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Tonia Gail Ahern
A Powhatan woman was killed and two others were hospitalized after a two-car collision at 10:15 a.m. yesterday on Genito Road in Chesterfield County. Tonia Gail Ahern, 19, of 18300 Genito Road, was traveling north on Genito when she crossed over the center line and collided with a southbound car carrying Robert and Marjorie Wells of Powhatan, said Sgt. George Fisher of the Chesterfield Police. Mrs. Wells, who was on the passenger side, was taken to Chippenham Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Richmond Times-Dispatch 5 January 1992
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Kevin Murray Ahern
AHERN, Kevin Murray. — January 4, 1992 (suddenly) at Alexandria, New Zealand, of 124B McMaster Street, Invercargill, New Zealand, beloved husband, friend, and partner of 40 years of Joan. much loved and cherished father and father-in-law of Liz and Ian Alsweiler (Mosgiel), Bill (Morrinsville), Jan Morrison and John (friend), Carmel and the late Jock Anderson (Invercargill), David and Lauren (Sydney), Peter and Andie (fiance, Hastings) and Vicki (Brisbane), loved pop of Sarah, Alan, Amy and Emma Alsweiler, Craig, Kelly and Andrew Morrison, Nicole, Anna Mathew and Laura Anderson, R.I.P.

Buried at Invercargill, New Zealand on Tuesday (January 7, 1992) MacDonald & Weston F.D.A.N.Z., Invercargill.

Sydney Morning Herald 8 January 1992
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Carol Ann (O'Hearn) D'Ambrosio
Carol A. (O'Hearn) D'Ambrosio of Medford, a homemaker, died Wednesday at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge after a lengthy illness. She was 53. Mrs. D'Ambrosio was a lifelong resident of Medford. She is survived by her husband, Robert J.; and three stepdaughters, Sandra of Hawaii, Deborah of Medford and Cynthia of Maine. A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Mrs. D'Ambrosio at 9 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Church, 118 High St., Medford. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Arrangements are by Gaffey Memorial Funeral Home, Medford. [see also: Dr. Robert W. O'Hearn]
Boston Herald 8 February 1992
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Constance Jean (Shaw) Ahern
AHERN, Constance Jean (nee Shaw), — February 8, 1992 (peacefully), at I.P.N.H., Balaklava, S.A., formerly of Queensland and N.C.W., dearly loved wife of the late John William, loving mother of Margaret Dick (Diercks), Matthew and Donald, loving mother-in-law of George (deceased), John and Joan, love nanna of Philip, John and Margaret, Adam and Evan, great-gran of Rebecca, Ashley and Charles. Aged 90 years. Privately cremated. W. H. Durdin Pty. Ltd., Balaklava.
Sydney Morning Herald 12 February 1992
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Alice Laura (Ahern) Kirby
Alice Laura Kirby, a lifelong Marin resident, died in her sleep at her Sausalito hillside home, Monday, March 10, 1992. She was 87. Mrs. Kirby had been in poor health for several months. Born in 1905, her family made their home in Sausalito. Her father was a train engineer. She attended Star of the Sea Catholic elementary school and was a graduate of San Rafael High School. She was an active member of the Sausalito parish and the Third Order of Mary.

Mrs. Kirby loved Yosemite. She and her family used to ski at Badger Pass, riding the old rope tows to the top of the hill. She attended many Sausalito City Council and Marin County Board of Supervisors meetings and had a life-long interest in politics. She was especially concerned about the development of Sausalito hillsides and Marin's ridges. "Alice stood guard over the things that make this such a special place to live," said Robin Sweeny, a Sausalito City Council member. "Living here was what was important to her, not the tourism or any of that. She drove a pretty hard line, but that was OK."

