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Virginia I. (Ahern) Cline
Virginia I. Cline, 94, of Connellsville, Pa. died Tuesday January 6, 2004 in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born July 20, 1909 in Chicago, Ill. a daughter of the late James D. and Catherine Egan Ahern. Mrs. Cline received her associate degree from Fairmont State College where she was a member of the Gamma Chi Chi Sorority and received her bachelors degree from West Virginia University where she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She was a former physical education teacher at Geibel High School, Connellsville, Pa., where she taught for 13 years and she previously taught in the Fairmont School system. She also taught at the former Mt. Macrina School in Uniontown. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church Connellsville and its Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Catholic BPW and its bowling league.

Mrs. Cline was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by six children, James A. Cline and his wife Cheryl of Donegal, Pa. Kay Frances Caringola and her husband Gene of Connellsville, Pa., Eileen Ryan and her husband James of St. Mary's, Pa., Gene L. Cline and his wife Karen of Hunker, Pa., William T. Cline and his wife Sandy of Somerset, Pa. and Mary V. Herring and her husband Brian of Farmington, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Ellen Cline of Indian Head, Md.; 13 grandchildren, Douglas, Kenneth and Scott Cline, Lynn and Jacque Caringola, Colleen, Maureen and Michael Ryan, Kaitlyn, Steven and Seth Cline and Craig and Kelsie Herring; three great grandchildren, Christine, Deborah and Isabel Cline and two step great grandchildren, Amanda and Rebecca Colburn. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Charles C. Cline in 1977; and infant son, Charles Cline 1947; three brothers, John, James and William Ahern and four sisters, Eileen Ahern, Frances Larrabee, Kathryn Linmerick, Lucille Henderson and Geraldine McAteer. Friends will be received from 2-9 P.M. Saturday and Sunday in the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Pa. where a Blessing Service will be held Monday at 9:30 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. in the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Connellsville with Rev. Terry Hercik as celebrant. Interment will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairmont, W.Va. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 8:45 P.M. Sunday in the Funeral Home. The Catholic Daughters of America will conduct a Memorial Service at 3:00 P.M. Sunday in the funeral home. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com

— Funeral Home — 6 January 2004
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Hanora (Ahern) Whelton
WHELTON (Harbour View, Kilbrittain): On January 7, 2004, suddenly, at her residence, HANORA (NOREEN) (nee Ahern), beloved wife of the late Denis and fond mother of Mairead, Michal, Sheila and the late Diarmuid. Deeply mourned by her family, sister Maud, daughter-in-law Catherine, sons-in-law Donal and Pat, grandchildren Laura, Fiona, Gary, Denis and Gerard, nephews, niece, kind neighbours andt friends. RIP. Lying in repose at Gabriel and O'Donovan's Funeral Home, Bandon. Removal on this (Thursday) evening at 7pm to St Patrick's Church, Kilbrittain. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Friday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 7 January 2004
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Mary Elizabeth [Williams] (Hoskins) Ahearn
Jan. 15, 1914—Jan. 4, 2004
Mary Elizabeth (Williams) Ahearn, 89, of Bremerton died Sunday in Bremerton. She was born in St. Paul, Minn., to Charles and Ella (Hoffman) Hoskins. She graduated from high school in White Bear, Minn., in 1932 and from the University of Minnesota in 1940. On Dec. 23, 1944, she married George Williams. He preceded her in death in 1950. On Feb. 13, 1968, she married Clement Ahearn. He preceded her in death in 1968. [sic]

Mrs. Ahearn worked at Ancker Hospital in St. Paul, then moved to Bremerton where she worked at both Harrison Hospital and The Doctors Clinic. She went on to work in civil service as an audiologist for 15 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Federated Order of Eagles and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary. She enjoyed taking cruises worldwide, family camping trips, needlepoint and playing bridge.

Survivors include three sons, James Williams and his wife, Marilyn, of Port Orchard, George Williams and his wife, Sue, of Phoenix and Robert Williams and his wife, Barbara Snow Mickelson, of Seattle; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her brother, James, and her sister, Eleanor, preceded her in death. A service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton.

Bremerton Sun 8 January 2004
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Margaret "Peg" (Ahern) Kelly
Kelly (Cork) On January 8, 2004, unexpectedly, MARGARET (nee Peg Ahern), beloved wife of the late RICHARD KELLY, Chapel Street, Cork and sister of the late Daniel. Deeply regretted by her loving brothers, Pat and John, sisters Mona, Ellen, Mary, and Ann, nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Rosary on this (Friday) evening at Marymount Hospice at 6.45pm. Removal on tomorrow (Saturday) at 5pm from Terence O'Connor Funeral Home, Shandon Street to North Cathedral. Requiem Mass on Monday at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Catherine's Cemetery.
Evening Echo 9 January 2004
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Betty Jean (Roland) O'Hearn
WARNER ROBINS—Mrs. Betty Jean Roland O'Hearn passed away on Friday, January 9, 2004 at home. Services will be held on Sunday, January 11 at 1:30 P.M. in the Chapel of McCullough Funeral Home with Entombment will follow in Magnolia Park Mausoleum. Mrs. O'Hearn was born in Cuthbert, Georgia. A graduate of Vashti College in Thomasville, Georgia, she had been self-employed and was an owner of O'Hearn Heating and Air. Her parents, Glen and Minnie May Roland, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Weldon Hugh Don O'Hearn I, Warner Robins; and children, Donna Goodman (Chris), Roberta; Richard Allen O'Hearn (Vicki), NC; Tracy Elaine O'Hearn, Warner Robins; Weldon Hugh Don O'Hearn II (Bridget), Warner Robins; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at McCullough Funeral Home. Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
The Macon Telegraph 10 January 2004
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Nellie (Aherne) Ryan
RYAN (nee Aherne) (Limerick): On January 11, 2004, at Corbally House Nursing Home, NELLIE, 129 Sycamore Avenue, Rathbane, beloved wife of John and dear mother of Marie (Foley), Michael, Geraldine (Clohessy) and John. Deeply regretted by her brother Denis, sisters Phil and Teresa, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Removal from Griffin's Funeral Home to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church this (Monday) evening at 8pm. Funeral tomorrow (Tuesday), after 12 noon Mass, to Castlemungret Cemetery. Family flowers only.
The Irish Examiner 12 January 2004
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Richard E. Ahearn
Mr. Ahearn, 75, of Middletown died Dec. 23 at home. He was born in Norwich, Conn. and lived in New York City before moving to Middletown in 1973. Mr. Ahearn was a systems analyst for Paine Weber, N.Y., where he worked for 29 years, retiring in 1985. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea, and received the Purple Heart Medal. Mr. Ahearn was a communicant of St. Catherine’s Church, Middletown.

He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence Ahearn and Elizabeth McVeigh; and two brothers, Lawrence and Raymond Ahearn. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary McCarthy Ahearn; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Michael Noone, Hazlet; three sons, Richard and Laurie Nepp, Indianapolis, Ind.; Kyung and James Nepp, Vernon; and Mary and John Nepp, Holmes, N.Y.; two brothers, John Ahearn, Westwood and Emmett Ahearn, Mystic, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services were held at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Inc., Middletown. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Catherine’s Church, Middletown. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Eastern Division, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury, N.J. 07702.

Holmdel Independent 14 January 2004
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Gertrude M. (Ahern) O'Callaghan
PEABODY—Gertrude M. (Ahern) O'Callaghan, RN, 72, of Peabody, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at home after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of John O'Callaghan, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Downing) Ahern. She lived in Peabody for the past 48 years. Mrs. O'Callaghan was a graduate of St. Mary's Girls High School in 1948 and Lynn Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. She was a night supervisor at Union Hospital and, prior to her retirement, she was a public health nurse in Peabody.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, John of Ayer, James of Newport News, Va., and Daniel of Pepperell; one daughter, Ellen O'Callaghan of Peabody; one sister, Barbara Kachalkin of Dublin, Calif.; four grandchildren, Ryan, Brittany and Alyssa O'Callaghan of Pepperell and Eric O'Callaghan of Newport News, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.


O'CALLAGHAN—Of Peabody, Jan. 16, Gertrude M. (Ahern) O'Callaghan, RN, of Sunset Drive, Peabody. Wife of John S. O'Callaghan. Mother of John J. and his wife, Mary, of Ayer, James D. of Newport News, Va., Daniel F. and his wife, Nesha, of Pepperell and Ellen O'Callaghan of Peabody. Sister of Barbara Kachalkin of Dublin. Beloved grandmother of Ryan, Brittany, and Alyssa and Eric. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Ave., Lynn, on Tuesday at 8 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann's Church, Peabody, at 9 a.m. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may make donations to Hospice of the North Shore, Inc., 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923 or VNA Inc., 5 Federal St., Danvers, MA 01923.

The Salem News 17 January 2004
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Evelyn (Ahern) Kollar
Evelyn Ahern Kollar, 87, of Binghamton, passed away Sunday evening, January 18, 2004, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Mama's in Heaven Today! She was predeceased by her husband, Rudolph Kollar; and a son-in-law, Richard Felice. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Basil "Bart" McTague, Joan Felice, all of Binghamton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and June LaFayette, Endwell, Gerald and Darlene Kollar, Chenango Bridge; her grandchildren, Jim, Kathy, Bobby, Julie, Shelly, Denise, Rob, Trisha, Joe, Karen, Kristen, Kathie; 9 great-grandchildren, Lilli, Isabella, Geneva, Jared, Jessie, Addie, Joshua, Katie, Chrissy; sister-in-law, Dorothy Ahern; two pets, always by her side, "Nikki and Abbie"; several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, Binghamton and the Altar-Rosary Society. Evelyn was a retired 27 year employee of Link Aviation. She enjoyed gardening and God's small animals. The family wishes to thank Binghamton Fire Dept. Engine 6 and Medic 6 for their assistance many times. Funeral services will be held at the J. A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton Thursday at 9 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Slovak Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the McCormack Funeral Home Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Evelyn may be made to Project Paw, 127 Bevier St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13904, or any organization supporting animals.

Press & Sun-Bulletin 20 January 2004
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Gertrude (Holland) Ahearn
MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—Gertrude (Holland) Ahearn, 82, a longtime resident of Florida, formerly of Beverly, Mass. and a summer resident of Maine, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 in Miami Beach following a brief hospital stay. She was the wife of the late James Ahearn, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born May 5, 1921 in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Brennan) Holland. She graduated from the Jeremiah Burke High School in Boston and was employed by General Electric Co. in Lynn, Mass., Beacon Way Fabrics, the Jefferson Credit Union, and the office of the Dade County school system.

Mrs. Ahearn was active in the Irish community of Miami, St. Patrick Parish and the Miami Beach Women's Club. She was the founder and president of the Beverly Emblem Club, the Women's Auxiliary of the Elk's Club. She is survived by two sisters, Anne Bresnahan of Swampscott, Mass. and Mary Jane Holland of Miami Beach; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces. She was the sister of the late Claire Holland Zubiel Ward and Helen Holland Doyle.


AHERN—Of Miami Beach, Fla., formerly of Beverly, Gertrude (Holland) Ahearn, 82, wife of the late James Ahearn. Memorial Mass at St. Patrick's Church in Miami Beach Saturday, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Camillus House, P.O. Box 011829, Miami

< 33101 or St. Patrick's Elementary School Library, 3700 Garden Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in Beverly at a later date.

The Salem News 26 January 2004
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Alice Marie (Ahern) Fessler
EVANSTON -Funeral Mass for Alice Marie (Ahern) Fessler, 80, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Evanston. Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Crandall Funeral Home in Evanston; followed by visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. An Irish wake and celebration of life is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Beamin-Cashin Building in downtown Evanston. She died Jan. 25, 2004 at her home.

Born Oct. 5, 1923, in the family home in Evanston, she was the daughter of Timothy and Marie (McAbe) Ahern; was raised and educated in Evanston; and lived most of her life in the house in which she was born. On June 20, 1942, she married J. Richard Fessler. She raised five children and helped with numerous grandchildren while working full-time at various jobs, including ranch hand on the Fessler Ranch in Almy; nurses' aide at Memorial Hospital of Uinta County; clerk at Blyth and Fargo; secretary for the Uinta County Treasurer's office, and in the Uinta County court. A member of the Catholic Church, she enjoyed being with her family; St. Patrick's Day; the Oregon coast, where she lived for five years; playing slot machines; the annual chili cook-off; Hamblin Park; and being a full-blooded Irishwoman.

Survivors include her son, Don Fessler, and his wife of Cody; four daughters and their husbands, Tammy Van Syoc of Reedsport, Ore., and Carol Bentley, Irene Hansen and Angie Dawson, all of Evanston; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, Frank Ahern; a sister, Florence Ahern; an aunt; a son; and a granddaughter. Memorials may be made to a hospice program of the donor's choice.

Casper Star Tribune 27 January 2004
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Mildred V. (Donoghue) Ahern
WORCESTER Mildred V. (Donoghue) Ahern 90, formerly of Mill Pond Rd. died Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Knollwood Nursing Home. Her husband John E. Ahern died in 1980. She leaves a son, John and his wife, Barbara Ahern of Paxton; a grandson, Ryan Ahern of Paxton; a sister, Agnes OKeefe of Attleboro; and nieces and nephews. A sister, Catherine Fleming and two brothers, Frederick and Francis Donoghue, predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Michael and Mary (Murphy) Ahern and graduated from Ascension High School and Worcester School of Business.

Mrs. Ahern worked for many years for the Commonwealth Gas Company, before retiring in 1974. She was a member of Christ the King Church. A Funeral will be held Saturday, Jan 31. From FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 9 Hammond St. with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Christ the King Church, 1052 Pleasant St. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Calling Hours are Saturday, Jan 31. From 8 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Peters Church, Activity Fund, 929 Main St. Worcester 01610.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 29 January 2004
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Ann Ahern
AHERN—Ann. On January 27, 2004, of Forest Hills, N.Y. Daughter of the late Maurice and Edna Ahern. Sister of the late Charles. Also survived by her niece Michelle, sister-inlaw Jeanne and cousins William, John and Joseph O'Conor. Funeral Mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Forest Hills, 9:30AM Saturday. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
New York Times 30 January 2004
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Katherine (Moline) Ahern
Died February 1, 2004 at Marian Center, St. Paul. Preceded in death by husband, E.C. (El) Ahern; sister, Connie Newman; sons-in-law, David Simonette and Jack Giles. Survived by daughters, Ellen Simonette Giles, Kathleen (Gene) Hiber; son, John (Janet) Ahern; 11 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren. Kay was born July 29, 1912 to Frank & Julia (Egan) Moline. She was a long-time resident of Dayton's Bluff and a graduate of St. John's, St. Joseph's Academy and The College of St. Catherine. After graduating, she taught Home Economics in Perham, MN for a year and returned to St. Paul for a career at NSP, going into homes to teach women how to use their new electric stoves. After he marriage in 1938, she stayed home to rear her three children. Later, she returned to teaching in the elementary grades. She was active in the Alumnae Association at St. Catherine's, serving as president in 1941-1942. She and her classmates recently celebrated their seventieth reunion. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Marian Center.

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 11AM at ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 977 East 5th St., St. Paul. Visitation 10-11AM Wed. at Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

— Funeral Home, 1 February 2004
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Noreen (Ahern) Murphy
Murphy (Ballinlough): On February 5, 2004, peacefully in the tender care of the nurses and staff of St. Clare's Ward, St. Finbarr's Hospital, NOREEN (nee Ahern), dearly beloved wife of the late Michael and loving mother of Micheal and Bertie. Sadly missed by her loving sons, sister Kathleen, brother Michael, daughters-in-law Mary and Geraldine, grandchildren Deirdre, Eimear, Colm, Stephen and Paul, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at the Templehill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh O'Connor Ltd. Removal on this (Friday) evening at 8pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballinlough. Requiem Mass at 10am tomorrow (Saturday). Funeral afterwards to St. Finbarr's Cemetery. May she rest in peace
Evening Echo 6 February 2004
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Eileen (Ahern) Kearns
Kearns (nee Ahern): On February 6, 2004, peacefully at the Bon Secours Hospital EILEEN, Upper Doyle Road and formerly of the English Market, beloved wife of the late Patrick and dear mother of Deirdre and grandmother of Niamh. Deeply mourned by her loving daughter, granddaughter, brother Andy, sister Siobhan, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Sullivans Funeral Home Turners Cross. Rosary on this (Friday) evening at 8pm. Removal on tomorrow (Saturday) at 7pm to Christ King Church. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael's Cemetery Blackrock.
Evening Echo 6 February 2004
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Midge Ahern
Midge Ahern, 97, of Olathe, CO, died Jan 30, 2004. Service Saturday Feb. 7, 10 a.m. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St., Denver. Rosary preceding service at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Catholic Outreach, 230 N. Third, Grand Junction CO 81501. Martin Mortuary, 550 North Ave., Grand Junction CO. 81501
Rocky Mountain News 7 February 2004
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John C. Ahearn
BOCA RATON, Fla.—John C. Ahearn, 79, of Boca Raton and Manchester, N.H., died Feb. 4, 2004, in Florida his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Manchester, N.H., the son of Jeremiah and Blanche Ahearn. He was a World War II veteran. Mr. Ahearn had a long and successful career with Edgecombe Steel of Nashua, N.H. He met and married Frances LaBonte of Manchester in 1969. He subsequently left Edgecombe Steel to form a partnership with the J. I. McWilliams Co. that continued until his death. He and his family relocated to Boca Raton in 1970. Mr. Ahearn had been working in the field of music visualization for mind enhancement, rehabilitation and therapy for the aging.

Family members include his wife; two sons, Michael Ahearn of Orlando and John Ahearn Jr. of Miami; three daughters, Karen Wilson of Boca Raton, Lesley Thiele of Fort Lauderdale and Lisa Ahearn of Sunrise; a stepdaughter, Martha Neumann of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, relatives, friends.

IN HIS LIFE: His grandchildren are James Maddox, Jeffrey and Kevin Thiele and Raul Huizen. He also leaves a daughter-in-law, Haydee Ahearn; three sons-in-law, Thomas Wilson, Bruce Thiele and Charlie Neumann and his special friend and business partner, Jim McWilliams of Newton, Mass.

SERVICES: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice By The Sea, Boca Raton, 1531 N. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486.

Manchester Union-Leader 8 February 2004
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Helen (O'Hearn) Juergens
WATERLOO—Helen Juergens, 98, of Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center, died Thursday, Feb. 5, at the center of natural causes. She was born April 6, 1905, in Waterloo, daughter of James J. and Agnes Mulhall O'Hearn. She married Leo H. Juergens June 12, 1928, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waterloo. he died in May 1947. Helen attended Our Lady of Victory Academy in Waterloo and graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Dubuque. Survived by: a son, James R. Juergens of Waterloo; two daughters, Anne (George) Webber and Rita (Pat) Kramer, both of Waterloo; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: an infant brother, Eldon. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil. Memorials: may be directed to the church.
Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier 8 February 2004
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Dorothy F. (Marginot) Ahern
Of West Roxbury, formerly of Naples, FL and Falmouth, February 5, 2004. Beloved wife of the late Edmund F. Loving mother of Jack of Needham, Margaret F. Siegfried of Milton and Dennis, Dorothy F. Pender of West Roxbury and Falmouth, Edmund F. Jr. of West Roxbury, Kathleen F. Ahern-Wolseley of Hatchvllle, and the late Michael F. Ahern. Beloved grandmother of 10 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Loving sister of Phyllis Reimink, Patricia Busie, Jean Marie Foster, Charles F. Marginot, and the late Margaret Mutrie, Mildred Grady, Constance Avalle-Arce, William H. and Robert E. Marginot. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY on Tuesday February 10, at 9:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa's Church at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 PM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home 617-323-5600
The Boston Globe 9 February 2004
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Rita Margaret (Haley) Ahern
Rita Margaret (Haley) Ahern, age 81 of Wilmington, DE passed away with her family around her on Sunday, February 8, 2004. Rita was the wife of the late Andrew G. Ahern, Jr. of Wilmington, DE who died in 1995. Rita was born on April 29, 1922 in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from P.S. Dupont High School in 1940 and worked as a secretary for the Dupont Company until her marriage. She was a volunteer at the USO during WWII where she met Lieutenant Andrew G. Ahern, Jr. They were married on July 14, 1945 in the Chapel at Walter Reed Hospital in VA. She worked for many years as a teacher's aide at Beechwood School for Exceptional Children. She was a volunteer for the Social Ministry at St. Helena's Church and an active parishioner for many years. Rita will be missed by her 6 children, Thomas J. Ahern, Andrew G. Ahern III, Mary F. Molen, James J. Ahern, Sheila A. Klink and Alicia M. Ahern; her 9 grandchildren, Ariel, Brian, Kerry, Tara, Cody, Tanner, Abigail, Maggie, Brent; and her 4 great grandchildren, Samantha, Dillon, Ryan and Emily. She is also survived by her brothers, James and Gerald Haley; and sister, Margaret Jacobsen. Her sister Francis Mundy and brother Thomas Haley and parents Margaret Sullivan Haley and Thomas J. Haley preceded her in death. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday morning, February 11 at 10 am at St. Helena's Church, Philadelphia Pike, in Wilmington. Burial will be at the Cathedral Cemetery on Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington. Arrangements by CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES www.chandlerfuneralhome.com 302-478-7100 [see also: John F. "Jack" Ahern]
Delaware News Journal 11 February 2004
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Patricia G. (Ahearn) Lucas
Patricia G. (Ahearn) Lucas of 7 Archer Place, Harrison, NY, died Monday at Westchester Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was 67. Born December 29, 1936, in Port Chester, NY, she was the daughter of Mae V. Ahearn and James J. Ahearn, who predeceased her. She was the mother of Keri Lucas Glick of Darien, CT; Karli Lucas Gray of Bethel, CT and Keith R. Lucas of Naples, FL. Mrs. Lucas, a 1955 graduate of Port Chester High School, was an executive secretary at Transamerica Business Capital Corp. in Rye, NY. She was active in the Rye community, where she raised her children, working for the United Way's fundraising campaign and as a volunteer in the Rye public schools.

