It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Vincent J. “Duke” Ahern of 173 Alps Rd., Branford. He died peacefully on Friday May 13, 2005 at CT Hospice in Branford.
He will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife, Theresa Murphy Ahern, his son, Vincent J. (Judith) Ahern, JR of Richmond, VA, his daughters, Mary Patricia (Charles) Hildebrandt of Upland, CA, Judith (Peter) Wall of Milford, Terry Ahern and Joanne (David) Marquis, both of Branford, his grandchildren, Matthew Hildebrandt of Long Beach, CA, Bonnie Gravely and Morgan Wharff of Richmond, Joseph Ahern of New York City, Caitlin Ahern of Leavenworth, WA, and James and John Marquis of Branford, and his great-grandson Jack Ahern Wharff of Richmond. Pre-deceased by brothers, James, William, Daniel, Timothy Ahern, and sisters, Mary Keegan, Catherine Reed, Rita Ahern, Anne Koloski.
He was born in New Haven Feb. 6, 1918, son of the late John Patrick and Catherine O’Connell Ahern. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. After a twenty five year career at Brock-Hall Dairy in Hamden, he worked as an investigator for the Connecticut State Welfare Department. Upon his retirement, he established Ahern Realty in Branford.
We will miss the joy and laughter that he brought into our lives and he will remain in our hearts forever.
Funeral from the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Branford, Monday morning at 9:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church at 10:00. Burial in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4 – 7 PM.
Memorial donations may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.
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