Obituaries

Elaine S. (Newhouse) Ahern

September 18th, 2015

Elaine S. Ahern (Newhouse), age 93, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2015, at the Wilmington Healthcare Center.

Elaine was born on June 4, 1922. She was raised and educated in Wilmington.

Elaine was married to Robert J. Ahern, Sr. for over 70 years, they made their home on Wildwood Street in Wilmington where they raised their five children; Robert Jr., Susie, Patricia, William, and Robin. Family was most important to Elaine; she was a devoted and loving mother and she cherished her role as “Nanni” to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Elaine was a wonderful homemaker who took great pride in her house; she had an open door policy and all were welcome. Elaine was an avid gardener and an excellent cook who loved to entertain her family and friends; she was always the ultimate hostess..

Family cookouts, holidays, special occasions, or just a Sunday dinner; Elaine always looked forward to the time spent with her family and a good time was had by all.

Elaine treasured the times spent with her daughter Susie; the enjoyed traveling, going to the beach and to Las Vegas, they loved to shop, and were always up for a game of bingo.

Elaine will be fondly remembered as a sweet lady and for her kindness towards others; she was cherished by all who knew and loved her especially her grandsons Shawn, Kelly and his fiance Sandy, Michael, and Eddie. She will be missed.

Elaine was the devoted mother of Robert J. Ahern, Jr., the late Simone “Susie” Murray, Patricia Sliver, William Ahern and Robin Cote, loving “Nani” of 20 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many great great-grandchildren, cherished daughter of the late Marie and James A. Lafave and Percy Newhouse, dear sister of Pearl Borthwick and James Lafave. Elaine is also survived by close family friend Donna Beaudoin and her son, Eddie.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, September 21st from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Elaine’s name may be made to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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4 Entries in Guest Book for “Elaine S. (Newhouse) Ahern”

  1. mike murray says:

    i miss you nani. you were a great mother and grandmother. i enjoyed going on trips with you. i love you.

    love mike

  2. sandy vallois says:

    Nanni I will miss you u wore like a grandmother to me but we had a lot of good times u will be miss r.i.p.nanni l love you

  3. Sandra Kenney says:

    On behalf of my mother, June Newhouse Gibelli, step-sister to Elaine she sends her heartfelt condolences to the family. June is now in an assisted living environment in Concord, NH, and unable to attend the services. June always spoke lovingly of her step siblings: Elaine, Sonny & Pearl and I know she would say I’ll see them all in heaven. God Bless.

  4. Dawn Sullivan Brown says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! :(

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