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Mary (Stanton) Ahern
Mary Ahern nee Stanton, of Forest Park, Ill., beloved wife of William J.; fond mother of Mae (Bud) Ruby, Peggy Ahern and William (Ann) Ahern; grandmother of four; great-grandmother of one; sister of Betty (Otto) Thompson, Anna (Joseph) Welch, Theresa (Chris) Bock and the late Catherine Hauser, Peter Stanton and Margaret Milton; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Monday, 9:30 a.m., from Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 7319 Madison St., Forest Park, Ill., to St. Luke Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Saturday after 4 p.m. 366-2200.
Chicago Tribune 27 January 1980
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Anna A. (Ahern) Savage
Anna A. Ahern Savage, beloved wife of the late James T. (Jay) Savage, Sgt. C.P.D. ret.; loving mother of Regina (Walter) Kramer, Robert J., C.P.D. (Marge) and the late Cpl. James W. Savage, U.S.A.F.; dear grandmother of 13; great-grandmother of five. Visitation after 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Monday, 10:15 a.m., from the Sheehy Funeral Home Inc., 10727 S. Pulaski Rd., to St. John Fisher Church. Mass 11 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Member of the Gold Star Mothers and Daughters of Isabella. Please omit flowers. ST3-7700 or 857-7878.
Chicago Tribune 3 February 1980
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Nora (Ahearn) Brown
Nora Brown nee Ahearn, 72, of Aurora; dear sister of Mary McNeal, Veronica Ahearn, the late Catherine Sipes and Thomas Ahearn. Retired employee of the CTA. Visitation Wednesday 6 to 9 p.m. at the Daleiden Mortuary, 220 N. lake St., Aurora Funeral Thursday 10:30 a.m. to St. Therese Church 11 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Liturgical Wake service 7 p.m. Wednesday 898-8634.
Chicago Tribune 6 February 1980
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Esther Lavina Ahearn
AHEARN, Esther Lavina. — February 29, 1980, at a nursing home, late of Botany, beloved wife of the late Thomas Edward Ahearn, loving mother of Nita and Thomas, dear mother-in-law of Alex, loving grandmother of Denita, dear great-grandmother of Vicki, and Stephen and loving sister of Marjorie, Marshall and Percy. Aged 85 years. In God's everlasting care.
Sydney Morning Herald 1 March 1980
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Regina F. (O'Rourke) Ahern
Regina F. Ahern nee O'Rourke, 64, of Salem MA., after extended Illness, loving wife of Thomas M., formerly of Chicago; loving mother of Maureen and Regina; daughter of the late John J. and Mary Ellen O'Rourke. Funeral mass and interment in MA.
Chicago Tribune 8 March 1980
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Capt. William R. Ahern
A Mass will be said Monday for Capt. William R. Ahern, 73, retired night superintendent of operations at Boston Police Headquarters, who died Tuesday at his home on Eastwood circuit, West Roxbury, after a long illness. He was born in Boston and attended Boston public schools. He graduated from Mechanic Arts High School and from Lowell Institute with the Class of 1936. He was appointed to the department in 1940, promoted to lieutenant in 1950 and to captain in 1960. He retired in 1972 after 32 years. Capt. Ahern was a member of the Superior Officers' Club of the Boston Police. He leaves his wife, the former Marion E. Fay; two daughters, Joan Howard of California and Marion Ritcey of Brockton; two sisters, Mary Cadman of Brookline, Mildred Teevan of Braintree, and four grandchildren. The funeral Mass will be Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church, West Roxbury. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury.
The Boston Globe 4 April 1980
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William R. Ahern
AHERN—Of West Roxbury, April 1, 1980, Capt. William R., B.P.D. Ret. Beloved husband of Marion (Fay); father of Mrs. Ronald (Joan) Howard of Calif., Mrs. Robert (Marion) Ritcey of Brockton. Brother of Mrs. Mary Cadman of Brookline, Mrs. Mildred Teevan of Braintree and the late Walter Ahern. Also survived by 4 grandchildren. Funeral from the P. E. Murray Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., West Roxbury, Monday, April 7, at 8:00 Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church at 9:00 Relatives and friends most kindly invited. Late member Boston Police Post #1018, VFW and The Superior Officers Club of the Boston Police Dept. Visiting hours Saturday 7-9, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
The Boston Globe 5 April 1980
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Lillian A. (Ahern) Rupp
Lillian A. Rupp, nee Ahern, late of Riverdale, beloved wife of Bernard Rupp; dear sister of William T. Ahern; dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from the Thornridge Funeral Home, (Pisarski, Funeral Director), 15801 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Dolton, four blocks north of 162nd Street, (Route 6), to Queen of Apostles Church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Retired secretary for the Electrical Joint Arbitration Board. PU5-3085 or VII-2300
Chicago Tribune 19 April 1980
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Katherine (Ahern) Kelly
Katherine Kelly, nee Ahern, beloved wife of James C., retired CPD; devoted daughter of the late James and Kathleen Barry Ahern; dearest sister of Father Barnabas Mary Ahern CP. Funeral Monday 10 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 2727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn to Saint Germaine Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation after 2 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers masses would be appreciated. For public transportation information call 636-1193 or Chicago, 735-4242.
Chicago Tribune 20 April 1980
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Timothy Francis Ahern
Graveside services for Timothy F. Ahern, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ahern, of 3453 West Lincolnshire Blvd., who died Wednesday in Toledo Hospital, were Saturday in Calvary Cemetery. Also surviving are his sister, Elizabeth, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ahern and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Foltz.
Toledo Blade 18 May 1980
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Patrick Ahearne
The death has occurred in his 90th year and at his daughter's residence in Dublin, of Patrick Ahearne, Donegal, Clerihan, Clonmel. Father of thirteen, seven sons and six daughters, his wife predeceased him by some years, and although in failing health for some years he bore it with characteristic courage and fortitude.

Born out of the true republican mould, the young Ahearne found himself interested in all things Gaelic at a very early age and it came as no surprize to his family and confreres when he took up arms to assist in the establishment of the irish Republic at the outset of hostilities. He very quickly assumed the rank of Company Captain of A Coy of the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Tipperary Brigade Old I.R.A. and in such capacity he received the mortal remains of another famous Tipperaryman, the late Pierce McCan, TD, on their arrival in Dualla for interment.

In the Rosegreen Coy he fought beside such famed figures as Dinny Lacey, Sean Treacy, Dan Breen, to mention but a few, and lost an arm in an engagement in 1921, again a cross he was to bear for almost sixty years with a philosophical attitude given only to the few and envied by the many.

On the tragic outbreak of the Civil War hostilities deceased took the Anti-Treaty side and during this tragic episode he was interned in Kilkenny gaol and Tintown in the Curragh camp. His humility, meekness and sense of fair-play is surely exemplified in a comment he made shortly before his death when asked if he retained any bitterness of animosity towards his foes of the Civil War period. His reply was “ah sure didn't they think they were right, too?” On his deathbed his greatest regret was that “and Ireland long a province be a nation once again,” hadn't been fully realised.

— unidentified Dublin newspaper, 4 or 5 July 1980
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John M. Ahern
Son of the late Patrick and Mary Murphy Ahern. Leaves brother Patrick of West Haven CT, Martin of Milford CT, sister Ellen Ahern Armstrong of Stratford, sister Peggy Ahern Wiggins, sister Sally Ahern Brooks of Fairfield, predeceased by brothers James and Edward Ahern and sister Mary Ahern Haverlock.
Bridgeport Telegram 7 July 1980
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Nora M. (McLean) Ahern
A funeral Mass for Nora M. (McLean) Ahern, 91, formerly of North Cambridge, will be said at 9 a.m. Monday at St.John's Church, North Cambridge. Mrs. Ahern died Thursday at Emerson Convalescent Home in Watertown after a brief illness. Burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery. Born in South Boston, Mrs. Ahern graduated from Boston Teachers College in 1910. After her marriage, she was involved in a court test case, which she won, contesting the prohibition against married women teaching in Boston schools. She then taught in Boston schools for eight years. She leaves a daughter, Mary V. Ahern of New York City, and a son, Thomas E. Ahern Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.
The Boston Globe 12 July 1980
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Nora M. (McLean) Ahern
Nora M. (McLean) Ahern, 91, died on July 10 at Emerson Convalescent Home in Watertown after a brief illness. Born in South Boston, Mrs. Ahern lived in Cambridge for most of her life. She graduated from Boston Teachers College in 1910. After her marriage, she was involved in a court test case, which she won, contesting the prohibition against married women teaching in Boston schools. She then taught in Boston schools for eight years. Wife of the late Thomas E., she leaves her children Mary V. and Thomas E. Ahern Jr. and four grandchildren. A funeral mass in St. John's Church followed a procession from the Keefe Funeral Home. Burial was at Cambridge Cemetery.
Cambridge Chronicle 24 July 1980
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Eileen Veronica Ahern
AHERN, Eileen Veronica. — July 25, a980, at hospital, late of Kingsgrove, loved sister of Kath, fond sister-in-law of Fred, dear aunt of Colin, Yvonne, Colleen and Rick and loved great- aunt of Natalie and Angela. Rest in peace.
Sydney Morning Herald 26 July 1980
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Freda (Burg) Ahearn
Freda M. Ahearn, 66, who retired in 1969 as a secretary with the Center for Applied Linguistics, died of cancer Saturday at her home in Fairfax. Prior to working at the Center, she had worked for the Metropolitan Police Boys Club and during the 1950s with the Federal Housing Administration. Mrs. Ahearn was born in Scammon, Kan. She moved as a child with her family to Bartlesville, Okla. She came to the Washington area in 1938. She had been active with Alcoholics Anonymous in Fairfax County for the past 14 years. She was the wife of John J. Ahearn, who is associated with the Bank of Columbia in Washington. Also surviving is a brother, Wilbur M. Burg of Gambrills, Md. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Washington Post 25 August 1980
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Edward J. Ahern
AHERN—Edward J., in Hyannis on September 8, at the age of 48. A resident of West Yarmouth, beloved husband of Darleen (Splinter) Ahern and father of Mark Edward, Matthew James, Michael Edward, Maureen Louise, and Judith Marie of West Yarmouth. He is also survived by his mother lsabell G. Ahern of Concord, Mass., and a sister, Patricia Eileen, also of Concord. Funeral Thursday, September 11, at 10:15 a.m. from the Hallett Funeral Home 283 Station Ave., So. Yarmouth, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Pius Church, Station Ave. at 11 a.m. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 10, from 7-9 p.m. Burial will be in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth. Donations in his memory may be made to the Yarmouth Rescue Squad, 96 Main St., So. Yarmouth, Mass. 02664. [see also: Francis J. Ahern, Sr.]
The Boston Globe 10 September 1980
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Gerald John Ahern
AHERN, Gerald John — September 17, 1980, (suddenly), at Inverell, loved husband of Renee and loving father of Michael and Stephen, father-in-law of Elizabeth and Heather, devoted grandfather of Kate, Ceinwen and Ceridwin.

