 2003
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Helen Elizabeth (Geremia) Ahearn
HELEN E. AHEARN, 92, of A Street, died Sunday at Morgan Health Center, Johnston. She was the wife of the late Paul Edward Ahearn. Born in Cranston, the daughter of the late Ralph and Josephine (Iannotti) Geremia, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Ahearn was a communicant of St. Mary Church. She leaves a son, Patrick E. Ahearn of Cranston; a daughter, Kathleen M. Carreiro of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was the sister of the late Antonio, James, Alfred and Raymond Geremia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Cranston Street. Burial will be private.
Providence Journal 10 June 2003
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Catherine (Ahern) McGarry
Passed away peacefully on June 8, 2003 at age 85 in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Survived by son Anthony; daughter Colleen; grandsons Ailbe, Brendan, Andrew and one great granddaughter to be. Funeral Mass Friday June 13, 2003, 11:00 a.m. St. Casimir Church, 2718 Saint George St, Los Angeles with committal to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA. Flowers are accepted or donations to the ASPCA, Fun. Los Angeles Pierce Brothers (213)749-4151.
Los Angeles Times 13 June 2003
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Mildred O'Hearn
Mildred O'Hearn, 94, of Los Alamos died June 16, 2003. Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.
Santa Maria Times 17 June 2003
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Kate Ahern
Ahern: In loving memory of my mother KATE, late of Ballinure Cottages, also my brother THOMAS, whose anniversary occurs this month. We never lose the ones we love, For love itself lives on. (Your loving son Timmy, Margaret and family)
Evening Echo 21 June 2003
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Sister Eilish Ahern
AHERN SR. EILISH (Clontarf and formerly of Drishane Convent and Ballyhooly, Co. Cork): On June 19, 2003, peacefully, at the Mater Hospital, following a short illness. Sadly missed by her Community and all Infant Jesus Sisters, brother Dan, sister-in- law Mary, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephew, relatives and a wide circle of friends. Rest in peace. Requiem Mass today (Saturday) at 10am in St. John the Baptist Church, Clontarf and thence to the Church of the Nativity, Ballyhooly for 4pm Mass. Burial immediately afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 21 June 2003
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F. Michael O'Hearn
Of Reading, June 21st, formerly of Malden. Beloved husband of the late Mary T. "Bonnie" (Gaudette) O'Hearn. Father of Michael O'Hearn of Missouri, Kathleen Sperrazza of Wellesley, Mary Fitzgerald of Stoneham, Rose Galarza of Stoneham, Joseph O'Hearn of Groveland, Elizabeth Luongo of Quincy and Anne Artone of North Reading. Brother of the late William O'Hearn, Catherine Mason and Joseph O'Hearn. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the A.J. Breslin & Son Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., MALDEN at Medford line on Wednesday, June 25th at 8:45, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Athanasius Church in Reading at 10 AM. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
The Boston Globe 24 June 2003
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Carolyn Ahern
Carolyn Ahern, 58, an economics instructor at Monterey Peninsula College, died June 15 at her home. She was born July 25, 1944, in Arlington, Va., and began teaching at MPC in the fall of 1975. She previously taught at San Jose City College and Sawyer College, both in San Jose. She also taught third grade at San Christopher's School in San Jose. Ms. Ahern was known for her sense of humor and commitment to helping students understand how economics affected their lives. She always greeted others with a warm smile and words of good cheer. She is survived by two brothers, Robert Ahern and Albert Ahern, both of San Jose. A memorial service will be held in September, sponsored by the Social Science Division at MPC. Details about the services will be announced at the beginning of the semester. The Paul Mortuary will handle the arrangements.
Monterey Herald 24 June 2003
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Elizabeth "Beth" L. (Ahern) Duell
DUELL Elizabeth (Beth) L. (nee Ahern), of Somerville, Ohio died Sunday, June 29, 2003 at Hospice of Hamilton, age 63 years. Beloved wife of Richard Duell, devoted mother of Eric (Fabricia) Duell and Andrew Duell, dear sister of Gayle (Donald) Keller, dear grandmother of Julia Duell. Memorial service will be at the The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 2709 McGee Ave., Middletown, OH. 45044 on Wednesday, July 2 at 10:30 A.M.. A reception will follow at the church. The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Church of the Ascension in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent to the family via our web page at www.WilsonSchrammSpaulding.com.
Cincinnati Enquirer & Post 30 June 2003
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Thomas P. Ahearn
AHEARN, THOMAS P.—Thomas P. Ahearn died Saturday, June 28th at the Port Chester Medical Center at the age of 73. Mr. Ahearn died from cancer. He was born March 28th 1930 to the late Thomas and Rose Ahearn of Port Chester. He will be remembered by his friends as a caring person who loved big band music, baseball, long walks with his dog Tanya and being a great conversationalist. He was devoted to the Church and will be missed by his friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday 9:30 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Willett Ave., Port Chester, interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Rye Brook, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 would be appreciated. LEO P. GALLAGHER & SON FUNERAL HOME 2900 Summer St., Stamford, CT 203-327-1313
The Journal-News 1 July 2003
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Margaret A. (O'Hearn) Henrickson
WORCESTER—Margaret A. (O'Hearn) Henrickson, 83, of 7 Winston Road, died Wednesday, July 2, in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after an illness. She leaves her husband of 57 years, C. Robert Henrickson; a daughter, Joanne M. Kerrigan of Sterling; a brother, James O'Hearn of Auburn; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Thomas, John and Philip O'Hearn, and two sisters, Marie Lane and Catherine R. Herlihy, predeceased her.

She was born in Worcester, daughter of Patrick F. and Margaret C. (McGovern) O'Hearn, and lived here all her life. She graduated from Commerce High School. During World War II, Mrs. Henrickson worked at Norton Co. She was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, the Ladies Catholic Benevolent Association and the Heart of the Commonwealth Quilters.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5, in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 23 Fales St. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nazareth Home for Boys, 77 Mulberry St., Leicester, MA 01524. Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., is directing arrangements.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 4 July 2003
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Elinor B. (Ahern) Smith
Of Woburn, July 1st, beloved wife of the late George J. Smith. Devoted mother of Linda J. Smith and her friend Salvatore S. Bova of Woburn, Cheryl S. Talbot and her husband Richard E. of Randolph, George J. Smith Jr. and his wife Marcia L. of Centerville, VA, Denise S. Meneghelli and her husband Barry J. of Port St. John, FL, Dear sister of Margaret Ahern of Burlington and the late Francis, John and Mary Ahern and Rita Denaro. Also survived by five grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, WOBURN on Tuesday, July 8th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Elinor's memory to the Clapp School Library Fund, Hudson Street, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., W. Palm Beach, FL 33407. (Obituary directions & guestbook at www.lynch-cantillon.com) Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home (781) 933-0400
The Boston Globe 6 July 2003
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Elinor Bradley (Ahern) Smith
Elinor Bradley (Ahern) Smith passed on Tuesday, July 1st, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The beloved wife of the late George J. Smith, she was eighty four years of age. Born in Arlington, Elinor was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (O’Hare) Ahern. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School in 1936. Elinor continued her education at Lesley College, graduating from there in 1938 and went on to Lowell Teachers College where she earn her teaching certificate in 1941. In 1943, Elinor married her late husband, George J. Smith and they made their home in Somerville where she was employed as an elementary school teacher for the Somerville Public Schools. After moving to Woburn in 1954, Elinor secured a teaching position in the Woburn Public Schools, where she taught for over twenty years, a majority of those years at the Clapp School. She was devoted to her family and friends, especially her Cerqua Street neighbors, the McCartys, Webbs, Martins, Irwins and Denaros, whom she considered her extended family. Described as adventuresome, Elinor tried it all. Hot air ballooning at sixty five, hanggliding at seventy five and parasailing at age eighty. An avid traveler, she enjoyed several cruises and visited numerous countries in Asia, Europe and Australia. Closer to home, Elinor summered in Green Harbor and wintered in Florida, the last eighteen years in Boynton Beach. She also enjoyed dancing and card games. She was a longtime supporter of St. Barbara’s Parish and after retiring from teaching, she remained involved in education as a literacy volunteer in the Florida Elementary Public Schools.

In addition to her husband George J. Smith, Elinor was predeceased by her brothers Francis and John Ahern and her sisters Mary Ahern and Rita Denaro. She is survived by her children, Linda J. Smith and friend Salvatore S. Bova of Woburn, Cheryl S. Talbot and her husband Richard E. of Randolph, George J. Smith, Jr. and his wife Marcia L. of Centerville, VA, Denise S. Meneghelli and her husband Barry J. of Port St. John, FL, her sister Margaret Ahern of Burlington and five grandchildren, Stacey and Curt Raposa, Meghan Jones, George J. Smith III and Moira Smith. . Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 8th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Elinor’s memory to the Clapp School Library Fund, Hudson Street, Woburn, MA 01801, or to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., W. Palm Beach, FL 33407.

— Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 8 July 2003
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Charles F. Ahern
Of Melrose, July 8th. Husband of the late Louise (Dolan) Ahern. Father of Charles F. Ahern Jr. & his wife Susan Seymour of Wrentham, Kathleen A. Fowler & her husband James of MD & of the late Thomas M. Ahern. Brother of Eleanor Ahern Brown of CT & of the late John R. Ahern & Mary L. Ahern. Grandfather of Andrew J. & Bradley D. Fowler of MD. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., MELROSE on Saturday July 12 at 9AM. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends invited. There will be a gathering immediately following the mass downstairs in St. Mary's Parish Hall. No visiting hours. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations made be to the charity of your choice. For directions, obituary & guestbook, see www.gatelyfh.com.
The Boston Globe 11 July 2003
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Charles F. Ahern
Charles F. Ahern, a longtime resident of Melrose, died at Life Care Center in Stoneham on July 8 at the age of 86. Mr. Ahern was born in Watertown and raised in Somerville, where he graduated from Somerville High School in 1934.In 1939 he graduated from Northeastern School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar Association. After working for the American Mutual Insurance Company, he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent in 1941. In a 37-year career with the Bureau he worked in Fitchburg, Buffalo, and Milwaukee, but chiefly in Boston. Following his retirement in 1977 he began a second career as Counsel to the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, where he worked until 1993. At age 77 he finally retired permanently.

In Melrose Mr. Ahern was active in church and community affairs for over forty years. He served the town as a member of its Personel Board and of its Centennial Committee. He served the church as a lector at St. Mary of the Annunciation and, for seventeen years, as the editor of its parish bulletin. He also wrote a history of the parish for the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1994. He belonged to the Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus, and the Society of Former Agents of the FBI, and served as Secretary for ten years to the Massachusetts Police Training Officers Association.

Mr. Ahern was married for forty-three years to the late Louise Dolan Ahern, who died in 1988. He was the father of Charles F. Ahern Jr. of Wrentham, of Kathleen A. Fowler of Maryland, and of the late Thomas M. Ahern; the brother of Eleanor Ahern Bown of Connecticut and of the late John R. Ahern and Mary L. Ahern; the grandfather of Andrew J. and Bradley D. Fowler of Maryland. He is survived also by cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St. in Melrose on Saturday, July 12 at 9:00 AM. Funeral mass at at St. Mary of the Annunciation, Herbert St. Melrose at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are invited. Immediately after mass the family will hold a reception downstairs in St. Mary's Parish Hall. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

— Funeral Home 11 July 2003
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William Ahern
AHERN (Rathfarnham): On July 8, 2003, suddenly, WILLIAM, beloved father of Denise, Brian, Margaret, Liam, Sheila, Aisling and the late John Paul, grandfather of Caoimhe. Deeply regretted by his children, his wife Geraldine, his partner Imelda and her children, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and colleagues. RIP. Mass on today (Saturday) at 10am in the Church of Our Lady of Consolation, Donnycarney. Funeral afterwards to Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery, Killarney, arriving 6pm approx.
The Irish Examiner 12 July 2003
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Eileen (Ahern) Eckland
WORCESTER—Eileen A. Eckland, 105, died Sunday, July 13, 2003 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Campus. Her husband of 37 years, William B. Eckland, died in 1961. Born in Milford, she was the daughter of John and Mary E. (Donlan) Ahern and had lived in Worcester since 1931. She was a 1916 graduate of Milford High School and a 1918 graduate of Framingham Normal School. Mrs. Eckland began her teaching career in 1918, teaching in a one-room school house in North Franklin. She later taught at the Brook School in Milford from 1919 to 1924. She was a substitute teacher in the Worcester public schools from 1947 to 1957 and during that time, she taught at the following schools: Dartmouth Street, Bloomingdale, Ledge Street, Union Hil, Rice Square, Roosevelt, Melvin Road, Gates Lane, Upsala Street, and Blithewood. She received a permanent teaching position in 1957 at the Melvin Road School and taught there until 1960. She then taught at Grafton Street School until she retired in 1968.

