Emmett Ahearn

Obituary of Emmett F. Ahearn

Palmer- Emmett F. Ahearn, 90, passed away October 29, 2021. Emmett was born in Palmer to the late John R. and Mary (Farrelly) Ahearn on September 17, 1931. As a lifelong resident of Palmer, Emmett became an essential part of the community as a proud 3rd generation volunteer firefighter for over 50 years, including serving as a chaplain. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, Palmer Council #376. He retired from the Monson Developmental Center after 25 years.

Emmett had a quick wit and sense of humor – always saying goodbye by stating – “if I don’t see you around, I’ll see you at the square” with a smile on his face.

Emmett is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Gloria (Brothers) Ahearn; stepdaughter, Robin McClenaghan and her son, Bruce Godin; and nieces and nephews, Eileen Gleason, Colleen Scaffa, Maureen Reidy, Erin Page, Kathleen Odea, Michael Ahearn, Kerry Thorpe, Kevin, John, Danny and James Page and many great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Emmett was predeceased by his brother John R. Ahearn, twin sister Eileen Page and nephew Patrick Ahearn.

Visitation will be held on Nov. 5, 2021 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Nov. 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Church in Palmer. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. to form a funeral procession. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Emmett to the Palmer Fire Department.

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Visitation - Public

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, November 5, 2021
Beers & Story Funeral Homes, Palmer
1475 N Main Street
Palmer, Massachusetts, United States

Funeral Mass - Public

10:00 am
Saturday, November 6, 2021
St. Thomas Church
1076 Thorndike Street
Palmer, Massachusetts, United States


St. Thomas Cemetery
Thorndike St
Palmer, Massachusetts, United States
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