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Lacey N. (Thompson) Ahern
AHERN Lacey N. Ahern, age 84 died on January 1, 2009. She was born September 1, 1924, in the town of Waukeenah, Florida, Jefferson County Florida to the late Arch J. Lacy and Mattie Way Thompson (Lacy). She lived in Ft. White, Florida until 1941. In 1941 her family moved to the neighboring town of High Springs, Florida. She graduated from the High Springs High School in 1942. She was a pitcher for her the high school girl's softball team and was a majorette in the school's band. Her family settled in Jacksonville, Florida in 1942. She worked as the secretary for the Vice President of Gulf Life Insurance Company from 1942 to 1953 and played on its basketball team.

On February 28, 1952, she was united in marriage to Fred L. Ahern in Jacksonville, Florida. She enjoyed all sports and played tennis, golf, bowled, water skied, snow skied, as well as, fished and hunted with her husband. She was one of the original founders of the Church of Christ in Jacksonville Beach. She was very active in the Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Garden Club, the Jacksonville Beach Junior Women's' Club, and the Jacksonville Beach Chamber of Commerce. She helped sponsor many events and raised money for her Clubs. Lacey is survived by husband, Fred, her son Fred L. Ahern Jr., her two grandsons Brent Riley Ahern and Mason Douglas Ahern, her brother John William Lacy, and her niece Saundra Lacy.

Funeral services for Lacey N. Ahern will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 5, 2009 at the Church of Christ Jacksonville Beach, 422 5th Ave North, Jacksonville Beach, Fl. Relatives and friends are welcome for visitation at the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, Florida on Sunday, January 4, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request that donations be made to The Children's Home, 3757 Johnston Road, Valdosta, GA 31601 or Mount Dora Christian Home, 301 West 13th Avenue, Mount Dora, FL 32757. Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, Jacksonville Beach, FL. (904) 249-2374. www.mem.com Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com.

The Florida Times-Union 2 January 2009
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Daniel Ahern
AHERN (London and Kilbrin): DANIEL AHERN, of Kingsbury, London and formerly of Kilbrin, Kanturk, died on December 27, 2008. His death will be deeply regretted by his wife Mary, daughter Claire, son-in-law Derek, grandchildren Ben and Imogen, his brother Tim, his sisters Margaret (Butler) and Norah, and extended family. May he rest in peace. Reposing at Grace's Funeral Home, Kanturk. Removal on today (Saturday) at 6pm to St. John the Baptist Church, Kilbrin. Funeral, on tomorrow (Sunday), after 10.30am Mass, to the local cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 3 January 2009
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John S. Ahearn
AHEARN, John S. Of Squantum, formerly of Milton, suddenly, Jan. 2. Beloved husband of Evelyn L. (Green). Devoted father of John B. & Steven D., both of Whitman, Pamela S. of Tewksbury, Richard W. of Hanover & Edward T. Ahearn of Marshfield, Sandra E. Concannon of Abington, Joanne L. Williams of Squantum, Dianne R. West of Hanover & David R. Ahearn of Abington. Brother of Cheryl Steward of Marshfield. Also survived by 15 loving grandchildren.

Funeral Service at the Alfred D. Thomas F. H. 326 Granite Ave., MILTON, Tues. at 1 PM. Visiting hrs.11am-1pm prior to service. Relatives & friends invited. Interment private. Retired Aeronautical Engineer of Delta Airlines. Former employee of Northeast Airlines. Late member of Yellowbirds Retirees Club. Former member of New Eng. Sonett Club. Graduate of East Coast Aerotech & Boston University. Army Veteran, Korean War. Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton (617) 696-4200

The Boston Globe 5 January 2009
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Mary "Mollie" Ahearn
AHEARN (Rostrevor, Co. Down)—January 4, 2009, peacefully at Daisyhill Hospital, Newry, Mary (Mollie), dearly loved wife of Padraig (Pat), 20, Cherryhill, Rostrevor and former Teacher at Star of the Sea Primary School, Warrenpoint. May her soul rest in peace. Deeply regretted by her loving husband, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and family circle. Her remains will be removed from her home tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10.45 o'clock arriving at St Mary's Star of the Sea Church, Rostrevor for 11 o'clock Requiem Mass. Interment immediately afterwards in St Colman's Cemetery, Lurgan arriving at approximately 1.30 p.m. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá hanam uasal. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to St Vincent de Paul Society, Rostrevor, c/o McAnulty's Funeral Directors, 35 Church Street, Warrenpoint.
Irish Times 6 January 2009
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Margaret "Peggy" (Curry) Ahern
Feb. 9, 1931 — Jan. 1, 2009
Former Anchorage resident Margaret "Peggy" Ahern, 77, died Jan. 1, 2009, at home in Poway, Calif. A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Poway-Bernardo Mortuary in Poway. Peggy was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She moved to Anchorage in 1985 before moving to Oregon in 2001. "She was a loving mother and endearing friend," her family wrote. "Her strong Christian faith and positive attitude were an inspiration to all who knew her."

Peggy is survived by her children, Kathleen (Dennis) Morford, Maureen (Gary) Darst, Dennis Ahern, Eileen (Steve) Rogers, Doreen (Larry) Daily, Brian Ahern and Michael (Jim) Ahern; the children's father, Francis M. Ahern; brother, Joseph Curry; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of choice. Visit the online memorial at legacy.com.

Anchorage Daily News 8 January 2009
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John Francis O'Hearn
John Francis O'Hearn, 84, Kansas City, Mo., passed away Wednesday (1/7/09). Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary, and their five daughters, Erin, Teresa, Kathy, Mary and Jenny, their spouses and 16 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Pat Feyerherm, Joan Kohles and Geri Dotzler. Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Agnes; and siblings: Bill, Bobby and Rev. James E. O'Hearn, SJ, Mary Jacobson and Marie Eliassen.

Visitation 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday (1/9/09) at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, Mo. Funeral Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4101 E 105th Terrace, Kansas City, Mo. and burial in Mount Olivet. Sign our guest book at journalstar.com.

Lincoln Journal Star 8 January 2009
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Margaret "Peggy" (Curry) Ahern
Margaret "Peggy" Ahern, 77, died on January 1, 2009, at her home in Poway. Mrs. Ahern was born on February 9, 1931, in Brooklyn, NY. She was a loving mother and endearing friend. Her strong Christian faith and positive attitude were an inspiration to all who knew her. She is survived by her children; Kathleen (Dennis) Morford, Maureen (Gary) Darst, Dennis Ahern, Eileen (Steve) Rogers, Doreen (Larry) Daily, Brian Ahern, Michael (Jim) Ahern; the children's father, Francis M. Ahern; a brother, Joseph Curry; 12 grandchildren, six great- grand-children and many friends. A Memorial Service celebrating Peggy's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2009, at Poway-Bernardo Mortuary in Poway. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are by Poway-Bernardo Mortuary.
San Diego Union-Tribune 9 January 2009
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Pauline (Quinn) Ahern
Ahern (Cork and Nenagh): On January 10, 2009, peacefully, at the Mercy University Hospital, PAULINE (nee Quinn), Silverdale Grove, Ballinlough, beloved wife of Mike and loving mother of Michelle, Ivan, Victoria, Jennifer & Aoife and daughter of Josie Quinn. Sadlly missed by her loving husband, family, grandchildren, mother, brothers Donal, Tom, Tony, Sean and Martin, sisters Nora and Patricia, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters- in-law, cousins, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Reposing at her home from 4pm today (Monday). Removal on this (Monday) evening at 7pm to the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballinlough. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael's Cemetery, Blackrock. Requiescat in pace.
The Evening Echo 12 January 2009
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Arthur Norris Ahern
Arthur Norris Ahern, 82, Roswell died 1-13-09 from complications of COPD. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Leland Ahern, and he is survived by his greatly loved children Elizabeth Anne Ahern and Leland Norris Ahern. A veteran of WWII and the Korean War, he received the Korean Service Medal and two Bronze Service Stars. He graduated from Emory University. He retired in August 1983 as Vice President of Claims at Life of Georgia after 43 years of service.

The family would like to thank Compassionate Care Hospice and their staff and especially his nurse Debbie for keeping him pain free in his last hours. The funeral will be Saturday January 17, 2009 at 2:00pm at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. Rev. John J. Porter officiating, and there will be a reception following the interment of ashes in the Memorial Garden in the Inglett Room for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church for two of dad's favorite charities, Emmaus House in Downtown Atlanta and Haiti Relief. Please make checks payable to Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 805 Mt Vernon Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30327 and place on the check for which charity.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution 16 January 2009
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Donna M. Ahern
Ahern, Donna M., Born November 26, 1929 in Pierz, MN. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 13, 2009. She was preceded in death by husband Herman T. Ahern. Survived by children Christina (John) Luey, Jennifer (John) Perron, Perry (Nancy) Ahern; grandchildren Melissa (Bryan), Natalie (Yusef), Cristin (Jimmy), Danielle, Alexandra, Samantha, Melissa, Carly and Patrick; six great grandchildren; sister Elaine Olson; and many beloved extended family and friends. Family will receive relatives & friends Saturday, January 17th beginning 11AM with Mass at 12 Noon at Our Lady of Mount Carmel 701 Fillmore St. N. E. Mpls. We wish to thank the Lighthouse of Mahtomedi for the tender loving care they provided for our mother. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Lighthouse of Mahtomedi, Hospice of the Lakes and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 16 January 2009
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Julie (O'Hearn) Weir
Julie O'Hearn Weir of Modesto, Calif., passed away Dec. 23, after a short illness. She was born in Albany [Oregon] to Bill and Gloria O'Hearn. Julie graduated from West Albany High School in 1974 and from Oregon State University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in physical education. She married Mark Weir in 1985 and was a professional tennis instructor in California for many years. She is survived by her children, Kelsey and Michael; father and stepmother Bill and Elizabeth O'Hearn; siblings Molly O'Hearn, Patti Philip and Chip O'Hearn; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria. A memorial service was held Dec. 29 in Modesto. In honor of Julie, contributions may be made to the Albany Tennis Club, 1423 27th Ave. S.W., Albany, OR 97321, Attn: Tom Cutsforth, Treasurer. Memo to Julie O'Hearn Memorial Fund.
Albany Democrat Herald 17 January 2009
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Robert "Bo" Ahern Sr.
Robert "Bo" Ahern Sr., 69, of Cambridge and Plymouth, formerly of Arlington, died unexpectedly in Florida on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. He was the beloved husband of the late Christine (Rodgers) Ahern. He was born in Boston. Mr. Ahern served in the U.S. Marines. Mr. Ahern was a retired Cambridge police officer for 36 years. The director of the Ahern Foundation, he was also a member of the Plymouth VFW and Plymouth Elks.

He is survived by three sons, Robert Ahern and his wife, Eileen, of Stoneham, Stephen Ahern and his wife, Lissa, of Wilmington, and Christopher Ahern of Cambridge; two stepsons, Frederick Duplissa of Lynn, and Adam Duplissa of Salem, N.H.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Timothy Ahern Jr. of Hampstead, N.H., and John Ahern in Florida; and a sister, Patricia Powers of Arlington. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 26, at St. John's Church in Cambridge. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m., at the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne. Arrangements are under the care of the Keefe Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Arlington Advocate 21 January 2009
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Rosa (Cannistraro) Ahern
Retired teacher ran Glove Hollow Christmas Tree Farm
PLYMOUTH—Rosa C. Ahern completed a journey that began 86 years ago when she peacefully passed away at her home Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in the presence of her seven children and their spouses. Rosa was born in Concord. She was the daughter of Alphonse and Katherine Mobilia Cannistraro. She was a graduate of Plymouth Teachers College. In addition to teaching, she was also a supervisor of teachers. In 1948, she married Omer C. Ahern Sr., and their union of almost 60 years produced seven children, 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

For 28 years, Rosa and Omer served as co-administrators of the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity. Upon their retirement, Rosa and Omer owned and operated the Glove Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Plymouth. Rosa was a member of the American College of Nursing Home Administrators, a member of Quota Club in Claremont, a member of Catholic Daughters, and a member of Lower Intervale Grange and Sunset Grange, and Family of Mary Prayer Group. She was Eucharistic minister of both St. Mary's and St. Mathew's and a communicant of The Holy Trinity Parish in Plymouth.

She leaves seven children, Kathryn Ahern Drexel and her husband, Peter, Karen Ahern Arel and her husband, Jerry, Omer C. Ahern Jr. and his wife, Susan, Stephen Emmett Ahern and his wife, Abbie, Karlene Ahern Lawrence and her husband, Edward, Kristine Ahern Kidder and her fiancé, Arnold Howard, and Michael Joseph Ahern and his wife, Karen; and 19 grandchildren survive Rosa. She also leaves behind her sisters, Elissa C. Sullivan and Genevieve C. DeLacey; and her husband, Omer. Her brothers, Michaelangelo and Joseph P. Cannistraro, predeceased her.

Visitation will be tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dupuis Funeral Home at 9 Hill Ave. in Ashland. A celebration of her life and Catholic Mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Church on Hill Avenue in Ashland. Due to severe allergies, we are unable to accept flowers, at either the funeral home or the church. In keeping with her legacy to help those in needs: donations may be made to Lower Intervale Grange c/o Neil MacDonald, 50 Cummings Hill Road, Plymouth 03264; or to the Love Account at St. Mathew's Church, 46 Langdon St., Plymouth 03264.

Concord Monitor 22 January 2009
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Sylvester E. "Ed" Ahern
SYLVESTER E. "ED" AHERN Born November 2, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York, passed away January 4, 2009, in Fountain Valley, California. A longtime Canoga Park resident, he was preceded in death by wife, Ellen; and daughter, Mary Ellen Weiland. Survived by daughters, Kate Matta, Patsi and Eileen; sons, Tim and Tom; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Ed was a 30 year employee of Coca Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles, lifelong Dodger fan and friend to all. Memorial Services Saturday, January 24, 2009, 10:00 a.m., San Fernando Rey Mission Church.
Daily News of Los Angeles 23 January 2009
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Betty Jane (O'Hearn) Harrell
Of Otisville, formerly of Pontiac, age 89, died after a long illness on Friday, January 23, 2009 at her residence. Funeral service will be held at 1PM Monday, January 26, 2009 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Father Tim Nelson officiating. Burial in Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi, Michigan. Visitation 2-8PM Sunday and 11AM Monday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Betty was born in Grand Haven, Michigan on July 24, 1919, the only child of Richard and Irene (McDonald) O'Hearn. Betty was most happy raising her children, doing crafts and spending time with her daughter and son-in-law. Betty retired after 10 years working in the Audio Visual Department at Pontiac Central High School.

Beloved wife of 63 years of the late Dan; mother of Danny (Deborah) Harrell of Illinois, Dennis (Holly) Harrell of Whitmore Lake, David (Michelle) Harrell of Grand Blanc, Diane (Ken) Sands of Otisville; loving grandmother of 13 and great- grandmother of 4; also surviving are the O'Hearn family of Grand Rapids. Our family would like to send love and gratitude to our hospice team from McLaren, especially Connie, Julie, Teresa, Amy and Shelly; for without their support and comfort we would never have made it through the last 4 years as gracefully and pain free as we have. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Dan and parents, Richard and Gladys O'Hearn. Your condolences may be shared with the family at swartzfuneralhomeinc.com.

The Flint Journal 24 January 2009
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Shaunna Renee Ahern
Born June 1, 1971. Died Jan. 24, 2009. Homemaker, 10-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Robert J. III; a son, Blaine Robert; and a daughter, Dana Marie. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dove-Witt Family Mortuary.
Colorado Springs Gazette 26 January 2009
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Claudette Elizabeth (Malburg) [O'Hearn] Reither
March 10, 1933 — January 23, 2009
Our beloved mother, sister and friend passed away peacefully on January 23, 2009. Claudette Elizabeth Malburg was born in Chicago, IL, to Bernard J. and Lucille M. Malburg. Claudette married John C. O'Hearn on May 8th, 1954, and moved to Minnesota where they had seven children. Upon her divorce, she relocated to Colorado in 1965 where she raised her children with the help of her family. Living in Denver, Craig and Grand Junction, she worked a variety of different jobs both in the private and public sectors. It is during these times that she made many friends and was well respected for being a single mother raising seven children. In 1994 she married Thomas D. Reither and welcomed being a homemaker. She enjoyed travel, skiing, professional sports especially the Bronco's and the Avalanche, gardening, music, animals, holidays and most of all having her children around her.

Claudette was a loving mother who raised seven children with love, understanding and compassion. She was the rock we all relied on for comfort and counseling, home and health, food and fun, parenting and protection. Our mother endured considerable hardship in order to provide her children with life's essentials. She did this through personal sacrifice and without complaint. She leaves us filled with love for her and for each other. We have fond memories of growing up and of her many quips — our favorite being her shouting, "Judas priest". Only to have us all yell, "Judas wasn't a priest!". We will always remember her hearty laughter and warm, bright smile.

Claudette is survived by her husband, Thomas D. Reither; her seven children, Patrick C. O'Hearn (Shirlee), Michael J. O'Hearn (Letha), Kathleen M. Buniger (John), Margaret M. O'Hearn, Maureen Kelly Bamford (Rick), Jeanne M. Maneotis (John) and John C. O'Hearn (Birgit); her three brothers, Bernard J. Malburg of Palisade, CO; Lawrence E. Malburg of Fort Collins, CO, and Jerome I. Malburg of Barrington, IL; her sister, Ayleen Van Beynen of Marquette, MI; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Marie L. Lafeber.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 31, at 10:00 a.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 F Road, Grand Junction, CO. Visitation one hour preceding service. Please join the family for coffee and fellowship immediately following the service at the Church of Christ, 2893 F Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Roice-Hurst Humane Society, 3320 D 1/2 RD, Clifton, CO 81520 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, PO Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

The Daily Sentinel 29 January 2009
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Mary L. (Milmore) Aherne
AHERNE, Mary L. (Milmore) Of Newton, died Thursday, January 29, 2009, at home. She was 95. Mrs. Aherne was a teacher, retiring from the Watertown Schools. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Aherne; devoted mother of Maureen Loukas, and her husband Victor of Belmont, Robert M. Aherne, and his wife Joanne of Tewksbury, and Richard M. Aherne, and his wife Anita of Scituate; loving grandmother of Victor, Elisabeth and Michael Loukas, Kevin, Kerri, and Lauren Aherne, Jasmine Marchant, and her husband Dave, and Derek Aherne; cherished great-grandmother of Brittani and Mikaela Loukas; sister of Babe Ford of Newton, and the late John F. Milmore. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 2 at 10:00am at St. John the Evangelist Church, Glen Road (at Washington Street), Wellesley. Interment will follow the Mass in Newton Cemetery, Newton. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2:00 - 6:00pm at the J.S. Waterman & Sons & Waring Funeral Home, 592 Washington Street, WELLESLEY. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 or www.diabetes.org/honor. J. S. Waterman & Sons & Waring 592 Washington Street Wellesley 781-235-4110
The Boston Globe 30 January 2009
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Evan Ahern
AHERN—Evan, died January 23 at the age of 53. He had been the principal of Franklin K. Lane High School in Queens and was beloved by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held this Saturday, January 31, 2pm, at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights. The address is 75 Hicks Street, entrance on Orange.
New York Times 30 January 2009
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William F. "Ahab" Ahern, III
AHERN—William F. III, (Ahab), 49, died January 12, 2009 in Atlanta, GA. He was born March 10, 1959 in Kings Park NY, the son of William F. Ahern, Jr. and Florence Ahern, of Kings Park, NY and was the oldest of four siblings. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and resided in South Bend, IN. Survived by his daughter Lillian J. Ahern and her mother Michele Ahern both of Granger, IN. Parents William F. Ahern Jr. and Florence Ahern, Kings Park, NY, sister Jane Ahern of Staten Island, NY, brothers Timothy Ahern of Essex, CT and Dennis Ahern of Kings Park, NY and Aunt Maureen Ahern White of Patrickswell, Ireland. At the time of his death he was in the care of his nurse/friend Laura Mancini of Atlanta, GA. Cremation was private and his ashes will be interred at Cedar Grove Cemetery, University of Notre Dame, IN. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009, 11:30am at the Butler-Hughes Funeral Home, Inc. 69 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park, NY and a seperate service to be held at Notre Dame, IN. www.butler-hughesfuneralhome.com for further information.
Newsday 1 February 2009
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Sheila (Ahern) Hayes
HAYES (nee Ahern) (Clonakilty and London): Peacefully, in London, SHEILA, wife of the late John, loving mother of Michael, Mary, Helen, Sean and the late Jimmy, beloved sister of the late Liam, Fr. Jim and Fr. Sean. Will be greatly missed by her brothers Michael and Tom, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Wednesday), February 4, at 12 noon, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clonakilty. Removal of ashes afterwards to St. Mary's Cemetery. Requiescat in pace.
The Irish Examiner 3 February 2009
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Richard H. Ahern
Richard H. Ahern, 82, Standish, died Monday. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel, Standish.
The Bay City Times 5 February 2009
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Alice A. (Ross) Ahern
ALICE A. AHERN 03/21/10—1/26/09 98 years old. Alice was born in Chicago, but lived most of her life in Calif. She was a loving wife, daughter, mother and sister. Most of her life involved the care of others. She was the mother of Tom and Jack, daughter of Grace, and sister of Chester M. Ross. Her loving husband was Johnny. There is to be a Graveside Service at Mt. View Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, February 9.
The San Bernardino Sun 6 February 2009
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James "Jim" Ahern
AHERN JAMES (JIM) (Ballysimon, Midleton): On February 6, 2009, peacefully, in the care of the staff of the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, beloved husband of Nellie (nee Kelleher) and loving father of Dan, Tricia (O'Rourke), Sheila, Eileen (Ryall), Nóirín (Treacy) and J.J. and brother of the late Nora, Batt, Michael, and Bob. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife and family, grandchildren, sisters Lil, Sr. Joan and Margaret, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers- in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposing at Hyde's Funeral Home, Drury's Avenue, Midleton on tomorrow (Sunday) from 6pm. Removal at 7.30pm to St. Laurence's Church, Clonmult. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2.30pm, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House private. May he rest in peace.
The Irish Examiner 7 February 2009
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Michael Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On February 9, 2009, peacefully, at Mallow General Hospital, MICHAEL, Albert Road and late of Heatherside Hospital. Sadly missed by his loving nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road, of Jerh. O'Connor Ltd. Removal at 8pm on this (Tuesday) evening to Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballinlough. Requiem Mass at 10am on tomorrow (Wednesday). Funeral afterwards to the Island Crematorium, Rocky Island, Ringaskiddy. May he rest in peace.
The Evening Echo 10 February 2009
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Claire T. (Ahern) Sullivan
QUINCY, MA—Claire T. (Ahern) Sullivan, of Quincy, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, beloved wife of the late Richard J. Sullivan. Mother of Peter R. Sullivan of Duxbury, Richard J. Sullivan Jr. of Manchester- by-the-Sea, Cathy Clare Cohen of Cocoa, Fla. Grandmother of Michael Sullivan of Dublin, Ohio, Judith Sullivan of San Pedro, Calif., Daniel Sullivan of Gloucester and Matthew Sullivan of Quincy. Also survived by three great-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Milton on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., Milton, Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire's memory may be made to The Discalced Carmelite Sisters, 15 Mount Carmel Road, Danvers, MA 01923. For online obituary, www.dolanfuneral.com.

Gloucester Daily Times 10 February 2009
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Howard B. Ahern
AHERN—Howard B. February 9, 2009; beloved husband of Mary C. (nee McDermott) Ahern; dear father of Cathy E. Ahern, Joan B. Tumilty and John B. (Karen) Ahern of Greece, NY; loving grandfather of five grandchildren and three grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Amelias Church, Wednesday at 9 AM. (Please assemble at Church) In lieu of flowers donations to St. Amelias Church, 2999 Eggert Rd., Tonawanda, NY, 14150. Arrangements by the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc. [see also: John F. Ahern]
The Buffalo News 10 February 2009
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Helen (Ahern) Cody
CODY HELEN (nee Ahern) (Ballyquirke, Killeagh and late of Crowbally, Mogeely): On February 13, 2009, unexpectedly but peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in the excellent care of the staff at ICU, Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, beloved wife of the late Frank and wonderful mother of Eleanor (Russell), John and Caroline (Hehir) and loving nanny of Ciara, Seán and Holly. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, sons-in-law, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, Christine and Kieran, nephews, nieces, relatives and her many friends, a special thanks to Sue. Reposing at home at Ballyquirke from 5pm on today (Saturday). Reception Prayers at 1.30pm on Monday at the Church of St. John the Baptist, Killeagh. Requiem Mass at 2pm, followed by burial in St. Fergal's Cemetery. Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her.
The Irish Examiner 14 February 2009
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Stacy W. Ahearn
STACY W. AHEARN, 91, of Lowell, formerly of Muskegon, died Feb. 14. He was the widower of Phyllis Ahearn. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and had retired as executive director of the Muskegon YMCA. Arrangements by Memorial Alternatives. [see also: Gerald V. "Jerry" Ahearn]
The Muskegon Chronicle 18 February 2009
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Charles Junior Ahern
WESTERNPORT—Charles Junior Ahern, 76, of 25701 Shady Lane, Westernport, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va. Born July 13, 1932, at Pleasant Valley, he was the son of the late Anna (Kerns) Ahern Hartley and George E. Ahern. His stepfather, Floyd Hartley and a brother, James Ahern, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Ahern was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the American Legion Post 71 Oakland, a member of the Deer Park V.F.W., a member of the Deer Park Sportsmen Club, a member of Black Hawk Tribe 131 Improved Order of Redmen, Westernport, and a member of BPO Elks Lodge 2481, Oakland.