She was a member of St. Stephen's Church and its Women's Guild, the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Massachusetts Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and baking chocolate cakes. She leaves her children, William J. of Waltham, Edward J. of S. Yarmouth, Philip D. of Scottsdale, Ariz., Robert B. of Millbury, and Dorothy M. McNeil of Worcester; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. She was the sister of the late James L., John F., Joseph M., Vincent P., Daniel, Mary Christine and Katherine Ahearn, and grandmother of the late Timothy P. and Gary Eckland.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 16, from the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, with a Mass at 11 a.m., in St. Stephen's Church, 357 Grafton St., Worcester, Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. Visiting hours will be today, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Waltham News Tribune 15 July 2003
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Mary F. Ahern
Mary F. Ahern, 83, of Rose Circle, Middletown, Connecticut, died on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 in New Britain Connecticut. Mary was the daughter of the late William F. and Anna (Degnan) Ahern. Miss Ahern had been a resident of Middletown for 40 years. She was a member and communicant of Saint Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, Middletown, Connecticut. Miss Ahern is survived by a niece; Faye Drury of Florida and by several grand nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a sister; Anna E. Ramsey and a niece; Anne McManus.

The Funeral with a Mass of Remembrance will be in Saint Sebastian Church, 155 Washington Street, Middletown, Connecticut on Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 10:00 AM with the Very Reverend Father Thomas J. Derito Smith, V.F., Pastor and Dean of the Middletown Deanery, as celebrant and homilist. Burial will be in the Family Plot in Saint Mary Cemetery, New Britain. There are no calling hours.

St. Sebastian Parish 16 July 2003
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Helen Muriel (O'Hearn) Boudreau
BOUDREAU, Helen Muriel - J.J. Carroll House, Antigonish, died July 14, 2003, at home. Born in D'Escousse, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late William H. and Elizabeth (Mullins) O'Hearn. Helen worked in the housekeeping department at St. Martha's Regional Hospital for over 30 years. Surviving are son, John, Vancouver, B.C.; brother, Norman Hearn, D'Escousse. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; brothers, John, Carl, Neil and Bert; sisters, Mary, Beatrice and Theresa. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation. www.clcurry.com.
The Chronicle-Herald 17 July 2003
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John Gilbert O'Hern
O'Hern—Mr. John Gilbert O'Hern—Age 81. A native of New Orleans, La. and a resident of Spanish Fort, AL, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003 in Mobile, AL. In memory of the most caring and devoted husband, father and friend. He will be with us always in our hearts. He will be sorely missed but we know he is now at peace with our heavenly father. He is survived by his wife, Nancy O'Hern; two sons, Ira "Richard", Spanish Fort, AL, and Anne C. O'Hern, Ft. Smith, AK; two daughters, Ellen O'Hern Nix 'Richard', Spanish Fort, AL, and Anne C. O'Hern, Bayminette, AL, four grandchildren, Dana, Laura, Rainey and Adam. Visitation will be Friday, July 18, 2003 from 6-9:00 p.m. at Lakelawn Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Lakelawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery. Arrangements by Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home.
The Daily Picayune 17 July 2003
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Charles F. Ahern
Charles F. Ahern of Melrose died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on July 8. He was 86. Mr. Ahern was born in Watertown and raised in Somerville, where he graduated from Somerville High School in 1934. He attended Northeastern School of Law where he graduated in 1939. He was then admitted into the Massachusetts Bar Association. Mr. Ahern was employed with American Mutual Insurance Company until 1941 when he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent. He worked for the Bureau for 37 years in Fitchburg, Buffalo, and Milwaukee, but primarily in Boston. After his retirement in 1977, Mr. Ahern began a second career as counsel to the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, where he worked until 1993. He retired permanently at the age of 77.

He was active in church and community affairs for more than 40 years. He served as a member of the Melrose Personnel Board and a member of its Centennial Committee. He was also a lector at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, and was the editor of the parish's bulletin. He also wrote a history of the parish for the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1994. Mr. Ahern belonged to the Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus, and the Society of Former Agents of the FBI. He also served as secretary for 10 years to the Massachusetts Police Training Officers Association.

He was the husband of the late Louise Dolan Ahern, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. He was also the father of the late Thomas M. Ahern. He leaves a daughter, Kathleen A. Fowler of Maryland; a son, Charles F. Ahern Jr. of Wrentham; a sister, Eleanor Ahern Bown of Connecticut; two grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The Boston Globe 17 July 2003
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Patricia "Nancy" (Ahern) Parkes
Parkes (Cork): On July 20, 2003, peacefully, in the tender and loving care of the nurses and staff of Marymount, ANNE PATRICIA (NANCY) (nee Ahern), Lion House and late of Greenhills Court. Sadly missed by her loving family, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reception prayers on today (Monday) at 7.30pm at Christ the King Church, Turners Cross. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael's Cemetery, Blackrock. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired, to Marymount.
Evening Echo 21 July 2003
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Michael Aherne
Aherne (Crosshaven): On July 22, 2003, unexpectedly, at Cork University Hospital, MICHAEL, eldest son of Eileen (nee Byrne) and the late Tom, Church Bay, Crosshaven (late of Johnny's Return Bar, life member of Crosshaven AFC and Crosshaven GAA). Deeply mourned by his mother, fiancee Rowena, brothers John, Thomas and Daniel, sisters Catherine and Ellen, grandmother Maura Byrne, uncles, aunts, many cousins, extended family and friends. RIP. Reposing at Forde's Funeral Home, Old Waterpark, Carrigaline. Rosary on this (Wednesday) evening at 8pm. Removal on tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm to St Brigid's Church, Crosshaven. Funeral on Friday, after 3pm Requiem Mass, to St Patrick's Cemetery.
Evening Echo 23 July 2003
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Mary Ann (Crose) Ahearn
Ahearn, Mary Ann (Crose), 40, Homemaker, died Monday, July 21, in Wichita, KS. Visitation, 6-8pm, Friday, July 25; Service, 10am Saturday, July 26, both at Baker Funeral Home, 100 S. Cedar, Valley Center, KS. Survivors: spouse, John L. Wacker, Wichita; sons, Travis & Trevor Ahearn, Willard, MO; brothers, Sonny Klipper, Rogersville, MO, Bob Crose, Kansas City, MO, & Shane Crose, Springfield, MO; sister, Charion Smith, Hawthorne, CA; and Uncle & Aunt, Glen & Kathy Tuey, Kansas City, MO. Memorial to be designated by family. Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center, has charge.
Wichita Eagle 24 July 2003
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Beatrice Ahern
AHERN, Beatrice—Peacefully on July 23, 2003 at Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Al. Loving mother of Alan. Cherished grandmother of Christopher. Private arrangements entrusted to Turner & Porter Butler Chapel.
Toronto Star 25 July 2003
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Camilla E. "Betty" (Befins) [O'Hearn] Schrott
SCHROTT, MRS. CAMILLA E. 'BETTY' McKees Rock, PA Camilla E. 'Betty' (Bevins) Schrott, age 84, widow of Robert Schrott, died July 9, 2003. Survivors are daughters, Dixielee (Edwin) Terpstra, Mary Alice (Harold) Irey; son, Robert O'Hearn; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice (Charles) Johnson, Ruth Hill; brothers, Arnold (Liz) Bevins, Robert (Nancy) Bevins, and Sam Bevins; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Bevins. A Memorial Service will be held at 930 W. Southern, Muskegon on July 26, 2:00pm. www.mlive.com/obits
Muskegon Chronicle 25 July 2003
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Roland "Roley" Ahern
AHERN, Roley.—July 23, 2003, late of Earlwood. Beloved husband of Dalma (deceased), loving father and father-in-law of Barry and Coleen, Denise and Graham, loved Pop of Chris, Robyn, Brett, Michelle, Adam and Peter and great-grandfather of Kyla and William.
Aged 85 Years
Sadly Missed.
ROLEY'S family and friends are invited to attend his funeral service to be held at Olsen's Chapel, 691 Old Princes Highway, Sutherland on Monday (July 28, 2003), at 10.30 a.m. By request no flowers, donations to N.S.W. Cancer Council, P. O. Box 572, Kings Cross, 1340, would be appreciated.
Sydney Morning Herald 26 July 2003
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Patrick Sylvester Ahern
Ahern (Dublin and Cobh Co Cork) July 24th 2003 peacefully in the loving care of the staff of the Earlsbrook Nursing Home, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Patrick Sylvester Ahern, BL, husband of the late Eileen, deeply regretted by his cousins and friends, R.I.P. Removal from Staffords Funeral Home North Strand to the Church of St Teresa, Mount Merrion tomorrow (Wednesday) arriving at 5.30pm. Funeral Thursday morning after 10am Mass to the Old Church Cemetery arriving at approx 3.30pm.
Irish Independent 29 July 2003

  1. A brilliant aluminis of Presentation College Cobh
  2. A senior executive civil servant who gave exemplary service to state affairs, and whose counsel was constantly sought
  3. An outstanding barrister-at-law with his class logical interpretave mind
  4. A cultured gentleman with a wide variety of academic interests in the humanities—literature, music, art and international law: this revealing his versatility—a dedicated dilettante.
  5. His distinguished professional career and his reserved personality, which were the hallmarks of his humility, epitomised the highest cultural and academic traditions of his alma mater, and Cobh—his home town.
  6. A distinguished citizen of Cobh with its cosmopolitan outlook, a gentleman of great qualities of mind and noble character, founded on a deep fervent Catholic spirituality.
Nulli secundis.
— From your friend Patrick Thompson.
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Lawrence James O'Hern
O'Hern, Lawrence—Went to join his son, Nicholas, Wednesday, July 30, 2003. Age 76. Loving husband of Eleanor. Beloved father of Michael, Lawrence Jr. ''Jim'' (Special Friend Gail), Lynne (Victor) Buell, Shawn (Lisa), Joseph, Patrick (Kimerly) and Theresa (Ron) Pohl. Devoted grandpa of 14 and great-grandpa of 1. Son of Lorraine Huerth. Half brother of Paulette Rittler, Jackie (Charles) Schuster, Margaret, Jean, Patrick, Elaine, Beverly, Michael, and Jeffery. Larry is further survived by many aunts, other relatives and friends. Visitation Monday, August 4th at ST. ANTHONY'S ON THE LAKE CATHOLIC CHURCH (N26 W2676 Prospect Ave.) from 10AM until the time of the mass at 11:30 AM. Interment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated.
— Funeral Home 30 July 2003
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William T. Ahern Jr.
AHERN, WILLIAM T. JR.—William T. Ahern Jr., of Yonkers, died on July 27, 2003. He was 71. William was the devoted husband of Dorothy Ahern (nee Becker) and loving father of William and John Ahern, Jeannie Quillen, and Maureen Fornabaio. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and two brothers. Visiting hours will be at the Flynn Memorial Home today, Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. There will be a Funeral Mass at Annunciation Church on Thursday at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. FLYNN MEMORIAL HOME, INC. 1652 Central Park Avenue Yonkers (914) 963-5178
The Journal-News 30 July 2003
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Patricia A. (Ahearn) Kaiser
Patricia A. (Ahearn) Kaiser, age 64, of Pier 1 210 Pelham Rd., Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., died July 26, 2003. Born June 20, 1939, in Danbury, she was the daughter of the late Arthur F. Ahearn, Sr. and Catherine R. (Burns) Ahearn. She was a graduate of Danbury High School. Before moving to Florida in 1968, Pat worked as a physical therapist at the Danbury Hospital and for the payroll department at the Barden Corporation. After her move to Florida, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Church, Legion of Mary, SOLO Club, Disabled American Veterans Assoc., #72 and was a Sgt. at Arms at The American Legion Auxiliary Post #235, before her illness.

