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Marie O. (Demars) Ahern
Marie O. (Demars) Ahern died Monday, Jan. 15. 1996, in Weston Manor Nursing Home. She was 95. Born in Nashua, N.H., she livced in Waltham since 1926. Wife of the late John F. Ahern Sr., she leaves her daughters, Rosemarie Kaufman of Natick, Margaret T. Curtin of Wayland and Mary Ellen Hill of Waltham; and her sons, George E. Ahern of Miami, Fla., Robert J. Ahern and Richard D. Ahern, both of Ashland. She was the grandmother of 35, great-grandmother of 50 and great-greatgrandmother of one. She was the mother of the late John F. Ahern Jr. and daughter of the late Alexander and Rosanna (Dichard) Demars. Visting hours will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main St., Waltham. Relatives and friends will gather Thursday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home and proceed to a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church, Waltham. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
Waltham News-Tribune 16 January 1996
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Dorothy M. (Boerner) Ahern
OXFORD — Dorothy M. (Boerner) Ahern, 70, of Walnut Street, formerly of Ware, a high-school English teacher for 29 years, died Sunday in the University of Massachusetts Hospital, Worcester, after a short illness. She leaves her husband of 44 years, Edward F. Ahern; a son, Timothy Ahern of Oxford; two daughters, Karen Savitzky of Katonah, N.Y., and Janet Kahane of Acton; her mother, Mary (McCarthy) Boerner of Ware; two sisters, Nancy Levine of Ringwood, N.J., and Paula Boerner of San Diego; four grandchildren; nephews and nieces. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of Walter W. Boerner, and lived 21 years in Ware and 44 years here. She graduated from Ware High School in 1942 and Worcester State Teachers' College in 1947. Mrs. Ahern was a high-school English teacher in the Oxford school system for 29 years, retiring in 1988. She was chairman of the English department at Oxford High School for many years. She was a member of St. Roch's Church, the Mental Health Alliance of Central Massachusetts and the human rights committee at Worcester State Hospital. She was a former member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Oxford Woman's Club. The funeral will be held tomorrow from Paradis Funeral Home, 357 Main St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Roch's Church, 334 Main St. Burial will be in St. Roch's Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund, 375 Longwood Ave., Boston, 02115.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 16 January 1996
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Michael J. Ahern
veteran's agent for Hanover; was deputy sheriff
HANOVER — Michael J. Ahern, 70, veteran's agent for the town of Hanover and a former Plymouth County deputy sheriff, died Monday at home after a brief illness. Mr. Ahern had been a case worker and counselor for several years at the Plymouth County House of Correction in Plymouth. He had been veteran's agent in Hanover since 1985. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Hanover VFW Post, Hanover American Legion Post, Disabled American Veterans, Cardinal Cushing Knights of Columbus, and the Hanover Democratic Town Committee. Born in Boston, he was raised in Dorchester. He had lived in Wollaston before moving to Hanover in 1966. Mr. Ahern was graduated from Brown & Nichols Preparatory School and Centre College in Kentucky, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Jean C. (Cleary) Ahern; two sons, John F. Ahern of Easton and Christopher M. Ahern of South Boston; a daughter, Katharine Ahern of La Paz, Bolivia; two brothers, Taylor Ahern of Wollaston and Joseph Ahern of West Roxbury; and two grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St. (Route 53). Donations may be made to the Cranberry Area Hospice, 161 Summer St., Kingston 02364.
Quincy Patriot Ledger 16 January 1996
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Richard E. O'Hearn
RICHARD E. O'HEARN, 70, St. Louis, died Wednesday, Jan. 17. Mr. O'Hearn worked for Southern Screw Co. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: wife, Betty Jean; daughters, Teresa Floyd, Winter Park, Anna Marie Pentz, Reading, Pa.; sons, Christopher, Howell, N.J., Mark, Hannibal, Mo., Richard, Hammond, Ind., Sean F., Mohnton, Pa., Stephen, Kansas City, Mo., Thomas, Orlando; sisters, Mary Mudd, Meta, Mo., Eleanor, Denver, Helen Anne Walterscheid, Hannibal; brothers, David, Burlington, Mass., Eugene, Mount Laurel, N.J., James, Quincy, Ill., Kenneth, St. Peters, Mo., Michael, St. Louis; 14 grandchildren. Hawthorne Funeral Home, Orlando.
The Orlando Sentinel 18 January 1996
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Wayne L. O'Hern
O'HERN, Wayne L., 78, aerospace engineer, Jan. 17, East Lawn.
The Arizona Daily Star 20 January 1996
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Wayne L. O'Hern
O'HERN, Wayne L., died January 17, 1996 after a two-month long illness. Survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Carrie H. (Hopkins) O'Hern; sons, Wayne, Jr. of Arlington, VA and David (Lynn Annette) of Tucson; daughter, Kathie Sue (Richard) Hefner of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Shannon, Chris, Sean, Jason, Jeff, Nate and Stefanie. Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20 at East Lawn Palms Mortuary Chapel, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Interment will be in the Post Cemetery, West Point, NY.
Arizona Daily Star 20 January 1996
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Nellie (O'Hearn) Fratini
NELLIE O'HEARN FRATINI, 96, of Memphis, retired clerk for the Health Department, died of heart failure Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memphis Funeral Home Union Chapel with burial in Elmwood. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Mrs. Fratini, the widow of Gisto Fratini, leaves a daughter, Frances Thomas of Memphis; a brother, Sam Kernell of Cordova, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Temple Baptist Church.
The Commercial Appeal 25 January 1996
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Edward J. Ahern Jr.
BRIMFIELD—Edward J. Ahern Jr., 69, of 8101 Camino Real, Miami, formerly of Brimfield, died Friday in Baptist Hospital, Miami, after he was stricken ill at home. He leaves four sons, Michael E. Ahern of East Windsor, N.J., Paul D. Ahern of Tustin, Calif., Thomas F. Ahern of Ipswich and Timothy J. Ahern of Springfield; a daughter, Karen A. Alostaz of Kuwait City, Kuwait; his mother, Anna O. (Schiehser) Ahern of Springfield; a brother, George J. Ahern of Galt, Calif.; and four grandchildren. A son, Kevin J. Ahern of Springfield, died last year. He was born in Springfield, son of Edward J. Ahern Sr., and lived here 25 years before moving to Miami in 1981. He graduated from Commerce High School, Springfield, in 1943 and Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He earned a bachelor's degree from Westfield State College and a master's degree in education from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. His ship, the aircraft carrier USS Wasp, was attacked by Japanese kamikaze planes. Mr. Ahern was a teacher at Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge for 25 years, retiring in 1980. He was a longtime member of St. Christopher's Church, the local Knights of Columbus and the Massachusetts Teachers Association. The funeral will be held Wednesday from Kozikowski Funeral Home, 565 Front St., Chicopee, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Church, 235 Dwight Road, Springfield. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham 01701.
Worcester Sunday Telegram 28 January 1996
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Edward Ahern Jr., 69, longtime area teacher
Edward J. Ahern Jr., 69, of 8101 Camino Real, formerly of Springfield, Mass. and Brimfield, Mass., died Friday in Baptist Hospital. He was a former 25-year schoolteacher at Tantasqua Regional High School in Brimfield. He retired in 1980.