He leaves behind two sons, Charley Ahern and wife Debbie, of Accident, and Michael Ahern and wife Nancy, of Indian Head; three daughters, Cathy Helbig and husband Gene, of Oakland, Sharon Fulk and fiancé Merle Weeks, of Oakland, and Rebecca Baird and husband Michael, of Crofton; four brothers, Donald, Roy, and Daniel Ahern, all of Oakland, and Raymond Ahern, of Cleburne, Texas. He is also survived by ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his special companion, Pat Lloyd and her family, Bobby Lloyd and wife Tara, of McHenry, Tammy Lawson and husband Tim, of Friendsville, William Lloyd and wife Carla, of Beulah, N.D, and granddaughter, Megan Hummel, of Friendsville.

At Mr. Ahern's request, his body was cremated. Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Phillip Matthews officiating. Inurnment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, with full military honors accorded by American Legion Post 71, along with Improved Order of Redmen graveside services.

The Cumberland Times-News 22 February 2009
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Tributes for couple
Just over two weeks after they died on Black Saturday trying to defend their property, Leigh and Charmian Ahern have been honoured by about 700 of their friends in a memorial service at Yarra Valley Grammar School. Charmian, known as Charm, 58, and Leigh, 57, died when their house at Steels Creek was lost in the Kinglake fire. In a tribute provided to The Age by friend Denis Muller, the Aherns were described as lovers of the environment, and appreciative of the risk of living in the bush.

"They had always said they would stay and fight. When the hour was upon them, that is what they did," he said. Yesterday, their son Dale and daughter Chloe, sang their parents' wedding day song at the service, while accompanying a video of the wedding. Mr Muller said Leigh Ahern had worked as an environmental scientist all his life, most recently as a consulting scientist specialising in biodiversity. Charmian Ahern had a PhD in botany and worked daily at Biralee Primary School as an aide to special needs children.

At the service, fellow scientists described their experiences of field trips with Leigh Ahern, and a large number of people from the primary school attended.

Western Australia Today 23 February 2009
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Nancy Marie (Ahern) Kovacs
Mrs. Kovacs, 51, of Matthews, passed away on February 21, 2009 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 26, 2009 at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Inurnment will take place in the Church Columbarium at a later date.

Nancy was born on Chicago's South-side and made Charlotte her home some 15 years ago. Nancy had an infectious laugh and engaging smile that made anyone who met her a friend. She is survived her husband and best friend, Robert and two devoted sons, Kevin and Patrick. She is also survived by her parents, Jack and Marilyn Ahern; sister, Sue Jacobs; and brothers, Jack and Bart. Nancy will be dearly missed by her many nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, great nephews and nieces, friends and neighbors in the Providence Hills area. In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28277 or to Presbyterian Hospice & Palliative Care, The Harris Hospice Unit, PO Box, 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233-3549. Arrangements for the family are in the care of Heritage Funeral & Cremation Service, Weddington Chapel. An online guestbook is available at www.heritagefuneral.net.

The Charlotte Observer 24 February 2009
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Jeanette H. Ahearn
NORTHAMPTON—Jeanette H. Ahearn, 86, of 72 Barrett St., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born in Northampton April 11, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Annie (Cavanaugh) Ahearn. She was educated in Northampton schools and graduated with second high honors from the former St. Michael's High School's Commercial Division. She worked at the former Hampshire County Sanatorium and later at the Superior Court of Hampshire County. Jeanette was a lifelong resident of Northampton. She was a longtime member of the Northampton Country Club, and the Northampton St. Patrick's Association. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing bingo.

Jeanette is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Michael J. Ahearn Sr. and Phillip Ahearn; her sisters, Anna Flynn, Mary Berniche, Ethel Bouley and Katherine Molloy; and her longtime companion, William Kmetz. Jeanette's funeral will be Saturday morning at 9 a.m. from the Ahearn Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Florence. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Leeds. Calling hours are Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to either the Shriners Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield, or to the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Centennial, CO.

Daily Hampshire Gazette 26 February 2009
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William F. Ahern
AHERN, William F., Age 52, of Canton, March 6. Beloved husband of Anne E. (Rugo). Devoted son of Corinne F. (Ryan) of W. Yarmouth & the late William F. Ahern and son-in-law of Mary E. Rugo of Centerville. Loving brother of Maureen I. of Randolph, Michael E. (BFD) of Dorchester & Brian G. Ahern of Quincy. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton, Tues. morning at 9. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., MILTON, Mon. 4 to 8 PM. Former Boston School Senior Custodian. Late member of Local 1952. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Anthony Picarello Foundation, 1072 Saratoga St., E. Boston 02128. www.alfreddthomas.com Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton (617) 696-4200
The Boston Globe 9 March 2009
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Madeline (Ahern) [Cordell] [Oliver] Webber
Madeline Ahern Webber was born March 22, 1918, in Eagle Butte, S.D., passed away Feb. 4. Madeline and her twin brother, Merle, were part of a family of nine that left South Dakota in 1927. The family settled in Stockton. She married Robert Cordell and had two children, Robert (Bob) and Catherine. They divorced in 1944. She married Wayne Oliver in 1957. While married to Wayne, she learned to fly an airplane and did the accounting for their automobile business. They retired in 1976 and moved to Vacaville. Wayne passed away in 1978. She married Carl Webber in 1984. She and Carl traveled, enjoyed their friends in Vacaville and had a wonderful time together.

Madeline was an active person. She was president of the Women's Club, sang with Note A Belles, trained as a Unity Church chaplain, was in the church choir, organized fashion shows, and participated in musical activities at Leisure Town. Her Irish eyes were always smiling and her wit was always on target. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Madeline's son, Bob, predeceased her. She is survived by her sister, Alice, her daughter and son-in-law, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be March 14 at 1 p.m. at Unity Church of the Valley in Vacaville. Visit the online guest book at wwwthereporter.com.

The Vacaville Reporter 9 March 2009
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Sister Hilda Ahearne
AHEARNE (Cork and Ramsgrange, New Ross, Co Wexford): On March 10, 2009, at Bon Secours Care Village, Mount Desert, SR HILDA, Bon Secours Sister. Deeply regretted by her loving community, sisters- in-law Rita and Peggy, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and friends. RIP. Reception and Prayers at Mount Desert Chapel on this (Wednesday) evening at 7pm. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Oliver's Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 11 March 2009
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Nora (Ahern) Kearney
KEARNEY (Rathcormac): On March 11, 2009, peacefully, at Youghal and District Nursing Home, NORA (nee Ahern), beloved wife of the late Jack, Clykeel and dear mother of John, Julie, Will, Kathleen, Tim, Angela, Ned and Mary. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, sister Mary, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sister-in-law Maggie (Rice), relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiescat in pace. Reposing at Ronayne's Funeral Home, Lower Patrick Street, Fermoy on this (Thursday) evening from 6pm, followed by removal at 7.30pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathcormac. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Friday) at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to Castlelyons Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 12 March 2009
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Gerald V. "Jerry" Ahearn
Gerald V. "Jerry" Ahearn, aged 59, of Lowell, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis, and father, Stacy. Surviving are his wife, Linda; daughters, Lisa (Mark) Brown, Lori (John) Houghtaling; grandchildren, Nicholas, Alex, Noah, and Megan; brothers, Dan (Sharon) Ahearn, Phil (Sandy) Ahearn; and several nieces and nephews. Jerry served in the U.S. Air force during Vietnam. He deeply loved his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him. Both visitations and the Celebration of Life Service will be held at Vergennes United Methodist Church, 10411 Bailey Rd., Lowell. The dates are as follows: visitations Wednesday, March 18 from 1-3 and 7-9 PM and Thursday, March 19 from 10-11 AM; service Thursday, March 19 at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Flat River Outreach Ministries, 11535 E. Fulton, Lowell, MI 49331. Arrangements by: Memorial Alternatives 2432 Fuller NE, 363-3700 www.memorialalternatives.com.
The Muskegon Chronicle 17 March 2009
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Bernadette "Ber" (Motherway) Aherne
AHERNE (Water Rock, Midleton): On March 20, 2009, peacefully, in the wonderful care of Midleton Community Hospital, BERNADETTE (BER, nee Motherway), in her 88th year, beloved wife of Jim, and loving mother of James, Aidan and Michael. Sadly missed by her loving family, daughters-in-law Majella, Mary and Catherine, grandchildren Colin, James, Susan, Darren, Laura, Alan, Paul, Andrew and Alex, sister Tess, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, especially Gretta, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, and a large circle of friends. May she rest in peace. Removal on this (Monday) evening at 8.30pm from the Funeral Home of T. Wallis and Sons, Riverside Way, Midleton, to Church of the Most Holy Rosary. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2pm. Burial private in Clonpriest Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 23 March 2009
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Joan (Ahern) Pratt
PRATT (Conna): On March 21, 2009, peacefully, at Padre Pio Rest Home, Cappoquin, JOAN (nee Ahern), Modeligo, beloved wife of the late Max and dear mother of Michael and Kathleen (Tobin), sister of William, Gretta and Carmel. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, son-in-law Bill, daughter- in-law Marian, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiescat in pace. Requiem Mass on today (Monday) at 12 noon in St Catherine's Church, Conna. Funeral afterwards to Tallow Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 23 March 2009
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BRYAN R. AHERN, 5/26/43 - 3/27/02
Bryan, we love and miss you every day. LOVE, Your Wife Kathleen; Children: Bryan (Ann-Marie), Michael (Shay), Kevin (Micki), and Patrick, and Your Grandkids: Vivian, Elizabeth, Zack, Kiera, Maggie and Shannon
Cleveland Plain Dealer 27 March 2009
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Elizabeth K. "Betty" (Koneck) Ahern
AHERN, Elizabeth K. "Betty" 53, claimed the Promise of the Resurrection, March 27, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with melanoma. Betty is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband of 33 years, Nelson; and the two joys of her life, daughters, Katy and Lisa; her parents, Bernard and Elisabeth Koneck; her brother, Robert and his wife, Sharon; and two nephews, David and Daniel.

Betty spent 30 wonderful years with HCA Hospitals as a Medical Technologist. As all who knew Betty would expect, she was a fighter to the end and was blessed to be in the company of so many friends and loved ones as she departed to be with her Father with the same calm and grace as she demonstrated in life. The family would like to thank all for their prayers and concerns and would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Trent and his nursing staff, Peggy Nuchols and Denise Bingham, for their special care. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 30, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Atlee Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, Route 301 and Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 8209 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116. The family asks, that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Bon Secours Hospice.

Richmond Times-Dispatch 29 March 2009
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Mary (Ahern) O'Connell
O'CONNELL (Clashmore and Tallow): On March 31, 2009, peacefully, in the loving care of the matron and staff of St Joseph's Hospital, Dungarvan, late of Bellevue, Clashmore, MARY (nee Ahern), beloved wife of the late Billy O'Connell and dear mother of David, Anne and Billy. Deeply mourned by her loving sons, daughter, brother, sisters, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, son-in- law, sisters-in-law, brother- in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Remains arriving on this (Wednesday) evening at 7.30pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tallow. Requiem Mass at 2pm tomorrow (Thursday), followed by interment in Clashmore Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 1 April 2009
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Bill Ahern
Bill Ahern, son of Daniel K. and Mildred (Castle) Ahern, was born Feb. 14, 1941, in Buffalo, WY. He received his education in Buffalo, graduating in 1959. Following high school, Bill attended the University of Wyoming, graduating in 1963. On Nov. 22, 1962, Bill was united in marriage to Ginger Hand in Laramie, WY. To this union two children were born.

Bill served in the United States Army for 25 years, serving two tours in Vietnam and attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his time in the service Bill was awarded the Silver Star, four Bronze Star Medals, Bronze Star Medal with V Device, five Purple Hearts, three Meritorious Service Medals, five Air Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab and Legion of Merit.

Bill taught science for 16 years at San Elizario High School in El Paso, TX, retiring in 2006. He and Ginger then moved to Emmetsburg where they have made their home. Bill was a member of V.F.W. Post #2295 in Emmetsburg.

Bill died Monday, March 30, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, at the age of 68. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Daniel and Keith Ahern; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Judge Joseph and Olavia Hand. He is survived by his wife, Ginger of Emmetsburg; his children, Shaun Ahern and his wife, Sonja of Fairbanks, AK and Kathy Hartwiger and her husband, Chris of Birmingham, AL; four grandchildren, Kelly and Daniel Ahern and Erin and Ben Hartwiger; and a brother, Tom Ahern of Rawlins, WY. Inurnment will be held at a later date at St. John's Cemetery in Buffalo, WY. Online condolences can be sent to martinmatticefuneralhome.com

Emmetsburg News 2 April 2009
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Daniel J. O'Hern, Longtime New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, Dies at 78
by Douglas Martin
Daniel J. O'Hern, a longtime associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court whose 231 majority opinions helped define state policies on issues like the death penalty, law enforcement and homelessness, died Wednesday at his home in Little Silver, N.J. He was 78. The cause was metastatic melanoma of the brain, his family said.

Justice O'Hern, who was on the court from 1981 to 2000, served under Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz for 14 years. Legal experts in and out of New Jersey commended, and criticized, the Wilentz court for its outpouring of influential, often liberal rulings. Prof. Laurence H. Tribe of Harvard Law School once called it the best state supreme court in the nation. Justice O'Hern was not a predictable vote on the seven-member court, the state's highest, sometimes taking positions favored by conservatives on issues like the death penalty. In 2000, he wrote an opinion upholding a death sentence in a case where a convicted murderer claimed jurors had been biased in favor of the penalty because of the manner in which they were chosen. Other opinions were more liberal, including those accompanying several unanimous decisions by the court upholding the state's obligation to house the homeless.

In 1983, Justice O'Hern wrote a decision, criticized by President Ronald Reagan, that limited the right of school officials to search students' belongings. Even though evidence of drug dealing was ultimately found in the purse of a student at Piscataway High School, the court ruled, 5 to 2, that the search of the purse had been illegal. "Surely, law enforcement would be easier without the Constitution," Justice O'Hern wrote in that decision, "but that is not the way that the framers chose." The United States Supreme Court later reversed the New Jersey decision.

Daniel Joseph O'Hern was born in Red Bank, N.J., on May 23, 1930, and commuted to Regis High School in Manhattan. He graduated from Fordham College in 1951 with a degree in mathematics. He served in the Navy from 1951 to 1954. During the Korean War, he was on the aircraft carrier Essex. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1957, then was a clerk for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. of the United States Supreme Court. He practiced law and was a councilman and mayor of Red Bank. Gov. Brendan T. Byrne of New Jersey appointed Mr. O'Hern commissioner of the state's Environmental Protection Department in 1978, and a year later made him his own chief counsel. In 1981, Mr. Byrne named him to the Supreme Court, making him the third of the governor's chief counsels to be appointed to it.

Justice O'Hern is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Barbara Ronan; his sons, Daniel Jr., James and John; his daughters, Eileen O'Hern Luby and Molly O'Hern Wallace; his sisters, Eugenia Witterschein and Catharine O'Hern; his brother, Dr. J. Henry O'Hern Jr.; and eight grandchildren.

Justice O'Hern liked to apply what he called the "Sal's Tavern" test to judicial opinions: If it would not make sense to the gang at Sal's, he said, it should be done over.

New York Times 2 April 2009
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Virginia (Ahern) Whelan
Died peacefully in her sleep on March 30, 2009.
On August 8, 1924, she was born in San Francisco to Mildred Walsh and Richard Ahern. She graduated with BA in English from Lone Mountain College for Women in San Francisco. She married the love of her life, George Whelan. They were married for 54 years. She leaves five daughters, Maureen, Sharon, Carol, Kathy and Janet; three son-in-laws, Charles, Jack and Mark; three granddaughters, Kellie, Jennifer and Caitlin; sister-in-laws Helen Whelan, and Catherine Lyons; and many nieces and nephews. Her brothers and sister: Richard Ahern, Raymond Ahern, and Jean Murphy predeceased her.

She lived in Sunnyvale, CA and has lived in Westlake Village, CA for 34 years. Virginia was an independent spirit. She thought for herself, loved fiercely, and laughed often. She had a passion for art, travel, and natural beauty. She was a wonderful mother. She listened to us with her full attention and gave us the freedom to be ourselves. We will miss her very much.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Jude's Catholic Church, located at 32032 Lindero Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, 91361 on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MANNA, Conejo Valley Food Bank, (805) 497-4959.

San Francisco Chronicle 3 April 2009
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Gerard Ahern
Ahern (South Douglas Road Cork and late of Gurranes, Innishannon): On April 6, 2009, peacefully at the Mercy University Hospital, GERARD (late of Nemo Rangers H & F Club), beloved son of the late John and Mary and loving brother of Eileen and adored uncle of Eoin. Deeply mourned by his loving sister, brother- in-law John, nephew, aunt Jo, relatives, kind neighbours and friends especially Jamesie Dorgan and Eileen Collins. Rest in peace. Reception into St. Patrick's Church, Knockavilla on tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6.30pm. Liturgy of the Word on Holy Thursday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.
The Evening Echo 7 April 2009
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Janet E. (Brady) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Janet E. (Brady) Of Medford, formerly of Malden, April 6, 2009. Wife of the late Edward J. "Ted" O'Hearn. Beloved mother of Christine O'Hearn of Medford and Michael O'Hearn and his wife Darlene of Wakefield. Sister of the late James and John Brady. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Due to Holy Week and Easter Sunday Services, the Funeral will be Tuesday, April 14, from the E.E.Burns & Son Funeral Home, 204 Main St., MALDEN at 8:00 am. Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Rt. 60) Malden/Medford line, at 9:00 am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 pm. Interment Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hallmark Health Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148.
The Boston Globe 9 April 2009
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Patrick Joseph "Paddy" Ahern
AHERN (Downham Tavern Bromley, Kent, England, formerly of Hill Road, Killaloe and Scragg, Tarrightoher, Nenagh) April 5, 2009; Patrick Joseph (Paddy); deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons John and Patrick, daughters Susan, Sharon and Shanie, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at Lynch's Funeral Home, Killaloe, tomorrow (Monday) evening from 6 o'c. with Removal at 8 o'c. to St. Flannan's Church, Killaloe. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11 o'c. Burial afterwards in Reiliglua, Killaloe.
Sunday Independent 12 April 2009
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Nora (Carey) Ahern
AHERN (Bartlemy): On April 14, 2009, peacefully, after a short illness, at Mallow General Hospital, NORA (nee Carey), Hightown, Bartlemy, beloved wife of the late Jim and dear mother of James, Denis and Greg. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons, daughters-in-law Geraldine and Ita, grandchildren Eleanor, Evelyn, Maeve and Seamus, brother-in-law Paddy, sisters-in-law Chriss and Julia, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiescat in pace. Reposing at Ronayne's Funeral Home, Lower Patrick Street, Fermoy. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 8pm to St Bartholomew's Church, Bartlemy. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to Ballinaltig Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 15 April 2009
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Patrick D. O'Hearn
Patrick D. O'Hearn, 58, Boise, died April 13, 2009, at home. Cremation is under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home. 375-2212.
Idaho Press-Tribune 15 April 2009
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Lucinda "Lu" Ahern
AHERN (Killeagh): LUCINDA (LU). On April 17, 2009, peacefully, in the care of Peter, Angela and the staff of Youghal and District Nursing Home, Gortroe, dearly loved daughter of the late Simon and Jennie, sister of Paddy, Tom and Jennie and the late Patricia, Nancie and Jack. Sadly missed by her loving family, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Removal on this (Saturday) evening at 6.15pm from Egan's Funeral Home, The Mall, Youghal, to St. John the Baptist Church, Killeagh. Burial, after 11am Mass on tomorrow (Sunday), in the Old Cemetery, Killeagh.
The Irish Examiner 18 April 2009
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Michael "Gah" Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On April 20, 2009, peacefully, at Marymount Hospice, MICHAEL (GAH), beloved husband of Kathleen, Templeacre Avenue and late of Knockanmore, Ovens and loving father of Mary (Mooney), Michael (Hank), Helen (O'Regan), Breda (McCarthy), Elizabeth (Beckom) and brother of the late Tommy and John. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, grandchildren, brothers Joe and Finbarr, sister May, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at O'Connor Bros. Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Rosary on today (Tuesday) at 6.45pm, followed by Removal to the Church of the Ascension, Gurranabraher. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11am, Funeral afterwards to St. Catherine's Cemetery, Kilcully. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, to Marymount Hospice. Requiescat in pace.
The Evening Echo 21 April 2009
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Cian Aherne
Aherne (Brooklodge, Glanmire): On April 20, 2009, unexpectedly, CIAN, dearly loved son of Frank and Martina (nee O'Regan) and much loved brother of Shane, Damien, Graham and Ryan. Sadly missed by his loving parents, brothers, nephews Jamie and Adam, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. Removal on tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8.15pm from Barry Bros Funeral Home, Hazelwood, Glanmire to Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to St Joseph's Cemetery, Little Island. May he rest in peace.
The Evening Echo 21 April 2009
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John Ahern
AHERN (Ballyneety, Knockanore, Tallow, Co Waterford): On April 21, 2009, peacefully, JOHN. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Ellen (nee Nolan), daughter Janet, brother Michael, sister Elizabeth, son-in-law Matt, grandchild Rebecca, sisters-in-law, brothers- in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Lying in repose at Aidan Walsh and Sons Funeral Home, Cappo- quin. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 7.30pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tallow. Funeral Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 22 April 2009
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Kathleen O'Hearn
Kathleen O'Hearn Passed away peacefully on April 12, 2009 (Easter Sunday) at the age of 44, after a courageous and inspiring four years of living with a rare form of cancer. Kathleen is survived by her husband Howard Feldstein, mother Diane O'Hearn, father Michael O'Hearn, sister Michelle Ross, brother Brian O'Hearn, and her beloved nieces and nephew. A memorial service will be held for Kathleen on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the Santa Cruz Progressive Baptist Church.
San Jose Mercury News 26 April 2009
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Monsignor John Aherne
AHERNE (Mallow and late of Semmes, Alabama) April 26, 2009, (peacefully), in the loving care of the staff of Amberley Nursing Home, Fermoy, Msgr. John, (St. Patrick's Place, Mallow), loving brother of Margaret (Ciss), Liam, Sr. Anna, Paddy, Sr. Esther, Rodger and the late Michael; sadly missed by his loving family, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, his brother priests in the Mobile Diocese, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Reposing at his residence. Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries to O'Connell Funeral Directors, Mallow. Tel. 022 21550
Irish Independent 27 April 2009
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Mary Ellen "Marie" (Ahearne) Lee
LEE (née Ahearne) (The Arches, Loughcopple, Killusty, Fethard, Co. Tipperary and late of Clonmel Insurance) — May 1, 2009, peacefully, after a long illness, bravely borne, Mary Ellen (Marie); very deeply regretted by her loving husband Joe, mother Kitty, sister Ann, brothers Michael and Jim, mother-in-law Bridie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, relatives and her many friends. R.I.P. Reposing at her residence today (Saturday). Funeral arriving at the Sacred Heart Church, Killusty, at 12 Noon tomorrow (Sunday) for Requiem Mass at 12.30 o'clock Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Sunday morning please. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to South Tipperary Hospice Movement.
Irish Times 2 May 2009
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Mary Ellen 'Dixie' Ahern
07/18/1919—04/29/2009
Mary Ellen was born in Washington, Ga She was a homemaker and volunteer Mary Ellen is survived by her nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Young's Funeral Home.
The Oregonian 3 May 2009
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John Joseph Ahearn, Jr.
May 11, 1939 - May 7, 2009
John Joseph Ahearn Jr. of San Marcos, Calif., passed away Thursday at Palomar Medical Center. Born in Schenectady, N.Y., John grew up in Johnstown, N.Y. He attended St. Patrick's School and Johnstown High School. John was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Royal Mountain Ski Club and he participated in the Water Ski National Championships. John attended college at Cornell University, where he was initiated into the Sigma Chi fraternity and then Union University College of Pharmacy, where he received his RPh in 1962. Following his graduation, John became interim superintendent of St. Patrick's School and began his pharmacy career at the family business, Ahearn's Pharmacy. In 1971, the Pharmacy Retail Association named John the "Pharmacy Retailer of the Year."

