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William Henry Ahearn, Jr.
William Henry Ahearn passed away Dec. 25, 2007, of an illness. William was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Summerville [sic], Mass. William served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years. He was a RCWO-3, electrician. William was a proud man and a loving husband, father and grandfather. The U.S. Navy was his life, and he would have loved to live it throughout his life. William and his wife, Agnes, lived a fun, respectful and loving life together in Port Hueneme for 25 years. His family and friends loved him and will always miss him.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes T. Ahearn of Port Hueneme; daughters, Gloria Glenn of Port Hueneme, Cathy Cunningham of Liverpool, N.Y., Irene Castellanos of Bullhead City, Ariz., Raedean Berry of Medina, Ohio; son, Patrick Ahearn of Panama City, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brothers, Daniel Ahearn of Iowa and Tim Ahearn and Brian Ahearn, both of Rhode Island. [see also: William "Pat" Ahearn, Michael J. Ahearn]

Ventura County Star 1 January 2008
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Elizabeth Claire (Sullivan) Ahern
In Hyde Park, Dec. 30, 2007. Beloved wife of the late William B. Ahern. Loving mother of James M. and his wife Susan Ahern of Quincy, Mariclair Ahern of Long Beach, CA, daughter in law Jean and her late husband Patrick Ahern of Readville. Loving sister of Mary P. Coughlin of Harwichport, Ann T. Sullivan of Cambridge, Robert P. Sullivan of HI, Charles P. Sullivan of Weston and the late John J., Paul A., Edward J. and Joseph J. Sullivan. Also survived by 4 loving grandchildren, Patrick and Brendan Ahern of Readville, William and Kathryn Claire Ahern of Quincy. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from The Francis E. Kenney & Sons Funeral Home, 1445 River St., HYDE PARK, Thurs. at 8:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anne's Church, W. Milton St., Readville, at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wed. 4-8 p.m. Late retired employee of the City of Boston School Dept. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Parking in Church parking lot opposite Funeral Home. For directions and guestbook please go to Kenney Funeral Home 617-361-2450

The Boston Globe 2 January 2008
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Geraldine Ann "Geri" Ahern
Geraldine Ann "Geri" Ahern of Thousand Oaks died peacefully after a brief illness on New Years Eve, Dec. 31, 2007. Geri was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Pontiac, Mich. Geri was the matriarch of a loving family. She came to California in 1947 and was one of eight children raised in the San Fernando Valley. She is survived by her husband, Dan; children, Tim Ahern, Letty Rosebrugh, Terry Ahern and Kelly Wiere; 14 grandchildren; and five of her siblings. Geri, a twin, had a wonderful disposition of good humor, a friendly smile and was always ready to be of service to those around her. She cherished her high school friendships and continuously made friends of those she met. Her treasures were her grandchildren. Her faith was her God, and her destiny was heaven. Her children and her grandchildren gave her the ultimate gift of letting her go before her angels came to take her home. She is now a saint in heaven.

Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks-Griffin Mortuary in Westlake Village. Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Maximilian Kolby Catholic Church, 5801 Kana Road (at Lindero Canyon Road), Agoura Hills. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to Casa Pacific of Camarillo.

Ventura County Star 4 January 2008
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Rita Marjorie (Ahearn) Mooney
MOONEY, Rita Marjorie (Ahearn) age 91, of Scituate. January 6, 2008. Wife of the late William A. Mooney. Beloved mother of Robert of Melrose, William A., Jr. of Chatham, Paula F. Carlson of Acworth, GA., and Christine Varad of Scituate. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St., Scituate Harbor. Visiting hours omitted. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury. For online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com.
The Boston Globe 8 January 2008
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Bernetta C. (Geschke) O'Hearn
Bernetta C. O'Hearn, (nee Geschke), age 88. Beloved wife of the late John. Dearest mother of Mary. Loving sister of the following deceased: Howard (Eileen), Margaret Schrock (Homer), Elinor Lock (Stanley) and Joseph. Loving sister-in-law of Patricia. Beloved aunt and great aunt to many. Funeral Mass Friday, January 11, 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Church. Please note change in mass time. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation at the Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd., Parma (Between Ridge & Snow), Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Donations to St. Charles Endowment Fund or Metro Catholic Parish School.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer 10 January 2008
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Mildred (Ackers) O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Mildred A.(nee Ackers), Tues., Jan. 8, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Ed O'Hearn; our dear aunt, great-aunt and friend to many.Services: Funeral from Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Thurs., Jan. 10, 2 p.m. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Contributions to Concord Trinity United Methodist Church, 5275 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63126 or St. Joseph Institute, 1809 Clarkson Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017-5065 appreciated. Visitation Thurs., 10 a.m. Please note date & time of visitation & funeral service.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10 January 2008
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Victory B. Ahern
Ahern, Victory B. age 89, passed away 1/9/2008 at FSH. Survived by daughters, Sharon (Don) and Janet; grandchildren, Jody, Angie and Dan; great-grandchildren, Paige, Matthew and Ava. Private services. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996.
Minneapolis Star Tribune 11 January 2008
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Thomas E. Ahern
Thomas E. Ahern, of New Milford, died Jan. 10, 2008, at his home. He was the husband of Barbara Ahern. He was born in Detroit, Mich., to the late Edward Ahern and Alice Shields. He served as a Navy pilot in WW II, Korea and Vietnam. He retired from the Navy to become a commercial airline pilot for Overseas National Airways for more than 30 years. He was active in the First Congregational Church, serving as a Trustee and overseeing the building of the Chestnut Grove senior housing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bruce Ahern of Concord, Calif.; a daughter, Donna Ahern of Fallon, Nev.; and a sister, Alice Mashey of Prescott Valley, Ariz. A memorial service will be held Jan. 20, at 1 p.m., in the First Congregational Church on the green in New Milford. Memorials may be made to the Restoration Building Fund, First Congregational Church, 36 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776.

The Danbury News-Times 17 January 2008
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Mary E. Ahern
Of Plymouth formally of New Haven, CT for 90 years died on Jan. 22, 2008 at the Newfield House in Plymouth at the age of 97. She was the Sister of Margaret Killorin and her husband Francis of Plymouth. Aunt of Margaret Keirstead and her husband Steven of TX, Elizabeth Kelley and her husband Robert of Boston, Pamela Higgins and her husband Dean of NY, Francis Killorin Jr and his wife Nancy of Southboro and Mark Killorin of Maryland. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews and two great-great nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church in Duxbury at 10 AM. Burial will be at a later date in St Bernard's Cemetery in New Haven, CT. For online condolences or directions go to WWW.shepherdfuneralhome.COM
The Boston Globe 25 January 2008
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Patricia A. (O'Hearn) Geneva
WORCESTER, MA. Geneva, Patricia A. (O'Hearn), 67. Calling hours, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2008, at the funeral home.; funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2008, Mass in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester St., West Boylston. Died Wednesday, January 23, 2008. Funeral Home: Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 1 W. Boylston St., W. Boylston.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 25 January 2008
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Patricia A. ( O'Hearn ) Geneva
WORCESTER Patricia A. (O'Hearn) Geneva, 67, of Worcester died Wed., in St. Vincent Hospital. She leaves two sons, James Geneva and his wife Joanne of Sutton and Christopher Geneva and his wife Maria of Worcester; two brothers, Joseph O'Hearn and his wife Ann and Charles O'Hearn all of Florida; four grandchildren, Nicholas of Worcester, Christopher of California, Joseph and Keith and their mother, Lori Hauver all of Worcester; several nieces and nephews and many kind friends. A son, Steven Geneva predeceased her in 2006.

She was born in Amarillo, TX daughter of Joseph A. and Anna J. (Maloney) O'Hearn and graduated from Classical High School, attended UMASS and graduated with honors from Clark University. Pat was a facility manager for 25 years at Allmerica Insurance Company. She was a volunteer at Worcester City Hall, the Ecotarium, Preservation Worcester, Rachel's Table, the former Belmont Home and most recently she did volunteer work at Mayor Luke's Office and the former Mayor Murray's Office at the City Hall in Worcester. She was daily communicant at St. Paul's Cathedral and a member of St. John's Church. She was a former CCD teacher and Cub Scout Leader. Pat was a Big Sister and still kept in touch with her Little Sister Mary Ellen. The most important things in her life were God, her children, her grandchildren and volunteering.

The funeral will be held Mon., Jan. 28, from FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 1 W. Boylston St., W. Boylston with a Mass at 10 AM in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester St., West Boylston. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Visiting Hours are Sun., Jan. 27, from 2 to 5 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, The Little Way c/o of St. John's Church, 40 Temple St., Worcester, 01604. To place an on-line condolence, please visit. www.faybrothers.com.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 25 January 2008
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Saraelizabeth V. (Whitney) Ahearn
Ahearn, Saraelizabeth V. (nee Whitney), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008. Beloved wife of Jim Ahearn; dear mother of Michael J. (Amy) and the late Thomas W. (survived by Karen) Ahearn; loving grandmother of Allisan, Paul, Ryan, Matthew, Christopher, Candice, Toni, Teagan and Erin; dear great-grandmother of Madisyn and Alexander; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.Services: Visitation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Blvd., 63108, Monday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment private. Service of KUTIS Funeral Home, 2906 Gravois.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 27 January 2008
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Thomas Ahern
Ahern (Cobh and Drogheda): On January 26, 2008, peacefully, at the Mercy University Hospital, THOMAS (TOM), late of 12 Harbour View and Rossleague and late of Irish Tugs and O'Reilly's Bakery, beloved husband of the late Freda and brother of the late Sean and Margaret and dear uncle of Liz, Ann, Denis, John and Bartholomew Ahern and their families, John, Denis, Ann and Mary Greenan and their families (Birmingham), stepson John Walsh (Birmingham). Sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace. Reposing at Cobh Hospital Mortuary. Rosary on this (Monday) evening at 8pm. Removal on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8pm to St Colman's Cathedral. Funeral on Wednesday, after 12 noon Requiem Mass, to St Colman's Cemetery.
Evening Echo 28 January 2008
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Maureen (Ahern) Kiernan
KIERNAN (née Ahern) (Clonskeagh, Dublin)—January 25, 2008 (suddenly), at her home, Maureen, beloved wife of the late Brian and loving mother of Paul and Christine; sadly missed by her loving son, daughter, sisters, grandchildren Suzanne, David, Robert and Philip, son- in-law John, daughter-in-law Christina, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. May she rest in peace. Reposing at her home this (Tuesday) evening prior to her removal tomorrow (Wednesday) to the Church of St. Columbanus and Gaul, Milltown for 11 o'clock requiem Mass and afterwards to Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Cystic Fibrosis Research Fund.
Irish Times 29 January 2008
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Lucia V. (Nanfito) Ahern
Lucia V. Ahern, 89, Shubert, Neb., widow of Harold, died Friday (1/25/08). Born at Omaha to the late Antonio and Marianna (DiMauro) Nanfito who were Italian immigrants. She was a teacher. Survivors: daughter, Anita Bourke, Oklahoma City; son, Tony Ahern, Shubert; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Thursday (1/31/08) at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Shubert. Interment will be in St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery. Catholic Daughters Rosary will be recited Wednesday (1/30/08) at 4 p.m. at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home; Parish Rosary 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home. Family will receive friends following the Parish Rosary. Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.
Lincoln Journal Star 29 January 2008
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James J. "Jimmy" Ahern
AHERN, JAMES J. 'JIMMY', 67, of Priscilla Avenue, died Monday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Catherine K. (Walch) Ahern. They had been married for forty-three years. Born in Providence, a son of the late John J. and Mary (Deery) Ahern, he was a lifelong city resident.

Mr. Ahern was a teacher, and guidance counselor, at both Mount Pleasant and Central High Schools, for many years before retiring in 1995. He was a 1959 graduate of the Hargrave Military Academy, where he was the M.V.P. of the basketball team, and a 1965 graduate of Providence College, where he was a Co-Captain of the Basketball Team. He earned a Masters Degree in Education from Providence College in 1970, and soon thereafter, a C.A.G.E.S. Degree from Rhode Island College. A well-known coach throughout Rhode Island, Coach Ahern was honored for his accomplishments by many organizations. In 1980 and in 2003, he was named the Coach of the Year by the R.I. Interscholastic League. Over the years, he was inducted into the Saint Patrick Parish Hall of Fame, Hope High School Hall of Fame, the Rhode Island High School Basketball Hall of Fame, Words Unlimited Hall of Fame, and in May of this year, he was to be inducted into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Hall of Fame. He was a communicant of Saint Anthony Church.

Besides his wife Catherine, he leaves a daughter, Pauline Ahern; four sons, Dan Ahern, John Ahern, Matthew Ahern and Christopher Ahern; three sisters, Mary Terry, Catherine King, and Pauline McCartney, and four grandchildren, Joshua, Ryan, Jacob, and Zachary. He was a brother of the late Margaret Arnold.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning, at 10:00 am, in Saint Anthony Church, 549 Plainfield Street, Providence, to which relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 4-9 pm in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Patrick School, 152 Holden Street, Providence, RI 02908 in his memory will be appreciated.

Providence Journal 6 February 2008
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Raymond "Red" C. Ahern
Raymond "Red" C. Ahern, of New Providence died at Overlook Hospital in Summit on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at the age of 80. A graveside service was held on Feb. 1 at St. Teresa's Cemetery in Summit. Arrangements were by the Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial.

Born and raised in Summit, Mr. Ahern resided in Chatham for 12 years prior to moving to New Providence 40 years ago. He attended the Vale School of Business in Newark and was a letter carrier with the Summit Post Office from 1947 until his retirement in 1985. Mr. Ahern was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on USS Wisconsin. A member of the National Letter Carriers Association, he was also a member of the Hose Two Club in Summit.

Mr. Ahern was the husband of 50 years of Joan (nee Brown) of New Providence; the father of Sharon McDonough of Washington Township, Raymond "Ace" Ahern Jr. of New Providence, Judy Terzian of Pleasant Hill, Calif., Kelly Ahern of Summit, Stuart Ahern and his wife, Susan, of Whitehouse Station and the late Steven M. Ahern; and the brother of the late Harriet Nagel and James Ahern. He is also survived by seven grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Mr. Ahern may be made to the New Providence Rescue Squad, 360 Elkwood Ave., New Providence 07974.

Independent Press 6 February 2008
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Dorothy (Karnaghan) O'Hearn
GREENWICH Dorothy K. O'Hearn, 88, a lifelong resident of Greenwich, died peacefully at her home, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 surrounded by her loving family, following a long illness. Born June 14, 1919 in Greenwich, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Cora (Toomey) Karnaghan. She was a graduate of Greenwich Central School and Albany Business College and was a business entrepreneur. Dorothy and her husband, George Murphy, owned and operated "Wallies" of Greenwich, a well known established restaurant for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, George V. Murphy, Joseph DeDonna and James O'Hearn. Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Romack and her husband Howard of Cambridge, Virginia, Denaker and her husband George of Greenwich, and Margaret McLean and her husband Allen of Greenwich; two sons, George Michael Murphy of Greenwich and John Murphy and his wife Lori of Hollywood, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2008 at St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich. Spring interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Memorials in her name can be made to the Easton Greenwich Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 84, Greenwich, NY 12834 or Washington County Hospice, 415 Lower Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839. Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn Bros. Inc., Funeral Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich, N.Y. Online remembrances can be made at: www.flynnbrosinc.com.

The Times Union 8 February 2008
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Irene P. Aherne
Of West Roxbury, Feb. 9th. Beloved daughter of the late John and Bridge (Sullivan) Aherne. Sister of Lawrence P. Aherne & his wife Helen of Norwood, & the late John Aherne Jr., Ellen Aherne, Julia McNulty, and Mary Johnson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Devoted friend of Pat Hall of West Roxbury and the late William Crehan. Funeral from the PE Murray-George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. Funeral Mass in St. Chrysostom Church, West Roxbury at 12:00 noon. Relaties and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday 3-8. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury. PE Murray - George F. Doherty & Sons West Roxbury 617 325 2000
The Boston Globe 10 February 2008
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Denis Aherne
AHERNE: Treasured memories of DENIS, Curraheen, Freemount, whose anniversary occurs at this time. Also Maurice and Tadey. (Remembered by Conor, John and Kit).
The Irish Examiner 12 February 2008
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Mary A. (Quinn) Ahern
SPRINGFIELD—Mary A. (Quinn) Ahern passed away on Feb 12, 2008. Born in Manchester N.H. she lived in Springfield for 62 years. Upon her arrival here she worked for the former War Ordnance office where she met her husband John Ahern who passed away in 1981. She graduated from Northampton Committee College and worked for Valley Cinema and American Saw. Mary lived at Reeds Landing and her family wants to thank the entire staff for the loving care she received. Mary belonged to Holy Cross Church, its senior citizen group, the Ancient Order of Hibernians Woman's Auxiliary, the former House of the Good Shepard Ladies Auxiliary, and the former Sacred Heart Missions Society.

Mary leaves her son Brian J. Ahern and his wife Jeanne of Springfield and her daughter Maureen A. Hennessey and her husband Francis of Springfield. She also leaves her three grandchildren Keavy H. Smith and her husband Daniel of Quincy, Moira Hennessey of South Boston, and Neil Hennessey of Worcester. Mary was predeceased by her son Neil Ahern in 1972 and her sister Julia Chadwick of Manchester N.H.

Family and friends may meet at the Hafey Funeral Home 494 Belmont Ave. on Friday at 8:00AM followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church at 9:00AM. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Neil Ahern Memorial Scholarship Fund, Stonehill College, 360 Washington St., Easton MA. 02357 or to Sacred Heart Church Restoration Fund, 395 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA. 01104. Hafey Funeral Home

The Springfield Republican 13 February 2008
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Floyd V. Ahern
BATTLE GROUND—Floyd V. Ahern of Long Beach, died Feb. 7, 2008, in Battle Ground. A private family service will be held. A complete obituary will appear in next week's Chinook Observer.
Chinook Observer 13 February 2008
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Gary Michael Ahern
AHERN, GARY. Peacefully, on 18th February, 2008, in the presence of his fiancee and his family, Gary Ahern, dearly loved fiance of Amanda, loving father of Kyle and Jonathan, dearly loved son of Joseph and Joan, and brother of Tracy and Scott, uncle to Scott and Emma and brother-in-law to Steven and Catherine.
Glasgow Evening Times 19 February 2008
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Dorothy E. Ahern
Dorothy E. Ahern, formerly of Westport, died Jan. 19 in Westborough, Mass. She was 85. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Saugatuck Church, 245 Post Road E., Westport.
Westport News 20 February 2008
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Patrice A. Ahearn
Of Reading, February 22, 2008, at age 32. Beloved daughter of Cornelius F. Ahearn Jr. and Kathleen (Sheehan) Ahearn. Devoted sister of Michael Ahearn, Jennifer DeFrancesco and her husband Danny, Caroline, Erin and Nicole Ahearn. Cherished grand daughter of Ann Sheehan. Dear aunt of Olivia DeFrancesco. Loving companion of William Coviello. Also survived by numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins and caring friends. Funeral from the Joseph Doherty - Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., READING, Monday at 8am followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating Patrice's life in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading at 9am. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours Sunday 3-7pm. Parking attendants will be available. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Patrice to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115 or to VNA of Middlesex East Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Ste. 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. For directions or to send a memorial condolence Doherty - Barile Family Funeral Homes Reading - Stoneham 781.944.1589 [see also: Cornelius F. Ahearn, Sr.]
The Boston Globe 23 February 2008
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James Brian Ahearn
James Brian Ahearn, 67, of Hurricane died Feb. 7, 2008. Service was 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hurricane. Friends called on Sunday at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
Charleston Gazette 27 February 2008
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Phyllis Joan (Duneman) Ahern
STEWARTVILLE—The funeral for Phyllis J. Ahern, 75, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hills Wesleyan Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Robert Solon officiating. A committal service and interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Ahern, of Stewartville, died unexpectedly Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2008), of an apparent heart attack, at Saint Marys Hospital.

Phyllis Joan Duneman was born May 26, 1932, in Blue Earth County, Minn. She grew up on the family farm in rural Spring Valley, and attended rural school at Washington Elementary before attending school in Spring Valley. She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1950. She was employed by the First National Bank in Stewartville in 1950. On July 12, 1952, she married Russell J. Ahern in Spring Valley. The couple lived in Spring Valley and Rochester before moving to Stewartville in 1963. Mrs. Ahern was a longtime employee of First National Bank, working in both the Rochester and Stewartville branches. Mr. Ahern was an IBM employee in Rochester for 33 years. Mrs. Ahern was a longtime member of Oak Hills Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Friendly Neighbors Club in Stewartville. She collected angels and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Lisa (Jim) Ulmer of Greenville, Ill., and Jodi (Jeff) Schoen of New Douglas, Ill.; three grandchildren; and a brother, Rev. Paul (Phyllis) Duneman of Spring Valley. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bertha Duneman. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville, and an hour before the service Saturday at the church in Rochester.

Rochester Post-Bulletin 28 February 2008
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Patrice A. Ahearn
READING—Patrice Ahearn, 32, died peacefully from this life after a long, courageous battle with cancer on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008. She was the daughter of Kathleen (Sheehan) and Cornelius F. Ahearn Jr.

Patrice was a 1993 graduate of Reading Memorial High School, and later Salem State College. Patrice was a postal carrier in Reading. She also taught elementary school in Wilmington and worked for Bank of America on Cape Cod. A very brave and beautiful person, she will be forever missed. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Michael Ahearn; four sisters, Jennifer DeFrancesco and her husband, Danny, Caroline, Erin and Nicole Ahearn; her grandmother, Ann Sheehan; a niece; her loving companion, William Coviello; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and caring friends.