She is survived by her sister, Catherine M. Donnelley, of Danbury; her brothers, Arthur F. Ahearn, Jr., of Woodbury; and Robert J. Ahearn and his wife, Anne of Danbury; her nieces and nephews, Kathleen M. Kayser, Susan A. Deegan, Tracy A. Tarantino, Robert P. Ahearn, Lance M. Ahearn, Ryan J. Ahearn, and several great nieces, great nephews and cousins. She also leaves behind dear friends, Betty Williams, of Navarre, Fla.; Jeanette Hood, and Bill and Rita Webster, Sr., of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. A memorial Mass was held on July 30, at St. Mary's Church, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Interment was private. Contributions in Pat's memory may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT. 06810. The Green Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Danbury News-Times 7 August 2003
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In Memoriam
O'Donovan: In loving memory of my dear mother, KATHLEEN (NAN AHERN), late of Mount Carmel Road, whose anniversary occurs today.
I won't forget the face I loved,
Or the memory of your smile,
Or the countless things you did for me,
To make our lives worthwhile.
A thoughtful mother, a special friend,
A wonderful Mam to the very end.
(Sadly missed by her daughter Cynthia, William and family)
Evening Echo 11 August 2003
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Sister Marie O'Hearn
Sister Marie O'Hearn (Sister Marie de Chantal), 90, of Pepper Pike, Ursuline nun, parochial school teacher, died yesterday. Services tomorrow. — DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott, South Euclid.
The Plain Dealer 11 August 2003
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Mary (Healy) Ahern
AHERN (Mallow): On August 22, 2003, peacefully, at her residence, MARY (nee Healy), 10 Fair Street, beloved wife of the late Tom and loving mother of Mary, Kevin and Gerard. Deeply regretted by her loving family, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace. Lying in repose at O'Connell's Funeral Home, St James' Avenue. Rosary on this (Saturday) evening at 9pm. Removal on tomorrow (Sunday) at 7pm to St Mary's Church. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Gobnait's Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 23 August 2003
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Bernita Velma Ahern
Bernita Velma Ahern, 83, of Denver passed gently away at her home on August 22, 2003. She was born on March 23, 1920 in Louisville, Colorado. Bernita is survived by her husband, her five loving children, 10 beautiful grandchildren; and one great grandchild. A true "Colorado Woman" Bert was independent, an explorer, a sports woman, artistic, creative, passionate and loving woman. She will be missed and we know she is tending her eternal rose garden. Memorial service will be held Monday, Aug 25, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish in North Denver. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida St., Denver, CO 80224.
Rocky Mountain News 24 August 2003
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In Memoriam
AHERN (Second Anniversary): In loving memory of ANTHONY AHERN, late of Ballycraheen, Vicarstown, Co. Cork; who died on the 29th of August, 2001. Will those who think of him today, A prayer to Jesus say. (Always remembered by Anthony, Ann, Brian, Ronan and Ciaran).
The Irish Examiner 29 August 2003
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William F. Ahern
AHERN, William F.—Age 73, of Weymouth, August 31, 2003. Beloved husband of Mary Clare (Manley) Ahern. Devoted father of William F. Ahern Jr. of Acton, MA, John T. Ahern of Manchester, NH, Kathleen M. Ahern of Cambridge, MaryAnne Donald of Medfield and Elizabeth A. Crowley of College Pk., MD. Brother of Mary Heffernan of Marshfield, John Ahern of Plymouth, David Ahern of Quincy and the late Patricia Roche. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, his dog and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the SOUTH WEYMOUTH, McDonald Funeral Home at 809 Main St., (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hosp.), Thursday at 8:00 AM. Funeral Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, South Weymouth at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday evening from 4:00-8:00 PM. Retired cable splicer for N.E. Telephone & Telegraph. U.S. Airforce Vet. Korean War.
The Boston Globe 1 September 2003
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Donna Marie Ahearn
AHEARN Donna Marie Ahearn, age 43, of Shelton, entered into rest on August 29, 2003, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Derby on April 9, 1960, daughter of Peggy Ahearn Koch of Milford, and was a lifelong Shelton resident. She is survived by her daughter, Jillian Leigh Ahearn of Shelton; her step-father, Larry Koch of Milford; dear cousins, Marion and Eddie Norman of Ansonia; step-sister, Nadine Moran and her husband Kevin, and their two sons, Ryan and Sean of Trumbull. She is also survived by her cherished "Buddy" Justin Rochon of Shelton; and her faithful friend for 13 years, her dog Cubby. Donna was most recently affiliated with Goldstar Dance and Gym of Shelton, where she had many dear friends. Donna was a very active participant in the Shelton Relay for Life as a twenty year cancer survivor. An avid "Mickey Mouse" fan, she recently completed a trip to Disneyworld with family and friends. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Edward and Angeline Ahearn; and a dear aunt, Irene. Following Donna's wishes, her body has been donated to Yale School of Medicine for cancer research. Therefore, there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church, Coram Avenue, Shelton, for family and friends on Saturday, September 13, 2003, at 10 a.m. The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, has been entrusted with the arrangements. At the request of the family, donations can be made to the Jillian L. Ahearn Educational Fund, c/o Webster Bank, 375 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484.
Connecticut Post 3 September 2003
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William F. Ahern
William F. Ahern of Weymouth, a retired cable splicer, died Sunday at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was 73. Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Jamaica Plain and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He lived in Weymouth since 1963. Mr. Ahern served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked as a cable splicer for New England Telephone & Telegraph for 40 years before he retired in 1995. Mr. Ahern was a member of the I.B.E.W. Union Local 2222 and the Weymouth and Randolph Lodge of Elks. He enjoyed playing cribbage, gardening and bowling.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Clare (Manley); two sons, William F. Jr. of Acton and John T. of Manchester, N.H.; three daughters, Kathleen M. of Cambridge, MaryAnne Donald of Medford and Elizabeth A. Crowley of College Park, Md.; one sister, Mary Heffernan of Marshfield; two brothers, John of Plymouth and David of Quincy; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Church, South Weymouth. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, South Weymouth. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Home, South Weymouth.

Boston Herald 4 September 2003
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Jerry R. "Spike" O'Hearn
Jerry R. "Spike" O'Hearn, 62, died Thursday, September 4, 2003 at Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. after a brief illness. Mr. O'Hearn was a life-long resident of Dover Plains. Born in Sharon, Conn. on Jan. 30, 1941, he was the son of Aurelia Mercay and the late Jeremiah O'Hearn. He was a graduate of Dover High School Class of 1959 and a graduate of the New York State Police Academy. Mr. O'Hearn married Suzanne Hoadley in Wassaic in 1963. He was a trooper with the New York State Police from 1962 until his retirement in 1990. He was the Troop K bloohdound handler from 1978 until his retirement. He was recently employed as a security supervisor for Promar Security. In 1964 he was recognized for his heroic effort in removing Col. Robert N. Abbott, Monroe County Director of Civil Defense, from a flaming helicopter crash in Rochester. He also received numerous commendations for his actions during his years with the State Police.

Survivors include his mother, Aurelia; his wife, Suzanne; his four children, Jeffrey of Meriden, Conn.; Sean and his wife, Veronica of Pleasant Valley; Kara of Millbrook; Jeremy of Wappingers Falls; his two grandchildren, Ryan and Jonah; his sister and her husband, Margaret and Gerald Sherman of Granville, VT; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Jeremiah and his two brothers, William and James. Burial will occur in a private family service at the St. Charles Cemetery in Dover Plains. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Millbrook Fire Department, P.O. Box 202, Millbrook, NY 12545. Arrangements were handled by Hufcut Funeral Home, Main St., Dover Plains.

Poughkeepsie Journal 5 September 2003
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Eileen Catherine (Kelly) Hanlon
LAS CRUCES, N.M.—Eileen Catherine (Kelly) Hanlon, 87, who leaves a sister on the Cape, died Saturday at the home of her daughter in New Mexico after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Cecil J. Hanlon. Mrs. Hanlon was born in Cambridge. Prior to retiring in 1975, she was employed by the commonwealth of Massachusetts, providing health care services at the Fernald School in Waltham and the state hospital and prison facilities in Bridgewater. A former resident of Middleboro and Bridgewater, she was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Middleboro.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara E. Wright of New Mexico and Dorothy M. Broadbent of Middleboro; a sister, Dorothy Hogan of West Yarmouth; a brother, William Ahern of Waltham; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral is at 9 a.m. tomorrow at O'Neill Funeral Home, 59 Peirce St., Middleboro, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Burial is in St. Mary Cemetery, Middleboro.

Cape Cod Times 5 September 2003
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Nora (Ahern) O'Connell
O'CONNELL (Cork): On September 4, 2003, at the South Infirmary, NORA (nee Ahern), late of Park Owen, Quaker Road, wife of the late Leo St. John O'Connell. Deeply mourned by her daughters, sisters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Sullivans Funeral Home, Turners Cross. Removal on this (Saturday) evening at 6.30pm to St. Finbarr's (South) Church. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St. Joseph's Cemetery. No flowers, please. Prayers and Masses appreciated.
The Irish Examiner 6 September 2003
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Catherine A. (Ahearn) Thorp
CATHERINE A. AHEARN THORP, 76, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Paramus, died Sunday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Visitation R.C. Church, Paramus. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
North Jersey Media 8 September 2003
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Maureen "Nora" (O'Sullivan) Ahern
AHERN (Glanmire): On September 8, 2003, peacefully, at Marymount Hospice, NORA (MAUREEN) (nee O'Sullivan), Long Ridge, Crush, Glanmire, dearly loved wife of Andrew Ahern. Sadly missed by her loving husband, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and a large circle of friends. Reposing at her residence. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 7pm to St. Joseph's Church, Springhill, Glanmire. Requiem Mass at 2.30pm on tomorrow (Thursday). Funeral afterwards to St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrigtwohill. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice.May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 10 September 2003
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Annie (Cawley) Aherne
Aherne (Cork): On September 16, 2003, peacefully, under the kind and gentle care of the doctors, nurses and staff of The Mercy Hospital, ANNIE (nee Cawley), beloved wife of the late Thomas, Barretts Buildings. Very deeply regretted by her loving sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, sons-in-law, daughter-in- law, relatives and friends. Requiescat in pace. Requiem Mass at 10am in St. Vincent's Church, Sundays Well on tomorrow (Friday). Funeral afterwards to St. Catherine's Cemetery Kilcully. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu to Leukaemia Ward Mercy Hospital.
Evening Echo 18 September 2003
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Kathleen M. O'Hearn
Kathleen M. O'Hearn, 57, of Phoenix, passed away September 8, 2003. Services are Sat., Sept. 20, 10am, Calvary Community Church, 12612 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix.
Arizona Republic 19 September 2003
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Jennifer Leigh O'Hearn-Cook
YORKTOWN—Jennifer Leigh O'Hearn-Cook, 19, was born Feb. 18, 1984, and passed away Sept. 21, 2003, after a tireless and courageous battle with osteosarcoma (adolescent bone cancer) for over two years. Jenny used every opportunity to aid others in the research of this rare and debilitating disease and was always willing to sacrifice herself for the chance to help others. She attended Heritage High School and was presently a senior at Tabb High School. Jenny was active and an involved lifelong member of Parkview Baptist Church and with the churches youth programs. She has and always will be a role model for friends and family. She will always be remembered for her art, poetry and philosophical phrases. Everywhere she went she had a long list of friends, whose hearts she touched so deeply. She will forever remain the angel who has looked over her friends and family in life She's one in a million; none will or could replace our "luvlijenni."

Jenny is survived by her beloved husband, Timothy (Tim) Cook, whom she recently married on Sept. 13, 2003. She was the daughter of Richard O'Hearn, USN Ret. and Darlene Sharpe, the eldest sister to Krystal O'Hearn, Christopher Hadley, Erik Sharpe, Chris Roman and Meagan Roman and deeply loved by her stepdad, Master Sargent Paul Sharpe, (USAF) and stepmom, Dawn O'Hearn.

A life celebration service will be conducted 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Parklawn- Wood Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Rusty Beck. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends are also encouraged to visit www.everybodylovesjenny.com, which will have a forward to www.mem.com to share words of comfort with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

Daily Press 25 September 2003
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John Ahern
AHERN, John, late of Moorooka. Much loved father of Judith, Barbara and Robert. Loved father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend John's Funeral Service to be held in the Mount Olivet Hospital Chapel, Main Street, Kangaroo Point, today Friday commencing at 3 p.m. No flowers by request.
Brisbane Courier Mail 26 September 2003
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Evelyn I. (Bradley) O'Hearn
BELLAIRE—Evelyn I. O'Hearn, 75, of Bellaire, formerly of Mancelona, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at Munson Medical Center. She was born April 28, 1928, in Mancelona, the daughter of Earnest John and Ethel (Bays) Bradley. She was a lifelong resident of Mancelona. Evelyn and her husband, Bud Weesner, owned and operated Mancelona Sports for many years, and they also owned Mancelona Cleaners. Evelyn was a volunteer for the Red Cross, the Mancelona Senior Center and the Boy Scouts, where she served as den mother. She was a member of the Mancelona Eastern Star. She enjoyed ceramics, painting, was an avid poker player and also enjoyed playing softball for the Mancy Chicks where she was a pitcher. She was the Mancelona Centennial Queen.

Evelyn is survived by two children, William J. (Anita) Doerr of Kingsley, Bonnie L. (Doug Richards) Bartz of Mancelona; two brothers, Earnest (Neva) Bradley of Elk Rapids, ErvaI "Mike" (Rosie) Bradley of Frankfort; two sisters, Elma Oosdyke of Traverse City and Ethelyn "Joyce" Frenchi of Manistee; seven grandchildren, Butch (Cindy) Bartz Jr., Chad Bartz, Mike (Lianna) Doerr, Rob (Megan) Doerr, Michelle Doerr, Rebecca (Kyle) Christianson and Mary (Jamie) Horten; two stepgrandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Doerr; husbands, Bud Weesner and Eugene O'Hearn; three sisters, Elsa, Eulalee and Erma, and a brother, Edward Luke. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mancelona. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Antrim County Commission on Aging, the Northwest Regional Dialysis Center in Traverse City, or the Mancelona Senior Center.

Traverse City Record Eagle 28 September 2003
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FORMER COUNCILMAN DIES at 64
Former county councilman Edward Charles Ahern jr., 64, died of heart failure Sept. 27 at his Florida home after a two-year illness. A longtime Democrat, Mr. Ahern, known as "Buddy," served on the council from 1974 to 1990, representing the old District 5 then District 3 from Pasadena to the Broadneck Peninsula. The Pasadena resident often campaigned on recurring topics, such as cutbacks in federal spending and the increased demand on local government to pick up the slack. The Capital reported during his 1982 re-election bid. That year, he promised to continue the open-door policy at his district office, keep a lid on taxes, and work on building the county's employment and economic base.

