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Jack N. O'Hearn Sr.
Jack N. O'Hearn, 93, of Memphis passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010. He was retired from the National Bank of Commerce after 43 years of service. Mr. O'Hearn, the widower of Valrie O'Hearn of 64 years, leaves a daughter, Valerie Beach (Phillip) of Memphis; a son, Jack N. O'Hearn, Jr. (Dawn) of Jensen Beach, FL; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 2, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 5599 Poplar Ave. with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.memphisfuneralhome.net.
— Funeral Home, 1 January 2011
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David Anthony O'Hearn
O'HEARN, DAVID A., 47, of North Attleboro; formerly of Cumberland, RI died on Sunday in Providence, RI. Husband of Kristen S. (Schabowski) O'Hearn. Born in Cambridge, MA on April 30, 1963, he was the son of Walter H. O'Hearn of Pinehurst, NC and the late Roberta (Autiello) O'Hearn. Mr. O'Hearn was the owner and operator of Colby Solutions, a communication solution company serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island, for the past three years. Previously, he contracted services with Cox Communications in the advanced digital services division. Prior to being a contractor with Cox Communications, Mr. O'Hearn was employed directly by the company as a manager. In addition to his wife and his father, he leaves three children: Renee Rose O'Hearn of Marlboro; Tiffany Ann O'Hearn of Marlboro and Marshall David O'Hearn of Marlboro; two sisters: Deborah Fox of Bellingham and Michelle Chalmers of Wellesley; a brother: Michael P. O'Hearn of Bethesda, Maryland; seven nieces and nephews and four grand nieces and nephews; several extended family members and dear friends.

Visitation on Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Funeral on Thursday at 8:45 AM from the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 58 Church Street, North Attleboro. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. O'Hearn's name may be made to the Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation, Inc., a registered 501 (c) (3) organization, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the North Attleboro Animal Shelter. For complete obituary, online register book and additional information please visit www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com or call (508) 695-0200.

The Providence Journal 4 January 2011
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David Anthony O'Hearn, 47
Owner of Colby Solutions
NORTH ATTLEBORO—David Anthony O'Hearn, 47, of North Attleboro, formerly of Cumberland, Rhode Island, died on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice Center in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the beloved husband of Kristen S. (Schabowski) O'Hearn to whom he was married on June 5, 2004. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 30, 1963, he was the son of Walter H. O'Hearn of Pinehurst, North Carolina and the late Roberta (Autiello) O'Hearn. He was raised and educated in Marlboro where he was a 1981 graduate of Marlboro High School. Mr. O'Hearn resided in North Attleboro since December 2007, having moved to the community from Cumberland, Rhode Island where he had resided for 7 years. He was a former resident of Millis. Mr. O'Hearn was the owner and operator of Colby Solutions, a communication solution company serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island, for the past three years. Previously, he contracted services with Cox Communications in the advanced digital services division. Prior to being a contractor with Cox Communications, Mr. O'Hearn was employed directly by the company as a manager. He treasured the time spent on the golf course and on his motorcycle. A lifelong animal lover, Mr. O'Hearn enjoyed the companionship of his canine pal, "Cinnamon." He will be lovingly remembered as a dedicated family man to his wife and children. Mr. O'Hearn was a devoted New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. He leaves a legacy as a hard worker and a man with a strong work ethic that served as an example for others.

In addition to his wife of six years and his father, he leaves three children: Renee Rose O'Hearn of Marlboro; Tiffany Ann O'Hearn of Marlboro and Marshall David O'Hearn of Marlboro; two sisters: Deborah Fox of Bellingham and Michelle Chalmers of Wellesley; a brother: Michael P. O'Hearn of Bethesda, Maryland; seven nieces and nephews and four grand nieces and nephews; several extended family members and dear friends.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Children's room available during visitation. Those in need of transportation to visitation may simply call the funeral home at 508-695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis local transportation.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral service on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 8:45 AM from the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 58 Church Street, North Attleboro Rev. John Bucchino from Blessed Heart Sacred Church, Manchester, NH and Rev. David A. Costa, Pastor, co-officiating. Burial will be private.

Following church services, family and friends will be invited to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. O'Hearn's name may be made to the Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation, Inc., a registered 501 (c) (3) organization, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the North Attleboro Animal Shelter. For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. 508-695-0200.

The Sun Chronicle 4 January 2011
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David A. O'Hearn
O'HEARN, David A. On January 2, 2011, at the age of 47. Husband of Kristen S. (Schabowski) O'Hearn. Father of Renee R. O'Hearn; Tiffany A. O'Hearn and Marshall D. O'Hearn all of Marlboro. Son of Walter H. O'Hearn of Pinehurst, NC and the late Roberta (Autiello) O'Hearn. Brother of Deborah Fox of Bellingham; Michelle Chalmers of Wellesley and Michael P. O'Hearn of Bethesda, MD. Uncle to seven nieces and nephews and four grand nieces and nephews. Residence: North Attleboro; formerly of Cumberland, RI and Millis. Visitation on Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Funeral on Thursday at 8:45 AM from the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 58 Church Street, North Attleboro. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation, Inc., a registered 501 (c) (3) organization, 161 Commonwealth Ave, North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the North Attleboro Animal Shelter. Dyer-Lake Funeral Home North Attleboro, MA (508) 695-0200 www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
The Boston Globe 4 January 2011
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John Elwood Ahern
AHERN, MAJ. JOHN E., 82, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011. John was born February 10, 1928 in Boston, Ma. He was the son of the late Clifford and Irma Ahern. John moved to Orlando in 1965 after retiring from the army. Maj. John E. Ahern was an army veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. John worked for the Post Office and Orl. Police Dept before retiring in 1992. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Ahern. Surviving children are John, (wife Kim) James and Michael Ahern; and his only daughter, Kathy Ahern (deceased). John had five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 12th, 10am at the Cary-Hand Funeral Home. The family has requested donations to be made to Hospice the Comforter in lieu of flowers. Please see web site www.Careyhandcolonialfh.com. [see Florida National Cemetery]
Orlando Sentinel 9 January 2011
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Kathi A. Ahern
AHERN, Kathi A. 57, of Riverview, U.S. Army, Vietnam War veteran, died Jan. 6, 2011. Survived by a loving family. Burial at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202
St. Petersburg Times 12 January 2011
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Pa Aherne
PA AHERNE Sadly passed away at home Monday 27 December 2010. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Peace Church, Burnham Thursday 13 January at 1.30pm If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made at the Mass.
Reading Chronicle 13 January 2011
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Henry Irving "Hank" Ahearn
Henry I. Ahearn, 100, who retired in 1975 as one of the top civilian administrators with the old Defense Mapping Agency, died Dec. 22 at Avalon House assisted-living facility in McLean. He had complications from hip-replacement surgery. Mr. Ahearn, a former Bethesda resident, spent 40 years with what was long known as the Army Map Service and then as the Defense Mapping Agency. It is now the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He began as a draftsman and became a chief executive assistant to top military officials running the agency.

Henry Irving Ahearn was a native Washingtonian and a 1928 graduate of Roosevelt High School. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and for many years was head usher at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Bethesda. He did volunteer work for Meals on Wheels and played in a duckpin bowling league in Bethesda.

His wife, Doris Kimball Ahearn, whom he married in 1944, died in 2002. Their daughter Laurie Ahearn died in 2000. Survivors include five children, James Ahearn of Olney, Joni Normyle of Melbourne, Fla., Doug Ahearn of Leonardtown, Mike Ahearn of Damascus and Wendy O'Brien of Reston; a sister; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The Washington Post 14 January 2011
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Alice M. (McCarthy) Ahern
AHERN, Alice M. (McCarthy) Of Arlington and Cambridge, January 17, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Francis. Loving mother of Patricia of Watertown, Francis T. & his wife Helaine (Cohen) of Cambridge and Clifford P. Ahern of East Longmeadow. Relatives and friends invited to attend her funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham on Thursday, January 20th at 10AM. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Alice may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Arrangements by the Keefe Funeral Home, CAMBRIDGE. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.
The Boston Globe 19 January 2011
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Coral Alice (Young) Ahern
AHERN (nee Young), Coral Alice Aged 83 years, of St. Mary's Hostel, formerly of Cothill Road, Silkstone. Dearly loved Wife of Tom (dec'd), much loved Mother and Mother-in- law of Brad and Donna, Fred and Mandy, and Jeff, loving Grandmother of Nathan, Carmel, Kiah, and Lexie, and loved Sister of Fred Young. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Coral's Funeral Service, to be held at 9.30 a.m, Tuesday, 25th January, 2011, in the Chapel of Centenary Memorial Gardens, corner Wacol Station and Wolston Roads, Sumner. "Loved By All Who Knew Her" Len Russell Funerals Ipswich - 3812 3122 www.lenrussellfunerals.com.au.
Courier Mail 20 January 2011
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Katharine (Ahern) Piquette
WEST SPRINGFIELD—Katharine A. Piquette, 80, passed away at home. She was born July 9, 1930 to the late Richard and Ellen Ahern . Katharine was a lifelong communicant of St. Thomas Church. She enjoyed gardening around her home, swimming and traveling. Katharine leaves her loving husband Raymond A. Piquette Sr., her 6 children; Raymond A. Jr., and his wife Pauline of Chicopee, Steven M. and his wife Anna of Spfld., Kenneth R. and his wife Tammy of Chicopee, Christine Goff and her husband Lester of Huntington, Nancy M. Cook of Somers, CT., and Janice M. Jacque and her husband David of Southampton, her 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, her sister Jean Uchneate of Windsor Locks, CT along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Joseph, brother Richard Ahern Jr., and sister Rosemary Martin.

Funeral services will be held SAT. 9 AM from the TOOMEY-O'BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 WESTFIELD ST., followed by a 10 AM Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Thomas Church, 47 Pine St. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Kings Hwy. Calling hours will be held from 9 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Assn, WMass Regional Office, 264 Cottage St., Spfld, MA 01104 or to St. Thomas Church, Renovation Fund, 47 Pine St., W. Spfld, MA 01089.

The Springfield Republican 21 January 2011
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Alice Marie (McDevitt) Ahern
Alice Marie (McDevitt) Ahern of Plymouth, formerly of Braintree, died Jan. 23 in Middleboro. Beloved wife of the late Richard Patrick Ahern. Loving mother of Richard P. Jr. of Abington, James F. and his wife Cheryl of Plymouth, Roberta C. Shaw and her husband Walter of Plymouth and Jeanne M. Loukas and her husband Gus of New Jersey. Sister of Barbara Kenney. Grandmother of six and great- grandmother of two. Born in Boston Aug. 27, 1931, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McDevitt. A graduate of Roslindale High School, she had worked as a Secretary for Instron Co. in Canton. She was a member of the Ladies sodality and taught CCD at St. Clairs in Braintree. Funeral from the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth on Friday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Church of the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, 126 So. Meadow Rd., West Plymouth at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. only. Burial in St. Josephs Cemetery in West Roxbury. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02140. More info and online guest book visit www.cartmellfuneralhome.com.
The Patriot Ledger 25 January 2011
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Edwin James Ahearn
PORTLAND—Edwin James Ahearn, 84, of Grove Street, died peacefully in his sleep, after a brief illness and the loving support of his family, on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice. He was born in Dead River, the son of Tim and Clara Wahl Ahearn. He was raised and educated in Gardner. Edwin served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Edwin worked construction all of his life and was well known for the quality of his work. He enjoyed fishing and smoking his pipe.

He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Katherine E. Briggs Ahearn; a grandson, Shawn Edwin Turner; seven brothers and three sisters. She [sic] is survived by a daughter, Linda and husband Don Turner of Rome, two sons, Edwin C. Ahearn of Standish, and Brian A. Ahearn of Portland; a step daughter, Sueanne Quirion of Augusta; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; a brother, Floyd Ahearn, and a sister, Clara Bates both of Gardner. Graveside services will be in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook. Arrangements by the Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook.

Portland Press Herald 25 January 2011
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James William Ahern
James William "Jim" Ahern, of Vernon, passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. He was the son of William J. and Lillian (Bates) Ahern, who died in 1997 and 1985. Jim was born in Hartford on Oct. 7, 1956, and was raised in the "Frog Hollow" section of Hartford, attending St. Joseph Cathedral School and graduating from Northwest Catholic High in 1975. For over 30 years Jim was an employee of Manchester Memorial Hospital information technology department until the time of his death. He was a great fan of UConn football, attending all home games and enjoying all his tailgating parties before and after each game. He was a member of the Irish American Home Society and truly enjoyed carrying on the Irish heritage he was raised in; never missing a St. Patty's Day parade both in Hartford and New York.

Jim leaves his son, James W. Ahern, and his companion, Tia Cole, along with his 3-month-old grandson, James W. Ahern III whom he adored. Jimmy also leaves a legacy of happy and comical memories with his sister, Mary Ahern Michaud, and her children, Christine Michaud of Bloomfield, his only niece, whom he was so proud of, Eric Michaud, and wife, Christie, of Waldwick, N.J., Patrick Michaud, and wife, Kristy, of Torrington. Jim is survived by his devoted fiancé, Sharon Maloney, who has been the light of his life for the last five years, and her children, Nicole Goldberg and Jared Galica, along with his stepdaughter, Dawn Breton; grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and many friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Bliss 10 and 11 at Hartford Hospital for the devoted care and compassion given to Jim.

The wake will be held at John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford, followed by interment at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the James W. Ahern III Education Fund, c/o Windsor Federal Savings Bank, 250 Broad St., Windsor, CT 06095. Jim was a very gentle and kind person, always finding the good in everyone. A simple act of kindness daily would be the greatest tribute to his memory. For online condolences, please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.

Journal Inquirer 26 January 2011
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Regina M. (Kunzman) Ahern
Preston—Regina M. Ahern, 81 of Preston died Monday at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich after a brief illness. She was born in Queens, New York on May 8, 1929 daughter of the late Charles M. and Marie C. (Barry) Kunzman. Mrs. Ahern was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, John J. Ahern. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry. Regina is survived by her two loving daughters Regina A. Ahern and her fiancé, Russell Young of Preston and Noreen and her husband John Ennis of Foxboro, MA. Regina adored her five grandchildren Ryan Landry, Colin Ahern, Mallory Ahern, Katelin Ennis and Megan Ennis. Mrs. Ahern was also predeceased by her twin brother, Charles Kunzman. Visiting hours are Thursday from 6 to 9 P.M. at the Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff Street Norwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Mystic. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Southeastern CT, 227 Dunham Street, Norwich, CT 06360 for their wonderful work. Condolences may be shared online with the family at www.cummings-gagnefh.com.
Norwich Bulletin 26 January 2011
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Joan (Ahern) Wright-Reno
CONCORD—Joan Wright-Reno, 71, died Monday, January 24, 2011 at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a long illness. She was born in Manchester on September 16, 1939 a daughter of Leonard and Ann (Smith) Ahern. She graduated from Manchester schools. Following high school, she went on to Nursing School in California. Joan worked as a Nurse for over 42 years at the New Hampshire Hospital in Concord retiring in 2002. She was a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church where she served on the Parish Counsel and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a member of the Women of the Moose in Concord. Joan enjoyed sewing and crafts. She took pride in decorating her home with her many creations, but her greatest pride and joy was her grandchildren and the time she spent with them.

She was predeceased by 2 brothers, John and Jay Ahern. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, William P. Reno of Concord; 2 daughters, Kelly Dionne and her husband Roger of Laconia and Stephanie Greason and her husband Jim; 5 grandchildren, Emily and Anne Dionne of Laconia; twin girls, Elizabeth and Isabella Greason and James Greason. Visiting hours will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, January 28 at Bennett Funeral Home, 3 Church Street, Concord. (The brick building) A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 A.M. at the Carmelite Monastery, 275 Pleasant Street, Concord. Interment will follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery.

— Funeral Home, 26 January 2011
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Jeanne Theresa (Wakely) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Jeanne Theresa (nee Wakely), R.N.—At Fairhaven, Peterborough on Thursday, January 20, 2011 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late James Thomas O'Hearn. Loving mother of and will be sadly missed by Ann and her husband George Gillespie of Peterborough, Tom O'Hearn of Newmarket, Jay and his wife Lita of Tillsonburg and Sean and his wife Wendy of Whitby. Grandmother of Laura (Phil) Kimball, Jamie, Brent and Scott Gillespie; Ryan, Megan and Katie O'Hearn; Amy, Alex and Sarah O'Hearn; Shannon and Erin O'Hearn. Great- grandmother of Elliott Kimball. Sister of the late Richard Wakely, Doug Wakely, Marie Boyle and Jack Wakely.

Jeanne was employed for over 25 years at Scarborough General Hospital as a Registered Nurse. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, on Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral Mass to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter-In-Chains, 411 Reid Street, Peterborough. Interment Little Lake Cemetery. The family invites everyone to return to the Heritage Room at the Comstock Funeral Home for a reception in memory of Jeanne. If desired, donations may be made in Jeanne's memory to the Fairhaven Foundation or Alzheimer Society. The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all the staff on the West View 4 of Fairhaven for the wonderful care they provided. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockfuneralhome.com.