A funeral Mass celebrating her life was held in St. Agnes Church. For those who wish, contributions in Patrice's memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St. Boston, MA 02115, or to VNA of Middlesex East Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. Arrangements by the Joseph Doherty - Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., Reading. To send a memorial condolence, visit www.josephdohertyfuneralhome.com.

The Reading Advocate 28 February 2008
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Geraldine Aherne
AHERNE (Newmarket): On February 23, 2008, unexpectedly, at Ixelles Hospital, Brussels, GERALDINE, beloved youngest daughter of the late Dan and Elizabeth (nee Daly), Drominarigle. Sadly missed by her loving brothers, sisters, uncle, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, work colleagues in Brussels, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in peace. Removal from Drew's Funeral Home, Boherbue, on today (Saturday) at 9pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherbue. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Sunday) at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Clonfert Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 1 March 2008
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Catherine Marie (Albrecht) Ahern
Mrs. Catherine Marie (Albrecht) Ahern of Hazlet, formerly of Chatham, died at Bayshore Community Hospital on Feb. 17, 2008, at the age of 88. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Chatham. Friends may visit prior to the service between 11 a.m. and 12 noon. To send condolences or for further information, go to www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.

Born in Newark, Mrs. Ahern lived in Chatham Borough for many years before moving to Regency Park Nursing Center in Hazlet. Known by many as Kay, she was the office manager for 25 years in her husband's optician practice, Ahern's Optical in Millburn, until retiring in 1974. She loved dogs and had poodles for many years. Kay was predeceased by her her husband, John, in 1993, and is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandand great-grandnieces and -nephews. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, N.J. 07940.

The Star-Ledger 2 March 2008
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Christina (Ahern) Ryan
RYAN (Coole) (nee Ahern) (Coolnacalla, Newport, Co. Tipperary) Feb. 29, 2008, (peacefully), at Nenagh General Hospital, Christina (Chrissie), predeceased by her husband Pat; deeply regretted by her sons, daughter, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Removal this (Sunday) evening at 7.30 o'c. from Delaney Minihan's Funeral Home, Newport to Church of The Most Holy Redeemer, Newport. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Monday) at 11.30 o'c. Burial immediately afterwards in Rock Vale Cemetery, Newport.
Sunday Independent 2 March 2008
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Loretta Lorraine (Ahern) Stroschein
Loretta Lorraine (Ahern) Stroschein, 73, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., formerly of Garnavillo, died Monday, March 3, 2008, in her home following a long illness. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, with the Rev. Marvin Bries officiating. Interment: church cemetery. Friends may call from one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Garnavillo.

Survivors include her husband, Francis Stroschein of Prairie du Chien, Wis.; four daughters, Teresa Roach of Bristol, Wis., Pamela Stroschein of Marshalltown, Kathleen Kally¿Stroschein of Woodbridge, Va., and Valerie Draud of Chadum, Pa.; two sons, Thomas Stroschein of Lake Jackson, Texas, and James Stroschein of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and one brother, Jesse Ahern of Tucson, Ariz. Condolences may be left at www.tueckeallyn.com.

The Gazette 4 March 2008
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Joyce (Schmidt) Ahern
Mrs. Joyce (Schmidt) Ahern, 81, of Arraquat Road, Watch Hill, died March 2, 2008, in The Westerly Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife for 58 years of the late Thomas G. Ahern, who predeceased her on Feb. 25, 2007. Raised in Larchmont, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Cornielius and Helen (Stohr) Schmidt. Mrs. Ahern was a legendary kindergarten and first-grade teacher in the Westerly School System for 20 years, retiring in the mid 1980s. She was a graduate of Rye Country Day School in Rye, N.Y. In 1945, she graduated from Vassar College with a degree in early childhood education. While she was teaching in Westerly, she earned her master's degree in education.

Mrs. Ahern was a communicant of the Church of St. Clare, in Misquamicut, a member of the Misquamicut Club, the Watch Hill Yacht Club, and the Watch Hill Improvement Society. She was also a member of the Westerly Garden Club, the College Club, and a patron of the U.S. Equestrian Team. Her great passion was Literacy Volunteers of Washington County, where she served tirelessly in all capacities. She also was an accomplished bridge player, golfer, horseback rider, and an avid reader. Sporting her trademark blonde pageboy, she will be remembered as a force in the community as a devoted civic leader, volunteer, and dear friend. Joyce also enjoyed traveling around the world with her late husband. Their marriage was a storied union with each spreading grace, humor, and generosity to the many people they touched.

Survivors include her five devoted children, Leslie A. Brown, F. Gregory Ahern, Lauren A. Vancans, Thomas G. Ahern Jr., and Joyce A. Callahan; and nine grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson, Tyler Ahern Brown. Calling hours are omitted. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Clare, St. Clare Way, Misquamicut. Interment will be in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the endowment in Joyce's name at The Literacy Volunteers of Washington County, c/o Westerly Library, Broad Street, Westerly, RI 02891. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly, is in charge of arrangements.

The Westerly Sun 5 March 2008
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Rita (Young) Ahearn
Rita Young Ahearn born November 19,1927 in New York City. Died peacefully March 5, 2008 at her home in Stonington, CT, surrounded by her family. She grew up in White Plains, NY where she attended St. Bernard's Catholic School and Good Council Academy. Rita was a graduate of the Berkley School and worked for a number of years for Mr. Hugh Chisholm as his personal assistant at the Chisholm Farm in Purchase, NY.

In 1951 she married Richard L. Ahearn, also of White Plains, NY and shortly after moved to New Canaan, CT where they resided until 1979. During that time she was active in Girl Scouts and the Walter Schalk Dance Review and was an officer in The Women's Club. She was also active with her husband and partners in the ownership and management Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan, Ct. from 1968 until they sold it in 1992. In 1979 she moved to the family farm in Stonington, CT. While there, she was involved in the Watch Hill Yacht Club and became their first female commodore in the history of the club and remained an active board member. She was also active in The Center for the Arts in Westerly, Gardeners of Westerly and a dedicated volunteer at St. Michael's School. Rita and Dick were founding members of The Stonington Country Club. Rita was an avid gardener and took great pride in her "English garden" in her backyard.

She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Richard L. Ahearn. She is survived by her children: Richard J. Ahearn and Michael Y. Ahearn of Ridgefield, CT, Rita Lynn Keenan of Austin, TX, J. Scott Ahearn of Stonington, CT and Tara A. Moore of Pawcatuck, CT; twelve grandchildren, her sisters Ann Marie Schiller of Pound Ridge, NY and Monica Schlesinger of Somers, NY. "Mom" will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Calling hours will be held, Monday from 4 to7p.m. in the Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly, RI. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral liturgy, which will be celebrated Tuesday at 10a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Church, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in memory of Rita Ahearn to St. Michael's School, 63 Liberty Street, Pawcatuck, CT 06379.

The Journal News 8 March 2008
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William R. "Wilbur" Ahearn
Of East Falmouth and South Boston, March 7, 2008. Beloved son of the late William F. and Amelia (Chaplik) Ahearn. Loving father of William Ahearn and his wife Kirsten of Andover. Loving grandfather of Tatum and Natalie. Dear brother of Michael T. Ahearn and his wife Nancy of Quincy. Loving uncle of Alison and Jillian. Also survived by many loving cousins and friends. Funeral from The O'Brien Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester Street, SOUTH BOSTON, Monday at 9:00AM. Funeral Mass in Gate of Heaven Church at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday 4-9PM. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in William's memory to The Spaulding Rehabilitation Center c/o Development, 125 Nashua Street, Boston, MA 02114.
The Boston Globe 9 March 2008
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Wanda Juanita (Hudnall) O'Hern
Wanda Juanita O'Hern, 86, of Ringgold, died on Sunday, March 9, 2008, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas. Mrs. O'Hern was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Buddy Kidd. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Kidd, Americus, Ga., Jeanie (Ken) Voss, Florida; brother, Billy Hudnall, Ringgold; grandchildren, Michael Byrd, Florida, Mark Byrd, Marietta; great-grandchildren, Abby Byrd and Christopher Byrd. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday at St. Gerard Catholic Church with Father Liam Coyne officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gerard Catholic Church, 3049 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 30742. Condolences may be made at www.heritagefh.com. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.
The Chattanoogan 9 March 2008
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Margaret Ellen "Peggy" (Ahern) Thompson
CAMPTON—Margaret Ellen (Ahern) Thompson, 87, of Avery Road, died peacefully surrounded by loving family members and close friends on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Margaret "Peggy" was born Feb. 10, 1921, daughter of Stephen E. and Mary (Jacques) Ahern in Plymouth. She grew up in Lower Intervale, an area of Plymouth, and graduated from Lower Intervale School and Plymouth High School. She received her nursing degree from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Manchester in 1944.

On June 4, 1946, she married John W. Thompson of Plymouth and they resided in Campton for most of her life. She worked as a nurse at the old Plymouth Hospital, Speare Memorial Hospital and the Plymouth State College Infirmary. She worked for the Draper Corporation in Beebe River as an industrial nurse until her retirement in 1979. She provided home health care to many families in the Lin-Wood and Pemi-Baker area.

She was predeceased by her son John "Tommy" W. Thompson, daughter Diane and her brothers Lawrence and Stephen Ahern. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John W. Thompson of Campton; her daughter, Gail E. Sanborn and husband Douglas of Rumney; a son, Christopher A. Thompson and wife Shelley of Campton; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Omer Ahern of Plymouth, Henry Ahern of Holderness, Jack Ahern of Burlington, Vt.; numerous nieces, nephew and cousins.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m., in St. Matthew Church in Plymouth. The Rev, Leo LeBlanc, pastor, will be the celebrant and the Rev. Craig Cheney, pastor of St. Albert Catholic Church in West Stewartstown, will be the co-celebrant. Burial will be held in the Blair Cemetery, Campton. In lieu of flowers, it has been requested that gifts be made in memory of Peggy Thompson to Pemi Baker Home Health, Boulder Point Rd., Plymouth, NH, 03264.

The Citizen 11 March 2008
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Agnes Rose (Trejo) Ahearn
Agnes Rose Ahearn went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2008. Agnes is survived by one sister, Dorothy Johnson; daughters and sons-in-law Gloria Glenn, Cathy and Dennis Cunningham, Irene and Roger Castellanos, and RaeDean and Mike Berry; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Ahearn Jr.; parents, Theodore and Rosie Trejo; brother Robert; and sister Alice.

Agnes was born Sept. 9, 1926, in Port Hueneme. She graduated from Oxnard High School and was a local business owner. She was a 42-year member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 232 in Oxnard and was a past madam president. Agnes was also a 20-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a 25-year member of the Veterans of Foreigh Wars Ladies Auxiliary and a 28-year member of the Fleet Reserve Association Ladies Auxiliary. Agnes is loved by family and friends alike and will be greatly missed.

Viewing was held Thursday, March 13, at James A. Reardon-Payton Funeral Home. Rosary was recited Thursday, March 13, at Santa Clara Chapel, 1333 E. Ventura Blvd., Oxnard. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, March 14, at Santa Clara Chapel. A graveside service will follow at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is James A. Reardon-Payton Funeral Home, 511 North A St., Oxnard.

Ventura County Star 14 March 2008
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John James Ahern
John James Ahern, 65, of Lodi, died Feb. 25. He was born on May 4, 1942, in Minnesota. Mr. Ahern has lived in Northern California for thirty years. He served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division, from 1960 to 1963, and was a driver supervisor for Sentinel Transportation. He was also a horse trainer and American Quarter Horse breeder with certification for twenty years. Mr. Ahern was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the Farm Bureau and the American Border Collie Association.

He is survived by his partner of many years, Lyn Clark, of Lodi; and sister, Jackie Yancey, of West Covina. Services and committal will be private. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lodi Unit, 207 East Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204. Please sign the guest book at http://www.lodifuneralhome.com. Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The Lodi Sentinel 14 March 2008
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Virginia M. Ahearn
AHEARN: Virginia M., of Lynbrook, NY, on March 12, 2008. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of John (Marcia) and Kathleen Curtin (Denis). Dear grandmother of Christine Symons (Jeffrey), Brian Gunn (Kristen), Stephen Gunn (Katrin), Mary Curtin, J. J. Ahearn (Jennifer), Daniel Ahearn (Susan) and Alison Ahearn. Also survived by five loving great-grandchildren.

Virginia was a longtime resident of Lynbrook and an active member of St. Raymond's Parish involved in the Social Ministry. The family will receive friends Friday 7-9 PM at the Perry FH, Inc., 118 Union Avenue, Lynbrook, NY. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 AM at St. Raymond's RCC in East Rockaway. Interment to follow at Holy Rood Cemetery Westbury. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to St. Raymond's Parish, Social Ministry 263, Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518.

Long Island Newsday 15 March 2008
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Carolyn (Clark) Ahern
Sept. 26, 1952—March 14, 2008
A memorial service for Carolyn Clark Ahern, 55, of Norman, Okla., will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, Norman. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home, Norman. Carolyn died Friday after an extended illness. She was a graduate of Upper Arlington High School. She earned her B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, her M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. She taught English at the University of Oklahoma. Then, to devote more time to her family, she spent the next 20 years working as a freelance writer, teacher, technical editor, project manager and lyricist. Most recently, she taught English at Norman High School. She served three years on the Board of Directors of the Women's Resource Center and 11 years as a Girl Scout troop leader. She was a member of McFarlin Methodist Church and its Chancel Choir.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Samuel G. Clark. She is survived by her husband, Judson Ahern; son, Patrick, and daughter, Kellie; and her mother, Jennie Clark, of Columbus. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Global Fund for Women, www.globalfundforwomen.org, or the Women's Resource Center, 501 Alameda St., Norman, OK 73069.

Newark Advocate 16 March 2008
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James R. Ahern
James R. Ahern, 84, formerly of Tower City, died December 20 at Vriginia Hospital Center in Arlington County. He lived at the Vinson Hall retirement community in McLean. He was a retired Navy rear admiral who had a second career as president of the Navy Mutual Aid Association. Adm. Ahern's career spanned 31 years of active duty with intermittent sea and shore tours, including teaching at the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit at Princeton University. He had a variety of business and finance assignments until becoming deputy comptroller, the Navy's highest military financial-management position. He was credited with converting conceptual plans into cost-effective financial systems, for which he received the federal government's Financial Management Improvement Award. He was the only military officer to receive the honor. He also received the Navy's Distinguished Service Medal and numerous other awards. After his retirement in 1978, Adm. Ahern spent eight years as the head of the Navy Mutual Aid Association, a membership group that offers insurance services and other benefits to sea service officers and their families.

Adm. Ahern was born in Philadelphia and raised in Tower City, and was a 1947 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1959. He also graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and from the American College, He received chartered life underwriter and chartered financial consultant certificates. He was a past president and chairman of the Army Navy Country Club, trustee of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, president's associate of National University and board member of Logistics Management Engineering.

His daughter, Janet Ahern, died in 1973 and his son, Jimmy Ahern, in 1985. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rose P. Ahern of McLean, and one grandson.

Valley View Citizen-Standard 19 March 2008
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Eva Rose Ahern
Redding—Eva was born July 16, 1912 in Windsor, CA to Italian immigrant parents. She was orphaned at an early age and raised by her uncle and aunt, assisting in the running of their corner grocery store in San Francisco. Eva married Louis Ahern in 1935 and was a devoted wife and mother her whole life. Upon Lou's retirment in 1975 they moved to Redding and enjoyed raising roses. Eva is preceded in death by husband Lou. She is survived by son Jack (and wife Pam) Ahern of Redding; son Paul (& wife Louise) Ahern of West Sacramento; seven grandchildren and nime great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 1pm at Our Lady of Mercy Church on Shasta View Dr. Donations may be made to Mercy Hospice in lieu of flowers.

Record Searchlight 22 March 2008
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Stacey P. Ahern
CHELMSFORD Stacey P. Ahern, 29, of Chelmsford, died on Thursday, March 20, 2008. She was a beloved sister, daughter, and Godmother. Stacey was born on February 28, 1979, in Lowell, a daughter of Carol Gendron-Ahern of Chelmsford, and Brendan M. Ahern of Lowell. She received her early education in the Chelmsford School System, and went on to attend Chelmsford High School, and graduated from Nashoba Valley Technical High School in 1997. She attended Middlesex Community College prior to attending Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY where she was a senior studying Writing and Literature.

She enjoyed writing and had recently completed her first novel. Stacey was a disability activist who spoke publicly for maximizing potential for people with disabilities, as well as a member of Beyond Compliance, a disability awareness group at Sarah Lawrence College. She enjoyed helping others, and had recently donated her own hair to the Locks of Love.

In addition to her loving parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Albert Gendron and his wife, Priscilla of Lowell; a brother, Brendan Ahern of Hawaii; a sister, Kate Ahern of Haverhill; a godchild, Anthony Torres; her boyfriend, Gilbert Escamilla of Manhattan, NY; her father's dearest friend, Diann Hamblett of Chelmsford; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, and close friends.


AHERN Stacey P. Ahern, 29, of Chelmsford, died on Thursday, March 20, 2008. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Stacey's name to the Sarah Lawrence College, College Resources, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708. Please include In memory of Stacey Ahern in Check Memo. Arrangements by BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford. www.blakefuneralhome.com.
The Lowell Sun 24 March 2008
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Valerie Lyons (Ahearn) Claps
CLAPS—Valerie Lyons (nee Ahearn). On March 28, 2008. Dear daughter of the late Ethel & Philip Ahearn. Beloved wife of Jim Claps. Loving wife of the late James Lyons. Devoted mother of Coleen (Sam) Dedovic, Donna (Paul) Naso, Deborah (Neil) Lerner & James (Maria) Lyons. Dear step-mother of Frank (Nancy) Claps & Laurie Ann Curley. Beloved grandmother of Patricia, Laura, Paul, Megan, James, Robert, Kristen, Ryan, Annemarie & great-grandmother of Joseph. Dear step-grandmother of Christopher, Patrick, Bethany & Diana. Loving sister of Philip & Kevin Ahearn and the late Ellen Murphy. Loving aunt of Kevin, Jason, Justin & James. Visiting Sat. & Sun., 2-5 & 7-9 PM at M. J. SMITH SONS FUNERAL HOME, 248 Prospect Park West at Prospect Ave., Bklyn. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, 9:45 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary R. C. Church. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
New York Daily News 28 March 2008
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Josephine A. (Belanger) Ahern,
Of Hingham, formerly of Braintree, March 27, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William T. Ahern. Loving mother of Timothy B. & his wife Cathleen Ahern of Berkley, Kathy & her husband Ron Vilagie of Carver, Barry W. & his wife Marion Ahern of Naples, FL and Thomas J. & his wife Kim Ahern of Hingham. Devoted grandmother of Brian & Krissy Vilagie and Christopher & Dennis Ahern. Dear sister of Evelyn Tierney Clerici & her husband James of Walpole. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St., (near Gallivan Blvd.), DORCHESTER Monday 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan's Church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made, in memory of Josephine to St. Anthony's Shrine, Arch St., Boston. Interment MA National Cemetery at 12:45. For directions & messages of condolence: www.oconnorandson.com.
The Boston Globe 30 March 2008
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Muriel E. Ahearn
WALLINGFORD—Muriel E. Ahearn, 87, of West Haven, formerly of Wallingford, died, March 25, 2008, in West Haven. She was born July 26, 1920, a daughter of the late John R. and Katherine Dougherty Ahearn. During World War II she served her country as a Wave in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Washington D.C. decoding secret messages. She is survived by sisters-inlaw, Ruby Ahearn of Milford, and Edith Ahearn of Green Valley, Ariz.; nephews, C. Dennis Ahearn of Cheverly, Md., Grant Ahearn of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., Jason Ahearn, Huntington Beach, Calif., John Morganti of Baton Rouge, La., and Michael Morganti of Baton Rouge, La.; nieces, Kerry Ahearn Peterson of Alamo, Calif., and Donna Morganti De Rossette of Baton Rouge, La.

She was predeceased by her brothers, John Jr., Charles, William and Albert Ahearn; and her sister, Mary Jane Ahearn Morganti. A graveside service will be held Monday at 1p.m. in In Memoriam Cemetery in Wallingford. Arrangements are under the direction of The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford. www.wallingfordfh.com.