Born in Springfield, he graduated from Commerce High School in 1943. He attended the University of Massachusetts Agricultural College in Amherst, Mass., and the former Westfield State Teachers College, now Westfield State College in Westfield, Mass., and received a master's degree in education at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. He lived in Brimfield for 25 years until 15 years ago, when he moved here. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific Theater on the USS WASP Aircraft Carrier. He was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Knights of Columbus in Brimfield.

He leaves his mother, Anna O. (Schiehser) Ahern of Springfield; four sons, Michael E. of East Windsor, N.J., Paul D. of Tustin, Calif., Thomas F. of Ipswich, Mass., and Timothy J. of Springfield; a daughter, Karen A. Alostaz of Kuwait City, Kuwait; a brother, George J. of Galt, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Another son, Kevin J., died in 1995. The funeral will be Wednesday morning at Kozikowski Funeral Home in Chicopee, Mass., and in St. Paul's Church in Springfield, with burial in Brimfield Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday afternoon and evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1111 Elm St., West Springfield, Mass. 01089.

Sunday Republican 28 January 1996
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Allison Rene (Paez) Ahern
AHERN, Allison Rene—Of San Bruno passed away unexpectedly on February 3, 1996. Beloved wife of Michael Ahern; loving mother of Ian and Andrew Ahern; devoted daughter of Maggie and John Paez. Consuelo Collard, second mother; dear sister of Christian Paez; loving grand-daughter of Ann Mabay; dear daughter-in-law of Jack and Helen Ahern; dear sister-in-law of Bob and Sarita Ahern, Nancy & Ken Hoock, Joanne & John Akay, and Jack & Suzie Ahern; dear friend of Arthur & Caroline Mosqueda. Also survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, age 31 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. Arrangements cared for by Chapel of the Highlands, Millbrae. Donations may be made to: Ian & Andrew Ahern Trust Fund, c/o Bank of America, Millbrae, CA.

San Francisco Chronicle 5 February 1996
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John J. "Jack" Ahearn
AHEARN JOHN J. (JACK) On Friday, February 9, 1996, JACK AHERN of Falls Church, VA; loving husband of the late Freda Ahearn. Also survived by many friends and acquaintances. Friends may call at Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, 1102 W Broad St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, February 12. A funeral Mass will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 13 at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 3700 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA. Interment Fairfax Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 699, Vienna, VA 22183.
Washington Post 12 February 1996
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Brian Ahearn
AHEARN—Brian of Mt Walker West. Funeral at St Brigid's Catholic Church Rosewood after a Mass of Thanksgiving at 9 am for the St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery Rosevale.
Queensland Times 14 February 1996
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Joan (Patterson) Ahern
Feb 14th saw the sudden and sad passing of Joan. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Alison, her partner John and her darling grandson Andrew Noel.
Evening Herald 15 February 1996
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John Ahearn
John Ahearn, 84, a Falls Church resident who retired in 1981 as a public relations specialist for Bank of Columbia, died of gastrointestinal disorder Feb. 9 at Arlington Hospital. Mr. Ahearn, who was born in Derby, Conn., had been a public relations specialist at American Security Bank for 25 years before joining Bank of Columbia in 1975. He graduated from Fordham University in New York and moved to the Washington area in the mid-1930s when he took a job as a ticket agent for Safeway Trails bus company. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II. He was a past president of the Washington division of the American Cancer Society and had attended St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Clifton. He was a member of the Kentucky Society, the Bank Marketing Association, the National Press Club, the Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade, the Bon Vivant Travel Club, the Public Relations Society of America and the Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington. His wife, Freda Ahearn, died in 1980. He leaves no immediate survivors.
Washington Post 17 February 1996
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Gervaise M. (Ahern) Foley Wallace
Gervaise M. (Ahern) Foley Wallace, 75, of West Falmouth, formerly of Quincy, died Saturday at the John Scott House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Foley Wallace had formerly worked as a waitress. She was active in the Girl Scouts, and was a member of the Self Starters in Weymouth. She was born in Dorchester and lived in Quincy for many years before moving to West Falmouth 15 years ago. Wife of the late Thomas M. Foley Sr. and the late Francis J. Wallace, she is survived by a son, Thomas M. Foley Jr. of Plymouth; a brother, Francis Ahern of Quincy; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was also the mother of the late Mary Maureen Foley. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Church, North Quincy. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Quincy. Visiting is at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Wollaston. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, One Kendall Square, Building 600, Cambridge 02139.
Quincy Patriot Ledger 19 February 1996
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Marion T. Ahern
Marion T. Ahern, 84, of Richland, formerly of Bayonne, NJ, on Feb. 18, 1996. Wife of the late Joseph Ahern, Mother of Marilyn Lemanski, Joseph Ahern, Jr., Dorothy Jones. Also surviving 11 grand and two great-grandchildren; Local arrangements by Herbert R. King Jr. Funeral Home, 151 Avenue C, Bayonne NJ, 07002, Feb. 21, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass on Thurs. St. Andrews Church.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 20 February 1996
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Margaret G. (Reilly) [Ahern] Noonan
Margaret G. Noonan nee Reilly (Ahern), born 1913 in Chicago, died Dec. 7, 1995, in Arcadia, CA of complications of pneumonia, predeceased by husbands Francis Noonan and William Ahern; parents Charles and Anna Golden Reilly; siblings Mary Agnes McGovern, Catherine Fitzpatrick, Charles, Rose, Matthew and John Reilly and other family members dear to her heart. Survived by daughter Maryanne Noonan of Temple City, CA; cousin Margaret Flinn; nieces Mary Sharon Reily, Carol Litty and Claudia Noonan; nephews John Fitzpatrick, John Reilly, John Litty, Michael and Robert Noonan; great-nieces Cathy Brentlinger, Susan Fitzpatrick, Angela and Megan Noonan; great-nephews Keith Brentlinger and Marco Perez; many other relatives and friends in the Chicago and California areas and elsewhere. A 1931 graduate of Providence High School, Margaret was a 45-year resident of Temple City, CA. where she had worked for 18 years as the first school secretary of St. Luke's Parish after an earlier career which included federal civil service. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA. Memorial donations may be made to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001.
Chicago Tribune 25 February 1996
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Eva J. [Eicher] Ahern
AHERN (EICHER), Eva J. July 1, 1915 - Feb. 26, 1996. Aged 80. Suvived by 4 children, 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren (Eicher), and 4 step children, 8 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren (Ahern). At her request no service will be held. She donated her remains to UCD School of Medicine.
Sacramento Bee 28 February 1996
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Geraldine R. (Holt) Ahern
Geraldine R. Ahern, 74, Emporia, KS, died Monday, March 4, 1996, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the First Christian Church, Emporia, KS, with Dr. William Bowles, of the church, officiating. Grave-side services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS. The family requests no flowers, and suggests donations to either The First Christian Church or the Leukemia Society, with both sent in care of the Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia, KS. Geraldine R. Holt, the daughter of James and Lola (Erwin) Holt, was born February 24, 1922, in Tulsa, OK. She married Justin H. Ahern in Galena, KS, on December 2, 1946. He died November 23, 1983. She was a member of The First Christian Church, Emporia, KS. Her surviving family members include her sons, John H. Ahern, Overland Park, KS, and James J. Ahern, Las Vegas, NV; sister, Pauline Stark, Riverton, KS; grandchildren, Lori Ahern, Jeff Ahern, Christopher Ahern and Stacey Ahern; and one great-granddaughter, Kayla Ahern.
The Kansas City Star 6 March 1996
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George D. Ahern
WYNANTSKILL—George D. Ahern, of Merryhill Road died Tuesday in Samaritan Hospital in Troy. Mr. Ahern was born in Troy. He was a lifetime Capital Region resident, and lived in Wynantskill for the last 33 years. He graduated from LaSalle Institute in Troy. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Ahern was a food broker for more than 20 years. He was a member of the North Greenbush American Legion Post 1489. He was a communicant of St. Jude the Apostle Church. He was an amateur golfer. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Scocca Ahern; and two daughters, Kelley A. Ahern of Wynantskill and Kyle A. Meyer of Averill Park. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in the Thomas S. Connolly Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Road, and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Jude the Apostle Church. A private burial will be in St. Jean's Cemetery, Troy. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the North Greenbush Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 99, Wynantskill, NY 12198. [see also: George T. Ahern]
Albany Times Union 6 March 1996
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Albert Michael Ahern
A funeral has been held for Albert Michael Ahern, who died Feb. 29, 1996. Mr. Ahern was born April 28, 1909, in Leadville, Colo. He was a boilermaker for Union Pacific Railroad and retired in 1985. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He married Erma Coady in 1941; she died in 1995.

