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Dr. Alvin Ahern
Dr. Alvin Ahern ’34 died December 28 [1997] at the age of 92 [last residence Litchfield, CT]. He received an S.T.B. degree from the Biblical Seminary in New York City, a M.A. degree from New York University, and was ordained in 1939 by the Free Methodist Church. In 1941, he received his Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Education from New York University and returned to Greenville College. He served as GC’s Dean for two years and Vice President for four years. In 1948, Dr. Ahern became the Dean of the School of Religion at Seattle Pacific College. In 1950, he served as the Dean of the Biblical Seminary in New York City. He remained there until 1964 when he joined the Roberts Wesleyan Faculty as Professor of Philosophy. He served there until his retirement in 1971.
The Greenville College Record Summer 1998
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Mary Agnes (O'Hearne) Primeau-Perrotte
SPRINGFIELD—Mary Agnes (O'Hearne) Primeau-Perrotte, formerly of 39 Falmouth St. died Tuesday at Holyoke Hospital. Born in North Walpole, N.H. she was an 11 year area resident. Her husband, Charles J, Perrotte, died in 1981. She leaves a son, Edward Primeau of Leesburg, Fla.; three daughters, Barbara Brennan of Nashua, N.H., Carol A. Williams of Indian Orchard, and Gail Louise Mike of Bellevue, Neb.; a brother, Walter of Claremont, N.H.; 31 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The service will be Monday afternoon in New Hampshire. There are no calling hours and Tylunas Funeral Home of Chicopee is in charge. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion, Britton-Porter Units 57 ALA (Attention of Betty Reavia) 929 South Hemlock Road, Charlestown, N.H. 03603.
Springfield Union-News 1 January 1998
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Marie (McKasty) O'Hearn
Marie O'Hearn (nee McKasty) died on Dec. 20, 1997. Wife of the late Lawrence. Mother of Janet Schankweiler and Sharon O'Hearn. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Kilian RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
Farmingdale Observer 2 January 1998
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Thomas J. Ahern
DUDLEY — Thomas J. Ahern, 68, of 24 D'Allessandro Ave. died Sunday at home after a long illness. He leaves his wife of 45 years, Ruth (Crabbe) Ahern; a son, Brian Ahern of North Oxford; a daughter, Colleen Ahern-Szpiler of Northampton; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Exley of Asbury, N.J.; nieces and nephews. Another son, Gary Ahern of Dudley, died in 1972. He was born in Providence, son of James and Agnes (Mahan) Ahern, and was raised in Webster, graduating from Bartlett High School in 1948. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, serving as a sergeant.

Mr. Ahern worked in sales for several years at Knight Chevrolet in Southbridge, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Ives Laboratory. Previously, he was a textile engraver at Cranston Print Works Co. in Webster. He retired in 1990.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bartel Funeral Home, 33 Schofield Ave. Burial will be in St. Anne's Cemetery, Cranston, R.I. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Flowers may be sent or memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham 01701.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 6 January 1998
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Marion (Alexander) O'Hern
Marion Alexander O'Hern, 95, of Fayetteville died Tuesday at Van Duyn Home and Hospital. Born in Willow Hill, Pa., she lived most of her life in the Syracuse area. She graduated from Syracuse Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1925. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Calvary Chapter 752, the Alumni Association of Syracuse University and Park Central Presbyterian Church. Her husband, William, died in 1978.

Surviving are a daughter, Doris Altes of Fayetteville; a son, William A. of Neptune, N.J.; three sisters, Faye Breckenridge of New Cumberland, Pa., and Leta Hussack and Evelyn Crouse, both of Chambersburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Private graveside services are in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. There are no calling hours. Whelan Bros. Funeral Home has arrangements.

Syracuse Post-Standard 8 January 1998
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Robert Darren O'Hern
O'HERN Robert Darren, born Sept. 23, 1967 in Perry, OK to the parents of Robert D. and Alice Faye (Walker) O'Hern. Darren is preceded in death by his mother, Alice Faye. He is survived by his wife, Katy, two daughters, Erin and Faith; father, Robert; cherished step-mother, Donna; and brother, Rusty. Darren was a devoted husband of seven years to Katy O'Hern, and father of two beloved daughters, Erin Blaine, age 5, and Allison Faith, age 7 months. He deeply loved his wife, Katy. He was a loyal and trusted friend, a dependable co-worker, and a loving father and husband. Darren cherished, and was cherished by his family, friends, and co-workers. He was creative and enjoyed singing. He shared his visions of life with us. He took care of things, gladly and willingly. Darren worked very hard to provide a full life for his family. He enjoyed starting home projects but needed encouragement to finish them. His diligence in pursuing his projects often left him sharing his frustrations with all. His sense of honesty was plain-spoken and forthright. Darren looked to the Lord for his guidance and inspiration. He was a man of integrity, sensitivity, and compassion. Darren was large of stature and character. He loved his job as a Midwest City Police Officer, and was a proud and dependable member of the SWAT team. He strongly believed in the team concept, and he was a catalyst in helping to establish the current-day Midwest City SWAT program. His passion and dedication to SWAT was profound and inspiring.Darren was forever prepared to lay down his life to protect others if ever needed. His achievements during his nine year tenure as a police officer were numerous, including the fitness pin, CLEET instructor pin, five year pin, and the Oklahoma City Bombing ribbon. For his heroic life-saving efforts, Darren was posthumously awarded the Life Saving pin. His passing on Sunday, January 11, 1998, marks not a time of sorrow, but a time of celebration of his life for those that loved and admired him. Services
Daily Oklahoman 14 January 1998
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Phyllis R. (Ahern) Buckley
BUCKLEY—Of Melrose, Jan. 13, Phyllis R. (Ahern) Buckley. Wife of James P. Buckley. Mother of Stephen G. Buckley of Dracut, James A. Buckley and Sheila M. Buckley, both of Melrose. Sister of Mae McNeil of Arlington, Joseph Ahern of Weymouth, Ruth Santilli of Medford, and the late Helen Maguire, Jeremiah E. Ahern, Alice Feeley, and Lorraine Walsh. Grandmother of Carolyn, Daniel, Joseph, Amanda, Rachel and Maura. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Friday, Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in The Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Main St., Wakefield, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday 6-9 p.m. & Friday morning from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
The Lowell Sun 15 January 1998
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Eleanor (Ahearn) Duffy
Eleanor Duffy, nee Ahearn, loving daughter of the late Daniel and Helen Ahearn; dear sister of Marian Casto, Rev. Donald Ahearn, the late Peggy Atkins and William Ahearn, aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Monday, 9:15 a.m. from Skaja-Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, to St. Juliana Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 3-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cortland Manor, 1900 N. Karlov, Chicago, 60639, appreciated. 847-966-7302.
Chicago Tribune 18 January 1998
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Florence C. (Daley) Ahearn Tadakowsky
SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. — Florence C. (Daley) Ahearn Tadakowsky, 85, of Safety Harbor and formerly of High Street, Uxbridge, Mass., died Saturday in Mease Countryside Hospital after a long illness. She leaves her husband, Michael Tadakowsky; a son, Terrance Ahearn of Houston; two sisters, Catherine McDonald and Ann Crothers, both of Dennisport, Mass.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was born in Worcester, Mass., daughter of James F. and Cecelia A. (McGrail) Daley, and lived in Uxbridge many years before moving to Florida in 1981. She and her husband also summered many years in Narraganset, R.I. Mrs. Ahearn worked 24 years for the Brewer Co., a deed transfer agent located at the Worcester County Register of Deeds in Worcester, before retiring. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Uxbridge.

The funeral will be held Friday from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Road, Uxbridge, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 71 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Uxbridge. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, Mass. 02139.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 19 January 1998
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Robert T. O'Hearn, 67, area carpenter
PITTSFIELD—Robert T. O'Hearn, 67, of 46 Paula Ave. died yesterday morning at Charlotte General Regional Hospital in Punta Gorda, Fla. Born in Pittsfield on Feb. 5, 1930, son of Thomas H. and Margaret I. Molitor O'Hearn, he was a graduate of the former St. Joseph's Grammar School and a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph's Central High School. A union carpenter by trade, he was employed for 30 years for various contractors including David J. Tierney Jr. Inc. of Pittsfield and Gilbane Construction, based in Springfield. He also had installed swimming pools for Fox Pools of Dalton. Mr. O'Hearn retired in 1981 because of arthritis, and had spent the last several winters in Florida.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Berkshire County Basketball and Football Referees associations, the Berkshire County Baseball Umpires Association, and past president and coach of the Minor League. He was also a member of the Irish-American Organization. He and his wife, the former Carolyn Ruberto, would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on May 13.

Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Timothy P. O'Hearn of Williamstown; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Irene Bolduc and Mrs. Margaret T. Donovan, both of Pittsfield. Another son, Robert J. O'Hearn, died June 23, 1980.

FUNERAL NOTICE—O'Hearn, Robert T., 67, of Pittsfield, died Jan. 30th in Florida. Calling hours at THE DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME will be Sunday afternoon from 3 to 7. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home followed with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Additionally he is survived by several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Pittsfield Catholic Schools in care of the funeral home.

