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William "Doug" Ahearn
Ahearn, William 'Doug' baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Fri., Dec. 29, 2006. Beloved husband of Marianna F. Ahearn (nee Moynihan); dear father and father-in-law of John (Barbara) Ahearn, Katherine (Lawrence) Bumbicka, Mary (the late Dennis) Drazich, Ann (Vernon) Remiger and the late Edward D. Ahearn; dear uncle of Francis Blake Ahearn; dear brother-in-law of Florence Ahearn, Helen Ahearn and the late Katherine Moynihan; dear grandfather of Ed (Jennifer), Michael (Jayne), Matthew, Jennifer, Bridget (Mark), Kathleen (Eric), Mary Ann (Matthew), Douglas (Mindy), Ann, Thomas, Jeremy (April), Marianna, Anthony and the late Bridget; dear great-grandfather of Marianna, Hanna, Noah, Aidan, Caroline, Sean and Nora; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend.

Mr. Ahearn was a retired member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #562, K of C Council #1376, St. Louis Assembly 4th Degree, St. John Bosco Men's Club, WW II Army veteran and an avid golfer. Services: Funeral from the Ortmann-Stipanovich Funeral Home, 12444 Olive Bvld., Creve Couer, Tues., Jan 2, 9:30 a.m. to St John Bosco Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Stroke Assn. appreciated. Visitation 4-9 p.m. Monday.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1 January 2007
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Sheila (Ahern) Roden
Roden (Sudbury and Cork): On November 17, 2006, peacefully, in England, SHEILA (nee Ahern), sister of the late John and Michael, late of Suttons Buildings. Sadly missed by her loving husband Bob, sons, daughters, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass on Thursday, January 4, at 10.00am in St Patrick's Church, Lower Glanmire Road. Burial of cremated ashes afterwards in Rathcooney Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
The Evening Echo 3 January 2007
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Town suffers loss of Pugliese
At the impressionable age of 6, Frederick Jr. had only just begun to idolize his father, Frederick L. Pugliese. Pugliese died suddenly at the age of 50 on Tuesday. Always a gentleman to others, people in town said little Frederick's footsteps were not far behind his dad's. For many others in Watertown, Pugliese meant a lot of other things to them: a fellow councilor, co-worker, loving husband, brother and friend. On Tuesday night at Mount Auburn Hospital, Pugliese faced intestinal trouble and a chemical imbalance that simply made his heart stop working. But his wife of 13 years, Julie Ahern, said his heart would always be alive within her and within the town he served.

A town councilor from 1998 to 2005, Pugliese announced to the TAB & Press last August that he had plans to run for a seat again. He also worked for the town as a town clerk in 1993, was a personnel director/assistant to the town manager in 1994 and was a lifelong resident of Watertown, among many other contributions. "He was a wonderful human being," Ahern said. "He loved his family and loved his community."

Pugliese had master of science degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a bachelor of science degree from Northeastern University. Leanne Schnitzer, associate director of Alumni Relations at MIT Sloan School of Management and director of the MIT Sloan Reunion Program, said Pugliese was a member of the MIT Sloan 20th Reunion Committee, which was held last June. "Fred played an active and enthusiastic role in reaching out to his classmates," she said. "He was proud to be part of MIT Sloan and embodied the school's mission of developing innovative leaders."

Ahern said she met Pugliese in the early 1090s [sic] while working for the MBTA — Pugliese did the "computer stuff," she was a lawyer. "It was love at first sight," she said. Years later she made her way to Watertown, a "rare jewel" in her eyes, and found the same passion that he felt for the community around her. "When I found Fred, I found Watertown at the same time," she said. Their son, Frederick, is now in the first grade at Cunniff Elementary School. As a family, they went to Disney World together this Christmas.

Many of those who know Pugliese family said there couldn't have been a stronger one. "I never saw a relationship like this little family," said At-Large Councilor Marilyn Devaney who served on the council with Pugliese. "This is such a loss for Watertown. All he ever wanted to do was serve the people." Town Council President Clyde Younger said he was looking forward to have Pugliese run for a councilor post again, and said his personality really fit the bill. "[As a councilor], you have this title of honorable before your name," Younger said. "He was one of the more honorable people to meet." Although they didn't always vote on the issues together, Pugliese "always knew were he stood on the issues." "He always did his homework," Younger said. Other town positions Pugliese took on included chairperson for the Charitable Funds Ad Hoc Committee, dedicated to the distribution of the Million Dollar O'Neill Gift for Non Profit Organizations, chairperson of the education and school system subcommittee and chairperson of the subcommittee on personnel and town organization, which included civil service and proposals for organization or reorganization of the town's departments and agencies. Town Manager Michael Driscoll said that in addition to all the roles Pugliese played in Watertown, it was the "unique perspective of serving the citizens of Watertown in both the executive and legislative branches of town government" that stood out the most to him. "While serving the citizens of Watertown, Fred was diligent in all matters, always prepared, and all of his efforts helped improve the quality of life for all who work and live in Watertown," Driscoll wrote in an e-mail. "My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time."

John DiMascio, a columnist for the TAB & Press, said he considers Pugliese to be "one of the best councilors he has ever met", and someone who always ended their political conversations with the "warmest remarks." Ahern said her husband's thoughtfulness and contributions to his community over time have given her something to always be grateful for. "I was very lucky to have him in my life," she said. Pugliese was the son of the late Mary and Alfred Pugliese, brother of Patricia Abramson of Wayland and Anne Pugliese of Watertown, uncle of Justin and Meara Abramson and her husband Julian Valenzuela. Funeral services will be held at The DeVito Funeral Home, 761 Mt. Auburn Street on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 8 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church on 25 Chestnut St, and a burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be on Friday, Jan. 5, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Watertown Tab & Press 4 January 2007
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Brian Ahern
Ahern, Brian age 40, of La Grange Park, formerly of Hickory Hills. Beloved son of the late Marvin G. Ahern Jr. and Marianne Ahern (nee Koron); loving brother of Sherri (Rick) Cwik and Kathleen (Al) Jotautas; dear uncle to Kirstin, Ava, Olivia, Caity and Chris; nephew of Kay Norbut; cousin and friend to many. Loving fiancé of April Sundborg. Visitation Friday, January 5, 2007 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 6, 2007 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Saturday, 11 a.m., to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment private. Memorials appreciated to your choice of Breast Cancer Organizations. Information: 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com
Chicago Sun-Times 5 January 2007
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Lucy A. Ahern
FAIRPORT: January 2, 2007. Predeceased by her husband, Patrick. Survived by 3 children, Thomas (Allison), Michael and John (Lisa) Ahern; 4 grandchildren, Thomas, Shawn, Jeff and Aidan; 2 sisters, Mary Green and Louise (James) Aparo; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Sperino; also many nieces and nephews. Lucy was a life member of VFW Post 8495, Ladies Auxiliary and the USS Missouri Association. No prior calling. Friends may attend her Memorial Service on Monday, January 8 at 11:15 AM in Church of the Assumption of Our Lady, 20 East Avenue, Fairport. Interment, White Haven Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Perinton Volunteer Ambulance. David A. Doser Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 January 2007
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Robert and Helen Ahearn
Robert and Helen Ahearn, married almost 67 years, died within a few weeks of each other last fall in Corvallis, Oregon, of complications from dementia. He was 89, she 87. They were residents of Bremerton from 1941 to 2001. Helen was born in Victoria, B.C., daughter of Joseph and Helen Anderson of Dundee and Dysart, Scotland. The family moved to Port Angeles when she was five. He was born in Leavenworth, Washington, the son of Leo and Minnie Ahearn, and had moved to Port Angeles at about the same time. Her earliest memory of Bob was as a boy with a monstrous daily load of newspapers on his back. They were in school together until he, in his mid-teens, ran away to San Francisco, where he joined the Coast Guard and was assigned to a ship later stationed in Port Angeles, so they met again. They were married there on January 6, 1940.

From December, 1941, until April, 1975, Bob worked as a Coppersmith in the PSNS, retiring as a Quality Control Specialist. He graduated from Bremerton High School through correspondence courses in 1948. As a Coast Guardsman, he sailed to the Bering Sea, had a one-round career as a professional prizefighter, and appeared in two scenes in John Wayne's "Sea Spoilers," filmed aboard his ship. He coached the Manette Pee Wee baseball team for four years, designed and built a house on Haven Lake, and after many years realized the dream of having his own 24-foot power cruiser, only to find that his "first mate" was prone to seasickness. In retirement, he, for many years, drove a van for Meals-on-Wheels in Kitsap County.

Helen graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1935, and worked as a hair dresser in Seattle. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1954. She later worked in and became manager of the J.C. Penney Credit Department in Bremerton, and made a home for four children. It was rumored that she had a teacup permanently affixed to her hand. She had a holiday fruitcake recipe that ended all jokes. Bob and Helen enjoyed travel, crossing Canada and the U.S. several times, and cruised through the Panama Canal and to Alaska, toured Scotland, England, France, and Kenya. They had a good life together. [see also: Robert Rennie Ahearn]

Kitsap Sun 6 January 2007
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George Christopher "Chris" O'Hearn
GEORGE CHRISTOPHER "CHRIS" O'HEARN, 55, of Germantown, TN passed away January 5, 2007. Chris leaves his wife of 32 years, Barbara Robinson O'Hearn; daughters, Caroline and husband Jason Walker, Emily O'Hearn; sister, Sylvia and her husband, Bill Ross; grandson, Jase Walker and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, January 8, at Memorial Park Funeral Home with the visitation one hour prior to service.

Chris worked in real estate, had been a banker for many years in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama and had been a franchise owner of Steak Escape. He was a graduate of the University of Memphis where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Life Sponsor of Ducks Unlimited and member of the Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. His hobbies included hunting and sailing. The family request that any memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Memorial Park Funeral Home 901- 767-8930.

The Commercial Appeal 8 January 2007
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Carol May (Ahearn) DeMattia
Carol May (Ahearn) DeMattia, 65, of Rockport, formerly of Malden and Medford, died January 3, 2007, at her home. Born May 12, 1941, in Somerville, Mrs. DeMattia was the daughter of the late Norman Ahearn and Irene (Carroll) Ahearn.

Mrs. DeMattia was raised and educated in Medford and Malden. She had worked various jobs throughout her life. She worked for the Malden Traffic Department and had also been employed with Star Market. Her main job was caring for her family. Mrs. DeMattia was a very dedicated and devoted mother and grandmother. She had lived in Rockport for the past five years.

She is survived by her children, Robert J. Marsinelli of Forked River, N.J., Steven D. Marsinelli of Las Vegas, Nev., William K. Marsinelli and Maria Marsinelli of Rockport, Paul S. Sheppard of Medford, Susan DeMattia of Moultonboro, N. H. and Tony J. DeMattia of Somerville; her brothers, Norman E. Ahearn, Jr. of Shreveport, La. and John M. Ahearn of Salem; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 9 from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home of Malden. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Medford Transcript 11 January 2007
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Bob Aherne
AHERNE (Dundrum and Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick)—January 18, 2007 (peacefully), at home, Bob (W.R.) much loved husband of Nancy and loving father of Kathryn (O' Flaherty); he will be sadly missed by his loving wife, daughter, son-in-law Tom, family and many friends. May he rest in peace. Funeral today (Monday) after 12 o'clock in the Church of the Holy Cross, Dundrum, to Mount Venus Cemetery. No flowers, donations if desired to The Blackrock Hospice Home Care Team. Enquires to Fitzgerald Funeral Directors 01 8438772.
The Irish Times 20 January 2007
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Michael Aherne
AHERNE (1931-2007): Our dear father MICHAEL AHERNE, late of Ballinglanna, Kilworth, passed away in Calgary, Alberta (Canada), with his family by his side, on Friday, January 19, 2007, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Dad emigrated from Ireland to Montreal in 1957 with his wife Peggy (nee Guinivan). Together they raised a family of six children. Dad was a devoted member of St. Mary's Parish in Greenfield Park and a proud member of the United Irish Society in Montreal. He worked in the construction industry, leaving his mark on a number of projects in the Montreal area. Dad was predeceased by his wife Peggy in 1995. He will be lovingly remembered by his two sons and four daughters, Tom (Maureen) Aherne, (Calgary), Mary Aherne, (Calgary), Breeda (Marie) Alvarez, (Squamish), James Aherne, (Montreal), Kathleen (Raj) Saxena, (Phoenix), Margaret (Keith) Warren, (Calgary), five grandchildren Kevin Le Drew, (Calgary), Conall and Neal Saxena, (Phoenix), Michelle and Amie Warren, (Calgary). Dad will also be missed by many close relatives and friends in Montreal and Ireland. Memorial tributes may be made in Dad's name directly to the Canadian Cancer Society. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at Collins-Clark Funeral Home, St. Lambert, Quebec today (Thursday), January 25, from 11am to 2pm, then 4pm to 7pm. Funeral Mass will be held on tomorrow (Friday), January 26, 2007, at 11am, at St. Mary's Church, Greenfield Park, Quebec. May he rest in peace
The Irish Examiner 25 January 2007
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John Joseph "Jack" Ahern Jr.
John Joseph Ahern Jr. Resident of Oakland John J. "Jack" Ahern died peacefully January 22, 2007. He was 81. Jack was born in San Francisco, December 2, 1925 to John J. and Margaret B. Ahern. He grew up in Berkeley and graduated from St. Mary's High School. After graduating from the University of Santa Clara, he married Norma Marie Tannahill on May 7, 1949. They had two daughters, Margaret M. Ahern and Sharon E. Ahern. Jack was a partner in the accounting firm of Rooney, Ida, Nolt and Ahern (RINA). He was active in the East Bay Chapter of the CPA Society (past president), as well as in numerous religious and charitable organizations. He was a member of the board of Catholic Charities of the East Bay and Mercy Retirement & Care Center. He also participated in the Serra Club of Oakland (past president and past district governor), and was a member of the Order of Malta. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and playing golf at Sequoyah Country Club. Jack is survived by his wife, Norma Ahern of Oakland; and daughters, Margaret Ahern of Santa Rosa and Sharon Ahern of Walnut Creek.

The family would like to thank Pathways Hospice for its generous care and support preceding his passing. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 27th at Corpus Christi Church, 322 St. James Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to FACE, 3014 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, CA 94610, Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601, or Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 433 Jefferson St., Oakland, CA 94607. Grant Miller-John Cox Mortuary (510) 451-6434

Contra Costa Times 26 January 2007
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Edgar J. Ahearn, Sr.
Of East Boston on Jan. 30, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Christine (Pellegrino) Ahearn. Loving father of Eddie Ahearn and his wife Chrissy of Brockton and Christine Crawford and her late husband Ernest of Wrentham. Cherished grandfather of Gary, Michael Ahearn, Shelly Bessette, Ernie and Brian Crawford; great-grandfather of Brooke, Ashley, Holly and Travis. Dear brother of the late Lawrence Ahearn. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) EAST BOSTON on Friday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston at 10am. The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 4-8pm. Services will conclude with Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Late US Navy Veteran of WWII. Visit memorial at www.mem.com The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home 617-569-0305
The Boston Globe 31 January 2007
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Winnifred Ann (Ahern) Hall
LANESBORO—The funeral Mass for Winnifred Ann Hall will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Spring burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hall, 79, of Lanesboro, died Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2007) at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had been a resident since July 24, 1998.

Winnifred Ann Ahern was born June 27, 1927, on a farm outside of Lanesboro. She attended country school, where she met her first husband, Stanley T. Danielson. They were married Jan. 31, 1944, in Lanesboro. They farmed for a brief time outside of Lanesboro then moved into town in 1945. She was a homemaker. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1963. She married Victor T. Hall of Plainview on Oct. 25, 1968, in Lanesboro. The couple made their home in Lanesboro. Mr. Hall died Dec. 30, 1979. She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Lanesboro.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary (David) Theiss of Spring Valley and Patricia Johnson of Preston; three sons, Phillip (Jacque) Danielson of Kasson, Paul (Roxie) Danielson of Preston and David Danielson of Lanesboro; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Raymond (Jan) Ahern of Kenosha, Wis., and Vincent (Joanne) Ahern of Phoenix. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers, a son and four grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston, and an hour before the service Tuesday at the church. The family prefers memorials to a charity of the donor's choice. [see also: Eleanor (Ahern) Holtan]

Rochester Post-Bulletin 9 February 2007
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Nora (Ahern) Harnett
HARNETT (née Ahern) (Limerick)—February 7, 2007 (peacefully), at St John's Hospital, Nora, 22, Dromore Rise, Raheen, late of Lifford Avenue, Ballinacurra, beloved wife of the late Pat and dearly loved mother of Gerard, John and Norma (Cumiskey); sadly missed by her daughters-in-law Helen and Eilish, son-in-law Tommy, her eight beloved grandchildren, sisters Mary (Philips) and Hannah, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Rest in peace. Removal from Thompsons Funeral Home, Thomas Street, to St Joseph's Church, this (Friday) evening at 8.30 o'clock Requiem Mass tomorrow Saturday at 10.30 o'clock Funeral afterwards to Mungret Cemetery.
Irish Times 9 February 2007
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Denis Aherne
AHERNE (Curraheen, Freemount and formerly of Main Street, Kanturk): On February 12, 2007, at Windmill Nursing Home, Churchtown, DENIS, son of the late Con and Ellie and brother of the late Tady and Maurice. Deeply mourned by his loving nephews Conor and John, sister-in-law Kit, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace. Reposing at O'Reilly's Funeral Home, Newmarket. Removal on this (Tuesday) evening at 7.30pm to St. Joseph's Church, Lismire. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Kilmacow Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 13 February 2007
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Donald O'Hearn
Donald O'Hearn, aged 80, of Grand Rapids, died Wednesday, February 14, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann O'Hearn and parents, Harold and Minnie O'Hearn. He is survived by his children, Nancy (Rob) Seals of Carson City, Terry (Kathy) O'Hearn of Arlington, TX, Patrick (Erin) O'Hearn of Toledo, OH; sisters, Barb Czarnopys and Lorraine Sidebotham; 11 grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Plymouth and Burton SE, Rev. Donn Tufts, presiding. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Vigil service will be Friday 7 p.m. Visitation Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd., SE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Metro Health Building Fund. O'Brien Eggebeen Gerst
Grand Rapids Press 15 February 2007
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John V. "Jeep" Ahearn
DRACUT—John V. "Jeep" Ahearn of Dracut, a longtime resident of Lowell and a World War II veteran, died Monday, Feb. 12, at Lowell General Hospital. He was 82. He was born in Lowell on Aug. 8, 1924, son of the late John J. and Daisy (Beaulieu) Ahearn. He attended Sacred Heart School and St. Patrick's Boys School, and graduated from Lowell High School in 1941. A talented athlete, family members said he was one of the city's baseball greats and was headed to a professional career until his Navy service in World War II. Mr. Ahearn was a signalman on board the USS Runels A85 destroyer, and he participated in many battles and rescues, according to family members.

After the war, Mr. Ahearn was a lineman for 43 years at New England Telephone Co. now known as Verizon. He retired in 1989. Mr. Ahearn was an avid sports fan, and he will be remembered for his love of baseball and his vast knowledge of the sport. He also played softball well into his 60s as a member of Lefty's Softball Team in Lowell, and helped lead the team to a championship in 1980, family members said. He was a great bowler, and reportedly broke many of the lane records while playing for the Saba Cafe bowling team. He loved jazz and the Big Band music era.

He is survived by his children, Cynthia Ahearn of Lowell, Sharon Ahearn Svatik of Sebastian, Fla., and Kathleen Ahearn of Keene, N.H. He also leaves the children from his first marriage, John Ahearn, Carol Ahearn and Susan Ahearn, all of Lowell; a sister, Lillian Wojcik and her husband Joseph of Bristol, Conn., and their three children, Kevin, Brian and Daniel Wojcik; and many grandchildren including, Kristyn Chartier of Lowell, Jennifer and Amanda Stackelbeck, residing in Florida, John Ahearn Tarsa of Lowell; and many great-grandchildren. [see also: Thomas P. Ahearn]

The Lowell Sun 15 February 2007
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John Patrick Ahearn
John Patrick Ahearn, 58, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Channing Cemetery in Channing with Chad King pastor of First Baptist Church in Silverton officiating. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Coulter Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter St. Mr. Ahearn was born March 11, 1948, in Massachusetts. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and worked in maintenance at Affiliated Foods. He married Alta Ahearn on March 11, 1989. She preceded him in death in 2006.

Survivors include two daughters, Callie Chirchirillo of O'Fallon, Mo., and Barbara Ahearn of Silverton; two grandchildren, Jacob Chirchirillo and Cady Chirchirillo, both of O'Fallon; and a dear friend, Alice Temple. The family suggests memorials be to the Barbara Ahearn Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 9, Silverton, TX 79257.

Amarillo Globe-News 17 February 2007
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Margaret Elizabeth (Shaw) Aherne
AHERNE Margaret Elizabeth: Passed away at the Dunnville War Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 18, 2007. Mrs. Margaret Aherne of Parkview Meadows, Townsend in her 90th. Year. Wife of the late Jack Aherne and daughter of the late Charles and Gladys Shaw, she is survived by her loving children; Chuck Aherne and his wife Vera of Port Rowan and Joy Huber of Kanata, Ontario and cherished grandmother of Devin Aherne (Julie), Connie Lapier (Dave), Tom Huber (Edith), Valarie Horeatich, Greg Huber (Wendy), Paul Huber (Amie) and Richard Huber (Lisa) and her 13 great grandchildren. Mrs. Aherne is also survived by her brother; Donald Shaw and his wife Islay of Sarnia. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 from 7 - 9 p.m. at THE BALDOCK FUNERAL HOME, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing may donate to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. BALDOCK'S (519) 426-0291.
— Funeral Home, 18 February 2007
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Julia Ahern
In West Roxbury, Feb. 16, 2007. Beloved aunt of Maureen Moriarty, Sheila Holbery and the late Shawn O'Mahony and several nieces and nephews in Ireland, England, Australia and U.S.A. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 9 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa's Chapel at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Deutches Altenheim Care Givers Fund, 2222 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA 02132.
The Boston Globe 21 February 2007
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Patricia Aherne
AHERNE (Cork and Ealing, London): On February 20, 2007, peacefully, after a short illness, at Marymount Hospice, PATRICIA, much loved sister of Mona and Josephine and beloved aunt of Bernard and Trish, aunt-in-law of Marian and great-aunt of Christopher and Peter. Sadly missed by her loving family, cousins, especially Sean, Mary and Fr. Jim, relatives and friends. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 5.30pm from Marymount Hospice Mortuary to St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Old Church Cemetery, Cobh. May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 21 February 2007
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Michael L. Ahearn
AHEARN Michael L., 53, Bonney Lake, Feb. 20.
Tacoma News Tribune 23 February 2007
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Mary Margaret (Herlihy) Ahearn
Of Center Tuftonboro, NH and formerly of Cohasset, age 87, February 22, 2007 at Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee, NH. Beloved wife of the late Henry "Hank" Ahearn. Devoted mother of Patrick D. Ahearn and his wife Sue of Center Tuftonboro, NH. Loving grandmother of Kathy, Elizabeth and Molly. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Feb 26 at 10 AM in St Anthony's Church, Cohasset. Visiting hours Sunday from 5-8 PM at the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer St (across from St Anthony's Church), Cohasset. Interment Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset. Reception fo follow Mass at St Anthony's Parish Center. If desired donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Sharing, Inc, PO Box 850153, Braintree, MA 02185 McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Homes Brighton-Cohasset-Norwell (781) 383-0200
The Boston Globe 24 February 2007
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Mary Margaret (Herlihy) Ahearn
CENTER TUFTONBORO, N.H.—Mary Margaret (Herlihy) Ahearn, 87, of Center Tuftonboro, formerly of Cohasset, died Thursday at Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee, N.H. Mrs. Ahearn was a senior editor of the Industrial Bulletin for Arthur D. Little, Inc., in Cambridge. She previously was a lab assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was also a volunteer editor of the Mt. Washington Observatory Bulletin, and a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Cardigan Committee. She was an officer in the New England Folk Festival Association and served on the boards of the Cohasset Senior Center and South Shore Elder Services. Mrs. Ahearn was a driver for Meals on Wheels and FISH - Friendly Individuals Sharing Hospitality.

