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Stanford "Bud" O'Hern Sr.
Stanford "Bud" O'Hern Sr., 74, of Vermont, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at his residence. The youngest of 13 children, he was born Aug. 25, 1926, near Lovell, Okla., to Patrick S. and Jane (Duncan) O'Hern. He married Rita Marie Mirkes on Oct. 9, 1948, in Hennessey, Okla. She survives. He is survived by four daughters, Cathy Crain of Macomb, Mrs. Steve (Rose Marie) Lynn of Bardolph, Mrs. James (Cindy) Cassidy of Table Grove, and Maryann O'Hern of Seaside, Calif.; two sons, Stan Jr. of Hennessey, Okla., and Larry Joe (wife, Kelley) of Vermont; 17 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Charlie of Hennessey, Okla., and Clyde of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Flossie Gallup of Stratford, Okla., and Winifred "Winnie" Pryor of Tulsa, Okla.

Mr. O'Hern was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, seven brothers, and one sister. He graduated from Surprise Country School and Hennessey, Okla., High School. After serving in the US Army, he moved his small family to rural Vermont in 1951. He spent the rest of his life in the Vermont area as a farmer and cattleman. Mr. O'Hern was honored as the Outstanding Conservation Farmer for McDonough County in 1985. He was a member of the Tri-County Cattleman Association, Illinois Beef Association, National Cattleman's Association, Illinois Pork Producers, and American Legion Post 26 and a member of the Catholic Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Macomb. The Rev. Richard Pricco and Rev. David Kurt will officiate. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by his American Legion Post. Memorials may be made to: McDonough District Hospital Hospice in Macomb, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Macomb, Vermont Illinois Rescue Squad, St. Paul Catholic Church, or a charity of the donor's choice. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements. [see also: Gilbert "Buzz" O'Hern, Nora (Fleetwood) O'Hern]

Rushville Times 3 January 2001
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James O'Hearn
James O'Hearn, age 87, passed away December 31, 2000, preceded in death by his beloved parents, Mary, nee Longan and William and his siblings Mary O'Hearn, Nicholas, William, Alice Bourke, Julia O'Hearn, John, Edward and Thomas; cherished uncle of Edward O'Hearn, Robert Dempsey and many other nieces and nephews; devoted brother-in-law of Mary O'Hearn; dear friend of Fr. Paul T. Thomas Hoban. Friends and family meet at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Rt. 176 and Oak St. in Crystal Lake on Saturday for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. He was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone for 36 years and a member of IBEW Local 134 for 50 years and the American Legion Post 171, Crystal Lake, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to Columban Fathers of St. Columbans, NE 60856 in his name appreciated. 847-359-8020.
Chicago Tribune 5 January 2001
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Dorothy M. (Flangan) Ahern
Dorothy M. Ahern, 80, of Stroudsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 4, at Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was the wife of William R. Ahern, with whom she celebrated 62 years of marriage. Born in Larchmont, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William and Josephine (Hogan) Flangan [sic]. Dorothy resided in the Stroudsburg area since 1986. Prior to that, she lived in the New Rochelle, N.Y. area. She was a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Stroudsburg. In addition to her husband, Bill, she is survived by one son, William R. Ahern of Brewster, N.Y.; one daughter, Karen Ahern of New Brunswick, N.J.; and four grandchildren. A memorial mass will be announced at a later date and time. Cremation took place at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg.
Pocono Record 6 January 2001
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Catherine C. Ahearn
PORTSMOUTH—Catherine C. Ahearn, 83, formerly of 132 Chapel St. and 280 McKinley Road, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at the Mark Wentworth Home after a long period of failing health. Born in Portsmouth on Dec. 20, 1917, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Nora (Bluett) Ahearn. She was a graduate of St. Patrick School; Portsmouth High School, Class of 1935, where she received the Haven Medal for Latin; and the University of New Hampshire, Class of 1939, where she was a member of the Khi Omega Sorority.

From the onset of World War II until her retirement, she was employed in the comptroller's office at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. She was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and a former member of the Wentworth Fairways and the Portsmouth Hospital Guild. Survivors include two brothers, James M. Ahearn and his wife, Lucille, of South Portland, Maine; Thomas P. Ahearn of Portsmouth; one sister, Jackie Gillespie, and her husband, Jim, of South Portland, Maine; and many devoted nieces, nephews and grandnephews.
AHEARN—Catherine C. Ahearn, 83, formerly of 132 Chapel St. and 280 McKinley Road, died Jan. 8, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. No visiting hours. Family flowers only, please. Memorials may be made to the Mark Wentworth Home Social Activities Fund, 346 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801 or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Farrell Funeral Home, 684 State St., Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Herald 8 January 2001
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Mary E. "Mae" (Ahern) Ruby
Mrs. Mary E. Ruby, 75, of 206 W. Brainard, Payson, IL., died at 9:35 a.m. Saturday (January 13, 2001) in Blessing Hospital. Born January 16, 1925 in Chicago, IL., Mary was the daughter of William and Mary Stanton Ahern. She married Elmo F. "Bud" Ruby on October 13, 1945 in Chicago. He survives.

Mary was of the Catholic Faith. She enjoyed playing bingo and poker, and the 22 years in retirement that she and Bud spent in Silver Springs, Florida. A graduate of Austin High School in Chicago, Mary was employed at Brad Foote Gear Works in Chicago and later as a clerk and typist for General Motors Parts Department for many years. Also surviving is a daughter, Margaret "Peggy" Kubczak and her husband James of Cedar Rapids, IA.; two grandchildren, Benjamin Kubczak and Leah Kubczak both of Cedar Rapids, IA.; a brother, William Ahern and his wife Ann of Escondito, CA.; two nephews, Brian Ahern and Kevin Ahern and a niece Ellen Ahern all of California.

Mrs. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Margaret Ahern. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 in Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson by the Rev. Eugene Middendorf. Burial will be in the New Cemetery in Payson. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday morning until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

— Funeral Home, 13 January 2001
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Anne M. (Chapman) Ahearn
AHEARN — Anne M. (Chapman) of Dorchester, formerly of South Boston, on Jan. 15th, 2001. Devoted wife of the late William T. Ahearn. Beloved mother of Nancy Ahearn and her husband Robert J. Connare of Dorchester and Brian J. Ahearn and his wife Janet of So. Boston. She is survived by 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 4 step-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the beloved sister of the late William Chapman. Anne's funeral service will be held in ther Mulry Home for Funerals, 2 King St. (at 1700 Dorchester Ave. & across from St,. Mark's Chruch) Dorchester on Friday, January 19th at 10 AM. Burial will be private at the request of the family. Anne's wake will be held on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne's memory can be made to the Boston Dialysis Center Patient Fund, c/o Karen Heiko-Wong, 2100 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124. Late retired bookkeeper for the Pilgrim Laundry Co., Anne was also a project supervisor for several years during the construction of the Pentagon Building during WWII. Illuminated off-street parking across from the funeral home on King St.
The Boston Globe 17 January 2001
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Joseph Burton McHale O'Hearn
O'HEARN, JOSEPH BURTON McHALE (Age 74) Of Glastonbury, CT. Beloved husband of Dulcini (Johnson) O'Hearn, died Sunday, January 14, 2001 at home. Born December 28, 1926 in North Franklin, CT, son of the late Michael and Rose (Burke) O'Hearn, he had lived in Glastonbury since 1976. He graduated from St. Patrick Cathedral School, Norwich Free Academy and attended the Thames Valley Community College. He was a realtor and insurance agent in Norwich, and retired as an executive manager for the State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of the American Legion, Norwich, the Elks, BPOE Lodge #430, Norwich, the Irish-American Home Society, Glastonbury, the O.D. Club, former vice president, Hartford Liederkranz, Inc., the Veterans of Foreign War, Manchester, and served as President of the State Management Association of Connecticut.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Donna Lee O'Hearn of Newport, RI, Timothy Joseph O'Hearn of North Franklin, CT, Susan O'Hearn Temkin and son-in-law Charles Backman Temkin of Washington, DC; his sister, Rose O'Hearn Taylor of Bozrah, CT; his brother, William S. O'Hearn of Florida; and grandchildren, Jacqueline Lauren Temkin, Kyle Timothy O'Hearn, Nicholas Burton Temkin, Kelly and Ryan McNamara; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, January 17, 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Norwich. Burial will be at the conveniece of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Radio Information System for the Blind (CRIS), 589 Jordan Ln., Wethersfield, CT 06109; or to the VNA Health Care c/o the Hospice Team, 103 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105. Arrangements by The MULRYAN FUNERAL HOME, Glastonbury, CT.

The Washington Post 17 January 2001
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Grace Edith (Ahern) Thomsen
Grace Edith Ahern Thomsen, 81, of Orlando died Thursday in Winter Park. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends after the service. A native of Jacksonville and a former resident of Tallahassee, she worked for the Florida State University Business Services department when she retired in 1979. She had been a realtor for 12 years she retired in 1981. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority, the FSU Alumni Association, the Tallahassee Board of Realtors, the Extra Point Club and the Seminole Boosters. She was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church. She is survived by a stepson, Charles Thomsen of Tallahassee; a daughter, Linda C. Smith of Orlando; two grandchildren, Shawn Mathis and Sheridan Smith of Orlando; and three great-grandchildren. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, 926-3333.
Tallahassee Democrat 19 January 2001
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Edmund Joseph "Ned" Ahern
AHERN, Edmund (Ned) Joseph, passed away 17th January, 2001. Formerly of Aeroglen, Cairns. Dearly loved and cherished husband of Doreen (deceased) father of Janis, Colleen, Therese and Edmund, grandfather and great-grandfather to his spiritied clan. Ned's family and friends are invited to participate in a service to celebrate his life to be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 161 Old Pacific Highway, Oxenford, today, Friday, 19th July, at 2 p.m. No funeral cortege. Somerville Funerals.
Brisbane Courier Mail 19 January 2001
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Christy Ahern
The death has occurred of Christy Ahern, Old Kildimo and late of Glensharrold He worked for many year at The Old Mill Creamery before moving to Kildimo. the visited the native place on a regular basis, and enjoyed the Wrenboys at Moore's Bar on St. Stephen's night last. His remains were removed from his residence to St. Joseph's Church, Kildimo and burial took place in Kildimo Cemetery.

The death has occurred suddenly of Christy Aherne, Old Kildimo, Kildimo, Co. Limerick. His remains were removed from his residence on Sunday evening at 6 o'clock to St. Joseph Church, Kildimo. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11.30 followed by interment in Kildimo Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to his wife, children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of relatives. The late Christy Aherne was cousin of Nora O'Donnell, Main Street, Askeaton and Nicholas Sheehy, Morgan's, Askeaton.

Limerick Leader 20 January 2001
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John J. Ahearn
John J. Ahearn, 85, of Carrollton, GA, formerly of Danbury, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at the Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, GA. He was the husband of the late Helen (Ginty) [sic] Ahearn. Born in Danbury on September 6, 1915, he was a son of the late John and Jennie Ginty Ahearn. He served in the US Army during WW II. Mr. Ahearn worked as a carpenter for the Bacchiochi Company of Ridgefield for more than 25 years before retirement. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Greg George of Carrollton; his grand-children, Alison and Greg Cosentino. Wynter and Sean McKinley; great grandchildren, Alec Greg Cosentino and Grant George McKinley; his sisters, Mary DePalmer of Southbury and Jane Ahearn of Brookfield, Funeral services will be conducted at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Tuesday at 11:00 am. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. Friends may call at Green Funeral Home on Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Tanner Foundation, 705 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117.
Danbury CT News-Times 21 January 2001
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Ruth C. (Flynn) Ahern
AHERN—Of Charlestown, Jan. 22, Ruth C. (Flynn) Wife of the late Timothy F. Ahern. Loving mother of Claire E. Smith and Denise K. Ahern both of Charlestown. Grandmother of Boblee, Daniel and Christopher Smith. Great grandmother of Kelli C. Ahern Smith. Sister of Barbara Kane of Woburn, Alice Gill of Brockton, Paul Flynn of Sandown, NH and the late Margaret Carlin. Funeral from the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, 322 Bunker Hill St., on Wed., Jan 24 at 9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Charlestown at 10AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund, 55 Warren St., Charlestown, MA 02129-3499. [see also: Daniel J. Ahern]
The Boston Globe 23 January 2001
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Jackie Ahern
The death has occurred of Jackie Ahern of Glensharrold, Carrigkerry, at his residence. He was unwell for a number of years, and was a nephew of the late nationalist and poet P.J. Ahern. Jackie was a very good and kind neighbour who went about his work in a quiet and unassuming way. He was involved in farming and worked the land and the bogs to provide for his family. His remains were removed from Finucanes Funeral Home, Athea to Saint Mary's Church, Carrigkerry. Burial took place in Ardagh Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Eileen, daughter Eileen, sons Mike, John, Seamus, Willie and other relatives.
Limerick Leader 27 January 2001
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John "Jack" Ahern
The death of John (Jack) Ahern, of Glensharrold, which occurred during the weekend was widely regreted by his relatives and friends in Athea parish. He was father of Seamus Ahern who is prominent in football and soccer circles in Athea. His remains were removed from Finucanes Funeral Home, Athea to Carrigkerry Church on Monday evening and his funeral took place after Requiem Mass on Tuesday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, family, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, sister and other relatives.
Limerick Leader 27 January 2001
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Margaret Susan (O’Hearn) Eisgrau
Margaret Susan Eisgrau of Newport News, VA formerly of Lexington Park, MD died on January 28, 2001 in the Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA. Born August 11, 1916 in Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Timothy O’Hearn and Alice Cullen O’Hearn. She was the loving wife of 48 years, to the late Alexander Eisgrau. She was the devoted mother of Ellen Raffetto and her husband Thomas Raffetto, of Yorktown, VA. She was the sister of the late James J. O’Hearn. She is also survived by her grandson John Raffetto and wife Stephanie Raffetto of Arlington, VA and grandson Peter Raffetto of Portsmouth, VA. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Susan C. Raffetto.

Mrs. Eisgrau moved to Lexington Park, MD in 1949 where she lived until 1996. She served for many years as a clerk of the Civil Court in St. Mary’s County. Throughout her life she was active in local schools and the parish of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, where she volunteered with Catholic Daughters of America and Ladies of Charity. She was an active member of the Lion’s Club, and was recognized by the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee for her 20-year commitment to serving the poor and elderly through the Life Support program. Friends may call in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 from 5:00 - 8:00 with prayers being said at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
St. Mary's Today 28 January 2001
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Joseph W. Ahearn
Joseph W. Ahearn of Campbell Hall, a butcher for several A&P Supermarkets, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Arden Hill Life Care Center, Goshen. He was 76. The son of Joseph M. and Hattie Cullen Ahearn, he was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Goshen. A U.S. Army Veteran having served with General Patton during World War II, he was a member of the Church of the Assumption, Maybrook, where he was an usher and a member of the Holy Name Society; member of the American Legion, Montgomery; and Food Handlers' Union #464. Survivors include four sisters, Margaret Armbruster of Montgomery; Susan D'Arpa of the State of Florida, Mary Hudson of New Windsor and Marie Marshall of Pine Bush; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Church of the Assumption, Maybrook. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montgomery. Arrangements are under the direction of the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, Washingtonville.
The Middletown NY Times Herald-Record 29 January 2001
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Richard Patrick Ahern
AHERN — In Plymouth, Richard Patrick, age 71, died at the Jordan Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Alice Marie (McDevitt) Ahern of Plymouth and loving father of Richard P., Jr. of Bridgewater, James F. Ahern and Roberta C. Shaw, both of Plymouth and Jeanne M. Loukas of Cliffside Park, NJ. Beloved brother of John D. Ahern, Jr. of Marco Island, FL, Thomas Ahern of Hingham and the late Francis Ahern of Dedham. He was the cherished grandfather of 6. The funeral will take place on Friday morning at 8:15 from the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth followed by a Funeral Mass at the Church of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, 126 So. Meadow Ed., Plymouth at 9 a.m. Friends may call at the Cartmell Funeral Home on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Assn. & Related Disorders, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140. [see also: Mary A. (Dacey) Ahern]
The Boston Globe 31 January 2001
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Richard P. Ahern
Richard P. Ahern of Plymouth, a retired pressman for the Globe, died Tuesday in Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. He was 71. Mr. Ahern was a pressman for the Globe for 25 years, until his retirement in 1991. He previously was a pressman for the Herald American. He was born in Boston and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and the Plymouth Athletic Club. He leaves his wife, Alice Marie (McDevitt); two sons, Richard P. Jr. of Bridgewater and James F. of Plymouth; two daughters, Roberta C. Shaw of Plymouth and Jeanne M. Loukas of Cliffside Park, N.J.; two brothers, John D. Jr. of Marco Island, Fla., and Thomas of Hingham; and six grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Plymouth. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.
The Boston Globe 1 February 2001
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Daniel Keleher Ahern
BUFFALO — Daniel Keleher Ahern, 93, of Buffalo died Monday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2001, at his home. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with Father Charles Taylor as celebrant. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with military graveside services by the VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel and Friday evening at the church.

Mr. Ahern was born Feb. 2, 1907, in Charlestown, N.H., to Thomas and Mary Ahern. He and his brothers homesteaded west of Kaycee. He married Mildred Frances Castle June 19, 1933. He taught school in Kaycee and Buffalo 37 years and was principal of Buffalo Junior High School for more than 20 years. He coached basketball and track. He was a World War II veteran, participating in campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Palmero, Anzio and the liberation of France, and was recipient of citations including the Legion of Merit, Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star and Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son and eight brothers and sisters. Survivors include three sons, Dan and Bill, both of El Paso, Texas, and Tom of Meeker, Colo.; two sisters, Ann Worthley of Charleston, N.H., and Marjorie Linell of Hanover, N.H.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The Sheridan Press 1 February 2001
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Rev. Richard J. Ahern
AHERN — Of Waltham, February 1. 2001, Rev. Richard J., C.S.S. Son of the late Raymond and Kathleen (Jordan) Ahern. Brother of Mary Gavin of Braintree. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Monday at 11 am in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 5 East Main Street, Milford. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford. Visiting hours Sunday 3-7 pm in the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, 245 Main St. (Rte. 20) Waltham. Donations in Father Ahern's memory to the Stigmantine Fathers and Brother's Retirement Fund, 554 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02452 would be appreciated.
The Boston Globe 3 February 2001
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Bridget "Rita" B. (Curran) Ahern
AHERN — In Woburn, formerly of Belmont, February 3, Bridget "Rita" B. (Curran), devoted wife of the late John F. Ahern. Beloved sister of Mary Perkins of CT., Anna Prindle and Thomas J. Curran, both of Woburn and the late Albert F. Curran. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, (Route 38) Woburn on Tuesday, February 6th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Monday 3-7 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Rita's memory to the St. Charles School Fund, 8 Myrtle Street, Woburn, MA 01801.
The Boston Globe 5 February 2001
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Mrs. Janet F. Ahern
Janet F. Ahern, 54, of Denver died Jan 25. Services were Jan 30, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ahern was born in Longmont on March 31, 1946. She married Patrick Ahern in 1970. She was a member of American Legion Post 17. Survivors include her mother Cora Tafoya of Denver; sister Antonette Hutton of WheatRidge
Rocky Mountain News 5 February 2001
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Roberta A. (Stout) O'Hern
PALMER, NE—Roberta A. O'Hern, 95, of Palmer died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at her home. Services were Wednesday, February 7 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Mike McDermott officiated. Burial was at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer. Palmer Funeral Home in Palmer was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. O'Hern was born Oct. 27, 1905, in St. Paul to Thomas and Alice (Malloy) Stout. She attended St. Paul Grade School and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1924. She worked as a telephone operator from 1924 to 1928 in Palmer. She married Bernard M. O'Hern on Sept. 17, 1928, in St. Paul. They lived on a farm north of Palmer. Mr. O'Hern died in 1952. Mrs. O'Hern was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. She enjoyed sewing, making quilts and rugs for family, baking and reading. Survivors include two sons, Bernard "Barney" of Palmer and Timothy of Denver; one daughter, Patricia (Mrs. Richard) Williams of Fullerton; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie O'Hare of Ackley, Iowa; and a special friend, Michelle Glynn. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Mary Alice; a daughter, Margaret (Mrs. Carroll) Rubesh; one grandson; one brother, Leonard Stout; and three sisters, Josephine Mercer, Guinevere Stout and Alice Kittridge.
Grand Island Daily Independent 6 February 2001
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Eileen A. (Ahearn) [Carroll] Pearson
EILEEN A. PEARSON, 78, of 4 Hodges St., a former employee of the Victorian Mansion, South Attleboro, died yesterday at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Ernest K. Pearson and the former wife of the late Walter F. Carroll. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Eugene E. and Nora (Kelly) Ahearn, she lived in Attleboro for 40 years, and had previously lived in Seekonk. Mrs. Pearson was the ombudsman for Bristol County Elders Service, and a volunteer for Versa Care Inc. She was a member of the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library. She leaves four sons, Walter F. Carroll of Brookline, Mass., Brian E. Carroll of Pawtucket, Gary D. Carroll of Seekonk and Mark A. Carroll of Cumberland; three daughters, Noreen T. Carroll of Mansfield, Mass., Eileen A. Krol of Sunderland, Mass., and Marilyn Mooney of Attleboro; two brothers, Gerald J. Ahearn of Charlestown, S.C., and Eugene F. Ahearn in Florida; a sister, Barbara M. Curry of South Attleboro; and 10 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church, 683 South Main St. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.
Providence Journal 6 February 2001
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Frances Marie (O'Hearn) Burke
BURKE (O'Hearn), Frances Marie - 79, 166 Cowie Hill Road, Halifax, passed away February 5, 2001, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born April 28, 1921, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late James Frederick O'Hearn and May Power. She was a member of the St. Michael's Parish for many years. She worked for the VG Nursing Residence for a number of years until retirement. She is survived by daughter, Beverley Tibbo, Vancouver, B.C.; sons, Ronald Tibbo, Halifax; Gary (Nancy) Tibbo, Napean; brothers, Thomas O'Hearn, James O'Hearn; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters, Joyce and Margaret. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, Robie Street. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, in St. Michael's Parish, Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Father Ron Cairns officiating. Burial at a later date. Donations to any charity. To a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. "..in the twilight of memory we shall meet once more..."Kahlil Gibran
The Chronicle-Herald 7 February 2001
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Rita B. (Curran) Ahern
Rita B. (Curran) Ahern, 83, of Woburn, formerly of Belmont, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late John F. Ahern. Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Nora (McDonough) Curran. She attended St. Charles School graduating with the class of 1935. Following high school, she attended Burdett Secretarial College and later worked as a secretary. After her marriage she moved to Belmont where she lived most of her life. She enjoyed playing golf, volunteered for the Democratic Party Committee and shared her late husband’s interest in yachting while he was employed as the yachting sports editor for the Boston Globe.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Perkins of Connecticut and Anna Prindle of Woburn; a brother Thomas J. Curran of Woburn and her nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Atty. Albert F. Curran. The funeral was held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn, Tuesday, Feb. 6, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment took place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, Donations may be made in her memory to the St. Charles School Fund, 8 Myrtle Street, Woburn, MA 01801.
Woburn Advocate 7 February 2001
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Jean E. (Smith) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Jean E.—Peacefully, in her 84th year, on Saturday, February 10, 2001. Jean Smith, beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving sister of Lois (Mrs. Ray) Porter and the late Douglas Smith. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 3-5 p.m. on Monday. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 3 o'clock. Cremation.
The Toronto Star 12 February 2001
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Maura (Calnan) Aherne
AHERNE (Ballincollig and Kilbrittain): On February 14, 2001, unexpectedly, at her residence, Willow Drive, MAURA (nee Calnan), formerly of Ballycatten, beloved wife of the late Paddy and dear mother of Gareth. Deeply regretted by her loving son, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Rest in peace. Removal of remains on today (Thursday) at 7pm from Crowley's Funeral Home, Ballincollig to St. Patrick's Church, Kilbrittain. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Friday) at 1.30pm. Burial immediately afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 15 February 2001
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Michael J. Ahearn
LANCASTER Michael J. Ahearn, 55, Richmond Road, electrical design planner, Vietnam War veteran, husband of Sylvia Ahearn, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Ramsey Funeral Home. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Sunday.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader 24 February 2001
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Fr. Tom Aherne
Fr Tom Aherne, the former Parish Priest of Bridgwater, died suddenly on the evening of Friday the 23rd of February at the flat to which he had retired in Bradford on Avon. Born in County Cork Ireland on the 25th of October 1927 he studied for the Priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Carlow and was ordained a priest on the 15th of June 1952. He served as a Curate in Bridgewater before moving to serve in parishes in Bristol, Salisbury and Stroud. In September 1967 he was appointed as Priest in Charge of St Thomas More Parish in Bradford on Avon. In 1974 he became Parish Priest of St Catharine’s Parish, Frome. In January 1983 he moved to become Parish Priest of St Joseph’s Parish Bridgwater. He retired in October 1999 and returned to live in Bradford on Avon where he continued to help in local parishes.