The Berkshire Eagle 31 January 1998
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Thomas Edward Ahern
Thomas Edward Ahern, 81 of Storrs, husband of Alice (Kennedy) Ahern, died Sunday (February 1, 1998) at the Windham Hospital. He was born on December 7th 1916 in Hartford, son of the late Thomas (E.) and Helen (Tracy) Ahern, and had lived in Storrs the past 50 years. He was a WWII veteran of the Army Air Corps, serving from 1943-45 as a technical sergeant with the 368th Fighter Group. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1952 and served as the director of the UCONN Student Union from 1957 until 1982. Mr. Ahern was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Mark Mogayzel of Westford MA; two sisters, Mary Higgins and Barbara McInerney, both of Wethersfield; a niece and her husband, Maureen and Brian Clarke of West Hartford. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday 10 am at St. Joseph Church, 99 Jackson Street Willimantic, with assembly at the church. Burial will be private in Storrs Cemetary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas E. Ahern Award c/o UCONN Foundation Po Box 206 Storrs CT 02629

Hartford Courant 2 February 1998
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Robert O'Hearn
O'HEARN, ROBERT, 67, Massachusetts, died Saturday. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Fort Myers.
The Fort Myers News-Press 3 February 1998
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George Joseph Ahern
George J. Ahern, 75, of Bitely, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998 at Metron of Big Rapids. He was born George Joseph Ahern, the son of Robert P. and Josephine (Noel) Ahern, on Nov. 21, 1922 at Detroit. He was a farm laborer.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Abbatoy of Bitely; three brothers, Tony (Carolyn) Ahern of Arizona, Henry (Carrie) Ahern, and Louis (Vi) Ahern of Caro; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass was held on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Christ The King Church in Hesperia with Rev. Donn Tufts as Celebrant. Interment followed in West Hesperia Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Home in Hesperia. [see also: Robert J. Ahern]

Fremont Times-Indicator 4 February 1998
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John Harold Aherne
Aherne, John H., age 79 of St. Paul on Feb. 3. Longtime member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church & active community volunteer. Preceded in death by beloved wife, Cecilia. Survived by nieces, Yvonne Reding & Judie Russell; and nephew, Victor Marcotte, all of the Twin Cities. Also survived by cousins outside the Twin City area. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 512 So. Albert St. Interment National Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 p.m. with prayer vigil 5 p.m. Thursday at O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home, 575 S. Snelling Ave. and at church 1 hour before the service. Memorials preferred to MN Chapter of Parkinson's or Children's Home Society of MN.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 5 February 1998
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Alfred M. Ahern Sr.
Alfred M. Ahern Sr.: 10 a.m. Saturday, All Saints Catholic Church. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Murdoch Funeral Home, Marion, where there will be a rosary at 6 and vigil service at 7 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Elmwood Cemetery, Morrilton, Ark.
The Gazette 6 February 1998
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Raymond "Sonny" O'Hern
Beggs—Sonny O'Hern, 65, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Bixby. Leonard and Marker, Bixby. [see also: Nora (Fleetwood) O'Hern]
Tulsa World 9 February 1998
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George J. O'Hearn
GEORGE J. O'HEARN, 65, of Tampa died Thursday. A native of Somerville, Mass., he moved to Tampa in 1959. He was a truck delivery driver, Navy veteran, in the carnival industry for 30 years, member of the Showmans Club and Catholic. He is survived by his wife, Penny; four stepsons, George of Gibsonton, Robert Baker and William Baker, both of Tampa, and Danny Baker of Lakeland; a stepdaughter, Tammy Brown of Tampa; and seven grandchildren. Florida Mortuary, Loyless Chapel, Tampa.
The Tampa Tribune 16 February 1998
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Eileen Laura Ahern
AHERN, Eileen Laura — Of Affleck street, Albury, on February 19, 1998, at Albury, dearly loved wife of Ronald, loving mother of Annette, Adrian and Christopher, fond mother-in-law of Catherine and much loved Grandma of Amy and Lauren. In God's care.
Sydney Morning Herald 21 February 1998
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Fern (Mailman) Ahearn
MILFORD — Fern (Mailman) Ahearn, 89, of Milford died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 21, 1998, at the Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Daniel Ahearn who died in 1972. She is survived by two sons, Michael W. and Paul V. Ahearn, both of Milford; one brother, Keith Mailman of Nova Scotia, Canada; one sister, Connie Wyle of Nova Scotia, Canada and several nieces and nephews. She was born in Hemford, Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of the late Edward W. and the late Anna B. (Ramey) Mailman and lived in Milford for more than 50 years. She was employed as a private-duty nurse in the Greater Milford area for many years retiring several years ago. She also performed volunteer work for the American Red Cross for 50 years. She graduated from the former Leonard Morse Hospital School of Nursing in Natick and belonged to its alumnae association. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was a World War II U.S. Army nurse having served in England.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress St., Milford, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Winter St. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery on Cedar St. A calling hour will be held Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Middlesex News 23 February 1998
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Mrs. Florence Ahern
A Mass for Mrs. Florence Ahern, 96, of Belleview, Fla., formerly of Elizabeth, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Patrick's Church, Elizabeth. Arrangements are by the Bannworth Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Mrs. Ahern, who died Thursday at home, was born in Long Island and lived in Linden and Elizabeth before moving to Belleview eight years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Florence Ujvarosi; two sons, Eugene and John; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Newark NJ Star-Ledger 25 February 1998
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Mildred F. (Hillson) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Mildred F. (nee Hillson) — On Sunday March 1, 1998, after a brief illness, at Peel Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family, Mildred Hillson, beloved wife of the late William James O'Hearn. Survived by her sons Bill and his wife Candy, Bob and his wife Moira and Bert and his wife Marlene, her grandchildren Scott, Todd, Whitney, Brian, Andy, James, Kate and great-granddaughter Katlyn, by sisters Edith Haynes and Eva McTaggart and by brothers John and Jim. Predeceased by her sisters Annie Stewart, Georgina Wedgewood, June Elliott and Kathleen and her brother Ted. Remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their children. In her 87th year. Resting at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main St. S. Brampton. Visiting Tuesday March 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., Grace United Church, 156 Main St. N., Brampton. Interment Brampton Cemetery. Remembrances to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Toronto Star 3 March 1998
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Anna M. (MacMillan) Ahearn
Framingham — Anna M. (MacMillan) Ahearn, 91, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998 at the Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham. She was the wife of the late John G. Ahearn, who died in 1981. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Mary E. (Barton) MacMillan. She had lived in Framingham for many years. She is survived by a son, John E. and his wife, Eileen J. Ahearn, of West Hartford, Conn.; three grandchildren, Brendan J. and his wife Jennifer Ahearn, of Wyoming, R.I., Michael W. Ahearn, of Brighton and Stephen H. Ahearn, of West Hartford, Conn.; a niece Anne Hagelston; three nephews, Paul, Jack, and James Hagelston. She was the sister of the late Mae Hagelston.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Jeremiah Church, 41 Brook St., Framingham. Burial will follow in Egell Grove Cemetery, Framingham. Arrangements are under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St., (corner of Union Avenue), Framingham. Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Ahearn's memory may be made to St. Jeremiah Church, 41 Brook St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Middlesex News 4 March 1998
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Joseph Daniel Ahearn
Joseph Daniel Ahearn, 77, died March 4, 1998, in DePaul Medical Center. He was born in Providence, R.I., and was a retired machinist from N.A.R.F. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and Fleet Reserve Branch 60. He was a volunteer of DePaul Medical Center. Mr. Ahearn was retired from the U.S. Navy and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Grace "Sue'' Ahearn; six daughters, Susan Sanders of Columbia, Md., Kathleen White of Wellesley, Mass., Marianne Sharkey of Virginia Beach, Margaret Bishop of Naples, Fla., Patricia Ahearn of Fairfax, Va., Michele Kennedy of Clearwater, Fla.; a son, James Ahearn of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; three sisters; and one brother. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Christ the King Catholic Church, Norfolk, by Father Brian Rafferty. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today in Woodlawn Funeral Home with a wake service starting at 6 p.m.
Virginian Pilot 6 March 1998
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Bertha Elizabeth (Webb) O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Bertha Elizabeth — 92, Canso, died March 4, 1998 in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso. Born in Everett, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John and Lottie (Howard) Webb. She was a secretarial graduate from Engleside School for Girls in Lynn, Mass. She was a member of Star of the Sea Parish, Shamrock Senior Citizens and the ladies auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 46, Canso. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughters, Jean (Mrs. James Connolly), Braintree, Mass.; Virginia (Mrs. Calvin Baker), Nina (Mrs. Edward Roberts), Canso; Bertha (Mrs. Charles Spriggs), Dartmouth; sons, David, Sacramento, Calif.; George, Mississauga, Ont.; 31 grandchildren, 60 great-granchildren; four great-great-granchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, David Harding; second husband, George O'Hearn; four infant children, sisters, Blanche, Ethel, Hattie, Dorothy, Helen, brother Fred. Visitation 3-9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Saturday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in Star of the Sea Church, Canso, Rev. John Morrison officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Eastern Memorial Hospital Foundation of Star of the Sea Parish.
Halifax Chronicle Herald 6 March 1998
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Marilyn J. O'Hearn
MARILYN J. O'HEARN, 66 of Gibsonton died Wednesday at Columbia South Bay Hospital. A native of Pittsburgh, she moved to the area in 1974. She was a concessioneer for the carnival, member of International Independent Showmen's association and Lutheran. She is survived by a son, George Leroy Edward of Gibsonton; a daughter, Marilyn A. Spencer of Riverview; and three grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
The Tampa Tribune 14 March 1998
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William F. O'Hearn
NORTH ANDOVER - William F. O'Hearn, 65, of North Andover and formerly of Somerville, died yesterday at Lawrence General Hospital. Mr. O'Hearn was a draftsman. He worked as a drafting checker for Lam Associates in Wilmington for two years. Before that he worked for Teledyne Corporation and for Lockheed Martin Company. Born in Cambridge, he attended schools in Arlington and graduated from Somerville High. He had lived in Somerville for 35 years before coming to North Andover 10 years ago. He served with the Air Force during the Korean War. He leaves his wife Anne M. (Bruce) O'Hearn of Andover, daughters Carol A. Arria of Winchester, Janice O'Hearn Fontanella of North Andover and Patricia M. LaRochelle of Worcester, seven grandchildren and many relatives in Scotland. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Mary Church, Winchester. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, also in Winchester. Family and friends may call this evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St., Winchester. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 5 Mountain Road, Burlington, MA 01803.
The Eagle-Tribune 19 March 1998
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Helen A. (Vincent) Ahearn
Helen A. Ahearn, a former bookkeeper and secretary for the Bacchiochi Construction Company, died Monday, March 9, at the Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga. She was 84, and the wife of John J. Ahearn of Carrollton. Born in New Milford on March 6, 1914, she was a daughter of George and Lina Joyce Vincent. A Danburian most of her life, she worked in her early years at the former Bacchiochi Construction in Ridgefield. Mrs. Ahearn was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Carrollton and a former member of St. Joseph's Church, Danbury. She moved to Georgia eight years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, a sister, a brother, two granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. Green Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery, Danbury.
Ridgefield [CT] Press 19 March 1998
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Robert Ray O'Hern
Mr. Robert Ray O'Hern, 60, of Manor Circle in Sharpsburg died March 19, 1998, at Southern Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 21, 1937 in Avon Park, Fla., Mr. O'Hern was an airline mechanic. A service will be tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Crossroads Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ken Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife, Marie E. O'Hern of Sharpsburg; children, Robert Cornwell of Sharpsburg, Natalie Grubb of Sebring, Fla., Robert O'Hern of Birmingham, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to Crossroads Baptist Church. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan.
The Newnan GA Times-Herald 21 March 1998
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Mary Jane (Summers) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, MARY JANE, (nee Summers) fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Thurs., March 19, 1998, beloved wife of the late Leo R. O'Hearn, loving mother of Diane Hacke, Theresa Shafer, and Patrick O'Hearn, dear grandmother of Catherine, Tim, Adam, Jonathan and Haley, dear sister of Eugene Summers, dear aunt of Denise Frillman, and Richard Summers, sister-in-law of Melvin O'Hearn. A light has gone out in our midst. Funeral service from The New Stygar Florissant Chapel, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. at 9:15 a.m. to St. Aloysius Church (Spanish Lake) for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation Sun. from 3-9 p.m.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 21 March 1998
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Marjorie (Ahern) Abrahamson
Marjorie (Ahern) Abrahamson, 78, formerly of East Hartford and more recently of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away peacefully Tuesday (March 17, 1998) after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Abrahamson was predeceased by her husband, Charles; and her brothers, Maurice William Ahern, and Frances [sic] Ahern. She is survived by a brother, John Ahern of Wallingford; three daughters and their spouses, Patricia and William Kimball of St. Petersburg, FL, Sandra and Guy Farnsworth of Union, and Kathleen and Felix Brazalovich of East Hartford; a son and his wife, Charles ''Chick'' and Fran Abrahamson of East Hartford; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, a great-great- grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many loving friends from Connecticut as well as St. Petersburg, FL. A memorial service will be held at Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill, March 28, 1998, 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be sent to The Hospice, 300 E. Bay Drive, Largo, FL 34640, or the American Cancer Society, 45 Wintonbury Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002.
The Hartford Courant 22 March 1998
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Mother of Taoiseach, Julia Ahern, dies in Dublin
by Chris Dooley
THE death occurred yesterday in Dublin of Mrs Julia Ahern, mother of the Taoiseach and also of the Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North West, Mr Noel Ahern. Mrs Ahern, who was 87, suffered a heart attack on Sunday and was taken to the Mater Hospital where she died early yesterday morning. The Taoiseach cancelled all his engagements for the day.