Toronto Star 26 January 2011
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Tony Ahern
AHERN.—Tony. Died on Jan. 20, 2011 in Darwin Palliative Care Hospital. Beloved son of Clement and Marguerite Ahern (both dec.). Brother of Elizabeth, Michael, Geraldine, Terry, Brian and Julian Ahern. Husband of Sue and father of Samantha and Nathan, father-in-law of Thresia and much loved Poppy of Tyler. May he rest in peace Funeral in Darwin TOMORROW (Friday Jan. 28).
Sydney Herald Sun 27 January 2011
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Catherine A. (Newell) Ahern
Mrs. Catherine A. (Newell) Ahern of West Newton, died Wednesday January 26, 2011 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 97. Catherine was born in Waltham on September 21, 1913, a daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (ODea) Newell and had lived in West Newton since 1942. Catherine worked for many years as a sales clerk at Sea-To-U Fish Market in Waltham and also took much enjoyment being a monitor on the Newton Shopping Bus. She was a graduate of Saint Marys High School in Waltham, a parishioner for many years at Saint Bernard's Church in West Newton and in her spare time enjoyed crossword puzzles, and loved being around her family, friends and her home. She leaves her children, Marilyn F. Maleckas of Sarasota, Fla., Margaret Peggy Allard and her husband, Maurice, of Lincoln, R.I., and James E. Ahern, Jr of Waltham; her step-granddaughter, Lisa Maleckas Kenneway and many nieces and nephews. Catherine was the wife of the late James E. Ahern, and also the sister of the late Frederick Newell, Joseph Newell, Edward Newell, Mary Newell, Agnes Newell, and Margaret Carter. Family and friends honored and remembered Catherines life by gathering for visitation in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, (Rte.20), Waltham on Monday January 31, from 10:30 | 11:30 a.m. before going in procession to Saint Bernard's Church, 1523 Washington Street, West Newton where her Funeral Mass was celebrated at 12 noon. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Bernard's Church, 1523 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465. To share a memory or to offer condolences online please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com.
The Newton Tab 28 January 2011
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Paul F. O'Hearn
Paul F. O'Hearn passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on January 25, 2011 in Wenatchee. He was a long time Kennewick resident. He served in World War II in North Africa and Italy with the 1st Armored Division and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. After the war, he moved to Kennewick to begin a career in the Postal Service, which he retired from in 1977. His wife, Edith, preceded him in death in 2008. He is survived by his sons, Chris (Robin), Michael (Pat) and daughter, Susan (Martin). He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Paul was a member of First Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir and he was also involved in Boy Scouts. The family would like to thank Julie Olson of Stephens Ministry for her faithful care of Paul and the many staff members at the Royal Columbian for their able care in these last seven years. A service for him will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in his memory to First Lutheran Church, Kennewick, Washington.
Tri-City Herald 28 January 2011
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Iris Jean (O'Hern) Tuttle
Iris Jean (O'Hern) Tuttle, 85 of Linton, died at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born in Linton on May 28, 1925, the daughter of Patrick and Ethel (Robertson) O'Hern. She was a 1943 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School. She worked during WWII at the Price Control & Rationing Office in Linton. She was a bookkeeper for her husband's business, Tuttle Heating and Cooling. She attended Indiana State University and was a substitute teacher for many years in the Northeast School Corporation, Switz City, and Shakamak schools. She was a homemaker and a 75-year member of the Linton First Baptist Church. She was a very loving, sweet mother, passionately dedicated to her daughters and grandchildren. Highly intelligent with a sense of humor and twinkling Irish eyes, she could tell a captivating story to eager listeners.

Iris is survived by two daughters, Lisa Tuttle (Derward) Brewer of Linton and Sharon (Jack) Hobbs of New Jersey; a granddaughter, Shasi Tuttle Hobbs of New Jersey, and a sister, Patricia Templeton of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John H. Tuttle; her grandson, Dane Land Tuttle; and a sister, Margie Borders. Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, with Rev. David Tyra officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the time of service. Online condolences can be made at www.welch cornett.com.

Greene County Daily World 12 February 2011
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Eileen Gail (Johnson) Ahern
Eileen Gail (Johnson) Ahern Sept.15,1943-Feb.11, 2011 a resident of Marlborough after a courageous two and a half year battle with lung cancer, Eileen or "Eisey" to her friends and coworkers because of those sapphire blue eyes, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her incredible husband Mike Ahern and three children. Eileen was a life long Marlboro resident and graduated from Marlboro High School. She held numerous oral surgery credentials and worked for Oral Surgical Associates in Framingham for over 45 years.

Eileen was one of two children born to Albin and Dorothy (Fountain) Johnson of Marlborough and was the beloved wife of Mike Ahern for 25 years. Along with her husband, Eileen will forever be irreplaceably cherished by her devoted extended family including her daughters Kristen DesRochers, Cherie LePenske and husband David and a son Jayson DesRochers and his wife Amy' and step children: Maureen Mongeau and husband Jim, Katie O'Connell and fiance Paul, Brigid Cermak and husband Greg, Beth Barclay and husband Jason, Bernadette Anton and her treasured 17 grandchildren: Olivia, Wyatt Grace, Jaylynn, Zachary, James, Riley, April, Kristina, Autumn, Rachael, Michael, Nicholas, Alexander, Lauren, Matthew and Stanley, along with an incredibly diverse community of friends and extended family who will continue to celebrate her life and memory.

Eileen known as one of the luckiest gals in the world, who played the lottery weekly, often winning and especially loved starting her days playing a good game of cards with the love of her life and closed the day after beating him one too many times. She loved animals especially her dogs over the years but her two other loves included spending summers in York Beach, Maine and the island of Aruba, where she spent her honeymoon and vacationed for the last 25 years. Often walking into a room and soon "owning the room", Eileen touched the lives of many people with her smile, generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of kindness and dignity all the way to the end. We are so grateful to know that "Eisey is now free from cancer and reunited with her parents Albin and Dorthy and brother Sonny Johnson, enjoying a cocktail, game of cards and endless tropical Aruban sunsets.

Services will be held on Wednesday (Feb.16, 2011) at 9 A.M. from the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St.,Marlboro with a Mass at 10 A.M. in St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery,Marlboro. We look foward to seeing you and celebrating a wonderful wife, mother, friend and life lived.Friends and family are invited to calling hours at the funeral home of Tuesday (Feb.15,2011) from 4 to 8 P.M. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to either the Marlboro Boys and Girls Club, 169 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752 or to a charity of one's own choice.

MetroWest Daily News 13 February 2011
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Margaret "Peig" (Cowan) Aherne
AHERNE (nee Cowan) Margaret (Peig) (Templeogue, Dublin and formerly of Collins Avenue) — February 13, 2011 (peacefully) after a short illness. Beloved wife of the late George (formerly of Doneraile, Co. Cork), sister of the late Maura and Gerry and grandmother of the late Tiernan; sadly missed by her loving children, Mark, Margaret, Michael, Paul, Brian, Jim and Sarene, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, her seven grand children, Emma, Liam and Sean, Christine and Daniel, Sean and Luke, her brother Ed, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, god children, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace. Removal this (Tuesday) evening from her home to St. Pius X Church, Templeogue arriving at 5.00 o'c. Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday) after 11.30 o'c Mass to Bohernabreena Cemetery.
Irish Times 15 February 2011
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Gloria M. (Ahern) Crider
Gloria M. (Ahern) Crider, 77, of Pendleton Hill Road, North Stonington, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on March 3, 2011. She was the beloved wife of over 59 years to James P. Crider, Sr. Born in Norwich on March 20, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Hazel (Whipple) Ahern. Gloria was a hairdresser for many years and owned and operated Fountain View Beauty Salon in North Stonington. Gloria was an active member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, in Ashaway. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Besides her husband, she leaves her six children, Deborah Speedy and her husband, Bruce, of Norwich, Diana Kettle and her husband, Ira, of Stonington, James P. Crider Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Hope Valley, Jeffrey Crider and his wife, Barbara, of Orneville, Maine, Denise James and her husband, Bill, of Westerly, and Doreen Winslow and her husband, Randy, of North Stonington. She also leaves several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m. in the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St., Westerly. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Pilgrim Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pilgrim Baptist Church, 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway, RI 02804.

The Westerly Sun 5 March 2011
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Liam Ahern
Ahern (Ardcarrig, Sunnyheight, Cobh) Cdr Liam (retired) RN [Royal Navy] and INS [Irish Naval Service]—March 9 2011 in his 91st year at Cork University Hospital following tender care in Conna Nursing Home. Beloved husband of the late Sarah and father of the late Peter; very sadly missed by his son Damian, daughters Anne Marie and Miriam, daughter-in-law Anne and sons-in-law Anthony and Gerry, cherished grandchildren Adam, Caroline, Jennifer, Gillian, Rachel, Elizabeth and Hazel, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace. Requiem Mass today (Friday) at 11o'c in St. Colman's Cathedral, followed by funeral to St. Colman's Cemetery, Cobh.
Irish Times 11 March 2011
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Dillon Ahern
(July 7, 2010 — March 18, 2011)
Dillon Ahern of Tewksbury, age 8 months, passed away unexpectedly at the Children's Hospital on Friday, March 18. He was the son of Arlene Lord and Kristopher Ahern of Tewksbury. Born on July 7, 2010, his beautiful smile brightened the room and brought joy to everyone who met him. In addition to his parents, Dillon is survived by his grandparents, Ernest & Joyce Lord of Bradford, formerly of Reading, and Diane Ahern of Woburn; and his great grandparents, Grace Balboni of Groveland, Dick & Betty Ober of Woburn, Helene Ahern of Swampscott, and Mike Ahern of Rochester, NH. He is also survived by his uncle, Keith Ahern of Woburn, his uncle and godfather Kasey Ahern of Woburn,his aunt Lynne Twombly of Ossipee, NH; and his godmother, Jacqueline Shaw of Concord, NH. Dillon is further survived by several cousins.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral from the Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (Cor. of Woburn St.), Reading on Wednesday, March 23 at 9:00 am, followed by a Mass of the Angels at St. Agnes Church in Reading at 10:00. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8. In lieu of flowers,contributions in Dillon's memory may be made to the Benefit for the Family of Dillon Ahern c/o Wakefield Savings Bank, 357 Main St., Wakefield, MA 01880 www.johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com.

— Funeral Home, 18 March 2011
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Dillon Ahern
TEWKSBURY—Dillon Ahern of Tewksbury, age 8 months, passed away unexpectedly at the Children's Hospital on Friday, March 18, 2011. He was the son of Arlene Lord and Kristopher Ahern of Tewksbury. Born on July 7, 2010, his beautiful smile brightened the room and brought joy to everyone who met him. In addition to his parents, Dillon is survived by his grandparents, Ernest and Joyce Lord of Bradford, formerly of Reading, and Diane Ahern of Woburn; and his great-grandparents, Grace Balboni of Groveland, Dick and Betty Ober of Woburn, Helene Ahern of Swampscott, and Mike Ahern of Rochester, N.H. He is also survived by his uncle, Keith Ahern of Woburn; his uncle and godfather Kasey Ahern of Woburn; his aunt, Lynne Twombly of Ossipee, N.H.; and his godmother, Jacqueline Shaw of Concord, N.H. Dillon is further survived by several cousins.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral from the Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (Corner of Woburn Street), Reading, on Wednesday, March 23 at 9 a.m, followed by a Mass of the Angels at St. Agnes Church in Reading at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dillon's memory may be made to the Benefit for the Family of Dillon Ahern, c/o Wakefield Savings Bank, 357 Main St., Wakefield, MA 01880.

Eagle-Tribune 20 March 2011
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Cdr Liam Ahern
All-Ireland hurler [sic] and one of first officers
appointed to Naval Service

Liam Ahern: born May 23rd, 1920; died March 9th, 2011
COMMANDER LIAM Ahern, who died last week in Cork, aged 90, was one of the first officers appointed to the Irish Naval Service following extensive wartime service in the Royal Navy. He had "salt in his veins", given that his father, Daniel had distinguished himself when serving as a young ship's steward on HMS Centurion, part of a naval supply convoy to the expeditionary force at Gallipoli in 1915 during the first World War. The costly Dardanelles initiative against Ottoman forces was a futile attempt to capture Constantinople and provide a relief supply line to the Russian forces fighting the German and Austro-Hungarian troops on the eastern front. Daniel Ahern was later recommended for a warrant officership, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander before his retirement in 1946. A keen sportsman, he was unusual in being a Royal Navy officer and holding an All-Ireland GAA hurling medal, having played on the Cork junior winning team in 1912.

Liam Ahern was born in Queenstown (as it then was) in 1920, the second child of Daniel and Agnes (née Kelleher) Ahern. He went to school in Cobh and in Portsmouth, where his father was posted in the 1930s, and later played rugby with Cobh Pirates and soccer with Cobh Ramblers. During most of the second World War he served on board the destroyer HMS Walker in the Atlantic and North Sea. Later he was involved in operations towing the innovative, prefabricated Mulberry Harbours to the Normandy beaches and providing the oil supply lines to reinforce the Allied D-Day invasion foothold in June 1944. At the outbreak of the war, the Irish government established the Marine and Coastwatching Service and acquired six motor torpedo boats from Britain. By the end of the war the marine service had been run down and, two years later, it was decided to establish an Irish Naval Service as part of the Defence Forces. He was one of two junior officers recruited from the Royal Navy and in 1947 most of the new cadet intake of 23 men were sent for training to the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. In the same year the new service bought three Flower-class corvettes from the British government which became the backbone of the Naval Service for the following two decades. Liam Ahern was one of only a handful of officers on the infant Naval Service who had naval combat experience as most of his fellow officers were recruited from the merchant marine. He was posted to the LE Mocha and LE Maeve, becoming a lieutenant commander in 1956 and a commander in 1968 before moving to the dockyard engineering service and ] retiring as senior marine engineering officer.

A genial, humurous man who liked things "shipshape and Bristol fashion", Crd Ahern rarely referred to his experiences and training in the Royal Navy when serving at the Haulbowline Naval headquarters. Following his retirement in September 1980 he worked with Irish Shipping for a further five years at the Verolme Cork Dockyard. He had also been closely involved in the design and commissioning of the Naval Service's helicoper patrol vessel LE Eithne, its largest vessel, built and launched in 1984.

When he retired he was presented with medals by the government of Malta for service on the battle cruiser HMS Ajax and by the Soviet Union in recognition of his services on the Arctic supply convoys to Murmansk and Archangel from 1941. On the evening before his 21st birthday, his ship had been attacked by German dive-bombers off the Norwegian coast and, knowing that his position in the mid-ship engine room was a likely target, Liam feared that he would never attain his majority. He was fortunate in that he survived nearly a dozen Russian convoy trips without being sunk or getting his feet wet once.

In recent years, following the death of his wife Sally (Sarah, née Whelan), he was cared for by his family and the staff at the Conna Nursing Home in north Cork as he coped with failing eyesight. Liam Ahern was predeceased also by his eldest son, Peter. He is survived by his daughters, Anne Marie (Bermingham) and Miriam, son Damian, and seven grandchildren.

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Liam Ahern: one of only a handful of officers of the
Infant Naval Service who had naval combat experience.
Irish Times 19 March 2011
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Bishop Patrick V. Ahern, former episcopal vicar of Staten Island, is dead at 92
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Bishop Patrick V. Ahern, a former episcopal vicar of Staten Island, was hailed by fellow clergy and parishioners as a compassionate, humorous and community-minded innovator. Bishop Ahern died Saturday at the Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan at the age of 92 — the 41st anniversary of his ordination.

A former episcopal vicar of Staten Island who also served as pastor of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church in West Brighton, Bishop Ahern grew up in a seven-room walkup on 66th Street in Manhattan. He was first inspired to enter the priesthood at St. Agnes High School, when he saw a priest celebrate mass. "Seeing the priest offer mass lit in my heart the desire to be a priest myself," Bishop Ahern told the Advance in 1994. "Because the Eucharist, after all, is the principal work of a priest." After attending Manhattan College, Cathedral College and St. Joseph's Seminary, Bishop Ahern was ordained as a priest in 1945. He served as an associate pastor of St. Helena's Church in the Bronx and at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Bishop Ahern was also a member of the Apostolate Mission Band for eight years, taught at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, N.Y., for three years and served for nine years as secretary to the late Cardinal Francis Spellman. He also served as a private chamberlain to Pope John XXIII, and was described by fellow clergy as a friend and confidant of Cardinals Terence Cooke, John Joseph O'Connor, and Edward Egan. "He was so connected to the history of the diocese," said Joseph Zwilling, director of communication for the Archdiocese of New York. "When you look at the church of New York during the second part of the 20th century, Bishop Ahern was a very important character. In 1970, Bishop Ahern was named a bishop while pastor at Our Lady of Angels R.C. Church in the Bronx, and from that time, served as the cardinal's vicar in the Bronx. Bishop Ahern later became pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in 1980, as well as co-episcopal vicar of Staten Island serving alongside Monsignor Paul M. Andrews, pastor of St. Rita's R.C. Church, Meiers Corners.

On Staten Island, Bishop Ahern's sense of humor, commitment to the Catholic Church and serving those in need made an indelible mark. "I admired him a great deal because he was a very faithful man and a happy man," said Monsignor Peter G. Finn, a pastor who succeeded the bishop as pastor of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church and co-episcopal vicar of Staten Island who described Bishop Ahern as "the clergy equivalent of Governor Al Smith, the happy warrior." Added Monsignor Finn: "He was rarely without a smile on his face, and that smile emanated from his heart. It was genuine and real." In 1986, Bishop Ahern founded The Seton Foundation for Learning, based out of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Stapleton. The non-profit organization was Staten Island's first Catholic special education program. Bishop Patrick Ahern High School, an extension of the Seton school, opened in 2000 at Moore Catholic High School. "He was a very compassionate person, and he valued people with disability, which was extremely important to the parents," said Gail Checkett, a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament who worked with the bishop on establishing the Seton Foundation on behalf of her daughter, Lynn, who has down syndrome. "He treated them with the utmost respect, and their parents are eternally grateful for all that he did for our children." While on the Island, Bishop Ahern also founded Project Hospitality's Carpenter Shelter in Stapleton to help the Island's homeless. "Bishop Ahern's compassion for the homeless and hungry and his commitment to their care, gave birth to an interfaith network of churches who have followed in his footsteps and have opened wide their door to welcome in the homeless poor," said Project Hospitality executive director Reverend Terry Troia. "His faith in action for the poor set the bar for how religious leaders should and can embrace their brother and sister poor."