On hearing of his death Bishop Mervyn Alexander said "It will come as a great shock to parishioners of St Joseph’s Church, Bridgwater, to hear that their former Parish Priest, Fr Tom Aherne, has died so suddenly. His first appointment as a priest was to Bridgwater and so he had a long connection with the town. He took a great interest in its history and he was fascinated to discover in a local cemetery the grave of an Irish Soldier who had taken part in the charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War. Fr Tom will be remembered as a totally dedicated priest who was an example to all." Arrangements for Fr Tom’s funeral have not yet been made.
Diocese of Clifton 24 February 2001
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John J. O'Hearn
JOHN J. O'HEARN, 89, of Memphis, retired head of the Cotton States Arbitration Board, died of respiratory failure Friday at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Louis Catholic Church with burial in Memorial Park. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Sierra Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. O'Hearn, the widower of Freddie Lee Hatcher O'Hearn and Alcine Hyland Willcox O'Hearn, leaves four stepdaughters, Janice Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., Jeanette June of Shorewood, Minn., Joyce Sims of Birmingham and Julie Bull of Memphis; four stepsons, Jack Willcox of Huntsville, Ala., Joe Willcox and Jerry Willcox, both of Memphis, and Jeff Willcox of Spring, Texas; two caretakers, Carol Ann Sullivan and Mary Ann Sawyer, 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Louis Catholic Church and the Disabled American Veterans. [see also: Kathleen "Kitty" Mary (O'Hearn) Jones, William Wilson O'Hearn]
The Commercial Appeal 25 February 2001
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Elizabeth Anne "Beth" Ahern
AHERN, Elizabeth Anne (Beth) — Passed away February 25, 2001, Canberra. Beloved wife of Mick (deceased), loved mother and mother- in-law of Joseph (deceased), Maureen and Mick, Therese, Anne, Cathy and Phil and much loved Nana to her grandchildren.
   Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of ELIZABETH AHERN will be celebrated at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, Weston Street, Yarralumia, ACT, tomorrow (Thursday, March 1, 2001) at 11:00 a.m.
   The funeral will leave at the conclusion of the Mass for burial at the Gungahlin Cemetery, Sanford Street, Mitchell.
Sydney Morning Herald 26 February 2001
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Cindy Ahern (RILEY) Pastor
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, in Young's Funeral Home for Cindy Ahern Pastor, who died Feb. 23 of heart disease at age 36. Mrs. Pastor was born Dec. 16, 1964, in Los Angeles. Her maiden name was Riley. She moved to Sherwood in 1978, graduated form Tigard High School and attended Portland Community College. She was a self-employed child-care provider out of her home for about four years until about a year ago. In 1988, she married Brian Pastor. Survivors include her husband; daughter, Breanna; son, Cody; mother, Susan Robles; stepfather, Roberto Robles; brothers, Shawn Riley and Glenn Robles; and sister, Victoria Emery. Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
The Oregonian 27 February 2001
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Mary Anne (Ahern) Abbatoy
Mary Anne Abbatoy, 92, of Bitely, passed away on Friday, Feb. 23, 2001 at home. She was born Mary Anne Ahern, the daughter of Robert J. and Leah J. (Noel) Ahern, on May 4, 1908 in Quebec, Canada. On Feb. 24, 1925 she joined Wesley C. Abbatoy in marriage in Detroit, and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1970. She was a communicant of Christ the King Church in Hesperia. She is survived by two sons, William (Mary) Abbatoy of Bitely and Frederick (Betty) Abbatoy of New Era; a daughter-in-law, Tillie Abbatoy of Bridgeman; two brothers, Louis (Viola) Ahern of Caro, and Tony (Karolyn) Ahern of Arizona; a sister- in-law, Carrie Ahern of Bitely; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Abbatoy on Feb. 24, 2001; three brothers, Robert, George and Henry Ahern; and a sister, Bernadine Zide. The Funeral Mass was held on Feb. 26, at Christ The King Church in Hepseria with Rev. Donn Tufts as Celebrant. Interment was made in Volney Cemetery. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Home in Hesperia. [see also: Robert J. Ahern]
Fremont Times-Indicator 28 February 2001
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Rose Mary (Tuzzolino) Ahern
Frankfort - Mrs. Rose Mary Ahern, 85, formerly of Third Ave., passed away Monday, February 26, 2001, in the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home. She was born in Frankfort on July 11, 1915, the daughter of the late Philip and Concetta Feduccia Tuzzolino, and attended Frankfort schools. She was married to John T. Ahern on August 31, 1946, in St. Mary's Church. Mr. Ahern passed away on January 27, 1976. She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Community of Our Lady Queen of Apostles and a member of the Young at Heart Senior Citizens. Mrs. Ahern is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Anthony and Suzanne Ahern, Columbus, OH, and John Ahern, Ilion; three daughters and one son-in-law, Anne Robinson, Frankfort, Mary Patricia and John Philippone, Rochester, and Elizabeth Palumbo, Frankfort; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Anna and Angelo Conigliaro, Rochester, Josephine Ruffalo and Mary Sportello, both of Frankfort, and Celia and Richard Averson, Ilion; seven grandchildren, Matthew Walawender, Ellen Ahern, Katie and her husband, Eric Wannamaker, Ryan Ahern, Scott Ahern, Christian Philippone and Alexis Palumbo; her sisters-in-law, Madeline Ahern, Herkimer, and Phyllis Tuzzolino, Frankfort; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Gale Ahern; one brother, Anthony Tuzzolino; and one sister, Sister Mary Concepta, SJB. Her funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9:00 from the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort, and at 9:30 in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. John Yanas, Pastor. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9, at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. Rose's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the nurses and staff of the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home and especially Clara Lidano for all the care and comfort shown to her during her stay and passing.
The Evening Telegram 28 February 2001
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Search and rescue awards
The 44 years of volunteer search and rescue work which Department of Conservation officer Brian Ahern gave in the Southern Lakes region and Westland have been recognised in two awards to his widow, Rosemary. Commissioner Rob Robinson presented her with a certificate of appreciation from New Zealand Police for dedicated assistance to the force from 1956 until the time of his death last year. Mr Robinson told an audience more than 100 on the Edgewater Resort Hotel lawn this month that Mr Ahern who in recent years was based in Glenorchy, had been the cornerstone of the co-operation between voluntary groups and the police in emergencies. Roscoe Tait, of Auckland, representing NZ Landsar, the national search and rescue organisation, made the presentation of its top service award. Commissioner Robinson and other speakers paid tribute to the wives and families who shared the stress of search and rescue volunteers "who knew the dangers of the wilderness, and made it safer for those who didn't" They were more than heroes — they were the stuff legends were made of, the police chief said. Mr Ahern headed the Mount Ruapehu ski patrol in 1964 and made two trips to Antarctica as a carpenter and dog handler and one to Nepal to work on Sir Ed Hillary's hospital. In the South Island, he worked for national parks boards and the Department of Conservation. In 1994 when the search and rescue scheme was reorganised, he became a key figure in the Southern Lakes region.
The Lakesider March 2001
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Bridie (Aherne) Poppy
POPPY (Effin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick): On March 1, 2001, BRIDIE (nee Aherne), unexpectedly, at her residence. Deeply regretted by her loving brother Paddy, sister Nora, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Removal will take place on this (Saturday) evening at 6pm from O'Malley's Funeral Home Charleville to St Mary's Church, Effin. Funeral after 11am Mass on tomorrow (Sunday) to local cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 3 March 2001
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Christy Ahearne
The month's mind is being celebrated for the late Christy Ahearne, Old Kildimo. Christy was a native of Carrickerry, his wife May coming from nearby Rooska. He joined this community in 1968 on taking over from Jim Kennedy as manager of the creamery. He died within days of his 70th birthday while occupied with his favourite horse racing. He is survived by his wife May and his children George, Mairead, Noel and Kevin.
Limerick Leader 3 March 2001
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Elizabeth "Betty" (Peterson) O'Hearn
Passed away February 28, 2001. Age 63. She was the beloved wife of Pat O'Hearn, loving mother of Patrick and Danon O'Hearn and the late Michael O'Hearn, loving sister of Jim Peterson and Maureen Schultz, adored aunt of several nieces and nephews. Betty was known as a perfect mother, a very special cook, had an infectious smile, a person who valued family and friends and all were an important part of her life. Betty would say wipe away that tear for now I am an angel spending time with Jesus Christ and seeing those I love who came before me. I have no words to tell you the joy their voices bring. A Funeral Mass celebrating her life will be celebrated Monday, March 5, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anselm Church, Shady Lane and Bolinas Ave., San Anselmo, CA. Vigil Services will be held Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Keaton Mortuary, San Rafael, California at 3:00 p.m.
Marin Independent Journal 3 March 2001
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Carole Arlene (Elvin) Ahern
Carole Arlene Ahern, 63, of Madelia, died Friday, March 2, 2001 at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital, Mankato. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Madelia. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Madelia. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Funeral Home, Madelia, with rosary services at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 9-10:15 a.m. She is survived by her husband, Albert; daughters, Cynthia Hintz and Nancy Ahern of Madelia; sons, Scot and wife, Brenda of Madelia, Robert of Eagan, Richard of Madelia; five grandchildren; sisters, Vida Altemus of Norwalk, Ohio, Marie Bates of Riverside Calif., Anita McGowan and husband, Vince, of Johnstown, Penn.; sisters-in-law, Dagny Elvin of St. James, Bobbi Elvin of Worthington, Myrtle Warner and husband, Harold, of Madelia, Marion Hanson and husband, Curtis, of Mankato; brothers-in-law, Francis Ahern and wife, Monica, of Mankato, Lawrence Ahern and wife, Beverly of Kasson; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Raymond (Chick) Elvin, Walter Elvin, infant brothers Robert and Charles, an infant sister and a son-in-law, Mark Hintz. She was born Nov. 19, 1937 in St. James, daughter of Charles and Sara (Williams) Elvin. She grew up in St. James and graduated from St. James High School in 1955. She married Albert Ahern on April 7, 1955. They farmed in the Madelia area. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the MCCW.
New Ulm Journal 4 March 2001
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Barbara T. (Riley) Ahearn
WILBRAHAM — Barbara T. (Riley) Ahearn, 83, of 10 Blueberry Hill Road, formerly of Worcester, died Sunday, Feb. 25, in a local nursing home. Her husband, James V. Ahearn, predeceased her. She leaves nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, including Judith and Richard Davies, with whom she lived. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Walter J. and Lena M. (Carney) Riley, and lived in Worcester and Cape Cod before moving to Wilbraham four years ago. She graduated from Worcester Junior College and Salter Secretarial School, both in Worcester.

Mrs. Ahearn was a member of St. Cecilia's Church and an active member of Sacred Heart Church, Worcester. The funeral was in Wilbraham. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Road, directed arrangements.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 4 March 2001
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Carole A. Ahern
MADELIA - Carole A. Ahern, 63, died Friday. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Madelia. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at Pilgrim Funeral Home, Madelia, with 4 p.m. rosary and 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continues 9 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mankato Free Press 5 March 2001
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Fr. Tom Aherne
AHERNE (Ballyclough and England): On February 23, 2001, FR TOM AHERNE, late of Ballyclough House, Mallow, who died unexpectedly in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Sadly missed by his loving sisters Sally and Ita, brother Donal, sister-in-law Dympna nephew, nieces, fond cousins, the Bishop and clergy of Clifton Diocese, relatives and friends. Requiescat in pace. Lying in repose at O'Callaghan's Funeral Chapel, Ballyclough. Removal on this (Thursday) evening at 7.30pm to St. John the Baptist Church, Ballyclough. Concelebrated Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Friday) at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Kilbrin Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 8 March 2001
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John J. "Jack" O'Hearn
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for John J. "Jack" O'Hearn, 89, at St. Louis Church by Fr. Richard Cortese. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. He is survived by four step-daughters, Janice Johnson of Charlotte, NC, Jeanette June of Shorewood, NC, Joyce Sims of Birmingham, AL and Julie Bull; four step-sons, Jack Willcox of Huntsville, AL, Joe Willcox, Jerry Willcox, and Jeff Willcox of Spring, TX; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two caregivers, Carol Ann Sullivan and Mary Ann Sawyer.
West Tennessee Catholic 8 March 2001
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Charles C. Ahern
Of Stoughton, March 12, Charles C. Husband of Mary E. (Heirty). Father of Mary Ellen Rubenzahl of Neversink, NY and Charles C., Jr. of Hollywood, FL. Grandfather of Christopher Jardin of New York City, Daniel Jardin of Boston, Michelle Ahern Mischley of Mansfield, Danielle, Brendan and Megan all of Hollywood, FL. Predeceased by 7 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park Street (Rt. 27) STOUGHTON, on Friday at 9:15 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Donations in Charlie's memory may be sent to Cranberry Specialty Unit, 909 Sumner St., Stoughton, 02072. [see also: James F. Ahern, Jeremiah J. Ahern, Thomas J. Ahern Jr. ]
The Boston Globe 14 March 2001
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Charles C. Ahern
Charles C. Ahern, former director of the Stoughton Housing Authority and a former selectman, died Monday in the Goddard Center for Transitional Care in Stoughton. He was 79. Mr. Ahern owned and operated Ahern Jewelers and Opticians in Stoughton for many years, before becoming director of the town's housing agency until his retirement about 10 years ago. Born and raised in Boston, he served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Ahern was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He leaves his wife, Mary (Heirty); a daughter, Mary Ellen Rubenzahl of Neversink, N.Y.; a son, Charles C. Jr. of Hollywood, Fla.; and six grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Stoughton. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Stoughton.
The Boston Globe 15 March 2001
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Wayne Vincent O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Wayne Vincent, late of Victoria Point, 20.4.70-14.3.01. Loved Son of Lyn and Brian, fond brother of Darren and Jason, loved father of Nicholas and Rebecca, loved uncle. Family and friends are invited to attend Wayne's funeral service to be held at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Benfer Road, Victoria Point, on Monday, 19.3.01 at 12 noon, to be followed by Burial in Redland Bay Cemetery.
Brisbane Courier Mail 16 March 2001
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Michael "The Guy" Ahern
AHERN (Briar House, Banefune, Doneraile): On March 15, 2001, after an illness bravely borne, in the tender and loving care of the nurses and staff at Mallow General Hospital, MICHAEL (THE GUY), beloved husband of the late Cathleen, loving father of Margaret, much-loved grandfather of Darragh, Eoghan and the late Tara Kate. Sadly missed by Margaret, son-in-law Paud, grandchildren, cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and friends. Requiem Mass on today (Saturday) at 11.30am in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Doneraile. Funeral immediately afterwards to Old Court Cemetery, Doneraile. May he rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 17 March 2001
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Helen M. (Miller) Ahearn
Schuylerville—Helen M. Ahearn, a former resident of Pearl Street, died Saturday, March 17, 2002 at the McLellan Health Systems Facility in Cambridge where she had been a resident for the past four years. Born in Schuylerville, she was the daughter of the late Christopher J. and Mary C. Miller. She graduated from Schuylerville High School and the Mildred Elley Business School. and also completed courses at Adirondack Community College and the American Institute of Banking. During her lifetime, she had been active in several civic and social organizations. Mrs. Ahearn was employed as secretary at the former Schuylerville National Bank and continued with the Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company until her retirement. She was a communicant of Notre Dame-Visitation Church in Schuylerville.

Her husband, William D. Ahearn, died May 23, 1976. She was also predeceased by two sons, Christopher and David Ahearn; and two grandchildren, Christine and Ann Marie Ahearn. Survivors include a son, William Ahearn and his wife, Jean of Troy, a brother, Christopher "Bud" Miller of Schuylerville; two grand-daughters, Jennifer Gardner of Schuylerville and Michelle Ahearn of Troy; and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Notre Dame-Visitation Church, Pearl Street, Schuylerville with Rev. Thomas Kelly officiating. The Rite of Committal will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Flynn Bros., Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville. The family suggests memorials in her name be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. or Hospice of Washington County.
Albany Times Union 18 March 2001
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Donald Ahern
Donald Ahern, 77, died peacefully at home with his family surrounding him on Saturday, March 17, 2001. Donald was born on a farm in Moody County, 12 miles southeast of Brookings, South Dakota on November 3, 1923 to Francis and Evangeline Phillips Ahern. He attended Durland Country School and Brookings High School, graduating in 1941. He entered Maritime Service and served in the Merchant Marines for 2 1/2 years. He returned to farm with his dad. Shortly thereafter, he met and married Margaret Sorenson in 1948. Donald was a member of the St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church and served on the Catholic Cemetery Board for several years and also served for 10 years on the Farmers Cooperative Elevator Board. They continued to farm until 1982 when they retired and moved to Mesa, Arizona. Survivors include his wife of almost 53 years, Margaret, one daughter, Cherylynn of Gilbert, AZ, and three sons: Mark of Mesa, AZ, Brian of Minnesota, and Paul, of Gilbert, AZ. There are also six grandchildren, as well as sisters Mary Catey of Edmonds, WA, Aileen Goetz, of Aberdeen, SD, Eva Jo Henderson of Flandreau, SD, and one brother, Maurice of Salina, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marjorie of Albany, OR. Funeral Services to be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1244 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be at Mariposa Gardens Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ from 4:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2001. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arizona Lung Association, 102 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Mesa Funeral Care at Mariposa Gardens is serving the family.
Arizona Republic 21 March 2001
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Joan M. (Dalo) Ahearn
Joan M. (Dalo) Ahearn, 49, of Newton, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at the Waban Health and Rehabilitation Center of Newton. She was a daughter of the late Jerry and Ruth A. (Lane) Dalo and a graduate of Newton High School, Class of 1969, and attended Aquinas College in Newton. She was a homemaker, and was a parishioner of Our Lady’s Church. She enjoyed attending concerts, gardening and her flowering pots. Survivors include her husband, Stephen Ahearn; two daughters, Noella Ahearn of Stoughton, Erin Ahearn of Newton; and three brothers, Jerry Dalo Jr., Robert Dalo and Steven Dalo, all of Newton. A funeral was held Wednesday, March 21, from the Andrew J. Magni Funeral Home, Newton, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton. Burial was at the Newton Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Nonantum Children’s Christmas Party Association, P.O. Box 12, Newton 02495.
The Newton TAB 22 March 2001
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Norman E. Ahearn, Sr.
Of Malden, Norman E. Sr. Beloved husband of Irene (Carroll) Ahearn. Devoted father of Norman E. Ahearn Jr. of Shreveport, LA, Carol M. DeMattia of Malden and John M. Ahearn of Salem. Loving brother of Marion Therrien of Freetown and Irlene Ahearn of Dorchester. Also survived by 16 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to the visiting hours on Sunday, March 25th. from 5-9 P.M. at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., MALDEN. At the request of the family, a private Funeral Service will held on Monday. Late Army Veteran of WW II. Late retired employee of Raytheon Co. in Andover. Entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.
The Boston Globe 23 March 2001
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Norman Eugene Ahearn, Sr.
MALDEN -- Norman Eugene Ahearn Sr., 85, of Malden, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at the Danvers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers. He was the husband of Irene (Carroll) Ahearn with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born Sept. 17, 1915 in Reading, he was educated in the Medford school system. He lived in Malden for the past 35 years, having previously lived in Medford. He worked for the Raytheon Company of Andover as a millwright for 27 years prior to his retirement in 1986. He and his wife performed volunteer work at the Malden Hospital and the former New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham for many years.

Mr. Ahearn served in the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He enlisted on June 7, 1945 at Ft. Devens and was discharged on July 7, 1946 at Ft. Dix, N.J. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #639 Malden and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Malden. Besides his wife, Mr. Ahearn is survived by two sons, Norman E. Ahearn Jr. of Shreveport, La. and John Ahearn of Salem; a daughter, Carol DeMattia of Malden; and two sisters, Irlene Ahearn of Dorchester and Marion Therrien of Freetown.
The Salem Evening News 24 March 2001
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Sharon (Ahearn) George
Sharon George of Carrollton, GA, previously of Danbury, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2001. Born November 2, 1949, Sharon was the daughter of the late John and Helen Ahearn. Survived by her spouse, Gregory George, and both daughters and their families: Wynter and Sean McKinley and grandson Grant, and Alison and Greg Cosentino and grandsons, Alec and Case. At Sharon's request, a Memorial "Party" will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sharon's home on 202 South Street. No flowers, please. Please address donations in memory of Sharon George acknowledging Gregory George and send to Tanner Hospice Care: Hospice Care, PO Box 1136, Carrollton, GA 30117.
Danbury CT News-Times 24 March 2001
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John P. Ahearn
AHEARN—Of Everett, Thursday, March 22nd, 2001, John P. "JP". Beloved husband of the late Ruth (Daley) Ahearn. Loving father of Mary (Ahearn) O'Brien of Gloucester, Ruthie Kisich of Everett and her late husband John, Jacqueline Porter and her husband Donald of Everett. Brother of the late Lillian Wilson, Alice Belson, Dorothy Forrest, Walter, William, and Edward Ahearn. Grandfather of Sheila, John and Kathleen Kisich, Maureen Goshtigian, Christopher and Joseph DiStefano. Great-grandfather of Gabriella, Justin, Brooke and Kristian. Also surviving by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Joseph A. Carr Funeral Home, 350 Broadway, EVERETT, on Monday, March 26th, at 9 AM. A Funeral Mass will be held in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 10 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. WW II US Navy Veteran.
The Boston Globe 25 March 2001
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Ronald Ahern
AHERN, Ronald—Passed away on March 24, 2001, in San Francisco, California at the age of 49. Beloved father of David and Amanda Ahern; Cherished Son of Agnes Ahern; Loving brother of Larry and Robert Ahern. Friends and Relatives are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be announced by the Family. Please call (415) 824-6540 for Information. Driscoll's, Comisky, Anderson Valencia Street Serra Mortuary 415-970-8801
San Francisco Chronicle 26 March 2001
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Nancy A. Ahearn
AHEARN -- Of Boston, March 24, Nancy A. Daughter of the late William T. and Anne (Chapman) Ahearn. Wife of Robert J. Connare. Stepmother of Robert Connaire and his wife Jane of Melrose, Jeffrey Connaire and his wife Amanda of St. Paul, MN and Michael Connaire of Hamburg, Germany. Sister and sister-in-law of of Brian J. and Janet Ahearn of South Boston. Grandmother of Jessica, Laurens, Emma and Logan. Aunt of Brian D., Kelly L. and Sharlen M. Ahearn and great-aunt of Emily Ahearn. Funeral service at the First Baptist Church of Melrose, 561 Main St., MELROSE on Friday at 11 am. relatives and friends may call at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Tues. from 2-4 and 7-9 and Wed. from 7-9 pm only.
The Boston Globe 27 March 2001
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Ellen (Ahern) Daffron
DAFFRON Ellen Ahern Daffron, 88, of Richmond, died Friday, March 23, 2001. She was the widow of William C. Daffron and is survived by her daughter, MaryEllen Daffron; three sons and daughters-in-law, William C. Jr. and Camille, John A. and Barbara, and Robert E. and Jane Daffron; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Harrison; and two brothers, Charles and Richard Ahern. Her remains rest at Bliley Funeral Home's Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Daffron was an active member of the Catholic Women's Club and volunteered for over 25 years with Meals on Wheels. She had a number of private art shows throughout the city while she was an active member of the James River Art Club. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Richmond Times-Dispatch 27 March 2001
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Gladys C. Ahern
Ahern, Gladys C.; of Waterford; formerly of Bloomfield Village; March 27, 2001; at 86 years of age; beloved wife of the late John J. Ahern; dear mother of Owen C. (Mary Jo) Ahern and Janet A. Martin; loving grandmother of Heather (James) Kapanka, Kelly (Brian) Kaczmarek and Shannon (Daniel) Armijo; sister of Lorraine (Robert) Ladevich; Gladys was a member of the Oakland Hills County Club and former model in the Chicago area. Memorial service Friday, March 30, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford. Family will receive friends Thursday 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Oakland Press 28 March 2001
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Joan Monica (O'Hearn) Crooks
CROOKS (O'Hearn), Joan Monica - Age 75, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully March 26, 2001, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Dartmouth, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Monica (Ryan) O'Hearn. She is survived by daughters, Bernadette (Denis) Dewar, Kathleen Crooks, both of Australia; sons, Donald (Mary), Kentville; Michael (Lin), Dartmouth; loving granddaughters, Stephanie Dewar, Australia; Tracey and Allyson Crooks, both of Dartmouth; sisters, Dorothy Crooks, Catherine Cooper, Janet Feener, Rosemarie Masters, Monica Nightengale and Theresa Orton; brothers, Donald O'Hearn, Clarence "Gabby" O'Hearn, Lawrence "Butch" O'Hearn; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Ronald; brother, Bernard. Memorial mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Maple St., Dartmouth, Rev. Andrew Rembarczyk officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the church hall. Burial in Mount Hermon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St.
The Chronicle-Herald 30 March 2001
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Lance Neville "Nev" Ahern
He'd always had a passion for flying. Little wonder then, that Nev Ahern, who died in Sydney at the age of 88, became a splendid pilot with a fine record in World War II. Lance Neville Ahern was born on August 12, 1912, in North Sydney, the eldest child and only son of Lance Walter and Mary-Jane Ahern. Young Neville — he was known at school simply as Curly — and his sister, Laurel, grew up in Parkes and Taree. A very bright student, excelling at mathematics and the sciences, he developed his passion for flying early. Having left school, he used all his spare cash to pay for flying lessons at the Newcastle Aero Club. At the same time he started an accounting diploma, but when World War II broke out he volunteered, becoming a pilot with the RAAF's 451 Squadron. Later Ahern was seconded to the RAF's 112 Squadron, flying Kittyhawks, Spitfires and Mustangs.