AHERN, Gerald John — September 17, 1980, loved son of Michael (deceased) and Alice, loving brother of Dorothy (Mrs. P. J. Beverly), of Lane Cove and Michael of Wahroonga.
Sydney Morning Herald 19 September 1980
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Timothy Michael Richard Ahern
Major-General Timothy Michael Richard Ahern, CBE, who died on November 20 at the age of 72, was Director of Medical Services, British Army of the Rhine, from 1966 to 1969, when he retired. He became Colonel Commandant, RAMC, in 1969. In the Second World War, Ahern was ADMS, Eighth Army, from 1944 to 1945.
The Times 25 November 1980
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Memorial Services
AHERN—A memorial servide will be held for Major- General T. M. R. Ahern at St. Andrew's Parish Church, Shrivenham, on Friday, 12th December , at 2.30 p.m.
The Times 3 December 1980
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Amelia M. (Machelski) Ahern
Amelia M. Ahern, nee Machelski, of Hanover Park, beloved wife of William T.; fond mother of William (Dolores), James (Carolyn) and Robert (Shirley); grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of one. Resting at the Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Thursday, Dec. 4, to 10:15 a.m., to St. Marcelline Church. Mass 11 a.m. Interment St. Michael. 882-5580.
Chicago Tribune 3 December 1980
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Francis X. Ahearn
Francis X. Ahearn, 54, principal of the Taylor Elementary School, Foxborough, and a 28-year veteran of that town's school system, died Monday in Norwood Hospital after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Norwood and lived on Walters road. Mr. Ahearn was graduated from Maryknoll College, Maryknoll, N.Y., in 1949, and from Boston College with a master's degree in education in 1954. He was principal of the Taylor School for 12 years. Mr. Ahearn was a former director of the Massachusetts Teachers Assn., and was on the board of directors of United Educators. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 252 of Norwood. He leaves his wife, Mary T. (Sheehan); two daughters, Kathleen and Ellen, and two sons, Timothy and David, all of the Walters road address; five brothers, William of Reading, Kenneth of West Palm Beach, Fla., David of Norwood, Rev. Thomas A. Ahearn, MM, of Cambridge and John Ahearn of Somerville. A funeral Mass will he said tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.
The Boston Globe 4 December 1980
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Linda L. (Hessler) Ahern
On December 13, 1980, Linda L. Ahern, beloved mother of Gregory M. and Brian W.; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Hessler; sister of Thomas J. Hessler and Regina D. Beach. Friends may call at George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 6160 Oxon Hill rd., Oxon Hill, Md. Tuesday, December 16, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday, December 17, 10 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church, 2210 Callaway st., Hillcrest Heights, Md. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday 8 p.m.
Washington Post 16 December 1980
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Nora (Ahern) Kelledy
Nora Ahern Kelledy, age 87 years, late of Walnut, Cal., formerly of Chicago, dearly beloved wife of the late James J. Kelledy; devoted mother of Margaret Davis, William (Margaret) and James Kelledy; loving grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 21; dear sister of Margaret O'Connor in Ireland. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. Funeral Tuesday, 8:45 a.m., from the Sheehy Funeral Home, Inc., 10727 S. Pulaski Rd., to St. Catherine of Alexandria Church for Mass at 9:30 a. m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Native of County Waterford, Ireland. ST3-7700 or 857-7878.
Chicago Tribune 19 January 1981
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Thomas J. O'Hern
Thomas J. O'Hern, age 22, suddenly, beloved son of John P. and Anne M. O'Hern; loving brother of Barbara L. O'Hern. Funeral mass Wednesday, Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m., at St. John Vianney Church, 46 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake, III. Interment Mount Carmel Cemetery Visitation private 562-0044
Chicago Tribune 10 February 1981
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Jeremiah J. Ahern
Jeremiah J. Ahern, beloved husband of Mary; loving father of Margaret Clarke (Eugene) and the late Eileen Liska; grandfather of five; great-grandfather of one. Service and interment private. 441-7020.
Chicago Tribune 12 February 1981
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Effie M. (O'Hearn) Roop
Mrs. Effie M. Roop of 1047 Sunset Blvd.; widow of Herman Roop, died Monday at the Hillcrest Nursing Home after an extended illness. Born in Loudonville; she came to Mansfield in 1918 and retired from the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. after 35 years. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Peter's Catholic Church Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. The vigil service will be held at the funeral home at 7 this evening. [see also: James F. O'Hearn]
Mansfield News Journal 17 February 1981
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Frederick Rodney Ahearn
AHEARN (Cooke), Frederick Rodney. — April 9, 1981, at hospital, late of 18 Earls Avenue, Narwee, dearly loved husband of Norien, loved stepfather of Keith, Max, Shirley, and Pam, fond father-in-law and grandpop of their families, aged 72 years. At rest.
Sydney Morning Herald 10 April 1981
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Mary May (Lordan) Ahern
Mary May (Lordan) Ahern of 15 Governors ave., Medford, a resident there for more than 50 years, died Friday in Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Medford, after a long illness. She was 70. Mrs. Ahern was manager of the mail order department of Jordan Marsh in Boston, having worked there 50 years. She retired four years ago. Mrs. Ahern was born in Boston, attended school in Medford and was graduated from Medford High School. She was vice president of the Quarter Century Club of Jordan Marsh and was a member of the St. Francis De Sales Society in Boston. She was also a member of the Medford Catholic Women's Club, the Thursday Fortnightly Club, and the Forever Young Club, all in Medford. Mrs. Ahern leaves a sister, Betty Harrington of Arlington; four brothers, John of Nova Scotia, Joseph of Reading, James and Dennis (Bob) Lordan of Medford. A funeral Mass will be said Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Medford. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
The Boston Globe 12 April 1981
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Hannah Ahern
On Sunday, April 5, 1981, Hannah Ahern, beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Ahern; mother of Thomas J., Jr., and the late Harry J. Ahern. Also survived by 13 grandchildren. Friends may call at Joseph Gawler's Sons, 5130 Wisconsin ave. at Harrison st. nw. (parking on premises), from 7 to 9 p.m., on Sunday and Monday, where the Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, April 14, at 11 a.m., at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Western ave. and Quesada st. nw. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Washington Post 12 April 1981
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Maureen Maria Ahearn
AHEARN, Maureen Maria. — April 19, 1981, accidentally killed Burnie, Tasmania, aged 19 years, dearly loved daughter of Yvonne and Keith, much loved and loving sister of Catherine, Mary-anne, and John Vaughan, Anthony, Stephen, Paul, Frances, Geraldine, Elizabeth, Margaret, Jane, Gabrielle, Justine, Danielle, Christina and Chantal, loved niece of Carla and Peter Beardsley and family and Ken Ahearn. Eternal rest be hers, Lord.
Sydney Morning Herald 21 April 1981
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Frederick G. Ahern
A funeral Mass was said Saturday for Frederick G. Ahern, formerly of Dorchester, Mass., who died last Thursday in St. Joseph's Hospital here. He was 58. Mr. Ahern was born in Dorchester and was graduated from Dorchester High School and Boston College. He later received master's degrees from the University of Miami and the University of South Florida. He had been a salesman for pharmaceutical firms in the Boston area and was a substitute teacher in Boston. Sixteen years ago he moved to Florida, where he became a master in the science department in the Tampa School Department. He leaves his mother, Sabina (McCarty) Ahern of Weymouth, Mass.; and four brothers, John, yachting editor of The Boston Globe, Michael of Hanover, Mass., Taylor of Wollaston, Mass., and Joseph Ahern of Boston. Burial was in Tampa.
The Boston Globe 6 May 1981
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Albert J. Ahern
EPSOM — Albert J. Ahern, 76 of 35 Kings Row, died yesterday at McKerley Medical Care Center in Concord after a short illness. Born in Concord, he had lived in this area all his life. Before his retirement, he was employed by Rumford Press for more than 50 years as a web pressman. He lives his wife, Doris M. (Jolin) Ahern of Epsom; a son Robert E. Ahern of Hopkinton; a daughter, Margaret M. Maloney of Payson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and a cousin. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John The Evangelist Church in Concord. Burial will follow in the Blossom Hill Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, 8 Loudon Road, Concord.
The Concord Monitor 16 May 1981
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Margaret F. (Mahoney) Ahern
Margaret F. Ahern, nee Mahoney, beloved wife of the late Richard H. Ahern; loving mother of Margaret Stalzer, Maryjean Christensen, Maureen Wiggins, Marylynne Cedar, Richard, James, Lawrence and the late John Ahern; dear grandmother of 28; great-grandmother of three; fond sister of Kathleen Kleffner, Kenneth, James and the late John Mahoney. Visitation Monday after 4 p.m., at the Sheehy Funeral Home, Inc., 4950 W. 79th St., Burbank. Funeral Wednesday, 9:15 a.m., to St. Denis Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary. In lieu of flowers, Masses will be appreciated. 857-7878.
Chicago Tribune 18 May 1981
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Edwin J. Ahern
AHERN—Of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, May 26, Edwin J., beloved husband of Catherine (Murphy) Ahern, father of Edwena Pignatelello of Somerville, Gail Hennessey of Pelham, N.H., Arlene Roll of Andover, Robert Ahern of CA, and Paul Ahern of Medford, brother of Mrs. Agnes Powers of Andover, Mrs. Catherine Amato of Wakefield, Mrs. Anna Young of CA., also survived by 10 grandchildren. Funeral from the Gaffey Memorial Funeral Home, 43 High St., Medford Sq., on Friday, May 29, at 10 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in The Immaculate Conception Church, Malden, at 11 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday only 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. [see also: William F. Ahern]
The Boston Globe 27 May 1981
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Mae (O'Hern) Connolly
Mae Connolly, nee O'Hern, beloved wife of the late James Connolly; loving mother of James (Irene) Connolly; dear grandmother of three; great grandmother of four; fond sister of Margaret McLean and the late Dewey. Funeral Monday, 9:15 a.m., from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 3737 W. 79th St. to Little Flower Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation after 2 p.m., Sunday. 735-4242.
Chicago Tribune 30 May 1981
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Leona Cecelia (Ahern) Moss
Leona Cecelia Moss, nee Ahern, age 44, suddenly, beloved wife of Francis D. Moss, formerly of Palatine, Ill.; devoted mother of Terrence, Leann and Brendan Moss; dear daughter of Jane and the late Patrick J. Ahern; fond sister of Rev. John J., Dr. Patrick F. (Rosemarie), Jane (Angelo) Cantieri, Sr. Catherine Ahern, O.P., Eugene (Rose Anne), Gerald (Mary) and the late Marie; loving aunt of 26 nieces and nephews. Mass of the Resurrection Saturday, 11:30 a.m., at St. Mary Church, Tomahawk, Wis. Wake Friday 4 to 10 p.m. at the Krueger Funeral Home, Tomahawk, Wis. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Please omit flowers.
Chicago Tribune 19 June 1981
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Judy (Meyer) Ahern
Judy Ahern, nee Meyer, beloved wife of Don Ahern; loving daughter of Frank and Katherine Meyer; dear sister of Nancy Reed; aunt of Mike and Dan Reed. Funeral Friday, July 10, 9:30 a.m., to St. Luke Church, River Forest. Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation at P. M. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, 245 Madison St., Oak Park, Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. 848-5828.
Chicago Tribune 9 July 1981
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James Ahearn
A funeral Mass will be said Monday at 9 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop, for James Ahearn. Mr. Ahearn, who was 87, died unexpectedly yesterday while working at Winthrop Community Hospital. Born in County Waterford, Ireland, Mr. Ahearn came to this country in 1914, after working for five years in a New Zealand wool business. Mr. Ahearn joined the maintenance staff at Winthrop Comunity Hospital in 1928, when the hospital was in Metcalf square. A dedicated worker, Mr. Ahearn often worked 12-hour days, tending the boilers and growing fresh vegetables and fruits in the one-acre garden in back of the hospital. One year he canned more than 2000 quarts of vegetables and fruits, which were used by the hospital kitchen. Urged by his physician to slow down, Mr. Ahearn continued to work part-time, grooming the hospital grounds, raising the flag at dawn and lowering it at dusk and tending the roses. Mr. Ahearn was the recipient of the Winthrop Elks Lodge "Americanism Award" for his long service to the community. Mr. Ahearn leaves a daughter, Katherine Ahearn of Hawaii; a son, Thomas Ahearn of Winthrop; and two sisters, Mary McCarten of Dublin and Babe Tobin of Waterford, Ireland. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop.
The Boston Globe 7 August 1981
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Yvonne Boucher (Pelletier) O'Hearn
Mrs. Yvonne (Pelletier) Boucher O'Hearn, 78, of 139 Chestnut St., a resident of Nashua for most of her life, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Roland (Rita) Besulieu, 7 Ferson St., Monday, following a lingering illness. She was born in Nashua Aug. 25, 1902, a daughter of the late Thomas and Arthimise (Gagnon) Pelletier. While living in Boston for 36 years, Mrs. O'Hearn was employed by the Green Shoe Co., and was for many years an employee of the Nashua Manufacturing Co. Mrs. O'Hearn was a member of the A.A.R.P., the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and was a communicant of St. Louis de Gonrague Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Roland (Rita) Besulieu of Nashua, and Mrs. Morris (Olivette) LaPrelle of Huntington Beach, Calif.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Laura) Lafleur of Springfield, Mass, and Mrs. Robert H. (Evelyn) Mullikin of Nashua; and several noeces, nephews and cousins.
Nashua Telegraph 11 August 1981
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Doreen Ahern
AHERN, Doreen. — August 22, 1981, at home, late of Balgowlah, wife of William (Bill), deceased, beloved mother of John, mother-in-law of Carol and loved nana of Nicole, loved sister of Clarice and Ruth. At rest. Privately cremated.
Sydney Morning Herald 26 August 1981
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Mary Ahern
Mary Ahern, 68, died on August 24 in Mount Auburn Hospital after a long illness. Born in Melrose, she was living in the Prospect Street Nursing Home at the time of her death. She was a retired bookkeeper for the R. H. Stearns Company in Boston. She leaves no survivors. Funeral services in the chapel of the Watson Funeral Home were followed by a burial in Cambridge Cemetery.
Cambridge Chronicle 3 September 1981
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Rev. Joseph D. Ahearn
A funeral Mass for Rev. Joseph D. Ahearn, SJ, a Latin professor 37 years at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, will be said at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Loyola Chapel on the Worcester campus. He died Saturday at Campion Health Center, Weston, after a long illness. He was 86. Born in Framingham, Fr. Ahearn attended Boston College High School and in 1916 entered the Society of Jesus in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was ordained in 1929 and said his first Mass in St. Stephen's Church, Framingham. He taught Latin at Holy Cross College from 1930 to 1967 and was a member of the New England Classical Assn. He leaves a brother, John L., of Framingham.
The Boston Globe 14 September 1981
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Catharine E. (Keefe) Ahearn
A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. today in St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop, Mass., for Catharine E. (Keefe) Ahearn, who was instrumental in organizing federal school lunch, art and home economics programs in New England. She died here Saturday at 89 after a long illness. Mrs. Ahearn had been a member of the staff of the Clark School for the Deaf in Northampton, Mass. She joined Clark following many years with the US government. Besides her work with education programs, Mrs. Ahearn also developed special work programs for the handicapped. Before moving to Jay four years ago, Mrs. Ahearn had lived in Winthrop for more than 40 years. She also had lived in Scituate, Mass. She was a member of the Winthrop Catholic Women's Club and the Scituate Women's Club. Mrs. Ahearn leaves a daughter, Dr. Helene Loux of Jay; a son, Col. Christopher Ahearn of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop, Mass.
The Boston Globe 16 September 1981
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Margaret M. (Ahern) Ahern
Margaret M. Ahern, nee Ahern, beloved wife of the late James J.; loving mother of the Rev. John J., Ph.D., Eileen (Joseph) Mascha, Mary Theresa (Thomas. F.) Scully of Ft. Wayne, Ind., James M. (Mary Jane) and Margaret Ann (Roman) Rosiak; fond grandmother of Maureen Mascha, Mary Margaret Mascha, Michael Mascha, Jay J. Mascha, Thomas Scully, M.D., Mary Ellen Scully, D.D.S., Kathleen Ahern, Eileen Ahern, Madeline Ahern, Michael Rosiak, John Rosiak, Deborah Rosiak, Patrick Rosiak and Kim Rosiak; dear sister of Bridget Fuller and the late Jack, Nell Cantillon, Mary Ahern, Nora Ahern, Daniel J. Ahern and Michael Ahern of Ireland. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 10:15 a.m., from M. J. Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 Northwest Hwy., to St. Thomas Becket Church, Mount Prospect. Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Interment All Saints. Native of Carasaveen, Farranore, Ireland. Visitation Monday from 4 until 10. 631-1240.
Chicago Tribune 21 September 1981
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Joseph M. Ahern
Joseph M. Ahern, beloved husband of Ann M. Ahern, nee Conway; loving father of Thomas (Patricia) and JoAnn Ahern; dear grandfather of Sheila and Maureen; fond brother of Eleanor Bubel and Thomas Ahern. Funeral Friday, 9:30 a.m., from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 229 S. Main St., Lombard, to Sacred Heart Church. Mass 10 a.m. Visitation Thursday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Heart Assn. would be appreciated. Third Degree member of Father Boecker Council, 6090, K. of C. of Lombard and Sacred Heart Holy Name Society. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For info. 627-1400 or Chicago 735-4242.
Chicago Tribune 25 September 1981
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John G. Ahearn
AHEARN, In Framingham, Oct. 2, John G., 68, of 46 Simpson Dr. Husband of Anna (MacMillan), father of John E. of West Hartford, CT., brother of Mrs. Gertrude Duggan of Scituate. Also survived by 3 grandchildren and 7 nieces and nephews. Funeral services Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 9:15 a.m. from the Wadsworth Funeral Home, 318 Union Ave. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 from St. Jeremiah's Church, Brook St., Framingham. Burial in Edgell Grove Cemetery. Calling hours Mon., Oct. 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Middlesex News 4 October 1981
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James J. Ahern
Mass for James J. Ahern, 66, a South Side resident, will be said at 9 a.m. in St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church, 5400 S. Nashville Av. Mr. Ahern died Tuesday in Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights. He worked as driver. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen; and two sisters.
Chicago Tribune 9 October 1981
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James J. "Jim" Ahern
James J. (Jim) Ahern, adoring husband of the late Kathleen C. (Kay); loving father of Kathleen A. (Kathy); beloved brother of Mary E. Flavin, Josephine M. Walsh and the late Matthew J. Ahern; fond brother in law of Leroy C. Lynch, Charles R. Lynch and Peter W. Lynch; son of Margaret and the late Michael J. Ahern; son in law of the late Charles R. and Charlotte A. Lynch; fond uncle of 11; great-uncle of 39. Funeral Saturday, 8:30 a.m., from Ridge Funeral Home, 6620 W. Archer, (corner of Natoma), to St. Daniel the Prophet Church. Interment Resurrection. Visitation Friday 3 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Society of St. Therese of the Little Flower, 11343 S. Michigan Av., Chicago, Ill., 60628. 586-7900.
Chicago Tribune 9 October 1981
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John William Ahern
AHERN, John William. — November 13, 1981, at Balaklava, S.A., formerly of Queensland and N.S.W. and lately of Cronulla, ex. Lieut. 3rd Div. Artillery, AI.F. and Commonwealth Banking Corporation, dearly loved husband of Constance Jean, loving father of Margaret (Mrs. Diercks), Matthew John and Donald, father- in-law of George (deceased) and Joan, loved pa of Philip, John, and Margaret, Adam and Evan, aged 89 years. Privately cremated.
Sydney Morning Herald 18 November 1981
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Nora M. (Ahern) Curtis
Nora M. Curtis, nee Ahern, beloved wife of the late Andrew; devoted daughter of the late Michael and Nora, nee McCarthy; loving sister of the late Julia and John (Frieda) Ahern; fond aunt of eight nieces and nephews; 12 grand-nieces and nephews and two great-grand-nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m., from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 10456 S. Western Av., to St. Walter Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation after 4 p.m. Friday. 735-4242.
Chicago Tribune 20 November 1981
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Jane E. (Condon) Ahern
Jane E. Ahern, nee Condon, of LaGrange, beloved wife of the late Patrick J.; loving mother of Rev. John J., Patrick F. (Rosemarie), Jane (Angelo) Cantieri, Sr. Catherine Ahern O.P., Eugene (Rose Anne), Gerald (Mary), the late Marie and Leona (Francis) Moss; devoted grandmother of 29; great-grandmother of seven; dear sister of Anne Gavin, the late Margaret Sunblade, Helen Favorite, John Condon and Veronica Garot. Longtime member of St. Justin Martyr parish. At Kenny Brothers, 3600 W. 95th St., Saturday 5 to 10 and Sunday 3 to 10. Funeral Monday, 10 a.m. to Most Holy Redeemer Church, Mass of the resurrection, 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers masses will be preferred. 239-3600.
Chicago Tribune 20 December 1981
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Patrick S. O'Hearn
The Funeral for Patrick S. O'Hearn, 71, of Canso was Dec. 29 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Annastatia, of the Hazel Hill Rest Home; a brother George, Canso; five sisters, Mrs. Sadie Parker, Canso; Mrs. Nina Forbrigger, Port Hawkesbury; Mrs. Rebecca Fitzgerald, LeFoy, Ont.; Mrs. Clara Begin, Boothbay, Me., and Mrs. Alice MacKenzie, Vancouver; two sons, George, Waterdown, Ont., and Tom, Canso; three daughters, Margaret Shatford, Pueblo, Col.; Amie [sic] Ryan, Comox, B.C., and Alice Eagles, Annapolis Valley.
Chronicle Herald 7 January 1982
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John Robert Ahern
John Robert Ahern, 61, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who worked for electronics firms in the Washington area, died of cancer Thursday at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. He lived in Annandale. Col. Ahern, who was born in Stella, Neb., and reared in Pueblo, Colo., went into the Army in 1943. He was commissioned in the artillery and also became a pilot. He served in Europe during World War II. Subsequent assignments were for service in the Korean conflict and tours of duty at various military posts in the United States. They included the Command and General Staff College and the Pentagon, where he was stationed when he retired in 1966.

Col. Ahern later worked for Melpar and was a consultant and senior marketing representative at the Applied Communications Company in Gaithersburg at the time of his death. His military decorations include the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 18 oak leaf clusters. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the Association of Old Crows.

Survivors include his wife, Vee, of Annandale; two sons, Robert B., of Wichita, Kan., and Michael J., of Plantation, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia D., of Annandale, and his mother, Wilma Neely, and a sister, Betty Ahern, both of Colorado Springs.

Washington Post 11 January 1982
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Julia Elizabeth Ahern
Julia Elizabeth Ahern, 78, who retired from the credit department of the Washington Gas Light Co. in 1966 after 35 years of service, died of cancer Jan. 20 at Georgetown University Hospital. Miss Ahern, who was a lifelong resident of Washington, graduated from St. Patrick's Academy. She was a member of the parish of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Quarter Century Club at the gas company. Survivors include a sister, Sister Mary Amy Ahern R.S.M., of Baltimore.
Washington Post 24 January 1982
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Frank J. Ahern
Ahern, Frank J. on Feb. 5, 1982, beloved husband of Martha E. (Kraft) and father of Frank G.; Also survived by grandsons Scott and Michael and brother of Mrs. Emma Wilson, John and Charles Foreman. Relatives, friends, employees of General Electric Co. Apparatus Service Shop, Concordia Lodge No. 67 F.&A.M. and Benjamin Franklin Consistory invited to viewing Tues. evening 7-9, Gilbert H. Schobert Funeral Home, 1677 Harrison St. Frankford and the funeral service Wed. 10 A.M. Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 4227 Paul St. Int. William Penn Cem. Masonic Service 8 P.M.
Philadelphia Inquirer 6 February 1982
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Florence C. (O'Hern) Weiss
Florence C. Weiss, nee O'Hern, beloved wife of the late Fred; dear mother of Dorothea (the late Michael) Hain, Mary A. (John) Bott and Joan A. Weiss; grandmother of five; great-grandmother of six. Funeral Monday, March 1, 9:30 a.m., from Drake and Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Av., to Queen of Angels Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation after 3 p.m. Sunday. 561-6874.
Chicago Tribune 28 February 1982
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Thomas P. O'Hearn
Thomas P. O'Hearn, of Melville avenue, Dorchester, director of the Bureau of Nutrition Education and School Food Services in the Massachusetts Department of Education, died Thursday in Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain. He was 68. Mr. O'Hearn devoted 37 years of his career to the improvement of nutrition education and nutrition services for children and others. Before he was state child nutrition director, Mr. O'Hearn was employed 25 years by the Boston Catholic Archdiocese as director of its Nutrition Education and School Food Services. He joined the Massachusetts Department of Education in April 1973. Mr. O'Hearn was also employed five years by the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. He served as district director in New York and Maine, administering the nation's first federal food stamp program. The program provided nutritional supplements for the nation's needy from 1940 to 1945. Throughout his career Mr. O'Hearn contributed to the creation of state and national legislation which improved nutritional food services and financial assistance to local communities. He was also an advocate of the National School Lunch Act, adopted in June 1946.

Mr. O'Hearn was graduated from the Canterbury School, a secondary school in New Milford, Conn. There he was a classmate of the late President John F. Kennedy and later worked with him in his campaigns for congressman, senator and President. Mr. O'Hearn was graduated from Boston University's College of Business Administration and continued his studies at the University of Massachusetts. He was a member of the American School Food Service Assn., the Massachusetts School Food Service Assn., the Massachusetts Council on Food Nutrition and Health, the Food Service Executives Assn., Massachusetts School Business Officials and the St. Vincent dePaul Society. He was active in the American School Food Service Assn. and its affiliate, the Massachusetts School Food Service Assn., made up of 70,000 members, which he served as president-elect and president and as chairman of its legislative committee.

Mr. O'Hearn leaves his wife, Barbara (Gilbert); a son, Stephen P. O'Hearn of Windsor, Conn.; a daughter, Michelle B. Leggat of Lawrence; two sisters, Catherine D. Fitzgerald of Milton and Mary P. Casey of Hingham, and a grandchild. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mark's Church, Dorchester. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Boston.

The Boston Globe 6 March 1982
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Ann T. (Ahearne) Colbert
Ann T. Colbert, nee Ahearne, beloved wife of John J. Colbert Sr.; devoted mother of Thomas (Joanne), John Jr. (Margaret), Claudette Gleich and the late Helen (McKinney) Tomalis; loving grandmother of 20; great-grandmother of two; loving sister of John Ahearne of Waterford, Ireland and Helen Foley of Watford Herts, England. Visitation Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m. and Friday, 2 to 10 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 8:45 a.m., from the Andrew J. McGann and Son Funeral Home, 10727 S. Pulaski Rd., to St. Christina Church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. ST3-7700.
Chicago Tribune 30 April 1982
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Frank Ahern
Frank Ahern of the Point Shirley section of Winthrop, a retired deputy clerk in the US District Court in Boston, died Saturday in Winthrop Hospital. He was 81. Mr. Ahern, who also was a former United States Marshal, retired from the court in 1970 after 30 years service. Mr. Ahern, who served under the late Chief Judge George C. Sweeney and in his later years under Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr., had a courthouse reputation as a raconteur, entertainer and barber shop quartet singer. "Whenever they were going to have an affair for a judge or a dignitary, they'd call on him to put the entertainment together," said a court official yesterday. He sang and told jokes at numerous functions. Although not a member of the official Barber Shop Quartet organization, Mr. Ahern was a baritone singer, and sang and loved all the old tunes - "Sweet Sixteen", "Chicago," "The Old Songs," "Silver Threads Among the Gold" were among his favorites - with cronies and barber shop groups in Winthrop, Lynn, and many North Shore nursing homes and hospitals. One of his favorite annual excursions was with family and friends to Symphony Hall in Boston to hear the Barber Shop Quartet singing contests. The son of a Boston policeman, Mr. Ahern was born in East Boston and had lived there until he moved to Winthrop in 1952.

Also remembered in later years by friends as a dedicated year-round fisherman, he used to fish with Maurice Kirby of Winthrop and the late Thomas Sullivan, a postman from East Boston. On one such fishing trip, Mr. Ahern and his friends - none of them under 65 years of age - took their 18-foot long open outboard from Winthrop to Nantucket; to New London, Conn., and to Montauk, Long Island, N.Y. "They used to go to Nantucket to sing, party and fish for a couple of weeks on end," his son William J. Ahern of Walpole, said yesterday. Mr. Ahern, a member of the Winthrop Yacht Club, had first owned a 32-foot Nova Scotia-built fishing boat, and in later years two 20 footers. He was all over Boston harbor, his son said, but his favorite was mackeral in spring and summer months. "He'd go out and come back, not with a few fish, but with one or two barrels of mackeral," his son said. He stayed there by the hour, sometimes 10 hours."