In addition, he was a member of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission, the Priest's Personnel Board and the Archbishop's Board of Consultors. "He was a fellow professor of mine in the seminary," said Monsignor James Dorney, co-episcopal vicar of Staten Island. "I'll always be grateful to him for his priesthood and his episcopacy." In 1990, Bishop Ahern left Staten Island and was appointed vicar for development for the Archdiocese. He retired from the position in 1994, at the age of 75. After half a century dedicated to the priesthood, he hoped to pursue his lifelong interest in the late 19th-century French nun, St. Therese of Lisieux, who died of tuberculosis at age 24. According to many close to the Bishop, St. Therese was an inspiration for much of the Bishop's religious life. "In 1939 when I entered the seminary, I read her autobiography, and it seemed to me to hold the answers to all my questions," he said upon retirement.

One of Bishop Ahern's first "missions" after his official retirement was to travel to Lisieux in France for a few months to improve his French language skills to help him translate works from French authors on St. Therese. He then began traveling and speaking on St. Therese, while also reworking a book he already has drafted about her. The book is not a biography, he said, but more an explanation of St. Therese's relationship with a young French seminarian named Maurice Belliere, with whom she exchanged 22 letters and developed a deep spiritual relationship.

Another longtime interest of Bishop Ahern was singing, and many described his abilities as extraordinary. Returning from a peace mission to Northern Ireland, he reportedly broke into song with Irish Tenor Frank Patterson. He also had the opportunity to sing for actor Bob Hope in Vietnam. The two were waiting with Cardinal Spellman for a delayed flight out of a Saigon airport one hot morning in 1966. Bishop Ahern, well-known among New Yorkers for his beautiful singing voice, wowed Hope with an off-the-cuff rendition of "Can I Forget You?" The comedian, who was visiting U.S. troops in Vietnam, described the bishop as having a "fine Irish" baritone. Friends said the bishop would be remembered for bringing humor and compassion to all situations of faith and otherwise. "He just had a very personal impact on everyone he met," said Monsignor Finn. "He was welcoming, generous, and open person."

A funeral mass is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, to be celebrated by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan. Other funeral arrangements are pending.

Staten Island News 21 March 2011
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AHERN—Patrick V., Bishop. Born in NYC, on March 8, 1919 to the late Patrick and Margaret (nee Flood). He was predeceased by his brother, Daniel. Patrick was ordained to the Priesthood in the Diocese of New York on January 29, 1945, & ordained an Auxiliary Bishop on March 19, 1970. Bishop Ahern was a former Episcopal Vicar of the Bronx, Staten Island, and Vicar for Development for the Archdiocese of New York. He was instrumental in the creation of the Seton Foundation for Learning, in Staten Island, N.Y. Bishop Ahern was also influential in Pope John Paul II's Declaration of the Doctorate of Saint Therese of Lisieux in 1997.

Reposing Wednesday, 2-7 PM at Mary Manning Walsh Home, 1339 York Ave. A Mass of The Holy Eucharist will follow at Mary Manning Walsh Chapel on Wednesday at 7:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 AM, at The Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 5th Avenue at 51st Street. Interment to follow at the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven, Valhalla NY. A Memorial Mass will take place on Tuesday, March 29, at 6 PM at St. Thomas More Church, 65 East 89th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seton Foundation for Learning, 315 Arlene St, Staten Island, NY 10314. For further information, contact Frank E. Campbell, The Funeral Chapel, (212) 288-3500.

New York Daily News 23 March 2011
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Terence Ahern
Farewell Terence Ahern, the legendary stockbroker who served the City with distinction for an astonishing 71 years and has died after a short illness. Ahern first started trading in 1931 aged 18, joining Ullman & Co, a broker in Throgmorton Street in the shadow of the Bank of England. He was still working in the offices of broker Walker Crips Weddle Beck aged 89, until failing eyesight forced him into a reluctant retirement. Ahern's son Timothy said his father died peacefully at Kingston Hospital from pneumonia last week. He was 97. He is survived by wife Mary, and children, Tim, Jasper and Theresa, as well as six grandchildren. Funeral details are still being arranged but the family have requested that instead of sending flowers donations should be made to the Gurkha Welfare Trust.
London Evening Standard 5 April 2011
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Timothy F. "Tim" Ahern
AHERN, Timothy F. "Tim" Of Natick, native of Co. Cork, Ireland, on April 4, 2011. Tim immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 11, settling in the Boston area. After marrying the late Helen L. (Riley) Ahern who passed away in 1997, Tim settled in Natick. He was employed as a sheetmetal worker for many years & enjoyed dancing & visiting Hampton Beach. Tim was the brother of the late Mary, Jeremiah, & Francis Ahern. He was the uncle of Maureen Ahern of Franklin, Patricia Ahern of Watertown, Sharon Nolan of Wrentham, Francis Ahern of Cambridge, & Clifford Ahern of Springfield & many grand nieces & nephews & great-grand nieces & nephews.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend Tim's funeral service in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St. (at Natick Common) NATICK on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, So. Natick. Visiting hours will be held from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM. For directions & online guestbook please visit www.everettfuneral.com John Everett & Sons Funeral Home Natick, MA (508) 653-4342.

The Boston Globe 6 April 2011
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Orvin Eugene "Buz" Ahern
Ahern, Orvin E. 'Buz' 94 Nov. 30, 1916 April 06, 2011 Orvin E. Ahern "Buz," "Dad," "Poppa," "Big Grandpa" passed away peacefully April 6, 2011, in Portland. Buz was born Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 30, 1916, in Great Falls, Mont., to Orvin and Adeline Ahern. He moved to Oregon with his family when he was 6. He attended schools in Portland, graduating from Benson High School in 1936. After many years of scouting, he was honored to become an Eagle Scout. He attended University of Washington for a short time before enlisting in the U.S. Naval Air Corps as a Naval Cadet. He was commissioned in 1944 and went on to fly PBY planes in the South Pacific during WWII. He was discharged from the Navy in 1945 and continued serving with the Naval Reserve until 1965, retiring as a Lieutenant.

Prior to enlisting, while working at Iron Fireman, he met the joy of his life, Virginia. She preceded him in death in April 2005. They had been married for 60 years. He returned to Portland after the war and worked briefly for Iron Fireman. He then went to work as an engineer and later as Real Estate Officer for the City of Portland. In 1963 he left to work for the The Lloyd Corporation as Maintenance and Construction Manager, retiring in 1979. His early years of retirement were spent enjoying the beauty of the Metolius River and Central Oregon. His first major project upon retiring was to build their summer home in Camp Sherman. He spent 26 years enjoying the community of Camp Sherman. Next to his family, golfing, fishing and cross-country skiing, his passion was in building and/or repairing anything . . . he was the ultimate "Mr. Fixit."

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Natalie Ahern of Newberg; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and David McClung of Portland; and sister, Marjorie Benson of Portland. Buz was Poppa to five grandchildren, Molly, Mark, Jennifer, Eli and Kelsey; and was proud of his four great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Noah, Lauren and Ashley. He will be interred at Willamette National Cemetery with full military honors.

The Oregonian 17 April 2011
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Mary Alyce (O'Hern) Rhode
Mary Alyce (O'Hern) Rhode passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011. She was born on May 13, 1944, in Beaver Dam, to James and Ila O'Hern of Waupun. Mary attended Waupun High School and graduated from University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. Mary enjoyed her three years of teaching second grade in the Waupun School District and her many years of teaching in the primary grades for the Madison Metropolitan School District.

She is survived by her sisters, Kathy (William) Bollom of Oshkosh and Patricia Beckwith of Augusta, Ga.; her brother-in-law, Gary Gailbreath of Auburn, Calif.; nine nieces and nephews and their children; and many cousins. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Judith Gailbreath; and her brother-in-law, Dr. Merton Beckwith.

Services: Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 5101 Schofield Dr., in Monona, at noon, on Monday, May 2, 2011. Father Bart Timmerman will serve as celebrant. Private burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Waupun. Visitation: Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, 4913 Schofield Dr., Monona, WI, 53716; or to the Bethel Food Pantry, 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI, 53703.

Mary's Irish wit and hardy laughter will be greatly missed by all of her family and many friends. She leaves you with one last poem: "Read this poem to learn about me, for writing was my specialty. Books brought me hours of pleasure; mysteries were my treasure. Cards were great, lose or win, be it poker, bridge or gin. I loved to travel, abroad and here; it led to new adventures each year. I kissed the Blarney Stone at last, a sweet memory of my past. Volunteering I liked to do, to help others make it through." By Mary Alyce O'Hern Rhode.

The Gunderson Funeral Home of Monona, Wis. is in charge of arrangements and is serving the family. Additional information is available by calling (608) 221-5420 or visit www.gundersonfh.com.

Fond du lac Reporter 1 May 2011
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Barbara D. (Blair) Ahern
May 3, 2011 Barbara D. Ahern, 76, of Syracuse, passed away Tuesday at home with her loving family by her side. Born in Watertown, she lived on Howlett Hill Rd. for 42 years. Barbara enjoyed cooking and doing crafts. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Kim J. Ahern; parents, Caroline and Clarence "Edward" Blair; sons, Dirk T. Ahern and Shannon E. Ahern; and sister, Joan Cunningham. A special thank you to Sara Meneilly for all your love and care. Surviving are her daughters, Katrina "Tina" (Steven Squires) Ahern of Auburn and Pamela (Michael) LaVarnway of Union Springs; son, Kim F. (Sharon) Ahern of Syracuse; daughter-in-law, Teresa Ahern of Marcellus; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret (James) Blandford of Syracuse and Judith (Al) Minahan of Hastings; several nieces and nephews; and her canine companion, Daisy Mae.

Relatives and friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Barbara will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Barbara to Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088. Buranich Please share condolences at www.BuranichFuneralHome.com.

Syracuse Post Standard 4 May 2011
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Dr. J. Henry O'Hern, Jr.
Dr. J. Henry O'Hern, Jr., 85, of Middletown, N.J., passed away peacefully on Friday, May 6, 2011, at home, surrounded by his family. Friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, May 11, from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 121 Bridge Ave., Red Bank, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at church. There will be an opportunity to visit with the family afterwards. Interment will be private. Please visit J. Henry O'Hern Jr's memorial website available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.

Dr. O'Hern was born on Jan. 10, 1926, in Long Branch, N.J., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry O'Hern residing at 60 Locust Ave. in Red Bank, N.J. He graduated from St. James Grammar School and Red Bank Catholic High School, Class of 1943. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He graduated from Fordham College in 1949, University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1953 and then from the Department of Orthodontics in 1955. He was a faculty member in this department since 1955, a clinical professor and served as an alumni coordinator for this department since 1955. In addition, Dr. O'Hern maintained a private practice of orthodontics in the Drazin Building in Red Bank, N.J. for over 40 years. Dr. O'Hern was a parishioner at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Red Bank

He was predeceased by his brother, Daniel J. O'Hern. He married Maureen E. Holahan of Pottsville, Pa. in 1956 and their children are J. Henry III, Holly O'Hern-Smith, Hugh J., Kate M. O'Hern-Lyons and Paul A. He is also survived by his sisters, Eugenia L. Wittershein and Catharine O'Hern and 13 grandchildren.

Star-Ledger 8 May 2011
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J. Henry O'Hern, Jr.
J. Henry O'Hern, Jr., 85, of Middletown, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 6, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 10, 1926 in Long Branch, NJ; son of Mr. & Mrs. J. Henry O'Hern of Red Bank, NJ. He graduated from St. James Grammar School and Red Bank Catholic High School, Class of 1943. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He graduated from Fordham College in 1949, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1953, then graduated from its Department of Orthodontics in 1955, from which he received the first Teaching and Research fellowship awarded. He was a Faculty member in the Department of Orthodontics since 1955, as Clinical Professor, and served as the Alumni Coordinator for this department since 1955. In addition, Dr. O'Hern maintained a 40 year private practice of Orthodontics in Red Bank. Dr. O'Hern was a parishioner at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church in Red Bank.

He is predeceased by his brother, Daniel J. O'Hern. He married Maureen E. Holahan of Pottsville, PA in 1956; their children are J. Henry III, Holly O'Hern Smith, Hugh J., Kate M. O'Hern Lyons and Paul A. He is also survived by his sisters, Eugenia L. Witterschein and Catharine M. O'Hern and 13 grandchildren.

Friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, May 11th, from 10:15am to 10:45am at the Church of St. Anthony of Padua, 121 Bridge Ave. Red Bank, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am at the Church. There will be an opportunity to visit with the family afterwards. Interment will be private. Please visit J. Henry O'Hern, Jr.'s memorial website available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.

Asbury Park Press 9 May 2011
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Alice (Brechin) O'Hearn
ALSTEAD, N.H.—Alice B. O'Hearn, 72, died May 7, 2011, at Valley Terrace in Wilder, Vt. She was born June 12, 1938, in Barre, Vt., the daughter of Russell and Albertine (Goulet) Brechin. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School in Barre and received her B.A. in classics from the University of Vermont in Burlington and her Master of Education from Keene State College in Keene. Mrs. O'Hearn taught at Springfield (Vt.) High School and later, at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vt., teaching Latin, Greek and English for 26 years, retiring in 2007. In earlier years, she taught in Syracuse, N.Y., Derby, Vt., and Scituate, Mass. From 1983 to 2003, she worked for Granite State Marketing of Londonderry doing surveys.

Survivors include five sons, Sean of Orlando, Fla., Shannon of Douglas, Ariz., Scott of Fairlee, Vt., Todd of Newbury Park, Calif., and Ryan of Alstead; two daughters, Theresa of Denver, Colo., and Erin of East Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Wendell Brechin of Woodstock, Conn., and John Brechin of Lombard, Ill.; two sisters, Pauline Sherwood of Burlington, Vt., and Helen Ferrari of Modena, Italy; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. O'Hearn, in 2010; and two brothers, Donald and Paul Brechin.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home, Bellows Falls, Vt. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, at St. Peter's Church, North Walpole, with the Rev. Michael Gendron. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. Friday in Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, Vt.

Rutland Herald 9 May 2011
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Marguerite Ahearn
Ahearn, Marguerite, 86, of West Palm Beach, died Friday. Royal Palm Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
The Palm Beach Post 15 May 2011
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Elinor M. (Feeney) Ahern
HINGHAM—Elinor M. (Feeney) Ahern, 75, of Hingham, formerly of Lowell, Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod; after a courageous battle against cancer, she died peacefully Saturday May 14, 2011, in Andover, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Woburn, MA, Elinor was the daughter of the late Robert L. Feeney, Sr., and the late Miriam G. (Sullivan) Feeney. She was educated in Woburn and was a graduate of St. Charles High School. She went on to earn her Diploma in Nursing from Malden Hospital School of Nursing, Malden, MA. Elinor devoted her life to caring for others, initially as one of the first home health nurses in the rural towns of Martha's Vineyard and later as a hospice nurse on Cape Cod. She held the distinction of having admitted the first hospice care cancer patient on the Cape and also started the first cancer support group on Cape Cod. Ms. Ahern was a Cursillista and a communicant of Glastonbury Abby in Hingham. Elinor enjoyed laughing and spending time with her loving family, floral designing, horseback riding, walking, reading, writing, shopping, listening to classical music and attending the theater. She was passionate about swimming and walking the beaches of Cape Cod so much so she was known to swim in the ocean daily late into the fall, even up to Thanksgiving Day.

Elinor was truly loved. Surviving her are her loving children Shawn Ahern of Maine, Elinor Marie Ahern of California and Thomas J. Ahern of Boston and his partner Barry N. Kublin; her sisters Roberta Briscoe and her husband John of Dracut, Margery Feeney of Lowell and Susan Feeney of North Andover; her brothers Robert Feeney, Jr., and his wife Kathleen of Chelmsford, Charles Feeney and his wife Maura of Mashpee and Lawrence Feeney and his fiancé Katy Shea of Londonderry, NH; many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews and a very special friend Lou Gayzagian.


AHERN—Friends may call at Dracut Funeral Home, 2159 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, on Wednesday from 5 until 8 PM. Her Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Thursday at 9 AM followed by her Funeral Mass celebrated at 10 AM in St. Mary Magdalen Church, Dracut. Private interment will be held at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Elinor's name to the Glastonbury Abby or the Hospice of one's choice. For condolences or directions visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com.
The Lowell Sun 17 May 2011
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Elinor M. (Feeney) Ahern
AHERN, Elinor M. (Feeney) May 14, 75, a retired Hospice Nurse, of Hingham, formerly of Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod. Mother of Shawn Ahern of Maine, Elinor Marie Ahern of California and Thomas J. Ahern and his partner Barry N. Kublin of Boston. Friends may call at Dracut Funeral Home, 2159 Lakeview Avenue, DRACUT, on Wednesday from 5 until 8 PM. Her Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Thursday at 9 AM followed by her Funeral Mass celebrated at 10 AM in St. Mary Magdalen Church, Dracut. Private interment will be held at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Elinor's name to the Glastonbury Abby, Hingham, MA or the Hospice of one's choice. For condolences or directions visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com.
The Boston Globe 17 May 2011
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Eleanor M. (Walsh) Ahern
AHERN, Eleanor M. (Walsh) Of Arlington, May 16, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Phillip D. Ahern. Dear sister of the late Catherine, Margaret, Arthur, David, Fred, George, John, and Thomas. Eleanor is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Arrangements from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St. (Rt. 60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON. Visitation Friday 10-11am. Funeral Mass in St. Agnes Church on Friday at 11:30am. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Eleanor was raised in Malden and had been an Arlington resident for over 45 years. She was a member of the Damien Guild. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.
The Boston Globe 18 May 2011
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Janet Mary (Singer) Ahern
Janet Mary Ahern of Tellico Village, Tenn., formerly of Tiverton, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, after a short illness. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Ahern. She was born Oct. 28, 1934, in Greentown, Pa., the daughter of the late Ethel and Florenze Singer. She graduated from Greene-Dreher-Sterling High School in 1952 and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She worked at American Tourister, Inc., in Warren. Although Janet lived in New England most of her life, she maintained close ties with family and friends in Greentown and visited the area frequently. She enjoyed gardening, tennis, sailing on Narragansett Bay, and collecting antiques.