Mr. Ahern's former colleagues on the council recall him as a determined fighter. Del. Theodore Sophocleus, D-Linthicum, served on the council with Mr. Ahern from 1982 to 1990, and remembers him as a strong advocate who worked to build fire and police stations in the Pasadena region. "Pasadena at the time Buddy represented it was really growing a lot and the amenities that were needed had reached down there yet," Mr. Sophocleus said this morning. "We use to kid him, 'Buddy, you have so many capital projects going on , Pasadena will sink into the bay.'" A south county colleague who served for eight years on the council with Mr. Ahern, Del. Virginia Clagett, D-West River, said she and Mr. Ahern "sometimes disagreed but still respected each other." "He really had his constituents needs at heart in everything he did," Ms. Clagett said. Del. David Boshert, R-Crownsville, this morning remembered Mr. Ahern as a "mentor" who taughirst floor to fight for improvements in his district while he was on the council. "I used Buddy as a sounding board for how I should act," Mr. Boshert said. "God bless Buddy."

Mr. Ahern especially enjoyed Downs Memorial Park which he worked to establish. He also was pleased to see the golf course being constructed off Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena, another project he worked on during his political years. During the 1970s he worked for Union Vending Machine Co. as a route salesman in the merchandising division. He left the company in 1976 and started his own firm. Council Automatic Vending Co. in Pasadena. In the 1960 he had worked for 7Up. Mr. Ahern was part of the Hubert Humphrey block of Maryland delegates to the 1972 Democratic National Convention. He also was a former member of the board of directors of the Lake Shore Democratic Club.

Born at home on April 5, 1939, in Baltimore and of the Catholic faith, he graduated from Mt. St. Joseph High School. He lived in Pasadena for 35 years and moved to Fort Myers three years ago. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, visiting Walt Disney World often, and collecting John Wayne, John F. Kennedy and John Unitas memorabilia. He also liked dining out with his friends at the Tall Oaks and Sunset restaurants in the county.

Surviving are his two daughters, Brenda Lee Breitenbach of Severna Park and Tammy Lynn Jurist of Berlin; and six grandchildren. He was the son of the late Edward Charles Ahern Sr. and Sadie Mae Reuschling Ahern and the brother of the late Delores Moser. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday with funeral services to follow at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena. Burial will be private.

The Annapolis Capital 30 September 2003
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Edward Charles "Buddy" Ahern Jr.
Edward Charles "Buddy" Ahern Jr., who helped to get ball fields, fire stations and storm drains for his Pasadena-area constituents during his 16 years on the Anne Arundel County Council, died in his sleep of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 64. Mr. Ahern served four terms on the council, from 1974 to 1990, representing District 3 — which included Pasadena, Green Haven, Bayside Beach and Riviera Beach. Political colleagues credited him with securing early funding for Downs Park, the Lake Shore Sports Complex and the Compass Pointe Golf Course on Fort Smallwood Road.

Born in a rowhouse on Baltimore's South Carey Street, Mr. Ahern was a 1957 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School. He worked as a route salesman for Union Vending Machine Co. in Glen Burnie until 1976, leaving to start a business based in Pasadena, Council Automatic Vending Co. He sold the candy, snack and cigarette vending business about 10 years ago. Soon after his first election to the council, Mr. Ahern began fighting for capital improvements for his district, county politicians recalled yesterday. "Hundreds of children today benefit from his vision," said state Sen. Philip C. Jimeno, a friend and fellow Democrat. "He was an old-line politician. He took care of constituent service. He could work with Democrat or Republican county executives. He left a significant and long-lasting impact on the people of his district. We are still seeing the results." Friends said Mr. Ahern was a vigorous proponent of finding sources of public funding for projects he liked or believed would help constituents. He sought state funds for the county to acquire a 123-acre horse farm on Fort Smallwood Road — which became the site for Compass Pointe, a pair of 18-hole courses scheduled to open next week. "He was a great guy for his district. We always used to kid Buddy that if he got funding for any more projects, his part of the county would fall in the water," said Del. Mary Ann Love, a Democrat who is chairwoman of Anne Arundel's legislative delegation. "He got most everything he wanted. It was a little bit of Irish charm mixed with politics. He could start with a $100,000 project and wind up with $500,000."

Friends also recalled his personality. "You could have an argument with Buddy, walk away, and the next day he'd be your friend," Ms. Love said. He was defeated in his quest for a fifth term in 1990 and moved to Fort Myers two years ago. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena. Mr. Ahern is survived by two daughters, Brenda Lee Breitenbach of Severna Park and Tammy Lynn Jurist of Berlin, and six grandchildren. His marriage ended in divorce.

The Baltimore Sun 1 October 2003
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Edward Charles "Buddy" Ahern, Jr.
Funeral services for former Anne Arundel County councilman Edward Charles "Buddy" Ahern Jr., 64, of Fort Myers, FL, and formerly of Pasadena (MD), will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena (MD). Mr. Ahern died of heart failure Sep 27 at his home after a two-year illness. He was born Apr 5, 1939, in Baltimore (MD) and graduated from Mount St. Joseph High Schoool. He lived in Pasadena for 35 years and moved to Fort Myers three years ago. Mr. Ahern was a member of the Anne Arundel County Council for 16 years. He also owned and operated Council Automatic Vending Co. in Pasadena. He worked for 7 UP in the 1960s and Union Vending in the 1970s. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, visiting Disney World often, and collecting John Wayne, John F. Kennedy and Johnny Unitus memorabilia. He also enjoyed dining out with his friends at the Tall Oaks and Sunset restaurants. Mr. Ahern especially enjoyed Down Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Lee Breitenbach of Severna Park (MD) and Tamy Lynn Jurist of Berlin (MD); and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Charles Ahern Sr. and Sadie Mae Reuschling; and one siser, Delores Moser. Family and friends may visit from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Maryland Gazette 1 October 2003
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Edna Catherine (Ahern) Murphy
Catherine (Ahern) Murphy, of Issaquah, Washington and former long time Caruthersville, Missouri resident, passed away Friday, September 26, 2003 at Virginia Mason Clinic in Issaquah, Washington. She was 81 years of age.

Catherine was born on January 1, 1922, to Deeda and James T. Ahern in Caruthersville. She attended Webster College in St. Louis and then transferred to Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where she graduated with a degree in English and Philosophy. She then joined the Red Cross in Washington D.C. where she received a personal tour of the White House from President Harry Truman, a close family friend.

After six months in D.C., Catherine became an Airline stewardess for Chicago Southern, now known as Delta Airlines. She then became a train hostess and moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she met Richard C. Murphy, an Army Air corps pilot who flew in World War II. They married after a four-month courtship on September 5, 1948 and moved to Topeka, KS, where she gave birth to her first child Shannon Murphy. They then returned to Caruthersville to take care of both sets of their parents. They raised five children in Caruthersville, Shannon, Maureen, Brian, Kevin and Kathleen Murphy.

Catherine began a teaching career in Caruthersville soon after she received her Masters Degree in English from the University of Missouri. She retired and was called back to teach middle school in the 1980's in Hayti, Missouri for three more years. She was active in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caruthersville, the Garden Club and the Bridge Club. Her active lifestyle was only surpassed by her always loving and nurturing spirit, which will be carried on by all who were touched by her. She will be deeply missed by all that were fortunate enough to have known her and Heaven will be a better place with her arrival.

Survivors include her loving husband of 55 years, Richard "Dick" Murphy of Issaquah; her children, Shannon Motta of Chicago, Illinois, Maureen Korabik of Woodstock, Illinois, Kevin Murphy of Issaquah, Kathleen Payton of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Brian Murphy of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Caruthersville, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caruthersville at 10:30 Thursday morning, October 2, 2003. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guestbook at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are under the direction of H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville, Missouri and Flintoft's Funeral Home in Issaquah, Washington.

King County Journal 1 October 2003
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Mary C. Ahern
Mary C. Ahern, 95, of Texarkana, Ark., died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, in a local hospital. Miss Ahern was born Nov. 27, 1907, in Texarkana. She was a retired accountant, former treasurer for National Lumber Manufacturing Association, Timber Engineering Co. and American National Products Association and a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. Survivors include one sister, Eleanor Horrigan of Brentwood, Calif.; and 10 nieces and nephews, including Jo Ann Oates of Little Rock and Mary Scharber of Texarkana. Mass will be 10 a.m. today at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Phillip Reaves officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery under direction of Texarkana Funeral Home.
Texarkana Gazette 3 October 2003
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Harry O'Hearn
O'Hearn Harry, age 89, formerly of Excelsior, died Oct. 2, 2003. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth. Survived by son, Jim (Sue) O'Hearn; daughter, Nancy (Bruce) Smith; grandchildren, Jennifer (Greg) Greenwood, and Brian Smith; great-grandson, Reed Greenwood; niece, Mary Ellen Gee. Memorial service Wed., Oct. 8, 2003, at 2 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 322 2nd St., Excelsior (952-474- 5263). Private family interment Lakewood Cemetery, Mpls. Memorials preferred to Presbyterian Homes on Lake Mtka. Huber Funeral Homes Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595
Minneapolis Star Tribune 5 October 2003
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Catherine F. (Ahearn) Murphy
PEABODY—Catherine F. (Ahearn) Murphy, 88, of Peabody, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003 in Salem Hospital. She was the wife of the late David G. Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was a member of the St. Ann Ladies' Sodality. She loved to knit, especially for her family, the Red Cross and the annual St. Ann Church Bazaar. She was the mother of David J. Murphy and his late wife, Trina (Nelson), of Belmont, Judith Giamberardino and her husband Peter, of Peabody, Kathleen Cusato and her husband Ronald, of Peabody, Elaine Plackis and her husband, C. Nicholas, of Levittown, N.Y., and Ruth Aliferis and her husband, William of Peabody; the grandmother of Kenneth, Richard, Veronica, Stephen, Jessica, Thomas, Joanne, John, Brian, Craig, Joseph, Michael, Jeffrey, William, Christopher, the late Christine and the late Karen; the great-grandmother of 13 great-grandchildren; the sister of Almon Richardson of Salem, Ralph Richardson of Peabody, and Mildred DeLorrio and Eleanor Gerard, both of Beverly; and the aunt of several nieces and nephews.
The Salem News 6 October 2003
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Mary C. Ahern
Mary C. Ahern, 95, a longtime Washington resident, died Sept. 27 at a hospital in Texarkana, Tex., of complications related to congestive heart failure. Ms. Ahern was born in Texarkana, Ark., and moved to Washington in 1925 to attend junior college at Georgetown Visitation Convent. After graduation, she attended Trinity College, where she received a bachelor's degree in English. After college, Ms. Ahern studied accounting and worked for the U.S. Bureau of the Census until she joined the staff of the National Lumber Manufacturers Association (later know as the National Forest Products Association) in 1932. She worked there as an accountant until she retired in 1972 as the association's assistant treasurer. In 1973, she went to work for the International Snowmobile Industry Association. She retired for the second time in 1988 as the association's treasurer. Ms. Ahern moved back to the family home in Arkansas in 1989, where she lived until her death. In Washington, she was a member of the Soroptimist Club and Catholic Daughters of the Americas and was a parishioner at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation. Survivors include a sister.
Washington Post 6 October 2003
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Taylor J. Ahern
QUINCY—Taylor J. Ahern, a retired assistant building inspector, died Sept. 22 at New England Medical Center in Boston. He was 83. Mr. Ahern was born, raised and educated in Boston, and graduated from Boston College. He was in the Navy during World War II, serving as a radioman first class. He worked for the city of Quincy for 27 years, serving under five mayors, and retired in 1991 as assistant building inspector. Also active in local politics, Mr. Ahern was president of the Ward 5 Democratic Committee. He was a Gold Star Father because his son, Brian, was killed in the Vietnam War. He lived in Quincy for 60 years.