Other favorite spots were off Deer Island Light and off Egg Rock Nahant where he often took his wife, Florence Emily (Brown) and sons. He was a member of the Retired Deputy Clerks' Assn. of the Federal Court. Beside his wife and son, William, he also leaves another son, Paul A. Ahern of Scituate; four sisters, Ruth Conway of Medford, Lucy Jennings of Medford, Anna MacDonald of Malden and Claire Sullivan of Manchester, Conn.; and seven grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Winthrop. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery.
The Boston Globe 10 May 1982
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James Ahern
James Ahern, beloved husband of Nora, nee Halloran; loving father of James W. (Mary); dear grandfather of Sherry and Jimmy. Funeral Friday, 9:30 a.m. from the Jaeger Funeral Home, 3526 N. Cicero Ave., to St. Bartholomew Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Mount Carmel. Visitation after 2 p.m. Thursday. 545-1320.
Chicago Tribune 4 August 1982
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William Michael Ahern
Funeral services for William Michael Ahern, 63, will be held at Most Precious Blood Church, Concord, California at 2:00 p.m. on this date. A long time Bay Area resident, Mr. Ahern, died August 6th at Concord Community Hospital of coronary failure. Born in Kansas City, Missouri to Kathleen Ahern and William Ahern, both of Limerick, Ireland, Mr. Ahern leaves two daughters, Katie and Ann Kelley. A respected member of the San Francisco advertising community, Mr. Ahern was the owner of Ahern Advertising Agency and a member of the Advertising Board Council.
San Francisco Chronicle 8 August 1982
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Stephen B. Wright
A funeral Mass will be said tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine's Church here for Stephen B. Wright, 16, of 8 Olive rd., who died Sunday in St. John's Hospital in Lowell after an automobile accident. He was born in Somerville and was active in sports at Westford Academy, where he was starting his junior year. He played in the Westford basketball league from the pee wee through senior league and in 1981 was voted most valuable player on a championship team. He was also a member of the Westford youth hockey team. He played freshman football at school. He was confirmed in St. Catherine's Church in Graniteville this spring. He leaves his parents, William F. and Catherine (Ahearn) Wright, of Graniteville; a brother, William F. Wright; a sister, Kelly Ann Wright, both of Westford; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wright of Rockland, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Ahearn of Somerville. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Westford.
The Boston Globe 1 September 1982
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Elsie (Geldard) Ahern
AHERN, Elsie (nee Geldard). — August 31, 1982, at Bundaberg, dearly loved wife of Walter, beloved mother of Leslie, Colin (deceased), Bryan [sic], Marjorie (Mrs. B. Sherwood), and William, fond grandmother and great-grandmother.
Sydney Morning Herald 3 September 1982
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Mary Irene (Ahearn) Pryde
PRYDE (HOWE), Mary Irene. — September 4, 1982 (nee Ahearn), at hospital, late of 82 Baronia Street, Redfern, dearly beloved wife of Francis, loving mother and mother-in-law of Leslie and Marianne, Barbara and Sid, loving grandmother of Marianne, Stephen and Bronwyn, loved nanny of Matthew, loving great-grandmother of Yasmin, Rest In Peace. [see also: Sydney Charles "Gus" Ahearn]
Sydney Morning Herald 6 September 1982
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Rev. Walter J. O'Hearn
Rev. Walter J. O'Hearn, 53, pastor of St. Nicholas parish in West Abington for five years, died Monday in the rectory. A funeral Mass will be said in the church at 10 a.m. tomorrow and burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale. He had also served the following parishes: St. Mary's, Randolph; St. Joseph's, Belmont; St. Vincent de Paul, South Boston; St. Angela's, Mattapan; St. Ann's, Somerville; St. Clare's, Braintree, and Blessed Sacrament, Walpole. He had also been administrator of St. Denis parish, Islington.

Born in Boston, he studied at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, and was ordained in 1953. Fr. O'Hearn leaves his brother, James O'Hearn of New York City; and his sisters, Ellen Redgate of Needham, Theresa Fitzgerald of Jamaica Plain and Barbara Eitner of Washington, D.C.

The Boston Globe 14 October 1982
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Brian Ahern
AHERN, Brian. — October 13, 1982, at home, late of Forestville, so dearly loved by his wife Lynette and loving father of Andrew, dearly loved son of Walter and the late Elsie Ahern of Bundaberg (Queensland), loved brother of Leslie, Marjorie (Mrs. Sherwood) and William. Aged 54 years. In God's care.
Sydney Morning Herald 14 October 1982
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Mae (O'Hern) Donnelly
Mae Donnelly (nee O'Hern), beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Donnelley; devoted mother of Rita La Porta, Mae (Ron) Smith, Thomas Jr. (Kay), James (Betty), Delores (Art) Harders, Loretta (Bob) Figolah, Jean (Art) Wetzel, Mary Kuta, the late Frances Leenheer, Daniel and Margaret Donnelly; dear grandmother of 67; great-grandmother of over 100 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandmother of many. Visitation Friday 2 to 10 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from the Andrew J. McGann and Son Funeral Home, 10727 S. Pulaski Rd., to Our Lady of the Ridge Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. ST 3-7700. [see also: Catherine V. (O'Hern) Smith]
Chicago Tribune 6 January 1983
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Thomas W. Ahern
Thomas W. Ahern of Dedham, a system analyst at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Portsmouth, N.H., collapsed and died yesterday as he was getting ready to go to work. He was 35. Mr. Ahern was graduated with honors from Catholic Memorial High School, West Roxbury, in 1964, and from Harvard College in 1968. He leaves his mother, Margaret (Whitney), and a sister, Joan M. Craib of Walpole. A funeral Mass will be said Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Dedham.
The Boston Globe 22 January 1983
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Neville Thomas O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Neville Thomas. — January 29, 1983, at hospital, of 8 Thomas Street, Warilla, beloved husband of Rita O'Hearn, beloved brother-in-law of Joan and Arno Kuosman (Neath), Jack and Betty Smith (Merrylands), Geoff and June Smith (Wyong), Lola and the late Hilary Smith (Burwood), Colleen and Ossie Hogan (Wyong), Maria and Lewis Wilson (Bowrail), Tony Smith (Wyong), dear uncle of their children, aged 62 years. Funeral Wednesday at Shell Harbour.
Sydney Morning Herald 31 January 1983
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Sadie (MacLennan) Ahern
Longtime resident Sadie (MacLennan) Ahern, 91, died on March 17 at the Winthrop House Nursing Home in Medford. Mrs. Ahern was born in Canada and was the wife of the late Cornelius; mother of Cornelia M. Markham of Framingham, William W. of Belmont, Howard A. of Charlotte, N.C., and Walter E. of Chelmsford; and the sister of Mary Campbell of Sydney, Nova Scotia. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at the Park Avenue Congregational Church. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Burns Institute, 51 Blossom st., Boston
Arlington Advocate 24 March 1983
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Mary M. (White) Ahearn
Mrs. Mary M. Ahearn, mother of Mrs. Robert Hetrick of Dansville, died Monday evening in the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo following a long illness. She was 73. Born in Westport, she lived in New York City for many years before returning to this area. She formerly resided on Pioneer Rd. in Groveland. Also surviving are three brothers, John and Richard White of Ticonderoga and William White of Westport; two sisters, Lillian Tetrault of Ticonderoga and Clara Smith of Westport; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A private service was conducted by her grandson, Rev. Michael Scholes of Community Gospel Church of Christ in Pasedena, Md. Arrangements here were by the Hindle Funeral Home of Dansville. Burial was in East Key Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility Program Fund.
Genesee Country Express 14 April 1983
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John F. Ahern Jr.
John F. Ahern Jr. of Woburn, Boston Globe sportswriter and yachting expert for 38 years, died yesterday at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington after a brief illness. He was 64. As The Globe's yachting editor, Mr. Ahern covered many sailing races, including the America's Cup races at Newport, R.I. Last year, he received the Yachtsman of the Year Award in ceremonies in New York. In 1966, he received the Dorchester High School "Man of the Year" award. A graduate of Dorchester High in 1935, he was also an alumnus of Boston College. During his career with The Globe, Mr. Ahern displayed a versatility that saw him cover many sports, including pro football, boxing, figure skating, golf, marathons, crew racing and the Olympic Games. His beats over three decades included the Bruins, Celtics and the Boston Marathon. Yachting was by far Mr. Ahern's first love. For more than 30 years, Mr. Ahern's presence at a regatta - an America's Cup series at Newport, a Race Week at Marblehead, on his own home waters of Quincy Bay, or a junior championship on the Charles River - meant not only a lively and informative account in the next day's paper, but volunteer help in running the race or settling a tricky protest. Mr. Ahern acquired his love of sailing on the waters of Quincy Bay. Sailing Yankee dories, Massachusetts Bay Indians and Stars out of Squantum Yacht Club in the 1930s, he was part of the long-vanished era of One-Design racing, which used to see great flotillas sailing up to Marblehead for the Saturday races and then back to Quincy Bay for the Sunday Interclubs. Mr. Ahern had often sailed aboard the 12-Meter Gleam on New York Yacht Club cruises after the war and was in at the beginning when the America's Cup competition was revived in 12-meter boats in 1958.

Mr. Ahern was the recognized authority on the competition and was famous among his colleagues for being able to call the outcome of a race as soon as the rival yachts had split tacks for the first time after the start. Last year, Mr. Ahern served as honorary chairman of the Massachusetts Bay Regatta Week and last winter was named Yachtsman of the Year by the Yacht Racing Union of Massachusetts Bay. In 1948, Mr. Ahern was hailed as a hero after it was learned that he had spent three hours in the Atlantic off Quincy helping a couple of capsized youngsters from the Boston Yacht Club rescue a $300 sailboat until they were all picked up by a police boat. No one knew about the heroic act until Globe photographer Gil Freidberg handed in photos showing Mr. Ahern in the ocean. Mr. Ahern was also a rowing enthusiast, and covered the Harvard crew at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.

Professional boxing was also one of Mr. Ahern's favorite beats. He covered many of the famous world title bouts held during the 1940s and 1950s. In his own inimitable and colorful style, Mr. Ahern detailed the happenings of such prizefighters such as Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Jersey Joe Walcott, Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson and Paul Pender. He always considered the Tony DeMarco-Carmen Basilio fight held in June 1955 as one of his favorite boxing assignments. In 1945, Mr. Ahern arived at The Globe after serving five years as a sportswriter and yacht expert with the Boston Record and Sunday Advertiser. In his tribute to Mr. Ahern, Davis Taylor, former president of The Globe, and now director of Affiliated Publications, said, "To all those who love yachting, all his friends would agree that he was the most knowledgeable and fairest of anyone I ever knew who ever sat in on a protest ruling. Whether it be for the kids or the America's Cup. "The Bruins family will miss John," said general manager Harry Sinden. "We had so much fun with him when he was covering the team." "John was a man's man," said Bruins coach Gerry Cheevers. "He was a terrific guy to work with. The best thing about him was that he was so original, and had a geniune feeling for both the coach and the players." Patriots President Bill Sullivan said that "it was reporters such as John Ahern who helped our franchise to survive under difficult circumstances when the American Football League was formed. He was not only a fine reporter, but also a fine friend. He enriched the status of journalism."

Mr. Ahern was a member of Woodland Golf Club, Boston Yacht Club, Eastern Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club, North American Yachting Racing Assn., Yacht Racing of Massachusetts Bay, Blue Water Sailing Club, Yacht Writers Assn. of America, Professional Golf Writers Assn., Professional Hockey Writers Assn., Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, America's Cup Assn. and the Mid-Pines Club in North Carolina. He also was a member of The Boston Globe Quarter Century Club. Mr. Ahern leaves his wife, Rita (Curran); his mother, Sabina (McCarty) Ahern of Quincy; and three brothers, Taylor of Quincy, Michael of Hanover and Joseph of Boston. A funeral Mass will be said at St. Charles Church in Woburn at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Visiting hours at the McLaughlin Funeral Home in Woburn will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Burial will be at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn. [see also Brian P. Ahern]
The Boston Globe 27 April 1983
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He was a Dorchester boy who recalled seeing Satchel Paige pitch old Negro League games at Town Field and was best known for writing about million-dollar campaigns for yachting's America's Cup off Newport. A true sportsman — in the sense of both participant and gentleman — John Ahern died yesterday, just five days short of his 65th birthday. Although it had been a bad winter, with several hospitalizations, he had been looking forward to covering yet one more America's Cup summer — and at getting a chance or two to show that his own skills as a helmsman still ranked with the best.

Sailing was the sport with which he was most associated, but in the long off-seasons between October and May, Ahern had covered boxing and hockey, professional football and crew, dog shows and Olympic games. He was warm and gregarious, with a writing style that was fresh and breezy, his stories captured the human side of these sports.

In the coming months, John Ahern will be missed at Newport where his jaunty presence, trademarked by the inevitable madras-banded straw hat, meant informed and lively coverage of a premier sporting event. For many seasons to come he will be missed at the local club regattas where young sailors could count on his advice about tactics and sailing techniques, given with enthusiasm and generosity. Mostly, it is at every manner of event where sportmanship is held in high regard that John Ahern will be missed.

The Boston Globe 27 April 1983
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OH FOR THE FUN OF ALI'S PRIME
by Steve Marantz
John Ahern, who died last Monday, was a great repository of boxing lore. He told endless anecdotes about the fighters of his era, and his memory for detail was remarkable. One of Ahern's favorite stories involved his part in the federal prosecution of the International Boxing Club in the late 1950s. Ahern was called by the prosecution to testify about the IBC's monopolistic practices. "For two weeks I had two FBI bodyguards," said Ahern. "I couldn't go to the bathroom without these two guys. Finally, it was my turn to testify. Afterwards, I walked out of the courthouse, thinking, I'm glad that's over.' I turned to ask these guys, What now?' And they said, You're on your own now, buddy,' and off they went. Geez, if I didn't feel a little naked. I made it to a cab in about two seconds flat."
The Boston Globe 1 May 1983
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IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
by Bud Collins
They might as well call off the impending America's Cup races now that John Ahern won't be there. What's the point to the sailboat sideshow at Newport, R.I., if its foremost chronicler and presence has been called elsewhere to cover higher affairs? Not that most of us could discern a point to the activity anyway. But when Ahern, who died last week at the age of 64, was reporting for The Globe, you had a chance to understand what such Ahabs-in-topsiders as Ted Turner were trying to do. America's Cup without Ahern will be like the Court of St. James without the US ambassador, or the Pequod lacking Ishmael to tell us what was going on. There were many who believed that John Ahern had originated the competition, a notion he didn't discourage. Indeed, John, as kind and generous a rival and colleague as a journalist could encounter, was the press' ambassador to the court of Narragansett Bay. Perhaps John knew his subjects so thoroughly — boxing, hockey, football, golf, tennis, rowing, as well as yachting — and was so secure in his own abilities that he felt no rivalry with others in the business. Or maybe it was his seemingly spontaneous graciousness and gregariousness that made him a missionary ever willing to shepherd the uninformed and unwashed. Not that John was a St. Francis-style missionary.

Among newspapermen, a group not noted for changing shirts as often as three times a week, Ahern was a dazzler who sometimes changed immaculately and thoughtfully tailored garb thrice daily. A Beau Brummel in any crowd, John was the only guy I know who didn't look like a fop or an usher in a green jacket. It's too bad his golf game wasn't good enough to win the Masters. He routinely knew the best places to eat and drink. "When you're with Ahern, the Irish Thrush, and he chirps to maitre d's, you get well taken care of," Jim Murray, Los Angeles Times columnist, once remarked.

If John dropped a few names in his time, they didn't bounce badly at all. "Here's the guy who taught Teddy Kennedy how to sail," he was once hailed by another reporter. "But not how to drive," came the reply. Mike Lupica, a columnist for the New York Daily News, recalls — as will numerous journalists — "John may have seemed like a bigshot, but he was never too busy to help a young reporter or to introduce you around. Heaven won't be anything new, though, because he already knew everybody." With his graying wavy hair and commanding tone of voice, John sometimes resembled the distinguished character actor Charles Bickford. "Does that guy own your paper?" a reporter asked me after meeting Ahern. "No, but he hasn't told the owners yet. He sails with them, and maybe that's as good as proprietorship without the headaches."

But as much as he enjoyed the good life and was cut out to be a briny boulevardier, John would not like to be thought of as a "yachting writer." He was one of the better fight writers, coming up when Boston was one of the better fight towns, and justifiably prided himself in being able to glide smoothly between the Eastern Yacht Club and New Garden Gym. Sonny Liston, the fearsome ex-con, heavyweight champion between 1962 and 1964, was an ogre who intimidated reporters and almost everyone else but Muhammad Ali, and Ahern. John always called him Charles, his straight name, and got his attention. Few reporters were anxious to track down Liston that bizarre 1965 night in Lewiston, Maine, when Ali defended his title by knocking out Liston in a cloudy first round. Ahern found him in his hotel room, which was guarded by another burly, surly chap. "Get outta here," rasped the hallway sentinel. "Sonny ain't talking to nobody," Then . . . "Oh, Mr. Ahern, it's you. But Sonny won't even see you." "Please tell Charles that I need to talk to him," was the reply. "Yes sir, but he won't." Shortly the sentinel returned, "Come right in, Mr. Ahern." Inside, Liston mumbled, cursed, growled. A reporter, also allowed into the hotel room through Ahern's blessing, though appreciative, said: "Interesting, John, but the guy didn't say anything." Responded Ahern: "You'll be surprised how well Charles' noises translate through my typewriter."

Still, it was as the self-assured and caring padre of the Newport docks that Ahern forever endeared himself to his journalistic brethren. He was a St. Bernard rescuing travelers in a perilous blizzard of ignorance. Barry Lorge, now sports editor of the San Diego Union, almost trembles telling of his being sent to the 1977 America's Cup by the Washington Post. What sportswriter knows anything about yachting? Nevertheless, covering America's Cup is a heavy responsibility because the handful who are actually interested includes publishers and owners of newspapers. The boss, if no one else, is watching and reading, and seasickness may not be as great a hazard as displeasure at the office. "During America's Cup," recalls Lorge, "Newport is flooded with the uninitiated, worried about handling the assignment. Ahern would take us by the hand, explain everything so we could write acceptable stories, introduce us to the right people.

"I'll never forget his splendid performance in '77, the US against Australia. You can't see anything when you're out in the press boat, but John told us not to worry. The race starts. A minute or so later, John shakes his head, Did you see that blunder by the Aussies?' "What blunder . . . what's he talking about? We're all mystified. " The Aussies blew the start. It's all over,' John said. What's over? What happened? "John went below to write his story, which covered everything solidly even though the race didn't finish for about three hours. When he was finished, he gave us the details so we could keep our editors happy. Then he'd make sure we got into the Canfield House to eat even though we weren't finished with our stories until the kitchen was closed. The news that Ahern-and-party had arrived immediately stirred the chef to action." The word went across the country for years: "If you have to cover Newport, see Ahern. He'll take care of you."

One time, a female reporter arrived nervously and sought him. "Mr. Ahern, I understand you can tell me something about yachting . . . " "Madame," he greeted her comfortingly as though she were the prodigal daughter, "you have come to the right place. I happen to have invented yachting."

The Boston Globe 6 May 1983
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Anna (Ahern) Burke
Anna Ahern Burke, beloved wife of the late Patrick J.; loving mother of Mary Slade, Anne Hogan, Patricia Ransford and the late Margaret and Edmund P. Burke; dearest grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 18; great-great-grandmother of two. Funeral Friday, 9:15 a.m., from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, to St. Walter Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation after 3 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peace Memorial Nursing Home, 10124 S. Kedzie, Evergreen Park, Il., would be appreciated for public transportation information call: 636-1193 or Chicago 735-4242.
Chicago Tribune 19 May 1983
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A Lifetime of Joy in Vaudeville
By Robert Dawn
Will Ahern died Monday at age 86 in St. Joseph's Hospital. This interview, part of a vaudeville series, took place shortly before.

On Dec. 6, 1918, Will Ahern, Seaman First Class, U.S. Navy, performed his mind-reading act on board the George Washington for President Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference. On Aug. 3, 1945, Will and Gladys Ahern; USO Overseas Unit No. 166, were playing to a GI audience on Saipan. They were on Tinian three days later when the atom bomb was loaded for the flight to Hiroshima. They were on Guam when the war ended. On May 6, 1980, Will Ahern, age 83, opened at the Los Angeles Music Center in "Guys and Dolls" with Milton Berle. Ahern's second-act solo was a show stopper.

When Ahern died he was on the National Board of the American Guild of Variety Artists, and honorary president and past headliner of the Hollywood Comedy Club. Gladys heads the Musettes, devoted to the welfare of veteran performers. They performed as a team at innumerable benefits until his hospitalization just before his death.

The Aherns made their name in vaudeville. Will said they started as "a good No. 2 act," fast and funny, a beautiful girl and a clever man, with songs and dancing, jokes and trick roping, the perfect act to get the bill off to a lively start after the audience had settled in during the opening acrobats. July 10, 1928, the New York Herald headlined, "Aherns and Ted Lewis Top Bill at Palace. Perfect Vaudeville Program in Two Numbers."

The Aherns' act made no literal sense! Will appeared in a comedy cowboy outfit, did rope tricks and told jokes. Gladys spoke with a Mexican accent, did a toe dance inside a spinning rope to the tune of "Alice Blue Gown." They sang Western ballads and danced the Charleston and the Black Bottom. Will used a derby hat with a swivel to spin a rope on his head, and his big finish was a spectacular acrobatic Russian dance. It was simply 12 minutes of pure entertainment, compiled from what they could do best and what pleased an audience most. Their genius was in making these diverse numbers come together into a cohesive act.