She was predeceased in 1990 by her husband, Con. Although both were from Cork, they met and settled in Drumcondra, Dublin, which was to become the Taoiseach's political base. Her eldest son, Mr Maurice Ahern, said yesterday his mother had remained active up to her death and recently attended a family dinner to mark her 87th birthday at the Berkeley Court Hotel in Dublin.

The chairman of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party, Dr Rory O'Hanlon, said Mrs Ahern was a well-known and respected member of the party she had served with distinction for many years. “A quite woman of great warmth, she was a great support to her sons in their decision to serve the public and to her husband Cornelius [Con] who was involved in the birth of our nation and predeceased her some years ago,” he said. “It is indeed a matter great sadness that she passed away as this Fianna Fáil-led government reaches the eve of a historic moment in our nation's history.” He expressed his deepest condolences to the family on behalf of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party.

Mrs Ahern is survived by three sons and two daughters: Mr Maurice Ahern, Mrs Kathleen Murphy, Mr Noel Ahern TD, Mrs Eileen O'Donovan and the Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern. A fourth son, John, died at age three months. Mrs Ahern's remains will be removed from the Pillar Room at the Mater Hospital this evening, arriving at St Vincent de Paul Church in Marino at 8 p.m. Burial in the republican plot at Glesnevin Cemetery takes place after Mass at noon tomorrow.

The Irish Times 7 April 1998
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A republican shaped by the War of Inhdependence
by Chris Dooley
MRS JULIA AHERN followed her son Bertie into Fianna Fáil, but her strong republican views were formed many years before he was born. Her lifelong nationalist ideals were shaped by her experiences growing up on a small farm in west Cork during the War of Independence and subsequent Civil War, in which her family took the republican side. Her eldest son, Mr Maurice Ahern, recalled yesterday how his mother never forgot incidents such as the time the Black and Tans shot all the turkeys on her family's holding in Castledonovan. The action was most likely carried out in response to the failure of the British forces to find some republican activists hiding in the area. “There wasn't much money around then so you can imagine the impact of having your turkeys shot a few months before Christmas,” Mr Ahern said. During the Civil War the family's home became a target for Free State forces who would “turn it upside down” in the knowledge that it was used as a “safe house” for IRA men. She believed those experiences remained relevant to present-day politics, Mr Ahern said. His mother understood why it wasn't helpful to dig up the distant past, but she used to say: “You can go back to my lifetime, I was alive in 1921.”

After she moved to Dublin, where she worked as a children's nurse, she met her future husband Con, who also came from a farming and republican background in Cork. Mr Ahern senior, who died in 1990, had fought in the War of Independence as a member of the 3rd Cork Brigade of the IRA. He initially went to Dublin to train for the priesthood but had abandoned the idea by the time the couple met. They married in October 1937 and settled in Church Avenue, Drumcondra, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Had Con Ahern not entertained thoughts of a vocation, it is unlikely he would have ever moved to Dublin. He had been set to inherit his family's 195-acre farm in the Robert's Cove area of Cork. Instead he became a farm manager at All Hallows College, Drumcondra.

As was the norm, Mrs Ahern gave up her nursing career on getting married and devoted her energies to raising the couple's five children, Maurice, Kathleen, Noel, Eileen, and the youngest, Bertie, who was born when she was 40. It was only after Bertie became active in Fianna Fáil that Mrs Ahern joined the party. She was an active member of her local cumann and attended meetings up to her death. The front sitting room of her Church Avenue home was the campaign headquarters of a number of elections fought by the future taoiseach until his constituency office on Drumcondra Road was established before the 1987 campaign.

According to Mr Maurice Ahern, a low point was undoubtedly the occasion in December 1994 when, he said, a 3 a.m. telephone call to Bertie from Dick Spring informed him that Labour would not after all be going back into coalition with Fianna Fáil. Mrs Ahern had been preparing to attend the Dáil that day to see her son elected Taoiseach. But she lived to see that event two-and-a-half years later.