Mrs. Kirby was a member of the Sausalito Womens Club and the Catholic Social Services of Marin. She is survived by a son, John A. Kirby of Incline Village, Nev. A daughter, Barbara K. Sutthoff of Chico; a sister, Gertrude Haley of San Rafael; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her husband of 60 years, Alfred W. Kirby, died earlier. A memorial vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael. [see also: James B. "Sid" Ahern]

Marin Independent Journal 1 April 1992
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Lucille (Draper) Ahern
Mrs. Lucille Draper Ahern, 92, of 5151 Sardis Rd. died April 7, 1992, at Sardis Nursing Home. Funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Sharon Memorial Park. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Donald Ahern's home, 3312 Sharon Rd., Charlotte. Harry and Bryant Funeral Home is in charge. Mrs. Ahern, a native of Runnells, Iowa, was a graduate of Iowa State University and did graduate work at the University of Alabama. She served on the board of directors and as vice president of the Charlotte Women's Club and had served on the board of directors of Scott Drug Co. A deaconess and Sunday school teacher at her church, she had also served on the State Board of Christian Women's Services. She was a member of the National Church Missionary Board and had served as president of the Interdenominational Women in Charlotte. She was a Crisis Assistance Ministry volunteer and a patron of Christ Mount Assembly. Survivors are her son, Donald Ahern; daughter, Miss Elizabeth Ann Ahern of Black Mountain; sister, Mrs. Florence Fletcher of Oakland, Calif.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
The Charlotte Observer 8 April 1992
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Alice (Gatheridge) [Swan] O'Hearn
Alice O'Hearn, 63, Hallock, died Wednesday, April 22, 1992, in Kittson Memorial Hospital, Hallock. Alice Gatheridge was born May 6, 1928, the daughter of Ernest and Mary Gatheridge, in Humboldt, Minn., where she attended elementary school. In 1939, the family move to Lancaster, Minn., where she graduated from high school in 1946. She married Wallace Swan in November 1947 in Hallock. Wallace Swan died in 1968. She married Forrest O'Hearn in March 1983 in Hallock. Survivors are her husband; mother, Hallock; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, and brothers, Robert and Raymond. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Grace Lutheran Church, Hallock. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. prayer service in Hughes Funeral Home, Hallock, and one hour before services in the church.
Grand Forks Herald 24 April 1992
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John D. Ahern
John D. Ahern, a retired Melrose painting contractor, died Friday at Mayflower Place, a nursing home in Yarmouth, after a short illness. He was 86. Mr. Ahern founded the John D. Ahern Painting Co. in Revere in 1935 and later moved the business to Everett and then to Melrose. Among the major projects the commercial painting company undertook were Wonderland Park, Suffolk Downs and the John Hancock tower. Mr. Ahern had been living in Florida most of the year since he retired in 1971. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Sara P. (Norris); two sons, John A. of Valhalla, N.Y., and Paul B. of Melrose; two daughters, Barbara J. of Newton and Patricia N. Wilhite of Malibu, Calif.; a sister, Margaret Ahern of Newton; and six grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Church of the Incarnation in Melrose. Burial will be in Willow Cemetery, Lynnfield.
The Boston Globe 26 April 1992
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Kathleen (Adams) Ahearn
A private funeral Mass for Kathleen A. (Adams) Ahearn, 41, of 107 A James St., who was found dead April 27 at home, will take place in Sacred Heart Church in Greenfield. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kostanski Funeral Home is in charge. She was a former assistant manager for the Elder Lumber Co. in South Deerfield for several years. Born in Greenfield, she lived there most of her life, and was a 1969 graduate of Greenfield High School. She leaves her parents, Earl and Ann (Szulborski) Adams of Greenfield; a daughter, Jennifer Jean Ahearn at home; a sister, Jean Sanders of Greenfield, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.
Kathleen Ahearn's neighbors remember her as someone who used to baby-sit for their children or come over to play cards. "She was nice," said Della Griffin, whose 108 James St. house is across the street from Ahearn's 107A James St. condominium, where her body was found Monday. Ahearn, 41, had lived in the condominium since May 1. She was a native who lived in Greenfield most of her life, and had graduated from Greenfield High School in 1969. According to police, Ahearn's life ended eight to 11 days ago when she was struck by a blunt object in her condominium. Yesterday, police in Keene, N.H., arrested Kenneth P. Atkins, 47, who had been staying with Ahearn about a month. Atkins, who was found with Ahearn's car at a Keene hotel, was held on a fugitive from justice charge in connection with her slaying.