He leaves three sons, Dana D. of Quincy, and Taylor T. and Mark X., both of Marshfield; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Boston Globe 9 October 2003
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Mena (Fahy) Ahern
Ahern (Passage West): On October 9, 2003, unexpectedly, at her residence, Radharc an Chuain, Church Hill, MENA (nee Fahy), beloved wife of the late Liam, and mother of Maurice and Tomas. Sadly missed by her loving sons, grandchildren Alan and Jane, extended family, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Reposing at Forde's Funeral Home, Old Waterpark, Carrigaline. Removal on this (Friday) evening at 8pm to St. Mary's Church, Passage West. Funeral on tomorrow (Saturday) after 12 noon Requiem Mass to St. Mary's Cemetery.
Evening Echo 10 October 2003
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Alice (Ahearne) O'Brien
O'BRIEN (nee Ahearne) (Coolbagh, Clashmore, Co Waterford): On October 12, 2003, ALICE. Deeply mourned by her loving sons John, Terry and Gerard, daughter Margaret, son-in-law PJ, grandchildren Christopher, David, Ian and Leanne, brothers Seamus, Frank and Pat, sisters-in-law, nephews, niece, neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Reposing at Drohan's Funeral Home, Dungarvan. Removal on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7pm to Clashmore Church. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 13 October 2003
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Carol Ann (O'Hearn) Costain
COSTAIN, Carol Ann—57, Dartmouth, passed away October 12, 2003, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Olive (Baldock) O'Hearn. She grew up in Dartmouth and married Wayne Costain July 23, 1966. She was a very dedicated mother of four and loving sister to 11 sisters and three brothers. She worked for Hermes Electronics for the last 20 years. Surviving are her husband, Wayne; daughter, Annette; sons, Wayne Jr., Richard, and Gary; brothers, John and Paul; sisters, Diana, Sharon, Sandy, Beverly, Gail, Shirley, Judy, Heather, Joanne, Linda, and Bernadette; grandchildren, Courtney, Bryanah, Emily, and Zoe; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Fredrick. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral mass to take place 2 p.m. Wednesday in Pope John XXIII Roman Catholic Church, Father David Poirer SA officiating. Burial will follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. On-line condolences may be made to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.
The Chronicle-Herald 13 October 2003
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Nora (Connell) O'Hearn
DICKINSON—Nora O'Hearn, 97, Dickinson, died Oct. 11, 2003, at a Dickinson nursing home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MDT Wednesday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Dickinson. She is survived by three daughters, Kay Foster, Dickinson, and Marge Swett and Sharon Hamann, both of Loveland, Colo; one son, Dan, Houston; one brother, Sid Connell, Medora; one sister, Evelyn Neuens, Bismarck; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. (Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson).
The Bismarck Tribune 14 October 2003
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William J. Ahern
WILLIAM J. AHERN, 47, of Sharon Street, a former Providence Journal circulation manager, died Saturday at home. He was the former husband of Katharine (Conley) Ahern of Vienna, Va. Born in Providence, a son of Hope V. (Miller) Ahern of Providence, and the late John J. Ahern Sr., he had lived in Virginia for two years, and in Providence most of his life. Mr. Ahern had been a manager in circulation-distribution for The Journal for several years. He had also recently worked in several supermarkets as a clerk. He was a 1974 graduate of La Salle Academy, and a 1979 graduate of Northeastern University. He was a coach in the Elmhurst Little League, and volunteered at the Father McKenna Center, Washington, D.C. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and the New York Giants. He also enjoyed classical music and reading.

Besides his former wife and mother, he leaves a son, Colin P. Ahern of Vienna; a brother, John J. Ahern Jr. of Coventry; a sister, Mary Ellen Panzini of West Warwick; and a niece and a nephew. The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Patrick Church, Smith Street. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

Providence Journal 16 October 2003
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Ann Marie (Ahearn) Thomas
Ann Marie Ahearn Thomas died peacefully at home on October 13, 2003 after a 15 year battle against breast cancer. Ann was an extremely kind and gentle person who saw and brought out the best in people around her. Her concern and empathy for others always placed ahead of her own pain and discomfort. Ann was a great storyteller who loved to laugh, dance, attend Broadway musicals, the Yankees, vacations at the seashore and in Ireland, and a cup of tea with friends. Ann was a member of the Tuesday Rosary Group at Sacred Heart Church and that group, along with her devotion to Fr. Solanus Casey, O.F.M. Cap., her many close and loyal friends, and her own courage and determination, gave her the strength to live to see three of her four children married and to know and love her three grandchildren. Each year, Ann walked in the American Cancer Society's Walk Against Breast Cancer with a group of family and friends known as "Ann's Fans". Ann provided inspiration and support for many other cancer victims, always willing to listen and to offer help and hope.

Ann was born on May 5, 1944 to John J. (Jack) Ahearn and Anne Kelleher Ahearn. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School and The Cochran School of Nursing. Ann worked for many years at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers and later at the Andrus Memorial Home in Hastings. On July 2, 1967, Ann married Larry Thomas, who several years before had been her first boyfriend, who was later a high school classmate, and who always acknowledged that Ann was the best thing that ever happened to him.

Ann is survived by her husband, Larry; her four children: Christopher (Christine) Thomas, Jennifer (Dermot) Breen, Lauren (James) Lowry, and Meghan Thomas; her grandchildren Kyle and Julia Breen and Ronan Lowry; and several nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by her brother John J. Ahearn, Jr. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church on Friday, October 17th at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Lyon Place, White Plains, NY 10601 in her memory. WHALEN & BALL 168 Park Avenue, Yonkers (914) 965-5488

The Journal News 16 October 2003
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John J. Aherne Jr.
Of West Roxbury, Oct. 18. Beloved brother of Lawrence and his wife Helen of Norwood, Julia McNulty of Roslindale, Irene Aherne of West Roxbury, and the late Mary Johnson and Ellen Aherne. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the F.J. Higgins Funeral Home, 4236 Washington St., ROSLINDALE SQUARE, Tues., Oct. 21 at 9:00. Funeral Mass in St. John Chrysostom Church at 10:00. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8. Late bridge engineer for the Commonwealth of Mass., Northeastern Univ. graduate, World War II Navy Vet and a leader in the Legion of Mary. Parking rear of funeral home on Cummings Highway. F.J. Higgins Funeral Home (617) 325-0455
The Boston Globe 20 October 2003
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Robert C. Ahearn
Of Sharon, formerly of Canton, October 24. Beloved husband of Joan E. (Coyne). Father of Robyn M. of Clinton and James S. of Sharon. Son of Betty M. Ahearn (Romsey) of Sharon and the late Donald Ahearn. Brother of Carol Ashley and Donald Ahearn both of Sharon and Michael W. Ahearn of North Attleboro. Grandfather of James, Keesha and Justice Ahearn. Best hunting buddy of Joe Tabor of Canton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass at Saint John The Evangelist Church, Canton, Monday at 12 noon. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St., CANTON, Sunday 4-7PM. Interment V.A. National Cemetery, Bourne, Monday at 3PM. Navy Veteran of The Vietnam Era. Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 781-828-0811.
The Boston Globe 25 October 2003
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James J. Ahern III
Ahern III, James J. age 56, Viet Nam Air Force Veteran, loving father of James J. IV (Lisa) and Jaimie Ahern, dear grandfather of James J. V, Kaitlin and Nicholas, cherished son of Helene and the late James J. Jr., devoted brother of Maureen Ahern, Carol Ray (Ahern) and the late William Ahern. Funeral services Monday, 9:30 a.m., at Modell Funeral Home, 12641 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Interment Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL. Member of Teamsters Local #673.
Chicago Sun Times 26 October 2003
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Mary "Sis" Ahern
October 27, 2003 Mary "Sis" Ahern, 97, of Oswego, died Monday at St. Luke's Nursing Home. She was born in Syracuse and lived most of her adult life in Oswego. Sis graduated from St. Lucy's High School and Crouse Hospital School of Nursing. Her husband, Dr. Charles M. Ahern, died in 1991. She is survived by her son, Charles Ahern and his wife, Linda of San Lius Opisbo, CA; her daughter, Denise Ahern and her husband, Paul Forberg of London, KY; two granddaughters, Mary Beth St. Armand and Lee Ann Ahern; one brother, Edward J. Ryan of Syracuse. Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Oswego. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Oswego. A calling hour will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, 240 West 1st St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice. Edward J. Ryan & Son, Inc.
Syracuse Post Standard 28 October 2003
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Kathleen F. (Ahern) Hennessey
Elmhurst resident Kathleen F. Hennessey, nee Ahern, 59, died Oct. 26, 2003, in Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst. Funeral services begin at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the funeral home to 10 a.m. Mass in St. Alexander Church, 300 S. Cornell Ave., Villa Park. Interment is private. Mrs. Hennessey was an office manager at Anning Johnson. Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Daniel D.; her children, Danny, Eileen and John; her grandchildren, Brittany, Amanda, AJ, Dillon, Ryan, Matthew, Riley and Mary; and her siblings, Mike and Noreen. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Workman, and her father-in-law, James. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.
The Lombard Spectator 29 October 2003
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Paul F. Ahern
Age 70, of Chelmsford died October 31, 2003. Former Administrator for many regional vocational schools. Beloved husband of Margaret E. "Peggy" (Nagle) Ahern. Father of Kimberly LoPresti and her husband Tony of Chelmsford. Grandfather of Matthew, James, and Sara LoPresti, all of Chelmsford. Brother of Helen Bennotti and her husband Bruno of Needham, Marion Brundige of W. Roxbury, and Theresa Harrison and her husband John of Pembroke. Brother-in-law of Frank Gray of Chelmsford and Michael Spekhardt of Bangor, ME. Uncle of many. He was the father of the late Paul G. Ahern, and brother of the late Hugh Ahern and Mary Lagos. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, Rte. 4, Chelmsford. Burial at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Visiting hours at the Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD on Monday from 4 to 8 PM. Friends who desire may make contributions to any local food pantry.
The Boston Globe 1 November 2003
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Siobhan (Hartnett) Ahern
THE death has taken place of Siobhan Ahern (nee Hartnett) of Rooskagh East on Sunday, October 19 after a long illness. She was 46 years old and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The removal of remains took place from Reidy's Funeral Home, Newcastlewest to Saint Molua's Church, Ardagh. Burial took place in Calvary cemetery following the requiem Mass on Tuesday, October 21. She is survived by her husband Jim, son James, daughter Martha, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, aunts, other relations and friends.
Limerick Leader 1 November 2003
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Monica (Ahern) Rutledge
Michael Ahern, 11 O'Brien Park [Shannon, LIM] mourns the death of his sister Monica Rutledge, Athlone.
Limerick Leader 1 November 2003
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Kim (Deuchars) Ahearn
AHEARN, Kim.—October 30, 2003, at her home surrounded by her loving family, of Klama, formerly of Sydney. Dearly beloved wife of Joe. Loving mother of Daniel and Caitlin. Beloved daughter of Ted and Betty Deuchars. Sadly missed by all her relatives and friends.
Aged 47 years
"Kim's courage has inspired us all"
The relatives and friends of KIM are invited to attend her funeral service to be held at the Northcliffe Chapel of Hansen & Cole Funeral Directors, 634 Northcliffe Drive, Kembla Grange, on Monday (November 3, 2003), commencing at 12 noon. At the conclusion of the service the funeral will proceed to the Bombo Cemetery, Princes Highway, Klama. In lieu of flowers donations are invited to the Cancer Council of N.S.W. A bowl for this purpose will be provided at the chapel door.
Sydney Morning Herald 1 November 2003
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Mary (Donatelli) Ahern
PORTLAND—Mary (Donatelli) Ahern, 91, of Maine Avenue died Monday evening Nov. 3, 2003 at her daughter's home surrounded by her family. She was born in Lettomonopello, Italy, a daughter of Donato and Antoinella DiBiase Donatelli. She came to the U.S. in 1914 at age two to reside in Portland where she attended school. Mrs. Ahern was a seamstress for the former A. H. Benoit Clothing Store for 37 years until her retirement in 1988. She was a communicant of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed making afghans, cooking and crocheting for members of her family. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Ahern in 1969, a brother, Dominic Donatelli in 1977. She leaves a daughter Margaret Thompson of Portland; a sister, Anna Pesce of Cape Elizabeth; two brothers, Lawrence Donatello, Gilbert Donatelli both of Portland; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, from 4-8 p.m. at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home Friday at 9:15 a.m. to be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. If so Desired, contributions in her memory may be made to: American Lung Association Maine Affiliate 122 State Street Augusta, Maine 04330