The Irish Times 7 April 1998
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Francis C. Ahern
AHERN — Of Bedford, April 25, 1998, Francis C. [sic] Beloved husband of Helen (Stigora) Beloved father of Linda Heimlich of Woburn, Leslie Foster Spatola of Andover and Kathleen Towne of Acton. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services on Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 11 a.m. in Shawsheen Funeral Home, 281 Great Rd., Bedford. Funeral home visiting hours on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Late member of Anthony-Hunt-Hamilton American Legion Post #221. Veteran WWII.[see also: Francis L. Ahern]
The Boston Globe 26 April 1998
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Mary A. (Dacey) Ahern
AHERN—Mary A. (Dacey) of Hingham, April 23, 1998. Wife of the late John D. Mother of John J. [sic] Ahern of Beverly, MA and Marco Island, FL, Richard P. Ahern of Plymouth, Thomas J. Ahern of Duxbury and Woodstock, VT and the late Francis X. Mary is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. At the request of the Ahern family the Funeral Mass and burial were private. Arrangements were completed by the Pyne-Keohane Funeral Home, Hingham.
The Boston Globe 28 April 1998
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Doris K. (Dacey) O'Hearn
BROOKLINE — Doris K. (Dacey) O'Hearn died Friday, May 1, 1998. Mrs. O'Hearn was a member of the American Legion, Post #115, Ladies Auxiliary of Stoneham. Wife of the late Cornelius M. O'Hearn, she leaves her sons, Paul J. O'Hearn of Watertown and Thomas W. O'Hearn of London, England; her sisters, Margaret "Peggy" Wall of Westwood and Pauline "Terry" Colantoni of Dedham; her brother, John "Jake" Dacey of Salem, N.H.; and three grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Helen P. O'Hearn and the sister of the late Helen Bush.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, May 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., Brookline. Relatives and friends will gather Tuesday, May 5, at 8:10 a.m. at the funeral home and proceed to a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Brookline. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Daily News Tribune 4 May 1998
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Ruth A. (Donovan) A'Hearn
A'HEARN — Ruth A. (nee Donovan) On May 4, 1998 in her 98th year. Of Garden City, N.Y. Formerly of East Atlantic Beach, N.Y. Beloved wife of the late Frank B. A'Hearn. Loving mother of Ruth Mallon, Jeanne Maloney and Francis A'Hearn. Cherished grandmother of 24 & great-grandmother of 50. Visiting at the Fairfield Chapel, Franklin Avenue at 12th Street, Garden City, Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Garden City, Interment Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, New York.
New York Times 6 May 1998
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Francis L. Ahern
Francis L. [sic] Ahern, 77, of Bedford died on Saturday, April 25, 1998. He was husband of Helen (Stigora) Ahern. Born in Chelsea, Mr. Ahern served the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II. He later worked for Boston Edison. He was a member of the Anthony-Hunt-Hamilton American Legion Post No. 221. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Linda Heimlich of Woburn, Leslie Forester-Spatola of Andover, and Kathleen Towne of Acton; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home, Bedford on Tuesday, April 28, followed by burial in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. Pall bearers were Brad Towne, Sal Spatola, Scott Brennan, Joe Spatola, Craig Forester, and Joshua Sundberg.
The Bedford Minuteman 7 May 1998
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Tony Ahern
AHERN, Tony (25th Ann). In proud and loving memory of Volunteer Tony Ahern, who died on active service on 10 May 1973. Always remembered by the Republican Movement, Cork; From Cork Sinn Féin; From the Ahern/Crowley Memorial RFB, Cork.
An Phoblacht 14 May 1998
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Patrick "Paddy" Francis Ahern
General practitioner Carshalton 1969-93 (b Cork 1940; q UCD 1963), died of prolymphocytic leukaemia on 21 February 1998. He was destined by his father to go into banking but resolved to join the army, entering the Royal Army Medical Corps and qualifying at the age of 22, the youngest in Ireland that year. After serving for five years he did further house jobs and then entered general practice. He had a rare sense of humour and many outside interests, which ranged from beekeeping to military history. He leaves a wife, Marielle, and a son and daughter (a medical student).
British Medical Journal 16 May 1998
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Earl Lee Ahern
Earl Lee Ahern, 79, of Zion, died Monday, June 1 in Zion. He was born May 21, 1919 in Litchfield, Ill. He was employed by the Waukegan Municipal Band for 43 years where he was in charge of transporting the instruments from one location to another for band performances. He was an avid cribbage player and a general contractor. Survivors include his son, John Ahern of Zion; four daughters, Patty Paveglio of Zion, Robin (Davis) Johnson of Paris, Wisc., Maureen (Chuck) Hood of Kenosha, Wis. and Diana (Mike) Leusch of Waukegan; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eileen Collins of Waukegan. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Ahern; his parents; a sister; and two brothers. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Friday at Marsh Funeral Home, 1521 Washington St., Waukegan, Pastor Carl Brannon officiating. Burial will be in Northshore Garden of Memories. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Thursday and 12:30 p.m., Friday until the time of the services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.
Waukegan News-Sun 4 June 1998
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James P. Ahern
James P. Ahern, 77, 2440 Wildwood Drive, Melbourne, died Friday, June 12. Mr. Ahern was a retired school custodian. Born in New York City, he moved to Central Florida in 1990. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Geraldine; sons, James, Enfield, Conn., Timothy, Melbourne; daughters, Kathleen Santore, Charlotte, N.C., Joan Eisenhower, San Diego, Christine Proto, Orlando; brother, Charles, Lincoln Park, N.J.; 13 grandchildren; one great grandchild. Brownie and Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.
Orlando Sentinel 14 June 1998
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Robert John O'Hearn
Robert John O'Hearn, 74, retired business consultant, died Friday. Services pending. Hayhurst.
Tulsa World 14 June 1998
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Sue A. (Ahearn) Evers
EVERS, SUE A. (nee Ahearn), Thurs., June 18, 1898, baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection, beloved wife of Roy Evers, dear mother and mother-in-law of Anne, Eric (Nancy), Kevin (Shannon) and Adam (Kristina) Evers, dear daughter of the late Frank and Mary Ahearn, dear daughter-in-law of Helen and the late Roy Evers, dear grandmother of Nicholas, Grace, Justin and Andrew, dear sister of Jane O'Brien, Mary Luntz, Donna Decker, Frank, Julanne and Dennis Ahearn, our dear sister-in-law, niece, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many. Visitation at the New Ortmann-Stipanovitch Funeral Home, 12444 Olive Blvd., 8:30 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to children's charity of your choice. Memorial Mass at Incarnate Word Church, 13416 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, Sat., June 20, 1 p.m.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 19 June 1998
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James P. O'Hearn
A private service will be held for James P. O'Hearn, who died June 14 at age 84. Mr. O'Hearn was born June 13, 1914, in Bend and was raised in Spokane. He attended Eastern Washington College and then served in the U.S. Navy from 1933 until 1937. He graduated from Northwest Business College in Portland in 1939 and was an accountant. During World War II, he was a warrant officer in the U.S. Army in Europe and was permanently disabled in a rocket attack. After the war, he lived in his parents' home in Portland. Survivors include his brothers, Roderick of Hazel Dell, Wash., and Donald of Beaverton. Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Aftercare Cremation & Burial Service.
The Oregonian 19 June 1998
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Mary Ellen Ahearn
Graveside services for Mary Ellen Ahearn, 89, of Sanger will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Ahearn, a homemaker, died Thursday. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m.
The Fresno Bee 20 June 1998
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Glenda L. Ahern-Miller
Glenda L. Ahern-Miller, 75, Leavenworth, KS (formerly of Jarbalo, KS), died Friday, June 19, 1998, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center, Tonganoxie, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, KS; burial in Highland Park Mausoleum, Kansas City, KS. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. Monday, June 22, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Leavenworth County. Mrs. Ahern-Miller was born November 10, 1922, in Holyoak, CO. She was an assembler at Bendix Corp. and then Allied Signal for over 30 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the International Association of Machinist and Aero-Space Workers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick B. Ahern in 1979, and husband, Robert P. Miller in 1997. Survivors include a son, Paul Crabtree, Tonganoxie, KS; a daughter, Marie Downs, Kansas City, KS; five grandchildren, Michelle Schlight, Kansas City, MO, Greg Baker, Kansas City, KS, Marta Garrett, Okinawa, Japan, Lisa Dressler, Edwardsville, KS, and Laura Weyer, Tonganoxie, KS; and eight great-grandchildren. (Arrangements Alden-Harrington Funeral Home)
Kansas City Star 21 June 1998
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Catherine Marie (Hourihan) Ahern
AHERN Catherine Marie (Hourihan) of Hollis, NH, formerly of Lexington, MA, June 23, 1998. Wife of the late David J. Ahern. Mother of Ellen Forshay of Hollis, NH. Grandmother of David Persall of Hudson, NH, Donna Servant of W. Swansea, NH, Kathleen Coster of Temple, NH and Anthony Forshay of Hollis, NH. Great-grandmother of Heather Servant and Christopher and Kaylin Persall. Funeral from The Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd., Lexington, Friday, June 26 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Brigid's Church, Lexington at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend. Funeral home visiting hours Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Catherine's memory to the American Diabetes Association, 40 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Interment Westview Cemetery, Lexiongton.
The Boston Globe 24 June 1998
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Marguerite M. (Ahern) Reynolds
REYNOLDS — Of Somerville June 26, 1999 Marguerite M. (Ahern) Beloved wife of the late Patrick J. Reynolds. Loving mother of William J. of CT, Timothy F. of NH, Leo R. of Acton, Jack P. of Lowell and the late Paul J. Reynolds. Sister of the late Joseph Ahern and Anna O'Hearn. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powderhouse Sq.) Somerville. Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. folowed by a Funeral Mass in St. Clement's Church, Somerville at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours Monday 2-4 & 7-9. Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Marlborough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margerite's [sic] name to the charity of your choice.
The Boston Globe 28 June 1998
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Ethel M. (Kane) O'Herron
O'HERRON—Ethel M. (Kane) July 9, 1998, wife of the late Robert E. O'Herron; mother of Marilyn (Kenneth H.) Olendorf, Joan (late Allan F.) Smeader and Patricia (Thomas T.) McElligott; survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home, Inc., 5541 Main St., (at Cayuga Rd.) Williamsville where prayers will be said Saturday morning at 9:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Norris Hill) at 10 o'clock. Friends are invited.
Buffalo News 9 July 1998
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Thomas E. O'Hern
Mr. O'Hern. known to his friends as "the smiling Irishman," was born on May 26, 1918 in Chicago. He died on July 10, 1998 at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes. Visitation, Tuesday, July 14, 1998, 2pm-8pm, with Vigil Service, both at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel. A Funeral Mass for Thomas E. O'Hern, a 35 year resident of Palos Verdes, will be said at 11am, Wednesday, July 15, at St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. Mr. O'Hern was a former divisional vice president for Shaw Industries prior to establishing his own ales [sic] agency. Mr. O'Hern was a 55 year veteran of the carpet industry. He was a member of St. John Fisher Church, the San Pedro Elks and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. O'Hern is survived by his daughter, Mimi; his son, Tom; daughter-in-law, Lori and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.
Los Angeles Times 14 July 1998
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Marion H. (Ahern) Toivonen
MAYNARD — Marion H. (Ahern) Toivonen, 76, formerly of Maynard, died Monday, July 20, 1998, at the Westford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Westford. She was the wife of the late Lauri Toivonen, who died in 1996. Born in Marlborough, the daughter of the late Daniel and Alice (O'Connell) Ahern, she lived in Maynard for about 50 years. She married her husband in 1948, and helped in the family business, Lauri's Flooring, for a number of years. She was later employed at Baybank in Maynard, before retiring in 1987.