Lisa Gundel, 22, of 111B James St., met Ahearn at a neighborhood picnic last summer behind Ahearn's building. "She was a nice person. She had some problems," Gundel said. Gundel and her husband used to play cards with Ahearn and Ahearn's former boyfriend and sometimes had dinners together. When Ahearn first moved in, she went door-to-door and introduced herself to the neighbors. "She was real friendly. She told people, 'I'm here all day—come on over anytime,' " Griffin said. Ahearn baby-sat for Griffin a few times, and Griffin used to give her vegetables from her garden. Ahearn was unemployed for the last year, but she had worked at Elder Lumber in Deerfield from March 1988 to January 1991, according to Elder Lumber bookkeeper Joanne Young. She started as a store clerk and was an assistant store manager when she resigned. Young said she was not sure why she left. Neighbors said Ahearn's former boyfriend, who also works at Elder Lumber, moved out about a month ago. Griffin remembered Ahearn came over and cried at her house the day he left. Then, Ahearn met Atkins at the Beacon Clinic, a detoxification treatment facility, according to Police Chief David McCarthy. Griffin met Atkins for the first time April 8, and she knew he had moved in with Ahearn a couple days before, she said.

"He seemed really friendly," she said. Griffin said she does not believe Ahearn and Atkins were lovers, but thought that Atkins might be buying groceries or pitching in some other way. She figured Ahearn liked having a man around. "I just think she wanted a friend," Griffin said. Gundel said Ahearn began to become more withdrawn over the last six months or so, and that their friendship suffered. Gundel was away from April 14 to April 25 and did not notice Ahearn's red Mercury Topaz missing from her driveway. Griffin, however, had noticed that Ahearn's car was gone, and she wondered why Ahearn had not come over and said goodbye before leaving. But she thought she might have gone to the detoxification unit again or gone to her parents, Earl and Ann Adams, for Easter. She later noticed Ahearn's cat in the window, but decided she would wait until yesterday before asking the people next door if they knew where she was. If they said they did not, Griffin was going to then call the police. She did not make that call. Ahearn's body was discovered by her parents on Monday. Griffin said a neighbor who lives in the other side of Ahearn's duplex heard a terrific fight on April 16, but efforts to reach that neighbor were not successful.

The last day Griffin saw Ahearn was April 15, she said. Ahearn borrowed boxes for moving that day, Griffin said. Ahearn's lease was ending May 1, and she was leaving. She was considering three options: moving to Georgia or Maine, or moving into government-funded housing in Greenfield, Griffin said. "My husband and I—we feel really bad for her family," Griffin said. "She made a bad choice. You don't ever know anymore."

Ahearn's funeral will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Federal Street tomorrow. She will be buried in Calvary Cemetery. She is survived by parents Earl and Ann Adams, her 15-year-old daughter, Jennifer Jean Ahearn, and her sister, Jean Sanders.