In 1973, John was employed as vice president of marketing for the Steamboat Springs Ski Resort. He chaired the Colorado Governor's Advisory Committee on Transportation and was president of the Steamboat Springs Transit Advisory Council. In 1983, John became president of Transpacific Industries in Lake Arrowhead, Calif. He served on the Board of Directors of the Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce, Southern California Marine Association Boat Show Committee, and Cobalt Boats Dealer Advisory Committee. John also served as president of the San Diego Chapter of the California Pharmacists Association, was a guest lecturer at Cornell University School of Hotel Management and California State University San Bernardino, where he served on the Business School Advisory Board and as a guest marketing faculty member. John also chaired the Small Business Committee for the City of Carlsbad, Calif.

John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dorothea Bannigan Ahearn and their four children, John J. Ahearn III, Christopher B. Ahearn, Katherine Ahearn Edwards, all of California, and Michael P. and Sara Lowe Ahearn and their two children, Michael Patrick Ahearn Jr. and Peter Alexander Ahearn of Huntsville. Also his sister, Elizabeth Ahearn Fry of Denver. Donations may be made to the Bereavement Ministry of St. Patrick Parish, 3821 Adams St., Carlsbad, CA 92008.

The Huntsville Times 12 May 2009
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Rita E. (Ahern) Symonaitis
Rita E. (Ahern) Symonaitis, 66, beloved wife of Gerald Symonaitis of New Britain, passed away on Sunday (May 10, 2009). Rita was born in Hartford to the late Raymond and Lillian (Cohen) Ahern and was a longtime resident. Rita will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family which were truly blessed and will have special memories of a generous, loving and caring person. Rita also found time and enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, reading and most of all cooking, sharing her delicious meals. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, in addition to her husband Gerald of 27 years, she will be dearly missed by her children and their spouses: Ronald E. Guerin and Deborah of Bristol, Russell E. Guerin and Kristin of Kensington, Robert E. Guerin and Adriane of Thomaston and Robin-Amy E. McCluskey and Peter of Glastonbury. She also leaves her sister, Diane Chase and husband Dennis of New Britain; a brother, Michael Ahern and Joanne of Southington along with twelve precious grandchildren, one great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will begin Friday, May 15, at 8:30 a.m. from the New Britain Memorial Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church. Burial services will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 14, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home (directions: I-84, right off #37, 1 1/2 miles on right) Memorial donations may also be made to: Nutmeg Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Please visit www.mem.com to express a tribute or condolence.

The Hartford Courant 12 May 2009
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Madison Melinda Ahern-Knapp
Madison Melinda Ahern-Knapp, at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, May 13, 2009. Infant daughter of Jaimie Ahern and Jim Knapp; sister of Nicholas Ahern; granddaughter of Susan Wilson, Jim and Darlene Hartman; great-granddaughter of JoAnn Olsen; also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins survive. Private interment services were held.
The Herald News 17 May 2009
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Christine M. O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Christine M. Of Medford, formerly of Malden, May 19, 2009. Daughter of the late Edward J. "Ted" and Janet E. (Brady) O'Hearn, Beloved sister of Michael O'Hearn and his wife Darlene of Wakefield. Survived also by several cousins and numerous friends and classmates (GCHS ' 67). Funeral from the E.E.Burns & Son Funeral Home 204 Main St. MALDEN, Friday at 9:15 am. Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, (Rt.60), Malden/Medford line at 10;30 am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. Interment Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Pl. NW, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.
The Boston Globe 21 May 2009
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Brennen Patrick "Boo" Ahern
RICHMOND—Brennen Patrick "Boo" Ahern, 48, died May 19, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Ahern. He is survived by his wife, Becky Ahern; daughter, Jessica; son, Patrick; granddaughter, Janiah; father, Byron Ahern (Pat); brother, Gary Ahern and sister Leigh Ann Dodson (John). A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Rosewood Memorial Park, 631 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at 1308 Milton St., Norfolk.
The Virginian-Pilot 21 May 2009
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Gail Susan (Symington) Ahern
Gail Susan Symington Ahern, 68, of Bemidji, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at Neilson Place in Bemidji. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30 at 6036 Jack Pine Road N.W., south on U.S. Highway 2 to County 9/Cardinal Road, four miles to Jack Pine Road.
Bemidji Pioneer 26 May 2009
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Katherine M. (Traynor) Ahern
AHERN, Katherine M. (Traynor) Age 88, of Quincy, formerly of Braintree & Dorchester, May 26, 2009. Beloved wife of the late John D. Ahern (Retired Boston P.D.) Mother of Marie F. married to John F. McHugh of Hingham, John P. married to Martine Carroll Ahern of Newton, James C. Ahern of Quincy & Joseph G. married to Eileen C. Ahern of Weymouth. Sister of Alice E. Williams of Quincy, Margaret Domurat of Dorchester & the late Mary Grant. Also survived by 8 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren & many nieces & nephews.

Funeral from the North Weymouth McDonald Funeral Home 40 Sea St. (off Rt.3A-Bickel Sq.) on Saturday at 9:00 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph's Church Washington St. Quincy at 10:00 O'clock. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 P.M. Interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth. Donations in Katherine's memory may be made to Catholic TV PO Box 9196 34 Chestnut St. Watertown,Ma. 02471 or Most Holy Redeemer Church 65 London St. East Boston, MA 02128. McDonald-funeral homes.com

The Boston Globe 27 May 2009
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Clifford Raymond Ahern
Clifford Raymond Ahern died May 21, 2009, at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Center in Spokane. He was born April 28, 1920, to Lawrence and Evelyn Ahern. Cliff's early school years were spent at the Marcellus School, and he attended Ritzville High School, where he graduated in 1939. With America's entry into World War II, Cliff enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served as an aircraft mechanic and then as a pilot in the Air Transport Command, where he flew B-24 and C-54 aircraft, ferrying planes and transporting cargo and personnel over the Himalayas ("the Hump") in the China-Burma-India theatre. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon with three bronze battle stars. In 1946, he separated from the service with the rank of Captain but remained in the reserves for a total of 26 years of active and inactive service. After the war, he returned to Ritzville where he started Ahern Electric in 1950. On October 15, 1950, he married Elma (Perry) Heimbigner and in 1954 they moved back to the farm that Cliff's father and grandfather had homesteaded in the 1880s. In addition to the electrical business, Cliff and Perry built up the farm, adding irrigation in 1974 and diversifying the type of crops they could grow. Of all his activities over the years, Cliff most enjoyed being with people, and was known to hit a golf ball around the course just to enjoy the company of his friends. Most recently, a highlight of his day was reminiscing with his buddies over coffee each morning and going to Moses Lake to meet his friends for dinner and a card game.

He is survived by his sister, Doris (Ruby) Burroughs, his children Shannon Alberts of Milton, Wash., Colleen Jacobsen of Newcastle, Wash. and Lawrence (Larry) of Ritzville, and by his two grandchildren, Richard and Kylie Ahern. He was preceded in death by his wife, Perry, and by his brothers Ernest and Orville.

Visitation will be Friday, May 29 from 12 Noon to 5 PM and Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 9 AM to 11 AM at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 107 W. Second Avenue, Ritzville. There will be a graveside service and reception at the church following. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, is handling arrangements.

The Spokesman-Review 27 May 2009
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Lillian (Trethaway) [Ahearn] Thomas
LOUISBURG, N.C. Lillian "Missy" Thomas, 59, a longtime resident of Waterford and Fla., passed away peacefully May 25, 2009 at the home of her sister Robin (James) Johannesen, Louisburg. Born in Troy, raised and educated in Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Lillian Trethaway. Missy was a retail manager and a telemarketer for many years while living in Fla. She loved life, caring for animals and reggae music. She enjoyed working outside in the yard and watching the birds. Survivors include her sons, Scott P. Ahearn and John M. Ahearn of Waterford; another sister, Hedwig Bovair of Louisburg; several aunts, uncles, nieces, grand nieces, nephews, grandnephews and one granddaughter, Paige Ahearn. A memorial service will be held July 5 at the Interfaith Sanctuary at the College of Saint Rose, 432 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y. at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to: Tender Loving Care Hospice of Franklin County, 3320 US 1 Highway, Suite B, Franklinton, NC 27525.
The Albany Times Union 1 June 2009
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Virginia M. "Ginnie" Ahern
ATTLEBORO—Virginia M. "Ginnie" Ahern, 85, of Park Street, Attleboro, a loving sister and aunt, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 31, 2009 in Attleboro. Born in Attleboro on April 16, 1924, Ginnie was a daughter of the late William Francis Ahern and Cora Adeline (Burgess) Ahern . She was raised and educated in Attleboro, and was a graduate of Attleboro High School, Class of 1942.

Ginnie was employed as an office manager at Horton Angel Company in Attleboro and later the Cook Horton Company in North Attleboro for a period of 40 years until retiring in 1988. Later she was employed at Leach & Garner Company in Attleboro. A lifelong resident of Attleboro, Ginnie resided over 30 years on Tiffany Street. Ms. Ahern enjoyed golfing and bowling and was a member of the Attleboro Council of Church's Bowling League.

Dedicated to her family, Ginnie enjoyed entertaining at home with her family and friends. Virginia is survived by a sister, Marion E. Dodge of Norton; three nieces: Pam Werner of Rehoboth and Brenda Demers and Sharon Hewitt, both of Attleboro; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the beloved sister of the late Mary F. Hewitt and Oila Mehrman.

Family and friend are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, June 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro, followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 6 p.m. Private cremation will follow, and Ginnie will be laid to rest at a later date in St. John's Cemetery, West Street, Attleboro. In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to remember Ginnie in a special way, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to: The Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter, PO Box 592, Pond Street North, Attleboro, MA 02703. An online guest book for remembrances and condolences may be found at .

The Sun Chronicle 2 June 2009
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Daniel E. Ahern
May 28, 2009 Daniel E. Ahern, 62, who retired from his position as Internet content coordinator with the Internal Revenue Service in 2009, after 30 years with the federal government, died of cancer on May 28 at Hospice Atlanta. Dan was senior analyst of communications staff responsible for all content postings on irs.gov and was passionate about assuring high quality, easy-to-navigate information services for Web site users. He traveled frequently to Washington, DC, and around the country to conduct training seminars for IRS employees.

Dan was born in Syracuse, New York, on August 15, 1946, the youngest of seven children, to the late John and Doris Ahern, and was devoted to his large family throughout his life. He received a master's degree in business administration from Western New Mexico University in 1971 after completing his undergraduate work at Bryant College in Rhode Island. A longtime resident of Atlanta, Dan was the founding president of Southern Country Atlanta in 1988 and later the first president of SEGRA, two organizations that helped develop interest in country-western music, dance, and rodeo in our community. He organized a group of men to learn clogging. They became "The Buffalo Chips" and performed at the World's Fair in Knoxville in 1982. He loved the movies, all kinds of music, tending his roses and indoor plants, and his "rescue cat," Dixie. He enjoyed planning vacation trips for himself, his partner and their friends. Among the highlights were Rio de Janeiro, Costa Rica, New York City, London, Ireland and a friend's wedding in Nassau. Simple pleasures like rollerblading in Piedmont Park, aerobics at the Decatur YMCA and dinners somewhere near home or at home with friends were an important part of his life. He learned inclusiveness at an early age thanks to his loving family, and this lesson carried over into his worklife, as he took newcomers under his wing when they came into his department. His judgment was sound and fair. Once, when he was offered a promotion, he turned it down, in part because, as he told the interviewers, someone else they had interviewed would be better for the job.

His smile and his enthusiasm were contagious. Focus on the positive and ignore the negative was a guiding principle for him. He believed that life was a great journey and wanted to go first class whenever possible, with people he cared about along for the ride.

He is survived by John Lyons, his partner of 35 years. Other survivors include his brothers and sister, Timothy Ahern and his wife, Kate, Reverend John Ahern, Doreen Drury and her husband John, and Patrick Ahern and his wife Carol; along with 21 nieces and nephews, 46 great-nieces and -nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas M. Ahern, and sister, Mary T. Lynch. Dan's remains have been cremated, and a funeral Mass will be celebrated by his brother, Fr. John Ahern, at Holy Cross Church, 4112 E. Genesee Street, Dewitt, NY 13214 on Friday, June 5, at 11 a.m. Calling hours are at the church on Thursday, June 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An Atlanta memorial service at H. M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel will be announced later for friends and former co-workers. Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits.

Syracuse Post Standard 3 June 2009
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Jim Aherne
AHERNE (Raheenagh, Ballagh, Co. Limerick) June 1, 2009, (suddenly), at his residence, Jim, beloved son of Julia and the late Dan and much loved brother of Eileen, Davy, Cathy, Sheila, Nora, Gerry, Ita and Danny; deeply regretted by his family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at Sexton's Funeral Home, Broadford from 6 o'c. this (Wednesday) evening with Removal at 8 o'c. to Raheenagh Church. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Thursday) at 12.30 o'c. Funeral afterwards to Killeedy Cemetery.
Irish Independent 3 June 2009
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Maurice B. Ahern
JEFFERSONVILLE—AHERN MAURICE B., 74, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born September 25, 1934 in Louisville to the late Maurice Ahern and Bridget (Francis) Ahern. Maurice was a retired senior chief from the Navy and retired from civil service from Amphibious Base Little Creek in Norfolk, VA. He proudly served our country in the Navy, having served in both Vietnam and the Korean Conflict. Maurice was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Jeffersonville, the American Legion of Virginia Beach, VA, and the Fleet Reserve Association.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Ahern, of Jeffersonville; son, Gary M. Ahern, of Richmond, VA; three stepsons, Stewart R. Johnson (Karen), of New Albany, Greg D. Johnson, of Clarksville and Mike W. Johnson (Kim), of Greenville; daughter, Leigh Ann Dodson (John), of Clay City, KY; brother, Desmond Ahern (Sue), of Louisville; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Maurice is preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Ahern; son, Brennan Ahern; and brother, Kevin Ahern. A funeral Mass will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2009 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Jeffersonville, with burial to follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Jeffersonville. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2009 at E.M. Coots' Sons Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church or the Navy Memorial Fund in Washington DC.

Louisville Courier-Journal 4 June 2009
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David Michael "Dave" Ahern
David Michael "Dave" Ahern, 55, died May 27, 2009 in Sunrise Medical Center, Las Vegas NV from injuries sustained in an accidental fall. Dave was born on November 22, 1953 in Cincinnati Ohio. Beloved son and brother, loyal friend and devoted husband, Dave is survived by his wife Sara, brothers Frank and Larry, and sister Cara. He was preceded in death by his father, William and his mother June Ahern.

Dave graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in building construction, but soon found that his true calling in life was as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Dave lived in Clarkdale since 1980. He joined Clarkdale Fire Department in 1980 as a volunteer and served as volunteer Fire Chief from 1984-1987. As Chief he initiated EMS services for Clarkdale. In 1987 he was hired by Cottonwood Fire Department as a career firefighter, however he continued to volunteer with Clarkdale Fire until 1994 when he was hired by Sedona Fire District. He was also a Hazardous Materials Technician. Dave retired in 2007 as a Fire Captain/Paramedic. Due to his strong desire to continue serving his community, Dave ran for and was elected to the Clarkdale Fire District Board of Directors last November. A lifelong outdoorsman and hunter, Dave supported conservation and education programs designed to enhance wilderness experiences for all ages.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Dave's life will be held on Saturday June 13, beginning at 11 am at Clarkdale Memorial Clubhouse, 19 N. 9th Street Clarkdale, AZ. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Dave M. Ahern Memorial Fund, Bank of America, Cottonwood, Arizona. Information provided by survivors.

Verde Valley News 6 June 2009
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Alan Michael Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On June 1, 2009, unexpectedly, in Thailand, ALAN, Whitebeam Road, Togher, beloved son of Wally and Betty and loving father of Megan, brother of Orla, Daniel and Laura. Sadly missed by his loving parents, daughter, brother, sisters, godson Josh, aunts, uncles, relatives and a large circle of friends. Reposing at Fordes Funeral Home, South Gate Bridge tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm. Removal same evening at 6pm to Church of the Assumption, Ballyphehane. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to St. James' Cemetery, Chetwynd. May he rest in peace.
The Evening Echo 5 June 2009
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Daniel J. Ahearn
STREATOR—Mr. Daniel J. Ahearn, 91, of Streator, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital in Streator. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebration at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Eagle Twp. with Rev. Charles McCarthy officiating. Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 3:30 p.m. at the Solon, Baker and Telford Funeral Home in Streator. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church until time of funeral service. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Daniel Joseph Ahearn IV, Troy, Christopher and Scott Ahearn, Brian and Craig Heider, Paul and Jacob Scheuer. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, Laura Clift, Amanda and Angela Ahearn, and Karla and Maggie Scheuer and local members of the Knights of Columbus.

Born on Jan. 29, 1918 in Ottawa Township, he was a son of Daniel J. and Margaret I. (Murry) Ahearn. He attended Fishburn Grade School and graduated from Ottawa High School with the Class of 1935. On Sept. 29, 1945, he married Elinor Schultz of Marseilles in Saint Columba Church in Ottawa. Throughout the years Mr. Ahearn farmed on the family farm where he received a Sesquicentennial Farmer Award from the State of Illinois. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the LaSalle County Farm Bureau, the LaSalle Co. & Streatorland Historical Societies, Richland Township Trustee, Eagle Church Trustee where he was a lector, choir member, and Eucharistic minister. He received the St. Isidore Award from the Peoria Diocese in 2008. He was also an Eagle Township 4-H softball coach for boys and girls and an avid blood donor, giving more than 16 gallons in his lifetime. He enjoyed playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, reciting poetry and was a sports enthusiast. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mr. Ahearn's name to the Relay for Life, Annunciation Church, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Survivors include his wife of Streator; two sons, Joseph (Melody) Ahearn, Ft. Myers, Fla. and Michael (Mary Lynn) Ahearn, Ransom; two daughters, Janet (Daniel) Heider, Streator, and Carole (Dave) Scheuer, Blackstone; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Cali of Wisconsin and Rosemary Ahearn of Ottawa; one brother, Murry (Elsie) Ahearn of Ottawa. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Cecelia Revell.

Morris Daily Herald 8 June 2009
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Edward T. Ahearne
AHEARNE—EDWARD T. Age 93, of Lawrencevile, on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Husband of the late Therese (Laszkiewicz) Ahearne; brother of Joseph Ahearne, the late John, Frank, James, Thomas, Catherine McGuiness, Theresa Fuchs; dear friend of Cecelia Edder. Friends received at the Walter J. Zalewski Funeral Home, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville, Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11 June 2009
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William F. Ahern
MALTA William F. Ahern, age 59, of Malta, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 11, 2009. Born May 29, 1950 in Potsdam, he was the son of the late William and Beverly (Smith) Ahern. He was the owner of Q.M.S marketing firm in Malta and was the manager of several area Carl's Co. department stores for 22 years, most recently worked at the former Clifton Park location. William was the past president of the Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. William loved life and his family. With his smile and great sense of humor he will be missed by everyone, especially his golden retriever, Toby.

William is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Maureen (Howley) Ahern; two children, daughter, Caitlin and son, William; brother, Kevin (Holly) Ahern; sister, Arlene (Fred) Baxter; aunt, Dorothy Hobart; and mother-in-law, Mary E. Howley. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the Catricala Funeral Home Inc., 1597 Rte 9, Clifton Park with a funeral Mass Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Edward's Church in Clifton Park. Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna.

The Times Union 12 June 2009
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Dennis W. Ahearn
Ahearn, Dennis W., of Brighton, MI formerly of Ballwin, MO, baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, died June 18, 2009 at the age of 55.Dearest husband of Cathleen Hilboldt Ahearn. Dear father of Joe (Katie) Ahearn, Maureen (Matt) Keller, Colleen and Maggie Ahearn; papa of Frankie and Charlie Ahearn; son of the late Francis B. and Mary Catherine (Good) Ahearn, Patricia and the late James Dowd; son-in-law of Sis and Jack Hilboldt; brother of Jane (Bob) O'Brien, Frank Ahearn, Julanne Ahearn, Mary (Chuck) Luntz, Donna (Kevin) Decker, the late Sue (Roy) Evers, Amy (Randy) Helling, Carrie (Patrick) Judd and the late Casey (Robert) Doverspike; brother-in-law of Renee (Brian) McMahon, Denny (Jane) Hilboldt, Terry (Mike) Kickham, Suzy (Bill) Kotaska, Pat (Theresa) Hilboldt, Larry, Jackie, Matt Hilboldt and Maureen (Brian) Dragus. Dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, godfather, cousin and friend.

Dennis was president of Huron Valley Glass Company, L.L.C., a National Construction Enterprises Company. He joined the glass and curtainwall contracting company as a vice president three and a half years ago and was quickly promoted to president.Services: Funeral from the Family Center at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to Holy Infant Catholic Church, Ballwin for 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to JFK High School, 500 S. Woods Mill Rd., Manchester, MO 63011 or Ranken Jordan (Specialty Pediatric Hospital), rankenjordan.org, 11365 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Visitation at the Family Center at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, Tuesday 2-8 p.m.

— Funeral Home, 18 June 2009
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Dennis William Ahearn
Ahearn, Dennis W. of Brighton, MI formerly of Ballwin, MO, baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection, died June 18, 2009 at the age of 55. Dearest husband of Cathleen Hilboldt Ahearn; dear father of Joe (Katie) Ahearn, Maureen (Matt) Keller, Colleen and Maggie Ahearn; papa of Frankie and Charlie Ahearn; son of the late Francis B. and Mary Catherine (Good) Ahearn, Patricia and the late James Dowd; son-in-law of Sis and Jack Hilboldt; brother of Jane (Bob) O'Brien, Frank Ahearn, Julanne Ahearn, Mary (Chuck) Luntz, Donna (Kevin) Decker, the late Sue (Roy) Evers, Amy (Randy) Helling, Carrie (Patrick) Judd and the late Casey (Robert) Doverspike; brother-in-law of Renee (Brian) McMahon, Denny (Jane) Hilboldt, Terry (Mike) Kickham, Suzy (Bill) Kotaska, Pat (Theresa) Hilboldt, Larry, Jackie, Matt Hilboldt and Maureen (Brian) Dragus; dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, godfather, cousin and friend.

Dennis was president of Huron Valley Glass Company, L.L.C., a National Construction Enterprises Company. He joined the glass and curtainwall contracting company as a vice president three and a half years ago and was quickly promoted to president. Services: Funeral from the FAMILY CENTER at SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to Holy Infant Catholic Church, Ballwin for 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to JFK High School, 500 S. Woods Mill Rd., Manchester, MO 63011 or Ranken Jordan (Specialty Pediatric Hospital), rankenjordan.org, 11365 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Visitation at the FAMILY CENTER at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, Tuesday 2- 8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch 23 June 2009
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William Ahern
William Ahern passed away on the 19th june 2009, aged 84 years. Ex Prison Office, G.P.O., R.A.F. Police and Court Usher. Reception into St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Hyson Green, Nottingham, 19.00hrs on Tuesday 23rd June. Funeral Mass on Wednesday 24th June at 11.00am, followed by interment at Bulwell Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations payable to "Help For Heroes". [see also: Denny Ahern]
Nottingham Evening Post 23 June 2009
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Mary M. (Ahearn) Hesek
SAGAMORE—Mary M. (Ahearn) Hesek, of Sagamore, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. She would have been married 56 years to her beloved husband, the late John L. Hesek, this October. Born and raised in Natick, Mary was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (McCarthy) Ahearn. She was a resident of Sagamore for 48 years. Her education included St. Patrick's School in Natick and graduating from Natick High School in 1946. She was employed at New England Telephone for several years before marrying.

She is survived by four devoted children: Andrea Winget and her husband Steve of Monument Beach, John Hesek and his wife Laura of North Falmouth, Nancy Hesek of Sagamore, and Frank Hesek of Pocasset; and four cherished grandchildren, Lindsey, Mariana, Devon and Jared. She is also survived by sisters Barbara Millette of Natick, Janet Day of Brockton, and Elizabeth Ahearn of Saxonville; sister-in-law Helen Flynn of Natick; and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, in St. Patrick's Church, Natick. Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Interment is at St. Patrick Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Falmouth Service Center (Food Pantry), 611 Gifford St., Falmouth, MA 02540.