She was a Eucharistic minister at St. Anthony's Church in Cohasset and was a part of the original meeting to establish Voice of the Faithful, a Boston-based group formed in 2002 in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. She most recently attended the new St. Katherine Drexel Parish, which combined churches in Alton and Wolfeboro, N.H. She moved to the Sugar Hill Retirement Community in Wolfeboro after her husband's death in 2002.

Born in Salem, she was a Sea Scout and earned the Golden Eaglet. She graduated from Simmons College, where she was the president of her class. While in college, she biked to Cape Breton and around the Cabot Trail. She participated in many Elderhostel and Appalachian Mountain Club trips and she enjoyed rock climbing in Quincy quarries in the 1950s. Wife of 58 years of the late Henry Martin Ahearn, she is survived by a son, Patrick Dalton Ahearn of Center Tuftonboro, and three granddaughters. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church, 128 S. Main St., Cohasset. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset. Arrangements were made by McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, Cohasset.

Patriot Ledger 24 February 2007
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Faith S. (O'Hearn) Belluche
Of Woburn, Feb. 23. Age 72. Wife of the late Henry J. Belluche. Mother of Andrea Curtis and her husband Brad of South Dartmouth, Tina Curtis and her husband Chris of Ashland, Dan Belluche and his wife Regan of Andover, and Regina McNulty and her husband Chris of North Reading. Also survived by 9 grandchildren. Funeral from the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd. (Cor. of Pleasant St.) WOBURN, on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 9:00 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Barbara's Church, Woburn at 10:00. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home on Monday evening from 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Ste. 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.
The Boston Globe 24 February 2007
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Mary (Cotter) Ahearn
AHEARN—Mary (nee Cotter), age 81, a lifelong resident of Edgewater, on Sunday February 25, 2007. Beloved wife of the late John P. Devoted mother of Susan Callan, Patricia and her husband Brian Coyle, Annamarie and her husband Kevin O'Connor and Thomas and his wife Camille Ahearn. Cherished grandmother of Kimberly, Jason, Brianna, Shannon and Jaclyn. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library." The funeral will leave Thursday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in Holy Rosary R.C Church, Edgewater at 10 AM. For condolences, directions, or information www.frankpatti.com or call 201-944-0100.
The Hackensack Record 27 February 2007
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Mary (Cotter) Ahearn
MARY COTTER AHEARN, 81, of Edgewater died Sunday. Before retiring in 2001, she was a secretary for the borough of Edgewater, where she worked for 25 years. She was a parishioner of Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Edgewater, and a member of its Rosary Society and choir. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
The Hackensack Record 28 February 2007
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Mary F. (Keane) Ahearn
Of Norfolk, formerly of Roslindale, Feb. 25, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Gerald W. "Gerry" Ahearn. Loving mother of Gerald W. and his wife Anne of West Roxbury, Maureen and her husband Jim Connelly of Norfolk, Patricia and her husband Paul Kelley of Norfolk, Sean and his wife Frances of West Roxbury and Teresa and her husband David O'Connor of Norfolk. Devoted sister of Margaret Cossette of Roslindale and John Keane of Scituate. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Thursday, March 1 at 9:00 followed by a Funeral Mass in The Sacred Heart Church at 10:00. Visiting hours Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery. Remembrances in memory of Mary may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, 1524 V.F.W. Parkway, Boston, MA 02132 or to Project Light House P.O. Box 506, Norfolk, MA 02056. William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600
The Boston Globe 28 February 2007
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Mary (Ahern) Collins
COLLINS (Mullintoura, Rathcormac): On February 27, 2007, peacefully, at her residence, MARY (nee Ahern), beloved wife of the late Patrick, loving mother of Seamus, Nora, Joan, Paudy, Maria, Kevin, Eilish and Brendan, sister of the late Jim. Deeply regretted by her loving family, grandchildren, sisters Chris and Julia, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass on this (Thursday) afternoon at 2pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathcormac. Funeral afterwards to Ballyhooly Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 1 March 2007
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Frank Aherne
AHERNE (Cork): On March 1, 2007, peacefully, at the Cork University Hospital, FRANK, Richmond, Blackrock Road, beloved husband of Doreen and loving father of John and Patricia. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughter, granddaughter Leah, sister Kathy, nephew Robert, son-in-law Mike, relatives and friends. Reposing at O'Connor Bros. Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Removal on today (Saturday) at 6pm to St. Joseph's SMA Church, Blackrock Road. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael's Cemetery, Blackrock. House private. Requiescat in pace.
The Irish Examiner 3 March 2007
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I am John Ahearn's sister, Lillian, and I want to thank everyone who offered their sympathy upon his sudden death on Monday, Feb. 12. There was so much love for him expressed to me at his wake. I renewed acquaintances with former neighbors from the Acre, where we grew up—the Sheehys, Meehans, McLeans, Sullivans, Floods, Dostalers, etc. Further down Broadway lived the Ashes, Richards. I could go on and on. It was a great neighborhood.

I want to thank all the World War II veterans who were there. Johnny Flood presented me with a clipping from the 1940s when he, my brother and Jimmy Winn were home on leave at the same time. All were heroes. Thank you Johnny! All day I heard what a great guy my brother was—a walking encyclopedia, one of a kind; we'll really miss him. So will I. I shall miss our monthly hourlong phone calls where he would set me straight on the Red Sox. Ouch! We didn't always agree, and he was usually right. We did agree on our lifelong love for Notre Dame football and big band music. Thank you all for reminding me what a great baseball/softball player he was. Some of you walked me over to the many team pictures displayed at the funeral home to point out how you looked way back then. A big thank you to my grandniece, Kristen, for arranging all the pictures. It brought back many happy memories to all. I heard much laughter around the pictures. Of course, stories were being told by everyone. Thank you, veterans, ballplayers, fellow telephone company workers. I truly appreciated your stories, your laughter, your tears. But most of all, your love. Lowell people are special.

Thanks to all who attended the funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church. I'm sorry that I couldn't greet you personally, but I did see you. It meant a lot to me, your being there. St. Patrick's Day was special to us, so I'll close with an Irish Blessing: "Life is like a cup of tea. It's how you make it."

LILLIAN AHEARN WOJCIK
Bristol, Conn.

The Lowell Sun 7 March 2007
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John "Jack" Ahern
AHERN (Sherin's Cross, Kilmallock and formerly of Main Street, Ballingarry, Co Limerick): On March 7, 2007, peacefully, at Mallow General Hospital, after an illness bravely borne, in the presence of his family, JOHN (JACK) (former haulier for Granagh Creamery and Dairygold Co-op Society Ltd), beloved husband of the late Una (nee O'Leary) and much loved father of Mary (O'Dea). Deeply regretted by his son-in-law Eddie, grandchildren Oonagh, Julianne, Josephine, Eamonn and Moira, brothers Michael and Denis, sisters Ann (Storan) and Esther (Kerr), sisters-in-law Marian, Helen, Josephine Connolly (USA) and Nan Keating (Drimoleague), brothers-in-law Tom and Patsy, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace. Lying in repose at O'Grady's Funeral Home, Ballingarry, Co Limerick on today (Thursday) from 7pm, followed by removal at 9pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballingarry. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Friday) at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Granagh Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donation, if desired, to Mallow General Hospital.
The Irish Examiner 8 March 2007
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Anne Lillian (Dowe) Ahearn
Peacefully in Ottawa, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, Anne Lillian Dowe age 91. Beloved wife of Stuart William Ahearn. Dear mother of Brian (Donna) and Jeffrey (Ann). A loving grandmother "Grannie Annie" of Kaitlyn and Gregory. Predeceased by her brother Thomas Dowe. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue (west of Carlingwood) Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday to St. Basil's Church for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10 a.m. In Memoriam donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ottawa would be appreciated.
Ottawa Citizen 9 March 2007
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Ruth M. (Ahern) Shannon
Shannon, Ruth M., March 9, 2007. Predeceased by her devoted husband Joseph, loving daughter, Elizabeth and grandson, Jeremy. Survived by her sons Patrick (Sharon) of CA, Timothy (Donna) of Roch. and Christopher (Karen) of VA; daughters Maryanne (Thomas) Kiely of MA, Maureen (Christopher) Shannon-Chapple of CA, and Jane (Paul) Daloia; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; brother, Charles (Helen) Ahern. Ruth was a retiree of Genesee Hospital and a longtime active parishioner at Sacred Heart Cathedral.Friends may call Monday, 4-7 at Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English & Latta). Funeral Mass 10:45 AM Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment Friday, Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John's Home Foundation, c/o The Meadows, 150 Highland Ave., 14620. [see also: Charles F. Ahern, Josephine A. (Connolly) Ahern, and Thomas J. Ahern.]
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 March 2007
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Terrance O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Terrance, 89, of Tampa, passed away March 12, 2007. He is survived by two sons and their wives; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a retired Air Force veteran. Marsicano-B.Marion Reed-Stowers Dignity Memorial www.dignitymemorial.com.
The Tampa Tribune 13 March 2007
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Alice V. Ahearn
AHEARN, Alice V., of Calverton, NY, on March 13, 2007. Retired from the office of the County Treasurer in Riverhead. Member of the Republican Club. Beloved wife of the late William Ahearn and the late James Fitzpatrick. Loving mother of James Fitzpatrick, Sharon Williams and Kevin (Dolores) Fitzpatrick. Cherished nanny of 5 grandchildren. Beloved twin of Lillian Pascani and dear sister of the late Marilyn White. Family and friends may visit Thursday 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes, 125 Old Country Rd. Hicksville, NY. Funeral Mass Friday 10AM at Holy Family RC Church. Interment to follow at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY.
Newsday 14 March 2007
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Connie (O'Hearn) Hewlett
Connie Hewlett, age 47, of Hilliard, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Preceded in death by parents Kenneth O'Hearn and Edith Love. Survived by loving husband of 24 years, Greg; daughters, Jody Hall of Columbus and Tabatha Hall of Columbus; sisters, Carolyn (Bennie) Howell of Columbus and Ginny Bowan of Grove City; brother, John (Sharon) Love of Grove City; 5 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. A celebration of life service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tidd Funeral Home With Crematory, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, where family will receive friend one hour prior to the time of service. Please omit flowers; contributions may be made to the Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct., Hilliard, OH 43026. www.tiddfuneralservice.com.
Columbus Dispatch 17 March 2007
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John M. Ahern
John M. Ahern, 73, of Annapolis and formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., died of esophageal cancer March 15 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Born Sept. 16, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Ahern graduated from St. Augustine's High School and St. John's College, where he earned a track scholarship and was cum laude. Mr. Ahern served in the Army in the photo intelligence unit and later worked as chief executive officer for the Surgical Specialities Instrument Company for 25 years. He was of the Catholic faith, an avid reader and sports enthusiast, and a volunteer in the Crofton community for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret T. "Peggy" Ahern; one son, Eric Ahern of Santa Rosa, Calif.; one daughter, Mary Margaret Snyder of Annapolis; two brothers, Steve Ahern of Trumbell, Conn., and Robert Ahern of Breezy Point, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Burial will follow in Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville. Online condolences can be made to www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.

The Capital 18 March 2007
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Eileen M. (O'Hearn) Timmons
Eileen M. Timmons, nee O'Hearn, of Orland Park, formerly of Evergreen Park, beloved wife of 63 years of the late Joseph W.; loving mother of Michael (Judy) Timmons; loving grandmother of Katie (Frank) Dimperio, Patrick (Jennifer) Timmons, Kelly (John) Reilly and Molly Timmons; cherished great-grandmother of Alexa, Gianna and Anthony Dimperio, Kylie, Keagan and Mckenna Timmons, Finnegan and Kerregan Reilly. Visitation Wednesday, 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, 8:45 a.m. from The Robert J. Sheehy & Son's Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st St., Orland Park, to St. Michael Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. www.sheehyfh.com 708-857-7878.
Chicago Tribune 20 March 2007
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Michael Joseph Ahearn
Of North Falmouth, Sunday, March 18, 2007. He was the proud father of his daughter Shauna Ahearn who he loved very much. He was the son of Maurice (Joseph) and Mary (Jean) (McGlone) Ahearn of Brockton, MA. Michael leaves behind his former wife Constance (Derosier) Ahearn of Plymouth, MA, as well as 4 sisters Maureen Cocci and her husband Michael Cocci, Jr. of Tucson, AZ, Sheila Walsh and her husband Robert Walsh of Brockton, MA, Kathleen Ahearn of Sandwich, MA, & Siobhan Ahearn of Brockton, MA, He leaves 2 brothers Brian Ahearn and his wife Susan of Newark, CA and Sean Ahearn of Hanalei, HI. Michael also leaves a niece, Meghan Cocci Hess, and nephews, Michael Cocci, 3rd, Liam Ahearn, Carrick Walsh, Keegan and Levi Ahearn. Besides his immediate family Michael leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 24, 2007 in Christ the King Church, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 PM on Friday in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave. at Route 151, MASHPEE, MA 02649. For online guestbook, video tribute, obituary & directions www.ccgfuneralhome.com
The Boston Globe 21 March 2007
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Ellen "Nellie Mae" Aherne
AHERNE (Bawnfune, Doneraile): On March 20, 2007, peacefully, at Marymount Hospice, ELLEN (NELLIE MAY), beloved wife of the late Mick and mother of the late Anne. Deeply regretted by her daughters Breda (O'Donovan), Berna (Reddin), Margaret (Sexton), sons Vincent and Gene, brother Jim, sons-in-law John, Vivion and Bill, daughters-in-law Jo and Pat, relatives and a large circle of kind neighbours and friends. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 7pm from Stack's Funeral Home, Doneraile to St Joseph the Worker Church, Hazelwood. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Old Court Cemetery, Doneraile. Rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 21 March 2007
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Anastasia "Ann" (Aherne) O'Brien
O'BRIEN (Carrigtwohill and England): On January 12, 2007, peacefully, in Enfield, North London, ANASTASIA (ANN) (nee Aherne), late of Ballyadam, Carrigtwohill, sister of the late Dave. Sadly missed by her loving husband Terry, daughter Mary, sons John O and Michael, stepdaughters Nicola and Sam, brother John, son-in-law Pat, daughter-in-law Teresa, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Funeral Mass on tomorrow (Friday) at 10am in St Mary's Church, Carrigtwohill. Burial after wards in adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 22 March 2007
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Norman B. A'Hearn
Of Melrose, March 28. Husband of the late Jean W. (Wisowaty). Father of Christine M. Menzies of Swampscott and Kathleen A. Calore of Medford and her husband Daniel C. of Wakefield. Brother of the late Ernest, Harold and Margaret A'Hearn. Grandfather of Kathleen Sherkanowski and Michael Walsh. Great grandfather of Edward, Christen and Adam. Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., WAKEFIELD, Saturday at 9 A.M., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield, at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home Friday 5-8 P.M. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chelsea High School Memorial Scholarship, Donald Menzies/ Norman B. A'Hearn Fund, 299 Everett Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For obit/directions/guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com
The Boston Globe 29 March 2007
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Nora C. (Ahern) Treacy
Nora C. Treacy, nee Ahern, beloved wife of the late Walter; loving mother of Maureen (Don) Wojcik, Noreen (Frank Quinn) Treacy, Kathy (Robert Lieske) Treacy and Eileen Treacy; loving grandmother of Siobhan and Tadhg; dear sister of Rita and Johanna and the late Bill, Dan and Mary; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Cooney Funeral Home, 3918 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 9:45 a.m. to St. Benedict Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. For info, 773-588-5850 or www.cooneyfuneralhome.com
Chicago Tribune 29 March 2007
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Michael J. Ahearn
56, worked in restaurant and hospitality industry
NORTH FALMOUTH—Michael Joseph Ahearn, 56, of North Falmouth, died suddenly Sunday, March 18. Born March 5, 1951, in Norwood, he was the son of Maurice (Joseph) and Mary (Jean) (McGlone) Ahearn of Brockton. He attended Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton and graduated from Suffolk University. Mr. Ahearn spent more than 30 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry, most notably on the South Shore and Cape Cod. He was a previous co-owner of The Great Escape in Weymouth, and most recently he was the function manager at the Coonamesset Inn in Falmouth. Plymouth; his daughter, Shauna Ahearn; four sisters, Maureen Cocci and her husband, Michael Jr., of Tucson, Ariz., Sheila Walsh and her husband, Robert, of Brockton, Kathleen Ahearn of Sandwich and Siobhan Ahearn of Brockton; two brothers, Brian Ahearn and his wife, Susan, of Newark, Calif., and Sean Ahearn of Hanalei, Hawaii; his niece, Meghan Cocci Hess; his nephews, Michael Cocci III, Liam Ahearn, Carrick Walsh, Keegan and Levi Ahearn; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, March 24, in Christ the King Church, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee.
Plymouth Bulletin 29 March 2007
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Pamela (Gardner) Ahearn
Of Alexandria, VA and West Falmouth, MA. She was the wife of Frederick "Rick" Ahearn. Also survived by her mother Jewell Eskew and her step-father Charles Eskew of Franklin, TN. Sister of Patricia Simpson (Bill) of Nashville, TN and Peggy Beasley (Jack) of Franklin, TN. Daughter-in-law of Doris E. Ahearn of Boston and Falmouth, MA. Aunt of Brett, Lauren and Jennifer Simpson, all of Nashville, TN. Sister-in-law of Kevin P. Ahearn of Lynn, MA. Pamela was predeceased by her father Ray Gardner and her father-in-law Francis X. Ahearn of Boston and Cotuit, MA. Friends may call at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314 where the family will be present on Monday, April 2nd from 3-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd at 2 PM at The Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Interment will be held on Friday April 6th at 11 AM at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, TN. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made, in her memory, to The American Heart Association or the USO.
The Boston Globe 30 March 2007
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Pamela G. Ahearn, 52, Washington insider
Pamela G. Ahearn, 52, renowned specialist on protocol and diplomacy matters, died at her home in Alexandria on March 26 of a heart attack. Mrs. Ahearn was born Oct. 7, 1954, in Nashville, Tenn., to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gardner. She graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in 1976. Mrs. Ahearn and her husband, Frederick L. Ahearn, are well known on the national political stage and met during the campaign of Virginia Gov. John Dalton. As a result of her work on Capitol Hill and earlier in her career at the State Department, Mrs. Ahearn was on a first-name basis with the majority of the Washington Diplomatic Corps. She frequently advised the diplomatic community on ceremonial events, etiquette and protocol. Serving under Republican House Speakers Newt Gingrich and J. Dennis Hastert, Mrs. Ahearn was responsible for almost a decade for arranging joint meetings of Congress and every visit of government leaders, foreign ministers, speakers of parliament and foreign dignitaries.

In the 1970s, Mrs. Ahearn worked on Sen. John W. Warner's U.S. Senate campaign, then became one of Mr. Warner's first staff members. During her association with Mr. Warner, Mrs. Ahearn served as executive assistant to his wife, Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor. Mrs. Ahearn also held such jobs as director of liaison for the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrial Nations and director of protocol for the U.S. House from 1995 to 2004.

Mrs. Ahearn is survived by her husband; mother Jewell Eskew and stepfather Charles Eskew, of Franklin, Tenn.; and sisters Patricia Simpson of Nashville, Tenn., and Peggy Beasley, of Franklin, Tenn.

Washington Times 1 April 2007
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Shirley (Wilson) Ahern
On Wednesday, March 28, 2007, The Ohio State University community lost one of its biggest fans. Shirley Ahern, of Columbus, OH, succumbed to her battle with cancer. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA degree in French. She then became certified to teach and spent her long career as a first and fourth grade teacher at Barrington Road Elementary School in Upper Arlington. She fought like a prize fighter in a way that teaches many lessons. Much as she did in her teaching career she taught us many lessons until the very end.

Shirley was preceded in death by her brother John and sister Marilyn. She is survived by her sister, Erva (Ed) Wagner; brother, Tom Wilson; son, Doug (Kim) Ahern; grandchildren, Tara, Zach, Matt, Jamie and Kendra; and niece, Leah (Luca).

Friends may call at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., Columbus, OH on Sunday, April 1, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. Memorial service will be held on Monday, April 2, 2007, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Send condolences to www.schoedinger.com. "All Ohio State appropriate apparel welcome."

Columbus Dispatch 1 April 2007
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Pamela G. Ahearn dies at 52
Nashville native was Washington insider
Pamela G. Ahearn, a Nashville native who became an insider in Washington diplomatic affairs, has died at 52. Mrs. Ahearn died in her Alexandria, Va., home March 26, according to Demaine Funeral Home. The Washington Times reported that she died of a heart attack.

Mrs. Ahearn graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in 1976 before joining the campaign of Virginia Gov. John Dalton. She met her husband, Fredrick L. Ahearn, while there, and the two became well known on the national political stage. Mrs. Ahearn was renowned as a specialist on protocol and diplomacy matters, advising the Washington diplomatic community on ceremonial events and etiquette. She served under Republican House Speakers Newt Gingrich and J. Dennis Hastert and spent almost 10 years arranging joint meetings of Congress and every visit of government leaders and other dignitaries. While working on the campaign and then on the staff of Sen. John W. Warner in the 1970s, she also served as executive assistant to Warner's wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor.

Mrs. Ahearn is survived by her husband; mother, Jewell Eskew, and stepfather, Charles Eskew, of Franklin; and sisters Patricia Simpson of Nashville and Peggy Beasley of Franklin. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in The Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va. A graveside reception will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville.

The Tennessean 3 April 2007
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Pamela Ahearn; protocol officer made dignitaries feel at home
by Gloria Negri
When Pamela Ahearn was entrusted to fly across the country to Los Angeles carrying millions of dollars worth of jewelry belonging to Elizabeth Taylor, then the wife of US Senator John Warner, Mrs. Ahearn dressed plainly for fear of attracting the attention of thieves. She was picked up in a small vehicle equipped with flashing lights and sirens. That may have been the most unusual assignment Mrs. Ahearn had in her years as protocol officer for the State Department and the House of Representatives, but her career was not lacking for drama.

Mrs. Ahearn, whose duties ranged from organizing state dinners for visiting dignitaries and making funeral arrangements when sitting members of Congress died to announcing the arrival of the diplomatic corps at State of the Union addresses, died of an apparent heart attack March 26 at her home in Alexandria, Va. She was 52. Mrs. Ahearn and her husband, Frederick L., began spending time in West Falmouth in 1977 and soon established a home there, splitting their time between Cape Cod and Washington. Her husband's father, the late Francis X. Ahearn, was president of the Boston City Council in the 1950s.

Known for her flawless choreography of diplomatic gatherings, Mrs. Ahearn was tapped by President Reagan and his wife to accompany them to the former Soviet Union in 1988 to oversee arrangements for a state dinner they hosted for Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the US ambassador's residence. It required both advance planning and attention to minute cultural differences, friends said, but the evening went off without a hitch. Nancy Reagan was particularly grateful. "When my husband and I traveled to Moscow for the Summit, it was very important that everything went smoothly," she said in a statement yesterday. "In spite of the challenges of hosting an American State Dinner in a foreign country, Pam provided all the special touches that made our dinner at Spaso House so memorable."

