Jean M. Ahearn, 90, formerly of Pittston, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Pittston on April 25, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Verna (McGarry) Dunnigan. She was a graduate of Pittston High School.
She was the owner of Ahearn Personal Care, Pittston. She had lived in Vero Beach Florida for 18 years and there she was the president of the Welcome Wagon. She was a member of the Lions Club. Jean was very civic-minded and was active in many community organizations.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed by friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Francis Ahearn, in 1971, and sister, Helen Bradt.
Surviving are her two sons, Thomas Ahearn and his wife, Betty Jane, Duryea, and Scot Ahearn and his wife, Ronnie, Pittston; two daughters, Sharon Ahearn, Pittston, and Denise Fino and her husband, Michael, Hughestown; 14 grandchildren, Dawn Begley, Lori Bryant, Tara Malampy, Kelly Wynder, Shannon Hagenbaugh, Erin Viglione, Vicki Guiliano, Santina Guiliano, Cheryl Higgins, Janelle Guiliano, Kaylin Ahearn, Kristin Ahearn, Ryan Ahearn and Eamon Ahearn; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their compassionate care.
A memorial service will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in St. Cecelia's Church, 1700 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with the Rev. James Thyren officiating.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston.
Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on May 4, 2013