He had one of the most distinguished service records, earning the Distinguished Service Order and the Distinguished Flying Cross. The citation for the DSO read: "Squadron-Leader Ahern has taken part in the campaigns in the Western Desert, North Africa, Sicily and Italy. His ability as a pilot has been outstanding. On several occassions his aircraft sustained severe damage from anti-aircraft fire, and once he was forced to make a crash landing, fortunately just behind our own lines. Since he has been in command of his squadron, he has led many successful and spectacular missions that have resulted in the destruction or damaging of numerous mechanised vehicles, tanks, railway bridges, and a number of ammunition dumps which exploded. He has personally destroyed three enemy aircraft on the ground and damaged two FW190s in air combat. The high standard of efficiency and superb example of courage set by Squadron Leader Ahern has been beyond praise."

His first crash landing occurred in the Western Desert where he was stranded upside down in his aircraft. A tank appeared; Ahern was not immediately sure to which side the tank belonged. Ahern remained as still as possible. The tank hatch opened and a very English voice inquired, "I say, old chap, do you have a screwdriver?" He stayed the rest of the day in the tank, caught in a crossfire. He remembered the day as one of his most terrifying of the war. On the other occassion, while strafing German troops in Italy, his aircraft was badly damaged by ground fire, and rather than bale out over the enemy, he glided his aircraft to behind Allied lines. His physical decline in later years would be linked to back injuries sustained in those forced landings.

Returning to Australia in December 1944, he renewed an earlier acquaintance with two sisters, Joan and Leslie Williams, while on holiday at Forster. A friendship with Joan blossomed into romance and they married on February 23, 1946, a happy and magical partnership that would last for more than half a century. Ahern joined the airline ANA and became the training captain on DC-3s. The company thanked him for being responsible for raising the flying standards of its first officers with his capable and conscientious training. His civilian flying career was cut short due to high-tone deafness, due to burst eardrums caused by his wartime flying, and he retired from Ansett in October 1958. He and a group of other pilots then built and for many years ran the second set of commercial squash courts in Australia, at St. Leonards. He played the game with a vengeance. On several occassions Ahern dislocated his shoulder or ended up having his head stitched as the result of his energetic playing.

He was passionate about the present Australian flag and about opera, La Boheme and Madama Butterfly being his favourites. Invited to be an elder at St. John's Church at Wahroonga, he proudly served the Uniting Church for many years. During the last years of his life Ahern suffered from a degenerative illness that prevented him enjoying his family, including his great-grandsons. He died peacefully and his survived by his wife Joan, his daughters Margie and Janice, his grandchildren Helen, Diana, David and Geoffrey, and his great-grandsons Adon, Kane and Steven.
Sydney Morning Herald 30 March 2001
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Eleanor (Healy) Ahern
Ahern—Of Weymouth, formerly of Forest Hills, March 29, Eleanor (Healy). Beloved wife of Joseph E. Ahern. Loving mother of Kevin J. of Hawaii, James E. of Weymouth, Joseph F. of Norton, Dennis M. of Orlando, FL, Kathleen M. Gallagher of Roslindale, Patricia A. Ahern of Quincy, Robert W. of Marshfield, Edward J. of Braintree, Richard L. of Dorchester, Paul T. of Grayslake, IL, Maureen A. Gessner of Weymouth, William F. of Braintree & Susan M. Ahern of Reading. Dear Sister of Mary Cavanaugh of Stoughton, C. Francis Healy of Stoneham, the late Robert, Margaret & Barbara Healy. Also survived by 25 grandchildren. Funeral from the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home, 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Sta.), JAMAICA PLAIN on Monday, April 2 at 9:15 am. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Andrew the Apostle Church at 10 am. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8 pm. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor's memory may be made to St. Andrew's School, 86 Wachusett St., Jamaica Plain MA 02130. Member St. Andrew's Prayer Group. Late Eucharistic Minister St. Andrew's Church.
The Boston Globe 31 March 2001
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Maurice F. "Mike" Ahearn, Jr.
Ahearn — Of Norwell and formerly of North Reading and Winchester, Maurice F., Jr. "Mike" Ahearn, age 81. Husband of the late Patricia (Kelleher) Ahearn. Loving father of Maurice F. "Mickey" Ahearn, III and his wife Deb of Marshfield. Brother of Dr. John P. Ahearn of Naples, FL. Grandfather of Mike, Jaclyn and Canice Ahearn. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Christine's Church, 1295 Main St., Marshfield on Tuesday, April 3 at 10 AM. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading on Wednesday, April 4 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163. U.S. Marine Colonel of W.W. II. Arrangements by the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, NORTH READING.
M. Ahearn Jr., 81; Insurance Executive
Maurice "Mike" F. Ahearn Jr. of Norwell, a retired insurance executive and a Marine Corps veteran, died Friday at the Norwell Knoll Nursing Home of Parkinson's disease. He was 81. Born and raised in Somerville, he graduated from St. Clement's High School. He was a graduate of Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, and Tufts University. Mr. Ahearn entered the Marines in 1942 and was a lieutenant during World War II. He served in the South Pacific and in battles in Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester in Okinawa. He was wounded in the battle of Sugar Loaf Hill and recieved two purple hearts. After the war, he served in the Marine Corps Reserve and retired as a colonel in 1979.

Mr. Ahearn worked for Preferred Insurance and Phoenix Insurance Co. He was a partner with Brewer and Lord Insurance Agency until his retirement in 1990. Mr. Ahearn was a member of the Thompson Country Club in North Reading, the Winchester Country Club, the North Reading Militia, and the Knights of Columbus. He also served on the Bridgton Academy Board of Trustees and the North Reading Planning Board. He was a volunteer teacher at St. Theresa's Church. He was a resident of Winchester for 14 years before moving to North Reading, where he lived for more than 30 years. He leaves a son, Maurice (Mickey) F. III of Marshfield. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. [see also: Catherine T. Ahearn, John L. Ahearn, Maurice F. Ahearn]
The Boston Globe 1 April 2001
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Maurice F. "Mike" Ahearn
NORWELL — Maurice F. "Mike" Ahearn, 81, formerly of North Reading, died Friday at Norwell Knoll Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Somerville and educated in Bridgport, Maine, Mr. Ahearn graduated from Tufts University. He held several positions with Preferred and Phoenix insurance companies, retiring as partner of Brewer & Lord Insurance Agency in 1990. Mr. Ahearn served in the Marine Corps during World War II as a lieutenant, serving at Guadalcanal and Okinawa. He received a Purple Heart and remained active in the Marine Corps Reserves, retiring as a colonel in 1979.

An avid golfer and curler, Mr. Ahearn was a member of Thompson Country Club in North Reading. He was also member of North Reading Militia, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company and Knights of Columbus Council 4544 of North Reading. He was a longtime member of St. Theresa Church in North Reading, where he taught CCD. He served on the North Reading Planning Board, Bridgton (Maine) Academy board of trustees, and North Reading Citizens' Scholarship Foundation. He leaves son Maurice "Mickey" F. III and wife Deb of Marshfield; brother Dr. John P. of Naples, Fla.; and three grandchildren. There are no calling hours. A memorial mass will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Christine Church, 1295 Main St., Marshfield. Burial will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Arrangements are by Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading. Memorials may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.
Eagle Tribune 1 April 2001
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Zella Mae Ahearne
Ahearne, Zella Mae, 85, homemaker, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001. No service. Survivors: several nephews and nieces. Memorial established with Assumption Abbey, Ava, Mo. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.
The Wichita Eagle 4 April 2001
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Bridget (Flynn) Ahern
The death has occurred of Bridget Ahern (nee Flynn) of Knockfinish, Carrigkerry at St. Ita's Hospital, Newcastle west. Bridgie, as she was affectionately known, had been unwell for a number of months and was in her late seventies. She was involved in farming with her late husband Jim, and there was an open door to all who called. A great house for music and all things traditional over the years. Bridgie was a familiar figure on her bicycle as she visited her friends and relations in recent years. A native of Glenastar, she attended Carrigkerry School and was included in a recent photograph of the school pupilsfrom 1930's. Her passing is very much regretted by all who knew her and she will be sadly missed. Her remains were removed from Reidy's Funeral Home to Saint Mary's Church, Carrigkerry. Burial took place in Ardagh Cemetery. She is survived by her son, Mike family and relations.

[same edition] The death has occurred of Mrs. Bridget Ahern (nee Flynn) of Knockfinisk [sic]. Deceased who had been in hospital for some time was a well liked member of the local community. She was pre-deceased by her husband Jim some years ago. Her remains were removed from Reidy's Funeral Home, Newcastle West to Carrigkerry Church and her funeral took place after concelebrated Mass. She is survived by her son Michael, daughter-in-law Bridget, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and other relatives.
Limerick Leader 7 April 2001
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Gertrude (Digmon) Ahern
Mrs. Gertrude Digmon Ahern, 69, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. She was a native of Atmore and a member of St. Roberts Bellarmine Catholic Church. Mrs. Ahern is survived by her husband William J. Ahern Sr.; a daughter, Sherry Digmon of Atmore; two sons, Bill Ahern and his wife Toni, and George Ahern and his wife Ashley, of Atmore; three sisters, Lillian Houston of Atmore, Eula White and her husband Tommy of Bay Minette, Dot Leroy and her husband Kevin of Mobile; two brothers, Joe Digmon and his wife Gail of Molino, and Ray Digmon and his wife Luverne of Atmore; six grandchildren, Stacy Ahern, Kim Ahern, Joseph Ahern, Jacob Ahern, Joshua Ahern and Claire Ahern; and one great-grandchild, Brad Sanders. The family asks that contributions be made to the 2001 Relay for Life, in lieu of flowers. Contributions may be sent to Vickey Sellers, 1112 1st Avenue, Atmore AL 36502. Mass will be held at St. Roberts, but final arrangements were incomplete at press time Tuesday.
Atmore Advance 9 April 2001
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Penelope Frances Ahern
AHERN, Penelope Frances of Hillcrest, N. H., formerly of Acacia Ridge. Passed away 4th April, 2001. Aged 97 yrs. Privately Buried.
Brisbane Courier Mail 9 April 2001
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John Patrick Ahern
WILLIAMSBURG—John Patrick Ahern, a 55-year resident of Williamsburg, died Friday, April 6, 2001. He was 79. Mr. Ahern was born in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late William E. and Margaret Buchanan Ahern. Mr. Ahern was married to the late Helen Gogley Ahern for 58 years.

Mr. Ahern was a World War II Army combat veteran of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and the Ardennes. Mr. Ahern had a 35-year career in government service at Cheatham Annex in the Public Works Department. He held various positions. The last ones were supervisory planner and estimator and supervisory engineering technician. Mr. Ahern was an active member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where he served in many capacities.

He is survived by a daughter, Michele Ahern Eye and her husband, David, of Arnold, Md.; two grandchildren, Sean M. Eye of Portland, Maine, and Patrick L. Eye of Kingston, R.I.; and two great-grandchildren, Alexander J. Eye and Christopher S. Eye. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Pickett Miles officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Hampton Roads Daily Press 10 April 2001
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John P. Ahearn
A funeral Mass was held in the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett on March 26 for John P. Ahearn of Everett, who died on March 22 at age 90. He began working at MIT in 1956 and retired as a Physical Plant supervisor in 1976. Mr. Ahearn is survived by three daughters, Mary O'Brien of Gloucester, Ruthie Kisich of Everett and Jacqueline Porter of Everett; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.
MIT Tech Talk 11 April 2001
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Bridie Ahearne
Chris O'Connor has suffered the death of his aunt, Mrs. Bridie Ahearne, late of Knockfinish, Carrigkerry.
Limerick Leader 14 April 2001
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Carrie M. (Casparro) O'Hearn
Carrie M. O'Hearn, 90, of Auburn died Friday at Auburn Memorial Hospital. She was born in Auburn. She worked 26 years at Dunn & McCarthy shoe factory. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Auburn. Her husband, George H., died in 1973; a son, George T., died in 1974.

Survivors: A son, Joseph of Auburn; three daughters, Mary Hine of Rochester, Teresa Gower of Florida and Karrie Marquart of South Carolina; a brother, James Casparro of Auburn; two sisters, Clem Helmer of Port Byron and Ann Stebbins of Auburn; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Farrell's Funeral Service. Burial, Soule Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 84 South St., Auburn. Contributions: American Heart Association.

Syracuse Herald American 15 April 2001
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Margaret A. Ahearn
Margaret A. Ahearn, 77, Punta Gorda died April 19, 2001. She was born April 20, 1923, in Scranton, Pa. She was a homemaker. She moved to Charlotte County in 1990 from Waldwick, N.J. She was a member of San Antonio Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Patrick of Punta Gorda; and her son, Patrick of Oak Ridge, N. J. A visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a service at 7:30 p.m., at Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home of Port Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 6221 14th St. W., Suite 3-5, Bradenton, FL 34207-4637.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune 20 April 2001
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Joan E. (Ahearn) Dewar
DEWAR, E. Joan (nee Ahearn) Peacefully in hospital, Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, April 17, 2001, age 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Ian. Loving mother of Heather Luard (John) of Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A. and Claudia Montgomery (Rod) of Victoria, B.C. Loving and devoted grandmother of Sienna Luard, Morgan, Michaela and Miller Montgomery and the late James Luard. Friends may attend the Funeral Service at All Saints Anglican Church, Laurier Avenue East at 317 Chapel St., Ottawa, Ontario Friday, April 20, 2001 at 2 p.m. Private Cremation to follow. No flowers by request of the family. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the C.N.I.B., 320 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K2B 1A3.
The Globe and Mail 20 April 2001
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Lawrence Edwin Ahern
Lawrence E. Ahern, 75, of Kasson, formerly of Madelia, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church, St. James, with burial in Butterfield City Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-10 a.m. Monday at Sturm Funeral Home, St. James. A Christian Mother's Rosary will be held at 4 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. He is survived by his wife Beverly; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Armbrust of Sauk Rapids, Debra and Steven Sehr of Osage, Jodi and David Miller of LeRoy; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Binga of Fargo, N.D.; ten grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Francis and Monica of North Mankato, and Albert of Madelia; sisters and brothers in-law, Myrtle and Harold Warner of Madelia, and Marion and Curtis Hanson of Mankato; sisters and brothers in-law, Ruby and Eldon Ekstrom of Butterfield, Kathleen Pierson of Butterfield, Vivian and Clarence Blomqren of Mountain Lake, and Eloise and Leo Zellmer of Waterville, brother-in-law, Leland and wife Marilyn Pierson of Trimont; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, John Claire, sisters-in-law, Mary and Carole, brother-in-law, Nels Pierson, nephew, Michael, and niece, Johanna Kay Pierson. He was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Dexter, to John and Mary Lillian (Duffy) Ahern. He graduated from Madelia High School and obtained a Master Boilerman's License from Mankato Vo-Tech. He married Beverly Pierson on June 6, 1953, in Madelia. He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II in the Pacific. He was an engineer in the food processing industry and worked for Stokley Van Camp and Tony Downs Foods.
New Ulm Journal 21 April 2001
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Lawrence Edwin Ahern
KASSON—Former Madelia area resident Lawrence Edwin Ahern, 75, died Thursday, April 19, 2001. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James, with a 4 p.m. Christian Mothers rosary and a 7:30 p.m. parish prayer service. Visitation continues 7:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. [see also: Mary Lillian (Duffy) Ahern]
Mankato Free Press 21 April 2001
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Charles M. O'Hearn
Charles M. O'Hearn, 99, died in Naples, FL, Friday, April 20, 2001 at Windsor Court. He was a partner of Scudder, Stevens and Clark in New York City until 1951, when at the age of 50, he became Assistant to the President of Yale University in charge of fund raising, from which he retired in 1970. He graduated from Yale in 1924. He lived in Scarsdale, NY for many years, in New Haven, CT while at Yale, and upon retirement moved to his summer home in Kennebunk Beach, ME, moving to Old Lyme, CT in 1980. Beginning in 1970, he spent winters in Naples, FL, becoming a full time resident in 1991. His wife of 66 years, Anna Virginia Curtis, died in September, 1994. Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Broadbent of Mt. Carmel, CT, Peggy Denby of Boca Grande, FL; and a son, C. Michael O'Hearn Jr. of Naples, FL; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be private.
New York Times 22 April 2001
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Rev. Philip E. O'Hern
O'HERN—Philip E., CSP. On March 26, 2002 at age 95. He was born into a military family on August 6, 1902 in West Point, New York. Fr. O'Hern was ordained by his uncle Bishop John Francis O'Hern in Rochester, New York, on June 11, 1932. His assignments included Old Saint Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, military chaplain during World War II when at the end of the War his hospital unit entered the Nazi death camp at Ebensee where he stayed for two months. He returned to the states to serve at St. Philip Neri Church, Portland Oregon, Saint Paul the Apostle in Manhattan and Old Saint Mary's in the Chicago Loop. Since 1970 Fr. O'Hern served Southern parishes, Clemson, SC, Mobile, AL, Houston, Texas, and finally at Saint Austin's Parish in Austin, TX. He died as the oldest living Paulist with links to the founders of the order.

Viewing will be 2:15 PM until 7:00 PM, Monday, April 1 at St. Austin's Parish, 2026 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78705-5609. This will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 7:30 PM. Burial will take place on Tuesday, April 2 at Assumption Cemetery in Austin, TX.

New York Times 22 April 2001
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Charles O'Hearn, 99; lawyer, Yale official
Charles M. O'Hearn, 99, of 2626 Goodlette-Frank Blvd., formerly of New Haven and Old Lyme, died April 19. He was the widower of Anna Virginia Curtis O'Hearn. He was a partner in the New York law firm, Scudder, Stevens and Clark and later was assistant to the president of Yale University in charge of fund raising, retiring in 1970. He leaves daughters Virginia Broadbent of Hamden and Peggy Denby of Boca Grande, Fla.; a son, C. Michael O'Hearn Jr. of Naples; 10 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren — National Cremation Society, Ft. Myers, Fla.
New Haven Register 24 April 2001
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Annie E. (Sansone) Ahearn
Ahearn, Annie E. WALPOLE—Annie E. (Sansone) of Walpole April 24, beloved wife of the late Thomas B. Ahearn. Sister of the late Rose Catanzaro, Mary Chinchola, Christine Botto, Josephine Matthews, Marie Hayes, Paul, Anthony and Leo Sansone. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Ginley Funeral Home, 892 Main St., WALPOLE, Friday at 8:15 followed by a Funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church at 9:00. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7. Interment St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Blessed Sacrament Church, Diamond St., Walpole, MA 02081 or the Walpole VNA, P.O. Box 252, Walpole, MA 02081.
The Boston Globe 25 April 2001
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Joan "Jo" (Collins) Aherne
AHERNE (Knockaclarig, Brosna): On April 24, 2001, peacefully, at her residence, JOAN (JO) AHERNE (nee Collins), beloved wife of the late Tom and dear mother of Sheila, Norrie, Kathleen, Paddy and Jerry. Deeply regretted by her loving sons, daughters, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. RIP. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 8pm from Allen's Funeral Home, Rockchapel to Knockaclarig Church. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Brosna New Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 25 April 2001
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Margaret (Ahern) Manley
MANLEY (Grenagh): On April 24, 2001, peacefully, in the loving and tender care of the doctors, nurses and staff of St Clare's Ward, St. Finbarr's Hospital, MARGARET (nee Ahern), beloved wife of the late John, Ballymartin, Grenagh and loving mother of Pat, Tom, Jack, Donal, Mary, Tony and Peggy. Sadly missed by her loving family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Sr. Gabriel, S.M.G., USA, brother Tony, nephews, nieces, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, relatives and friends. Requiescat in pace. Reposing at O'Connor Bros Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Rosary on this (Wednesday) evening at 8.30pm. Removal on tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm to St. Lachteen's Church, Grenagh. Requiem Mass at 2.30pm on Friday. Funeral afterwards to All Saints Cemetery, Garrycloyne.
The Irish Examiner 25 April 2001
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Charles Michael O'Hearn
O'HEARN, CHARLES MICHAEL, 99, Naples, died Saturday. Arrangements by National Cremation Society
Fort Myers News Press 26 April 2001
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John J. "Jack" Ahearn
Newburgh, N.Y. John J. "Jack" Ahearn of Newburgh, retired from the City of Newburgh Fire Department where he served as assistant chief and a former immigration inspector at Stewart Airport and a lifelong area resident, entered into rest Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at home. He was 79. The son of the late John and Bridget Fogarty Ahearn, he was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Newburgh. Jack attended St. Patrick's Elementary School and was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, class of 1939. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1944 as a Technician Fifth Grade with the 1163rd Engineer's Combat Group. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church; served as commander of American Legion Galloway Post 152; was a member of Model "A" Restorer's Club; the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Disabled American Veterans. Jack also served on the Board of Directors at the Orange County Aviation Board at the Montgomery Airport, where he spent many hours enjoying piloting. Survivors include his beloved Geraldine, at home; two sons, John J. Ahearn Jr. and his wife, Gail of Hobe Sound, Fla. and Brian James Ahearn and his wife, Ellen of North Palm Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Brian Ahearn Jr. and Timothy Ahearn, both of North Palm Beach, Fla. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 27, in DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh. American Legion will hold a service at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, in St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh, with Father William Scafidi officiating. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, with interment of ashes in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Memorial contributions on Jack's behalf may be sent to St. Patrick's Church, 55 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to the WWII Memorial Fund, American Battle Monument Commission, PO Box 98147, Washington, DC 20090-8147 or the NYS Firemens Home, Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home.
The Times Herald-Record 26 April 2001
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Charlie O'Hearn—Former Yale football player O'Hearn dies at 99
Charlie O'Hearn, the oldest living former Yale football player, has died. He was 99. O'Hearn died April 19, seven months shy of his 100th birthday, according to school officials. He had been living in Florida since 1970, when he retired from his job as assistant to the Yale president. The Brookline, Mass., native earned nine varsity letters playing three sports at Yale before graduating in 1924. He captained the hockey and baseball teams and was a kicker in football. As a sophomore he drop-kicked a 52-yard field goal against Carnegie Tech, still a Yale Bowl record. After a career in business, O'Hearn returned to Yale in 1951 to work with former Yale President Whitney Griswold and head fund-raising efforts.
Associated Press 26 April 2001
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Charlie O'Hearn
Charlie O'Hearn, a star in three sports at Yale in the 1920's and the school's oldest former football player, died April 19 in Naples, Fla. He was 99. Seventy-nine years after his 52-yard kick against Carnegie Tech on Sept. 30, 1922, it still stands as the longest drop-kicked field goal at Yale Bowl. Two other Yale players, Bill Moore and Ed Perks, tied O'Hearn's record for distance, in 1982 and 1990, respectively, but they did it with place-kicks, which are easier than the drop kick, which was popular in the era in which O'Hearn played.

A kicking specialist and reserve running back, O'Hearn was a member of the 1923 Yale team, which won all eight of its games and is regarded by many football historians as the best football team in Yale history. A letterman in football for three years, O'Hearn also earned three letters in both baseball and hockey, and was captain of those teams in his senior year. O'Hearn's 52-yard field goal was the longest in college football in the 1922 season, his junior year. The distance was remarkable because the football used at that time was rounder and far more difficult to kick and pass than the elongated ball in use today. unlike today's place-kicker, for whom the ball is snapped to a holder who places it on the ground for the kicker to boot, a drop-kicker received the ball directly from the center, dropped it straight down and kicked it the second it hit the ground.

After a business career, O'Hearn, a native of Brookline, Mass., returned to Yale in 1951 and spent almost 20 years leading the university's fund-raising efforts. After his retirement in 1970, he moved to Florida. He is survived by a son, Michael, of Naples, and two daughters, Ginger Broadbent of Hamden, Conn., and Peggy Denby of Boca Grande, Fla.