She is survived by two sisters: Veronica (Joy) Dukes of Tappan, NY and Dorothy Lantrip of Orlando, FL; and a brother, William E. Ahearn of New York City. Another sister, Margaret Miraglia, and brother, James J. Ahearn Jr., predeceased her. She also is survived by nine grandchildren: Andrew and Hank Glick; Chandler, Chase and Anabelle Gray, Jordan Lucas, Meghan, Alysa and Nicholas Savoie, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Craft Memorial Home, 40 Leicester St., Port Chester. Funeral Mass at 10 am Friday, Our Lady of Mercy Church, 260 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation (1-800-342-2383).

The Journal News 12 February 2004
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Edmund V. Ahearn, Jr.
In FL of So. Boston, February 10th. Beloved husband of Kathleen T. Ahearn. Loving son of Edmund V. Sr. and Margaret F. (McCarthy) Ahearn of Randolph. Loving father of Deborah Johnson of FL, Tina Errico of Lowell, Susan Splaine of Dracut, Anthony Errico of Everett, Kimberly Bent of North Brookfield MA. Brother of Robert F. Ahearn of So. Boston, Joseph L. of Dorchester, Paul D. of Boston, and Mary Judith Ahearn of Randolph. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the O'Brien Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester St. SO. BOSTON, Saturday at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass in St. Brigid's Church at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-9 PM. Late Veteran U.S.M.C, Korean War. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham MA. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.
The Boston Globe 13 February 2004
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Mirilda M. O'Hearn Patnode
Plattsburgh—Mirilda M. O'Hearn Patnode, 71, of Underwood Avenue, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at the CVPH Medical Center. She was born in Mooers Forks on Feb. 28, 1932, the daughter of Louis and Cylinda Gadway. Mrs. Patnode worked at Georgia Pacific Paper Mill for 32 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Plattsburgh. Mirilda was an avid bingo player.

Survivors include her husband, Ellis Patnode of Plattsburgh; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mrs. Bruce (Pamela) Champagne of Plattsburgh and Colleen O’Hearn of Plattsburgh; one stepbrother, Kenneth Gadway of Schuyler Falls; and one granddaughter, Kelly Champagne of Plattsburgh; one stepson, Thomas Patnode of Cape Cod, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Andrea LeClaire of Malone and Amy Covey of Boston, Mass. One sister, Gloria Vester, died earlier. There will be no public calling hours. A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Entombment will be in Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens on the Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh. The R.W. Walker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Our Lady of Victory Church Memorial Fund.

Plattsburgh Press Republican 14 February 2004
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Zoa F. (Pratt) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Zoa F. (Pratt)—Of No. Quincy, February 13, 2004. Beloved wife of the late Ambrose O'Hearn. Loving sister of the late Mary C. Dwyer, James W., Alfred W., and John T. Pratt. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and many close friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral from the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Wollaston Wednesday at 8 AM. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, N. Quincy at 9 AM. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 PM. Burial in Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree. Donations in memory of Mrs. O'Hearn may be made to Sacred Heart School, 20 Glover Ave., North Quincy, MA 02171. For directions www.keohane.com
The Boston Globe 16 February 2004
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Zoa F. (Pratt) O'Hearn
QUINCY—Zoa F. (Pratt) O'Hearn, 84, of North Quincy, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday at Marina Bay Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Quincy. She worked for Fitwell Dress Co. in South Boston for 20 years before retiring in 1991. Born in Everett, she lived in Dorchester before moving to North Quincy 36 years ago.

Mrs. O'Hearn was active in many groups at Sacred Heart Church in North Quincy, including, CCD, bingo, and the adult and children's choirs. She also belonged to the Blue Stocking Book Club for more than 20 years and enjoyed knitting, doing crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble and bowling. Wife of the late Ambrose O'Hearn, she is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock St., North Quincy. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. Visiting is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. Donations may be made to Sacred Heart School, 20 Glover Ave., North Quincy 02171.

The Patriot Ledger 16 February 2004
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Marion E. (Fay) Ahern
Of West Roxbury, Feb. 16. Beloved wife of the late Capt. William R. Ahern (B.P.D.) ret., mother of Joan E. and her husband Ronald A. Howard of Sparks, NV and Marion L. and her husband Robert A. Ritcey Sr. of Foxborough. Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa's Chapel at 11 o'clock. Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Breast Cancer Society. William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600
The Boston Globe 18 February 2004
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Mary (Ahern) Pohl
NUEVO—Mary Pohl, 81, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 23, 1922, in Rochester, N.Y., she lived in Nuevo for five years. She lived in Sun City for 25 years previously. She was a telephone operator for Menifee Valley Medical Center for eight years. She was an operator for General Telephone Co. for 20 years. Mrs. Pohl was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Pohl, on Nov. 17, 1982; and parents Fred and Grace Eileen McCabe Ahern. She is survived by sons Patrick Pohl of Dublin and Michael Pohl of Nuevo; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private burial at Riverside National Cemetery is planned. Miller-Jones Mortuary in Perris is handling arrangements.
North County Times 18 February 2004
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Marion E. (Fay) Ahern
Marion E. (Fay) Ahern, 89. died Monday at her home in West Roxbury. She was the wife of the late William R. Ahern. Born in Somerville, she is survived by two daughters, Marion L. Ritcey of Foxboro and Joan E. Howard of Sparks, Nev.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were scheduled for today (Feb. 19) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at he William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St. in West Roxbury. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa's Church, West Roxbury, followed by burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

The Foxboro Reporter 19 February 2004
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Janice (Stone) Ahearn
PAXTON—Janice (Stone) Ahearn, 75, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, in her home, after a battle with cancer. She leaves her husband of 56 years, George F. Ahearn Sr.; seven children, Paula A. Schur, Mark G. Ahearn and Michael J. Ahearn, all of Paxton, Holly J. Enman of Auburn, Timothy J. Ahearn of North Brookfield, Mary J. Woodis of Spencer and George F. Ahearn Jr. of Oakham; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Ford of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, John Stone of Venice, Fla.; many nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in Worcester, the daughter of Fillmore A. and Mary (Statz) Stone, and lived 57 years in Paxton.

Mrs. Ahearn graduated from South High School in Worcester. She and her husband owned and operated Juniper Mist Dairy Farm in Paxton, retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. Columba Church in Paxton, its Women's Guild and taught Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes for many years. She served on the board of the Paxton Council on Aging, was a member of the Friends of the Richard's Memorial Library and the Red Hat Society, all of Paxton. She was an avid reader and an expert quilter, receiving many awards for her quilts.

The funeral Mass was held February 17, in St. Columba Church, Paxton. Memorial donations may be made the Friends of the Richard's Memorial Library, 44 Richards Ave., Paxton, MA 01612. Miles Funeral Home (www.milesfuneralhome.com), 1158 Main St., Holden, directed arrangements. [see also: James J. Ahearn.]

The Landmark 19 February 2004
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Lois E. (Cleaves) Ahern
MIDDLETON—Lois E. (Cleaves) Ahern, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Beverly Hospital. She was the wife of the late William Ahearn with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John and Daisy (Ambrose) Cleaves. She was raised and educated in Beverly, where she lived most of her life. She resided with her daughter and son-in-law in Middleton for the past seven years. She was an avid lottery player. She was very generous to many people she had met in her life. She enjoyed sharing her time and possessions with the people that touched her life. She was very dedicated to her family. She was very proud of all of their accomplishments. The family dogs, Daisy and K.C., were her best friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Francis, and her husband, Peter, of Middleton; one granddaughter, Kim Francis of Middleton; and three sisters, Alice Dempsey of Beverly, Mary Cleaves of Danvers and Rhoda Davis of Peabody.


AHERN—Of Middleton, formerly of Beverly, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, Lois E. (Cleaves) Ahern, 89, wife of the late William A. Ahern. Mother of Sharon Francis and her husband Peter; grandmother of Kim Francis all of Middleton; and sister of Alice Dempsey of Beverly; Mary Cleaves of Danvers and Rhoda Davis of Peabody. A memorial service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited ot attend. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial of the Urn will be held at Central Cemetery, Beverly, following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 358 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.
The Salem News 21 February 2004
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David J. Ahern
In Quincy, suddenly, Feb. 23, 2004. Beloved husband of 48 years of Clare T. (Calnan) Ahern. Devoted father of Julie A.M. Ahern & her husband Frederick L. Pugliese of Watertown, Terri C. Dalton & her husband William P. Dalton of Braintree & David J. Ahern of Waltham. Grandfather of Sean Dalton, Colleen Dalton, Brendon Dalton & Frederick J. Pugliese. Brother of Mary Heffernan of Marshfield, John Ahern of Plymouth, the late Patricia Roche & William Ahern. Survived by many nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., QUINCY, Thursday, Feb. 26, at 9:15 am. Funeral Mass in St. Marys Church, 95 Crescent St., West Quincy at 10 o'clock. Relatives & friends are invited to attend, visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, W. Quincy. For those who wish donations in Mr. Ahern's memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central N.E. Chapter, 101 First Av., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02154
The Boston Globe 24 February 2004
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Betty Ahearn
AHEARN, Betty.—February 22, 2004, Hornsby Hospital. What a woman! An inspiration to us all. Very much loved by daughters Yvonne and Elizabeth and their families - Mark, Tasha, Klute, Gretchen, Beth, Saxon, Anna and Baby Zara and their loving supportive partners. We will miss her laugh, her love, her involvement in our lives and her total acceptance of and devotion to each and everyone of us. Her husband Darcy will now have her with him once more.
Forever and a Day
Always in our Hearts
Relatives and friends of BETTY are kindly invited to attend her funeral service, on Thursday (February 26, 2004), in the North Chapel at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Road, North Ryde, Commencing at 12.45.
Sydney Morning Herald 24 February 2004
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James J. Ahearn
James Ahearn, 55, of Reading and formerly of Haverhill, died unexpectedly Feb. 3 in Haverhill. He was born in New Bedford, June 3, 1948, son of the late J. Francis and Mary (Lopes) Ahearn. Educated in the Reading Pubic Schools, he was a graduate of Austin Preparatory High School in Reading. For over 30 years he owned and operated Jim Ahearn Piano Co., and had also been employed for other companies on the North Shore as a technician tuner. His survivors include his mother Mary (Lopes) Ahearn of Topsham, Maine; two brothers, Thomas E. Ahearn of Topsham, Maine and Michael J. and his wife, Gail E., of Bowdoinham, Maine. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a memorial service on Saturday at noon at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill. Burial in the Forest Glen Cemetery in Reading will be at the convenience of the family. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com
The Haverhill Gazette 26 February 2004
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Michel Ahern
Michel Ahern 1945 -2004 À Boucherville, le 24 février 2004, à l'âge de 59 ans, est décédé subitement Monsieur Michel Ahern. Il était le fils de feu Raymond Ahern et de feu Jeanne D'Arc Ahern (née Tendland). Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse Jocelyne Huot; ses enfants: Nicolas (Dr Mireille Faucher), Jean-François (Rachel Dauphinais), Claudine; ses soeurs: Ginette (Paul-H. Desrochers), Micheline; ses frères: Guy (Chantal Slythe), André (Sylvie Cantin), Claude (Mireille Dorion), Mario (Marthe Gaulin); ses nièces et neveux ainsi que de nombreux parents et amis. Actif dans le secteur immobilier depuis de nombreuses années, Michel Ahern a réalisé avec passion et détermination plusieurs projets marquants, tant à son propre compte que durant les années passées au sein de la société immobilière Ivanhoé. Il fut également président de la Chambre de commerce de Sainte-Foy, une expérience qui laissa une marque importante sur sa carrière. Il laisse dans le deuil de nombreux collègues et amis qui ont profondément influencé sa vie professionnelle. La famille recevra les condoléances le dimanche 29 février 2004 de 14h à 17h, ainsi que de 19h à 22h au Centre funéraire Côte-des-Neiges situé au 4525, ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal. Les funérailles seront célébrées en l'église Saint-Germain d'Outremont, située au 28, av. Vincent-d'Indy, Outremont, le lundi 1er mars à 10h30, suivies de l'inhumation au cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Vos témoignages de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la Fondation des maladies du coeur du Québec (1434, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, bureau 500, Montréal (Québec) H3G 1R4. Direction funéraire LeSieur & Frère, 450-359-0990
Le Soleil 27 February 2004
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Michel Ahern
Michel Ahern 1945 -2004 In Boucherville, February 24, 2004, at 59 years of age, Mr. Michel Ahern died suddenly. He was the son of Raymond Ahern and Jeanne D' Arc (Tendland) Ahern. He leaves in mourning his wife Jocelyne Huot; his children: Nicolas (Dr. Mireille Faucher), Jean-François (Rachel Dauphinais), Claudine; his sisters: Ginette (Paul-H. Desrochers), Micheline; his brothers: Guy (Chantal Slythe), André (Sylvie Cantin), Claude (Mireille Dorion), Mario (Marthe Gaulin); his nieces and nephews as well as many parents and friends. For many years, Michel Ahern realized with passion and determination several outstanding projects, as well as during the years spent with the Ivanhoé real estate company. He was also a president of the Chamber of Commerce of Sainte-Foy, an experiment which left an important mark on its career. He leaves in the mourning of many colleagues and friends who deeply influenced his professional life. The family will receive the condolences Sunday February 29 2004 from 2-5 and 7-10 in the Côte-des-Neiges Funeral Home located at 4525, ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal. The funeral will be celebrated in the church of Saint-Germain d' Outremont, located at 28 Vincent-d'Indy Ave., Outremont, Monday, March 1 at 10:30, followed by burial in Our-Lady-of-Snows cemetery. Your expressions of sympathy can result in a gift to the Foundation of the diseases of the heart of Quebec (1434 Sainte-Catherine St. Ouest, office 500, Montreal (Quebec) H3G 1R4. Funerary Direction LeSieur & Brother, 450-359-0990
Le Soleil 27 February 2004
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Mary Irene (O'Hearn) Bolduc
PITTSFIELD—Mary Irene Bolduc, 75, of 46 Alfred Drive died Sunday morning at home. She had been a bacteriologist for the Pittsfield Health Department lab for 31 years. She retired in 1991. Born in Pittsfield on Oct. 28, 1928, daughter of Thomas and Irene Molitor O'Hearn, she was a 1946 graduate of St. Joseph's High School. She also attended Our Lady of the Elms College and graduated from the former St. Luke's Hospital School as a medical technician. In June 1991, she was presented a certificate of appreciation from former Mayor Anne Wojtkowski for her years of service to the city. She was known as the popcorn lady to many sick children for handing out certificates for the popcorn wagon. Following her retirement, she was employed by Family Practice Associates, assisting physicians and doing lab work.

A communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Mrs. Bolduc was honored in 1990 as volunteer of the year for New England Association of Development Officers. A member of the Pittsfield Catholic Schools Development Council, she was chosen from among 58 nominees from Catholic school districts throughout New England. She was also a member of the St. Joseph's Alumni Association, where she founded a scholarship program and worked on many fund-raising projects. She had also worked on the Diocese of Springfield stewardship appeal and capital fund drive. She was past secretary of the Pittsfield Anti-Tuberculosis Association. Her husband, Louis A. Bolduc, whom she married Sept. 1, 1962, died Jan. 18, 2003. She leaves a sister, Margaret Donovan of Pittsfield.


FUNERAL NOTICE—Mary Irene Bolduc, age 75, died Feb. 29, 2004. She is also survived by her favorite cousin, Margot Shandoff; her sister-in-law, Carol O'Hearn; her nephews, John Donovan and Timothy and Brian O'Hearn; nieces, Barbara Lagergren and Sharon Cronin, and Diane, Theresa, and Nancy O'Hearn; three great-nephews, Christopher Cronin, Sean Donovan and Patrick O'Hearn; two great-nieces, Caitlin Cronin and Courtney Donovan. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 7 at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME. The funeral will be Wednesday at 8:15 from the funeral home, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9 at St. Joseph's Church, celebrated by the Rev. Michael Shershanovich, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Church or St. Joseph's High School in care of the funeral home.
Berkshire Eagle 1 March 2004
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Kathryn C. (Budro) O'Hearn
West Chazy—Kathryn C. O'Hearn, 100, formerly of Cemetery Street, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at the CVPH Medical Center. She was born in West Chazy on Nov. 1, 1903, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Bassett) Budro. Mrs. O'Hearn was a member of St. Joseph's Church for most of her life. She loved reading and had celebrated her 100th birthday last fall.

Mrs. O'Hearn was employed at Diamond National Paper Company for 24 years, until mandatory retirement at age 65 in 1969. Survivors include two sons, Thomas O'Hearn and his wife Rita of Plattsburgh and Ralph O'Hearn and his wife Jean of West Chazy; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond ("Betty") Gagnier of West Chazy; one daughter-in-law, Nancy O'Hearn of Orlando, Fla.; one son-in-law, James Woodley of Rome, N.Y.; several grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Two sons, Harold and Joseph O'Hearn; one daughter, Kathleen Woodley; and one grandson, Patrick Gagnier, died earlier.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in her parish cemetery on May 5, 2004. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the St. Joseph's Church Altar Fund or the West Chazy Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Plattsburgh Press Republican 2 March 2004
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Rebecca Ahearn
Rebecca Ahearn, of Olean, New York, died on Thursday March fourth, 2004. Rebecca's family will be publicly mourning her at the St. Mary's church on Friday, March 12th.
Olean Times Herald 4 March 2004
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Walter Leslie Ahern
AHERN, Walter Leslie.—Passed away March 8, 2004. Late of Paddington. Loving husband of Shirley. Beloved father of Brett, Judith and Katherine. Father-in-law of Steve.
Aged 78 years.
"Now at Peace. Forever in our hearts."
A funeral service for WALTER will be held at the Entrance District Baptist Church, 8 Yakkalla Street, Bateau Bay, tomorrow (Thursday, March 11, 2004), commencing at 10 a.m. Following the service the cortege will proceed to Palmdale Memorial Park for interment.
Sydney Morning Herald 10 March 2004
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Thomas Joseph O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Thomas Joseph Peacefully at Trillium Ridge Retirement Home on Wednesday, March 10, 2004. Tom O'Hearn beloved husband of the late Dorothy Watt and missed by dear companion Violet Berringer (Jenny) and her daughter Wendy. Loved father of Thomas (Audrey) , Brockville, Terry (Sue), Perth, Peter (Sharon), Ottawa, John of Merrit, B.C., and Christine of Calgary. Lovingly remembered by his eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Dear brother of Mrs. Loretta O'Meara of Gananoque, and Edward (Lillian) of Pt. Claire, Quebec and brother-in-law of Mary Irene, and Leo Kenny, both of Elgin. Predeceased by his brother Andrew and sister Rose Kenny. Friends will be received at the Central Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 49 Colborne Street (at Clergy) on Friday between the hours of 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Cathedral, 279 Johnson Street, on Saturday, March 13th, at 10:30 a.m. Rite of Committal Prayers in St. Mary's Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations for those who wish to the Alzheimers Society (Donations by cheque, please). IN THE CARE OF THE GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, CENTRAL CHAPEL, 546-5454.
Kingston Whig Standard 12 March 2004
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Alfred T. O'Hearn
Of Weymouth, formerly of Cohasset, on March 12. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Mae (Vickery). Devoted father of Patricia Powers and Richard O'Hearn, both of Weymouth. Brother of Edward O'Hearn of FL. Father-in-law of Robert Powers and Marilyn O'Hearn. Grandfather of Melissa DeWolfe and her husband Brian of Marshfield, Sarah O'Hearn of Marshfield, Eric and Alicia Tuttle of Hull. Funeral Services at the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, 100 Washington St., WEYMOUTH, on Mon., March 15 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours on Sun. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.
The Boston Globe 14 March 2004
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Ralph D. O'Hearn
WEST CHAZY—Mr. Ralph D. O'Hearn, 72, of West Church Street, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2004, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. He was born in West Chazy on Jan. 5, 1932, the son of Neil A. and Kathryn (Burdo) O'Hearn. Ralph is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean A. (Stone) O'Hearn of West Chazy; a son, Kenneth O'Hearn of West Chazy; a daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Dennis Relation of Beekmantown; three grandsons, Nicholas, Ryan and Shane; two great-granddaughters, Lia and Payten; a sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Raymond Gagnier of West Chazy; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Rita O'Hearn of Plattsburgh; and several nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Joseph; and a sister, Kathleen.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from St. Joseph's Church in West Chazy. Burial will be later in the year in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Chazy. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Joseph's Church Altar Fund. Arrangements are with Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.