She leaves three daughters, Nancy Shoesmith, of Simi Valley, Calif., Susan Helenius-LaPorte of Westford, and Deborah Toivonen of Groton; five grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Robert Ahern. Visiting hours at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord St., Maynard, are at 10 a.m. Monday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Glenwood Cemetery, Great Road, Maynard.

Middlesex News 25 July 1998
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Rosemary (Ahern) Cochrane
ENFIELD — Rosemary (Ahern) Cochrane, 79, formerly of this town, died on July 14 in Wethersfield. Born in Minneapolis, Minn., she lived in St. Louis, MO., West Hartford, Bloomfield, and here for 10 years. She was a communicant of Old St. Andrew's Church in Bloomfield, where her husband, the Rev. Archie J. Cochrane, was the rector for many years. He died in 1994. She leaves three sons, John of Plymouth, Minn., Archie of Somers, and George of Chemung, N.Y. The memorial service will be Friday morning at the church in Bloomfield, with the burial in the parish cemetery. Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels is in charge.
Springfield Union-News 27 July 1998
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Patricia (Ahearn) Page Copp
Hyannis - Patricia (Ahearn) Page Copp, 78, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Dr. Edgar L. Copp and J. Montgomery Page. Born in Denver, she was educated at Madam's of the Sacred Heart School in Virginia and she attended the University of Virginia School of Engineering. She lived her early years in Colorado, in Virginia and at Old Silver Beach on Cape Cod. In 1938, she married Mr. Page and moved to Milton, where she lived until the early 1970s. After Mr. Page's death and her marriage to Dr. Copp, she moved to Falmouth, where he transferred his practice. In the early 1980s, they moved to Florida and lived there until his death in 1985. In 1985, she returned to the Cape, where she had lived since, moving recently to Hyannis. She enjoyed feeding birds, making more than 40 Oriental-style rugs, and gardening. A graveside service and celebration of her life was held in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.
The Barnstable Patriot 30 July 1998
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Helen D. (Kelly) Ahern
AHERN — Of Squantum, July 31, 1998, Helen D. (Kelly). Beloved wife of John "Dutchy" Ahern. Loving mother of Marianne Sherman of Squantum, John Ahern of Marshfield and Sheila Ahern of Squantum. Beloved grandmother of Timothy & Ellen Sherman, John & Kaitlin Ahern. Dear sister of Mary Williams of South Boston, Alice O'Brien of Dorchester and the late John & Michael Kelly and Katherine Keaveny. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (nr Gallivan Blvd.) Dorchester, Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9. Funeral Mass in the Star of the Sea Church, Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.
The Boston Globe 1 August 1998
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Joseph L. Ahern
Joseph L. Ahern of West Roxbury, a welfare assistance supervisor, died Wednesday at Mass. General Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 64. Born and raised in Boston, he graduated from Dorchester High School in 1952, Boston College in 1956, where he was a member of the track and field and swim teams, and Massachusetts State Teacher's College, where he obtained his master's degree in teaching. Mr. Ahern served with the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. He worked for the state Division of Welfare Assistance for 30 years until retiring in 1997. Mr. Ahern also served as guidance counselor at the Boston Skill Center. He was a member of the Catholic League of Sacred Heart Church in Roslindale, the Knights of Columbus in West Roxbury and a fourth degree member of Mount Pleasant Council. Mr. Ahern was also an avid reader. He is survived by a wife, Nydia (Castro) of West Roxbury; a son, Joseph L. Jr. of West Roxbury; a brother, Taylor J. of Wollaston; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. today at St. John Chrysostom Church, West Roxbury. Burial will be in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury. Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Homes, Dorchester. [see also: Sabina C. (McCarty) Ahern, Michael J. Ahern, John F. Ahern]
Boston Herald 14 August 1998
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Patricia (Beech) Ahearn
Patricia Ahearn passed away at the Agape Manor on Thursday, August 20, 1998 at the age of 78 years. Pat is survived by daughter Susan Schrader and her husband Peter of Airdrie; two sons, Bill and his wife Terri of Calgary, Larry and his wife Sharon of Calgary. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Kari, Lori, Michael, Tammy, Connie, Lee, Marie, Sean and Ryan; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pat is also survived by one brother Norman Beech of Calgary; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Ahearn, Lois Brosh and Ada Epp; and one brother-in-law Jerry Ahearn. She was predeceased by her husband Ed and one brother Stanley Beech. Pat graduated from Nursing School in 1940 from the Calgary General Hospital. She was active in various community organizations and enjoyed hobbies such as needlepoint and sewing. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. (directly opposite the main entrance to Queen's Park Cemetery), on Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Ward of Central United Church officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of one's choice. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0888. Forever Remembered.
Calgary Herald 22 August 1998
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Frances L. O'Hern
Frances L. O'Hern, age 76, beloved wife of the late Michael, loving mother of Sandra (Thomas) Webster, dearest grandmother of Pamela (Keith) Vogt, Michael (Michele) Webster and Bonnie (Gregory) Kwolek, great-grandmother of six, dear sister of Florence (the late Stanley) Ferenc and Clarence (Dorothy) Buckwal; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, 1998, at St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 5330 S. Nashville. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Monday, 5 to 9 p.m. at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Rd., Mt. Prospect. 847-394-2336.
Chicago Tribune 24 August 1998
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Florence Genevieve Ahearn
AHEARN—Florence Genevieve, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt passed away peacefully September 7, 1998 at the age of 83. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Edna Querin, son Allan and their families. A special thanks to the staff at Burquitlam Lions and Dr. Koorjee for the care and attention given to Flo. A family memorial will be held Friday, September 11th. If desired, a donation in lieu of flowers may be made to Burquitlam Lions Care Home.
The Province 10 September 1998
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Margaret A. (O'Hern) Rubesh
Margaret A. Rubesh, 67, of Palmer died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Mike McDermott will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Palmer. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Palmer's Funeral Home in Palmer with an 8 p.m. rosary. Mrs. Rubesh was born on Aug. 4, 1931, in Palmer to Bernard and Roberta (Stout) O'Hern. She attended Palmer schools and graduated from Palmer High School in 1949. She worked at telephone companies in St. Paul and Grand Island after she graduated. She married Carroll Rubesh on Sept. 17, 1956, in St. Paul. They moved to Iowa in 1957. In 1966, they moved back to Palmer, where she worked at Lemmerman's Hatchery for a time. She then worked at St. Francis Hospital until retiring in 1994. She enjoyed crossword puzzles. Survivors include one son, Greg Rubesh of Grand Island; three daughters, Marcia Earnhart of St. Paul and Sara (Mrs. Robert) Suggs and Brenda (Mrs. Rick) Rodocker, both of Grand Island; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one sister, Patricia Williams of Fullerton; and two brothers, Barney O'Hern of Palmer and Tim O'Hern of Denver. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Tony; and one sister, Mary.
The Grand Island Independent 22 September 1998
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Mary E. O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Mary E. - In Atherton, Sunday, September 20, 1998. Worshipped wife of M. V.; loving mother of Lisa, Maury, Bill and Bob; beloved grandma of Lindsay, Michelle and Cassandra; loved mother-in-law of Trudy, Nancy and Andrea. Thirteen years editorial receptionist at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she won the beauty contest for Miss Page One and was crowned by the San Francisco Newspaper Guild as Miss Page One-September 1956. First women [sic] president of a Lions Club. The live Oaks Lions Club of Menlo Park, 1989-1990. Widely known for her activities in church and civic affairs when she was branch manager of Eureka Bank's Menlo Park Branch. Age 69 years. Atherton resident for the last 35 years. Memorial Services at Nativity Church, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, Friday, September 25, 1998 at 11:00A.M. Roller, Hapgood & Tinney, Palo Alto
San Francisco Chronicle 22 September 1998
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Richard J. Ahearn
A Mass for Richard J. Ahearn, 73, of Colonia will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in St. John Vianney Church, Colonia, following the funeral from the Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Rd., Edison. Mr. Ahearn died Sunday in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. He was a checker for the Morris Terminal, Elizabeth, for 27 years before retiring in 1995. Previously, he was a store manager for the Acme Supermarket, Newark, for 25 years. Mr. Ahearn served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Woodbridge Elks. Born in Newark, he moved to Colonia 46 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mary; a stepson, Peter Surinski; a brother, Albert, and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Griffin and Mrs. Milita Loyld.
Newark NJ Star-Ledger 22 September 1998
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Mary E. O'Hearn
Former Lions Club President
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 25, at 11 a.m. for Mary E. O'Hearn, who died September 20. She was 69 years old. An Atherton resident for the past 35 years, Mrs. O'Hearn was widely known for her civic and church activities, family members said. For 13 years she was an editorial receptionist at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she won the beauty contest for Miss Page One and was crowned by the San Francisco Newspaper Guild as Miss Page One-September 1956. From 1989 to 1990 she was president of the Live Oaks Lions Club of Menlo Park, which family members said was the first Lions Club to elect a woman president. Services will be held at the Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave., in Menlo Park. Arrangements were made by Roller, Hapgood and Tinney.
The Almanac 23 September 1998
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Mary E. O'Hearn
Mary O'Hearn, 69, a 35-year resident of Atherton, died Sept. 20. She worked 13 years as an editorial receptionist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She was a member of the Live Oaks Lions Club of Menlo Park, she was the first female president of a Lions Club from 1989 to 1990. She is survived by her husband, M.V. O'Hearn; a daughter, Lisa O'Hearn of Atherton; three sons, Maury O'Hearn of Atherton, Bill O'Hearn of Atherton and Bob O'Hearn of Atherton; and grandmother of three. There will be a memorial service Friday at 11 a.m. at the Nativity Church, 210 Oak Grove Ave. in Menlo Park.
Palo Alto Weekly 23 September 1998
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Roseanna (Hardin) O'Herren