Cape Cod Times 25 June 2009
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Patrick F. Ahern
Patrick F. Ahern, preceded in death by his wife Rosemarie (Moran) devoted father of Maureen T. (David) Dalton, Patrick J. (Janet) Ahern, Rosemarie (Henry) Dubina, Kathleen M. (James) Littleton, Mary Ellen (Gary) Garbrecht and Nora J. (David) Allen; loving grandfather of 30 and great-grandfather of two; dear son of the late Patrick J. and Jane E., nee Condon; and preceded in death by his sisters Marie and Leona (Francis) Moss and brothers Rev. John J. and Gerald S. (the late Mary); survived by his loving sisters and brother, Jane A. (the late Angelo) Cantieri, Sr. Catherine Ahern, O.P. "Adrian" and Eugene Ahern (Roseanne); and many nieces and nephews.

Served with honor as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army in the Korean Conflict. Attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein. Earned advanced degrees including a Doctorate in Education from Loyola University of Chicago. Career of almost 40 years with the Chicago Public School system including teacher at Robert Healy School, District Superintendent and co-director of the High School Renaissance program. Visitation Monday 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 9:45 from Kenny Brothers, 3600 W. 95th Street to Most Holy Redeemer Church (Evergreen Park). Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Alzheimer's Association and American Cancer Society c/o Kenny Brothers. For info, 708-425-4500.

Chicago Tribune 28 June 2009
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Michael C. Ahern
Winston-Salem, N.C.—Michael C. Ahern, 98, died June 24, 2009, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born Nov. 25, 1910, in Manchester. He was employed by JF McElwain Shoe Company, and in 1961 moved to North Carolina as vice president of Blue Ridge Shoe Company. He retired from the position in 1975, and after his retirement enjoyed golf, traveling, working on investments, and spending time with his family. In 2001, he moved from Boone to Winston-Salem, to be closer to his family. He remained active and made many new friends after relocating.

Mike was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Louise; sons, James and Joseph; grandson, Michael; and 10 siblings. He is survived by sons, Michael E. Ahern of Los Angeles, Calif., William K. Ahern of Goose Creek, S.C., and Vincent R. Ahern of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Patricia Pecore of Winston-Salem, Mary Ahern of Clemmons; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. The family would like to thank all the friends who gave of their time and support during this period.

New Hampshire Sunday News 28 June 2009
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Katherine N. (Suplee) Ahern
In Westford, June 25, 2009, at the Westford House. Katherine N. (Suplee) Ahern, 90, beloved wife of the late Francis T. Ahern, and a longtime Belvidere resident. Family and friends may call at the Fay McCabe Funeral Home, 105 Moore Street, Lowell, on Monday morning from 9 until 11 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:30 A.M. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 145 East Merrimack St., Lowell. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Katherine's memory may be made to the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 5, Lawrence, MA 01843. arrangements by funeral directors, Edward I. Mccabe & Son, 978-459-9222.
The Lowell Sun 28 June 2009
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Áine "Nan" Aherne
AHERNE (née Kiely) (Bray) and late of Nohoval, Co. Cork) — June 29, 2009, peacefully at home, in the care of her loving family, Áine (Nan), in her 97th year, devoted wife of the late James F. Aherne, loving mother of Patrisha, Anselm, Clare, Maureen, Jim, Jackie and Roddie; sadly missed by her loving children, daughters-in-law, grand- children, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Removal this (Tuesday) evening to Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Main Street, Bray arriving at 6 p.m. Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday) after 10 o'clock Requiem Mass to Mount Jerome Cemetery."May she rest in peace"
Irish Times 30 June 2009
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Lillian (Trethaway) [Ahearn] Thomas
THOMAS Lillian (Ahearn) Lillian "Missy" Thomas, 59, of Louisburgh, N.C., mother of Scott P. Ahearn and John M. Ahearn, passed away May 25, 2009. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service July 5 at the Interfaith Sanctuary at the College of Saint Rose, 432 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y. at 2:00 p.m.
Albany Times Union 2 July 2009
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Leo Paul Ahearn
AHEARN—Leo Paul, 72, of West Hyannisport died June 29, 2009. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich, followed by a funeral Mass 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 324 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich. Burial will follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Cape Cod Times 2 July 2009
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Leo Paul Ahearn
WEST HYANNISPORT—Leo Ahearn of West Hyannisport died June 29, 2009, after a long illness. After serving honorably in the Navy, Mr. Ahearn attended Boston State College, majoring in history. He was a retired 27-year employee of the U.S. Postal Service in Hyde Park. Mr. Ahearn is survived by longtime friends Francis and Margaret Shea of Sandwich and their children, Laura, Julie, Elaine and Frank. He is also survived by good friends, The Peg Fleming family of Centerville and especially Sally Burke of Yarmouth. A funeral will take place from the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich. Visiting hours will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 324 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537. Interment is to follow at 12:45 p.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in Leo's name may be made to Corpus Christi Parish.
Cape Cod Times 6 July 2009
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Dana A. Ahearn
WORCESTER—Dana A. Ahearn, 32, of Worcester, died Friday, July 3, in UMass Medical Center. Mr. Ahearn is survived by his daughter, Lydia J. Ahearn of Maynard; his mother, Denise (Ahearn) Nordstrom and his stepfather, David E. Nordstrom of Millbury; two brothers, Peter Ahearn of Worcester and William Ahearn of Jefferson; a stepbrother, David E. Nordstrom Jr. of Worcester; a stepsister, Susan Montero of Shrewsbury; maternal grandparents, William and Jeanette Ahearn of West Boylston; his godparents, Kimberly Curtis of Oxford and Gary Ahearn of Oxford; many aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews. He was born in Worcester on Dec. 27, 1976, son of the late Gary Plaint, and graduated from Grafton High School.

Mr. Ahearn worked as a maintenance contractor and drywall installer for several years. He enjoyed fishing, basketball, and had a passion for nature and animals. Interment was private. To share thoughts and memories, visit his personal guest book at www.mercadantefuneral.com.

The Banner 9 July 2009
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Ronald R. Ahern
Ronald R. Ahern of Kensington, 46, died suddenly June 29, 2009. Born in New Britain on March 15, 1963, he is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Josephine Ahern, and his sons Chad and Craig. He was the son of the late Robert F. Ahern Sr. and is survived by his mother, Alice Ahern, as well as sisters Sharon and husband David Crandall, of Southington, Colleen and husband Robert Piersaniti, of Mass., and Tracey and husband Randy Rametta, of Southington; and a brother, Robert and wife Stacey Ahern, of Kensington. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Pietrina and Salvatore Crisafulli, of Berlin, a sister and brother- in-law Maria and Jim Pennell, of Berlin, brother-inlaw Carmelo Crisafulli, of Berlin, brother and sister-inlaw Salvatore and Beverly Crisafulli, of Berlin; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his future daughter in law, Janelle Stoe and his special friends, Billy Naples, Tracy Lambertson, Bob Raineille and Don Yensen.

He was a graduate of E.C. Goodwin Tech and a member of St. Paul Church of Kensington. Starting in 1996, he worked for Big Y supermarket, most recently as store director in North Branford. He had a passion for cooking and loved to have dinner parties with family and friends. He was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors. He never missed an opportunity to share his passion with his two sons during their many fishing, camping and hunting outings. Ronald was known for bringing a smile to everyone's face and never turning down someone in need. He loved his wife dearly and couldn't wait to come home each day to spend time with her and his sons.

Services were held July 2, 2009 at New Britain Memorial, New Britain. Burial with a Christian right [sic] followed at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Education Fund for his sons, Chad and Craig.

The Southington Citizen 10 July 2009
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William Keith Ahern
William Keith Ahern passed away July 6, 2009, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, WA. Keith was born December 8, 1924, in Lind, WA to William Albert Ahern and Rachel Webb Ahern. He grew up in Mount Hope, WA and graduated from Rockford High School. He married Gene Wycoff on July 8, 1944, in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper and was honorably discharged in 1946. He worked in the hardware business in the Spokane Valley until 1959, when he moved his family to Newport, WA and worked as the manager of Kondo's Hardware, which later became Pik Kwik Hardware. During his time in Newport, he enjoyed boating, camping and snowmobiling with friends and family. In 1978, he and Gene moved to Wenatchee, WA, where he was employed by Jensen Byrd as a salesman and later by Wells & Wade. Keith was active in Eastmont Presbyterian Church and Kiwanis.

He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Lynn Ahern-Maines and Charles Maines of Priest River, ID, Tim Ahern and Nancy Ahern of Lake Forest Park, WA and Todd Ahern and Michelle McGovern-Ahern of Somers, MT; and six grandchildren, Justin Maines, Liz Maines, Elisa Ahern, David Ahern, Kian Ahern and Megan Ahern. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Gene; his parents; and his sister, Verna. At his request, there will be No Services. The family asks, for anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Keith, to send a check to the Apple Valley Kiwanis Club at P.O. Box 4604, Wenatchee, WA 98807, noting it is "In Memory of Keith Ahern". Arrangements by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.

The Wenatchee World 10 July 2009
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Patricia J. (Lucking) Ahern,
Ahern, Patricia J. Age 76 of Rosemount. Passed away July 12, 2009. Pat is preceded in death by her parents; Alfred & Pearl Lucking, brother; Richard Lucking, sister in law; Helen Lucking. Survived by her loving husband of 54 years James, children; Brian (Nancy), Tim Ahern and Shannon (Dave) Ingvaldson. Siblings; Martell Sherman, Wayne Lucking, Marge (Jack) Ryan, Lonnie (Wayne) Hatt, sister in law; Elouise Lucking. Many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday, 7/16 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave W., Rosemount, with visitation Wednesday from 5-8Pm at the White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave. also 1 hr prior to Mass at church. Interment Church Cemetery. In lue [sic] of flowers memorials will be donated to St. Joseph's Church Chapel Fund. White Funeral Home. Apple Valley 952 432 2001. www.whitefuneralhomes.com.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 14 July 2009
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Eddie Aherne
AHERNE (26 Victory Walk, Vanguard Street Estate, Deptford, London and formerly of Bellavista, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary) July 6, 2009, (suddenly), Eddie, darling son and brother; deeply regretted by his loving mother Kathleen, father Eamon, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, girlfriend Brenda, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing this (Thursday) evening at St. Joseph's Funeral Home, Borrisokane from 5 o'c to 7.30 o'c with Removal to Ss. Peter and Paul's Church, Borrisokane, arriving at 8 o'c. Funeral Mass tomorrow (Friday) at 11 o'c. Burial afterwards in the Nenagh Road Cemetery.
Irish Independent 16 July 2009
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Mary Loretta (Sheehan) Ahern
FEEDING HILLS—Mary Loretta (Sheehan) Ahern, 84, Ascended into the Journey of Everlasting Life, July 24, 2009. Mary was born in Ludlow, Vermont on April 11, 1925 daughter of the late George J. and Grace (Dawson) Sheehan. She was a longtime resident of Feeding Hills until two and one half years ago when she moved to Enfield. Mary loved her family especially her grandchildren and great grand child. She loved the challenge of jig saw puzzles. Her devoted husband of 51 years, Richard E. Ahern predeceased her in September 1990. A brother, Bernard J. Sheehan also predeceased Mary. Mary is survived by her loving family who will forever cherish her memory: 2 daughters, Joanne and her husband, J Haire of Enfield, Margaret "Peggy" Long of Southwick; 2 brothers, George Sheehan of Agawam, Kenny Sheehan of Florida; 2 sisters, Pat Kemple of East Longmeadow, Kathleen Johnson of Longmeadow; 4 grandchildren, Jody and her husband, Jeremy Steppen of Stafford Springs, Jennifer Haire of Enfield, Keith Long and Chapin Long both of Southwick; and a great grand son William Steppen.

Funeral ceremonies will be held on Wednesday (July 29th) at 11:00 AM in the Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main St. (Route 159) Agawam. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriner's Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

The Springfield Republican 25 July 2009
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George Martin Ahern
March 28, 1921—July 24, 2009
George Ahern passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on July 24 at age 88. He was a third generation Oaklander, attending Saint Francis de Sales Grammar School, University High School, University of California Berkeley and Harvard University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he became a lieutenant commander. He worked as a stock broker in Berkeley until the age of 79 and was an active member of several civic and community organizations including the Berkeley Breakfast Club, the Berkeley Lions Club, and the Serra Club where he made countless life-long friends.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Louise; his three children Carol Andersen, Tom and Gail Ahern; and son and daughter-in-laws Richard Andersen and Beverly Ahern; and seven grandchildren-Kean, Heather and Scott Ahern, Michael and Kristen Andersen, and Megan and Nicholas Hoff; and his brother William. He was predeceased by his brothers Gregory and David. He also leaves behind a loving and close-knit extended family of brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, many nieces and nephews, and childhood friends.

George's love of life, of his family and all his friends and his irrepressible sense of humor will be greatly missed, but we're sure he is already entertaining a host of angels in heaven with a few good stories and some sentimental Irish songs. God speed! A visitation will be held at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, on Thursday evening, July 30th from 5 to 8pm. A Funeral Mass will be performed at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 322 St. James Drive in Piedmont, on Friday, July 31st at 10:30am.

San Francisco Chronicle 28 July 2009
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Maurice and Margaret (Ahern) Hartnett
HARTNETT (Gurteen, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick) July 29, 2009 (tragically) following an accident, Maurice and Margaret (nee Ahern) deeply regretted by their loving family Elizabeth, John, Peter, Mairead, Maurice and Michael, step mother, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at O'Grady's Funeral Home, Ballingarry this (Saturday) evening from 5 o'c. with Removal at 8 o'c. to St. Munchin's Church, Knockaderry. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Sunday) at 11.30 o'c. Burial afterwards in Clouncagh Cemetery.
Irish Independent 1 August 2009
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Patricia (Harris) Ahern
AHERN Patricia (nee Harris) Formerly of Kings Road. 31st July 2009 at Chichester. For information telephone 01295 760687.
Banbury Guardian & Review 6 August 2009
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Patricia (Harris) Ahern
Ahern Patricia Peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2009 aged 72 years. Much loved wife of Bill and mother of Justin, Jo and Kate. Funeral Service at St. James' Church, Birdham on Friday, August 14 at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only, please, but donations for Singleton Ward at St. Richard's Hospital to be sent c/o Reynolds Funeral Service, 43 Spitalfield Lane, Chichester. PO19 6SG. Tel: 01243 773311
Chichester Observer 6 August 2009
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Margaret Jo "Midge" (Beebe) Ahern
Margaret Jo "Midge" Ahern, 82, of Bozeman passed away Aug. 2, 2009. She was born July 11, 1927, in Big Timber, to Earl and Ivy (Walker) Beebe. Midge attended grade school in Sedan and Wilsall, and high school in Bozeman and Manhattan. She married John Joseph Ahern in Livingston on Nov. 3, 1945. The couple farmed for most of their married life. In addition they owned an A&W Root Beer stand in Oregon. Midge cooked at MSU, at Hillcrest Retirement Home, and at The Lion's Den in Dillon. For many years, they owned a worm farm in Bozeman. After John's death in 1984, Midge managed and sold subdivided farm ground in Lewiston, Idaho, where she lived until 2005. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She visited Australia, New Zealand, the Fiji Islands, several rafting trips on the Salmon River and fishing in Alaska. She also enjoyed golfing, bowling, downhill skiing, gardening, and painting (oil and acrylics). She was a member of the Eagle's Women's Service Club.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers. Midge is survived by her daughters, Donna (John Guza) Ahern-Guza of Bozeman, and Francie (Darrel) Smith of Mobridge, S.D.; grandchildren: Shawn (Ivetta Kleiman) Smith of Sidney, Australia; Sherry Smith, Corinna (Marcus) Ross, Amber (Mark) Haskew, all of Lynchburg, Va.; and Nichole (Clay Waltner) Guza-Waltner, of Columbus; one great-grandchild and three on the way. She is also survived by sisters, Alice Inabnit of Wilsall, and Inez Hegge Seines of Missoula; and brothers, Art Beebe and Lester Beebe, both of Helena.

We all know that Midge loved flowers, but believed more in hospice care. To honor Midge, memorial contributions may be made to Bozeman Deaconess Hospice, 931 Highland Blvd. Suite 3200, Bozeman, MT 59715. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel. Visitation at Dokken-Nelson will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.

Bozeman Daily Chronicle 6 August 2009
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Martha Elizabeth (Isaccson) Ahearn
Martha Elizabeth Ahearn, 92, of Astoria, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Astoria. She was born Dec. 24, 1916, in Washington, to Axel and Ida Elizabeth (Wainionppa) Isaccson. She graduated from high school in Pendleton in 1934. She graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis in 1939. On April 11, 1941, she married John M. Ahearn in Tucson, Ariz. He preceded her in death in 1980. Mrs. Ahearn worked for Montgomery Ward Company as a stenographer from 1934-1935, and worked as a cashier from 1935-1937. She later worked in her husband's office as a bookkeeper.

She is survived by a niece Esther Lewarn and her husband, Barrie, of Longford, Tasmania; and a close friend, Toni Mitchum of Astoria. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Walmsley, in 2005. Private interment will be at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery in Milton-Freewater. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Red Cross, in care of Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.

The Daily Astorian 8 August 2009
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Thomas A. "Bevo" Ahern
AHERN, Thomas A. "Bevo" 72, of Tarpon Springs, passed away Aug. 7, 2009, a native of New Jersey, but "A True Tarpon Sponger." Retired after 43 years as a design engineer he had multiple federal patents. A life member of the Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Co., he was past chief and president. He is survived by wife of 48 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Ahern; 3 children Tom (Judy) Ahern, Lauren (Dick) Schoneveld, Kathleen (Jack) Doran; sister, Lorraine Anderson, and 6 grandchildren, Brent, Kyle, Kelly, Billy, Sean, and Kevin. A memorial funeral Mass is Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, 12 noon at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Memorial contributions to Suncoast Hospice Foundation. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs, FL
St. Petersburg Times 9 August 2009
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Joseph F. Ahearn
AHEARN, Joseph F. Of Belmont Aug. 7. Beloved husband of Mary Louise (Isaac) Ahearn for 56 years. Devoted father of Mary Jane Kenrick; Kathryn L. Goldbraith; Ann Marie Underwood; Joseph F. Ahearn, Jr.; Ellen R. Dutile & Eileen F. Ahearn. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. Funeral from the Stanton Funeral Home, 786 Mt. Auburn St. (Rt 16) WATERTOWN on Wednesday at 8 AM. Funeral Mass in The Church of Saint Luke, 132 Lexington St. Belmont at 9 AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 PM. Interment St. Paul Cemetery, Arlington.

Late US Navy Veteran WWII Seabees & member VFW Waverly Post 1272. Graduate UMass School of Horticulture and Alumnus Boston College Class of 1953. Member of the Guild of Ancient Supplers, American Society of Gas Engineers, Better Home Heat Council and the Gas Appliance Engineers Society. Past Pres. Retired Men's Club of Belmont, Watertown & Waltham. Contributions in Joseph's memory to Bethany Healthcare Ctr. 97 Bethany Rd. Framingham, MA 01702 would be appreciated. Stanton Funeral Service, Inc.

The Boston Globe 10 August 2009
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Mary Ahern
AHERN (Cork): On August 8, 2009, peacefully, at the Mercy University Hospital, MARY, Ann Street, off Washington Street (late Ideal Menswear), beloved daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth and loving sister of Betty. Sadly missed by her loving sister, relatives and a large circle of friends. Reposing at O'Connor Bros Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Removal this (Monday) evening at 7.30pm to SS Peter and Paul's Church. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12.30pm. Funeral afterwards to Douglas Cemetery. House private please Requiescat in pace.
The Irish Examiner 10 August 2009
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James P. Ahern
James P. Ahern, born January 12, 1926, died peacefully on August 10, 2009. Jim was a veteran of WW II. He is survived by his brother, Tom (Jane) Ahern, and was the proud uncle of 4 nieces and 2 nephews, and 16 great-nieces and nephews. He was the beloved son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Ahern, and a fond brother of the late Robert Ahern Jr., Jane Toon, and Mildred (Doe) Thackston. He was a member for 58 years (and former President) of Hyde Park Golf and Country Club.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday, August 21 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 3105 Madison Rd., Oakley. Memorial donations may be sent to: Memorial donations may be sent to: Mercy Home for Boys & Girls c/o Suzanna Houtsman, 1140 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.

— Funeral Home, 10 August 2009
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John F. Ahern
AHERN (Cobh): On August 9, 2008, at the Mercy Hospital, Cork, JOHN F. AHERN, 95 Norwood Park, beloved husband of Teresa (nee Neville). Sadly missed by his loving wife, sons Niall and John, daughters Eleanor, Niamh, Maeve and Laura, brother Michael, sister Maureen, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Requiem Mass in St. Colman's Cathedral on today (Monday) at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Colman's Cemetery.
The Irish Examiner 11 August 2009
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John F. "Jack" Ahern
John F. (Jack) Ahern of Troy and Bolton Landing died peacefully August 9, 2009 at Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center in Albany. He fought for years against the frontal temporal dementia that eventually claimed most of his physical and mental abilities. Jake retired from the General Electric Company, where he was a patent counsel in the large steam turbine-generator operations. He was the husband of Mary A. Marcincin Ahern, who predeceased him in 1991.

Jack was born on the east side of Troy on August 16, 1923, to the late Andrew G. Ahern and Matilda B. Pistor Ahern, and spent his early years in Troy before moving with his family to Philadelphia. He graduated from North Catholic High School in Philadelphia and joined the Army-Air Force in 1942, serving for three years in the Pacific Theatre. After the war ended, he attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, graduating in 1949. In Bethlehem, he met Mary Marcincin, the love of his life. They married in 1950 and soon thereafter moved to Washington, D.C., where Jack attended George Washington University Law School while they both worked on Capitol Hill. After graduation from law school in 1953, Jack secured admission to the patent bar and then moved to Schenectady where he resumed his career at General Electric, first working at the research lab in Niskayuna and eventually transferring downtown to the main plant.

After the birth of their daughter Barbara, they moved to the town of Charlton in Saratoga County where Jack became involved in Republican politics, a lifetime avocation. In 1961 he was elected supervisor of Charlton; he went to hold positions in the Charlton and Saratoga County Republican committees. In 1971 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the new Capital District Transportation Authority by Governor Rockefeller, where he served for ten years. In addition to his work and his involvement in politics, Jack built a summer home in Bolton Landing on Lake George, the lake he loved, where the family spent every summer. In 1982 Jack retired from General Electric and soon thereafter he and Mary moved to Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fla. where they spent most of the year and where Jack became a member of the Gulf Gate Rotary Club, becoming a Paul Harris Fellow. In the years before his death, Jack lived with his daughter Barbara and her husband Conrad in Brunswick. Jacks family extends thanks to our good friend Jeanne Dodge, and the staff and volunteers of Albany Community Hospice, all of whom brought light into Jacks final months.

Survivors: Daughter, Barbara Ahern and her husband Conrad Holton; sisters-in-law Margaret Korpics, Catherine Cassano and Helen Marcincin, all of Bethlehem and Ann Marcincin of Tamaqua; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Mary, he was also predeceased by his brother Andrew G Ahern Jr., and his wife Rita Haley Ahern of Wilmington, Del. Services: Wake services will be held on Friday at the Connell Funeral Home in Bethlehem at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at the Incarnation of Our Lord Parish at 10 a.m. (formerly Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church) and burial at Holy Savior Cemetery. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donation in memory of John F. Ahern can be made to Community Hospice of Albany County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or The Alzheimers Center of Albany Medical Center c/o Albany Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 8928, Albany, NY 12208.

The Morning Call 12 August 2009
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Clara L. (O'Hern) Hummel
Clara L. (O'Hern) Hummel, 91, of Sioux City passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at Countryside Senior Living Facility in Sioux City. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel with Karl Luther officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the family present.

Clara was born Dec. 27, 1917, in Wagner, S.D., to William and Tina (Hutton) Kade. Following the death of her father, Clara and her mother relocated to Sioux City in 1932. She received her remaining education in the Sioux City Public Schools. On Oct. 27, 1934, Clara married Russell O'Hern; to this union three sons were born, Duke, Pat and Jim. Clara worked as a waitress in numerous restaurants in Sioux City before starting her career with Johnson Biscuit (later to become Interbake Foods) and was a member of the Bakers Union. Clara retired from Interbake Foods as floor supervisor in 1980, following 25 years of service.

