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Patrick John Ahearn passed peacefully in his sleep on June 2, 2017. Born in Beverly, on November 5, 1948 to the late John P. and Thelma (Maxon) Ahearn. He was the eldest of five siblings and proudly nicknamed “Patio Furniture”, which fit him perfectly during his younger years. He graduated from Beverly High School with the class of 1966. While there, he enjoyed playing baseball and developed a love for the sport, which carried over to his playing many seasons with The Barney Bombers softball team.

After high school he attended Suffolk University before being drafted into military service during the Vietnam War. He became a member of the Screeching Eagle 101st Airborne Division and courageously earned the Bronze Star for Valor.

Upon returning to his beloved hometown of Beverly, he had a series of jobs until he found his one true passion, Geriatric Nursing. For many years, he compassionately cared for his city’s elders. Many of his patients were the beloved mothers and fathers of his close friends. Patrick considered his commitment to their well-being an honor, not a job. In order to better serve his community, at the age of 56 he enrolled at North Shore Community College and earned his nursing degree.
Patio loved his billiards. On any given day during his youth you could find him at Murray’s Pool Room setting up the perfect shot. He was known around Beverly as an excellent shot maker. He was also an active member of the Italian Community Center Billiards League. Patrick was an avid golfer. He would always be the first one to bring out his clubs, wearing his Ben Hogan’s and the last one to tee off at the local courses in the winter. His last golf tournament was just two days before his passing; Not a Hole in One…..but he Won. “Godspeed.”
Surviving him are two sisters, Kathleen Ahearn and Maureen (Ahearn) Carter both of Beverly; one brother, Paul Ahearn of Newburyport; three nieces, Colleen Ahearn, Samantha Ahearn and Heather (Ahearn) Fontaine; and one nephew, Brian Hughes. He was also the brother of the late Kevin Ahearn.
Patrick’s Funeral Service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 9 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Scholarship in Memory of Patrick Ahearn, North Shore Community College Foundation, 1 Ferncroft Road, PO Box 3340, Danvers, MA 01923, www.northshore.edu//giving. Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  July 6, 2017
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