Will was born in Waterbury, Conn., Oct. 9, 1896. In 1909, the Buffalo Bill Show, with Annie Oakley, played Waterbury. Will, age 13, was down at the freight yard at 4 a.m., brought water for the horses and helped the canvas men rig the tent. Will told the boss canvas man that he was 16, and when he was offered $18 a month, he left town with the show. The third night he discovered that a couple of the roustabouts had their eye on him, then their hands. He found a place to hide behind some bales of hay on a flat car. "The next morning I was passing Annie Oakley's tent. 'Hey, kid, come here,' she said. Here's $2. Get the hell out of here and don't ever come back.'"

The war took Will into the Navy in 1917, and he was assigned to Pelham Bay Training Station near New Rochelle. He managed to avoid most of the KP duty by volunteering as an entertainer. "Toward the end of 1918, we were hauling cannon around Pelham Bay in some kind of a drill. I got an infected heel and spent two weeks in the hospital. When I got out, my company had been shipped to Murmansk in Siberia. Then came the call for entertainment aboard the George Washington, and we were off on the George Washington, to Paris to work in a show with Elsie Janis and appear at the Palace of Versailles!" Out of the Navy, after 40 weeks with the Bluebirds Burlesque Company, Will was seen by a booker for the Keith-Albee circuit and started working as a single in vaudeville. Playing four shows a day at the, Rialto in Chicago, he grabbed a chance to make some extra money doing a midnight show at Ike Bloom's on 22nd Street. In the chorus line of Ike Bloom's "Midnight Frolics" was a very pretty girl named Gladys Reese. You can get a good Idea of the place and the people from Phil Dunning's 1926 hit play "Broadway." Dunning told the Aherns that they were the models for his leading characters, the cocky hoofer and the innocent show girl. Will and Gladys weren't exactly those people—Will not quite so brash, and Gladys not quite so naive—and no gangster was ever shot backstage at Ike Bloom's; maybe at Colisimo's, the joint around the comer, but not at Ike Bloom's.

In 1927 they were cast in the Broadway show, "Sidewalks of New York," said to have been backed by Tammany Hall as part of the campaign to put Al Smith in the White House. Will was in two more musicals, touring with "Good News" in 1928, and on Broadway in the Ziegfeld production of "Simple Simon," starring Ed Wynn. Gladys kept the act alive on the Orpheum circuit with Will's brother, Dennis. In 1931 the Aherns were booked for six months in Europe and discovered that the act went just as well, maybe even better, with European audiences. The roping, dancing, the pretty girl and the comedy cowboy character all leaped over the language barrier, and Will picked up enough German and French to make some topical jokes between rope tricks.

In spite of the Depression, in spite of the new competition from the talkies, the—Aherns kept working. They made movies—there had been the 1929 feature "Hold Everything" with Joe E. Brown and some early Vitaphone shorts. Now there were several features at Warner Brothers and a bunch of two-reelers, including "Cinema Circus" with Tom Mix and Mickey Rooney. Cecil B. DeMille wanted Gladys to sign a three year contract ("he said I was a young Gloria Swanson"), but he offered her $1,000 a week less than she was making in vaudeville, and they were booked on a 50-week Orpheum tour. She turned DeMille down and seems not to have regretted it.

In 1938 they returned to Europe. They were a big hit. Paris was just as much fun as before, but other things had changed. and their departure this time was sudden and quite different. On Sept. 10, 1939, they managed to scramble aboard a train from Deauville to Bordeaux. They were sidetracked in Le Mans because of troop movements, scurried to find shelter in a railway tunnel during a German air raid. In Bordeaux they contrived to get aboard the liner Manhattan with the last batch of Americans leaving Europe. The swimming pool had been drained and filled with cots to squeeze an extra thousand passengers aboard. Gladys shared a cabin with "a New York society lady and her French modiste," and Will was in a cabin with five other men including Arturo Toscanini.

After Pearl Harbor, as soon as it was possible for USO units to go overseas, the Aherns were on the move. They went to Alaska, to Dutch Harbor and Kodiak, did a show for 25 men at a Coast Artillery base in the Aleutians, and for the sailors, men and women, on board a Russian ship. They traveled into the South Pacific in a troupe with Gene Autry, to Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Tarawa, Eniwetok and Kwajalein. When the war was over, they kept going, back to Europe, twice, for the occupation troops. a second time to Alaska to some of the remote radar stations, and, later to Korea.

They settled, finally, in Hollywood, where Will established the Rainbow Studio on the corner of Vine and Yucca, a place for young talent—and old talent, too—to rehearse. They were still a team, finishing each other's sentences, watching and waiting for the chance to deliver the topper. They were always a team, perfectly complementary, never competitors doing two separate acts, never two people playing the same role, but that magical blend of personalities, always individuals, working together with grace and harmony to produce entertainment.

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Above, Will and Gladys Ahern were a popular act in the heyday of vaudeville when they played the Palace in New York. At left, Ahern doing his rope-spinning routine at Variety Arts Center in Los Angeles last year.
Los Angeles Times 22 May 1983
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John I. Ahern
A funeral Mass for John I. Ahern, a retired vice president of New England Electric, was said yesterday at Mary Immaculate Lords Church in Newton Upper Falls. Mr. Ahern, of Newton, died Wednesday at Newton Wellesley Hospital. He was 75. Born in Weymouth, Mr. Ahern was graduated from Boston College High School and Boston University. He joined New England Electric in 1929. During his 44 years with the company he held various management positions, including director of public relations. During World War II, Ahern served as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy. His positions at New England Electric and its subsidiaries included vice president of New England Electric, vice president of New England Power and president and director of Massachusetts Electric. During his career, Ahern also served as director of numerous business, educational and social service organizations, including the Greater Boston Chapter of the American Red Cross, Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co. and the Family Counseling and Guidance Centers. He leaves his wife, Marion Whitney (Brown), and a sister, Pauline Morse of Punta Gorda, Fla. Burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in South Weymouth.
The Boston Globe 28 May 1983
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Dorothy M. (Ahern) Wagner
Dorothy M. Wagner, nee Ahern, beloved wife of William; loving mother of Mary Lou (Edward) Brasher, Nancy (James) Kasper, Lucille (Donald) Frawley and Joanne (Charles) Lewis; fond foster mother of many; devoted grandmother of seven; dear great-grandmother of four; dear sister of Colletta Doyle and James J. Ahern. At the Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave., Orland Park (155th and Harlem), Monday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., to St. George Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary. 532-5400.
Chicago Tribune 21 June 1983
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Joan Kathleen (Ahern) Sullivan
SULLIVAN, Joan Kathleen (Ahern). — June 26, 1983, at hospital, late of Wyuna Road, West Pymble, formerly of Balmain, beloved wife of Richard Sullivan, dearly loved daughter of Dorothy Ahern, dearly loved mother of Maria, John, Colleen, Michael, Anne, Paul, Peter, Maureen, Donna, Mark, Glen, Narelle, Gary and Kathryn, fond mother-in-law of Ron, Margaret, Chris and Jim, dearly loved grandmother of their children, loved sister-in-law of Dulcie and Ray. May she rest in peace.
Sydney Morning Herald 28 June 1983
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Alice Louise O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Alice Louise. — July 3, 1983, late of Double Bay, beloved wife of James Patrick (deceased) loving mother of Diane, Jim and Joan, dear grandmother and great-grandmother of their families.
Sydney Morning Herald 5 July 1983
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William J. Ahern
AHERN, William J., July 11, 1983. Husband of Margaret (Dwyer) Ahern. Residence 205 Norton St., East Providence and Westport, Ma. Funeral from the Royce R. Smith Funeral Home, 398 Willett Ave., Riverside, R.I. on Saturday at 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Martha's Church, Pawtucket Ave., E. Providence at 10 a.m.
Fall River Herald News 15 July 1983
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Helen Amelia (McPhearson) O'Hern
O'Hern, Helen Amelia, 78, died 20 July 1983, born 9 Mar. 1905 to John & Jane McPhearson. Survivors are husband, Gilbert Sr.; sons, Gilbert Jr. & Charley; daughter, Mary Jane Branderburger; sister, Pearl Brickey.
Bixby Bulletin July 1983
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John M. Ahearn
John M. Ahearn, a leader in the reorganization of the Bedford Minutemen, died July 17 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston after a long illness. He was 63 years old. Born in Cohasset, he had resided on Woodland Road for the past 32 years. A former member of the Lexington Minuteman Company, Mr. Ahearn was one of the organizers of the Beford Minuteman Company, which was reactivated on Sep. 23, 1964. He served two terms as the first captain of the reorganized colonial militia unit and also served as its cornet or flag bearer. Mr. Ahearn initiated many of the Minutemen's annual programs, including the April liberty pole capping ceremony and the Independence Day strawberry festival. He was also in charge of the first Thunder Bridge Colonial Muster in Carlisle. A dedicated student of the Bedford Flag and its history, Mr. Ahearn designed the original Bedford Flag Commemorative Medal and was chairman of the Bedford Flag Reproduction Committee. He was a member of the town's original Public Ceremonies Committee and a lifetime member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Mr. Ahearn was a retired salesman for Peter Fuller Cadillac Oldsmobile in Boston. He served as a US Army sergeant during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Carter) Ahearn; one son, Michael J. Ahearn of Arlington; and two daughters, Karen C. and Ann E. Ahearn, both of Bedford. He also leaves four brothers, Frederick, Henry, Marvin, and Francis Ahearn. A funeral Mass was said yesterday at St. Michael's Church. Burial was in Shawsheen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 247 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, or the American Red Cross Disaster Fund (Minuteman Chapter), 15 Great Road, Bedford.
The Bedford Minuteman 21 July 1983
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Isabell G. (Reilly) Ahern
Isabell G. (Reilly) Ahern, 85, of Central Street, a lifetime resident of Concord, died Saturday, Oct. 29, at Emerson Hospital. She was the wife of the late Francis J. Ahern who died in 1962. Born in Concord on Dec. 15, 1897, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (Gallagher) Reilly. Mrs. Ahern was a member of the Altar Society at Our Lady Help of Christians Church. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia E. Ahern of Concord; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Francis J. Ahern Jr. and the late Edward J. Ahern. The funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 2 from the Joseph Dee & Son Funeral Home followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church. Celebrating the Mass was the Rev. Paul F. Manning. Interment followed in the family burial plot in St. Bernard's Cemetery where Rev. Manning read the committal prayers. [see also: Francis J. Ahern, Sr.]
The Concord Journal 3 November 1983
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Cornelius Ahearn
Cornelius Ahearn, 77, of 1002 17th Ave., Menominee, died early today at Menominee County Lloyd Hospital. He was born in Menominee March 22, 1906, He was a 1925 graduate of Menominee High School and was captain of the football team. After high school, he was employed by the Menominee County Road Commission, where he was superintendent for 21 years. He retired in 1968. Mr. Ahearn was a former president of the board of directors of the County Road Commissioners Association of Michigan, a member Menominee Knights of Columbus, a former 7th Ward alderman, had served as usher and trustee of the former St. John's Catholic Church and was a former manager of Menominee County Airport. He had been an engineer of the building project for O'Hare Airport Chicago in 1943.

He married the former Margaret Todish May 11, 1929, in Menominee. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Cornelius of Hastings, Mich., and Dennis of Appleton, two daughters, Mrs. Darrell Metivier of Menominee and Mrs. Paul Payant of Phoenix, Ariz., three sisters, Misses Clara and Bertha Ahearn of Menominee and Mary Ahearn of Appleton; a brother Alva Ahearn of Sun City, Ariz., 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A brother and sister died previously. Friends may call at the Lemieux-Thielen Funeral home Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. there will be a wake service at 6. Final rites will be conducted Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church by the Rev. Patrick Wisneske. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Marinette Eagle Star 30 November 1983
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Leslie James Ahearn
AHEARN, Leslie James. — February 17, 1984, late of Northmead, dearly loved husband of Margaret, loved father of Marie, Joan and Thomas.
Sydney Morning Herald 20 February 1984
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John Joseph Ahern
Funeral mass will be held today for John Joseph Ahern, 30, former Lancaster resident, who died in a Los Angeles hospital Monday. He worked as a supervisor for All Service Transportation in Los Angeles. The mass is set for 9 a.m. at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 463 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Oxnard. Earlier in April, he was shot by a robber while he was working late at night near Los Angeles International Airport. Mr. Ahern was a resident of Lancaster in the 1960s but moved to Ventura County about 12 years ago. He served with the U. S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his mother, Sandra H. Ahern of Port Hueneme; a brother, Peter Ahern in the U.S. Navy at Groton, Conn.; a nephew, Brian Ahern, also of Groton; and numerous aunts and uncles. Friends who wish to make memorial donations in John Ahern's name may contribute to the K-9 Corps, Port Hueneme Police Department. Donations may be sent to Chief of Police Bob Anderson, 250 North Ventura Road, Port Hueneme. Griffin Funeral Chapel, Camarillo, is in charge of arrangements.

Antelope Valley Press 4 May 1984
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Thomas F. O'Hearn
Thomas F. O'Hearn, 67, of Somerville, a retired shipfitter at the old Charlestown Navy Yard, died unexpectedly yesterday morning in Somerville Hospital. He had a stroke several years ago and was in declining health. Born in Cambridge, he attended St. Mary's School and the old Rindge Technical High School in Cambridge, where he lived until 1940. He started as a helper at the Navy Yard in 1939, and remained there until 1971. He retired in 1973. He had worked in the old Civilian Conservation Corps Camps of the 1930s, and enlisted in the Army in 1945, serving until 1946. He was past commander of American Legion Post 19 in Somerville, also a past grande chef de gare in the American Legion.

He leaves his wife, Julia (Duggan); two sons, Thomas J. of Salisbury and Stephen B. O'Hearn of Revere; two brothers Martin and George O'Hearn, both of Watertown and two sisters, Margaret Rumsey of Somerville and Theresa Manning of Watertown. A funeral Mass will be said Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, Somerville. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
The Boston Globe 22 May 1984
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Frederick "Eddy" Ahearn
AHEARN, Frederick (Eddy). — June 30, 1984, at home, late of Mosman, dearly loved hisband of Edna, loving father of Brian, Jeanette, June, Barry and Robyn, fond father-in-law of Kim and Steve, dearest pop of Kate, Dayna and Kirsten. At peace. Please see Tuesday's Herald for funeral particulars.
Sydney Morning Herald 2 July 1984
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Marguerite A. (Bernard) Ahearn
OLD ORCHARD BEACH—Marguerite A. Ahearn, 69, of 29 Fort Hill Ave., died Tuesday at the Webber Hospital, Biddeford. She was born in Rumford, June 16, 1915, daughter of Joseph P. and Emily Arsenault Bernard, and attended schools there. Mrs. Ahearn came her from Rumford in 1942. She was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church and a member of its former Ladies Sodality.

Her husband, Frederick J. Ahearn Jr., died in 1980. Surviving are her two sons, Frederick J. Ahearn III and David R. Ahearn, both of Old Orchard Beach; three daughters, Maureen Griffin of Haverhill, Mass., Jane Bishop of Old Orchard Beach and Kathleen Murphy of Swampscott, Mass.; two brothers, John Bernard of Mexico and Philip Bernard of Rumford; two sisters, Ann Bernard of Rumford and Louise Benway of Kingston, Mass.; and seven grandchildren. A mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church. Interment is to be at 2 p.m. in St. John's Parish Cemetery, Rumford. Calling hours are Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Old Orchard Beach Funeral Home, 36 Portland Ave.

Biddeford Journal 26 July 1984
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Florence E. (Marchetti) Ahearn
Florence E. (Marchetti) Ahearn, 76, died on Wednesday, August 8 at the Choate Hospital in Woburn after a short illness. Mrs. Ahearn was the wife of John M. Ahearn. She was born on March 25, 1906 in Medford, She was the mother of Kenneth E. Lowry of Chelmsford, Mrs. Thomas (June) Purcell of Burlington and Robert E. Lowry of Woburn. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home in Burlington. Funeral Mass was said at St. Barbara's Church in Woburn on Friday, August 10. Interment was at the Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Burlington. Contributions may be made in her memory to The Graymoor, Garrison, NY 10524.
The Burlington News 16 August 1984
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John F. Ahearn
John F. Ahearn, 73, a resident here 11 years, died yesterday at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston after a short illness. He was born in Jamaica Plain and was a resident of Marshfield for 19 years. He was a graduate of Brookline High School, the Bentley School of Accounting and attended Suffolk Law School. Mr. Ahearn was vice president and corporate comptroller of the Alden Shoe Co. in Middleborough. He joined the firm in 1954. He also had worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., serving in management throughout New England. Mr. Ahearn served four years in the Army in Europe during World War II. He was discharged in 1946 as a sergeant. While in Marshfield, he served on the advisory board of the Lincoln Trust Bank and was a charter member and auditor of the Chris-Ter Club that funded the building of the present St. Christine Church in Marshfield. He was also chairman of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the church. He leaves his wife, Clara G. (Church) of Hanson; two sons, Thomas C. of Marshfield and Ned of Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Jean Tobin of Pittsford, N.Y.; two brothers, Joseph D. of Glastonbury, Conn., and Donald P. of Montebello, Calif.; two sisters, Christine Hollings of Manlius, N.Y., and Marjorie Mooney of Scituate; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be said Monday at 10 a.m.at St. Christine's Church in Marshfield. Burial will be in Marshfield Hills Cemetery.
The Boston Globe 24 August 1984
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Margaret Ahern
MILFORD—The funeral of Miss Margaret Ahern, 73, formerly of 15 Franklin Street, will be held at 9 a.m. from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home followed by a mass at 10 in St. Mary's Church. She died Monday at the Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H., after a long illness. She was born in Milford, daughter of the late William and Jane (Brennan) Ahern, and lived in Milford until moving to Exeter in 1967. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1929 and worked as a sales person for 25 years at the former W.T. Grant Company. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Milford Daily News 29 August 1984
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Gerald Joseph Ahern
AHERN—On October 18, peacefully aged 80 years at King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, Gerald Joseph Ahern, M.R.C.S., Eng; L.R.C.P., Lond; D.O.M.S., Eng. (Lond Hosp.); Opth. Surg. (rtd) major R.A.M.C. (rtd). Much loved father and grandfather. Funeral at 12 noon, Friday 19 October, St. Peter's Catholic Church, East Wittering, West Sussex. Enquiries to Edward White & Son, 5 South Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex. Tel: 782136.
The Times 17 October 1984
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Isabella M. (Ahearn) Charland
Isabella M. (Ahearn) Charland of Brockton, a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church here, died Wednesday at Cardinal Cushing Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 9 a.m. at Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home and a funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
The Boston Globe 28 October 1984
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Caroline F. Ahern
AHERN—Caroline F. On November 10, 1984 of Great Neck, LI. Sister of the late Belle [sic] V. Ahern, Mrs. Henry Jules Laurencot and Mrs. Henry Benson Donohue. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Doyle B. Shaffer Inc. Funeral Home, 4509 Little Neck Parkway at Northern Boulevard, Little Neck, LI, on Wednesday at 9:15 AM. Mass of Christian burial 9:45 AM at St Anastasia's RC Church, Douglaston. Visiting Monday and Tuesday 2-5 & 7-10 PM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn. [see also: (father) Edward P. Ahern]
New York Times 10 November 1984
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Caroline A. (Kocher) O'Hern
Caroline A. O'Hern, nee Kocher, beloved wife of the late Joseph; dear sister of Michael (Catherine) Kocher; dear aunt of Mary, Michael, John, James and Joseph Kocher. Funeral Saturday 9 a.m. from Egan Funeral Home, 3700 W. 63rd St. to the Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentine. Interment St. Mary. Masses or donations to the Mercy Medical Center. Visitation 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. LU2-2000.
Chicago Tribune 26 December 1984
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John Leonard "Jack" Ahern
AHERN, John Leonard (Jack) — January 8, 1985, suddenly, at hospital, late of North Parramatta, loved husband of Jean, father and fatyher-in-law of Patrick and Nancy, Margarte, Kathleen, Francis, David and Sandra, Emily and Alan, Elizabeth, grandfather and great-grandfather to their families. Aged 76 years. Born December 4, 1908 at Townsville, NX6402 2nd A.I.F. 1939/45 PMG 1947/73.
Sydney Morning Herald 10 January 1985
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Viola E. (Rose) Ahern
WOBURN—Viola E. (Rose) Ahern, a long time resident of Woburn, passed away Thursday night at the Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, following a short illness. Mrs. Ahern, who was the wife of the late John J. Ahern, who was a well known businessman and restaurant entrepreneur, was 74 years of age. She was born in Dorchester, the daughter of the late Vincent and Annie May (Mulford) Rose.