New York Times 27 April 2001
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Sylvie (Ahern) Gendron
À l'Hôpital Laval, le 26 avril 2001, à l'âge de 76 ans, est décédée Dame Sylvie Ahern épouse de feu M. Alfred Gendron. Elle demeurait à St-Augustin. Selon ses volontés, elle a été confiée au Parc Commémoratif La Souvenance 301, rang Ste-Anne (coin rte de l' Aéroport) Quartier Laurentien Ste-Foy. Le service religieux sera célébré le samedi 28 avril 2001 à 11h00 en l'église St-Augustin (325, Route 138, St-Agustin). Ses cendres seront déposées ultérieurement au Parc Commémoratif La Souvenance. La famille recevra les condoléances à l'église, une heure avant la cérémonie. Elle laisse dans le deuil, ses fils et ses belles-filles: Marc (Michèle Lagacé), Gilles (Yvette Brochu); ses petit-enfants: Jean-François (Chantale Blanchet), Stéphanie, Benoit, Julie, Philippe et Marie-Claude; son arrière-petite-fille Camille; ses soeurs et ses beaux-frères: Yolande (Georges Hamilton), Ghislaine (Normand Côté), Georgine (feu Maurice Tardif), Denise (Gaétan Richard); ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines et amis(es). Pour renseignments: 871-2372 Telécopieur: 871-6965 Courriel: la_souvenance@qc.aira.com Membre de la Corporation des Thanatologues du Québec
Le Soleil 28 April 2001
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Sylvie (Ahern) Gendron
At the Laval Hospital, April 26 2001, at 76 years of age, died Dame Sylvie Ahern wife of the late Mr. Alfred Gendron. She lived in St-Augustin. As per her wish, she was entrusted to the Commemorative Park La Souvenance 301 Ste-Anne street (corner of Airport road) District Laurentien Ste-Foy. The religious service will be celebrated Saturday April 28 2001 at 11:00 hours in the church of St-Augustin (325, Route 138, St-Agustin). Her ashes will be deposited later on at the Commemorative Park La Souvenance. The family will receive condolences at the church, one hour before the ceremony. She leaves for mourning, her sons and her daughters-in-law: Marc (Michele Lagacé), Gilles (Yvette Brochu); her grand-children: Jean-François (Chantale Strainer), Stéphanie, Benoit, Julie, Philippe and Marie-Claude; her grand-grand child Camille; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Yolande (George Hamilton), Ghislaine (Norman Côté), Georgine (late Maurice Tardif), Denise (Gaétan Richard); several nephews, nieces, cousins, cousins and friends. For information: 871-2372 FAX: 871-6965 Email: la_souvenance@qc.aira.com Member of the Corporation of Thanatologues of Quebec.
Le Soleil 28 April 2001
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Dorothy K. (Ahern) McCarthy
McCARTHY—Of Weymouth, formerly of Melrose, Dorothy K. (Ahern) McCarthy. Wife of the late Edward J. McCarthy. Mother of Diane M. Oliverio of Weymouth, Lorraine A. Tavares of Kailua, Hawaii, Stephen DeFronzo of Manchester, NH and the late Elizabeth Sitcawich. Grandmother of Edward Hathaway of Medford, William Selby of New York, Lawrence Sitcawich of IA, Ronald Sitcawich of W. Roxbury, Richard Sitcawich of Lowell, Peter Sitcawich of Melrose, Raj & Kris Chatterjee, Leslie McLaren, and Laura Tavares all of Hawaii, David Oliverio of Weymouth, Denise Oliverio of Boston, Ryan & Alex DeFronzo both of Manchester, NH. Also survived by 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, corner of Myrtle & Herbert Sts., Melrose at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hospice of the South Shore, PO Box 859060, Braintree 02185-9060 or to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN, 38128. For obituary and directions www.gatelyfh.com.
The Boston Globe 29 April 2001
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Margaret Hillier Waggoner
Margaret Hillier Waggoner, 83, of Prescott, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in Prescott Valley. She was born Feb. 16, 1918, in Christchurch, New Zealand, to Robert Bunting and Madge (Green) McMillan. Mrs. Waggoner was a college graduate who had worked as a personnel placement officer for Crocker-Citizens Bank in San Francisco, Calif. She was a citizen of New Zealand. She married Earl Waggoner in 1959. He preceded her in death in 1991.

Surviving are her daughters, Sherry Ahern Rogers of San Mateo, Calif., and Marilyn Ahern Pew of Berkeley, Calif.; and son, Brian Ahern of Sedona. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott.

Daily Courier 30 April 2001
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Dorothy K. McCarthy
Born in Boston on Nov. 10, 1905
Departed on Apr. 27, 2001 and resided in Weymouth, MA
Dorothy K. McCarthy, 95, died at home Friday after a short illness. Born in Boston, she lived most of her life in Melrose. She was an active member of St Mary's Parish as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and a member of the Ladies Sodality. She had lived the past three years in Weymouth.

Dorothy was the wife of the late Edward J. McCarthy. Mother of Diane M. Oliverio of Weymouth, Lorraine A. Tavares of Kailua, Hawaii, Stephen DeFronzo of Manchester, NH. and the late Elizabeth Sitcawich. Grandmother of Edward Hathaway of Medford, William Selby of New York, Lawrence Sitcawich of IA, Ronald Sitcawich of W. Roxbury, Richard Sitcawich of Lowell, Peter Sitcawich of Melrose, Raj & Kris Chatterjee, Leila McLaren, and Laura Tavares all of Hawaii, David Oliverio of Weymouth, Denise Oliverio of Boston, Ryan & Alex DeFronzo both of Manchester NH. Also survived by 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W Foster St Melrose on Wednesday May 2 at 10 AM. Funeral Mass in St Mary's Church, corner of Myrtle & Herbert Sts., Melrose at 11 AM. Relatives and friends invited Visiting hours Tuesday 4 - 8 pm. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hospice of the South Shore, P.O. Box 859060, Braintree 02185-9060 or to St Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Pl., Memphis, TN, 38128.

— Funeral home, 1 May 2001
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James "Jim" O'Hearn
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) —Award-winning reporter and radio personality James "Jim" O'Hearn died March 20. He was 76. O'Hearn was born in Tacoma, Wash., in 1924. He attended Los Angeles area schools until he joined the Navy. He was stationed in San Francisco, Hawaii and Austin, Texas. O'Hearn worked as a newsman and disc jockey for KBAD radio before joining the Carlsbad Current-Argus as a reporter. He retired in 1990. O'Hearn is survived by his wife, three sons, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a sister.
Associated Press 5 May 2001
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Ellen Clair (Ahearn) Dobeck
Ellen Clair Dobeck, 72, Grand Junction, died May 8, 2001, at La Villa Grande Care Center. Services will be at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita. Mrs. Dobeck was a retired medical receptionist. Survivors include one son, Stanley of Portchester, N.Y.; one daughter, Patricia McDermott of Grand Junction; one brother, Patrick Ahearn of Fort Meyers, FL; two sisters, Mary Ahearn and Gladys Ahearn, both of Bronx, N.Y. and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions to American Lung Association, Mesa County Unit, P O Box 3154, Grand Junction, CO 81502
Daily Sentinel 9 May 2001
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Renee (Fitzgerald) Ahern
AHERN RENEE (nee Fitzgerald) (late of Castleview, Lower Glanmire Road): Passed away peacefully on May 6, 2001, beloved wife of the late Tim Ahern, sister of Ella (deceased), Anna (deceased), Tommy (deceased), aunt of Carol, Patricia, Arthur and Tony. Lying in repose at the Coburg Street Funeral Home of Jerh. O'Connor Ltd. Removal on this (Friday) evening at 7pm to St. Patrick's Church, Lower Glanmire Road. Requiem Mass at 9.30am on tomorrow (Saturday). Funeral afterwards to Carrigtwohill Cemetery.May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 11 May 2001
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Rae Catherine (Raymond) [O'Hern] Bartley
Rae Catherine (O'Hern) Bartley, 80, a resident of Manor Care Center, Monroeville, Pa., formerly of Connellsville, Pa., died peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2001. She was born July 1, 1920, at Trotter, the daughter of the late Clyde and Catherine (Katie) Duncan Raymond of Connellsville, Pa. She graduated from Connellsville High School in 1938, and was a member of The Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, where she was a former Eucharistic Minister, and a member of Catholic Daughters of America Court Annunciata No. 260. Surviving are her daughter, Patti Irwin and her husband, Larry and their two sons, Michael and Brian; a son Joseph R. O'Hern of Connellsville; daughters, Dorothy Mausteller and her two daughters, Heather and Tiffany of Sacramento, California, Connie and her husband, Keith Eliou of Mt. Lebanon(Pittsburgh, Pa), and Cathey and Dennis Biondo and their children, Dennis, Danielle, Philip, and Natalie, all of Monroeville, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph R. O'Hern in 1958; her second husband, Anthony E. Bartley in 1986; a brother John E. (Jack) Raymond; and a sister, Dorothy Hoye Rittenberger. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, Pa., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
— Uniontown Herald-Standard 11 May 2001
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Jane A. (Ahearn) [Kerdock] Kiley
Jane A. Kiley, of Manhasset, died on April 13, 2001. She was a parishioner at St. Peter of Alcantara in Port Washington and enjoyed participation in the First Friday Seniors Group organized by St. Peter's Social Ministry. Mrs. Kiley was raised in Northampton, MA, and as a young girl had recollections of seeing President Calvin Coolidge who also lived there. She loved all animals, especially birds and had the hobby of raising canaries when she was younger. She was married twice, first to the late Anthony C. Kerdock and then to the late Bernard C. Kiley. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Fernandez of Manhasset; and her stepdaughters, Michaela Cahillane of Northampton and Jude Pappas of Snellville, GA. She is also survived by her brother William Ahearn of Greenfield, MA; four grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington.
Manhasset Press 11 May 2001
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Rae Catherine (Raymond) [O'Hern] Bartley
Bartley, Rae Catherine O'Hern- Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held Monday, May 14, at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass follows at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, Pa. with the Rev. Fr. Michael J. Sciberras as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Connellsville, Pa.
— Uniontown Herald-Standard 13 May 2001
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John Aherne
AHERNE (Cobh): On May 12, 2001, unexpectedly, at St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, JOHN, 23 Wilmount Park, Cobh (late of VCD and Irish Ispat), beloved husband of Regina (nee Frahill) and dear father of Ian. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, brother Robert, sisters Elizabeth and Gerardine, uncle David, auntie Anne, mother- in-law, father-in-law, sister-in- law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace. Removal from Cobh Hospital on today (Tuesday) to St Colman's Cathedral at 8pm. Funeral on tomorrow (Wednesday) after 2pm Requiem Mass to St Colman's Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 15 May 2001
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Alice (Morrissey) Ahern
AHERN (Kanturk): On May 13, 2001, unexpectedly, at Cork University Hospital, ALICE (nee Morrissey, Mullinavat), beloved wife of Morgan, Curragh and dear sister of Phil and Sean. Deeply regretted by her loving husband, brothers, sister-in-law Nora, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass on today (Wednesday) at 3.30pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk. Funeral afterwards to St Patrick's Cemetery. Enquiries to 029- 56044. May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 16 May 2001
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John "Jack" Ahern
AHERN, John (Jack). — May 12, 2001.
Born County Leitrim, Ireland. Peacefully at Cabrini Nursing Home, Westmead, late of Carinbagh. Beloved husband of Patricia (deceased), much loved father of Annette, Patricia, John and Michael. Loved Poppa and Great-Poppa to their families.
Aged 86 years.
Forever in our hearts.
Requiem Mass for the repose of the sourl of the late JOHN AHERN will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Caringbah, Thursday (May 17, 2001), at 1.30 p.m. Following the Mass the cortege will proceed to the Woronora Lawn Cemetery, Linden Street, Sutherland.
OLSENS
Australian Owned
Family Business Since 1944
Sydney Morning Herald 16 May 2001
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Helen (Wilson) O'Hearn
LATHAM - Mrs. Helen Wilson O'Hearn, of Old Loudon Road, died Wednesday at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Born in Watervliet, Mrs. O'Hearn was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy and the Mildred Elley Secretarial School. She lived in Latham since 1957. Mrs. O'Hearn worked for the New York State Education Department in Albany for 30 years, retiring in 1967. She was a communicant of Our lady of the Assumption Church and was a member of its Altar Rosary Society. Mrs. O'Hearn was the widow of Frank M. O'Hearn. Survivors include three nieces, Nancy Wilson Burkly of Cazenovia, Barbara Conroy of Cohoes and Carol Harrison of Shrewsbury Mass; and a nephew David Wilson of Cincinnati, Ohio. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Friday in the chapel of the Teresian House, Washington Avenue Ext., Albany. A reception will be held in the dining room of the Teresian house after the Mass. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Memorial contributions may be made to charity. Arrangements are by the Cummings Funeral Home.
Albany Daily Gazette 17 May 2001
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John M. "Jack" O'Hearn
John M. "Jack" O'Hearn, 81, a postal worker, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Vista Manor in Titusville. Jack was born in River Falls [Fall River], Mass., and came to Brevard County in 1975 from Hull, Mass. He loved to work in the yard. Survivors include his wife, Betty O'Hearn of Titusville, Fla.; brother. Raymond O'Hearn of Swansea, Mass.; many nieces and nephews; and was proceeded in death by his son, John M. O'Hearn Jr. Services are to be held in Mass. The burial will be at Hull Village Cemetary, Hull Mass. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville, is in charge of arrangements. [see also: Harold F. "Mickey" O'Hearn]
Florida Today 21 May 2001
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John M. O'Hearn Sr.
HULL—John M. O'Hearn Sr., 81, of Titusville, Fla., formerly of Hull, a postal worker, died Friday at Vista Manor. Mr. O'Hearn worked at the Hull Post Office for 30 years, retiring in 1975. He served in the Army from 1940 to 1945. Mr. O'Hearn enjoyed working in his yard. Born in Fall River, he lived in Hull for 50 years before moving to Titusville 26 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice "Betty" (Kelly) O'Hearn; a brother, Raymond O'Hearn of Swansea; and many nephews and nieces. He was the father of the late John M. O'Hearn Jr.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Church. Burial will be in Hull Village Cemetery. Visiting is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham.

The Patriot Ledger 21 May 2001
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Gertrude V. "Trudy" (Parkins) Ahern-Abbett
Gertrude V. "Trudy" Ahern-Abbett, 82, of 1200 E. Grant Street, Macomb IL, formerly of Colchester, IL died at 8:43 PM Sat. May 26, 2001 at McDounough District Hospital, Macomb, IL. Born 9/30/1918 in Colchester, IL to Ralph and Wilma Wayland Parkins, she married Otis "Jack" Milton Ahern on 6/29/1940 in Burlington IA. He died 7/7/1975 and she married Paul H. Abbett on 9/1/1990 in Cochester, IL. He survives along with 1 son, John Ahern of Lexington, KY; 2 stepdaughters: Doris Metcalf of Salado, TX and Judy (Noel) Oliver of Cholchester: 2 grandchildren: 1 great grandson: 3 step grandchildren; 5 Step great grandchildren and one brother, Paul Parkins of Colchester, IL. She was preceded in death by 1 brother. She worked as a secretary in Moormans in Quincy, IL; at McDonough FS Inc. in Macomb, IL ; and Cholchester Sales Association and Yetter Manufacturing Co. Colchester. She retired from Western Illinois Unitversity, Macomb, IL in 1984. A Member of: McDonough District Hosptial Auxillary, Colchester Business & Professional Women's Club, Lamonie Squares Square Dance Club and Professional Secretary's International; Colchester United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Services were at 10AM on Tuesday with Rev. Mark Wolford officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Memorials to the Gideons International or her church.
Peoria Journal Star 28 May 2001
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Daniel Cornelius Ahern
Daniel Cornelius Ahern, 86, of Talent, died Sunday (May 27, 2001) at his home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland.
Mail Tribune 28 May 2001
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Thomas P. Ahern Jr.
SOUTH HADLEY—Thomas P. Ahern Jr., 80, of this town, died Sunday at Holyoke Hospital. He was a supervisor at the former Uniroyal Tire Co. of Chicopee for 40 years, and retired in 1980. Born in Springfield, he graduated from the former Technical High School and lived in this town for 50 years. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. An Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he was a sergeant glider mechanic in the 303rd Troop Carrier Squadron of the 442nd Troop Carrier Group. He served in the Normandy, Northern and Southern France, Rhineland, Germany and Central Europe campaigns in 1944-45. He received the Distinguished Unit Badge, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and a Victory Medal.

He leaves his wife, the former Alice M. Ryan; three sons, Robert J. of Granby and Jeffrey T. and Francis M., both of Westfield; a daughter, Christine A. O'Connor of South Hadley; a brother, Philip of Fort Worth, Texas; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday morning at Ryder Funeral Home and the church, with burial in St. Rose Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday afternoon through the evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032.


AHERN
In Holyoke, May 27, 2001, Thomas P. Ahern, Jr., 80, of South Hadley. Husband to Alice M. (Ryan) Ahern. Father to Robert J., Jeffrey T., and Francis M. Ahern, and Christine O'Connor. Grandfather to four. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10AM from the RYDER FUNERAL HOME, 33 Lamb St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM in St. Patrick's Church, with burial in St. Rose Cemetery, all of South Hadley. Calling hours are Wednesday 3-8PM. [see also: Richard E. Ahern, Alice [Teed] Ahern]
— Springfield MA Union-News 29 May 2001
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Thomas P. Ahern Jr.
Tuesday, May 29, 2001 (South Hadley) — Thomas P. Ahern Jr., 80, of South Hadley, died May 27 at Holyoke Hospital. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a sergeant glider mechanic in the 303rd Troop Carrier Squadron of the 442nd Troop Carrier Group. He was a supervisor at the former Uniroyal Tire Co. in Chicopee for 40 years, retiring in 1980. He served in numerous European campaigns in 1944 and 1945. He leaves his wife, Alice M. (Ryan) Ahern; three sons, Robert J. Ahern of Granby and Jeffrey T. Ahern and Francis M. Ahern, both of Westfield; a daughter, Christine A. O'Connor of South Hadley; a brother, Philip Ahern of Fort Worth, Texas; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Ryder Funeral Home may be reached at (413) 533-1735.
Daily Hampshire Gazette 29 May 2001
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Raymond Joseph Ahearn
NEW LONDON - Raymond Joseph Ahearn, 66, of 235 Ledyard St., died Tuesday at the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 7,1935, in Norwich, a son of Lawrence and Elizabeth (McVeigh) Ahearn. A veteran of the Korean War, while stationed in England, he met and married Iris Darkins Oct. 15, 1955 in New Market, England. Mr. Ahearn worked at Electric Boat for 22 years, retiring in 1981. He was a devoted Red Sox fan and never gave up hope that they would win the World Series.He had a phenomenal memory for facts and faces and was well known for his wonderful sense of humor. In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, John Ahearn of East Windsor; three daughters, Elizabeth Ahearn-Briggs of Bloomfield, Kathleen Tilton of New London and Mary Elen Hellsund of Old Saybrook; and three brothers, Richard Ahearn of Weehauken, N.J., John Ahearn of Ridgewood, N.J., and Robert Ahearn of Mystic. The funeral will assemble Friday at 11:15 a.m. at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London, and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Sea Church at noon. Burial is in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday evening from 7-9 o'clock.
Norwich Bulletin 30 May 2001
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Gerald "Gerry" O'Hearn
Gerald (Gerry) O'Hearn, beloved husband of Anne Marie of Calgary, passed away at his residence on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at the age of 58 years. Gerry grew up in St. Mary's, Ontario and moved to Calgary as a young man. He worked for McMillan Bloedel for several years and then went into his trucking business, Go-Jo Trucking Ltd. Gerry will always be remembered as a hard worker, and for his love of sports, especially auto racing. His ability for remembering statistics was amazing. Besides his loving wife, Anne Marie, Gerry is survived by his two sons, Michael and Patrick; his mother Ella O'Hearn of St. Mary's, Ontario; brother Jim (Carolyn) O'Hearn of Canmore, Alberta; sisters, Donna (Keith), Stacey, Mary O'Hearn, Marg (Ron) Thomson, and Beverley (Laurence) Graff, all of St. Mary's, Ontario; brother Michael O'Hearn of St. Mary's, Ontario, Joe (Anne) O'Hearn of Tavistock, Ontario; and sister Deanne (Vincent) Hart of London, Ontario; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Edmund. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441Bannister Road S.E.), today, June 3, 2001 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Monday, June 4, 2001 at 3:00 p.m.

To e-mail expressions of sympathy: condolences@mcinnisandholloway.com,subject heading: Gerry O'Hearn. In living memory of Gerry O'Hearn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575.
Calgary Herald 3 June 2001
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Nora (O'Neill) Ahern
AHERN (O'Neill) Crowley Terrace, Castlemartyr: On June 3, 2001, unexpectedly, at Cork University Hospital, NORA, beloved wife of Tom. Sadly missed by her loving sons Lar and Thomas, daughters Helen and Joan, grandson Mick, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Removal this (Tuesday) evening at 7.30pm from the Funeral Home of T Wallis & Sons, Main Street, Midleton to St. Joseph's Church, Castlemartyr. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11am. Burial afterwards in Mogeely.
The Irish Examiner 5 June 2001
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George Ahern Stahl
STAHL, George Ahern—Age 47, died at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek on Thursday, May 31, 2001. He was born January 18,1954, in San Francisco, a son of George and Pearl Stahl. He grew up and attended schools in San Francisco, and has resided the past 20 years in Concord. He worked at the United Parcel Service San Francisco Building as a Package Driver/Shifter for 16 years. He was a NASCAR Racing fan, enjoyed golf, tennis, reading, Custom Cars, horseback riding, country music, Mafia History, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, and especially loved his daughter 'Mish'. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor and kindness to people of all ages. He will be missed by his beloved wife of 4 years, Marilyn Ann Scully of Concord; beloved daughter Michelle Ann Stahl of Concord; loving mother Pearl Stahl of Daly City; and loving sisters Carol Vossen of Daly City and Nanci Kniffel of San Mateo.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 3:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Royal Vista Golf Course, 9430 Fircrest Lane, in San Ramon, CA. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 657 Mission St., #603, San Francisco, CA 94105. Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel (925) 682-4242. [see also: William J. Ahern]

San Francisco Chronicle 7 June 2001
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Vivian M. (Ahern) Kemp
Vivian M. Kemp, 92, of Spring Flower Drive in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and formerly of Malone, died Wednesday, June 13 2001, in Altamonte Springs. She was born in Dannemora on Aug. 26, 1908, the daughter of the late Martin and Lillian (Curran) Ahern. Calling hours will be Monday, June 18, 2001, from 9 to 9.30 a.m. at the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home in Malone. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St Joseph's Church, with Msgr. C. John McAvoy officiating. Burial will be in the old St. Joseph's Cemetery in Malone.
Plattsburgh Press Republican 16 June 2001
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Maura (Ahern) Hayes
HAYES (Cobh): On June 16, 2001, peacefully, at the Mercy Hospital, Cork, MAURA (nee Ahern), St Patrick's Square, beloved wife of the late Jim. Sadly missed by her loving family Mary, James, Paul and Helen, grandchildren Jessica, Niamh, Aoife and Clara, brother Liam, son-in-law Chris, daughter-in-law Geraldine, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Removal on today (Monday) from Cobh Hospital to St Colman's Cathedral at 8pm. Funeral on tomorrow (Tuesday) after 3pm Requiem Mass to St Colman's Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 18 June 2001
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Alice P. (Swarm) O’Hearn
Alice P. (Swarm) O’Hearn, of Beverly Farms, died June 15 at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. She was the wife of the late William O’Hearn. Born in Baldwin, N.Y., Mrs. O’Hearn was the daughter of the late Carl and Anna (Johnson) Swarm. She was a graduate of New York public schools and had lived in Beverly Farms for over 60 years. She was a member of St. Margaret’s Church in Beverly Farms. Mrs. O’Hearn was very devoted to her family members and was very proud of their accomplishments. The biggest part of her life was helping her children and grandchildren. She was a hard worker and enjoyed helping her family with her cooking and cleaning talents.

Mrs. O’Hearn is survived by: her son, William O’Hearn of Beverly; three daughters, Anne DiPaolo and her husband, Alfred of Beverly Farms, Margaret Sullivan of Barefoot Bay, Fla. and Marion Desjardins of Wenham; two brothers, Harry Swarm of Houston, Texas and Walter Swarm of Mahopac, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Oscar, Eric, George and Marion Swarm. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 19 in St. Margaret’s Church, Beverly Farms. Arrangements were by the Campbell Funeral Home of Beverly. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923.
Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle 19 June 2001
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Hazel Dorothea O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Hazel Dorothea, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 16, 2001) at Suncoast Manor Health Center. Born in Watertown, Mass., she came here in 1965 from Gardner, Mass. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Anne of Grace Episcopal Church in Seminole. Survivors include a sister, Margaret Hach Fuller, St. Petersburg; and two nephews, Timothy Fuller, Colorado Springs, Colo., and John H. Fuller, Sacramento, Calif. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
St. Petersburg Times 19 June 2001
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Timothy James Ahern
Timothy James Ahern, 71, of Walker Lake, Nevada died June 13, 2001. Surviving are wife, Maria; 5 children; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 4 brothers. Services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. at OLPH Catholic Church, Hawthorne, Nevada. Donations to Hawthorne Senior Center, P.O. Box 1058, Hawthorne, Nev., 89415.
Reno Gazette-Journal 20 June 2001
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Margaret (Byrnes) Ahearn
WATERBURY—Margaret Ahearn, 88, of Nottingham Terrace, died Sunday, June 24, at Waterbury Hospital. She was the widow of Charles Ahearn. Mrs. Ahearn was born Dec. 27, 1912, in Waterbury, daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Burke) Byrnes. She was educated in City schools and worked for Timex for more than 35 years, before retiring. She was a Cub Scout den mother and a member and past president of the Immaculate Conception Church Mothers Club.