Roseanna Hardin-O'Herren, a native of Portola Valley and longtime resident of Menlo Park, died August 12 in Reno, Nevada, after a sudden and brief illness. She was 52. Mrs. Hardin-O'Herren was an Avon representative and became a member of the organization's President's Club. She also was the co-owner of The Mailbox Shop in Menlo Park. Previously she had worked for Hare, Brewer and Kelley in Palo Alto and at Pete's Harbor in Redwood City. She had a great love for animals and was a tireless supporter of animal rights. She is survived by her husband, Terry O'Herren of Menlo Park. Donations in her memory may be made to Pets in Need Animal Rescue of Redwood City. 873 Fifth Avenue, Redwood City 94061.
The Almanac 23 September 1998
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Frances J. Ahern
Frances J. Ahern, of Syosset, died on Sep. 15, 1998. Mother of Sean and Brian. Mother-in-law of Donna Ahern. Grandmother of Katherine, Victoria and Sean Michael. Sister of Mary Zebleckas and the late Stanley Mickunas. Sister-in-law of Ann Mickunas. Arrangements were made by the Beney Funeral Home, Syosset. Mass at St. Edward Confessor RC Church. Donations can be made in Frances Ahern's memory to the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, 1150 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10028.
Syosset-Jericho Tribune 25 September 1998
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Robert Leo Ahern
AHERN, Robert L. — In the City, September 24, 1998. Son of the late Francis and Margaret Ahern. A long time friend of Jose Roberto and Juana Murillo and their children. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 till 6:00 p.m. and are invited to attend the Vigil Service 4:30p.m. Sunday and the Funeral Service 8:30am on Monday at DUGGAN'S FUNERAL SERVICE 3434 17th St. nr Valencia. Thence to St. Finn Barr's Church where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9am. Private Committal Golden Gate National Cemetery.
San Francisco Chronicle 26 September 1998
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Elizabeth A. (Ahearn) Bonney
CLINTON — Elizabeth A. (Ahearn) Bonney, 78, of Ridgefield Circle, formerly of Onset and Marlboro, died Saturday, Sep. 26, 1998, at her home after an illness. She was the wife of Norman H. Bonney. She was born in Lowell, daughter of Charles W. and Mary (Smith) Ahearn and lived many years in Marlboro, moving to Onset in 1982 and to Clinton in 1994. She worked as a telephone tester for New England Telephone Co. in Marlboro for 43 years until her retirement in 1981. She graduated from Marlboro High School in 1937. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Bolton, and the New England Telephone Pioneers. Survivors include her husband; a stepson, Paul D. Bonney of Portland, Maine; a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Bonney of Manchester, N.H.; two brothers, Charles W. Ahearn of Port Charlotte, Fla., and John E. Ahearn of Hudson; two sisters, Mary A. Vaillancourt of Marlboro and Margaret A. Kokernak of Clinton; two stepgranddaughters; and nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Francis Xavier Church, Main Street, Bolton. Arrangements are by the Robert J. McNally Funeral Home, 304 Church St.
The New Bedford Standard-Times 28 September 1998
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Elizabeth A. (Ahearn) Bonney
CLINTON - Elizabeth A. (Ahearn) Bonney, 78, of 912A Ridgefield Circle, formerly of Onset and Marlboro, a telephone tester for many years, died Saturday night at home after an illness. She leaves her husband of 17 years, Norman H. Bonney; a stepson, Paul D. Bonney of Portland, Maine; a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Bonney of Manchester, N.H.; two brothers, Charles W. Ahearn of Port Charlotte, Fla., and John E. Ahearn of Hudson; two sisters, Mary A. Vaillancourt of Marlboro and Margaret A. Kokernak of Clinton; two step-granddaughters; nephews and nieces. She was born in Lowell, daughter of Charles W. and Mary (Smith) Ahearn, and lived many years in Marlboro before moving to Onset in 1982. She moved to Clinton in 1994. She graduated from Marlboro High School in 1937. Mrs. Bonney was a telephone tester at New England Telephone Co., Marlboro, where she worked for 43 years. She retired in 1981. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Bolton, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. The funeral will be held tomorrow from Robert J. McNally Funeral Home, 304 Church St., with a Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, Main Street, Bolton. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlboro. Calling hours are 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 29 September 1998
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Lawrence J. Ahern
Lawrence J. Ahern, 76, died Tuesday, Sep. 29, 1998, after a brief illness. Born in Meridan, Conn., Mr. Ahern had been an area resident since 1960. He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and was a member of the American Federation of Teachers. In 1987 he retired as regional vice president of the International Chemical Workers Union. A devoted husband and father, and an avid bowler and golfer, he was also a World War II veteran. His survivors include wife of 39 years, Marguerite "Casey''; son and daughter-in-law, Peter L. and Brenda of Florida; daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy and John Christoff of Akron, and Marie and Donald Church of Pearisburg, Va.; grandchildren, Brian Cimilata and Joseph Christoff; and brother, Donald of Meridan, Conn. Family and friends will gather from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Fairlawn Chapel (39 S. Miller Rd.), where Fr. Paul Schindler will officiate at a memorial service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the charity of one's choice.
The Beacon Journal 30 September 1998
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Dorothy P. O'Hern
Mrs. O'Hern, age 89, of West Palm Beach, FL died Sunday, September 27, 1998 at her residence. She has lived in West Palm Beach for the past 55 years coming from Vienna, Georgia. She was a member of the Greenacres Free Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Thomas R. O'Hern of West Palm Beach; 17 grand-children and 11 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her 3 sons, Thomas R. O'Hern, Jr., Lester D. O'Hern and Arthur Stanley O'Hern. Funeral Service will be 10 A.M. Saturday, October 3, 1998 at QUATTLEBAUM-HOLLEMAN-BURSE FUNERAL HOME, 1201 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL with Rev. Steve N. Hickman, Pastor of the Greenacres Free Methodist Church and Pastor John H. Hoyt, officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach. The family will receive friends 5-7 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.
Palm Beach Post 1 October 1998
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Priscilla M. O'Hern
Priscilla M. O'Hern, 74, of 103 W. Roswell Ave., Nedrow, died Thursday at Community-General Hospital. Born in Canastota, she lived in Nedrow since 1949. She was a graduate of Crouse Irving Hospital School of Nursing. Her husband, James V., died in 1988. Survivors: Two sons, James G. of Nedrow and John F. of Parish; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. Services: None. Burial in Port Leyden. Butler-Badman Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements. Contributions: American Cancer Society
Syracuse Post-Standard 3 October 1998
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Tom Ahern
Tributes were paid this week to Tom Ahern who was buried in his native Athea last Friday. Mr Ahern was a well-known and highly respected member of the Fianna Fail organisation in West Limerick and served as a member of Limerick County Council from 1985 to 1991. He was only defeated by 22 votes in 1991 when he took to the hustings for a second term. "He is a great loss to us in the Fianna Fail party," West Limerick TD, Michael Collins said. "But he is a greater loss to his wife Eileen and to his daughter and sons. Tom was a very straight man who had his own ideas. He had his beliefs and he believed in them." A member of Fianna Fail for over 30 years, Mr Ahern had served as chairman of the local cumann, as chairman of the Comhairle Cumainn and as chairman of the Comhairle Dail Ceantair, Deputy Collins revealed. Most recently, Mr Ahern had been nominated as president-for-life of the constituency organisation. Described as an outgoing, sociable man, Mr Ahern ran a farm and a building contracting business. He was also deeply interested in Irish music and traditional culture and held All-Ireland medals with his wife Eileen for old-time waltzing. He was also a dancer with the award-winning Athea Set Dancers and was recognised locally as a very fine singer. A non-drinker, Mr Ahern was president of the Athea Pioneer Centre for many years. He played football with Athea as a young man. During his term of office as a member of Limerick County Council, he took a particular interest in housing matters and was a member of Athea housing committee. His death at his home at Parkana on October 6 was unexpected and large numbers attended both the removal to St Bartholemew's Church and the concelebrated Requiem Mass led by Kiltegan Father, Jerry Roche, assisted by Mr Ahern's cousin, Fr Noel Moran, Canon Patrick Kelly, PP, Athea and five other priests. Mr Ahern was buried at Holy Cross cemetery. Mr Ahern is survived by his wife Eileen; sons Teddy, Seamus, Francis and Tony; daughter Evelyn; brothers, sisters, mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends.
The Limerick Leader 17 October 1998
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Francis R. A'Hern
Francis R. A'Hern, 82, owner of A'Hern Cycle Co., died Wednesday at his son's home in Ft. Meyers, Fla. Mr. A'Hern retired to Plantation, Fla., many years ago, but had lived in La Grange for 20 years. Mr. A'Hern established the bicycle company in 1944 and moved it from Chicago to Lyons in the 1960s. He was a past member of the executive board of the National Bicycle Dealers Association and a founding member and past president of the Chicago Area Bicycle Dealers Association. He also was the past president of the Lyons Chamber of Commerce, the Lyons Lions Club and the Plantation Florida Lions Club. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Fran A'Hern Smith and Karin Sikora; four sons, Terry R., Richard E., Kevin C. and Timothy C.; and nine grandchildren. Nieces and nephews Dr. Michael Ahern, Dr. Patricia Ahern, Thomas E. Ahern, noted musical conductor Dr. Pablo Mahave, Karen Ahern. He is preceded in death by his brother Thomas E. Ahern noted for designing the Stone Container building an A Epstein & Sons architects project. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. John Lutheran Church, 47th Street and Brainard Avenue, La Grange., followed by an 11 a.m. service.
Chicago Tribune 19 October 1998
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Noel William Ahearn
AHEARN, Noel William — October 17, 1998, of Lane Cove, formerly of Eastwood, loving husband of Norma, loving father and father-in-law of Alan (deceased) Ian and Elizabeth, Bruce and Edna, John, Julian and Ian, Mark and Karen, Terri and Gregory, dearly loved grandfather of Nathan and Justin, Sean and Peter, Christie, Jessica and Luke, Christopher, Nicole and Benjamin.
Aged 75 years
Noel's relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service to be held tomorrow (Thursday, October 22, 1998) in the East Chapel of the Northern Suburbs Crematorium commencing at 12.10 p.m. Please meet at the crematorium.
Sydney Morning Herald 21 October 1998
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Leona F. (Pedersen) Ahern
CAMPUS—Visitation for Leona F. Ahern, 88, of Campus, will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, with a wake service at 5:30 p.m. at VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, by the Rev. Richard Pighini, at Sacred Heart Church, Campus, where she was a member. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Campus. Memorials may be made to her church or to the donor's choice.