Plattsburgh PressRepublican 15 March 2004
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Joseph A. Ahern
A Mass for Joseph A. Ahern, 64, of Union will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Spirit Church, Union, after the funeral from the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave., Union. Mr. Ahern died Saturday in Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He was a bank manager at the Pamrapo Savings Bank in Bayonne for 15 years. Mr. Ahern served in the Army National Guard and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council in Union and a past president of the Hoboken Kiwanis Club. Born in Bayonne, he lived in Union for 27 years. Surviving are his wife, Diane; a daughter, Tracey Ahern DeSarno; sons, Shaun, Brian and Kevin; sisters, Marilyn Lemanski and Dorothy Jones, and two grandchildren.
New Jersey Star-Ledger 15 March 2004
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Elsie (Pasko) Ahern
AHERN, ELSIE PASKO—Mrs. Elsie Pasko Ahern, a 42 year resident of Old Tappan, NJ, died on March 15, 2004 at the age of 84. She was born on October 25, 1919 to Frank and Nellie Matuisk Pasko in North Arlington, NJ. Mrs. Ahern, a homemaker, previously resided in North Arlington and was an avid bingo player. Mrs. Ahern was predeceased by her husband, Vincent, who died in 1982. Her sole survivor is her son, Vincent of Old Tappan, who is the Postmaster of the Piermont Post Office. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, 10 AM, at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan with Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. Friends and family may call on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 255 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901. MORITZ FUNERAL HOME 98 Route 303 South, Tappan (845) 359-0890
The Journal News 17 March 2004
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Frances Eleanor (Robin) Ahern
The death occurred peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Prince Edward Home, Charlottetown, P.E.I. on Thursday, March 18, 2004 of Frances Eleanor Ahern (nee Robin) of Warren Grove, P.E.I. formerly of Oakville, Ontario, in her 100th year. Born in Toronto on May 14, 1904 to the late Jane Caroline (Reid) and Vavasor Robin. Wife of the late Arthur H. Ahern. Dear Mother of Margot Ezeard (Ken) of Rustico P.E.I. and Nick Ahern (Judi) of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Grandmother of Anne Wallace, Warren Grove, P.E.I. Janet Wallace (Brent Sawchuk), Beaver Lodge, Alberta, Buffy Wallace of Wheatley River, P.E.I. And Jody and Jason Ahern of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Great grandmother of Lindsey, Sarah, Kip and Evan Wallace and Connor Ahern. Aunt of C. Donald Robin (Betty) of Juno Beach, Florida and Jean Mayan (Earl) of Huntington, N.Y. She was predeceased by her brother Phillip Robin of North Palm Beach, Fla. Her independent spirit, sense of humour, vivid memory and interest in history will be fondly remembered by family and friends, including faithful visitor and friend John Wallace of Warren Grove. No visitation by personal request. A private memorial service will be held. Cremation will take place. To be interred at a later date at the family plot in St. Jude's Cemetery in Oakville, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to Central Queen's Funeral Home, New Glasgow, P.E.I.
Toronto Globe & Mail 20 March 2004
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James Lester Ahearn
James Lester Ahearn of Gainesville died Wednesday at E.T. York Hospice Care Center. He was 61. Mr. Ahearn was born in Waterbury, Conn., and moved to Gainesville 20 years ago. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judi Ellen Ahearn. Survivors include his fiancee, Brenda Powers of Gainesville; a son, Donald Ahearn of Jonesville; a brother, Charles Ahearn of Kingsley, Pa.; sisters Jacqueline Schrager of Blaine, Tenn., and Carolyn Whitty of East Windsor, Conn.; caregivers Carol "Cookie" Cook and Larry Watson, both of Gainesville; and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Worth Cremation Service of Florida.
The Gainesville Sun 20 March 2004
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Raymond Charles Ahearn
AHEARN RAYMOND CHARLES Age 60 of Allentown; on Tues., March 16, 2004; beloved son of the late Thomas R. Sr. & Margaret Ahearn; beloved father of Rachelle Ahearn Lanham; beloved grandfather of Taylor and Brittany; beloved brother of Thomas "Timmy", Regis "Monk" and Valeria Kempa; also surviving are many nieces & nephews. Friends are received Saturday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the JAMES J. BARRY, JR. FUNERAL HOME, INC. 608 Warrington Ave. Blessing Service Saturday eve. 8:30 pm. Raymond was a proud member of the Steamfitters Local Union #449 for over 30 years. Please sign the guest book at post-gazette.com
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 20 March 2004
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Vincent David Ahearn
AHEARN—Vincent David on March 6, 2004 of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Pompton Lakes. Beloved husband of Dorothy and the late Marion (1984). Dear father of David Ahearn, Ronald Ahearn and stepfather of Terri Turco and Debora Barnes. Dear brother of Charles Ahearn, Jack Ahearn, Frank Devine and Catherine Ahearn. Devoted grandfather of five. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday March 27, 2004 at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Pompton Lakes. Interment will follow at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes. Donations in Vincent's memory to your local animal charity of choice would be appreciated by his family. www.scanlanfuneralhome.com
Record and Herald News [Eureka, CA] 22 March 2004
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Muriel L. (Ahern) Burns
MURIEL L. BURNS, 82, of Elmwood Drive, a secretary for the Department of the Army, in Washington, D.C., during World War II, and in Boston after the war, died Monday at the St. Elizabeth Home, in East Greenwich. She was the wife of the late Paul W. Burns. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas and Grace (Sweeney) Ahern, and she had been a resident of North Kingstown for 26 years. Mrs. Burns was a graduate of the Sweeney Business School. She was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church.

She leaves three sons, Paul R. Burns of Cabot, Vt., Alan R. Burns of Sandown, N.H., and Brian T. Burns of Warwick; a daughter, Patricia May of North Kingstown; 11 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. She was the mother of the late Joanne LaJoie. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the Fagan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Rd., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Francis de Sales Church, 381 School St. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

Providence Journal 24 March 2004
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Joseph B. O'Hearn
LANCASTER—Joseph B. O'Hearn, 69, of Florence, formerly of Garrard County, died Thursday at St. Luke West Hospital in Florence. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.
Advocate-Messenger 26 March 2004
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Joe O'Hearn
LANCASTER—Joe O'Hearn, 69, died Thurs., Mar. 25, 2004. Graveside services Mon., 11 am, Lancaster Cemetery. Visit 10 am, cemetery chapel. Ramsey Funeral Home in Charge. Visit Legacy.com.
Lexington Herald-Leader 28 March 2004
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Shirley O'Herron
O'HERRON—Shirley, of Darien, CT and Quissett, MA, age 74, died peacefully at the Richard Rosenthal Hospice Residence in Stamford on March 27, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer. She had the good fortune of benefitting from 3 years of expert care provided by the physicians and staffs of New York Presbyterian and the Stamford Hospitals, the Rosenthal Hospice and by several very special ladies, formerly of Jamaica. She was the beloved wife of Jonathan O'Herron and devoted mother to Jonathan O'Herron Jr, Anne Burleigh and Sarah Casey. She is survived by 11 adoring grandchildren. Shirley had a lively intelligence, great character, and remarkable courage. She cared deeply for those less fortunate and had a deep faith in her religion. She was a fabulous cook and a gifted artist. ''Wherever people gather, her deeds will speak her praise.'' Her children and grandchildren have inherited her character and integrity. A graduate of Brown University, she also held a masters degree in religion from Fordham University and was a former member of its Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. She was recently elected a trustee emerita. She was a former board member of the Education for Parish Services, which trains lay people to minister in local communities, and was deeply committed in her support of St. Margaret Mary School in the Bronx and St. Vincent's Hospital in NYC. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately at St. John's Church in Darien, followed by interment at Spring Grove Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11AM on Friday, April 2, 2004 at St. Thomas Moore Church, 374 Middlesex Rd, Darien. The Rev. Gerald Blaszczak, S.J., of Fordham University, will officiate. Edward Cardinal Egan, the Archbishop of NY, will offer a Mass celebrating her life at St. Patrick's Cathedral at a date to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to Fordham University Development Fund, Bronx, NY 10458.

O'HERRON—Shirley. Fordham University and the Board of Trustees mourn the loss of our colleague and great friend, Shirley O'Herron. A graduate of Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, she was a valued member of the University's Board of Trustees for many years and a Trustee Emerita until her recent death. Her exemplary service as the Chair of the Board's Student Affairs Committee and a member of the Board's Executive Committee demonstrated her commitment to Fordham University and her deep concern for the University's students. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Jonathan, their children, Jonathan, Jr., Anne, and Sarah, and the other members of the O'Herron family. Paul B. Guenther, Chairman, Board of Trustees Joseph M. McShane, S.J. President
New York Times 30 March 2004
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Alice Ahern
AHERN—Alice, of Bay Shore, NY, on March 30, 2004, at the age of 64. Loving wife of Joseph. Beloved mother of Alice Weigele, Michael Ahern, Patricia Ahern and Kathleen Gallagher. Cherished grandmother of Brandon Gallagher, Kayla and Michael Ahern. Visiting will be Thursday and Friday 2-5 PM and 7-9 PM at the Overton Funeral Home, Inc., 172 Main St., Islip, NY 11751. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday 10 AM at St. Patrick RC Church, Bay Shore, NY. Interment, St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.
Long Island Newsday 1 April 2004
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Robert E. Ahern
AHERN—Robert E. Beloved husband of Emily A. Ahern (nee Freidhof). Dear brother of the late John "Jack'' Ahern. Uncle of Patty Ernst, Kathy and John Ahern and Eileen Moore. Thursday, March 31, 2004. Age 76. Resident of Sharonville. Per his request there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery, Glendale, Saturday, April 3 at 10 A.M. Memorials requested to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263 or the charity of your choice. Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home serving the family.
Cincinnati Enquirer and Post 2 April 2004
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Thomas Lawrence Ahern
Thomas Lawrence Ahern born June 20, 1948, in Oakland, Ca. passed away suddenly but peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2004, at St. Helena Hospital. He was surrounded by his family and friends. Tom led a rich and varied life. He had a real talent for incorporating all of his experiencs and relationships into what he considered one great adventure. He was still in touch with many of his high school friends through his sister and cousins and in San Francisco's North Beach, where Tom worked and lived for many years. People will remember his tremendous sense of humor and wit. He loved to tell stories about those days and was still greeted on Grant Street by friends as if he had never left. In the early 1980's Tom went to work on the Great Chefs program at the Robert Mondavi Winery. He lent his expertise and grace to help make that program a great success. During that time, he also developed a great love for the Napa Valley and eventually moved permanently to St. Helena. He was still part of the Mondavi summer event staff. While working at Mondavi, Tom started his own catering and event design business. Many party tables and weddings were made more beautiful by Tom's floral masterpieces and many events ran more smoothly because of Tom's tireless dedication to perfection and his endless efforts on behalf of his clients. For the last seven years Tom was a partner and Director at Gordon's Cafe and Wine Bar in Yountville. In this position and through his many independent efforts, Tom's professional and personal life continued to blossom and at the time of his death, despite sometime feeling overwhelmed by the demands for his talent, he was the happiest he had ever been.

Tom is survived by his mother, Mary Ahern, his sister, Debra Gale, her husband Richard and his nephews Nicholas and Clinton. A celebration of his life will be held at the Blue Tooth Ranch, 4311 Silverado Trail in Napa on Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Tom's name to the Queen of the Valley Foundation, P.O. Box 2069, Napa, Ca. 94558 Arrangements are under the direction of Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel, Napa, Ca.

Napa Register 2 April 2004
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John E. Ahern
AHERN—John Ahern, was born April 7, 1921 in Portland, Maine to Eva and Henry Ahern. He died March 29, 2004 in Glendora where he resided for the last 36 years. He is survived by his loving wife Cora, to whom he was married for 53 years, and by 6 children, (Thomas, Maureen, Corinne, Kathleen, Timothy, and Jeannine), 11 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

John was an accomplished engineer, but he also worked at a number of other jobs in his life. His first job was walking a mile to deliver donuts to a local market when he was a young grade-schooler. John was paid for his efforts in small change and candy, and he was grateful for the pay even though his job involved the harrowing task of outrunning other children who wanted to steal his doughnuts. John enjoyed running for most of his life. He received third place in the Glendora spring marathon in the 60 and older category. When he went to Deering High School in Portland, he was deeply involved in track and field, participating for the entire school year in both short and long distance running. He was elected captain of the cross-country team in his senior year. After completing high school, John went to college to study engineering during the Great Depression and worked at a number of small part time jobs in order to pay for his living expenses during his first year. After that first year John alternated between school and work every 10 weeks. At first he felt lonely at his place of work, being a stranger in a small town called West Warren, but one event changed all that. With no sneakers, and only a pair of moccasins taped to his feet, John won an approximately 10-kilometer marathon that was held in celebration of the Bicentennial of the towns of Warren and West Warren. John became a local celebrity and was treated with great hospitality by the community, most of whom he said were Polish party animals.

John served as a 2nd Lt. Flight Line Engineering Off icer at Goose Bay Air Force Base in Labrador during WWII. After the war, he went to Columbia University earning a MSME. He also got his pilot's license during this time. He later got work as an engineer, moved out to California, and developed an interest in the translation of Russian scientific documents. These documents got him interested in a thermodynamic engineering concept known as exergy. John wrote a book about exergy called The Exergy Method of Systems Analysis. John was in the "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", 2nd ed., 1994/95, and also has four patents to his name on cryogenics and heat exchangers.

More than the extraordinary things that he did in his life, the people who knew him will probably remember John most for being a master of living his ordinary life. He was a man who overflowed with generosity, patience, trust and good humor. He was relaxed, easygoing, and he knew how to have a good time. He had faith in other people and he always liked to make them happy. Those who knew him will always remember him as an example to live by. Forever in our hearts, we love you dad. A mass will be held at St. Dorothy's church in Glendora on Wednesday April 14th at 10:00 A.M.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 2 April 2004
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Marion F. (Ruelle) Ahearn
Marion F. Ahearn, 76, of 1029 24th St., Two Rivers, died Friday evening, April 2, 2004, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Parish, St. Luke Site, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William G. OBrien, with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers.

Marion was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Two Rivers, a daughter of the late Emanuel and Marie (Laurent) Ruelle. She attended St. Lukes Parochial School, and Two Rivers Washington High School, graduating with the class of 1945. Marion then furthered her education at the Marvel School of Beauty Culture, where she earned her degree on Oct. 14, 1948. On July 7, 1951, she was united in marriage to William R. Ahearn at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Roland Ahearn presided.

In addition to raising her children, Marion worked out of her home as a beautician for many years. She was also the coordinator of the Friday night fish lunches at the Two Rivers Knights of Columbus for many years. Marion was very involved with all her childrens activities, which included school functions and scouting. She was active with her church, as a member of the Ladies of St. Luke for many years; she was also a member of the K.C. Auxiliary. She was a great cook, enjoyed sewing and knitting, but above all enjoyed her children and grandchildren the most.

Survivors include her husband: Bill; two daughters and sons-in-law: Susan and Jim Kandler, Lake Geneva, Julie and Mark Heckendorf, Menomonee Falls; two sons and daughters-in-law: Terry and Linda Ahearn, Oro Valley, Ariz., Bill and Diane Ahearn, Peotone, Ill.; and nine grandchildren, Sara, Lindsay, Bryan, Jeffery, Haley, Cole, Will, Wade, and Holly. She is further survived by one sister: Elaine Kruszka, Brown Deer; two brothers: Arnold (Judy) Ruelle, Niles, Mich., Ronald (Ann) Ruelle, Milwaukee; three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law: Kathryn Ahearn and John Ahearn, both of Two Rivers, Mary Jane Diamond, Chicago, Ill., and Yvonne Ahearn, Beaver Dam; one aunt: Marcella LaFreniere, Manitowoc; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother-in-law, Gilbert Kruszka. Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday evening. A parish wake service will be held at 6 p.m., led by Father Bill. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning at the church, after 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Holy Family Memorial Hospice Program or to Alzheimers Research.

Marions family would like to extend a very special thank you to Holy Family Memorial Hospice Care Nurses, Ann, Peg and Arlene, and to Dr. Tracy Hoffman for all the compassionate care and kindness extended to Marion during her illness.

Mom,
What words can adequately describe our sense of loss? You were always there for all of us and the emptiness in our lives will be forever.
We take comfort in knowing that your suffering has ended and that you are now at peace.
We will celebrate your life and remember happier days!
We love you.

Manitowic Herald Times Reporter 4 April 2004
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Madelina "Lena" (Greco) O'Hearn
Of Medford, in Braintree, April 3, age 91. Beloved wife of the late Timothy F. O'Hearn. Devoted mother of Mitchell V. DeMare and his wife Anne Marie, of Abington. Loving sister of Rose Violette of S. Boston. Joseph Greco of FL, Anthony Greco of E. Boston and Amadeo Greco of Waltham. Also survived by 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St., (Columbian Sq.) S. Weymouth on Wednesday, April 7 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass at the St. Francis Xavier Church, 261 Pleasnt St., S. Weymouth at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Boston.
The Boston Globe 5 April 2004
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John Thomas Ahern
Private service will be held for John Thomas Ahern, 76. Neptune Society handled the arrangements. Mr. Ahern, a 15-year resident of Spokane Valley, died March 25. He was born in East Windsor, Conn. He graduated from East Windsor High School in 1945 and attended the University of Connecticut. Mr. Ahern served in the Navy during World War II as a seaman first class attached to PBY Search and Rescue in Pensacola, Fla. He married Jacqueline Davis in 1952. For 30 years he was a sales manager for Puerto Rico Marine Management, where he was responsible for shipping from the United States to the Caribbean Islands. He retired in 1990. He was a member of the Spokane Carvers, and his hobbies included woodworking, carving and furniture building. His wife died in 1998. Survivors include two sons, Kevin Ahern of Chattaroy and Brian Ahern of Hailey, Idaho; a daughter, Sharon Ahern of Santa Fe, N.M.; a sister, Margaret Hayden of Vernon, Conn.; and two grandchildren.
The Spokesman-Review 5 April 2004
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John Aherne
Aherne (Cork): On April 7, 2004, peacefully, at his home, Presentation Place, Greeenmount, in the presence of his loving family, JOHN (JOHNIE), beloved son of the late John and Mary Aherne. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers Paddy, Jerry, Brian, William and the late Tony, sisters Noreen, Marie, Margaret, Eileen, Anna and Bernadette, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Reposing at Forde's Funeral Home, South Gate Bridge. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 7pm to St Finbarr's (South) Church, followed by Requiem Mass on arrival. Funeral on tomorrow (Thursday) after 11am Liturgy to St Oliver's Cemetery.
Evening Echo 7 April 2004
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Richard Donald Ahern
Ahern, Richard Donald The son of Eleanor and Frank Ahern, Richard Donald Ahern was the self-described World's oldest rock n' roller. Celebrating his 76th birthday this past July 4th, Rich was the Spirit of '76 incarnate. He passed on April 5th, 2004. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and went on to graduate from MIT and the Technische Hochschule of Graz, Austria, with degrees in architecture and urban planning. Rich then taught architecture at the University of Detroit, Lawrence Tech, and Kent State University. He went on to work with the Detroit Planning Commission during the '50s and '60s under Charlie Blessing. Rich then committed himself to traveling the world over, exploring and sketching many fledgling nations in the midst of their development. At home in Ann Arbor, he shared his talents with the community in designing the 5th Dimension teen club, and the Ann Arbor airport, among others. In 1976 he created Panoramic Graphics, a lithographic print publisher, illustistrating his love of archi tecture with the world. Working for the abolition of war by organizing knowledge, his personal allies included the Dalai Lama and Thomas Banyacya. Rich helped form the Peoples' Bicentennial Commission, People United for a Human Future, the Planetary Initiative, the Huron Valley Green Party, and the Green Party of Michigan. Lord of space and Elbow Room alike, he is survived by his brother Frank Ahern and Arbor Vitae. Through his legacy of art, architecture and understanding , he is a continual source of inspiration, enriching the world community. For information call MUEHLIG FUNERAL CHAPEL, 800-561-9305.
Ann Arbor News 9 April 2004
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David Leo O'Hearn
David L. O’Hearn, a retired Teacher and Science Department Chairman at Burlington High School, passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center on Saturday evening, April 10, 2004. He was 71 years old. Mr. O’Hearn was born and raised on the Mississippi River in Hannibal, MO, where his strong faith and love of family were nurtured. He and his eight brothers and sisters attended Catholic Schools. Upon graduating McCooey High School he entered the Society of Mary and became a Marionist Teaching Brother for 25 years. He graduated from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio Texas University, Fordham, Purdue, and Harvard Universities. As a Marionist he taught Chemistry and Physics at Chaminade in St Louis. He was Principle in East St. Louis and Fort Worth Texas. In Burlington he was the Science Department Chairman for 20 years where he also taught Advanced Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy. He influenced many students, some of whom he maintained correspondence with over the years.

Mr. O’Hearn loved teaching and was always eager to show the mysteries of the universe to any listener. He had a great love of his family; his immediate brothers, sisters, numerous nephews and nieces along with his own family; his wife, two sons, and daughter. As an avid letter writer he maintained a relationship over time with many people including his high school math teacher who still lives.

Mr. O’Hearn’s spiritual life guided him. He was kind and generous to others; especially those who were less fortunate. He was an avid reader. He read the Encyclopedia Britannica for fun and numerous books on various topics from philosophy to building model air planes. He was drawn to World War II memorabilia, and was especially fond of Charles Lindberg. He was a ham radio operator, made polyhedrons from copper that he gladly gave away to anyone who admired them, and recently became a member of the motorized air plane club. He loved to take flying lessons and watch others fly their planes. He delivered Meals on Wheels, was a member of the Burlington Library Book Club, read for the Books for the Blind, and tutored students. He was a loving husband and father always ready to do anything for them. Mr. O’Hearn loved the beauty of the spirit in nature, the birds, squirrels, gardening, and sunrise sunsets and the sky with Jupiter, Venus, and Orion.

He was the husband of Dr. Carol A. (Soares) O’Hearn, P.H.D. Loving father of David C. of Burlington, Erin M. of Reading, and Daniel M. of Burlington. Brother of Michael Joseph of MO, Helen Anne Waltersheid of MO, Kenneth of MO, James of IL, Sister Eleanor O’Hearn C.S.J. of CO, Eugene of NJ, and the late Mary Mudd and Richard O’Hearn.

Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Thursday, April 15 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy’s Church at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington.

— Funeral Home, 10 April 2004
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Dorothy Mary (O'Hearn) Hayden
HAYDEN, Dorothy Mary -62, Gables Lodge, Amherst, formerly of Springhill, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Nappan, Cumberland Co. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of Margaret (Bourgeois) O'Hearn, Gables Lodge, and the late Raymond O'Hearn. She was an adherent of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, and enjoyed playing cards, watching television, yard sales and her family. She is survived by sons, Michael Hayden, Pugwash; Bobby Joe Hayden, Edmonton, Alta.; daughter, Gloria Hayden and her companion Bill Landry, Mapleton, Cumberland Co.; sisters, Betty (Jack) Crowe, Oromocto, N.B.; Marie Sommers, Springhill; Hattie (Gerald) O'Brien, Ruth (James) Gouchie, all of Amherst; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Blaine Neilson Hayden; brother, Raymond O'Hearn. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Lung Association of Nova Scotia would be appreciated.
The Chronicle-Herald 12 April 2004
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David L. O'Hearn
Of Burlington, formerly of Hannibal, MO, April 10. Beloved husband of Dr. Carol A. (Soares) O'Hearn, PhD. Loving father of David C. of Burlington, Erin M. of Reading, and Daniel M. of Burlington. Brother of Michael Joseph of MO, Helen Ann Waltersheid of MO, Kenneth of MO, James of IL, Sister Eleanor O'Hearn, C.S.J. of CO, Eugene of NJ and the late Mary Mudd and Richard O'Hearn. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rte. 128, Woburn side) on Thursday, April 15 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Malachy's Church at 10 AM. Visiting hours Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Retired Science Department Chairman at Burlington High School. For directions and obituary, see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net.
The Boston Globe 13 April 2004
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Ann M. (Conway) Ahern
Ann M. Ahern of Lombard since 1950 Funeral services for Ann M. Ahern (nee Conway), 93, will begin with prayers at 9:30 a.m. Friday, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. A Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Mrs. Ahern died Thursday, April 8, 2004, peacefully at home. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Sacred Heart Women's Club since 1950. She was a 1929 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Chicago, and was originally from the St. Rita's Parish area of Chicago. She was an avid White Sox fan, and enjoyed bowling and bridge.