Clara's husband Russ passed away in 1957, and she married Dwaine "Doc" Hummel on April 12, 1990 in Elk Point, S.D. Following Doc's death in 2002, Clara moved to the Four Season Countryside Estates, where she made many friends. Clara enjoyed gardening, working in her years and loved animals. She had a wonderful sense of humor, teased people often, licked her fingers after eating her favorite Kentucky Fried Chicken at picnics, but always took the role as caregiver for those around her. She was a compassionate and giving person.

Survivors include her sons, Duke O'Hern and his wife, Caral of Sioux City and Jim O'Hern and his wife, Mary of Norwalk, Iowa; daughter-in-law Patty Harrison; grandchildren, Sandy Bunce and her husband, Rick, Bob O'Hern and his wife, Lori, Don O'Hern and his wife, Sherri, Robbie O'Hern and his wife, Connie, Tim O'Hern and his wife, Natalie and Beth O'Hern; granddaughter-in-law, Sally O'Hern; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Russ and Doc; son, Patrick William O'Hern in 1990; grandson, Scott O'Hern in 2006; three brothers; and four sisters.

Sioux City Journal 13 August 2009
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Martin Ahern
Ahern (Cork): On August 14, 2009, peacefully, at Marymount Hospice, Wellington Road, MARTIN, Ringmahon Avenue, Mahon, beloved son of the late Patrick and Julia Ahern, Douglas. Sadly missed by his loving partner Betty and family, also his loving sister Kathleen, brother-in-law Tony, daughters Imelda and Collette, sons-in-law, grandchildren, cousins, his wife Ann, relatives and friends especially Jerry. Removal from the Hospice Mortuary at 8pm on this (Friday) evening to Church of The Holy Cross, Mahon. Funeral on tomorrow (Saturday) after 10.45am Mass to St Michael's Cemetery, Blackrock. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Marymount Hospice. May he rest in peace.
The Evening Echo 14 August 2009
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Norma (Godula) Ahearn
On Tuesday August 11, 2009, Norma Godula Ahearn, passed away at her home after a short illness. Beloved and caring wife of 44 years of James J. Ahearn. Devoted daughter of the late Michael J. and Annabelle Godula. Loving sister of Michael E. and Ellen Godula Diskin. In addition, she was the stepmother of James Ahearn, Jr. and his wife Claire Ahearn. Norma was born in Turtle Creek. She was a graduate of Duquesne University and worked as a "Special Education Teacher". Her fondest memory of her early career was working at St. Anthony's School for Exceptional Children. Norma was a beautiful person both inside and outside. She devoted her life to loving and caring for others.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday August 13, 2009 in St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church with interment in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC. 4900 Centre Avenue. Donations in her memory may be made to Maryknoll Sisters, P.O. Box 311 Maryknoll, NY 10545 or The Smile Train, 41 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor, NY, NY 10010. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 14 August 2009
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Joseph F. "Buck" O'Hearn
O'HEARN, JOSEPH F. "BUCK," Tuesday, 9 a.m., Edward-Knight- O'Donnell Funeral, 323 Williams St., Scranton, Mass, 9:30, St. Joseph's Church, North Main Avenue, Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call today, 4 to 8 p.m. Anyone attending the funeral should go directly to the church. Memorials: DaVita Dialysis, c/o Ann Marie Noto, 1212 O'Neill Highway, Dunmore, PA 18512.
The Times-Tribune 17 August 2009
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Dorothy F. (Ahern) Hogan
HYANNIS—Dorothy F. (Ahern) Hogan, of Hyannis, formerly of Watertown, died on Aug. 17, 2009, at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo J. Hogan; devoted mother of Mary and her husband Herman Donaldson of Centerville, Richard and his wife Joanne, and the late Robert; loving grandmother of Jazmine, Xavier, Anna and Adam; and dear sister of the late John Ahern, Paul Ahern, William Ahern, Mary Daly and Eileen Hanlon. She is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews.

A registered nurse who served in World War II from 1942-1945 as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Dorothy was a recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Service Medal, with a Bronze Star. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 S. Main St., Centerville, on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. Burial is in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours are in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Marstons Mills on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials in her name may be made to Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Cape Cod Times 18 August 2009
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Joseph F. "Buck" O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Joseph F. "Buck," Tuesday, Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home. Mass, St. Joseph's Church, by the Rev. Cyril Edwards, pastor. Pallbearers: Joseph O'Hearn III, Justin, Jared and Jordan O'Hearn and Sean McTiernan, all grandsons; and Francis Delesky, William and John Gallagher, nephews. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. Memorials: DaVita Dialysis, c/o Ann Marie Noto, 1212 O'Neill Highway, Dunmore, PA 18512.
The Times-Tribune 19 August 2009
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Claire R. (O'Sheasy) O'Hearn
WORCESTER Claire R. (O'Sheasy) O'Hearn, 91, died on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Christopher House in Worcester, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Felix A. and Mary F. (Ashe) O'Sheasy, and lived here all her life. She was the widow of Captain Philip M. O'Hearn, who was killed in action in 1945 at the Battle of the Bulge. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Helen E. Flynn and Frances M. Carrigan, and one brother, Edward A. O'Sheasy. She leaves one daughter, Susan C., wife of William H. Bamerick III and many nieces and nephews, including four Godchildren, Carole Painter of Peoria, AZ, with whom she had a special bond, Sheila Booth of Worcester, Kathleen Neilson of Stowe, VT, and Thomas Carrigan of Northborough. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, whom she cherished, she was close to her nieces Nancy Flynn and Joanne Bellows.

Claire graduated from the former Commerce High School and did office work at the Melville Shoe Corporation, Rockwood Sprinkler Company, and Cooney and Connor Advertising, all formerly of Worcester. She retired in 1963 to care for her parents and their property on Sturgis Street. Her "landlady" tasks extended to mowing the lawn and shoveling snow herself. Although she lived in several other places, she always considered 10 Sturgis Street her home. All who knew her remember Claire's friendliness, kindness, willingness to listen, keen sense of humor, and distinctive style. She was a woman of faith and a lifelong Catholic who attended daily Mass for many years. Claire also had a talent for working with her hands and mastered crocheting, tatting, knitting, and chair caning.

Claire's daughter is deeply grateful to everyone at Christopher House who worked with her, especially to the staff of the Brookside Unit for their professional and loving care of her mother during the past two and a half years. Susan would also like to thank those at UMass Memorial Hospice for the compassionate end of life care which Claire received from them. CALLING HOURS will be held from 5 to 8 P.M. on SUNDAY, August 23, in KELLY FUNERAL HOME, 154 Lincoln St. A FUNERAL MASS will be held at 10 A.M. on MONDAY, August 24, in ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, 357 Grafton St. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. The family suggests donations in memory of Claire be made to the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter, 128 Providence St., Worcester, 01604. Messages of condolence or thoughts and memories of Claire can be left on-line at www.kellyfuneralhome.com

Worcester Telegram & Gazette 21 August 2009
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Jane A. (Sugden) O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Jane A. (Nee Sugden) August 20, 2009, age 71 years. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Sister of Michael (Linda) Sugden. Sister-in-law of Betty (George) Staveteig and Dorothy Muir. Aunt of Heidi (Jeramie) Young, Amanda, Adam, Michael, Jr. and Ryan Sugden. Great-aunt of Wyatt, Hayley and Syndee. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation Tues., August 25, 4-7PM with funeral services at 7PM, at the Funeral Home. Entombment Wednesday 10AM from the Funeral Home to Wisconsin Memorial Park. (Please meet at the Funeral Home.) Heritage Funeral Homes Altstadt Tyborski Johnson - Reiss - Klemmer 4800 S. 84th St. 414-281-5533 Guest Book & Directions www.heritagefuneral.com.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 23 August 2009
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Tony Ahern
AHERN (Limerick) Aug. 22, 2009 at The Mater Hospital, Dublin, Tony (Brugh na Deise, Bruff, Co. Limerick, formerly of Crecora, Co. Limerick); very deeply regretted by his partner Caroline, survived by Mary, sons Aidan and Diarmuid, brothers, sisters, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, mother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Removal from Cross's Funeral Home, Ballyneety today (Monday) at 7 o'c. to SS. Peter and Paul Church, Crecora. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11.30 o'c, with Burial afterwards to Mount St. Laurence (old) cemetery.
Irish Independent 24 August 2009
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Dr. Carol (Ahern) Williams
COLUMBIA—Dr. Carol Ahern Williams, 76, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009, in her home in Columbia after her courageous 20-year battle with cancer. Against all odds, Dr. Williams survived a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer twenty years ago. After a valiant struggle, she was eventually able to regain her health, enjoy her previous quality of life, and resume her contributions at USC and to society. As a nursing educator, Dr. Williams appreciated the real-life lesson her recovery provided to patients and their families. She attributed much of her improvement to an awareness of the mind-body connection. She internalized and visualized her absolute expectation of a positive outcome as she underwent various medical procedures. Last year, Dr. Williams once again offered inspiration as she managed to bounce back to health after suffering a significant stroke. The healing capacity her body and mind demonstrated by recovering from illness after illness surprised all who knew her and is indicative of what the human spirit is truly capable of achieving. She recognized the importance of sharing the story of her triumph over terminal cancer, as her own miraculous recovery offers hope to others facing a serious prognosis. Dr. Williams lived a full and productive life for two decades following her initial diagnosis, before finally succumbing when it recurred.

She was born June 21, 1933, in Providence, RI; the daughter of the late Sally Anna Carmichael Ahern and Allan Archibald Ahern. She was raised in Newport, RI, Panama Canal Zone, Venice, FL, Newfoundland, Westover Field, MA, among others, as the family followed the Army and Air Force assignments of her father who retired as chief warrant officer. After graduation from Springfield, MA, Hospital School of Nursing in 1954, Dr. Williams worked as a staff and charge nurse in hospitals in Florida and Massachusetts while earning a BSN degree in nursing from Boston University in 1960. She continued nursing as a teacher and staff nurse in North Carolina and California before moving to Columbia in 1965 where she began her career in psychiatric nursing at SC State Hospital. Dr. Williams's affiliation with the University of South Carolina College of Nursing started in 1968 where she worked as a teaching assistant while earning an MN degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Florida in 1971, later being promoted to instructor and assistant professor. After earning a DSN degree in Community Mental Health Nursing at the University of Alabama in 1982, she was promoted to Associate Professor, and upon retirement in 1999, she was awarded the title of Professor Emerita. Her other educational credentials included postgraduate education in Family Systems Psychotherapy and national board certification as a Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Nursing.

Dr. Williams was a Certified Grant Writer, a skill she used successfully to obtain grant funds, including support for her research on 'Empathy and Defensive Style' from the Division of Nursing and the National Center for Nursing Research and for nursing education in the College of Nursing, 'Advanced Practice Mental Health Nursing' from the Division of Nursing, US Public Health Service. At USC she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychiatric mental health nursing and taught and supervised masters and doctoral student research. She has an extensive record of service to USC, serving on multiple college and university committees during her over 30 years as a faculty member. She made enumerable nursing research and practice presentations at professional meetings around the world and published extensively in prestigious professional journals. She is well-known in South Carolina and nationally for her leadership in professional nursing organizations, especially related to psychiatric mental health nursing and as co-author of the 2006 book, Legacy of Caring: A History of Nursing at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing (SC History Award winner). She was a member of the South Carolina and the American Nurses Association, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Southern Nursing Research Society, and Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Columbia.

Carol was not one to rest on past laurels. Following her retirement, she embarked on a major new and challenging research project. Her interests in health care and sampling skills meshed with a colleague's interests in economic development and rural poverty. Lee County was chosen as the laboratory for this research for the next several years and was visited on average twice a week. During these years she participated in lengthy one on one interviews with over a hundred Lee residents representing all facets of society. Her initial entry to the county coincided with a major local effort to reinvigorate the economy and to deal objectively with the legacy of racial issues from the Ante Bellum past. She was a fixture at County Council meetings, numerous church socials, service institutions, and local eateries and counted numerous residents of the county as friends. At one point she seriously considered moving to Bishopville and purchasing the boyhood home of West Point football great, Felix "Doc" Blanchard. Dr Williams was an objective observer and while not the first to coin the phrase, gave new meaning to "Shadows in the Sunbelt." These are best described as predominately black rural counties with weak employment opportunities, almost all black public schools and almost all white private schools, declining opportunities for youth interracial activities, and the out-migration of the best and brightest from both racial groups.

Dr. Williams became an astute observer of educational issues and participated in interviewing members of the school board, school superintendents, and concerned parents and gained their trust for her objectivity. She was privy to memorable school board elections, visited every school in the county and at one point was prepared to offer a short course at the high school. Lee County had become a second home to this patient investigator and she was on a first name basis with numerous residents — be they social activists, political leaders, members of the clergy or poorly educated parents seeking better opportunity for their children.

She joined a newly formed Bishopville Kiwanis Club, eventually serving as club secretary. Carol Williams understood concerns within and between both racial communities. She documented the existence of numerous school children whose parents rejected both public and private education opting instead for home schooling networks, a charter school and schools in adjacent counties. When not in Lee County, she involved herself in an autobiographical writing class organized by Palmetto Health Baptist, assisted in training dogs for the handicapped (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, "PAALS"), became an active participant in a local computer club and, until two months before her death, exercised at the Capital Senior Center. Internationally, she attended nursing conferences in Korea and Saudi Arabia, and collaborated with public health nurses in a sprawling black township in South Africa. She was a regular participant in Columbia's World Affairs lecture series and USC's Caught in the Creative Act course and seldom missed an opportunity to attend musical performances. Her frail body encompassed a mind never ceasing to find new challenges. It is fair to say that Dr. Carol Williams was a woman for all seasons.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Williams Hammack, and grandsons, Matthew and Rex of Longwood, FL; sister, Elaine Jennings of California; and many friends and professional colleagues. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Allan Ahern. A special thank you is extended to Harmony Hospice and PAALS who were incredible sources of comfort and support.

A Memorial Service is planned for Sunday, August 30, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at Rutledge Chapel on the Historic Horseshoe of the University of South Carolina. Dr. Williams was laid to rest at Ramsey Creek Preserve, Westminster, SC. Memorials may be sent to the College of Nursing (c/o Judy Barr), University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Foundation, Dr. Carol A. Williams Scholarship Fund, College of Nursing (c/o Dr. Kathleen Scharer), University of South Carolina; or Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, P.O. Box 25679, Columbia, SC 29224.

The State 25 August 2009
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Grace "Sue" Ahearn
NORFOLK—Grace "Sue" Ahearn, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. She was the widow of Joseph D. Ahearn. Sue will forever be remembered by her cherished children, Susan Sanders, Kathleen White, Marianne Sharkey, Margaret Bishop, James Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn and Michele Kennedy and grandchildren, Suzanne, Michael, Amy, Derek, Brett, Grace, Kara and Emily. Sue was known for her gracious heart, loving spirit, kindness and generosity to all. She loved her family, first and foremost, volunteering at her beloved Christ the King Church and several other community organizations, cooking, gardening, participating in her senior exercise classes and swimming. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Christ the King Church. The family will receive friends at the church today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for viewing. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to Christ the King School, 3401 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509. You may offer your love and condolences to the family at www.mem.com.
The Virginian-Pilot 25 August 2009
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Cornelius "Neilus" Ahern
AHERN (Ballindenisk, Belgooly): On August 25, 2009, unexpectedly, at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, CORNELIUS (NEILUS), beloved husband of Oriel and loving father of Ann, David and Gerrard. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, daughters-in-law Majella and Janet, grandchildren Shannon, Rachel, Kelly-Anne, Cian and Aaron, brothers Monnie, Miah and Pat, sisters Eileen and Joan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. RIP. Lying in repose at Gabriel and O'Donovan's Funeral Home, Kinsale. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 7.30pm to Sacred Heart Church, Belgooly. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Thursday) at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Patrick's Cemetery, Nohoval. Family flowers. House private please.
The Irish Examiner 26 August 2009
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Marie (Ahern) Campion
CAMPION (Cork): On August 25, 2009, peacefully, at home, Kent Road, Ballyphehane, MARIE (MARSIE) (nee Ahern), loving mother of Kieran, Yvonne, Lorraine and Mark. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, mother Rita, Denis, son-in-law Paul, daughter-in-law Andrea, grandchildren Luke, Corey and Noah, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Reposing at Sullivans Funeral Home, Turners Cross. Removal on this (Wednesday) evening at 7.30pm to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyphehane. Requiem Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) at 1pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Oliver's Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, in lieu, to Marymount.
The Irish Examiner 26 August 2009
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Dan Ahern
AHERN (Meadowlands, Tralee and formerly of Glin, Co. Limerick) Aug. 25, 2009, Dan, beloved husband of Una (nee Lee) and dear brother of Mike and Mary; he will be sadly missed by his loving family, nieces, relatives and many friends. Rest in peace. Due to family illness, Requiem Mass tomorrow (Saturday) at 11.15 o'c. in St. John's Church, Tralee. Interment afterwards in Rath Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to Irish Heart Foundation, c/o Gleasures.
Irish Independent 28 August 2009
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Cheryl D. (Kappler) Ahearn
Ahearn, Cheryl D. Sally of Wildwood, Missouri, died on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at the age of 63. Loving wife of Arthur L. Ahearn Jr.; dear daughter of Janette Reed and the late Pete Kappler; devoted mother of David (Patricia) Propst, Debbie (Tim) Campbell, and the late Karri Ahearn; cherished grandmother of 7; dear sister of Karen Fitch, Peter Kappler Jr., William Sattler, Bill Buchanan, and Anita Buchanan; special friend of Betty Barello. Sally was a member of the Red Hat Society. Services: The family is being served by The BAUE Funeral Home, 311 Wood Street, O'Fallon, MO where visitation will be held Sunday, August 30, 2009 3:00-9:00 PM. Funeral Service 12:00 PM, Monday, August 31, 2009 at Baue Funeral Home Chapel. Interment St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to donor's choice.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 29 August 2009
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Patrick F. Ahern
Patrick F. Ahern, an affable Irishman, with endless energy walked the 'walk of life' engaging people with lively conversation and promoting his commitment to education, service, and strong work ethics. He was raised in St. Justin Martyr Parish on the south side of Chicago, one of eight children. He attended Quigley North and Mundelein Seminary. He received his Masters and Doctorate Degree in Education from Loyola University. After his tour of duty in the army and serving in the Korean conflict, his career as an educator began at the Healy School teaching 5th grade. He then moved on to be the Principal of Fernwood and Wacker Elementary schools. He was named principal of the Robert F. Lindblom Technical High School in 1968. He was the second longest serving principal in the schools ninety-year history. Dr. Ahern led at a critical time of change and was responsible for maintaining the school's excellent academic reputation during changing demographics on the city's south side. Since the 1973-74 school year, Lindblom has been the leader in attendance and low drop out rate of the 64 Chicago Public High Schools with 1978 being the peak year. He was the role model for students, faculty, and staff demonstrating high moral standards, values, determination, discipline, and personal respect. After serving at Lindblom Technical High School for 15 years, Dr. Ahern was named District Superintendent and led the CPS High School Renaissance program. He remained in that role until his retirement in 1989.

Patrick raised six children with his wife Rosemarie in Evergreen Park. He inspired his children and grandchildren to be academically oriented, emphasizing degrees in higher education. He died at the age of 83 on June 27, 2009 of natural causes and is survived by three siblings, his children, 30 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries.

Chicago Tribune 30 August 2009
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Hugh D. Ahearn
AHEARN, Hugh D. 80, of Port Richey, died Aug. 28. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Korea, and is survived by his loving family. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964 [see also: James Raymond Ahearn]
St. Petersburg Times 30 August 2009
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Anna (Hughes) Ahearn
Anna H. Ahearn, 88, died Aug. 30, 2009, at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in Vero Beach for 23 years, coming from Nutley, N.J. Survivors include her sons, Albert Ahearn of Nutley, James Ahearn of Westfield, Mass., Richard Ahearn of Palm Beach Gardens and Robert Ahearn of Coral Springs; sister, Marjorie Moore of Mercer Island, Wash.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Hughes.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at Indian River Estates, 8250 Indian Creek Blvd., Vero Beach. Arrangements are by All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel.

The Stuart News 2 September 2009
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Marguerite "Peggie" A. (Ahern) Schultz
Schultz, Peggie A. (Nee Ahern) Of Mequon. Entered into Eternal Life on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at the age of 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Robert A. Loving mother of Robert, Thomas (Dorie), Paul (Lori) and Michael (Todd) Schultz. Proud grandmother of Elizabeth, Robert, Katherine (Gretchen), Meghan, Jaclyn, Kimberly, Patrick (Heather), Arthur and Lynn. Great-grandmother of Joshua, Sophia and Saffron. Dear sister of Eileen (the late James) Redding and the late Robert (the late Mary) Ahern. Further survived by other loving relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 9, from 5 PM until the time of Prayer Services at 7 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at LUMEN CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2700 W. Mequon Rd., corner N. Range Line Rd., in Mequon on Thursday, September 10, at 10 AM. Committal Services with Interment will follow the Mass at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials in Peggie's name may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Assoc. SCHMIDT & BARTELT Funeral and Cremation Service 10280 N. Port Washington Rd. Mequon 262-241-8085 www.schmidtandbartelt.com

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 6 September 2009
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Florence A. O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Florence A., passed peacefully September 1, 2009. She was born April 25, 1920. Survivors include her brother, Dennis W. O'Hearn Sr.; nephew, Dennis W. O'Hearn Jr.; nieces, Deborah Moats and Denise Nichols; and many great- nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Entombment will follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
The Tampa Tribune 6 September 2009
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Louise T. (Fournier) O'Hearn
'Resident of Wingate at Lowell'
Louise T. (Fournier) O'Hearn, 96, of Lowell, died peacefully, Saturday. September 5, 2009, at Saints Medical Center. She was the widow of the late Harold O'Hearn who died in the late 1950's. A daughter of the late Phillip and the late Mary (Downs) Fournier, she was born September 17, 1912, in Lowell. She was a graduate of Lowell High School. She made her lifelong home in Lowell, mostly in the Back Central Street Neighborhood, and was a communicant of the former St. Joseph's Lithuanian Church. Mrs. O'Hearn worked as an Assembler for many years with Raytheon in South Lowell before her retirement. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafts and knitting. She also enjoyed taking trips with the Smith Baker Center, but most of all she treasured time spent with her loving family. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. O'Hearn's Funeral was held privately from the Mcdonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland Street, Lowell (978 Or 800) 458-6816. E-Condolence site www.mcdonoughfuneralhome.com.