Record-Journal 30 March 2008
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Eileen (Ahern) Taylor
Eileen Ahern Taylor, of Chicago, passed away April 2, 2008, beloved wife of the late George; dear mother of Kevin, Mary Oglevie, Richard (Doreen) and the late Jo Ellen Taylor; loving grandmother of 10; fond sister of the late Richard (Theresa) Ahern. Visitation Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 820 Talcott Rd. (at Cumberland), Park Ridge. Funeral service Friday, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Info, 847-823-5122.
Chicago Tribune 4 April 2008
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Noel Ahern
Ahern (Abbey Road, Garryhesta, Ovens and late of Ballincollig): On April 2, 2008, at Cork University Hospital, NOEL, in the presence of his loving family Alice, Paul, Noelle, Tracy, Carrie, David, Will, Jim and Tony. Sadly missed by all, including his nephews, nieces, and a very large circle of friends. Rest in peace. Lying in repose at Crowley's Funeral Home, Ballincollig, on today (Friday) from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St. John the Baptist Church, Ovens. Requiem Mass at 11am on tomorrow (Saturday). Funeral afterwards to St. Oliver's Cemetery. No flowers. Donations, in lieu, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. House private.
The Evening Echo 4 April 2008
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John Aherne
AHERNE, John (Wicklowtown and Milltown, Dublin) March 16, 2008, loving son of Teresa and the late John, much loved brother of Frank, Sinead and Lindsey and loving partner to Catherine; sadly missed by family, relatives, friends and work colleagues. May he rest in peace. Funeral arriving at The Market Square, Wicklow on Thursday morning at 10.30 o'c. and then proceeding to St. Patrick's Church, Wicklow arriving for Funeral Mass at 11 o'c. Interment immediatley afterwards in Rathnew Cemetery. Family Flowers only please.
Irish Independent 1 April 2008
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Jean P. O'Hearn
Of Milton, formerly of West Roxbury, April 4, 2008. Beloved daughter of the late John P. and Elisabeth L. (Brine) O'Hearn. Sister of Elisabeth M. O'Hearn of Milton, Ann Marie Fish of Hingham and John P. O'Hearn, Jr. of Sudbury. Jean is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, 4750 Washington Street, West Roxbury, Tuesday April 8 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Monday 4-8 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The Boston Center, 1245 Centre Street, Roslindale, MA 02131. Longtime employee of Filene's, Boston. For information and directions, www.dolanfuneral.com.
The Boston Globe 6 April 2008
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Elizabeth J. "Lizzie" Ahearn
Marshfield—Elizabeth J. “Lizzie” Ahearn, 21, of Marshfield, died suddenly April 4, 2008. Elizabeth was a lifelong resident of Marshfield and a graduate of Marshfield High School, Class of 2004. She leaves her parents, James “Michael” and Virginia “Ginny” (Connor) Ahearn; her siblings, Erin Ahearn and Sean Ahearn, both of Marshfield; her maternal grandmother, Virginia J. Connor of Abington; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was the granddaughter of the late Eugene R. Connor Sr., and Raymond C. and Madeline E. Ahearn.

A funeral from MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St., Route 139, Marshfield, will take place at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, April 9, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Ann by the Sea Church, 591 Ocean St., Marshfield, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, April 8. Interment in St Patrick's Cemetery, Rockland. Memorial contributions may be made to JPS Foundation 17 Laurie Ave, Abington, MA 02351. To sign the online guest book, visit macdonaldfuneralhome.com. [see also: Francis X. Ahearn]

Marshfield Mariner 8 April 2008
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'Lizzy's' life cut short
Aspiring teacher dies in auto accident
Friends and relatives said Elizabeth Ahearn's passion was teaching children, and she was planning to embark on a career in preschool education. She recently got a job as a waitress at the new Halfway Cafe on Route 139 to save up money for school, and also worked at Kinder Care Learning Center in Marshfield. Ahearn, 21, died in an early morning car accident April 4, after her car struck a tree near the intersection of Careswell and Webster streets. She was pronounced [sic] on the scene.

Ahearn's cousin, Catherine Mills of Rockland, said she had a million cherished memories of "Lizzy." "She had a way of making everyone around her feel loved and cared for her whole life," said Mills in an e-mail. "She always put her family and friends on a pedestal, doing whatever she could to help anyone who needed it. She had the most vibrant, carefree spirit. I will take that example with me every day of my life." Marshfield resident Janet Penza said her children went to school with Ahearn since "They were talking about they were 3 years old. When younger, Lizzy was always the smallest one in the class, the baby of the class, and she was just a they were beautiful little girl. daughter) said that through school, everyone would take care of her. It's a very difficult thing." Kathy Jordan, assistant director of Kinder Care Learning Center, said Ahearn, certified to be a group leader for school-age classrooms, worked in the school-age program for before-and after-school children for a year. "Some of the kids don't get it yet, because they're in kindergarten, but some of the older ones do, and some cards have been made for Lizzy," said Jordan. "Any time you lose a young lady from the community, it's going to affect people, and there are a lot of us affected by it. We'll miss her."

Marshfield Mariner 9 April 2008
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Michael Ahern
AHERN (Gortroe, Knocknagoshel, Co Kerry): On April 7, 2008, peacefully, at Kerry General Hospital, MICHAEL. He will be sadly missed by his loving sister Madeline, sister-in-law Nodlaig, nieces Cáitríona and Máire, nephew Séamus, nephew-in-law Michael, Caraíosa, grandnephews, grandniece, relatives and friends. RIP. Remains will be removed from Leahy's Funeral Home, Knocknagoshel to St Mary's Church, Knocknagoshel on this (Wednesday) evening at 8pm. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Knockane Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 9 April 2008
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Bernadette "Bernie" Ahern
AHERN (Newman's Mill, Athboy, Co. Meath and formerly of Blanchardstown and Banagher, Co. Offaly) April 7, 2008, Bernadette (Bernie), (peacefully), in the loving care of her family; sadly missed by her loving husband John, her daughters Mairead (Houghton) and Natalie Ahern, sons Colm and Ronan, her sisters Esther, Eileen and Peggy, brothers Danny, Ned and Anthony, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, grandchildren Juliette, Caolann, Blaine, Danny and Mia, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Reposing at Mullen's Funeral Home, O'Growney Street, Athboy from 3 o'c. this (Wednesday) afternoon. Removal this evening to St. James's Church, Athboy arriving at 7 o'c. Funeral tomorrow (Thursday) morning after 11 o'c. Mass to St. James's Cemetery, Athboy. House private.
Irish Independent 9 April 2008
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John Aherne
Wicklow Town ground to a halt on Thursday as mourners paid their final respects to the recently departed John Aherne.A large funeral procession gathered in the Market Square at 10.30 a.m. and took close to half an hour winding their way down Wicklow's main street before making it to St. Patrick's Church. Wicklow Town ground to a halt on Thursday as mourners paid their final respects to the recently departed John Aherne. A large funeral procession gathered in the Market Square at 10.30 a.m. and took close to half an hour winding their way down Wicklow's main street before making it to St. Patrick's Church. Gardaí were obviously expecting a large turn out and were out in force themselves to ensure block off the street and divert traffic elsewhere.

The high level of respect for which John was held locally was obvious by the hundreds of mourners gathered in St. Patrick's Church, some of whom had to remain standing for the duration of the mass. Fr. Tim Hannon P.P celebrated the mass and reflected on how difficult the circumstances must be for the whole Aherne family. It is always tragic when dealing with the funeral of a young person,' said Fr. Hannon of Mr. Aherne, who was 32 when he passed away. It's especially difficult when there is still some mystery involved. But John will always be with us and with his family in spirit. It's over 50 years since my own father passed away but I still feel his presence everyday. He is still with me all these years later. He died in 1953 so in July it will be his 55 years since he passed on.'

Fr. Hannon also described John as very much a family orientated man. Just this morning his sister Sinead was saying how he used to ring her nearly every day, asking things like what did she have to eat? He was interested. He was always buying his mother gifts and bringing her out as well. Family meant a lot to him.' He further commented that the family had shown great perseverance since John disappeared in Stockholm on March 15. During the presentation of gifts a study book and a rugby jersey were both brought up to the altar to reflect two of John's passions, his academic achievements and his love of rugby. Fr. Hannon asked the considerable congregation present in the church to keep John's mother Teresa, brother Frank, sisters Sinead and Lindsey and fiancee Catherine in their thoughts when praying. He joins his father Johnny up in heaven,' added Fr. Hannon. Thursday's glorious sunshine didn't match the solemn mood as John's coffin was driven slowly up to Rathnew cemetery followed by mourners still coming to terms with his sudden and untimely death.

Wicklow People 10 April 2008
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Katherine (Ahearn) Slattery
Katherine Ahearn Slattery, 93, of West Hartford and Hartford, died Wednesday (April 2, 2008), at the Hebrew Home and Hospital (West Hartford). Born in Charlestown, MA, she was the daughter of Frank Aloysius Ahearn and Catherine Mary Sullivan. She was a graduate of the Academy of the Assumption (Wellesley, MA); received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount St. Vincent/Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia); and a Masters of Arts degree from Trinity College (Hartford). She was a teacher for the Archdiocese of Hartford at the Home of the Good Shepherd and St. Peter's Elementary School, and for more than 20 years served as the head of the Latin Department at Northwest Catholic High School (West Hartford). After her retirement, she continued to tutor students in Latin for school systems across Connecticut.

She was pre-deceased by her husband James F. Slattery, her brother Robert Ahearn, and her son James A. Slattery. She leaves her son Paul F. Slattery, his wife Jean B. Slattery, and their son Ryan, of Rochester NY; her son Robert J. Slattery of Cambridge MA, and South Royalton VT, his children Christopher, Raphael and Jessica, and great grandchildren Sophie, Calder, Aiden, William and Owen; her daughter Maura E. Slattery and her husband Gregory F. Gagnon and their children, Bartholomew and Therese of West Hartford; and her son John P. Slattery, his wife Leslie Butterfield, and their children Conor and Larkin of Seattle, WA. Katherine is survived or was predeceased by loving friends, professional colleagues, and devoted students. She leaves her friend, Delinda LaJoie, many gentle caregivers, and her fellow residents and their families on the Life Guidance Unit at Atria Hamilton Heights (West Hartford).

Visitation will be held Saturday April 12 from 8 - 9:30 a.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home 906 Farmington Ave. West Hartford, followed by a procession to St. Peter's Church Main St. Hartford for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Home and Hospital, 1 Abrams Blvd., West Hartford CT 06117. For online condolences and directions please visit www.molloyfuneralhome.com.

The Hartford Courant 10 April 2008
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Eleanor P. (McHugh) Ahearn
On April 11, 2008, Eleanor P. Ahearn (nee McHugh) of Timonium; beloved wife of John E. Ahearn; loving mother of Michael Ahearn, Eileen Lewis, Carole Matejevich, Kathy Baker, Jeannie McManus and the late Thomas Patrick Ahearn; dear sister of Thomas P. and J. David McHugh. Also survived by five granddaughters, six grandsons and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the Lemmon Funeral Home Of Dulaney Valley Inc., 10 W. Padonia Rd., Timonium 21093, on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the St. Joseph's Church, Texas on Thursday April 17 at 11:30 A.M. Interment Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed in Eleanor's name to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 825 Hammonds Ferry Rd., Suite H-J, Linthicum, MD 21090.

Baltimore Sun 14 April 2008
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Colm Ahern
AHERN (Clancoolmore, Bandon): On April 10, 2008, COLM, darling infant son of John and Niamh and loving brother of Sean and Ronan. Sadly missed by his loving parents, brothers, grandparents, aunts, and the extended Ahern and Manning families, Interred on Saturday last in St Patrick's Cemetery, Bandon. Our little angel in heaven. Suffer little children to come unto Me.
The Irish Examiner 14 April 2008
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Joan (Aherne) O'Keeffe
O'Keeffe (nee Aherne) (Dundrum)—April 12, 2008, after a long illness quietly borne, surrounded by her family in the Mater Hospital, Dublin, Joan, beloved wife and best friend of Jack, dear sister to Marie, wonderful mother to Catherine (Prunty), Martin, John and Miriam, mother-in-law to Michael, Valerie, Helen and John, grand mother to Eoin, David, Shona, Tadhg and Rosin, much loved sister-in-law, best of aunts to her nieces and nephews. She is sadly missed by her extended family and a wide circle of friends. Rest in peace. Removal tomorrow (Tuesday) evening to Church of the Holy Cross, Dundrum arriving at 5 o'c. Funeral on Wenesday after 10 o'c. Mass to Mount Venus Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations if desired to the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (www.ilfa.ie). "She has only gone as far as God and God is very near". [see also: Frank Aherne]
Irish Times 14 April 2008
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Sally (Heyman) O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Sally, of Northport, on April 14, 2008 in her 66th year. Very active member of Suffolk Co. Democratic Committee for over 33 years. Loving wife of Brad O'Hearn, devoted mother of Meghan E. Posluszny and Brendan C. O'Hearn and his wife Jisook. Beloved by her grandchildren Nicole Posluszny and Conor O'Hearn. Reposing Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Avenue, Northport, Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass Thursday 10am Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Centerport. Interment Northport Rural Cemetery. Donation in Sally's memory to V.N.S. Hospice of Suffolk "Hospice House", 505 Main St., Northport 11768 appreciated.
Newsday 15 April 2008
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LONG ISLAND: S. O'Hearn , "Trolley Lady"
Sally O'Hearn, a respected local Democratic operative for 33 years who was better known as the "Trolley Lady" of Northport, has died after a 12-year battle with breast cancer. She was 66. O'Hearn died at Visiting Nurse Service of Suffolk's Hospice House in East Northport Monday afternoon, surrounded by her family. "She was a real dynamo, and a tremendous fighter right to the end," said former Democratic County Executive Patrick Halpin. "She was an activist back in the days Democrats really struggled . . . She was even heavily involved in my first campaign for county executive when no one thought I had a shot." Through most of her political career, O'Hearn toiled behind the scenes for dozens of Democrats in local races in Huntington, state and federal contests, including those of state Comptroller H. Carl McCall and U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola). When she was described in a newspaper story as a "political operative," her husband, Bradford, recalled that she beamed. "I guess after 24 years I've arrived," he quoted her. "She could handle anyone," said Richard Schaffer, Suffolk Democratic chairman. "She may have been 4-foot-10 in height, but she was definitely a giant long before women played a major role in politics." In the 1980s, O'Hearn helped found the Suffolk Democratic Women's Caucus.

O'Hearn's husband, a former Newsday reporter who later worked as Halpin's spokesman, said his wife was best as a fundraiser. "She could get money from a stone," he said, noting that she helped Steve Levy raise $250,000 in his first bid for county executive. O'Hearn also won office herself, serving six years on the Northport school board, but lost a 1985 county legislature race against Conservative Michael O'Donohoe. The race won her a lasting nickname, "SallyO." "Sally and I formed a bond when we ran together as legislative candidates in 1985," said Levy. "She loved government and politics for all the right reasons and was always someone you could rely on."

Although respected in politics, O'Hearn was better known publicly as a Teamster who drove a pair of Belgian and Percheron draft horses that pulled the Northport Trolley in the 1970s and 1980s. She headed a nonprofit organization that raised $25,000 to refurbish the trolley. Over the years, O'Hearn owned a dozen horses. She was particularly proud that, at the age of 63, she rode an ostrich during a visit to South Africa.

Born in Tamaqua, Pa., O'Hearn, a graduate of Kutztown University, worked as an art teacher in several Pennsylvania towns before moving to Long Island, where she worked as a substitute art teacher for the Northport, Harborfields and Elwood districts. Until December, she worked as resource adviser for Suffolk's Office of Women's Services. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Meghan E. Posluszny of Northport; a son, Brendan of Centreville, Va.; and two grandchildren. A wake will be held today at Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Centerport at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will follow at Northport Rural Cemetery.

Newsday 16 April 2008
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Sally (Heyman) O'Hearn
Sally Heyman O'Hearn, 66, of Northport, N.Y., died Monday at The Visiting Nurse Service of Suffolk's Hospice House, East Northport. Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Charles B. and Florence Morgan Heyman. She grew up in Tamaqua. She was an art teacher in Lehighton and Quakertown, after her graduation from Kutztown University. Surviving are her husband, Brad; a daughter, Meghan E. Posluszny, Northport; a son, Brendan C. O'Hearn, Centreville, Va.; a granddaughter, Nicole Posluszny; and a grandson, Conor O'Hearn. Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home, Northport, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com
The Pottsville Republican 16 April 2008
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Jean P. O'Hearn
Jean P. O'Hearn of Milton died Friday, April 4, 2008, at the Boston Center in Roslindale. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late John P. and Elisabeth L. (Brine) O'Hearn. Miss O'Hearn was raised in Milton. She graduated from Jeanne d'Arc Academy in Milton and from Boston University. She had been a 40-year resident of West Roxbury before moving back to Milton a few years ago. Miss O'Hearn worked in the retail industry for more than 50 years. The majority of her career was at Filene's, where she worked for more than 30 years, retiring as a buyer. She leaves two sisters, Elisabeth M. O'Hearn of Milton and Ann Marie Fish of Hingham; a brother, John P. O'Hearn Jr. of Sudbury; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, April 8, in St. John Chrysostom Church, West Roxbury. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Boston Center, 1245 Centre St., Roslindale, MA 02131. Arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Home, Milton.
Roslindale Transcript 17 April 2008
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Violet M. (Merchant) O'Hearn
PAXTON—Violet M. (Merchant) O'Hearn, 91, of Paxton, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008 in St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, following a short illness. She was born in Fitchburg, daughter of Joseph and Bertha (Brown) Merchant. Her husband, W. Robert O'Hearn, died in 1993. She leaves her son, Bill O'Hearn and his wife Phyllis of Rutland; two daughters, Patti Cutting and her husband Ken, and Judy Clockedile and her husband Art, all of Paxton; 12 grandchildren, Michael O'Hearn of Acton, Conn., Beth Gobeille and her husband Scott of Billercay, Essex, England, Laurie Sheridan and her husband Rick of Pepperell, Kathy Kenda and her husband Gary of Paxton, Mark Clockedile and his wife Nancy of Oakham, Brian Clockedile and his wife Heather of Rutland, Lynn Mannila of Paxton, Sharen Shipley and her husband Robert of Stamford, Conn., Kathi McCarthy and her husband Tim of Westminster; Craig Cutting and his wife Lorraine of Paxton, Curt Cutting and his wife Cindi of Templeton, and Kerry Riedle and her husband Tracy of Rutland; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was a graduate of Fitchburg High School. She was employed for many years at Anna Marie College in Paxton. Following retirement she became a homemaker dedicated to her husband, children and grandchildren. Vi was an avid Red Sox fan and was thrilled to see her team win two World Series. She was a member of St. Columba Church in Paxton for more than 50 years. She especially enjoyed her time spent on Cape Cod and her many visits to Vermont. Vi was an avid gardener and took pride in maintaining her grounds.

The funeral Mass was April 12 in St. Columba Church, 18 Richards Ave., Paxton. Burial was in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, directed arrangements. (www.milesfuneralhome. com)

The Holden Landmark 17 April 2008
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Rebecca T. "Becky" Ahern
Rebecca T. Ahern (Becky), passed away Monday, April 14, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Patrick, son, Thomas E. (Eric) Tipton, of Bassett, brothers, Ned Gauldin of Mebane, North Carolina and Douglas (Nancy) of Martinsville, Virginia. Friends may call Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, 109 Broad St., Martinsville. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Roselawn Burial Park, 103 Clearview Dr., Martinsville, Va. Friends who wish may contribute to their favorite charity in her memory.
Martinsville Bulletin 21 April 2008
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Doris Elizabeth (Ahern) Bravakis
Doris Elizabeth (Ahern) Bravakis, 87, of Middletown, wife of the late Leo J. Bravakis, Sr., passed away Thursday (April 17, 2008), at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Grace (Murphy) Ahern. Doris lived in Middletown all her life and was a member of St. John Church in Middletown. She is survived by a son, Leo J. Bravakis, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Windsor Locks; a daughter, Alice B. Hodge and her husband, Richard, of Cromwell; four grandchildren, Sean Bravakis, Leigh Fischer, and James and Christopher Hodge; eight great grandchildren, Emmett, Isabelle and Timothy Bravakis, Jacob and Cal Hodge, and Ashley, Ryan, and Logan Fischer and her dear friends and caregivers, Minnie and Lisa.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 23 from the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. John Church, 5 St. John Square, Middletown. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Middletown. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 5 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. John Church, 5 St. John Square, Middletown, CT 06457 or Weiss Hospice Unit, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457. Messages of condolence may be made to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.

The Hartford Courant 22 April 2008
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Rebecca "Becky" Ahern
AHERN Rebecca (Becky) Ahern, April 14, 2008, at Tuscany Gardens after a lengthy illness. Retired Lazarus Associate, member Swiss Club, Helvetia Beneficial Society, and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 9473, Reynoldsburg. Survived by husband, Patrick. At Becky's request, there will not be any visiting time. There will be a graveside service at Roselawn Burial Park in Becky's hometown of Martinsville, Virginia. Special thanks to Mt. Carmel Hospice, Pataskala Oaks Care Center, and Tuscany Gardens Care Center. Friends who wish, may contribute to their favorite charity in her memory. Arrangements entrusted to Schoedinger East Chapel, (614) 861-6268. Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries
Columbus Dispatch 23 April 2008
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John F. Ahearn
Took frequent trips to watch horse racing
Lifelong Staten Islander John F. Ahearn, 74, a retired city police officer who was devoted to his family, died yesterday at his Great Kills home. Born in West Brighton, he also lived in Clifton before settling in Great Kills in 1973. A graduate of McKee High School, Mr. Ahearn enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956. He served stateside as a guided missile instructor, and was honorably discharged in 1958. Mr. Ahearn had a 27-year career as an officer in the New York Police Department. He served at the 1st and 10th precincts, and retired in 1980. He enjoyed following the Jets and Yankees, watching racehorses on television, reading, and taking trips to Aqueduct Race Track in Queens, and Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Mr. Ahearn is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Maureen Burke; his two sons, John and Scott; his two daughters, Donna Fina and Laura Ahearn; a brother, Arnold J.; six grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Casey-McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home, Great Kills. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery, Oakwood.