She is survived by her son, Thomas J. (Patricia) of Arlington Heights; her daughter, JoAnn Ahern of Lombard; her grandchildren, Sheila Ahern of Wisconsin, Maureen Ahern of Wisconsin and Dan Ahern of Arlington Heights; and by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was lovingly cared for by her family and by Enriqueta Uloth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M.; her parents, Eugene and Anna (nee Regan); her brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene (Eleanor) Conway and Edward (Barbara) Conway; and by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen (Melvern) Casey and Rosemary (Dr. Howard) McCollom. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity, or to Elmhurst Memorial Hospice, 855 N. Church Ct., Elmhurst, IL 60126. Masses would also be appreciated. Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information, (630)629-0094.

Chicago Suburban Daily Herald 13 April 2004
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Maurice William "Mike" A'Hearn
A'HEARN—Maurice William "Mike", 75, of Point Pleasant, formerly of St. James, N.Y., passed away suddenly in his home April 8, 2004. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, the late Alice Ruth Nilssen, and two grandchildren. Surviving are his six children: Karin Sweeney, Eileen A'Hearn, Maureen Hosie, William A'Hearn, Patricia Thomas and Christopher A'Hearn; his sister Maureen Rappa; and fifteen grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by Van Hise & Callagan Funeral Home, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.
Newsday 13 April 2004
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Gertrude "Trudy" C. (Ahern) DeFilippo
NEW HAMPTON—Gertrude "Trudy" C. DeFilippo, 77, of Blakehill Road, died April 13, 2004, at Franklin Regional Hospital. She was born in Charlestown, Mass., on March 9, 1927, the daughter of Gerald and Alice (Murphy) Ahern. She grew up in Charlestown and resided in Wilmington, Mass., for most of her life. Mrs. DeFilippo had been a New Hampton resident for the past three years. She was predeceased by three sons, Mario DeFilippo Jr., Donald DeFilippo, and Gerald DeFilippo.

The family includes her husband of 56 years, Mario DeFilippo Sr. of New Hampton, three sons, Patrick DeFilippo of Hebron, Michael DeFilippo of Alexandria, and Paul DeFilippo of New Hampton; two daughters, Maria Kelly and Jeannine Kelly, both of New Hampton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Ahern of Florida, and Donald Ahern of Wilmington, Mass.; one sister, Lorraine MacMahon of Sandwich; and nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Our Lady of the Lakes Chapel, Bristol. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Lakes Chapel. The Rev. Eddy Bisson, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in New Hampton Village Cemetery.

Manchester Union-Leader 15 April 2004
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Lillian Ahearn
AHEARN, Lillian, born in Ralls Co., Mo. on April 4, 1904, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 in Brandon. She was a former resident of St. Louis and Chicago. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Ahearn and granddaughter, Christina B. Rea. She is survived by her four children, Peggy (Stan) Tyska, of Valrico, Terry (Betty) Ahearn, of Naperville, Ill., Rita Rea, of Brandon and Roger (Laurel) Ahearn, Sarasota, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2004, in the chapel of Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass in the Nativity Chapel. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa. SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME Riverview/Brandon 677-9494
Tampa Tribune 16 April 2004
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John E. Ahern
GLENDORA, CALIF.—John E. Ahern died unexpectedly at his home in Glendora, Calif., where he resided for the past 36 years. He was born in Portland on April 7, 1921, son of Eva and Henry Ahern. John graduated from Deering High School and Northeastern University and served as a 2nd Lt. Flight Line Engineering Officer at Goose Bay Air Force Base in Labrador during World War II. After the war he went to Columbia University, earning a MSME. He also obtained his pilot's license during this time. He later worked as an engineer, moved to California and developed an interest in translating Russian scientific documents. These got him interested in a th friends. RIP. Lying in repose at Gabriel and O'Donovan's F a book about exergy called "The Exergy Method of Systems Analysis". John was in the "Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2nd ed. 1994/95". He also has four patents to his name on cryogenics and heat exchange. He is survived by his wife, Cora, to whom he was married for 53 years; six children, Thomas, Maureen, Corinne, Kathleen, Timothy and Jeannine; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Keating of South Portland. A Mass was held at St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Glendora, Calif. on Wednesday, April 14 at 10 a.m.
Portland Press Herald 16 April 2004
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Mary E. Ahern
Mary E. Ahern 76, Monticello formerly of Indianapolis, died April 15. Mary was an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing and fishing. She loved the Pacers and was a wonderful cook. In loving memory, Mary is survived by her children, Mary Jo Ruffin, Barbara Jean Thompson, Joseph Harold Ahern, Jr., Karl Richard Ahern, Debora Sue Slater, Duane Dennis Ahern, Denise Darlene Godwin, and Dawn Marie Lee; 30 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and her sister, Betty Sears. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Herod Ahern, Sr. In honor of Mary, memorial contributions may be donated to the American Lung Association. A ceremony to celebrate Mary's life is Monday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in Family Funeral Care, with calling Sunday, from 5 until 8 p.m.
The Indianapolis Star 17 April 2004
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David Leo O'Hearn
BURLINGTON David L. O'Hearn, 71, of Burlington, a retired teacher and science department chairman at Burlington High School, died April 10 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. He was born and raised on the Mississippi River in Hannibal, Mo. After he graduated from McCooey High School, he entered the Society of Mary and became a Marianist. He attended St. Mary's University, San Antonio Texas University, Fordham University, Purdue University, and Harvard University. As a Marianist he taught chemistry and physics at Chaminade High School in St Louis. He also was the principal of schools in East St. Louis, Ill., and Fort Worth, Texas. In Burlington he was the science department chairman for 20 years. He also taught chemistry, physics, and astronomy.

He leaves his wife, Carol A. (Soares); two sons, David C. and Daniel M., both of Burlington; and a daughter, Erin M. of Reading.

The Boston Globe 18 April 2004
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Evelyn Patricia "Pat" (Ahern) Asel
ASEL, EVELYN PATRICIA (PAT) AHERN ASEL, born to Evelyn Marie Haile and John Joseph Ahern on June 3, 1918. A two-time cancer survivor, she lost a final, brief battle with lung cancer on April 18, 2004. Pat was a life long Dallas resident who graduated from North Dallas High School. She was a devoted wife and mother, marrying Kenneth Asel, co-founder of Asel Art Supply, Inc. on April 23, 1947. Her husband and her brother, Jerry Ahern, predeceased her. She leaves three children and their families, The Reverend J. Kenneth Asel and wife Devvie of Jackson Hole, WY and their children Jessica and Emily Asel and Kadie and Tres Plummer; Carol Short and husband Ken of Dallas; and Joan Asel Papi and husband Gian Paolo of Spoleto, Italy and their children Marco, Roberto and Federico; two brothers John J. Ahern, Jr. of Dallas and Vincent G. Ahern of Richardson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pat was a member of the Caprice Civic Club and a founding member of St. Rita Catholic Community. An avid golfer who claimed two holes in one, she was a former member of Brookhaven Country Clubs Womens Golf Association. Pat will be best remembered for her unwavering commitment to her family and her quiet courage when faced with the adversity of illness. The family will receive visitors at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Rev. John Heaney, S.J., will be held at 10:00 a.m. on April 21st, 2004 at St. Rita Catholic Community, 12521 Inwood Road. Entombment will follow at Calvary Hill Mausoleum. The family expresses its appreciation to the staffs at Presbyterian Senior Medical Center, Texas Oncology at Presbyterian Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Associations Hospice Program for their care and concern during Pats illness and requests that all memorials be directed to the VNA Hospice Program, 1440 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75247-4929. Dignity Memorial Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas (214) 363-5401

Dallas Morning News 20 April 2004
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Janet Claudia (Ahearn) Cunningham
CUNNINGHAM, Janet Claudia -62, Northwood Terrace, Halifax, passed away on April 19, 2004, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Eileen (Baker) Ahearn. Janet enjoyed ballroom dancing very much, and was a dedicated mother. She is survived by daughters, Joanne Sokoloski, Edmonton, Alta.; Deborah Staley and Kathleen Croft, both of Dartmouth; brother, Leith Ahearn, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Nadia, Sonya, Kaiden. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, from where funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Halifax. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Northwood Foundation. Special thanks to Dr. S. Bourque and nurses at 4.1 New Halifax Infirmary, QEII and also to her Northwood family. On-line condolences may be sent to: 1016@alderwoods.com
The Chronicle-Herald 21 April 2004
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Lillian B. (Elliott) Ahearn
Lillian B. (Elliott) Ahearn, 100 years plus 10 days old, of Brandon, Fla., died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, in Brandon. She was born April 4, 1904, in Rawls County, Mo. [see also: Rita Louise (Ahearn) Rea]
The Naperville Sun 21 April 2004
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Barbara Ann (Ahern) Orlowski
Barbara Ann (Ahern) Orlowski, 72, died April 14, 2004 in Rockville, CT after a brief illness. Born in Arlington September 4, 1931, she was the daughter of Robert J. and Mary E. (Higgins) Ahern. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, she taught art in public schools in Burlington, MA, Clinton, CT, and at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln. She was a life member of the Rockport (MA) and Tolland County (CT) Art Associations.

She married Edward Orlowski in Arlington in 1958. In addition to her husband, of Ellington, CT, she is survived by two sons, Michael of West Hartford and Stephen of Ellington; three daughters, Andrea Lavitt of Coventry, CT, Carolyn Mangiofico of Stafford Springs, CT, and Doreen Moore of Manchester, CT; and seven grandchildren. Also survived by five brothers, Robert of Arlington, Charles of South Yarmouth, Philip of Chelmsford, Dennis of Acton, and David of Mason, NH; and one sister, Claire Stanislawsyck of El Paso, TX and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Lane Ahern who died in Arlington in 1939. Interment was April 17th in Ellington Center Cemetery. Graveside services were conducted by Burke-Fortin Funeral Home of Rockville.

Arlington Advocate 22 April 2004
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J. Floyd Ahern
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—J. Floyd Ahern, 95, of Sacramento, formerly of Sioux City, died Saturday, April 17, 2004 in Sacramento. Services will be 11 a.m., Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, Sacramento. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Sacramento. Mr. Ahern was born July 28, 1908, in Sioux City. He grew up in Plymouth County. Following his high school graduation, he was awarded a teaching certificate. He taught at the high school level and coached basketball. While in Sioux City, he was employed for the Schraft's Restaurants. He married Dollie Lucille Betsworth on Nov. 9, 1938, in Sioux City. Floyd and Lucille moved to Sacramento on Jan. 1, 1939. Survivors include his beloved wife of almost 66 years, Lucille Ahern of Sacramento; his four children, Tom, Pat, Kathy and Margaret Ahern, all of Sacramento, Calif., and his grandchildren Karen and Michael Sterken of Sacramento. His daughter Marilyn Ahern preceded him in death. Memorial Donations can be made to the Sacramento Food Bank, 3333 -3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817.
Sioux City Journal 22 April 2004
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Florence (Voute) Ahearn
AHEARN—Florence V., born in the Bronx, NY, on May 13, 1919 to Matthew and Irene Voute, died peacefully on April 22, 2004. Predeceased by her brother Albert, sister Ruth, and sweet grandson Stephen. Cherished wife for 64 years of John, Sr. Florrie loved being a home maker and mother to John, Jr. (Debbie), Irene Steinfelder (Tony), Donald, Sr. (Cheryl), Kathy (Susan). Special "mother-in-law" to Angela, and "aunt" to Ann Heenan. Proud Nana of John III, Daniel, Laura, Donald, Jr., Stacy, Alicia, Adam, Dan, Sean, and Kevin. Also survived by eleven great grandchildren. Florrie loved animals, but especially her dog Bootsie and cats Willie and Sara. She had a passion for singing old songs, taking long drives, eating good food (nuts, spaghetti and ice cream), red geraniums and clown paintings. Her family thanks the staff of Cedar Lodge for the compassionate care they gave Florrie. Contributions in Florrie's memory can be made to the Little Shelter Animal Rescue, 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, NY 11743. Services, private.
Long Island Newsday 23 April 2004
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David Leo O'Hearn
BURLINGTON, Mass. —David L. O'Hearn, 71, a retired teacher and science department chairman at Burlington, Mass., High School, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2004, at LaHay [sic] Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Funeral services were at Edward Sullivan Funeral Home in Burlington, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Malachy's Church. Burial was at Pine Haven Cemetery in Burlington.

Mr. O'Hearn was born and raised on the Mississippi River in Hannibal. He and his eight brothers and sisters attended Catholic schools in Hannibal. Upon graduation from McCooey High School, he entered the Society of Mary and became a Marionist teaching brother for 25 years. He graduated from St. Mary's University, San Antonio Texas University, Fordham, Purdue and Harvard universities. As a Marionist he taught chemistry and physics at Chaminade in St. Louis. He was principal in East St. Louis and Fort Worth, Texas. In Burlington, he was the science department chairman for 20 years, and taught advanced chemistry, physics and astronomy. He was a ham radio operator, delivered Meals on Wheels, was a member of the Burlington Library Book Club, read for the blind and tutored students.

Survivors include his wife, Dr. Carol A. Soares O'Hearn; two sons, David C. and Daniel M., both of Burlington, Mass.; and one daughter, Erin of Reading, Mass. He was the son of the late Michael Joseph and Helen Ryan O'Hearn of Hannibal. His brothers and sisters include Michael J. of St. Louis, Helen A. Walterscheid of Hannibal, James R. of Quincy, Ill., Kenneth of St. Peters, Sister Eleanor O'Hearn, CSJ, of Denver, Colo., and Eugene of Mount Laurel, N.J. He was preceded in death by one sister Mary V. Mudd; and one brother, Richard E. O'Hearn.

Hannibal Courier-Post 23 April 2004
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Josie Ahern
AHERN, Josie—Passed away peacefully at home, on April 22, 2004, in the presence of her beloved daughters, Geraldine and Kathleen. Devoted wife of Tom (deceased). Lovingly remembered by her extended family in Australia and throughout the world.
The Rose Beyond The Wall Still Grows
A Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of JOSIE will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 264 Miller Street, North Sydney, on Thursday (April 29, 2004) at 10.30 a.m. Following Mass, the burial will take place at Macquarie Park Cemetery. Ann Wilson Funerals, Family Owned and Operated. 9971 4224
Sydney Morning Herald 24 April 2004
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Julia "Julie" (Black) Ahern
Passed away on April 23, 2004, at age 82. Beloved wife of the late Eugene Ahern, Sr., for 53 years; loving mother of Gene (Rosann) Ahern, James (Marilynn) Ahern and Jack Ahern; loving grandmother of Alison, Gina, Maria and Maureen; great grandmother of Nick and Matt; beloved daughter of the late William Black, Sr. and Mary (Judge) Black; dear sister of Mary Cox, and the late Margaret Powers and William and Robert Black; dear sister-in-law of Claire and Raleigh Shaklee and Kathleen Ahern. Served in the U.S. Marines from 1943 to 1945. A graduate of Mission High School. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends may visit Sunday, April 25, 2004 from 4pm to 9pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Service Sunday, 7pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 1:15 pm at St. Gabriel Church, 40th Ave. and Ulloa, San Francisco. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
San Francisco Chronicle 26 April 2004
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Betty C. (Ahern) Kohs
Betty C. Kohs nee Ahern, devoted and loving wife of the late Richard "Dick" F. Kohs. Loving mother of Marge Faretta, Richard (Kathy) Kohs Jr., Stephen (Trish) Kohs, Carol (John) Adamitis and Eileen (Steven) George. Dearest grandmother of Patrick (Katie), Nicole, Jonathan, Joshua, Faretta, Tom and Michelle Kohs, Alex and Tyler Kohs, Meagan Radloff, Katelyn and David Adamitis and Grace George. Dear sister of James (Ann) Ahern, Sr. Denisia Ahern O.P., the late Mary (the late Ray) Morris and the late Marguerite Adlhoch. Dear sister in law of Therese and the late Harold Gunty. Aunt to 68 nieces and nephews. Visitation was Wednesday 3 to 9pm funeral Thursday 8:45 a.m. from the Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home 10727 S. Pulaski Road to Most Holy Redeemer Church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Sinsinawa Dominican Dev. Fund. 585 County Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin 53824 would be appreciated. 773-783-7700 or 708-423-5400
The Star 29 April 2004
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Cedric William James Ahearn
AHEARN, Cedric William James—Passed away, peacefully in his 44th year at Peel Memorial Hospital on Saturday April 24th, 2004. Dearly loved husband of Diane and loving father of daughters Elizabeth and Lindsay. He will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters; Marjorie McInnis (Louis) of P.E.I., Florence Flynn (Wayne) of P.E.I., Eileen MacInnes of Bath, Ontario, Lorraine Ahearn of Fergus, Ontario, John Ahearn (Cathie) of Acton, Ontario, Russell Ahearn (Denise) of Orangeville, Ontario and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Violet Ahearn, sister Esther Cotton and granddaughter Ariel. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 40 Elizabeth Street, Brampton, Ontario on Sunday May 21st, 2004 at 2:00 pm. Followed by a small reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Independent/Free Press 30 April 2004
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Mary Francis (Thoma) Ahern
Funeral services for Mary Ahern of Dubuque were held at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 3 at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque. Siegert-Caser Colonial Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Cresco. Conway Funeral Home handled the arrangements in Cresco.

Mary, 81, died Friday, April 30, 2004 at home. Mary Francis Ahern was born March 14, 1923 in Dubuque, the daughter of Nicholas and Henrietta (Koempel) Thoma [sic]. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy and worked at the Archdiocese of Dubuque newspaper and The Witness. On August 21, 1943 she married Vergil Francis Ahern at St. Raphael's Cathedral. They moved to Cresco where they raised their family. Mary also served the Archdiocese in various functions and assisted Knights of Columbus Council 1571 with bookkeeping. In 1978 they moved back to Dubuque. Vergil died August 10, 1980. She was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order. She was a first-rate gardener, seamstress, and baker.

She is survived by five children: Mary Therese Ahern of Dubuque, Barbara Ann LeGrand of Platteville, WI, Susan Catherine Kratz of Iowa City, Mark Joseph of Cresco, and Paul Francis of Marengo; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Vergil; her parents; three sisters: Sylvia DeLire, Florence Vincent, and Sister Harrietta Thoma, BVM; and two brothers: Paul and George. [see also: Bernice (Ahern) Medhaug]

Times-Plain Dealer May 2004
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Grace (Ahearn) Morrison
Grace Ahearn Morrison, 81, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004. There will be a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at St. Peter Claver Church in West Hartford, Conn. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 4655 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. The Molloy Funeral Home in West Hartford (860-232-1322) is handling arrangements. Online remembrances may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com. The widow of James F. Morrison, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1976. She was the daughter of the late John F. Ahearn and Anna Kane Ahearn. Grace grew up in Waterbury, Conn., where she graduated from Crosby High School. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's College. In 1954 she married James F. Morrison. Grace was employed as a child welfare supervisor for the State of Connecticut Welfare Department. She thereafter worked as a social work consultant. She and Jay moved to West Hartford in 1960. There they raised their two children, Anne and Tom. She was active in the parish activities of St. Thomas Church and served as a Girls Scout leader. After Jay's retirement, they moved to Florida. Grace was the embodiment of her name. She lived a life of caring for others. She was devoted to her husband and to her children and six grandchildren.

Grace is survived by her daughter, Anne Morrison Danaher (and husband John Danaher) and their children, Ceara, Brendan, Austin and Mary Kate; her son, J. Thomas Morrison (and wife Jacquie) and their children, Grace and Barbara; two brothers, Edward "Ned" Ahearn (and wife Mary Gertrude) of Madison, Conn., and John F. Ahearn of Shoal Creek, Ala.; a niece, Moira Ahearn Cohen; a nephew, Kevin Ahearn; and many close friends, especially Mary McCormack Thompson. Grace was preceded in death by her husband on April 12, 2004, and a niece, Katie Ahearn McManus. Grace lived her faith. That faith, together with her dignity and strength of character, sustained her through difficult times and inspires all who knew her and were touched by her goodness and kindness. The Morrison family extends its deep appreciation to the caring staff of Big Bend Hospice House.