Mrs. Ahern had made her home in Woburn for over fifty years, and was held in high esteeem by all who knew her. She was instrumental in the success of her husband's business, first at the Town Line Restaurant which was located at Main and Cross Streets in the South End of the city, and then at Hayes Steak House in Billerica. Both facilities were regarded as top rated in the food dispensing business, and were the gathering places for hundreds of local residents for dinner, socials, parties, weddings and other large gatherings. Mrs. Ahern served as a gracious hostess for many of the events at those locations, and had a talent for making customers feel at home. She was also a recognized artist for most of her life. Her works had been exhibited at many locations, and most recently at the Woburn National Bank.

She was the mother of the late Michael Ahern and the sister of the late Vincent Rose. Surviving are her two sons, John J. Ahern Jr. and David G. Ahern both of Dennis, Mass., a daughter, Annemarie Hampton of Whitehall, New York, a sister, Marie Bucci of Woburn, a brother Joseph Rose of Florida and nine grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the McLaughlin Funeral Home, 54 Pleasant St., Woburn on Monday morning at 8:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, Woburn at 9:00. Interment will be at Woodbrook Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Woburn Daily Times-Chronicle 11 January 1985
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John R. O'Hearne
O'HEARNE, John R., 70, of 332 Carefree Dr., Hypoluxo, died Wednesday. Services in Drewsville, N.H. Mack Stephenson Funeral Home, Lantana.
The Miami Herald 11 January 1985
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Julia T. (Duggan) O'Hearn
A funeral Mass was said yesterday for Julia T. (Duggan) O'Hearn, 69, of Somerville, a teacher's aide and former director of the Middlesex County Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion. She died Tuesday in Somerville Hospital after an illness of several months. Mrs. O'Hearn, a lifelong resident of Somerville, worked periodically as a teacher's aide in Somerville schools and was a volunteer helping special needs students in the community. Active in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, she was a past president of Somerville Post 19, Cabane 41 and Grand Cabane du Massachusetts as well as past Middlesex County director. She leaves two sons, Thomas J. of Salisbury and Stephen B. O'Hearn of Revere; two brothers, Richard of Woburn and Edward Duggan of Lowell; a sister, Betty Ann Harrington of Somerville; and her mother, Elizabeth Duggan Tabaldi. [see also: Thomas F. O'Hearn]
The Boston Globe 24 February 1985
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John Francis "Bunny" Ahearne
ICE HOCKEY: John Francis ("Bunny") Ahearne has died, aged 84. The power behind British ice hockey for 49 years (1933-82), he was also president of the International Ice Hockey Federation from 1954 to 1975. In 1977 he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
The Times 13 April 1985
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Nora "Sis" (Fleetwood) O'Hern
O'Hern, Nora "Sis", 71, died 26 Apr 1985 born 16 Aug 1913 to Sherman & Sallie Clinton Fleetwood. Survivors: husband, Ray; sons, Raymond "Sonny", & Morris. [see also: Gilbert "Buzz" O'Hern, Stanford "Bud" O'Hern Sr.]
Bixby Bulletin April 1985
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Kathleen Ellen May (Ahern) Whitbread
WHITBREAD, Kathleen Ellen May (Ahern). — July 10, 1985, (peacefully, after a short illness, at home, late of Kingsgrove, loved wife of Fred, much loved mother of Colin, Colleen and Yvonne, fond mother-in-law to Rick, Paul and Geraldine, loving nanna of Natalie, Angela and Shelley.
Sydney Morning Herald 12 July 1985
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Alice Margaret Ahern
AHERN, Alice Margaret. — July 20, 1985, late of Concord West and Enfield, dearly beloved mother of Eve and Les and mother-in-law of Maureen, loving grandmother of Michael, Bronwyn and Josephine, sister of Dolly (deceased) and Jack (deceased), sister-in-law of Hilda, aunt of Nance, Alice, Bill (deceased), Jack and Charlie. Aged 88 years. She was a wonderful lady. At peace in God's care. Private cremation.
Sydney Morning Herald 23 July 1985
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Reginald Francis O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Reginald Francis. — August 13, 1985, aged 75 years, late of Swansea, formerly of Urunga, beloved husband of Sadie, loving father and grandfather of Elaine, Maureen, Dennis, Ian and Colleen and their families.
Sydney Morning Herald 14 August 1985
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Cornelius F. Ahearn, Sr.
An August 9 car accident claimed the life of 76-year-old Cornelius F. Ahearn, Sr. A local bartender, he was pronounced dead on arrival at Somerville Hospital. Born in East Boston, he was an Army private during World War II. He had been a resident of Somerville for the past 40 years. He was the husband of Catherine E. (Donohue) and the father of Catherine E. Wright of Westford, Dorothy A. Pignatiello of Atkinson, NH, Thomas M., Cornelius F. Jr., and Kevin C. Ahearn, all of Somerville. He was the brother of Helen and John Ahearn, both of Malden, and is survived by 13 grandchildren. A funeral Mass was said in St. Catherine's Church, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Arrangements were made by the Struzziero Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Children's Hospital Fund. [see also: Patrice A. Ahearn]
The Somerville Journal 15 August 1985
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David J. Ahern
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 30 at St. Brigid's Church for David J. Ahern, 76, of Lexington. He died Sept. 26 at Symmes Hospital in Arlington. Burial was in Westview Cemetery. Mr. Ahern was a member of the Lexington Lodge of Elks and was a buyer for a manufacturing company. He is survived by his wife, Catherine M. (Hourihan) Ahern; his daughter, Ellen Forshay of Hollis, N.H.; his sisters, Margaret Corry of Saugus, Catherine Dunn, of Cambridge; his brother, Maurice Ahern, of Brighton, and William Ahern, of West Roxbury; also four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral Arrangements were made by Douglass Funeral Home.
Lexington Minuteman 3 October 1985
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Leon Dennis Ahearn
AHEARN, Leon Dennis. — November 8, 1985 at hospital, in Wollongong, of Bookshelf Mountain, Timor Road, Coonabarbran, beloved husband of Trish, dearly loved son of Noel and Beverly Ahearn (14 Willawa Place), Koonawarra, much loved brother of Judith and Adrian, loved son-in-law of Colin and Barbara McKenzie (Coonabarbran), brother-in-law of Sue and Peter, Judy, Andreew, loved grandson of Eunice Coates. Aged 30 years. Loved and remembered always. For funeral arrangements please see Monday's edition or phone Hansen & Cole (042) 28 9677.
Sydney Morning Herald 9 November 1985
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Francis E. Ahearn
Francis E. Ahearn, a retired civilian employee for the Boston Police who died Nov. 7, was remembered yesterday as a "very quiet man who went through life unsung and unrecognized." Mr. Ahearn died at his Back Bay home of natural causes. He was 75. In July 1928, Mr. Ahearn, then 17, began working as a clerk in the commissioner's office at Boston Police headquarters on East Berkeley Street. Fifty-two years and 10 commissioners later, he retired. "He was a private man, he led a private life," retired Boston Police superintendent John F. Kreckler said in a telephone interview yesterday. Mr. Ahearn was graduated with honors from the old High School of Commerce in Boston in June, 1928. One month later, he began working for the Boston Police. Formerly of Harbor View Street, Dorchester, he lived for many years on Marlborough Street. In 1978, he was honoroed as man of the year by the Institute of Public Service Management for his decades of dedicated service. "As far as I know, he was never out sick. He worked every day," Krecker said. "He exemplified the dedicated public service employee." At Mr. Ahearn's retirement ceremony at headquarters in October, 1980, a plaque was unveiled which still stands outside the police commissioner's office. It was given in recognition of Ahearn's loyal and dedicated work, and described him as "a singular man." He was a member of Local 285, UCC & S Employee's Union. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Our Lady of Victories Church, Isabella Steet, Boston. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton.
The Boston Globe 15 November 1985
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John M. Ahearn
John M. Ahearn, the husband of the late Florence E. (Marchetti), died on December 7 at Veteran's Hospital in Bedford after a long illness. He was 80. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on September 22, 1905, Mr. Ahearn was a retired postal employee and a veteran of World War II. He lived in Medford before residing in Burlington. Mr. Ahearn is survived by his sons, Kenneth E. Lowry of Chelmsford and Robert E. Lowry of Woburn, his daughter Mrs. Thomas (June) Purcell of Burlington and ten grandchildren. The Funeral was held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial was in the family lot at the Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Department of Neurology, Boston University Medical Center, 80 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118.
The Burlington News 26 December 1985
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Sabina C. (McCarty) Ahern
A funeral Mass was said yesterday in St. Gregory's Church, Dorchester, for Sabina C. (McCarty) Ahern, 92, a member of the Ace of Clubs in Boston and the Manhattanville College Alumni Association in New York. She died Wednesday morning in Colonial Nursing Home in Weymouth. She was born and raised in Dorchester, and attended Boston public schools. She attended Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, N.Y. She also was a member of the Dorchester Physicians Wives Club. Mrs. Ahern was the widow of Dr. John F. Ahern Sr., a Dorchester physician, and the mother of the late John F. Ahern Jr., yachting editor at the Globe. She leaves three sons, Taylor of Quincy, Michael of Hanover and Joseph Ahern of Brighton; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The Boston Globe 29 December 1985
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Mary (Donohue) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Mary—At Hotel Dieu Hospital, on Sunday, January 19, 1986, Mary Donohue (formerly of Brewers Mills), beloved wife of the late Dennis O'Hearn, in her 92nd year, survived by half sisters Miss Teresa Donohue and Mrs. Ellen Mesher and half brothers Charles and Joseph Donohue, also survived by one niece Miss Mary Irene Donohue and five nephews Patrick, James, Euegene and Lawrence Donohue and Gerald O'Hearn. Resting at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Residence, 49 Colborne Street (of Clergy), Mass at the Resurrection in St. Joseph's Church, Palace Road, Wednesday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. Interment St. Barnaby's Cemetery, Brewers Mills. Friends will be received Tuesday between the hours of 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00. In the care of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Residence. [see also: Michael O'Hearn]
The Kingston Whig-Standard 20 January 1986
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Catherine E. (Donohue) Ahearn
Catherine E. Ahearn, 68, died January 20 at Mount Auburn Hospital. A lifelong resident of Somerville, she was a member of St. Catherine's Ladies Guild. She was the wife of the late Cornelius, and sister of William Fitzgerald of Lexington and Madeline Redmond of Everett. She is also survived by Catherine E. Wright of Westford, Dorothy A. Pignatiello of Atkinson, NH, Thomas M., Cornelius S., and Kevin C. Ahearn, all of Somerville, and 13 grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said tomorrow (Friday) at St. Catherine's Church, to be followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Arrangements were made by the Struzziero Funeral Home.
The Somerville Journal 23 January 1986
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William J. Ahern
William J. Ahern, a retired vice president formerly in charge of the Brooklyn division of the Chase Manhattan Bank, died Friday at his home in Bethpage, L. I. He was 96 years old. In 1908 he joined the National Bank of Brooklyn, one of the institutions on which the Chase Manhattan Bank is based. He retired from Chase Manhattan in in 1953, became president of the American Trust Company in 1955, and in 1957 was appointed vice president of the King County Trust Company. He stepped down as vice president in 1964 but remained a trustee of the bank until 1970, when he retired. Mr. Ahern was born in Plainedge, L. I., and was a graduate of the American Institute of Banking. He is survived by three daughters, Mary Katherine Looney of Farmingdale, L. I., Anne A. Fulton of Southport, Conn., and Helene A. Stahl of Walnut Creek, Calif.; four sons, William J. Jr., of New Rochelle, N. Y., Jeremiah F., of Farmingdale, L. I., Robert E. of Bethpage, and Thomas P., of Huntington, L. I.; 20 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. [see also: George Ahern Stahl]
New York Times 4 February 1986
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Brian Aherne
Brian Aherne, a British-born actor who played the classic handsome leading man in films and on stage, died of heart failure yesterday at Venice (Fla.) Memorial Hospital. He was 83 years old and had been living at his winter home in Boca Grande. He also had homes in Vevey, Switzerland, and New York City. Mr. Aherne, who was born in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England, made his acting debut at the age of 8 in his native land, in a pantomime show with Noel Coward. He is best known for his role as Robert Browning in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street," in which he made his Broadway debut playing opposite Katherine Cornell. The play opened in 1931 in New York. It was an instant sucess. A reviewer in The New York Times said, "Brian Aherne's Robert Browning is all strength, kindliness and sincerity." Mr. Aherne and Miss Carroll toured with the show until 1934, except for a short period in 1933 when Mr. Aherne made his American film debut opposite Marlene Dietrich in "Song of Songs." "Wimpole Street" was revived during World War II, and Miss Cornell and Mr. Aherne played all over the world to thousands of servicemen.

Mr. Aherne made 37 films, with such leading ladies as Joan Crawford, Merle Oberon and Rosalind Russell, among others. But on stage his most frequent co-star was Miss Cornell, with whom he appeared in "Romeo and Juliette," "Lucrece" and "St. Joan." He also played Iago opposite Walter Huston's Othello. His film credits include "The Eleventh Commandment" (1924), "Shooting Stars" (1928), "I Was a Spy" (1933), "Song of Songs" (1933), "What Every Woman Knows" (1934), "The Constant Nymph" (1934), "Sylvia Scarlett" (1935), "Beloved Enemy" (1936), "The Great Garrick" (1937), "Merrily We Live" (1938), "Jaurez" (1939), "My Son My Son" (1940), "The Lady in Question" (1940), "Skylark" (1941), "My Sister Eileen" (1942), "I Confess" (1953), "The Swan" (1956), "The Best of Everything" (1959), and "Lancelot and Guinevere" (1963). In 1958, Mr. Aherne returned to the stage to play Henry Higgins in the touring company of "My Fair Lady." In recent years Mr. Aherne had moved with the seasons among his three homes, spending the summer in Switzerland, the fall in New York and the winter in Florida. Mr. Aherne's first marriage, to the actress Joan Fontaine, ended in divorce. He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor de Liagre, whom he married in 1946. [see also: Patrick Aherne]
New York Times 11 February 1986
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James F. Ahern
Expert on Police — Led Department in New Haven —
Viewed as an Authority on Student Arrest
James F. Ahern, the New Haven Police Chief who gained national recognition as an expert on student unrest and police-community relations, died of cancer Friday at his home in Wilton, Conn. He was 54 years old. Mr. Ahern, who served as Chief from 1968 to 1970, was an outspoken man, known as a hard-nosed liberal and one of a new breed of police chiefs. But his reputation was damaged when, seven years after leaving office, he was tied to an illegal police wiretapping campaign. Mr. Ahern gained national attention in dealing with the 1970 May Day demonstrations on the New Haven Green, when thousands of people rallied for two days in support of eight Black Panther Party members standing trial in murder charges.

Credited with defusing a potentially explosive situation, he was later named to the President's Commission on Campus Unrest. As in other roles, Mr. Ahern spoke unambiguously, at one point advocating that criminal charges be filed against the National Guardsmen involved in the Kent State University shootings. After newspaper reported that the New Haven police had conducted wiretapping against political activists, suspected criminals and others, Mr. Ahern was one of many police officials named in a lawsuit. After a protracted legal battle, the City of New Haven agreed in 1985 to a $1.75 million settlement. Under the agreement, all police officials were covered by the city settlement, except for Mr. Ahern and his brother Stephen, a former chief police inspector, who paid $70,000 to the plaintiffs. Mr. Ahern consistently denied involvement in the wiretapping scheme.

Mr. Ahern was born in New Haven on Jan. 24, 1932, the fifth of nine children. He went on to study at the St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Conn., and spent five years there before deciding, as he once told a reporter, "I just didn't want to be a priest." He met his first wife, Janet Wyatt, in 1952 while attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. The couple, who had two daughters, were divorced in 1975. Mr. Ahern followed his brother Stephen in joining the New Haven police force. While Mr. Ahern worked his way up in the department, he studied at night, receiving a degree in business administration from New Haven College in 1965. After leaving the police, Mr. Ahern wrote a book, "Police in Trouble," and became director of the Insurance Crime Prevention Institute, a trade association based in Westport, Conn., that investigates insurance fraud. He worked at the institute until illness forced him to retire in 1982. Besides his wife, Jennifer, whom he married in 1979, Mr. Ahern is survived by four daughters, Susan E. Glossa of North Branford, Conn., and Mary E., Sheila W., and Sandra S. Ahern, all of New Haven. Funeral services are to be Tuesday at 10 A.M. at St. Mary's Church in New Haven.
New York Times 3 March 1986
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James Ahern
Ahern, James. At Montreal on March 10,1986 age seventy-seven years. Mr. James Ahern, beloved husband of Anita Bouchard. Also survived by his sister and many nephews and nieces. Resting at Urgel Bourgie Funeral Home Ltd., 745 Cremazie E. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Alphonse Youville Church, thence to Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery. Parlour closed 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Montreal Star 11 March 1986
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Robert E. Ahearn
WOBURN—Robert E. Ahearn of Woburn, formerly of Melrose, died suddenly at the Cambridge City Hospital on Wednesday, March 19. Born in Somerville in 1946, he was a resident of Woburn for the past six years. He was employed as an auditor for the U.S. Government at the Bedford V. A. Hospital and formerly worked at the Customs Building in Boston. He was a member of the Irish American Club of Woburn. He was the son of the late Edwin and Christine (Campbell) Ahearn. Mr. Ahearn is survived by his children, Robert J. and Colleen A. Ahearn, both of Melrose and his sisters, Marion Calabrese of Florida and Barbara J. Donahue of Woburn.

The funeral will be held from the McLaughlin Funeral Home, 54 Pleasant St., Woburn on Saturday, March 22, at 8:15 a.m. A funeral mass will be offered in St. Charles Church at 9 a.m. Interment will take place at Woodbrook Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Woburn Daily Times-Chronicle 20 March 1986
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Raymond J. Aherne
1986 NEWTON LOWER FALLS—Raymond J. Aherne, 75, of Newton Lower Falls, a professor of marketing at Babson College from 1969 until 1975, died unexpectedly yesterday in his home. A Charlestown native, he earned his bachelor's degree in 1932 and a master's in economics in 1933 at Boston University. He received his doctorate at Boston College in 1957. Mr. Aherne was on the faculty at the Boston College School of Management from 1947 until 1969, when he joined the staff at Babson. He retired in 1975. He also was a former consultant to the Greek government and for a number of Boston area firms in finance and marketing. He also was former chairman of the College of Business Administration Curriculum Committee at Boston College. Mr. Aherne was founder and director of the honors program at the Boston College School of Management, and a moderator of the Beta Gamma and Sigma Honor Society in 1963.

He leaves his wife, Mary L. (Milmore); a daughter, Maureen Loukas of Watertown; two sons, Robert M. of Tewksbury and Richard M. Aherne of Scituate; and seven grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley Hills.

The Boston Globe 3 April 1986
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Katherine (Sullivan) Ahern
YARMOUTH—A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. today in St. Pius X Church, South Yarmouth, for Katherine (Sullivan) Ahern, 85, a retired executive secretary. Mrs. Ahern, a resident of South Yarmouth for 20 years, died Tuesday in Windsor Nursing Home in South Yarmouth after a long illness. Born in Boston, she was educated in the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Boston and was a graduate of Manhattanville College in New York City and Simmons College in Boston. She was an executive secretary at the Graham School in Hastings-on-the-Hudson, N.Y., and was a former resident of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., where she was active in the American Red Cross, the Dobbs Ferry Garden Club and the Dobbs Ferry Women's Club. She was also a Girl Scout leader.

In South Yarmouth, she was a communicant of St. Pius X Church and a member of the Church's Ladies Guild. She was also a member of the South Yarmouth Garden Club. She leaves a son, Richard L. Ahern of New Canaan, Conn.; two daughters, Jillen Lowe of Wellfleet and Susan A. Avery of East Dennis; a brother, John A. Sullivan Jr. of Vashon Island, Wash.; two sisters, Grace Mahony of New York City and Constance Morgan of Jacksonville Fla.; and seven grandchildren. Burial will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.