Staten Island Advance 23 April 2008
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Timothy "Tim" Ahern
AHERN (Laught, Lisnagry, Co. Limerick) April 22, 2008, (peacefully), at Millbrae Nursing Home, Newport, Co. Tipperary, Timothy (Tim), Peace Commissioner, predeceased by his wife Anna; deeply regretted by his brother Pakie, sisters Bridie, Fena and Mary, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Removal this (Friday) evening from Delaney Minihan's Funeral Home, Newport, at 8 o'c. to Ahane Church. Reqiuem Mass tomorrow (Saturday) at 11.30 o'c. Burial immediately afterwards in Ballymackeogh Cemetery.
Irish Independent 25 April 2008
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Margaret Mary (Philpott) Aherne
AHERNE Margaret Mary (nee Philpott), 66, of Ridgewood, entered into eternal rest on April 20, 2008. Born in White Sulpher Springs, WV, she had been a Registered Nurse having received her degree from the Roosevelt Hospital School of Nursing. She is survived by her husband Robert Aherne of Ridgewood, her son and daughter-in-law Brian and Cynthia Aherne of Nyack, NY, daughters Kelly Aherne and husband Jonathan Reinsdorf of Jersey City, NJ, and Jennifer Aherne O'Donnell and husband Sean of Ridgewood. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren Sydney and Liam Aherne, Grace, Ella and Claire O'Donnell, Teagan and Serafina Reinsdorf, as well as her brother and sister, John and Katherine McShane. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the National Institute for People with Disabilities of New Jersey (NIPD-NJ), 2 Costfield Ave., West Nyack, NY 10994. All services were private. Arrangements entrusted to the C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, 306 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450. www.vanemburgh.com.
The Record/Herald News 27 April 2008
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Genevieve (Jagodzinski) Vesely-Ahern
Genevieve Vesely-Ahern of Newburgh, NY, passed this earth on Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Poughkeepsie, NY. She was 87. She was born January 30, 1921 in Leachburgh, PA, to the late Napolinus and Bernice Jagodzinski. She married the late Edward J. Vesely Sr. and resided with him in Newburgh. He predeceased her in 1983.

She was employed as a seamstress and was a long standing member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union until her retirement in 1986. She is survived by her beloved children, son, Eugene Vesely and his wife, Juliann of Newburgh; daughter, Valerie Staples of Rotonda, West Florida; son, Edward J. Vesely Jr. of Newburgh; her beloved grandchildren, Lee H. Cone, Lisa Odom, Salvatore Carfora, Hamilton, Craig, and Darren Staples, Nathan Vesely, Arianne Lake, Paul and Jonathan Vesely; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Geraldine Carfora, formerly of New Windsor.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY; www.BrooksFH.com or 845-561-8300. [see also: Walter F. Ahern]

Times Herald-Record 29 April 2008
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Jennie M. (Arentowicz) Ahern
Jennie M. (nee Arentowicz) Ahern, 87, of New Providence died on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Overlook Hospital, Summit. A funeral mass was offered at Our Lady of Peace in New Providence on April 28, under the direction of the Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, followed by interment in St. Teresa's Cemetery, Summit.

Born in Randolph, Mrs. Ahern lived in Summit before moving to New Providence 60 years ago. She was a quality supervisor for C.R. Bard in Murray Hill for 17 years, and had retired in 1981. She was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Church for 60 years and a member of the Senior Citizens of New Providence and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus in Springfield.

Widow of the late James F. Ahern, she is survived by her sons, James and his wife, Kathie, of Virginia, and John and his wife, Sharon, of Vermont; her sisters, Ida Metcalfe and Catherine Webb, both of Florida; brother-in-law Harold Ahern and his wife, Terry, of Summit; grandchildren James, Brian, Lynn, Karin, Michael, John, Sean, Thomas, Shana and Timna; and 14 great grandchildren.

Independent Press 30 April 2008
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Mary T. (Caulfield) Ahern
Ahern, Mary T. (Caulfield)—Age 88, of Weymouth, formerly of Stoughton & Holbrook, May 3, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Ahern, Jr. Mother of Marianne L. & her husband Robert F. Duggan of Weymouth. Grandmother of Ellen M. (O'Connor) & her husband Thomas H. Rieman of Weymouth. Great grandmother of Lindsey M. Rieman, Jessica A. Rieman & the late Conor T. Rieman. Funeral from the South Weymouth McDonald Funeral Home, 809 Main St. (Rt 18 opp South Shore Hospital) Thursday at 8:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 9:30. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours Wed. 4-8PM. Interment Old North Cemetery, Weymouth. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Mary was a homemaker & enjoyed making jewelry. McDonald-Funeralhomes.com
The Boston Globe 5 May 2008
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Richard "Al" Ahern
Richard "Al" Ahern, 86, a Denver native, passed away Sunday, April 27th. Husband to the late Bernita "Bert" Ahern. Al is survived by his children, Danean Sorensen, Colleen Hettich, Mary Lee, Patrick Ahern, Shelly Edison, their spouses, nine grandchildren, and one great-grand-daughter. May the road rise up to meet you. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, 10:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4380 Utica St. Denver. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Denver Hospice.
The Denver Post 1 May 2008
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Lawrence "Larry" Aherne
Of Norwood, May 8, 2008. Beloved husband and best friend of Helen (Stack) Aherne. Devoted father of Eileen Muller and husband Gene of Holliston, Larry Aherne and wife Karen of Cohasset. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Ryan and Courtney Muller, Sean and Danny Aherne. Dear brother of the late John, Irene, Rita Aherne, Julia McNulty and Mary Johnson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., (Rte. 1A), NORWOOD, Tuesday, May 13 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Timothy Church, 650 Nichols St., Norwood at 10 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home, Monday, May 12, 4-8 PM. Interment Highland Cemetery, Norwood. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Larry may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central N. E. Chapter, 101 First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02454 or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

Larry was a WWII US Navy Veteran, the President of Pnuematic Specialties, Inc., a member of the Knights of Columbus and an instructor of Hydraulics at Northeastern University. He was a very involved father, grandfather and friend, although many will remember him also as an inveterate tinkerer, hummer and prankster. He loved life and will be missed by all. For rememberances and condolences, visit: www.mem.com. Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood, 781-762-0174

The Boston Globe 10 May 2008
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Mary T. (Caulfield) Ahern
Mary T. (Caulfield) Ahern, 88, died May 3, 2008 at Southwood in Norwell. She was born in Boston and was raised and educated in South Boston. She lived in Stoughton and Holbrook for many years before moving to Weymouth 12 years ago. She was a homemaker and enjoyed making her own jewelry. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Ahern, Jr. She leaves her daughter, Marianne L. and her husband Robert F. Duggan of Weymouth. She was the grandmother of Ellen M. (O'Connor) and her husband Thomas H. Rieman of Weymouth. She was the great-grandmother of Lindsey M. Rieman and Jessica A. Rieman and was the great-grandmother of the late Conor T. Rieman. A funeral Mass was held in Sacred Heart Church Burial was in Old North Cemetery. McDonald Funeral Home made the arrangements. Donations in her memory may be made to Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
Weymouth News 14 May 2008
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Mary (Daly) Ahern
AHERN (Kilbrittain): On May 14, 2008 at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, MARY (nee Daly), beloved wife of the late Denis, Harbour View and dear mother of Hannah, Anne, Maureen, Denis and the late Donal. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sons- in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sister, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Lying in repose at Gabriel & O'Donovan's Funeral Home, Bandon. Removal on this (Friday) evening at 7p.m. to St. Patrick's Church, Kilbrittain. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Saturday) at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to adjoining cemetery. No flowers please. Donations, in lieu, to Montenotte Care Choice, Cork.
The Irish Examiner 16 May 2008
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Julia (Pitt) Ahern
VIRGINIA BEACH—Julia Pitt Ahern, 81, passed away May 16, 2008. Mrs. Ahern was born in Pinetops, N.C., and was the daughter of the late James R. Pitt and Hattie Mae Gardner. She was a member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church and the Seaweed Circle of the Kings Daughters. She also held many board positions at Ocean Hills Town Homes where she resided for 25 years. Survivors include her daughter, Judy Seay and her husband Gene; her grandson, Ricky Seay and wife Michele; granddaughter, Heather Wilson and husband David and their daughter McKenna; grandson, Daniel and wife Emily and their son Ethan; granddaughter, Niki and her husband Brandon and their son Tristan; and a sister-in-law, Ethel Pitt.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Star of the Sea Catholic Church by Father Esteban "Steve" DeLeon. Burial will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. Many thanks to the loving and caring nurses at the First Colonial Inn who took such wonderful care of Julia. Julia was one of the most giving people ever and will be greatly missed by all who ever came in contact with her. She was a wonderful and beautiful person. We all love you.

Virginian Pilot 18 May 2008
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Edmund Joseph Ahern
AHERN Edmund Joseph Ahern (Age 90) On Friday, May 16, 2008 of Woodbridge, VA. Husband of Genevieve Ahern; father of Kevin Ahern, Ann Hanson and Josephine Burner; brother of Robert Ahern. Also survived by a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Drive, Alexandria, VA (just south of the intersection of Franconia Road and South Van Dorn) Monday, May 19, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6222 Franconia Road, Alexandria on Tuesday, 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 4200 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017-1554.
The Washington Post 18 May 2008
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Marie (Carson) Ahern
BATH—Marie Carson Ahern, a former teacher and mother of six, died Friday, May 16, 2008, in Bath. She was born in Noank, Conn., on June 7, 1918, the daughter of Duncan and Jennie Jonsson Carson. She was a graduate of Robert Fitch High School in New London, Conn., and was a 1940 graduate of the University of New Hampshire. She married Robert P. Ahern in Noank on April 20, 1942.

When she wasn't taking time away to raise her children, she taught English and French at Charlemont (Mass.) High School, North Berwick High School, and Wells High School. She retired from Wells High School in 1976. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick, as well as an active member in the Kennebunk and Brunswick senior centers. She loved playing bridge, embroidering, reading, painting, and playing the piano. Above all, she loved her children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1975; a son, Robert P. Ahern Jr.; and a brother, Duncan Carson. Surviving are a son, Thomas and his wife, Susan, of Holliston, Mass.; four daughters, Karen Boeschenstein and her husband, Warren, of Charlottesville, Va., Jane Mangan and her husband, George, of Exeter, N.H., Judy Salsich and her husband, James, of Natick, Mass., and Susan Reinheimer and her husband, David, of Bowdoinham; four grandsons, James Salsich of Boston, Mass., Erich Reinheimer of Queen Creek, Ariz., Robert Reinheimer of Boston, and Thomas Ahern of Holliston, Mass.; seven granddaughters, Anna Boeschenstein of Aspen, Colo., Eleanor Boeschenstein of Brooklyn, N.Y., Eliza Dubois and her husband, Gregory, of Greenland, N.H., Mairead Salsich of Arlington, Va., Deirdre Salsich and Annie Salsich of New York City, and Shelby Ahern of Washington, D.C.; and one great-grandson.

Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Monday, at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Charles Borromeo Church on McKeen Street in Brunswick. Memorial contributions can be made to the Plant Memorial Home Activity Fund, 1 Washington St., Bath, ME 04530. A video tribute of her life can be viewed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.

Times Record 19 May 2008
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Mary (O'Donovan) Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On May 19, 2008, peacefully, at home, in the presence of her loving family, MARY (nee O'Donovan), Elm Grove Park, Ballinlough, dearly loved wife of John and loving mother of Marie (Russell), Colette (Murphy), Fionnuala (Crean) and Jim. Sadly missed by her loving husband, family, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers John and Denis, sisters Siobhan, Kay and Teresa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road, of Jerh. O'Connor Ltd. Rosary at 7pm on this (Monday) evening. Removal at 7.30pm on tomorrow (Tuesday) evening to the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballinlough. Requiem Mass at 11am on Wednesday. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael's Cemetery, Blackrock. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to the Irish Cancer Society. May she rest in peace.
The Evening Echo 19 May 2008
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William J. Ahern
William J. Ahern, died May 23, 2008, at Treasure Coast Hospices in Stuart. He was born in Providence, R.I., and lived in Stuart since 1989, coming from Bedford, N.Y. He was a retired businessman. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War era, a member of the American Legion and an NRA instructor. He was of the Roman Catholic faith and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stuart.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Ahern; sons, Shane T. Ahern of Port St. Lucie and Dr. Ryan W. Ahern of Houston; daughters, Amber J. Ahern and Crystal A. Ahern, both of Stuart; and one grandson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vietnam or Iraq War veterans support group of your choice. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., May 25 at Young and Prill Funeral Home-Stuart Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., May 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Young and Prill Funeral Home-Stuart Chapel.

The Stuart News 24 May 2008
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George F. "Judd" Ahearn
OAKHAM George F. Ahearn, 44, of East Hill Rd., died in Washington State after being stricken ill. He was born in Worcester, MA the son of George F. Ahearn Sr. of Paxton and the late Janice (Stone) Ahearn. He leaves his wife of 18 years Deanna (Clark) Ahearn; two daughters Jillian M and Charleigh A. Ahearn; three brothers Timothy Ahearn and his wife Donna of Spencer; Mark Ahearn and his wife Cynthia, Michael Ahearn and his wife Margaret; three sisters Paula Shur and her husband Peter and Holly Toomey all of Paxton and Mary Woodis and her husband Steven of Spencer; many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

George worked for many years for various well drilling Companies including Monachusette Well in Sterling, B.L. Brothers in Belchertown, Brewer Well & Pump Co. in Barre, Gagne Pump Co. in Westminster, Doyle Brothers and most recently Evergreen Well & Pump Co. in Washington State. George was raised in Paxton on Juniper Mist Farm and has lived 18 years in Oakham. He was a graduate of Wachusett High School Class of 1982. George enjoyed the outdoors, four wheeling and traveling to Maine. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends.

The funeral for Mr. Ahearn will be held on Friday, May 30th, 2008 with a 10:00 AM Mass in St. Columbas Church, 10 Richards Ave., Paxton. Relatives and friends invited to attend calling hours on Thursday from 5:00-8:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the George F. Ahearn Childrens Education Fund C/O Country Bank for Savings 687 Pleasant St., Paxton, MA 01612. Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96 S. Barre Rd. is directing the arrangements.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 25 May 2008
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Daniel J. O'Hearn
WESTMINSTER, MA. O'Hearn, Daniel J., 89. Calling hours, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at the funeral home; funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008, A service will be held at the Westminster Chapel in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery, 9 Narrows Rd. Died Saturday, May 24, 2008. Funeral Home: Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 123 Main St., Westminster.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 26 May 2008
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Rita (Ahern) Borger
Rita Ahern Borger, wife of the late Richard H. Borger of 17 Douglass Street, New Haven, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at the home of her daughter, Barbara Salzano in Guilford. She was born in New Haven on December 7, 1929, daughter of James J. and Anna (Ahern) Ahern. Prior to her retirement, she was a membership department clerk for the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. She was a member of the New Haven Council of Catholic Women.

She is survived by: three daughters, Mary-Ann Borger, Barbara Salzano and Susan Borger; a son, James A. Borger; a sister, Jeanne Hines; two brothers, the Rev. John S. Ahern and Donald F. Ahern; and three grandchildren, Christina Borger, Sean Borger and Leah Salzano. She was predeceased by three sisters; Margaret Heffernan, Vera Reynolds and Julia Lang. Our mother was the kindest, sweetest soul we have ever known and it was truly a privilege being her children. Her family would like to express their special thanks to Dr. Sunil Menon for the compassionate care he gave to their mother over the years. Funeral from the Keenan Funeral Home, 330 Notch Hill Road (Rte.22S at Rte.80), North Branford on Wednesday at 9:15 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Elizabeth Church, Branford at 10. Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM.

New Haven Register 27 May 2008
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Dorothy G. (Ahearn) Frith
FRITH DOROTHY G. (nee Ahearn), May 27, 2008 of East Falls. Loving mother of Patricia McCaulley (William), Walter (Bernadette), Elaine, Susan Roccia (Edward), Kate, Michael (Hope) and Joan Corcoran (Chris) and the late James Frith. Dear grandmother of 29 and great grandmother of 14; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Thurs. May 29 7-9 P.M. and Fri. May 30, 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at THE McILVAINE FUNERAL HOME, 3711 Midvale Ave. followed by her Funeral Mass at 10 AM St. Bridget Church. Int. Holy Sepulchre Cem. For those desiring, donations in Dot's memory can be mailed to the St. Jude Shrine, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101. www.mcilvainefuneralhomes.com.
The Philadelphia Inquirer 29 May 2008
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Michael Ahern
Ahern (Leeds and Cork): On May 5, 2008, peacefully in the presence of his family and in the tender and loving care of the staff of Wheatfield Hospice, MICHAEL, late of Inishmore Square, son of the late Michael and Helen Ahern, Joe Murphy Road. Deeply missed by his wife Hilda (nee Kelly); daughters Linda and Sarah; son, Eric; granddaughters, Luci and Breanna; son-in-law Paul; sisters, the late Catherine, Mary, Norma, Gina, Verona and Ruth; brothers, Tom, Chris and Trevor; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews and extended family. There will be Mass on Sunday June 1 at 10.30 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption, Ballyphehane. May he rest in peace.
The Evening Echo 30 May 2008
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William P. "Pete" Ahearn, Sr.
RICHMOND—It is with regret that we announce the passing of William P. "Pete" Ahearn, Sr., of Richmond, who had recently moved to Augusta. Mr. Ahearn was born in Dead River in 1931. A veteran and an avid do-it-yourselfer, Mr. Ahearn passed May 28, 2008, at MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta, with his family and friends around him. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of animals, inventiveness, and his gentle disposition..

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Ahearn. He also is survived by his two brothers and a sister, his 11 children and 26 grandchildren, and many great- grandchildren. His first wife, Dorothy Marion Ahearn, predeceased Mr. Ahearn on Oct. 12, 1991. His son Daniel Leo Ahearn, predeceased him on April 28, 2000.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances and donations in his name be given to a charity of your choice. The family will be conducting only private remembrances.

Kennebec Journal 3 June 2008
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Marjorie May (O'Hearn) Madison
CAMPTON ; Marjorie May Madison, 85, of Winter Brook Road died June 12, 2008, at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth. Born in Campton on May 4, 1923, she was the daughter of William and Florence (Reed) O'Hearn. She was a lifelong resident of Campton and was a graduate of Plymouth High School, Class of 1943. She worked for many years as a machine operator at the former Draper Corporation in Beebe River. Marjorie was an active leader with the Campton Girl Scouts and was a former basketball coach at the Campton Elementary School. She also was a member of the Campton Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary.

Marjorie was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, James R. Madison, in 1987. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth E. Madison of Tamworth nd Debbie A. Bessemer of Campton; two granddaughters, Veronica and Jamie Bessemer of Campton; one brother, William O'Hearn of Florida; two sisters, Ellen Bates of Laconia and Elizabeth O'Brien of Campton; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a calling hour in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth, on Monday, June 16, 10-11 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor of the Plymouth Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery, Campton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, Railroad Square, Plymouth NH 03264.

The Citizen 14 June 2008
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Martin "Duane" Ahern
Martin " Duane" Ahern, age 68, of Harper, TX passed away June 11, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents Martin Vincent Ahern and Roberta Lois Ahern. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Ahern; his daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy & Brian Owen & Jill & Gardale Hatley; his grandson Samuel Hatley; and his step-son, Parker Daniel. He is also survived by his sister Mollie Germino and her family.

Duane grew up in Burlingame, CA, served our country in the U.S. Army, and then attended college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he began a career as a rodeo cowboy. He later moved to Texas where he married and raised his family. He was a true outdoorsman who relished life on his ranch. He devoted his professional life to working in the sporting goods industry; and in his personal life, he enjoyed deer and dove hunting, as well as fishing in the great outdoors. He is a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed by his loved ones. Funeral services were held at St. James Lutheran Church in Harper, TX on June 14, 2008. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:30 A.M., Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Burlingame, CA followed by interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, CA. Arrangements by Crosby-N. Gray & Co. Burlingame, CA

Oakland Tribune 15 June 2008
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Katherine "Kathy" C. (Garibaldi) [McBrine] Ahearn
BATH—Katherine "Kathy" C. (McBrine) Ahearn of Bath, recently of Augusta, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta surrounded by family. She was born in 1935 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter and only child of Joseph and Kathryn Garibaldi. She was an avid cook and animal lover who was devoted to her parents.

She graduated from Fontbone Hall in Brooklyn; her love for her alma mater was a significant part of her past, and she contributed to her school throughout her life. She will be remembered for her love of animals (especially cats), her incredible zeal for yard sales, her love of cooking, and her fear of the ocean. She was an avid reader, proud of her many books, and passed her love for reading along to her family. She could be counted on to send zany, off-the-wall gifts for holidays and birthdays, and her care packages were a joy to open. She accomplished her lifelong dream of visiting Egypt. Her love for archaeology and for all things Egyptian permeated her life. She was a superb seamstress, creating many patchwork quilts.

She counted among her dearest friends the Fitzgerald family of Bath. She took pride in working at Bath Iron Works when Duane "Buzz" Fitzgerald was at the helm. She further took great pride in the friends of her children, whom she counted as her extended family: David Smart, Daniel Hedges, Alan Elwell, "Bubba" Alexander, Robert Sweeney, Kathy Flaherty and many others. Her door was known to be always open and her shoulder always there for those in need. She often hosted friends and family for Thanksgiving, ensuring that shut-ins and others who had lost family were not alone.

Her love for her son-in-law, Christopher Brown Sr., was ever-present as well. She was predeceased by her husband, William "Pete" Ahearn Sr., on May 28, 2008. They will be remembered as the "cute dancing couple" at several local dance halls. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Mary P. Smith, in 2002; a grandson, Christopher Brown Jr. in March 2002 - love for him was a key part of her life.

Surviving are six children: Katherine "Kitty" Brown, Alice Griffin, Carol Gallegos-Goodlin, Thomas McBrine, Edgar McBrine and Richard McBrine; 11 grandchildren, Matthew Brown, Richard Griffin, Vickie Griffin, Willie Gallegos, Leo Gallegos, Jesse Goodlin, Jessica Goodlin, Daniel McBrine, Dillon Smith, Brendan McBrine and Ethan McBrine; and a great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to an animal shelter of one's choice; the ASPCA (she was an avid supporter of their work); or to the Chris Brown Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, 353 Sidelinger Road, Union, ME 04862. At her request, no flowers of any kind should be offered in remembrance. A wake for friends and family will be held on June 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact Rich McBrine at 423-4213 or at rich@mcbrine.net for further information.