Mrs. Ahern died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) in Kankakee. She was born June 13, 1910, in Reddick, the daughter of Neil J. and Mary Nugent Pedersen. She attended Reddick grade and high schools. Her husband, Theodore F. Ahern, whom she married in 1936, died April 13, 1985. Surviving are three sons and one daughter-in-law, Francis and Rose Ahern of Herscher, Neil Ahern of Campus and Thomas Ahern of Chicago; two daughters and sons-in-law, Theda and Edward Pazdur of Newport Beach, Calif., and Kathy and Dr. Joseph Meisenbach of Kankakee; one brother, Neil Pedersen of Kankakee; a sister, Loretta Verdun of Odell; four grandchildren and spouses, Joe and Tammy Ahern and Lynn Ahern, all of Herscher, Jonathan Meisenbach of Kankakee and Mark and Staci Pazdur of Newport Beach, Calif; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Paul Ahern of Herscher; and three sisters-in-law, Marie Ahern, Maxine Pedersen and Winifred Walsh. Mrs. Ahern was a member of the Friendship Club. She enjoyed her family, gardening and watching sports.

— Unidentified paper, October 1998
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Alice A. (Wickson) O'Hearn
WORCESTER—Alice A. (Wickson) O'Hearn, 80, of 22 Harold St., a retired hospital food-service worker, died Sunday in the Life Care Center of Auburn after an illness. She leaves her husband of 54 years, James P. O'Hearn; a son, David M. O'Hearn of Oxford; two daughters, Marie Anderson of North Oxford and Maryann S. Levasseur of Auburn; two brothers, John and Leo Wickson; a sister, Bella Ducharme, all of Worcester; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. A daughter, Margaret M. Compton of Ventura, Calif., died in 1996. She was born in Worcester, daughter of George and Celia A. (Plante) Wickson.

Mrs. O'Hearn was a food-service worker at Hahnemann Hospital for several years before she retired. She previously worked at Brockleman Brothers Market. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church. The funeral will be held tomorrow from Morin Funeral Home, 298 Grafton St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 35 Hamilton St. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Calling hours are 5 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 19 Midstate Drive, Auburn, MA 01501. [see also: Margaret (O'Hearn) Compton]

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 27 October 1998
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Robert J. O'Herron
Mr. Robert J. O'Herron, age 80, of Doraville died October 28, 1998. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marcella W. O'Herron, daughters, Barbara A. O'Herron, Doraville; Kathleen O. Darnell, Atlanta; daughter and son in-law, Emily and Jim Kitchens, Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Kristian M. Darnell, Chattanooga, TN; Ivey S. and Robert J. Kitchens, Ft. Wayne, IN; sister Mary Catherine Oeser, Los Altos, CA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 31 at 1:30 at All Saints Catholic Church. The Rev. Daniel J. McCormick, Celebrant. Interment, Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ogelthorpe Hill where a Rosary Service will be at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, P.O. Box 6805, Atlanta, GA 30315. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson & Son, Ogelthorpe Hill Chapel. (404) 261-3510.
Atlanta Journal 30 October 1998
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Elizabeth G. Ahern
DENNIS—Elizabeth G. Ahern, 81, a retired nurse, died Friday at Eagle Pond Nursing Home after a long illness. She was born in Arlington and was a graduate of the Mount Auburn School of Nursing. Miss Ahern received her master's degree from Boston College and worked as a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was a longtime parishioner of Holy Trinity Church in Harwich. Miss Ahern is survived by three sisters, Christine McManus of Arlington, Louise Cassie of Salem and Mary Lannigan of Billerica; three brothers, John Ahern of Calif., Robert Ahern of Bedford and Francis Ahern of Halifax; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Agnes' Church, Arlington. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. A visiting hour will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Arlington.
Cape Cod Times 2 November 1998
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Robert "Bob" Ahern
AHERN, ROBERT "BOB", 77, of Top of the World, Clearwater, formerly of Homosassa, died Tuesday (Nov. 3, 1998) at home. He came here 27 years ago from his native Boston. He was a plumber for Ahern Plumbing of Largo and a former member of St. Jerome Catholic Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the Lions Club, Homosassa, and past president of the Lions Club, Largo, the Knights of Columbus, Jamaica Plain, Mass., Pinellas Vocational Instruction, the Norfolk Golf Club and the Midstate Golf Association, Homosassa. Survivors include his wife, Anne; four sons, David M., Homosassa, Robert J. Jr., Paul F. and James E., all of Clearwater; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
St. Petersburg Times 4 November 1998
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Richard J. O'Hearn
Richard J. O'Hearn, a national marketing services director for Gillette Co., died Thursday in his home in New Seabury. He was 67. Born in Brookline, Mr. O'Hearn graduated from Brown University in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in English. He served in the Marines during the Korean War. Mr. O'Hearn lived in Lynnfield for 20 years, where he was a founder of the Junior Sports Association and a member of the town recreation commission. He worked for Gillette for about 30 years as a national marketing services director. An avid golfer, Mr. O'Hearn retired in 1988 to Vero Beach, Fla., where he was a member of the Vero Beach Country Club. He recently moved to New Seabury.

He leaves his wife, Kathryn R. (Rodham); three sons, Mark J. of Hobe Sound, Fla., Brian K. of Westborough, and Peter J. of Ashland; a daughter, Anne Marie Skafas of Bradford; a brother, William J. of Nantucket and Tucson; and 11 grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Church in Brookline.
The Boston Globe 7 November 1998
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Mary L. (O'Hern) Pankow
Services for Mary L. Pankow, of 1313 2nd Ave. S., will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clinton. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Clinton Chapel of Snell-Zornig Funeral Home and Crematory with a 5 p.m. vigil service. Mrs. Pankow died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Samaritan Hospital North, Clinton. She was employed in the accounting department at Iowa Mutual Insurance Co., DeWitt, for 40 years, retiring in 1974. Mary O'Hern was born March 23, 1911, in DeWitt. She married Oliver Pankow in 1941 in DeWitt. Memorials may be made to the church or the American Cancer Society. Survivors include her husband; and nieces and nephews.
— Unidentified paper, 7 November 1998
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Richard J. O'Hearn
O'HEARN — In New Seabury, formerly of Lynnfield, Nov. 5, 1998, Richard J. Beloved husband of Kathryn (Rodham) O'Hearn. Father of Mark J. of Hobe Sound, FL, Brian K. of Westboro, Peter J. of Ashland and Anne Marie Skafas of Bradford. Brother of William J. O'Hearn of Nantucket. Also survived by 11 grandchildren. Funeral from the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., Brookline, Tuesday morning at 9:10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary the Assumption Church at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday 2-4 and 7-9. Veteran Korean War, U.S. Marines.
The Boston Globe 9 November 1998
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James W. Ahern
WORCESTER — James W. Ahern, 80, of 411 Massasoit Road, a wiredrawer for many years, was stricken ill and died Saturday at home. His wife, Charlotte M. (Pierce) Ahern, died last year. He leaves three brothers, Cornelius P. Ahern of New York City, Edward J. and Thomas F. Ahern, both of Worcester; two sisters, Mary A. Boyda and Alice M. Ahern, both of Worcester; nephews and nieces; grandnephews and grandnieces; and a close friend, Winifred McGrath of Worcester.