Condolences poured in over the past week, as word of Mrs. Ahearn's sudden death spread through diplomatic ranks. "Washington's diplomatic community will miss her protocol expertise and gentle touch," Colin Powell, former secretary of state, said in a statement. "Pam's smile was real — not just protocol. And her bounce was infectious. She could also handle the unexpected," former secretary of state George Schultz said by e-mail.

Mrs. Ahearn served as assistant chief of protocol for ceremonials in the State Department under Schultz during the Reagan Administration. Schultz "always said if protocol goes smoothy, no one notices; but if there is a mistake, it is on the front page of every newspaper," Selwa Roosevelt, chief of protocol in the Reagan Administration, said in a statement. "I am happy to say that Pam just did not make mistakes, and thanks to her we managed to stay off the front page." At the State Department, the logistics of planning luncheons and dinners for visiting dignitaries and heads of state were daunting. "At a State luncheon," said Catherine C. Murdock, of Middleburg, Va., who was assistant chief of protocol for visits in the State Department when Mrs. Ahearn was there, "Pam would have to know the dietary restrictions of the visiting president and first lady. The seating was very important, and she would need to know who outranks whom, both in the visiting group and in the Washington group. She also had to decide on the color of flowers, which might be offensive to some, and the entertainment." Often, Mrs. Ahearn had just seconds to avoid a protocol error, Murdock said. "Senators and congressman might have to cancel at the last minute, and Pam would have to reorganize the seating in a minute, if not a second. But, Pam never lost her cool. The bigger the hitch was, the bigger her smile."

After leaving the State Department, Mrs. Ahearn worked in protocol for six months for the 1990 Summit of Industrialized Nations and from 1991 to 1993 with the United States Information Service. From 1995 to 2004, she was director of protocol for the House of Representatives under Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich. Her appointment drew fire from House Democrats, not about her specifically, but about the need for the $62,000-a-year position. Colorado's Patricia Schroeder said at the time that it was like having "our own Ms. Manners." However, Mrs. Ahearn's husband said, many Democrats sought his wife's advice on personal social manners "on a regular basis."

Her reputation for never getting flustered was well earned. Once, her husband said, when Prime Minister John Major of Britain was about to have lunch with Gingrich in the speaker's office, she crawled under the table to adjust its legs and was there when they arrived. But keeping her cool, she crawled out from under the cloth and seated them.

Mrs. Ahearn's social graces may have stemmed from her Southern upbringing. "Pam was a bit like a Southern belle," said Joseph Holley, a former assistant to President Reagan. "She was a sweet person, extremely elegant in terms of everything she did." She was born in Nashville, Tenn., one of four children. Her two younger sisters, Patricia Simpson of Nashville and Peggy Beasley of Franklin, Tenn., both described her as a very supportive older sister, who looked after them and made sure, even when they were all children, that they were on time for dinner. She loved politics and was a staunch Republican, who "always dreamed of going to Washington," Beasley said. And so she did soon after graduating from the University of Alabama in 1976 with honors and a degree in American studies. She was working on the gubernatorial campaign of John Dalton of Virginia in 1977 when she met Rick Ahearn, a political consultant for the candidate. Ahearn said they married in 1990 "after dating for 13 years."

In 1979, Mrs. Ahearn worked on the campaign of John Warner and then became executive assistant to his wife, Elizabeth Taylor. At the time of her death, Mrs. Ahearn was on hiatus from work. She was looking forward to another summer on Cape Cod, where she "loved her friends, the beach, and boating," her husband said. In addition to her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Ahearn leaves her mother, Jewell Eskew, and her stepfather, Charles Eskew, of Franklin, Tenn., and a brother, James Gardner of Lakeland, Fla. A funeral service was held yesterday in Alexandria. Interment will be Friday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville.

The Boston Globe 4 April 2007
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Patrick E. Ahern
Native of San Francisco, entered into rest April 1, 2007, at the age of 90. Beloved father of Patricia Limacher and Kathleen (Dan) Clark. Adored grandfather of five. Member of So. SF YMI Council #32, So. SF Elks Lodge #2091, BPOE. Former Mayor of So. SF and served longer than any other mayor, serving served six years and 16 years as a councilman.

Friends may attend a Funeral Mass at St. Veronica Church, 434 Alida Way, So. SF on Wed., April 4 at 11AM. Committal private at Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Patrick E. Ahern to a charity of choice. Garden Chapel Funeral Directors, (650) 583-2510

San Francisco Chronicle 4 April 2007
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Neil J. Ahern
Ahern, Neil J.—Age 39, of Hampstead, NH, on April 2, 2007. Son of Timothy and Frances (Bibeault) Ahern of Hampstead and brother of Timothy Ahern, Newport, RI, Michael Ahern, Plaistow, NH, Sharon Sinclair, Hooksett, NH, Danielle Troy, Derry NH and the late Cameron Ahern. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Late member Steamfitters Local #537 of Boston. Calling hours Fri., April 6 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., PLAISTOW, NH. Funeral service on Sat. at 10 a.m. in the Island Pond Baptist Church, Hampstead, NH. Memorial donations to Ahern Charitable Foundation, PO Box 80221, Stoneham, MA to benefit families of active combat duty service men and women.
The Boston Globe 5 April 2007
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Anne (O'Sullivan) Ahern
AHERN (Cork): On April 5, 2007, peacefully, at the Mercy University Hospital, ANNE (nee O'Sullivan), Glanmire and Castletownbere, dearly loved wife of the late Daniel and much loved mother of Marie (O'Connor). Sadly missed by her loving daughter, sister Vera, son-in-law Kevin, grandchildren Brian, Deirdre and David, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Removal on this (Good Friday) evening at 5pm from Barry Bros. Funeral Home, Hazelwood, Glanmire to St. Joseph's Church, Springhill. Liturgy of the Word on tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrigtwohill. May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 6 April 2007
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Daniel Joseph "Emmett" Ahern
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, April 5, 2007, after a long battle with Parkinson's. Born February 10, 1926 in San Francisco to Mary Hallahan and John Ahern. Daniel was the loving husband of Louise C. Wallis for over 58 years. Cherished father of Daniel, Diane (Jeffery) Figoni and David (Jeanette). Proud grandfather of Daniel, Robert and Liz Figoni and Matthew and Richard. Dear brother of Patricia (George) Woita and Barbara Ahern and the late John and Frank and sisters, Margaret Miller, Eileen Morrison, Helen Biscarro and Dolores Smith. Adored brother-in-law of Frances Ahern and Ken Smith. Beloved godfather of Dale Ahern and Kenneth Smith. He is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Daniel served as a merchant seaman during WWII and he worked as a commercial floor layer for over 30 years before retiring from local 1235. Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering at the Granada Café, 4753 Mission St., SF on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 12 Noon. Valente, Marini, Perata & Co., Funeral Directors San Francisco (415) 333-0161

San Francisco Chronicle 7 April 2007
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Michael Ray "Rocky" Ahern
Ahern, Michael Ray, 58, Olympia, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, 360-753-1065.
The Olympian 7 April 2007
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Rita A. (McGarr) Ahern
Rita A. Ahern R.N., nee McGarr, age 92, beloved wife of the late John T. Sr.; loving mother of John Jr. (Mary), Gregory (Adrienne), Albert, Rita (Edward) Daluga and Irene (Philip) Smith; proud grandmother of Gail (Carlos) Torres, John III, Mary Lee, Patrick, Luke, Gregory Jr. (Lisa), Eric (Fiance, Lauren), Christopher, Mark & Adam Ahern, Edward III & Richard Daluga, Clare & Brendan Smith and the late Christopher Ahern; fond sister of Irene (the late Louis) Rotta and the late Ellen (the late Howard) Underwood, Albert (the late Helen), Emmett (the late Gloria) and Donald (the late Eileen); also loved by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 a.m. from the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 2929 W. 87th St., Evergreen Park to St. Thomas More Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Monday, 2 to 9 p.m. Masses appreciated.
Chicago Tribune 8 April 2007
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Pamela M. (Cotterell) Ahearn
Killingworth—Pamela M. Ahearn, Killingworth's former First Selectwoman, age 79, passed away April 4, 2007 at Middlesex Hospital following a brief stay at hospice. She was the wife of the late John J. Ahearn. She was born in Bishop Aukland, England on June 10, 1927 to the late William and Frances (Head) Cotterell. She spent many years contributing to all aspects of the town of Killingworth. Besides being the only female to serve as First Selectwoman, she also served as a second Selectwoman, on the Land Use Committee, Board of Tax Review, and Emergency Preparedness Committee. She was also a member of the Democratic Town Committee, volunteered with the Fire Company as a dispatcher, and was on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Later in life, she enjoyed her work as a real estate agent.

She leaves behind a son, Michael Ahearn and his wife Peggy of Katy, TX., a son, Brian Ahearn and his wife Julie of Killingworth, and a daughter Sheila Ahearn of Killingworth. She also leaves behind a brother Peter Cotterell of England, grandchildren Shannon Ahearn, Heather McClure, John Ahearn and Michael Ahearn and a greatgrandchild Ian McClure. She is predeceased by a son, Timothy Ahearn.

Family and friends may visit Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main Street, Clinton, on Monday, April 9th, from 4: 00 to 8: 00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, at 10: 00 a m. St. Lawrence Church in Killingworth. Committal to follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pamela's honor to The American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, the Killingworth Ambulance Association, Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419 or the Killingworth Volunteer Fire Department, 333 Route 81 Killingworth, CT 06419. www.codywhite funeralservice.com.

New Haven Register 8 April 2007
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Olive (Ahern) O'Reilly
O'REILLY (née Ahern) (Donnybrook, Dublin)—April 7, 2007, Olive, (suddenly but peacefully) at the Blackrock Clinic, the devoted wife of Terence, and loving mother of the late Colm, Ann, Mary, Breege, Louise, Terence and Rosín and adored Nana of Emma, Sarah, Kate, Clara, Sophie, Hannah, Louis and Blaithín; very deeply regretted by her dear sister May, brothers Eamon and Tony, sons-in-law Tom, Gerry and Barney, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, relatives and Olives wide circle of loyal friends. May she rest in peace. Removal tomorrow (Tuesday) morning to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook arriving for funeral Mass at 11 o'clock then to Deans Grange Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Blackrock Hospice.
Irish Times 9 April 2007
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Pamela Ahearn, 52
First Protocol Chief For U.S. House
Pamela Gardner Ahearn, who served nine years as chief of protocol at the U.S. House of Representatives after earlier experience with the State Department's Office of Protocol and as Elizabeth Taylor's executive assistant, died March 26 of a heart attack at her home in Alexandria. She was 52. Fascinated by etiquette and politics since her youth in Tennessee, Mrs. Ahearn combined both interests to become an only-in-Washington authority on the diplomatic niceties required at official dinners and other state occasions. After holding high-level protocol positions in the Reagan administration and with the U.S. Information Agency, Mrs. Ahearn (pronounced uh-HURN) was named chief of protocol by House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) in 1995. She was the first and, so far, the only person to hold the job.

Democratic members lampooned the appointment, with Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.) calling Mrs. Ahearn's $62,000 salary "a total waste of money." "Has there been a lot of misbehaving, that we have now hired our own in-house Miss Manners?" asked Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.). "How can members keep a straight face and say that taxpayers should tighten belts so that the House can get advice on how to curtsy? . . . What is the appropriate toast after giving the wealthy a $240 billion tax cut?" Over time, Mrs. Ahearn won respect on both sides of the aisle as she arranged dinners, ceremonies, international trips and Capitol visits by international leaders. "She was always happy to help anyone on the Hill, regardless of party," said her husband, Frederick L. "Rick" Ahearn. "She viewed it as a bipartisan role. It was ironic that, after being mocked on the floor by Patricia Schroeder, she was later called on by Schroeder's office on matters of protocol."

Just before a Capitol Hill meeting between congressional leaders and former British Prime Minister John Major, Mrs. Ahearn discovered that a table was wobbling. With time running short, she crawled under the table to balance the uneven leg. At that moment, she heard Gingrich's voice as he and Major entered the formal dining room. As Gingrich called her name, the 5-foot-tall Mrs. Ahearn popped out from under the tablecloth, smiling. "Here I am, Mr. Speaker," she said. "Hello, Mr. Prime Minister."

Before her job at the House, Mrs. Ahearn was assistant chief of protocol for ceremonials with the State Department's Office of Protocol. In that role, she organized state lunches and social gatherings of legislators, diplomats and heads of state. She designed invitations, selected menus, linens, flowers and wines, and, perhaps most delicate of all, arranged the seating. She had to be aware of cultural traditions, food taboos and rules of hierarchy and rank. The work of protocol officers, unseen by the public and often unappreciated by the officials they serve, quietly helps keep the ship of diplomacy afloat. "It takes a lot of sensitivity to other cultures and great attention to detail," said Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt, who was chief of protocol in the Reagan administration and Mrs. Ahearn's boss at the State Department. "You can't ever let a flap happen. [Former secretary of state] George Shultz said if protocol goes well, people don't notice. But if something goes wrong, you're on the front page of every newspaper."

Mrs. Ahearn was born Oct. 7, 1954, in Nashville and graduated with honors from the University of Alabama. In 1977, while working on the campaign of Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate John N. Dalton, she met her future husband, whom she married in 1990. Mrs. Ahearn then joined the senatorial campaign of John W. Warner (R-Va.) and moved to Washington after Warner was elected in 1978. Two years later, she became executive assistant to Warner's wife at the time, actress Elizabeth Taylor. She was Taylor's liaison with agents, producers, lawyers and the media. She also transported Taylor's jewels. Wearing nondescript clothing, Mrs. Ahearn would follow the screen star on a later flight, carrying millions of dollars in gems, then step off the plane into a waiting car with flashing lights.

In 1983, Mrs. Ahearn was part of the advance team arranging the Group of Seven Summit in Williamsburg. It was there that she caught the eye of Roosevelt, the protocol chief. "She did such a terrific job," Roosevelt recalled. "I wanted her to work for me." After resigning from her House position in 2004, Mrs. Ahearn worked briefly for Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) and helped care for her husband's ailing parents in Massachusetts. One former Office of Protocol colleague, Leslie Lautenslager, said she thinks of Mrs. Ahearn every time she passes an arrangement of lilies or tulips. Mrs. Ahearn taught her to snip the stamens off lilies to keep from leaving yellow streaks of pollen on clothing and to drop a penny in a vase of tulips to make the flowers open.

In addition to her husband, of Alexandria, Mrs. Ahearn's survivors include her mother, Jewell Eskew, and stepfather, Charles Eskew, of Franklin, Tenn.; and two sisters.

The Washington Post 9 April 2007
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Elizabeth Ann (Ahern) McGrenra
McGRENRA, ELIZABETH ANN (nee Ahern), suddenly April 8, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Francis Sr.; devoted mother of Francis Jr., Kevin (Kellyann) and Elizabeth Ann "Bunny"; loving Nanie of Jacqueline and Kevin Jr.; also survived by her sister, Mary Sweeney and her brother, Theodore Ahern and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Thursday, 8:30 A.M., BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 9708 Frankford Ave. (So. of Grant Ave.), followed by her Mass of Christian Burial, 10 A.M., St. Martha Church. Int. Resurrection Cemetery. Viewing Wednesday eve 7 to 9 P.M.
Philadelphia Inquirer 10 April 2007
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Charles D. "Charlie" Ahearn
CHARLES "CHARLIE" D. AHEARN. Age 85. On Thursday, April 5, 2007, of Wilmington, DE. Loving companion of Ruth Carroll; father of C. Dennis Ahearn; grandfather of Brendan Patrick and Holly Marie Ahearn. Relatives and friends may call at GASCH'S FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 4739 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD on Thursday, April 12, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., where service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, May 8, 2007. Please meet at Administration Building at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, Executive Plaza 1, Ste. 600, 11350 McCormick Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031.
The Washington Post 10 April 2007
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Pamela M. (Cotterell) Ahearn
KILLINGWORTH—Funeral services are scheduled at St. Lawrence Church today for Pamela M. Ahearn, the longtime town hall administrative assistant who became the first woman to serve as the town's first selectman. Ahearn died Wednesday at age 79. She was elected first selectwoman in 1985 and 1987.
The Hartford Courant 10 April 2007
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Agnes Frances "Frankie" (Ahearn) Smith
Of Burlington, April 8. Beloved wife of Richard F. Loving mother of John & his wife Cheryl of Wilmington and Worcester. Sister of Jane "Skippy" Leboda of Burlington, Elizabeth Ahearn of Arlington and the late Sr. Josephine Ahearn, Margaret O'Hearne, Arthur, James, William, Mary, Theresa, Catherine "Kay" [sic], and Ellen Ahearn.

A visitation will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy's Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, BURLINGTON. For directions, obituary and on-line guest book see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net & www.saint-malachy.org.

The Boston Globe 11 April 2007
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Lisa (Wiebenga) Ahearn
AHEARN, Lisa, 40, of Tucson died April 2, 2007. She is survived by her husband, Peter; children, Ashlee, Serena, Tyler and Katelin; father, Phillip Wiebenga; sister, Traci Wiebenga, all of Tucson. She was a member and president of Beta Sigma Phi and was the Woman of the Year for 2007 and active with the Girl Scout Council. Memorial service Thursday, April 12, 2007, 600 p.m. at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd., with Pastor Steve Springer officiating. Graveside Services Friday, April 13, 2007, 1000 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery. Family requests remembrances be made co Cyndi Salisbury, Xi Delta Theta, Beta Sigma Phi, 1340 W. Edgewater Dr., Tucson, AZ 85704. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
The Arizona Daily Star 11 April 2007
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Arthur Ahern
AHERN (Cork): On April 12, 2007, unexpectedly, at home, Lotabeg Terrace, Mayfield, ARTHUR (late PJ Hegarty and Church of Our Lady Crowned), dearly beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Hogan) and much loved father of Jim, Vincent, Mary, Pauline, Eileen, Teresa and Patrick. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, sons- in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, brother-in- law, relatives and a large circle of friends. Rosary on this (Friday) evening at 8pm in the Church of Our Lady Crowned, Mayfield. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Rathcooney Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 13 April 2007
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Pamela Gardner Ahearn
Oct 7, 1954 - March 26, 2007
Served For Nine Years As First, And Only, Chief Of Protocol At House
Pamela Gardner Ahearn, who served nine years as chief of protocol at the U.S. House of Representatives after earlier experience with the State Department's Office of Protocol and as Elizabeth Taylor's executive assistant, died March 26 of a heart attack at her home in Alexandria, Va. She was 52.

Fascinated by etiquette and politics since her youth in Tennessee, Ms. Ahearn combined both interests to become an only-in-Washington authority on the diplomatic niceties required at official dinners and other state occasions. After holding high-level protocol positions in the Reagan administration and with the U.S. Information Agency, Ms. Ahearn was named chief of protocol by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., in 1995. She was the first and, so far, the only person to hold the job.

Democratic members lampooned the appointment, with Rep. Barney Frank of Mass. calling Ms. Ahearn's $62,000 salary "a total waste of money." "Has there been a lot of misbehaving, that we have now hired our own in-house Miss Manners?" asked Rep. Patricia Schroeder, D-Colo. "How can members keep a straight face and say that taxpayers should tighten belts so that the House can get advice on how to curtsy? . . . What is the appropriate toast after giving the wealthy a $240 billion tax cut?"

Over time, Ms. Ahearn won respect on both sides of the aisle as she arranged dinners, ceremonies, trips and Capitol visits by international leaders. "She was always happy to help anyone on the Hill, regardless of party," said her husband, Frederick "Rick" Ahearn. "She viewed it as a bipartisan role. It was ironic that, after being mocked on the floor by Patricia Schroeder, she was later called on by Schroeder's office on matters of protocol."

Before her job at the House, Ms. Ahearn was assistant chief of protocol for ceremonials with the State Department's Office of Protocol. She organized state lunches and social gatherings of legislators, diplomats and heads of state. She designed invitations, selected menus, linens, flowers and wines, and, perhaps most delicate of all, arranged the seating. She had to be aware of cultural traditions, food taboos and rules of hierarchy and rank. "It takes a lot of sensitivity to other cultures and great attention to detail," said Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt, who was chief of protocol in the Reagan administration and Ms. Ahearn's boss at the State Department. "You can't ever let a flap happen. (Former secretary of state) George Shultz said if protocol goes well, people don't notice. But if something goes wrong, you're on the front page of every newspaper."

After resigning from her House position in 2004, Ms. Ahearn worked briefly for Sen. George Allen, R-Va. Ms. Ahearn was born Oct. 7, 1954, in Nashville, Tenn., and graduated with honors from the University of Alabama.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 15 April 2007
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Francis X. Ahearn
Of Charlestown, April 15, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Theresa (McDermott) Ahearn. Father of Sharon Ahearn of Boston. Brother of the late Mary Luna, John, William, Joseph, James & Gerry Ahearn. Loving uncle of several nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St., CHARLESTOWN, Friday at 10 am. Funeral Mass in St. Catherine's Church, Hayes Sq. at 11 am. Relatives & friends are invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. Interment at Mass. National Cemetery. US Navy Vet. of World War II & former member of Local #799 I.L.A. Kindly make donations in Fran's name to the Doug Flutie Autism Ctr, P.O. Box 767, Framingham, MA 01701. Parking area adjacent to Funeral Home. For guest book, obit & directions visit: www.carrfuneral.com Frank H. Carr Funeral Home Charlestown (617-242-1509).
The Boston Globe 18 April 2007
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Mike "Rocky" Ahern
A "Celebration of Life" will be held for Mike "Rocky" Ahern at the Olympia Elks Lodge 186 on Monday, April 23, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Olympian 20 April 2007
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Mark P. Ahern
Mark P. Ahern D.D.S., beloved son of Christopher and Mary Ahern; loving brother of Michael C. (Therese) Ahern, Daniel J. (Kimberly) Ahern, Maggie (Dan) Gaffney, Mary B. (Michael) Colaizzi; dear uncle of Katie, Jenny, Kevin, Ryan Ahern, Adam, Lauren, Genevieve Ahern, Meghan, Moira, Sean, Colleen Gaffney, Joseph, Brian, Timothy Rekruzciak; great-uncle to Anna and Billy Djikas. Visitation Sunday, 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral Monday, 10:30 a.m., from John Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, to St. Alexander Church. Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 708-361-4235.
Chicago Tribune 22 April 2007
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Lois M. (O'Hearn) Clark
WYOMING, Iowa — Lois M. Clark, 76, of Wyoming and formerly of Temple Hill, died Tuesday at her home. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery, rural Maquoketa. She was born April 25, 1930, in Jackson County to William and Gwendolyn Streets O'Hearn. She married William K. "Bill" Clark on Sept. 25, 1954, in Wabasa, Wis. He died in 2005. She worked with Clinton Engines, Maquoketa. She then became a homemaker and farmed with her husband in the Temple Hill area for many years. She and her husband also owned and operated Streets Auction for several years. In recent years, she was providing home healthcare to area residents.

Survivors include her children, Wanda "Pep" (Richard) Tracy of Monmouth, Iowa, Gary (Kathy) Usher of Oxford Junction, Debbie (Randy) Gile of Wyoming, Brenda (Mike) Meade of Onslow and Dean (Lee Ann) Clark of Cascade; stepchildren, Geraldine (Allen) Archer of Ottumwa and William (Patricia) Clark of Phoenix; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Lois M. Clark Memorial Fund has been established. Condolences may be made online at www.carsonandson.com. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one stepbrother.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carson and Son Funeral and Cremation Services, Maquoketa.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Revs. Ruth Ann Scott, pastor of Carson and Son Funeral and Cremation Services, and Timothy Miller, pastor of Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, officiating.