Portland Press Herald 3 November 2003
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Michael Joseph Ahern
Michael J. Ahern, 50, of Phoenix, AZ. passed away October 29, 2003. Michael was born in Chicago, Illinois on Nov. 7, 1952. He joins his parents Coletta J. and Maurice J. Ahern. He is survived by his sister, Mary Kraus (Joe), brothers, Joseph L. (Dodi), Robert J., Christopher J. (Jenny). He is also survived by: 3 nephews, Stephen J. Ahern, Matthew Kraus, Andrew Kraus, and niece, Megan Kraus; his Aunt Donna Lachner (Uncle Jim) and Aunt Lucille Ahern. Mike was a graduate of Brophy & Gonzaga University. His passion & devotion was his teaching and coaching careers. Mike had spent 25 years as a teacher & coach at St. Mary's High School here in Phoenix. Visitation 4-9 P.M., with a Rosary at 7 P.M., Wednesday, November 5th, St. Mary's Basilica Catholic Church, 231 N. 3rd St. Funeral Mass 2 P.M., Thursday, November 6th, St. Mary's Basilica. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the St. Mary's Scholarship Program, 2525 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 or AZ Cystic Fibrosis Assoc., 2345 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Arizona Republic 4 November 2003
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Karen Ann (Brumm) Ahern
Ahern—Karen (Brumm), 50, Littleton, Colo., formerly Lincoln, died Wednesday (11/05/03). Born Nov. 6, 1953. Graduated, Lincoln High School and University of Nebraska. Employed, J.D. Edwards Co. Survivors: husband, Terry; daughters, Kaitlin and Molly, at home; parents, Harold and Kathryn Brumm, Lincoln; brothers, Dr.Bruce Brumm, Omaha, Clark Brumm, Lincoln, Allen Brumm, Foster City, Calif.; nieces; nephews. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Littleton. Viewing, 3-8 p.m. today, with rosary at 7 p.m., Drinkwine Family Mortuary, 999 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton.
Lincoln Journal Star 7 November 2003
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Karen Ann (Brumm) Ahern
Karen Ann Brumm Ahern of Centennial - Memorial Mass, Today 11 a.m., St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
Rocky Mountain News 8 November 2003
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Michael Patrick Ahern
AHERN Michael Patrick. Beloved husband of Cindy Ahern (nee Ferrer). Loving father of Andy and Corey Ahern. Dear son of Lorraine Ahern. Brother of Mary Sweeney, Sue Deline, Patty and Terry Ahern. He is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Ahern. He died November 6, 2003, at the age of 48. He was a resident of Union, KY. Visitation will be Tuesday, 5 P.M.-7 P.M. at Linnemann Funeral Home, Burlington. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10 A.M. at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
Cincinnati Enquirer & Post 9 November 2003
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John J. Ahearn Jr.
John J. Ahearn Jr., 76, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away on November 6, 2003. He served in the US Army. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 11th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 6261 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale. Newcomer Family Mortuary assisted the family.
Arizona Republic 9 November 2003
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Patrick John Ahearn, Sr.
Patrick J. Ahearn Sr., 80, Punta Gorda, died Nov. 9, 2003. He was formerly of Waldwick, N.J., and came to Punta Gorda in 1991. He was a Navy veteran and a Catholic. Survivors include his son, Patrick J. Jr.; sisters Mary G. and Gladys T.; and a grandson. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel, with services to follow. [see also: Margaret A. Ahearn]
Sarasota Herald-Tribune 10 November 2003
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Michael Patrick Ahern
Michael Patrick Ahern, 48, of Union, died Thursday at his home. He was director of retail distribution for the Kroger Co. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Ahern; sons, Andy Ahern and Corey Ahern, both at home; his mother, Lorraine Ahern of Highlands Ranch, Calif.; sisters, Mary Sweeney of Littleton, Colo., Sue Deline of Leucadia, Calif., and Patty Ahern of Solana Beach, Calif.; and a brother, Terry Ahern of Novato, Calif. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Timothy Church, Union. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Linnemann Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials are suggested to American Lung Association, 1636 Nicholasville Road, Suite 1, Lexington, Ky. 40503.
Cincinnati Enquirer and Post 10 November 2003
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Vivan Ann (Beatty) O'Hern
RANTOUL—Vivan Ann O'Hern, 79, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Rantoul, died Friday (Nov. 7, 2003) at Tucson Medical Center. Services were Monday at Bring's Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. Burial will be in Rantoul at a later date. Mrs. O'Hern was born July 7, 1924, in Connellsville, Pa., a daughter of Frank E. and Mary Furtney Beatty. She married William O'Hern on Aug. 4, 1944, in Uniontown, Pa. He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Bill O'Hern of New York City, Mike O'Hern of Atascadero, Calif., and Tim O'Hern of Richmond, Va.; five daughters, Kathy Thomas of Tucson, Patty Early of Rantoul, Jane Conroy of Mokena, Teresa Rhodehouse of Laguna Beach, Calif. and Eileen Cederholm of Powhatan, Va.; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. O'Hern graduated from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh in 1945 and was a registered nurse for Dr. Schade and Dr. Read in Rantoul until 1970. She was a school nurse in Rantoul and retired in 1985. She was a member of St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Rantoul. Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.

The Champaign News-Gazette 11 November 2003
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Bonita (Thompson) Ahern
On the bitter cold night of Jan. 20, 1914, a man placed his pregnant wife on a sled and pulled her across a frozen Lake Coeur d'Alene to the city of Harrison, Idaho. He was 50 years old, and this was his first child. He was determined to make it to the hospital. On Jan. 23, Bonita Thompson came into the world. Within weeks, a flu epidemic hit the community and, of the 18 infants in the area, only two survived. For the rest of her life, until she passed away on Sept. 13, 2003 at the age of 89, Bonita Ahern believed she had been selected to survive, marked for a special purpose. She believed that purpose was to care for children. "She carried the why of this and examined it," son Max Ahern said. "It molded her spirituality because she thought 'God put me here and let me live for some reason."'

Ahern grew up in the town of Harrison. In 1933, she married Kenneth Ahern. He worked in the office of the road-building contractor who was putting a new road through town. Four children—two boys, Roger and Max, and two girls, Susan and Janet—were born as the family followed Kenneth's job around the Northwest. In 1944, they settled in Spokane.

To supplement their income, the family started making tamales using a recipe Kenneth's father had picked up in his travels at the start of the 20th century. Bonita prepared the tamales in big pots in the basement of their home. "She made the meat, and the cornmeal," Max Ahern said. "Then she wrapped them in paper and tied them with string." When Kenneth got home in the evening, he would help with the tamales and, three nights a week, they were delivered to restaurants and grocery stores in Spokane. They continued until the 1950s. "The recipe never got out of the family," Max Ahern said. "Mom made me a few tamales a couple of years ago, and she still made them by hand."

Lake Coeur d'Alene remained a special place to Bonita. She loved to swim and often took the children to the lake. "Mom had the unique ability to float on her back, and as children we could ride on her stomach without sinking," son Max said. "In the winter time, she loved to skate over the lake." She belonged to a bridge group and liked to play cards with her children and grandchildren. "I used to drive over, and we would play cards all night for a quarter," daughter-in-law Shirley Ahern said. Bonita loved to work crossword puzzles, and she sewed blankets and gowns for each grandchild. She was a good cook and, because her husband liked her spaghetti, it became the tradition to have turkey and the trimmings, plus a big pot of spaghetti, for Thanksgiving Dinner.

When Kenneth died in 1976 at the age of 67, Bonita became a widow at the age of 62. She moved to Bainbridge Island to work as a nanny in the late '70s, and returned to Spokane's South Hill in 1987. In 1995, Bonita survived the loss of Roger, her first-born child. "She said it was the one thing a parent should never have to do," Max Ahern said. She had had cataract surgery just prior to Roger's death, so Bonita did the unthinkable. She didn't cry. "She said she couldn't undo the surgery by crying," Max said. "So she wouldn't allow herself to cry. She held her tears."

In 1988, she met Dean Ferraby. He had survived the loss of three wives and vowed to never marry again. They became friends, and then companions, sharing the last 15 years of her life. She continued to care for children, what she considered her life's calling, and she always chose the children she thought needed her the most. But for the last seven years of her life, Bonita Ahern kept a secret. In 1995, around the time she lost her son Roger, she was diagnosed with leukemia. She didn't tell anyone, and only referred to her treatments in vague terms. When the frequency of her treatments increased, Max asked her pointedly, "Mom, do you have leukemia?" She admitted that she did. "But she told me that she would never give into the negative power of those words," Max said. "She said it would be a secret between the two of us." Three weeks later she was gone. On the day she died, Bonita was responsive in the morning but then she began to slip away. But hours after she had last spoken to anyone, she suddenly sat up and said, "Surely the presence of God's love is in this place." She said those words twice more, family members say, and then she died. The family took her ashes and spread them around the base of a small pine tree overlooking the lake near the homestead where she was born. "She was deeply committed to God," Max Ahern said. "And she lived her life through that." To view a short multimedia feature Bonita Ahern, go to www.spokesmanreview.com/tributes and follow the link packaged with the story.

The Spokesman-Review 13 November 2003
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William P. Ahern
AHERN, William P.—Formerly of Northboro, Belmont and Waltham, November 13. Husband of the late Loraine (Boyle) Ahern. Father of Sheila MacDonald of Chatham and William Ahern, Jr. of Bristol, RI. Dear friend of 20 years to Betty Jane Crouse of Acton. Grandfather of Michael Ahern of Durham, NC. and Peter Ahern of Nantucket. Brother of Dorothy Hogan of Centreville. Funeral from the Brown & Sons Funeral Home, 36 Trapelo Road, Belmont, Saturday November 15 at 8:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Luke's Church, 132 Lexington Street, Belmont at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Interment Howard St. Cemetery Northboro. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140. Parking lot on either side of funeral home.
The Boston Globe 14 November 2003
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Cornelius Ahern
AHERN, Cornelius, November 14th 2003, aged 92 years, of Broadbench. Dearly loved Husband of Florence, loving Father and Father-in-law of marie, Colin and Vicki, Pauline, Terry and Christine and Sharon, much loved Grandfather of their children, loved Brother of John Ahern, Thomas Ahern and Olive Flannagan. Cornelius' Family and Friends are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held in the Sommerville Funeral Chapel, Nerang-Broadbench Road, Nerang on November 18th 2003, at 10 a.m.
Brisbane Courier Mail 15 November 2003
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Martha Lee (Ahern) Evans
On November 14, 2003, MARTHA LEE (nee Ahern); beloved wife of the late George Elvin Evans, Sr; devoted mother of Frances Marlene Thomsen and George Elvin Evans, Jr.; dear sister of Marguerite Likin, Gladys Simmons, Carl, Robert and the late James Ahern; loving grandmother of Robert Thomsen, Jr. and Jennifer Thomsen; great-grandmother of two and one on the way; cherished daughter of the late Joseph R. and Eva M. Ahern. A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Tuesday at 12 noon. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday 7 to 9 P.M.
Baltimore Sun 16 November 2003
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Kathleen M. (Ahearn) McMahon
LYNN—Kathleen M. (Ahearn) McMahon, 78, of Lynn, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003 at her home following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Harold McMahon. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late William and Marie (DesJardin) Ahearn. She was a 1943 graduate of St. Mary's High School. Mrs. McMahon worked as the chief lunch aide at Callahan Elementary School for more than 10 years before retiring in 1992. Prior to that she worked for Intercity Home Health. A lifelong resident of the city, she was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She was an avid bingo player and a volunteer with the 4-H Club.

She leaves a son, Thomas McMahon of Derry, N.H. and his wife, Nancy; four daughters, Mary Ellen Beam of Amesbury and her husband, Arthur, and Kathy, Joanne and Colleen McMahon, all of Lynn; three brothers, William Ahearn of Salem, Robert Ahearn of Anaheim, Calif., and Donald Ahearn of Peabody; seven grandchildren, Amy, Michelle and Kevin Sobecky and Charles Beam; and seven great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Anne Marie Sobecky; and sister of the late Eleanor Dion.

The Salem Evening News 17 November 2003
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Kathleen M. (Ahearn) McMahon
McMAHON—Of Lynn, Nov. 15, Kathleen M. (Ahearn), age 78, wife of the late Harold McMahon. Mother of Thomas M. McMahon of Derry, N.H. and his wife, Nancy, Mary Ellen Beam of Amesbury and her husband, Arthur, Kathy P., Joanne E., and Colleen McMahon, all of Lynn; three brothers, William Ahearn of Salem, Robert Ahearn of Anaheim, Calif., and Donald Ahearn of Peabody; grandmother of seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mother of the late Anne Marie Sobecky, and sister of the late Eleanor Dion. Funeral from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in her memory may be sent to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook, www.cuffemcginn.com.
The Salem Evening News 17 November 2003
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Bernice (Blum) Ahearn
Of Belmont, formerly of Milton, Now 19. Beloved wife of the late F. William Ahearn. Loving mother of Michael A. and his wife Betsy Ahearn of Westport, Kevin J. and his wife Margaret Ahearn of Boston, Kathleen A. Ahearn of Brockton, William B. Ahearn and his wife Jean of Bridgewater, Karen M. Driscoll of New Londonderry, NH and Kristin A. and her husband Peter Pomponi of Belmont. Sister of Ruth Collins of Braintree. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral Saturday, Nov. 22, from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON at 10:00 AM. Funeral Mass in Saint Agatha Church, Milton at 11:00 o'clock. Visiting hours Friday 5-8 PM. Late U.S. Navy Veteran WW II. If desired contributions in Bea's memory may be sent to Parkinson Research Center c/o N.R.C., 720 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02116. For directions, obituary and online guest-book, please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com.
The Boston Globe 20 November 2003
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Donald P. Ahern
Donald Ahern, 78, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and formerly of Foxboro died Monday at Florida Medical Center in Lauderhill, Fla. He was the husband of Dorothy (West) Ahern, his wife of 56 years. Born in Bethel, Vt. on Dec. 8, 1924, he was the son of the late Calvin B. Ahern and Ellen V. Ahearn, who moved to Foxboro the following year. Mr. Ahern was a well-known musician and band leader who entertained thousands during his lengthy career. He was perhaps remembered best, trumpet in hand, at the head of the Don Ahern Orchestra, which for 15 years performed regularly at the former King Philip Ballroom in Wrentham, as well as at countless private and public functions.