Surviving are his daughter, Sheila of Portland; and brother, Jack Handran of San Leandro, Calif. Burial was in Skyline Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to Meals on Wheels or Holy Cross Area School. Arrangements were by Hustad Funeral Home.

The Oregonian 7 March 1996
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Mary A. (Ahearn) McNeal
Mary A. McNeal, nee Ahearn, born in Chicago on April 19, 1914, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 1996, at her home in Abbotsford, WI, formerly of Chicago, IL, also having lived in Aurora, IL, Naperville, IL and Wausau, WI, beloved wife of the late Edwin B. McNeal; mother of John (Sharon Rae) McNeal and Michael McNeal of Chicago, IL, Thomas (Gail) McNeal and James McNeal of Naperville, IL, Sharon McNeal of Wausau, WI and Maureen (Leo) Vander Kamp of Abbotsford, WI; fond grandmother of Kerry Ann McNeal, Meghan Therese, Sarah Marie, Amy Corinne and Mary Eileen McNeal, Sarah Ellen and Brian James and Timothy Leo Vander Kamp; loving daughter of the late James and Sarah, nee Slattery, Ahearn, both immigrated from Ireland; sister of Coletta Slattery O.P.; the late Nora Brown, the late Catherine Sipes, the late Veronica Ahearn and the late Thomas Ahearn; dear cousin of John Slattery, James (Irmgard) Slattery and the late Lenore Barham. Memorial Mass on Monday, March 18, St. Therese Catholic Church in Aurora, IL at 10 a.m. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to your favorite charity appreciated.
Chicago Tribune 17 March 1996
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Margaret M. (Kimble) Ahearne
Margaret M. Ahearne, 77, of Phoenix, a homemaker, died March 20, 1996. She was born in Minnesota and was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran. Surviviors include her husband, Joseph J.; daughters, Lorraine Butler and Kathy; son, Jim; brother, Rob Kimble; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale. Messinger Mortuary.
Arizona Republic 22 March 1996
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Harold Joseph Ahern
Harold Joseph Ahern, 79, of Phoenix, a retired overhead- crane operator, died March 18, 1996. He was born in Bayone, N.J. Services: noon Saturday, Betania Presbyterian Church, 2811 N. 39th Ave. Greer-Wilson Funeral Home.
Arizona Republic 22 March 1996
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William Wilson O'Hearn
ADMIRED EX-JUDGE O'HEARN DIES
Retired Circuit Court Judge William Wilson O'Hearn, who was as compassionate as he was firm on the bench, died of heart failure Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 82. Mr. O'Hearn presided for 24 years over Division 8 of Circuit Court, where friends and colleagues remembered him as soft-spoken, courteous and always on top of the law. ''I never heard a cross word from Judge O'Hearn in 50 years,'' said lawyer William Walsh, a longtime friend. ''He was very thorough and hardworking. He also had a grand Irish sense of humor.'' Mr. O'Hearn, an avid horseback rider, was a member of the Sierra Club, the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association. He also was an amateur boxer. He was an officer of the Military Order of the World Wars and served as a major during World War II. Mr. O'Hearn also was a former assistant district attorney and worked as a part-time city attorney before winning his first of three eight-year terms in 1966. ''He was universally liked and respected by everyone in the Memphis legal community,'' said lawyer Charles Newman, president of the Memphis Bar Association. ''He was able in a way that's rare to keep complete control of his court, perform his duties as a judge and stay on top of the law while retaining the admiration and affections of all the lawyers in his court. It's another great loss for the legal community.''

Longtime Memphis lawyers and community activists Walter P. Armstrong Jr. and Lucius Burch Jr. also died this month. Circuit Court Clerk's Office manager Thad Lee, one of Mr. O'Hearn's former court clerks, died last month during a church league basketball game.

After Mr. O'Hearn retired in 1990, a group of lawyers and judges dedicated a portrait of him in a ceremony in his old courtroom. Mass will be said for Mr. O'Hearn at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anne Catholic Church on Highland, where he was a communicant. Burial will be in Calvary. Canale Funeral Directors has charge. Mr. O'Hearn, the widower of Mary Ann Turley O'Hearn, leaves a daughter, Mary Ann O'Hearn Sawyer and a brother, John J. O'Hearn, both of Memphis, and three grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to MIFA, Catholic Charities of Memphis or a charity of the donor's choice. [see also: Kathleen "Kitty" Mary (O'Hearn) Jones]