The Clinton Herald 25 April 2007
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Kathleen (Ahern) Brady
Brady (Cork): On April 26, 2007, peacefully, at her home, St. Anne's Park, Turners Cross, in her 96th year, KATHLEEN (nee Ahern), beloved wife of the late Maurice and loving mother of Fr. Liam SMA, Catherine (McGarry), Dermot, Eileen (Dineen) and Maurice and grandmother of the late Bríd-Áine and mother-in-law of the late Michael McGarry. Sadly missed by her loving family, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughters-in- law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Sullivans Funeral Home, Turners Cross. Rosary on this (Friday) evening at 8pm. Removal on tomorrow (Saturday) at 5pm to Christ the King Church, Turners Cross. Funeral on Monday after 11am Requiem Mass to St. Oliver's Cemetery. Family flowers only please.
The Evening Echo 27 April 2007
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Mary "Betty" (Ahearn) Thomen
SOUTH DENNIS—Mary "Betty" Ahearn Thomen, 84, died on April 25, 2007, at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis after a brief illness. She was born in Hartford, Conn., and graduated from Gilbert High School in Winsted, Conn., class of 1939. She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in Hartford in 1942. She worked as a registered nurse at Winsted Hospital in Connecticut, and as a nursing supervisor and assistant director of nursing for 32 years at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington, Conn. She retired in 1979, then worked as a private duty nurse on Cape Cod and as a Red Cross nurse. Mrs. Thomen lived in South Dennis since 1979. She was a previous resident of Winsted, Conn., and Hallmeadow, Conn. She was a first lieutenant in the Army from August, 1944 to March, 1946. She had the honor of earning an American Campaign Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal. She was a member of the National Registered Nurse Association; a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary; a member of the Winchester, Conn., Grange; and is registered with the Women in Military Service Memorial, Washington, D.C. She was a devout Roman Catholic and enjoyed reading, knitting, baking cookies, and her grandchildren. She was a humanitarian and mentor to many.

Mrs. Thomen was predeceased by her husband, Andrew E. "Andy" Thomen Sr. She is survived by her sons, Andrew E. Thomen Jr. of South Dennis; daughters, Cheryl T. Newman and her husband, Bill of Vienna, Va., Marianne T. Williams and her husband, Richard of Salem, Linda T. Wells and her husband, Timothy of Dennis; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Monday April, 30, 2007, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660. Services will be at the funeral home from 11 to noon on Monday, followed by burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:30 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 505 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105. [see also: Joseph D. "Joe" Ahearn]

Cape Cod Times 28 April 2007
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Peter J. O'Hearn
Of Malden, formerly of Charlestown, April 27. Beloved husband of Muriel E. (Poole). Devoted father of Andrew J. O'Hearn, Kara Wallace and her husband Derek all of Malden. Loving grandfather of Madison and William Wallace. Brother of Kathleen Collins, Kevin O'Hearn, Colleen Bowman, Dennis O'Hearn, Jeanine O'Brien, Patrick, Sylvia and Andrew O'Hearn. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, 329 Bunker Hill St., CHARLESTOWN, Wednesday May 2 at 9:10 AM. Funeral Mass in St. Francis de sales Church, Charlestown at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 PM. Interment private. Late Veteran Vietnam War, US Army and member of I.U.O.E. Local #4. Parking area opposite Funeral Home. John H. Sawyer Funeral Home (617) 242-2455 [see also: Peter J. "Jim" O'Hearn, Mary A. (O'Hearn) Jodrie.]
The Boston Globe 1 May 2007
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Roseann (Fallucca) Ahearn
Lead singer in high school days was globetrotter
Lifelong Staten Islander and world traveler Roseann Ahearn died Sunday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. She was 62. Born Roseann Fallucca in West Brighton, she was reared in South Beach and graduated from New Dorp High School. In 1959, she moved to Dongan Hills, and in 1969 she wed Guy (Bill) Ahearn. After moving to Bay Terrace in 1972, Mrs. Ahearn ended her six-year career as a keypunch operator on Wall Street to devote herself to her family. While in high school, Mrs. Ahearn was the lead singer of the Cordonelles, which shared a bill several times with Vito Picone and the Elegants.

Mrs. Ahearn was a parishioner of St. Charles R.C. Church, Oakwood. Mrs. Ahearn enjoyed shopping, reading, Atlantic City and Las Vegas. She had traveled the world with her husband, including destinations in more than 35 countries. "Her last desire was to take her family on a cruise through the Western and Eastern Caribbean. She accomplished that in February," said her husband, Guy. "All who knew Roseann would agree she was a model for poise, grace and love of family." In addition to her husband, surviving Mrs. Ahearn are her two daughters, Michelle Ahearn-Meiners and Cheryl Ahearn; her parents, James and Ann Fallucca; a sister, Jeanette Osmer, and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be tomorrow from the Hanley Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a mass at 9:15 a.m. in St. Charles Church. Burial will follow in Ocean View Cemetery, Oakwood.

Staten Island Advance1 May 2007
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Cecilia E. "Cece" (Cannon) Aherne
Of Dorchester formerly of Jamaica Plain and South Boston May 3, 2007, married over 60 years. Beloved wife of Maurice Aherne. Loving mother of Francis X. Aherne of Boston, Joan M. Burke of Hull, Maureen C. Sarsfield of Bellingham and Kathleen A. Poles of Dorchester. Dear sister of Alice Kelly of Bridgewater, Lorraine Laubenstein of FL and the late Mary Nolet, Margaret Wallace, Theresa Bain and William Cannon Jr. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 5 great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER Wednesday 4 to 8 PM. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan Church Dorchester Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Member of the V.F.W. Post 722 Ladies Auxilliary and volunteer at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. For directions and messages of condolence www.oconnorandson.com
The Boston Globe 8 May 2007
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Elizabeth (Aherne) Brink
Elizabeth A. Brink, 89, of Paoli, passed away on May 8, 2007. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert J. Brink, Sr. Born in Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Elizabeth Mary Wallace Aherne. She was a founding member of St. Norbert Church in Paoli, foster parent to 75 children and an avid Bingo player.

Mrs. Brink is survived by her children, Sandra Gearhart, Robert J., Jr., and Brian A.; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Tony. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, May 14th, at St. Norbert Church, 50 Leopard Road, Paoli, PA 19301. Interment in St. Monica Cemetery, Berwyn. Viewing will be Sunday, May 13 from 6-8 p.m., and Monday, May 14 from 9-10 a.m., at Alleva Funeral Home, Inc., 1724 East Lancaster Avenue, Paoli. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Norbert Church.

Harrisburg Patriot News 9 May 2007
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George L. Ahearn
George L. Ahearn, age 83, a resident of Hudson for 47 years, died Thursday, May 10, 2007, at home, following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Hope M. (Roberts) (DeBow) Ahearn, with whom he celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on October 26, 2006, and the late Vivian M. (Scott) Ahearn, who died in 1982. Born in Lowell on April 23, 1924, he was the son of the late George J. and Mary (Hendricks) Ahearn. Mr. Ahearn was raised in Lowell and attended Lowell schools. In 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II. Prior to his honorable discharge in 1946, Mr. Ahearn served with the HQ & HQS Detachment (Mars Task Force), 40th Military Police and previously served in the China Burma India Theater as a horseshoer. Mr. Ahearn was awarded several decorations and citations including the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star. Prior to his retirement in 1983, he was employed as a plastics extruder by the Wire & Cable Division of the General Electric Company in Lowell, where he worked for 34 years. In addition, he worked as a local Blacksmith and Ferrier serving many greater Lowell and Southern New Hampshire horse owners.

Mr. Ahearn was a member of the Merrill's Marauders Association, the Hudson, NH V.F.W. Post # 5791 and a life member of the Hudson, NH American Legion. According to his family, he enjoyed tinkering with motors, solving crossword puzzles, woodworking, gardening, swimming, hunting and riding his Indian motorcycle to work. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Greg M. Ahearn and his wife, Claire, of Nashua, NH, George S. Ahearn and his wife, Helen, of Hudson, NH, Brian E. Ahearn and his wife, Michelle, of Merrimack, NH and Jason DeBow and his wife, Mary Grace, of Nashua, NH; one daughter, Nona Kennedy and her husband, Ted, of Pueblo West, Colorado; one sister, Mary Ahearn of Pelham, NH; twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Mr. Ahearn was the brother of the late Leona Russell, Lillian Desilets, Evelyn Winters, Joseph, John and Raymond Ahearn.

Calling hours Monday, 4-8 p.m., at The Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. Funeral service Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Tewksbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Hudson V.F.W., 15 Bockes Rd., Hudson, NH 03051 are suggested. For directions see www.farmeranddee.com.

The Nashua Telegraph 13 May 2007
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Cornelius P. "Neil" Ahearn
Cornelius Ahearn of Garnerville passed away on Friday, May 11, 2007 at Nyack Hospital. He was 72. Neil was born in New York City on August 20, 1934 to William and Margaret (O'Callaghan) Ahearn. He attended Incarnation Grammar School, Bishop Dubois High School and was a graduate of Manhattan College Class of 1956. He worked for 33½ years for M.A.B.S.T.O.A. Transportation as a Superintendent of the Schedule department retiring in 1992. Neil married Loretta A. Byrnes on March 31, 1973 in St. Peter's Church, Haverstraw, New York. He was a 4th degree Knight of Haverstraw Council # 581 and Joyce Kilmer Assembly Color Corps, Knights of Columbus. Neil was also an usher and facilitator of Bible Study at St. Gregory Barbarigo Church. Cornelius is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Loretta, sons Kenneth (Gail), Christopher (Jennifer) and Kevin. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jennifer, Lisa, Allison, Timothy, Kevin Jr. and Colin. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 pm at the T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home GARNERVILLE. Neil's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:15 am in St. Gregory Barbarigo Church. Burial will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Neil's memory to United Hospice of Rockland, St. Gregory Barbarigo Church or a local charity of your choice. T.J. MCGOWAN SONS FUNERAL HOME 71 North Central Hwy Garnerville 845-429-6665
The Journal News 14 May 2007
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William D. O'Hearn
William D. O'Hearn, 64, suddenly, US Army Veteran, beloved husband of Noel, nee Reynolds; loving father of Brian, Jennifer, Amy (Richard) Lopez and Matthew; proud grandpa of Lauden; dear brother of Robert (Maureen), Sue (Bob) Brennan and the late Peggy (Allen) Radecki; fond uncle of many. Visitation Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 9:15 a.m. from Kenny Brothers Funeral Home, 3600 W. 95th St. to St. Bernadette Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St, Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice would be appreciated Graduate of Notre Dame 1964. For info 773-239-3600 or 708-425-4500.
Chicago Tribune 16 May 2007
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Paul L. Ahern
Paul L. Ahern, beloved husband and father, a civic leader and a distinguished lawyer, died on May 21, 2007, in his home in Lake Forest, IL, surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 11, 1919, in Edina, MO. He met and married Elayne Kelly. They were married for 57 years, when she passed away last year. He was a loving father to five children, Paul Jr. (Laurie), Mary Layne (John Chlebowski), James (Susan), Mark (Charlotte) and Patrick (Edie); he was also a loving grandfather to (13) grandchildren, Terence, Megan, Ryan, James, Kelly, Caitlin, Mark Jr., Charlotte, Patrick Jr., Brian, Paul II, Aidan and Liam. He was a partner in the law firm of Leydig Voit & Mayer for over 40 years, and only completely retired at the age of 80 years old. He served as Chairman of the Lake County Red Cross and as an Alderman on the Lake Forest City Council and Acting Mayor during the 1960's. One of his most important accomplishments and one of the sources of his greatest pride was Lake Forest Open Lands Association, which he founded along with a few Lake Forest residents in 1967. He served as President of LFOLA from 1971 to 1977, and served as a Life Director until his death.

He is survived by all five of his children and 13 of his grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 23, 2007, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 E. Vine Avenue, Lake Forest, IL. A funeral Mass will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2007, at the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Forest Open Lands Association, 272 E. Deerpath Rd. Suite 318, Lake Forest, IL 60045, and the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. 847-234-0022

Chicago Tribune 22 May 2007
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Vera M. (Ahearn) Cullen
Vera M. Cullen, nee Ahearn, Jan. 21, 2008, age 96, Late of Homewood. Beloved wife of the late William J. Cullen; Dear mother of William Cyril Cullen of Woodland Hills, CA. Preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Retired special education teacher for the Chicago Board of Education, specializing with the blind and hearing impaired at the Perry School. Resting at the Tews Funeral Home, 18230 S. Dixie Hwy. Homewood, IL Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of prayers at 10:15 a.m. Funeral mass Saturday 11 a.m. at the Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL. [see also: Mary Jo (Johnson) Ahearn, Donald W. Ahearn, Kathleen Ahearn, Patrick J. Ahearn, William J. Ahearn, Anna M. (Radvikus) Ahearn]
Chicago Tribune 22 May 2007
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Paul L. Ahern
As a Lake Forest alderman in the 1960s, Paul L. Ahern saw the threat posed by subdivision of large estates and development of the city's open spaces. An early proponent of land conservation in the suburbs, Mr. Ahern helped start the Lake Forest Open Lands Association in 1967. The group now oversees 800 acres, most of it within the North Shore suburb, including six nature preserves.

Mr. Ahern, 87, died of natural causes Monday, May 21, at his Lake Forest home, said his son Mark. Mr. Ahern was the open-land group's second president and held the post from 1971 to 1977. During that time, the association forged a partnership with the Nature Conservancy's Illinois chapter and started an educational program with Lake Forest schools, said Steve Bartram, executive director of the group. "Back in the '70s, the idea of a local land trust was a novelty," Bartram said. "He needed to use his attributes as an ambassador and salesman as to why it was important to set aside land and property to preserve the historic landscape of our community."

A native of Missouri, Mr. Ahern studied chemical engineering at the University of Denver before taking a job in the legal department of Standard Oil in Chicago, where he met his future wife, Elayne Kelly. She died in August. While at Standard Oil he attended law school at DePaul University. He then worked in the patent department at Abbott Laboratories before joining the trademark and patent specialty firm of Leydig Voit & Mayer, where he remained for more than 40 years. He specialized in chemistry and chemical engineering cases, and among the clients he represented was the inventor of the polymer used in soft contact lenses, said Michael Hartmann, senior partner at the firm. "Paul enjoyed the give and take between lawyers in the courtroom," Hartmann said. "He was a great teacher, very patient with younger lawyers like me. He always had a story to tell."

Mr. Ahern's tenure on the Lake Forest City Council in the 1960s, including stints as acting mayor, was the impetus for his involvement with the Open Lands Association. "It was really being familiar with the issues of growth in Lake Forest and realizing a lot of the larger estates would be eaten up by development," his son said. "I think he felt that to keep the character of the community, you really needed to preserve some open space and not just have it filled up with housing tracts." The association works by accepting land donations and funds that can be used to buy property. In the early days, the idea of a land trust was not common in the Midwest and Mr. Ahern had to offer reasoned arguments to coax contributions from skeptical residents, Bartram said. "His skills as a lawyer really helped," said his son. "You really had to lay out a story for this. It was a struggle at first." Much of the land under the association's initial purview was prairie, and within the land trust's holdings are 12 miles of nature trails. Mr. Ahern remained a life director and served on the executive committee of the association until his death. His son Mark is on the group's board of directors and his son Patrick also is involved with the group.

In addition to his two sons, Mr. Ahern is survived by two other sons, Paul Jr. and James; a daughter, Mary; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 E. Vine Ave., Lake Forest. Mass will be said at 5 p.m. Thursday at Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest.

Chicago Tribune 23 May 2007
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Paul L. Ahern
Paul L. Ahern, a resident of Lake Forest, distinguished himself as a husband and father, a civic leader and a lawyer. As a devoted husband, he enjoyed a 58-year love affair with his wife Elayne, who pre-deceased him last August. With respect to his children, "he was the most proud of his family and took great care and pride in our upbringing," said Mary, his daughter. "He was almost obsessive about treating us all the same and with the utmost fairness. He never played favorites."

He had a long and distinguished legal career. He was a partner at Leydig Voit & Mayer for over 40 years, and only completely retired at the age of 80 years old. "He loved his work," recalled his son Patrick. "It was such a part of him going to the office every day. He was completely dedicated to his clients, and they returned that dedication. He set such a great example for us as a lawyer. That is evidenced by the fact that three of out his five children became lawyers, even though he never pushed us to go into the law." He also dedicated himself to civic duty. He served as chairman of the Lake County Red Cross and as an alderman on the Lake Forest City Council and acting mayor during the 1960s. One of his most important accomplishments and one of the sources of his greatest pride was Lake Forest Open Lands, which he founded along with a few Lake Forest residents in 1967. He served as president of LFOLA from 1971-1977 and served as a life director until his death. "Lake Forest Open Lands was truly his crowning achievement and his main legacy in term of his civic accomplishments," said his son Mark. "He started it out of our house, and the early stationery had our home address. In starting Open Lands, my father was truly an environmentalist ahead of his time."

Mr. Ahern, 87, died Monday at home. In addition to Mary (John Chlebowski), Mark (Charlotte) and Patrick (Edie), he is survived by two other sons Paul Jr. (Laurie) and James (Susan), and 13 grandchildren. Visitation was Wednesday at Wenban Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 5 p.m. today (Thursday, May 24) at the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Forest Open Lands Association, 272 E. Deerpath, Suite 318, Lake Forest, Ill. 60045 and the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, Ill. 60045.

Lake Forester 24 May 2007
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Betty (Aherne) Fitzgibbon
FITZGIBBON (Youghal) — May 27, 2007, at the South Infirmary Hospital, after a short illness, Betty (née Aherne), beloved wife of the late Gerry; deeply regretted by her loving sons Peter, Jim, John and David, daughters-in-law Finola, Eileen, Kate and Gaye, grandchildren Sarah, Caroline, Garrett, Peter, Liz, Laura, Susie, relatives and her many friends. Lying in repose at her home in Summerfield, Youghal. Rosary this (Monday) evening at 7 o'clock Removal to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, The Strand, Youghal on Tuesday, May 29 at 11.30 o'clock for Requiem Mass followed by burial to North Abbey Cemetery, Youghal. Family flowers only please.
Irish Times 28 May 2007
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Diena N. Ahearn
Ahearn, Diena N., age 79, of Fort Lauderdale, FL and most recently of Dacula, GA died May 25, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Ahearn and her son, Bob Ahearn. She is survived by her daughter, Maureen Ahearn of Fort Lauderdale, FL; daughter-in-law, Mercedes T. Ahearn of Dacula, GA; granddaughter, Lindsay N. Ahearn of Marietta, GA; grandsons, Matthew Silverstein, of FL, currently serving in the military, and Joseph Silverstein of Davie, FL. Mrs. Ahearn was a faithful church member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, in Flowery Branch, GA. She enjoyed pottery, orchids, and needle point. A Memorial service will be held Friday, June 1, 2007 at 2:00 PM at St. Coleman 's Roman Catholic Church, 1200 South Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL. Inurnment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Pompano, FL. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 770/963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel 30 May 2007
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Peggy Jeanne (Hooper) Crosby-Ahern
PEGGY JEANNE (HOOPER) CROSBY-AHERN Entered May 28, 2007 into eternal rest with the Savior she had known since her 15th Valentine's Day. She believed what Jesus said in John 14 "I go to prepare a place for you that where I am, you may be also." Peggy grew up in Oakland, California and was the daughter of Att & Dorothy Hooper. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Steve and Scott Crosby. She leaves behind her husband, Richard Ahern. Grandson, David Crosby, his wife Fawn and 2 great-grandchildren, Erin and Scotty of Manassas, Virginia, Corinne Crosby, her sister Molly and parents Donna and Joe Matthew from Tracy, California. Stepdaughter, Simone Weiss, her husband, Michael and 2 step-granddaughters, Jennifer, Jessica and Meagan. A sister and brother-in-law, Darlene & Patrick Moore of Oregan and many nieces and nephews in Oregon.

She was a member of Bridges Community for the last 28 years and was involved in several ministries there. She was retired from Flemming Foods Company. She chose to live her life with love, patience and kindness, she had a peaceful, gentle spirit and was full of joy. When she failed, she sought God's grace and started over. Bedside's that, she loved a good party. In her recreational time, she enjoyed history, genealogy, writing, gardening, reading spending time with her grandchildren. We prefer that you remember her with a good deed for someone who needs encouragement or help. A Graveside Ceremony in planned for Friday, June 1, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Fremont. Arrangements by Lima Family-Milpitas-Fremont Mortuary.

The Alameda Times-Star 1 June 2007
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Margaret E. (O'Hearn) Tarnowski
Tarnowski, Margaret E. "Peggy" (O'Hearn) Age 70, of Shakopee, formerly of Anoka. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2007 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Sadie. Survived by loving husband, James; children, Scott (Cassia), Joseph, Laura (Robert) Bauer, and Annette (William) Hovey; grandchildren, Steven, Kevin, Alyssa, Nicholas, Brennan, Erin, and David.

Margaret (Peggy) was born in Duluth on November 16th, 1936. She graduated from East High School in Duluth in 1954 and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing with distinction in 1959. She met her life-long companion Jim in a Biology class at UMD, married him on June 7, 1958, and moved to Anoka to raise her family. Peggy cherished her many friends, her pets, and her grandchildren. She fought a tough 15-year battle with ovarian cancer, and though she didn't ultimately prevail, the cancer cells didn't survive the cremation either (score: Peggy - 1, cancer - 1). She fought the good fight and finished the race. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 7th at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Shakopee. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Special thanks to Allina Hospice and Palliative Care and the staff at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Animal Humane Society or charity of donors choice. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Cremation Society of MN Edina 952-924-4100

Minneapolis Star Tribune 3 June 2007
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Elizabeth "Betty" (Maher) Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On June 4, 2007, peacefully, at her residence, ELIZABETH (BETTY nee Maher), St. Mary's Avenue, Cathedral Road (late Sunbeam Wolsey), beloved wife of Gerald and loving mother of Barry, Dermot, Gerald, Michael and David. Sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, grandchildren, sister Irene, nephews, nieces, daughters-in-law Charlotte, Berniece and Noelle, brothers-in-law David and Donal, sisters-in-law Noreen, Ann, Etta and Maureen, relatives and friends. Reposing at O'Connor Bros. Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Rosary on today (Tuesday) at 5.45pm followed by removal to the North Cathedral. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Catherine's Cemetery, Kilcully. Requiescat in pace.
The Evening Echo 5 June 2007
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Edward T. Ahern Sr.
Age 67, June 6, 2007, of Braintree, formerly of Dorchester and Co. Limerick, Ireland. Loving husband of 45 years of Mary "Maureen" (Lardner). Devoted father of Maureen Kiely and Patricia Ahern both of Weymouth, Michael Ahern, Edward "Teddy" Ahern, and Karen Ahern Stalcup, all of Dorchester. Dear Papa to Sean, Shannon, Kevin, William, Brendan, Alyssa, Andrew, Raymond and Callie Rose, and his great grandson Thomas. Brother of Oliver of Norwell and the late Michael of Mansfield, and the late Patrick of Ireland. Also survived by family and good friends. Funeral from the John G. Molloy Funeral Home, 1126 Washington St., (DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS) Sat., June 9 at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass in St Mark's Church at 10 AM. Relatives & friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Friday evening 3-8 PM. Parking in rear of Funeral Home. Late member of the Carpenter's Union Local #33. In lieu of flowers donations in Edward's name may be made to the Hospice Of South Shore, 100 Baystate Dr., Braintree, MA 02184. John G. Molloy Funeral Home 617-296-5600
The Boston Globe 8 June 2007
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Gerald Aherne
Aherne (Cork ): On June 8, 2007, peacefully, in the tender and loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Finbarr's Hospital, GERALD, The Crescent, Farranlea Road and formerly of Tivoli Estate, beloved husband of Mida and dear father of John, Geraldine, Declan and Fergus. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, sisters Mary and Sheila, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Removal on this (Friday) evening at 8pm from the Hospital Chapel to the Church of the Holy Spirit Dennehy's Cross. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Saturday) at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Carrigrohanebeg Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. May he rest in peace.
Evening Echo 8 June 2007
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Peggy Jeanne (Hooper) Crosby-Ahern
Peggy Jeanne Ahern Homecoming Celebration On Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 A. M. at Bridges Community Church at 505 Driscoll Road in Fremont, we will be celebrating the Loving Memory of Peggy Jeanne Ahern, who entered in rest May 28, 2007. You are invited to attend the Homecoming Celebration. We prefer you remember her with a good deed for someone who needs encouragement or help.