After graduating in 1942 from Foxboro High School where he was a baseball standout, Mr. Ahern served in the U.S. Army as a musician during World War II. Following the war he studied briefly at the New England Conservatory of Music while playing with several big bands in the Boston and Providence areas, ultimately starting his own orchestra. He worked for many years at Comey's Cleaners and was an accomplished tennis player. A Mason and a charter member of Foxborough Country Club, he was also a member of Bethany Congregational Church. He relocated to Florida in 1985 where he continued to pursue his professional music career until recently. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Steven Ahern of Lighthouse Point, Fla. and Jayson Ahern of Ashburn, Va,; and two grandsons. Arrangements were by Fred Hunter's Funeral Home, Davie, Fla. [see Massachusetts National Cemetery]

The Foxboro Reporter 20 November 2003
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Louise E. (Carroll) Ahern
YARMOUTHPORT—Louise E. (Carroll) Ahern, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Mary McCarthy Hospice House in Sandwich, where she resided the past several months. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Ahern, who died in 1988. She was born in Somerville, the daughter of James J. Carroll, former town clerk and treasurer of Lexington for 37 years and the late Florence (Normandin) Carroll. Mrs. Ahern was raised and educated in Lexington, where she graduated from Lexington High School. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she met her husband. Mrs. Ahern was employed as an administrative planner for the federal government at Hanscom and Otis Air Force bases and North Truro Radar Station for 20 years, moving to Cape Cod in 1978. Following her retirement, she worked for several years at her son's restaurant, Swan River Seafood Restaurant in Dennisport. An accomplished concert pianist and music enthusiast, she was a member of the Lexington Chorale Society and enjoyed attending and being a supporter of Cape Cod and Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts. She also enjoyed traveling and wintering in Florida.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Ahern and his wife, Cynthia, of Chatham, and David Ahern and his wife, Janie, of Brattleboro, Vt.; two daughters, Janelle Kennedy Slobodkin and her husband, Sidney, of Arlington, and Carroll Lepper and her husband, Earl, of Rochester, N.Y.; two brothers, Dr. James J. Carroll Jr. of Bedford, and Francis L. Carroll of Flat Rock, N.C.; a sister, Florence Cassin Harris of Zolfo Springs, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, at First Parish, 1942 Main Street (Route 6A), Brewster. Interment will be private in People's Cemetery, Chatham. For those who wish, contributions in Mrs. Ahern's memory may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 270 Communication Way, Hyannis, MA 02601, or to ALS Association, 75 McNeil Way, Suite 201, Dedham, MA 02026. Arrangements were under the care of the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, South Dennis.

Lexington Minuteman 20 November 2003
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Patrick Ahern
The community in Ballinroad was numbed with shock at the untimely death of Patrick (Pat) Ahern, which took place peacefully at his home in Ballinroad last Thursday. A native of Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, Pat had made many friends since he moved to work locally and took up residence in Ballinroad. A kind and loving husband and a wonderful friend and neighbour, his passing so young in life is a great blow to his wife and young family to whom our deepest sympathy is extended.

Pat's remains were removed to Kilmallock Parish Church last Friday evening and following Requiem Mass last Saturday; he was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. He is survived by his wife Ann (nee O'Grady), his young sons Shane and Eoin, his mother Mary Ahern, his sisters, brothers and a huge circle of other relatives.

Waterford News 21 November 2003
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Maureen (Aherne) Carr
CARR (Ballyclamasy, Summerfield, Youghal): On November 20, 2003, peacefully, at Marymount Hospice, Cork, MAUREEN (nee Aherne), beloved wife of the late Ralph and daughter of the late Captain Joe and Josephine Aherne of Catherine Street. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Terry, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and her many neighbours and friends. Reposing at her home from 6pm this (Saturday) evening. Removal on tomorrow (Sunday) at 5.30pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Strand. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am and burial afterwards in the North Abbey Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 22 November 2003
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Madaline E. (Smith) Ahern
HERKIMER-Madaline E. Ahern age 90 of Henry Street entered into eternal rest on Saturday evening November 22, 2003 in Saint Luke’s Medical Center, New Hartford. She was born on October 30, 1913 in Herkimer daughter of the late Joseph W. and Elizabeth M. Wilson Smith. A lifelong Herkimer resident she was educated in Saint Francis deSales grade school and Herkimer High School. On August 6, 1936 she married Frederick F. Ahern in Saint Francis deSales Church Herkimer, a loving and devoted union of forty-three years until his passing on May 8, 1980. Mrs. Ahern’s life was about her family and home, she found great joy in being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had a strong belief in God and led a devoted Catholic life. She was a member of Saint Francis deSales Church, Herkimer, its’ Rosary Society and was a member of the Columbianettes.

Madaline will always be remembered as a loving, caring and hopeful person who will live in our hearts forever. Surviving are three sons, Robert F. and his wife Teresa Ahern of Denton, TX, John F. and his wife Michelle Ahern of East Herkimer, Joseph W. Ahern of Herkimer, two daughters and their husbands, Mary E. and Richard Hegeman of Herkimer, Carol A. and John Chase of Spring Hill, FL, fourteen grandchildren, Kathleen and her husband Evan Finch, Kelly and her husband Paul Canup all of Lakeland, FL, Thomas and his wife Terri Hegeman, Timothy and his wife Molly Hegeman all of Cary, NC, John "Jay" and his wife Kerry Chase of Oneonta, Michael and his wife Suzanne Chase of Bowdoin, ME, Fred and his wife Kim Chase of New Albany, MS, Nathaniel Chase of Paul Smiths, Andrew Chase of Spring Hill, FL, Shannon and her husband Panos Roussos, Coleen Ahern all of Denton, TX, Sean and his wife Wendy Ahern of Deerfield Beach, FL, Patrick and Joel Ahern both of East Herkimer, twenty great grandchildren, Aaron, Bryan and Colin Finch, Madaline, Samantha and Benjamin Canup, Christy Deogny, Charles, Daniel, Andrew, and Joseph Hegeman, Nicholas, Kyle, Morgan, Jordan, Hunter, Abby and Gracie Chase, Alexandros and Margarita Roussos, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Besides her parents and husband Frederick she was preceded in death by one brother William and his wife Lucille Smith. Funeral from Fenner Funeral Home Inc., 115 Court Street, Herkimer on Wednesday at 9:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am in Saint Francis deSales Church Herkimer. The Reverend Mark Cunningham, Pastor will officiate. Mrs. Ahern will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. The family will be present in the funeral home to receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Saint Francis deSales Regional School, Herkimer. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

— Funeral Home - 22 November 2003
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Bernice "Bea" (Blum) Ahearn
Bernice "Bea" (Blum) Ahearn of Milton, a Navy veteran, died Wednesday at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge after a battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was 83. Born in Milwaukee, Mrs. Ahearn graduated from the University of Wisconsin. She lived in Milton for 55 years before she moved to Belmont. A veteran, she entered the Navy during World War II and worked her way up the ranks to become a lt. junior grade and a paymaster in New London, Conn. A past president of the Milton Women's Club and the Massachusetts Federation of Women's Clubs, she served on the board of directors for the Milton Hospital and the Milton Residences for the Elderly as well. She was also a past member of the Wollaston Golf Club and the Milton Hoosic Club.

Wife of the late F. William Ahearn, she is survived by three sons, Michael A. of Westport, Kevin J. of Boston and William B. of Bridgewater; three daughters, Kathleen A. of Brockton, Karen M. Driscoll of New London, N.H., and Kristin A. of Belmont; a sister, Ruth Collins of Braintree; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandaughter. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Agatha Church, Milton. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery. Arrangements by Chapman, Cole and Gleason, Milton.

Boston Herald 22 November 2003
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Albert C. Ahern
AHERN, Albert C.—Of Quincy, November 23, 2003. Husband of 39 years to the late Betty L. (Foster) Ahern. Lovoing father of Edward J. and his wife Pam Ahern of Braintree. Devoted "Grampie" of Kristen & Matthew Ahern. Brother of Doris Caroselli of Arlington and the late Rita Young. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Keohane Funeral Home 785 Hancock St., Wollaston Saturday at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, N. Quincy at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Friday 3-7 p.m. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Donations in memory of Mr. Ahern may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 495 Old Connecticut Path #220, Framingham, MA 01701. See Keohane.com for directions. [see also: Catherine (Kane) Ahern]
The Boston Globe 25 November 2003
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James Padraic O'Hearn
O'HEARN—James Padraic O'Hearn, 23, a resident of Anacortes, Washington, died Friday, Nov. 21, as a result of injuries sustained as a passenger in a single car accident on Guemes Island in Puget Sound. He is the loving son and best friend of parents, Patrick O'Hearn and Carol Cohea-O'Hearn of Bloomfield, NM. James was born in Albuquerque, NM, in 1980 and attended kindergarten and first grade there, until the family moved to Aztec where he attended McCoy and Park Avenue Elementary Schools and Koogler Middle School. He is a 1998 graduate of Aztec High School. During his junior year, he spent a semester attending school in Belfast, Northern Ireland. After graduation, he attended San Juan College before going to work as a driver and beekeeper for Bears' Choice Honey, a family-owned business. He became a professional truck driver in 2001 when he attended and passed the C.R. England truck driving school, earning a class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL). He also drove professionally for Arrow Trucking in the six western states and was most recently employed at Skagit Transportation in Mt. Vernon, Wash. He received several safe-driving awards.

James was an expert rock climber and boulderer and consulted on several area-climbing guides. At 14, he was one of the youngest climbers to ascend Shiprock Peak. He was also a skateboard enthusiast. He and Aztec friends, Vince Keating and Chris Keating were the initial impetus behind the planned Aztec Skate Board Park. He was a model train enthusiast and loved fly-fishing. He is survived by his parents, Pat and Carol of the family home; a grandmother, Marjorie O'Hearn in Albuquerque; three uncles and aunts, Tim O'Hearn and wife, Laura of Albuquerque, Denis O'Hearn and wife, Annette of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Barbara Cohea and husband, Shad Dusseau; a special great-aunt and great-uncle, Katherine and Cap Grage of Escondido, CA, a great-uncle and great-aunt, George Cohea and wife, Kay; cousins, Sinead and Catriona of Belfast, Michael of United Arab Emirates and Sean of Albuquerque as well as numerous friends in the Four Corners, Skagit Valley and Anacortes. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James W. O'Hearn, and his maternal grandparents, Taylor and Anne Cohea.

Cremation will take place and ashes will be scattered by friends and family at the places he loved the most. He will be dearly missed. He was always willing to rescue and adopt lost or injured dogs and cats. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in his name to San Juan Animal League at P.O. Box 142, Farmington, NM 87499. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes, WA, 800-477-9402

Albuquerque Journal 25 November 2003
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James Padraic O'Hearn
James Padraic O'Hearn, 23, a resident of Anacortes, died Friday, Nov. 21, as a result of injuries sustained as a passenger in a single car accident on Guemes Island. He was the loving son and best friend of parents Patrick O'Hearn and Carol Cohea-O'Hearn of Bloomfield, N.M. James was born in Albuquerque, N.M. in 1980 and attended kindergarten and first grade there until the family moved to Aztec where he attended McCoy Avenue Elementary schools and Koogler Middle School. He is a 1998 graduate of Aztec High School. During his junior year, he spent a semester attending school in Belfast, Northern Ireland. After graduation, he attended San Juan College before going to work as a driver and beekeeper for Bears' Choice Honey, a family owned business. He became a professional truck driver in 2001 when he attended and passsed the C.R. England truck driving school, earning a class A Commercial Drivers License. He also drove professionally for Arrow Trucking in the six Western states and was most recently employed at Skagit Transportation in Mount Vernon. He received several safe driving awards.

James was an expert rock and boulder climber and consulted on several area climbing guides. At 14, he was one of the youngest climbers to ascend Shiprock Peak. He was also a skateboard enthusiast. He and Aztec friends Vince Keating and Cris Keating were the initial impetus behind the planted Aztec Skate Board Park. He was a model train enthusiast and loved fly fishing. He is survived by his parents, Pat and Carol of the family home; a grandmother, Marjorie O'Hearn in Albuquerque, three uncles and aunts, Tim O'Hearn and wife Laura of Albuquerque, Denis O'Hearn and wife Annette of Belfast, Northern Ireland and Barbara Cohea and husband Shad Dusseau; a special great-aunt and great-uncle, Katherine and Cap Grage of Escondido, Calif., and great-uncle and great-aunt George Cohea and wife Kay; and cousins Sinead and Catriona of Belfast, Michael of United Arab Emirates and Sean of Albuquerque as well as numerous friends in the Four Corners, Skagit Valley and Anacortes. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather James W. O'Hearn, and his grandparents Taylor and Anne Cohea. Arrangements are under the care of Evens Funeral Chapel, Anacortes.

Anacortes American 26 November 2003
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Mary Hearne
HEARNE (Cork): On November 26, 2003, unexpectedly, at her residence, Evergreen Street, MARY, late of Dunlops, beloved daughter of the late Maurice and Mary. Deeply mourned by her loving nieces and nephews, family, her dear friend Pat, friends and neighbours. RIP. Reposing at Fordes Funeral Home, South Gate Bridge. Removal today (Friday) at 8pm to St. Finbarr's (South) Church. Funeral on tomorrow (Saturday) after 10am Requiem Mass to Douglas Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 28 November 2003
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Anna Caroline (Caspers) Ahern
LITCHFIELD—Anna Caroline Ahern, 100, of Litchfield died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1903, in Litchfield, the daughter of Herman Frederick and Lena T. Gummels Caspers. She married Michael Flint Ahern in 1924; he died in 1988.