The Boston Globe 18 April 1986
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Mary Elizabeth Ahearn
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 26 at St. Brigid's Church for Mary Elizabeth Ahearn, 68. She died April 23 at Symmes Hospital in Arlington. Burial was in Westview Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Lexington, Miss Ahearn was employed as a private nurse. She was an active member of St. Brigid's Church where she belonged to the Sodality, the choir and taught CCD classes. Miss Ahearn is survived by six sisters, Catherine E. [sic], Elizabeth M., Sister Josephine Ahearn R.C.E., Mrs. Agnes F. Smith, Mrs. Jane A. Leboda, Mrs. Margaret O'Hearne; and two brothers, William J. and Arthur J. Ahearn. Donations in her memory may be made to the Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, 02115. Funeral arrangements were made by the Douglass Funeral Home.
Lexington Minuteman 1 May 1986
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Helen C. (Johns) O'Hearn
CUBA CITY—Helen C. O'Hearn, age 55, passed away early Sunday morning, June 8, 1986, at St. Joseph Unit of Mercy Health Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 1986, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Cuba City. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home, Cuba City where the wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, the St. Rose Altar Society, VFW Auxiliary. There will be a Catholic Daughters rosary service at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas, Cuba City, two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Mary) Bowers, Madison; Mrs. Jim (Sue) White, Cuba City, Wisconsin; a son, Tim, McFarland; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Marian Wacherhauser, Cuba City; Mrs. Tom (Pat) Lewis, Cuba City; Mrs. Jim (Velma) McCabe, Bagley, Wisconsin; step-father, Mr. Orris Lyster, Cub City. A Helen O'Hearn memorial fund has been established for St. Rose Catholic Church in Cuba City.

Wisconsin State Journal 9 June 1986
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Henry A. Ahern
SALEM—Henry A. Ahern, 84, a retired accountant for the Boston and Maine Corp., died Monday in Salem Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Born in Salem, he worked for 50 years for the railroad corporation, retiring in 1966. He was a former semiprofessional basketball player for the Salem Town team, and was a member of the Father Matthew's Temperance Society and the Knights of Columbus here.

He leaves a son, Henry A. Ahern Jr. of Danvers; and two daughters, Dorothy Curran and Mary Ahern, both of Salem. A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. Friday in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

The Boston Globe 11 June 1986
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John J. Ahern
John J. Ahern, 72, a veteran of World War II, died unexpectedly on June 13. A lifelong resident of Arlington, Mr. Ahern was a retired produce clerk for the Community Produce Company. He was a late member of Local 25, World War II Army veteran 9th Division, and Logan Post in Somerville. He was the husband of Dorothea C. (Murphy) Ahern; the father of M/Sgt. Daniel P. Ahern of Shaw Air Force Base, S. C., Timothy G. Ahern of Portsmouth, N. H., Marie T. of Arlington, Rev. John J. Ahern of St. Ann's Church in Wollaston, Mrs. Kathleen Hughes of Weymouth, Mrs. Theresa Spellman of Arlington and Irene P. Ahern of Salem; and the brother of Mary Haley of Arlington and the late Philip and Maurice Ahern. He is also survived by six grandchildren. A funeral mass was said in St. Agnes' Church on Monday. Burial was at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Gaffey-McAvoy Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Arlington Boys and Girls Club or to St. Agnes Fidelity House.
The Arlington Advocate 19 June 1986
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Norbert Thomas A'Hearn
Norbert Thomas A'Hearn, age 77, of Waukon, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 17, 1986 at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon. Services will be held Friday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Larry Duenas officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Hanson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were Cletus Rooney, Ralph Welch, Ben Quillin, Mike Burke, Pat "Leonard" Opfer, Ernest Fruechte, Jerry Cota, Jim Ryan, Larry Dundee, and Frank Plein.

Norbert was born July 22, 1908 in Hanover Township, Allamakee County, Iowa to Joseph M. and Agnes (Devitt) A'Hearn. He attended rural schools in Hanover Township. He married Theresa Connor on January 6, 1936 in Tomah, Wisconsin. He had lived in Hustler, Wisconsin, Chatfield, Minnesota, Preston, Minnesota, and Waukon, Iowa. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Alcoholics Anonymous. He was preceded in death by his wife, a sister, Irene Deeney, and two brothers, John A'Hearn and Gerald A'Hearn. Survivors include two daughters, Jean Prestemon of Ames, Iowa and Mary Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael A'Hearn of Waukon, Iowa, and Patrick A'Hearn of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 9 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers Francis A'Hearn of Farley, Iowa and Clem A'Hearn of Mesa, Arizona and 3 sisters, Grace Williams and Helen O'Hagan, both of Los Angeles, California and Marie Martin of Waukon, Iowa.

Waukon Democrat 19 June 1986
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Michael B. O'Hern
Michael B. O'Hern, 20, of 801, N. 119th St. West, Dillons clerk, died Thursday, July 17, 1986. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Byrd Snodgrass Colonial Chapel, 4 p.m. Monday, Walnut Hill Cemetery, Kingman. Survivors: parents, Paul of Shreveport, La., Deanna O'Hern of Colwich; sister, Tara Seales of Wichita; stepsisters, Meredith O'Hern, Megan O'Hern of Shreveport, La.; grandparents, Norris and Margaret McAllister of Wichita. Memorial has been established with Colwich Health Center.
The Wichita Eagle 20 July 1986
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Eugene F. Ahearn
SOMERSET, Mass.—Eugene F. Ahearn, 35, of 121 Mt. Hope Rd. was injured at work Thursday, and died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Linda (Smith) Ahearn. Born in Brookline, a son of the late Cyril Tucker and Joan (Getchell) Ahearn Tucker, he lived in Somerset since 1985. Mr. Ahearn was operations manager at Surrey Industries, Taunton, where the accident took place. He was struck on the head by an overhead door he was working on, police said. He formerly worked for the Parker Brothers Toy Co., Newburyport and Taunton, and the Di-Mo Tool Co., Middleboro. He attended Bristol Community College. He was a communicant of St. Louis de France Church, Swansea.

Besides his wife he leaves four sons, Sean M., Shane P., Seth R. and Scott M. Ahearn; a daughter, Shannon L. Ahearn, all of Somerset; a brother, James M. Ahearn of Taunton, and three half brothers, Richard and Matthew Tucker, both of Falmouth, and Daniel Tucker stationed with the Navy in California. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from the Rose E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 866 County St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Louis de France Church, Buffinton Street, at 10. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Providence Journal 27 July 1986
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Paul Edward Ahearn
CRANSTON—Paul E. Ahearn, 74, of 87 A St., a jet engine mechanic at the Quonset Point Naval Air Station, North Kingstown, for 15 years before retiring in 1974, died Friday at home. He was the husband of Helen (Geremia) Ahearn. Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Margaret (Murphy) Ahearn, he lived in Cranston most of his life. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Carreiro of Jensen Beach, Fla.; a son, Patrick Ahearn of Coventry; a brother, John Ahearn of Cranston, and three grandchildren. The funeral with military honors will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Cranston Street, at 9. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

Providence Journal 27 July 1986
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Joseph J. O'Hearn
EAST FALMOUTH—Joseph J. O'Hearn, a retired senior inspector for the Massachusetts Food and Drug Adminstration, died Friday in his home here after a brief illness. He was 75. Mr. O'Hearn was raised in Medford and lived in Malden for 35 years before moving to East Falmouth in June. He had worked for the Food and Drug Adminstration for 20 years before retiring in 1983. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the VFW post in Malden.

Mr. O'Hearn leaves two daughters, Joan E. Flower of East Falmouth and Marjorie D. Ferrick of North Falmouth; two sisters, Mary Forrestiere of Medford and Ruth Dubzinski of Gardner; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Falmouth. Burial will be in the Veterans Administration National Cemetery of Massachusetts in Bourne. [see also: John J. O'Hearn]

The Boston Globe 3 August 1986
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Francis J. A'Hearn
Francis J. A'Hearn, age 80, of Farley, Iowa died Saturday, July 26, 1986 at Mercy Health Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Services were held Tuesday, July 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Farley with Rev. Joe McDermott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Francis was born June 6, 1906 in Hanover Township, Allamakee County, Iowa to Joseph and Agnes (Devitt) A'Hearn. He married Betty Schenkelberg. He was employed by Moser Construction over 41 years and retired in 1971. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Gerald A'Hearn, John A'Hearn, and Norbert A'Hearn, and a sister, Irene Deeney. Survivors include his wife, 2 sons, Robert J. A'Hearn of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Michael A'Hearn of Denver, Colorado, and 4 daughters, Mrs. Pat (Patricia) McDermott of Epworth, Iowa, Mrs. Duane (Janet) Hingtgen of Farley, Iowa, Mrs. JoAnn Schmitt of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mrs. Tom (Karen) Jaeger of Dubuque, Iowa; 23 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren; a brother Clem A'Hearn of Mesa, Arizona and 3 sisters, Helen O'Hagan of Altadena, California, Grace Williams of Pasadena, California, and Marie Martin of Waukon, Iowa.

Waukon Democrat 7 August 1986
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Doris Margaret Ahearn
AHEARN, Doris Margaret. — August 23, 1986, late of Banksia, beloves sister of Betty and Richard (deceased) and sister-in-law of Flo and family (Canberra). At peace. For funeral plans please watch these columns.
Sydney Morning Herald 25 August 1986
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Leonard Martin Herens
Leonard M. Herens, 72, husband of Mildred (Maynard) Herens, of 20 Garden St., Forestville, died this morning at Bristol Hospital. Born on Jan. 14, 1914 in Bristol, he was a son of the late Martin and Agnes (Coleman) Herens. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Disabled American Veterans. Before retiring in 1978, he was a truck driver for Atlantic Precision Spring Co. He was a member of St. Joseph Polish Society and St. Matthew Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael Herens of Forestville; four daughters, Christine Miltimore of East Hartford, Patricia Pernal, Carol Urso, both of Southington, and Theresa Herens of Bristol; two sisters, Mary Schultz of Torrington and Anne Negri of Litchfield; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Friday, 8 a.m., from O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave, in Forestville, to St. Matthews Church for a Mass at 9. Burial with military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.
Bristol Press 10 September 1986
[subsequent] The funeral for Leonard M. Herens, husband of Mildred (Maynard) Herens, of 20 Garden St., Forestville, was well attended Friday, 8 a.m., from O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville, to St. Matthew Church at 9 for a Mass celebrated by the Rev. Phillip Blaney, pastor, assisted by John Pahl, permanent deacon. The soloist and organist was Antionette Theriault. Burial, with military honors, was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville, with Pahl, a cousin, reading the committal, assisted by Rev. Blaney. The military escort and firing squad was provided by Co. C, 2nd Bn, 102nd Infantry Division, Connecticut Army National Guard. The flag that draped the casket was presented to his widow. The bearers were George Pahl, Robert Gibson, cousins of Bristol; Robert Carlson, Brian Achille, both of Bristol, Larry Shnausfner of Burlington and Richard Carpenter of Erie, Pa.
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Nora T. (Cronin) O'Hearn
Services were held for Nora T. (Cronin) O'Hearn, 67, after her death November 9 in her home. She was born in Cambridge and had been a resident of Somerville for 45 years. She was the wife of the late Robert M. O'Hearn, Sr.; the mother of Robert M. Jr., Mary Stackpole, Anne Collins, Jean M. O'Hearn, Michael P., Ruth Hardy, and Mark, all of Somerville, Joan F. of Melrose, Margaret O'Hearn of NH and the late Paul C. O'Hearn; and the sister of Dennis Cronin of Medford, Mary Donahue of Somerville and Margaret O'Mally of Milton. A Mass was held November 12 in St. Clement's Church followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangememts were made by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home.
The Somerville Journal 13 November 1986
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Sister Clair Mary O'Hearn
A funeral Mass was said Sunday, Dec. 14, in the Provincial House Chapel, Fairfield, Conn., for Sister Clair Mary O'Hearn of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Sister O'Hearn died Saturday in the Provincial House after a brief illness. She was 88. Sister O'Hearn took final vows in 1931 and taught instrumental music to novices at the Provincial House. She also taught at Sacred Heart School in Cambridge.

Born in Fairfield, Conn., she also lived in the Boston and Springfield areas for a time before returning to Fairfield 20 years ago. She leaves three sisters, Katherine Page and Sarah Nedsam, both of Brookline, and Mary Jacobs of New York. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery in Stratford, Conn.

The Boston Globe 16 December 1986
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Annie Margaret "Dot" (McAloon) Ahern
AHERN, Annie Margaret (Dot) (nee McAloon). — January 16, 1987, late of Centennial Park, beloved wife of Bill (deceased), a much loved aunty to her nieces and nephews and their children, aged 86 years.
Sydney Morning Herald 19 January 1987
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William F. Ahern
William F. Ahern of South Boston, a retired Boston firefighter, died at home Thursday. He was 69. A lifelong resident of South Boston, he served in the Boston Fire Department for 33 years. Mr. Ahern served in the Navy during World War II and was a former member of Boston Firefighters Mutual Relief, Boston Firefighters Local 718, AFL-CIO, and a member of The Society of Saint Florian. He was also a member of the Savin Hill Yacht Club, the Irish American Club and the Castle Island Associates. He leaves his wife, Rita F. (Snow); his mother, Rebecca J. Ahern; three sons, John W. of Plymouth, William F. Jr. of South Boston, and James W. Ahern of South Boston; a daughter Maureen C. Ahern of Allston; a brother, Frederick V. Ahern of South Boston; and 12 grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m. in the Gate of Heaven Church, South Boston. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Brighton.
The Boston Globe 20 March 1987
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Mabel Ahearn
Mabel Ahearn, 80, of Palmdale, died April 29.
Antelope Valley Press 1 May 1987
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Paul J. Ahern
VALPARAISO—Paul J. Ahern, 72, of Valparaiso, formerly of Lake Station, retired electrician and retired jailer for the Porter County Sheriff's Department, died Thursday. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; one son, Bartholomew of St. John; three daughters, Carole Schmitt of Illinois, Sharon Mariga of Lafayette, and Maureen Ahern Oppy of Iowa; four sisters, Patsy Mahoney and Ann Daniel of Arizona, Margaret Burke and Jule Lane of Illinois; two brothers, John of Wisconsin and Bartholomew of Arizona and six grandchildren.

Mr. Ahern was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wanatah. No services; no visitation; cremation; memorials for masses to the Heart Foundation or Diabetes Association.

Vidette Messenger 5 June 1987
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Brendan Ahern
AHERN, Brendan. — July 11, 1987, at Turramuera and formerly of Mosman (NSW) and Brisbane, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Sarah and David Ray, loved grandfather of Lucy and Christina and fond brother of Mary, Sally and Joseph. Requiescat in pace. For funeral arrangements, see Tuesday's Herald or phone Allan Walsh, Funeral Director after 11 a.m. Monday (July 13, 1987) on 419 8635.
Sydney Morning Herald 13 July 1987
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Harold Daniel "Barnie" Ahern
AHERN, The Honourable Harold Daniel (Barnie). — July 17, 1987, at home, Mosman, loving husband of Bertha and father of Richard and Marshall. For funeral arrangements see Tuesday's Herald.
Sydney Morning Herald 20 July 1987
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Nancy (Keohane) O'Hern
Nancy Keohane O'Hern, 47, of 3786 Sentinel Heights Road, LaFayette, died Wednesday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital. Mrs. O'Hern was born in Port Leyden, Lewis County, and was a 1958 graduate of Port Leyden Central School. She attended LeMoyne College and graduated from Central City Business Institute in 1961. She was a medical secretary at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital until her death. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, LaFayette. Her brother, John Keohane, died on Aug. 5.

Surviving are: her husband, Jeremiah; two sons, Michael and Matthew; two daughters, Koren and Janet; her mother, Ann Keohane of Port Leyden; a brother, James Keohane of Watertown; four sisters, Pat Borden of Boonville, Marion Trudell of Wappingers Falls, Jane of East Syracuse and Margaret Keohane of Liverpool. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Callahan Funeral Home, Port Leyden and at 11 a.m. St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Syracuse Herald-Journal 13 August 1987
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Phillip Henry James Ahearn
AHEARN, Phillip Henry James. — August 31, 1987, at home, of Marsfield, dearly loved husband of Ethel, loving father and father-in-law of Pat and Phil Goldfinch, dear grandad of Grant and Lisa. Aged 72 years. In God's care.
Sydney Morning Herald 1 September 1987
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John Gilbert O'Hern
O'Hern, John Gilbert, 61, died 20 Oct 1987, born 14 Feb 1926 to Gilbert & Helen McPhearson O'Hern. Survivors: sons, John Jr.; Daniel DeWayne; father, Gilbert O'Hern; brother, Charley D. O'Hern; sister, Mary Jane Brandenburger. [see also: Ruby "Imogene" O'Hearn]
Bixby Bulletin October 1987
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Amelia Ahern
Amelia Ahern, 85, Ventura, died Friday at home after a long illness. Mrs. Ahern was born Oct. 9, 1902, in Briar Creek, Pa., and lived in Ventura County for the past 43 years having come from Pennsylvania. She was retired, having last worked as a laboratory technician at County Medical Center in Ventura. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Ventura. She is survived by daughter Betty de la Torre of Ventura, sister Anna Fedullo of Berwick, Pa.; granddaughter Mercedes Mabry of Ventura; and two great-grandchildren. Private services will be at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura, with the Rev. James Lareva of the First Lutheran Church officiating. The Charles Carroll Funeral Home in Ventura was in charge of arrangements. [see also: Coleman J. Ahern]
Ventura County Star-Free Press 30 October 1987
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Frances Lee Ahern
AHERN, Frances Lee age 69, died November 9, 1987 in Los Angeles of complications following a stroke. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she is predeceased by her parents, Albert M. Ahern and Eulalie Farrell Ahern and by her brother, Albert Michael Ahern Jr. A graduate of Marymount High School in Los Angeles, she attended University of Grenoble and the Sorbonne, graduating from U.C.L.A. During World War II, she served with American Red Cross in the South Pacific. She is survived by her sister, Alston A. Horrocks of Washington, D.C.; nieces and nephews, Angele Hayashi of Los Angeles, Patrick A. Lewis, Amy Ann Aldridge, Thomas M. Lewis III, Andrew A. Lewis, all of Napa, CA, Alston Ahern, Nancy Ahern, Charlene Suzanne Gazzo and Michele Ahern, all of Los Angeles and by numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Recitation of the Rosary 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 11 at Pierce Brothers' Cunningham & O'Connor Mortuary, 720 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Friday, November 13 at St. Helena Catholic Church, St. Helena, CA. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, St. Helena.
Los Angeles Times 11 November 1987
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Philip C. Ahern
Philip C. Ahern, 80, of Pittsfield, a longtime promoter of regional planning and development and retired executive director of the Berkshire County Regional Planning Commission, died Friday in Sweet Brook Nursing Home, Williamstown, after a long illness. In 1985 he received the commission's outstanding service award for his contributions to planning in the Berkshire area. He also held the meritorious service award of the Franklin County Resource Conservation and Development Council, of which he was a founder. Mr. Ahern headed the commission since its founding in 1957. In 1950 he became Pittsfield's first director of administrative services. Before that he was executive director of the Pittsfield Taxpayers Association for nine years.

A native of Boston, he grew up in Newton and was a graduate of Newton High School and Bowdoin College, Class of 1932. After graduation he became a consultant to the National Municipal League on a study of the city manager form of government. In 1935 he became the first employee of George Gallup when the pollster was launching his newspaper poll service. He worked for Gallup for two years, then spent four years with the New York advertising firm of Young and Rubicam before moving to Pittsfield.

Mr. Ahern leaves his wife, the former Virginia Owen; two sons, David of Pittsfield and Richard of South Burlington, Vt.; a daughter, Nancy Glynn of Dalton; two brothers, Robert L. M. Ahern of Natick and William J. Ahern of Halifax; a sister, Kathleen Ahern of Cambridge; and five grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said on Monday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. in St. Teresa's Church, Pittsfield.

