Mary Teresa Ahearn
March 1, 1927 – January 21, 2020
Mary Teresa (Sheehan) Ahearn of Norwood, died on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the age of 92. Born on March 1, 1927 in Somerville, MA she was the daughter of the late Timothy & Kathleen (Daly) Sheehan. Loving wife of the late Francis X. Ahearn. Beloved mother of Kathleen Cooper & her husband Chip of Portland, ME, Timothy Ahearn & his wife Pamela of Norfolk, Ellen Norton of Norwood and Thomas Ahearn of Norwood. Proud Grammy of Tim, MaryPat, Meg, Krista, Kara, DJ, Nicholas, Caroline, Maeve, and Seamus. Devoted sister of William Sheehan, Francis Sheehan, Kathleen Canty, Paul Sheehan, and the late Margaret Joyce. Special Aunt. Wonderful friend to many. Relatives & friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole, St, Norwood on Monday, January 27 at 10:00AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM at St. Timothy Church, 650 Nichols Street, Norwood. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery in Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2-6PM. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Norwood Food Pantry or Pine Street Inn.
- Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 27, 2020
Mary Teresa Ahearn
January 28, 2020
Thoughts of such a wonderful woman- who welcomed our family with open arms and a huge smile - anytime we got to see her. Condolences to the entire Ahearn family ❤️
January 27, 2020
Kathleen, Tim, Ellen and Thomas,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful person. I remember her as always so positive about everything and she brought real cheer to the neighborhood. Her smile was beautiful and made us all feel welcome even when we might have been roughhousing a little too much in the backyard between Ahearns, Hunts and Phalens.
Father Bill McIntire
January 25, 2020
Dear Ellen Ahearn and Frank Sheehan and all the family,
Prayerful condolences to you and all the family on the sad news of the death of dear Mary Teresa Ahearn! As I believe you know, several times the last few years, I had wonderful talks with Mary when she was visiting her brother-in-law late Father Tom Ahearn at St. Teresa's or (summer of 2019) on the 2nd floor at Maryknoll, New York. My Dad, Willliam 'Duke' McIntire, grew up in Union Square, Somerville, and Frank X. Sheehan was one of my Dad's closest friends! As a seven-year old boy, I remember being with Kathleen and Frank at their house on White Horse Beach on 01 September 1939 (the day Hitler invaded Poland)! I was present with Mary and Ellen in Father Tom's room when he was anointed six months ago. And the early morning of August 23, 2019 (only a week or so before his death), Father Tom gave me a wonderful and heartfelt blessing as I headed for the airport to return to my work in Bangladesh, May Mary and Father Tom and all the faithful departed rest in peace, and may we all 'meet merrily in heaven'! I'll offer Mass with my tribal seminarians at 6 a,m, Monday, 27 January, at St. Xavier's Seminary here in Mymensingh, Bangladesh, for dear Mary's repose of soul. In Jesus' love, Father Bill McIntire MM, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, 9 a.m., 26 January 2020.
January 23, 2020
I am truly sorry for the passing of Mrs. Ahearn. My condolences to the Ahearn family and especially to my good friend Ellen who I know cherished her Mom so very dearly. My thoughts are with you.