Margaret "Peggy" Walter, 67, died Aug. 9, 2007, at her home in Peoria, Ill. She was born in Indiana and lived in Stuart for 25 years, coming from Houston, Texas. She was employed by Delta Air Lines as a flight attendant; a nurse at Martin Memorial Hospital; and a Hospice nurse for Treasure Coast Hospice. She was a master gardener, volunteering at Luthy Botanical Gardens. She also volunteered at the Peoria Public Library. She graduated from Bradley University in Peoria and also attended IRCC to obtain her nursing degree. Survivors include her sons, Stephen Walter of Stuart; Timothy of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Susan Walter of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Becky Brown of Wetumpka, Ala.; brother, John O'Hearn of San Francisco, Calif.; and 2 grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice. SERVICES: All services were in Peoria. Arrangements were by Endsley Funeral Home in Bartonville, Ill.

The Alameda Times-Star 13 June 2007
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Zita Madeline (Cox) Ahern
Zita Madeline (Cox) Ahern of West Yarmouth, who leaves a sister in Bourne, died June 15 at Mary McCarthy Hospice House in Sandwich of lung cancer. She was 79. She was the wife of the late Walter C. Ahern. A graduate of Belmont High School and the Kathleen Dell Secretarial School in Boston, she worked part-time as a secretary. She and her husband retired to Cape Cod from Cumberland, Rhode Island. Mrs. Ahern liked to play golf and was a member of the Cummaquid Golf Club. She also was a gourmet cook. Active as a volunteer, she most recently worked at the Yarmouth Historical Society.

She leaves her children, Stephen Ahern of Davidsville, Pennsylvania, Ellen Sheret of South Yarmouth, Janice Williams of Centerville, James Ahern of Sand Point, Idaho, and John Ahern of West Yarmouth; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, including Naomi Cox Santoro of Bourne. A funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday at Sacred Heart Chapel, Summer Street, Yarmouthport. Burial will be at a later date in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Cape Cod. [see also Barbara Ahern Rattigan]

The Enterprise 19 June 2007
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Patrick "Gah" Ahern
Ahern (Knockraha, Co. Cork) : On June 19, 2007, after a short illness, bravely borne in the presence of his loving family, PATRICK (Gah) (Glanmire), loving husband of Bridie (nee O'Sullivan) and much loved father of Noelle, Sean and Stephen. Sadly missed by his loving family, sisters Breda and Nuala, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren Eoghan and Killian, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, especially Joe. Removal on tomorrow (Thursday) at 6pm from Barry Bros. Funeral Home, Hazelwood, Glanmire to St. Mary's Church, Knockraha. Requiem Mass on Friday at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrigtwohill. May he rest in Peace.
The Evening Echo 20 June 2007
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Zita Madeline (Cox) Ahern
West Yarmouth—Zita Madeline (Cox) Ahern, 79, formerly of Belmont, died June 15, 2007 after a long battle with lung cancer. Mrs. Ahern was the wife of the late Walter C. Ahern. She and her husband retired to the Cape in 1979 from Cumberland, R.I. She was a graduate of Belmont High School and the Kathleen Dell Secretarial School in Boston. She was both a homemaker and part-time secretary.

She is survived by her children, Stephen and wife the Rev. Jacquelyn of Davidsville, Pa., Ellen Sheret of South Yarmouth, Janice and husband Keith Williams of Centerville, James of Sand Point, Idaho, John and wife Tracy of West Yarmouth; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Naomi Cox Santoro of Bourne and Janet Cox McCormick of Hopedale, and a sister-in-law, Barbara Ahern Rattigan of Naples, Fla. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 20, at Sacred Heart Chapel in Yarmouthport. Private burial will be at a later date in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Cape Cod.

Barnstable Patriot 22 June 2007
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Joseph Maurice O'Hearn Jr.
O'HEARN, JOSEPH M. JR., 82, of Tampa Avenue, a retired letter carrier, died Friday in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Gertrude R. (Salvagna) O'Hearn. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph M. O'Hearn Sr. and Alice L. (Court) O'Hearn.

A veteran of The United States Marine Corps, he served during World War II and the Korean War, and was a life member of The Marine Corp Association. Mr. O'Hearn was also a seaman first class in The United States Navy Reserve. He had been employed with The United States Postal Service for twenty three years, retiring in 1987. Mr. O'Hearn was a member of Buttonwoods Senior Citizens, The D.A.V. and the National Association of Letter Carriers local #3166.

He is survived by two daughters Denise L. O'Hearn of Charlestown and Paula M. Erickson of West Warwick and two sisters Muriel Manera of Cranston and Patricia I. O'Hearn of Warwick. He was the brother of the late Leonard T. O'Hearn and Marjorie MacDonald.

His funeral will be held Friday at 12:00 p.m. in the Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Rt. 5, Greenwood, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95). Relatives and friend are invited. Burial with full military honors will follow in The Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center1932 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889 or The American Cancer Society, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated.

Providence Journal 27 June 2007
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Frederick Davis Ahearn
Frederick Davis Ahearn (Age 91) On Monday, June 25, 2007 in Bartow, FL, formerly of Silver Spring, MD. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Fitch Ahearn; sons, Donn Ahearn and his wife, Tina of Maryland and Dan Ahearn and his wife, Janet of New York; daughter, Dale Marie Gerry and husband, Dale of College Park, MD; brother, Henry I. Ahearn of Maryland; sister, Ethel Carson of Pinehurst, NC; and three grandchildren.

Preceded in death by wives, Vivien Marie Ahearn and Zee Brown Ahearn; son, Dean Ahearn; brothers, John C. Ahearn and James H. Ahearn; and sisters, Josephine Phelps, Felisa Brady and Virginia Scuderi. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Wauchula, FL. Arrangements by Hancock Funeral Home, Ft. Meade, FL, 863 285-8171.

The Washington Post 27 June 2007
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Adele Rose (Puris) Ahern
Adele Rose (Puris) Ahern, 89, of Worcester died Saturday, June 30th in her home. She died one year to the day of her husband, Edward J. Ahern who died Saturday, July 1, 2006. She leaves a daughter, Adele R. Paradis and her husband Richard H. of Worcester; a brother Paul Puris and his wife Genevieve of Worcester; grandchildren and great-grandchildren including, Elizabeth and Christopher Buffone and their daughter, Sophia and David and Nina Paradis and their children, Samantha, Jacob and Bethany. She also leaves many nephews and nieces and two special friends, Betty Loach and Irene Brio. A son, Edward J. Ahern, Jr. died in 1996.

She was born in Worcester, a daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Jankauskas) Puris and lived in Worcester all of her life. Mrs. Ahern was a homemaker her whole life. She was a member of Ascension Church and its Womens Guild and its former Childrens Guild. She was also a member of the former Ascension High School Guild. Adele was a graduate of Commerce High School.

The family would like to thank the VNA Care Network & Hospice staff, especially Carolyn and Denise for their care and support. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd from Henry-Dirsa Funeral Home, 33 Ward St, with a Mass at 11:00 am in Ascension Church, 40 Vernon St. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home are Tuesday, July 3rd from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 1 July 2007
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Ellen "Nellie" Ahern
Ahern (Cork and Ballinabearna, Ballygarvan): On June 30, 2007, unexpectedly, at her home in Sunday's Well, ELLEN (NELLIE), beloved wife of the late David Ahern. Sadly missed by her sisters Peggy and Molly, nephews, nieces, relatives, and a wide circle of friends, especially Sheila, Hannah and Willie (Lee Cabs). Reposing at Fordes Funeral Home, South Gate Bridge. Removal on this (Monday) evening at 7.30pm to Ballygarvan Church. Funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) after 2.30pm Requiem Mass to Liscleary Cemetery.
The Evening Echo 2 July 2007
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Maj. James Michael "Jimmy" Ahearn
Army Maj. Jim "Jimmy" Ahearn, a former Concord resident, died in Iraq in a roadside bomb Thursday. He was 43. Though he most recently lived in North Carolina with his wife, Lena, and 1½-year-old daughter, Kadi, Ahearn lived in Concord as a child—from 1977 to 1982, when he graduated from Clayton Valley High School, said his brother, Kevin Ahearn. His mother, Connie, still lives in Concord.

"He loved baseball, he loved football—to watch, not to play—and we always biked and hiked together," said Kevin Ahearn, 39. "A lot of his friends still live in Concord, so I think they would want to know what happened." Kevin Ahearn said the services haven't been planned yet, but will probably happen in North Carolina, where his brother had lived for the last two years. After joining the Army 18 years ago, Jim Ahearn moved around a lot and even got his college degree while serving in the military. Kevin Ahearn said he didn't know if other soldiers were killed in the same bombing.

He was the recipient of many medals throughout his career, including two bronze stars received for valor during the battle for Baghdad. In addition to his wife, daughter, brother and mother, Ahearn is survived by his father, Jim Ahearn, along with brother Sean and sister Kelly.

Contra Costa Times 6 July 2007
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Former Concord man killed by blast in Iraq
Army Maj. Jim "Jimmy" Ahearn, a former Concord resident, died in a roadside bomb explosion Thursday in Iraq. He was 43. Though he most recently lived in North Carolina with his wife Lena and 1½-year-old daughter Kadi, Ahearn lived in Concord as a child from 1977 to 1982 when he graduated from Clayton Valley High School, said his brother, Kevin Ahearn. His mother, Connie, still lives in Concord. "He loved baseball, he loved football—to watch, not to play—and we always biked and hiked together," said Kevin Ahearn, 39. "A lot of his friends still live in Concord, so I think they would want to know what happened." Kevin Ahearn said funeral services haven't been planned yet, but will probably happen in North Carolina, where his brother had lived for the last two years. In addition to his wife, daughter, brother and mother, Ahearn is survived by his father, Jim Ahearn, along with brother Sean and sister Kelly.
Hayward Daily Review 8 July 2007
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Major James Michael "Jimmy" Ahearn
Major James Michael "Jimmy" Ahearn fought for and died for his country July 5, 2007, a victim of a roadside bomb. Jimmy served in the Army for 18+ years and was stationed in Iraq when his unit came under attack. He was the recipient of many medals throughout his career in the army, including two bronze stars received for valor during the battle for Baghdad. Jimmy had a passion for learning. He loved hiking, biking and gardening, but mainly shared his love of life with his wife and daughter. He is survived by his wife, Lena and daughter Kadi. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, and was the son of Jim and Connie and sibling of Kevin, Kelly and Sean, as well as by all those who love him.
The Arizona Republic 8 July 2007
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William F. Ahearn
William F. Ahearn, 81, a longtime resident of St. Clair Shores, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in Bon Secours Hospital, Grosse Pointe. He was born Nov. 19, 1925, in Detroit. Mr. Ahearn retired after 38 years of employment as a sales representative for Michigan Mutual Insurance Co. He was a member of St. Gertrude Church and VFW Bruce Post 1146, both in St. Clair Shores. He served in the U.S. Army-Air Force in the Asia-Pacific Theater during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Florence; sons, Gregory (Jan) and Steven (Chari DeMarc); sister, Therese (Michael) Jackson; and grandchildren, Amberlee, Jeffrey, Gregory, Stevi, Marissa and Steven; and great-grandson Ryan. He was predeceased by his sons, Brian and William; and sister, Mary Duprey.

A funeral service was held Saturday at St. Gertrude Church, 28839 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Arrangements were directed by Kaul Funeral Home, St. Clair Shores. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be addressed to the American Diabetes Association.

The Macomb Daily 8 July 2007
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SOLDIER KILLED IN IRAQ WAS DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE GRADUATE
A decorated soldier with roots in the Bay Area was killed in Iraq on Thursday when an improvised explosive device went off while he was patrolling in Baghdad, the U.S. Department of Defense reported. Maj. James Michael Ahearn, 43, was a civil affairs officer assigned to the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade at Fort Bragg, N.C. Ahearn was raised in California and graduated from Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill in 1988 with an associate's degree in liberal arts. He later earned a bachelor's degree from Campbell University in North Carolina, according to the defense department. He entered military service in 1989 and served in Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Germany. He was first sent to Iraq as an engineer officer in 2003.

Throughout his years of service, Ahearn earned a Bronze Star for valor, a Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service medals, five Army Commendation medals, two Army Achievement medals, a Korean Defense Service Medal, a Humanitarian Service Medal, two National Defense Service medals, an Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Services Medal, a Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), a Presidential Unit Citation, a Valorous Unit Award, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon, according to the defense department.

Ahearn is survived by his wife, Lina [sic], and their daughter, Khadijah Mariam, both of Raeford, N.C.; his father James F. Ahearn, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and his mother, Connie Ahearn of Concord.

— Bay City News Wire KPIX-TV, 10 July 2007
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Iraqi woman mourns U.S. soldier husband
RAEFORD, N.C.—Maj. James Ahearn met his future wife during his second tour of Iraq, converted to Islam to marry her and brought her home to the United States. Two years later, the Iraqi woman is mourning his death. Ahearn, 43, was killed Thursday in Baghdad when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb. His widow, Lena Ahearn, said she feels ashamed her husband died in her country at the hands of her people. Ahearn, a member of the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade at Fort Bragg, was on his third tour of Iraq when he was killed. He had served in the Army for 18 years and was supposed to retire in 2009. "Jimmy was the greatest gift I ever had,'' Lena said from the couple's home near the Army post where she lives with their 17-month-old daughter, Kadi. "I will never regret marrying him for two years and moving to the United States.'' Lena Ahearn said her husband tried to use his new belief in Islam to bridge the cultural gap between American soldiers and the Iraqi people. "He told them there are no differences between people,'' she said. Now Lena Ahearn says she wants to become an American citizen, which she thinks would have made her husband proud. "He was the strongest and bravest man I ever saw in my life,'' she said.
Charleston Daily Mail 10 July 2007
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Michael Aherne
AHERNE, MICHAEL (late of Ballinglanna, Kilworth, who died in Canada on January 19th, 2007): A memorial Mass will be held at 11am, on tomorrow (Thursday), July 12th, 2007, at St. Martin's Church, Kilworth. Burial of ashes in Kilcrumper Cemetery immediately afterwards.
The Irish Examiner 11 July 2007
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Family, soldiers pay tribute to fallen comrades
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About 300 people filled the chapel at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Chapel on Fort Bragg for the memorial service. Another 100 soldiers and friends sat under a small tent in the parking lot and watched the service on flat-screen TVs.
Kevin Ahearn's big brother and best friend is gone.
Maj. James M. Ahearn, 43, was killed in Baghdad on July 5 when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb. Sgt. Keith A. Kline, 24, also was killed in the blast. "I think he was doing exactly what he believed in," Kevin Ahearn said. James Ahearn and Kline were assigned to Company B, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade. The battalion remembered both men Thursday morning at a memorial service at John F. Kennedy Memorial Chapel on Fort Bragg. About 300 people filled the chapel. Another 100 soldiers and friends sat under a small tent in the parking lot and watched the service on three flat-screen TVs.

Kevin Ahearn said he remembers getting e-mails from his brother in Iraq asking him to collect toys and send them to Baghdad. "He never asked for anything for himself, it was always about the kids," Kevin Ahearn said. Both soldiers' boots, M-4 rifles, dog tags and helmets were displayed at the front of the chapel. They were flanked by the American flag and battalion colors. "It is humbling to have soldiers with such courage and character serving in the ranks of the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade," said Col. Ferdinand Irizarry, commander of the unit. "Maj. Ahearn and Sgt. Kline were a microcosm of all that is good about America. They don't come any better." It was Ahearn's third time in Iraq.

Maj. Don Sculli said Ahearn was known as "Grandpa" because he was one of the oldest soldiers in the unit. In preparation for his speech, Sculli printed out all of the messages about Ahearn on an online tribute site. "I laughed and cried when this task ran my printer out of paper," Sculli said. Ahearn was known as a smart and compassionate leader who held himself and his soldiers to a high standard. But, most of all, he was a loving husband and father to his daughter, Khadijah. It was during his second tour that he met his Iraqi wife, Lena. Lena said earlier this month that when he was home, Ahearn bought her a card, a flower and a doughnut every Sunday morning. Sculli joked that when that story hit the newspaper, it put pressure on all of Ahearn's friends. "Jimmy, buddy, you've got us all in trouble now," Sculli said. "Now we're going to have to step up our standards on Sunday morning." . . . Ahearn will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery next week.

The Fayetteville Observer 20 July 2007
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Gerald S. Ahern
Gerald S. Ahern, late of Flossmoor, U.S. Army Veteran Korean, beloved husband of the late Mary F. Ahern, nee McTigue; loving father of Mary (Jon) Krunnfusz, John (Marcia), Gerald (Kathleen), James (Kim), Michael (Cathy), Thomas (Karyn), Kevin (Vicki) and Patrick (Katy) Ahern; son of the late Patrick and Jane Ahern; dear brother of Patrick F. Ahern, Eugene J. Ahern, Jane Contieri, Sr. Catherine Ahern, O.P. and the late Marie Ahern, Rev. John Ahern and Leona Moss; fond brother-in-law of the late John (Mary) McTigue and Michael (Rosemary) McTigue; fond grandfather of 18. Formerly with Montgomery Wards and Cook County Assessor's Office. Funeral service Wednesday, July 25, 9:15 a.m. prayers, at Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, to Infant Jesus of Prague Church. Mass 10 a.m. Visitation Tuesday, 2 to 9 p.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, memorials to VITAS Hospice. For further info, call 708-798-0331.
Chicago Tribune 23 July 2007
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Gloria Patricia "Pat" (Robinette) Thuon Ahern
Gloria Patricia Robinette Thuon Ahern ("Pat"), a 53-year resident of Thornwood, passed peacefully on July 11th, at the age of 78. She was surrounded by her loving family. Born in Mamaroneck to Walter and Ethel Robinette, Pat grew up in White Plains and enjoyed a full life. While she was a dance instructor at the Arthur Murray Studio, Pat met and married Raymond Thuon in 1952. They were married for 24 years until his death in 1976. In 1981, she found love for a second time with Robert Ahern and was married until he "went over the garden wall" in 1990.

Pat was a charter member of Westwood Swimming Association, a parishioner of Holy Rosary Church, an active member of the Catholic Widow and Widowers Club, a cancer survivor, a seasoned traveler, an avid ballroom dancer, a gardener, a knitter and an artist. Pat will be best remembered as a proud, private and independent woman, and a loving wife and mother, devoted to her family. Pat is survived by her three children (Kimberly, Gloria and Michael Thuon) and seven grandchildren (Ian and Adria Clanton-Thuon, Catherine and Sarah Vaughan, and Raymond, Marjorie and William Thuon). Pat is also survived by and step-children (Robert and Carol Ahern), five step-grandchildren and five step-great grandchildren, as well as by her nephew (Paul McClintock), two nieces (Jann McClintock and Suzanne Koch) and three great-nephews.

The family will welcome friends at Beecher Funeral Home in Pleasantville from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, July 26th. A Catholic Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church in Hawthorne at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 27th. Interment will be at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the annual Thuon Memorial Invitational Swim Meet at Westwood Swimming and Tennis Club.

The Journal News 23 July 2007
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Thelma Ahern
Thelma Ahern Died peacefully on July 13, 2007 at the age of 91. Devoted wife of Dar Ahern of Hillsborough; caring mother of Marilyn Pew of Berkeley, Sherry Rogers of San Mateo, Steve Hall (Louise) of Saratoga, Brian Ahern of Avon, CO, and the late Donna Gagnier of Oakland; very proud grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 13.

Born in Philadelphia, she had resided in California for 75 years. There will be a Celebration of Thelma's Life on Wednesday, August 1st at the Family Farm in Woodside from 2-5p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rosalind Russell Medical Research Center for Arthritis at UCSF or the charity of your choice.

San Francisco Chronicle 25 July 2007
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Joseph J. Ahearn
AHEARN Joseph J. Ahearn age 75, of David Humphrey Road, Derby entered into rest Tuesday July 24, 2007 in the Griffin Hospital Derby. He was the devoted husband of the late June Adams Ahearn. Mr. Ahearn was born in Derby June 8, 1932 son of the late Joseph and Helen Corcoran Ahearn and was a life long Derby resident.

He retired in 1990 as the Manager of Accounts Worldwide Customer Service after 34 years of employment from Sikorsky Aircraft. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the US Air force. Mr. Ahearn was a very civic minded citizen he served the City of Derby as a Fire Commissioner, Fire Chief, and Assistant Fire Marshall throughout his tenure. Mr. Ahearn also served on the Board of Apportionment and Taxation and the Board of Aldermen. He was one of the founding members of the Birmingham Fire Association and a former member and past captain of the Storms Engine Co. #2 . In his spare time he was an avid golfer, a former season ticket holder for The NY Mets, attended several Super Bowls, and enjoyed Notre Dame Football games.

He is the beloved father of Dennis Ahearn, Kathleen Ahearn, Colleen Ahearn and the late Brian Ahearn. The loving grandfather of Christa Ahearn, and great grandfather of Dylan Komar. He also leaves his long time companion Dorothy Donovan. Friends may greet the family on Thursday (TODAY) from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home 253 Elizabeth Street Derby. On Friday his funeral will leave the funeral home at 9:15 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude Church in Derby. Burial with full military honors will be in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery Derby. At the request of the family memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Hospital Cancer Research Center 130 Division St. Derby, CT 06418. Leave condolences to the family at www.adzimafh.com.

Connecticut Post 26 July 2007
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Nora Mary (Nolan) Aherne
PITTSFIELD—Nora Mary Aherne, 84, of 379 East St. died Thursday at Berkshire Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland, on May 20, 1923, daughter of Arthur and Bridget Nolan, she attended schools there. She emigrated to the United States in 1957 and was instrumental in sponsoring numerous Irish women coming to America. Mrs. Aherne was a homemaker. She enjoyed knitting and reading. Her husband, Edward J. Aherne, whom she married April 12, 1946, is deceased.

She leaves three daughters, Linda Benham and Bridget Sultaire, both of Pittsfield, and Nora Hamilton of Dalton; two sons, V. Patrick Aherne of Pittsfield and Edward Aherne of Lanesborough; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


FUNERAL NOTICE—A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Nora M. Aherne will be celebrated Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes' Church in Dalton by the Rev. Christopher Malatesta, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at BARTLETT-WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME in Dalton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, care of the funeral home, 525 Main St., Dalton, MA 01226.

She also leaves 14 grandchildren, with whom she enjoyed spending time, Kelly Wilk, Cara Aherne, Amy Puntin, Brian, Kevin and Christine Aherne, Sean Sultaire, Jessica Rock, Courtney, Jeffrey and Ashley Benham, and Meghan, Kathryn and Sara Hamilton; and 12 great-grandchildren, with whom she also enjoyed spending time, Sydney, Cameryn, Emma, Sophia, Alexis, Kailey, Connor, Austin, Audra, Michaela, Caitlin and Jacob. She also leaves two daughers-in-law, Kathy and Bella Aherne, and three sons-in-law, Henry Sultaire, Michael Benham and Dan Hamilton. She was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters.