She leaves two sons, William Ahearn of Waterbury and John Ahearn of Wolcott; two sisters, Catherine Pettit of Woodbury and madelyn Williams of Florida; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements: Funeral 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Bergin Funeral Home, 290 East Main St., to Immaculate Conception Church for Mass at 10. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Calling Hours 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Republican-American 25 June 2001
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James M. Ahearn
SOUTH PORTLAND—James M. Ahearn, 81, of South Richland Street died June 25, 2001, at a Portland hospital. He was born in Portsmouth, N.H., a son of Edward and Nora Bluett Ahearn, and attended Portsmouth schools. During World War II, Mr. Ahearn served with the Army in Normandy and elsewhere in France, and in Italy. He worked at Dan's Supermarket in Portsmouth, as well as the Red & White food chain in South Burlington, Vt. He worked at Martin's Foods and retired as a supermarket manager from Shop 'n Save in the 1980s. He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church and a member of the VFW.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Lucille Barbeau Ahearn of South Portland; three daughters, Mrs. James (Jacqueline) Gillespie of South Portland, Mrs. Robert (Mary Anne) Chamberlain of Dover, N.H., and Patricia Ahearn of Portland; two sons, Edward J. of Palm Springs, Calif., and Michael of Gorham; a brother, Thomas of Portsmouth; six grandchildren and one great- grandchild. There will be no visiting hours. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, 172 State St., followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery. [see also: Catherine C. Ahearn]
Portland Press Herald 26 June 2001
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William J. Ahern, Sr.
Mr. William Joseph Ahern Sr., 76, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at his residence in Atmore. He was a native of New Orleans and a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Digmon Ahern, who died March 12, 2001. Mr. Ahern is survived by two sons, William J. Ahern Jr. and his wife Toni L. Ahern, and George Lee Ahern and his wife Ashley, of Atmore; a step-daughter, Sherry Digmon of Atmore; six grandchildren, Stacy Ahern, Kim Ahern, Joseph Ahern, Jacob Ahern, Joshua Ahern and Claire Ahern; and one great-grandchild, Brad Sanders. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Roberts Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m.
Atmore Advance 29 June 2001
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Raymond E. "Ray" O'Hearn Sr.
Raymond E. "Ray" O'Hearn Sr. of Swansea, a retired bus driver, died Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford after a brief illness. He was 86. Born in Fall River, Mr. O'Hearn was a longtime resident before moving to Swansea 26 years ago. A Coast Guard veteran of World War II, Mr. O'Hearn received the European-African-Middle Eastern Area Campaign Ribbon. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class.

Mr. O'Hearn was employed as a bus driver for the Bonanza Bus Lines for 36 years before retiring in 1979. He was a communicant of St Louis de France Church, Swansea. He enjoyed baseball and traveling. Mr. O'Hearn is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lillian I. (Walsh); two daughters, Judith of Swansea and Cheryl A. Ryan of Fall River; a son, Jon J. of Boston; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was the father of the late Raymond E. Jr.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today in St. Louis de France Church, Swansea. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. Arrangements by Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Couglin, Driscoll Funeral Home, Swansea. [see also: Harold Francis O'Hearn and James P. O'Hearn.]

Boston Herald 29 June 2001
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Mountain Biker's Death Heart-related
An autopsy on Sunday showed Doug Ahern, 34, of Eldora, died of a heart attack, according to Dan Pruett, Boulder County medical investigator. Ahern died Saturday while on a mountain-bike ride near the Eldora ski area. No congenital heart condition was found, Pruett said. Ahern was a frequent rider and reportedly a machinist in Boulder. Boulder County Sheriff's Deputy Rik Henrikson said the man was cycling with friends when he began complaining of chest pains at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday. Some members of the group went down to the ski resort to get help while the others performed CPR. He was dead when emergency crews arrived.
The Daily Camera 2 July 2001
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William M. Ahearn
AHEARN, WILLIAM M. of West Babylon on June 11th. He was Town of Babylon Fire Marshal for 26 years. Surviving him are his wife, Gloria; children, Michael, William, Thomas, Vincent, Joseph, John, Gary, Ronald, Robert, Randy, Linda and Sherry Ann; a brother, Lawrence and a sister, Diane. He was also the father of the late Lu-Ann. Firematic services were held Thursday, June 14th at 7:30pm, followed by a religious service at 8pm. A funeral mass was held June 15th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, followed by interment in Long Island National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Johnstons’ Wellwood Funeral Home of Lindenhurst.
South Bay News 4 July 2001
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Douglas Patrick Ahern
AHERN — Of Eldora, CO, June 30, Douglas P. Ahern; beloved son of William and Mary (Usinas) Ahern of E. Falmouth; brother of William J. Ahern, Jr. of Finland, Brian F. Ahern of Bend, OR., Diane M. Ahern-Rigatuso of Belmont, CA. Also survived by two nieces, one nephew, and many cousins. A funeral Mass will take place in the St. Anthony's Church, E. Falmouth, Route 28, at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 11, 2001. Burial will follow in the St. Anthony's Cemetery. Arrangements by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Falmouth, MA 02540.
The Boston Globe 6 July 2001
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Rev. John "Jake" Ahern
The Rev. John "Jake" Ahern, 77, of Chicago, died Wednesday. A funeral mass will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernadette, 9343 S. Francisco Ave., Evergreen Park. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kenny Brothers Funeral Home, 3600 95th St., Evergreen Park.

Father Ahern was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Chicago, and grew up on the city's Southwest Side. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 7, 1949. In his 52 years with the archdiocese, Father Ahern baptized more than 10,000 people and married more than 1,000 couples. He served in eight parishes in the Chicago area including St. Giles in Oak Park, St. Genevieve, Our Lady of the Snows, St. Sylvester, St. Matthias, Our Lady of Knock in Calumet City, St. Bernadette in Evergreen Park and St. Patrick in Lemont. While at St. Giles, Father Ahern co-founded the Northwest Community Housing Collation to combat housing discrimination. He also actively supported the civil rights movement and was instrumental in initiating direct deposit of Social Security checks in order to reduce theft from the elderly. Father Ahern was an avid sports fan and particularly liked the Chicago White Sox and Notre Dame's sports teams. Father Ahern was also a frequent visitor to his ancestors' native Ireland and amassed a large collection of Belleek china, which is now part of the Irish-American Heritage Center collection.

Father Ahern is survived by three brothers; Patrick, Eugene and Gerald; two sisters, Jane Cantieri and Sister Catherine Ahern; 29 nieces and nephews; and 69 great-nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Adrian Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, Adrian, MI, 49221; or St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL.
Daily Southtown 6 July 2001
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Rev. John J. Ahern
Ahern, Rev. John J. Preceded in death by his parents, Patrick J. and Jane E. (nee Condon) and sisters, Marie and Leona (Francis) Moss. Survived by loving brothers and sisters, Patrick F. (Rosemarie), Jane A. (Angelo) Cantieri, sister Catherine O.P. (Adrian), Eugene (Roseanne) and Gerald S. (the late Mary), fond uncle of 29, granduncle of 68. Served faithfully 52 years in Chicago archdiocesan parishes including St. Giles (Oak Park), St. Genevieve, Our Lady of the Snows, St. Sylvester (pastor), St. Matthias, Our Lady of Knock (Calumet City), St. Bernadette (Evergreen Park) and St. Patrick (Lemont).

Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. at Kenny Brothers, 3600 W. 95th St. Lying in state Saturday 10a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11a.m. at St. Bernadette Church, 9343 S. Francisco, Evergreen Park, IL. Interment Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, Adrian, MI 49221 or St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL 60060. (773) 239-3600 or (708) 425-4500
Chicago Sun-Times 6 July 2001
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John J. Ahern, 77, Priest, Activist for Decades
In 52 years as a priest in the Chicago area, the Rev. John "Jake" Ahern baptized more than 10,000 babies and married more than 1,000 Couples. But Father Ahern, who died Wednesday at age 77, also served a larger flock, the community, and a smaller one, his fellow priests. While serving at St. Giles Church in Oak Park, he co-founded the Northwest Community Housing Coalition to combat racial discrimination by real estate agents. Father Ahern also was part of a group of community leaders who met with U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill) to initiate direct deposit of social security checks to protect the elderly against theft. In service to his colleagues, he was a compassionate friend. "If a guy managed to get a day off and had nobody to be with," Father Ahern "would be with him," said the Rev. Larry Craig, his associate at St. Sylvester Church, 2157 n. Humboldt.

Father Ahern died at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. Reared on the South Side, he received his seminary training at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein. He served as pastor at St. Sylvester from 1970 to 1975, and was associate pastor at seven other parishes: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Vicariate (1949-1950), St. Giles in Oak Park (1950-1965), St. Genevieve (1965-1968), Our Lady of the Snows (1968-1970), St. Matthias (1975-1981), Our Lady of Knock in Calumet City (1981-1986), and St. Bernadette in Evergreen Park (1986-1993). Father Ahern was a sports fan, favored the White Sox and Notre Dame teams, and was a world traveler who visited colleagues in foreign missions. Survivors include two sisters, Jane Cantieri and Sister Catherine, O.P., and three brothers, Patrick, Eugene and Gerald. Funeral mass will be offered at 11a.m. today at St. Bernadette Church, 9343 S. Francisco, Evergreen Park, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip.
Chicago Sun-Times 7 July 2001
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George Francis Aherne
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — George Francis Aherne, 95, of South Burlington, Vt., formerly of West Yarmouth, died Sunday in Starr Farm Nursing Home in Burlington, Vt., following a short illness. He was the husband of Doris L. Aherne of South Burlington. They were married for 66 years. Mr. Aherne was born in Chelsea, Mass., and was a 1923 graduate of Abington High School. He graduated from Bridgewater State College in 1927 and from Columbia University in 1934. He received his doctorate from Boston University in 1954. In 1928, he was the youngest delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Mr. Aherne taught in the Boston School System and was a professor of history at Boston State College. He retired as director of admissions at Boston State College. He lived several years in West Yarmouth before moving to South Burlington about five years ago.

He was a member of Kiwanis and the Retired Teachers of Massachusetts. He was chairman for a time of the Historical Committee in West Yarmouth. In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Carole A. Hauke of Colchester, Vt.; a sister, Marguerite Thomas of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. yesterday in Christ the King Church in Burlington. Burial is at 1 p.m. Monday in Melrose Cemetery in Brockton. Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 121 2nd St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco, Calif 94105; or to Champlain College, P.O. Box 670, Burlington, VT 05602.
Cape Cod Times 7 July 2001
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Douglas Patrick Ahern
ELDORA, Colo. — Douglas Patrick Ahern, 34, of Eldora, Colo. died suddenly June 30 of a heart attack while biking in the mountains near Boulder, Colo. Mr. Ahern was employed by Network Phonics in Boulder as a member of their technical staff. He loved to hike, mountain bike, snow ski and snowshoe around the mountains in Colorado. Douglas also loved to cook. He was known for his famous lasagna and special holiday dinners. He was especially fond of his two dogs, Yukon and Java, who were his constant companions. He leaves his parents, William J. Ahern Sr. and Mary (Usinas) Ahern of East Falmouth; two brothers; William J. Ahern Jr. of Finland and Brian F. Ahern of Bend, Ore.; a sister, Diana M. Ahern-Rigatuso of Belmont, Calif.; two nieces, a nephew and many cousins. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony's Church, Route 28, East Falmouth Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Cape Cod Times 7 July 2001
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Dorothy M. (Ahern) Esposito
ESPOSITO—Of Arlington, formerly of Waltham, July 4, Dorothy M. (Ahern). Beloved wife of the late Pasquale. Mother of Paul F. of Arlington and Robert L. Esposito and long time friend Karen Baker, both of VT. Also survived by 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Relatives & friends are invited to attend Funeral Services, Monday at 11 a.m. in the Devito-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., Arlington Heights. Interment to follow Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting at the Funeral Home on Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m.
The Boston Globe 7 July 2001
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Ellen (O'Hearn) Gilmore
Daytona Beach Shores — Ellen Gilmore, 76, of South Atlantic Avenue, a retired registered nurse, died Monday at home. Mrs. Gilmore was born in Hawley, Pa., and moved to this area in 1993 from Smithtown, N.Y. She was a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in New York, and earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from New York University. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Ian; a brother, John O'Hearn, Hawley, Pa.; and a sister Mary O'Hearn, Ormond Beach. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL., 32129. Baggett & Summers, Daytona Beach, is in charge.
Daytona Beach News-Journal 11 July 2001
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Terrence Ahearn
A man whose funeral savings were stolen three weeks before his death is to be given a decent send-off thanks to readers of the Derby Evening Telegraph. Readers and local businesses have stepped in to help after the paper reported how burglars stole more than £4,000 from Terrence Ahearn's home while his wife was visiting him in hospital - leaving nothing left to pay for his funeral. After reading the story, two Evening Telegraph advertisers have stepped in to ensure Mr Ahearn has the funeral and wake for which he had saved, and readers have sent £170 in donations. G. Wathall and Son Ltd, of Macklin Street, has donated the funeral and paid the fees for the cremation and The Flowerpot pub on King Street has covered the cost a wake afterwards.
Evening Telegraph 12 July 2001
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Florence V. Ahearn
Of Lynnfield formerly of Waltham and Cambridge, July 13, Florence V. Aunt of Robert Cashman of Falmouth and Barbara Phyllis Beehan of Long Meadow, great aunt of Ruthellyn Lockwood of Arlington. Also survived by many other nieces and nephews. Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave, WAKEFIELD, Tuesday at 9 AM. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St Florence Church, Wakefield at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Moday, 4-8 PM.
The Boston Globe 15 July 2001
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Meghan P. Aherne
SOMERVILLE — Meghan P. Aherne, 23, formerly of Windham, N.H., died Friday at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H., following a sudden illness. Born in Lawrence, Mass., daughter of Meredith C. (Chesley) Aherne of Windham and the late Mark T. Aherne, Miss Aherne graduated from Pinkerton Academy in Derry in 1996. She graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester in 2000, and moved to Somerville less than a year ago. She worked as an administrative assistant at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and enjoyed young children, gardening, animals and the seashore. Besides her mother, she leaves sisters Colleen L. and Caitlin H. of Windham; grandfather Earle M. Chesley of Madison, Conn.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 66 Hanover St., Suite 101, Manchester, NH 03101. ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours are tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. at Peabody Funeral Home, 15 Birch St., Derry. A funeral Mass will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret Church, Madison, followed by burial in West Cemetery in Madison.
Eagle-Tribune 16 July 2001
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Doris (Luckman) Aherne
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Doris (Luckman) Aherne, 89, of South Burlington and West Yarmouth, died Wednesday at Pillsbury Manor in South Burlington after a brief illness. She was the wife of George F. Aherne, who died July 1. They were married for 66 years. Mrs. Aherne was born in Boston, raised in Brockton and graduated from Brockton High School in 1930. She was an accomplished artist who specialized in stenciling. She was a member of West Yarmouth Women's Club. Surviving are a daughter, Carole A. Hauke of Colchester; a sister, Muriel Donovan of South Burlington; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at a later date. Burial is at 1 p.m. July 28 at Melrose Cemetery in Brockton. Memorial donations may be made to Champlain College, P.O. Box 670, Burlington, VT 05602; or to Hospice of Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.
Cape Cod Times 16 July 2001
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Margaret A. "Peg" (Ahern) Borg
BORG—Of 102 Elmtree Lane, Syracuse, NY, July 17, 2001, Margaret A. "Peg" (Ahern). Beloved wife of Tore Ernst Borg. Mother of five daughters and their families, Patricia and David Loranson of Easton, CT, Nancy Borg and Robert Strauss of Norwood, MA, Carol Borg and James Kallmarten of Syracuse, NY, Joan and David McLaughlin of Suwanee, GA and Virginia Borg of Syracuse, NY and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Fri. aty the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus, NY and at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Syracuse, NY where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Burial will be at Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. on Thurs. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, NY 13219. For a more comprehensive obituary, please visit our website at www.BuranichFuneralHome.com Buranich Funeral Home, Inc.
The Boston Globe 18 July 2001
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Vincent Cheryl (O'Hearn) Ryan
Vincent Cheryl (O'Hearn) Ryan, 45, of Covel Street, a health care worker, died yesterday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Jeffrey M. Ryan. A lifelong resident of Fall River, she was the daughter of Lillian (Walsh) O'Hearn, and the late Raymond E. O'Hearn Sr. She was employed by SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation-Rosewood, Fall River, and Preferred Health Care Services, Westport.

Besides her husband and mother, she leaves two daughters, Cheri Vincent and Kayla Ryan, both of Fall River; a sister, Judith O'Hearn of Swansea; a brother, Jon J. O'Hearn of Boston; and a grandson. She was the sister of the late Raymond E. O'Hearn, Jr. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from Auclair Funeral Home, 690 South Main St., with a funeral Mass at 11 in Immaculate Conception Church, Thomas Street. Cremation will follow.

Providence Journal 23 July 2001
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Elizabeth "Cissie" Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On July 25, 2001, peacefully, in the tender and loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff of Mount Alvernia Hospital, Mallow, E;izabeth (Cissie), late of Lower Killeens, beloved wife of the late Cornelius and dear mother of Betty, Linda (Casey), Eugene and Maureen (Ryan). Sadly missed by her loving family, sister-in-law Mary, sons-in-law Michael and the late Tom, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. RIP. Reposing at Terence O'Connors Funeral Home, Shandon Street. Rosary on tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm, followed by removal to Clogheen Church. Requiem Mass on Friday at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to Grenagh Cemetery.
Evening Echo 25 July 2001
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Francis X. Ahern
AHERN, Francis X. "Uncle Frank"—entered into rest July 24, 2001 in San Jose, CA. Beloved son of the late Thomas and Anne Ahern. Devoted brother of Edward Ahern. Special uncle to 13 nieces and nephews and numerous great and great great nieces and nephews. A native of Oakland, CA., insurance underwriter, Age 95. Vigil Service 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2001 at The Alameda Family Saratoga Cupertino Funeral Home, 12341 Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd., Saratoga, CA 95070. Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2001 at Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, CA. [see also: Margaret (Ahern) Morgan]
San Jose (CA) Mercury News 26 July 2001
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Charles James Ahearn
BROCKTON—Charles James Ahearn, 75, of Brockton, and formerly of Natick, died unexpectedly, Friday, July 20, 2001, at the Brockton Hospital. Mr. Ahearn was born in Portsmouth, N.H., the son of the late Charles James Ahearn Sr. and Elizabeth (McCarthy) Ahearn. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He leaves his sisters, Janet Day of Brockton, Mary Hesek of Sagamore, Barbara Malet of Natick, and Betty Ahearn of Framingham. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 30, at 9 a.m., at St. Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central St., Natick, followed by burial in the Ahearn lot at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. Arrangements are through the Mitchell Funeral Home of Natick.
Community News 26 July 2001
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Evelyn Mae (Randolph) Ahearn
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.—Evelyn Mae Randolph Ahearn, 86, of Port Charlotte died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, in Fawcett Hospital, Port Charlotte. A native of South Plainfield, N.J., she moved to Port Charlotte from Hobe Sound, where she moved to in 1977. Before retirement, she was a lab assistant for Bakelite/Union Carbide, Bound Brook, N.J., for more than 35 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Piscataway and Port Charlotte United Methodist Church. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Dunellen, N.J. She was a volunteer for the Cultural Center. She enjoyed music, singing, dancing, bowling and playing bingo. She was predeceased by her husband, John Joseph Ahearn, on July 21, 1974. Survivors include a son, Joseph W. Ahearn of Nice, Calif.; a daughter, Gloria E. Osborn of Punta Gorda, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A service will be in New Jersey. Those who wish may contribute to Port Charlotte Methodist Church or Social Activities of South Port Square, Port Charlotte. Arrangements are under the direction of Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Homes, Punta Gorda.
The Stuart News 28 July 2001
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Michael Ahern
AHERN (Kilbrittain and Enniskeane): On July 27, 2001, following an accident, MICHAEL, beloved husband of Teresa (nee Cullinane) and dear father of his darling children Brian, Cathy, Micheal and Mary, Harbour View and Ardkitt, Enniskeane. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife , family, sister Ann-Marie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts-in-law, uncles-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, kind neighbours, relatives and a large circle of friends. RIP. Requiem Mass on today (Monday) in Kilbrittain Church at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 29 July 2001
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Kathleen (Lane) Ahern
AHERN (Mitchelstown): On July 29, 2001, at home, in the loving care of her family, after a long illness bravely borne, KATHLEEN (nee Lane), Pollardstown, Mitchelstown, beloved wife of Ned and dear mother of Katie. Sadly missed by her heartbroken husband, daughter, mother, mother-in-law, brothers, sister, brothers- in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. RIP. Reposing at O'Brien's Funeral Home, Mitchelstown. Removal on this (Monday) evening at 8pm to the Parish Church. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2pm. Burial afterwards in Brigown New Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 29 July 2001
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Patricia L. (Grilli) Ahearn
AHEARN PATRICIA L. (GRILLI) Age 55, on Tuesday, July 31, 2001; widow of Martin R. Ahearn; beloved mother of Brian J. and Patrick M. Ahearn; daughter of the late Chester and Dorothy Grilli; sister-in-law of Joseph Ahearn and his wife, Jean, Kathleen Brewer and her husband, Jack and Thomas Ahearn; aunt of Christine Scherer, Michelle Curll and James Brewer; survived also by aunts; uncles; cousins and many good friends. Friends may call Wednesday, 7-9pm and Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at O'BRIEN'S, 3724 California At Cooper Aves., N.S. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sebastian Church, Friday, 10am.
Post-Gazette 2 August 2001
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Peggy M. Strain [AHERN]
Peggy M. Strain, a former Denver Post reporter who covered the environment for the paper in the late 1970's and early '80s, died Wednesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 51. Strain lived most recently in suburban Washington, D.C., where she worked in public affairs for the U. S. General Services Administration, and before that was with the news service at the University of Nebraska, her alma mater. She died at the home of a sister in Milwaukee. At the Post, she wrote about issues ranging from air pollution to grizzly bears but was probably best known for breaking the news in 1979 that several Denver neighborhoods were contaiminated by abandoned radium dump sites. Bill Ritz, a friend and former Post staffer who sat next to her during that time, recalled that Strain was a methodical reporter who exasperated her editors by writing until the last possible moment before deadline. But her attention to detail and commitment to the subject typically paid off in well-read pieces, he added. "I always had tremendous respect for her as a newswoman and as a person" Ritz said. Former U. S. Rep Pat Schroeder, who enlisted Strain as a campaign press aide in Denver after she left the paper in 1982, remembered her as "a rabid environmentalist, a great mom and a person who loved Colorado."

Strain was born June 8, 1950 in Ainsworth, Nebraska, one of five children of a forest ranger. She graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1968 and went on to study journalism at the university, where she graduated in 1972. She settled in Colorado after the failure of a brief first marriage, then in an extraordinary turn of events, rekindled the relationship decades later when she went to Washington and found her ex-husband Tim Ahern, working in public affairs for the Interior Department. "They both had adjoining desks in the Reagan building", marveled Steve Johnson, a longtime friend. "They could have met on New Year's Eve 1999, the eve of the millennium, but their schedules didn't overlap. It was like out of a novel. Too bad it didn't have a happier ending."