She is also survived by her son, Mark Ahern of Rhode Island; grandsons, Sean and Christopher Fitzgerald of Massachusetts; brother, Robert Singer of Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Fitzgerald.

She will be buried with her parents and daughter at Pine Grove Cemetery in South Sterling, Pa. Click Funeral Home & Cremations, Tellico Village Chapel is serving the family of Janet Ahern. Visit www.clickfuneralhome.com.

East Bay Life 27 May 2011
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Edwin James Ahearn
PORTLAND—Edwin James Ahearn, 84, of Portland, passed away on Jan. 20, 2011. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook. Gathering at his granddaughter's house afterwards; Alana Russell, 16 Tyler Drive, Gray.
Portland Press Herald 1 June 2011
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James Irving O'Hearn
James Irving O'Hearn June 1, 2011 James Irving O'Hearn, 83, of Lake Oswego, OR, died at his home on June 1. Jim was born in Syracuse to Michael Joseph and Laura Keliher O'Hearn on February 28, 1928. He attended St. Anthony's and worked for the Owen-Duyneto before service in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Manchester and USS New Jersey. He worked as a salesman for Weatherseal Windows prior to his career as a Syracuse Firefighter from 1954-1977. After retirement, he kept busy as an antique collector/dealer and was a bailiff for the Town of Onondaga. He relocated to Oregon in 2007.

Predeceased by his wife, Lois (Costello) in 1989; and his brothers, Robert, Pierce and Paul. He is survived by his son, Daniel J. (Aileen) O'Hearn of Lake Oswego, OR; his daughter, Lt. Col. Tracy Lynn (Lee) Baker, US Army of Lakewood, WA; four grandchildren, Bridget, Maureen, James and Madison; several nieces and nephews. Services: Monday, June 6, 9:30 a.m. at the Butler-Badman Funeral Home, Inc., 4504 W. Seneca Tpk., Syracuse, and 10 a.m. in St. Michael-St. Peter Church. Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Butler-Badman Funeral Home www.butlerbadmanfuneralhome.com. [see also: Alice (Brechin) O'Hearn ]

Syracuse Post Standard 3 June 2011
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Joan A. (Degritis) Ahearn
Joan A. Ahearn, of Colonia passed away Saturday at JFK Medical Center in Edison. She was 75. Born in Scranton, PA., she lived in Tucson, AZ and Blairstown, NJ before moving to Colonia in 1996. She worked as a Ward Clerk for Irvington General Hospital for many years. She also volunteered her time as a cookie baker for the Ashbrook Nursing Home in Scotch Plains.

She is predeceased by her father, John and brother, John Degritis. Surviving is her husband of 54 years, John T. Ahearn, Sr.; mother, Josephine (nee: Degritis); sons and daughters-in-law, John T. Ahearn, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth and Brian Ahearn and his wife, Ann; daughter, Ellen Ahearn and her partner, Cathy Lupole. Joan is also survived by 5 grandchildren, TJ, Ryan, Erin, Thomas and Meichelle. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

A Blessing will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 AM at the Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road, Edison. Burial will take place at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia. If following in this procession, please obey all traffic laws. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the GOSSELIN FUNERAL HOME, 660 New Dover Road, Edison. Donations in her loving memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences can be made to the family to gosselinfuneralhome.com.

— Funeral Home, 4 June 2011
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Maureen (Salisbury) O'Hearn
O'HEARN MAUREEN S. O'HEARN (nee Salisbury), beloved wife of Matthew C. O'Hearn, Jr. (deceased), died on May 1st, 2011 in Bellevue, WA. Born November 6, 1926, as an expatriate in Santa Marta, Columbia, and raised in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica until the age 16 when her family moved back to the U.S. to Manhasset, Long Island, NY. She was a 31 year resident of Shaker Hts, OH and a 28 year resident of Fripp Island, SC. "Moie" was not only a world class mother but also a world class friend. She was beloved by all who met her as she had a way of making everyone feel welcome—to her home, to her table, and to her family. She truly lived the ideal of it being better to give than to receive and spent thousands of hours volunteering to help others; including for over ten years at the Friends of Caroline Hospice in Port Royal, SC. And the love she gave to her family knew no bounds. Moie was a woman of genuine faith who loved her Church. Each night, as she tucked her visiting grandchildren into bed, she would say: God Bless. So we now say to you Mom: God Bless, you will always be missed.

Much love from your six kids: Matthew C. O'Hearn III (Karen) South Russell, OH, Kevin E. O'Hearn (Sue) Pasadena CA, Dennis P. O'Hearn, New York, NY, Eileen O'Hearn Mitchell (Larry) of Mercer Island, WA, Brian T. O'Hearn (Debbie), Sacramento, CA, and Kathleen Heard (Steve) of Glendale, CA. Also love from your three brothers Edward M. Salisbury, Twenty-Nine Palms, CA, John F. Salisbury, Stamford, CT, and Kevin M. Salisbury, Mendham, NJ; 13 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for 11 a.m. August 4, 2011 at The Holy Cross Mission Church on St. Helena Island, SC. For those who wish, the family suggests contributions to Friends of the Caroline Hospice, 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935.

The Plain Dealer 5 June 2011
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Madeline M. (Harhen) O'Hearn
TEWKSBURY—Madeline M. (Harhen) O'Hearn, age 95, fell asleep in this world peacefully, Saturday, June 4th, after entering Merrimack Valley Hospice House, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John J. O'Hearn who died in 1991.

She was born in Cambridge, April 14, 1916, the eldest daughter of the late Francis and Bridget (Brennan) Harhen. She was sister to the late Kay Collins, Mary McInnis, Robert Harhen, Joseph Harhen, and Francis Harhen. She was raised in Somerville, attending St. Joseph's School, then matriculated to Fisher Jr. College. She moved her family to Tewksbury in 1952. She was an active member of the St. William's Parish family and was among the hundreds of young families who raised funds and oversaw the construction of the Convent, the School and the Rectory in the St. William's building complex. She was a member of St. William's Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality. She was very active in the Tewksbury Senior Center, and was a member of the Golden Age Club. She worked for General Motors before taking the position of School Secretary at the Center School in Tewksbury. She retired after 13 years of service. She scribed the Official Tewksbury Town Meeting or record for many years in the sixties and seventies. She also served a Cub Scout Den Mother for Troop 47 while raising her family.

She is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Lawrence P. and Annmarie (Mulligan) O'Hearn of Westford, MA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn (Marilyn) and Paul Murphy of Tewksbury, Kathryn and Chester Sawicki of Merrimac, MA; a daughter-in-law, Suzanne (Grabau) O'Hearn, of Plymouth, MA, who was the wife of the late Jack O'Hearn. She had nine grandchildren, Erin, Michael, Ryan, David, Jessica, Madison, Caleigh, Denali and Michaela; nine great-grandchildren; a devoted nephew, Edward Collins of Tewksbury, MA, and many other nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Richard M. O'Hearn and John (Jack) J. O'Hearn, Jr.; and grandmother of the late Jonathan Thorburne.


O'HEARN—of Tewksbury, June 4, Madeline M. (Harhen) O'Hearn, 95. Visiting hours Tuesday, June 7 from 4 to 7 pm in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of Dewey and Main Sts. (Rt. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, phone (800 in MA or 978) 851-2950. Her funeral will begin Wednesday at 10:30 am from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 in St. William's Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury, MA. Burial will follow at Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave Haverhill, MA 01830, and will be appreciated. tewksburyfuneralhome.com.
The Lowell Sun 6 June 2011
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Donald Patrick O'Hearn
O'Hearn, D. Patrick 84 Aug. 23, 1926 — June 3, 2011 Patrick is survived by his wife of 58 years, Arletta; sons, Patrick and Robert; daughter, Teresa; and grandchildren, Madelyn, Rachel, Nevin and Kara. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1280 N.W. Saltzman Road, Portland. Interment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery. Arrangements by Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home.
The Oregonian 8 June 2011
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Thomas "Tom" Mark Ahearn
RAYMOND, N.H. — Thomas "Tom" Mark Ahearn, 51, died Friday, May 27, 2011 at his home after a period of failing health. He was born Aug. 6, 1959, in Wayne, Mich., son of George M. Ahearn and the late Eleanor (Nota) Ahearn. Tom grew up traveling around various parts of the country due to his father's work responsibilities. Tom fondly spent many summers back in Michigan on the farm. In 1976, the family settled in Raymond, N.H., where he lived for the last 35 years. He married Carla Aasen in 1980 and together they raised four children. Tom worked for over 30 years in the plumbing and heating industry, getting his initial experience working with his brother-in-law, Reg Richard. His last employment was with Denron Plumbing and Heating as a project manager until he became too ill to work. Tom was a longtime member of the Raymond Youth Athletic Association from 1977-1996 and also served as President for several years. He was also actively involved with Lamprey River Little League throughout this time. For Tom, he valued his family and friends, and the time he devoted to them above all else. He also greatly enjoyed the beach and taking long drives.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carla Ahearn; three sons, Connor Edmund Ahearn, Sean Eamon Ahearn, and Sheamus Oliver Ahearn; one daughter, Caitlin Annie Ahearn, all of Raymond; his father, George Ahearn of Candia; one brother, Jim Ahearn of Candia; one sister, Colleen Forsythe and brother-in-law, John Forsythe, both of Raymond; two nephews, Ian Forsythe of Salem, and Michael Ahearn of Raymond; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours were held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the Brewitt Funeral Home, Raymond, N.H. A service was held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Tom's family requests, in his memory, that everyone take the time to do something new with your loved ones. Please create a special memory that you will cherish forever. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.

Carriage Town News 9 June 2011
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James Billy "Bill" O'Hearn
April 19, 1929 — June 9, 2011
Funeral services for James Billy "Bill" O'Hearn, 82, of Donalsonville, Ga., who died Thursday, June 9, 2011, at the Donalsonville Hospital, were held on Saturday, June 11, at the Donalsonville Church of God with the Revs. Kip Boswell and Stan Long officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Memorial Gardens.

Mr. O'Hearn was born in Blakely on April 19, 1929. He was a member of the Donalsonville Church of God, and a member of Men's Fellowship Sunday School Class. He was also a prominent Seminole County farmer, member of Seminole Masonic Lodge and a director of Seminole County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Sissy O'Hearn; four sons, Dennis O'Hearn and Mickey Norton of Donalsonville, Clifton Smith of Kinsey, Ala., and Lowell Smith of Dothan, Ala.; four daughters, Debra Sharpe of Statesboro, Ga., Penny Moulton of Jakin, Ga., Tina Broxton of Donalsonville and Barbara Wilson of Ashford, Ala.; three brothers, Calvin "Sang" O'Hearn and Gene O'Hearn, both of Colquitt, and Clifford "Man" O'Hearn of Lucille, Ga.; two sisters, Delores Broxton and Dorothy Jean Givens, both of Donalsonville; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford M. and Lucille Stephens O'Hearn; two brothers, Ralph O'Hearn and Broughton O'Hearn; and two sisters, Eunice White and Lucy Robinson.

Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1512-1 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Evans-Skipper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

The Post-Searchlight 13 June 2011
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Patrick John Ahearn, Jr.
On Feb. 27, 2011, a final sun had set for Patrick John Ahearn Jr. Born in New York, N.Y., on March 28, 1946, he was to be the oldest child born to Patrick John Sr. and Margaret Ahearn. His sister, Mary, whose life was taken by SLE-leukemia in her early 30s, was born a few years later. Though born in New York, Pat's journey as a youth started in Bergen County, N.J. It was there, even as a young child, that he would start to forge the friendships that would last a lifetime. That trend of falling into long lasting friendships continued throughout his Catholic school upbringing (attending St. Luke's Grammar-High Schools), his college life at Xavier University, and for that matter anywhere he went afterwards. Patrick was a man that sang, danced, played, laughed and charmed his way into the hearts of all he met.

With each interaction, he was always so happy that someone would choose to share a part of their life with him, not recognizing his impact on them at all. He was a fighter and a poet, and he took passion (he called it "Irish!") to its apex and beyond. After graduating from Xavier University with a degree in accounting and some jobs along the way, Patrick eventually ended up working for Reefer Express Lines, residing in Jefferson Township, N.J., as a married man (wife, Merle) with one son, Sean, but he later got divorced in the early 1990s (still has a son, Sean, though). Patrick and Sean lived together in New Jersey, where he raised Sean for his teenage years. Pat did an unprecedented job as a father, best friend, mentor, inspiration, and hero up until and even after his passing.

In the early 2000s, Patrick moved to Punta Gorda, Fla., when his ailing mother took a turn for the worse. Upon her passing, he took care of and provided companionship to his father who passed soon after. Following a brief stint in Sanford, Fla., Patrick returned to Punta Gorda to live out the remainder of his life as he battled stage-4 cancer. Being with him in his final moments showed me that he was a man truly loved by those who knew him, and a man who truly loved the world he built around him. He leaves behind a son, Sean; family (nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, cousins, second cousins, etc.), and so many close friends and loved ones. He will be deeply missed. As darkness sounds from where his final sun has set; receive the moon, a worthy waltz, a dance of light to recollect.

Star-Ledger 13 June 2011
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William Patrick "Bill" Ahearn
WILLIAM (BILL) PATRICK AHEARN, 54, of Port St. Lucie, Fl, died August 16, 2011 at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL. Born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Bill was a resident of Port St. Lucie for 1 year, moving from Annandale, VA. Prior to retirement, Mr. Ahearn was an Accountant for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC for 15 years.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, John Thomas Ahearn, II. Survivors include his loving mother, Rita Claire Ward, a 16-year resident of Port St. Lucie, FL and parishioner at Holy Family Catholic Church; and his siblings, Patricia Ann Stewart and her family Clyde, Joan, Rita, Michael and Estelle of Citra, FL; John Thomas Ahearn, III and his family Janis, Megan, John, Kara and Owen of Tallahassee, FL; Rita Louise Ahearn and her family Ed and Emily of Herndon, VA; Timothy Francis Ahearn and his family Carol and Timmy of Williston, FL; and Mary Clare Ahearn and her family Clare and Anna of Silver Spring, MD. Bill is also survived by his cherished loved-one, Charlee (Choo) Lineberry of Port St. Lucie, FL and members of his step-family, Patty, Curt, Amy, Chase, Cole, Avery, Bridget, Trent, Mary Kay, Donnie and Rick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 22, 2011, 10AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, FL. Entombment will follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart, FL. Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, Florida. Please visit and sign our guest book at www.aycockportstlucie.com.

Star-Ledger 13 June 2011
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Stephen Kyle Ahearn
Stephen Kyle Ahearn, of Molino, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in his home, after an almost two year struggle with cancer. He was 22 years old. Stephen was born in Pensacola on June 11, 1988. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Huston and Phyllis Matroni and maternal grandparents, Julia and Bill Ard. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla and their two daughters, Aubree and Addison; parents, Rochelle Ahearn and Paul Matroni; brother, Nicholas Matroni; grandparents, Don Limerick and Kathy Ahearn; aunts and uncles, Debra Ahearn and Rob Anderson, Shelly Wilcox Coffee (Eddie), Pat Kennedy (Ralph), Joanne Logsdon (Greg); numerous great aunts and uncles; his very special uncle, David; cousins, Crystal Pino, Ocean Anderson, Diana Gonzalez (Geo), Chance Coffee, Amanda Coffee, Chris Coffee, Shawn Coffee, Jacob Baker, Angela Marchetti (Kevin), Cara Campion, Lauren Baker, Brian Logsdon (Lenore), Brad Logsdon (Teresa), Amy Van Duesen (Adam); parents-in-law, Fred and Beth Woods; sisters-in-law, Kelly Woods, Heidi Woods, Sarah Rivera, Susan Degraaf (Ronald); brother-in-law, Jeff Woods and Ronnie Rivera.

To everything there is a season, and in our heart and minds, his will always be Summer. He loved the outdoors, being out on the river, and going fishing. He was a hard working man who carried on the tradition set forth by his father, Paul; grandpa, Don and "Papa" Matroni of building things "with their own two hands". In school he was recognized with a Certificate of Merit in Mathematics and he won an Excel Award. He also volunteered for The Special Olympics. Unto everything there is a purpose under Heaven, and his life on Earth leaves behind so many precious gifts. He will be dearly missed and forever loved by his entire family and many friends.

Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 18th at St. Monica's Episcopal Church, 699 S. Highway 95A, Cantonment, FL 32533. Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits.

Pensacola News Journal 15 June 2011
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Mary "Connie" (Foster) O'Hearn
Mary "Connie" O'Hearn was called to her Heavenly Father on June 14, 2011, to be with Bud, her husband of 55 years. She died peacefully with her family by her side, at the Woodlands Senior Park. Connie was born on Feb. 28, 1925, in Fond du Lac, a daughter of E.E. and Josephine Foster. She married Harold "Bud" O'Hearn on Sept. 28, 1948, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. Connie loved life. She was unselfish with the love she gave to her family and friends. She dedicated her life to caring for and raising her family. She loved playing bingo, penny poker, and going to the casino with her friends.

Connie is survived by one son, Patrick J. (Chery) O'Hearn of North Fond du Lac; five daughters, Colleen (Bart) Blum of Waupaca, Mary (John) Dart of North Fond du Lac, Erin (Jim) L'allier of Duluth, Minn., Kerry (Ryan) Kluck of Plover and Shannon O'Hearn of Duluth, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Blum, Julie Blum, Ryan Romalia, Kristin (Chad) Romalia-Picker, Adam Kluck, Kaylyn Kluck and Karah Kluck; a step-grandson, Matt Pfeiffer; two great-granddaughters, Riley Romalia and "Baby Girl Picker" due any day now; and one step-great-granddaughter, Kaylyn Pfeiffer. Connie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bud; two brothers, J.B. and Robert Foster; and a grandson, Michael Blum.