Berkshire Eagle 27 July 2007
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Judith (OHern) Gailbreath
Judith Gailbreath passed away July 24, 2007 after a four year struggle with cancer. She was 61. Judith was born in the small town of Waupon, Wis., one of four girls. Her family had strong farming roots which influenced her entire life. She had a happy and healthy childhood, attending Catholic grammar schools, then graduating from Waupon HS. After working in Tennessee and Maryland she moved to Long Beach, California where she worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service as a loan specialist. It was there that she met her husband Gary. They married July 17, 1976, and had two children. After the birth of her daughter, Judy did not return to work, choosing instead to devote her energies to her family. In 1984 they moved to Silver Spring, Md. where she raised her children. She supported PTA and field trips, Room-Mother, swim team, and all manner of volunteering. Her house was filled with kids and home-made cookies. In 1999 she and Gary moved to Alaska where they stayed until his retirement in 2004. That year they moved to Auburn, Calif. Judy was a warm caring woman with a razor wit and fine sense of humor, always ready to laugh at herself and with others. She loved to travel and she and Gary made many trips abroad and throughout the States. She loved to cook and be with her family. Some of her happiest moments were having a glass of wine on the patio with her husband and grown children

She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Ila OHern. Judy is survived by her husband Gary; her two married children Sam and Mary; and sisters Pat, Kathy, and Mary. Her warmth and love will remain with us always. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007 at St Theresa of Avila Catholic Church. A private internment will be held later. Friends and family are invited to the house at 930 El Oro Dr. Auburn following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Auburn Sutter Faith Hospice program or the American Cancer Society in her name.

Auburn Journal 27 July 2007
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Sean J. Ahern
AHERN—Sean J. Of Buffalo, NY, July 26, 2007; dearest father of Ann A., Michael S., Daniel J. Ahern, Mary Jo (Gulliver) Rankin and Patrick M. (Christine) Ahern; grandfather of Brendan S. and Melissa M. Ahern and Ronan Rankin; son of the late James D. and Amelia (McGann) Ahern; brother of Michael (late Ann) Ahern, Maureen (Brian) Brannigan and Breda (late Charles) Rinow; survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Private Services. Arrangements: ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE, 824-6435.
Buffalo News 29 July 2007
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Lott W. Ahern
LEWISTON—The funeral Mass for Lott W. Ahern will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Lewiston, with the Rev. Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Ahern, 93, formerly of Lewiston, died Sunday (July 29, 2007) at St. Charles Assisted Living under hospice care.

Born March 4, 1914, in Lewiston, he worked in the copper mines of Nevada during the Depression. He returned to Lewiston and worked with his uncle, Ed Ahern, installing residential insulation. During World War II, he served in the Navy as an electrician and was involved in the D-Day invasion. He married Margaret Czik on March 10, 1944, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. They made their home in St. Paul, where he was a home improvement contractor. In 1969 they returned to Lewiston, where he installed residential siding. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife; five children, Marnie Ahern of Seattle, Michael Ahern of Lewiston, Colleen (Randy) Howes of Irons, Mich., Eileen (Roger) Dahlin of Winona and Mike (Sunni) Sinjem of Vancouver, Wash.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Catherine Meyer of Tucson, Ariz., Lucille Hennessy of Sandy, Ore., and Genevieve Munns of Las Cruces, N.M. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. Friends may call an hour before the service at the church. Hoff Funeral Home of Lewiston is assisting the family with arrangements.

Post-Bulletin 2 August 2007
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Ruthie Marion (O'Hearn) Korth
ABINGDON IL—Ruthie Marion Korth, 71, of 733 Knox Road, 450E , died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Galesburg IL. She was born July 23, 1936, in Elmwood IL to Patrick and Frances (Yerby) O'Hearn. She married Paul Korth. Surviving are one son, Gregory Paul Korth of Florida; and her dear loving friend, Robert "Bob" Hooter Gibson of Abingdon; and cousins, Clifford and Arlene Yerby of East Peoria IL. She worked for Sears in Peoria IL for many years, retiring from Sears in Galesburg. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood, where visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to BYE Ambulance.
Peoria Journal Star 5 August 2007
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John D. Ahern
Of Salem, August 7, age 83. Husband for over 60 years of the late Claire T. Ahern. Son of the late John and Agnes Ahern. Father of Dennis and his wife Pauline Ahern, Karen and her husband John Driscoll, Maureen and her husband Joseph Christianson, Sheila and her husband Michael Craffey, and John and his wife Joanne Ahern. Brother of Thomas and his wife Marilyn Ahern, Patricia Benson, Alice Ahern, Polly and her husband Paul Kelly, and Kay and her husband John Germano and the late Francis X. and Richard T. [sic] Ahern. Brother-in-law of Gerald and his wife Anita Johnson and Peter and his wife Sharon Johnson. Grandfather of 15; great grandfather of 1.

Funeral Sat. at 10:30 A.M. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (cor of Rte. 114, Exit 25a from Rte 128), SALEM to be followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2 Margin St., Peabody (at the Salem Peabody line). Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visitation will be immediately before the funeral from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers the family request that you take a friend to lunch. For more information call 978 744 0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.

The Boston Globe 9 August 2007
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John D Ahern
(August 6, 1924 - August 7, 2007)
John D. Ahern age 83, husband for over 60 happy years of the late Claire Ahern formerly of Salem died Tuesday, August 07, 2007. He was born in Boston the son of the late John and Agnes Ahern. Following his graduation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he was commissioned as an Ensign serving aboard merchant ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of operations during World War II. After his discharge from the Navy, Mr. Ahern became employed for 40 years by New England Telephone retiring as a District Outside Plant Manager. He and his wife retired to Marco Island Florida for 20 years until returning to Massachusetts.

A member of the North East Surf Patrol, Bud loved the ocean, boating and fishing. He was an avid reader and enjoyed most spending time with his family. He had served the City of Salem for several years as a Park Commisioner and had been a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Member of the San Marco Assembly Council 2514 and the B.P.O.E Elks Lodge 2010 Naples, Florida. He was also an ex-president and treasurer of the Aquarius Condominium Association.

Mr. Ahern is survived by five children, Dennis and his wife Pauline of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Karen and her husband John Driscoll of Palm Coast, Florida, Maureen and her husband Joseph Christianson of San Antonio, TX, Sheila and her husband Michael Craffey of Lynnfield, and John and his wife Joanne Ahern of Danvers; a brother Thomas and his wife Marilyn Ahern of Woodstock, VT; four sisters in law, Patricia Benson of Mashpee, Alice Ahern of Plymouth, Polly and her husband Paul Kelly of Quincy, and Kay and her husband John Germano of West Roxbury; two brothers in law Gerald and his wife Anita Johnson of Halifax, MA and Peter and his wife Sharon Johnson of Hopedale, Ma; 15 devoted grandchildren Sara, David, Peter, Teagan and Connor Ahern, Mark, Tim and Maura Driscoll, Elizabeth, Anne, Catherine and Rose Christianson, Carly, Curtis and Neil Craffey; one great grandchild Rachel Claire Christianson and many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Francis X. and Richard T. [sic] Ahern.

His funeral will be held on Saturday at 10;30 A.M. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (cor of North St.) Salem to be followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2 Margin St., Peabody ( at the Salem Peabody Line). Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visitation will be immediately before the funeral from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers the family request that you take a friend to lunch. For more information call 978 744 0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.

— Funeral home, 9 August 2007
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Margaret O. "Peggy" (O'Hearn) Walter
PEORIA—Margaret O. "Peggy" (O'Hearn) Walter, 67, of 7100 N. Foxpoint Drive, Peoria IL, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at her residence following a brief battle with lung cancer.

Peggy was born March 15, 1940, in Seymour, Ind., the daughter of John and Rosemary Murphy O'Hearn. Surviving are one daughter, Susan Walter of Seattle, Wash.; and two sons, Stephen Walter of Stuart, Fla., and Timothy Walter of Atlanta, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, John O'Hearn of San Francisco, Calif.; and one sister, Becky (Robert) Brown of Wetumpka, Ala. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Peggy graduated from Bradley University in 1962 and after graduation became a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. After her children graduated from high school, Peggy went back to college and received her degree as a nurse and worked as a hospice nurse in Florida for most of her career. She retired and moved back to Peoria in 1999, where she became a Master Gardner, volunteering at Luthy Botanical Gardens. She also did volunteer work at the Peoria Public Library.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service celebrating Peggy's life will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at Luthy Botanical Gardens in Peoria. The Rev. Linda McKinney will officiate. Peggy's family will receive friends at that time. The family requests that memorials in Peggy's name be made to Methodist Hospice Services in lieu of flowers.

Peoria Journal Star 11 August 2007
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Claire (Larkin) Ahearne
AHEARNE (née Larkin) (Dunboyne, Co. Meath) — August 11, 2007, (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at the Mater Private Hospital, Claire; deeply beloved of her husband Seamus, children Pauline, Eamonn, Robert, Lisa and Cathy, grandchildren Bernard, Roger, Rebecca, Caroline, Cathy Clare, Elizabeth, Shane, Cian, Jack and Molly, and great-grandson Adam Seamus; deeply regretted by her brother Paddy, sister Anna, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, many relatives and friends. R.I.P. Removal to S.S. Peter and Paul's Church, Dunboyne this (Monday) evening arriving at 7 o'clock Funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) after 10 o'clock Mass to Shanganagh Cemetery.
Irish Times 13 August 2007
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Robert Rennie Ahearn
After fighting a courageous battle with cancer, Robert Rennie Ahearn, 66 years young, passed away on Aug. 17, 2007, at the Harrison Medical Center. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. Rennie was born in Seattle on May 1, 1941, the son of Robert and Helen Ahearn of Bremerton. Rennie was raised in Bremerton, attending Manette Elementary, George Dewey Junior and East High School, where he graduated in the class of 1959. He played youth league football and baseball, fished with his father and grandfather in the Cascades near Lester, and spent summers at the family cabin on Haven Lake. He was an independent child: One day, after many months of tolerating his four-mile a.m. Post-Intelligencer route, he announced that he was sleeping late, and that the papers could thereafter deliver themselves.

He spent 3 years in the Air Force, most of which was in Fukuokia, Japan. After returning to Bremerton, he attended Olympic College where, in 1966, he earned his associate's degree in conjunction with his electronic apprenticeship at the Puget Sound Shipyard. After working for 38 years in the Shipyard, he took an early out in 1992 as a Scheduler Supervisor.

In 1970, he met Donna Brott, who at first was intimidated with his size and gruffness, but as she spent time around him learned that he was the most kind, gentle, generous giant with a wonderful quick wit. They married in 1973 and Rennie soon after adopted her son, Stephen, as his own. Stephen and Rennie developed a strong bond through their love of sports. They shared many memories fishing golfing, and discussing sports. Rennie never missed a chance to attend Stephen's sporting events. They would spend hours discussing the outcome of each event. Rennie was an avid slow-pitch player and pitched/caught for Manette Radio, Gaslight, Kitsap Sport and Gene Lobe teams. After leaving the Bremerton league, he played for a Shipyard team. When his son, Stephen, started coming up behind him running the bases, telling him to run faster, and his aching knee kept him awake at night he looked for a less demanding sport. In his early 40s, he took up golf and was a member of the Kitsap Golf and Country Club at the time of his death. One of his golfing highlights was playing PGA West on his 50th birthday and lunching at St Andrews, Scotland. He and Donna made many golfing trips with groups of friends and purchased a winter home in Palm Desert where they could enjoy the sport during the winter. His friends introduced him to golf in Mazatlan, Mexico, and he instantly fell in love with the people, food, golf, ocean, and decided to trade his Palm Desert home for one in Mazatlan. Rennie spent the last 3 winters there, introducing family and friends to the special place he had found there.

Rennie and Donna enjoyed the pleasure of their great-niece, Ashleigh, and great-nephews, Nate and Zach. Rennie was very attached to them and they became his surrogate grandchildren. He took great pride in introducing them to golf and attending their sporting events. Rennie was preceded in death by his mother and father, Helen and Robert Ahearn; and his brother, Mark.

Rennie is survived by his wife, Donna, of Bremerton; son, Stephen of Montreal, Quebec; brother, Kerry of Corvallis, Oregon; and many nephews, nieces, great-niece, great-nephews and father-in-law who will miss him greatly. He touched all of their hearts and shared special times with each and every one of them. Rennie participated in the Relay for Life for many years after surviving squamous cell cancer in 1992. Even in ailing health he was there this year to support the cause. He and his family would encourage people to give to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. A private celebration of Rennie's life is being held for friends and family. [see also: ]

Kitsap Sun 23 August 2007
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Patrick R. Ahern
In Readville August 23, 2007. Beloved husband of Jean (Riley) Ahern. Loving son of Elizabeth Claire (Sullivan) and the late William B. Ahern. Loving Father of Patrick W. and Brendan Ahern both of Readville. Loving brother of James and his wife Susan Ahern of Quincy, and Mariclaire Ahern of Ca. Also survived by loving aunts, uncles, nephews & nieces. Funeral from the Francis E. Kenney & Sons Funeral Home, 1445 River St., HYDE PARK Monday at 8:15AM. Funeral Mass in St. Anne's Church W., Milton St. at 9:00. Late Employee City of Boston Street Lighting Div. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours Sun. 4-8PM. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery. Parking in Church parking lot opposite Funeral Home. For directions/guest book: kenneyfuneralhome.com Kenney Funeral Home 617-361-2450.
The Boston Globe 25 August 2007
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Mary M. (Austin) Ahearn
Of Framingham since 1944, died Saturday, August 25, 2007. Wife of the late Joseph Paul Ahearn who died in 1994. Born in Dorchester, raised in Roslindale, the daughter of the late John Stephen and Mary Frances (Hughes) Austin. Mother of Joseph P. of Savoy, IL, Gerald F. of Edison, NJ, John (Jack) S. of Walpole, Gregory T. of Framingham, Mark V. of Stoughton, Daniel L. of Middlebury, VT, Christopher J. of Longmeadow, Gerard W. of Bolton, Paul A. of Medway, Mary E. Saras of Hopedale, and Julie M. Scott of Holden. She is also survived by her 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Thursday, August 30, at 9 AM from the Norton Funeral Home, Inc., 53 Beech St. (Corner of Union Ave.) Framingham, followed by her funeral Mass at 10 AM in St. Stephen Church, 221 Concord St., Rt. 126, Framingham. Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Stephen Cemetery, Framingham. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 4-8 PM. Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Ahearn's memory may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of MA, 1 Bullfinch Place 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114.

Graduate of the Girls Latin High School, Boston class of 1939. Member of various church and civic groups and the Mothers Guild of St. Stephen School and Marian High School in Framingham and a Boy Scout Den Mother. Worked as a Nurse's Aide at the former Middlesex Manor Nursing Home in Framingham for over 20 years.

The Boston Globe 26 August 2007
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Patricia Ann (Moore) O'Hearn
Patricia A. O'Hearn 1925—2007 Resident of [?] Patricia Ann O'Hearn, loving, funny and wise mother to Kathleen, (deceased 2004), Patty L. and Timothy O., passed away peacefully Monday morning, August 20th. Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, great-grandmother of 9, and great-great-grandmother of one, Patricia will be missed by family, extended family, and her many friends. Born to Graham and Alta Moore in Oakland, California, Patricia spent most of her young years in Washington State before returning to the Bay Area in 1961. She is remembered for her gifts as a playwright, a speaker, her prison ministries, parish membership, and political activism. Patricia had many talents and a natural love of life. Services will be held Tuesday, August 28, 7 p.m., at St. Monica Catholic Church, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga, CA. Contributions may be made to Kairos Outside Ministry, P.O. Box 1753, Pacifica, CA 94404-1753.
Contra Costa Times 26 August 2007
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Mary M. (Austin) Ahearn
FRAMINGHAM - Mary M. (Austin) Ahearn, 85, a resident of Framingham since 1944, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was the wife of Joseph Paul Ahearn, who died in 1994. Born in Dorchester and raised in Roslindale, she was the daughter of the late John Stephen and Mary Frances (Hughes) Austin. She graduated from the Girls Latin High School in Boston, Class of 1939. She worked as a nurse's aide for more than 20 years at the former Middlesex Manor Nursing Home in Framingham. A member of the mothers guild at St. Stephen School, and Marian High School in Framingham, she was also a member of various church and civic groups. She was also a Boy Scout den mother.

She leaves her children, Joseph P. and his wife, Kathy, of Savoy, Ill., Gerald F. of Edison, N.J., John (Jack) S. and his wife, Nancy, of Walpole, Gregory T. of Framingham, Mark V. of Stoughton, Daniel L. of Middlebury, Vt., Christopher J. and his wife, Patricia (Patsy), of Longmeadow, Gerard W. and his wife, Catherine (Cathy), of Bolton, Paul A. and his wife, Anita, of Medway, Mary E. Saras and her husband, Carl, of Hopedale and Julie M. Scott and her husband, Michael, of Holden; 18 grandchildren, Garth A. Ahearn and his wife, Tiffany, of Tacoma, Wash., Amy, Eileen and Lindsay Ahearn, all of Walpole, Colin and Haley Ahearn, both of Middlebury, Vt., Emily and John Saras of Hopedale, Jennifer, Andrew and Matthew Ahearn, all of Medway, Brian and Patrick Ahearn, both of Longmeadow, Camille and Aidan Ahearn, both of Bolton, Timothy, Maura and Michaela Scott, all of Holden; and a great-grandchild, Avery Ahearn of Tacoma, Wash.

Her funeral will take place Thursday, Aug. 30, at 9 a.m., from the Norton Funeral Home Inc., 53 Beech St. (corner of Union Avenue), Framingham, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Stephen Church, 221 Concord St., Rte. 126, Framingham. Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Stephen Cemetery, Framingham. Visiting hours are Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Ahearn's memory may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts, 1 Bullfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114.

MetroWest Daily News 27 August 2007
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Denis Ahern
Ahern (Cork and Monard): On August 29, 2007, peacefully, at the South Infirmary, DENIS, Clashduv Road, Glasheen, son of the late Denis and Ellen Ahern. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road, of Jerh O'Connor Ltd. Removal on this (Thursday) evening at 8pm to the Church of the Way of the Cross, Togher. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Friday) at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to All Saints Cemetery, Garrycloyne. May he rest in peace.
The Evening Echo 30 August 2007
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Michael Aherne
AHERNE (Michael) (Rathgar and late of Lower Camden Street, Dublin) — August 9, 2007 (peacefully), at home, with his wife Nuala, daughter Susie and son-in-law Paul. Funeral has taken place privately to Bohernabreena Cemetery. Our thanks to Fr Tom Dooley for his beautiful prayers at the graveside; to the staff at the Blackrock Clinic and to Cathy Geraghty (P.H.N.) for their wonderful care of Michael and their kindness to us. Thanks to his friends for their welcome visits to him and for their support. Beloved husband, father and friend he will be greatly missed. Memorial Mass will be said at a later date. May he rest in peace.
Irish Times 30 August 2007
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Maureen "Nora" Ahern
AHERN (Fourth Anniversary): In loving memory of my dear wife NORA (MAUREEN), "Long Ridge", Crush, Glanmire, who died on September 8, 2003. Just a prayer from the husband who loved you, Just a memory fond and true, In my heart you will live forever, Because I thought the world of you. (Sadly missed by her loving husband Andrew).
The Irish Examiner 9 September 2007
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Michael Aherne
AHERNE: In loving memory of MICHAEL, late of Adare and Mallow, whose Fourth Anniversary occurs at this time. Our Lady of Knock pray for him. Always in our thoughts and prayers (Noreen and family)
The Irish Examiner 9 September 2007
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Marion E. ( Ahearn ) Voke
VOKE, Marion E. (Ahearn) Of Chelsea, on Sept 5. Beloved wife of the late Alfred R. Voke. Devoted mother of Kathleen Manning and her husband Thomas of Mystic, CT, Richard A. Voke of Chelsea, Patricia Blanaru of Peabody, Debra O'Sullivan and her husband Mark of Norfolk and Bettejean Voke of Chelsea. Cherished grandmother of Kristy Manning, Laurin Derrick, Jennifer Keough, Amy Blanaru, and Bridget, Kevin and Brian O'Sullivan. Loving daughter of the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Ahearn. Dear sister of the late Sarah, Bernard and Rita Ahearn. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend the Funeral from the Frank A. Welsh & Son's Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, CHELSEA on Monday, Sept. 10, at 8:00 AM. Followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 9:00 AM. Services will conclude with Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-7 PM. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to The Jordan's Boys and Girls Club, 30 Willow St., Chelsea 02150 or to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.org
The Boston Globe 9 September 2007
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Michael Joseph Aherne
AHERNE Michael Joseph. Formerly of Shelton Lock and British Rail, passed away on Thursday August 30th 2007, aged 67 years. Beloved son of the late Patrick and Lilian and loving dad of Mark. Michael will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral on Monday September 10th, service and cremation 2.40pm at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby. Floral tributes or donations if desired made payable to "Cancer Research UK" may be sent to Midlands Co-operative Funeral Service, 73, Normanton Road, Derby. DE1 2GH. All enquiries telephone 01332 344070
Derby Telegraph 3 September 2007
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Nellie (Kowal) Ahearn
LEEDS—Nellie (Kowal) Ahearn, 96, a long time resident of Leeds, died peacefully Saturday night at the Linda Manor Nursing Home in Leeds. Born in Hatfield August 1, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Victoria (Koloski) Kowal. She was raised and educated in North Hadley where her family ran a farm. Nellie moved to Leeds in 1929 after marrying her husband Michael J. Ahearn Sr. She worked at the former Pro Brush Co. in Florence, later she and her husband ran the Mary Ellen Shop in Leeds. Before her retirement she was a cook at Clarke School in Northampton for many years. For over 70 years she was a communicant of St. Catherine's Church in Leeds where she served on the Women's Council. She was also a longtime active member of the Northampton Country Club. Nellie loved knitting, sewing, crocheting, cooking and golfing.

Her husband Michael passed away in 1982. She is survived by her son Michael J. Ahearn Jr., and his wife Patricia of Northampton. Her sisters Jen Timmons of Toms River, NJ., and Mitzy Vincellette of the Fairview section of Chicopee, 5 grandchildren, Pamela A. Rau of Southampton, Thomas M. Cefaratti of Westfield, Patrick C. Ahearn of Alexandria, VA, Michael T. Ahearn of Northampton & Daniel F. Ahearn of Austin, TX, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Joan M. Cerfaratti and her husband George, her brother Mitchell Kowal, and 2 sisters Veronica "Vera" Kowal and Amelia Day.

The Funeral will be Friday morning 9 a.m. from the Ahearn Funeral Home, 783 Bridge Rd., Northampton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Our Lady of the Hills Parrish at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Haydenville at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Northampton. Calling Hours are Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Memorial Donations may be made to either the Northampton Senior Center, 240 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060, or to the Our Lady of the Hills Parish, 173 Main St., Williamsburg, MA 01096.

The Springfield Republican 4 September 2007
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Doris J. O'Hearn
BERLIN—Doris J. O'Hearn, 74, died Sept. 5, 2007, at Coos County Nursing Home. She was born on June 8, 1933, the daughter of Raymond O'Hearn and Gaynell (Thomas) O'Hearn McCuin. She attended local schools, and worked as a custodian for Princess Movie Theatre for more than 30 years. She was a communicant of St. Kieran Parish, now St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, and was a member of Daughters of Isabella and St. Kieran Altar Guild. Her true passion was oil painting. She was very fond of her visits to the country and was grateful to the families of Mike and Ruth Dandeneau and Eugene and Sarah Cordwell, who opened their homes to her. Family members include a cousin, Tom Boutin, as well as several distant cousins.