Strain is survived by her children, Daniel and Laura Seldner of Princeton, N.J.; two brothers, John D. and Kenneth B. Strain, both of Lincoln; and two sisters, Barbara Strain Tabak of Milwaukee and Elizabeth A. Strain of Eagle, Nebr. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln Memorial Park funeral home in Lincoln. Contributions may be made to the Friendship Home of Lincln, P. O. Box 30268, Lincoln NE 68503; the Komen Foundation (for breast cancer research), P. O, Box 65039, Dallas TX 75265, or Gilda's Club, a non profit support sommunity for cancer patients and families, at 628 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI. 53202.
Denver Post 5 August 2001
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Donal Ahern
AHERN (Killula, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co Clare): On August 9, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Ennis, DONAL, beloved husband of Maura. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, daughters Margaret, Maureen and Noreen, sons-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. RIP. Funeral Mass on today (Saturday) at 11am in Newmarket-on-Fergus Church. Burial afterwards in Fenloe Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 11 August 2001
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Anthony "Tony" Aherne
Aherne (Cork): On August 11, 2001, unexpectedly, ANTHONY (TONY) (roofer), loving husband of Mary (nee Morgan), St Finbarr's Road and devoted father of Pamela and Shane. Sadly missed by his loving wife, children, brothers, sisters, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brothers- in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Reposing at Forde's Funeral Home, South Gate Bridge. Removal on this (Monday) evening at 8pm to Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough. Funeral on tomorrow (Tuesday) after 2pm Requiem Mass to St Oliver's Cemetery.
Evening Echo 13 August 2001
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Ellen Rita Aherne
Of Norwood, formerly of Roslindale on August 15, 2001. Ellen Rita Aherne. Age 84, Beloved daughter of the late John J. and Bridget F. (Sullivan) Aherne. Dear sister of John J. of Roslindale, Julia McNulty and Irene P. Aherne both of West Roxbury and Lawrence P. and his wife Helen Aherne of Norwood and the late Mary Johnson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral on Friday, August 17 at 9 A.M. from The Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rt.1-A) NORWOOD, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Timothy Church, Norwood at 10 O'clock. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. Late retired Secretary with City of Boston Fire Dept. Gillooly Funeral Home 781-762-0174
The Boston Globe 16 August 2001
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Robert P. Ahearn
A graveside service was held for Robert P. Ahearn, 49, of 382 Center St., who died Aug. 17. He was the son of Helen Card Ahearn of West Haven and the late John J. Ahearn, Sr. He was a self employed painter. In addition to his mother, he is survived by brothers John, William, Kenneth and George Ahearn of West Haven. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
— Unknown paper, August 2001
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Agnes E. (Nelson) Ahern
AHERN, AGNES E.(NEE NELSON) — Agnes E. Ahern (nee Nelson) died August 17, 2001 at Northern Westchester Hospital. Agnes was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland July 14, 1914 to the late James and Jemima Nelson. She married the late Joseph H. Ahern of New Rochelle, NY July 1935. Agnes is survived by her daughter Marilyn A. Hardy and son-in-law Edward T. Hardy of Mt. Kisco, three grandchildren Margaret (Peggy) Piering of Yorktown Heights, Mary Elizabeth Hardy of Boca Raton, FL and Thomas E. Hardy of Cross River, NY, beloved great-granddaughters Katherine and Jillian Piering. Also survived by her sisters Martha Raynor of New Rochelle and Elizabeth Steuhl of Killeen, TX. Predeceased by her sister Margaret Trapp. Visitation Sunday 7-9 pm. Monday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Religious services Tuesday 12:30 pm at Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home, Inc. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to The Nurse Education Fund, c/o Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. CASSIDY-FLYNN FUNERAL HOME, INC. 288 Main St., Mt. Kisco 914-666-4840
The Journal News 19 August 2001
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Helen (Norris) Ahearne
AHEARNE (Ballymartin, Glencairne, Co Waterford): On August 19, 2001, HELEN (nee Norris). Deeply regretted by her loving sons Tony and Richard, daughters-in-law, brother, sister, sister-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Removal from St Carthage's Mortuary, Lismore at 7.30pm on this (Monday) evening to St Carthage's Church, Lismore. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am. Funeral immediately afterwards to St Carthage's Cemetery, Lismore.
The Irish Examiner 20 August 2001
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Elizabeth "Betty" (Morse) Ahearn
Ahearn, Elizabeth "Betty" Morse, 91, a resident of Priest River, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2001, in Twin Falls, Idaho, after a long illness with congestive heart failure. She will be greatly missed by family and friends who knew and loved her. Born in Great Barrington, RI, 19 March 1910, to Reginald Arthur Morse and Marian Bixby Morse, she was a 1930 graduate of Tufts University School of occupational therapy and an active member of the Order of Eastern Star. In 1938, she married Joseph E. Ahearn of Amenia, NY, and they resided, worked and raised their family in Millbrook, NY for 34 years. "Betty" was employed for 26 years at Maplebrook School, Amenia, NY, and was instrumental in establishing the Little Red Schoolhouse (Sheltered Workshop System) in New York State. Joe and Betty retired to Stanardsville, VA in 1973, remaining active with family, friends and community activities. In 1988, they relocated to Rupert, Idaho, where Joe died in 1994, and in 1998, Betty and her son moved to Priest River, Idaho, to live with her daughter. Her favorite activities included reading, quilting and all types of handwork.

Survived by a son: Ronald Ahearn; daughter: Rosemary Bell and husband Gary, all of Priest River, ID; brother: Douglas F. Morse, Langhorne, PA; sisters-in-law: Augusta B. Morse, Santa Ana, CA, Elizabeth W. Morse, Richlands, NC, Ruth Mason of Dorchester, MA; grandchildren: AmySue Roberts-Wolfe, Twin Falls, ID, Stephen Thorlakson and wife Blanca, West Jordan, UT; four great-granddaughter: Shelby, Kelsey Jo, Victoria and Sydney; 21 nephews; 22 nieces, 36 great-nephews, 40 great-nieces and 52 great-great-nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Joseph E. Ahearn; brothers, Guy Morse, Reginald "Mike" A. Morse, Dwight "Buck" E. Morse; sister: Ruth M. Fowler; five brothers-in-law; six sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Betty's wishes, following cremation, private services will be in Coeur d'Alene, ID, Amenia, NY and Coventry, RI at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends may send memorials to First Choice Hospice, 147 Main Ave. E, Twin Falls, Id. 83301. Cremation was under the direction of White Mortuary in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Times-News 21 August 2001
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John Thomas Ahern
John Thomas Ahern, 63, of Clearmont passed away at his residence. John was born on July 25, 1938, to Maurice "Pat" and Mary (Smith) Ahern in Buffalo, Wyoming. He grew up in the Arvada area, graduating from Arvada High School. While in high school, John was Student Body President and Captain of the basketball team. After graduation, he attended and graduated from Sheridan College, and later attended the University of Wyoming. John ranched for most of his life in the Arvada area. He enjoyed team roping, studying the history of Wyoming, basketball, and working with horses. John was a member of the Eagles Lodge .

He is survived by his son, John Ahern and wife Fleur of Saratoga Springs, New York; his two daughters, "Petey" MacCarty and husband Brian of Sheridan and Anne Ahern of Loxahatchee, FL; and two grandchildren, Will MacCarty and Ty MacCarty. Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2001, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo, Wyoming. Interment will follow in the Willow Grove Cemetery. A reception will follow interment at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Recreational Hall, hosted by the Altar Society. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Fairgrounds in care of Ryan Fieldgrove, Wyoming Bank & Trust, 99 S. Main Street, Buffalo, WY, 82834.

Sheridan Media 30 August 2001
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John Thomas Ahern
CLEARMONT — John Thomas Ahern, 63, of Clearmont died at his residence. Date of death has not been determined. A memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo. Kane Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
The Sheridan Press 31 August 2001
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Tony Ahern
AHERN (Donoughmore): On August 29, 2001, peacefully, in the loving and tender care of the nurses and staff and in the presence of his loving family, at Nazareth House, TONY, beloved husband of the late Margaret, Ballycraheen, and loving father of Mary, Denis, Andy, Sheila, Gretta, Anthony and the late Thomas. Sadly missed by his loving family, sister Sr Gabriel, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law Sr Ambrose, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Requiescat in pace. Requiem Mass at 2pm today (Friday) in St Joseph's Church, Fornaught. Funeral afterwards to Grenagh Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 31 August 2001
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Hannah Ahern
AHERN (Carhue, Bandon): On August 30, 2001, peacefully, in the tender and loving care of matron, nurses and staff of Bandon Community Hospital, HANNAH, beloved wife of the late Daniel and dear mother of Denis. Deeply regretted by her loving son, daughter-in-law Joan, granddaughters Rosemarie and Theresa, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Lying in repose at Gabriel and O'Donovan's Funeral Home, Bandon. Removal on this (Friday) evening at 8pm to St Patrick's Church, Bandon. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 31 August 2001
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Karen Marie (Ahearn) McGann
On August 29th, our beloved Karen Marie (Ahearn) McGann, age 47 was taken up to heaven after an extended battle with Hodgkins. She was surrounded by her family & friends. Karen's life was a legacy of love as she served to work with individuals who are hard of hearing, deaf and deaf-blind. She began her work as a pastoral worker and then the Director of the Catholic Office for Deaf Persons in August of 1983. Throughout her 18 years of service she made numerous contributions to the development of ministry to deaf, hard of hearing and deaf/blind persons in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She and her husband Rich worked together to advocate for services for persons with disabilities throughout the state. She and her beloved husband Paul Richard (Rich) McGann founded Western Pennsylvania Association of the Deaf-Blind. They worked hard to get funds to provide deafblind delegates and Support Service Provider (SSP) to participate in conferences throughout the country and established the first deaf-blind Lion's Club in the country. Her life was about making a difference and calling others to do so as well. A certified interpreter for the deaf, she advocated for and provided interpreting services throughout the Deaf Community, worked tirelessly to develop an advocacy program in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and trained future advocates who would minister to people with disabilities and she used her skill and enthusiasm to promote the mission of the Department for Persons with Disabilities. She won many honors and awards for her great achievements over the years, such as Pittsburgh Hearing, Speech and Deaf Service Person of the Year & American Association of Deaf Blind (AADB) Special Services Award. Regardless of the time or place, Karen always shared her gifts of time, joy, humor and compassion with whomever she came in contact. She was a very special person who was loved and admired by many.

Karen is survived by her husband Paul Richard McGann; her dad Lee Ahearn; brother James Ahearn and his wife Amy; sister Mary Ann; Richard's mother Carmella; his three sisters, George Ann Bower, Nancy DeCarpio and Paula Tournay and brother Jim McGann and hundreds of friends. She is predeceased in death by her mother Marilyn Ahearn and younger brother Kevin. Funeral Arrangements by BEINHAUERS, Friends welcome at 2630 West Liberty Avenue Dormont, (A Woodruff Partner), (412) 531-4000, Friday 12 noon-9pm and Saturday 10am-12 noon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm at St. Justin Catholic Church in Mt. Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Catholic Deaf Council of St. Justin's, 539 Boggs Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 31 August 2001
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Miss Jane Ahearn
Miss Jane Ahearn of Brookfield, 80, died Aug. 30, 2001, at her home. Born in Danbury May 17, 1921, to the late John and Jennie (Ginty) Ahearn, she is survived by her sister, Mary DePalmer of Southbury; a niece, Debra White; two nephews, Gibson and Daniel Newman; two great-nieces, Kim Yeoman and Danielle Newman; three great-nephews, Butchie Newman and Robert and Scott White; and a great-great-niece, Tiffany Newman. Funeral services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, Tuesday at noon. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon. [see also: John J. Ahearn]
Danbury News-Times 1 September 2001
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Karen (Ahearn) McGann
With her flair for public relations, Karen Ahearn McGann might have thrived in corporate America, but she devoted her life to making deaf people at home in the Catholic church. The 47-year-old Brookline resident died Wednesday from Hodgkin's disease, leaving a legacy of support programs and strong faith. "She was a woman who was completely dedicated to the mission of including all people with disabilities, but particularly our deaf and deaf-blind people, into the fullness of the church. And she succeeded brilliantly," said Grace Harding, director of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh's Department for Persons with Disabilities. "Karen created joy wherever she went. As a woman of faith, all the joy radiated from Jesus Christ. Everything she did was for the Lord."

That faith was an inheritance from her parents, Lee and the late Marilyn Ahearn. But it was her little brother, Jimmy, who influenced her life's mission. She was 12 when the 17-month-old lost his hearing due to spinal meningitis. With the rest of the family, she learned sign language and became immersed in deaf culture. During the golden years of the Pittsburgh Steelers, she worked as a personal assistant to star running back Rocky Bleier, developing a flair for public relations. Her ministry began informally when a priest asked her to teach religious education to a deaf child. In 1983, the diocese hired her as its "pastoral worker for the deaf." Eventually she became director of the Catholic Office for Deaf Persons. As such, she oversaw an after-school program of Catholic education for Catholic students at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. "She was a warm, caring person who went out of her way to help anyone who she came in contact with. It didn't matter if they were Catholic or not," said Gregg Bowers, dean of students at the school. Mrs. McGann ran a program to enable each parish to have a trained volunteer advocate for parishioners with disabilities. She also worked with Opening Doors, in which volunteers with disabilities spoke at parochial schools and religious education classes. She lobbied the diocese to include closed captioning in all of its video programming, including Bishop Donald Wuerl's television show, "The Teaching of Christ." She made sure that all diocesan events offered interpretation for the deaf, and she recruited volunteers and interpreters for the deaf community inside and outside the church. She received numerous awards for her service to the deaf and deaf-blind communities.

In 1994, St. Justin on Mount Washington was designated a bilingual parish for deaf Catholics, and Mrs. McGann became a pillar of parish life. Of the 500 people who worship there on Sundays, about one-third are deaf. The pastor, the Rev. Walter Rydzon, relied on her as a guide to deaf culture. During his first wedding in sign language, he was rattled when the congregation kept breaking into laughter. During the passing of the peace, Mrs. McGann gently told him that, instead of the sign for "marriage" he had been making the sign for "hamburger." She authored a book of photographs called "My Church." It documented the faith of a family of deaf parishioners through the eyes of their young daughter. Mrs. McGann met the love of her life at a picnic for deaf people. Richard McGann had been born deaf and was losing his eyesight due to Usher's disease. But he shared her deep faith and relentlessly optimistic outlook. They were married in 1985 by then-Bishop Anthony Bevilacqua of Pittsburgh. Together they started a support group for blind-deaf Catholics and the nation's first Lion's Club chapter for the deaf-blind. They founded the Western Pennsylvania Association of the Deaf-Blind. "She saw him as a gift, and he saw her as a gift," said Mrs. McGann's sister, Mary Ann Ahearn. Mrs. McGann was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease more than seven years ago. Doctors were initially hopeful she'd be cured. But when it was apparent that was not to be, "she said that her goal was to be the happiest dying person she knew," said Rydzon. Although she suffered a great deal, she never complained, her friends said. Last fall, when she was very weak, she eagerly volunteered to do all of the publicity for a special Holy Year Mass, Harding said. "She loved putting together brochures, and she handled all of the mailings. It was life-giving for her," Harding said. By the end of the year it was difficult to breathe, but she came each week to teach religious education to deaf Catholic children, Bowers said. "She never talked about herself or her problems. She wasn't looking for any sympathy or attention. She was selfless," he said.

In January her heart began to give out, and her doctors told her to quit working. So she began a ministry of prayer from her home. People throughout the diocese wrote or e-mailed prayer requests to her, and she prayed for them faithfully from her sickbed. On Aug. 5, St. Justin held a special Mass in her honor, which she attended in a wheelchair, with fans blowing over a bucket of ice to keep her cool on the sweltering day. She had helped to teach Rydzon that deaf culture is very blunt, so he began his homily by telling the packed assembly that, "This is not a funeral." He could see jaws drop among the hearing people, who undoubtedly thought him tactless, he said. But when he looked at Mrs. McGann and, "she just laughed. She was howling," he said. At the end of the Mass she told the assembly that the Mass had been a foretaste of heaven. "I want you to remember how much Jesus loves you," Harding recalled her saying. "That was her last message to us." The manner in which she faced death was an inspiration to her pastor. "I would say that she let us know that dying is no big thing, that living is the work. I just hope, when my time comes, that I can face it with that same faith," Rydzon said.

On the day after her sister's death, Mary Ann Ahearn told a mutual friend that she believed her sister was a saint. The friend put it in different terms. "She said that Karen is what God wants all of us to aspire to be, but few of us attain," Ahearn said. Mrs. Ahearn is survived by her husband, Richard of Brookline; her father, Lee Ahearn of Palm Coast, Fla.; a sister, Mary Ann Ahearn of Palm Coast, Fla.; and a brother, James Ahearn of Mount Washington. Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. to noon in Beinhauer's, 2630 West Liberty Ave., Beechview. A Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. in St. Justin parish, Mount Washington. Memorials may be made to the Catholic Deaf Council of St. Justin, 539 Boggs Ave., Pittsburgh 15211.
Post-Gazette 1 September 2001
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Joseph O'Hearn
Joseph O'Hearn, 72, of Cle Elum, died Friday at Chinook Convalescent Center. Mr. O'Hearn was born in East Boston, Mass. He worked as a fisherman and in the Beloit Foundry in Massachusetts. He came to Washington in 1985. Survivors include three sons, Joe O'Hearn and Michael O'Hearn of Illinois, Roland O'Hearn of Wisconsin; four daughters, Carol O'Hearn, Linda Smythe, Theresa Cagnoni and Cathy Bell, all of Illinois; three sisters, Mary Ann DePauw of New Jersey, Theresa Christianson of Henderson, Nev. and Ann Crist of Grandview. Memorial mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
Yakima Herald-Republic 1 September 2001
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Mary C. "Mae" (Ahearn) Hudson
New Windsor, N.Y. Mary C. "Mae" Hudson of New Windsor, a Registered Nurse for Craig House, Beacon, and a lifetime resident of the area, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was 82. The daughter of the late Joseph and Hattie Cullen Ahearn, she was born November 26, 1918, in Campbell Hall. Survivors include her husband, William A. Hudson of New Windsor; one son, William D. Hudson of Hopewell Junction; one daughter, Mary Jane Kaknis of New Windsor; and three sisters, Margaret Armbruster of Montgomery, Susan D'Arpa of New York City, and Marie Marshall of Pine Bush. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 7, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 7, at Sacred Heart Church, Robinson Avenue, Newburgh. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Maybrook. Arrangements are under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home. [see also: Joseph W. Ahearn]
The Middletown [NY] Times Herald-Record 6 September 2001
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Maura (Motherway) Ahern
AHERN (Youghal): On September 6, 2001, in the excellent care of the staff at Waterford Regional Hospital, in her 93rd year, MAURA (nee Motherway), late of Clonpriest and Killeagh and more recently, lovingly cared for at the Padre Pio Rest Home, Cappoquin, relict of John and mother of the late Noreen. Deeply regretted by her brother Jack, sisters Ber, Phil and Tess, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Murphy's Funeral Home, Cork Hill, Youghal. Removal to St Ita's Church, Gortroe on this (Friday) evening at 7pm. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Saturday) at 2.30pm, followed by burial in Killeagh Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 7 September 2001
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Col. Thomas J. Ahern
Col. Thomas J. Ahern, resident of Columbia, Maryland, died Sept 5, 2001 at 83 years. He was a Retired Colonel in the USMC. Colonel Ahern served on active duty in the Marine Corp from 1939-1966 flying combat missions in the Pacific during WWII and in Korea. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, 2 distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star, & 8 Air Medals. Husband of the late Rita Mary (Regan) Ahern. He is survived by a daughter Mary Ellen and husband Brandon Leopold, a son Thomas Ahern, Jr and Stephen Ahern and Penny Watkins, a brother Charles Ahern & a sister Ruth Shannon. Son of the late Charles Ahern and Josephine (Connolly) Ahern. Service Monday, Sept 10 at 12 noon in St John The Evangelist Catholic Church, Wildelake Centerfaith Center, Columbia, MD. Burial in Arlington National Cemetery, VA on October 3, 2001 at 3 PM. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Maryland, 1840 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093. Arrangements by Slack Funeral Home, PA.
The Boston Globe 8 September 2001
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Esther (Johnson) O'Hearn
Esther Johnson O'Hearn, 81, of Eastham Mass., and Vero Beach, died Sept. 6, 2001 at Liberty Commons Nursing Home, Chatham Mass. She was born Aug. 11, 1920, in Chelmsford, Mass., and was a part-time resident of Vero Beach. Ms. O'Hearn worked for Proctor and Gamble for 11 years in Quincy Mass. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Edward; three daughters, Kathryn Atwood, of North Eastham, Mass., Linda Power, of Plymouth, Mass., and Joanne Harvey of Rockland Mass.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Doane Beal and Ames Funeral Home, Hyannis, Mass. Services will be 11;30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne Mass., with the Rev. Richard Bailey officiating. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk 2001, c/o Liberty Commons Nursing Home, 390 S. Orleans Road, North Chatham Mass, 02650, in Mrs. O'Hearn's memory.
— Vero Beach, FL Press Journal 8 September 2001
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Esther (Johnson) O'Hearn
EASTHAM—Esther (Johnson) O'Hearn, 81, of Eastham, formerly of Weymouth, died Thursday at Liberty Commons Nursing Home. Mrs. O'Hearn worked 11 years as a secretary at Procter and Gamble in Quincy before her retirement. She enjoyed flower gardens and bingo. Born in Chelmsford, she attended Weymouth High School and Burdette College in Boston. She lived most of her life in Weymouth before retiring to Eastham and Vero Beach, Fla.

She is survived by her husband, Edward J. O'Hearn; three daughters, Kathryn Atwood of Eastham, Linda Power of Plymouth and Joanne Harvey of Rockland; a twin sister, Signe Kallstrom-Flood of Texas; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Doane, Beal and Ames Funeral Home, 160 West Main St., Hyannis. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk, Liberty Commons Nursing Home, 390 Orleans Road, Chatham 02650.

The Patriot Ledger 8 September 2001
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Mariah Mae Ahern
Mariah Mae Ahern, infant daughter of Tabitha Mae Ahern of Concord and Ralph Cooper of Hooksett died Tuesday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Trina Loughery and Brian Ahern, both of Concord; great-grandparents, William and Elaine Ahern of Boscawen, Mabra Tatro and Henry Tatro, both of Concord; two uncles and an aunt. Services will be private. The Bennett Funeral Home in Concord is in charge of arrangements.
Concord Monitor 8 September 2001
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Finbar Ahern
AHERN (Bishopstown, Cork): On September 12, 2001, peacefully, at the Cork University Hospital, FINBAR (late FAS), the Crescent, Westgate Road, Bishopstown, dearly loved husband of Noeline, and loving father of Claire, Brian, Emer, Maeve and John. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, brothers John and Roy, sister Kathleen, mother- in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose from 4pm on today (Thursday) at the Wilton Funeral Home Sarsfields Road of Jerh O'Connor Ltd. Removal at 7pm on same evening to the Church of the Holy Spirit Dennehys Cross. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Friday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Oliver's Cemetery. Ar dheis D go raibh a anam
The Irish Examiner 13 September 2001
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Gerald J. Ahern
Gerald J. Ahern, 82, a lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a lineman and employee of the toll test department of New England Telephone and Telegraph Company for 39 years before his retirement in 1981, died at Elliot Hospital on Saturday, September 15, 2001, following a period of declining health. Calling hours are scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2001, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at McHugh Funeral Home, Inc., 283 Hanover Street, Manchester. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 9 a.m., at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, 10 a.m., at St. Pius X Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, New Hampshire. Arrangements entrusted to McHugh Funeral Home, Inc., Manchester, New Hampshire.
Legacy.com 17 September 2001
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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Higgins) Ahern
AHERN — Of Arlington, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Higgins) Ahern, 94, September 13, 2001 after a brief illness. Wife of the late Robert J. "Bob" Ahern, she was the mother of Robert J. of Arlington, Charles L. of Westford, Philip F. of Chelmsford, Dennis J. of Acton, David M. of Mason, NH, Barbara A. Orlowski of Rockville, CT, Claire M. Stanislawsyck of El Paso, TX, and the late Elizabeth Lane Ahern; grandmother of 25; great-grandmother of 24. Born in Somerville to the late James P. Higgins and Malvina V. Delorie, she was predeceased by brothers John E. and James J. Higgins; sisters Agnes M. Higgins and Helen T. Bishop. In addition to her Ahern family, she is survived by four nieces and a cousin, Miss Rose Higgins of Somerville. Relatives and friends are invited to visit Thursday 4-8 p.m. at Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Arlington. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes’ Church, Arlington. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Maryknoll Missioners, 80 Emerson Rd., East Walpole, MA 02032.
The Boston Globe 19 September 2001
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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Higgins) Ahern
ARLINGTON — Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Higgins) Ahern, 94, of Arlington, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Robert J. "Bob" Ahern. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late James P. and Malvina V. (Delorie) Higgins. Her father, who was born in Somerville to immigrants from County Antrim in Ireland, was a Somerville police officer, who died when she was 10. In 1921, she was a member of the first graduating class of St. John the Evangelist grammar school in North Cambridge. She went on to study at the Women’s Educational & Industrial Union in Boston from which she got her first job as a saleswoman at Filene’s in Boston. She later worked at Touraine’s store in Arlington. A communicant of St. Agnes’ parish in Arlington since 1929, she was also a communicant of St. Joachim’s in Rockport where she was a summer resident since 1937.