Times Record 16 June 2008
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Omer C. Ahern, Sr.
PLYMOUTH ; Omer C. Ahern Sr. completed a journey that began 85 years ago when he peacefully passed away at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on June 13 in the presence of his seven children, their spouses and a granddaughter. Omer was born in Plymouth, the son of Stephen and Mary Ahern. Although he graduated from Plymouth High School, his thirst for knowledge intensified through the reading of books, traveling and educational courses. In 1948, he married the love of his life, Rosa, together they managed the family dairy farm, and Omer ran a small construction company. During the winter months, he worked as an electrical contractor and sold life insurance. Omer and Rosa were co-administrators of the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity. He always attributed his successful career to his humble beginnings at the Lower Intervale Grange. The leadership qualities developed there opened the door to a successful career spanning nearly 30 years. Upon his retirement, he owned and operated the Glove Hollow Christmas Tree Farm which began as the family homestead more than 100 years ago and is carried on today by his youngest son.

Some of the highlights of his professional career included serving as a member of the original Board of New Hampshire Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators, Vice Chairman for one year and served on the board for eight years. He served four years on the Governor's Commission on Criminal Administration & Juvenile Delinquency and he also served as a deputy sheriff of Sullivan County for a number of years. He was a Fellow in the American College of Nursing Home Administrators for 19 years. He also served as an Incorporator for Claremont General Hospital (now Valley Regional) and Claremont Savings Bank. He also organized Sunset Grange as the only Grange in a New Hampshire nursing home. He served in a number of leadership positions for both Lower Intervale Grange as well as the Sunset Grange. He served as Faithful Navigator of the Father Cote Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

He was a recipient of Joseph D. Vaughn Award for services to older persons, the Distinguished Service Award by Claremont Jaycees and the Rotary Community Service Award. He received a Certificate of Merit and the Supreme Council Certificate of Merit for 4th Degree Community Service for organizing and completing the Claremont Running Track project. Omer was involved in a number of projects that included and/or benefited children such as the Claremont Running Track, St. Mary's Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corp, and St. Mary's School Board.

Omer is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years; his children, Kathryn Ahern Drexel and her husband Peter, Karen Ahern Arel and her husband Jerry, Omer C. Ahern Jr. and his wife Susan, Stephen Emmett Ahern and his wife Abbie, Karlene Ahern Lawrence and her husband Edward, Kristine Ahern Kidder and her fiance Arnold Howard and Michael Joseph Ahern and his wife Karen; 19 grandchildren, Joseph, Katie and Peter Drexel, Tiffany Arel, Christopher, Sarah, Laura and Patrick Ahern, Stephanie, Josiah and Thomas Ahern, Mary and Lisa Lawrence, Jesse and Jennifer Kidder, Katie, Julia, Cole and Amanda Ahern; and a great-granddaughter, Drue; his brothers, Henry and John. His sister, Margaret, and his brothers, Lawrence and Stephen, predeceased him.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-7 at Mayhew Funeral Home in Plymouth. A celebration of his life and Catholic Mass will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church on Hill Ave. in Ashland. Due to severe allergies, we are unable to accept flowers at either the funeral home or the church. In keeping with his legacy to help those in need donations may be made to Lower Intervale Grange, c/o Neil MacDonald, 50 Cummings Hill Road, Plymouth NH 03264, or to the Love Account at St. Matthew Church, 46 Langdon St., Plymouth, NH. 03264. Mayhew Funeral Home, Plymouth, is in charge of arrangements. For more information: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com [see also: John T. "Jack" Ahern]

The Citizen 16 June 2008
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Kathleen (Ahern) Lordan
LORDAN (Midleton): On June 14, 2008, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Cork University Hospital, KATHLEEN (nee Ahern), 65 Rosary Place, beloved wife and best friend of Michael, loving mother of Tracey and Lisa, adored grandmother of Caoimhe and Thomas, sister of the late Bertie. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her loving husband, daughters, son-in-law, brother John, sisters Rose and Marky, brothers-in-law, sisters- in-law, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. RIP. Funeral Mass on today (Monday) at 2pm in Church of the Most Holy Rosary. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 16 June 2008
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Mary (Ahern) Feely
Feely (Cork): On June 17, 2008, peacefully at the Bon Secours Hospital, MARY (nee Ahern), Cherry Court, Boreenmanna Road, dearly beloved wife of the late Tony and much loved mother of Richard, Sinéad and the late Brian and sister of Tess. Sadly missed by her loving family, sister, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, friends and neighbours. Rest in peace. Reposing at Sullivans Funeral Home, Turners Cross. Removal this (Tuesday) evening at 7.30pm to Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballinlough. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10am. Cremation afterwards at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. Family flowers only please.
The Evening Echo 17 June 2008
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Michael "Mikie" Ahern
AHERN (Knocknadiha, Tournafulla, Co Limerick): On June 18, 2008, peacefully, with courage and dignity, at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, MICHAEL (MIKIE), beloved husband of Teresa (nee Cahill) and loving father of John, Tim, Denis and Marian. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife and family, brother Chris, sisters Mary-Jo, Hannah and Nancy, grandchildren, daughter-in-law Celine, son-in-law Tom, nieces, nephews, sisters-in- law, brothers-in-law, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Roche's Funeral Home, Tournafulla on this (Thursday) evening from 6pm, with removal at 8.30pm to St Patrick's Church, Tournafulla. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Friday) at 12.30pm. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 19 June 2008
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Maureen (Keane) Ahern
AHERN, (nee Keane) (Ballygrennan, Listowel, Co. Kerry) June 17, 2008, Maureen, predeceased by her husband Pa and grandson David Kennelly; mourned by her daughter Mary, son-in-law Matt, grandson William, nieces, nephews and dear friend Bridget, sisters-in-law, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and her many good friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace. Removal today (Thursday) from her residence at 12.30 o'c. to St. Mary's Church, Listowel. Requiem Mass at 1 o'c. Burial afterwards to St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel.
Irish Independent 19 June 2008
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Kathleen (Hogan) Ahern
AHERN (Mayfield, Cork): On June 26, 2008, peacefully, at the Cork University Hospital, KATHLEEN (nee Hogan), Lotabeg Terrace, dearly loved wife of the late Arthur and loving mother of Jim, Vincent, Mary, Pauline, Eileen, Teresa and Patrick. Sadly missed by her loving family, brother Eddie, sons-in-law, daughters-in- law, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, relatives and friends. Reposing at the Church of Our Lady Crowned, Mayfield today (Friday) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, followed by Rosary. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on tomorrow (Saturday). Funeral afterwards to Rathcooney Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 27 June 2008
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Judith Bernice "Judy" (Peterson) O'Hern
Judith B. "Judy" O'Hern, 91, of Fort Dodge, died Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Fort Dodge Villa Care Center. Services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Corpus Christi Cemetery. The visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Judith is survived by her sister Esther Collins, Fort Dodge; three generations of nieces and nephews and many cousins living in Norway. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter, two sisters, Jennie Decker and Mabel Reisner. Judith Bernice Peterson, the daughter of Michael and Marie (Seland) Peterson, was born December 8, 1916, in Fort Dodge. She grew up in the areas of Vincent and Thor. Judy was employed with Lutheran Hospital in the kitchen and then worked as the switchboard operator at Mercy Hospital. She retired from Land O'Lakes after working there for many years. In 1952, Judith was united in marriage to Walter O'Hern and he preceded her in death in 1956. Judy was a member of the Sons of Norway and enjoyed making many types of crafts including dolls and teddy bears. Memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family.

Fort Dodge Messenger 1 July 2008
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Erma (Telfer) Ahern
PLYMOUTH—Erma Telfer Ahern, 88, died July 6, 2008, after a brief illness. She was born in Southampton, N.B., Canada, Feb. 4, 1920, to William and Ina (Caverhill) Telfer. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1937 and Plymouth Teachers College in 1941. In 1945, she married Henry Ahern and spent the next 17 years raising four children while traveling with her U.S. Air Force husband. In 1962 they returned to Plymouth. She retired in 1985 after serving as secretary to the Board of Selectmen in the town of Plymouth. Family members include her husband of 62 years, Henry D. Ahern Sr. of Plymouth; two daughters, Sr. Shirley M. Ahern, OCD of Latrobe, Pa., and Ina J. Ahern of Plymouth; two sons Henry D. Ahern Jr. and Bruce D. Ahern, both of Plymouth; six grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth. A Mass of Christian burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, School Street, Plymouth. Reception will follow at the Church Hall. Interment will follow at NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Telfer Scholarship Fund, c/o Northway Bank, Plymouth 03264.

New Hampshire Union Leader 8 July 2008
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John Leslie Ahern
John Leslie Ahern, age 83 of rural Plevna, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. He was born on June 13, 1925, at Plevna, Missouri, the son of Tivy and Constance "Connie" Smith Ahern. On June 23, 1946, at Newark, Missouri, he was united in marriage to JoAnn Rich and she preceded him in death on November 16, 1994.

John was also preceded in death by his parents, one son Brian Ahern and one brother, William Ahern. Surviving are four sons, Philip Ahern and wife Carol of Montgomery City, Missouri, Chris Ahern and wife Jeanne of Atlanta, Missouri, Dr. Tim Ahern and wife Becky of West Burlington, Iowa and Terry Ahern of the home, nine grandchildren, Nathan Ahern, Ethan Ahern and wife Joy, Julie Dameron and husband Kevin, Jenny Minard and husband Andrew, Betsi Ahern, Katie Ahern, Joni Ahern, Erin and Olivia Ahern, three step grandchildren, Jeff Cochran and wife Angie, Jason Cochran and Julie Proskocil and husband Randy, ten great-grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren, one sister, Nancy Klocke of Edina, Missouri, a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Ahern of Bethel, Missouri, a sister-in-law, Sue Ahern of Plevna, Missouri, several nieces and nephews.

John was raised in Plevna, Missouri where he attended rural school, graduated from Edina High School and was also a graduate from Technical School in St. Louis, Missouri. He was engaged in farming all his life in the Plevna community. John served his country in the United States Army during World War II from August 19, 1944 to April 23, 1946. John served in the Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and received the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Overseas Bar, American Theater Ribbon and the European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with three Bronze Stars. John enjoyed sports, especially football and baseball. He enjoyed music and spending time with his children and grandchildren. John was a member of the Plevna Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. The Reverend Dr. David Doctorian will officiate the services. Burial with full Military Honors will be in the Newark Cemetery conducted by the Missouri Military Honors Team. Music will be provided by Marsha Pinson, organist, and his granddaughters, Julie Dameron, Jenny Minard, Betsi, Katie, Joni, Erin and Olivia Ahern, vocalists. Musical selections will be "Old Rugged Cross" and "It Is Well With My Soul". Casket bearers will be Phil, Chris, Tim, Terry, Nathan and Ethan Ahern. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, Edina, Missouri, 660-397-2233 Expressions of sympathy in memory of John L. Ahern may be made to the Plevna Christian Church or American Cancer Society. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.

Daily Express 9 July 2008
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Patrick Ahern
AHERN (15 Lee Park, Shannon, Co. Clare and late of Youghal, Co. Cork): On July 9, 2008, peacefully, at the Mid Western Hospital, Ennis, PATRICK. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Alice, daughters Ann and Mary, son John, sisters, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace. Reposing this (Thursday) evening at McMahon's Funeral Home, Shannon from 6pm. Removal at 7.30pm to Mary Immaculate Church, Shannon. Funeral Mass tomorrow (Friday) at 11am. Burial afterwards in Craughan Cemetery, Cratloe.
The Irish Examiner 10 July 2008
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Bridget "Biddy" (Aherne) White
WHITE (nee Aherne) (Ballycomisk, Cashel, Co. Tipperary) — July 9, 2008, (peacefully), at South Tipperary General Hospital, Bridget (Biddy), wife of the late Pat and sister-in-law of Sr. Assumpta (Cappamore); sadly missed by her loving daughter Mary, sons Liam, Rodger and P.J., brother Neil, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Devitt's Funeral Home, Cashel this (Thursday) evening from 5.30 o'c. with Removal at 7.30 o'c. to St. John the Baptist Church, Cashel. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Friday) at 10.30 o'c. Burial afterwards in Cormac's Cemetery.
Irish Independent 10 July 2008
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Mary (Flynn) Ahern
AHERN (nee Flynn), (Sheanmore, Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford): On July 17, 2008, peacefully, at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, after a short illness, MARY, beloved wife of the late John, much loved mother of Michael, Kathleen, Patsy, Chrissie, Máire, Seán and David. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brother Eddie, sister Anne (Fahey), daughters-in-law, sons-in- law, brothers-in-law, sisters- in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Reposing at her residence, from where removal will take place on this (Saturday) evening at 6.30pm to St. Michael's Church, Ballyduff. Funeral Mass tomorrow (Sunday) at 11am, followed by interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Ballyduff.
The Irish Examiner 19 July 2008
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Helen C. Ahern
AHERN, Helen C., of Glen Cove, LI on July 19, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving sister of Margaret Mally, Elizabeth Heron and the late Mary Hendricks, Jayne O'Keefe and Ann Newman. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove Monday 3-5 and 7-9pm. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco Tuesday 9:30am. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Newsday 20 July 2008
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Fern Ahern
AHERN, Fern 94, passed away July 22. Survived by 3 grandchildren. Memorial service Saturday, July 26, 11 am Victory Nazarene Church, 4401 58 St. N. St. St. Petersburg. NCS/Clearwater.
St. Petersburg Times 26 July 2008
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Katherine "Katie" O'Hearn Gehring
AUBURN—Katherine "Katie" O'Hearn Gehring, 44, of Auburn, died Thursday, July 24, 2008, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She was born in Auburn on September 2, 1963, the daughter of Joseph O'Hearn and Evelyn Babcock O'Hearn, of Auburn. She was a graduate of Auburn High School and attended Cornell Cooperative Extension. Katie was an accomplished corporate sales executive, and was employed with the O'Hearn History paper. She loved music, had a beautiful voice and played the piano. Katie also loved gardening; she grew and sold her beautiful flowers and herbs. She volunteered at Cornell Cooperative, educating mothers on the care of their new born babies. She was taught the lost art of china painting by her grandmother. She was member of the China Painters where she taught classes on the lost art.

In addition to her parents, Katie is survived by her husband, Howard Gehring; her four sons, Joshua, Joseph, Sean, and Ryan Gehring; a stepson, Howard Gehring II; her brother, Joseph (Jill) O'Hearn II, of Auburn; her sisters, Sharon Lehtonen and Michelle Gaumer, both of Auburn, Dr. Debra Anzalone (Dr. Robert), of New Hampshire; her father-in-law, Charles I. Gehring, of North Carollina; several nieces and nephews. Services will be 12 p.m. Tuesday in the White Chapel Funeral Home, 197 South St., Auburn, Friends may call on the family 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Katherine Gehring to the St. Alphonsus food pantry, Genesee Street. Auburn, NY. To send a message to the family, sign our guest book at wwwlauburnpub.com and click on obituaries.

The Auburn Citizen 27 July 2008
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Katherine O'Hearn Gehring
July 24, 2008
Katherine O'Hearn Gehrig, 44, of Auburn, died Thursday. Survived by her husband, Howard Gehring; four sons, Joshua, Joseph, Sean and Ryan; stepson, Howard II; parents, Joseph and Evelyn O'Hearn; brother Joseph II; and sisters, Sharon Lehtonen, Dr. Debra Anzalone and Michele Gaumer. Funberal Services: Noon Tuesday at White Chapel Funeral Home, 197 South St., Auburn. Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The Syracuse Post-Standard 27 July 2008
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Mom died on youngest son's birthday
Gehring's home is known for her garden
Funeral is today for Auburn mother of four, 44, killed in car crash on Thursday.
Katherine Gehring planned to celebrate her son Ryan's 12th birthday Thursday. She and Ryan — the youngest of her four sons — were to go our and pick up ballons and party favors to mark the occasion. Gehring, 44, never got to celebrate. She died early Thursday morning after her minivan went off the road on Route 34B in Scipio, Her funeral is today.

Her husband, Howard, remembers Katherine, known as Katie to her family and friends, as a good mother to her family and devoted "military wife" to the retired 23-year Army veteran. Over the years, she volunteered with Cornell Cooperative Extension, helping new mothers learn how to breast-feed their babies. "She had a big heart," Howard said. "She really did. She was very busy, very active." She loved to garden, ran a small landscaping business and was starting a china-painting business. She helped her father, Joseph O'Hearn, start O'Hearn's Histories, a historical publication about Cayuga County, and hoped to attend Cayuga Community College at some point. "Just this past week we had been talking, getting things ready for her to take courses," Howard said. "She was going to go to college. She always wanted to go to college. She always wanted to be a teacher."

Katie was born in Auburn, the daughter of Evelyn and Joseph O'Hearn, graduated in 1984 from Auburn High School and moved to California, where she landed a job in corporate sales with Days Inn. After moving back to Central New York, she met Howard, a military recruiter stationed in Syracuse. The couple married in 1989, and they had four boys, Joshua, Joseph, Sean and Ryan. She's also survived by her stepson, Howard II.

When the Persian Gulf War started in 1991, Howard was transferred to Philadelphia. He spent the next eight years training Army Reservists. Katie, the stay-at-home mother, ran the household. "We decided we would bit the bullet on finances, and we were going to raise this family the old-fashioned way with Mom being home." Howard said. They settled eventually in Schenectady and, in 1999 when Howard retired from the Army, the family moved to a 52-acre farm in Lyons. Four years later, the Gehrings moved to Auburn, where they bought a three-bedroom, wood-frame house at 2 Standart Ave. built in 1948 and in need of renovation. There, Katie, a self-taught gardener, set to work landscaping the yard. "Everybody you talek to, when you mention the yard, everybody recognizes it," Howard said. Howard built a small cart on wheels that Katie would roll to the street, filled with plants, herbs and flowers for passersby to buy. On Saturday, the cart, loaded with potted plants, stood in a back corner of the driveway, parked beside the garage.

The Syracuse Post-Standard 29 July 2008
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John Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On July 31, 2008, peacefully, at the South Infirmary, JOHN, beloved husband of Teresa (nee Fouhy), Gurranabraher Avenue and loving father of Tim. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, daughter- in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at O'Connor Bros. Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Rosary on this (Friday) evening at 8pm. Removal on tomorrow (Saturday) at 4.30pm to the Church of the Ascension, Gurranabraher. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St. Catherine's Cemetery, Kilcully. Requiescat in pace.
The Evening Echo 1 August 2008
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F. Michael Ahern
RICHMOND—Judge F. Michael Ahern, 84, died Aug. 1, 2008. He is survived by his loving companion, Margaux Spoden; one daughter, Kathleen E. Ahern of Newton, Mass.; two sons, Jon M. Ahern and his wife Sheryl of Virginia Beach and Brian D. Ahern and companion Anna of Richmond; four grandchildren, Brendan and Emily Ahern, Justin and Amelia Simko; and his former spouse, Annette G. Ahern of Virginia Beach.

Judge Ahern was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He served as assistant attorney general of Connecticut for 25 years and as a federal judge in Richmond for 30 years until his retirement in 2005. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a lieutenant in the Navy.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday in the mausoleum at Westhampton Memorial Park, where services will follow at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was a loving and considerate father, a gracious and caring friend and will be dearly missed.

Virginian Pilot 2 August 2008
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Margaret F. (Ahern) Siegfried
Margaret F. (Ahern) Siegfried of Newton died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008. She was a daughter of the late Edmund P. and Dorothy F. (Marginot) Ahern. She leaves her husband, Edward G. Siegfried; her children, John E. Siegfried and his wife, Erika, of Amesbury, Thomas Siegfried and his wife, Caroline, of Newton, and Lucy Carey and her husband, John, of Dublin, Ireland; two brothers, Jack F. Ahern of Needham and Edmund F. Ahern Jr. of Fort Meyers, Fla.; two sisters, Dorothy F. Pender of Boston and Kathleen Wolselcy of Falmouth; and her grandchildren, Ursula Ann, Georgia Elizabeth, and Vivian Margaret Siegfried.

Family and friends will gather for visiting hours in the Blackington, Conroy & Hayes Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St., Route 16, West Newton, Monday, Aug. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospitality Homes at www.hosp.org.

Newton Daily News Tribune 4 August 2008
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F. Michael Ahern
F. Michael Ahern went to law school because he thought he'd be a good arguer. "We rarely won an argument with him," joked a son, Jon Ahern of Virginia Beach. He served 25 years as an assistant attorney general of Connecticut and argued at least three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. "I remember how nervous he was the first time he went to the Supreme Court," his son said. "The night before, he was pacing in his bedroom, practicing his delivery. He won his case." In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford appointed him an administrative-law judge with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Richmond. Mr. Ahern, who heard Social Security disability cases until he retired at 81 in 2005, died of cancer Friday in a Richmond hospice. "He was very proud that when any of his cases were appealed . . . they almost never were overturned. "That meant he was applying federal law very correctly," his son said. The son of Irish immigrants who settled in Hartford, Conn., Mr. Ahern as a youth lived with his family on the bottom floor of a three-story row house also occupied by two other families. The former altar boy began his higher education at Catholic University on the cusp of World War II. He decided to transfer to the University of Notre Dame, the first Catholic university to have a Reserve Officer Training Corps program, so he could enter the war as a Navy officer. He served as a gunnery officer aboard an ammunition ship and, later, a destroyer in the Pacific. On one occasion, the trajectory gun that fired depth charges got stuck as his ship discharged its ammunition before entering a port. "He hung himself over the side of the ship as the depth charges were launched and gave them an extra shove with his foot to make sure they cleared the fantail and didn't blow up the ship," his son said. He earned his law degree at Notre Dame after the war. A man constantly reading, he passionately followed the ups and downs of the stock market and loved the cultures, people and art of his favorite travel destinations: Germany and Italy. He also was "a dedicated father. He called all three of us almost every day to see how we were doing," his son said. In addition to his son, survivors include his companion, Margaux Spoden; a daughter, Kathleen E. Ahern of Newton, Mass.; another son, Brian D. Ahern of Richmond; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the mausoleum at Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Ave. in Henrico County.
Richmond Times-Dispatch 4 August 2008
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Mariella Christina (A'Hearn) Patterson
PEKIN—Mariella Christina A'Hearn Patterson of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at her home. She was formerly of Pekin IL. She was born April 10, 1933, in Sharon, Pa., to Vincent and Marguerite A'Hearn. Mariella graduated from the Academy of Our Lady in Peoria IL. She married William Dale Patterson of Pekin, on May 3, 1952. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Deborah Sanders of Phoenix, Ariz., Laura Long of Remington, Ind., and Paula (John) Hotz of Pittsburgh, Pa.; her son, Guy (Julie) of Tucson, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Isla (Tom) Wuertz of Austin, Texas. She and her husband raised their family in Pekin for 30 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, where she sang in its choir. Mariella managed Argie Clarkston's Crown Cleaners for 20 years and then managed Olt and Griffin Realtors office. She and her family moved to Tucson in 1983. Patterson was beloved by her family and friends.

Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Cyril of Alexandria Church, Tucson, Ariz. Internment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Sharon, Pa. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bring's Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway, in Tucson, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. [see also: Patricia (A'Hearn) Dwyer]

Pekin Daily Times 5 August 2008
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John J. Ahearn III
John J. Ahearn III on Saturday, July 26, 2008, age 83 years. Beloved husband of the late Orient Daley Ahearn. Father of Elizabeth A. Meyers, John J. Ahearn, Matthew M. Ahearn, Luke L. Ahearn and Irene A. Amahed. Son of the late Eugene Brun and John J. Ahearn III [sic]. Brother of the late Richard Ahearn. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 4640 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 12:00 noon. Inurnment will follow in Lake Lawn Park & Mausoleum. Friends may gather in Church on Saturday from 11:00 AM until service time. To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
The Times-Picayune 8 August 2008
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Elizabeth "Betty" (Ahearn) Webster
WEBSTER—Elizabeth(Betty) Ahearn, Feb 20 1915-Aug 3, 2008. It is with cherished memories of our Mother that we announce the passing of Elizabeth (Betty) Webster. She has joined her dear husband John (Jack) Fisher Webster and her beloved dog Foxy. She leaves behind her loving children, David Bruce and Ann Elizabeth. She made a difference in many peoples lives with her generous nature and indomitable spirit. she will be missed by all who knew her. No service by Mom's request. Donations can be made to the Burnaby SPCA Biscuit Fund on her behalf.
Vancouver Sun 9 August 2008
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James J. Ahern
Lieutenant Colonel James J. Ahern, U.S.A., retired publisher and decorated World War II Veteran, of Bethlehem, died on July 24, 2008. He was the husband of Mary (Eells) Ahern. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Larkey) Ahern. Mr. Ahern was a graduate of St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia. After graduation he entered the Pennsylvania National Guard and served in the 104th Calvary unit. During World War II, he graduated from Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Ga., and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant where he served as an infantry division platoon leader. He served in the South Pacific during the war. He served with the 147th Infantry Regiment and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima and with the 96th Infantry Division during the Battle of Okinawa. For his efforts in these battles he received two Bronze Stars and was awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds he sustained. In addition he received numerous other commendations and battle stars. A lengthy article was published about his experiences during the Battle of Iwo Jima in the Allentown Morning Call in April 2005 which commemorated the 60th anniversary of that battle. He was quoted in various articles and books regarding these experiences in the South Pacific Theatre of battle. He continued with his service to his country by serving over 30 years with the Army Reserves, 79th Division, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

After a successful career in the insurance industry, Mr. Ahern bought the Catholic Shop in downtown Bethlehem. At the time it was located in the old Arcade Building but then moved to New Street. He transformed the business from a traditional religious goods store selling medals and statues into the leading Catholic bookstore serving the Allentown Diocese. In addition to selling books he also published the works of authors he met at various national conferences. Some of these books were used in parochial high schools nationwide in their Religious Education curricula. He even expanded internationally when Mr. Aherns business supplied Catholic chaplains C.C.D. groups on military bases throughout the world.

After retiring Mr. Ahern turned to some of the loves of his life which included classical music, travel, reading and military history. He served as the president of the East Hills Civic Association and also spent time helping widows with their issues in dealing with the V.A. system. He was an avid proponent of the Internet as a repository of facts at his fingertips and a great way to communicate with family and friends around the world. He enjoyed getting weekly updates from his children and hearing about the latest exploits of his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Annes parish in Bethlehem.

Survivors: His wife of 62 years, Mary; son James J. Ahern Jr. (Judy) of Narberth; daughter, Dr. Maryellen P. Ahern Dodson, M.D., (Donald Dodson, M.D.) of Saucon Valley; and son, Dr. Thomas S. Ahern, M.D., (Susan) of Coronado, Calif.; seven grandchildren (Sean, Conor, Brendan, Thomas Sean, Meghan, Patrick and Caitlin), three step grandchildren (Elizabeth, Sarah and Maggie Dodson) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by seven sisters and brothers.

Services: Funeral arrangements have been made with the guidance of Connell Funeral Home, Inc., Bethlehem. A viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m. on August 18, followed immediately by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Annes Catholic Church in Bethlehem. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. on August 20, 2008. Online condolences may be made at www.connellfuneral.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either La Salle University Annual Fund, c/o La Salle University Advancement Office, 1900 W. Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141, or St. Annes Parish Building Fund, c/o St. Annes Parish, 450 E. Washington Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017. Please sign Guest Book on mcall.com/obits,

The Morning Call 14 August 2008
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Mildred M. Ahern
AHERN, Mildred M., of Mineola, NY. On August 17, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Christopher. Loving mother of Jerry (Sue) Ahern. Cherished grandmother of Blake and Amanda Ahern. Visiting 7-9pm Wednesday, Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545. Funeral Service 10am Thursday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Glen Cove, NY. Interment Private.
Newsday 18 August 2008
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Carolyn Mae Ahearn
Ahearn, Carolyn Mae, 79, returned home to the Lord on August 15. Carolyn was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on February 13, 1929. In 1957, she moved to Culver City and became an active member of the Culver City Presbyterian Church, participating in the choir and faithfully attending church every Sunday. Carolyn volunteered at the Meals-on-Wheels of Culver/Palms every Thursday for 27 years. She lived her life as an example for all, never speaking badly of anyone, never wanting more than she needed, and always giving all she had.

She is survived by her loving husband, three daughters, 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Carolyn was loved by all who met her, and she will live on in the hearts and minds of her family and friends. A public visitation will be held on Friday between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 at Gates Kingsley & Gates, 4220 Sepulveda Bl. Culver City. Graveside Committal Service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 Slauson Ave. Culver City on Saturday at 10 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on the 23rd at Culver City Presbyterian Church, 11269 W. Washington Bl. All are invited to share in these celebrations of Carolyn's Life.

Culver City Observer 21 August 2008
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Dorothy I. (McFadden) Ahearn
Ahearn, Dorothy I. (McFadden)—85, of Cohasset, passed away peacefully at home on August 23, 2008, with her family at her side. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Austin L. Ahearn Jr. and their three children, Maribeth Ahearn of Hingham, Leslie DeMers and her husband Chris of Bolton and Larry Ahearn and his wife Dawn of Portsmouth, RI, along with five grandchildren, Jessica, Alison, Austin, Luke and Emma. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Church, Summer St., Cohasset, on August 27, 2008, at 10 a.m. Donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to Hospice of the South Shore, 100 Bay State Dr., Braintree, MA 02185.
The Boston Globe 25 August 2008
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Elinor A. (McCarthy) Ahern
Ahern, Elinor A. (McCarthy) 91, of Marlborough died Thursday (Aug. 28, 2008) at home surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Ahern Sr. who died in 1993. Mother of Elinor A. Hanlon and husband Dr. Thomas M. Hanlon Jr. of Swansboro, N.C., Dr. Dennis J. Ahern and wife Diane of Marlborough, Thomas J. Ahern and wife Carol of Shrewsbury, Mary E. Ahern of Southborough, Kristen J. Whitney and husband Robert of Marlborough, Dr. John P. Ahern and wife Kelly of Londonderry, N.H. and Elizabeth C. Moran and husband Martin of Southborough. Sister of Edna L. Arris of Medfield. She also leaves 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Mother of the late Joseph P. Ahern Jr. and sister of the late John McCarthy, M. Claire Curley and N. Joan Kirby.

Funeral will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday (Sept. 3, 2008) from the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough with a Mass at 11 A.M. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday 3 til 8 P.M. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to either the Immaculate Conception School, 17 Washington Ct., Marlborough, MA. 01752 Or to Rosie's Place, Boston, MA.

Boston Globe 31 August 2008
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Mary Rita O'Hearn
Mary Rita O'HEARN—Born in Seattle on October 14,1953 and passed away August 23rd, 2008. Mary is preceded in death by her parents Richard and Mollie O'Hearn. She is survived by her brother Kevin (wife Gina), nephew Casey O'Hearn, niece Kailey Dominique (husband Daniel), many cousins and a lot of great friends. Wake to be announced. Inquires to: mahone317 @ comcast.net.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer 31 August 2008
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Eileen (Ahern) O'Gorman
O'Gorman (Passage West): On August 31, 2008, peacefully, in the loving care of the matron and staff at Padre Pio Nursing Home, EILEEN (nee Ahern), St Joseph's Terrace, Rockenham, dearly loved wife of the late David, loving mother of Siobhan and mother-in-law of the late Tadhg McCarthy. Sadly missed by her loving daughter, granddaughters Sarah and Amy, brother-in-law Kevin, cousins, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh O'Connor Ltd. Rosary, followed by removal at 7pm on this (Monday) evening to St Mary's Church, Passage West. Requiem Mass at 2.30pm on tomorrow (Tuesday). Funeral afterwards to St Mary's Cemetery, Passage West. May she rest in peace.
The Evening Echo 1 September 2008
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Cynthia Anne (Gust) Ahearn
On August 31, 2008, Cynthia Anne Gust Ahearn of Springfield, VA. Beloved wife of John Ahearn. She is survived by her daughter, Tracey, granddaughter, Miranda, mother, Ruthmary. Dear sister of Patrice, Mark, Brian, David, Kevin and Jeffrey. Also survived by nephews and niece Jonathan, Christopher, Joseph and Lauren (Gust). Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday at DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, 5308 Backlick Rd, Springfield. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 5, 2008, 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5121 Woodland Way, Annandale, VA. Internment private. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.
The Washington Post 3 September 2008
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Cynthia Anne (Gust) Ahearn
Cynthia Anne Gust Ahearn, 55, curator of the Smithsonian Institution's collection of sea stars, died of cancer Aug. 31 at her home in Springfield. In addition to curating the extensive collection of echinoderms at the National Museum of Natural History, Ms. Ahearn conducted research on shallow-water, deep-water and Antarctic sea cucumbers. A species of sea star was named for her last year in recognition for her work. A pioneer in the museum's public outreach education program, Ms. Ahearn developed the popular Echinoderm Discover Cart, hosted a segment of the Discovery Channel's Young Scientist program, and spoke extensively to schools and organizations. She hosted scientists and students from around the world who came to the museum to conduct research, and in 2005, she received the museum's Public Outreach Award.

A native of Minneapolis and a graduate of the old Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross in Washington, she joined the Smithsonian in 1973 as a museum specialist. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale. Survivors include her husband of 27 years, John Ahearn of Springfield; her mother, Ruthmary Gust of Minneapolis; five brothers; and a sister.

The Washington Post 4 September 2008
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Elinor A. (McCarthy) Ahern
SHREWSBURY—MARLBOROUGH—Elinor A. (McCarthy) Ahern, 91, of Marlborough, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at home, surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the wife of Joseph P. Ahern Sr., who died in 1993. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John and Anne (Walsh) McCarthy and had lived in Marlborough for 48 years. She was a graduate of Chevrus Commercial School of Boston. She was employed for more than 15 years by the former Braemoor Nursing Home of Marlborough and previously worked as a telephone operator for the former New England Telephone Co. for more than 10 years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Mrs. Ahern loved and enjoyed every minute of being with her family. She was an avid reader and a fantastic baker. She was the mother of Elinor A. Hanlon and her husband, Dr. Thomas M. Hanlon Jr., of Swansboro, N.C., Dr. Dennis J. Ahern and his wife, Diane, of Marlborough, Thomas J. Ahern and his wife, Carol, of Shrewsbury, Mary E. Ahern of Southborough, Kristen J. Whitney and her husband, Robert, of Marlborough, Dr. John P. Ahern and his wife, Kelly, of Londonderry, N.H., and Elizabeth C. Moran and her husband, Martin, of Southborough; the sister of Edna L. Arris of Medfield. She also leaves 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Joseph P. Ahern Jr. and sister of the late John McCarthy, M. Claire Curley and M. Joan Kirby.

The funeral was on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m., at the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough, with a Mass at 11 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to either the Immaculate Conception School, 17 Washington Court, Marlborough, MA 01752, or to Rosie's Place, Boston, MA.

Shrewsbury Chronicle 4 September 2008
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Matilda (Baldewicz) Ahearn
Matilda B. Ahearn, 93 years old, wife of the late David J. Ahearn Jr. and Derby resident, died Sept. 3. She was born Sept. 4, 1914 in Pittsfield, Mass., daughter of the late Thomas and Amelia Baldewicz. She was a Parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Derby and a member of the Derby Senior Center. She worked as a waitress for the former Rapp's Paradise Inn in Ansonia, as well as the Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby. She is survived by two sons, David T. Ahearn Jr. of Derby and Robert J. Ahearn of Cheshire, and two sisters, Nancy Magda of Derby and Jennie Kinnas of Pittsfield, Mass. She also leaves seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Leon & Thomas Baldewicz and Maxium Symbol.

Friends may call on Saturday, September 6th at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Jenkins-King Funeral Home, (jenkinskingfh.com) 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, before leaving for church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Church in Derby. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ct. Hospice of Branford, 100 Double Beach Rd., 06405.

New Haven Register 4 September 2008
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George Francis Ahern
A memorial service for George Francis Ahern, 65, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. September 5, 2008, by the Reverend Lynn Williamson at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, Cremation has taken place and interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.

Mr. Ahern died Sunday, August 31, 2008, at his home in Evansville. He was born in Canby, Minnesotta on July 4, 1943. He was raised and attended school in California. He worked at the Southern California Gas Company for 26 years before retiring to Casper, Wyoming. He enjoyed doing Calvary [sic] Re-enactments, horseback riding, leather work, bead work and talking about 1800's history. But most of all he enjoyed his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry of the home address; three sons, Glenn (Andrea), Jeffrey (Tiffany) all of California and Brian (Heather) of Indiana; two daughters, Michelle (Terry) and Beverly (Jeff) of California; fourteen grandchildren and three sisters, Marianne, Kathleen and Lois all of California. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and one brother. Memorials may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice. Bustard's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Casper Star Tribune 5 September 2008
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Mary (Aherne) Phillips
PHILLIPS (nee Aherne) (Suí Finn, Cullinagh, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick) Sept. 12, 2008, (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff of Waterford Regional Hospital, Mary, beloved wife of the late Finian and much loved mother of John, Helen and Marguerite and darling granny of Muireann and Treasa; sadly missed by her sister Hannah, nephews, nieces, son-in-law Brendan, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at Reidy's Funeral Home, Newcastlewest tomorrow (Sunday) from 6.30 o'c. to 8 o'c. to arrive at the Church of the Immaculate Conception for 8.30 o'c. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11.30 o'c. Burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery. Suaimhneas síoraí ar a haman dílis.
Irish Independent 13 September 2008
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Mary T. (Ahern) Walsh
WALSH, MARY T., (NEE AHERN), 77—of Ocean View, and the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, PA, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2008 in the Shore Memorial Hospital. Born in New York, NY, she retired from Bell Telephone as a management supervisor after 25 years. She was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers, a literacy volunteer, an accomplished pianist and an avid doll collector. Her high school yearbook deemed her "the friend of the friendless".

She was predeceased by her husband James M. Walsh. She is survived by her daughters: Mary Fenerty (James), Kathleen Licht (James), Patricia Monaco (Mark) and Elizabeth Walsh, her ten grandchildren and two sisters, Florence Carboy (Daniel) and Doris Matanoski (Carroll). She is predeceased by her brother, Rev. Eugene J. Ahern S.J.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2008 8:15 - 10:30 a.m. at John F. Fluehr & Sons Funeral Home 3301-15 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA. Funeral Mass 11:15 a.m. at St. Matthew Church (upper), 3000 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary's Memory to the Smile Train, 41 Madison Ave., 28th floor, New York, NY 10010 would be appreciated.

The Press of Atlantic City 16 September 2008
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Harold H. "Harry" Ahern
A memorial Mass for Harold H. "Harry" Ahern, of Lodi, who died Sept. 10, will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 215 W. Walnut St., Lodi. Private interment will take place at Cherokee Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne's Memorial Fund. Please sign the guest book at http://www.lodinews.com/obits. [see also: Frederick A. Ahern]
Lodi News-Sentinel 16 September 2008
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Theresa (Clancy) Ahearn
Theresa C. Ahearn, 88, of Midland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Theresa was born Nov. 30, 1919, daughter of the late John and Mayme (Weiss) Clancy, in Port Crescent, Mich. On April 7, 1937, she married Francis Ahearn. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. She loved her family and enjoyed the Detroit Tigers, crosswords, playing cards and quilting. She is survived by her children, Donald (Judy) Ahearn of Saginaw, Robert (Judy) Ahearn of Midland, Gloria F. (Richard) Peterson of Kinde, Elaine A. (Neil) Campbell of Flint, Diana M. (Richard) Novak of Freeland, Brian J. (Jeanine) Ahearn of Midland, Dale E. (Lisa) Ahearn of Louisville, Ky., Phyllis J. Ahearn of Midland, Carl (Cathy) Ahearn of Midland, and Terrence W. (Maxie) Ahearn of Mt. Eden, Ky.; her sister, Bernice Krist of Berea, Ohio. She also is survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Theresa was predeceased by her husband, Francis, on Nov. 9, 1993, and by her daughter, Karen J. Ahearn; grandson, Mark A. Campbell; three brothers and three sisters; and daughter-in-law, Anne Ahearn. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, from St. Agnes Catholic Church in Sanford. Father James Hast OFM Cap. will officiate, with private family burial rites in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sanford. Mrs. Ahearn's family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St. There will be a liturgy for the deceased at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider to St. Agnes Catholic Church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, or the donor's favorite charity. If you are unable to visit with the family in person, you may share your condolences through www.waresmithwoolever.com.

Midland Daily News 21 September 2008
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Barry Ahern
Ahern (Cloughphilip, Tower): On September 24, 2008, peacefully, at the Bon Secours Hospital, after a short illness, BARRY, dearly beloved husband of Sheila (nee Linnane) and loving father of Brian, Yvonne (Hayes), Alan, Donna and Susan. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, grandchildren, son-in-law Pat, daughters-in-law Lorraine and Lucia, brothers Pat, Michael, John and David, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at the Coburg Street Funeral Home of Jerh O'Connor Ltd. Removal on this (Thursday) evening at 7pm to St Senan's Church, Cloghroe. Requiem Mass at 2.30pm on tomorrow (Friday). Funeral afterwards to St Senan's Cemetery, Tower. May he rest in peace.
The Evening Echo 25 September 2008
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John Paul Ahern, Jr.
John Paul Ahern, Jr. age 31 of Chicago and Evanston; beloved husband of Amy Van Gelder Ahern; loving son of Ruth Waldron Ahern and John P. (Mary) Ahern; cherished brother of Dylan Thomas (Judith) Ahern, Courtney Ahern (Brian) Hayes, Peter Waldron Ahern, Christine M. Ahern and Catherine E. Ahern; dear uncle of Declan James Ahern; also survived by numerous family and friends.

Visitation Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home 10045 Skokie Blvd., at Old Orchard Rd., Skokie. Funeral mass Friday 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Lake St. & Oak Ave., Evanston. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, 550 W. Van Buren Street, Ste. 350, Chicago, IL 60607. Funeral info (847) 675-1990 or www.donnellanfuneral.com.

