ONEIDA >> Shirley D. Ahern, 78, of 458 Sayles St., Oneida died Wednesday evening Feb. 19, 2014 in the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility where she had been a resident since Sept. 16, 2013.
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Shirley was born on June 30, 1935 in Syracuse, the daughter of Harry and Ruth Northrup Bailey. She was a graduate of APW High School class of 1952 and moved to Oneida in 1965.
On July 4, 1953 she married Owen Ahern in Syracuse. Mr. Ahern died on Aug. 6, 1985.
Shirley was a bookkeeper for the City of Oneida for 27 years retiring in March 1999.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Oneida, a member and former president of the CSEA Local No. 827 and former treasurer of the Oneida Castle School PTA.
Surviving was one daughter, Linda L. Ahern of Oneida who died very unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014; a brother and sister-in-law, William (Beverly) Bailey of Syracuse; several nieces and nephews and close family friend Ed Daly. She was pre-deceased by her parents and husband and two children, Kevin Ahern in 1958 and Laurie Ann Ahern in 1966.
Joint funeral services with her daughter Linda will be held 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 from the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Abigail Browka officiating. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery Oneida. Friends are invited and may call 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to the service. In their memory memorial contributions may be made to the Oneida Healthcare Patients Fund, 323 Genesee St., Oneida, N.Y. 13421. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida.
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Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on Feb. 25, 2014