Tallahassee Democrat 2 May 2004
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Mary D. (Beeftink) Ahern
Mary D. Ahern of Libertyville. A memorial Mass for Mary D. Ahern, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 22333 E. Erhart Road, Mundelein. Mrs. Ahern died Saturday, May 1, 2004. She served as first president of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Mary of the Annunciation, where she also served as a minister of care. She was the loving and beloved wife of the late Bernard; and daughter of the late Catherine C. and Henry Beeftink. She leaves many cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 22333 E. Erhart Road, Mundelein, IL 60060, the St. Vincent de Paul Society or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements were made by Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, Highland Park. Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information,(847)831-4260 or www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com.
Chicago Daily Herald 4 May 2004
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James Vincent Ahearn
AHEARN, James Vincent, late of Pinjarra Hills, formerly of Ashgrove. Passed away 4th May, 2004, aged 79 years. Much loved Husband of the late Marjorie and Brother of Eileen Hyde. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Requiem Mass for James on Friday, 7th May, 2004, at Mater Dei Catholic Church, Monoplane Street, Ashgrove, commencing at 1.30 p.m. followed by Interment at Pinnaroo Cemetery. Donations to Parkinson's Disease Qld in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. K.M.Smith - 3252 2031.
Brisbane Courier Mail 6 May 2004
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Alice (Kennedy) Ahern
Alice (Kennedy) Ahern, of Bundy Lane, Storrs, died Saturday May 8, 2004 at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham. Born October 26, 1918 in the Bronx, NY, Alice was the daughter of the late Alice (Close) and William E. Kennedy. Prior to coming to Storrs in 1959 she was a researcher at the Association of National Advertisers in Manhattan. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas E. Ahern and her 3 brothers, William E., Robert E., and John F. X. Kennedy. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Jeanne Ahern and Mark Mogayzel of Westford, MA and her extended family. Her family will receive friends at the Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St., Rte. 195, Willimantic on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 99 Jackson St. Willimantic with assembly at the church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Thomas E. and Alice K. Ahern Award in care of The UConn Foundation, 2390 Alumni Dr, Unit 3206, Storrs, CT 06269-3206. This award is given annually to a UConn student involved with the Board of Governors and Student Activities. Please visit www.potterfh.com for directions and online memorial guestbook.
Hartford Courant 9 May 2004
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Jeanette "Jan" O'Hern
O'HERN, Jeanette "Jan," 96, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Erie, Pa. and born in Metz, France, died of a heart attack on May 9, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald J. O'Hern; and sister, Alice Anderson. Jan is survived by her only child, Thomas W. O'Hern and wife Shirley of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Casey O'Hern, Kristen O'Hern, Kimberly Meyer, and Scott Weatherington; great-grandchildren, Sierra O'Hern, Devin O'Hern, Megan Meyer, Katlynn Meyer, Rachel Meyer, Jonathan Slye, and Nate Weatherington.

Jan lived a full life, giving of herself to others. She was a wife, a mother, a retired Hillsborough County school bus driver, cared for an invalid husband for many years, and volunteered at Shriners Children's Hospital, University Community Hospital, and the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Family and friends will gather for a visitation at 10 a.m. with a memorial service at 11 a.m., Friday, May 14, 2004 at Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, 12690 N. 56th Street.

Tampa Tribune 11 May 2004
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Clare T. (Calnan) Ahern
In Quincy, May 21, 2004, Clare T. (Calnan) Ahern, beloved wife of 48 years of the late David J. Ahern. Devoted mother of Julie A. M. Ahern and her husband Frederick L. Pugliese of Watertown, Terri C. Dalton and her husband William P. Dalton of Braintree, and David J. Ahern of Waltham. Grandmother of Sean Dalton, Colleen Dalton, Brendon Dalton and Frederick J. Pugliese. Sister of Myra Romanelli of Norwood, the late Irene Hawkins and the late Carole Calnan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., QUINCY, Tuesday, May 25 at a church and time to be announced. Visiting hours Monday 5-8 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy. For those who wish, donations in Mrs. Ahern's memory may be made to the Natl. Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central N.E. Chapter, 101 First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02154.
Patriot Ledger 22 May 2004
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Margaret "Rita" (Cashman) Ahern
Ahern (Blackrock, Cork): On May 25, 2004, peacefully, at her residence, Ballinure Cottages, RITA (MARGARET) (nee Cashman), dearly loved wife of Patrick and loving mother of Eileen, Thomas, Marie, Therese and the late William. Sadly missed by her loving husband, family, brother, sisters, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh O'Connor Ltd. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 7.30pm to St. Michael's Church, Blackrock. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael's Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. May she rest in peace
Evening Echo 26 May 2004
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Bernie J. Ahern
LOLO—Bernie Ahern, age 70, of Lolo, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Community Medical Center with his family by his side. Bernie was born in St. Ignatius on Feb. 18, 1934, to William Ahern and Frances M. Geary. In 1953, he enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from Arlee High School in 1952. After serving four years in communications, he received his honorable discharge and attended the University of Montana. He worked for Mountain Bell and AT&T, retiring in 1989. He married Toni Niles McCollom in February 1966, in Missoula.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joe of Lolo, and Frank of Veradale, Wash.; sisters Ellen Woods, Mary Flynn and an infant sister; and one niece, Agnes Kahler. He is survived by his wife at the family home in Lolo; son Steve and wife Michele and their children, Danny and Courtney; daughter Deanna and husband Jeff Erhart and their daughter, Megan; stepson Michael McCollom of Deer Lodge and his children, Michael P., Jamie and Robert; stepdaughter Karen McCollom and her children, Eric, Misti and Matt; sister Clara Reynoldson of Green Valley, Ariz.; sister-in-law Katie Ahern of Missoula; and five nieces and nine nephews.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Garden City Funeral Home with a vigil service to follow at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow at New Saint Mary's cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.

The Missoulian 2 June 2004
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Abbie Ahearn
AHEARN, ABBIE—Abbie Ahearn, in her 105 year, native of Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland on May 31, 2004 at St. Patrick’s Home. Longtime resident of Yorkville. Wife of the late Paddy, mother of Jimmy Ahearn, grandmother of Terry and Jane, great-grandmother of Casey, Shannon and Samantha, mother-in-law of Ann Ahearn. Mass of Christian Burial St. Patrick’s Home, Bronx, NY on Friday, June 4 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Home.
The Journal-News 2 June 2004
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Catherine A. Ahearn
Of Lexington, June 4, 2004, daughter of the late James M. Ahearn and Ellen (O'Rourke), sister of Elizabeth M. Ahearn of Arlington, Jane A. Leboda and her husband Henry of Burlington, Agnes F. Smith and her husband Richard of Burlington, and the late James Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, Sr. Josephine Ahearn R.C.E., Mary Ahearn, Arthur Ahearn, Margaret O'Hearne, Theresa Ahearn, and William Ahearn. Catherine is also survived by a sister in law, Jane Tanner Ahearn of Reading. Funeral from the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd, LEXINGTON, Tuesday June 8 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Brigid Church Lexington at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Catherine's memory may be made to St. Brigid Church, 2001 Mass Av., Lexington, Ma 02421 or to Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass Av., Lexington Ma 02421. Interment Westview Cemetery, Lexington. Douglass Funeral Home 781-862-1800
The Boston Globe 5 June 2004
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Ruth E. (Van Allen) Ahearn
BRAINTREE—Ruth E. Ahearn, 80, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington. She was born September 19, 1923 in Fanwood, N.J., the daughter of George F. and Daisy E. (Motley) Van Allen. Ruth graduated from Dunellen (N.J.) High School in 1941. Following her education she worked as a secretary at the New Market (N.J.) Town Hall. During WW II Ruth served in the U.S. Navy as a Yeoman with Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C., from 1943-1945. She married Maurice K. Ahearn July 6, 1944 in Bartow, FL. The Ahearns lived in Piscataway, N.J., until moving to Braintree, VT in 1968. She enjoyed flower gardening, oil painting, sewing, crocheting, the outdoors, decorating for Christmas, reading and spending time with her large family. She was a Past Commander of the Piscataway American Legion Post #261, Past Commander and life member of the Randolph (VT) American Legion Post #9 and a member of the Hearth & Heath Club in Braintree, VT. Ruth was a member of Sts. Donation & Rogation Catholic Church in Randolph, VT.

She is survived by 3 sons; Maurice K. Ahearn, Jr. of Sun City Ctr., FL, John P. Ahearn of Bennington, VT and William E. Ahearn of Barre, VT, 3 daughters, Carol Haupt of Randolph, VT, Loretta Gaidys of Barre, VT and Maria Ahearn-Hutchinson of Northfield, VT, 2 brothers, George T. Van Allen of Piscataway, N.J., and Robert C. Van Allen of LaPorte, PA, 2 sisters, Daisy Augustinski of Scranton, PA and Mary Van Allen of Bradley Beach, N.J., 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband who died in 1995, 5 brothers and a sister.

Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, June 9, 10 a.m. at the Sts. Donatian & Rogatian Catholic Church in Randolph, VT with the Rev. John Milanese officiating. Burial will follow in the Vermont Veterans Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday evening, 7 to 8 p.m. at the Day Funeral Home, Randolph, VT. Friends wishing, may make memorial contributions in Ruth's memory to the Randolph Area Food Shelf, PO Box 202, Randolph, VT 05060. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph, VT.

Rutland Herald 8 June 2004
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Jim Ahearne
AHEARNE (Agharinagh, Dripsey): On June 16, 2004, in the tender and loving care of Marymount Hospice, JIM (former member of Garda Siochana), beloved husband of the late Joe (nee Ryan). Deeply regretted by his loving daughter Siobhan, sons Paddy and Thomas, daughter-in-law Ciara, grandson Harry, brothers Vincent and Maurice, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Requiem Mass on today (Friday) at 12.30pm in Berrings Church. Funeral immediately afterwards to St. John's Cemetery, Coachford.
The Irish Examiner 18 June 2004
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Barbara Ann (Reinold) Ahern
Of Brockton, formerly of Falmouth and Halifax, June 20. Wife of the late Francis D. Mother of Barbara of NJ, Mary Evans and her husband Guy of E. Bridgewater and F. Daniel and his wife Jean of Hanover. Grandmother of Michael and Kerin Casano and Patrick and Cara Ahern. Sister of Theresa Murphy of Arlington, Lawrence Reinold of VA, Ann O'Keefe of ME and the late Richard Reinhold, Charles E. Reinold, Mary "Chickie" Kelly, John Reinold, Alice Cahalane, Vincent Reinold and Catherine Capp. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) STOUGHTON on Wednesday at 8 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Stoughton at 9 AM. Visiting Hours Tuesday 5-8 PM. Donations in Barbara's name may be made to St. Joseph's Manor, 215 Thatcher St., Brockton, 02302. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com. Farley Funeral Home (781) 344-2676
The Boston Globe 22 June 2004
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BARBARA ANN (REINHOLD) AHERN
Barbara Ann (Reinold) Ahern, 86, died at St. Joseph Manor in Brockton on Sunday, June 20 after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Francis D. Ahern. Born in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School Class of 1936, she has resided in Brockton for many years before after living in Falmouth, Florida and Halifax. She had been a resident of St. Joseph's Manor in Brockton for over 2 years. Mrs. Ahern worked at Morse Shoe in Canton and Foxmoor Casuals in Brockton for several years before retiring in 1975. She was a member of St. Nicholas Church Sodality in Abington and St. Edward's Church Women's Club in Brockton. In her free time she enjoyed sewing, decorating and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Ahern is survived by her children, Barbara Ahern of Montville, NJ, Mary Evans and her husband Guy of E. Bridgewater and F. Daniel Ahern and his wife Jean of Hanover, as well as her grandchildren, Michael and Kerin Casano and Patrick and Cara Ahern. She is also survived by her siblings, Theresa Murphy of Arlington, Lawrence Reinold of VA and Ann O'Keefe of Maine. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, Richard Reinhold, Charles E. Reinold, Mary "Chickie" Kelly, John Reinold, Alice Cahalane, Vincent Reinold and Catherine Capp. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Wednesday at 8 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Stoughton at 9 AM. Visiting Hours Tuesday 5-8 PM. Donations in Barbara's name may be made to St. Joseph's Manor, 215 Thatcher St., Brockton, 02302. Burial to follow at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.

— Farley Funeral Home, 22 June 2004
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Cathaleen "Kit" (Radigan) Ahern
Cathaleen "Kit" Ahern of Denver, formerly of Boulder, died of natural causes Sunday, June 20, 2004. She was 90. The daughter of Thomas Radigan and Kate Kingsley Radigan, she was born May 14, 1914, in New York City. She married John B. Ahern. He preceded her in death. She lived in Boulder from 1995 until 2003. Mrs. Ahern trained as a registered nurse at St. Vincent Hospital and Fordham University. She was served in the military with the 38th EVAC Hospital from 1942 until 1946. Mrs. Ahern retired as an associate director for the Cleveland Hospital in 1977.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Ahern and Matt Ahern; a daughter, Alice Ahern; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 2200 S. Harrison St., Denver. Interment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Contributions may be made to Little Sisters of The Poor Mullen Home, 3629 W. 29th Ave., Denver, CO 80220, or to the Salvation Army, 4455 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304. Cremation Society of Colorado handled arrangements.

Daily Camera 24 June 2004
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Catherine A. "Kae" Ahearn
Catherine A. Ahearn, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. She was born in Lexington, the daughter of the late James M. and Ellen (O'Rourke) Ahearn. Miss Ahearn attended the Lexington Public Schools and graduated from Lexington High School and Lowell Teachers' College with a bachelor of science degree in education. "Kae" as she was affectionately known, dedicated her life to the education of children. She taught in Bedford and then in Arlington elementary schools for 35 years before retiring in 1978. Following her retirement, she worked for many years at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington.

She is survived by three sisters, Elizabeth Ahearn of Arlington, Jane Leboda and her husband, Henry, of Burlington and Agnes F. Smith and her husband, Richard, of Burlington; a sister-in-law, Jane (Tanner) Ahearn of Reading; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the sister of the late James, Ellen, Sr. Josephine R.C.E., Mary, Arthur, Theresa and William Ahearn, and Margaret O'Hearne.

A funeral was held June 8, from the Douglass Funeral Home in Lexington, followed by a Mass in St. Brigid's Church. Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Lexington. For those who wish, contributions in Miss Ahearn's memory may be made to St. Brigid's Church, 2001 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA 02421, or Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA 02421.

Lexington Minuteman 24 June 2004
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Brian Eugene Ahern
Brian Eugene Ahern, 41, died at his home in Grasston on Friday, June 11, 2004 following a prolonged illness. He was born in Mitchell, SD, on Nov. 2, 1962, the son of Donald and Margaret (Sorensen) Ahern. Brian grew up in Brookings, SD and later moved to Minnesota to attend school. Through his studies, he became certified as a small engine technician and an expert woodworker. He is survived by his wife, Darla, his children, Daniel, Joshua, Michael and Brandy Ahern and Kathleen Gibson, all of Grasston; his mother, Margaret Ahern, Mesa, AZ; his sister, Cheryl Lynn Minauri, Gilbert, AZ; his brothers, Mark Ahern, Mesa; and Paul Ahern, Gilbert; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald. Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16 at the Open Arms Church of God in Grasston. Pastor Mike Flynn officiated. Burial was at the Grasston Union Cemetery.
Pine City Pioneer 24 June 2004
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TIMOTHY I. AHERN d. 2003
KATHRYN L. AHERN d. 1989
In loving memory of Tim and Kathy, together on earth for their 40th anniversary, reunited in Heaven for their 55th. B.K.
The Washington Post 25 June 2004
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John Littleton Ahearn
John Littleton Ahearn, 89, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away June 23, 2004. Visitation will be held 6-8 PM, Monday, June 28, 2004 with a 7:00 PM Prayer service at Hansen Chapel, 8314 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ. Services will be held 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 29, 2004, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012. Contributions may be made to Interfaith Cooperative Ministries, 743 W. Buchanan St., Phoenix, AZ 85007.
Arizona Republic 25 June 2004
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John L. Ahearn
John L. Ahearn of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on Wednesday evening, June 23 at the age of 89. A deeply loved husband, father, grandfather and cherished friend to many, John was the oldest of three brothers and was born on November 30, 1914 in Brooklyn New York. John joined the Army before Pearl Harbor, and earned the command of C Company of the 70th Tank Battalion, the only tank unit to participate in the landings in North Africa, Sicily and Normandy. His was the first tank unit to land on Utah Beach on D-Day, his own tank the second to hit the beach. Penetrating inland, he permitted troops and equipment to move off the beach, and captured a defense position and dozens of prisoners. After his tank was disabled from a mine, he lost his legs while attempting to rescue two wounded American servicemen. He was nominated for the Medal of Honor and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

John moved West after rehabilitating, married his first wife Helen and had his first child, Mary. After being widowed, he met and married Irene, his wife of 49 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and his law degree from the University of Arizona. Inspired by John F. Kennedy, John began a long and distinguished public service career, including becoming the Chairman of the Industrial Commission, a member of the Corporation Commission, the Democratic nominee for Congress and Arizona Attorney General, and he was instrumental in the formation of the Residential Utility Consumer Office.

His warmth, generosity, keen wit and Irish charm will be greatly missed. He is adored always by his wife Irene, his children Mary, Stephen, Denise, Kathleen, John and Michael, grandchildren Christine, Andrea, Gabriel, Alejandro and Kevin, and sons-in-law Richard Lee, Geronimo Ramirez, Jr. and Jeff Johnson. A visitation will be held Monday, June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hansen Chapel, 8314 N. 7th Street. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier church, 4715 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Interfaith Cooperative Ministries (602-254-7450).

Arizona Republic 26 June 2004
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John Ahearn
PHOENIX—John Ahearn, an attorney who briefly served on the Arizona Corporation Commission in the late 1970s, died Wednesday of complications of bone cancer. He was 89.   Ahearn, a Phoenix resident, was a decorated World War II veteran who lost his right leg below the knee and part of his left foot in the 1944 invasion of Normandy. He got into politics in the 1960s and helped shape Arizona's Democratic party, according to friends.

In 1964, Ahearn unsuccessfully ran against incumbent Republican John Rhodes to represent District 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives. He failed in a bid for the Corporation Commission in 1978 but was appointed in 1979 to fill a vacancy. Ahearn lost when he ran for a four-year term in 1980. As an activist, Ahearn convinced the Arizona Legislature in 1983 to establish the Residential Utility Consumer Office, a consumer watchdog group that represents the interests of residential utility ratepayers. His son, Stephen, now serves as RUCO's director.

Arizona Daily Star 26 June 2004
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Alice M. (Ryan) Ahern
SOUTH HADLEY—Alice M. (Ryan) Ahern, 82, formerly of Judd Ave., South Hadley died Saturday, June 26, 2004. Born in Springfield, she was raised in the Hungry Hill section, and was a 1939 graduate of the former High School of Commerce. She later lived in South Hadley for 53 years. She worked in the bookkeeping department of the former Holyoke National Bank/Bank of Boston until she retired in 1986. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, South Hadley and a former member of its Ladies Guild and the Women's Bowling League.

The wife of the late Thomas P. Ahern, Jr. who died in 2001, she is survived by her children, Robert J. Ahern of South Hadley, Christine A. O'Connor and her husband Raymond of South Hadley, Jeffrey T. Ahern and his wife Brenda, and Francis M. Ahern and his wife Lisa all of Westfield, one brother, Matthew J. Ryan, Jr. of Springfield, a sister, Julia E. "Sheileen" Sapelli of Agawam, four grandchildren, Sheri Hayes of Hopedale, Marc Ahern of W. Springfield, Matthew & Sean Ahern both of Westfield, two great-grandchildren, Alyssa Torres and Matthew Hayes, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Francis Ryan.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Ryan Funeral Home, 33 Lamb St., South Hadley followed by a funeral mass in St. Patrick's Church at 10 a.m. and burial in St. Rose Cemetery both in South Hadley. Calling hours Monday from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Ryder Funeral Home (413) 533-1735

Sunday Republican 27 June 2004
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Soldier's bravery lasted beyond the battlefield
by Connie Cone Sexton
Somewhere in France
July 4, 1944
Dear John,
Just a few lines to let you know me and the boys are thinking about you and hoping your
(sic) getting along  . . .  I wish I could tell you everything but you understand, I can't do that. We have delt (sic) them plenty hell here in France they will long remember us for this  . . . 

Somewhere in Luxembourg
21 December 1944
Dear Johnno,
Comment allez-vous? All of us are fine but from all indications we will not have a very merry Christmas. No rest for the wicked I suppose.

Somewhere in Germany
12 February 1945
Dear Johnno,
I was sorry to hear that you received only the D.S.C.
(Distinguished Service Cross) rather than the MH (Medal of Honor) which should be given for such deeds of selfless courage.

The correspondence is from long ago, men left behind on a World War II battlefield, writing to their comrade John Ahearn as he fought to recover from a bed at the Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. On June 6, 1944, his battalion landed on Utah Beach during the invasion of Normandy, and in going after wounded soldiers Ahearn stepped on a mine, losing part of his left foot and his right leg below his knee. Ahearn had been in command of C Company of the 70th Tank Battalion, the only tank unit to participate in the landings in North Africa, Sicily and Normandy.

Sixty years later, two of his sons sat at a dining room table, going over the trinkets of his life, doing the things that had to be done to prepare for his funeral. From a small box emerged more than two dozen letters, some bound by rubber bands, all tied to a war decades past. Stephen Ahearn, 46, gingerly opened one of the envelopes and pulled out a letter from 1944. After his father had been wounded, his fellow soldiers and his commander kept him close with their letters. They sent him news from the war, news they shared about their own hometowns. And Ahearn was a faithful correspondent, knowing what mail can mean during war. The letters represent friendship just as the medals that Ahearn earned represent his bravery. He came away from the war with the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He wasn't one to boast about his accomplishments. He had kept his honors tucked away, but the letters were soft and worn and now brought out to a dining room table as his family prepared to say a final goodbye.

Ahearn died June 23. The Phoenix resident, who was 89, will be honored today during a funeral service at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier church, 4715 N. Central Ave., in Phoenix. He lived well beyond the battlefield, beyond the hospital. He moved on with help from prosthetics and became an attorney and a politician. During his years in Arizona, he served as chairman of the Industrial Commission, was appointed to the Corporation Commission, ran valiant but unsuccessful bids for Congress and Arizona attorney general and helped form the Residential Utility Consumer Office. He'd gladly talk about politics, especially about his devotion to the Democratic Party. But ask him to talk about his time during war and he'd usually shy away. "You'd have to pull it out of him," Stephen said. Growing up, he said his father didn't unload all his war stories, preferring to just be a dad, going out and tossing around a baseball.

Michael Ahearn said he grew up not thinking much that his father wore prosthetics. "He'd be out there tossing me the ball," the 36-year-old said. "When I think about that now, that's really something." Survivors include his wife Irene; sons Stephen, John and Michael; daughters Mary Ahearn Lee, Denise Ahearn and Kathleen Johnson; and five grandchildren.

The Arizona Republic 29 June 2004
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Ahearn earned thanks of all of us
by Richard Ducote
We all owe John Ahearn a debt of gratitude. Not just for his sacrifice in World War II, which was considerable. Ahearn, who died last week at 89 in Phoenix, helped put safeguards in place to protect Arizona consumers. He left behind a unique resume. He was instrumental in founding the state Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO) and later chaired its advisory board. This was after a brief stint on the Arizona Corporation Commission. He was active in the field of utility regulation when the Palo Verde nuclear plant was under construction and general inflation was eating up paychecks like fire eats up dry brush. He was a fierce critic of what he saw as Palo Verde construction problems and cost overruns. But he engendered great loyalty from people all over the political spectrum.