Visitation: Relatives and friends may call on the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 20, at the Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave.
Services: A Liturgy of the Word service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. The Very Rev. Dennis Van Beek will serve as celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Woodlands Senior Park, to Dr. Sergi, and to the staff at Aurora Hospice, for the excellent care given to our mother. Also, thank you to the Woodlands for providing our mother a warm and friendly home. "Mom, you will be sadly missed; your fun-loving, free-spirited personality will always be in our hearts. Heaven will never be the same." The Uecker-Witt Funeral Home of Fond du Lac is in charge of arrangements and is serving the family. To sign the online guestbook, or for more information, visit www.ueckerwitt.com.

Fond du Lac Reporter 16 June 2011
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Rose (McCarthy) Ahern
Ahern, (Top Cross, Lisgoold, Co. Cork) — June 26, 2011 (peacefully) at her home. Rose, beloved wife of the late Simon (Chris), sister of the late Denis and Jimmy McCarthy (Rossmore, Carrigtwohill), dear mother of Simon, Helena and Liam. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her loving daughter, sons, daughters-in-law Geraldine and Liz, son-in-law Dermot, grandchildren Georgina, Jonathon, Siobhan and Kate, sisters-in-law, her home carers, Carol, Nora, Siobhan and Helen, relatives and friends. RIP. Funeral Mass today (Wednesday) at 2.30pm in The Sacred Heart Church, Leamlara. Funeral afterwards to Lisgoold Cemetery.
Irish Times 26 June 2011
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Eleanor E. (Cierniewski) Ahern
AHERN Eleanor E. (Cierniewski) Age 82, of Marshfield (formerly of South Boston), passed away on July 2, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late John R. Ahern, devoted mother of Steven & his wife Denise, & Scott. She was a Parishioner at St. Christine's Church & an avid Red Sox Fan. Funeral Services were private.
The Boston Herald 8 July 2011
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Janet Marie (Ford) Ahern
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister; 72
CHELMSFORD—Janet Marie (Ford) Ahern, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, and Largo, FL, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on July 7, 2011. Janet fought a courageous 15 year battle against numerous cancers before succumbing to the disease. She was the beloved wife of Philip F. Ahern with whom she celebrated 52 years of marriage.

Born in Medford, MA on June 16, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice Ford. Known as Jammy by her family and friends, family was the most important thing to her. Her most precious moments were spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a faithful communicant of St. John the Evangelist Parish in North Chelmsford. In addition to her husband, Janet is survived by two daughters and three sons, Jean Fielding and her spouse, Patti White of Billerica, Cheryl and her husband, Joseph Nolet of Tyngsborough, Daniel and his wife, Sarah of Chelmsford, Brian and his wife, Christine of Tyngsborough, and Todd and his wife, Heather of Chelmsford; her grandchildren, David and Amy Fielding, Jessica and Doug Norris, Kenneth and Allyssa Fielding, Meagan and Ryan Dolan, Nicholas Nolet, Emily, Natalie, Jacob, Danielle, Stephanie, Abigail, Aiden and Brooke Ahern; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by five older sisters,; and a few close longtime friends.

Janet will be sorely missed by all who knew her. The Ahern family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional care and love Janet was shown throughout the years by the Doctors and Staff at the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center.

The Lowell Sun 8 July 2011
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Janet Marie (Ford) Ahern
Janet Marie (Ford) Ahern, of Chelmsford, died on July 7, beloved wife of Philip F. Ahern. Visiting hours on Sunday from 2 to 6 pm at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 o'clock at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 115 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, N. Chelmsford. For those who desire, expressions of sympathy in Janet's name may be made to the LGH Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Funeral Directors Paul A. Hardy, Jr. & Richard P. Burkinshaw. For online condolences, please visit blakefuneralhome.com.
The Lowell Sun 9 July 2011
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Eleanor I. (Harris) O'Hern
Eleanor I. O'Hern July 9, 2011 Eleanor I. O'Hern, 92, of Blossom View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Sodus, NY, passed away Saturday, July 9. Born in Syracuse, she resided on Hanover Ave. in Liverpool for 58 years and spent summers at Otisco Lake. Eleanor was employed by Onondaga County Department of Social Services. She was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, a member of its Altar Rosary Society, CYO, Cub/Boy Scouts and Home Bureau.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, James in February of 2005; her son, James in October of 2005; her daughter, Kathleen Kuhn in November 2010; a brother, Robert Harris; a sister, Ruth Thiebeau; and her parents, Earl and Lena Harris. Surviving are a son, John (Mary) O'Hern of Benicia, CA; a daughter, Eleanor (Francis) Thomas of Philadelphia, NY; a brother, Henry (Shirley) Harris of Penfield, NY; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Milback of Seneca Falls, Doris (Joe) Sgambati of Syracuse; son-in-law, Frederick Kuhn of West Walworth, NY; five grandchildren, David (Leah) Kuhn, Daniel Kuhn, Janice (Jonathan) Emerson, Edward O'Hern, Brady Thomas; five great-grandchildren, Brittany, Adam and Sarah Kuhn, Jacen and Justin Emerson, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, from the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners and 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 425 Beechwood Ave., Liverpool, with burial to follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Marcellus. Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners, 3541 Rt. 31, Baldwinsville. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Maurer Funeral Home, Inc. www.maurerfuneralhome.com.

Syracuse Post Standard 12 July 2011
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Mary Patricia "Patty" Ahearn
Mary Patricia "Patty" Ahearn died July 9, 2011, at her home in Colonial Beach. Patty was born in Arlington Oct. 30, 1950. She grew up in Northern Virginia and attended Wakefield High School. Patty moved to Colonial Beach in 1987 with her mother and worked for the federal government at Dahlgren until she retired due to health problems. She was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and Eagles and Moose clubs. Patty was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She lived her life according to the standards set by her mother and strived to show kindness, compassion and love to everyone around her. She lived fully, courageously and honestly, and the Beach is a sadder place without her.

Patty is survived by her brothers Freddy Ahearn of Fredericksburg and Timothy Ahearn of Shelton, Wash.; and her sister, P. J. Drury of Huntington, Tenn. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces, including Billy Ahearn and Tammi Gibbons; and great-nieces Ashley and Jennifer Ahearn and Kayla Gibbons, and great-nephew John Gibbons. She leaves behind many friends including Pat Wells and Lorraine Rich. She also leaves behind her beloved pet, Angel. Patty was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Kingree; father Thomas John Ahearn; and brother Thomas Ahearn.

A memorial service will be held for Patty at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, 131 Third St., Colonial Beach, on Tuesday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Wendy's Feline Friends, 1228 Holly Vista Drive, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443. Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

The Free Lance-Star 15 July 2011
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Margaret Rose "Peggy" Ahern
AHERN—Margaret Rose "Peggy", 80. Prominent New York City educator Margaret Rose "Peggy" Ahern of Ridge, New York, died peacefully in her sleep July 23 of natural causes. Born in Jamaica, Queens, Peggy received her Masters in Education from St. John's University. She was a lifelong educator, who began her career as a teacher at the School for the Deaf in New York City. She taught for many years in the New York Public School system before becoming a principal in Rockaway, Queens. Peggy moved to Jamestown, Rhode Island in the late 1970s, where she continued her work as an educator teaching ESL at the Naval War College in Newport. For several years, Peggy spent the school year on Cuttyhunk Island teaching in a one-room schoolhouse, flying home to Jamestown for many weekends and the summers. Always at her side were her two beloved Irish Setters, Rhody and York. While in Jamestown Peggy pursued many passions including painting, golf and bridge. She was a member of the Jamestown Historical Society, a Docent at The Breakers in Newport and volunteered for 15 years with In-Sight, reading magazines, brochures and books onto audiotapes for the blind and visually impaired.

The youngest of six, Peggy is survived by her sisters Eileen A. Sullivan of Albany, New York, and Mary Phelan of Melville, New York; her brother-in-law Frank Phelan; and the many, many children who loved her, including her 16 nieces and nephews. Peggy was predeceased by her brother Cornelius Ahern and sisters Veronica DeGloria and Ann Farrell. Peggy was passionate about the arts, attending theater both on and off Broadway. While her family most fondly recalls frequent trips with her to the Bronx Zoo, she most loved introducing them to culture, which included field trips to her most beloved museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Natural History and The Whitney. She was an avid golfer, bridge player and traveler, as equally comfortable on the Green Course at Bethpage State Park as she was in the streets of Haifa. A avid environmentalist who began recycling gift cards, wrapping paper and plastic bags in the 1960s, Peggy loved the ocean. She was never without her 'summer bag', which was always chock full with just-in-case extras and was never without a dog-eared deck of Royal Playing Cards.

Visiting hours be held at Vernon Wagner Funeral Home, 655 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY, Wednesday July 27 from 4:00-8:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 28 10:00am at St Pius X Church, 1 Saint Pius Court, Plainview, NY. Internment will be at St. John's Cemetery, Queens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: INSIGHT, 43 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI 02888.

New York Times 26 July 2011
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Dorothy V. (O'Connor) Ahearn
AHEARN, Dorothy V. (O'Connor) 96, of Somerville, died suddenly July 24, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Lt. JG Edward R. Ahearn. Loving mother of Kathleen M. Weaver of Stow. Devoted grandmother of Scott C. Weaver of Somerville, Robert J. Weaver and his wife Jennifer of NYC and Brian M. Weaver of Somerville. Sister of the late Mary E. O'Connor, Agnes Fitzgerald, Sr. M. Enessa CSJ and Joseph P. O'Connor. Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville, Friday morning at 10am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Clement Church, Somerville at 11am. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours Thursday 4-8 pm. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135 or Visiting Nurses & Community Health Hospice Care, 37 Broadway Arlington, MA 02474. For more information please visit dohertyfuneralservice.com.
The Boston Globe 27 July 2011
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Joseph Patrick Ahern
February 7, 1917 — July 24, 2011
Formerly of Walden, NY
Joseph Patrick Ahern was the oldest of five children born to Anna and Patrick Ahern. He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 7, 1917. He graduated from St. Joseph High School where he was class valedictorian and captain of the baseball team. In 1937, after two years at St. Anselm College, he received an appointment to West Point. At the Academy, he never let studies interfere with his love of baseball. He was the varsity catcher for three years, winning three Major As and two Navy stars. In 1939, he played in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown in the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the game of baseball by the then West Point Cadet Abner Doubleday. After graduation from West Point in 1941, he spent a year at Harvard and MIT in the electronics laboratories.

In June 1942, Joe married Mary Elizabeth Dooner of New York. Following the wedding in Rhinebeck, New York, the couple was feted at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park on the banks of the Hudson River. Ultimately, they had eight children — all born during Joe's Army career. In the years to come, nineteen grandchildren and great grandchildren would be added to the roster.

During World War II, Joe was the Division Signal Officer of the 17th and 82nd Airborne Divisions. In the airborne crossing of the Rhine in Germany, he earned a battlefield promotion to lieutenant colonel. He also met an Army nurse, Lt. Pearl Fadoir, of the 135th Army Evac Hospital who was caring for some of his soldiers. After a post-war assignment in Germany, Joe graduated from Harvard Business School and was assigned to the Army general staff. At that time the Hoover Commission had issued a report critical of the management of the Army logistical facilities. In response, the Deputy Chief of Staff established a Task Force made up of consultants from Business Schools, the seven major accounting firms in the United States and the seven Technical Services of the Army. The mission of the task force was to develop and install a Command and Control system for the management of the Army Depot complex. Joe was appointed chairman of this unwieldy task force. After two years, he succeeded in developing and installing the Army Depot Command Management System throughout the Army. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for this accomplishment.

After graduating from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1958, Joe had another three year tour in Europe followed by assignment to the Office of the Secretary of the Army. In 1962, facing the prospect of financing college education for eight children and with Mary in failing health, he applied for retirement to begin a career in the private sector. He became President of Spence Engineering Company in Walden, NY during the following, twenty-five years he rebuilt and modernized this old company and restored it to its industry leading preeminence. In Walden he was active in many government, business, and charitable programs. As a member of the Orange County Park Commission, protected land was extended and an 18th century farm was purchased and brought back as a living museum. Joe spearheaded the establishment of the local ambulance corps and the town's first daycare center. When he retired in 1987, he received a number of citations and awards, including Orange County proclaiming December 1st, Joe Ahern Day. Retiring a second time, Mary and Joe settled in Florida. The prospects of a carefree retirement were marred by Mary's deteriorating health. After 54 years of a happy and adventurous marriage, Mary died in 1996.

Several years later, remembering the Nurse who cared for his soldiers during the airborne crossing of the Rhine in 1945. Joe searched and finally found Pearl living in Texas, having retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in the Nurse Corps. Pearl and Joe were married in 2003. Living in San Antonio, they enjoyed life sharing a combined family of many children and grandchildren too numerous to count.

Joe passed away at Brooks Army Medical Center on July 24, 2011 after a courageous battle with heart disease. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Fadoir Miller Gilliland; his children: Richard, Mary Jo, Michael, Kathleen, Joseph Jr., Caryl, Rosemary, Therese, and dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be held in the chapel at Villa San Antonio, 8103 North Hollow, San Antonio, TX at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27th. Another Mass will be held at St. Mathew's Parish in San Antonio at a date to be determined. Funeral will take place in the Catholic Chapel at West Point Military Academy followed by burial in the West Point Cemetery, also at a date to be determined. Mission Park Funeral Home North will have further information as it becomes available. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be given to The Conservation Fund at 1655 North Fort Myer Drive, Suite 1300, Arlington, VA 22209. (www.conservationfund.org) or to the Manchester Vet Center at 103 Liberty Street, Manchester, NH 03104. You may sign the on-line guestbook at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.

Times Herald-Record 28 July 2011
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Frank Ahern Heacock, Jr.
September 11, 1924 — August 5, 2011
Walla Walla — Frank Ahern Heacock, Jr., 86, died August 5, 2011, at Washington Odd Fellows Home, 534 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington. Frank was born September 11, 1924, in Troy, New York, to Frank Ahern and Grace Calhoun Heacock, Sr. He graduated from high school in Princeton, New Jersey and received a degree in engineering from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy. Frank served in the US Navy during World War II. On March 23, 1963, he and Diane Kavanaugh married in the Latter-Day Saints Temple in Mesa, Arizona. Frank worked as an engineer for nearly 40 years, supporting his wife and seven children. They moved to Walla Walla in 1987 from Montrose, Colorado. He and his wife had their own "Welcome World" organization, welcoming newcomers to the community in La Grande and Baker City, Oregon, the Lewiston/Clarkston area as well as here in Walla Walla. An ordained Patriarch of the church, a youth leader, a high counselor, and Stake President, Frank was a member of the First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Walla Walla. He also volunteered for the American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness. His beloved wife and sweetheart passed away March 27, 2004.

Frank is survived by three daughters: Laura Ann Kochanski of Colorado, and Lisa Marie Rochat and Rebecca Anne Harmon both of Walla Walla; four sons: James Frank Heacock of Hawaii; David Mark Heacock of Tucson, Arizona; Gregory Scott Heacock of Portland, Oregon; and Michael Joseph Heacock of Marysville, Washington; a brother, Douglas Calhoun Heacock of Clermont, Florida; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2011, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla,Washington. The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1821 S. 2nd Avenue. Bishop Robert Grandstaff will officiate. The graveside service and burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. 2nd Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America through the funeral home. Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.

— Funeral Home, 5 August 2011
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William Louis Ahearn
William Louis Ahearn, 83, of Union, N.J., passed on Aug. 3, 2011, at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Church, Union, on Monday, Aug. 8, at 9:30 a.m. Family and friends may call at the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave., Union, on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. Mr. Ahearn served in the US Navy during World War II and Korea and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion, both in Union. He was a coach for the Union Little League for 24 years and formed and directed the Challenger League. Mr. Ahearn was the beloved husband of 61 years to Gloria (nee Fuchs) Ahearn; dear father of Kenneth Ahearn; Susan Ahearn and her husband, Lawrence Just; Jacquelin Zukofsky and her husband, Anthony, and the late Robert Ahearn, and cherished grandfather of Ariell, William, Anthony and Robert. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, NJ Chapter, 14 Commerce Drive, Suite 301, Cranford, N.J. 07016 would be appreciated.
Star-Ledger 6 August 2011
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Michael John O'Hearn
SANTA CRUZ—Michael John O'Hearn, a longtime Santa Cruz resident who built his life around making homes, office buildings and gardens look like they belong in a magazine, died Aug. 2 from throat cancer. He was 71. As an architect, O'Hearn left his mark on the tree-lined side streets of downtown Santa Cruz with the numerous Victorian homes he helped restore after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, including the charming Lincoln Court cottages. He also shepherded the elegant renovation of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church on Center Street. "His whole purpose for living was to make the world more beautiful than it was," said his wife, Gretchen O'Hearn. "He loved to contribute ideas to any setting he could make more beautiful."

O'Hearn was born in San Francisco and earned a degree in architecture from UC Berkeley. After designing homes in Marin County and working in Europe for a few years, O'Hearn returned to California and helped found an architectural firm in Santa Clara called Habitec. During his work with Habitec, O'Hearn was involved in the design and building of hundreds of office buildings across the state. A lot of his work centered on the burgeoning Silicon Valley, including the distinctive Decathlon Club in Santa Clara. He sold the firm, with about 40 employees, to his partners in the early 1980s and moved to Santa Cruz, where he continued to work as an architect. O'Hearn had a hand in the transforming Sunshine Villa on Beach Hill from a damaged old hotel into a historic landmark and home for seniors. He was the main architect and developer behind a 15-unit upscale townhome complex that brought a Mediterranean feel to Second Street in Santa Cruz.

