Marie Ahern

Marie S. Ahern (Federico)

Saturday, April 13th, 2019
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Marie S. (Federico) Ahern, 89, of Westerly, passed away at her home on Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was the wife of the late Arthur T. Ahern, Jr. who passed away on January 27th, 2019.

Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late Domenic and Carrie Federico.

Marie was a graduate of Westerly High School, class of ’47 and a graduate of Temple University. She worked as a Dental Hygienist at the Groton Naval Base for many years. She loved playing tennis and golf and was a longtime member of the Westerly Chorus.

Mrs. Ahern is survived by her son Mark Fitzgerald and wife, Jackie and daughter-in-law Kate Fitzgerald, all of Marietta, GA.; and her three step-daughters, Ursula E. Ahern of Westerly, Michele Ahern of North Wales, PA, and Valerie Ahern, also of Westerly. She also leaves two siblings, Robert Federico of Vienna, VA and Dorothy Federico of Westerly; seven grandchildren, Andrew, Benjamin, and Ryan Fitzgerald, all of Marietta, GA, Erica (Delaney) Bliven and Benjamin R. Delaney, both of Westerly and Megan and Molly Lehr of North Wales, PA; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ahern was predeceased by her son David P. Fitzgerald; her grandson Daniel A. Lehr; and siblings, Natale Federico, R. George Federico, Vincent Federico, Irene Federico and Rudolph Federico.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 11am – 1pm at Gaffney Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce Street, Westerly. Funeral service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Westerly Chorus in Marie’s memory. For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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Jennifer Rosario

Posted at 03:21pm
I will miss Marie so much!!! She was a great friend to me since 1983 when we met at the Groton Naval Dental Clinic when I was a young girl of 21 in the Navy. This was before she met Arthur but I was there when they started dating and Marie was so excited about him! With tears in my eyes, I think of our fond memories together. Marie taught me how to play racquetball and we would often play on lunch break or after work She had me over for Italian dinners and wine at her condo and we would laugh and gossip and talk about life. She adored her two Sons and talked so fondly about them all the time. When she got grand children she was over the moon with joy! She was so broken hearted when David passed. Once she invited my parents from Massachusetts to join us for a swimming pool party at her condo and my Dad, who is also gone, thought she was a hoot! My mom still remember her. After I moved away, we kept in touch through letters and phone calls. I just sent her a card last week that she will never see. I also called her recently and now I know why she didn't answer the phone or call me back. Today I was going to call her for her 90th birthday which she is spending in Heaven with Arthur. Marie was at my wedding reception in 1985 and came to my home I sent her a photo of myself when I was 8 months pregnant in Texas with my first son who is now 30. I was in a spandex outfit riding an exercycle. I was mortified to learn later that she framed this picture and put it in her operatory at the Dental Clinic where her mostly male patients could see it! She and Arthur visited me when I had my second son in Newport, RI and when we would visit her and Arthur in Westerly my little boys always loved riding with him on his tractor! They recently talked about that when I told them Arthur had passed. Marie and Arthur visited us in Virginia as well and we had a wonderful time while I gave them a tour of the local area. I loved Marie very much and will miss her and Arthur and will never forget them! Marie has been like family to me since we met so long ago. Rest in peace in God's care and know that you are loved. Your friend forever, Jennifer Rosario

Susan McGuire

Posted at 02:02pm
To Marie's family - Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Marie was a client of mine for as long as I can remember ...sweet lady. I would expect the calls twice a year saying they were leaving for Florida or coming back. She will be missed by us all at Louis Panciera Inc.

Sincerely, Susan McGuire

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