A true blue Democrat with Irish Catholic stripes, he had much support in the conservative Republican stronghold of Sun City, the retirement enclave outside Phoenix. In that way, he helped later campaigns of Democrats Marcia Weeks and Renz Jennings, who held the majority position on the commission for a decade. Jennings called his friend "witty, jovial, passionate and fearless" and said he combined "firebrand eloquence with twinkly-eyed merriment." Bad luck or bad policy in the early '80s helped taint Republicans as saps for utility rate increases. Ahearn was appointed to the Corporation Commission by Gov. Bruce Babbitt in 1979 after the death of Stan Akers. But Ahearn was defeated in a run for the post in 1980. Later, he was named by Babbitt to head the Residential Utility Consumer Board to advise RUCO. Had Ahearn done nothing else in his career, we would have a lot to thank him for. Customer-funded RUCO stands as an advocate for consumers. This concept was startling to some utilities two decades ago when rate increases were often accomplished quietly in small rooms inhabited by suited gentlemen.

You could have called Ahearn brash. He would not have cared. As his son Stephen Ahearn told me Monday, his father possessed "a healthy dose of outrage." Ahearn was in it to help the little guy. That was also true when he worked with veterans after the war and when he served on the state Industrial Commission. He also had unsuccessful runs for Congress and Arizona attorney general. Despite those setbacks, he leaves a legacy of public service and true passion for protecting individuals.

Part of that legacy resides in his son Stephen who now serves as RUCO director. Stephen said the passion for public service was ignited in his dad by President John F. Kennedy. When JFK called on Americans to ask what they could do for their country, John Ahearn was a newly minted attorney. He graduated from the UA College of Law. Ahearn had done his undergraduate work at Arizona State University.

He was born in Brooklyn in 1914 and joined the Army just before Pearl Harbor. He earned command of a company in the 70th Tank Battalion, which took part in the landings in North Africa, Sicily and Normandy. His tank unit was among the first to land on Utah Beach on D-Day in 1944. After moving inland, his tank was disabled by a mine. Attempting to rescue two wounded American paratroopers, he lost most of one leg and another foot to a mine. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

He always downplayed his wartime heroism and cited instead the heroism of his own father, a letter carrier with emphysema who raised three sons while their mother was away from the home with an illness. Now John Ahearn has passed on, one of the estimated 1,000 World War II veterans who leave us every day now. When we contemplate such people, we have much to be grateful for and much to live up to.

Arizona Daily Star 30 June 2004
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Kathleen Agnes (Berendt) Ahern
Kathleen A. Ahern, 86, of St. Anne Extended Healthcare died Monday, July 5, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare. She was born Jan 1, 1918, in Mankato, Minn. She married Thomas R. Ahern. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. July 17 in the Chapel of the Angels at St. Anne Extended Healthcare. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday. Burial in St. Theodore's Catholic Cemetery, Albert Lea, Minn. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Winona.
Winona Daily News 10 July 2004
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Margaret (Aherne) Murphy
NASHUA—Margaret (Aherne) Murphy, 93, died July 11, 2004, at The Courville of Nashua after a brief illness. Mrs. Murphy was born in County Cork, Ireland, June 13, 1911, the daughter of James and Bridget (O'Brien) Aherne. She came to the United States in 1930, when she was 19 years old. She lived in Bronx, N.Y., from 1930 to 1984. In 1984, she moved to Gatewood Manor in Nashua and lived there since then.

She was a quality control inspector and assembler at Waldes Kohinor in Long Island, N.Y., from which she retired in 1976. The family includes a son, Bill Crowley of Washington; two grandchildren, Anne Snell of Washington and Moira Hunt of Washington; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Crowley, and by her second husband, Walter Murphy.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Louis de Gonzague Church, 48 W. Hollis St., Nashua. A committal service and burial will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y.

The Union Leader 13 July 2004
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Kathleen Agnes (Berendt) Ahern
Kathleen Agnes Ahern, 86, of Winona, a home maker, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona. She leaves two sons, Patrick J. Ahern and his friend, Donna Wittrock of Golden, Colo., Michael Ahern of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Colleen (Jerry) Sorenson of Las Vegas, Nev., and Bridget (Brian) Ender of Winona, Minn.; five grandchildren, Sarah, Thomas and Timothy Ahern, T.J. McMahon and Erin Sorenson. Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ahern, one sister, Betty Sturm, and one brother, Robert Berendt.

She was a woman with great intellect and love for humanity, qualities that drew people to her. She was co-author to a number of cook books. Kathleen was a lifetime member of the Catholic Daughters of America. As her children were growing up, she held leadership roles in the Cub and Boy Scouts of America, and the Brownies and Girl Scouts of America. Kathleen has been a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waseca, Minn., and St. Aidan's Catholic Church in Ellendale, Minn., and St. Anne Hospice in Winona.

Kathleen was employed as a secretary for Prudential Insurance in Albert Lea, Minn., retiring in 1980. She was united in marriage to Thomas R. Ahern in Mankato, Minn., on April 18, 1944. He preceded her in death Jan. 31, 2003. She came to Winona in January 1988, having lived previously in Beaver Lake near Ellendale and also Mission, Texas.

Our mother was a gracious lady and had a unique view on life. She prepared and taught us many valuable lessons. Her nuturing and love provided the path for all of her children to seek and obtain a college degree. The ideals of our parents did not end with their own children, together as a family they would bring foster children into their home.

A memorial Mass to celebrate Kathleen's life will be held Saturday, July 17, 2004, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Our Lady at St. Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona; with the Rev. Msgr. Roy Literski officiating. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anne. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at St. Theodore's Cemetery, Albert Lea, Minn., with the Rev. Robert Schneider officiating. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Winona.

Winona Daily News 14 July 2004
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Joseph D. "Joe" Ahearn
Joseph D. "Joe" Ahearn, 86, formerly of Simsbury and Winsted, died Sunday, (July 11, 2004) at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie. He was the husband of the late Ruth (Birchard) Ahearn who died in 2002. Born in Winsted, April 14, 1918, son of the late William and Elizabeth Ahearn, he had lived in Port St. Lucie for the past four years. Prior to his retirement, he had been the plant manager for Allen Manufacturing in Bloomfield for over 30 years. He was a graduate of The Gilbert School in Winsted, class of 1935, was a Navy Veteran of World War II, was a member of the Winsted Fire Dept., a 30 year member of the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Dept., was a volunteer at the Greater Hartford Open, member of the K of C in Simsbury, member of the Port St. Lucie Moose Club, member for over 50 years at the Old Newgate Coon Club in Norfolk, CT, member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie and the Holy Family Name Catholic Church in Simsbury, past president of the plant engineers orginization in Connecticut, was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter.

His survivors include a daughter, Pat Pacitti of Port St. Lucie, and her husband Robert; a sister, Betty Thomen of Cape Cod, MA; two grandchildren, Traci Concepcion, Lee French; and three great grandchildren, Jason, Krystina and Seth. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. from the Maloney Funeral Home, 55 Walnut Street, Winsted, to St. Joseph Church for the funeral liturgy at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph new Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

Hartford Courant 14 July 2004
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Mary Jo (Johnson) Ahearn
Mary Jo Ahearn, nee Johnson, age 74. A retired office manager for Modern Talking Pictures, longtime Homewood resident, formerly of Chicago Heights, passed away July 14, 2004. Born March 19, 1930, she was a 1948 graduate of Bloom Twp. H.S. and member of Chicago Heights Country Club. Wife for 34 years of Donald W. Ahearn; daughter of the late Catherine, nee Romano and John Johnson; sister-in-law of Vera Cullen; special friend of the Joyce, Lewis and Bamonti families. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m. at Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Private inurnment at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Memorials to American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038 or Ingalls Hospice, 1 Ingalls Dr., Harvey, IL 60426 would be appreciated. For further information 708-481-9230.
Chicago Tribune 22 July 2004
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Barbara T. (McCarthy) Ahearn
AHEARN, Barbara T. (McCarthy)—76, of Hampton, NH, formerly of Chelsea, July 24, 2004. Beloved mother of Peggy M. Macomber of Hampton, Jimmy M. of Wakefield. Sister of Mary Beaudoin of Wakefield and the late Billy McCarthy. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, Heather, Krista, Jim Jr., and Sean. Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Hampton, NH, Wednesday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. No visiting hours. If desired, donations may be made to Miraculous Medal Church Outreach Program, 289 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842. Retired supervisor Boston Office Dept. of Welfare. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, NH.
The Boston Globe 26 July 2004
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Barbara T. (M'Carthy) Ahearn
HAMPTON—Barbara T. Ahearn, 76, of 698 Lafayette Road, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, in Exeter Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born April 14, 1928, in Chelsea, Mass., the daughter of the late William J. and Mary C. (Tucker) McCarthy. She resided in Chelsea most of her life, moving to Hampton after her retirement. She was a graduate of St. Rose High School in Chelsea.

Mrs. Ahearn was a supervisor in the Boston office of the Department of Welfare, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for nearly 30 years retiring in 1992. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church. She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Peggy M. and George Macomber of Hampton; one son, Jimmy M. Ahearn of Wakefield, Mass.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mary Beaudoin of Wakefield; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Billy McCarthy. There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Hampton. Private interment will be in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church OutReach Program, 289 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton.

Portsmouth Herald 28 July 2004
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Thomas M. Ahearn Sr.
ST. JOSEPH—Thomas M. Ahearn Sr. 55, of St. Joseph, a loving husband, father and grandfather, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, in Southern Indiana in a motorcycle accident.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kerley-Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Road, Stevensville, with the Rev. B. Gordon Barry officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Home, American Cancer Society and Disabled Veterans Association. Friends wishing to send a condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Tom was born on Dec. 24, 1948, in Muskegon, Mich., to Robert and Christine (Kammers) Ahearn. He grew up in Muskegon, where he attended school. He graduated with a business degree from Grand Valley State University. Tom served his country during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was moved to the Twin City area by J.C. Penney's to close the Benton Harbor store and open the Orchard Mall store in 1979. He also owned Subway Restaurant in the area for 15 years and was president of Ahearn Investments Inc. He owned real estate in the area and recently was a partner in Bartering Partners.

On July 13, 1985, Tom married Cynthia Washburn at the Stevensville United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; son, Thomas (Renee) Ahearn of Indianapolis; daughter, Tiffany (Kevin) McCrary of Muskegon; four grandchildren—Kevin, Kayligh, Nolan and Andrew; his mother, Christine Ahearn of Muskegon; two sisters—Regina Ahearn of Muskegon and Patricia Umlor of Fruitport, Mich.; two brothers—Robert Ahearn of Muskegon and Mike Ahearn of Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; and a sister, Kathleen Kandalec. Tom loved life and having fun and always was ready for a good adventure.

Herald-Palladium 2 August 2004
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Thomas F. "Spike" Ahern
WORCESTER—Thomas F. "Spike" Ahern, 83, died on Saturday July 31 at the Millbury Health Care Center, Millbury. His wife, Adele A. (Chestnut) Ahern died in 1985. Thomas is survived by his two daughters, Maureen R. Miller and her husband Ronald of Auburn; and Kathleen E. Boyce and her husband Edward of Worcester; a brother, Edward Ahern of Worcester; a sister, Alice Ahern of Holden; three grandchildren, Melissa Miller-Fleming of Charlton; Angela McPherson of Worcester and Regan Miller of Cambridge; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Thomas was predeceased by four brothers, Cornelius, Patrick, John and James and three sisters, Mary Boyda, Ann Roy and Margaret Ahern.

Thomas was born in Worcester, son of Cornelius and Mary (Fennessey) Ahern and lived here until moving to Millbury in 2001. A graduate of Worcester Boys Trade High School, Thomas enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1941 and served in the Pacific during World War II. He was discharged in 1947 with the rank of Sergeant. Thomas worked 27 years at Johnson Steel & Wire Co., retiring in 1985. Prior to that he worked 10 years at Wyman-Gordon Co. He was very active in union affairs. He was past treasurer of the United Steel Workers Union, Local 3189; past vice president of the Bartender's Union, Local 95; past senior vice president of the Worcester Labor Council; and a past treasurer of the AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education. Thomas was a member of Ascension Church and Vernon Hill American Legion Post 435.

Thomas' funeral will be held on Tuesday August 3 from HENRY-DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Ascension Church, 40 Vernon St. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home will be on Monday August 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to Ascension Church Memorial Fund, 48 Vernon St., Worcester, 01610.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 2 August 2004
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Donald R. Ahearn, Jr.
WALLINGFORD—Donald R. Ahearn Jr., 56, of East Dayton Hill Road, died on Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden. He was born in Meriden on Dec., 23, 1947, a son of Eileen Desmond Ahearn and Donald R. Ahearn Sr. and had been a lifelong Wallingford Resident. He had been employed by Ahearn Properties and Ahearn Development Corporation in Wallingford. Mr. Ahearn was an avid hunter and trap shooter, and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Besides his parents, Eileen and Donald, Mr. Ahearn is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Jessica E. and Chris Cover of Richmond, Vt., and Kathryn M.D. Ahearn of North Hampton, Mass.; his two sons and daughter-in-law, Donald R. Ahearn III and his wife, Deana of West Tisbury, Mass., and Patrick J. Ahearn of Hamden; his granddaughter, Lilliana G. Ahearn; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Doreen Mary O'Rourke and her husband, Timothy G. O'Rourke of Wallingford and Shelby Brook and Greg Bisa of Glastonbury; his two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeffrey L. and Carol Ahearn of Portland and Daniel E. and Lisa Ahearn of Wallingford; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Beth Eileen Desmond Ahearn Hayward; and his brother, Michael P. Ahearn.

Mr. Ahearn's Family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford on Thursday (TODAY) from 9:15 until 10:30 a.m. when the funeral cortege will proceed to Church of the Resurrection where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Memoriam Cemetery in Wallingford.

Record-Journal 5 August 2004
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George Irving Ahern, Sr.
George, 84, passed away August 3, 2004. He was born January 30, 1920 in Denver. He attended Cathedral High School, University of Colorado and University of Denver. He was a member of the Certified Public Accountants. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arleen, his son George I. "Skip", Jr. (Jane), his granddaughter Anne, and grandsons John and Stephen and Michael (deceased), and great grandson Kellan, a sister-in-law Ellen Ahern, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a WWII veteran, a member of the Model A Club, Antique Car club and recently a volunteer at one of Denver's Cop Shops. Memorial Mass, Friday, August 6, 12:00 noon, Church of the Risen Christ, 3060 South Monaco Parkway. Interment later. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Scholarship Fund 40th Bomb Group Association, 2510 Tulane Avenue, Almagordo, NM 88310 or Little Sisters of the Poor, 3629 W. 29th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211. [see also: Richard C. Ahern]
The Denver Post 5 August 2004
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Dorothy M. Ahern
Ahern—Dorothy M. Ahern Passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 4:55 pm. She was born on February 16, 1914, daughter of the late Thomas Cleveland and Louise Brown Ahern in New Orleans, LA, where she spent most of her ninety years. Dorothy was a 1932 graduate of Holy Name of Jesus High School and attended Dominican College. She was employed by the telephone company known today as Bellsouth during her entire professional career. Dorothy was a long time supporter of St. Michael's Special School, and after retirement, an active member of the Telecom Pioneers Club. She lived In Harahan for forty plus years where she attended St. Rita's catholic church. At the time of her death, Dorothy was a resident of Summerville at Kenner.

Dorothy was predeceased by her brother, Williams [sic] C. and his wife, Abbie S. Ahern and their daughter, Elizabeth A. Duell, and grand nephew, Donald W. Keller, jr. She is survived by niece, Gayle A. and husband, Donald W. Keller and their children and grandchildren all of Houston, TX and Beth's husband, Richard L. Duell of Somerville, OH and their sons and granddaughter.

Relatives, friends and volunteers and members of St. Michael's Special School and the Telecom Pioneers Club are invited to attend the funeral Mass at All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel, 5200 Canal Blvd., 'adjacent to greenwood cemetery' on Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation on saturday from 10:30 am until service time. For those wishing, memorials may be made to: St. Michael's Special School, 1822 Chippawa St., New Orleans, La 70130-4513.

The Daily Picayune 8 August 2004
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Regina (Morton) Ahern
OSWEGO—Regina (Morton) Ahern, 99, a former resident of Simeon-Dewitt Apartments, Oswego, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at St. Luke Health Services. Mrs. Ahern was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Dr. Lawrence Morton and Jane (Hillock) Morton. She had lived in Oswego since 1929. At one time, she was the owner of a neighborhood store located at the corner of Eighth and Bridge streets. She was the wife of the late Claire Ahern, who died in 1967. Mrs. Ahern was a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute and Adelphi College in Garden City. For many years, beginning in 1967, she was a daily volunteer at Oswego Hospital. Mrs. Ahern was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.

She is survived by a son, Alan Ahern of Pittsboro, N.C.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a niece, Maureen Ahern, formerly of Oswego. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to St. Luke Health Services, Route 481, Oswego, NY 13126. Arrangements are in care of Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.

The Palladium-Times 9 August 2004
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Thomas "Dick" Ahern
AHERN, Thomas (Dick), late of Kedron. Passed away on 10th August, 2004, aged 88 years. Beloved Husband of Marie, loving Father and Father-in-law of Barbara and Tony Cowper, Marlene and John Dobie and Brian and Julie. Grandfather and Great-grandfather of ther Families. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend Dick's Funeral Service, to be held in the Little Flower Catholic Church, Turner Road, Kedron, at 10.30 a.m. on Monday, 16th August, 2004, to be followed by Interment at Lutwyche Cemetery. Alex Gow Q.F.D.A.- A.A.F.D., Newstead Ph. 3852 1501
Brisbane Courier Mail 13 August 2004
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Dorothy (Ahearn) Lantrip
Dorothy Lantrip (nee Ahearn), of Orlando, FL, passed away on August 5, 2004 after a lengthy illness. Dorothy is survived by her grandson, Rob Carlucci of Orlando, FL; one sister, Joy Dukes of Tappan, NY and a brother, William Ahearn of NYC, NY and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Barry Lantrip predeceased her as well as her daughter, Tracey Carlucci. Daughter of the late Mae Ahearn and James Ahearn, Sr. A brother, James Ahearn, Jr. and two sisters: Margaret Miraglia and Patricia Lucas predeceased her. Funeral Services were private.
The Journal News 14 August 2004
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John D. O'Hearn
MOUNT MORRIS—Former Oregon resident John D. O'Hearn, 92, of Mount Morris died Friday Aug. 13, 2004, in Pinecrest Manor. Born June 5, 1912, in Chicago, the second son of Daniel and Alvina Haggarty O'Hearn. He attended Chicago public schools, and Georgetown and Northwestern Universities. Married Mary Helen Daly July 12, 1938, in Chicago; she predeceased him Jan. 29, 1995. Both he and his wife pursued careers in Chicago public schools. Mary taught in elementary grades and John taught history and science in senior high schools. For several years, he was principal of Parkman High School in Chicago. Following retirement in 1970, the O'Hearns moved to Oregon and then later to Pinecrest Community in Mount Morris. In his later years, he enjoyed traveling and reading. John was particularly interested in libraries, and the Mount Morris Public Library benefited from his generosity. After his wife's death, he established the Mary Helen O'Hearn Scholarship, an annual grant awarded to a high school senior in Oregon Public School District who is furthering his or her education at a college or trade school. John was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Oregon, Knights of Columbus Council 1092, American Association of School Administrators, Chicago Principals' Association and Chicago Teachers' Association.

Survivors include brother, Aldan O'Hearn of Chicago; nephews, William (Noel) O'Hearn of Evergreen Park and Robert (Maureen) O'Hearn of Willowbrook; and niece, Susan (Robert) Brennan of River Forrest. Also predeceased by parents; sister, Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Marge O'Hearn; and niece, Peg (Allan) Radecki.

Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon, with the Rev. Richard Kramer, pastor, celebrant. Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, with an 8 p.m. rosary service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mary Helen O'Hearn Scholarship Fund, c/o Mount Morris Community Library Foundation.

Rockford Register Star 15 August 2004
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Robert J. O'Hearn
Robert J. O'Hearn, 82, of Jupiter, Florida, died peacefully on August 15, 2004 at his home. Born on April 2, 1922, in North Adams, Massachusetts, Bob served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943 until 1945. He was an Armor Gunner and flew thirty-one missions over Europe. After his military service, Bob was a Marketing Account Manager for Southern Bell for twenty-eight years. Bob will be remembered as a humorous, unique story teller with an amazing ability to recall details from the past. He is survived by his wife, and "Pal" of 51 years, Eva. A sister, Joan, and his Godson, Glen Dias also survive. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center Street, Jupiter, where visitation will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Tuesday, August 17, 2004. A graveside service and burial will be at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, County Line Road, Tequesta, Florida at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, August 18, 2004. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. TAYLOR & MODEEN FUNERAL HOME Family Owned & Operated 744-2030. [see also: William Arthur O'Hearn]
Palm Beach Post 16 August 2004
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Lawrence Stephen O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Lawrence Stephen, 72, of Savannah, GA, and Normandy Beach, NJ, formerly of Chatham Twp., NJ, died August 14, 2004. He enjoyed a very successful career as an institutional equities broker on Wall Street. He was a retired senior vice president of Wheat First Securities. Earlier he had been a partner with J.C. Bradford & Co. and prior to that he was with Smith Barney. Surviving are his wife June Audrey Opdyke; two sons, Lawrence S., Jr. and David Scott, his sister Suzanne Mills; his brother John Brian; and three grandchildren. For funeral service information, please call Van Hise & Callagan Funeral Home, 812 Arnold Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 732-892-0100.
New York Times 18 August 2004
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Lawrence Stephen O'Hearn
Lawrence Stephen O'Hearn, 72, of Savannah, GA and Normandy Beach, NJ, formerly of Chatham Township, NJ, died on Saturday, August 14, 2004 after a 20 year battle with Parkinson's Disease. A true gentlemen in every way, he always had a kind word for everyone. Born in Newark, NJ, Larry grew up in South Orange, NJ and graduated from Columbia High School, Villanova University and the Harvard Business School. He enjoyed a very successful career as an institutional equities broker on Wall Street. He was a retired senior vice president of Wheat First Securities. Earlier he had been a partner with J.C. Bradford & Co., and prior to that he was with Smith, Barney. He lived 32 years in Chatham Township, NJ where he was active in community affairs.