While the design and development of homes and buildings drove much of his work, O'Hearn was equally passionate about landscapes. He believed landscaping was "the outside room and space," according to a Sentinel story in 1997 about his role in downtown preservation. He had an eye for planting flowers and trees that perfectly accent a home or business. Pasatiempo resident Robert Cooney hired O'Hearn last year for advice on how to update his house and yard. Cooney, a writer, said he was impressed with the curved decks and new foliage the architect suggested. Cooney said O'Hearn was an easygoing guy with little ego. "I was just impressed with how instinctively he knew what to do," Cooney said. "Mike was a true local treasure."

San Jose Mercury News 9 August 2011
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Catherine W. (Connors) O'Hearn
Mrs. Catherine W. (Connors) O'Hearn, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at home. She was 68. Catherine was born on January 17, 1943 in Waltham a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Bowe) Connors and was a lifelong Waltham resident. Catherine worked at both Star Market on Lexington Street for over 20 years and Bertucci's Restaurant on Winter Street and was still working at the time of her death. She enjoyed traveling and her friendships, day trips and activities through her living at The Mill Apartments. She was a communicant of Saint Charles Borromeo Church.

She leaves her sons, Daniel F. O'Hearn and his wife, Cheryl, of Westford, Steven O'Hearn of Cambridge and Lee O'Hearn in Florida; her siblings, Thomas J. Connors, Francis J. Connors and Mary J. Connors, all of Waltham; one grandchild; nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor and remember Catherine's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte.20), Waltham on Monday, August 15th, from 6 to 8p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 51 Hall Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

— Funeral Home, 9 August 2011
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James "Jim" Ahern
Ahern James (Jim) (late of Tallaght, Dublin and formerly of Clahane, Tralee, Co. Kerry) (suddenly), in London August 12, 2011, beloved husband of Annetha, loving father of Darina and Niamh; will be sadly missed by his brother Michael, sister Mary (Sr. Redempta) and extended family and friends. Rest in peace. Removal this (Thursday) evening from Fanagan's Funeral Home, main Street, Tallaght at 6 o'c arriving at St. Mark's Church, Springfield at 6.30 o'c. Funeral tomorrow (Friday) after 10 o'c Mass to Newlands Cross Cemetery. The family request donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Irish Cancer Society or the Irish Heart Foundation. Ar dheis De go raibh ar anam.
Irish Times 18 August 2011
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David J. "Nip" Ahearn
North Chelmsford, Mass.—David J. "Nip" Ahearn, 59, of North Chelmsford, Mass. formerly of Lowell, Mass. and Old Lyme, and a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at his home with his beloved wife, Mary Margaret (Quinlan) Ahearn by his side. Born in Lowell, Mass., Aug. 24, 1951, the son of the late Thomas P. and the late Dorothy J. (Lowney) Ahearn, he attended St. Margaret's Grammar School, and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1969. A member of the U.S. Navy for over 20 years, he served as an ensign first class from 1975 until 1995, and was a veteran of Desert Storm. During his career, he was awarded the Good Conduct award, the National Defense medal and the Navy Achievement medal. Following his military service, David worked for the U.S. Postal Service in North Reading for several years. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 87 in Lowell. An avid lover of writing, reading and all things literature, David also had a great appreciation for music.

Besides his wife; David is survived by three sisters, Dorothy C. Ayer and her husband, Donald, Ruthanne Fitton and her husband, Robert, both of Chelmsford and Claudia Jean "Deedee" Kovac of Greenville, Pa; three brothers, Thomas F. Ahearn and his wife, Shirley, of Indiantown, Fla., William G. Ahearn and his wife, Mary Frances, of Chelmsford and Terrence P. Ahearn of Lowell; two godchildren, Anna Rose Brewster and Sean Patrick Quinlan; his sister and brother-in-law, Vera A. Gallagher and her husband, Arthur P., Laurie E. Quinlan, Rosemary B. Brewster and her husband, Bruce, and Katherine W. Breen, all of Lowell, Kerry A. Deveau and her husband, Jeffrey, of Andover, Mass., Francis X. Quinlan, Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Lowell, Michael H.W. Quinlan and his wife, Deborah, of Bedford, N.H., and Patrick T. Quinlan of Lowell; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket St., Lowell, Mass. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret Church in Lowell, Mass. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. Those wishing, may make contributions in his memory to the Poor Clare Monastery, 445 River Road, Andover, MA 01810. For E-condolences/directions go to odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors, John W. Crane and James F. O'Donnell Jr., (978 or 866) 458-8768.

The Day 25 August 2011
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Roberta A. (Ahearn) Siano
WALTHAM—Roberta A. (Ahearn) Siano of Waltham died Thursday morning, August 18th, at the Wayside Hospice in Wayland after a long illness. She was 62. She was born, raised and educated in the Nonantum section on Newton and has been a Waltham resident since 1970. Mrs. Siano had been a manager at Bubbles Laundromat in Waltham where she had worked for over 25 years. A "people person", she loved to socialize, was known for her walking and was often asked by relatives and friends for her advice and council. She enjoyed reading both novels and newspapers, dining out, and looking for bargains while out shopping. But her most special moments came from being with her grandson, Cosmo.

Mrs. Siano was predeceased by her husband, Paul L. Siano, her brother, Stephen Ahearn, her parents, John P. Ahearn and Mary (Annese-Ahearn) Restuccia and her stepfather, Joseph Restuccia. She is survived by her son, John J. Siano and his wife, Amanda J. of Billerica, her sister, Barbara LaVoie and her husband, Robert of Marble-head, her brothers, Jackie Ahearn and his wife, Susan of Framingham and Michael Ahearn and his wife, Susan of Waltham and her grandson, Cosmo Siano. She is also survived by her late stepfather's children.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Liturgical Blessing in Celebration of Roberta's Life of Monday morning at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 311River Street, Waltham. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 4-7 at the Brascoand Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM. Future interment will be made at Mount Feake Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Parmenter's Wayside Hospice, 266 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778. For additional information please visit www.brascofuneralhome.com. Parking attendants on duty.

Waltham News Tribune 26 August 2011
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Maurice J. Ahearn
April 20, 1922 — August 25, 2011
Maurice J. Ahearn, of Warwick, NY (formerly of Harrington Park and Highland Lakes, NJ), passed away on August 25, 2011 at Schervier Pavilion with family at his side. He was 89 years old. Born on April 20, 1922 in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Maurice Francis and Emily (Hejduk) Ahearn. He was married for sixty-one years to the late Mary (Flynn) Ahearn, who passed away in 2009.

Mr. Ahearn was a graduate of Manhattan College, and then served with the US Navy during World War II. He was a Civil Engineer and Owner of East Bay Paving Company in the Bronx. In later years, he worked for the State of New Jersey as a Civil Engineer, retiring at the age of 71. He enjoyed his summer home in Highland Lakes for many years, was a former member of the Warwick Country Club and a parishioner of St. Stephens RC Church. He is survived by his children: Mary Pat Ahearn of Boston, MA; M. John Ahearn (Betty) of Guilderland, NY; Frank Ahearn (Donna) of Warwick; Kathleen Koval (Ed) of Natick, MA; William Ahearn of Middletown, NY; Teresa Merkler (Doug) of Blairstown, NJ; and Stephen Ahearn (Tim) of Los Angeles, CA. Also survived by grandchildren: Kate and Matt Ahearn; Ryan, Megan and Kyle Ahearn; Ally, Noah and Zach Koval; and Hannah & Claire Merkler; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Linehan in 2007.

Family will receive friends Monday, August 29th, from 4-7 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick. Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Stephens RC Church, Warwick, followed by interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org), the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or the American Stroke Association (www.strokeassociation.org), three charities that were all close to Maurice's heart.

Times Herald Record 27 August 2011
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Margaret A, "Peggy" (Ahern) Deely
DEELY—Margaret A. "Peggy" (nee Ahern) on August 27, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Martin F. Loving mother of Stephen (Trish), John (Patty) and Anne (George) Wall. Dear sister of the late Jeremiah. Cherished grandmother of Kristen, Brendan, Colleen Stephen and Brian. Reposing DAVID J. HODDER & SON FH, 899 McLean Ave., Yonkers on Wed. from 2-4 & 7-9PM.
New York Daily News 30 August 2011
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Arlene M. (McCloskey) Ahearn
AHEARN, Arlene M. (McCloskey) Of Lexington, formerly of Belmont, Aug. 31, 2011. Wife of the late Paul J. Ahearn. Devoted mother of Diane A. Coulter and her husband Scott of Lakeville, Marie Ahearn and her wife Elizabeth Knauft of Cape Elizabeth, ME, and Jean S. Kelly and her husband Tim of Lexington. Sister of Mary Hager of Golden, CO, and the late Elsie Welch. Grandmother of Paul and John Coulter, Kimcheang and Lucille Knauft, and Brad, Drew, and Beth Kelly. Aunt of Jack Welch, Sally Miller, Mary Tschirch, and James Welch, and by many other nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday Sept. 6 at Saint Brigid Church, 2001 Mass. Ave. Lexington at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd., LEXINGTON, Tuesday prior to Mass from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Donations in Arlene's memory may be made to Brookhaven at Lexington, Ref. The J. Keith Butter's Benevolent Fund, 1010 Waltham St, Ste 600, Lexington, MA 02421. Interment Belmont Cemetery. Douglass Funeral Home Lexington 781-862-1800 www.douglassfh.com.
The Boston Globe 4 September 2011
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Daniel A. Ahern
DANIEL A. AHERN BAYONNE Daniel A. Ahern, 96, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Jersey City Medical Center. Born in Bayonne, he was a lifelong resident. Mr. Ahern worked for Latendorf Conveying Corporation, Kenilworth, for 17 years before retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Centurians of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church. He enjoyed trips to Atlantic City, playing cards, listening to music, singing and playing the organ. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Jean Ahern (nee Esposito); his devoted children, Daniel Ahern and his wife Sophie, Benjamin Ahern and his wife Sharon, Carol Ahern and Barbara Gelenites and her husband John; and his cherished grandchildren: Michael Ahern and his wife, Meg, Daniel Ahern and his wife, Tina, Todd Ahern, Melissa Bock and her husband, Brian, and Thomas, Michelle, and James Gelenites. He is also survived by four loving greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Frances (nee Kelleher) and Thomas Ahern and his 11 siblings.

The funeral will be conducted from the Bayonne Memorial Home, Inc., on Monday, September 12, 2011. A funeral Mass will follow at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2011, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital, 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015. Condolences may be received at www.bayonnememorialhome.com. Bayonne Memorial Home, Inc. 854 Avenue C Bayonne, NJ 07002 (201) 858-1039

The Jersey Journal 10 September 2011
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Thomas Ahearne
Ahearne, Tom, Woodvoiew Cahir and formerly of Donegal, Clerihan, Clonmel. Reposing at St. Theresa's Hospital Mortuary, Clogheen on Monday evening (12th) from 5:30 p.m. with removal at 7:15 to New Inn Church, arriving at 8 p.m. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
— Tipperary Mid West Radio, 12 September 2011
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Cootehill mother of three dies after music festival
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The late Siobhan Kinnefick Ahearne.
A double tragedy hit County Cavan over the weekend when a young Cootehill woman died after attending the Planet Love music festival at Shane's Castle in County Antrim. Mother of three young children Siobhan Kinnefick Ahearne (23) from 42 Lodge View, Cootehill was pronounced dead at the Antrim Area Hospital on Saturday night. It is understood that Ms Kinnefick Ahearne took ill on the way home. It is believed that she left the festival at around 9pm after her boyfriend's security shift had ended at the event and was travelling home with him. Her boyfriend Noel was working as a security guard at the event.

The town of Cootehill and environs was in shock when news of the tragedy filtered through early on Sunday morning. The funeral mass for the young mother took place in St Michael's Church yesterday (Tuesday) at 1pm and she was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Local Parish Priest Fr Owen Collins told The Anglo-Celt that the whole community is shocked. "There is a great sense of loss and sadness at such a tragic passing at a very young age." He described Siobhan as a "lovely young woman" and the tragedy is compounded by the fact that she leaves behind three small children. She leaves behind a four-year-old twins (boy and girl) and a six-year-old daughter and the twins had just started school in junior infants class in St Michael's National School.

Post mortem
A post mortem examination was carried out at the hospital. Planet Love Promoter Eddie Wray extended his deepest sympathy to her family and to her boyfriend. He said that Ms Kinnefick Ahearne did not take ill and did not receive any medical treatment, while at the festival. The festival was in its 13th year and ran from 2pm until 1am. About 10,000 people attended the event.

The Anglo-Celt 14 September 2011
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Donn C. Ahern
Ilion, N.Y. — Donn C. Ahern, 76, formerly of Ilion, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 19, 2011. Donn was born on Sept. 2, 1934, in Ilion, the son of the late Leo B. and Lucile (Carney) Ahern. He was a graduate of Ilion High School and was a member of The Church of The Annunciation in Ilion. Donn is survived by his son, Donn and his wife, Joanna, of Denver, Colo.; his daughters, Mary and her husband, Kim Conley, of Ilion, Judy and her husband, Jerry Greshel, of Schenectady, and Annie and her husband, Dave Morris, of Switzerland; a brother, Peter and his wife, Joyce, of San Diego, Calif.; and a sister, Ann Mead, of Saratoga. Donn also leaves his seven grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be held for Donn on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. at The Church of The Annunciation in Ilion. Fr. Anthony Barratt will officiate, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Herkimer. There are no calling hours. Local arrangements are with Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Online condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com.

The Telegram 20 September 2011
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Emma Theresa O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Emma Theresa, 88, of Fort Pierce, died Sunday. All County Funeral Home and Crematory, Stuart. Visitation and service Thursday.
Palm Beach Post 27 September 2011
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Thomas Ahearne
Tom Ahearne, Woodview, Cahir and formerly Donegal, Clerihan, Co. Tipperary, who died on September 10th 2011. His brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, extended family wish to express our sincere appreciation to all who sympathised with us in the sudden loss of our dear Tom, those who attended the removal at Clogheen Hospital , funeral mass, and burial at New Inn, all who sent mass cards and floral tributes. Your kindness and support gave us great comfort. To Father Michael Kennedy of New Inn, who officiated at the requiem mass and made it so special.

Heart felt thanks to all who attended Tom during his illness, the local doctor, public health nurse, ambulance staff, South Tipperary General Hospital. A sincere thank you to the matron Sr. Aine and her wonderful staff at St. Theresa Hospital, Clogheen who lovingly tended to Tom's every need. For her kindness and care of Tom, and to us his family during his final stay. To Tom's and our kind neighbours and friends in Clerihan, New Inn, Poulmucka, Cahir, thank you for all your support. May all of you who care for the sick be inspired by the same devotion. Tom was privileged to know so many wonderful friends and neighbours. To Pat and Mary Condon of Condon's Funeral Directors, Cahir for their kindness and attention to detail, in which they made this sad time easier for us. We, Tom's family would like to thank God for Tom's long life, his wisdom, wit and humour. He was a great inspiration to all of us. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually we trust that this acknowledgement will be accepted to all as a token of our sincere appreciation.

The Nationalist 6 October 2011
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John Gerald O'Hearn
John G. O'Hearn, age 52, a lifelong Maple Grove resident, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Oct. 6, 2011, while working on his farm. John was born in Maple Grove, on July 13, 1959, to Alberta (Kadow) O'Hearn and the late John J. "Jack" O'Hearn. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic Grade School in Maple Grove, and was a 1977 graduate of Reedsville High School. Known by his classmates as "Hondo", John excelled on the basketball court as a member of the Reedsville High School team and is remembered as a sharp-shooting "three point shooter from the corner".

He married Diane Schieffer, formerly of Lannon, on Oct. 13, 1990, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Maple Grove. They proudly raised their two boys in a loving home, enjoying time away, sporting events, working together on the farm and family time together watching Seinfeld episodes. John dedicated his life to farming, being raised on the family homestead which was established by his great-grandfather in 1888, working over the years for his father, John, and eventually taking over the farm in 1990. He formed a partnership with his brother, Jim, as well as working with his brother, Kenny. The O'Hearn family was proud host of "Breakfast on the Farm" in 2003 and the O'Hearn Family Reunion on the Homestead in 2009. Through his hard work and dedication, John carried on the family tradition and made the farm what it is today. John was a very successful businessman who was greatly respected by his co-workers and fellow farmers. He will be greatly missed by his dedicated employees, many friends and neighbors. John's outpouring generosity was evident as he served on the Reedsville School Board for ten years and was a proud sponsor of the Reedsville FFA, of which his son, John, is current president. John was truly a genuine people person who will be remembered for his great sense of humor mixed with his Irish wit and appreciation for good conversation with family, neighbors and friends.

John is beloved husband of Diane; loving father of his boys, John and Joshua; and cherished son of Alberta O'Hearn, Maple Grove. He is brother to Debbie (Greg) Sheehy, Maple Grove; Daryl (Karen) O'Hearn, Reedsville; Jim O'Hearn, Maple Grove; Kathy O'Hearn and fiancee, Joe, Green Bay; Ken (Andrea) O'Hearn, Manitowoc; and Mary O'Hearn, Manitowoc. He is further survived by a very special aunt and uncle, Don and Gail O'Hearn; as well as other family members in California; loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack O'Hearn; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Joyce Schieffer; and his grandparents. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Holy Family Parish, 1100 West Ryan St., Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt, with burial to follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Maple Grove. Friends may call at Holy Family Parish in Brillion, from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday evening, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning after 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 - 18th St. Two Rivers, (ph: 920-793-1756) is assisting the O'Hearn family with funeral arrangements. The O'Hearn family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Reedsville First Responders, Holy Family Memorial Emergency Room Staff, and the many friends who have assisted and supported us during this most difficult time.