Chicago Tribune 25 September 2008
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Catherine (Ahearn) Lang
9/14/1948—9/29/2008
Catherine Ahearn Lang passed away peacefully on September 29th, 2008 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Long Island. She graduated from Pilgrim State School of Nursing in 1969, and moved to California 37 years ago. Cathy worked for Kaiser Permanente Sunset then transferred to Kaiser Harbor City in 1978. She became a specialty nurse in oncology and was a true angel of mercy. She touched the lives of her many co-workers, patients and families in the South Bay area. Cathy was the beloved wife of Robert and loving mother of Trayce. She is survived by her devoted mother, Doris Ahearn; her sister, Peggy (Jack); her brothers, John (Vickie) and Richard; many nieces and nephews and friends. She will be loved and missed by all. A funeral mass, open to all, will be held at 10am on October 4th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1292 W. Santa Cruz Street, San Pedro. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Daily Breeze 2 October 2008
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Rev. Monsignor Thomas Francis Ahern
The Reverend Monsignor Thomas F. Ahern, A retired priest of the Diocese of San Jose, died in the peace of the Lord on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, in Saratoga, California at the age of 82. Thomas Francis Ahern was born on January 22, 1926 in San Francisco, California to the late Thomas P. Ahern and Margaret Mary Elliott. He is survived by two sisters, Mary Dean and Margaret Cullen (Robert), a brother, Paul Ahern (Stephanie), and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

After finishing primary studies at St. Cecilia's School, Tom went on to St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco. After graduating early from high school, Tom enrolled at the University of San Francisco and later at Stanford University. He then joined the Army and served in the Philippines during WWII. After the Army, the priesthood beckoned and Tom entered St. Joseph College in Mountain View where he graduated in 1948. From 1948 to 1954, Tom studied at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park where he finished his theological studies. Archbishop John J. Mitty ordained Father Ahern to the priesthood on June 11, 1954 at St. Mary's Cathedral. His first assignment was at St. Lucy Church in Campbell, where he was assistant pastor for six years. He was then assigned as assistant pastor of St. Agnes Parish in San Francisco where he served for a year. While in San Francisco, he taught senior religion at Presentation High School. He then moved up north to Marin County and served as chaplain at San Quentin State Prison for about ten years while living in St. Raphael Parish in San Rafael and at St. Hillary Parish in Tiburon. While in Marin County, Father Ahern also served as chaplain of Marin Serra Club and director of the Newman Center at the College of Marin. In 1971 he returned to Santa Clara County when he was assigned as associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Saratoga. In 1973, Archbishop Joseph McGucken assigned Father Ahern to his first pastorate at St. Victor's Church in San Jose. During his time at St. Victor's, an arsonist set fire to the church. Fr. Ahern led the process of designing and building the new parish church of St. Victor's Parish. In 1981, the Diocese of San Jose was established. Bishop Pierre DuMaine appointed Fr. Ahern as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Saratoga in 1986. After ten years of serving the Saratoga parish, Fr. Ahern retired on June 30, 1996. During his retirement he ministered at St. Cyprian and Our Lady of Fatima Villa. At the request of Bishop McGrath, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Father Ahern a prelate of honor, with the title of "Monsignor," in recognition of his outstanding service as a priest for more than five decades.

The Services for Monsignor Ahern are as follows: Funeral Vigil and Rosary, Thursday, October 2, 2008, at 7 p.m.; Funeral Mass on Friday, October 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. Both services will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 13716 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070-5432. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Father to Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County or Hospice of the Valley.

San Francisco Chronicle 3 October 2008
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R. Michael "Mike" Ahern
JASPER, Ind.—R. Michael "Mike" Ahern, 65, died Oct. 1, 2008, in Indianapolis. He was president and CEO of Springs Valley Bank & Trust, had served in the Indiana National Guard and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Linda; children, Jerry Ahern, Sandy James and Debi Haines; father, Robert Ahern; and five grandchildren. Memorial services 1 p.m. Monday at Shiloh United Methodist Church, visitation is from 11 a.m., private burial in Worthington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his church. Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington is handling arrangements.
Evansville Courier & Press 3 October 2008
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Edward "Eddie" Ahearne
AHEARNE (Richmond, Raheen, Limerick and formerly of Templemore, Co. Tipperary) — October 4, 2008 (peacefully), in the loving care of Milford Care Centre, Edward (Eddie), late of 47 Roches Street, Limerick, beloved husband of Bina and dearly loved father of Eamonn, Enda, Alan, Brian, Barry and Mark, brother of the late Maeve; sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughters-in-law Karen, Margaret, Jacqueline, Sheila and Therese, his ten grandchildren, brothers Michael, Tom and Gary, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and his many friends. Rest in peace. Removal from Thompson's Funeral Home, Thomas Street to St Nessan's Church, Raheen this (Monday) evening at 7.30 o'clock Requiem Mass tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12 o'clock Funeral afterwards to Castlemungret Cemetery. House private. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Milford Care Centre.
Irish Times 6 October 2008
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Augustine "Gus" Ahern
AHERN (Killavorlla, Conna and formerly of Bridepark, Conna, Co. Cork): On October 5, 2008, peacefully, AGUSTINE (GUS), in the presence of his loving family, beloved husband of the late Liza (nee Power), loving father of Dolores, Lily, Pat, Bernie, Kay and James. Sadly missed by his loving family, sisters Margaret Spillane, Breed Galvin, brother Bill, daughters-in-law Geraldine and Eileen, sons-in-law Pat and Harry, grandchildren Leonie, Roy, Elaine, Georgina, Simone, Gemma, Martin, Denise, Eva, Colm, great-grandchildren, sisters- in-law, brothers-in-law, his many nephews and nieces and his special niece and nephew Marie and James, grandnieces and grandnephews, also his special friends Catherine Spillane and Pat Murphy and a large circle of friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace. Lying in repose at his son's residence (Pat Ahern), Bridepark, Conna. Removal on this (Tuesday) evening at 7pm to St. Catherine's Church, Conna. Funeral Mass on tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 11am, followed by burial in Tallow Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 7 October 2008
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Tony Taylor-Ahern
TAYLOR-AHERN Mr. Tony Taylor-Ahern, age 39, of Hamden, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008 at the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven following a lengthy illness. Tony was the beloved partner of Jeffrey T. Ahern of Hamden. Mr. Taylor-Ahern was born March 15, 1969, in Taos, New Mexico, and was the son of the late Earl Robert Taylor and Mrs. Frances Thomas of San Marcos, Calif. Tony spent his youth in Southern California before relocating to Westport, with his beloved aunt, Rosalie Bruno. Tony was employed for many years as a Magazine Fulfillment manager in Fairfield County prior to becoming a New Haven area Realtor in 2004. Tony is survived by two sisters, Carol Letterman of Port Townsend, Wash., and Karen Sanchez of Kamuela, Hawaii; as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles. Services for the family are private and under the direction of Beecher & Bennett, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. To send a condolence, please see obituary @ www.beecherandbennett.com.
Connecticut Post 7 October 2008
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Kathleen (Fitzmaurice) Ahearn
AHEARN, Kathleen (nee Fitzmaurice), 68, of Greenport, NY, formerly of Sea Cliff, NY and Basking Ridge, NJ on October 10, 2008. Loving wife of 43 years of John. Devoted mother of Kevin (Karen), Kate Burt, Kristen, John, Jr. (Sarah), Patricia Miller (Drew), and Matthew (Patti Scordino). Beloved sister of Ellen Ferrara and Thomas Fitzmaurice, Jr. (Linda). Cherished Nana of Madison, Sean, Molly, Drew, Riley, Grace, Morgan, Olivia, and Eugene. Predeceased by her loving parents, Katie and Tom Fitzmaurice, sisters Margaret Oliva, Patricia Kraus, Ann Fitzmaurice, and brother John Kevin Fitzmaurice, and son-in-law, Michael Burt. Friends may call at the Horton-Mathie Funeral Home, 735 First St. in Greenport Village on Saturday, October 11, 7-9pm and Sunday, October 12, 2-4 and 7-9pm. Mass in Celebration of Life on Monday, October 13, at 10am at St. Agnes R.C. Church, 529 Front Street, Greenport, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Maureen's Haven at St. Agnes R.C. Church, 529 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944.
Newsday 11 October 2008
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Daniel Ahern
AHERN, Daniel, (Newtown, Suncroft, Curragh Camp and Ballylongford, Co. Kerry) Daniel died peacefully on April 16, 2008 at Naas General Hospital with his daughters Margaret and Sheena and son-in-law Brian by his side. Dan's private burial took place on April 19 at St. Conleth's Cemetery, Newbridge. On behalf of his wife Cecelia, daughters Margaret and Sheena, and family, we would like to thank most sincerely all of those who sympathised, sent Mass cards and floral tributes, those who have supported us through this time and continue to do so. We would like to thank his GP Dr. G. Caffrey, Dr. Niall O'Connor and his team at the Curragh Ward Naas Hospital, the Chaplain, the staff in the Diabetic Clinic, Fr. Redmond, Newbridge, Dr. S. Tierney and staff of the Crampton Ward, Tallaght Hospital. A very special thank you to Ms. Glenda Panes and all of the staff at Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home who gave such wonderful care to Dan over the last three years. Also thanks to Rose Kelly his home-help, his army friends, friends in the North Kildare Angler's Association and the South Kildare Beekeeper's Association, to Kildare Gardai and especially Murphy Bros. Funeral Directors Naas, for their professionalism and kindness and also the gravediggers. Mass will be offered for your intentions.
Irish Independent 18 October 2008
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Mary Ann (Leicht) Ahern
Mary Ann Ahern, 70, died Oct. 18, 2008, at Sebastian River Medical Center. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian in 1980, coming from East Patchoque, N.Y. She was an office worker and a member of the Italian American Club. Survivors include her son, John Ahern of Jacksonville; sisters, Patricia Benenati of Port St Lucie; Helen Tuomey of White Stone, N.Y., Theresa Swierkowski of White Hall, Pa., Jane Feddock of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Rose Feddock of Fort Wayne, Ind.; brothers: Robert Leicht of Sullivan County, N.Y., Eddie Leicht of Brooklyn, N.Y., and George Leicht of Pasco County; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Agnes Carrano. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3375 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960. SERVICES: A guest book may be signed at seawindsfh.com/obit.php.
Sebastian Sun 24 October 2008
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John Crosbie Ahern,
John Crosbie Ahern, 74, our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away October 29, 2008. He was born December 6, 1933 to John Hannibal and Evelyn Leone Crosbie Ahern in Los Angeles, California. He attended Brigham Young University, Santa Monica City College, and Pasadena Art Center.

He worked as a motion picture animator, director, and producer. His creative talents were enjoyed by many and he loved his job. He was also an Associate Professor at BYU for the Fine Arts Department in Animation. John married his sweetheart, Shirley Lynn Arnold, on December 19, 1963 in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of four children, a son and three daughters. John was a wonderful husband and father, and his family has always been his first priority. He enjoyed photography, motorcross, cycling, skiing, mountain climbing, camping, and backpacking. He enjoyed life and his loving spirit will be missed greatly. John was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he served in many capacities throughout his life.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; his children, Scott Arnold Ahern, Provo, UT; Jodi Lyn Bradley, Wellington, UT; Kimberly Marie Ahern, Simi Valley, CA; and Kelly Renï[?] Ahern, New Market, AL. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Lynne Engstrom, Northridge, CA; Sunny Fletcher, Pelham, NY. John was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Leone Ahern; and his father, John (Jack) Hannibal Ahern.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Crosswinds 3rd Ward Chapel, 1660 South 1400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah. Family and friends may attend a viewing on Monday at the church from 12:45-1:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Santaquin Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerfamilymortuary.com.

The Deseret News, 1 November 2008
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Kristopher Brett Ahearn
AHEARN—Kristopher Brett Ahearn, 27, passed away on October 28, 2008 in Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., O. P. FL
The Florida Times-Union 1 November 2008
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Mary-Grace (Lapinski) Ahearn
Mary-Grace (Lapinski) Ahearn, 48, of Bolton, passed onto her eternal life on Monday, (November 3, 2008) at Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester. Mary was the beloved wife of ten years to Michael K. Ahearn. She was born on Sept. 27, 1960 in Springfield, MA, daughter of Alexander J. Lapinski and the late Dorothy (Hayde) Lapinski. Mary grew up in Enfield then resided in California for several years and was a resident of Bolton for the last ten years. She was employed for 15 years with Prudential Real Estate in Vernon. Mary was a former member of St. Martha's Church, Enfield.

Besides her husband, Michael, her father, Alexander and his wife, Elinor of E. Longmeadow, MA she is also survived by a sister, Jane Mansur and her husband, Randy of Windsor, her father-in-law, Aloysius Ahearn of Bolton, a brother-in-law, Peter Ahearn and his wife, Kate of Vernon, her nephews, Alexander and Benjamin Mansur and Christopher Ahearn, her God parents, Bob and Adele Lachowicz along with her beloved dog, Corkey. Mary was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy in 2001.

Funeral services in celebration of Mary's life will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, with the funeral procession forming at 10 a.m. from Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Rd., Enfield to St. Martha's Church, 214 Brainard Rd., Enfield for a 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Turners Falls, MA. Mary's family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, from 3-7 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of CT Chapter 659 Tower Ave., 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06112. For online condolences, information and directions visit: www.brownefuneralhome.com.

The Hartford Courant 5 November 2008
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Mary (White) Ahern
AHERN (nee White) (New Street, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick): On November 7, 2008, peacefully, at the residence of her daughter Helen (Ahern), Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale, MARY, beloved wife of the late Patsy. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters Helen and Joan, sons Mossie and Ned, sister Joan, sister-in-law, daughters-in-law, son-in- law, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposing at her daughter's residence at Mountmahon on today (Saturday) from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on tomorrow (Sunday) at 12 noon in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. Burial afterwards in Reilig Íde Naofa.
The Irish Examiner 8 November 2008
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Mildred "Doe" (Ahern) Thackston
DALLAS—Doe Thackston was born on May 6, 1922, in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of Robert W. and Ruth Ahern. She passed away on Oct. 19, 2008, in Dallas, Texas, at age 86 after a valiant fight against cancer. Doe was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, John A. Thackston in Kerrville, Texas.

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1942 and remained a life member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Doe sang in a jazz band with Doris Day during her college years. She received her pilot's license through the Civil Air Patrol and worked with the Red Cross during WWII. Doe and John were married on April 20, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio, moved to Houston in 1949 and to Kerrville in 1980. She was a successful Realtor in the Kerrville area for more than 20 years. Doe was an avid golfer and masterful bridge player. She and John were members of Lakeside Country Club and BraeBurn Country Club in Houston and Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville. They both enjoyed traveling and playing golf together at various locations worldwide including Pebble Beach, Maui, Acapulco, Vancouver and Jamaica. Doe's fondest golfing memory was playing golf with Sam Sneed at The Greenbrier.

Her brother James Ahern of Cincinnati and brother Thomas Ahern and wife Jane of Chicago, Ill., survive Doe. She is also survived by her two children, son Robert Thackston and wife Susie of Austin, daughter Debbie Potter and husband Richard of Dallas, grandchildren Baron, Richard, and Sabra Potter, step-grandchildren Mark Skelton of Houston, Wesley Skelton and wife Allison of Houston, and Beverly Sandel and husband Todd of Atlanta, Georgia. Four great-grandchildren Joey, Janie, and Jill Sandel and Hudson Skelton also survive her. A private memorial service has been held. In memory of Doe, please consider giving a gift to The Humane Society of Kerrville, 2900 Junction Highway, Kerrville, Texas 78028, 367-7722, www.humane societyofkerrville.org.

Kerrville Daily Times 8 November 2008
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James P. O'Hearn
WORCESTER, MA. O'Hearn, James P., 91. Calling hours, 5-8 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2008, at the funeral home; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2008, Mass in Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Died Thursday, November 06, 2008. Funeral Home: Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St. [see also: Thomas F. O'Hearn, Catherine R. (O'Hearn) Herlihy, Margaret A. (O'Hearn) Henrickson.]
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 9 November 2008
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Death Notice: MARGARET AHERN
Margaret Ahern, 87, Nov. 9, 2008. Executive Director of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago, '71-'84. Obituary information available at dapsonchestney.com. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Nov. 15, 11 a.m. at Linwood Spiritual Center, 139 South Mill Rd., Rhinebeck. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries.
Chicago Tribune 11 November 2008
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Margaret Mary (Ahern) Ahern
Rhinebeck, NY—Margaret Mary Ahern, 87, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2008, at the Northern Dutchess Hospital. Mrs. Ahern graduated from St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing in 1942 and received a B.S. in Nursing Education from St. John's University in 1950. She then received a Masters in Administration from Teacher's College, Columbia University, in 1957. Miss Ahern served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Nurse Corp., from 1943-1946. Following her discharge she worked in the Medical Department of General Food Corp. from 1946 to 1950 and then with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York until 1961. From 1961 to 1963, Miss Ahern served the Peace Corps Institute of Rural Education in Chile. Upon her return she became a Nursing Consultant with the Illinois Department of Heath, Bureau of Public Health. She served the United State Public Health Service from 1964 to 1971; and was assigned to the Boston Region from 1967 to 1971. She completed her career with the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago as Executive Director until her retirement in 1984. In 1984 she moved to Rhinebeck and was an active member of the Good Shepherd Church and the Women's Society. She also was active with the Rhinebeck Garden Club, the Rhinebeck Historical Society, Friends of the Starr Library, and as a volunteer at Wilderstein and the Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born May 22, 1921 in New York, she was the daughter of John F. and Lillian (Nolan) Ahern. Mrs. Ahern was predeceased by two sisters Miriam A. Sullivan; and Sr. Regina Ahern, former Superior General of the Sisters of St. Ursula. Miss [sic] Ahern is survived by a niece Mariel (Sullivan) O'Brien, and her husband Michael; three great nieces and nephews, Madeline, Jack and Stephanie, and many cousins. She is also survived by the children of Mary O'Neil Lourdes, Lisa, Michael, Patrick, Martin, Liam, Benedict and Meg and their families; as well as Michael, Patrick, Timothy, Elizabeth, Maureen and Elizabeth, the children of the Betty O'Neill. She was also sustained by her lifelong friendship with the Sisters of St. Ursula in Rhinebeck.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 15, 2008, 11 AM, at Linwood Spiritual Center, 139 South Mill Rd., Rhinebeck; a reception will follow. Interment will be private at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Linwood Spiritual Center, Mill Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

— Funeral Home, 11 November 2008
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Margaret Ahern
AHERN—Margaret, 87, November 9, 2008. Former nurse with the Visiting Nurse Service. Obituary information available at dapsonchestney.com. Memorial Mass will be celebrated November 15th, 11am, Linwood Spiritual Center, 139 South Mill Rd., Rhinebeck.
New York Times 12 November 2008
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Willis O'Hearn
CAMPTON—Willis O'Hearn 88, died Nov. 7, 2008, in Florida Waterman Hospital, Tavares, Fla. He was born in Plymouth, Aug. 10, 1920, to William S. and Florence (Reed) O'Hearn. He worked for Rochester Shoe Tree Company for many years. He was predeceased by his wife, Ida, in 1993. Family members include two sons, Stuart O'Hearn and Steven O'Hearn; two sisters, Ellen Bates and Betty O'Brien; and nieces and nephews.
New Hampshire Union Leader 14 November 2008
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Helen R. (Ahern) Quinn
BROCKTON Helen R. (Ahern) Quinn, 89, of Brockton, formerly of Braintree, died November 14, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. Wife of the late James Quinn. Loving mother of John Quinn of Rockland and Mary Ellen Quinn of Brockton. Dear grandmother of Justin, James and Amanda Quinn. Sister of the late Jack Ahern, Margaret Miller, Lucille Cobb, Anne Schofield and Catherine Lang.

Born and raised in Keene, NH, she had lived in Braintree for 55 years before moving to Brockton 6 years ago. Helen had worked for the town of Braintree as a crossing guard for 15 years retiring in 1974. She had been a member of the Braintree Grange also serving as their Treasurer. Funeral from the McMaster Funeral Home, 86 Franklin St. (Rt. 37), Braintree, Tuesday, November 18 at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Francis of Assisi Church, S. Braintree Square at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit the funeral home Monday, 5-8 p.m. Interment Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Old Colony Elder Services, 144 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301.

The Patriot Ledger 15 November 2008
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Jeanette Ruth Ahern
Jeanette Ruth Ahern, age 50, loving daughter of the late Judge John J. Sr. "Jack" and Jayne Ahern; beloved sister of Ellen, John J. Jr. (Janina), Brian (Patricia), Marge (Roger) Thibault and Mary Beth Ahern; fond aunt of Kate, Dan and John J. III Ahern, Katrina Ahern-Panizo, Michelle, Julia, Andrew, David and Brian Thibault.

Memorial Service Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at theJohn E. Maloney Funeral Home, 1359 W. Devon Ave., Chicago. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Jeanette's memory to Rainbow Hospice, 444 North Northwest Highway, Suite 145, Park Ridge, IL 60068 or online at http://www.rainbowhospice.org/contributions/form.asp. For information and directions www.maloneyfuneralhome.com or 773-764-1617. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries.

Chicago Tribune 19 November 2008
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Louise Ahern
In loving memory of our beloved and wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Louise Ahern, born April 9, 1920, passed away to be with our Lord and Savior on November 20, 2008. A resident of Stanwood, Washington, Louise came to Washington from Oregon after the passing of her husband, Dale Ahern, in June 1988. She will be long remembered as "Weezie" and for her warm smile and countless volunteer hours at Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Smokey Point Complex.

She survived her son, Patrick (Janet), of Colorado; and leaves behind daughter, Kathy, of Stanwood; sons, Michael (Gayle), of Arkansas, Timothy (Cindy), of Hawaii, and Kevin (Rose Ann), of California; grandchildren, Sean, Daniel, Christina, Matthew, Trevor, and Katie; and great-grandchildren, Tyeler, Codey, Cassidey, Kyle and Riley. We will always remember her warm and cuddly hugs! A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m., on December 3, 2008 at Naval Station Everett Chapel, Smokey Point, located at 13914 45th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts, in honor of Louise, made to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County at 2731 Wetmore Ave. #500, Everett, WA 98201 or www.providence.org/phhc. The family extends a warm, special thank you to Sherrie, Amy, Lisa Marie, and Chaplain Trish of Providence Hospice. You were all wonderful and very instrumental in her life.