The Commercial Appeal 22 March 1996
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Francis C. Ahern
WILLIMANTIC—Francis C. Ahern, 86, of Prospect Street, widower of Marion (Pickett) Ahern, died Wednesday at Marlborough Health Care Center, Willimantic. He was born May 11, 1909, son of the late John F. and Katherine (Clark) Ahern. He received his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University, Middletown, and his master's degree from Boston College. He had been employed as a social worker by the state of Connecticut for many years. He had also served as a social worker for the Windham Board of Education. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of W-W-II. He was an avid sportsman and had played football and basketball at Windham High School, and later football at West Willimantic. He was also a golf enthusiast for many years at the Willimantic Country Club. He was very active in civic affairs, including the Willimantic Lions Club. He is survived by a son, John Francis "Jay" Ahern, of Vernon. A brother, Dow Ahern, died previously.
The Chronicle 11 April 1996
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William F. Ahern
March 16, 1939 - April 17, 1996 — William Ahern, a resident of San Ramon and chief financial officer for Round Table Pizza, died Wednesday of a heart attack at San Ramon Regional Medical Center. He was 57. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he served in the Army from 1960 to 1966. He was a San Ramon resident for 11 years and a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia Ahern of San Ramon; sons, Michael Ahern of Kirkland, Wash., and William Ahern of Santa Rosa; daughters, Carol Ann Ahern of Walnut Creek and Theresa Kirby of Clovis; and one grandchild. Services: A Mass will be held today at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven, 1965 Reliez Valley Rd., Lafayette. Memorial Gifts: American Cancer Society, South Alameda County Branch, 7000 Village Parkway, Suite L, Dublin, CA 94568; or the American Heart Association, Oakland office, 11200 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.
Valley Times 22 April 1996
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Frederick J. Marchant
ARLINGTON—A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Agnes Church for Frederick J. Marchant, 76, of Arlington and Scituate. He died Friday at Bedford Veterans Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Marchant was a mechanic for ITT Continental Baking in Malden and Braintree for 34 years until 1984. He lived in Arlington for 55 years and summered in Scituate at Piggety Beach from 1948 to 1991. Mr. Marchant was born in Cambridge and attended Somerville schools and Ridge Technical High School. Husband of the late Margaret (Ahern) Marchant, he is survived by two sons, Frederick J. Marchant Jr. of Oklahoma and George C. Marchant of Dedham; two daughters, Helene M. Butler of Melrose and Denise C. Marcoullier of New Hampshire; 10 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visiting is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Saville Funeral Home, 418 Massachusetts Ave. Donations may be made to American Lung Assn. of Middlesex County, P.O. Box 265, Burlington 01803, or Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006.
Quincy Patriot Ledger 24 April 1996
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Ruth (Ahern) Watson
WATSON, Ruth — On April 22, 1996, in Georgetown, Texas, RUTH (nee Ahern), beloved wife of George M. Watson, devoted mother of Fr. Stephen F. Watson, O.D.C., Kathleen F. Decker, Thomas F. Watson, Maureen F. Celano, Timothy F. Watson and Eileen F. Haimerl, dear sister of Timothy Ahern and Geraldine Dougherty. Also survived by eight grandchildren. Friends may call at the Hartley Miller Funeral Home, 7527 Harford Road on Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where Christian Wake Service will be held on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Isaac Jogues Church on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to the American Cancer Society will be appreciated.
Baltimore Sun 24 April 1996
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Michael Allen Ahern
A Hickory man was killed and two other persons injured as the result of a three-vehicle collission that occurred on Interstate 40 near Rock Barn Road exit at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday. According to a report filed by Trooper Joe Gabel of the N.C. Highway Patrol, the three vehicles involved in the accident were a 1994 Pontiac driven by Michael Allen Ahern, 32, of Hickory, a 1989 Cadillac driven by Rita Gail Fox, 48, of Conover, and a 1985 Mack tractor-trailer truck driven by Robert Edward Whitson, 38, of Connelly Springs.

Ahern, an employee of Comm-Scope in Claremont, was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Fox, suffering "Code A" (serious) injuries, was transported to Catawba Memorial Hospital. And Whitson, a driver for Overnight Transportation, sustained "Code B" (not believed to be serious) injuries. He was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center, treated and then released.

A spokesperson for Highway Patrol said that the Ahern-driven Pontiac was travelling east at a high rate of speed when Ahern lost control in a driving rainstorm. The Pontiac crossed the median near Rock Barn Road, ran off the road on the left side, then back onto the road and slammed into the Fox-driven Cadiallac, travelling West on I-40. The two cars then collided with the tractor-trailer, travelling west. It took rescue workers more than an hour to pull Ahern, Ms. Fox, and Whitson from the wreckage and get the interstate reopened in the morning traffic rush. No charges were filed according to the trooper's report.

Observer-News-Enterprise 1 May 1996
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Daniel Peter Aherne
Suddenly passed, Daniel, son of Michael John Aherne and Margaret May (Masterson). Dearly loved brother of Jackie, Judy and Michael, remembered dearly by their families. Gone but never forgotten and always in our hearts.
South Wales Argus 9 May 1996
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Edward Patrick Ahern
Edward Patrick Ahern, 93, of 384 Blodget St., Manchester, died May 31, 1996, at his residence. He was born in Manchester, the son of Michael and Amanda (Durant) Ahern. A lifelong city resident, he was educated in the local system. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Ahern was employed as plant superintendent at Felton Brush Co. for 40 years. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Cathedral and was involved with the Catholic Youth Organization of that parish for many years. He was also a former member of the Raphael Club. Since 1950, he had a summer residence at Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham.

The family includes a son, Edward J. Ahern of Manchester; a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Mary Anne) Walker of Manchester; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael C. Ahern of Boone, N.C.; nephews; and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Mabel (Kelley) Ahern, in 1995; a daughter, Eileen M. Kenney; three brothers, Col. John Ahern, Francis Ahern and Kevin Ahern; and three sisters, Madeline Gladu, Ellen Simpson and Mary Miller.

Services: Calling hours at the McHugh Funeral Home, 483 Beech St., corner of Hanover Street, are Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Cathedral. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Optima Health/Visiting Nurses Association, 1850 Elm St., Manchester 03104 or Easter Seal Society of New Hampshire, c/o Special Transit Services, 555 Auburn St., Manchester, 03103.
The Union Leader 1 June 1996
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Margaret M. "Auntie Mag" Ahern
FRAMINGHAM — Margaret M. "Auntie Mag" Ahern, 97, died on Saturday, June 1, 1996, at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham following a brief illness. She was born in County Cork, Ireland, the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Ahern) Ahern. Miss Ahern is survived by several nieces and nephews, including the Youngs of Weston; the Seavers of Arlington; the Desmonds of County Cork, Ireland; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews; and a dear friend, C. Fessenden Morse and family of Wayland. She was the sister of the late Bridget Young, Mary Seaver, Johanna Desmond and Sister Mary Frances of the Little Flower (Honora) Ahern of the Carmelite Order. She had been a resident of Weston for 70 years, after arriving in the United States in th 1920s. She was a founding member and longtime communicant of St. Julia's Church in Weston, and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. She made several trips to her native Ireland during her lifetime.

Her funeral will be on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road, Wayland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Chapel of St. Patrick's Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham, at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Young-Ahern family lot in Linwood Cemetery, Weston. Funeral home visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. For those who desire, her family suggests donations in her memory to the Campion Center, 319 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02193.
Middlesex News 3 June 1996
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Dorothy A. Ahearn
NATICK — Dorothy A. Ahearn, 63, of Brockton and formerly of Natick, died Sunday, June 2, 1996, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Cushing Campus, Brockton, after a long illness. Born in Natick, she was the daughter of the late Charels and Elizabeth (McCarthy) Ahearn. Miss Ahearn had lived in Natick until moving to Brockton, where she lived with her sister since 1987. She was retired from Mammoth Mart and J.M. Fields Department Stores.

She is survived by one brother, Charles G. Ahearn of Brockton; four sisters, Mary Hesek of Sagamore, Barbara Millette of Natick, Janet Day of Brockton and Elizabeth Ahearn of Saxonville; 10 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Rte 135, Natick Center, followed by burial in the family lot in St. Patick Cemetery. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Doherty Gately and Loker Funeral Home, 4 Lincoln St. (off Rte. 135), Natick Center.

