Edward J. Ahearn

December 30, 1926April 8, 2018

FDNY Lt. Edward J. Ahearn passed away on, April 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife, June. They have shared 70 wonderful years of marriage together.

He was born in New York, NY, the son of Patrick and Catherine Ahearn. A brother to: Mimi, Danny, Catherine, Patrick, and John.

He was a Lt. FDNY firefighter for 33 years, at Ladder 42, in Bronx, NY. He was also a proud U.S. Navy Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, June Ahearn; daughter, Betty; and grandchildren: Jeannie, Erin, Lauren, and Christopher. He was a great-grandfather to: Kevin, Katie, Emily, Julia, Amelia, Connor, Jaxon, and Vivianna. He is also survived by daughter-in-law, Debbie.

The funeral mass will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 1pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church located at 5330 Babcock St NE, Palm Bay, Florida 32905. The viewing will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4pm - 8pm at Fountainhead Funeral Home located at 7359 Babcock St. SE Palm Bay, Florida. Luncheon to follow after mass at Fountainhead Funeral Home from 2pm - 4pm.

There will be an additional memorial service in New York to be announced at a later date.


  • Patrick & Catherine Ahearn, Parents
  • June Ahearn, Loving Wife of 70 Years
  • Mimi, Danny, Catherine, Patrick & John, Siblings
  • Jeannie, Erin, Lauren & Christopher, Grandchildren
  • Kevin, Katie, Emily, Julia Amelie, Conner, Jaxon & Vivianna, Great Grandchildren
  • Debbie Ahearn, Daughter-in-law


  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Rosary Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Luncheon Friday, April 13, 2018

Edward J. Ahearn

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Sandy Clark

April 20, 2018

Ed was a very active library patron at our small Palm Bay Library on Port Malabar Blvd. He always had a smile and great sense of humor and always asked if we had chocolate for him. (sometimes we were prepared and had some, which put a smile on his face ) Ed used to tease me and comment "You're actually working today?" He was on a mission to get the staff fat, bringing in goodies weekly.
Ed was very proud of his service in the NY Fire Dept and always inquired about my son, who is in the Palm Bay Fire Dept.

I just found out today of his passing and am deeply saddened. We will all miss him terribly at our library.
My condolences to the family.

Abby Ahearn

April 15, 2018

One of my favorite memories about visiting my grandma and grandpa was walking down to see Aunt June & Uncle Eddie. They always welcomed us with a big smile and a hug. I remember Uncle Eddie talking walks with my grandpa or to my grandparents house and he always had a walking hat on. I will always cherish my memories. 💜💜 I'm so sad it's been so many years since I'd seen you. I love you.

Tom and Donna Guldner

April 9, 2018

Eddy was my favorite Lieutenant in Ladder 42. He was always ready with his quick wit and dry humor ready to take the edge off of a trying moment. Cheese nips and something to wash them down helped make it through some very busy night tours. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. God be with you my friend.