Springfield Union-News 29 April 1992
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John J. O'Hearn, Sr.
John J. O'Hearn Sr. of Milton, an accountant for the commonwealth of Massachusetts, died Wednesday at Milton Hospital. He was 73. Born in Boston, Mr. O'Hearn was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Katherine M. (Davis); two sons; John Jr. and Brian, both of Milton; a daughter, Kathleen Clougherty of Rockland; and three grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated noon today at St. Agatha's Church, Milton. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery. Arrangements are by Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, Milton.
Boston Herald 2 May 1992
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Virginia A. O'Hearn
Virginia A. O'Hearn, 86, a Santa Ana homemaker, died Saturday. Visitation from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Colonial Mortuary, Santa Ana. Vigil at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest. Survived by her sons, James, of Costa Mesa, and William, of Tustin; daughters, Alice Winkleman and Mary Stickley, both of Santa Ana, Patricia Lynch of Colorado, Rosemary Michaels of Yucca Valley and Elizabeth Pritchard of Indiana; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The Orange County Register 4 May 1992
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Margaret C. (O'Hearn) Meskell
Margaret Meskell, district court clerk Margaret C. (O'Hearn) Meskell of Belmont, formerly of Somerville, a retired head clerk for the Cambridge Third District Court, died Monday at Belmont Manor Nursing Home following a long illness. She was 89. Born in Somerville, she lived there for many years. She had lived in Belmont for 20 years. Mrs. Meskell worked at the Cambridge Third District Court for many years. She was an active member of St. Joseph's Parish in Belmont.

Mrs. Meskell is survived by one son, John F. of Belmont; one daughter, Patricia A. Cummings of Belmont; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph's Church, Common Street, Belmont. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Arlington. Arrangements are by Keefe Funeral Home, Cambridge. [see also: Henry J. O'Hearn]

Boston Herald 12 May 1992
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Richard Anthony O'Hearn
Richard O'Hearn was a former professional boxer who spent most of his life in Newport. Mr. O'Hearn, 65, died Wednesday in Chandler, Ariz. He joined the Navy in 1945 and served in World War II. He attended Newport High School, where he was a lineman for the football team, said a brother, William O'Hearn of Newport. Mr. O'Hearn became a boxer and bartender and earned money fighting in clubs. He was once a sparring partner to former world heavyweight boxing champion Ezzard Charles, William O'Hearn said. "He got $5 a round. That was a lot of money in those days." Mr. O'Hearn weighed about 160 pounds but was solid, his brother said. "I could hit him with a two-by-four, and it wouldn't hurt him," he said. Mr. O'Hearn had a good sense of humor, and the family was close, his brother said. "He was a good guy. He'd give you the shirt off his back."

Other survivors include a son, Terrence Michael O'Hearn of Chandler; his mother, Elizabeth Abdo of Stuart, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Wilson of Cincinnati; another brother, Patrick O'Hearn of Stuart; and three grandchildren. Services will be Monday in Chandler. [see also: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona]

The Kentucky Post 15 May 1992
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Helen R. (Becker) O'Hearn
Helen R. "Becker" O'Hearn, 79, Plymouth, Wis., died Thursday, May 21. Born in Brillion, Wis., she moved to Plymouth from Orlando in 1991. She was a retired real estate agent. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Survivors: daughters, Karen Mack, South Bend, Ind.; sons, Leslie Jr., Milwaukee, Brian, Lebanon, Pa., Gregory, Plymouth; brothers, Frank Becker, Eugene Becker, Harold Becker; sisters, Anita Leonard, Lillion Stratiff, Lyle Becker; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Wittkopp Funeral Service, Plymouth.
The Orlando Sentinel 24 May 1992
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Maria D. (Cardarelli) Ahern
Maria D. (Cardarelli) Ahern, a homemaker, died Saturday at New England Medical Center in Boston. She was 44. Born in Amalia, Italy, she moved to Brighton at a young age and graduated from Brighton High School. Mrs. Ahern was a resident of Norwood before moving to Easton 10 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Michael; her parents, Donato and Sofia (Paskiava) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, Timothy of Easton; a daughter, Colleen of Easton; a brother, Bruno Cardarelli of Brighton; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Church, South Easton. Burial will be in South Easton Cemetery. Arrangements are by Robert J. Kane Funeral Home, South Easton.
Boston Herald 25 May 1992
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Francis V. O'Hern
Francis V. O'Hern, of 78 Hazel Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island, died May 30, 1992. He was the the husband of the late Jeannette J. (Martel) O'Hern. Born in 1913 in Cumberland, a son of James F. and Susan (Baldwin) O'Hern He was superintendent of Tindall Fabrics Corp, Pawtucket, R.I. He leaves a son Michael J. O'Hern of Rehoboth Ma. and a daughter Janet S. Walker of Lincon, R.I. Grandchildren Susan, Julia and Cathrine Walker and Sean P. and Michael T. O'Hern, a brother Raymond O'Hern of California and a sister Ethel Gorman also of California.
Providence Journal 1 June 1992
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Robert P. O'Hern
A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert P. O'Hern, a former superintendent of the roll shop at Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Lackawanna, will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Northfield, Vt. Burial will be in Norwich University Cemetery, Northfield. O'Hern, 56, of Fallston, Md., died Saturday (May 30, 1992) in Central Vermont Hospital.