Middlesex News 5 June 1996
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Paul D. Ahern
BOSTON — Paul D. Ahern of Dorchester died Tuesday. Mr. Ahern is survived by his mother, Irene F. (Kearney) Ahern of Rockland; two brothers, Kevin J. Ahern of Quincy and Gerard T. Ahern of Rockland; a sister, Carol Tardanico of Randolph; five nephews and two nieces. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mark's Church, Dorchester. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visiting is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., Dorchester Lower Mills.
Quincy Patriot Ledger 5 July 1996
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Kathy Ahern
Former LPGA Champion Dies
Kathy Ahern, a golfer who won the LPGA championship, died Saturday from breast cancer at 47. Former pro golfer Kathy Ahern, who won the LPGA Championship in 1972, died Saturday after a five-year battle with breast cancer. She was 47. Ahern died at her mother's home in Fountain Hills, Ariz. She traveled to Phoenix after learning in June that her liver was not functioning properly because of the cancer, which had spread throughout her body. She lived in Greenville, S.C. Ahern joined the tour in 1967, and won three championships in the early 1970s, including the 1972 LPGA Championship.
Tulsa World 9 July 1996
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Kathy Ahern
47; was LPGA top golfer
PHOENIX — Kathy Ahern, a former child prodigy golfer who turned professional while still a teenager and who went on to become an LPGA champion, died Saturday. She was 47. The cause was complications from breast cancer, family members said. Ahern won three tournaments during her career on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, including the 1972 LPGA Championship, one of the tour's four major championships. She also won the 1970 Southgate Open and the 1972 George Washington Classic. An accomplished amateur who won the 1964 Texas Public Links Championship at the age of 15, Ahern was just 17 when she joined the LPGA Tour after her senior year in high school in 1967. As a senior in Dallas, she also won the Texas Amateur and the Texas Junior and was runner-up in the U.S. Golf Association Junior Amateur. Before a series of injuries interrupted her playing career in the late 1970s, Ahern was regularly a factor on the tour. A good ball striker with an excellent short game, she was the runner-up in the 1971 LPGA Championship, then won the tournament the next year at Pleasant Valley Country Club. Although she competed rarely during the 1980s, Ahern remained in touch with the LPGA, sometimes assisting and coaching players, or caddying on tour for her close friend, Sherri Turner. In May of 1991, it was diagnosed that Ahern had breast cancer. She underwent a lumpectomy and a series of radiation treatments. The cancer metastasized in 1993, but Ahern remained an active supporter of the LPGA, attending a tournament as recently as the first week in June. "Kathy's courage and determination in the face of her illness is an inspiration to us all," LPGA Commissioner Jim Ritts said. "She was never deterred from showing her love of the LPGA, her family and friends while she was making a lasting impact on the lives of many." She is survived by her mother, Kay Ahern; and several sisters.
Quincy Patriot Ledger 9 July 1996
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Kathy Ahern
PHOENIX — Golfer Kathy Ahern, who won the LPGA championship 24 years ago, died Saturday following a five-year battle with breast cancer. She was 47. Ms. Ahern joined the tour in 1967 and won three championships in the early 1970s, including the 1972 LPGA Championship. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 1991 and underwent a lumpectomy and radiation treatment. She returned to the tour later that fall and competed in eight events. Ms. Ahern's playing career ended that year although she often went on the tour, caddying for a friend or assisting other players with their golf games. Ms. Ahern made her last visit to an LPGA tournament in June. "Kathy's courage and determination in the fact of her illness is an inspiration to us all. She was never deterred from showing her love of the LPGA, her family and friends while she was making a lasting impact on the lives of many,'' LPGA Commissioner Jim Ritts said in a statement. A private memorial for Ms. Ahern is scheduled for Thursday in Phoenix. She leaves her mother and sisters.
The Boston Globe 9 July 1996
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Rose D. (Bogel) Ahearn
Rose D. (Bogel) Ahearn, 80, formerly of Cherry Street, died Tuesday at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. She worked at the former National Felt Co. for several years, and retired in 1980. She was previously a nurse's aide at the former Northampton State Hospital. Born in Holyoke, she attended the city's Mater Dolorosa School and Holyoke High School. She moved here in 1944, and was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. She belonged to its Women's Club, was in the Holy Rosary Sodality at the Sacred Heart Church, and was a volunteer at the Hampshire Manor Nursing Home in Northampton for many years. Her husband, Charles V. Ahearn, died in 1979. She leaves a son, Charles V. Jr. of Easthampton; two daughters, Margaret B. Kidston of Manchester, Conn., and Barbara A. Ahearn of Leeds, Northampton; a sister, Isabelle Gurski of North Hadley; three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

The funeral will be Saturday morning at O'Brien Funeral Home and the Immaculate Conception Church, with burial in St. Brigid's Cemetery. The calling hours are Friday evening, and memorial contributions may be made to the Patients Activities Fund, Hampshire County Long-Term Care Facility, River Road, Leeds, 01053.

Springfield Union-News 11 July 1996
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Edward J. Ahern Jr.
HORSHAM, Pa.—Edward J. Ahern Jr., 54, of 11 Gelding Lane, formerly of 115 Vernon St., Worcester, Mass., died Monday in Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, after a three-year struggle with prostate cancer. He leaves his wife of 16 years, Judith Ann (Crellin) Hall Ahern; two daughters, Kerry L. Angeletti of Jacksonville, Fla., and Shannon M. Barton in Okinawa, Japan; two stepsons, Peter and Robert Hall; two stepdaughters, Sandra Cross and Pamela Hall, all of Horsham; his parents, Edward J. and Adele R. (Puris) Ahern Sr.; a sister, Adele R. Paradis, all of Worcester; three grandchildren; a nephew and a niece. He was born in Worcester and lived there most of his life. He also lived in Wilmington, Del., and Metarie, La., before moving to Horsham in 1991. He graduated from St. John's Preparatory School, Shrewsbury, Mass., and attended Assumption College in Worcester. Mr. Ahern was a retail clothing salesman for many years. He was a Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran. He was first chairman of the Mohegan Council of Sea Scouts in Worcester. He was a member of Willow Grove American Legion Post 308 in Willow Grove, where he was sergeant of arms of its Flag Burning Committee. Cremation was in Ivy Hill Crematory, Philadelphia. A memorial Mass will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 3 in Ascension Church, 40 Vernon St., Worcester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Central Massachusetts, 7 Oak St., Worcester, 01609. Henry Funeral Service, 33 Ward St., Worcester, is directing local arrangements.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 25 July 1996
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Jeremiah Edward Ahern
State Police captain, World War II veteran
Jeremiah E. Ahern, 75, of Foxboro, formerly of Quincy, a retired State Police captain and a Navy veteran of World War II, died Wednesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, following a brief illness. Mr. Ahern served as a Boston police officer for 18 years and attained the rank of lieutenant before becoming a captain in the State Police. He was a State Police detective for 14 years. He was a member of the Emerald Society and the Boston Police Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Mr. Ahern was born in Boston and lived in Quincy before moving to Foxboro seven years ago. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy A. (Pfeiffer) Ahern; three sons, John F. Ahern of Hull, Jeremiah E. Ahern III of Avon and William P. Ahern of Taunton; five daughters, Barbara L. Cullity of Pembroke, Kathy E. Chipman of Milton, Donna M. Harrington and Dorothy A. Schwade, both of Mansfield, and Patricia F. Krass of Wollaston; a brother, Joseph Ahern of Jamaica Plain; four sisters, Mary McNeil of Arlington, Alice Feeley of Melrose, Ruth Santilli of Malden and Phyllis Buckley of Melrose; and 16 grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Agatha's Church, Milton. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery. Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham 01701.
Quincy Patriot Ledger 25 July 1996
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Gladys Ahern
AHERN, Gladys. In Sacramento, July 23, 1996. Beloved wife of the late Charles Ahern. Loving aunt of Helen Phelps, Jack Beebe, Robert Dawson and Lavina Dawson. Also survived by other relatives and friends. A resident of Sacramento for 83 years. A native of Oregon, aged 92 years. At her request, no services were held. Entombment, East Lawn Memorial Park.
Sacramento Bee 25 July 1996
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Sadie "Sal" O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Sadie (Sal) — August 4, 1996 (at hospital, at Belmont) late of Belmont North, formerly of Urunga, dearly loved wife of the late Reg, much loved mother of Elaine Moody, Maureen Inskip, Dennis, Ian and Colleen O'Hearn and mother-in-law of their spouses, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother of their Children, loved sister of Doris Sanders and fond aunt.
   The relatives and friends are invited to attend the Requiem Mass of Christian Burial for the repose of the soul of the late SAL O'HEARN, to be celebrated in St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Church, Ernest street, Belmont, on Wednesday morning (August 7, 1996) commencing at 10.30 a.m.
   At conclusion of the prayers following the Mass, the funeral cortege will proceed to the Palmdale Memorial Park, Ourimba.
May She Rest in Peace.
Sydney Morning Herald 6 August 1996
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John "Jack" P. Ahearn
JOHN "JACK" P. AHEARN, 78, of Edgewater died Wednesday. Before retiring, he worked for Aluminum Company of America, Edgewater. An Army veteran of World War II, he was commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5420, Edgewater. Arrangements: A. K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park. [see also: Mary (Cotter) Ahearn]
The Northern New Jersey Record 9 August 1996
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Helen (Skinski) Ahearn
Helen S. Ahearn, 87, formerly of Newfield Towers, Middletown, daughter of the late Michael and Edna (Golwinski) Skinski, died Friday at the Wadsworth Glen Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Middletown. Born in Middletown on May 17, 1909, she had lived for most of her life in Portland before moving to Middletown in 1965. Before retiring, she was employed as a bookkeeper for the R. W. Camp Co., formerly of Middletown, for over 45 years. She was a member of St. John Church, Middletown, and a past member of the Church of St. Mary.

