|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1924|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 2009|
Published in The Burlington Free Press on December 10, 2009
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.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Concord, N.H.
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Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Dec 10, 2009
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