Mrs. Ahern is survived by three [sic] sons, Robert J. Ahern of Westford [sic], Philip F. Ahern of Chelmsford, and Charles Ahern of Westford; two daughters, Barbara A. Orlowski of Rockville, Conn., and Claire M. Stanislawsyck of El Paso, Texas; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a cousin, Rose Higgins of Somerville; and four nieces. She was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Lane Ahern of Arlington and two sons [sic], Dennis J. Ahern of Acton and David M. Ahern of Mason, N.H. A brother Jim, who was also a Somerville police officer, died in 1978 and a brother Jack, who was a state police officer, was killed in the line of duty in 1928. A sister Agnes died in 1935 and her last remaining sibling, Helen, died Feb. 6, 2001 in Dowell, Md. Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 8 p.m., today, Sept. 20 at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Arlington. A funeral Mass will be celebrated tomorrow, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, Arlington, with the Rev. John Coholan, cousin to the Ahern family, as concelebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Maryknoll Missioners, 80 Emerson Road, East Walpole, MA 02032.
Arlington Advocate 20 September 2001
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Theresa G. (Brundige) Ahern
AHERN — Theresa G. (Brundige) of Weymouth, suddenly on Sept. 19. Beloved wife of the late Hugh F. Ahern. Devoted mother of Beverly J. Ahern of Kansas City, MO, Craig F. Ahern of Salisbury, MD and Daniel F. of Weymouth. Beloved sister of John P. Brundige of Dorchester, Julia F. Whitford of Brockton, Robert Brundige of Merrimac, NH, Mrs. John (Florence) Cadogan of Quincy, Mary R. McDonald of Carver, the late Joseph, the late Arthur Brundige and the late Marion Haines. Loving grandmother of Samantha and Matthew. Funeral from the Daniel H. Clancy Funeral Home, 100 Washington St., Weymouth, on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Albert the Great Church, Weymouth at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visting hours on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Boston Globe 20 September 2001
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Jacqueline (Ahern) Chase
Jacqueline A. Chase — Jacqueline Ahern Chase, 55, died Sept. 18 at Candler Hospital. The native of Savannah lived in Charleston for many years before recently moving back to Savannah. She was a 1963 graduate of Savannah Country Day School, attended Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and was a 1967 graduate of Georgia Southern College. She receive a master's degree in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston. She taught at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School and also had taught at Mary Ford Elementary School in Charleston for 15 years. Survivors: her husband, Donald W. Chase of Savannah; a son, Donald W. Chase Jr. of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and her father, John W. Ahern of Mount Pleasant. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 4 p.m. today at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Burial will be at a later date.
Savannah Morning News 20 September 2001
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Alice Aherne
AHERNE (Youghal): On September 20, 2001, peacefully, in the loving care of the matron and staff of Youghal Community Hospital, ALICE, 9 Kenneallys Terrace, Cork Hill, daughter of the late Charles and Mary. Sadly missed by her nephews Billy, Charles, Noel and Tony, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Murphy's Funeral Home, Cork Hill, Youghal. Removal on this (Saturday) evening at 6.30pm to St Mary's Parish Church. Funeral Mass on tomorrow (Sunday) at 12 noon, followed by burial in North Abbey Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 22 September 2001
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Anne Aherne
AHERNE (Castleredmond, Midleton and late of Ballintotis): On September 23, 2001, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Glendonagh Nursing Home, ANNE (NAN). Deeply mourned by Mossie, her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Removal on this (Monday) evening at 8.30pm from Hyde's Funeral Home to the Church of the Most Holy Rosary. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Churchtown North Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 24 September 2001
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Francis W. Ahern
Frank Ahern, of Old Town, ID passed away September 19, 2001. Frank was born May 19, 1926 in Topeka, KS to Mike and Roberta Ahern. His family moved to Washington in 1938, living in Everett, Snohomish and Lake Stevens. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, Serving in the Pacific Theater. Frank is survived by his wife, Eleanor; son Mike Ahern and his wife, Kathleen; grandson; Brian; granddaughter Joanna; brothers Tom and Dan; sisters Dorothy Hauser, Roberta Kennedy, Nancy Salvadalena, and Dorothy Hauser Sunley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim, sister Mary Treen and daughter Francie. A gathering of remembefance for family and friends will be October 6th at the home of Tom. Call 425-334-4620 for time.
Everett Herald 25 September 2001
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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Higgins) Ahern
ARLINGTON — Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Higgins) Ahern, 94, of Arlington, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Robert J. "Bob" Ahern. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late James P. and Malvina V. (Delorie) Higgins. Her father, who was born in Somerville to immigrants from County Antrim in Ireland, was a Somerville police officer, who died when she was 10. In 1921, she was a member of the first graduating class of St. John the Evangelist grammar school in North Cambridge. She went on to study at the Women’s Educational & Industrial Union in Boston from which she got her first job as a saleswoman at Filene’s in Boston. She later worked at Touraine’s store in Arlington. A communicant of St. Agnes parish in Arlington since 1929, she was also a communicant of St. Joachim’s in Rockport where she was a summer resident since 1937.

Mrs. Ahern is survived by five sons, Robert J. Ahern of Arlington, Philip F. Ahern of Chelmsford, Charles L. Ahern of Westford, Dennis J. Ahern of Acton, and David M. Ahern of Mason, N. H.; two daughters, Barbara A. Orlowski of Rockville, Conn., and Claire M. Stanislawsyck of El Paso, Texas; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a cousin, Rose Higgins of Somerville; and four nieces. She was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Lane Ahern. A brother James, who was also a Somerville police officer, died in 1978 and a brother John, who was a state police officer, was killed in the line of duty in 1928. A sister Agnes died in 1935 and her last remaining sibling, Helen Bishop, died Feb. 6, 2001 in Dowell, Md. A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 21 in St. Agnes Church, Arlington, with the Rev. John Coholan, cousin to the Ahern family, as concelebrant. Eulogies were delivered by her son, David and her grandson, Daniel Ahern. Her grandsons Peter Stanislawsyck and Andrew, Brian, Charles, Daniel, John, and Robby Ahern acted as pallbearers. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. Donations in her name may be made to Maryknoll Missioners, 80 Emerson Road, East Walpole, MA 02032.
Acton Beacon 26 September 2001
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Theresa G. (Brundige) Ahern
Theresa G. (Brundige) Ahern, 73, of Weymouth, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home. Born and raised in Dorchester, she lived in Weymouth for 40 years. She was a communicant of St. Albert the Great Church in Weymouth. Wife of the late Hugh E [sic] Ahern, she leaves two sons, Craig E Ahern of Salisbury, Md., and Daniel F. Ahern, of Weymouth; a daughter, Beverly J. Ahern of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, John Brundige of Dorchester and Robert Brundige of Merrimack, N.H., three sisters, Florence Cadogan of Quincy, Julia E Whitford of Brockton and Mary R. McDonald of Carver; and two grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Albert the Great Church, Weymouth. Interment will be at a later date at Massachusetts National Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Daniel H. Clancy Funeral Home, 100 Washington St., Weymouth.
Weymouth News 26 September 2001
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Rose (O'Hearn) Taylor
Rose O'Hearn Taylor, 77, of Salem Turnpike died Tuesday, (September 25, 2001) at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was born August 29, 1924 in Norwich, the daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Burke) O'Hearn. She married the late Russell Kenneth Taylor on June 14, 1952 in Norwich. Mr. Taylor died on November 11, 1973. She was a 1938 graduate of St. Patrick's School and a 1942 graduate of Norwich Free Academy. She had worked for many years and retired from SNET as an operator. She also had owned and operated Taylor's Dairy in Bozrah with her husband. She was a communicant of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Norwich. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneer's of America.

She is survived by a son, Richard K. Taylor of Bozrah; two daughters, Nancy E. Taylor of Bozrah, Ruth Oberg of Albany, VT; a brother, William O'Hearn of Dade City, FL; and two grandchildren, Lee and Carl Oberg, both of Albany, VT. Calling hours will be held from 7-9 p.m., Friday, the Church & Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem Street, Norwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, the Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Norwich. Burial will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery.

The Hartford Courant 27 September 2001
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Nellie (O'Leary) Ahern
Ahern (Farran): On October 2 2001, peacefully, at her residence, Currahaly, NELLIE (nee O'Leary) in her 91st year, late of Inchisine, Toames, beloved wife of the late Mick and loving mother of Jerry, Ted, Haulie, Eileen and Paudie. Deeply regretted by the loving family, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends and her carers Kathleen, Frances, Mary and Eileen. Rest in peace. Removal on this (Tuesday) evening at 7pm from her residence to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farran. Rosary on tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to Ovens Old Cemetery.
Evening Echo 2 October 2001
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Evelyn "Eva" (Aherne) Burkley
BURKLEY (Cork): On October 3, 2001, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff at St Patrick's Hospital, Wellington Road, EVELYN (EVA) (nee Aherne), late of The Moorings, Tivoli, beloved wife of the late Gerard and dear mother of Ann (Byrne), Cyril, Philip and Michael. Sadly missed by her loving children, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, sisters, brothers, sisters-in- law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on today (Friday) in St Patrick's Church, Lower Glanmire Road. Funeral afterwards to St Joseph's Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 4 October 2001
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E. June (Wehmeyer) [Ahern] Nelson
BELOIT — E. June Nelson, age 63, formerly Weymeyer, Ahern, Long and Pelnis, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 9, 2001, at her residence in Beloit. She was born on June 22, 1938, the daughter of Walter and Christina (Schabell) Wehmeyer in Antigo. She graduated from Madison West High School in 1954, and from the University of Wisconsin College of Nursing in 1958. June previously owned businesses throughout many states and retired from a successful security career. She was an avid crocheter, and many people received her adored hand-crafted gifts. June loved everyone she met and gave what she could. Worlds [sic] alone cannot express how wonderful she was to so many people. She will be dearly missed by her family.

She is survived by 3 sons: Mike Wemeyer, Roger Weymeyer, and Kev Ahern, all of Janesville; 3 daughters: Kim Ahern, and Sheryl (John) Ferger, both of Evansville, and Kerrie Wehmeyer of Beloit; 5 sisters: Donna (Ray) Duhr of Janesville, Betty (Richard) Dahlen of Tomah, Pearl (Delaine) Julseth of Hot Springs, AR, Jacque Williams of Edgerton, and Jean (David) Tollinger of Greenville, SC; a brother, Rex Loendorf of Appleton; 10 grandchildren: Johnny, Ryan, Kelly, Jessica, Kayla, Thomas, Nicholaus, Briann, Jared and Jack; a great-grandchild, Hanna; and her dear friends, Ralph Long of Brooklyn, and Pearl Bowen of Evansville; also many, many friends and people she adopted into her family; and her special love, Flash. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert; and a daughter, Dawn. Funeral services will be held on Fri. Oct. 12, 2001, at 12 Noon at Ward Funeral Home, Evansville, with Pastor Richard Moore of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Special thanks to her nursing staff, her best friend, Pearl Bowen, Pastor Moore, and Janet of the Ward Funeral Home for all their help.
Janesville Gazette 10 October 2001
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Francis Ahern
Funeral services for Francis Ahern, 82, were held Friday, October 5, 2001, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Mankato, with Rev Charles Vannieuwenhoven officiating. He died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at the Mankato Lutheran Home. Interment was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Darfur. Mr. Ahern was born October 24, 1918 in Carrol, Nebraska, to John and Lillian (Duffy) Ahern. He graduated from Madelia High School in 1936. He was united in marriage to Erna L. Janzen on November 12, 1947 in Darfur. Erna died May 31, 1986 in Mankato. Mr. Ahern was united in marriage to Monica Dauffenbach on October 31, 1992, in North Mankato. He had lived in New Ulm, Butterfield, Madelia and Skyline Village before moving to North Mankato. He was self-employed as a carpenter and painter. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Mankato and OWLS, an organization of Wisconsin Lutheran Churches. He was Justice of the Peace for Skyline Village for many years. He enjoyed dancing, traveling, reading and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Monica Ahern, a son and his wife, James and Holly Ahern of St. Louis Park; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two sisters and their husbands, Marian and Curtis Hanson of Mankato, Myrtle and Harold Warner of Madelia; one brother, Albert Ahern of Madelia; four step-sons and their wives, John and Debbie Dauffenbach of Mahtomedi, MN, Jerry and Donna Dauffenbach of San Diego, CA, Joel and Betty Dauffenbach of North Mankato, James and Cheryl Dauffenbach of Mankato; two step-daughters and their husbands, Mary and Gary Zellmer of North Mankato, Joan and Dick Nichols of Otsego, MN; 11 step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his first wife and two brothers.

Madelia Times Messenger 11 October 2001
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Dr. James W. O'Hearn
Funeral services for Dr. James. W. O'Hearn, 79, of Champaign will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy. The Rev. James Layman and the Rev. Geoge Remm will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Dr. O' Hearn died at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2001) at The Carle Arbours, Savoy. He was born March 18, 1922, at Pittsfield, Mass., a son of Leo James and Isabel Beatrice Kelly O'Hearn. He married Beth Roland on Dec. 24, 1977. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Phillips of Houston; a stepdaughter, Tara Cordry of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; a stepson Mark Cordry of Boise, Idaho; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister and a son.

Dr. O'Hearn graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1945. He served at the U.S. Marine Hospital, Boston, from 1945 to 1947 and was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Public Health Service. He was an intern in the Department of Denistrey with a speciality in oral surgery. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Public Health Service as a full commander in 1950. He was on the staff of Christie Clinic Department of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery in Champaign from 1953 to 1956 and was in private practice as an oral/maxillofacial surgeon and anesthesiologist in Champaign from 1957 until he retired in 1990. He was accepted as a fellow of the American Association of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Society of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists. He served as an executive council member and president of the Illinois Society of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeons. He became a licensed Realtor in the state of Illinois in 1988 and was a developer of the Berkshire Valley Subdivision in Savoy. He was a commercial and residential Realtor with Ramshaw Smith and later with Coldwell Banker Devonshire Realty. He served as president of the Rotary Club of Savoy. He played swing and jazz trumpet with several groups. He also was a single engine land aircraft pilot. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the building fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.
News-Gazette 12 October 2001
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Patrick Ahern
Ahern (Limerick): On October 12, 2001 at St. John's Hospital, PATRICK (PATSY), 66 Oliver Plunkett St., St. Mary's Park (late Limerick Corporation). Very deeply regretted by his loving son, brother, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Removal from Cross's Funeral Home to St. Mary's Church on Sunday evening at 6.30. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Kilquane Cemetery Parteen. House private please.
Evening Echo 13 October 2001
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Kathleen (Aherne) O'Connell
O'Connell (Cork): On October 15, 2001, peacefully, in the dedicated care of Mrs. Sheila Holland and her staff at Grange Con Nursing Home, Carrigrohane, KATHLEEN (nee Aherne), beloved wife of the late Patrick O'Connell, Kilnap Green, Farranree. Sadly missed by her loving nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiescat in pace. Reposing at O'Connor Bros. Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Removal on this (Tuesday) evening at 7pm to St. Finbarr's (South) Church. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael's Cemetery, Blackrock.
Evening Echo 16 October 2001
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Dan Ahern
AHERN (Sandymount, Dublin 4 and formerly of Tournafulla, Co Limerick): On October 17, 2001, suddenly, at his residence, DAN (DANNY BOY), beloved husband of the late Eileen and devoted father of Delia, Nora (Jackman) Michael and Donie. Very deeply and deservedly regretted by his loving daughters, sons, grandchildren Grace, Eibhln, I'de and Danielle, daughters-in-law Ita and Yvette, son-in-law Sean, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends. Rest in peace. Removal to St Mary's, Star of the Sea Church, Sandymount tomorrow (Saturday) evening, arriving at 5.30pm. Mass on Sunday at 12 noon. Removal afterwards to Sexton's Funeral Home, Broadford, Co Limerick and removal same evening (Sunday) at 8.30pm to St Patrick's Church, Tournafulla. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12.30pm. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. Enquiries to Roches Undertakers, 069- 81005.
The Irish Examiner 19 October 2001
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Richard H. Ahern
Richard H. Ahern formerly of Clemson, SC but currently of New Britain, Connecticut died on Thursday, October 11, 2001. Born in Hartford, Connecticut. He moved to Clemson as plant manager of Jacobs Manufacturing Co. and resided there until 1991. After the death of his wife Jane Sparkowski Ahern, he moved to New Britain when he married Martha Hughes. A member of Shuttle Meadow Country Club, he was recently named "Golfer of the Year".

He is survived by his wife, Martha, two sons, Dr. Donald E. Ahern of Mount Pleasant, SC, and Gary Ahern of North Brunswick, NJ., two grandchildren, Anne Ahern Finch and husband Paul Durham Finch of Mount Pleasant, SC, and Sean Ahern of Atlanta, GA, a great-grandchild, Durham Richard Finch. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Christ Our King Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant on Saturday, November 3rd at 11:00 AM. Burial will be private. Contributions can be made to Catholic Community Life Center, c/o 1183 Russell Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. Announcement by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

— Charleston [SC] Post and Courier 22 October 2001
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Catherine (Irwin) Ahern
AHERN—Of Jamaica Plain, formerly of County Cork, Ireland, Oct. 23rd, Catherine (Irwin) Ahern, age 91. Beloved wife of the late John James Ahern, a former employee of the MBTA. Loving mother of John James Ahern, Jr. of Jamaica Plain. Daughter of the late William & Catherine (Barry) Irwin. Aunt of Jerry & Bea O'Callahan. Sister of Mary Smiddy of Ireland. Grand aunt of Brendon, Brian and Debbie & Diarmuid Mulcahy. Also survived by several nieces and nephews in Ireland. Funeral from the Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, 44 Perkins St. (corner of So. Huntington Ave.) Jamaica Plain, Friday at 8:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 9 O'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday 5-9 p.m. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.
The Boston Globe 24 October 2001
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Brian G. Ahearn
AHEARN — Brian G., of Huntington, heroically in the line of duty on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center. Brian was a Lieutenant with FDNY Engine Company 230. Beloved husband of Debra J. Cherished father of Lauren and Christopher. Loving son of Edward and June Ahearn. Dear brother of Betty. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon Saturday, October 27, 2001, at St. Hugh of Lincoln RC Church (corner of New York Ave. & East 9th St.), Huntington Station. For further information, please contact A.L. Jacobsen Funeral Home Inc., 1380 New York Ave., Huntington Station. Memorial donations to New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475.
Newsday 24 October 2001
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William S. O'Hearn, Sr.
O'Hearn, William S. Sr., 71, of Dade City, died Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2001) at home. Born in Norwich, Conn., he came here in 1988 from North Franklin, Conn. He retired from the Connecticut Department of Transportation in 1980 and was an active member of the Family Motor Coach Association. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son, W. Stephen Jr., North Franklin; two daughters, Kathleen Pepin, Papillion, Neb., and Margaret Mahaney, Port Orchard, Wash.; and five grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City. [see also: (Rose O'Hearn) Taylor]
St. Petersburg Times 25 October 2001
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Martha T. Ahern
AHERN — Of Norwood, Oct. 24, Martha T. Beloved daughter of the late George & Theresa (Catarius) Ahern. Loving sister of Joseph of Marshfield and the late George P. & Mary J. Ahern. Dear Friend of Irene Borghesani of Marshfield. Funeral from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St. (RT 1A), Norwood, on Mon. Oct. 29 at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Catherines Church at 9 a.m. Visiting hours Sun. 4-7 only. Interment Highland Cemetery.
The Boston Globe 27 October 2001
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Frances (Ahern) Bogart
Frances A. Bogart, 84, of Concord died Thursday at the New Hampshire Odd Fellows Home. She was born in Concord, the daughter of William and Catherine (Favor) Ahern. She graduated from Concord High School in 1934 and Concord Commercial College in 1936. She worked for many New Hampshire state agencies before retiring in 1980. She had a life-long love of sports, following Concord High School athletics and the Boston Red Sox. She enjoyed the ocean. Survivors include a son, Dana Bogart Jr. of Webster; three daughters, Lynne Mead and Catherine Lynch, both of Concord, and Ruthann Gold of Rowley, Mass.; two brothers, Richard Ahern of Manchester and William Ahern of Concord; a sister, Elizabeth Lamphier of Marshfield Hills, Mass.; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Dana Bogart, died in 1988. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Blossom Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the CRVNA, P. O. Box 1979, Concord 03302-1979; or Meals on Wheels, Belknap/Merrimack County Community Action Program, 841 Central St., Franklin 03235.
Concord Monitor 3 November 2001
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John Leo Aherne
AHERNE, John Leo—at home in S.F., November 2, 2001, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Dora Alicia Aherne; loving father to Dora's children Micheal Rosenthal and family, Elsy Marina Tadeo, Gloria Elizabeth Coleman, Sandra Alicia Zenteno and Vilma Noemi Ruiz and of his children Thomas McManamon and Pennelope A. Fullenkamp; devoted grandfather of Cesar Kenneth Ruiz, Elmer Rafael Rosales, Karina Beatriz Armas, Cristina Alicia Armas, Samantha and Katherine Zenteno; loving son of the late Griselda Marie Kobe and Leo Patrick Joseph Aherne; dear brother of Ann McManamon and her husband (both retired judges) and their family; will also be missed by his sons-in-law Felix Alberto Tadeo and Antonio Zenteno; and his beloved cats Oscar and Claude.

A Navy Retiree of World War II, where he served for 22 years as a Boatswain's Mate First. He joined the Navy as a Merchant Marine and Carpenter. He earned the honor of the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense, American Theatre, Philippine - Lib (1 star), Asiatic-Pacific and Victory Medal. He was awarded a scroll by the Governor of the State of California for valiant and heroic action in removing to safety valuable furnishings and art treasures from the California State Building during the fire of August 24, 1940. He was a talented bottle shipmaker of World War I and II, whose skill is highly appreciated in his home by his family members and friends. He will be sorely missed. Friends may visit Tuesday after 3:00pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Tuesday 7:00pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., D.C. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 11:15am at Church of the Epiphany, Vienna St. & Amazon Ave., SF. Committal Golden Gate National Cemetery.

San Francisco Chronicle 4 November 2001
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Rose M. (O'Hearn) Kenney
KENNEY: Rose M. Peacefully at Brockville General Hospital on Tuesday, October 30, 2001. Rose O'Hearn of Elgin, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Leo Kenney. Dear mother of Michael and his wife Colleen of Ottawa, Reverend Father Bill Kenney of Deep River, Beverley and her husband Bill Audet of Brockville, Mary and her husband Peter DeGroot of Oakville, Catherine and her husband Paris Vachon of Ottawa. Dear sister of Loretta O'Meara of Gananoque, Thomas O'Hearn of Kingston, Edward O'Hearn of B.C. Precessed by brother, Andrew O'Hearn. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, Shannon, Teri, Tim, Julie, Kirstin, Mark, Scott, Philippe and Christopher. Predeceased by grandson, Matthew. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Columbanus Church, Elgin, Thursday morning at 11:0'clock. Rite of Committal St. Columbanus Cemetery, Elgin. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Arthritis Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (Memorial donations by cheque only)
North Renfrew Times 7 November 2001
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John J. Ahern
AHERN—John J. (1932-2001) in Paris, France, of a rare form of cancer. A native New Yorker, Mr. Ahern was a pharmaceutical business executive who lived and worked in Colombia, Australia, and throughout Europe. Survived by his loving wife, Marianne, his daughters Florence and Teresa, and son William. Also survived by his sister Anne Mulloy and brother William Ahern. Services Friday, November 9th in Paris at Church of St. Honre Eylau followed by Burial at the cemetery of Montparnasse.
New York Times 8 November 2001
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Ruby May Ahearn
AHEARN, Ruby May,
November 6, 2001, passed away peacefully at The Laurels Nursing Home, aged 89 years. Beloved wife of Len (deceased), much loved mother of Ron, Bill and Ray (deceased), loving grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be sadly missed by her fond sister-in-law Jessie and her many brothers and sisters.
   Family and friends of RUBY are kindly invited to attend her funeral service, to be held in the South Chapel of Northern Suburbs Crematorium, on Friday, (November 9, 2001), commencing at 12 p.m.
Sydney Morning Herald 8 November 2001
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Margaret Hyde (Lyon) Ahern
Margaret Lyon Ahern, born in Connellsville, PA on February 14, 1918, passed away on November 9, 2001. She grew up in Fairmount, WV, and attended public schools in Hibbing, MN. She received her B.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota in 1940. Margaret married her university sweetheart, Dr. Gerald S. Ahern on July 6, 1941. After Jerry returned from World War II, they moved to Rochester, MN where he finished his Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. They moved to Fargo, ND to begin medical practice at the Fargo Clinic before settling in Corpus Christi, TX in 1950. They have resided in Kerrville since 1977.

Margaret was active in the work of medical auxiliaries and was a past president of the Nueces County Medical Society Auxiliary and the Kerr/Kendall/Bandera Counties Medical Society Auxiliary. She was awarded a Life Membership in the Texas Parent-Teacher Association for her work in Corpus Christi associations. Margaret was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter, Riverhill Women's Association and Riverhill Garden Club. She was active in the Kerrville ISD mentoring program for several years at Starkey Elementary.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2001 at First Presbyterian Church at 5:30 P.M. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Sid Peterson Hospice Program, 1420 Water Street, Kerrville 78028. She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Jerry; her loving children; daughter Anne Browning Garlepy and her husband Larry of Canyon Lake; sons, John Lawrence and James Lyon and his wife Caroll of San Antonio; his [sic] five grandchildren, Carrie Browning Miller and her husband Gregg of Round Rock; Bonnie Browning of Austin, James and Mati Ahern of San Antonio, Amanda Ahern of Dallas; two great-grandsons, Grant and Garrett Miller of Round Rock. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Grimes Funeral Home, Kerrville, TX 78029.
San Antonio Express News 10 November 2001
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Mary C. (O'Hearn) Siegle
SIEGLE—In Whitman November 8, 2001 Mary C. (O'Hearn) age 95 who resided in Whitman for 18 years with her nephew and niece Gerald P. and Lauren Kelley. Beloved wife of the late Jacob H. Siegle. Stepmother of Jacqueline Gentile of Randolph. Sister of Sr. Elizabeth O'Hearn C.S.J. of Brighton and the late Florence A. Kelley, Edward O'Hearn, Rita Driscoll, and William "Bud" O'Hearn. Sister-in-law of James Driscoll of Kingston. Also survived by grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours in the MacKinnon Funeral Home, 760 Washington St. (Off Rte. 18) Whitman, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass in Holy Ghost Church, Monday morning at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Interment St. James Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to Holy Ghost Church, 518 Washington St., Whitman, MA 02382. Retired employee of Western Union w/40 yrs of service.