The Boston Globe 14 November 1987
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Charles Ryan O'hern
CHARLES RYAN O'HERN, 7 weeks, 1904 Mae St., died Sunday. He was born in Orlando. Survivors: mother, Sandra Lynn; father, James Jonathan; brother, Nathan; paternal grandfather, Joseph J., Lake Butler; paternal grandmother, Jean Avinger, Lacrosse; maternal grandparents, Homer and Maxine Little, Orlando; paternal great- grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Seddon Hall, Saluda, Va. Colonial Carey Hand Guardian Chapel, Orlando.
The Orlando Sentinel 1 December 1987
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Katherine V. (Irwin) O'Hearn
Katherine V. O'Hearn, 68, of 9 Alice Drive, retired schoolteacher, died Wednesday at Nashua Memorial Hospital. She was born in Newton, Mass., on July 14, 1919, daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Egan) Irwin. A resident of Nashua for the past 26 years, Mrs. O'Hearn had attended schools in Newton and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Newton. She was a graduate of Regis College, class of 1940, and received her master's degree in education at Rivier College in 1975. Mrs. O'Hearn was a retired schoolteacher in the Nashua school system and had taught at the Main Dunstable School. She previously was a teacher at St. Christopher's Catholic School, where she was active in school functions as well as in the activities of the parish.

She was a communicant of the Parish of the Resurrection, where she participated in many of the parish activities. She was a former employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and fraternally she was a member of the Society of Former F.B.I. Women and a member of the New Hampshire Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include her husband, William G. O'Hearn of Nashua; two daughters, Mrs. David (Janet) Herelko of Westford, Mass., and Katherine I. O'Hearn of Los Angeles, Calif., two sons and a daughter-in-law, William and Doris O'Hearn of Tewksbury, Mass., and Richard J. O'Hearn of Wilmot, N.Y.; [sic] five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Margaret O'Brien of Albany, N.Y.; Mrs. Thomas (Agnes) Callaghan of Cambridge, Mass., three brothers, Donald Irwin of San Jose, Calif., John Irwin of Brighton, Mass., and William Iriwn of Needham, Mass., and several nieces and nephews and cousins. The Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home 26 Kinsley St., is in charge of arrangements.
Nashua Telegraph 24 December 1987
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Katherine V. (Irwin) O'Hearn
A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 28, in the Parish of the Resurrection, Nashua, for Katherine V. (Irwin) O'Hearn of Nashua, a retired teacher. Mrs. O'Hearn died Wednesday at Nashua Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was 68. Born in Newton Centre, Mrs. O'Hearn was a graduate of S acred Heart High School, Newton, and was a 1940 graduate of Regis College, Weston. She received a master's degree in education from Rivier College, Nashua, in 1973. She was an employee of the FBI in Boston and Washington from 1940 until 1946. Mrs. O'Hearn was a teacher at St. Christopher's Catholic School, Nashua, for 10 years until 1975. She taught second grade at Main Dunstable School, Nashua, for nine years until her retirement in 1984. Mrs. O'Hearn was a reading volunteer at Main Dunstable School for the past three years, and did volunteer work at the Parish of the Resurrection, Nashua. She was a member of the New Hampshire Retired Teachers Association and the Society of Former FBI Women.

Mrs. O'Hearn leaves her husband, William G. O'Hearn; two sons, William G. Jr. of Tewksbury, and Richard J. O'Hearn of Wilmot, N.H.; two daughters, Janet Herrelko of Westford, and Katherine I. O'Hearn of Los Angeles; three brothers, Donald Irwin of San Jose, Calif., John Irwin of Brighton, and William Irwin of Needham; two sisters, Margaret O'Brien of Albany, N.Y., and Agnes Callaghan of Cambridge; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua.

The Boston Globe 27 December 1987
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Alma E. (Beck) Ahern
Alma E. Ahern of Fairfax died Monday, Jan. 4, 1988, at the Greenbrae Convalescent Hospital. She was 92. Mrs. Ahern was a native of San Leandro. She had lived in Marin since 1952, when she moved here from San Francisco. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Ahern was interested in animal welfare and was a patron of several Humane Societies in the Bay Area. Her husband, William Henry Ahern, died in 1977. There were no immediate survivors. Burial will be in Olivet Memorial Park Cemetery in Colma. [see also: Rosa Lee Ahern]

[A Paid Death Notice in the same issue of the Marin Independent Journal mentions Mrs. Ahern's late sister, Miss Vernie Beck.]
Marin Independent Journal 5 January 1988
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John E. O'Hearn
John E. O'Hearn, 62, of 243 Sheffield St., a union official, and husband of Alice Doris (Thibodeau) O'Hearn, died Friday at Waterbury Hospital after a long illness. Mr. O'Hearn was born in Waterbury, Sept. 9, 1925, son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (O'Connor) O'Hearn. He was employed by the Bristol Co. several years and was a chief steward for the company. He was a member of the executive board and the bargaining committee for AFL-CIO. Mr. O'Hearn was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge No. 265, a past president of the South End Merchants Bowling League and a coach for the Brass City Junior Bowling League. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, a U.S. Navy veteran of W-W-II having served with the Seabees.

Besides his wife, he leaves a son, James O'Hearn of Morrisville, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. John (Kathleen) Corpaci of Sudbury, three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. from the Albini Funeral Home, 116 East Farm St., to the Immaculate Conception Church for a Mass at 10:30. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Members of Elks will meet at the lodge at 6:30 p.m. Monday and proceed to the funeral home for a ritual at 7.

Waterbury Republican 13 February 1988
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Irene Hall O'Hearne
On February 22, 1988, Irene Hall O'Hearne. Born September 2, 1896, a native Washingtonian, preceded in death by a sister and three brothers. May she rest in peace. Services and interment private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 699, Vienna, Va, 22180. Arrangements by Green Funeral Home, Herndon, Va.
Washington Post 24 February 1988
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James J. Ahern
AHERN On March 17, 1988, JAMES J., of Lawndale, beloved husband of Rose C. (nee Carney) and devoted father of Rosemary A. Beam; also survived by 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Relatives, friends, and members of St. William's Holy Name Society are invited to his funeral Mon. after 10:30 a.m. at the James M. Campbell Funeral Home, 500 E. Benner St. (at 6100 N. Rising Sun Ave.) Mass of Christian Burial 12 noon, St. William's Church. Int. Holy Sepulchre Cem. Friends may call on Sun. eve 7-9 p.m.
Philadelphia Inquirer 19 March 1988
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Joseph O. Hearne, III
Joseph O. Hearne III, 57, a top official of the Versar Corp., a Springfield high-tech concern, who was a retired partner in the accounting firm of Peat Marwick Main & Co., died of cancer May 24 at his home in Falls Church He chaired committees of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and was a member of the board of the D.C. Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Hearne came to Washington and joined what was then Peat, Marwick & Mitchell in 1966. His jobs with the firm included the post of partner-in-charge of the Washington audit practice, a position he held from 1976 to 1982. He also had been one of Peat Marwick's Securities and Exchange Commission reviewing partners, and he became largely responsible for the Washington office's general commercial practice. An economist and certified public accountant by training, he was an authority on the air transport industry. After retiring from Peat Marwick in 1986, he joined Versar as its executive vice president and chief financial officer. He worked for Versar until his death.

Mr. Hearne was a native of Raleigh, N.C. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Randolph Macon College in 1952 and did graduate work in accounting at the University of Richmond. Before moving here, he taught accounting at Virginia Commonwealth University and worked for an accounting firm in Richmond. He was a member of the Annandale United Methodist Church, the Washington Golf and Country Club, and the Internationial Club. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Christian Hearne, and one daughter, Robin Hearne, both of Falls Church, and one brother, Dr. Gordon A. Hearne of Fredericksburg, Va.

Washington Post 25 May 1988
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Ann (Kirk) O'Hern
Ann O'Hern, 66, retired W.I.N. Program manager, died Sunday, June 12, 1988. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Burris-Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Survivors: son, Steven K. of Lenexa; daughter, Robyn O. Boydston of Wichita; brother, Jack Kirk of Houston; sister, Thelma Ramsey of Leaburg, Ore.; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with the American Red Cross Senior Service Group.
The Wichita Eagle 13 June 1988
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Hubert J. Ahearn
Hubert J. Ahearn of Dedham, a retired sheet metal worker, died Monday at Quincy City Hospital after a long illness. He was 87. Born in Readville, he was a resident of Dedham for most of his life. He was employed by the N.Y. New Haven, Hartford Railroad for many years until his retirement more than 20 years ago. He leaves his wife, Mabel G. (Kavanaugh); three daughters, Kathleen R. Heirakuji of Oahu, Hawaii, Carolyn M. Swift of Melvin Village, N.H., and Martha E. Connolly of Norwood; a son, John H. of Dedham; 11 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. today in St. Mary's Church, 420 High St., Dedham. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery. Arrangements are by the George F. Doherty and Sons, Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home.
Boston Herald 24 June 1988
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John Ahern
Funeral services for John Ahern, 96, Madelia, were held Tuesday, July 5, 1988, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madelia with Father James Russell of Albert Lea officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Ahern died Friday, July 1, 1988 at the Luther Memorial Home. Casketbearers were Craig Ahern, James Ahern, Robert Ahern, Scot Ahern, David Hanson, and Harold Warner Jr. Mr. Ahern, the son of John and Ellen (Reagan) Ahern was born June 11, 1892 in Carroll, Nebraska. He was raised in Carroll and graduated from high school there. He attended Wayne College in Wayne, Nebraska. On January 29, 1917, he married Mary Lillian Ahern in Carroll. They remained in Carroll two years before moving to the Madelia area in 1919. There they farmed until retiring in 1960. They moved to Madelia in 1972 prior to Mary's death in January of 1976. John's last three years were spent at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madelia. Survivors include four sons and wives, Francis of Mankato, John Claire and Mary of Madelia, Lawrence and Beverly of St. James, and Albert and Carole of Madelia; two daughters, Myrtle and Harold Warner of Madelia and Marian and Curtis Hanson of Mankato, 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. His parents, one grandson, five brothers and two sisters preceded John in death.
Madelia Times-Messenger 6 July 1988
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Rebecca J. "Bessie" (McCourt) Ahern
Rebecca J. "Bessie" (McCourt) Ahern of South Boston, a homemaker, died Wednesday in the Robbin House Nursing Home, Quincy, after a long illness. She was 96. Born in Boston, she was a resident of South Boston for most of her life, and attended local schools. Mrs. Ahern was a Gold Star Mother and a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. She leaves a son, Frederick V. of South Boston, eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said for Mrs. Ahern at 10 a.m. today in the Gate of Heaven Church, 615 East Fourth St., South Boston. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton. Arrangements are by the O'Brien Funeral Home, South Boston. [see also: William F. Ahern]
The Boston Herald 9 July 1988
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Catherine M. (Gallen) Ahern
AHERN Catherine M. (nee Gallen), July 11, 1988, beloved wife of the late Joseph M., devoted mother of William C., and Maryanne R. Henderson, mother-in-law of Dorothy and Michael, grandmother of Daniel, Matthew, Joseph, Elizabeth Jane, and Theresa, sister of Margaret Bieliunas. Funeral Fri., 8:30 a.m. from the Stolfo Funeral Home, 2536-38 S. Broad St. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. St. Monica's Church. Int. Holy Cross Cem. Viewing Thurs. eve, 7 to 9:30.
Philadelphia Inquirer 13 July 1988
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Mary (Byron) [Ahern] Creamer
MILFORD—Mrs. Mary C. (Byron) Creamer, 84, or Birmingham Court, died yesterday at Cushing Hospital in Framingham. She was the wife of the late Martin Ahern who died in 1959 and late George Creamer who died in 1977. She was born in Bellingham, daughter of Louis P. and Winifred T. (Higgins) Byron, and lived here most of her life. She attended Bellingham public schools. She was a retired hatworker, having worked at Kartiganer Hat Shop in Upton for many years prior to her retirement more than 20 years ago. A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. in St. Mary's Cemetery with Rev. George O. Lange, co-pastor of St. Mary's Church, officiating. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home.
Milford Daily News 21 July 1988
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Dr. Thomas F. Ahearn
A memorial mass for Dr. Thomas F. Ahearn, 81, a retired physician and surgeon, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Christina Catholic Church, 111th Street and Christiana Avenue. He died Wednesday. Dr. Ahearn was a staff member at Little Company of Mary and South Shore Hospitals. He was a surgeon in the Army during World War II and served as past president of the American Association of Railroad Surgeons. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; a son, Terry; three daughters, Kathleen, Sheila and Peggy; and 10 grandchildren.
Chicago Tribune 22 July 1988
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Margaret Agnes (O'Neil) Ahern
Margaret Agnes (O'Neil) Ahern, 72, died suddenly Sept. 8 in Deltona, FL. She was a resident of Cambridge until moving to Florida 13 years ago. She was the wife of Timothy Ahern; mother of Patricia Powers, Timothy Jr., Cambridge Police Office [sic] Robert ("Bo"), John and Eugene Ahern; sister of Anna, Nicholas and John O'Neil and the late Thomas O'Neil and Helen Williams. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was said at St. John's Church. The interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watertown. Arrangements were made by the Keefe Funeral Home.
Cambridge Chronicle 15 September 1988
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Joseph Peter Ahern
Joseph Peter Ahern, a supervisor in the optical electronics division of Itek Corp. in Lexington for 37 years, died Tuesday at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis. He was 72 and lived in Englewood, Fla. On his retirement from Itek in 1979, Mr. Ahern moved from Lexington to Yarmouth. He moved from there to Florida in 1987. He was born in Waterbury, Conn., and graduated from Meriden (Conn.) High School and from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1940. A member of the Lexington Chorale Society for many years, Mr. Ahern was a tenor soloist at St. Brigid's Church in Lexington.

He leaves his wife, Louise (Carroll); two sons, Robert J. of Chatham and David J. of Marlboro, Vt.; two daughters, Janelle Kennedy-Slobodkin of Arlington and Carroll Lepper of Rochester, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson. A private memorial service is planned.

The Boston Globe 15 September 1988
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Garry E. O'Hern, Sr.
Garry E. O'Hern Sr., 60, of 7700 DeVaul Road, Kirkville, died Thursday at the home of his stepdaughter in Syracuse. Mr. O'Hern was a life resident of the Syracuse area. He was employed as a plumber with the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Local 267, for several years and was an active member of the organization. Mr. O'Hern was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. Surviving are his wife, Shirley; seven sons, Garry E. Jr. of California, Daniel C. of Seattle, Wash., William R. of Rochester, and James M., Patrick A., Martin S. and Brian R., all of East Syracuse; three daughters, Gail E. Rizzo of Bologna, Italy, Jean Moore of LaFayette and Mary Armstrong of Syracuse; a stepson, David DeSocio of Syracuse; two stepdaughters, Marsha Fedele of Syracuse and Susan Reppi of Syracuse; and 14 grandchildren.

Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Welter-Price Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Matthew's Church, East Syracuse. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, DeWitt. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 2649 James St. Contributions may be made to the Caring Coalition. [see also: Janet M. (Usiatynski) O'Hern]

Syracuse Herald-Journal 29 September 1988
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Kathleen Mercia "Kay" Ahern
AHERN, Kathleen Mercia. — September 29, 1988, at a nursing home, Randwick, late of Darling Point, loved wife of George and loving sister of Jean (deceased), Alice, Gwen and Bessie. Sadly missed by her sorrowing nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Aged 71 years. At rest in God's care.
Sydney Morning Herald 1 October 1988
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John J. Ahearn
FRAMINGHAM — John J. Ahearn, 77, of Arsenal Road, formerly of Oran Road, died Monday, October 3, 1988, at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. Born in New York, he was the son of the late John X. and Mary (Lyons) Ahearn and had formerly lived in Amsterdam, N.Y., before moving to Framingham 20 years ago. Mr. Ahearn was employed at the former Roxbury Carpet in Saxonville in its weaving department until the company closed. In recent years he worked as a security guard at the Danforth Museum, Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham State College and at Data General. He held an honorary life membership in the Knights of Columbus, attaining the rank of fourth degree knight. He leaves a niece, Judith Davidson of Clinton, two nephews, David Ahearn of Leominster and Paul Olesak of Amsterdam, N.Y., three great-nieces and five great-nephews.

Funeral will be Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Boice Funeral Home, 124 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, N.Y. followed by a Mass in St. Mary's Church, Amsterdam at 9:15 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours at the Boice Funeral Home are held 7 to 9 p.m. Local visiting hours will be Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. at Boyle Brothers Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to St. Stephen's Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Middlesex News 4 October 1988
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Mary H. (O'Hearn) Houlihan
Mary H.(O'Hearn) Houlihan, 100, of 11 Bay State Rd. died Tuesday in St. Vincent's Hospital. Her husband James E. Houlihan died in 1948. She leaves a daughter Mary M. Morgan of Worcester, a son John E. Houlehan of Ridgewood, NJ; seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild and nephews and nieces. Born in Gardner she was the daughter of Patrick and Mary (Barry) O'Hearn, and lived in Worcester 64 years. Mrs. Houlihan was a graduate of Gardner High School.

The funeral will be tomorrow from Athy Memorial Home 111 Lancaster Street with a mass at 10:00 am in Our Lady of The Rosary Church 25 Fails street. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Calling Hours at the funeral home will be from 7 to 9 tonight

Worcester Telegram 1 November 1988
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Helen (A'Hearn) O'Hagan
Helen O'Hagan died Tuesday, November 1, 1988 in St. Luke's Hospital in Pasadena, California. Services were held at Assumption Church in Orange Grove, California with burial in Resurrection Cemetery in Monterey Park, California. She was born January 1, 1918 in Hanover Township, Allamakee County, Iowa to Joe and Agnes (Devitt) A'Hearn. She attended school in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was employed in Washington DC where she married John O'Hagan of Butte, Montana. They lived in Washington DC a few years before moving to California. He died in 1971.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, her twin brother, Harold, who died at the age of three months, John, Gerald, Francis, and Norbert A'Hearn, and a sister Irene Deeney. She is survived by 3 children, Mary Johnson and John O'Hagan, both of Pasadena, California; 2 grandchildren, a brother, Clem A'Hearn of Mesa, Arizona and 2 sisters, Grace Williams of Pasadena, California and Marie Martin of Waukon, Iowa.

— Unidentified Waukon Newspaper, November 1988
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Ellen (Ahern) Armstrong
Ellen (Ahern) Armstrong daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Murphy) Ahern died saturday in Bridgeport Hospital. She was the widow of the late Leo Armstrong. Burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery in Stratford, CT. She is survived by two brothers Martin Ahern of Bridgeport, CT and Patrick Ahern of Stratford, CT.
Bridgeport Telegram 26 November 1988
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John W. Ahearn
AHEARN Of Blue Bell Hill, Nov. 29, 1988, JOHN W., husband of Eleanore (nee Randall), father of Susan Sholes and Michael J. Ahearn; granddaughter, Alexes; also survived by brother, Michael, sisters, Catherine Roy and Gertrude Costello. Relatives and friends are invited to services, Sat. 11 a.m., at Craft of Erdenheim, 814 Bethlehem Pike. Int. Ivy Hill Cem. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 10 a.m. The family prefers Memorials in his name be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Philadelphia Inquirer 1 December 1988
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Charley D. O'Hern
O'Hern, Charley D., 61, died 18 Dec 1988, born 24 Nov 1927 to Gilbert & Helen McPhearson O'Hern. Survivors: wife, Mary; daughter, Brenda Six; step-children, Ronald, Leonard & Jacob Schumaker; Daisy Hendrickson, Marcia Weil, Melody Oglesby; father, Gilbert; sister, Mary Brandenbarger.
Bixby Bulletin December 1988
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Olga Mary Ahearn
AHEARN, Olga Mary. — December 17, 1988, at home, late of Yagoona, dearly loved wife of Keith, loving mother of Julie, Christine and Stephen.
Sydney Morning Herald 19 December 1988
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John Michael Gerard Ahern
In Floral Park yesterday, friends and relatives said that crash victim Gabriel Della Ripa died because of his love for his native Italy. Della Ripa, 46, a porter for Pan American Airlines, was flying back from a vacation in Italy, where he had visited his mother. Although he had moved to the United States more than 20 years ago, married his wife, Luisa, here and had two daughters, he never lost his love for Italy, the friends and relatives said. He avidly read Italian publications and closely followed the exploits of his beloved Milan soccer team, they said. "His heart never left Italy. It never did," said a family friend, Annalisa Gaudio. Hundreds of others throughout the metropolitan area and the nation yesterday mourned victims of the crash of Pan Am Flight 103. New York Gov. Mario Cuomo issued a statement and ordered flags flown at half-staff through tomorrow. "For all the lives lost and particularly to the Syracuse University community, we extend our most profound and heartfelt sympathies and our prayers for strength," Cuomo said. Families of 40 victims throughout the metropolitan area mourned yesterday, many planning memorials for those they had lost.

