BENNINGTON - Helen C. Ahearn, 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at her residence.
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She was born in Albany, N.Y., Jan. 3, 1933, the daughter of Francis J. and Julia (Brazell) Cone.
She graduated from Bennington High School in 1950 and from St. Joseph's Business College in 1952.
On May 8, 1954, she married John E. Ahearn in Bennington. Mr. Ahearn died in 2003.
Mrs. Ahearn was employed as a medical and legal secretary. She retired after 12 years with the Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services.
She also enjoyed reading and knitting.
Survivors include five children, Patricia Masterson of Narragansett, R.I., Julianne Roy, John Ahearn, both of Bennington, Kevin Ahearn of Queensbury, N.Y., and Kathleen LaCroix of Loxahatchee, Fla.; five grandchildren; a sister, Frances Anglin of South Yarmouth, Mass.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her caregiver, Autumn Dorman.
The funeral will begin with a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home and followed by the 11 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart School or Alpha 1 Foundation, in care of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Rutland Herald on Aug. 3, 2012