The Daily Herald 23 November 2008
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Thomas Ahearn
Thomas Ahearn, 56, Steillacoom, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at home. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, 360-753-1065.
The Olympian 25 November 2008
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Edith M. (Aune) O'Hearn
Edith M. O'Hearn, 85, of Kennewick died November 20, 2008 after a long illness. Edith was born August 3, 1923 in Underwood, Minnesota at the farm of her parents, Ole O. Aune Jr. and Bertina Nelson Aune. She was the fourth of seven children. She received her degree from the Minneapolis College of Music and performed with Minneapolis Symphony while attending there. In 1946 she moved to Kennewick, WA to teach music at Kennewick High School. She married Paul F. O'Hearn on June 7, 1947. Together they raised three children, sons Michael J. O'Hearn (Pat) and Christopher P. O'Hearn (Robin) and daughter Susan Collins (Martin). Edith taught piano for many years and also served as the church organist and choir director for First Lutheran Church of Kennewick. She was a charter member of the local chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association and a member of the American Guild of Organists.

She is survived by her Husband Paul, her three children and their spouses, her grandchildren Andrea Hunt, Lisa Davis, Benjamin Collins, Peter Collins and Sara Collins and brothers Herman (Jerry), Richard "Harry" Aune (Elaine). She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Ruth Aune and Esther Bolsted and brothers Ole and Wilfred "Biff" Aune.

A family service will be held for her interment Wednesday, November 26 and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in her memory be made to First Lutheran Church of Kennewick. The family invites you to sign their online guestbook at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.

Tri-City Herald 25 November 2008
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Jack Ahern
AHERN (Killeagh): On November 28 2008, peacefully, at home, JACK, beloved husband of Peggie (nee Barry) and dear father of Simon and brother of the late Patricia (Pat) and Nancy. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughter-in-law Trish, brothers Paddy and Tom, sisters Lucinda and Jenny, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at his residence. Removal on this (Saturday) evening at 6.30pm to St. John the Baptist Church, Killeagh. Funeral on tomorrow (Sunday) after 11am Mass to Killeagh Old Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 29 November 2008
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Denis "Denny" Ahern
AHERN (Gortnagross, Athea, Co. Limerick) Dec. 1, 2008, (peacefully), at his residence, in the loving care of his family, Denis (Denny) (Blacksmith); deeply regretted by his loving and devoted wife Birdie, sons Tom, Jim and Mike, daughters Mary (Ahern) (Shannon) and Margaret (McCarthy) (Killarney), daughters-in-law and Mary (Kiely), sons-in-law, grand-children, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, kind neighbours, relatives and a wide circle of friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Kelly's Funeral Home, Athea today (Wednesday) from 6 o'c. until 8 o'c. followed by Removal to St. Bartholomew's Church, Athea. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 o'c. Burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired, to the Friends of St. Ita's, Newcastle West.
Irish Independent 3 December 2008
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Dollie Lucille Ahern
AHERN, Dollie Lucille Born December 17, 1912, passed away peacefully in Sacramento on December 3, 2008 at age 95 years, 351 days! She was preceded in death by her loving husband Floyd and her firstborn child, Marilyn. She is survived by her children, Tom, Pat, Kathy, and Margaret Ahern, and her grandchildren, Karen and Michael Sterken, as well as many nieces and nephews. Lucille was an active member of Immaculate Conception Parish for 70 years. She was very involved in IC Seniors, IC Altar Society, the Domiciliary Care Group, Sacramento Food Bank, and the Catholic Daughters. Lucille will always be remembered by her strong faith, giving ways, and her extraordinary sense of humor. The Rosary will be at 4:00pm Sunday, December 7, at Immaculate Conception Church, 3263 1st Ave., (cross street 32nd & Broadway). The funeral will be held at 11:00am Monday December 8, at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Sacramento Food Bank, 3333 3rd Ave., Sacramento 95817. Funeral arrangements are being made through W. F. GORMLEY & SONS.
The Sacramento Bee 5 December 2008
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Rosemary G. (Thomas) Ahern-Sullivan
AHERN-SULLIVAN, Rosemary G. Of Milton died on December 3rd surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Larry "Sully" Sullivan for 6 years and the late Robert E. Ahern for 41 years. Born in Roselle, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Thomas. Rosemary graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Brighton. A devoted wife and mother, she also volunteered at Milton Hospital for over 20 years, dedicating her time and creativity to the hospital gift shop and the annual fundraising events organized by the hospital's Public Relations Office.

Mother of Robert E. Ahern, Jr. and his wife Mary of Mechanicsburg PA, Karen Doherty- Rourke and her husband Tom Rourke of Milton. Beloved grandmother of Jennifer Dunlap and her husband David of Santa Paula, CA, Patrick Doherty of New York City, Nicolas and Danielle Doherty of Milton, Anne Marie Deloach, Joseph, Robert, John, Nicolas, Gabe and Michael Ahern of Mechanicsburg, PA. Beloved great- grandmother of Isabelle and Moira Dunlap of Santa Paula, CA and Raleigh Deloach of Mechanicsburg, PA. Dearly loved sister-in-law of Florence Fahey of Marshfield, Dorothy Snyder of Windsor Locks, CT and Shirley Ahern of Wellesley. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth's Church, Milton on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., MILTON, Monday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery, Milton. In lieu of flowers donations in Rosemary's memory may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135.

The Boston Globe 6 December 2008
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Bridget "Bride" (Connolly) Aherne
AHERNE (nee Connolly), (late of Glin, Co. Limerick and Knockraheen, Roundwood) Dec. 5, 2008, Bridget (Bride), beloved wife of the late Tom; deeply regretted by her brother, sister, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at her brother's home in Knockraheen from 1 o'c. today (Sunday). Removal at 7.30 o'c. to St. Laurence O'Toole's Church, Roundwood arriving at 8 o'c. Funeral tomorrow (Monday) after 11.30 o'c. Mass to St. Kevin's Cemetery, Brockagh.
Sunday Independent 7 December 2008
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John J. Aherne
AHERNE—John J. The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in the City of New York records with profound sorrow the death of John J. Aherne, an Active member of the Society, and extends sincere sympathy to his family. Brian M. Murphy, President Brian G. Andersson, Historian.
New York Times 9 December 2008
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Eleanor "Lee" (Ahern) Nichols
TYBEE ISLAND—Mrs. Eleanor Ahern Nichols, 83, entered into eternal rest Sunday, December 7, 2008 after a brief illness at Memorial University Medical Center. Born and raised in Natick, MA, Lee was the loving wife of her surviving husband Richard A. Nichols for 57 years. She was a graduate of Natick High School in Natick, MA and Westbrook College of Maine, and then completed nursing school at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA. She was employed there as a nurse and later at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, MA for 35 years. Lee wintered on Tybee Island, GA for 20 years where she was an active member of the Optimist Club and the Monday Card Club. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her many Tybee Island friends as well as her family.

Lee was the daughter of the late Charles Ahern and Helena Coleman of Natick, MA. She is survived by her loving husband Dick and her children Col. Richard Nichols, Jr. currently stationed at Fort Jackson, SC and Marilyn Barrington and her husband, James of Carver, MA; two grandchildren, Sara and Matthew Barrington; brother, Charles Ahern of Virginia, as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 9 with a Christian Wake Service at 5:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel. A memorial service at John Everett and Sons Funeral Home in Natick, MA will follow at a later date. The family has suggested that remembrances be made in Eleanor's memory to the Neuro Fund, St. Joseph's Foundation, 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405.

Savannah Morning News 9 December 2008
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Margaret Ann "Peggy" (O'Hagan) Ahearn
SILVER SPRING, Md. Margaret Ann "Peggy" Ahearn, of Silver Spring, died Saturday, December 6, 2008. Beloved wife of Paul T. Ahearn Jr.; mother of Paul T. Ahearn III and Conor S. Ahearn; daughter of Jeanne and the late Frank O'Hagan; also survived by five brothers, three sisters; her nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd., West, Silver Spring, Md., Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial Mass at St. Peter's Church, 2900 Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832 on Thursday, December 11, at 10 a.m. Interment, Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's School at the above address.
The Albany Times Union 10 December 2008
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William A. "Bill" Ahern
William A. "Bill" Ahern of Holbrook, a Vietnam War veteran and retired police lieutenant, died unexpectedly Sunday at his home. He was 63. Born, raised and educated in Boston, he had lived in Holbrook for 32 years. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Ahern was a lieutenant for Massport Police for 30 years before his retirement in 2004. Mr. Ahern is survived by his wife, Patricia (Lilley); three daughters, Christine M. of Bridgewater, Lori A. Knight of Quincy and Colleen M. of Holbrook; a brother, James M. of South Boston; and a sister, Margaret A. Thompson of South Boston. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Church, Holbrook. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Holbrook. Arrangements by Hurley Funeral Home, Holbrook. [see also: James F. Ahern]
The Boston Herald 11 December 2008
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Doris M. (Tully) Ahearn
Doris M. (Tully) Ahearn, 94, of Plainville, died Nov. 22, 2008, at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late John M. Ahearn. She was born in Boston, Sept. 24, 1914, one of 10 children to the late Robert and Rose (De Costa) Tully. A resident of Southington, Cheshire, and Westerly, R.I., she was cared for in the home of her granddaughter, Tammy Corriveau and her husband Dale, in Plainville, where she resided since last January. She was employed at the Five-Star Company in Plantsville for many years and retired from Bozzuto's in Cheshire. She led a life full of activity, swimming a mile a day and exercising at the YMCA while living in Southington and Westerly. An avid, devout New England Patriots fan, she also enjoyed dancing, Broadway shows and bridge. She was devoted to volunteering at Westerly Hospital.

She is survived by her four children, Judith A Liguori of Westerly, R.I., John J. Ahearn and his wife Maureen of Middletown, Gerald D. Ahearn and his wife Rose of Little Egg Harbor, N.J. and Doris M. "Peggy" Haar of Chicago, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers and five sisters.

A celebration of her life was held Dec. 1, 2008 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Greater Bristol Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Program, 195 Maltby St., Bristol, CT 06010 or to the National Shrine of St. Jude, 205 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60606.

The Southington Citizen 12 December 2008
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Bill Eugene O'Hearn
Services for Bill E. O'Hearn, 61 of Spencer will be held in the spring of 2009. Bill passed away at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Nov. 28, 2008. Bill Eugene O'Hearn, the son of Eugene and Bernice Bierman O'Hearn, was born Oct. 29, 1947 in Spencer. He was the only child of "Shorty" and Bernice and spent his first 18 years in Spencer. While attending high school he played the drums in the Spencer High School Band. He graduated from SHS in May 1966. He continued his love of music playing the drums with the band "Prince & The Paupers" while attending the University of Iowa. He graduated from the U of I in 1970 with a degree in political science and psychology.

On Aug. 23, 1970, Bill was united in marriage to Sandra McBreen from Spirit Lake. They made their home in Tucson, Ariz. where Bill earned his law degree from the University of Arizona Law School in 1972. Bill practiced law in Arizona and California for over 30 years. While in California, he was a very active Rotary Club member, and at one time served as president of his club. Bill moved back to northwest Iowa in December 2004. He was a very active Spencer Rotary Club member. He served on the Spencer Community Theatre board for two years and most recently was on the Building Committee for the expansion and renovation. The past two years Bill spent numerous hours volunteering for the Democratic Party. He was an official member of the Democratic National Committee and poured his heart into the 2008 election campaign.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Omer and Marguerite O'Hearn; grandparents, Louis and Agnes Bierman; aunt, Frances Stowell; and uncle, Vernon Bierman. Bill is survived by his aunts: Pat (Magnus) Johnson, Jackie Sorensen, and Janet Koenig — all of Spencer, Joan Koenig from Gillett Grove; and Janice Schultz from California. Memorials may be sent to: Spencer Community Theatre, P.O. Box 1225; Spencer Rotary Club, P.O. Box 7933; Iowa Rock n' Roll Music Assoc., P.O. Box 557, Arnolds Park, IA 51331 Warner Funeral Home of Spencer in charge of arrangements.

Spencer Daily Reporter 13 December 2008
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Charles Darwin "Dar" Ahern
Charles Darwin Ahern, 99, a San Francisco Bay Area resident for 72 years, died peacefully in his Hillsborough home December 6th. A proud Irishman, he was born on St Patrick's Day on a farm near Alberta, Canada, attended the University of Washington and then moved to San Francisco in 1936. Known to all as Dar, he was a world class friend and mentor to many who will be remembered for his easy laugh, his great sense of humor, his encyclopedic memory and his energetic involvement in any group of which he was a member.

As a young man Dar played trumpet with dance bands and marched with the University of Washington's very first Marching Band. A successful business executive and small business owner, Dar was a member of the Commonwealth Club of California. A lover of the arts and a competitive athlete, he served as a member of the Board of the San Francisco Opera and was an active member of the Olympic Club for 71 years. At the Olympic Club, Dar served on the Board of Directors and as club treasurer. Dar's love of music and theater lead him to the Family where he sang, acted and could often be found playing a relaxed game of very competitive dominos. One of Dar's proudest accomplishments was having served as the Father of the Family and much of his life was spent enjoying the fellowship and natural beauty of the Family Farm in Woodside. A world traveler and lover of geography Dar traveled extensively with his beloved wife Thelma.

Grand patriarch of a blended family Dar was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Thelma Ahern; and daughter Donna Gagnier. Survived by daughter Marilyn Pew of Berkeley, CA; son Steve Hall (Louise) of Los Gatos, CA; daughter Sherry Rogers of San Mateo, CA; son Brian Patrick Ahern of Avon, CO; nephews Jerry Girmus (Millie) of Seattle, WA, and Philip Girmus (Joan) of Hopeville, VA; cherished grandchildren (12) and great grandchildren (13).

A Celebration of his life will be held at the Olympic Club Lakeside, January 23, 2009 between the hours of 2 and 4pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dar's name to the University of Washington Marching Band, 3910 Montlake Blvd, Seattle, WA 98195, any YMCA, or the charity of your choice.

San Francisco Chronicle 14 December 2008
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Catherine M. Ahern
Catherine M. Ahern of Medford died December 17, 2008. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin J. Ahern; mother of Edwina Ahern of North Andover, Gail Hennessy of New Hampshire, Arlene Roli of Andover, Robert Ahern of New Hampshire and Paul Ahern of New Hampshire; sister of Rita Smith of Malden, as well as five late sisters and two late brothers; grandmother of 12; and great-grandmother of four. Her funeral will be held Monday, December 22, at 9 a.m. from Gaffey Funeral Home, 43 High St., Medford, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Medford. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Sunday, December 21, 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
Medford Transcript 18 December 2008
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Barbara M. (Ahern) Rattigan
BARBARA M. RATTIGAN (nee Ahern ) Beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Dear mother of Deborah Ludwig, Patricia Dillon (husband Robert), Paul Rattigan, Mary Hable (husband Ron), James Rattigan (wife Margaret) and David Rattigan. Grandmother of Benjamin, Jay, David, Christa,Katie, Ashley, Brent, Christopher, Ella, Susan, Thomas, Maggie, Kevin and Peter. Daughter of the late Walter C. and Margaret (nee Hoffman) Ahern. Memorial services will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Special Needs Trust F/B/O Christopher J. Hable National City Bank, 33543, Eight-Mile Rd., Locator R-J17, Livonia, Michigan 48152.s. [see also: Zita Madeline (Cox) Ahern]
The Cleveland Plain Dealer 18 December 2008
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Joe Ahern
AHERN (Friarstown Grange, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick and formerly Ballymackeogh, Newport) Dec. 18, 2008, (suddenly) at his residence, Joe; sadly missed by his beloved wife Joan, daughter Caroline, son-in-law Philip, grand-son Seán, brothers P.J., John and Martin, sisters Mary and Breda, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends. Rest in peace. Removal from Crosses Funeral Home, Ballyneety this Friday evening at 8 o'c. to S.S. Peter & Paul's Church, Bruff. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Saturday) at 11.30 o'c. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Irish Independent 19 December 2008
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Sheila (O'Connor) Ahern
AHERN (late of Endsleigh, Douglas, Cork): On December 19, 2008, peacefully, in the presence of her loving family, at home in Temple Lawn, Ballintemple, SHEILA (nee O'Connor) (late of Limerick), beloved wife of Ned and much loved mother of Katryn (Breen), Dermot, Jane (Wilson), Niall, Anne (Sreenan) and Conor. Sadly missed by her loving husband and family, sisters Moira and Sr. Celina, brother-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Reception Prayers at 1.45pm on Monday, followed by Requiem Mass at 2pm in St. Joseph's SMA Church, Blackrock Road. Cremation will take place privately afterwards. Family flowers only please. Donations, in lieu, to Marymount Hospice. May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 20 December 2008
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Kathleen (Ahern) Noonan
Noonan (Cork): On December 21, 2008, peacefully, at Blairs Hill Nursing Home, KATHLEEN (nee Ahern), Fr Mathew Road (late of The English Market), beloved wife of the late Ritchie and loving mother of Vicky, John, Mary, Kay, Deirdre, Richard, Teresa and Pauline. Sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Sullivans Funeral Home, Turners Cross. Removal on this (Monday) evening at 7.30pm to Christ the King Church, Turners Cross. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Catherine's Cemetery, Kilcully.
The Evening Echo 22 December 2008
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Richard F. O'Hearn, Jr.
NORTHBOROUGH Beloved Richard F. O'Hearn, Jr. of Berlin, MA, formerly of Northborough, MA, and of Rockport, Maine died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 25. He was born May 12, 1938 in Everett, MA, the son of Richard and Alice R.(Shaw) O'Hearn and was raised in Gardner, MA. He leaves his wife of 41 years Patricia Anne (Luben) and three children, his son James R[obert]. O'Hearn and his wife Mandeep K. (Dhaliwal) of Boston and his two daughters, Kathryn M. O'Hearn of Northborough, and Elizabeth O'Hearn Galvin and her husband John of Danvers; two sisters, Ann E. O'Hearn of Menlo Park, CA., Maryalice Yafrate and her husband, Francis of Quincy; one brother Robert E. O'Hearn and his wife Jane (Eacmen) of Naples, FL and Sunapee, NH. In addition to his niece Megan O'Hearn and nephews Matthew and Dan O'Hearn, he leaves three baby granddaughters Georgia K. Galvin of Danvers, Alison P. And Caitlin A. O'Hearn of Boston.

Richard was educated at Sacred Heart Elementary and Gardner High School graduating in 1956. Majoring in finance and military science, he graduated from Georgetown University School of Business in 1960. That year he entered into active duty in the US Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and was sent to Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, VA. He was assigned to the 508th US ASA Group in the Republic of Korea as a logistics officer until 1962. He then joined the family at the O'Hearn Furniture Manufacturing Company in Gardner and worked there until 1967 when the company was sold. He took a position with David Barry Associates management consultants in Wellesley, MA and completed assignments at Hitchcock Chair in CT, Page Industries in Washington, D.C. And Brown Shoe. In 1968 he moved on to Washburn Garfield Corporation, Worcester MA, distributors of pipe, valves and fittings. As manager of the corporation he instituted innovative policies that changed this traditional distributorship to highly respected industrial business. He became president in 1986. In early 1987 he bought the company, and subsequently, the Waites Co. and the Washburn Properties building. He was a founding partner of IDG, now known as I Power. For the next 20 years he strengthened its position in local and regional markets, and established ties with national affiliates through the Affiliated Distributors trade organization. He retired in October 2008 when he sold Washburn Garfield to his employees through an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP).

Mr. O'Hearn was a member of the Worcester Country Club and served on the Board of Governors. He was also a member of the Worcester Club, the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, and the Worcester Economics Club. He generously supported the Adopt- a - Student Program where he served on the Board. In 2006 he and his wife became the co-chairs with Bishop Robert McManus of the Diocesan Partners in Charity Appeal. He served as a director for the Seven Hills Foundation. As an active member of the Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Northborough he supported the church and its programs generously since 1968. He was a long time sponsor of youth programs for scholarship and Catholic formation.

Family and friends knew him as Dick O'Hearn. From the time of his youth on the coast of Maine at Highfields Camp, at the pool in Gardner, in the halls of Georgetown, Dick always arrived with a smile and left with a friend. As an adult whether in the army, or with the shop owners of Northborough, or with Worcester businessmen and workingmen alike, Dick was known as a straight shooter, an upright and principled man whose commitment to God, family and country was never in doubt. He loved the Red Sox and showered tickets upon his family and friends. Golf was his special passion in later years; the camaraderie and social interaction were his 'hole in one'. Traveling to Asia, to the national parks, to the British Isles and to the North Sea, he breathed in the history and shared his love with others. Few could keep up with him as he challenged your knowledge of current events or the latest news on the political scene. He always had a story to relate, an experience to share and a joke to tell, although he always enjoyed the punch line before anyone else. He was a classic gentleman, a doting father and a loving husband. Dick O'Hearn - it was pure joy to have known you.

Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street (Rte 20) in Northborough, MA is handling the funeral arrangements. Calling hours will be 2-4pm and 6-9 PM Monday, Dec 29 with a Mass of Resurrection Tuesday, Dec 30 at 10:30 am at Saint Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main Street, Northborough, MA. Burial will follow at Saint John's Cemetery, 260 Cambridge Street in Worcester, MA. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Richard's memory to the Adopt-a-Student Program, 49 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609 or the Saint Rose of Lima Youth Ministry Program, P.O. Box 685, Northborough, MA 01532. For online condolences or directions please visit: www.haysfuneralhome.com

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 28 December 2008
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Frank (Watashi) O'Hearn
Frank (Watashi) O'Hearn passed away on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008. He was born Oct. 25, 1931. He was a native of Lawrence, Mass. Mr. O'Hearn retired from Civil Service duties after 20 years of service. He was a Sergeant First Class, (E-7) in the U.S. Army in Korea and also served in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Virginia O'Hearn; and his brother, Joe O'Hearn. A viewing will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Young Kwang Bible Presbyterian Church, 62 Hudgins Road, Poquoson, with services following immediately at 7 p.m. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, with full Military honors. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Newport News Daily Press 28 December 2008
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