Herald Times Reporter 9 October 2011
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Marilyn Janicki (O'Hearn) Barnes
Marilyn Janicki Barnes, 84, died Friday, October 7, 2011 in St. George, UT. She was born on February 16, 1927 in Minot, ND to Arthur and Edna O'Hearn. As a carefree, single young woman in the early 1950's she and a couple of girlfriends moved to sunny South California to find life, love and laughter. In 1955 she began a 38 year marriage to Donald Janicki with whom she raised four children and retired from the Santa Ana Unified School District. Don passed away in 1992. Marilyn has lived in St. George since 1994. She married Gilbert Barnes in 2006 and they enjoyed a happy and loving union until Gil's passing in 2008.

Marilyn nurtured and enjoyed her family andfriendships, those dating back to first grade as well as a tight circle that grew from her involvement in the St. George Catholic Church. She received great comfort and pleasure worshipping our Lord Jesus Christ. Marilyn is survived by her daughter: Judith (David) Brader, two sons: Michael and Thomas Janicki, two grandsons: Justin (Alyson) and Jared Brader, one granddaughter: Natasha Janicki and three adorable great-grandchildren: Loryn, Max and Lila Brader. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and her husbands: Donald and Gilbert, her son Bill and a great grandson Rex.

Funeral mass will be held at the St. George Catholic Church on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.. A Rosery will be held at 10:15 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Tonaquint Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McMillan Mortuary 435-688-8880. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.mcmillanmortuary.com.

The Spectrum 15 October 2011
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Gail Frances Ahearn
AHEARN, Gail Frances Of Milton, formerly of Charlestown, October 13, 2011. Beloved daughter of the late Francis & Margaret (McDonough) Ahearn. Cherished sister of Ann Marie Murphy & her husband William of Melrose, and the late Ruth M. Ahearn. Loving aunt of Brian Murphy & his wife Michelle of Weymouth, Brenda Kopylov & her husband Andrei of Stoneham, and Steven Murphy & his wife Tara of Saugus. Dear great aunt of Liam and Margaret Murphy, Sean Kopylov and Owen Murphy. Also survived by many cousins, relatives and friends. Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St.(near Gallivan Blvd) DORCHESTER, Monday 4-8pm. Funeral Mass in St. Agatha's Church, Milton, Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Arthritis Foundation , P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20078-7491. Interment New Calvary Cemetery. For directions and expressions of sympathy, www.oconnorandson.com.
The Boston Globe 17 October 2011
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Anna M. (Bakas) O'Hern
Anna M. O'Hern, nee Bakas, 78, of Elmhurst. Found peace, at home, October 17, 2011. Loving wife of John P. O'Hern. Dear mother of Barbara L. (Michael) Kranz and the late Thomas J. O'Hern. Fond sister of James (Joan) Bakas, Marita (the late Roger) Stevenson, Robert Bakas and the late June (Louis) Maric, Gregory (Lillian) Bakas, Joseph (Dorothy) Bakas, Peter (Helen) Bakas, Thomas N. (Jayne) Bakas and Elaine. Fond Aunt of many. Family and Friends may gather and visit at the Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary, 435 N. York Rd., Elmhurst, on Thursday, October 20th, from 9 AM until funeral services are held at 12 Noon. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside. Memorials, in Anna's name, to Memorial Hospice, 855 N. Church Ct., Elmhurst, IL 60126 are appreciated Info 630.834.1133 or www.pedersenryberg.com.
East DuPage Press/Spectator/Argus 19 October 2011
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Frances G. (Bishop) Welsh Ahearn
AHEARN, FRANCES WYNANTSKILL—Frances G. Welsh Ahearn, 104, died October 16, 2011. Born in Bennington, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Frances LaChance Bishop. She was formerly employed by Cluett Peabody. Fran is survived by a daughter, Dolores and her husband Richard Chagnon; a great grandson, Robert T. Irwin and his wife Kim; two great great granddaughters, Beth and Erika Irwin; a stepson, J. Mark Ahearn of Louisville, KY; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husbands, Frank T. Welsh and Joseph M. Ahearn; a grandson, Mark David Chagnon, and her siblings.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center for the wonderful care given to Frances. The funeral will be on Thursday at 11:00 am at St. Jude's Church, Wynantskill where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Saratoga National Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the church Thursday from 10:00 until 11:00 am. Donations may be made to St. Jude's Church 42 Dana Ave., Wynantskill, NY 12198.

The Troy Record 19 October 2011
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John C. Ahearn, Sr.
Born in the Bronx on August 11, 1920. Died at home in Center Moriches on October 18, 2011. In the 91 years in between, he lived life his way. Perpetually opinionated, sometimes blustery, usually correct, and always loving. Our family patriarch. Took Florence for a ride on his handle bars at age 14 and married her at 20. Married for 64 years until her death in 2004, Daddy never stopped grieving. Devoted father of John Jr. (Debbie), Donald Sr, Irene (who calls Dad her hero), and Kathy (Sue Firneisz). Beloved Pea-pa and Bopee of John III, Danny, Laura, Donald Jr, Stacy, Alicia, Adam, Danny, Sean and Kevin. Adored great grandfather of 12 and great, great grandfather of one. Also survived by his brother and friend, Neil. Predeceased by his sister Virginia, his cherished grandson Stephen, and his adored daughter-in-law Angela. Daddy was a master mechanic, a fixer of all things- almost all things. He played a mean harmonica, loved the Great South Bay, could explain the operation of any 1952 transmission, loved music, history and animals and could tell you the cross street of every address in NYC, whether you wanted to know or not. He worked hard for his whole life so his family would have a better life than he, and we did. Thank you Dad. We love you and will miss you always. Rest in peace. Donations in Dad's memory can be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204.
Newsday 20 October 2011
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Dr. James J. Ahern
Dr. James J. Ahern, age 86, beloved husband for 62 years to Ann, nee Ferretti; loving father of Ann Marie (Richard) Geary, James D. (Camille), Thomas J. (Mary Ann) and the late baby Michael John; cherished grandfather of Mark (Letitia) Geary, Dennis (Carrie) Geary, Lisa Geary, Alyssa Ahern, Jim Ahern, Coady Ahern, Sean Ahern and Colleen Ahern; dear brother of Sr. Denisia Ahern, and the late Mary (late Ray) Morris Sr., Betty (late Richard) Kohs, and Marguerite (George) Adhloch; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Quigley, Dr. Ahern received a Ph.B. from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, a MA in English from De Paul University, a B.A. in Education from Loyola University, an advanced degree in supervision, administration and guidance from De Paul University and, in 1983, a Ph.D. in Curriculum Development from Sarasota University. During his years as an educator and administrator Dr. Ahern served as Assistant Principal of Hirsch High School. During this time he was also a member of the North Central Visitation Committee, a team of education experts that evaluated area high schools. In 1979, Dr. Ahern was appointed principal of Bowen High School. While at Hirsch and Bowen High Schools, Dr. Ahern was active in numerous professional and community organizations, including the Illinois High School Association, the Chicago Teachers Union, the National Congress of Parents and Teachers and the Chicago Public High Schools Athletic Association. The civic and community organizations in which he was involved included the South Chicago Chamber of Commerce, the Mexican Community Organization, the Ada McKinley Neighborhood House and the Fourth Police District Steering Committee.

As an avocation, Dr. Ahern officiated numerous collegiate and high school football and basketball games. He vividly remembered being the referee on three IHSA state football championship games. For over 33 years he had been a distinguished member of the Central Officials Association, entering their Hall of Fame in April 1986. Over the years, Dr. Ahern and his wife, Ann, have devoted many hours of service to both St. Denis Parish and St. Julie Billiart Parish, where they are currently parishioners. Dr. Ahern has served as a member of the Pastoral Council and building committees and as a Eucharistic minister for both parishes; he was a senior server, a cemetery committal minister, a minister of care, a minister of praise, a children's liturgist, a lector and an 8th grade teacher of religious education at St. Julie Billiart Parish. As a Quigley student, Dr. Ahern was a member of the Cathedral Choristers, the Gregorian Choir, the St Francis Xavier Society, the Glee Club, Le Petit Seminaire's business staff, a Monogram Club member and a Beadsman. Through the years Dr. Ahern has been an active alumnus, supporting various Quigley programs, including the St. James Chapel window restoration effort, the 50th Anniversary graduation organizing committee and numerous fundraising events through the years. Dr Ahern fondly remembered the dedicated Quigley priest faculty and staff, singing as a Cathedral Chorister, at the requiem for Cardinal Mundelein, the annual school plays and the sporting events. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Funeral Monday 10:30 a.m. from Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem), Orland Park, IL to St. Julie Billiart Church, Mass 11:15 a.m. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 West Evergreen Ave., Suite 204, Chicago, IL 60642 preferred. Express your thoughts and condolences at www.colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400.

Chicago Tribune 23 October 2011
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John Forrest Ahern
AHERN, John Forrest, 83, of Priscilla Beach (Plymouth), formerly of Wayland, at home October 21, 2011. Husband of Maura (Conboy) Ahern. Father of John F. Ahern, Jr. and his wife Jean of Oxford, Kevin G. Ahern of Plymouth, Catherine M. Balben of Wayland, Patricia A. Ahern of Quincy and James G. Ahern of FL. Father-in-law of Terri Ahern of Sandwich and the late Janet Ahern and Jack Balben. He also leaves 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and many nieces and nephews.

John was born in Boston the son of the late John and Annie (Forrest) Ahern. He graduated from Hyde Park High School where he ran track and was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corp. He attended Quinsigamond Community College and earned an AS in Fire Science. John joined the US Air Force in 1951 and served in the Korean Conflict. After the war, he continued to serve his country in the Air Force Reserves and retired in 1972. John was a Firefighter for the Town of Wayland for 16 years serving as their Union President for many years. John was President of the Priscilla Beach Association and The Plymouth Chapter of the AARP. He was a part time lobster fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Funeral from the Richard Davis Funeral Home 619 State Road (Rte 3A) PLYMOUTH (Manomet) Tuesday October 25 at 9:00 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Bonaventure's Parish at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Monday October 24 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to St. Bonaventure's Building Fund, P.O. Box 996, Manomet, MA 02345. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery Bourne MA. On-line condolences may be made at richarddavisfuneralhome.com. [see also: Mary Juliette (Ahern) Heffernan, William Ahern, David Ahern]

The Boston Globe 23 October 2011
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Anne E. (Ahern) Ahern
BELMONT—Anne E. Ahern, 59, of Boulder Drive, died Saturday, October 29, 2011 in her home after a long illness. Mrs. Ahern was born March 31, 1952 in Rockville Centre, New York, the daughter of John and Mary Eileen (Malone) Ahern. She had lived in Whitefield, N.H. for several years before moving to Belmont seven years ago. In addition to her mother of Whitefield, survivors include her husband, Neil Ahern, of Belmont; a daughter, Jessica Voshell, of Pennsylvania and three brothers, Jack of Idaho, Terry of Los Angeles, California and Danny of Peterborough, NH. She was predeceased by her father.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 6:00-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 10:00AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H. Burial will be privately held in Whitefield, NH. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, PO Box 6123, Lakeport, NH 03247. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Laconia Daily Sun 1 November 2011
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Albert P. Ahern
AHERN, Albert P. 85, of Franklin, formerly of Norwood, November 15, 2011. Beloved husband of Mary A. (Connelly) Ahern. Father of Peter A. Ahern and his wife, Julie of Attleboro, Patricia A. Toney and her husband, Byron of Franklin, Jane N. Lazzaro and her husband, Gerard of Walpole, and the late Mark P. Ahern. Brother of Janice D'Andrea of Walpole, Nancy Herman of NH, and the late Richard Ahern. Grandfather of Jessica, Michelle, and Andrew Ahern, Sean, Christopher, and Caroline Toney, Kerin and Nicole Lazzaro.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Friday at 9:I5AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., FRANKLIN, with a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, 1 Church Sq., Franklin, at 10AM. Interment with military honors will follow at Highland Cemetery in Norwood. Calling hours Thursday 4-8PM. Donations in his memory sent to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Late retired manager New England Tel & Tel. Late WW II US Navy veteran. Charles F. Oteri & Son www.oterifuneralhome.com

The Boston Globe 16 November 2011
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Pat Ahern
AHERN Pat, Tubber, Lispole, Avondale, Dingle on Nov. 13. Reposed at OíConnorís Funeral Home, Dingle. Removal took place on Monday to Lispole Church. Burial took place on Tuesday in St. Brendanís Cemetery, Dingle.
Kerry's Eye 17 November 2011
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Mary Ellen (Ahern) Jette
Mary Ellen Jette, née Ahern, died Monday, November 20, 2011. Born September 29, 1929 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, her parents, Ed and Loretta (Moore) Ahern, were Minnesota natives of 100% Irish stock. A 1947 graduate of Albert Lea High School, she majored in English, Speech and Education at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, an experience she treasured for the rest of her interesting life. While teaching English and Speech at Tracy High School, she fell in love with a Tracy native, Beryl Jette. Their marriage produced four children, and Beryl's career with Eli Lilly & Company took the family from Estherville, Iowa to Dubuque and Indianapolis, and then overseas (Karachi and Johannesburg) for five years. Minnesota lured them home in 1972, and they settled in New Hope, moving eventually to Edina.

From 1999, she lived at St. Therese Southwest in Hopkins, where her sunny disposition made her a beloved figure among residents and staff. Having lost her beloved Beryl to Alzheimer's in 1993, she ultimately developed the terrible disease herself, and spent the last several years in the memory care wing there.

Mary Ellen's faith was her lifelong joy, and in addition to attending daily Mass at St. Raphael (Crystal) and Our Lady of Grace (Edina), she was a treasured member of the League of Catholic Women and the Women Becoming program. She loved the English language and was a great reader, especially of murder mysteries, and regularly consulted the big dictionary next to her reading chair. She enjoyed all kinds of crafts and artistic activities, and her projects ranged from oil paintings of Pakistani scenes through sewing drapes and pillow covers, to programs and award certificates featuring her beautiful calligraphy. She was a snappy dresser and maintained a svelte figure despite daily rations of potato chips, had a great head of hair which was always elegantly coiffed, and never went out without eyeliner and mascara.

She always said that she loved being a mother, and besides providing a wonderful home environment and hundreds of thousands of meals to her brood, she passed along her very Irish sense of humor, the first lines of countless old songs, and an unsinkable optimism. She loved life, and personified the Golden Rule with a generous and natural empathy for her fellow man, rooted in her beloved Catholic faith. She is survived by her four children, all Twin Cities residents: Maria (Lee Blaske), Dan (Ann Pfeffer), Annette Cummings (Tom) and Shawn; and three grandchildren: Logan, Declan and Audrey Cummings.

The kindness and love Mary Ellen was given by the wonderful people at St. Therese Southwest is a gift that her family will never forget; and her difficult last months were brightened by the tender care and compassion of Hospice of the Twin Cities and the staff at Wealshire of Bloomington. She maintained her sense of fun and loving manner to the end, and despite Alzheimer's encroachment on her memory, she regaled everyone she met with jokes, rhymes and maxims. Her favorite was probably this one: "If you get to Heaven before I do, just drill a hole and pull me through!"

Visitation and reminiscences: 3-6 p.m., Sunday Nov. 27, Washburn-McReavy Chapel, 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins, 952- 938-9020. Mass of Christian Burial: 11a.m., Monday, Nov. 28, at Our Lady of Victory Chapel on the campus of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, with luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis Star Tribune 24 November 2011
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Douglas Ahern
Ahern, Douglas Age 66 of Beach Park IL., passed away November 21, 2011 at Vista East Medical Center, born September 7, 1945 in Waukegan IL. He retired from Operators Engineers Local 150. Loved playing poker with longtime friends. Beloved husband of Antoinette Ahern of 38 years, loving father of Scott (Laura) Ward, Douglas W. (Shannon) Ahern, Brian "Bubba" D. Ahern and Stephen J. (Angela) Ahern and dear brother of Linda Smith. He loved his ten grandchildren. Survived many nieces and nephews, Preceded in death by his parents Robert Leonard and Mary Ahern, one brother Robert L. Ahern, one sister and Donna Lee Ahern. Visitation 10-1 pm Saturday at Marsh Funeral Home. Funeral Service 1 pm Saturday November 26, 2011 at Marsh Funeral Home. Burial Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville IL.
News Sun 29 November 2011
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Nora Rosaleen (Ahern) Cowhey
WESTFIELD—Nora Rosaleen (Ahern) Cowhey 78 of Westfield, died at home Tues., Nov 29, 2011. She is pre-deceased by the late William M. Bradley (1964), and the late James F. Cowhey (1999). Born in Bronx, NY, she attended Fordham University, and worked for CBS and Rogers and Hammerstein. After marrying her husband James in Co. Cork Ireland, the couple moved back to the U.S. in 1967. She spent the last 22 years living in Westfield and was an Administrative Assistant at St. Mary High School for 14 years. She was an active member of St. Mary's Parish, and her two great passions were her Irish heritage and the Red Sox.

She is survived by her six children: Thomas P. Cowhey of Southwick, MA, Patrick J. Cowhey of Gloucester, VA, Mary C. Cowhey of Manchester, CT, James C. Cowhey of Westfield, MA, Kathleen T. Cowhey of Westfield, MA, and Rosaleen B. Cowhey-Draleaus of Weare, NH, as well as six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday 8am from the Cusack Funeral Home 94 Main St. Westfield, MA followed by a mass of Christian burial 9:15 AM at the St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, all in Westfield. Calling hours will be held Friday 5-8PM.

The Republican 1 December 2011
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John Dennis Ahearn
John Dennis Ahearn passed away after a valiant battle with cancer Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home in San Luis Obispo. Dennis was a third generation San Luis Obispo native, born in San Luis Obispo at Mt. View Hospital to Jerry and Mary Ahearn. He was a self-employed real estate broker, who graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Business Administration. He loved to volunteer and supported many organizations. When his children were growing up he was president of the PTA for Teach School, supported the boosters of the Laguna Lancers and was president of the Black and Gold Boosters at San Luis High School. Dennis was an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts having served on many committees, traveled to the national Jamboree as a volunteer, received the Silver Beaver award and spent many hours with the Camp French committees. Dennis was a member of Kiwanis de Tolosa having served as president and loved to help with the barbecues. He was honored as the Kiwanian of the Year twice. He was also on the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. High School Memorial Scholarship board of directors.