She is survived by one brother, Edmund Skinski of Meriden; four nieces, Joan Vaine of Portland, Nancy Biloskirka of Moodus, Vickie Harlow of Haddam, Mary Tracy of Norton, Mass; two nephews, Edmund Skinski of Windsor and Walter Skinski of Middletown; several great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Walter Skinski and a sister, Edna Vaine.

A Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary, Portland. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Portland. Friends may call at the Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main St., Portland, on Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30. Memorial contributions in her memory may be sent to the Church of St. Mary Rebuilding Fund, 51 Freestone Ave., Portland.

The Middletown Press 12 August 1996
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Ann (Cahill) O'Hearn
Ann (Cahill) O'Hearn died Sunday, Aug. 25, 1996, in her home. She was 65. Born in Boston, she was educated in local schools. In 1952, she graduated from New Rochelle College in New Rochelle, N.Y., with a bachelor of arts degree. Mrs. O'Hearn was a retired director of human resources at the Beaver Brook Work Activity Center in Waltham, where she was employed for 15 years. She leaves her husband, Frank J. O'Hearn; her daughters, Kathleen A. O'Hearn, Lynn M. Wagner and Janice O'Hearn, all of Clearwater, Fla., M. Lillis O'Hearn of Margate, Fla., Eileen E. LeBlanc of Billerica, Nancy O'Hearn and Elizabeth Lochhart, both of Waltham; her son, Francis J. O'Hearn of Waltham; her sister, Elizabeth C. Flanagan of Waltham; and eight grandchildren. She was the sister of the late William M. Cahill. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Blackington Conroy & Hayes Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St., West Newton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard's Church, West Newton. Burial will be in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. Donations may be made to the Good Samaritans Hospice, 310 Allston St., Boston, MA 02134.
Waltham News-Tribune 26 August 1996
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Edmund F. Ahern Sr.
SHREWSBURY — Edmund F. Ahern Sr., 78, of 150 Clinton St., was stricken ill and died in his summer home in Dennis Port. His wife, Frances A. (Trotto) Ahern, died in 1988. He leaves two sons, James F. Ahern of Sutton and Edmund F. Ahern Jr. of Shrewsbury; a daughter, Kelly A. Strobel of Northboro; a sister, Florence M. Hawkesworth of Worcester; seven grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Born in Worcester, son of the late James F. and Florence G. (Murphy) Ahern, he lived many years in Shrewsbury and summered on Cape Cod. He graduated in 1937 from Classical High School, Worcester, where he was a star athlete. He attended the University of Pittsburgh while serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

Mr. Ahern worked 38 years in the cableworks division of U.S. Steel & Wire Co., Worcester, retiring 10 years ago. He owned Ahern Real Estate on Cape Cod, a company he founded with his wife in 1949. He was a notary public. He was a member of St. Mary of the Hills Church, Boylston, and was a charter member and past grand knight of the Adelphi Council, Knights of Columbus. He was a former baseball, basketball and football official for many years working throughout the Worcester area. In the late 1940s, he was a member of the Merrill and Usher Softball team which represented Worcester in the national tournament. He was also a member of the U.S. Steel retirees social club, the Dennis Pines Golf Course and the Harwich Port Golf Club.

The funeral will be held tomorrow (Fri) from the Britton Funeral Home, 648 Main St., with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of the Hills Church, 630 Cross St., Boylston. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours are 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham 01701.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 5 September 1996
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Mary Agnes (Dene) Ahearn
AHEARN, Mary Agnes (Dene). — September 7, 1996 at home, dearly beloved wife of Stephen (deceased) and loved mother of Beverley, Reginald, Valerie and Raymond, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother of their children. In her 99th year. Requiescat in pace. See Tuesday's Herald for funeral arrangments.
Sydney Morning Herald 9 September 1996
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Irene (Humphrey) Ahern
NISKAYUNA—Irene H. Ahern, 59, of 1117 Highland Park Rd., died Monday, September 9, 1996, St. Peter's Hospital, Albany. She was born May 30, 1937, in Ilion, NY, daughter of Albert and Marion McCarthy Humphrey. She was a graduate of Ilion Schools, and had married Don Ahern in 1957. Mrs. Ahern was most recently employed as a legal secretary with Public Employees Federation, Albany and was Vice President of the United Steel Workers of America. Survivors include her husband; four children, Mary Conely of Ilion, Judy Greshel of Schenectady, Annie Ahern and Donn Ahern both of Latham; two son-in-laws, Kim Conely of Ilion and Jerry Greshel of Schenectady; four beloved grandchildren, Zack and Katie Greshel, Iain and Devin Conely; two sisters, Margaret Windecker, Ilion and Zita Kay Dewey, Utica. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday at The Church of the Annunciation, Ilion. Calling hours Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Ilion. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Albany Times Union 12 September 1996
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Robert E. Ahern
Ahern, Robert E., 76, of Camarillo, retired statistical analyst for Lockheed Corp. Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, Camarillo.
Los Angeles Times 13 September 1996
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Helen A. (Ahern) Davis
Helen A. (Ahern) Davis, a longtime resident of Charlestown and retired statistician, died Friday at Mildred Alford Nursing Home in Abington after a lengthy illness. She was 95. Born in Charlestown, Mrs. Davis attended local schools and graduated from Charlestown High School. A resident of Charlestown for most of her life, Mrs. Davis worked as a statistician at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles for 40 years until her retirement in the late 1960s. Mrs. Davis was a former charter member and past treasurer of Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Jude 1123 in Charlestown. She was also a former member of the Self Help Organization of Charlestown, the Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and the National Association of Government Employees. Wife of the late Frederick J., Mrs. Davis is survived by two daughters, Maryhelen Woods of Abington and Ann Elwell of Charlestown; many nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Francis De Sales Church, Charlestown. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Arrangements are by Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. [see also: Edith (Ahern) Healy]
Boston Herald 23 September 1996
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Paul Gregory Ahern
AHERN—Paul Gregory Ahern, age 32, of Ca., formerly of Chelmsford. A funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 8 o'clock from the Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford with a funeral Mass to be offered at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. For those who desire to honor Paul's memory do a favor for a friend. Funeral Directors Richard P. Burkinshaw and Joseph A. Gallagher.
SAN FRANCISCO—Paul Gregory Ahern, age 32, formerly of Chelmsford, died Tuesday at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco after a long, courageous battle with Crohn's disease. He was the son of Paul and Peggy Ahern of Chelmsford, and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School and Fitchburg State College.