The Lowell Sun 7 September 2009
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Carlton R. Ahern, Jr.
SALEM, Va.—Carlton R. Ahern Jr., of Salem, Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at the Lewis Gate Hospital of Salem, Va. Born April 12, 1939, in Westernport, Md., he was the son of the late Carlton R. Ahern Sr. and Sarah Raines Ahern. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Carla Ahern Ocampo. He is survived by his son, Brian Keith Ahern and his ex-wife Gloria Wilt Ahern, with whom he resided; four sisters, Patricia Hartman and husband James, and Carolyn Durst, all of Keyser, Dottie Miller and husband Dick and Sharon Daris and husband Jeff, all of Westernport; three brothers, Mike Ahern and wife Janet of Keyser, W.Va., Richard Ahern and wife Dee of Westernport, and Harry "Sonny" Ahern and wife Sandy of Swanton, Md.; three grandchildren, Teresa, Jose and Kaitlyn Ocampo of Huston, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Claudia and Aiden Ocampo, also of Huston. Although he is being cremated, other arrangements are incomplete at this time. [see Arlington National Cemetery]
Mineral Daily News-Tribune 8 September 2009
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Daniel Ahern
AHERN DANIEL of Winter Springs, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009. Devoted husband, father and grandfather. He served his country in the Navy during World War II. He was a Kansas City, Missouri firefighter for 31 years. Moved to Winter Springs in 1976. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Glennis, two sons, Daniel of Home, Kansas, Frank of Geneva, FL, four daughters Patricia Hiblock, Phoenix, Arizona, Susan Mason, Ione, Washington, Debra Ahern, Smithville, MO, Colleen Manfredi, Washington, DC. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at 10:30 AM at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 375 N. Sunset Dr., Casselberry, FL 32707. Visitation will be from 5:30 PM to 7PM at Baldwin Fairchild East Altamonte Chapel, 994 East Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs, FL. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Comforter, 605 Montgomery Rd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. WWW.BALDWINFAIRCHILD.COM.
The Orlando Sentinel 8 September 2009
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Donald M. Ahearn
AHEARN, Donald M., 85, of Lodi on September 7, 2009. Donald was a graduate of Manhattan College. He was a former executive vice president of United Terminals at Port Newark. He was an Army veteran of the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper during WWII and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Professional Golf Association. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia A. (nee Delchop) Ahearn. Donald was a loving father and grandfather. Funeral from Costa Memorial Home, Boulevard and Central Ave., Hasbrouck Heights on Thursday at 9 AM. Funeral Liturgy from St. Joseph's R.C. Church Lodi at 10 AM. Interment following at Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee. Visitation Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 PM.
The Record and Herald News 8 September 2009
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Donald M. Ahearn
Ahearn, Donald M., 85, of Lodi, on September 7, 2009. Visitation, Wednesday, 3-5 and 7-9 PM at Costa Memorial Home in Hasbrouck Heights. Mass, Thursday, 10 AM at St. Joseph's Church, Lodi.
The Record and Herald News 9 September 2009
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Kathryn (Ahearn) Santullo
SANTULLO, Kathryn (Ahearn) Of Boston's West End formerly of East Boston September 7. Beloved wife of the late Carmen Santullo with whom she shared 15 years of marriage. Dear sister of Margaret Reardon of Kingston and the late Barbara Lake, Jean McNulty, Mary Ahearn and William Ahearn. Fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral from Vazza's East Boston Funeral Home, 11 Henry St (Opp Mav Sta) Thursday morning at 8 AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Most Holy Redeemer Church at 9 o'clock. Family and friends may visit Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM. Interment VA National Cemetery Bourne, MA. For directions and guest book www.vazzafunerals.com. Vazza Funeral Homes East Boston & Revere 1-800-252-1127
The Boston Globe 9 September 2009
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Richard F. Ahern
Richard F. Ahern, 97, of Pleasant Street, Concord, and formerly of North Street, Manchester, died at Presidential Oaks in Concord. He was the widower of Arlene (Campbell) Ahern, who died in 1997. Mr. Ahern was born Aug. 21, 1912, in Concord, the son of Catherine (Favor) and William J. Ahern Jr. He lived in Concord for many years. He graduated from Concord High School in 1929 and from the University of New Hampshire in 1934. While at UNH, he was student manager of the 1933 UNH football team and was a member of the SAE fraternity.

Mr. Ahern was employed with the Internal Revenue Service for 33 years before retiring in 1972. Mr. Ahern was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Derryfield Country Club and the New Hampshire Senior Golfers Association, serving as president in 1986. From 1975 to 1993, he served six terms as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from Ward 2, Manchester, and was a delegate of the Constitutional Convention in 1984.

Survivors include his son, Richard Ahern of Lilburn, Ga.; three grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Lamphier of Marshfield Hills, Mass.; and several nephews and nieces. In addition to his wife and his parents, Mr. Ahern was predeceased by a daughter, Judith F. Demers; by a brother, William J. Ahern; and by a sister, Frances Bogart. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Vermont-New Hampshire affiliate, P.O. Box 2496, Manchester, Vt. 05255. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, log on to wilkinsonbeane.com.

Concord Monitor 9 September 2009
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Nora "Ciss" (Aherne) McCarthy
McCARTHY (nee Aherne) (Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, Duagh and formerly of Knockanure, Co. Kerry) Sept. 7, 2009, in her 98 year, at her residence, (peacefully), Nora (Ciss), wife of the late Jack and mother of the late Kathleen; deeply regretted by her loving sons and daughters Eileen, Mary, Peg, Noreen, Lizzie, Jimmy, Danny, Philomena, Nuala, Anna-Mai, Theresa, Joseph, Marian and Carmel, sister Aggie, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at Lyons' Funeral Home, Derry, Listowel this (Thursday) evening from 5 o'c. with Removal at 7.30 o'c. to St. Brigid's Church, Duagh. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Friday) at 12 o'c. Funeral afterwards to Gale Bridge Cemetery.
Irish Independent 10 September 2009
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Carolyn Sue (Marlow) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Carolyn Sue Marlow, beloved wife of John, passed away Monday, Sept. 14 at the age of 72. Sue was born in Houston, TX on July 27, 1937, the fourth child and only daughter of Charles and Opal Marlow. The Marlows moved to Wichita Falls, TX when Sue was young, and lived at 1802 Britain Street. It was while working at Sheppard Air Force Base that Sue met John. They fell in love, married and moved to an Air Force base near Istanbul, Turkey. The years after their return to the United States were spent in St. Petersburg, where John began his thirty-six year career with The St. Petersburg Times; Wichita Falls, where they both worked while John earned his BA from Midwestern University; and Waldorf, MD where Sue officially retired from secretarial work to keep house while John earned his living in Washington, D.C. working for the Times-owned Congressional Quarterly. Sue and John permanently settled in St. Petersburg in 1974 when John accepted a new position with The St. Petersburg Times. Sue O'Hearn dedicated her life to caring for her husband, her children and grand-children, and her community. She earned an AA degree from St. Petersburg Junior College; volunteered for All Children's Hospital, American Stage, and the St. Petersburg Junior College Foundation; and received Pinellas County Arts Council's Friend of the Arts Award. Sue enjoyed traveling and accompanied John on visits throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, but when at home in St. Petersburg, Sue cooked irresistible Southern meals.

Sue is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Howard O'Hearn; son and daughter- in-law Patrick and Annie O'Hearn of Charleston, SC; son-in-law and daughter Gary and Shannon O'Hearn Downing of Tampa; and grandchildren John, Andrew and Daniel O'Hearn, and Clare and Callan Ann Downing. The O'Hearn family is grateful to the nurses of Westminster Suncoast for their many years of devoted care for Sue. A memorial service in honor of the life of Sue Marlow O'Hearn will be held Monday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 am, in the Health Center Chapel of Westminster Suncoast, 6909 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to the Florida Gulfcoast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association 727-578-2558.

St. Petersburg Times 16 September 2009
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Carolyn Sue (Marlow) O'Hearn
O'HEARN, Carolyn Sue Marlow, 72, died September 14, 2009. Sue is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Howard O'Hearn; son and daughter-in-law Patrick and Annie O'Hearn of Charleston, S.C.; son-in-law and daughter, Gary and Shannon O'Hearn Downing of Tampa; and grandchildren, John, Andrew and Daniel O'Hearn and Clare and Callan Ann Downing. A memorial service in honor of the life of Sue Marlow O'Hearn will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 21, in the Health Center Chapel of Westminster Suncoast, 6909 Dr. MLK Street South. In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to the Florida Gulfcoast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association (727) 578-2558.
The Tampa Tribune 17 September 2009
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Ruth Ahern
AHERN Ruth. Passed away quietly on 4th September aged 65 years. Dearly loved wife of Michael. A loving mother to Nicola, Lynsay and Toby and grandmother to Thomas, William, Amelia, Michael, Christian, William and Katherine. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Private family cremation. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to MacMillan Trust c/o J S Cowley & Son, Funeral Directors, 71 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, ML11 1BA Tel: 01908 565353
Banbury Guardian & Review 17 September 2009
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Gertrude (Cahill) Ahern
Gertrude Cahill Ahern, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. Mrs. Ahern was born January 8, 1919 in Akron, Ohio to Gertrude Cahill and Walter Cahill. Mrs. Ahern attended St. Vincent and St. Sebastian grade schools, St .Vincent and Buchtel High schools and graduated from The University of Akron in 1939. While at the University of Akron, Mrs. Ahern was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority, Pierian (later Mortar Board) and Phi Sigma Alpha, Chi Delta Phi and received an A key. She was employed by Bierce Library as a student and for two years following graduation from The University of Akron. Mrs. Ahern was past president of St. Sebastian Sanctuary Society, International Institute Women's Board and Kiwanis Wives. She was also secretary of Catholic Youth Organization Board of Directors and member of St. Thomas Medical Center Women's Board and National Council of Catholic Women. Mrs. Ahern also worked with her husband at Ahern's Florists for many years.

Mrs. Ahern enjoyed a long time connection to the University of Notre Dame and Fr. Herb Yost at Holy Cross Association on campus (husband Bill and three sons were graduates). She was also a member of St. Hilary's Parish. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, William F. Ahern, Jr.; their son, Kerry W. Ahern; their infant daughter, Mary Kathleen Ahern; and their infant grandson, Timothy Francis Ahern. Mrs. Ahern is survived by her children, Patricia L. Ahern of North Royalton, Michael W. Ahern and wife Mary Ellen Mosher Ahern of Cuyahoga Falls, Stephen F. Ahern and wife Lynne Foltz Ahern of Toledo, Janice M. Ahern and husband, John N. Patterson of Santa Fe, New Mexico; sisters, Mary McCourt of California and Louise Cahill of Florida; brother, Walter Cahill and wife Geraldine Cahill of Akron; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Louise Ahern Hilkert and William A. Hilkert of Akron and Florida; six grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; many fond nieces and nephews.

The family extends a special thank you to the caregivers associated with Homewatch CareGivers; the nurses, nursing assistants and staff at the Village at St. Edward; and the nurses of Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Hilary Catholic Church, 2750 W. Market St., with Fr. Steven Brunovsky, celebrant. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd.

Akron Beacon Journal 24 September 2009
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Michael David "Mike" Ahern
Michael David (Mike) Ahern, 51, of Cicero passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. Born October 8, 1957 in Indianapolis, he was the son of John and Bettieann (McGrath) Ahern. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his sons, Brandon and Michael Ahern; daughter, Annie Ahern; parents, John and Bettieann; brothers, Jack (Destie) and Tom Ahern; sisters, Lynn (Allen) Collicott, Pam (Dave) Sidery and Susie (Doug) Roller; significant other, Lori Willing; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cicero with Mass starting at 1 p.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted with Harry W. Moore Funeral Care.
The Times 24 September 2009
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John B. Ahearn
Ahearn, John B. 47, Richmond Heights, MO, September 24, 2009. fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved husband of Marilyn Ahearn (nee Hinze); loving father of Sumner Joseph, Ellie Marie, Colleen Sean Ahearn; dear brother of Joseph (Sandy), Daniel (Erin) Ahearn, and Colleen (Joseph) Valli; dear son of the late Joseph S. Ahearn and Helen M. Ahearn (nee O'Brien).

Mr. Ahearn worked for ATandT, he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and coach and was loved by everyone. Services: Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 28, at Church of the Annunziata in St. Louis. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the KRIEGHAUSER WEST Mortuary, 9450 Olive St., St Louis. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Center in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385. Share your condolences and memories at www.pitmanfuneralhome.com.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch 26 September 2009
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James Raymond "Jim" Ahearn, Sr.
LOWELL James Raymond "Jim" Ahearn, Sr., the beloved husband of Margaret A. (Gendreau) Ahearn and a resident of Lawrence Street died Thursday afternoon, September 24, 2009 at his home, with his family at his side. He was 69 years old. Jim was born in Lowell on December 10, 1939, a son of the late Frank and Jenny (MacFarland) Ahearn. Jim attended the Lowell Public Schools. For many years, Jim was a self employed carpenter in the Lowell area. He was a skillful and talented finish carpenter. In his free time, Jim enjoyed camping and fishing every summer. He was also a boxing fan. Jim loved his two boys and his four grandchildren very much. Jim was a Friend of Bill W. He helped many people over the years achieve sobriety. He also served as an A.A. Councilor.

Surviving Jim in addition to his wife Margaret are his sons, James Ahearn, Jr. and his wife Danielle of Methuen, and Brian Ahearn and his wife Kimberly of Nashua; his four grandchildren, Jennifer Ahearn, Tiffany Ahearn, Victoria Ahearn, and Derek Ahearn, all of Methuen; a brother, Frank Ahearn and his wife Barbara of Lowell, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Ahearn was also the brother of the late Shirley Gendron and Hugh Ahearn who passed away on August 28, 2009.


AHEARN In Lowell, September 24, 2009 at his home. James R. "Jim" Ahearn, Sr., 69, beloved husband of Margaret A. (Gendreau) Ahearn. Family and friends may call at the Fay McCabe Funeral Home, 105 Moore St. Lowell on Monday, Sept. 28 from 3 until 7 P.M. Funeral services will follow at 7 P.M. in the Funeral Home. Arrangements by the Fay McCabe Funeral Directors, 978-459-9222.
The Lowell Sun 27 September 2009
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Theresa E. (O'Hearn) Manning
MANNING, Theresa E. (O'Hearn) Of Watertown, Sept. 26. Beloved wife of the late John J. "Jack" Manning. Loving mother of Terry Manning of Watertown, Maureen O'Donnell and her husband Manus of Marlborough, Jackie MacAuley and her husband Dan of Belmont, Jo-Ann Schuster and her husband Jim of Sudbury and Janet Manning and her husband Leo of Chelmsford. Devoted grandmother of Tess, Erin and Jack Schuster of Sudbury, Danny and Katie MacAuley of Belmont, Lizzy and Katherine Manning of Chelmsford and Michael O'Donnell of Marlborough. Dear sister of Margaret "Peg" Rumsey of Somerville and the late George P., Martin, Thomas, Edward and Mary O'Hearn and Elizabeth O'Keefe.

Funeral from the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St. on Rt. 20, WATERTOWN on Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 O'Clock in the Church of St. Jude, 147 Main St., Waltham. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 P.M. Contributions may be made in Theresa's memory to the Children's Hospital Trust, CICU, 1 Autumn St., #731, Boston, MA 02215-5301. MacDonald-Rockwell-MacDonald www.macdonaldrockwell.com.

The Boston Globe 28 September 2009
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Martin R. Ahearn
ROCKPORT—Martin R. Ahearn, 91, formerly of Marmion Way, Rockport, husband of Bridget Whoriskey of Salt Hill, Galway, Ireland, died on Sunday night, Sept. 27, 2009, surrounded by family at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester. He was born in Somerville on March 1, 1918, son of the late Martin T. and Bridget (Bransfield) Ahearn. Formerly of Arlington, Mr. Ahearn had resided in Rockport for the past 49 years.

He was a well known Cape Ann artist for most of his life specializing in watercolor landscapes of Ireland. Mr. Ahearn won numerous awards for his paintings and is exhibited in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum, Springfield Museum and the Salmagundi Club. He also taught watercolor workshops in Rockport, Alaska, Hawaii and Ireland for many years. In addition to his watercolor paintings, he enjoyed a long career as an advertising artist for General Electric, The Boston Globe and Corey Snow. Mr. Ahearn was a member and past president of the New England Watercolor Society, a member and past president of the Rockport Art Association, a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Salmagundi Club, the North Shore Art Association and the DeCordova Museum.

Martin exhibited a wonderful sense of humor and was a great storyteller. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Mary M. (McFadden) Ahearn; a brother, John Ahearn and a sister, Catherine O'Connor.

Mr. Ahearn is survived by his wife, Bridget Whoriskey of Salt Hill, Galway, Ireland; a sister, Mary Keating of Arlington; a son, Lawrence M. Ahearn and his wife Mary Ann of King of Prussia, Pa.; two daughters, Margaret M. "Peggy" Chick and her husband Peter J. of Rockport, Patricia A. Terelak and her husband John C. of Rockport; seven grandchildren, Timothy O'Brien and his wife Natalia of Beverly, Kaetlyn O'Brien of Rockport, Jamieson Terelak and his wife Mary of Gloucester, Ronald Terelak of Rockport, Stephanie Mary Benenson and her husband Clement of New York City, John Martin Terelak of Boston, Megan Ahearn of Cambridge; five great-grandchildren, Michael O'Brien, Natasha O'Brien, Kaetlyn O'Brien, all of Beverly, Catherine Terelak, Charles Terelak, both of Gloucester; several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews; step children, Mary Nee and her husband John of Ireland, Helen Keane and her husband Declan of Ireland, Margaret Harkins and her husband Colin of Scotland, Brigid Watt and her husband Donald of Scotland, Neil Whoriskey and his wife Liz of Ireland, Patrick Whoriskey of Ireland; and many step grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport, on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9:15 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass in St. Joachim's Church, Broadway, Rockport, at 10. Visiting hours in the Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home will be on Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited. The burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Rockport. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions may be made in his memory to the V.N.A. Care Network, 8 Angle St., Gloucester, MA 01930, or to the Senior Care, 5 Blackburn Park, Gloucester, MA 01930.

Gloucester Daily Times 29 September 2009
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Martin R. Ahearn
AHEARN, Martin R. 91, formerly of Rockport, MA, Sept. 27, 2009. Husband of Bridget Whoriskey of Ireland, father of Lawrence M. (Mary Ann) Ahearn of King of Prussia, PA, Margaret M. "Peggy" Chick (Peter J.), Patricia A. Terelak (John C.), all of Rockport, MA, brother of Mary Keating of Arlington, grandfather of Timothy O'Brien (Natalia) of Beverly, Kaetlyn O'Brien of Rockport, Jamieson Terelak (Mary) of Gloucester, Ronald Terelak of Rockport, Stephanie Mary Benenson (Clement) of NYC, John Martin Terelak of Boston, Megan Ahearn of Cambridge. Also survived by 5 great grandchildren, stepchildren Mary Nee (John), Helen Keane (Declan), Neil Whoriskey (Liz), Patrick Whoriskey, all of Ireland, Margaret Harkins (Colin), Brigid Watt (Donald), all of Scotland.

Pre-deceased by wife, Mary M. (McFadden) Ahearn, brother John Ahearn and sister Catherine O'Connor. Funeral from the Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., ROCKPORT, MA on Thursday at 9:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Joachim's Church, Broadway, Rockport, MA at 10. Visiting hours on Wednesday 4-7 pm. Relative and friends are cordially invited. Burial in Beech Grove Cemetery, Rockport. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions may be made to V.N.A. Care Network, 8 Angle St., Gloucester, MA 01930 or to Senior Care, 5 Blackburn Park, Gloucester, MA 01930.

The Boston Globe 29 September 2009
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Martin Ahearn's landscapes hang in galleries and offices
across the eastern United States.

By J.M. Lawrence
Cape Ann artist Martin R. Ahearn, whose watercolors captured the drama of Rockport seascapes and scenes of Ireland, often wore a tam o'shanter as he painted. He taught scores of artists the joys of painting watercolors en plein air and led painting tours in his father's native Ireland. "Martin was born an American, but he had the soul of an Irishman,'' said fellow Rockport artist John Terelak, who was Mr. Ahearn's son-in-law.

Mr. Ahearn, who had previously made his living as a commercial artist in Boston, died of pneumonia Sunday at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester. He was 91 and had lived in Rockport for almost 50 years. Born in Somerville, Mr. Ahearn grew up in Arlington and studied commercial art at the Vesper George School of Art in Boston. "His mother wanted him to be a priest,'' said his daughter, Margret "Peggy'' Chick, who owns the Artful Touch Gallery in Rockport, where Mr. Ahearn's paintings are sold. Mr. Ahearn, who contracted polio as a child, had a kind demeanor and always dispensed compliments along with criticism to his students, Chick said. "It could have looked like a kindergartner did it, but he would say how the tones are beautiful, and then he got down to the nitty-gritty,'' Chick said.

Mr. Ahearn spent his early career working in the art department of Corey Snow, a Boston advertising agency. He also worked for The Boston Globe and General Electric. He met his first wife, Mary (McFadden), when he was a teenager in Arlington. He told his children he saw Mary walking down the street in their neighborhood, wearing a royal blue coat with a fox fur collar, and said, "That's the girl I'm going to marry.'' They were married almost 52 years and had three children. She died in 1995.

Mr. Ahearn's commercial art career included drawing men's clothing for a catalog, before photography displaced the work. He had his son, Lawrence, model the clothes, so that he could accurately capture the wrinkles and shadows in the fabric. "I would model winter coats in the summer and summer clothes in the winter,'' said Lawrence, who lives in King of Prussia, Pa.

Mr. Ahearn moved his family to Rockport in 1960 and began focusing on fine art. He studied under such Cape Ann artists as Carl Peters and Emille Gruppe, and his children recalled their parents discussing how to make the $90 monthly mortgage on their home in those days. The beauty of the area could stop him in his tracks. "He would always stop the car immediately when he saw a scene worth painting, regardless of who was behind us or where and when we had to be some place,'' Lawrence said, recalling many late arrivals. Seattle artist David Repyak, who grew up in Gloucester, recalled studying with Mr. Ahearn as a teenager in the 1980s. "He was quite an inspiring man and a very calm soul,'' Repyak said. "He really taught me how to see light when painting outside.''

After the death of his first wife, Mr. Ahearn traveled to Ireland to paint and soothe his grief. In 1999, at the age of 81, he married Bridget Whoriskey of Galway, the widow of his wife's first cousin. His paintings have won numerous prizes and are included in the collections of the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, the Springfield Museums, the Salmagundi Club Center for American Art in New York, AT&T, Ford Motor Co., and Prudential Insurance Co. He was a member and past president of the New England Watercolor Society and the Rockport Art Association.

In addition to his wife, son, and daughter Margret, Mr. Ahearn leaves another daughter, Patricia Terelak of Rockport; four stepdaughters, Mary Nee and Helen Keane of Ireland and Margaret Harkins and Brigid Watt of Scotland; two stepsons, Neil and Patrick Whoriskey of Ireland; his sister, Mary Keating of Arlington; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. today at St. Joachim's Church in Rockport. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery in Rockport.

The Boston Globe 1 October 2009
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Muriel P. (Millett) Ahearn
SALEM—Muriel P. (Millett) Ahearn age 78, of Salem died Tuesday evening in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers. She and her husband William M. Ahearn, Sr had celebrated 50 years of marriage on January 25, 2009. Born in Salem the daughter of the late Edward J. and Bertha A. (Bergeron) Millett, she was educated in Salem Schools, enjoyed playing C. Y. O Basketball and graduated from Salem High School in the Class of 1948. Mrs. Ahearn then served in the United States Navy for over five years until being discharged from the Naval Air Station at Quonset Pt, RI. A dedicated mom and later grandmother, Muriel remained active in the activities of her family and had served as a Girl Scout Leader for many years. She loved sports and had played both volleyball and softball for a number of years, sometimes on teams which competed against her children. Mrs. Ahearn was also an avid bowler and had been an active member of the Peabody Senior Citizens Drill Team.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children Kathleen M. Garrett and her husband Billy of Austin, TX, Maureen J. Ahearn of North Reading, William M. Ahearn Jr. and his wife Maryanne of Salem, Karen P Szczechowicz, MD and her husband Scott of Middleton and Eileen M. Ahearn of Andover, MA; a brother Robert Millett of Woburn; a sister Bertha Sylvanowicz of Beverly; seven grandchildren William III, Ashton, Curtis, Katelyn, Scott, Shane and Kevin and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers Edward, Charles and Roger Millett.

Service Information: Her Funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St, (cor of North St) Salem to be followed by a funeral Mass at 9:00 a.m. in St Thomas the Apostle Church, 1 Margin St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Interment will be in S. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street Danvers, MA 01923 or Joslin Diabetes Center Memorial Gift Program, One Joslin Place Boston, MA 02215. For online guest book or additional information, please call 978 744 0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneral-Home.com.

The Lynn Daily Item 1 October 2009
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Dorothy A. (Ahearn) Morash
MORASH, Dorothy A. (Ahearn) Of Dorchester, September 30, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Donald S. Morash. Loving mother of Linda Mannion & her husband Thomas of Dorchester, James of Dorchester, Stephen & his wife Megan of West Roxbury, and Michael of Dorchester. Devoted Nana of Thomas, Mollie, Shannon, Brendan, Aisling, Fiona, Olivia, Michael, and Grace. Dear sister of Edward Ahearn, Robert Ahearn and the late Alice Kelly, John Ahearn, and Margaret Somers. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd) DORCHESTER, on Sunday from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass in St. Mark's Church, Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment MA National Cemetery at 12:45pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Dorothy's name to: The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Flr, Brookline, MA 02445. For directions & messages of condolence, www.oconnorandson.com
The Boston Globe 4 October 2009
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Hannah (Daly) Aherne
AHERNE (Nee Daly) (formerly Main Street, Loughrea, Co. Galway) Oct. 2, 2009, in her Ninety-Second Year, Hannah, pre-deceased by her beloved husband Maurice and son Maurice-John; deeply and deservedly regretted by her loving daughter Patricia and son Martin, son-in-law Larry, daughter-in-law Elizabeth, nephews, nieces, grand- nephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great- grandnieces, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing in Lakelands Nursing Home Chapel today (Sunday) from 4 o'c. to 6 o'c. with Removal then to St Brendan's Cathedral. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Monday) at 12 o'c. with Burial afterwards in Mount-Pleasant Cemetery.
Sunday Independent 4 October 2009
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Presenter Mike Ahern dies at 67
Former Radio Caroline presenter Mike Ahern has died at the age of 67. Mike, who only last week celebrated his birthday, was also well known for his work on Radio 1 and Capital Gold. Most recently, at Easter this year, he was heard on Pirate BBC Essex. A posting on Facebook's Pirate BBC Essex page says: "A few weeks ago, Mike had a lung removed, after being diagnosed with lung cancer. It also transpired that he had a brain tumour as well, which was going to be operated on. Sadly, Mike died before this could happen."