Among the victims was John Michael Gerard Ahern, 26, a Rockville Centre man who for the past year had been based in London as a government bond broker for a Wall Street financial house. Ahern, who was single, was flying home to spend Christmas with his family in Rockville Centre. "He loved London," his sister, Bonnie O'Connor of Rockville Centre, said last night. "He was a golfer and a fisherman and he would go to Ireland and Scotland to golf and fish and to the Alps to ski . . . " Ahern was born and reared in the village, and attended St. Agnes Grammar School and South Side High School. At the University of Dayton, he received a degree in business management. In addition to his sister, he is survived by his parents, Thomas Francis and Barbara Ann; another sister, Colleen Mary Herrmann of Wheatley Heights; and two brothers, Thomas Francis and Peter Gerard, both of Rockville Centre. A memorial mass will be said at 5:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre.
Newsday 23 December 1988
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John P. Ahearn
AHEARN Dec. 21, 1988, of Fairmount, JOHN P., son of the late Patrick and Anna Ahearn, and brother of Mrs. Ann Krall; also survived by one niece Miss Joan Krall and one nephew Jack Krall. Relatives and friends invited to funeral Tues. 9:30 a.m. from the William J. Phillips Funeral Homes, 568 N. 23rd St. Religious Service 10 a.m. Int. Holy Sepulchre Cem. No viewing Mon. eve.
Philadelphia Inquirer 24 December 1988
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John Patrick "Jack" Ahern
John Patrick (Jack) passed away (peacefully) at Moorabbin Hospital on Feb 1. 1989 aged 67 years. Much loved husband of Joan, dearly loved father of Christine, Joan, James, Kathryn, Carmel, Patricia and John. Forever in our hearts.
Herald Sun 3 February 1989
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Alice Faye (Walker) O'Hern
Alice Faye, 45, Midwest City, born July 24, 1943 in Caney, OK. A school teacher from Barnes Elem. Member of First Baptist Church, Midwest City. Survivors: husband, Robert of the home; 2 sons, Darren and Rusty both of the home; 4 brothers, Thomas Walker of Caney, Jack Walker of Caney, Kenneth Walker of Durant and Lonnie Walker of Strothers, OK; 2 sisters, Vickie Blackburn, Caney, Shirley Willis also of Caney; father, Clarence Walker of Caney. Services 10:00 a.m. Tues., First Baptist Church of Midwest City, burial Caddo, OK directed by Bill Eisenhour SE.
The Daily Oklahoman 6 February 1989
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John J. O'Hern
John J. O'Hern, 89, of 225 Orwood Place died Wednesday at University Hospital. Mr. O'Hern was a life resident of Syracuse. He retired in 1964 as commercial credit manager after 46 years with Marine Midland Bank. Mr. O'Hern was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church and a member of Council 191, Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Mary Caveney; a son, J. Gerald of Liverpool; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Frasier-Shepardson Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 1217 N. Salina St.

Syracuse Post-Standard 9 March 1989
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Anne C. (Ahern) Roy
BRISTOL, Conn.—Anne C. (Ahern) Roy, 75, of 8 Glendale Drive, formerly of Worcester, Mass., died Thursday night in Bristol Hospital. She leaves two sons, Clement J. Roy of West Hartford and Fred Roy of Bristol; two daughters, Nancy Roy of Bristol and Mary McGrath of Merritt Island, Fla.; four brothers, Cornelius Ahern of New York City, Edward, Thomas and James Ahern, all of Worcester; two sisters, May Boyda and Alice Ahern, both of Worcester; and two grandchildren. Her husband, Clement J. Roy, died in 1976. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Cornelius and Mary (Fennessey) Ahern, and lived here 36 years. Mrs. Roy was a member of St. Joseph's Church.

The funeral will be held Tuesday from O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 37 Queen St. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial donations may be made instead to the Clement J. Roy Scholarship Fund, United Bank & Trust Co., 200 Main St., Bristol, Conn. 06010.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 11 March 1989
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Andre Patrick Ahern D'Amboise
LEWISTON—Andre Patrick Ahern D'Amboise, 88, of Town Farm Road, New Gloucester, died Saturday afternoon at Marshwood Nursing Care Center following a short illness. He was born in Boston, Dec. 29, 1900, the son of Joseph and Mary Gavin Ahern. He was educated in Boston schools, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He married Georgette D'Amboise in 1925; she died in 1985. He is survived by a daughter, Ninette Kiddon of New York City; three sons, John D'Amboise of Bedford, Texas, Jaques D'Amboise of New York City, and Paul D'Amboise of New Gloucester; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
D'AMBOISE — Died in Lewiston, March 18, 1989, Andre Patrick Ahern D'Amboise, age 88. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church following prayers at the Fahey-Forrest Funeral Home, 101 Pine St., Lewiston. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday 7-9 p.m. only.
The Lewiston Journal 20 March 1989
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Lois (Costello) O'Hern
Services for Lois Costello O'Hern, 57, of 4635 Broad Road, Onondaga Hill, who died Tuesday at Community-General Hospital, will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Butler-Badman Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 4504 W. Seneca Turnpike.

A native of Minoa, Mrs. O'Hern was a life resident of the Syracuse area. She was a nurse clinician with the offices of Drs. Robert Lockwood, Joseph Smith, Perry Cooke, Wayne Eckardt and Steven Bogosian. Mrs. O'Hern was a graduate of Syracuse General Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. O'Hern was a communicant of St. Michael's Church, Onondaga Hill. Surviving are her husband, James I.; a son, Daniel J. of Syracuse; a daughter, Tracy Lynn O'Hern, at home; a brother, William Costello of Syracuse; and three nieces.

Syracuse Post-Standard 23 March 1989
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George Wilfred O'Hearn
O'HEARN, George Wilfred — 84, Canso, died Thursday in Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax. Born in Canso, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Dugas) O'Hearn. He was a retired fisherman and a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was a life member of Branch 46, Royal Canadian Legion, Canso, and a member of Star of the Sea Parish. He is survived by his wife, the former Bertha Webb; four daughters, Jean (Mrs James Connolly), Braintree, Mass.; Bertha (Mrs Charles Spriggs), Dartmouth; Virginia (Mrs Calvin Baker), Nina (Mrs Edward Roberts), both of Canso; two sons, David, Sacramento, Calif.; George, Mississauga, Ont; three sisters, Mrs Rebecca Fitzgerald, Guysborough; Mrs Sadie Parker, Canso; Nina (Mrs William Forbrigger), Port Hawkesbury; 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, a daughter, two sisters, two brothers. The body is in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Star of the Sea Church, Canso, Rev. James W. Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Star of the Sea Parish Building Fund or any charity. [see also: Patrick S. O'Hearn]
Chronicle Herald 21 April 1989
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John L. Ahearne
Ahearne, John L., 81, FORT LAUDERDALE, died Thursday. Kalis Funeral Home.
The Miami Herald 30 April 1989
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Beatrice D. (Fatkin) Ahern
AHERN May 8, 1989, BEATRICE D. (nee Fatkin), of Roxborough, wife of William; survived by 2 children, Deborah McGovern and David Ahern; 3 grandchildren, Marie, Beth and Amy, a son-in-law, John and 3 brothers, Thomas, Edward and Gerald. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Thurs. from 10 to 11 a.m., also her funeral service Thurs., 11 a.m. at the Turner and Son Funeral Home, 6028 Ridge Ave., Rox., Int. Westminster Cem. (No viewing Wed. eve.).
Philadelphia Inquirer 10 May 1989
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Kathryn M. Ahern
MARLBORO — Kathryn M. Ahern, 101, formerly of 185 Spring St., died Saturday in Ring Nursing Home, 155 Mill St., Springfield. She leaves several nephews and nieces. Miss Ahern was a bookkeeper for many years at the former Curtis Shoe Co. before she retired. She graduated from the former St. Anne's Academy and the former Framingham Business College. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. She was born in Marlboro, daughter of John and Catherine (Moran) Ahern, and lived here all her life before moving to Springfield several years ago. The funeral will be held Wednesday, with a Mass at 9 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Prospect Street. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. There are no calling hours. William R. Short Funeral Home, 95 West Main St., is directing arrangements.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 22 May 1989
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Eileen Mary O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Eileen Mary. — May 29, 1989, late of Marion Villa, Strathfield and formerly of Caves Beach and Maitland, loved wife of the late William Leo O'Hearn, beloved mother and mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of Reverand Father Barry O'Hearn (Caves Beach), Marie Gerard (Corrimal), Audrey and Tony Clark (Strathfield), Colleen and Bernie Quinn (Windsor), Dorothea Leahy (East Maitland) and their families, loved aunt and great-aunt of the Powell and O'Hearn families. May she rest in peace.
Sydney Morning Herald 30 May 1989
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Frances Kathryn (Bebe) O'Hern
Frances (Bebe) Kathryn, age 60, passed away June 18, 1989 at the home in OKC. A member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Survived by husband, John (Jack) O'Hern; 8 children and spouses, Mary and Mike Collins, Peggy and Richard Mize, Patricia and David Martinez, Mike and Virginia O'Hern, Johnny and Mary O'Hern, Susie and David Mesigh, Tom and Audra O'Hern and Jim O'Hern; also 16 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Rosary 7pm Tuesday, Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Mass 10am Wednesday at Our Lady's Church, interment Resurrection Cemetery. Directed by Smith & Kernke.
The Daily Oklahoman 20 June 1989
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Kevin P. Ahern
Kevin P. Ahern, 20, of 34 Greenbriar Road, died Tuesday at Cecil Field Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born in Burlington, VT.,on May 12, 1969, son of Daniel and Lucille (Young) Ahern. Ahern attended Burlington and Merrimack, N.H. schools, came to Keene in 1983 and graduated from Keene High School in 1987. Mr. Ahern was on the wrestling team at Keene High. He also played four years on the school's football team and was given the Team Spirit Award. The team played in the state championship in 1987. He entered the United States Marine Corps in July 1987.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, who live in Keene, include three brothers, Brian D. Ahern, Luke M. Ahern, and Nathan J. Ahern, all of Keene. His grandmother, Florence Ahern, of Winooski, Vermont, his grandfather, Louis A. Young, of South Burlington, Vermont, several aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandmother, Helen (McIntier) Young predeceased him as well as his grandfather, George D. Ahern.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Margaret Mary Church on Monday at 11 a.m. Burial is in the family lot in Monadnock View Cemetery, West Keene. Friends may call at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro St., Keene, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family has asked that contributions in Mr. Ahern's memory be made to the Vietnam Veterans Wall fund. A replica of the Washington D.C. memorial will be exhibited in New Hampshire this year. Contributions may be sent to: Deposit Operations, First Capitol Bank, Attention: Moving Wall Fund, P.O. Box 528, Concord, NH 03301

Keene Sentinel 6 July 1989
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Kathryn L. Ahearn
Kathryn L. Ahearn, 66, of Arlington — a former administrative assistant to Jim Brady, former President Reagan's press secretary - died of a heart attack last Wednesday at Fairfax Hospital. A Republican Party volunteer, Mrs. Ahearn worked as an administrative assistant to Mr. Brady in the White House Press Office from 1979 to 1982. "She was very loyal to Jim (while he was recuperating from the shooting in which he and the president were wounded), and he was very good to her," said daughter Bernadette Ahearn of Arlington. Mrs. Ahearn also volunteered her administrative services to the American Red Cross in Northern Virginia and to the Armed Forces Hostess Association at the Pentagon. She first moved to the Washington area in 1954 with her second husband, retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy I. Ahearn. He was stationed here and abroad and they lived in the area from 1954 to 1960, 1968 to 1973, and after 1976. The late Air Force Lt. Edward F. Teague, her first husband, died in a plane crash over Canada in 1946. In addition to her daughter and husband of 40 years, Mrs. Ahearn is survived by a son, Dr. Michael A. Teague of Baton Rouge, La., and three grandchildren. Services were held on Friday. She was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association.
Washington Times 19 July 1989
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Ada Margaret Emily O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Ada Margaret Emily. — August 6, 1989, at home, late of Hillsdale, beloved wife of Patrick (deceased), dearly loved mother of Redmond, Effie, Veronica, Ada, Edmy, and Vivienne, loved grandmother of Patrick, Charmaine, Colin, Winifred, Christopher, David and Christopher, fond great- grandmother of Christopher, Natalie and Louise. Aged 83 years.
Sydney Morning Herald 9 August 1989
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Norien Mary Ahearn
AHEARN, Norien Mary. — August 11, 1989, late of Picnic Point and Narwee, dearly loved mother and mother- in-law of Shirley and Roy, Pam and Russell, Keith and Doreen, Max and Beverly and loving grandmother of their families, aged 80 years. In God's loving care. [see also: Frederick Rodney Ahearn]
Sydney Morning Herald 12 August 1989
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Sister Mary Ahern
Sister Mary Ahern, 83, a retired nurse who spent 18 years ministering to the sick at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, died Tuesday at Bethany Convent in St. Paul. Ahern, a native of Taunton, Minn., joined the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1927. She received a nursing degree from St. Joseph's Hospital in 1932 and a bachelor of science degree in nursing and chemistry from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul in 1947. She spent 18 years of her 35-year nursing career at St. Joseph's Hospital. The remaining 17 years were at the now-closed Trinity Hospital in Jamestown, N.D., and St. John's Hospital in Fargo, N.D. Ahern retired from nursing in 1965 but worked as a hospital visitor and volunteer at St. Joseph's until 1981. In 1988 she moved to Bethany Convent, where she had been working at the reception desk since 1981. She is survived by sisters Evelyn Ahern, of Taunton, and Mary DeSutter, of St. Louis, and a brother, Maurice, of Taunton. Services will be held at 7 p.m. today at Bethany Convent Chapel, 1870 Randolph Av., St. Paul. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. at the chapel. Memorials to the Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund are suggested. Arrangements are by the O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home.
Minneapolis Star Tribune 7 September 1989
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Sister Mary Ahern
Services will be today for Sister Mary Ahern, who worked as a nurse for 35 years in Minnesota and North Dakota. She died Tuesday at Bethany Convent. She was 83. Ahern was born in Taunton, Minn. She received a nursing degree in 1932 from St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul and a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1937 from the College of St. Catherine, said Sister Mary Kraft of Bethany Convent. For 18 years, Ahern worked as a nurse and nursing supervisor at St. Joseph's. That was followed by 17 years of nursing in Fargo and Jamestown, N.D., Kraft said. "She was gentle... she put people at ease," Kraft said. "She had a wonderful sense of humor." After Ahern retired from nursing in 1965, she volunteered at St. Joseph's as a patient visitor. From 1981 until December 1988, she was a receptionist at Bethany Convent. Survivors include two sisters, Evelyn Ahern of Taunton and Mary DeSutter of St. Louis, Mo.; and a brother, Maurice Ahern of Taunton. Visitation is from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Bethany Convent. Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Chapel, 1870 Randolph Ave. Burial will be at 10:15 a.m. Friday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch 7 September 1989
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Lillian (Brown) Ahern
Lillian (Brown) Ahern, 78, of 53 Foster Drive, Willimantic, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Doreen Ellis in Lebanon. She was born May 18, 1911, in Careyville, Mass., daughter of the late Sidney and Ellen (Caffrey) Brown. She was raised in Killingly. She was a graduate of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, Hartford. She received her physical therapist certification from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She had been employed as a chief physical therapist at the Windham Community Memorial Hospital for 34 years, retiring in 1973. She had been a two-term member of the Windham-Willimantic Democratic Town Committee and a charter member of the Willimantic Soroptimist Club. She was predeceased by her husband, W. Gerard Ahern, and is survived by a son, David P. Ahern of Inwood, W. Va.; three daughters, Jane Ahern-DeFillippi of Willimantic, Doreen Ellis of Lebanon, and Susan Ahern Straub of Willimantic; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Chronicle 8 September 1989
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Mary (Hughes) O'Hearn
LANCASTER—Mary Hughes O'Hearn, 87, of Louisville, formerly of Garrard County, widow of Charles E. O'Hearn, died yesterday at Kenwood House Nursing Home, Richmond. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Funeral Home. Visitation after 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Lexington Herald-Leader 10 September 1989
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Edith (Ahern) Healy
Edith (Ahern) Healy, a secretary-clerk for H.P. Hood Milk Co. from 1925 to 1965, died of heart disease yesterday at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 85 and a lifelong resident of Charlestown. In the late 1960s, after she retired from Hood, Mrs. Healy worked at the Boston office of Volunteers in Service to America. She was a founder of the Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, a charter member of Court St. Jude 1123 Catholic Daughters of America, past president of the Borden Post Ladies Auxiliary 544 VFW of Charlestown and of the Women's Auxiliary of World War I Veterans, an elder advocate for Executive Office of Elder Affairs and a member of the choir at St. Francis De Sales Church, Charlestown.

She leaves a sister, Helen Davis of Charlestown. A funeral Mass will be said Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

The Boston Globe 12 September 1989
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Gilbert "Buzz" O'Hern
O'Hern, Gilbert "Buzz", 90, died 28 Sep 1989, born 31 Oct 1879 to Patrick Steven & Jane Duncan O'Hern. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and sons, John Gilbert & Charley D.; Survivors: daughter, Mary Brandenburg; brothers, Roy, Clyde, Wayne, Stanford, Ray & Charley; sister, Winifred O'Hern, Nora Cain, Flossie Gallup. [see also: Nora (Fleetwood) O'Hern]
Bixby Bulletin September 1989
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Bernard P. Ahearn
WINCHENDON — Bernard P. Ahearn, 52, of 119C Ipswich Drive died yesterday in his home after a long illness. He leaves his wife, Helen A. (Stone) Ahearn of Winchendon; his mother, A. Jane (Doherty) Ahearn of Winchendon; three sons, Brian Ahearn and Sean Ahearn of Chicago, Ill., and Bernard Ahearn of Florida; two daughters, Colleen Ahearn and Erin Ahearn of Chicago; two stepsons, Steven Parent of Winchendon and Michael Parent of North Carolina; two stepdaughters, Vickie V. O'Neil of Winchendon and Linda Parent of Jaffrey, N.H.; a grandchild; and six stepgrandchildren. A sister, Sheila Plante, died in 1971.

He was born in Winchendon, the son of A. Jane (Doherty) and the late Raymond P. Ahearn. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a self employed painter, working in the Winchendon area and in California for 10 years. He was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. The funeral will be held Monday from Fletcher Funeral Home, 70 Pleasant St., Winchendon, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce St. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 16 December 1989
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Anne E. Ahern
Anne E. Ahern, 82, died Dec. 16 at Vernon Hall Nursing Home in Cambridge. A lifelong resident of Cambridge, she was a proofreader at the Harvard Press. She was a member of the first graduating class of St. John the Evangelist Elementary and St. John the Evangelist High schools in Cambridge. Also, she was a late member of the Catholic Daughters of America Ct. La Rabada and St. John's Parish Guild. She was the daughter of Dennis and Johanna (Scanlon); and friend of Peg Prebenson of Cambridge. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial was said at St. John's Church, followed by the interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington. Arrangements were by the Kevin A. Griffin Funeral Home.
Cambridge Chronicle 21 December 1989
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L. Dale Ahern
DES MOINES (AP)—L. Dale Ahern, editor of the Public Opinion and Decorah Journal of Decorah from 1941 through 1968, has died of a heart ailment at age 79. Ahern, who had made his home at Urbandale in recent years, died Dec. 20 in a Des Moines hospital. During the 1970s, Ahern wrote a column, "Backroad Diary," which appeared regularly in The Gazette. His sister Edith Ahern-Mathews recalled that Ahern had a great love of language since his elementary school years. In a column in the Decorah newspapers, he once wrote, "For me there is no greater satisfaction than that which stems from putting a few words together for others to read."

Ahern was reared in Charlton and Ottumwa and studied at Drake University from 1928 through 1932. He then taught English at Leon High School, where he became fascinated with stories of lowa's pioneers. He eventually compiled "Down 100 Years," a collection of stories about those pioneers, written to commemorate Iowa's centennial. Ahern received the Master Columnist Award from the Iowa Press Association several times, most recently in 1965. No funeral services were held. The body was cremated, and interment will be in Grimes Cemetery, Chariton.

Ahern is survived by his wife, Doris; two daughters, Ann Smith and Susan Lange, both of Minneapolis; a son, John; two sisters, Edith Ahern-Mathews and Elizabeth Ahern; and a brother, Jimmie Ahern, all of Des Moines.

Cedar Rapids Gazette 27 December 1989
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