Mrs. Ahern was a 1921 graduate of Litchfield Community High School. Survivors: a daughter, Patricia (husband, Mack) Ritchie of Litchfield; two grandsons; five great- grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Mount Zion Lutheran Church, the Rev. William Zanton officiating. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield. Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is in charge of arrangements.

The State Journal-Register 29 November 2003
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Frank D. Ahearn
GLOUCESTER—Frank D. Ahearn, 56, died Saturday at his mother's house in Methuen. He is survived by his wife Nicole (Maheris) Ahearn of Gloucester; parents Mary (Perzechino) Ahearn Kim of Methuen and Francis Ahearn; children Cameron P. Ahearn, Chase P. Ahearn, Kimberly A. Ahearn, Courtney A. Ahearn, all of Gloucester, and Cassandra Cavanaugh of Hudson, N.H.; grandchildren Ryan M. Ahearn of Beverly and Jacob E. Souza of Gloucester; brother David C. Ahearn and his wife Kay of Gloucester; sister Kathleen Ahearn of Salisbury; and several aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are tomorrow from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the St. Ann's Church, Gloucester. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery in Gloucester. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Contributions in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 1 December 2003
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ALBERT AHERN, 78,
INSTALLER FOR AT&T
QUINCY—Albert C. Ahern, a retired PBX advanced cable installer, died Nov. 23 at Quincy Medical Center in Quincy. He was 78. Mr. Ahern was born, raised and educated in Cambridge. He joined the Navy when he was 17, and served during World War II on the Landing Ship Tank 893 in the Pacific. He achieved the rank of petty officer second class. He was involved in the occupation of Japan, and peace was declared while he was stationed in Tokyo Bay. After returning from Japan he began his 38-year career as a PBX advanced cable installer for AT&T in Cambridge and on the South Shore. He retired in October 1986. He was a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus in Readville and Quincy. Mr. Ahern was an avid fisherman and a member of the Charles River Bass Masters and the Massachusetts Bass Association. He also enjoyed traveling. He lived in Quincy for over 30 years. He leaves one son, Edward J. of Braintree; a sister, Doris Caroselli of Arlington; and two grandchildren.
The Boston Globe 4 December 2003
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George J. Ahearn, Sr.
BARRE George J. Ahearn Sr., 65, of 1126 Old Hardwick Rd. died Saturday, December 13th in The University Commons, Worcester. He leaves his wife of 45 years June F. (Leware) Ahearn, 2 daughters, Lynn M. Howard of Paxton, MA and Ann L. Ahearn of Beddington, Maine, 2 sons, George J. Ahearn Jr. of Spencer and Roger F. Ahearn Sr. of Barre, MA. He was predeceased by one son Richard D. Ahearn who died in 1989. 3 sisters, Mildred (Mitzi) Langevin of Chesterville, Maine, Barbara Johnson of San Ramon, California and Christine Lahair of Holden, MA, 9 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

He was born in Spencer, MA son of John F. and Lorretta (Gadaire) Ahearn and was raised in Paxton. He lived in Spencer before moving here 14 years ago. He worked for 33 years for Heald Machine in Worcester, later at Starretts Tool in Athol and the last 5 years for Martin Tool Co. in Hubbardston. He was a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School Class of 1957. He was a former member of the Spencer Fish and Game Club, the Winnamissett Sportsman Club in New Braintree and very active member of the Barre Rod and Gun Club. He was a coach with the Spencer Minor League Angels and on the O'gara Park Committee in the 70's. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 17th at 10:00 AM in Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96 S. Barre Rd. Barre. Calling hours are Tuesday, December 16th from 4-7 PM. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anne Marie Cancer Fund, P.O Box 56, Barre, MA 01005 or to Umass Memorial Hospice, 650 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 14 December 2003
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Mary (Annese) Restuccia Ahearn
AHEARN RESTUCCIA, Mary (Annese)—Age 86, Dec. 13, 2003, in Newton. Beloved wife of the late Joseph C. Restuccia and John Ahearn. Devoted mother of Barbara LaVoie, Roberta Siano, Ann Clark, John Patrick, Michael, Stephen Ahearn and John Restuccia and the late Carol D'Agostino. One of many brothers and sisters, both late and living. Also survived by many grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, Brittney. Funeral from the Andrew J. Magni Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St., Rte. 16, Newton, Wednesday at 8 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Help of Christians Church, Newton, at 9 a.m. Interment Newton Cemetery. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m., in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Our Lady of Help of Christians Church Building Fund, 573 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458.
The Boston Globe 15 December 2003
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Veronica (Aherne) Smith
SMITH (New Zealand and Cork): On December 13, 2003, VERONICA (nee Aherne), late of Friary Gardens, Friars Walk. Deeply regretted by her loving son Philip, daughter Jacqueline, brother, sisters, grandchildren, son-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Interment will take place in New Zealand.
The Irish Examiner 16 December 2003
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Anne (Aherne) O'Flynn
O'FLYNN (nee Aherne) (Limerick): On December 15, 2003, at the Regional Hospital, ANN (NANCY) 25 McDonagh Avenue, Janesboro, beloved wife of the late Danny. Very deeply regretted by her loving son Aidan, daughter Marie, sisters Florence and Josephine, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Removal from Cross's Funeral Home to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 8pm. Requiem Mass Friday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Kilmurry Cemetery, Castletroy.
The Irish Examiner 17 December 2003
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James J. Ahern
JAMES J. AHERN Of Woodland Hills, passed away December 7, 2003. He is survived by his sons, Joshua Ahern and David Ahern; mother, Helen Conwell; Brothers, Steven Ahern and John Ahern; and one grandchild. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, December 20, 2003, at Lorenzen Mission Chapel. Interment to follow at Eternal Valley Memorial Park. LORENZEN MORTUARY Reseda Directors (818) 343-4677
Los Angeles Daily News 18 December 2003
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Anthony E Ahern
Anthony E. Ahern, 86, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away December 16, 2003. Mr. Ahern served in the U.S. Army. Memorial Mass was held Thursday, December 18, 2003 at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City, AZ.
Arizona Republic 19 December 2003
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Eileen (O'Donnell) Aherne
AHERNE (Cork and Mallow): On December 19, 2003, peacefully, at Rosenalee Care Centre, Ballincollig, EILEEN (nee O'Donnell), Centenary Row, St. Lukes, Cork, and late of Bathview, Mallow, beloved wife of the late Chris, dear mother of Tom and Esther, and godmother and aunt of Dr. Tony Ryan. Sadly missed by her loving family, daughter-in-law Mary, grandchildren, nephews, niece, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Removal on this (Saturday) evening at 5.30pm from O'Connell's Funeral Home, St. James Avenue, Mallow to St. Mary's Church, Mallow. Requiem Mass on Monday at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St. Gobnait's Cemetery, Mallow.
The Irish Examiner 20 December 2003
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John B. O'Hern
John B. O'Hern, 87, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital. A memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, December 20, 2003, at St. Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO. Burial will be private at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to the Seton Center or Christ the King Church.

John was born November 15, 1916 in Kansas City, MO. He attended Rockhurst College, served as an Army officer in WWII, worked with the Treasury Dept. and the Pentagon. While on duty, he was injured in an airplane crash. He established two advertising agencies, Standard and O'Hern, and O'Hern and Huppe, where he handled major national accounts. He kept busy in his later years with his art and bridge. He was a member of Christ the King Church. He was married for 62 years to Libby Van Buskirk. He is survived by his wife, Libby; his daughter Kathleen Nalepa, son-in-law, Chet Nalepa and granddaughter, Sarah; and a cousin, Mary Ellen Meiners. He was preceded in death by his son, Tom O'Hern. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home (816) 444-2060)

Kansas City Star 20 December 2003
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Esther Ahern
Passed away on Wednesday December 10, 2003. Beloved Grandmother of Donna and Mike McElreath, Nancy and Mark Recio, and Julia and Steve Forsythe. Great Grandmother of Charity, Annie, Stephanie, Joe, Faith, Annette (Lowell) & Michael (Keegan). Great Great Grandmother of Jose and Alex. Preceded in death by her husband William "Joe" Ahern and daughter Judy. She was a long time resident of Sacramento. Born in Kansas and travelled here to marry Joe. She was the owner of The Fin and Pen Pet shop for over 26 years. Friends are welcome to attend a grave side service at Saint Mary's Cemetery for her and Judy on December 26 at 11:00 AM.
Sacramento Bee 22 December 2003
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Anthony Ahern
AHERN, ANTHONY—"Tony" Age 86. Formerly of Dearborn, died December 16, 2003 in Sun City, Arizona. Condolences may be sent to Tony's wife Karol, 10517 Edgewood Dr., Sun City, AZ. 85351
Detroit Free Press 22 December 2003
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William John Ahern
William John Ahern, 71, of Escondido died Monday. He was born in Chicago and was a sales representative for Del Mar Publishers. He served in the Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife, Anna Marie; daughter, Ellen of La Jolla; and sons, W. Brian of La Jolla and Kevin of San Francisco. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, All Hallows Parish, 6602 La Jolla Scenic Drive, La Jolla. Inurnment: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma. Donations: The American Ireland Fund, 7550 Gads St., No. 402, La Jolla, CA 92037. Arrangements: Alhiser-Comer Mortuary.
San Diego Union Tribune 25 December 2003
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Thomas E. Ahern, Jr.
AHERN, THOMAS E. JR., Dec. 3, 2003, of Tacony, age 86; beloved husband of the late Helen (nee Ball), dear brother of Elaine DiColli (Carlo) and the late Joseph Ahern (Kay), also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives, friends and members of Wm.D. Oxley AL Post 133, Reading Ret. Veteran Employees Assoc. I.B.E.W. and Men of Malvern are invited to his Viewing, Tuesday 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the Immaculate Mary Home, Funeral Mass.
The Philadelphia Inquirer 6 December 2003
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William John Ahern
ESCONDIDO—William John Ahern, 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, in Escondido. Born Aug. 20, 1932, in Chicago, he lived in Escondido for 23 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and his hobbies included traveling and digital photography at the beach. Mr. Ahern is survived by his wife of 47 years, Anna Marie Ahern of Escondido; sons and daughter-in-law W. Brian Ahern of La Jolla and Kevin P. and Radhi Ahern of San Francisco; and daughter Ellen M. Ahern of La Jolla. A mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at All Hallows Parish, La Jolla. A private cremation is planned with inurnment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. The family suggest memorial donations to the American Ireland Fund, c/o Ann Burke, 7550 Eads St. No. 402, La Jolla, CA 92037. Alhiser-Comer Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
North County Times 27 December 2003
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Amelia (Ahern) Renzi
On December 27, 2003, AMELIA (nee Ahern) RENZI, beloved wife of the late Victor J. Renzi Sr. and devoted mother of Barbara L., Victor J., Jr., Michael J., Steven A., Christine C., Luisa B., and Vincent L. Renzi, dear sister of Brian Ahern. Also survived by sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, othere relatives and friends.

Friends may call at the family owned Hartley Miller-Stella Funeral Home, Chtd., 7527 Harford Road, on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in Epiphany Lutheran Church on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment in Dulaney Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to Epiphany Lutheran Church, 4301 Raspe Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21206 would be appreciated.

Baltimore Sun 28 December 2003
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James Richard Ahern
Mass for James Richard Ahern, 83, of Dillsburg, Pa., formerly of Bayonne, will be tomorrow at 9:45 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, Jackson. He died Friday at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa. Born in Bayonne, Ahern lived in Woodbridge before moving to Dillsburg 15 years ago. He was a warehouse engineer for the Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, for 25 years. Ahern was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. Surviving are a son, James Ahern; four daughters, Frances Krauss, Patricia Ware, Geraldine Kern, and Susan Hollwedel; and a brother, Daniel Ahern; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. George S. Hassler Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge.
The Jersey Journal 29 December 2003
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A Year in Review
An outstanding musician of considerable reputation, Don Ahern was born with a natural gift: perfect pitch. He came to Foxboro in 1924 at the age of one and was first exposed to music in the Foxboro school system where he was also an outstanding baseball player. He umpired the first Little League game in Foxboro with Vin Igo. Chick Comey, who already had his own band, first heard of Don right after he graduated high school and would invite him to play. He took him on his first gig, a dance job at Pawtucket High School. Don had some experience and a couple of lessons from Chick before going into the military during World War II where he was assigned to a military band. Chick attributes the military experience — playing every day — to the rise of Don's success. He was a finished musician upon discharge. Soon, he was playing venues like The Meadows with Vaughn Monroe. By then, Chick had started Comey's Cleaners at the foot of the Common and Don worked with him for years while pursuing his musical interests. He started the Don Ahern Orchestra and played frequently at the former King Philip Ballroom in Wrentham.
The Foxboro Reporter 31 December 2003
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