During the past several years, Paul resided in California, where he successfully launched a career in the movie industry. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his zest for life and humor. In addition to his parents he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Tony LoPresti of Chelmsford; also many aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.

The Lowell Sun 27 September 1996
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Zilpha Smith-Ahern
Zilpha Smith- Ahern , 66, of 177 Jenny Lane, Washington Township, a 19-year librarian for the Montgomery County Library system, died Saturday in Kettering Memorial Hospital. She was previously a librarian in East Longmeadow, Mass. Born in Springfield, Mass., she lived in Stamford, Conn., before moving here 19 years ago. She received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, a master's in chemistry from Smith College, and a second master's in library science from Columbia University in New York City. She was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She leaves several cousins, including Jeannette McCave of Agawam, Mass., and her friends, Lucille St. Marie of East Longmeadow, and Judith Leary of Woodbridge, Va. A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday afternoon at Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield. Hafey Springfield Chapels is in charge, and there are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church (Carrington Scholarship Fund), 215 Somers Road, East Longmeadow, Mass., 01028.
Springfield Union-News 2 October 1996
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Zilpha (Smith) Ahern
Montgomery County AHERN, Zilpha (Smith), 66, of Washington Twp., Sept. 28. Graveside services today. (Hafey, Springfield, Mass.)
Dayton Daily News 3 October 1996
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Rosemary (O'Hearn) Michaels
Age 65, passed away at her residence in Rocklin, October 4, 1996. Mrs. Michaels was born June 27, 1931 in Cincinatti, Ohio. She was employed by Union Bank as a bank manager prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Rosemary is survived by her loving husband, Gerald A. Michaels of Rocklin, two beloved daughters, Gerri L. Hargrove of Bellevue, Wa., and Jeanine M,. Hankins of Fremont, CA, a granddaughter Shuana L. Hargrove of Bellevue, WA. Also surviving are two brothers, James A. O'Hearn of Costa Mesa, CA and William O'Hearn of Tustin, CA., four sisters, Patricia Lynch of Arvada, Co., Alice Winkleman of Santa Ana, Ca., Mary Stickley of Santa Ana, and Elizabeth Pritchard of Mooreville, In. Along with a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held Monday, October 7, 1996, 1:00 p.m. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic church in Rocklin. Inurment will take place at a later date in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA. Donations may be made to the Sutter-Roseville Hospice, 1836 Sierra Gardens Dr., Roseville, CA 95661. Lambert Funeral Home Directors.
Sacramento Bee 6 October 1996
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Margaret M. "Peg" (O'Hearn) Compton
WORCESTER—Margaret M. "Peg" (O'Hearn) Compton, 51, of Ventura, Calif., formerly of Worcester, died Oct. 10 at her home after a 13-month battle with cancer. She leaves her daughter, Susan Compton Smith of Ventura; her parents, James and Alice (Wickson) O'Hearn of Worcester; a brother, David O'Hearn of Warwick, R.I.; two sisters, Marie Anderson of Oxford and Maryann Lavasseur of Auburn; a grandson; nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in Worcester. She graduated from St. Stephen's High School, and received her certification as a medical laboratory technician at Hahnemann Hospital. She was a phlebotomist in the Ventura area for many years at Medical Lab Network and Uni-Lab facilities. She previously was a laboratory technician at Hahnemann Hospital. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 in Notre Dame St. Joseph's Church, Hamilton Street. Funeral services and burial were held Monday in Ventura. Memorial contributions may to the American Cancer Society, 7 Oak St., Worcester 01609.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 17 October 1996
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Dorothy M. (Ahern) Kehrle
Stow - Dorothy M. Kehrle, 86, died Oct.17, 1996. An area resident most of her life, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cuyahoga Falls. She worked with Friends of the Handicapped, and was past president of St. Vincent's Altar Society. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Clifford; children, Mary Kay (Tom) Castner of Stow, Karen (Bud) Quick of Charlotte, N.C., Judith (Tom) Howard of Philadelphia, Pa., and John (Rosemarie) Kehrle of Lakewood; 13 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Dunn-Quigley-Cinello & Carr Falls Chapel (Eighth at Portage Trail). Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron 44333; or the National Shrine of St. Jude, 205 W. Monroe St., Chicago, Ill. 60606 (Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello & Carr, Falls Chapel, 929-3866)
Beacon Journal 19 October 1996
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Josephine L. Ahern
Josephine L. Ahern, an employee at General Electric Co. for more than 35 years and lifelong resident of Lynn, died Friday in Union Hospital in Lynn. She was 80. Ms. Ahern was graduated from St. Patrick's grammar school and from Lynn Classical High School in 1934. She worked in the payroll department at the General Electric Co. River Works for more than 35 years until her retirement in 1978. Ms. Ahern was a lifelong member of St. Patrick's parish in Lynn, where she served as a past prefect of the sodality as well as on committees for many events in the parish. In World War II, she was an air raid warden. She was the president of the Amvets Auxiliary Post 27 of Lynn and former president of the Ladies Hibernians Division 10. Ms. Ahern was a volunteer for retarded children and assisted the Heart Fund and the Cancer Fund. She also served for many years as election warden in the Houghton Branch Library polling place. She leaves two sisters, Catherine M. Russo and Mary A. Mahoney, both of Lynn. A funeral Mass will be said tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Lynn.
The Boston Globe 21 October 1996
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Nila O'Hearn
NILA O'HEARN, 98, Buckwood Drive, Orlando, died Friday, Nov. 8. Mrs. O'Hearn was a writer of children's books. Born in Manchester, N.H., she moved to Central Florida in 1968. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.
Orlando Sentinel 10 November 1996
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Ray O'Hern
MOUNDS—Ray O'Hern, 95, farmer, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel, Bixby.
Tulsa World 15 November 1996
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Bernice C. Ahern
Bernice C. Ahern, 82, of Hudson Falls Drive, a resident since 1991, died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Ahern was born in Portland, Maine, and came here from Manchester, N.H. She enjoyed arts and crafts. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Thomas. Volusia Memorial, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
Daytona Beach News-Journal 17 November 1996
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Margaret Ahern
MARGARET AHERN A homemaker and resident of Amite, she died at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at Hood Memorial Hospital, Amite. She was 85 and a native of Biloxi, Miss. Christian graveside services will be held at Biloxi Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday. Survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Dotsy Konzelman, Amite, and David and Mary Ann Konzelman, Memphis, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Julie K. Bennett, Amite, and Carroll Jo K. Miller, Kentwood; five grandsons, David and Michael Konzelman, Memphis, Jackie and Randy Konzelman, both of Kentwood, and Dennis Konzelman, Amite; six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by husband, John Emile Konzelman; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Konzelman; and a brother, Emitt Ahern. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.
The Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate 1 December 1996
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Louise R. (McMahon) Ahearn
DEDHAM—Louise (McMahon) Ahearn, 83, of Dedham and Naples, Fla., a retired organist, died Wednesday at Norwood Hospital. Mrs. Ahearn was the organist at the Church of the Most Precious Blood in Dover and St. Mary's Church in Dedham until her retirement. She was born in Boston and lived in Hyde Park before moving to Dedham 48 years ago. Mrs. Ahearn is survived by her husband, Thomas F. Ahearn; two daughters, Rita L. Kelly of Monticello, Ga., and Eileen M. Connors of Brookline; a brother and sister, John McMahon and Irene McLean, both of Hyde Park; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury. Visiting is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St. Donations may be made to Leukemia Society, 180 RustCraft Road, Dedham 02026.
The Quincy Patriot Ledger 5 December 1996
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Louise (McMahon) Ahearn
Louise (McMahon) Ahearn of Dedham, a homemaker and organist, died Wednesday in Norwood Hospital. She was 83. Mrs. Ahearn was born in Boston and was the organist at St. Mary's Church in Dedham for many years. She leaves her husband, Thomas F.; two daughters, Rita L. Kelly of Monticello, Ga., and Eileen M. Connors of Brookline; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St.Mary's Church in Dedham. Burial will in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.
The Boston Globe 6 December 1996
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Sharon K. (Papp) O'Hern
Sharon K. O'Hern, 54, of 1833 Spring Ridge Lane, died Saturday morning at the home of a friend, 147 Foxshire Drive. She had been ill for the last two years. She was the wife of Peter M. O'Hern. Born in Elyria, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Erno and Virginia F. Hobill Papp. She had lived in Lancaster since 1989. She was a registered staff nurse in the day surgery department at Lancaster General Hospital until 1994. A graduate of Lorain County Community College in Ohio, she earned an associate degree in applied science and nursing. She was a member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Lancaster, National Right to Life, Concerned Women for America and the Southcentral Pennsylvania Ambulatory Post Anesthesia Nurses Association.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Michael A. Almodovar of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and a daughter, Jacqueline Almodovar of Claremont, N.C.