Born in Scituate, Mass., he graduated from Scituate High School in 1953 and from Norwich University in 1957. He went to work for Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna, served two years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Germany and returned to Bethlehem Steel in 1959. O'Hern was assistant superintendent of the roll shop from 1966 to 1970. He later became superintendent of the roll shops in Lackawanna and Steelton, Pa. He was superintendent of the Sparrows Point, Md., plant at the time of his death. O'Hern was a member of the Institute of Roll Design, the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers and the Iron and Steel Society of America. He was a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Norwich University Alumni Club of Baltimore.

O'Hern was an active member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hamburg and St. Mark's Catholic Church in Fallston. He is survived by his wife, the former Jacqueline Provost; three sons, Paul of Dallas, Pa., Peter of Fairfax, Va., and Thomas of Fallston; two daughters, Kathleen Hale of Shrewsbury, Mass., and Susan Campos of Ayer, Mass; his mother, Florence of Scituate; a brother, John of Elmira, and four grandchildren.

The Buffalo News 2 June 1992
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Gladys Ahern; Vaudeville Singer and Dancer
by BURT A. FOLKART
Gladys Ahern, who with her husband brought song and laughter to thousands of Americans during the heyday of vaudeville and a brief respite from battle to thousands more GIs during World War II, is dead, it was learned this week. Robert Dwan, who writes regularly on the show business stars of the past, said Ahern was believed to be in her late 80s when she died June 12 in a Burbank hospital.

Will and Gladys Ahern provided a potpourri of entertainment unique even in vaudeville, where contortionists and mind readers vied with classical singers and ribald comedians for a headline spot on several U.S. theatrical circuits. She was a dancer and a beauty who wore what in the 1920s were considered scanty costumes. He was a comic in cowboy garb who twirled a rope in the Will Rogers style while keeping up a steady stream of jokes. As he twirled a lariat, his wife stepped inside the spinning rope while singing "Alice Blue Gown" in a Latin accent. Trying to explain the success of that perplexing behavior, Dwan, in a 1983 article in The Times, wrote that "their genius was in making these diverse numbers come together in a cohesive act."

In 1919, Gladys Reese met the man who was to become her husband when he was playing at a speak-easy in Chicago and she was dancing in the chorus. In 1927, they joined the Broadway show "Sidewalks of New York," quickly became vaudeville headliners and toured Europe, where Will Ahern learned enough German and French to make the jokes understandable. They appeared in some Vitaphone short subjects in the early days of sound films and in the 1929 feature film "Hold Everything," with Joe E. Brown. The Aherns were successful during the Depression (she turned down a film contract from Cecil B. De Mille that was $1,000 a week less than she was earning) and returned to Europe in 1938.

They fled the continent after the Nazi invasion of Poland and France and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor began extensive tours of U.S. bases overseas under the aegis of the USO. After the war they settled in Hollywood, establishing the Rainbow Studio, a dance and drama studio they operated jointly until Will Ahern's death in 1983.