Born in Liverpool, he was a barman and a clerk before getting his big break on Radio Caroline, at first joining the station's North ship off the Isle Of Man. He moved to Caroline's South ship in 1965 to help aid the network's flagging figures. He departed Caroline in 1967 for Radio One, though it was a short lived affair with Ahern departing for Australia to work for a slew of stations there including 4BC and 6PM. He returned to the UK in 1988 and worked for Essex Radio, Piccadilly Radio and Country-1035 among others.

Radio Today 5 October 2009
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John J. "Jack" O'Hearn
John J. "Jack" O'Hearn, age 78, a lifelong Maple Grove resident, died early on Monday morning, Oct. 5, 2009, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer, with his family at his side.

Jack was born on Sept. 16, 1931, in Maple Grove, a son of the late Ambrose and Lenora (Bartelme) O'Hearn. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic Grade School in Maple Grove, and was a 1949 graduate of Valders High School. He entered the U. S. Army in 1952, and served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged from service in 1954, attaining the rank of Sergeant. On Sept. 29, 1956, he married the former Alberta Kadow at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Jack farmed in the town of Maple Grove, along with his family, for most of his life until turning the farm over to his sons. He continued to assist in the daily operations of the farm until his illness would not permit him to work any longer. Jack then enjoyed daily drives around the countryside; he enjoyed bird watching, reading, polka music and loved the Green Bay Packers. He was a great storyteller, and cherished the time with his grandkids. Jack was a former member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Maple Grove, and the Holy Name Society, and currently a member of Holy Family Parish, Brillion.

Survivors include his wife, Alberta; his seven children and grandchildren: Debbie and Greg Sheehy of Maple Grove, and their children, Jess, Chris, Jenny, Ryan, and Kayla; Daryl and Karen O'Hearn of Reedsville, and their children, Lesley (Jeremy) Burri; Lisa and fiancé, Luke Lane; Ashley, Joey and Robert; John and Diane O'Hearn of Maple Grove, and their sons, John and Joshua; Jim O'Hearn of Maple Grove; Kathy O'Hearn of Reedsville, and her son, Matt Behnke and fiancé, Amanda; Ken and Andrea O'Hearn of Manitowoc, and their daughter, Heidi; and Mary O'Hearn at home. He is further survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo and Margaret O'Hearn, Don and Gail O'Hearn, all of California; one brother-in-law, Robert (Elaine) Kadow, Minnesota; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Theresa Kadow; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Francis Kerscher; Bernice and Lester Grall; and Maureen and Dick Woznick.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Holy Family Parish, Brillion. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Matt Simonar, with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Maple Grove. Military graveside rites will be accorded by members of the AMVETS Post of Reedsville.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Holy Family Parish in Brillion, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, Oct. 8, 2009. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday morning, after 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 - 18th St., Two Rivers is assisting the O'Hearn family with funeral arrangements.

Jack's family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Barylak and Dr. Theobold and their staffs; and to Holy Family Memorial Hospice, especially Brenda, for the loving care and compassion shown to Jack throughout his illness.

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, may God keep you in the hollow of His hand.

Herald Times Reporter 6 October 2009
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Mary J. Ahern
AHERN, Mary J. Of West Roxbury, October 5, 2009. Beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Joanna (White) Ahern. Loving sister of Connie House of West Roxbury and Julie W. and her husband John F. Hesketh of West Roxbury. Also survived by many cousins. Mary was president of the Southern Brookline Garden Club from 1983-1985, and was a volunteer at Caritas Good Samaritan Hospice, Brighton for 15 years. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY on Thurs. October 8, at 9:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avilla Chapel at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Weds. 4:00-8:00 PM. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home 617-323-5600.
The Boston Globe 6 October 2009
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Barbara (Gay) Ahern
Concord—Barbara Ahern, age 87, formerly of Merrimack died on Sunday, at Presidential Oaks in Concord. She was born in Concord, NH daughter of the late Howard D. and Nellie E. (Walker) Gay. Barbara worked in retail for many years. She is survived by her 4 sons, Joe Brouillet and his wife, Barbara Garnis of Newburyport, MA, Edward Brouillet and his wife, Ada Rocchi of Doylestown, PA, Thomas Brouillet of Chichester, NH and Daniel Brouillet and his wife, Mary of Lakeville, MN; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John Ahern; 2 daughters, Joan Annis and Patricia Closs.

Private family services will be held. Donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the CRVNA Hospice House 30 Pillsbury St. Concord NH 03301 or the Presidential Oaks Resident Activity Fund 200 Pleasant St. Concord NH 03301. Waters Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Nashua Telegraph 7 October 2009
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Daniel Leo Ahearn
Died, October 10, 2009, at home after and [sic] extended illness. He was born on November 29, 1956, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Donald and Ann Ahearn. He retired from Dextech in Dexter, MI. in 2009. He had a great love for Corvette's, antiquing and roller coasters. Survivor's include one son: Rodger D. (Crystal) Ahearn of Citrus Spring, Florida; mother and step-father: Ann (Pete) Linn of Ypsilanti Township, MI.; two sisters, five brothers as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda C. Ahearn in 2006; his father: Donald Ahearn and one brother, Mickey Ahearn. Private family services will be held.
— Funeral Home, 10 October 2009
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Mary Ann Shine) Ahearn
Mary Ann Ahearn, 86, of Bad Axe died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at her home. She was born Nov. 6, 1922 in Kinde, daughter of the late Emmett and Geneva (Redman) Shine. She married Thomas Ahearn July 10, 1948 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. He preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1994. Mary was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella in Bad Axe. Surviving are three daughters, Marlene (Lloyd) Corl of Mason, Kathleen (Ricardo) Barreda of Duncanville, Texas, Mary (Leroy) Havens of Sterling Heights; five sons, Thomas (Peggy) Ahearn of Bad Axe, John (Sue) Ahearn of Bad Axe, Frank (Linda) Ahearn of Bad Axe, Robert Ahearn of Bad Axe, Brian (Eileen) Ahearn of Warren; 26 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and three great- great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Sue Labeau of Singer Island, Fla., Geraldine Tenbusch of Ruth; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; one daughter, Bridget Lanstra; one son, Daniel Ahearn; three brothers, Joseph, Thomas and Bryan Shine.

Mass of Christian Burial took place at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father Robert Shine officiated. Burial took place in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe handled the arrangements. Memorials can be made to Family Discretionary Fund.

The Huron Daily Tribune 12 October 2009
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Death of pioneering Norfolk radio DJ
A pioneer of radio with an encyclopaedic musical knowledge, Mike Ahern has died at the age of 67. Known for his natural warmth and empathy whether he was on the big stage of Radio One, Radio Caroline or Capital Radio — or the smaller stage, which included a stint on the Stody Estate with North Norfolk Radio — Mr Ahern was regarded as a truly professional and likable broadcaster. He had lived in Holt for several years and died on October 5 in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after battling illness.

The days of the pirate Radio Caroline saw Mr Ahern work on both original ships, north and south, and in 2004 he told the EDP how his career started. Writing to station bosses from his home in Liverpool, explaining he wanted to become a disc jockey, then borrowing the train fare to get to a London audition, he was accepted and his career took off. "None of us had any idea the impact we were having. In fact, we couldn't even begin to imagine it," he said in the 2004 interview to mark the 40th anniversary of Radio Caroline. The Radio One spell was a short one, but as a leading broadcast talent and with a highly respected enthusiasm for the job, Mr Ahern found plenty of work through a long career. Several years in Australia saw him work on a number of stations, as well as having two children, Christopher and Matthew. Mr Ahern had recently become a grandfather. The links with Australia were still strong and recently Mr Ahern had been broadcasting for an Australian radio station as their UK correspondent.

The funeral will be held at St Faiths Crematorium at Horsham St Faith on October 21 at 11am.

Eastern Daily Press 14 October 2009
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Sister Joan "Jo" Ahern
AHERN (Glenville, Co. Cork and Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny) Oct. 15, 2009, (peacefully), at Marymount Hospice, Sr. Joan (Jo), F.M.S.J., dearly loved sister of Lil (Burns), Margaret (Broderick) and the late Nora (Walsh), Batt, Jim, Michael and Bob; deeply regretted by her loving Community, Sisters, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at the Convent of St. Francis, Blackrock Road, Cork from 5.30 o'c. this (Friday) evening. Removal from the Convent Chapel tomorrow (Saturday) at 5 o'c. to St. Joseph's S.M.A. Church, Blackrock Road. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Olivers Cemetery, Model Farm Road. May she rest in peace.
Irish Independent 16 October 2009
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Annette Jean (Campbell) Ahern
Ahern, Annette Jean, 51, of South Side Harbour, Antigonish County, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Oakville, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Reverend Kenneth and Alice (McLeod) Campbell, and step-daughter of the late Norma Campbell (nee Nandrea), who helped to raise Annette from the age of two.

Annette received her Masters Degree in Church History from Wheaton College in Chicago in 1982 and her Masters Degree in Religious Studies from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, in 1983 before moving on to achieve her PhD in Religious Studies from McMaster in 1990. In 1991, she joined the Religious Studies Department of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, where she was a dedicated professor, writer, and researcher. Annette was a loving wife and mother and an active member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Antigonish. She was a friend to many.

She is survived by her husband Daniel; sons Brendan and Aidan; siblings Jennifer Bew, Acton, ON, Michelle Campbell, Kathy Bubel and David Campbell, all of Vancouver, BC. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Tuesday in the C. L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday in St. Francis Xavier University Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Reverend Dawn Leger presiding. In Memoriam, donations may be made to the cancer research or environmental group of your choosing. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com,

— Funeral Home, 22 October 2009
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James Henry "Jim" Ahern
James "Jim" Henry Ahern, 84, of La Jolla, passed away suddenly in his home on October 15, 2009. Born March 21, 1925 in Avalon, Catalina Island, California, Jim spent his early childhood there, before his family moved to Chicago, Illinois. After a few years, he returned to Long Beach, California, where he spent the rest of his youth, then enlisted in the U.S. Army. After the war, Jim returned to Avalon where he met his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Fricke. Most of his career was in commercial real estate. He served as President of the San Diego Board of Realtors, President of the Gaslamp Quarter Association and was selected by the Mayor to serve on the Historical Site Resources Board. He was also president of the La Jolla Tennis Club. Jim is survived by his wife Marjorie, his six children, Fritz, Patrick, Louise (Buckley), Jimmy, Kate (Rigby) and Josephine (Rowe), 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. You are invited to a celebration of Jim's life on Friday, October 23rd, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at 335 Sixth Avenue, San Diego. The Memorial Service will take place at the Avalon Cemetery, Catalina Island, on October 26th at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to NAMI — National Alliance for Mental Illness—San Diego or the Catalina Island Museum.
The San Diego Union-Tribune 22 October 2009
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James Henry "Jim" Ahern
Jim Ahern had a passion for preservation and San Diego's history. When he pledged to help clean up the Gaslamp Quarter more than 20 years ago, he tackled the mission earnestly. The seedy area of pawnshops, tattoo parlors and strip clubs gave way to trendy bistros, jazz bars and popular restaurants. Mr. Ahern, who became a fixture in downtown San Diego, also helped establish the Chinese/Asian Thematic Historic District.

Mr. Ahern died of heart failure Oct. 15 at his La Jolla home. He was 84. He was a former air-conditioning specialist who became a commercial Realtor and Gaslamp property owner. Through his family business, The Ahern Group, he bought and renovated several buildings in the historic district. "He was one of the first businessmen who really came out in support of (historic) preservation," said Angeles Leira, a former city planner who worked on preservation issues. "He was instrumental in getting the community together to establish the Asian Thematic District and the Chinese Museum at Third Avenue." Friends and colleagues said Mr. Ahern never shied away from a fight and wasn't one to mince words. "He was a natural contrarian," said friend Bill Adams. "But he was a guy who rooted for the underdog, for the small-property owner." Adams said Mr. Ahern welcomed him to the neighborhood when he opened his law office in the Gaslamp Quarter. "He was a very open, friendly guy. Even if he didn't agree with you, you still liked him," he said.

Mr. Ahern didn't believe in redevelopment at the expense of preservation and publicly criticized the Centre City Development Corp. for condoning the demolition of the old T.M. Cobb Building on Fifth Avenue. Mr. Ahern was a former president of the San Diego Board of Realtors, the Gaslamp Association and the La Jolla Tennis Club. A member of the Historical Site Resources Board, he was honored as 1996 preservationist of the year by the Save Our Heritage Organisation. In a 1996 interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune, Mr. Ahern said he considered himself the self-appointed "sidewalk watcher" in the Gaslamp. When the streets got dirty, he called the city to complain, and when new tenants didn't comply with the district's regulations, he would pay them a visit and demand cooperation.

James Henry Ahern was born March 21, 1925, in Avalon, Catalina Island, to Michael and Ethel Ahern. He grew up on Catalina Island and in Long Beach and enlisted in the Army in 1943. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He settled in La Jolla in 1960 and quickly made friends. "Everybody liked him," said Scott Farr of the La Jolla Tennis Club. "He was opinionated, but he listened to others, too. He endeared himself to everybody."

Mr. Ahern is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of La Jolla; six children, Fritz, Patrick, Louise Buckley, Jimmy, Kate Rigby and Josephine Rowe; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held yesterday at the Avalon Cemetery on Catalina Island. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, San Diego; or the Catalina Island Museum.

San Diego Union-Tribune 27 October 2009
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Francis G. Ahearn
AHEARN—Francis G. on October 24, 2009 at the age of 74. Loving husband of Annie (nee Garvin). Beloved father of Debi Carey, Donna (Rick) Dowling, Frank M. and James P. Ahearn. Dear grandfather of James Carey, Kyle Dowing and Christopher Carey. Beloved brother of Margaret Ferrarie and John Ahearn. Reposing Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Ave., Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10 AM at Visitation Church. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to New York Blood Center, 310 East 67th St., NY, NY, 10065 would be greatly appreciated.
New York Daily News 27 October 2009
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Olivia (Rossetti) Ahearn
AHEARN, Olivia (Rossetti) Of Lynnfield, Oct. 28. Wife of the late Joseph B. Ahearn. Mother of Joseph B. Ahearn and his wife Amy of Essex and the late Candice H. Ahearn. Sister of Phillip A. Rossetti of Arlington and the late Mary Aglio, Olga Pierce, Gilda, Jean and Stephen Rossetti, and Gloria Luongo. Grandmother of Ashley, Bennett, Colin, and Hannah. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., WAKEFIELD, on Monday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home Sunday 3-5pm. Interment, Puritan Lawn, Peabody. Memorial contributions may be made to the Candice Ahearn Memorial, c/o Boston By Foot, 77 North Ave., Boston, MA 02114. For obit/directions/guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com.
The Boston Globe 30 October 2009
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William John Ahern, Sr.
AHERN, William J., Sr. Of East Falmouth, died on October 23, 2009 at the age of 80. Beloved husband to Mary E. Ahern (Usinas), father of William J. Ahern, Jr. of Finland; Brian F. Ahern of Rocklin, CA; Diane M. Rigatuso of Belmont, CA and his late son Douglas Patrick Ahern. Also survived by his loving brother Paul Ahern, Scituate, MA; 5 grandchildren and many loving family members. A funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 AM, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in St. Anthony's Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway (Rt. 28), East Falmouth. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. For online guestbook, obituary and directions, please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com. Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home Falmouth 508-540-4172
The Boston Globe 1 November 2009
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Judith Ann (Stepuncik) Ahern
Judith Ann Stepuncik Ahern passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, Nov. 1, All Saints Day. She was surrounded by her husband and 10 children. Judy died of cancer, which she fought courageously for nearly one year from the time of diagnosis. Mom never once doubted God's plan for her, but instead accepted it with dignity and grace.

Judy was born in Chicago on Sept. 28, 1941. She attended Sacred Heart Academy, as well as Mount Assisi Academy, graduating from Mount Assisi in June 1959. She also attended the Art Institute of Chicago. She married James Francis Ahern on Aug. 27, 1960, at St. Gerald's Catholic Church in Oak Lawn, Ill. They spent 49 years together, raising their children and enjoying their grandchildren. Judy's passion was raising her children and doting on her grandchildren; she was also an artist of many mediums, but especially enjoyed oil painting, many of which are proudly displayed in the homes of her children (and many, many others). Judy's occupation was being a mother and she excelled in her field! She was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in East Helena for approximately 32 years.

Survivors include her husband, James Francis Ahern of East Helena; children, Jim Ahern (Carla) of Townsend, Tim (Debbie) Ahern of Clancy, Daniel Ahern of Helena, Matthew Ahern of Helena, Michael (Annamaria) Ahern of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Jennifer Cordell (Vaughn) of East Helena, Margaret (Keith) Jennings of East Helena, Anne (Clay) Edinger of East Helena, Mary (Chris) Emmons of Helena, and Elizabeth (Brian) Jackson of East Helena. She is also survived by her 22 grandchildren: Christopher and Stephanie Ahern; Jacob Ahern; Jessica Ahern; Bethany, Duncan, Benjamin and Isabelle Cordell; Keith, Megan, Nicholas, Paul and Faith Jennings; Shannon Roybal; Garrett Edinger; Grace, Ella, Andrew and Caleb Emmons; Joshua and Joseph Jackson; Andrew Ahern; as well as her mother, Anna Holec; her sister, Mary Lou and John Fish of Tinley Park, Ill.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Margaret and Joseph Stalzer of Kankakee, Ill.; Maureen and Mike Petrizzo of Tinley Park, Ill.; Marylynne and Robert Cedar of West Virginia; Marie Ahern of Tinley Park, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved and adored, residing in the Chicago and Wisconsin areas. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Louis Stepuncik; and her brother, Anthony Stepuncik.

Rest in peace with your beloved father and your angel grandchildren who met you at Heaven's Gates. We love you, Mom! Memorials can be made to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, The Cancer Treatment Center of St. Peter's Hospital, St. Peter's Hospice or Montana Right to Life. Visitation will be held between the hours 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Retz Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Rosary Vigil will be held at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in East Helena at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, as well. Funeral Mass will be at noon on Thursday, Nov. 5, at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in East Helena, with luncheon to follow immediately after in the church social center. Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery.

Helena Independent Record 3 November 2009
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John Ahern
After a long and determined fight against lung cancer, John Ahern died in Hailey, Idaho, on Oct. 11, 2009. His family and friends were at his side throughout this journey. John was a quiet and thoughtful soul who lived his life with an open heart. He was always up for a philosophical discourse and his mind was a rare commodity. This openness allowed him to be receptive to many different cultures, and he lived in Spain, Ireland, Mexico and America. He spoke both English and Spanish fluently, but also his soul spoke with sincere clarity and he was an avid reader of spiritual works—Buddhism, Emerson, Church of Religious Science and many other great thinkers.

John Ahern was born in Abbeyfeale, Ireland, on Sept. 9, 1938, to John and Eileen Ahern. He was the oldest of 10 children. At 17, John left Ireland and worked in England before making his way to the United States. In Chicago, John joined the Air Force and served several tours of duty in Vietnam. He spoke very little of those days. He returned to America, married and had three sons—John, Michael and Liam Ahern. He worked in California for AT&T, and then for Solano County as a budget analyst, and was county administrator. Having taken an early retirement, John moved to Idaho where he married Andrea Rule. John loved hiking, gardening, landscaping, reading, fly fishing, cycling and advancing his spiritual life. His Irish charm was inescapable and he had wonderful friends. His sincere humor, thoughtfulness and warmth touched many.

John is survived by his wife, Andrea Rule; his three sons, Michael, John and Liana Ahern, and their wives, Anne and Kathy; and John's grandchildren, Adriel, Hanna, Erin, Riley Jo and Sean. His brothers and sisters in Ireland, Chicago and England are Billy, Patrick, Jimmy, Gerald, Danny, and sisters Philamena, Mary Theresa Taylor and Elma Toland. All deeply mourn John's passing. A memorial service was held in Boise, Idaho, on Nov. 2, the Day of the Dead. On Saturday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m there will be a wake at John Moreland and Marty Bacher's home, 106 Elderberry Lane, Bellevue. An additional wake is planned for summer 2010. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the lung cancer research department at St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute, 100 E. Idaho St., Boise, ID 83712.

The Idaho Mountain Express 4 November 2009
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William J. Ahern, Sr.
AHERN, William J. Sr. Died on October 23, 2009 at the of age 80. Born in Boston, MA, April 22, 1929. He was a graduate from Providence College. He was a true athlete and star basketball player for Providence College. He had a strong passion and love for the mountains, the ocean, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and the outdoors overall. Beloved husband to Mary E. Ahern (Usinas), father of William J. Ahern, Jr. of Finland; Brian F. Ahern of Rocklin, CA; Diane M. Rigatuso of Belmont, CA. and his late son Douglas Patrick Ahern. Also survived by his loving brother Paul Ahern, Scituate, MA; 5 grandchildren and many loving family members. A funeral Mass will take place in the St. Anthony's Church, E. Falmouth, Route 28, at 9:30 AM, Saturday, Nov. 7 2009. 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 5 November 2009
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Sheila Ahern
Sheila Ahern, 85 of Lyme, passed away November 5, 2009 in Groton. She is survived by children; Anne Ahern, Michael Ahern, Sheila Ahern and grandchildren. All services are private with Swan Funeral Home in Old Saybrook.
New Haven Register 7 November 2009
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John J. Ahearn
John J. Ahearn, age 84, of Brooklyn, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2009. Preceded in death by Isabella (nee Somoles), his beloved wife. Loving father of Alice. Dear brother of Dorothy Nichols and Anna Morrell both deceased. Cherished uncle and cousin to many. Veteran of the U.S. Navy-W.W.II and Korea War. The family will receive friends in celebration of John's life at the Humenik Funeral Chapel,14200 Snow Rd., Brook Park on Monday, From 5 - 8 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Home, 6707 State Rd., Parma, on Tuesday, at 10 a.m. 1-877-HUMENIK humenikfuneralchapel.com
The Cleveland Plain Dealer 8 November 2009
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Robert P. Ahearn
AHEARN, Robert P. Of Litchfield, NH, formerly of Reading, November 8, 2009. Beloved husband of Pauline M. (Champoux) Ahearn; devoted father of Susan M. Howland of Londonderry, NH, Michael R. Ahearn and his wife Pamela of Westford, Cathleen A. Leavitt and her husband James of Londonderry, NH, and David P. Ahearn and his wife Nancy of Leonardtown, MD. Cherished brother of Dolores Mahoney of AZ. Loving grandfather of Kali, Alyssa, Delaney, Erica, Logan, Eric, Jackson, and Ethan. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, November 11 at 11 am at the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) READING. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Funeral Home visiting hours Tuesday from 4-8 pm. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Robert's Memory to Doctors Without Borders, PO Box 5030, Hagerstown MD 21741-5030. For info, directions and register book visit johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com.
The Boston Globe 9 November 2009
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Charles V. Ahearn, Jr.
WEST SPRINGFIELD Charles V. Ahearn, Jr., 63, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 in a local nursing home. He is survived by two sisters, Margaret Kidston of Manchester, CT, Barbara Ahearn of Leeds, and several nephews and nieces. All services are private. Agawam Funeral Home is in charge.
The Springfield Republican 9 November 2009
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Joan Junkins (Ahearn) Simpson
DEERFIELD—Joan Junkins Simpson, 72, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 12, 1936, in Lowell, Mass., the daughter of the late Herbert L. and Rita F. (Boyle) Ahearn. She was raised in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School. She is survived by five daughters, Starr Perry, Dawn Perkins and her husband Bill, Sunny Guy, Jill Sullivan and Mistey Reynolds; one son, Seth (Jay) Junkins and his wife Betsy; 13 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Amber, Jenna, Seth, Sarah, Zachary, Leith, David, Melissa, Steven, Stephanie, Brittany and Caitlin; seven sisters, Marie Lessard, Barbara Gagnon, Marylou Prescott, Rita DeVincentis, Reginia O'terie, Gail Thompson and Patricia Karl; and two brothers, John (Timmy) Ahearn and Bernard Ahearn. She is also survived by her lifelong partner and best friend, Harry Lloyd Jackson.