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal 9 December 1996
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Teresa E. (O'Hearn) Fitzgerald
Teresa E. (O'Hearn) Fitzgerald of Falmouth, a teacher, died Friday at her son's home in Bourne after a brief illness. She was 70. Born in Boston, Mrs. Fitzgerald was a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain. She moved to Falmouth 3 1/2 years ago. Mrs. Fitzgerald graduated from Boston Teachers College in 1947. A communicant of Holy Name Church in West Roxbury, she taught in Weston public schools.

"She was a lady, a dignified person," said son Edward M. of Sudbury, a Boston Herald photographer. "To me, she always taught by example. "There were always books in the house and she had a strong passion for art," he said. "She kind of made sure we were raised the right way." Wife of the late J. Edward Fitzgerald, the former New England photo chief for United Press International and later the executive photo director of the Boston Globe, Mrs. Fitzgerald is survived by three sons, Richard W. of Bourne, Edward M. of Sudbury and Liam D. of Hingham; two sisters, Barbara Eitner of Hilton Head, S.C., and Ellen Redgate of West Falmouth; one brother, James O'Hearn of New York City; three grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, West Roxbury. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury. Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Milton Village.

Boston Herald 14 December 1996
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Teresa E. (O'Hearn) Fitzgerald
FITZGERALD — Of Falmouth, formerly of Jamaica Plain, Dec. 13, Teresa E. (O'Hearn) Fitzgerald. Beloved wife of the late J. Edward Fitzgerald. Mother of Richard W. Fitzgerald of Bourne, Edward M. Fitzgerald of Sudbury and Liam D. Fitzgerald of Hingham, Sister of Barbara Eitner of Hiltonhead, SC, Ellen Redgate of W. Falmouth and James O'Hearn of NYC, and the late Rev. Walter O'Hearn, Archdiocese of Boston. Also survived by 3 grandsons and several niewces and nephews. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. in Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., (Falmouth Center). The Funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave. (Milton Village) on Monday, Dec. 16 at 8:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Holy Name Church, 1689 Center St., West Roxbury at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Rt. 6A Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
The Boston Globe 15 December 1996
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Margaret C. (Ahearn) Dulkis
DULKIS—Of Norwood, Dec. 13, Margaret C. (Ahearn). Beloved wife of the late Benjamin A. Loving mother of David A. of Norwood & the late John F. Dulkis. Sister of the late Ruth McDonald. Also survived by 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren & several nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., (RT 1A), Norwood on Tues., Dec. 17 at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. George's RD Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Mon. 2-4 & 7-9. Interment Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dedham VNA, 1100 High St., Dedham, Ma. 02026. Late member Norwood High School Class of 1939.
The Boston Globe 15 December 1996
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Margaret C. (Ahearn) Dulkis
Margaret C. (Ahearn) Dulkis, 75, of Norwood, a homemaker, died Friday at the Emerald Court Nursing Home following a short illness. Mrs. Dulkis was a 1939 graduate of Norwood High School and a member of the '39er's Club. She was a lifelong resident of Norwood. Wife of the late Benjamin A. Dulkis, she is survived by a son, David A. Dulkis of Norwood; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late John F. Dulkis and sister of the late Ruth McDonald. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. George's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., Route 1A. Donations may be made to the Dedham Visiting Nurse Association, 1100 High St., Dedham, 02026.
The Quincy Patriot Ledger 16 December 1996
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Paul J. Ahern, Sr.
AHERN—Of Roslindale, Dec. 29, Paul J. Sr. Beloved husband of K. Dorothy (Howard) Father of Paul Jr., Marion, Katherine, Joseph, Joan Zozula, all of Roslindale, Michael and Ellen of Hyde Park, Janice Thompson of Cohasset and Dorothy Williams of Nantucket. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Brother of Rita McCormack, Virginia Mahoney and Patricia Manning. Funeral from the F. J. Higgins Funeral Home, 4236 Washington St., Roslindale Square, Thurs. Jan 2 at 9. Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 10. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wed. 2-4 & 7-9. Late WWII veteran. Late 42 year employee Boston Navy Yard. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sacred Heart School Fund, 169 Cummins Hwy. Parking rear of Funeral Home on Cummins Highway.
The Boston Globe 31 December 1996
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