He served on the Library of the Chatham Board of Trustees as Treasurer from 1970-1977, as Mayor's Designated Trustee from 1988-1990 and as president from 1991-1995. He served on the Chatham Township Board of Health from 1982-1987, the last four years as President, was a United Way board Member from 1966-1970 and was a Minisink Club Trustee from 1970-1972. He was a member of Fairmount Country Club and of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Larry dearly loved his sons and was very proud of their endeavors as he was active with them in the Boy Scouts as Assistant Scout Master of Troop 121 in Chatham Township and Troop 64 in Short Hills, NJ. He served on parent committees at the Minisink Swim Club, Fairmount Country Club and the Berkeley Aquatic Club. He was a special mentor to young people. Larry retired as a Commander in the U.S. Navy, having served aboard the cruiser U.S.S. Worcester (CL-144) from 1954-1956, and remained in active reserve duty for 20 years. He was an avid stamp collector and of anything pertaining to sailing ships. Larry loved the seashore where he spent nearly every summer, the last 40 years in Normandy Beach, NJ. He was a beach lifeguard in Seaside Park, and an active sailor on Barnegat Bay where he loved racing with his family. He was a member and past Commodore of the Normandy Beach Yacht Club.

In 1996, Larry retired to The Landings at Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA where he enjoyed the beauty of the Low Country and membership in the Kiwanis Club. He was dearly loved by his wife and family and will be sorely missed by all and will remain in our hearts forever.

He was predeceased by his parents, James A. and Kathryn Kerkering of South Orange and Sea Girt, NJ; brothers, James A. Jr. and Paul T.; and sister, Patricia Cross. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 42 years, June Audrey Opdyke, formerly of Chatham Township, NJ and now of Savannah, GA; sons, Lawrence S. Jr. and daughter-in-law, Beverly Gastright of Savannah, David Scott of Jersey City, NJ; grandchildren, Erin Audrey, Lauren Frances and Lawrence S. III, of Savannah; sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Robert Mills of Atlantic Beach, FL; brother and sister-in-law, John Brian and Lynn Sickley of Pittsford, NY; sister-in-law, Patricia Turnbull of Spring Lake, NJ and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Van Hise and Callagan Funeral Home, 812 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church in Normandy Beach, NJ. Interment: George Washington Memorial Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Larry's honor may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc., 710 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032-9982. Van Hise and Callagan Funeral Home.

Savannah Morning News 18 August 2004
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Patrick "Paddy" Aherne
Aherne (Cork): On August 16, 2004, unexpectedly, at his residence Churchfield Gardens, PATRICK, PADDY, dearly beloved husband of the late Anne, and dear father of Martin and Christine. Very deeply regretted by his loving son, daughter, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, Martina, Mary, Dave, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends. Requiescat in Pace. Reposing at O'Connor Bros Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Rosary and Removal on this (Thursday) evening at 7.30pm to the Church of the Ascension, Gurranabraher. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on tomorrow (Friday). Funeral afterwards to St Mary's Cemetery, Curraghkippane.
Evening Echo 19 August 2004
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Patricia R. (McDonnell) Ahearn
Patricia Ahearn of Cedar Ridge Drive in East Hampton spent summers in Montauk growing up. Her family moved here full time when she was nine years old. She attended the Montauk Public School beginning in the eighth grade. She then attended and graduated from East Hampton High School in 1971. She went on to attend Ulster Community College and then lived for several years in Aspen, Colorado. She loved the outdoor life including hiking and skiing. After returning to Montauk, she lived on her boat in Captain’s Marina and spent many seasons working at local restaurants. She was married to Kevin Ahearn, and they had twin boys, Kevin and Brian, who, she said, were her greatest joy. Pat returned to school while raising her family. She attended Suffolk Community College and earned a Bachelor’s degree and subsequently a Master’s degree from St. Joseph’s College. She began teaching special education at the Montauk School. Her career there began in 1999 and she was involved with the music program and conducted for school plays and concerts. She was a talented pianist who also enjoyed playing the guitar and flute. She loved hiking through Springs and swimming in the ocean. She enjoyed watching her sons compete—both ran track in high school and continue to do so in college. They are currently attending Lehigh University.

Mrs. Ahearn was born on November 17, 1953 to Mark Michael McDonnell and the former Mary Finnegan. In addition to her sons, Mrs. Ahearn is survived by her brother Mark Mc Donnell of Lake Tahoe, California and two sisters, Ellen Keller of Poughquag, New York and Catherine McDonnell of Herndon, Virginia. A funeral service was held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton last Wednesday. Burial was at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk. Memorial donations have been suggested in Mrs. Ahern's [sic] name to the Montauk School Scholarship Fund, 50 South Dorset Road, Montauk 11954

The Independent 25 August 2004
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Lawrence Stephen OHearn
Lawrence Stephen OHearn, 72, of Savannah, Ga., and Normandy Beach , died Aug 14. He worked at Wheat First Securities on Wall Street in New York City for many years before retiring as senior vice president. Earlier, he was a partner at J.C. Bradford and Company and worked at Smith Barney. A retired Navy commander, he served aboard the cruiser USS Worcester (CL-144) from 1954 to 1956 and remained on active reserve duty for 20 years. Active in Chatham Township, Mr. OHearn served on the Library of the Chathams Board of Trustees as treasurer from 1970 to 1977, as a mayors designated trustee from 1988 to 1990 and as president from 1991 to 1995. He served on the Chatham Township Board of Health for five years, the last four years as president. He was a United Way board member for four years.

Born in Newark, he lived in South Orange and in Chatham Township for 32 years before moving to Savannah in 1996. He also maintained a home in Normandy Beach for 40 years. Surviving are June Audrey, his wife of 42 years; sons, Lawrence S. Jr. and David Scott; a sister, Suzanne Mills; a brother, John Brian; and three grandchildren.

News-Record 26 August 2004
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Thomas Ahern
Memoriam In Loving Memory of THOMAS AHERN 2/11/1933-8/29/1994 Lovingly Remembered and Sadly Missed by your Family and Friend
Connecticut Post 29 August 2004
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James R. Ahearn
Helped Area Veterans—April 22, 1928-Aug. 29, 2004
A Mass of Christian Burial for James R. Ahearn, who helped countless veterans obtain their federal benefits, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Ahearn, of Cheektowaga, a retired Veterans of Foreign Wars state officer, died Sunday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness. He was 76. A lifelong area resident, he left St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute after his sophomore year to enlist in the Army during World War II. After Japan surrendered to end the war, he was a lineman during the reconstruction of Hiroshima and Yokohama. He then completed his studies at St. Joseph's. Mr. Ahearn, who had offices in the Dulski Federal Office Building and at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, earned numerous awards for his work on behalf of veterans before retiring. "He couldn't go anywhere without someone calling out his name," said his sister, Ellen T. of Williamsville, who survives. Mr. Ahearn also had worked for South Buffalo Railway and Bethlehem Steel. He was a past commander of Cold Spring Post 3254, VFW, and past president of Carefree Park Homeowners Association. He enjoyed bowling. [see also: Noryne Ahearn, Evelyn M. (Cleary) Ahearn, Thomas D. Ahearn]

The Buffalo News 31 August 2004
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Noelle Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On August 31, 2004, peacefully at the South Infirmary, NOELLE, (late of HGW Paints), Kellehers Buildings, Dillons Cross, beloved daughter of the late Mary and Timothy Ahern and loving sister of the late Maureen. Deeply mourned by her nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Sullivan's Funeral Home, Turners Cross. Rosary followed by Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 6.30pm to St. Joseph's Church, Mayfield. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael's Cemetery, Blackrock.
Evening Echo 1 September 2004
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Jeremiah "Jerh" Ahern
AHERN (Kilworth): On August 31, 2004, unexpectedly, at his residence, JEREMIAH (JERH), Cronohill. Deeply regretted by his brothers, sisters, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Burial, following 2.30pm Requiem Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Araglin, on today (Thursday), in St Michael's Cemetery, Ballyduff. Enquiries to Senan Waters. Tel 025-32359
The Irish Examiner 2 September 2004
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Carlton "Sonny" Adrian Ahern
RIDGELEY—Carlton "Sonny" Adrian Ahern, 71, of Ridgeley, W.Va., died Monday, August 30, 2004, at the WMHS Sacred Heart Campus Hospital in Cumberland, Md. Born December 29, 1931, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph Robert Ahern and Eva Mae (Butts) Ahern. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann (Phillips) Ahern, January 2, 1996; a brother, James Ahern; and a sister, Martha Lee Evans.

Mr. Ahern was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and was retired from the CSX Railroad. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Sonny was a lover of the outdoors, especially fly-fishing, hunting, and his vegetable and flower gardens. He traveled much in his life, having been in 46 of the 50 states. He was a lover of country music and western attire. He was a loving father and grandfather.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. (Phillips) Cornachia-Ahern; his sons, Carlton A. Ahern and wife, Judith, of New Haven, Conn., and David B. Ahern and wife, Lisa, of Chatsworth, Calif.; a daughter, Jeannette A. Hadde and husband, Timothy, of N. Ridgeville, Ohio; his stepsons, Michael Cornachia and wife, Pamela, of Ridgeley, Richard Cornachia and wife, Trisha, of North Augusta, S.C., and Charles Stafford of Cumberland; his brother, Robert Ahern and wife, Chris, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his sisters, Marguerite Likin and husband, Ronald, of Keyser, and Gladys Simmons of Westernport, Md.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends were received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, (www.adamsfamilyfuneralhome.com) on Wednesday. A funeral service will be conducted at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. with Reverend Eric Ruble, officiating. Interment will be at Davis Memorial Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made in Sonny's name to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 326 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.

Mineral Daily News-Tribune 3 September 2004
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Robbie (O'Hearn) Barber
ROBBIE O'HEARN BARBER, widow of Thomas Vaughn Barber, Jr., who preceded her in death, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2004. Mrs. Barber was born in Memphis, TN on July 11, 1916. She was the daughter of Robert Luther and Lena O'Hearn. She was the sister of Robert L. O'Hearn, Jr. She attended Messick High School and was later employed at the Army Depot during World War II. She married Tom Barber on June 15, 1939 and they had two children, Thomas V. (Butch) Barber, Jr. and Gloria B. McCarter. She and her husband were avid sailors, belonging to the Delta Sailing Club and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She loved spending time in Destin, FL with her family.

Robbie is survived by her son Butch of Olive Branch, MS, and daughter Gloria and son-in-law Tom of Jackson, TN, four Grandchildren, Tom and wife Susan McCarter of Dallas, TX, Kevin and wife Shannon, Kendall and wife Sherri, and Todd McCarter all of Jackson, TN, and six Great-grandchildren, Cole, Ben, Nolan, Lauren Davis, and Kade and Juila McCarter. Her family received friends at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Avenue location from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2004, with Graveside services beginning at 2:00 p.m. at National Cemetery on Jackson Avenue with Rev. Kent Bailey officiating. At the request of her family, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

The Commercial Appeal 9 September 2004
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Charles P. Ahern
PINES—Charles P. Ahern, 70, Pines, died at 6 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 12, 2004) at his home. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Carlisle Funeral Home with pastor John Branyan officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Ahern was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Chicago, to Charles Patrick and Avanette (Bruhn) Ahern, who preceded him in death. On July 2, 1955, in Springfield, Tenn., he married Alice Marie Swain, who survives in the Pines. Survivors also include one son, Brian (Kristine) Ahern, Westville; two daughters, Vickie (Martin) Wright, Shreveport, La., and Lori (John) Branyan, Kokomo, Ind.; six grandchildren, Stephanie and Lisa Wright, Amanda, Timothy, Tabitha and Andrew Branyan; one great-grandchild, Alexis Salinas; and two sisters, Loretta (Jack) Gambill and Ann Sweeting, both of Michigan City. Mr. Ahern had retired from Indiana Harbor Belt Railway as a yardman. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
The News Dispatch 15 September 2004
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Florence M. Ahearn
FARMINGTON/VICTOR—Florence M. Ahearn, 79, died Tuesday (Aug. 31, 2004). She is predeceased by her husband, John K. Ahearn in 1994. She is survived by her children, Ann Gifford of Clearwater, Fla., John Ahearn of Wayland, Patrick (Kathy) Ahearn of Farmington; sister, Alice (Donald) Zirkelbach of Pittsford; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Lucey-VanVoorhis Funeral Home, 301 West Main Street, Victor. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday morning at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Victor. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be directed to Ontario/Yates Hospice (Hospeace House), 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
The Evening Tribune 15 September 2004
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William J. "Bill" Ahearn
William J. "Bill" Ahearn, 80, of Bad Axe and formerly from Hume Township near Kinde, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Huron Medical Center, from injuries he sustained from an automobile accident.

He was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Hume Township, son of the late James Ahearn and Emma (Weise) Ahearn. Mr. Ahearn married Alva (Badgley) Ahearn on Nov. 22, 1946. She preceded him in death on April 10, 1979. He attended Bates Country School. Mr. Ahearn was a forklift operator for an automotive company in Detroit. He also was employed at Active Industries, Elkton for 15 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bad Axe. He enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers baseball games, playing cards, and visiting family and friends.

He is survived by two sons, David Ahearn and his wife, Linda, of Roseville, Daniel Ahearn and his wife, Karen, of Bay City; one daughter, Carol Swanson of Clinton Township; two brothers, Larry Ahearn and Gerald Ahearn of Kinde; three sisters, Gert Ignash of Centerline, Irene McIntosh and her husband, Gene, of Bad Axe, Ann Mae Angonese and her husband, Dick, of Macomb County; several grandchildren, Mark Ahearn and his wife, Laurie, of Midland, John Swanson of Clinton Township, David Ahearn Jr. and his wife, Stacy, of New Baltimore, Jason Ahearn of Roseville, Brandon Ahearn of Roseville, Shawn Ahearn, James Ahearn; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Ahearn was preceded in death by his wife, Alva Badgley; a brother, Francis Ahearn; and a sister, Leona Elliott.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Officiating will be the Rev. James Carlson, pastor. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Port Austin. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today with a wake scripture service at 7 p.m. at the MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund.

Huron Daily Tribune 17 September 2004
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Maurice Aherne
AHERNE (Curraheen, Freemount): On September 20, 2004, unexpectedly, MAURICE. Deeply mourned by his loving brother Denis, sister-in-law Kit, nephews Conor and John, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Reposing at O'Reilly's Funeral Home, Newmarket. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 8pm to St Joseph's Church, Lismire. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Tullylease Old Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 22 September 2004
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Amy Elizabeth (Henderson) Diaz
Amy Elizabeth Diaz, 33, of Mankato, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Mankato. She was born Oct. 19, 1970, to James and Evangeline (Ahern) Henderson in Farmington. She graduated from Austin High School in 1989 and from South Central Technical College in North Mankato. Amy was employed by Hickory Tech and worked part-time at Mickey's Sports Bar and Grill in Mankato. She enjoyed golf, softball, camping and was a Vikings fan.

Survivors include her children, Ryan and Ashley Diaz, Mankato; parents, James and Eva Jo Henderson, Flandreau, S.D.; sisters, Julie Henderson, Landcaster, Calif.; Kathy (Jimmy) Kinsey, St. Mary's, Ga.; Susan Shirley, Homer, Ga.; brothers, David (Kim) Henderson, Flandreau, S.D; John (Angie) Henderson, Flandreau, S.D.; father of her children, Leon Diaz, Mankato; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 29, 2004, at the mortuary and Thursday at the church for one hour before the service. Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato with Rev. Donald Rauscher S.J. officiating. Funeral Home: Mankato Mortuary, Mankato. Memorials: Preferred, for the benefit of Amy's children.

Austin Daily Herald 29 September 2004
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Dan Ahern
AHERN (Glanworth): On September 27, 2004, peacefully, at his home, after a short illness, DAN, beloved husband of Mary and formerly of the late Marjorie of Clontenty. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, his sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchild, stepsons and their families, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Requiem Mass on today (Wednesday) at 2.30pm in Holy Cross Church, Glanworth. Funeral afterwards to Ballyhooley Cemetery. No flowers, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society.
The Irish Examiner 29 September 2004
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Mary M. Ahern
AHERN—Of Gloucester, formerly of Rockport, Sept. 29, 2004, Mary M. Ahern, 37, daughter of Dr. Charles F. Ahern Jr. and Gail E. (Clifford) Ahern, sister of Kathryn A. Gannett, Charles F. Ahern III and John N. Ahern, and longtime companion of Tom O'Connor. Her funeral service will be held privately. Contributions may be made in Mary's name to the Home for Little Wanderers, 68 Fargo St., Boston, MA 02210. Funeral arrangements are being conducted by the James C. Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester.
Gloucester Times 2 October 2004
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Mary M. Ahern
Of Gloucester, 37, on Sept. 29. Daughter of Dr. Charles F. Ahern Jr. and Gail E. Ahern of Gloucester. Sister of Kathryn A. Gannett of Gloucester, Charles F. Ahern III and his wife Linda of Marblehead and John N. Ahern and his wife Lena of FL. and long time companion of Tom O'Connor. Her funeral will be held privately. Contributions may be made to Home for Little Wanderers, 68 Fargo St., Boston, MA. 02210. Arrangements by the James C. Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester.
Boston Globe 2 October 2004
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MARY M. AHERN, 37
WAS BUSINESS OWNER
Mary M. Ahern of Gloucester, a former business owner and retail worker, died Sept. 29 in Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. She was 37. Ms. Ahern was born in Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. She graduated from Rockport High School in 1985 and later graduated from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics in Boston. She worked as an aesthetician and cosmetic retailer for Jordan Marsh and Filene's. Ms. Ahern also was co-owner and owner of the former Addy's Attic Clothing Store in Gloucester and worked for Schooner's Restaurant. She enjoyed reading and feeding birds.

Ms. Ahern leaves her parents, Dr. Charles F. Ahern Jr. and Gail E. Ahern of Gloucester; one sister, Kathryn A. Gannett of Gloucester; two brothers, Charles F. Ahern 3d of Marblehead and John N. Ahern of Stuart, Fla.; her companion, Tom O'Connor of Gloucester; and several nieces and nephews.

The Boston Globe 14 October 2004
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Kathleen "Kathy" E. (Finkler) O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Mrs. Kathleen "Kathy" E. O'Hearn, aged 83, of Irons, formerly of Marne, widow of Robert E. O'Hearn, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2004. Surviving are her daughters, Linda K. (James) Bulkowski of LasVegas, NV, Carol A. Ronk of Howard City; grandchildren, Daniel Bulkowski, David (Melissa) Bulkowski, Richard (Isabel) Bulkowski, Bryan (Deborah) Ronk, Walter (Karen) Bulkowski, William Bulkowski, Kathy (Don) Kowalewski; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Loretta Dietrich; sisters-in-law, Maxine Finkler, Esther Finkler, Irene Finkler; special nieces and nephews; and special friends Jack and Kathy Milling of Irons. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Albert, Ted, Vern and Melvin Finkler; sisters, Irene Brown, Mildred Horter; sister-in-law, Viola Finkler; brothers-in-law, Joseph Dietrich, Alphonse Brown and Ed Horter.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Marys Church, Marne. Interment St. Mary's Church Cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to Mass at church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Disability Advocates of Kent County or Howard City Fire Department. ARSULOWICZ BROTHERS REMEMBRANCE CHAPEL

Grand Rapids Press 3 October 2004
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Catherine L. Ahern
Died at 86, Born Prov. RI, daughter of James A. & Ellen (Hayes) Ahern. Sister of late James A. Ahern Jr., John J. Ahern, Margaret M. Cahill, Helen M. Ahern & Elizabeth A. Diggins. Leaves 3 nephews, James P. Diggins Jr. of Providence, John J. Ahern Jr. of Coventry & Jack Ahern of El Paso, Texas: & 2 nieces, Jane Addeo of Annapolis, Md., & Mary Ellen Panzini of West Warwick, R.I. Burial by Russell J. Boyle & Sons from St. Patrick Church. To be buried in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI
Providence Journal 15 October 2004
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Barbara Ellen (Ferris) O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Barbara E. O'Hearn Born Barbara Ellen Ferris on March 1, 1931, she was the daughter of George and Lydia Ferris of Scottville, Michigan. Barbara graduated from Scottville High School in 1949, and from Edward W. Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in 1952, and became a Registered Nurse. She married Robert O'Hearn on February 14, 1955. The couple had four sons, David (who passed away on June 9, 1999, in an automobile accident), Lawrence (of New Port Richey, Florida), James (of Grand Rapids), and Roger (of Midland, Michigan).

Barbara helped her husband manage several Duplicate Bridge Clubs in the Midland, Michigan area, where she achieved the rank of Life Master Bridge Player in 1992. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, where she did volunteer work for a variety of church functions and activities.

