Aherne, Maurice D.,92, of Cohasset, formerly of Dorchester and Jamaica Plain, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Cohasset. He was predeceased in 2007 by his beloved wife of almost 61yrs, Cecilia (Cannon). He is survived by his 4 children, Francis X. "Frank" of Boston, Joan M. Burke & her husband James "Mickey" of Hull, Maureen C. Sarsfield & her husband Dennis of Bellingham, and Kathleen A. Poles & her husband Livio of Dorchester, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his beloved sister, Mary "Eva" Aherne. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Maurice was born in Boston on Oct. 19, 1919, raised in Jamaica Plain, educated in Boston schools, and attended Northeastern University. He was a WWII Veteran, serving in the US Navy, Pacific Campaign. He was the last Charter member of the V.F.W. Post #722, Hyde SQ., Jamaica Plain. After the war, he returned to J.P., married his "Southie girl" Cecilia, raised his family, and enjoyed a long career with the US Postal Service. He was a faithful, lifelong communicant first for many years at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Jamaica Plain, and then later in life, in retirement at St. Brendan's Parish, Dorchester. In retirement he and Cecilia were volunteers for many years at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston. They enjoyed gardening and traveled extensively. He will be sorely missed by one and all. A special thank you on behalf of Maurice's family to all of the wonderful, caring staff at Golden Living, who took care of Maurice for the last 5 years of his life.
Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Wednesday 4-8pm. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan's Church, Thursday morning at 10:30am. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Maurice's name to: St. Brendan's Parish, 15 Rita Rd., Dorchester, MA 02124.