The Boston Globe 11 November 2001
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Mary C. (O'Hearn) Siegle
WHITMAN—Mary C. (O'Hearn) Siegle, 95, of Whitman, a 40-year employee of Western Union, died Thursday, Nov. 8 at St. Joseph's Manor in Brockton following a brief illness. Mrs. Siegle was born in Rockland and educated in Boston schools. Wife of the late Jacob H. Siegle, she is survived by a nephew and niece, Gerald P. and Lauren Kelley with whom she lived for 18 years; a stepdaughter, Jacqueline Gentile of Randolph; a sister, Sr. Elizabeth O'Hearn, of Brighton, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph; a brother-in-law, James Driscoll of Kingston; grandchildren, great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Ghost Church, Whitman. Burial was in St. James Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the MacKinnon Funeral Home, 760 Washington St., Whitman. Donations may be made to Holy Ghost Church, 518 Washington St., Whitman 02382.
The Patriot Ledger 13 November 2001
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Marjorie K. (O'Hearn) MacDonald
Marjorie K. MacDonald, 75, of Sparrows Point II Apartments, Cowesett Road, a retired stringer, died Sunday at home. She was the wife of the late John J. MacDonald. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Alice L. (Court) O'Hearn, she had lived in Warwick for most of her life. Mrs. MacDonald had worked as a stringer at American Plating Co., in Cranston, for 20 years before retiring in 1991. After retiring, she had been a foster-grandparent for five years at Building Blocks Day Care, in Warwick, until last year. Mrs. MacDonald was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Oakland Beach Volunteer Fire Co., in Warwick. She leaves two daughters, Linda K. Bailey and Debra A. Heon, both of Warwick; two sons, George E. MacDonald of University Heights, Fla., and John J. MacDonald Jr. of Providence; a brother, Joseph M. O'Hearn of Warwick; two sisters, Muriel A. Manera of Cranston and Patricia I. O'Hearn of West Warwick; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Leonard T. O'Hearn. The funeral service will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1000 Narragansett Parkway. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
Providence Journal 13 November 2001
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Ruth Balthazard Ahearn
Ruth Balthazard Ahearn, 73, who did accounting work from 1978 to 1991 at what became the Transportation Communications Union in Rockville and retired as supervisor of auditing and bonding, died of cancer Nov. 8 at Suburban Hospital. Mrs. Ahearn, a Bethesda resident, was born in Troy, N.Y. She attended Troy Business College, Ben Franklin University and the Education for Parish Service program at Trinity College in Washington. She was an accountant with the Delaware & Hudson railway in Albany, N.Y., before settling in the Washington area in 1967. She was in the adult choir and was a lector and eucharistic minister at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Bethesda. She was a former board member of the National Symphony Orchestra's women's committee and a former secretary of the National Conference of State Societies. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Paul T. Ahearn of Bethesda; five children, Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Ryan of Kensington, Paul T. Ahearn Jr. of Silver Spring, David F. Ahearn of Bethesda and P. Alan Ahearn and Michael C. Ahearn, both of Germantown; and nine grandchildren.
Washington Post 16 November 2001
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Brenda (McGeough) Aherne
Aherne (nee McGeough) (Clonskeagh and Ballina, Co Mayo) In the loving care of the staff of Mount Carmel Hospital on November 16, 2001 (suddenly) after a short illness faced with dignity and acceptance. Brenda, darling wife of and best friend of Brian and beloved mother of her precious daughter Karen, deeply regretted by her mother Valerie, sisters Eithne and Patricia, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and her many friends. Rest in peace. Funeral today (Tuesday) after 10 o'c Mass in The Church of the Assumption, Milltown, to Shanganagh Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to The Irish Cancer Society.
The Irish Times 20 November 2001
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George F. Ahern
AHERN — George F. Ahern, 78, of Venice, FL, died Nov. 17, 2001. He was born May 17, 1923, in Boston and came to Venice in 1990 from Manomet, Mass. He was a retired custodian for the City of Boston and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of VFW and DAV. Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Frances, daughter Patricia Britt of Sandwich, Mass., sons Paul J. of Bellingham, Mass., Brian F. of Bournedale, Mass., Francis X. of Manomet, Joseph T. of Houston, TX and Theodore Vinal of Rochester, Mass. 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or to American Lung Association, 2201 Cantu Ct., Suite 119, Sarasota, FL 34232.
The Boston Globe 21 November 2001
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Robert "Bobby" Ahearn
Robert "Bobby" of Malden, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on November 23, 2001 after a long illness. Devoted son of the late Bernard P. and Florence E. (Seaman) Ahearn. Beloved brother of Donald, Judith, Janice and John Ahearn. Loved brother-in-law of Dianne and Marcia Ahern. Bobby took great joy in being the uncle of his cherished niece and nephews, John, Christian and Erin. A time of visitation and remembrance for Bobby will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Son's Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, CHELSEA on Sun., 6 to 8 pm only. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Late member of the Bricklayers and Mason Local Union. The family would like to publicly thank Hospice of Greater Lowell for their special care. Parking opposite Funeral Home. Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea, MA 617-889-2723
The Boston Globe 24 November 2001
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James John Ahern
James John Ahern, 87, of Arroyo Grande died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at his residence. A rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Arroyo Grande followed by a Mass. Mr. Ahern was born June 20, 1914, in Hopkins, Minn. to Garrett and Mae Rose Ahern. The second of 10 children, Mr. Ahern sometimes combined with his siblings and cousins to form entire baseball and basketball teams. At the age of 17, he traveled to California. During the 1930s, he worked as a carpenter at U.S. military installations in the South Pacific helping to build hangers and other structures. In the 1940s he began a career in law enforcement as an investigator in the Los Angeles Police Department. He married Aloysia Ann Kuhlmann, a nurse, in June 1942. He served in the Army in Europe in World War II, qualifying as a marksman and earning an American Service Medal, an Eastern Service Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, and a World War II Victory medal.

After the war, Mr. Ahern resumed what became a 23-year career with the LAPD in the course of which he attained the rank of detective sergeant in the Organized Crime Division, arrested gangster Mickie Cohen and helped investigate the "Black Dahlia" case. Mr. Ahern loved breeding horses and training them to run. After retiring from the LAPD, he conducted investigations for the California Horse Racing Board of Investigators, work that brought him into contact with racing greats Willie Shoemaker, Johnny Longden and Lafit Pincay Jr. Mr. Ahern retired at age 66 to White Oak Farm in Millville, where he and his wife raised horses, wild cats and the last of their nine children. The Aherns moved to Nipomo in 1989 and to Arroyo Grande 10 years later. Mr. Ahern is survived by his wife of 59 years, Aloiysia Anne Ahern; sons, Dr. James J. Ahern of Santa Margarita, Brian Ahern of Fountain Valley, Tim Ahern of Camarillo and Dr. Peter Ahern of Kenwood; daughters, Anna Mae Benz of Redding, Colleen Galvin of Sonoma, Shelly Casey of Shell Beach and Debra Tumler of San Luis Obispo; brothers, Dr. Archibald Ahern, Richard Ahern, Tom Ahern and William Ahern; sisters Mary Ahern and Valmere Fisher; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Garrett Frederick Ahern. Arrangements are by Los Osos Valley Memorial Park and Cemetery. Burial will take place at sea.
San Luis Obispo Tribune 25 November 2001
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Anna C. Ahern
AHERN—Anna C. of Milton, Nov. 25, 2001, beloved sister of the late Mary C. Devaney, Margaret K. Mozzicato, Louise A. Connolly, Joseph M. Ahern and Kathleen V. Garvey. Anna is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Agatha's Church, Milton, on Wednesday Nov. 28 at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visting hour at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., Milton on Wednesday 8:30-9:30 a.m. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Anna's name may be sent to the Catholic Charitable Bureau, 270 Washington St., Somerville, MA 02143. For directions, www.dolanfuneral.com
The Boston Globe 26 November 2001
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Kathryn (Helsel) Young
YOUNG, KATHRYN (HELSEL) — Age 42, on Sunday, November 25, 2001, of Swissvale. Beloved mother of Ryan Ahern, Shane, Amanda and Adam Young; daughter of Kathryn (Lamberti) Dottaviano; sister of the late Toni (Helsel) Elzer, Lorraine Helsel, Cindy (Helsel) Ruff and Bill Helsel; many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Friends received Monday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC. 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Funeral Home Service Tuesday at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to the surviving children.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 26 November 2001
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Brenda L. (O'Hern) McCown
McCown, Brenda L., 48, homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001. Visitation with family 5 to 7 p.m. today, Watson Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Thursday, Calvary United Methodist Church. Survivors: husband, Dr. Robert McCown; sons, Nathan, Andrew both of Wichita; daughter, Sarah McCown of Wichita; parents, Dorothy O'Hern of Plainfield, Ind., Leo O'Hern of Indianapolis; brother, Rev. Daniel O'Hern of Ontario, Canada; half-sister, Patricia Carrol of Atlanta, Ga.; one grandchild. Memorial established with Girl Scouts of the Golden Plains Council Inc., 360 Lexington, Wichita 67218.
Wichita Eagle 28 November 2001
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Mary (Egan) Ahearn
AHEARN (nee Egan) (Ballindoney, Grange, Clonmel, Co Tipperary): On November 27, 2001, peacefully, at her residence, in her 94th year, MARY. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Mairead, Breda, Rita, Miriam and Colette, sons Liam and Pat, sister Bridget, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephew, grandniece, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace. Removal from her residence on this (Thursday) evening at 7.30 pm to St Nicholas' Church, Grange. Funeral Mass on tomorrow (Friday) at 12 noon, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 29 November 2001
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James John Ahern
ARROYO GRANDE — Former Millville resident James John Ahern, 87, of Arroyo Grande died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at his residence. Services and a rosary were conducted at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Arroyo Grande. Born June 20, 1914, in Hopkins, Minn., he moved to Shasta County in 1979 from Glendora. In 1989, he moved from Millville to Nipomo. He moved to Arroyo Grande in 1999.

He was a carpenter at U.S. military installations in the South Pacific, a retired detective for the Los Angeles Police Department who arrested Mickie Cohen and helped investigate the "Black Dahlia" case, a breeder and trainer of horses, an investigator with the California Horse Racing Board of Investigators, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of an American Service Medal, an Eastern Service Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and a World War II Victory Medal.

Survivors include wife Aloysia; sons James Ahern Jr. of Santa Margarita, Brian of Fountain Valley, Tim of Camarillo and Peter of Kenwood; daughters Anna Mae Benz of Redding, Colleen Calvin of Sonoma, Shelly Casey of Shell Beach and Debra Tumler of San Luis Obispo; brothers Archibald of St. Louis, Richard of Seattle, Tom of San Fernando Valley and William of Chico; sisters Valmere Fisher and Mary, both of Nipomo; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 3290 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002. Arrangements are being handled by Los Osos Valley Memorial Park and Cemetery, in Los Osos.
Redding Record Searchlight 7 December 2001
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Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Steber Ahern
Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Steber Ahern, born in Austin, MN on August 9, 1914, passed away after 87 remarkable years of dedication to his family, his friends and to the care and welfare of his patients. Jerry died at home in Kerrville on December 11th following a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.

While attending public schools in Austin, he was active in scouting and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He began pre-medical education at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, in 1932, and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1939. Dr. Ahern interned at Minneapolis General Hospital and married his university sweetheart, Margaret Hyde Lyon, in Hibbin, MN on July 6, 1941. They moved to Bismarck, ND, where he completed a Residency in Surgery at Quaint-Ramstad Clinic and Hospital followed by a Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. MN. Dr. Ahern served as a Commissioned Officer in the U. S. Army Medical Corps Reserves at Fort Snelling, MN and was called to Active Duty in 1942. Stationed in Adak, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, he served until December 1945.

Dr. Ahern was certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1950. He began his medical practice at the Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque, NM followed by two years at the Fargo Clinic in North Dakota. Forsaking the ice and snow of the frigid North, he relocated his family to sunny Corpus Christi, TX in 1951, where he joined Dr. Jackson E. Upshaw as a partner in the private practice of orthopedics until August 1964. During this period he served as Chief of Orthopedics and Chief of Staff at Memorial Medical Center as well as President and Secretary of the Nueces County Medical Society. He was appointed county representative to the Texas Medical Association and chaired the public relations and medical school liason committees. Following a six-month sabbatical in New Orleans with hand surgeon Dr. Dan Riordan and in Bombay, India with leprosy patients at Grant Medical College and Hospital, Jerry became the first physician in private practice in the state of Texas to limit his orthopedic practice to surgery of the hand. A Diplomat of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand he was elected President of the Texas Orthopedic Association for the 1965-66 term.

Jerry and Margaret moved to Kerrville, TX in February 1977 when he accepted the position of Chief of Orthopedics at the Veterans Hospital. In 1978 he was appointed Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he shared his knowledge with the next generation of surgeons. He retired from active medicine in 1988 and was recently recognized as a member of the Texas Medical Association's 50 Year Club.

Dr. Ahern was a founding member of Parkway Presbyterian Church and Chairman of the Board of Deacons in Corpus Christi as well as a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville. He was a member of the Riverhill Country Club. In spite of his constant confrontation with the realities of Parkinson's disease, Jerry proudly shot a turkey from his wheelchair in 1999. The Aherns celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August.

Dr. Ahern was preceded by his devoted wife, Margaret, who passed away on November 9, 2001. He is survived by his loving children: daughter, Anne Browning Garlepy and her husband Larry of Canyon Lake; sons John Lawrence, and James Lyon and his wife Caroll of San Antonio; his five grandchildren Carie Browning Miller and her husband Gregg of Round Rock; Bonnie Browingin of Austin, James and Matt Ahern of San Antonio, Amanda Ahern of Dallas, and two great-grandsons, Grant and Garrett Miller, Round Rock.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that anyone wishing to send a memorial consider the Sid Peterson Homecare and Hospice, 1420 Water St., Kerrville, TX 78028; the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494; or the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, 6300 North River Road, Suite 700, Rosemont, IL 60018-4261.

A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville with Vicki Yates, Howard Hovde and David Williamson of Laity Lodge officiating on Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville, TX 78029.
— San Antonio Express-News 12 December 2001
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Sheila (French) Aherne
AHERNE (Midleton): On December 13, 2001, peacefully, at Cork University Hospital, SHEILA (nee French), beloved wife of John, Castleredmond and dear mother of Susan, Eileen, John Michael, Paul, Christena and Theresa. Deeply regretted by her loving husband, daughters, sons, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Reposing in peace at John O'Farrell and Sons Funeral Home. Removal on this (Friday) evening at 6.30pm to Church of the Most Holy Rosary. Funeral Mass on tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 14 December 2001
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Edward F. Ahearn
Edward F. Ahearn, 86, died December 12, 2001 Coral Springs,Florida. Mr Ahearn was born in Waterbury, Conn. and resided in Lawrence,Mass. until his retirement in 1975. He survived his wife of fifty (50) years Theresa (Proulx) of Lawrence, Mass. He is survived by two sons and their wives Frank J, and Elaine (Kalil) of Haverhill, Mass., James N. and Dawna of Bradford,Mass. and one daughter Rosemary Runner of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Ft. Lauderdale Examiner 14 December 2001
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Declan Ahern
AHERN (London and Riverstick): On December 9, 2001, in London, DECLAN, loved youngest brother of Michael, Con and the late John. Sadly missed by his brothers, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. RIP. Funeral arrangements later. [see: 19 January 2002]
The Irish Examiner 15 December 2001
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Joseph Neil O'Hearn
Joseph Neil O'Hearn, 74, Lake Wade Court, Orlando, died Friday, Dec. 14. Mr. O'Hearn was an industrial construction worker. Born in Altona, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1972. He was a member of American Legion. He was a member of College Park Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors: wife, Nancy; sons, Charles Chambers, Asheboro, N.C., Danny Blake, Orlando; daughters, Sabrina Priske, Cocoa, Teresa Miller, Orlando; mother, Kathryn, West Chazy, N.Y.; brothers, Tom, Ralph, West Chazy; sister, Betty Gagnier, West Chazy. Affordable Cremation Options, Orlando.
The Orlando Sentinel 15 December 2001
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Marie Celine (Ahern) Good
GOOD, Marie Celine Ahern—entered eternal life in Sacramento after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in San Francisco on August 22, 1935 and is a 40 year resident of Sacramento. Loving wife of the late Richard E, Good. Beloved mother of Judy Good Nevin and Michael Good. Devoted mother-in-law to Timothy Nevin and Gail Liebergot Good. Cherished grandmother to Valerie Veteto, Sierra and Cole Nevin. Loving sister of John Ahern and sister-in-law of Ines Ahern. Lovingly remembered by many other family members and friends.

A 1957 graduate magna cum laude of Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. Marie taught in the San Francisco and San Juan Unified School Districts. She was also a talented artist whose works have been displayed locally. As a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Marie taught in the Religious Education Program, was a Xavier Minister, and a member of an Ignatian Christian Life Community. A Rosary service will be held at St. Ignatius Loyola Church at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, 12/16/01 and a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 AM on Monday, 12/17/01. Visitation will be Sunday 12/16/01, 2-4 PM at Lombard & CO., Funeral Directors, 1550 Fulton Ave., Sacramento. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.

San Francisco Chronicle 16 December 2001
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Myra Ahern
AHERN (Cork): On December 15, 2001, peacefully, at St Finbarr's Hospital, MYRA (retired NT), West View, Military Hill. Deeply regretted by her loving brother Denis (Gus), sister-in-law Claire, Anneliese, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at the Coburg Street Funeral Home of Jerh O'Connor Ltd. Removal on this (Monday) evening at 7pm to the Holy Family Church, Military Hill. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Finbarr's Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 17 December 2001
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Nellie (Daly) Ahearn
AHEARN (Ardfinnan and Ballysaggart, Lismore): On December 16, 2001, at the Padre Pio Nursing Home, Cappoquin, NELLIE (nee Daly), 65 Castleview, Ardfinnan. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Nora, brother Jim, brothers-in-law, sister-in- law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Reposing at Ryan's Funeral Home, Lismore. Removal on today (Monday) at 7pm to St Mary's Church, Ballysaggart. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am, followed by interment in adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 17 December 2001
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Rita F. (Snow) Ahern
AHERN — In South Boston, December 15, Rita F. (Snow). Beloved wife of the late William F. Ahern and mother of John of Plymouth, Maureen of Allston, James and William, both of South Boston. Sister of Mary O'Connor of Falmouth, Kay MacDonald of Randolph, Doris Carris of Foxboro and the late Florence Snow. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Cassidy Funeral Home, 743 East Broadway at L St., South Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Brigid's Church at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Monday evening 4-8 p.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to St. Augustine's Food Pantry, 9 F St., South Boston, MA 02127.
The Boston Globe 17 December 2001
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Jeremiah Joseph Ahern
Jeremiah J. Ahern, a Bronx-born son of Irish immigrants, went to work in 1946 after getting out of the Army and never stopped. He put himself through Baruch College while working for the Post Office. After 10 years at the Post Office, he began a second career at the Internal Revenue Service. And when he retired from there at age 55, he went right back to work at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Mr. Ahern was 74 and working as an auditor in the state's sales tax office on the 86th floor of 2 World Trade Center on Sept. 11. "Dad was a very quiet person, not too outgoing, and he was always concerned he'd have nothing to do in retirement," said Geraldine Ahern Scott, his daughter. Mr. Ahern had an equally unhurried approach to romance. He was 42 when he married his wife, Beatrice. They met at a Roman Catholic singles dance he attended with courtship in mind. "He didn't like dancing," said Mrs. Scott.
New York Times 17 December 2001
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Paula (Cunningham) Ahearn
Paula Ahearn, 44, died unexpectedly Dec. 11, 2001. Paula is survived by her husband of 26 years, James F. Ahearn; one daughter, Tracie Ahearn and son-in-law, Frank Minica; two sons, Ryan and Shane Ahearn; three grandchildren, Chadwick, Mackenzie, and Kaleb; her father, Everett Cunningham; two sisters, Connie-Jo Fillion and Karen Bunting. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor
Bangor Daily News 21 December 2001
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Caroline Anne (Pinchot) Ahern
AHERN, MRS. CAROLINE A. Bitely Mrs. Ahern, age 80, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, 2001, in Bullhead City, AZ, while visiting her daughter, Suzanne Molewski. She was born Nov. 17, 1921 in Snowshoe, PA, and was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Pisko) Pinchot. On April 10, 1943, she joined Henry E. Ahern in marriage at St. Ann's Church in Detroit. They moved from Lincoln Park to Hesperia in 1977 when he retired from Ford as a Millwright. She was a communicant of Christ The King Church in Hesperia and was an avid supporter of Boy's Town. Survivors include: five daughters, Suzanne Molewski of AZ, Christine (Ron) Rose of Canton, MI, Gayle (Tom) Bardziewicz of Allen Park, Teresa Ahern of Lincoln Park and Patricia (Les) Guetfreund of Salem, OR; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers-in-law, Louis (VI) Ahern of Caro and Tony (Karolyn) Ahern of AZ and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Henry Ahern passed away Nov. 24, 2000 and four brothers, Joseph, Edward, Al and Ralph Pinchot and two sisters, Marie Flores and Vera LaLonde passed away earlier. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10am Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Christ The King Church in Hesperia with Rev. Donn Tufts, Celebrant. Scripture/Vigil Service at 7pm Thursday. Visitation 2-4 & 7-9 Thursday. Interment will follow in West Hesperia Catholic Cemetery.
Muskegon Chronicle 26 December 2001
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Kitty (Fitzgerald) Ahern
AHERN (Castlemagner): On Christmas Eve, (December 24), 2001, peacefully, at Mallow General Hospital, KITTY (nee Fitzgerald), beloved wife of the late Philip, Subulter and dear mother of Phil and Christy. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughter- in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. Requiescat in pace. Interment took place yesterday (St Stephen's Day), in St Brigit's Cemetery, Castlemagner.
The Irish Examiner 27 December 2001
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Louise C. (Ahern) Caisse
CAISSE-In Salem, Dec. 26, Louise C. (Ahern) Caisse, age 76, wife of Harmelle Caisse of 59 Ord Street, daughter of the late Frank and Christine (Cullen) Ahern; mother of Paul J. and Maryellen Caisse, and the late Robert Caisse. Funeral Sat. at 9:15 am from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., to be followed by a funeral Mass at 10 am in St. James Church, Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday from 4 to 8 pm. Interment will be in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the North Shore Cancer Center, 17 Centennial Dr., Peabody, MA 01960, Call 978 744-0497 for more information.

SALEM—Louise C. (Ahern) Caisse, 76, of Salem, wife of Harmelle Caisse, with whom she shared over 49 years of marriage, died at home Wed. afternoon, Dec. 26, 2001. Born in Arlington, daughter of the late Frank and Christine (Cullen) Ahern, she graduated from St. Catherine High School. Mrs. Caisse was the former owner and proprietor of the Yankee Club Casino in Peabody and had enjoyed music and singing. Early in her career, she had been employed by Salem Hospital and then with Olsten Services as a home health aide. She was an avid bingo player on the North Shore. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Vincie Caisse of Salem; a daughter, Maryellen Caisse of Salem; three brothers Francis Ahern of Halifax, John Ahern of Las Vegas, NV and Robert Ahern of Mashpee; a sister, Mary Frost of Lexington; eight grandchildren, Kayla, Haleigh and Emily Caisse, all of Salem. Shon Calman of Peabody, Amanda and Sara Calman and James and Brendon Caisse, all of Salem; three great-grandchildren, Javier Robles of Salem, Sabatina Calman of Peabody and Jada Hendricks of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Rober Caisse; a brother, Ralph Ahern; and three Sisters, Christine McManus and Elizabeth and Beatrice Ahern.
The Evening News 27 December 2001
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Mary (Cullen) Aherne
AHERNE (Kildorrery): On December 30, 2001, peacefully, at Mallow General Hospital, MARY (nee Cullen), Ahacross. Deeply regretted by her loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, relatives and friends. RIP. Rosary on this (Monday) evening at 9pm in Hannon's Funeral Home, Kildorrery. Removal on tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at 8 pm to St Bartholomew's Church, Kildorrery. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 2 pm. Funeral afterwards to Mologga, Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 31 December 2001
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