SERVICES: Friends and relatives may call on the family Saturday, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High St., Berlin, using the High Street entrance. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, 345 Pleasant St., Berlin on Saturday, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery, Church Street, in Gorham.

New Hampshire Union Leader 7 September 2007
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Imelda (Ahern) Ryan
RYAN (née Ahern) ('Ardeeven' Beechview Gardens, Caherconlish, Co. Limerick and late Parkanna, Athea, Co. Limerick) — September 7, 2007 in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Roseville House Nursing Home, Imelda, beloved wife of the late David; very deeply regretted by her loving son Philip, daughter Marie, brothers, sisters, son-in-law John, daughter-in-law Catherine, grandchildren Paul, Cormac, Cian, Hannah and Saoirse, nephews, nieces, relatives and her wonderful friends. May she rest in peace. Removal from Cross's Funeral Home, Limerick to Caherconlish Church this (Saturday) evening at 7.30 o'clock Funeral tomorrow (Sunday) after 11 o'clock Mass to adjoining cemetery. No flowers please, donations if lieu to the Irish Cancer Society.
Irish Times 8 September 2007
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Nora (Aherne) McNamara
McNAMARA (née Aherne) (Limerick) — September 7, 2007 (peacefully), at home, in her 93rd year, in the loving care of her family, Nora, Ashbourne Avenue, S.C. Road, beloved wife of the late Michael and founder of H.S.I. Business School. Cherished mother of Michael, Gerry and John. Devoted and loving Nana to Conor, Brían and Paul; fondly remembered by her daughters- in-law Ann and Elizabeth. Funeral arriving at St Joseph's Church on this (Monday) evening at 7 o'clock Mass to celebrate her life on Tuesday at 11 o'clock Burial afterwards in Mount St Oliver Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Sr Consilio, Bruree, Co. Limerick House strictly private.
Irish Times 10 September 2007
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Annie (Ahern) Fielding
Fielding (Cork): On September 10, 2007, peacefully in her 103rd year at Bishopstown Residential Care Home, ANNIE (nee Ahern), late of Joe Murphy Road, Ballyphehane, beloved wife of the late Andrew and loving mother of Paddy, Nancy, William, Andrew, Thomas, Denis and the late Michael and John. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughter, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Sullivan's Funeral Home, Turners Cross. Removal this Tuesday evening at 8.00pm to The Church of the Assumption, Ballyphehane. Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday) after 2pm Requiem Mass to St. Michael's Cemetery, Blackrock.
The Evening Echo 11 September 2007
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Thomas Joseph Ahern, Jr.
Thomas Joseph Ahern Jr. of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away peacefully in the late evening August 31st, 2007. Born in Washington DC on December 22nd, Tom was the second son of Hannah Harnedy Ahern and Thomas Joseph Ahern Sr. He had one older brother, Harry Ahern. As a youth, Tom spent summers playing baseball in the then open fields near the Capitol building. Early education was provided by area Catholic schools. During World War II as a young man Tom enlisted in the Navy, served honorably and was discharged. He had the opportunity to attend the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, and Georgetown Law School where he received his law degree. Tom spent most of his years in the Washington area, raising eight children in the District suburb of Fairfax, Virginia. He became a successful partner in a Washington law firm and tried cases in front of renowned figures such as Judge John Sirica of Watergate fame. Tom was a capable story teller and wasn't adverse to repeating a story a time or two that he had orated on earlier occasion. Moston who knew him understood what was to follow when he began “I know I've probably told you this before . . .”, that the story was bound to be told again. But the story was always interesting. And it provided an opportunity relished by his offspring to tease by jumping in to complete his story before he could.

Tom retired from law and decided to move to America's Finest City, a town he had enjoyed as a serviceman. He spent over a dozen years in San Diego enjoying the sunshine and the golf. He then moved with family to the Valley of the Sun and spent his remaining years here with many of his children and grandchildren. Tom is survived by his eight children, Jeffrey Michael, Caryn Ann, Kevin Thomas, Christopher Tucker, Thomas Joseph III, Laura Elizabeth Ondrus, Cathleen Marie, and Timothy Patrick, and ] his fourteen grandchildren, Shawn, Christopher, Tucker, Hannah, Matthew, Michael, Taylor, Delaney, Christopher, Emma, Logan, Thomas IV, Kasey and Haley.

Family and friends will be gathering together this week in Scottsdale to again complete Tom's story. Viewing and commemoration will be held Friday, September 14th from 5-8PM at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Memorial services will be held the following day, Saturday, September 15th, at 11AM also at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel, 480-991-5800.

Arizona Republic 12 September 2007
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Joan (Finn) Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On September 12, 2007, unexpectedly, at the Mercy University Hospital, JOAN (nee Finn), beloved wife of the late Michael Ahern, Gillabbey Terrace, loving mother of Susan, Carol, Catherine, Michael and Geraldine and dear grandmother of Aaron, Cian, Amy, Rebecca, Matthew, Emma and the late Allie and Evan, beloved sister of Mary (Cunningham), Maurice, Pa and the late Michael. Sadly missed by her loving family, son-in-law Pat, Dave, Sean and Caroline, sisters-in-law, the McCarthy family and especially her special friend Mary, nieces, nephews and her many good friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace. Reposing at Fordes Funeral Home, South Gate Bridge. Removal on this (Thursday) evening at 6.30pm to Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough. Funeral on tomorrow (Friday) after 12 noon Requiem Mass to St. Joseph's Cemetery.
The Evening Echo 13 September 2007
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Mary Aherne
Aherne (Cork and Kerry): On September 18, 2007, peacefully in her 90th year at the South Infrimary Victoria Hospital, Cork, MARY Browningstown Park, Douglas and late of College View, Lee Road, Cork and formerly of Great Southern Hotel, Killarney, loving sister of Sheila and the late Eva (Burkley) Fr. Seán (CSSP), Eithne (Dwyer) and Gerald, sister-in-law of Mida and Ray, beloved and special aunt, grandaunt and great-grandaunt to all her family. Sadly missed by her family and many friends. Lying in repose at The Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road of Jerh. O'Connor Ltd. Removal on tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8.15pm to the Sacred Heart Church Western Road. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Finbarrs Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
Evening Echo 18 September 2007
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Wanda Rae (Brown) Ahern
Wanda Rae (Brown) Ahern, 84, died at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born March 11, 1923, in Patterson in Greene County, Ill., the third of four children born to the late Hulbert and Grace G. (Willis) Brown. She was raised in the Patterson area and married Clifford D. Ahern on Feb. 9, 1939, in Bowling Green, Mo. They began their life together in Patterson and, shortly thereafter, moved to White Hall. They resided there for many years before moving to Jerseyville in 1966, where she remained until two years ago, when she moved to East Alton to be closer to her family.

She was a checker at the Kroger store in White Hall, later working at the Jerseyville location, where she retired as head checker after 30 years of dedicated service. She was a hardworking Christian woman who loved to cook and she enjoyed fishing and camping. She was a loving mother and grandmother and possessed a great sense of humor. She loved to play rummy and definitely played to win.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary D. and Pat Ahern of Wood River, Danny G. and Diane Ahern of New Berlin and Gale D. and Cody Ahern of La Platta, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; two sisters, Eugenia Ringering of East Alton and Iona Rothe of Roxana; and a brother and sister-in-law, James A. and Linda Brown of Rockford, Ill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, who died Jan. 9, 2003; a granddaughter, Rae Denise; and a great-grandson, Dominick Zini. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ed Haun will officiate. Burial will be at Pine Tree Cemetery in Patterson. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, where she was a member.

The Telegraph 30 September 2007
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Elizabeth "Lilly" (O'Riordan) Ahern
Ahern (Cork ): On September 30, 2007, peacefully, at the Mercy University Hospital, LILLY (Elizabeth) (nee O'Riordan), Churchfield Green, beloved wife of the late Daniel (Danzer Nagle Ahern) and loving mother of Catherine, Christine and the late Michael (Danzer). Sadly missed by her loving family, grandchildren Daniel, Shane, Stephen, Ryan, Dean, Kayleigh and Nicole, son-in-law Mark, sister Chrissie, nephews, nieces, sister-in-law Doll, relatives , neighbours and friends. Reposing at O'Connors Bros. Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Rosary on today (Monday) at 6pm followed by removal to the Church of the Ascension Church, Gurranabraher. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Catherine's Cemetery, Kilcully. Requiescat in pace.
The Evening Echo 1 October 2007
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Donald Lee O'Hern
Donald Lee O'Hern, 71 a resident of Hecla Street in Lake Linden, Michigan passed away on Friday September 28, 2007 at the Keweenaw Memorial Medical Center in Laurium. He was born on October 7, 1935 in Detroit a son of the late Timothy and Ilene (Kolmonen) O'Hern. He graduated from the Pershing High School in Detroit. After school Donald enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Following his service in the Navy Donald worked for Nu-Car Driveway Trucking in Detroit until his retirement in 1976 when he moved to Lake Linden. He enjoyed the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Gerald. Surviving are: A son Gerald of Lake Linden. Daughters: Cindy (Bill) Valburg of Murdo, South Dakota, Pamela (Phil) LaCroix of Warren, MI, 8 grandchildren: Shawn O'Hern, Casey O'Hern, Kurt Johnson, Travis Johnson, Jared Johnson, Chad Johnson, Phil LaCroix & Chris LaCroix. 1 Great grandson: Kameron Johnson. Niece Linda Gunthner of Michigan. Private family services were held and the Erickson Crowley Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The Daily Mining Gazette 2 October 2007
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Dennis H. O'Hearn
Dennis H. O'Hearn, 62, of Staunton, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at the Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. Mr. O'Hearn was born April 22, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., and was the son of Frank and Helen O'Hearn. He graduated from Cardinal Glennon College and attended Catholic Seminary and Kishawauke Community College. At the age of 22, he enlisted in the Army and became a communications officer at the White House, where he worked directly for President Johnson and President Nixon. Shortly after starting at the White House he became the communication's manager for all domestic and international communications. While in this position, he was able to travel across the world to include five continents. He worked over 30 years in the telecommunications industry and operated in three separate corporations ascending to the executive vice-president level in two, before finishing his professional career at the Highland County Sheriff's Office. He was a devout Catholic.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Linda O'Hearn; a daughter, Katie DiGiovanni of Centreville; two sons, Dennis O'Hearn of Alexandria, and Tom O'Hearn of Arlington; a brother, Frank O'Hearn of Madras, Ore.; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Father Tom Collins and the Rev. Derek Tomek will conduct a memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Monterey United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Monterey Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Highland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey, VA 24465, or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, P.O. Box 890, Franklin, WV 26807. Arrangements are by Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell.

Daily News-Record 2 October 2007
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James E. Ahern
James E. Ahern, 80, of Naugatuck, died Sept. 11, at the Brighton Gardens Assisted Living in Woodbridge. He was the husband of the late Rose DiStasi Ahern. Son of the late Edward and Marguerite Fogarty Ahern, he was born Nov. 23, 1926 in Waterbury. Mr. Ahern worked as a life insurance agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company until his retirement. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a communicant of the St. Mary's Church in Union City and a member of its minstrel group. He also was a member of the Kollege Kapers and the Knights of Columbus in Naugatuck.

Survivors include his niece and caregivers, Antoinette and John Musante of Seymour; sisters-in-law, Mary DiStasi of Bethany and Susan DiStasi of Ansonia and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by a niece, Rose Marie Saldamarco. The Spinelli-Malerba-Ricciuti Funeral Home, 62 Beaver St., Ansonia handled the arrangements. Burial was in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Memorial contributions may be made to VITAS Hospice, 1579 Straits Tpke., Unit C, Middlebury, 06762 or through the funeral home.

Valley Gazette 3 October 2007
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Mary "Eileen" (A'Hearn) MacInnes
Peacefully at Beach Grove Home, Charlottetown on October 3, 2007 of Mary "Eileen" MacInnes in her 66 year with her family by her side. She was the daughter of John Bernard Ahearn and Olive (DesRoches) Ahearn and step daughter to Violet Ahearn. She leaves to mourn her sisters Marjorie McInnis, Tignish; Florence (Wayne) Flynn, Charlottetown; Lorraine, Vancouver; brothers John (Cathie) Ahearn, Ontario; Russell (Denise) Ahearn, Ontario; brother-in-law Ernie (Margo) Cotton, Ontario; sister-in-law Diane and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, stepmother, sister Esther Cotton, brother Ced Ahearn, a sister in infancy, nephew Stephen Ahearn, brothers-in-law Lloyd MacKey, Louis McInnis and Roger Surette.

Resting at the West Prince Funeral Home, Palmer Road for visiting hours Friday 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Saturday from 9-10 am. Funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, Palmer Road. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Beach Grove Home Harbour-Sunset Courtyard Project or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Eileen was greatly involved in supporting the Harbour-Sunset Courtyard where she resided.

Charlottetown Guardian 5 October 2007
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Sheila Ellen (Aiken) Ahearn
Retired teacher in Parsippany, 62
Mrs. Sheila Ellen Ahearn (nee Aiken) passed away at her home in Parsippany on Oct. 4, 2007. She was 62 years old. The funeral is from the Norman Dean Home For Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, N.J. www.normandean.com. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 9:30 a.m. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at St. Christopher Church in Parsippany at 10:30 a.m. Friends may visit on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Born and raised in New York City, Mrs. Ahearn lived in Parsippany for the past 37 years. Sheila graduated from St. John's University with a bachelor of science degree in 1966. She then worked as a medical technologist before becoming a wife, mother and homemaker. She taught in the Parsippany school district for 15 years before retiring in 2004. She was a member of the American Medical Technologists and The Alliance. She received awards for her achievements in and commitments to the Parsippany PTA and St. Christopher's religious education program.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 40 years, John Ahearn of Parsippany; her children, Katie Gesue and her son-in-law, Joseph of Croton, N.Y., Kelly Ahearn of Lawrenceville, Kristin, and John Ahearn, both of Parsippany, also survive her. Sheila leaves behind her grandchildren, Rowen and Joseph Gesue and her sister, Laureen Dillon of Parsippany. She is survived by an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 65309, Dallas, Tx. 75265 or a charity of choice.

The Star-Ledger 7 October 2007
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Betty Muriel (Romsey) Ahearn
Of Sharon, October 4, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Donald [Lincoln]. Loving mother of Carole Kessler and her husband Joseph, Donald Ahearn all of Sharon, Michael Ahearn and his wife Elizabeth of N. Attleboro, and the late Robert C. Ahearn. Sister of Charles Romsey. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, Washington St., Canton, Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Interment Bourne National Cemetery. Visiting hours private. Arrangements by the Roache-Pushard Family Funeral Home, 210 Sherman St., CANTON. Roache-Pushard Family Funeral Home 781-828-2929
The Boston Globe 7 October 2007
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Betty M. Ahearn of Sharon, at 85, was a secretary
Betty M. (Romsey) Ahearn of Sharon, a secretary, died Thursday. She was 85. Mrs. Ahearn worked for Cumberland Farms in Canton for several years as a secretary. Wife of the late Donald L., Mrs. Ahearn is survived by a daughter, Carole Kessler of Sharon; two sons, Donald of Sharon and Michael of North Attleboro; a brother, Charles Romsey; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Evangelist Church, Canton. Burial will be in Bourne National Cemetery. Arrangements by Roache-Pushard Home for Funerals, Canton.
Boston Herald 8 October 2007
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Betty Ahearn
Betty M. Ahearn (Romsey) of Sharon, formerly of Canton, died October 4, 2007. She was 85. Mrs. Ahearn worked for many years as a secretary of Cumberland Farms. Beloved wife of the late Donald. L. Loving mother of Carole Kessler and her husband Joseph of Sharon, Donald Ahearn of Sharon, Michael Ahearn and his wife Elizabeth of N. Attleboro, and the late Robert Ahearn. Sister of Charles Romsey. Also survived by eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 9 at the St. John the Evangelist Church, Washington St., Canton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are private. Arrangements by the Roache-Pushard Family Funeral Home in Canton.
Sharon Advocate 12 October 2007
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Kevin J. Ahern
KEVIN J. AHERN, 54, Lake Mary, died Friday. Orlando Direct Cremation Service.
Orlando Sentinel 14 October 2007
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Kathleen Bernadette Ahearne
AHEARNE (Kathleen Bernadette) — October 9, 2007, beloved wife of the late Michael Ahearne, died at her home, at Mooretown, Celbridge, Co. Kildare; deeply regretted by her loving sister Patricia and brother-in-law Christopher and their children Kathleen, Andrew and Alasdair, also by her wonderful neighbours, friends and many relatives. R.I.P. Reposing at Reilly's Funeral Home, Maynooth from 4 o'clock tomorrow (Tuesday). Removal on Wednesday at 6.40 o'clock to arrive in St Mary's Church, Maynooth at 7 o'clock Funeral Mass on Thursday at 10 o'clock followed by burial afterwards in Ballinameela Cemetery, Co. Waterford arriving at approximately 4 o'clock.
Irish Times 15 October 2007
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Jim Aherne
AHERNE (Bawnfune, Doneraile): On October 22, 2007, in the tender and loving care of the management and staff at the Bridhaven Nursing Home, Mallow, JIM, beloved brother of the late Ellen (Nellie May). Deeply regretted by his loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and a large circle of kind neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass on today (Wednesday) at 2.30pm in the Church of St. Joseph the Worker, Hazelwood. Funeral afterwards to Oldcourt Cemetery, Doneraile. Rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 24 October 2007
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Margaret "Peg" (Grimes) Ahern
AHERN (née Grimes) (Limerick)—October 23, 2007 (peacefully), in the loving care of Corbally House Nursing Home, Margaret (Peg), 15 Shelbourne Park, beloved wife of the late Jim and dearly loved mother of Brian and the late Stephen; sadly missed by her daughters-in-law Geraldine and Mary, grandchildren Hilary, Shane, James and Colette, sister Mamie, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Removal from Thompsons Funeral Home, Thomas Street to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Ennis Road this (Thursday) evening at 7 o'clock Requiem Mass tomorrow (Friday) at 11 o'clock Funeral afterwards to Mount St Oliver Cemetery.
Irish Times 25 October 2007
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Theresa (Murphy) Ahern
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Theresa Murphy Ahern of 173 Alps Rd., Branford. She passed in peace on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Born in New Haven August 1, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John Francis and Ellen Darney Murphy and she was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Vincent J. "Duke" Ahern. She will be forever lovingly remembered by her son, Vincent J. (Judith) Ahern, Jr. of Richmond, VA, and her daughters, Mary Pat (Charles) Hildebrandt of Upland, CA, Judith (Peter) Wall of Milford, Joanne (David) Marquis and Terry Ahern of Branford. Survived by seven grandchildren, Bonnie (Kent) Gravely and Morgan (Joseph) Wharff of Richmond, VA, Matthew Hildebrandt of Long Beach, CA, Joseph (Megan) Ahern of New York City, Caitlin Ahern of Leavenworth, Washington, and James Marquis and John Marquis of Branford, she is survived by four great-grandchildren, Jack Ahern Wharff, Luke Andrew Wharff, and Eden Elizabeth and Eliza Jane Gravely of Richmond. Pre-deceased by 5 brothers, John Francis, John Thomas, Dennis, Stephen and Father Terrence Murphy and one sister, Alice Murphy, she is survived by two sisters, Rita Murphy Kelly of Hamden, and Sister Marion Joseph Murphy of West Hartford.

She attended St. Francis Parish School in Fair Haven where she was a proud member of the St. Francis Bugle Corps and she was a graduate of Hillhouse High School. As a young woman, she was employed by SNET and, after raising her family, she was employed by the Wire Association of Guilford. Extremely creative, she was a gifted and talented seamstress and avid knitter who, while a resident of Gardenside, fashioned handmade blankets and garments for newborns suffering from AIDS. We will miss her gentle spirit and giving nature and her loving presence will remain with us always. Funeral from the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Branford, Saturday morning at 9:30 with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Mary Church at 10:00. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 PM. Memorial donations may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. See obit at www.wsclancy.com.

New Haven Register 26 October 2007
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Helen "Ellen" (Mullins) Ahern
AHERN (Mitchelstown, Athenry and Birmingham): On October 26, 2007, in the loving care of the matron and staff of St. Patrick's Community Hospital, Fermoy, ELLEN (HELEN, nee Mullins), Cloughleafin, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, Rahard, Athenry, Co. Galway and Birmingham, England, beloved wife of John and dear sister of John, Jim, Paddy, Mick, Sr. Catherine, Tess (Logue), Carmel (Linehan) and the late Laurance, Thomas, Maria and Margaret. Sadly missed by her loving husband, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in- law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. RIP. Requiem Mass on today (Monday) at 2pm in Ballindangan Church. Burial afterwards in Marshalstown Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 29 October 2007
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Rita M. (Ahearn) McCormack
McCORMACK, Rita M. (Ahearn) at the age of 88, passed away peacefully October 27, 2007 of Randolph. Beloved wife of the late Joseph V. McCormack. Cherished sister of Virginia M. Mahoney of W. Roxbury and the late Paul Ahern and Patricia Manning. Devoted auntie of many nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and nephews. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St. (Rt. 28) RANDOLPH, until 10:30 AM Tuesday followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in St. Mary Church, Randolph. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 9:00 to 10:30 AM. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to Mission Church Restoration Fund, 1545 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02120-2996.

Mrs. McCormack died at Faulkner Hospital in West Roxbury after a brief illness. She was born and grew up in Boston. Rita lived in Randolph for over 50 years. She was a retired telephone operator for Prudential Insurance. She was a life-long Red Sox fan, a member of the Telephone Pioneers, a member of the choral group at Traditions of Dedham and an avid bowler. For additional information and directions visit our web site at www.cartwrightfuneral.com.

The Boston Globe 29 October 2007
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Richard Charles Ahearn
AHEARN—Richard Charles Ahearn, 71, of Red Bluff died Saturday at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Redding Record Searchlight 30 October 2007
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Maurice P. Ahern
Livingston Manor—Maurice P. Ahern, a longtime resident of Livingston Manor, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2007 in Ocala, Fla. He was 79. The son of the late Maurice and Anna Geroghty Ahern, he was born in Queens, N.Y. Maurice retired as a New York City Police Department Detective on November 1, 1975. He was a member of the American Legion of Livingston Manor, a past member of the Lions Club of Livingston Manor and a veteran of the United States Airforce during the Korean War. He served our country for a total of six years.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jean of Florida; one daughter, Christine Ahern and her partner N. Diaz of Silver Springs, Fla..; one son, Michael Ahern and his wife, Judy; one grandson, Dylan Ahern all of Collegeville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one son, Charles Ahern.