He was born in Worcester, son of Cornelius and Mary (Fennessy) Ahern. He graduated from St. John's High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in Europe, including the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He was wounded twice and received two Purple Hearts. Mr. Ahern was a wiredrawer at New England High Carbon Wire Co. in Millbury, where he worked for 35 years. He retired in 1982. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and Charles F. Minney Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Millbury.

The funeral will be held Wednesday from Henry Funeral Home, 33 Ward St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1290 Grafton St. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1290 Grafton St., Worcester, MA 01604. [see also: Anne C. (Ahern) Roy]

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 16 November 1998
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Mary Clement (Ahern) Gleason
Mary (nee Ahern), age 95, of St. Therese Care Center. Born Dec. 5th, 1902. Widow of John P. Also preceded in death by brothers, Michael, Matthew J., and William. Formerly of S Mpls and St. Paul. Graduate of St. Margaret's Academy and St. Mary's School of Nursing. She was an RN for the Great Northern Railroad and Twin Cities Line (Street Car Company). She will be sorely missed by niece, Betty Larson, John's nieces, especially Jean Hilger Weimholt, and many great and great-great nieces and nephews; cousin Rosemary Ahern of Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 11 AM at Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home, 7800 Bass Lake Rd., New Hope. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Jeremiah Program for Women & Children, 1510 Laurel Ave, Mpls 55403, or Sharing & Caring Hands. Kapala-Glodek-Malone 535-4112
St. Paul Pioneer Press 16 November 1998
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Anita Catherine (O'Hearn) Knuehl
Anita Catherine O'Hearn Knuehl, 76, of Melbourne, died at 9:29 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke Hospital East in Fort Thomas. She was a retired teacher for Campbell County High School, and formerly taught at Dayton High School. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Camp Springs; Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3205, Alexandria, where she formerly held various offices including president; Kentucky Education Association; Kentucky Higher Education Association; and Valley Homemakers Club. She was one of many teachers who helped establish the Future Homemakers of America in Kentucky in 1945, and formerly served as a 4-H advisor. Her husband, Robert Charles Knuehl, died in May. Survivors include sons, Robert Timothy Knuehl of Melbourne and John Thomas ''Tom'' Knuehl of California; a daughter, Marietta Knuehl of Melbourne; and four grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, Camp Springs. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Alexandria Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Mentor. Memorials are suggested to Anita O. Knuehl Scholarship Fund.
The Kentucky Post 17 November 1998
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Dr. Eugene E. Ahern
Ahern, Dr. Eugene E., age 86, of Richfield, Professor of Radiology, U of M Medical School. Former Chief of Staff-Dept. of Radiology, St. Mary's Hospital. Past President of the MN Radiological Society. In 1991, named Fellow Emeritus from the American College of Radiology. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Lou. Survived by children, Veronica (Roni) Ahern, Roy Ahern & wife Diane Webber, Robin Bossard & husband John, and Nancy Ahern; grandchildren, Joy & Jamis Ahern, Collin, Larissa, Tyler & Rebekah Bossard; dear friends, Harley Wishart & Sam Markell. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10 AM, CHURCH OF ST. PETER, 67th & Nicollet Ave. Entombment Lakewood Mausoleum. Visitation Thursday 4-7 PM GILL BROTHERS SOUTH WEST CHAPEL, 5801 Lyndale Ave S. Prayer service 5:30 PM. Memorials may be directed to Basillica of St. Mary Restoration Fund or to Parkinson Disease Association. [see also: Margaret M. (Ahern) Tiffany]
St. Paul Pioneer Press 19 November 1998
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Evelyn M. (Cleary) Ahearn
November 20, 1998, wife of the late Thomas D. Ahearn; mother of Noryne A., James R. and Ellen T. Ahearn and the late Thomas G. Ahearn; also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5541 Main St. (at Cayuga Rd.), Williamsville, where prayers will be said Monday morning at 9 o'clock followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in S.S. Peter and Paul Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Buffalo News 21 November 1998
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Harold Francis "Mickey" O'Hearn
Harold Francis "Mickey" O'Hearn, 73, of Shawmut Street, a retired Fall River firefighter, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Mr. O'Hearn was the husband of Margaret T. (Mackey) O'Hearn, with whom he celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on June 28. Born in Fall River, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Hurley) O'Hearn, Mr. O'Hearn was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a 1943 graduate of BMC Durfee High School and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. O'Hearn was employed as a Fall River firefighter for 20 years until he retired in 1983. He was a member of the Fall River Fire Department Retirees Association and the Over the Hill Gang in Fall River. Mr. O'Hearn was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Survivors include his widow; two sons, the Rev. Michael J. T. O'Hearn of Fall River and Brian J. O'Hearn of Fall River; one daughter, Patricia O'Hearn-Cabral of Fall River; three brothers, Raymond O'Hearn of Swansea; James P. O'Hearn of Fall River and John O'Hearn of Titusville, Fla.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He also was the twin brother of the late Mary O'Hearn-Dale. The funeral service of Mr. O'Hearn will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow from the 'Cherry Place' Home of Waring-Sullivan-Ashton-Coughlin-Driscoll, 178 Winter St., which is handling the arrangements, and his funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Church, Linden Street.
The Standard-Times 24 November 1998
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Lillian M. (Ritchot) Ahern
Lillian M. Ahern, 96, of Angell Avenue died Wednesday at a Portland nursing home following a brief illness. She was born in Portland, a daughter of George and Isabelle Cogger Ritchot. She was a graduate of Portland High School. She was employed for 33 years by New England Telephone Co. as an accounting clerk, retiring in 1968. Mrs. Ahern was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Mercy Hospital Auxillary, The Visitation Sodality, Legion of Mary of Holy Cross Church and professed in the third order of the Carmelites. She was a communicant of Holy Cross Church. Her husband, Joseph H. Ahern, died in 1934. Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Gladu of Lakeland, Fla. and Shirley Carson of Falmouth, seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held from 7-9 p.m. today at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road. A funeral Mass will said at noon Monday at Holy Cross Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Portland Press Herald 29 November 1998
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Alcine (Hyland) "Mimi" Willcox O'hearn
Alcine Hyland 'Mimi' Willcox O'hearn, 86, of Memphis, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at her home. Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church, where she was a communicant, with burial in Memorial Park. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of DCCW, Ladies of Charity, Lourdes Circle of the Ave Maria Guild, the Madonna Circle, Fleur de Lis and the Memphis Cenacle Retreat League.

Mrs. O'Hearn, the widow of John W. Willcox and John Thrithart and wife of John J. O'Hearn, also leaves four daughters, Janice Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., Jeanette June of Minneapolis, Minn., Joyce Sims of Birmingham, Ala., and Julie Bull of Memphis; four sons, John W. Willcox Jr. of Huntsville, Ala., Jerry G. Willcox of Memphis, Joseph K. Willcox of Cordova and Jeff H. Willcox of Spring, Texas, 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Ave Maria Guild or the Poor Clare Nuns.

The Commercial Appeal 4 December 1998
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Mrs. Elsie Ahearn
Elsie Ahearn of Singer Island, Florida passed away on November 25, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband Torrens Ahearn. Her remains will be laid to rest at The Royal Palm Cemetery in West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach Post 5 December 1998
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Raphael Joseph "Ray" O'Hearn
He was a Seattle native, born Nov. 5, 1908, died Nov. 25, 1998. A graduate of Seattle College High School Division and the U. of W. School of Business Administration. During World War II, he served in the Pacific as an officer in the U.S. Navy, and remained in the active Naval Reserve until 1964. He had a long and distinguished career with the U.S. Customs Service from which he retired in 1972 as U.S. Treasury Agent-in-Charge, Chicago, IL. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Marie McCarthy O'Hearn; brother Maurice V. O'Hearn of Atherton, Ca.; daughters Maureen and Betsy; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, 12 Noon at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1411 First Ave. W., Seattle. There will be a Reception following the Mass. Remembrances to Seattle Preparatory School Scholarship Fund.
Seattle Times 13 December 1998
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Mary Elizabeth Ahern
Retired Auditor Dies in Carroll County
Mary Elizabeth Ahern, 85, of Chariton died of complications of osteoporosis Monday at Chariton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she resided since 1996. No services are planned. The cremains will be interred at Grimes Cemetery in Chariton at a later date. Miss Ahern was born in Chariton and lived most of her life in Des Moines, where she taught sign language at the Elizabeth Ahern School for the Deaf. Her late brother, Leland Ahern, founded the school in 1965. She is survived by a brother, James Ahern, and a sister, Edith Ahern-Mathews, both of Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care in Chariton. Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton is handling arrangements.
The Des Moines Register 15 December 1998
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Anna T. O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Anna T., 93, of Miami, died Wednesday. Visitation 6 to 8 tonight, Van Orsdel North Miami Funeral Chapel. Services noon Saturday, St. Martha's Catholic Church.
The Miami Herald 18 December 1998
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Therese A. (Laszkiewicz) Ahearne
AHEARNE, Therese A. Laszkiewicz, died Dec. 26. Walter J. Zalewski Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. [see also: Edward T. Ahearne]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 28 December 1998
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