John D. Ahern

January 16, 1919January 2, 2012

Mr. John D. Ahern, age 92, of Biddeford Pool, ME and formerly of Lynn, died on Monday, Jan. 2nd at the N. E. Sinai Hospital, Stoughton, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his wife Berniece L. (Poirier) Ahern and his daughter Eileen P. Monroe. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Lucy B. (McCormack) Ahern, and was the youngest of 13 children. He graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1936. He lived in New Jersey before moving to Maine 30 years ago. John was a First Sergeant in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII and fought with the 3rd. Marine Division on Bougainville and Guadalcanal. He worked in sales for 30 years. Before retiring in 1980, he was a manufacturer’s representative for 22 years for the Hedstrom Co. of Bedford, PA and worked out of their Manhattan offices. John was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Biddeford. He leaves a son John D. “Dan” Ahern, Jr. and his wife Helene of Biddeford, ME, a daughter Ellen C. Popp and her husband John of North Yarmouth, ME, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his grandniece, best friend and constant companion for the last decade Lena Phillips of Stoughton. The funeral will be held on Friday at 8 AM from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church Lynn at 9 AM. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 3-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 320, New York City, NY 10001.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 6, 2012
  • Visiting Hours Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Maryann Jones

January 23, 2012

Ellen, John, Danny, Helene and Lena,
No words can express the loss felt at the passing of dear Uncle John. A loving, kind, giving and just remarkable man. I am still in awe how the Lord chose to call Uncle John and mom home together. I see it as a special gift to the entire Ahern family straight from God. Oh. the reunion that is going on even as we speak!


Sharon Rideout

January 8, 2012

Dear Dan and Helene - We were so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was an amazing individual and always so kind and gracious to our family. How many summers did we visit you in Biddeford Pool? Those are wonderful memories! Walking around the yard and Helene showing us what she had lovingly planted. Mike, Angela, and I always felt incredibly honored to stay in his home. John was truly a special human being, and we are all the better for having known him. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mike, Sharon, and Angela Rideout

Sharon Languzzi

January 7, 2012

Just wanted to add this since Uncle John was fond of saying it: "Uncle John, you were most definitely in Heaven a full hour before the devil even knew you were dead!" You will be missed more than words can say.

Love, your Great Niece,
Sharon Ahern Languzzi xoxo

Cindy & Scott Decker

January 7, 2012

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Jim Desjardins

January 6, 2012

I only knew Uncle John for the last few years of his life, but i always enjoyed talking with him and visiting him and Lena at his house in Biddeford pool.

January 5, 2012

Dearest Dan and Helene.....I am so sorry for your loss.....I am here for you.....Debbie Letendre

Patricia Call

January 4, 2012

This was a man who knew how to make the most of life, take it as it comes, and work to make it better. His life can be an example in wisdom to us all.

January 4, 2012

Uncle John was the dearest of all our uncles....lived so long because of his great humor and the wonderful care of our cousin, Lena.
Dr. Mary Finn Maples (Reno, NV)

Preston Galarneau

January 4, 2012

I have been fortunate to have worked with John for several decades. I have come to know John as a man of principal and dignity. He loved his family more than anything.
I remember inviting John to play golf with me and two other clients back in the mid 1990's. John was a much better golfer than any of us, but we all managed to have a great day.
He will be missed.

January 4, 2012

Uncle John never liked to go anywhere alone, so 3 hours after his embarkation to heaven, his only surviving sister, my Aunt Mary (98) joined him on his trip. Both of them lived so long because of their great sense of humor, their love of family and the beautiful care they had by loved ones to the end.
Niece...Dr. Mary Finn Maples and family ...Reno, NV