Los Angeles Times 1 July 1992
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John J. Ahearn
AHEARN, JOHN J., 71, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 6, 1992) at Mease Hospital-Dunedin. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he came here 17 years ago from Levittown, N.Y., and was a retired supervisor with the New York City Transit Authority and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, New Port Richey, the Sons and Daughters of Erin, Hudson, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10167, Holiday, the 81st Chemical Veterans Association, New York City Transit Retirees of Florida Chapter 7, Hudson, and the Woodtrail Village Homeowners Association. Survivors include his wife, Mary E.; a son, John J., Clearwater; two daughters, Ann Stewart, Glen Head, N.Y., and Dorothy O'Connell, East Rockaway, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
St. Petersburg Times 8 July 1992
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Loretta M. (Godaire) Ahearn
SPENCER—Loretta M. (Godaire) Ahearn, 78, of Howe Village, died Sunday in St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester after an illness. Her husband, John F. Ahearn, died in 1981. She leaves a son, George J. Ahearn Sr. of Barre; three daughters, Mildred L. Langevin of Paxton, Barbara L. Jackson of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Christine A. LaHair of Holden; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. She was born in Spencer, daughter of Raymond and Lillian E. (Cormier) Godaire, and lived many years in Paxton before returning here in 1982. Mrs. Ahearn was a founder of St. Columba's Church in Paxton, and was a former member of its Women's Guild. The funeral will be tomorrow from J. Henri Morin & Son Funeral Home, 23 Maple Terrace, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Columba's Church, 18 Richards Ave., Paxton. Burial will be in Mooreland Cemetery, Paxton. Calling hours at the funeral home are 9 to 10:15 a.m. tomorrow. The family requests flowers be omitted. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association of Massachusetts Affiliate, 377 Elliot St., Newton.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 14 July 1992
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Mary L. (Howes) Ahearn
BILLERICA — Mary L. (Howes) Ahearn, 91, wife of the late Martin T. Ahearn, died yesterday at St. John's Nursing Home in Lowell after a long illness. Born in Cambridge, daughter of the late Havelock and Margaret J. (Peters) Howes, she had been a resident of Somerville for many years before moving to Billerica 27 years ago. Mrs. Ahearn was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Billerica and a member of the Greenwood Club. She is survived by a daughter, Esther Walsh of Billerica; four sisters, Lillian Donato of East Boston; Margaret Duggan of Canterbury, N.H.; Grace Pevear of Hudson, N.H. and Frances Hugelman of Gimanton, N.H.; nine grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ahearn was also the mother of the late Mary Boardman and the sister of the late Sally Ennis.

AHEARN — Of Billerica, July 26, Mary L. (Howes) Ahearn, formerly of River St., wife of the late Martha [sic] T. Ahearn. Funeral from the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica at 8:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Nursing Home, 500 Wentworth Ave., Lowell, MA 01852. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Funeral Director W. J. Laurendeau.
The Lowell Sun 27 July 1992
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Gladys (Reese) Ahern
Gladys Ahern, a headliner in vaudeville with her husband, Will Ahern, died June 12 in Burbank, Calif., after a brief illness. She was believed to be in her 80s. The former Gladys Reese was a native of Sioux City, Iowa, and married vaudeville comic and trick rope artist Ahern in 1921. He died in 1983. As a comedy song-and-dance team, they headlined throughout the U.S. and Europe and, at the mecca of vaude, the Palace in New York. They also appeared in the 1927 Broadway show "The Sidewalks of New York" with Bob Hope and Ruby Keeler. The Aherns appeared in several movies, including Vitaphone shorts and features. During World War, the Aherns toured widely with the USO, in troupes led by Pat O'Brien and Gene Autry. They continued doing USO shows after the war. After settling in Hollywood, they ran the Rainbow Rehearsal Studio. The Aherns were active in such groups as the Masquers and at the Variety Arts Center for the Society for the Preservation of Variety Arts. She was founder-president of the Musettes, an organization of women in showbiz and the arts.
Variety 24 August 1992
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Darcy Aloysius Ahearn
AHEARN, Darcy Aloysius — August 23, 1992 of Roseville, dearly beloved husband of Betty, father of Yvonne and Elizabeth, father-in-law of Mark and Greg and grandfather of Anna, Saxon, Beth, Gretchen, Klute and Tasha. Aged 84 years.