Dennis was very proud of his four children and worked tirelessly to prepare them for college and adulthood. Dennis is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughters Tracy, Cathy and Megan; son, J.D.; sons-in-law Ames and Mark; sister, Ann Madruga of San Jose and her family, Joe, Betsy and Ray; daughter-in-law, Michelle; son-in-law, Jim; and nieces and nephews Caitlin and Jillian Weber and Brenna and McCray Madruga. A service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the Old Mission Church in San Luis Obispo. Contributions in Dennis' memory may be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, Boy Scouts of America, the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. High School Memorial Scholarship Fund or Jack's Helping Hand.

San Luis Obispo Tribune 2 December 2011
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Miriam "Mimi" (Ahern) Mullin
YARMOUTHPORT—Miriam "Mimi" Ahern Mullin, 87, of Mashpee and Lee, NH, passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2011, after a spirited battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family in the home of her daughter in Yarmouthport and in the compassionate assistance from the VNA Hospice. She was predeceased in 2002 by Francis "Frank" Mullin, her loving husband of 55 years, and her brother, Robert Ahern, Jr. of Bedford.

Growing up in Belmont, Mimi was a graduate of Emerson College and the Hickox Secretarial School of Boston. She started a fulfilling modeling career while still in high school as part of Filene's ground-breaking marketing outreach to the Boston younger generation after World War II . That activity contributed to her being hired by the Boston office of radio station WLAL as a radio sales account manager. During that time she was also the founder of the Junior Volunteers of the League of Catholic Women. Volunteering was also a hallmark of her time when raising her children, as their lives were enriched with her leadership and participation in a wide range of support during their numerous school and extra-curricular activities.

After her husband's retirement and relocation to New Seabury, Mimi continued her commitment to giving back to the community through such actions as her presidency of the New Seabury Women's Club and her chairmanship of the Board of the Mashpee Senior Center. She was awarded "Senior Volunteer of the Year" by the Town of Mashpee in 1992.

Mimi is survived by daughter Deborah Francis Morris (and husband Phil Morris) of Yarmouthport; son Christopher Mullin (and wife Stephanie) of Lee, NH; sister Elizabeth Ahern Lane of Belmont; six grandchildren, Tori Holt, Virginia Corvid, Olivia Mullin, William Mullin, Kathryn Mullin, and Francis Mullin; two step-grandchildren, Jennifer Morris (and husband Christopher Taylor) and Heather Morris Taylor (and husband David Taylor); five great-grandchildren, Juliet, Hayden, Miranda, Greta, and Finnegan; long-time family friend David Roche of Hingham; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited call on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., S. Yarmouth. A funeral Mass will follow at 1 p.m. in Our Lady of the Highway Church, Rt. 28, S. Yarmouth. Burial next to her husband at the Otis National Cemetery will be private. Mimi's family expresses deep gratitude to the many staff members of the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in her honor to Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Hospice, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601; or to the Mashpee Council on Aging, Mashpee Senior Center, Mashpee, MA. [see also: Robert M. Ahern]

Cape Cod Times 2 December 2011
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Noreen (Ahern) Power
POWER (nee Ahern) (Bryanstown Village, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Meath and late of Farranfore, Co. Kerry) Dec. 2, 2011, (peacefully), after a short illness, Noreen, beloved wife of the late Michael; deeply regretted by her loving family Eleanor, Maeve, Bernadette and Maurice, son-in-law Mark, grandchildren, brothers Fr. John and Henry, sisters Mary, Ann, Margaret and Joan, brother-in-law Brian, sister-in-law Maureen, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at her home from 2 o'c. today (Sunday) with Removal at 7.45 o'c. arriving to St. Mary's Church, James Street, at 8.15 o'c. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Monday) at 11 o'c. Burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Drogheda Hospice Homecare.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis
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Sunday Independent 4 December 2011
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Noreen (Ahern) Power
The death has occurred of Noreen Power, (née Ahern) of Bryanstown Village, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Meath and late of Farranfore, Co. Kerry. Funeral was Monday to St. Mary's Church, James Street. Burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery.
Drogheda Independent 7 December 2011
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Allan Arthur Ahearn
Oct 18,1951 - Nov 24,2011
Allan (Big Al) passed away suddenly at his home in Surrey Nov 24. He is sadly missed by his wife Ann, daughter's Kelly Ahearn (Jesse Forster), Tara Vanderpol (Ryan), sister Edra Querin and grandkids Jayde, Mason & Charlotte. Al will also be remembered by a large extended family and many friends. No service by request. Open House Sun. Dec 11 1-4pm @ 13964 72 Ave (Upton Pl clubhouse) email ahearnann@hotmail.com for more info. May Al finally be at Peace.
Vancouver Sun 7 December 2011
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John Ahearn Cronin
John Ahearn Cronin, age 89 of Miami, peacefully joined his beloved wife, Rita Mae, on Dec. 5, 2011, at Copper Mountain Inn. He was born in Tucson, Ariz. on July 28, 1922, the son of Elizabeth (Ahearn) and Daniel Cronin. John was raised in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona with an engineering degree. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a medic in World War II. When Jack returned he worked at Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company. Jack was a member of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Pinal Mountain Elks #2809 and the American Legion. He loved his dogs, all Kerry Blue Terriers and all named "Bill." He loved to work in his yard, garden and bird watching.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Mae Cronin on May 8, 2009. Jack leaves behind in loving memory, Colleen (Gary) Rebello, Terrie (Hoss) Kessner and Tim Pawlowski. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 844 W. Sullivan St., Miami, AZ 85539, phone 928-473-3568. Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 844 W. Sullivan St., Miami, Ariz. Interment was private. Funeral arrangements for John A. Cronin were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services Miami.

Arizona Silver Belt 14 December 2011
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Helen "Ellie" (O'Hearn) Greene
BOW—Helen (Ellie) Greene, 43, died Dec. 13, 2011, after a brief illness. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends, colleagues, and the many other lives she touched. Helen worked for the accounting firm of Peter Brankman & Company from 1988 to 2006. In July of 2006, Helen joined CATCH Neighborhood Housing in Concord as its Chief Financial Officer, after having provided auditing services to CATCH for many years. Helen was a graduate of Franklin Pierce College, with a B.S. in Accounting. She was a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the New Hampshire Society of Accountants. She was quick to laugh, to smile, and to put the needs of others ahead of her own. She was a tireless volunteer and served as the chairperson of the Concord Asset Building Coalition for many years, was a member of the Bow Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary for 12 years and was serving as its president, a position she held for three years. She also volunteered with VITA to assist low income, elderly, disabled and limited-English-speaking households who needed free income tax preparation.

Ellie was an organ donor, and true to her caring nature she has already changed the lives of six individuals in New England, with the potential of changing countless lives with her other organ and tissue donations. She is survived by her husband, Jason Greene of Bow; her parents, Edward Sr. and Priscilla O'Hearn; her sister, Suzanne O'Hearn, all of Weirs Beach; and brothers and sisters-in-law Peter and Claire O'Hearn, and Edward Jr. and Amy O'Hearn, and their children, Emma and Lauren. She also leaves behind her dog Sheriff, and five cats. The music dies, but echoes on in sweet refrains; for every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, Concord.A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Parish, St. Peter, 135 N. State Street, Concord. After the funeral mass, a luncheon will be served by the Ladies Auxiliary at a location to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA at concordspca.org, or a cardiovascular organization of your choice.

New Hampshire Sunday News 18 December 2011
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Col. Luther O'Hern
AMERICUS—ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Col. (retired) Luther O'Hern died Dec. 18, 2011, at home in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was born Nov, 6, 1915, in Preston, Ga., Webster County to John Henry and Jennie Morris O'Hern. He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister. He is survived by wife Sara Thomasson O'Hern and daughters, Candy Childrey (John) of Coral Springs, Fla., and Ann Lehr (Pete) of New Port Richey, Fla.; grandchildren ,Amy, Sean, Laura and Courtney, and great-grandchildren Joshua, Taylor, Joel, Mikenzie and Sidney.

Col. O'Hern watched as Charles Lindbergh learned to fly in Americus, Ga., and caught the urge for flying. After graduating high school from Anthony High School, Americus, Ga., he attended Georgia Southwestern and later completed his bachelor of science degree at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University). He enlisted in the Army Air Corps (now the USAF) early in World War II and flew missions in the Caribbean and South American sectors. He was awarded the Air Medal for bravery as co-pilot in protecting and saving the lives of at least 42 survivors of a torpedoed ship off the coast of Dutch Guiana. Stationed after the war in Illinois, Texas and Oklahoma, he took training, established flight units and taught ROTC units. He served in senior personnel and classified positions during the Korean Conflict and later in Japan. Returning to the United States, Col. O'Hern was awarded the Commendation Ribbon for his service in Japan. From 1956-65 in Tennessee and South Carolina and then on staff in STRIKE Command at Mac Dill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., he provided expertise as Director in C-130 turbo-prop aircraft, and he retired after a final tour at the Pentagon. Col. O'Hern was awarded two Legion of Merit Awards, one of the nation's highest peacetime awards after his tours of duty in STRIKE and the Pentagon. He returned to St. Petersburg and became a real estate agent for the Werly Corporation. He served in several capacities, including president, of the Downtown Lions Club. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church (St. Petersburg, Fla.).

Col. O'Hern will be interred in the National Cemetery Andersonville, Ga. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday Chapel www.dobiesfuneralhome.com 727-937-7555

Americus Times-Recorder 21 December 2011
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Frances R. (Kozlowski) Ahearn
Frances R. Kozlowski Ahearn, 87, of Baldwinsville, passed away Thursday at St. Josephs Hospital. She was born in Schenectady and has lived in Baldwinsville the past 51 years. Fran was employed for nine years at Durgee Junior High in Baldwinsville. She was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge #644, the American Legion Post 113 Auxillary, Canton Woods Senior Center and she was also a Joy Germ. Fran was predeceased by her husband, William J. Ahearn Jr., in 2000.

Survivors: her daughters, Debbie A. (Gary Hilborn) Ahearn of Baldwinsville and Donna L. Hamilton of Cicero; two grandchildren, Denise Lee and Leonard Hamilton, Jr.; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St., Baldwinsville. Services are 10 a.m. today at the funeral home with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Contributions: In Fran's memory, to the Female Charitable Society, River St., Baldwinsville or Maureen's Hope, 6301 Mustang Rd., Baldwinsville, NY 13027 Falardeau Funeral Home Online Guest Book At FalardeauFH.com.

Syracuse Post Standard 27 December 2011
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Rita Louise (Ahearn) Rea
Rita Louise Rea, 78, of Streator, and formerly of Chicago and Florida, died Thursday morning, Dec. 22, 2011, at her daughter's home in rural Streator. Her Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Valrico, Fla. Burial will be in Bloomingdale Cemetery, Valrico, Fla. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stower Funeral Home, Brandon, Fla. A memorial Mass will be held in Illinois at a later date. Hagi Funeral Home, Streator, has charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Rea was born April 1, 1933, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Lillian (Elliott) Ahearn. She married James Bell Rea Oct. 10, 1959. He died Feb. 5, 1998. She is survived by two daughters, Juanita Rea, Westmont and Sharon (Joe) Dondelinger, rural Streator; one son, David J. (Kathleen) Rea, Westmont; one sister, Margaret Tyska, Valrico, Fla.; and two brothers, Terrance Ahearn, Naperville and Roger (Laurel) Ahearn of Sarasota, Fla. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one daughter. Memorials may be made to Ottawa Regional Hospital Hospice or Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, P.O. Box 508, Wheaton IL 60187.

Pontiac Daily Leader 27 December 2011
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Catherine E. "Cathy" Ahern
Catherine E. "Cathy" Ahern, 34, of Pheasant Glen Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, died unexpectedly, along with her dog "Precious" on Tuesday Dec. 27, 2011 at home. Cathy was born in Attleboro a daughter of Daniel & Karen (Bury) Ahern of Rehoboth MA. She was a telemarketer for Citi-Bank for several years. Cathy was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School Class of 1995. She has lived in Charlotte since 2011, coming from Rehoboth, Cathy was a member of the Second Congregational Church. Cathy was an animal lover all her life, and was devoted to dogs. She also loved being around people, and enjoyed life.

Besides her parents and dogs, she is survived by her maternal grandmother Sonja Bury of Rehoboth, MA, and many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Her funeral service will be held Saturday at 12:00 noon in the Cook-Hathaway Funeral Home 160 Park St., Attleboro. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are Saturday from 10:00am - 12:00 noon. Burial will be private . In lieu of flowers , gifts in Cathy and Precious's name can be sent to the MSPCA-Angell Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston MA. 02130, or www.mspca.org.

— Funeral Home — 27 December 2011
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Edward L. O'Hearn
WEIRS BEACH—Edward L. O'Hearn, 79, of Pendleton Beach Road, died Saturday, December 24, 2011 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. He was born in Medford, Mass., the son of Edward L. Sr. and Mary E. (McCarthy) O'Hearn. Ed served in the US Air Force and graduated with his Bachelors in Administration Degree from North Eastern University. He worked for 30 years for AT&T, beginning with Western Electric in Watertown, Mass, retiring as Section Chief . He lived in Tewksbury, Mass for 33 years before moving to Weirs Beach, NH in the 80's. Ed then worked for 15 years for Irwin Marine in Laconia. He was a charter member of the Meredith Yacht Club, a life member of the American Legion and the Elks, a life member of the Pioneers and a member of the Weirs Beach Community Park Association. He was an avid Ham Radio enthusiast, known by his call sign AA1EO, and formerly WB1FYE. He enjoyed boating and skiing.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Helen Greene in December 13th of this year and one brother, John H. O'Hearn. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla (Cooney) O'Hearn of Weirs Beach, two sons; Edward L. O'Hearn III and his wife Amy of Center Harbor, NH and Peter L. O'Hearn and his wife Claire of Gilford, NH, one daughter, Suzanne Marie O'Hearn of Weirs Beach, NH, two grandchildren; Emma Florence O'Hearn and Lauren Elizabeth O'Hearn and one sister, M. Patricia Hilsinger of Burlington, Mass.

Calling hours will be held from 2 PM to 4 PM and from 6 PM to 8 PM on Friday, December 30, 2011 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph's Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, NH. Burial will be privately held at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Laconia Daily Sun 28 December 2011
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Una (Ahern) Cahill
1915—2011
Much admired lady was an accomplished Bridge player
UNA CAHILL, Glenwood, Dundalk who died peacefully in the loving care of the staff of St. Oliver Plunkett Hospital on December 10th was a native of Dunmore East in Waterford but had lived in Dundalk for many years. Aged 96, Una was the only daughter of Paddy and Joanne Ahern and sadly she was just eight when her mother died. Consequently Una was brought up by her uncle in Roscommon. After her marriage to Peter (Bill) Cahill who was a manager with Saxone Shoes the couple lived for a time in Tipperary and Dublin before Bill moved to Dundalk to manage the company's outlet in Clanbrassil Street. The shop was next door to Woolworths and was one of the most popular shoe outlets in the town at the time. Una and Bill lived for a time in Avenue Road and later Chapel Street before retiring to live in Glenwood. Affectionately known as 'super granny' by her family mainly because she did the driving in her beloved mini until she reached an advanced age, Una was a much admired lady in her neighbourhood. She loved to play Bridge and was an accomplished player. Una was renowned for her kindness, always willing to open her home to the handicapped and orphans for holidays and she was a regular visitor to the sick in the Louth and St. Oliver's hospitals. Deeply religious with great devotion to the Rosary, Una was also an active member of the Legion of Mary for many years. She had been a patient in St. Oliver's for the past seven years and her family deeply appreciate the loving care that she received from staff.

Thankfully Una's daughters, Ann and Carmel arrived home in time for their mother's death and while she had a long and happy life they will greatly miss her loving presence in their lives. For Una family was her life and her family are consoled by their many happy memories of their time together.

Una is survived by her son, Jackie (America), daughters, Kathleen Buggy ( Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford), Ann Hill (Canberra, Australia) and Carmel Phillips (Miami, USA), 19 grandchildren, great grandchildren, daughter-in-law, sons- in- law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bill in 1987, son, Aidan who resided in Canada and daughter, June who lived in Clifden, Connemara. Having reposed at her home, Una's remains were taken to the church in town that she most loved, St. Joseph's Redemptorist Church where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Very Rev. P. Rushe, Adm., Redeemer. The Readings were given by grandsons, Douglas Buggy and Ronan Hughes and the Prayers of Intercession were led by grandsons, Dermot Hughes and Robert Buggy. The Offertory Gifts were presented by Una's daughters, Kathleen, Ann and Carmel and the Communion reflection was given by grandson, Aidan Hughes while another grandson, Brian Hughes spoke lovingly of his grandmother's life. The beautiful music was provided by soloist, Deirdre Morgan, and the organist was Anne King. After Mass burial took place in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Month's Mind Mass on January 8th in St. Oliver Plunkett Hospital chapel.

The Argus 28 December 2011
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James William Ahern, Jr.
AHERN James William Ahern, Jr., age 80, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. Husband of the late Diana Nicholass Ahern. Father of Terence Ahern, Melanie Ahern (Tim Daigre), and James Ahern (Paige). Grandfather of Riley and Carter Ahern. Brother of Elisa Pepperman, Edward Ahern, William Ahern, the late Frank Ahern and Lucille Purcelle. Mr. Ahern served in the USAF for 26 years.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the service. Visitation at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA, on Saturday, December 31, 2011 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Interment with Full Military Honors to follow at St. Joseph #1 Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com. [see also: James William Ahern]

The Times-Picayune 30 December 2011
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