Visitation will be held at Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2007. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Church Street, Livingston Manor at 10 a.m. on November 6, 2007. Msgr. Collins will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial contribution in Maurice's name be made to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green Street, Kingston, NY 12401 or the American Heart Association, 49 E. Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940. Arrangements are under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home. For further information, please call us at 845-439-4333 or visit our website at www.colonialbryantfuneralhome.com

Times-Herald Record 4 November 2007
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Michael J. Ahern
Michael J. Ahern, 50, formerly of Hoffman Estates, passed away on September 23, 2007 after a short battle with lung cancer, in Fountain Hills Az. He is survived by his loving wife Susan; and devoted son Jason DeMore. He will be greatly missed by his parents, Jack, retired CFD (Linda) Ahern of Naperville and Patricia Ahern of Fountain Hills; dear brother of Maribeth (Jim)Klasen, Daniel (Terri), Thomas, Ellen, Peggy (Bob) Frazier and Patrick (CFD). A memorial Mass will be celebrated on November 10, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 36 North Ellsworth. Naperville, Il.
Chicago Tribune 4 November 2007
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Maureen (Ahern) O'Donovan
O'Donovan (Cork and Crosshaven): On November 3, 2007, peacefully, at Marymount, MAUREEN (nee Ahern), Roches Buildings, beloved wife of the late Timothy and loving mother of Kay, Tim and Marian. Sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law, daughter- in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Reposing at Sullivans Funeral Home Turners Cross. Removal on this (Monday) evening at 6pm to St. Brigid's Church, Crosshaven. Funeral on tomorrow (Tuesday) after 2pm Requiem Mass to St. Patrick's Cemetery, Crosshaven.
The Evening Echo 5 November 2007
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Rowena Mechtilde Ahern
ROWENA MECHTILDE AHERN On Friday, November 2, 2007 of Chevy Chase, MD. Loving mother of Thomas J. Ahern of Sarasota, FL; Kathleen McKenzie Logan of Ross, CA; R. Maureen Goldman (Charles) of Denton, TX; Teresa Gonzalez del Solar (Julio) of Bethesda, MD; and Suzanne Abbey (James) of Oakland, CA. Mother in law of Gina S. Phillips of Potomac, MD. Grandmother of twelve and Great grandmother of 13. Sister of Charlotte Taylor (Alford) and family and Thomas Augherton (Betty) and family. A Memorial Mass will be offered at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6001 Western Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20015 on Saturday, November 10 at 11 AM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions maybe made in her name to the R & W Foundation (N.I.H. Charities) 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Please view and sign the family guestbook at: www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com.
The Washington Post 6 November 2007
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Robert L. A'Hearn
Of West Roxbury, November 13, 2007. Beloved husband of Barbara A. "Petsy" (Galvin). Loving father of Robert P. of Victoria, Australia. Eileen P. of Dedham, Kathleen P. Petze of Sharon, Brian of West Roxbury and Winifred C. of West Roxbury. Devoted son of Marie (Stande) A'Hearn of West Roxbury. Dear grandfather of 5 grandchildren. Cherished brother of Carol White and Claire Robichaud both of West Roxbury. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY on Saturday at 9am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 1O am. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Friday from 4-8pm. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Late retired employee of the MBTA Local #17. In lieu of flowers, remembrances maybe made in his name to St. Theresa of Avila Outreach Program, c/o Sr. Virginia Kelleher, C.S.J., 10 St. Theresa Ave., West Roxbury, MA 02132. Mr. A'Hearn's family would like to acknowledge the superb care he received at Parker Hill Oncology. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home 617-323-5600.
The Boston Globe 15 November 2007
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William Ahern
AHERN (Ballineen): On November 20, 2007, in the tender and loving care of the matron and staff of Mount Carmel Hospital, Clonakilty, WILLIAM, late of Castlederry. Deeply regretted by his loving sister Nellie May, sisters-in-law, nephews, niece, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace. Reposing at Mount Carmel Hospital Chapel. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 6pm to Ahiohill Church. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 21 November 2007
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Allen Ray Ahearn
Sept. 19, 1953—Nov. 20, 2007
Allen Ahearn passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at his home in Turlock surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Pam Ahearn; daughter, Jill Young (Kevin); son, Daniel; granddaughter, Alexis; grandson, Ryan; mother, Christeen Ahearn; brothers, Ron Ahearn (Jeanne), Bill Ahearn (Debbie), and Jim Morris (Ivene), and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Allen was preceded in death by his son, Steven Ahearn and father, Carl Ahearn.

Allen was an operating room technician at Stanford University Medical Center for 18 years, and at St. Dominic's Hospital for 4 years, before his illness prevented him from practicing his vocation. In addition to enjoying time with his children and grandchildren, he loved watching NASCAR races, horse races, and Raider football games; but his favorite pastime was vacationing with his family.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00-5:00 pm at Allen Mortuary in Turlock. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Monday, Nov 26 at Allen Mortuary with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. The family requests in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Hospice, Inc, 4368 Spyres Way Modesto, CA 95356. Online condolences may be made at www.modbee.com/obituaries and www.allenmortuary.com

The Modesto Bee 24 November 2007
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Robert R. Ahern, Sr.
NORWICH—Robert R Ahern Sr., 82 of New London Tpke Norwich, entered into eternal peace on Friday, November 23, 2007, at Bride Brook Rehabilitation in Niantic, CT with a loved one by his side. Born February 28, 1925 at L & M Hospital in New London, Bob was the son of Patrick and Irene Ahearn. He is predeceased by his parents and his sister Barbara. Bob leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of 46 years, Barbara Wujcik Ahern. A son Robert Ahern and his wife, Cathy of Moosup, CT. A daughter Carole Showalter and son-in-law David of East Lyme,. And his treasured granddaughters whom he adored and was most proud of, Sarah and Sandra Showalter of East Lyme. He also leaves many loving relatives on his wife's side whom he enjoyed being with. Bob also had a wonderful sense of humor that everyone will always remember.

He graduated from Chapman Tech in New London, Bob then joined the United States Navy. A World War II Veteran. He retired from Northeast Utilities after more than 30 years. Bob was also professional drummer. His first band job when he was only 13 years in 1939. While in the Navy, Bob had the opportunity to play with great musicians such as The Woody Herman Orchestra & the Charlie Spivak Orchestra. He also played for Doris Day and Dean Martin before they changed their names and became famous. During his 60 year music career, he met other great jazz drummers like Gene Kruppa and Buddy Rich. He had also recorded several records during the 40's with some of these famous artists. Bob Sr. has been honored with the American Federation Local Musician Union Award. Bob and Barbara made their home in Montville 20 years before moving to Norwich. with his family, but his love for music never faded. He played every weekend at the Norwich Inn for 15 years and the Light House Inn for over 20 years during his career with the local band the Wally Sands Orchestra. During this time, his passion for drumming was shared by his son Bob Jr. Bob's favorite saying lately was, "A day without music is a day without sunshine".

A Memorial Mass Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday November 28, 2007 at 12 noon at the St. Joseph Church Squire Street New London. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday morning prior to the mass starting at 10 O'clock at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home 12 Ocean Avenue New London. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 238 W. Towne Street Norwich, Ct. 06360. For directions, obituary information or to sign to family's online register book please visit www.neialnfunealhome.com.

Norwich Bulletin 25 November 2007
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Mary (Irwin) Ahern
AHERN (Ardeen, Buttevant): On November 28, 2007, peacefully, at her residence, MARY (nee Irwin), beloved wife of the late Liam and much loved mother of Phylis. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter, brother Pat, sister Eileen, son-in-law John Buckley, grandchildren Maria and William, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. RIP. Requiem Mass on today (Friday) at 2pm in St. Mary's Church, Buttevant. Funeral afterwards to St. Brigid's Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 30 November 2007
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Mary Hannah (Ahern) Lamar
LAMAR, Mary Hannah Ahern Died in this city on November 27, 2007 at age 94. Born in New London, CT March 28, 1913, she was the daughter of Howard Ellsworth Rowland and Mary Ellen Ahern. Mary was adopted at a young age by Lynn and Catherine Knepp and grew up in Pennsylvania and Ohio. She married the late William Anthime Lamar of New Bedford, MA in 1947 in Miami, FL while on vacation from war work at General Electric. She later worked for Bank of America in San Francisco, residing there for over thirty years. She enjoyed music and was a self-taught piano player with a lovely singing voice. A lifelong, devout Catholic, she was also extremely loving to her five daughters, and very proud that they were all college graduates. Mary moved to Sacramento from San Francisco to be cared for by her family.

She is survived by five daughters, Mary Wiley, Deborah Jefferson, Christine Lamar, Margaret Lamar, and Michelle Taylor; seven grandchildren, Colin Powell, Jennifer Munford (Don), Spencer Jefferson, Stefan Jefferson, Rebecca Taylor, Reilly Taylor, and Mary Rose Whitehouse; and one great-grandson, John Preston Jefferson. She was preceded in death by great-grandson, Colin Powell II. Many thanks to all the staff at Florin Health Care Center who treated Mary with loving care during the last three months of her life. There will be a Mass said at Holy Trinity Church for the repose of her soul on March 2, 2008.

The Sacramento Bee 2 December 2007
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Lillian M. (Ahearn) Reynolds
SHREWSBURY Lillian M. (Ahearn) Reynolds, 91, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Worcester, died Friday, November 30th in Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her husband of 53 years, John L. "Red" Reynolds died in 1991. She leaves a son, Daniel J. and his wife Bertille Reynolds of Holden; a daughter, Regina M. wife of, Mark Brodeur of Shrewsbury; 2 brothers, George Ahearn of Paxton and William Ahearn of Boylston; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Her son, David P. Reynolds, a former Worcester firefighter and her sister Margaret Doyle predeceased her.

She was born in Paxton the daughter of John and Marcella (Zablo) Ahearn. Mrs. Reynolds was a graduate of Worcester Girls Trade and had been employed by Worcester schools as a baker until retiring in 1978. She was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church and its Seniors Club. The funeral is Tuesday, December 4th from O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue, Worcester with a Mass at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main Street, Worcester. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. A calling hour will be held from 9:30 until 10:30 the morning of the funeral. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 40 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. [see also: James J. Ahearn, Sr., Dorothy Ahearn Benson]

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 3 December 2007
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Rowena Ahern
Rowena Ahern, 87, an information officer at the neurology information office of the National Institutes of Health, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 2 at the Kensington Park Retirement Community. Mrs. Ahern worked for NIH from 1953 until retiring in 1994.

She was born in Boston and grew up primarily in Washington. She graduated from Immaculata Preparatory School in 1938 and attended Strayer Business College. During World War II, she worked at the Department of Agriculture. Mrs. Ahern volunteered at Suburban Hospital and was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Washington. She was also a board member of the Recreation and Welfare Foundation of the NIH, contributing to its cookbooks, cookie projects and family support services. Her marriage to Harry J. Ahern ended [in] divorce. Survivors include five children, Thomas J. Ahern of Sarasota, Fla., Kathleen McKenzie Logan of Ross, Calif., R. Maureen Goldman of Denton, Tex., Teresa Gonzalez del Solar of Bethesda and Suzanne Abbey of Oakland, Calif.; a brother; a sister; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The Washington Post 5 December 2007
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Rev. Paul V. O'Hearn
In West Roxbury, formerly of Dorchester, Dec. 3, 2007. Beloved son of the late Thomas & Catherine (Fennessey) O'Hearn. Fr. O'Hearn was ordained on Dec. 21, 1959 by Most Rev. Martin O'Connor at the North American College Chapel in Rome. Fr. O'Hearn served in several parishes in the Archdiocese including St. John's in Cambridge, St. Patrick's in Natick and Immaculate Conception in Stoughton as well as assignments as: Procurator, Cardinal O'Connell Seminary, Faculty member at St. John's Seminary and most recently as a Senior Priest, retired. Fr. O'Hearn was the brother of Thomas F. O'Hearn of Florida, Gerard O'Hearn of Hanover and the late Marie McCormick and Lawrence O'Hearn. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The Most Rev. John P. Boles, DD, Ed D will Celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Dec. 7, in St. Ann's Church, Neponset at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the O'Donnell & Mulry Funeral Home, 138 Neponset Ave., DORCHESTER on Thursday 4-7 PM. Donations in Fr. O'Hearn's memory may be made to The American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or at www.diabetes.org. Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Online condolences & guest book available. O'Donnell & Mulry Funeral Home www.odonnellandmulry.com
The Boston Globe 6 December 2007
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Timothy Brian O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Timothy Brian December 4, 2007, at the age of 39. Beloved husband of Michelle A. (nee Gregory); dear son of Michael and Loraine O'Hearn; dear brother of Kathy (Jerry) Duepner, Sharon (Richard) Knaup, Patrick (Karen), Donald (Caryl), John (Rebecca) and the late Michael (surviving sister-in-law Nancy) O'Hearn; dear son-in-law of Lewellyn and John Gregory; loving uncle, great-uncle, brother-in-law, nephew, cousin and friend. Mr. O'Hearn was an Eagle Scout and held a Master's Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Missouri- Rolla. He was a long time science teacher at Bayless High School.Services: The Stygar Family of Funeral Service is caring for the O'Hearn family at the STYGAR FLORISSANT CHAPEL, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd., where services will begin on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. then proceed to St. Norbert Catholic Church for a 10 a.m Mass. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. VISITATION FRIDAY 4-9 P.M. www.stygar.com
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 7 December 2007
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Roger "Rogie" Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On December 6, 2007, peacefully, at the Mercy University Hospital, ROGER (ROGIE), late of Cork Milling Company and Pepsi Cola, beloved husband of the late Rita (nee McCullagh) (recently deceased), Gillabbey Street, dear father of David, Ann, Rita, Mary, Rosaleen and the late May. Sadly missed by his loving family, daughter-in-law Helen, sons-in-law Richard, Michael, Frank and Fergus, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Reposing at Fordes Funeral Home, South Gate Bridge. Removal on this (Saturday) evening at 5.30pm to Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon, followed by cremation at The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. Family flowers only.
The Evening Echo 8 December 2007
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John H. O'Hearn
O'Hearn, John H., 72, of Medford December 8th. Beloved husband of Janice (Rumley) O'Hearn. Father of Kelly Malloy and her husband Timothy of Medford, J. Kevin O'Hearn of Medford and Kimberly Khachadourian and her husband Gino of Winchester. Grandfather of Jack and Megan Malloy and Shawn, Nicole and Daniel Khachadourian. Brother of M. Patricia Hilsinger of Belmont and Edward L. O'Hearn of Laconia, NH. Son of the late Dr. Edward L. and Mary E. (McCarthy) O'Hearn. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Funeral from the A.J. Breslin & Son Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., MALDEN at Medford line on Wednesday Dec. 12th at 10 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 114 High St., Medford at 11 AM. Relatives & friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Late retired Zoning Administrator for the City of Medford Office of Community Development. For obituary, guest book and directions visit www.breslinfuneralhome.com.
The Boston Globe 10 December 2007
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Mary Hannah (Ahern) Lamar
Died November 27, 2007 at age of 94. Born in New London, CT, March 28, 1913, married to the late William A. Lamar. A 30-year resident of San Francisco. She leaves daughters, Mary, Deborah, Christine, Margaret and Michele; seven grandchildren and a great- grandson. Loved for her charm, gaiety and fine singing voice. Now she rests in the arms of Mary Queen of Heaven.
San Francisco Chronicle 11 December 2007
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Seán Ahern
AHERN (Leemount, Carrigrohane, Co Cork): On December 8, 2007, peacefully, at the South Infirmary, SEÁN, late of Lispole, Co Kerry and Department of Agriculture, beloved husband of Kathleen and loving father of John, Donal, Mary and Joan. Deeply mourned by his loving wife, family, sons-in-law, daughters-in- law, grandchildren, great- grandson, brother Pat, nephew, nieces, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass on today (Tuesday) at 12.30pm in St. Senan's Church, Cloghroe. Funeral afterwards to St. Colman's Cemetery, Macroom. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
The Irish Examiner 11 December 2007
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Pauline (Kelly) Aherne
AHERNE (Cork and Schull): On December 12, 2007, peacefully, at her daughter's residence, PAULINE (nee Kelly), Menloe Gardens, Blackrock, beloved wife of the late Eugene and dear mother of Valerie, Paul, Peter and Hilary. Sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandson, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reception prayers at 12.15pm on tomorrow (Friday) at St. Joseph's SMA Church, Blackrock Road, followed by Requiem Mass at 12.30pm. Cremation will take place privately. May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 13 December 2007
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Mary (Ahearn) Vaillancourt
VAILLANCOURT, Mary (Ahearn) Of Clinton, formerly of Marlborough, Dec. 10, age 89. Wife of the late Henry Vaillancourt. Mother of Paul H. Vaillancourt of Hayden, CO and John D. Vaillancourt of Clinton, MA. Sister of Margaret Kokernak of Clinton. Funeral Mass on Sat. Dec. 15 at 9:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Beach St., Marlborough. Visiting hrs. on Fri. from 4-7 p.m. in the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., MARLBOROUGH. Donations to Our Danny Cancer Fund, UMass Memorial, PO Box 2795, Worcester, MA 01613. [see also: John E. Ahearn, Mary C. (Smith) Ahearn, Charles W. Ahearn, Elizabeth A. (Ahearn) Bonney]
The Boston Globe 13 December 2007
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Lillian (Ahearn) Linehan
Mrs. Lillian Ahearn Linehan, 91, of Montclair died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007. A viewing will be Wednesday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St., Montclair. A Funeral Mass will follow at Immaculate Conception Church, Montclair, at 10:30 a.m. Born in New York, Mrs. Linehan was the daughter of Maurice and Emily Ahearn. She attended Villa Maria Academy, and graduated with a bachelor's from Mount Saint Vincent College, Riverdale, N.Y. After raising her family, Lillian was a teacher of general education at Blessed Sacrament and Holy Cross Schools, both in the Bronx, N.Y.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, James, and is survived by her five children, Maurice of Glen Ridge, Thomas of Rhode Island, James of Mahopac, N.Y., Robert of Maryland, and Emily of Pennsylvania. She is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Kate, Patricia, and Carol; her beautiful grandchildren, and by her brother and sister-in-law, Maurice and Mary Ahearn of Warwick, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Our Lady of Fatima Church, Highland Lakes, would be appreciated.

The Star-Ledger 18 December 2007
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Jill Sharon Ahern
Jill Sharon Ahern, 48, of Boulder City, passed away Dec. 15, 2007. She was born Nov. 16, 1959, in Detroit, and had been a resident of Nevada for 35 years. Jill worked for several years with mentally handicapped young adults at Opportunity Village. During the last few years, she worked with handicapped students at Burkholder and Manion Middle schools. Jill is survived by her parents, Lynne and William Ahern of Henderson; her sister, Terri Heiler; brother-in-law, Frank Heiler, both of Prescott, Ariz.; nieces, Tonia Harries and Amber Low; and great-nephews, Willie Weedon and Jaylin Bowlin. Jill will be loved and remembered as a kind and caring person to all. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Palm Mortuary-Henderson, 800 S. Boulder Highway. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at St. Andrew's Catholic Community Church, 1399 San Felipe Drive, Boulder City. Interment will be at Boulder City Cemetery. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Las Vegas Review-Journal 19 December 2007
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Joan Louise O'Hearn
Joan Louise O'Hearn, 79, of 211 Village Boulevard Tequesta, Fla., formerly of 74 Marion Ave., North Adams, died on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Brookdale Senior Living Facility in Tequesta. She was born in North Adams on Aug. 25, 1928, a daughter of Judge William A. O'Hearn and Katherine (Doherty) O'Hearn. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School in 1946. She later graduated from the Edgewood Park School of Merchandising in Tarrytown, N.Y.

In her younger years, she was employed by the former Boston Store in North Adams and also worked at the former Sprague Electric Co. and the E.A. French Insurance Agency. She moved to North Palm Beach, Fla., and was employed at the Harold Grant Store and then the Peter's Ladies Apparel Store in North Palm Beach until her retirement. While in North Adams, she was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church.

She was the last of her immediate family and leaves cousins. Two brothers are deceased, William A. O'Hearn Jr. and Robert J. O'Hearn.


FUNERAL NOTICE—A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Joan L. O'Hearn will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Church. North Adams. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. There are no calling hours. The Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, is in charge of arrangements
North Adams Transcript 19 December 2007
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James Richard Ahern
AHERN—James Richard Ahern RADM, USN (Ret.) Of Mclean, Virginia passed away December 20, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rose P. Ahern; his grandson, Nicolas Bru of France and Hollywood, CA; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his children, Janet and James Ahern. Services will be held Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 12:45 p.m. at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel and interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the American Liver Foundation, 127 S. Peyton St, Suite 220, Alexandria, VA 22314.
The Washington Post 22 December 2007
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Frederick A. Ahern
Frederick A. Ahern, 85, of Chula Vista died Dec. 10. He was born in Vancouver, B.C., and was a professional barber at the Naval Training Center. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Elks Lodge 2011. Survivors include his wife, Helen Ahern; stepdaughter, Melody Beach of San Diego; stepson, Michael Lane of San Diego; brother, Harold Ahern of Lodi; and three grandchildren.
Services: none announced.
Inurnment: Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita.
Arrangements: Bayview Cremation & Burial Services.
San Diego Union-Tribune 25 December 2007
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Rita Marie (O'Hearn) Kesler
Rita Marie (O'Hearn) Kesler, age 85, of Columbus, died Wednesday, December 19, 2007. She was a graduate of Holy Family High School Class of 1940. Served in the U.S Navy as a Wave in WW II and retired after thirty years from the Federal Civil Service. She is preceded in death by her husband James Kesler. She is survived by her son, John Chaney; cousins, Dolores Carney, Jeanine Emrich; and many relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 3 p.m. with calling one hour prior at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St. (1/2 mile south of I-270). Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries
The Columbus Dispatch 26 December 2007
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Michael E. O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Michael E., 53, of Lantana, died Monday. All County Funeral Home and Crematory, Lake Worth.
The Palm Beach Post 27 December 2007
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Kit (Liston) Ahern
AHERN (Ballybunion, Lartigue Road): On December 27, 2007, peacefully, at Tralee General Hospital, after a short illness, KIT (nee Liston), beloved wife of the late Dan Ahern. Deeply regretted by her brother Owen Liston, her nieces and nephews in the Liston (Ballybunion and Athea), Alan, Carey and Trinder families and friends. May she rest in peace. Reposing today at her home Lartigue Road up to 4pm with removal from Lynch's Funeral Home to St. John's, Church Road, Ballybunion at 8pm on today (Friday), December 28. Requiem Mass at 11.30am tomorrow (Saturday). Funeral afterwards to Killehenney Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
The Irish Examiner 28 December 2007
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Kit Ahern
The first woman to serve as a TD for North Kerry has passed away. The former TD, Senator and County Councillor, Kit Ahern from Ballybunion died this morning in Tralee, Ms. Ahern would have turned 93 years old next month. She served only one term as TD following her election to Dail Eireann in 1977 for Fianna Fail before losing her seat and retiring from national politics. Despite her retirement, she did defect to the Progressive Democrats in 1985 Ms Ahern also served as president of the Irish Country Women's Association.
The Irish Independent 29 December 2007
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Gail F. Ahern
Gail F. Ahern, 81, of Oroville, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of Ramsey Funeral Home, 534-3877.
Chico Enterprise-Record 29 December 2007
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Elizabeth Therese Aherne
Sister Consuelo Maria Aherne
AHERNE SSJ, ELIZABETH THERESE, Dec. 27, 2007, age 92. Sister of Mrs. Jeanne Brady, S. Marion Aherne SSJ, and the late Rev. John R. Aherne OSA. Survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and members of her community, the Sisters of St. Joseph. Predeceased by her niece Jeanne M. Brady. Religious, relatives and friends are invited to Funeral Mass Mon. 3 P.M. at St. Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031. Viewing after 1:30 P.M. Int. Villa Cem. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph Villa in Sister's name would be appreciated. KOLLER FUNERAL HOME
Philadelphia Inquirer 29 December 2007
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Jane (Adams) Ahearn
Of Sudbury formerly of Winchester on December 23, 2007. Loving Mother of Kimberly Kolloff and her husband Craig of Stow, Kyle Meahl and her husband Douglas of Stoneham and the late Christopher (Kit) Adams. Also survived by 4 Grandchildren. Services are private. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Lane Funeral Home, Winchester. Lane Funeral Home Winchester, Burlington 781-729-2580
The Boston Globe 30 December 2007
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