Barbara was preceded in death by her son, David and her sister, Donna McGee in 1996. Surviving are her husband, Bob; three sons; her brother, George Ferris and 11 grandchildren. She went to meet her Lord on October 17, after having battled cancer for several months. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10 AM, on Saturday, October 30. Burial will be in Pere Marquette Cemetery, Ludington, Michigan, at a later date. Those wishing to send memorial contributions may offer donations to Hospice of Michigan. Barbara will be dearly missed by her husband, her family and all of her many friends. Memorial Alternatives A Burial & Cremation Service 2432 Fuller NE 363-3700 www.mernorialalternatives.com

Grand Rapids Press 19 October 2004
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Rev. John Leo "Wilfrid" Ahern
Ahern (Ballygarvan West, Holy Trinity and South Africa): On October 21, 2004 at the Bon Secours Hospital Cork, FR. WILFRID (JOHN LEO) O.F.M. Cap. Sadly missed by his loving sisters Rev Sr Ellen Mary (USA), Mrs. Noreen Comerford (Dublin), nephews, nephews-in-law, nieces-in-law and a large circle of cousins, relatives, friends and his Capuchin Confrres. May he rest in peace. Reposing at the Third Order Chapel, Holy Trinity. Removal this (Friday) evening at 7pm to Holy Trinity Church. Funeral tomorrow (Saturday) after 12 noon Requiem Mass to Rochestown Community Cemetery.
Evening Echo 22 October 2004
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Beverly Ann (Pierson) Ahern
Visitation: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, October 25, 2004 at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at St. James Catholic Church in St. James
Interment: at Butterfield City Cemetery

Beverly Ann (Pierson) Ahern was born November 14, 1930 on the family farm near Lewisville, MN to Nels and Anne (Sanders) Pierson. The family lived on the farm until moving to Butterfield where Beverly graduated from high school. She received her teaching certificate and later her four year teaching degree from Mankato State University. Beverly taught two years in Winnebago before marrying Lawrence Edwin Ahern on June 6, 1953 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madelia. She taught two years of Spring primary in Butterfield prior to taking the first grade position which she held for 28 years until her retirement in 1990. Beverly and Larry lived in the Butterfield area until 1973 when they moved to an acreage by Lewisville. In 1981 they moved to St. James and upon her retirement in 1990 they moved to Pleasant Lake near Hackensack. In 1998 they moved to Kasson where she lived until April of 2004 when she moved to LeRoy.

Beverly enjoyed quilting, Bible study, numerous social activities, card clubs, swim aerobics, and spending time with family and friends. Beverly is survived by three daughters, Barbara Armbrust of Sauk Rapids, MN, Debra Sehr and husband Steven of Park Rapids, MN, and Jodi Miller and husband David of LeRoy; one son, Craig Ahern and wife Binga of West Fargo, ND; ten grandchildren, Craig, Travis, and Kevin Armbrust, Constance and Charles Sehr, Bryce and Logan Ahern, Daniel, Michael, and Mark Miller; three sisters, Ruby Ekstrom and husband Eldon of Butterfield, Vivian Blomgren and husband Clarence of Mt. Lake, and Eloise Zellmer and husband Leo of Waterville; one brother, Leland Pierson and wife Marilyn of Trimont; three sisters-in-law, Kathleen Pierson of Butterfield, Myrtle Warner and husband Harold of Madelia, and Marion Hanson and husband Curtis of Mankato; one brother-in-law, Albert Ahern of Madelia; and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence; her parents, Nels and Anne Pierson; one brother, Nels Pierson, Jr., and a niece, Johanna Pierson.

— Funeral Home, 23 October 2004
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John "Jack" Ahern
AHERN, John (Jack), late of Kepperra. Passed away peacefully on 21st October, 2004. Aged 79 years. Dearly beloved Husband of Bella (dec'd). Loving Father of Michael Patrick (dec'd). Son of Cornelius and Isabell Ahern (Longreach) (both dec'd). Brother of Margaret (dec'd), Isabell (dec'd), Muriel, Hazel (dec'd), and Cornelius (dec'd).

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Requiem Mass for Jack to be held at St. William's Catholic Church, 67 Dawson Parade, Grovely, on Monday, 25th October, at 1:30 p.m. The Cortege will then proceed to Lutwyche Cemetery for Interment. No flowers by request. Donations to Mater Hospitals' Trust would be appreciated. Alex Gow Q.F.D.A.-A.A.F.D., Newstead Ph. 3852 1501

Brisbane Courier Mail 23 October 2004
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Paul J. O'Hearn
Of Watertown, formerly of Brookline, October 24, 2004. Beloved husband of Linda (Twigg) O'Hearn. Dear father of Caitlin O'Hearn of Watertown. Loving son of the late Cornelius and Doris K. (Dacey) O'Hearn. Brother of Thomas O'Hearn of CA. Also survived by 3 nephews and 1 niece. Funeral from the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., BROOKLINE, Wednesday morning at 9:10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Brookline at 10:00. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Tuesday (TODAY) from 4-8. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Paul may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 1 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home 617-277-7652
The Boston Globe 26 October 2004
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Stephan Charles Ahern
AHERN, Stephan Charles—Passed on October 30, 2004 at home surrounded by his loving family. All friends are invited to a celebration of his life at is home 40270 Wilderness Lodge Road, Branscomb, Ca. on Saturday, November 6, 11:00 - 4:00. Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday, we will be having a Thanksgiving Feast Potluck to honor his life.Please bring your favorite dish and your memories to share. Donations maybe made to Phoenix Hospice in Willits.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat November 2004
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Richard J. Ahern, Jr.
Fowler, IL—Richard J. Ahern, Jr., 63, of 1329 N 1720 Avenue, Fowler, died Wednesday (Nov. 3, 2004) at 3837 South 12th in Quincy. Born Nov. 12, 1940, in Quincy, he was a son of Richard E. and Ida Young Ahern Sr. He married Kathleen McKinney on Jan. 20, 1961 in Quincy. She survives. Richard was a construction worker for Local Union 919 until his retirement. He attended Cavalry Baptist Church. Richard served his country with honor in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and everything that has to do with the outdoors. He also enjoyed dealing in antiques.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his father, Richard E. Ahern, Sr. of Quincy; a son, Richard R. Ahern of Quincy; four daughters, Kathleen Graham and her husband, Gary of Bowen, Linda Sue Ahern of Springfield and Anita Ahern and Kelly J. Ahern, both of Quincy; two brothers, David L. Ahern and his wife, Glenda, of Durham, MO, and James Ahern and his wife, Theresa, of Des Peres, MO; two sisters, Marie Howlett and her husband, Gerald, of Tremont and Sandy McKenna and her husband, Thomas Sr., of Quincy; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother; one son, Eric Lee Ahern; and two granddaughters, Shannon Rae Graham and Carlee Marie Gallaher. Graveside memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Sunset Cemetery by the Rev. Charles Baker. Memorials may be made to the family. The Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Quincy Herald-Whig November 2004
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Richard Ahern, Jr.
Richard Jr Ahern passed away on November 3rd of 2004 and was born on November 12th of 1940. He married Kathleen McKinney on January 20th 1961. She survives along with his children; Kathy Ahern (Graham ), Richard Ahern, Linda Ahern, Anita Ahern and Kelly Ahern.
Quincy Herald Whig 4 November 2004
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Christopher E. Ahearne
AHEARNE, Christopher E.—Age 34, of Swartz Creek, died Thursday, November 4, 2004 at his mother's home in Swartz Creek. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Monday, November 8, 2004 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek, Pastor Lawrence Gill officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc. Visitation will be 6:00 to 9:00 pm Saturday and 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to McLaren Hospice. Christopher was born December 22, 1969 in Flint, the son of Michael V. Ahearne and Raye Elaine Anderson and lived in Swartz Creek his entire life. He was a graduate of Swartz Creek High School and Baker University in Computer Science where he was working to attain his masters degree.

Christopher is survived by: mother Raye Elaine Ahearne of Swartz Creek; father Michael V. Ahearne and wife Lorraine of Swartz Creek; brother Victor Ahearne and wife Jeannie and their children Gavin and Victoria of Missouri; half brother Nolan Ahearne of Swartz Creek; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Christopher was preceded in death by his grandparents. Friends may share on online condolence or post a tribute for the family at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

The Flint Journal 5 November 2004
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Christopher E. Ahearne
AHEARNE, Christopher E.—Age 34, of Swartz Creek, died Thursday, November 4, 2004 at his mother's home in Swartz Creek. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Monday, November 8, 2004 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek, Pastor Lawrence Gill officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc. Visitation will be 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to McLaren Hospice or Swartz Creek Church of the Nazarene. Friends may share on online condolence or post a tribute for the family at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
The Flint Journal 7 November 2004
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Mary C. (Conroy) Ahern
Of Lexington, formerly of Winchester, on November 6, 2004. Beloved wife of Paul W. Ahern. Loving mother of Catherine M. Pywell of Winchester and the late Mary Ann Guy. Dear grandmother of 4 grandchildren. Devoted sister of John Conroy of Nashua, NH and the late Thomas Conroy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held from the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St, (Rt 38) WINCHESTER on Tuesday Nov. 9th at 9AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Eulalia's Church Winchester at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 3-7PM. Interment Westview Cemetery Lexington. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140-1102. Lane Funeral Home Winchester-Burlington (781) 729-2580
The Boston Globe 7 November 2004
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Mildred (Forsee) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, MILDRED FORSEE, 92, of Louisville, a daughter of the late Ella Higgins Forsee and Challon Guy Forsee, MD, entered eternal life on Saturday, November 6, 2004. Mildred was a graduate of St. James School, Presentation Academy, class of 1931, and Spalding University, class of 1935. "To all who knew her, she was a woman of strong faith and conviction and loved by all for her generosity, compassion and concern for others." For many years, Mildred was a volunteer at Our Lady of Peace Hospital and King's Daughters' Home and a member of the Women's Council at Bellarmine University and the Altar Society at St. James Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Edward J. O'Hearn Sr., and daughter, Eleanor M. Dale. She was the beloved mother of Challon Roberts (William), Edward J. O'Hearn Jr. (Nancy), Thomas T. O'Hearn (Nancy), Katherine M. Farrell (Michael), Constance M. O'Hearn and John F. O'Hearn. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Frances McCandless Center at Wesley Manor Nursing Home for their compassionate care. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at St. James Catholic Church, 1826 Edenside Ave., with burial in St. Louis Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2004, at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or Hospice of Louisville.

The Courier-Journal 8 November 2004
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Dorothy Ahearn
AHEARN, DOROTHY—Dorothy Ahearn of Tarrytown, formerly of Bronxville on November 9, 2004. Born on February 10, 1938 to the late Edward and Margaret Ahearn. Survived by her brother Edward N. Ahearn and her sister Margaret A. Riddles. Mass of Christian Burial St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville on Thursday, November 11, at 11 am. Interment Private.
The Journal-News 11 November 2004
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Edward Ahern
Ahern (Oakpark, Ballyvolane): On November 12, 2004, unexpectedly, at the Mercy University Hospital, EDWARD, dearly beloved husband of Noreen (nee Sheehan). Sadly missed by his loving wife, stepchildren Bernadette, Marion and Liam, brothers Jerry, Pat, Noel and Michael, sisters Ann, Eileen, Sr. Martha, Vera, Nuala, Rosaleen and Marion, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. Lying in repose at the Coburg Street Funeral Home, of Jerh. O'Connor Ltd. Rosary on tomorrow (Sunday) at 5pm. Removal on Monday at 7.30pm to St. Brendan's Church, The Glen. Requiem Mass at 2pm on Tuesday. Funeral afterwards to Rathcooney Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Evening Echo 13 November 2004
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Rita F. Ahern
Miss Rita F. Ahern of Waltham died Thursday November 18, 2004 in the Epoch Senior Healthcare Center, Weston. She was 100. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, a daughter of the late James P. and Mary B. (Doiron) Ahern, she worked for many years as an electronic assembler for Damon Engineering. She was the sister of the late Emma G. Ahern, Helen B. Ahern and Bertha Ahern. She is survived by several cousins.

Visitation will be held in The Joyce Funeral Home 245 Main Street (Rte.20), Waltham on Monday morning, November 22, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 51 Hall Street, Waltham at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

— Joyce Funeral Home, 20 November 2004
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John E. Ahearn
HUDSON—John E. Ahearn, 79, of Hudson, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Nathalie (Martel) Ahearn of Hudson. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Charles W. Ahearn Sr. and Mary (Smith) Ahearn.

Following his graduation from Marlborough High School in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the China, Burma, India Theater. Following his discharge in 1946, he attended Boston College and graduated in 1950. He had been employed as a sales representative for Spencer Press in Hingham and Wells, Maine, until retiring in 1990. He had previously been employed for many years as the vice president of sales for Atlantic Business Forms, Hudson, and other printing companies throughout Connecticut and New Jersey.

He was a member of St. Michael's Parish, Hudson, a life member of the Elks Lodge BPOE 959 in Hudson, the Hudson Senior Center, and a former coach for both Little League and Pee Wee hockey teams. He was a major supporter of all athletics for the town of Hudson, including Hudson Legion Team Post 100. He was honored by the Hudson Boosters Club for his "longtime support of Hudson High School Athletics" at an awards ceremony in April 2004. He was also a former member of the Hudson Rotary Club and the Marlborough Country Club. A long-suffering Red Sox fan, he was elated to experience a World Series Championship during his lifetime.

Besides his wife, he leaves his sons, Mark E. Ahearn and his wife, Debby, Stephen J. Ahearn, Neil M. Ahearn and his wife, Joanne, and Jeffrey L. Ahearn and his wife, Nola, all of Hudson; a daughter, Christine M. Ahearn of Lowell; a brother, Charles W. Ahearn Jr. and his wife, Helen, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Vaillancourt of Marlborough and Margaret Kokernak of Clinton; brothers-in-law, Norman Bonney of Fitchburg and Paul Martel and his wife, Mary of Hudson; his grandchildren, Thomas, Christopher and Daniel Hickey, all of Lowell, Kelli Ahearn, Elizabeth Ahearn, Daniel Ahearn, Craig Ahearn, Eric Ahearn, Calvin Ahearn, Michael Ahearn, and Alexander Ahearn, all of Hudson; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was also the brother of the late Elizabeth Bonney.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in Hudson. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are today, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Slattery Funeral Home Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to UMASS Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 2795, Worcester, MA 01613-9938, the Our Danny Cancer Fund, UMASS Cancer Center, at the same address, or the HHS Athletic Booster Club, P.O. Box 776, Hudson, MA 01749.

The Lowell Sun 22 November 2004
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Eileen (Ahern) O'Mahony
O'MAHONY (Killeagh): On November 22, 2004, in the tender loving care of the Matron and staff of Youghal Community Hospital, EILEEN (nee Ahern), late of Cork Road, beloved wife of the late Batt and loving mother of the late Joe. Sadly missed by her loving sons John and Bertie, daughters Maureen, Brenda and Rita, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. RIP. Removal from Egan's Funeral Home, The Mall, Youghal on this (Wednesday) evening at 7pm to St John the Baptist Church, Killeagh. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to the Old Cemetery, Killeagh.
The Irish Examiner 24 November 2004
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Mary (Healy) Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On November 30, 2004, peacefully, at the Mercy Hospital, MARY (nee Healy), Grandview Place, Dillons Cross, beloved wife of the late John and dear mother of John, Mary, Finbarr, Margaret and Christy. Deeply regretted by her loving family, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at the Coburg St. Funeral Home of Jerh O'Connor Ltd. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 7pm to St. Joseph's Church, Mayfield. Requiem Mass at 12.15pm on tomorrow (Thursday). Funeral afterwards to St. Catherine's Cemetery, Kilcully.May she rest in peace.
Evening Echo 1 December 2004
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Maisie (Ahern) O'Donnell
O'Donnell (Limerick): On December 1, 2004, unexpectedly, MAISIE (nee Ahern), 6 Ballynanty Avenue and late of Thomondgate, beloved wife of the late Tom and dearest mother of Bernard, Mary, Robert, Noreen, Geraldine, Kevin, Dolores, Linda and Paul. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandson, relatives and friends. RIP. Removal from Griffins Funeral Home to St. Lelia's Church on this (Friday) evening at 7pm. Funeral tomorrow (Saturday) after 10.15am Mass to Mount St. Oliver Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 3 December 2004
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Dulcie Ahern
AHERN, Dulcie, late of Stafford. Passed away peacefully 02.12.2004, aged 88 years. Loved wife of Patrick (dec'd). Mother of Carol (dec'd), and Jeffrey. Sister of Jean (dec'd), Douglas (dec'd) and Fay, Grandmother to Stuart and Lisa. Great-grandmother to Emily, Zoe, Anna, Kristin and Jayden, loved Aunt and Great-aunt.

Relatives and Friends are warmly invited to attend Dulcie's Funeral Service at St. Clements Anglican Church, Eudunda Street, Stafford, on Tuesday, 07.12.2004, at 2 p.m. Alex Gow Q.F.D.A.-A.A.F.D., Newstead Ph. 3852 1501

Brisbane Courier Mail 6 December 2004
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Michael Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On December 6, 2004, peacefully, at the Mercy University Hospital, MICHAEL (late of Dunlops), beloved husband of Anna (nee Ross), Rosebank, Douglas Road, loving father of Joanne and Marion. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, daughters, grandchildren, brothers, sister, sons-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh O'Connor Ltd. Removal on this (Tuesday) evening at 6pm to St Columba's Church, Douglas. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Douglas Cemetery. May he rest in peace
Evening Echo 7 December 2004
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Kelli Kathleen (O'Hearn) Baker
Kelli Kathleen (O'Hearn) Baker of North Attleboro, a veteran and homemaker, died Nov. 30 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was 43. Born in Pawtucket, R.I., Mrs. Baker was raised in North and South Attleboro. She was a graduate of North Attleboro High School and received her associate's degree from Katherine Gibbs in 1981. She served in the Army Reserves from 1981 to 1985. Mrs. Baker and her husband spent 20 years traveling as part of their military duties and during that time resided in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Virginia; Egypt; Kansas; Missouri; and New York prior to returning to North Attleboro in 2000.

She and her family attended St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Attleboro Falls. She enjoyed spending time with her husband and children, shopping, gardening and interior decorating. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Lt. Col. Brian; her mother, Joyce (Maddress) Strynar of North Attleboro; her stepfather, Carl Strynar of North Attleboro; twin daughters, Erin and Lauren of North Attleboro; a son, Brendan of North Attleboro; two sisters, Patricia Fernandes and Kerry Emerson, both of North Attleboro; a brother, Christopher Strynar of Norton; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service with veteran's honors was held Sunday at Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, North Attleboro. Burial was private.

Boston Herald 7 December 2004
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Jane T. (Tanner) Ahearn
Of Reading, December 8, 2004, at age 83. Devoted wife of the late James V. Ahearn. Beloved mother of James V. Ahearn, Jr. and his wife Cathy of Virginia Beach, F. Daniel Ahearn and his wife Ellen of Milton, Maryellen and Deirdre Ahearn, both of Reading, William J. Ahearn and his wife Denise of Tewksbury, Jane Ahearn of Reading. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Melissa, Nicholas, Alison, Ryan and Cameron Ahearn. Dear sister of the late M. Ellen Herbert and Mary Tanner. Daughter of the late Rep. Frank D. Tanner and Mary A. (Morrison) Tanner. Sister-in-law of John J. Herbert of CT, Jane and Henry LeBoda, Frances and Richard Smith of Burlington, Elizabeth Ahearn of Arlington. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Barile Family-Joseph Doherty Funeral Home, 482 Main St., (Rt. 28), STONEHAM, Saturday at 9:45 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading at 11 AM. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours Friday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Parking attendants will be on duty. Interment Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Jane to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or to send a memorial condolence www.barilefuneral.com. Barile Family -Joseph Doherty Funeral Home Stoneham -Reading (781) 438-2280
The Boston Globe 9 December 2004
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In Memoriam
AHEARN PFC James—Son of Joseph M. and Frances D. born April 20, 1922 killed in action, Germany, December 14, 1944, 60th Anniversary. Prior to the Battle of the Bulge. Dearly Missed By Sisters, Brothers and Family
Albany Times Union 14 December 2004
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Darice "Dee Dee" (Smith) Ahern
ESPERANCE—Darice Dee Dee Smith Ahern, 55, of Begley Lane passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn in Albany after a courageous battle with cancer. Dee Dee grew up in Stamford, N.Y., daughter of Dr. Martin I. Smith and the late Veronica Crespy Smith. She graduated from Stamford High School, Niagara University in 1971 with a degree in nursing, and graduated from Community General Hospital in Syracuse where she was licensed as a family nurse practitioner. She was employed at SUNY Cobleskill at Beard Wellness Center for 13 years until retiring because of health reasons. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Church in Fonda and was past member of its Altar-Rosary Society. Her joys in life were her husband, her two wonderful daughters, and supporting her daughters in their equestrian endeavors. She was a kind giving person who lived to care for others.

Dee Dee is survived by her loving husband, William P. Ahern whom she married October 14, 1978; her devoted daughters, Kristen and Kaitlin of Esperance; her father, Dr. Martin I. Smith; her beloved sisters, Veronica Henighan of Nassau and Martina Schmitt of Esperance; her beloved brothers, Martin I. Smith Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Fonda and Kevin Smith and his wife Sue of San Diego, Calif.; cherished sister-in-law of Mark and Pat Ahern of Wynantskill, Aileen and Mike Sentiwany of Ballston Spa, Mary Jo and Bill Pleat of Wynantskill and David and Addie Ahern of Palm Coast, Fla.; many aunts, uncles; nieces, nephews; cousins. We are grateful to the staff of St. Peter's Hospice Inn for the compassionate care Dee Dee received, particularly Bob, Susan, Evelyn, and Carrie. You will be remembered in our prayers for the wonderful work you do. Calling hours will be on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the White-Van Buren Funeral Home, 1779 Main Street, Delanson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 11:00 at our Lady of Fatima Church, Delanson. Spring interment, Grove Cemetery, Quaker Street. Contributions in Dee Dee's memory may be made to Fonda-Fultonville Central School Drama Club, 112 Old Johnstown Road, Fonda, NY 12068, St. Peter's Hospice Inn, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, American Cancer Society, 260 Osbourne Road, Albany, NY 12211 or to a charity of your choice.

Albany Times Union 16 December 2004
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Margaret (Ahern) Arnold
Johnston—Margaret A. Arnold, 68, of Highland Avenue, a retired trimmer, died Sunday at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Wheaton W. Arnold Jr. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John J. and Mary V. (Deery) Ahern, she had lived in Johnston for 37 years. Mrs. Arnold had been a trimmer at the former Mine Safety Appliance in Esmond for 15 years, retiring in 1994. Previously she had worked at the former Worcester Textile Mill for many years.

She leaves three sons, William J. Arnold of Providence, and Wheaton W. Arnold III and Timothy J. Arnold, both of Johnston; two daughters, Kelly A. Rose of Johnston and Sandra L. Johnson of West Warwick; a brother, James J. Ahern of Providence; three sisters, Mary W. Terry of Cranston, Catherine R. King of Tacoma, Wash., and Pauline F. McCartney of Warwick; and 11 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9:45 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 791 Potters Ave., Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

Providence Journal 21 December 2004
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