AHEARN, Darcy Aloysius — August 23, 1992 of Roseville (formerly NX 4062, Sergeant, 2.32 Australian Infantry Battalion, served WW2 England, North of Africa, Tobruk, El Alamein), farewell to an outstanding man, true friend and fine soldier.
Rest in peace.
Members 2/32 Aust. Inf. Bn., Association.
Sydney Morning Herald 25 August 1992
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John Henry Ahern
AHERN, John Henry — September 8, 1992, at home, late of Strathfield, beloved husband of Joy, loved father of Garry, Gayle and John, father-in-law of Sue and Jon, fond grandpa to Scott, Keira, Jamie and Tim. Aged 88 years. Always in our hearts. In God's loving care.
Sydney Morning Herald 12 September 1992
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Margaret M. Ahern
WORCESTER—Margaret M. Ahern, 86, of Salisbury Nursing Home, 25 Oriol Dr., formerly of 17 Goldthwaite Rd., died Monday in St. Vincent Hospital. She leaves several cousins, including Mary C. Machonis of Worcester, and Noreen Daubney of East Douglas. She was born in County Kerry, Ireland, daughter of Maurice and Catherine (O'Leary) Ahern, and moved here in 1932. She graduated from Grafton State Hospital School of Nursing. She retired in 1980 as a nursing supervisor at Grafton State Hospital, where she worked for 45 years. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church. She was a former member of St. Bernard's Church and its Monday Afternoon Club. The funeral will be held Friday from Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Saint Joan of Arc Church, 570 Lincoln St. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The family suggests that donations be made to St. Joan of Arc Church Renovation Fund, 570 Lincoln St., Worcester, 01605.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 21 October 1992
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Forrest O'Hearn
Forrest O'Hearn, 70, Hallock, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1992, in the Kittson Memorial Nursing Home, Hallock. Forrest O'Hearn was born Dec. 25, 1921, near Hallock, the son of Philip and Marjorie O'Hearn. He was raised and educated in rural Hallock. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II. He operated a trucking business before he retired in Hallock. On March 14, 1983, he married Alice Swan at Hallock. She died April 22, 1992, and he entered the nursing home that same month. Survivors are his sisters, Betty (Mrs. George) Staveteig Thompson and Dorothy (Mrs. Robert) Muir, Hallock; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Boyd, Dale, and Kenneth, and a sister, Millie. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Hallock. Visitation: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, with a 7:30 prayer service, Hughes Funeral Home, Hallock. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock.
Grand Forks Herald 3 November 1992
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Emma (Watson) O'Hern
Emma Watson O'Hern, 94, of 7164 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, died Thursday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital. A native of Lyons, Mrs. O'Hern resided most of her life in the Lancaster area before moving to the Syracuse area in 1988. She was a graduate of Geneseo Normal School and taught several years in Lancaster schools. Her husband, John E. Sr., died in 1988. Mrs. O'Hern was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Lancaster.

Surviving are a daughter, Marion E. Stanislaw of Syracuse; a son, John E. Jr. of Danbury, Conn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be private. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 5448 Broadway, Lancaster 14086. Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel has charge of arrangements.

Syracuse Herald-Journal 14 November 1992
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Bertha Ahern
AHERN, Bertha. — December 2, 1992, beloved widow of the late Barney Ahern, loved mother of Richard and Marshall. For full details, watch these columns.
Sydney Morning Herald 3 December 1992
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