She was predeceased by five brothers, James, Fredrick, Edward, Herbert and Daniel. She was the oldest of 15.

WE REMEMBER: Joan resided in Deerfield for the past 20 years, after moving from Hampton. She was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. She was a Realtor, owning her own business for many years, Century 21 Junkins & Jackson.

SERVICES: A celebration of her life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Faith Lutheran Church, Elm Street, Exeter. Burial will be private in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton. Memorial donations may be made to Rockingham VNA Hospice, 137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833. To sign an online guest book visit www.stockbridgefh.com.

Seacoast Online 10 November 2009
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Rosena (Couch) O'Hearn
Mrs. Rosena Couch O'Hearn, age 84, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. O'Hearn was born September 11, 1925 in Jackson County, GA, daughter of the late W.M. "Morton" Couch and the late Alma Haynes Couch. She was the widow of the late Lewis O'Hearn and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Mrs. O'Hearn was the former owner of the Jackson Flower Shop and Fabric Shop in Jackson. She is survived by two daughters, Connie O'Hearn and Donna James and husband, Tony; grandchildren, Lewis Richardson, Wade James and Cody James, all of Jackson. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dienese O'Hearn; twin sister, Wanena Sturkey; two brothers, Monroe Couch and Henry Lee Couch. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 9, 2009 at 3 PM in the Sherrell Memorial Chapel. The Rev. John Sherrell and Mr. Rudy Mangham officiated. Interment followed in the Jackson City Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday evening 7-9 PM at the funeral home. The Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. 770-775-3916
Clayton News Daily 12 November 2009
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Margaret (Ahern) McEntee
McENTEE (Drumcondra, Dublin) Nov. 11, 2009, at St. Francis Hospice, Raheny, Margaret (nee Ahern), relict of John, (Grace Park Terrace); deeply regretted by her daughter Mary, son Michael, sisters Bridie and Mary, brother-in-law Sean, niece, nephew, cousins, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at her home. Removal today (Friday) from her residence at 5.15 o'c. to arrive at Church of St. Vincent De Paul, Griffith Avenue at 5.45 o'c. Funeral Mass tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 o'c. followed by Cremation in Glasnevin Crematorium.
Irish Independent 13 November 2009
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Denis A. "Gus" Ahern
Ahern (Bishopstown, Cork)—November 14, 2009, (peacefully), at Marymount Hospice, Denis A. (Gus) (Comdt. Retired), beloved husband of Claire (nee Madden) and loving father of Bryan, Gregory, Vivienne (Dooge) and Susan (Traynor); deeply regretted by his loving wife and family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren Shane, Emily, Kate, Sally, Nicholas, Kathryn, Bryan, Mark, David, Michael-John, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass at 1 o'c. today (Tuesday) in the Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Road. Funeral afterwards to St. Finbarr's Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Irish Times 17 November 2009
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Ellen (Ahern) O'Gorman
O'GORMAN (nee Ahern, The Village, Tournafulla, Co. Limerick) Nov. 17, 2009, Ellen (peacefully), in the loving care of Lir Rest Home, Tournafulla, beloved wife of the late Mossie; sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her brother Sean (Dublin), sister-in-law Bridie, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, kind neighbours and many many friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Roche's Funeral Home, Tournafulla this (Thursday) evening from 6 o'c. with Removal at 8 o'c. to St. Patrick's Church, Tournafulla. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Friday) at 12.30 o'c. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.
Irish Independent 19 November 2009
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Ahern family mourning after sudden death of
former taoiseach's nephew
A son of Maurice Ahern, the former Fianna Fail councillor, died suddenly yesterday. Dylan Ahern, who canvassed for his father and for his uncle, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, in election campaigns, was a keen athlete and shared a love of running with his father. They both ran with Clonliffe Harriers athletic club in Dublin.
Irish Independent 22 November 2009
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Family grief as Bertie Ahern's nephew found dead
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's extended family have suffered a second blow in just a month after the death of his nephew. The death over the weekend of Dylan Ahern, son of former Lord Mayor of Dublin Maurice Ahern, came just weeks after Mr Ahern's son-in-law, Westlife pop star Nicky Byrne, lost his father. Dylan (37) was an avid runner, like his father, and was one of six children. He died in his apartment on Dublin's northside on Saturday morning and was found by his flatmate. Maurice Ahern is Bertie Ahern's eldest brother and was the Fianna Fail candidate in this year's Dublin Central by-election.

Condolences were expressed to the family by the well-known Clonliffe Harriers athletics club in Dublin. "It is with profound shock that we learned of the tragic loss of a member of the Clonliffe family, Dylan Ahern, who died suddenly this morning. Our prayers and thoughts are with Maurice and his family at this very sad time," the club said. As a mark of respect, the club cancelled a prize-giving dinner and deferred its AGM, due to be held tomorrow night.

The Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance arrived at the apartment in Northwood, Santry, at 1pm and his body was brought to Blanchardstown Hospital. A post mortem will take place today. Gardai are not investigating the death. The removal is expected to take place tomorrow with the funeral on Wednesday.

Dylan grew up in the family home in Malahide and worked for Dublin City Council. Neither the former Taoiseach, nor the Ahern family, will be making a statement on the death. Last month there had been celebration for Maurice Ahern when his daughter Aimee married at St Nicholas of Myra Church in Kinsealy, Co Dublin. Earlier this month, Nicky Byrne Snr, the father-in-law of Bertie Ahern's daughter Georgina, died of a heart attack at 60 years of age.

Irish Independent 23 November 2009
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Bertie Ahern family mourn another death
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's extended family have suffered a second blow in a month after the death of his nephew. The death over the weekend of Dylan Ahern, son of former Dublin Lord Mayor Maurice Ahern, came weeks after Mr Ahern's son-in-law, Westlife pop star Nicky Byrne, lost his father. Dylan (37) was an avid runner and was one of six children. He died in his apartment on Dublin's northside on Saturday morning and was found by his flatmate.
Belfast Telegraph 23 November 2009
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Ahern family mourn the shock death of Bertie's nephew (37)
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was in mourning today after his nephew Dylan died suddenly. The son of Mr Ahern's eldest brother Maurice was found dead in his north Dublin apartment on Saturday morning. The exact cause of death is still not clear and a post-mortem was due to be carried out today in order to provide the family with some answers. The Herald understands that he had been socialising with work colleagues the night before and was in good form.

Aged 37, Dylan was one of six children and like his father he was an avid runner. He was well known in the Dublin Central constituency and had canvassed for both his father and uncle during a series of election campaigns—most recently last June. Dylan grew up in Malahide and worked in the sports section of Dublin City Council.

His running club, Clonliffe Harriers, issued a statement yesterday in which it expressed "shock" at his sudden passing. A message from the club's secretary said: "It is with profound shock that we learnt of the tragic loss of a member of the Clonliffe family, Dylan Ahern, who died suddenly this morning. "Our prayers and thoughts are with Maurice and his family at this very sad time." As a mark of respect the club cancelled a Grand Prix Presentation Dinner that was due to take place last night and it has deferred its AGM which had been set for tomorrow night.

Former Lord Mayor Maurice and his wife Moira are said to be devastated. Maurice lost his seat in June's elections and afterwards he told the Herald that his children—Giles, Adam, Aimee, Murray, Clive and Dylan—had no interest in entering the political fray. "They wouldn't touch it with a barge poll," he said.

An ambulance crew from Dublin Fire Brigade arrived at the apartment in the Northwood development in Santry at lunchtime on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was brought to Blanchardstown Hospital. Gardai have said that they are not treating the death as suspicious.

Today, Maurice Ahern's constituency colleague Cllr Christy Burke paid tribute to Dylan and offered his "deepest condolences to the family". "All our prayers and thoughts are with them at this incredibly tough time," he said. No funeral arrangements have been confirmed but it is thought that his removal will take place tomorrow, followed by Funeral Mass on Wednesday. It is the second tragedy for the former Taoiseach in a fortnight. Earlier this month, Nicky Byrne Snr (60), the father-in-law of Bertie Ahern's daughter Georgina, died of a heart attack.

Evening Herald 23 November 2009
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Funeral of Bertie's nephew to be held tomorrow
Dylan Ahern (37)—the son of Bertie's eldest brother Maurice—was found dead at his north Dublin apartment on Saturday. He had been socialising the night before and is understood to have shown no signs of illness. A death notice placed in newspapers today says he was the beloved son of Maurice and Moira and "much loved brother of Giles, Adam, Aimee, Murray and Clive". The family have confirmed that he will be waked at their home in Malahide today, with removal tomorrow morning to St Sylvester's Church at 11.15am. His Funeral Mass will take place at 11.30am, followed immediately by burial in Fingal Cemetery.

Like his father, Dylan was an avid runner and was well-known in the Dublin Central constituency, where he had canvassed for both his father and uncle during a series of election campaigns—most recently in June.

Clonliffe Harriers issued a statement at the weekend in which it expressed "shock" at his sudden passing. A message from the club's secretary said: "It is with profound shock that we learnt of the tragic loss of a member of the Clonliffe family: Dylan Ahern who died suddenly this morning."

Evening Herald 24 November 2009
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Frances (Coogan) Ahern
In Orange November 24, 2009 Frances (Coogan) Ahern 89, of Orange formerly of Hamden. Wife of the late Michael S. Ahern. Born in New Haven May 3, 1920 daughter of the late James E. and Mary Ellen (Lonergan) Coogan. Prior to her retirement she was an executive secretary for Yale Medical Research and the Pierce Foundation. Survivors include her brother in law John P. Kiely, nieces and caregivers Sharon Kiely, Patricia Kiely, Joan Kiely, Maureen Giusti and Eileen Jachym, a nephew James Kiely and several great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Rita Coogan, Rosemary Kiely and Marie Casey.

Her funeral will leave SISK BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME 3105 WHITNEY AVE. HAMDEN Saturday at 10:30am Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may visit Saturday from 10 to 10:30am. In lieu of flowers contributions to Animal Haven, Inc. 89 Mill Rd. North Haven, 06473. www.siskbrothers.com.

New Haven Register 27 November 2009
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Mike Ahern
30 September 1942 — 5 October 2009
In the pirate radio days of the 1960s, Mike Ahern was among the UK's leading disc-jockeys, winning favour on both Radio Caroline North and South. But unlike many of the DJs, he did not make a successful transition to BBC Radio 1.

Mike Ahern was born in 1942 in the Liverpool suburb of Waterloo. He was at school with Kenny Everett and he was injured when Everett carelessly threw a brick over a wall and hit him. Ahern acted as compère for events at the Odeon Cinema's Saturday Club in Waterloo and then, in December 1963, he opened the Teenbeat club in a local dance studio. He booked Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, but the club was shut when residents complained of the noise. Ahern had a succession of day jobs, mostly working in a furniture store, but he preferred his evening work, when he would present shows at local venues for the promoter, Brian Kelly, and also, occasionally, he would work at the Cavern. In 1964, he applied to join the pirate ship Radio Caroline and told them in his CV that he was the best DJ in the world. His audacity won him an audition and then a regular spot on Radio Caroline North. He became very popular and was then moved to Radio Caroline South, where he took over from Keith Skues.

"Mike was a very good choice for the mid-morning show," Skues recalls. "He had excellent presentation and he knew how to pick records." Indeed: his signature tune was the highly distinctive "Buckeye" from Johnny and the Hurricanes. Ahern thought that the recent film, The Boat That Rocked, painted a blissful picture of life on board. They did not have a chef and Ahern was once dismissed, but soon reinstated, for making a bacon sandwich at 10pm. Sometimes, he would leave the boat by climbing down a 40ft rope ladder in a storm.

Coming on shore, Ahern was one of the first presenters of New Faces in 1966 and he was one of the initial DJs at the launch of Radio 1 in September 1967. He co-presented Top Gear with Pete Drummond, and although he performed competently, the BBC decided to stay with one presenter and he became the first Radio 1 DJ to be dismissed.

Ahern moved to Australia and worked successfully on radio stations in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. Returning to the UK in 1988, he worked for a number of BBC stations and also for Capital Gold. Earlier this year, he was featured in Johnnie Walker's Radio 2 programme, Pirate BBC Essex. Michael Ahern, disc jockey: born Liverpool 30 September 1942; married (divorced, two children); died Norwich 5 October 2009

The Independent 2 December 2009
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Ahern remembers late son Dylan as 'beautiful dreamer'
FAMILY STILL AWAIT CAUSE OF DEATH
'A beautiful dreamer' is how former councillor and Malahide resident Maurice Ahern described his son Dylan, who recently died suddenly at his Santry apartment. Poetry, fashion, a love of history and politics, an active interest in sport and a love of ' the big occasion' were some of the interests that defined the 37-year-old, according to his heart-broken father. The two men went running together just two days before Dylan was found dead lying on his bed at his Santry home by his flatmate.

'It has been awful — not easy at all. It is not the natural order of things for a father to bury his son,' Maurice Ahern told the Fingal Independent. On the Friday before he died, Dylan was to visit the family home in Malahide where his mother had promised him a steak dinner in return for repairing a porcelain figure in the house — a task his father says he was skilled at. But he rang that day and said his plans had changed and he was going out to a fashion show with two friends. He attended the show and then a nightclub and said goodbye to his friends around 3.30am before returning home. It was the next morning, when his flatmate went into his room to see if he wanted to go for a run that he was discovered, still dressed on top of his bed, having tragically died sometime after getting home.

The family referred to Dylan as 'Didi' and his father remembers him simply as 'brilliant' and 'a lovely fella'. 'He loved a sense of occasion and big events like an All-Ireland final or a big family occasion. He would have loved his funeral actually — we had the Taoiseach down at the house saying a prayer over his coffin and President Mary McAleese rang the house personally,' Dylan's father said. According to his father, although Dylan had a great interest politics and helped in the running of Maurice and Bertie Ahern's political campaigns, he had no interest in running for office himself. Instead, he loved his job at Dublin City Council where he was working in the sports department. He had a number of qualifications from a business degree to a qualification in journalism and while he worked in the day at the council he studied to be a barrister at King's Inn by night. He wrote poetry, some of which was read at his funeral and the song chosen to sum him up by his family was 'Beautiful Dreamer'.

Fingal Independent 8 December 2009
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John T. "Jack" Ahern
John T. Ahern South Burlington / Manchester, NH — John T. Ahern, 85, of South Burlington, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 in Fletcher Allen Health Care of Burlington. John was born on June 27, 1924, in Willimantic, Conn., the son of the late Stephen E. Ahern, Sr. and Mary (Jacques) Ahern. He graduated from Plymouth High School in N.H. in 1948, Plymouth State Teachers College in 1949, and Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1967. John had a long career in education. He taught school in both New Hampshire and Connecticut and later established the Respiratory Department at Sacred Heart Hospital in Manchester, N.H. where he taught many nursing students. He was also a special police officer in Lake Talton, N.H., and later taught the Rhinheart Method of Writing in various schools in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. He was a lifetime communicant of the Catholic Church, and was a member of St. Joseph's Cathedral in Manchester, N.H.

John had many interests in his lifetime including a deep respect and love for animals, particularly dogs. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ruth (Slattery) Ahern of South Burlington; a son, Dr. John W. Ahern of Essex Junction as well as his wife Nancy, and their three children, Caleb, Megan, and Isaac Ahern; a brother, Henry D. Ahern and wife Irma of Plymouth, N.H.; a brother-in-law, John Thompson of Campton, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by a sister, Margaret (Ahern) Thompson R.N.; and three brothers, Omer Ahern and wife Rosa, Stephen Ahern and wife Hilda, and Lawrence Ahern, all of Plymouth, N.H. The Ahern family would like to recognize the outstanding care that was provided by the nursing staff on Baird 3 and the Palliative Care service at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Visiting hours will be on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski, VT 05404. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 1 p.m at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Winooski, Vermont. (The time is tentative and will be published for confirmation in Friday's Free Press). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Order of the Precious Blood, Bridge Street, Manchester, N.H. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Concord, N.H.

Burlington Free Press 10 December 2009
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Althea J. (Ahern) Vermilyea
Mrs. Althea J. Ahern Vermilyea, 95, of D'Iberville, MS, passed away, Saturday, December 12, 2009, in D'Iberville. Mrs. Vermilyea was a third generation Biloxian. She was the daughter of George and Alice Lynd Ahern of Biloxi. She was preceded in death by her husband, King Vermilyea; a sister, Alethea "Cricket" Matthews; and a brother, George Ahern. Mrs. Vermilyea was born on July 15, 1914 in Biloxi. She was a Biloxi pioneer business woman having owned and operated four business. Two of which were the Home Pride Fountain and the Ole Colony Furniture Store at Edgewater Mall. Mrs. Vermilyea is survived by nieces, Alice Matthews (Charles) Taylor of Tucson, AZ; and Jeanie (Barrow) Cousins of D'Iberville; and nephews, Charles (Emily) Matthews of St. Martin, and George "Bo" (Sondra) Ahern of D'Iberville. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church where friends may visit one hour before service time. Interment will follow in Southern Memorial Park. View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.
Biloxi Sun Herald 13 December 2009
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Faye La Ree (Metcalf) Ahern
Faye passed away peacefully in her San Francisco home on November 13, 2009. A resident of Chicago, Illinois, she was born September 27, 1923 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is survived by her adoring and loving husband of 45 years Bill and her brother Dean of Lafayette, LA. along with many adoring nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, George and Mabel Metcalf, brothers, Ray, Don and Verd and sisters Bernice Betzina and Ruth Scott.

Faye was a very loving and gentle soul to be with. Her enthusiasm for life, her elegance and patience were cherished by all of her family and friends. An avid reader and crossword puzzle solver; she and Bill were a constant team and traveled extensively together enjoying all of life's challenges while stopping to smell the flowers along the way. Faye was a retired vice president and treasurer of a real estate investment and management company with main offices in Chicago and worked side by side with Bill for over 40 years. A memorial service celebrating her life is being planned for the future. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, The American Heart Association, The March of Dimes or the charity of your choice.

San Francisco Chronicle 13 December 2009
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Bridget (Ahern) Wheeler
Bridget Ahern Wheeler, 64, of West Hartford, beloved wife of Michael A. Wheeler, passed away peacefully Wednesday, (December 9, 2009.) Born in Tullig (Killorglin) County Kerry, Ireland, May 13, 1945, eldest child of the late Jack and Siobhan (Riordan) Ahern. Bridget emigrated from her parent's small farm to Hartford at age 16, where she resided with her aunt and uncle, Dennis and Eileen Gallivan. During her first year in the United States, Bridget worked at The Travelers Insurance Company. The following year, 1962, she was accepted at St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing where she earned her RN in 1965. Bridget worked at St. Francis Hospital as a critical care nurse and later joined the faculty of the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing. In August 1969, she joined the 8th voyage of the U.S.S. Hope and sailed to Tunis, Tunisia, where she used her French language skills to teach Tunisian students. After leaving Project Hope, Bridget studied for and earned a BA from the University of Hartford in 1974, and earned a MSN from the University of Connecticut in 1987. Since 1995, Bridget served as Vice President for Patient Care Services at New Britain General Hospital, now known as The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

Bridget is survived by her husband, Michael A. Wheeler; her daughter Siobhan M. Wheeler of Boston, MA; her son Brendan M. Wheeler and his wife Gina E. Reynolds-Wheeler formerly of Washington, DC, now residing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Bridget is also survived by her four sisters, Joan Murphy of County Cork, Ireland, Eileen O'Donoghue, Noreen Ahern and Gretta Ahern all of County Kerry, Ireland; her brother Michael C. Ahern of County, Kerry, Ireland; her mother-in-law Gertrude F. Wheeler of Farmington; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday, December 13, 2009, from 3-7 p.m. The funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday, December 14, 2009, at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Peter Claver Church, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Hospital of Central Connecticut for Nursing Education, C/O Development Office, 100 Grand St., New Britain, CT 06050.

The Hartford Courant 13 December 2009
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Edward J. Ahearn
AHEARN, Edward J., of Rockland, December 18, 2009, age 69. Calling hours on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. For directions, online guestbook, complete obituary, www.magounbiggins.com
The Boston Globe 21 December 2009

Edward J. Ahearn, 69 of Rockland died on December 18, 2009 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a very brief illness. He was born in Boston son of the late John and Mary (Daley) Ahearn and was raised and educated in the Dorchester section of the city. He was a graduate of Boston English High School. A longtime Dorchester resident he had previously made his home in Abington and has lived in Rockland for the past 15 years. He retired as a self employed painter and paperhanger and for the past 5 years has been employed as a clerk at Abington Sunoco.

Edward was a member of the Rockland Knights of Columbus and had formerly been a member and three time Grand Knight of Council #180 in Dorchester. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Frances M. (Femiano) Ahearn and his children, Christopher Ahearn and his wife Amy of Framingham, Tracie Marie Williams and her husband Steven of Brockton and Brian A. Ahearn and his wife Kathleen of NH. He was the brother of Robert Ahearn of Dorchester and the grandfather of Kevin J. Ahearn and Ryan M. Williams. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Calling hours in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. ROCKLAND will be on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 from 5-8 PM. A funeral will be held in Holy Family Church on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM. Cremation will follow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St. Boston, MA 02115.

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Bernard G. Ahearn
Bernard G. Ahearn formerly of 920 Griffin St. Olean, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2009 in D'Ville House, Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Mr. Ahearn was born June 5, 1931 in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada. He was the youngest son of Michael and Olivia Dougherty Ahern. On July 26, 1958, in Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada he married the former Corinne Hebert, who survives. He served in the Canadian Army from 1958-1961, stationed in Cairo, Egypt. He moved to the U.S. in 1963, where he worked as a plumber and pipefitter for most of his life. He retired in 1992. He was a member of St. Mary of the Angel's Church and of The Professional Plummer and Pipefitter's Union.

Mr. Ahearn will be remembered for his love for his family, his devotion to his Catholic faith, his love of his Irish heritage and his "gift of gab". He was able to enjoy a trip to Ireland in 2000, which was a lifelong dream. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Kelly Paoletto of Donaldsonville, La., Caroline (Charles Teasley) Abbott of Louisville, KY, Christine (John) Chapman of Olean, NY and Elizabeth (Sean Brookings) Ahearn of Boston, Ma. and a son, John M. Ahearn of Olean, NY. He is survived by 11 grandchildren, Kevin and Kyle Kocke, Margaret and Samantha Abbott, Mikelyn and Mahli Brophy, Gina and Scott Paoletto, Rebecca Ahearn, Corinne Penston and Liam Chapman. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Ahearn was predeceased by his daughter, Coleen Ahearn Brophy on November 22, 2009, three brothers, Edward Ahern, Joseph Ahern and Charles Ahern and two sisters, Mary Ahern LeBlanc and Irene Ahern Bourgeois.

At his request, there will be no visitation. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery, Olean. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to D'Ville House, 401 Vatican Drive, Donaldsonville, La. 70346. Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc. #646 E. State Street, Olean.

— Funeral Home, 24 December 2009
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Maureen M. (Ahern) Banach
Maureen M. Banach, (nee Ahern) beloved wife of 53 years to Daniel F.; mother of David (Diana) and Daniel; grandmother of Rosemary, Rachel, Rebecca and Katie; daughter of the late Elizabeth (nee Goggin) and John T. Ahern; sister of John "Jack" (Nancy) (both deceased), James F. (Eileen, deceased), Richard "Hank" (deceased) (Blanche), Raymond, Bill (deceased) (Elaine), Pat Toncar (Jim), Bryan (deceased) (Kathy) and Geri Krencik (Chuck); aunt and great aunt and friend of many. Passed away suddenly December 23, 2009. Funeral Mass, Monday, December 28 St. Mary's Church (250 Kraft St., Berea) at 10:00 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery Friends may call at Chambers Funeral Home 4420 Rocky River Drive At Puritas, Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. www.chambersfuneral.com.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer 26 December 2009
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John "Sean" Ahern
AHERN (Dublin and formerly Tournafulla, Co. Limerick) Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) 2009, (peacefully), in his 90 Year, after a short illness, in the presence of his loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff at St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, John (Sean), devoted husband of Bridie and loving father of Kieran and Mary and brother of the recently deceased Ellen O'Gorman (Tournafulla); sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, sister-in-law Mary, daughter-in-law Elaine, grandchildren Jenny, Timothy and Katie, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at Roche's Funeral Home, Tournafulla (Co. Limerick) tomorrow (Monday) afternoon from 3 o'c. with Removal at 4.30 o'c. to St. Patrick's Church, Tournafulla. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11.30 o'c. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.
Sunday Independent 27 December 2009
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