Arthur G. Ahern, 83, died Feb. 14, 2012 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Fla.
He was born in Boston, raised in Charlestown, Mass., and lived in Port St. Lucie, Fla., after many years residing with his family in Andover, Mass.
He was a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree in education and a Master’s Degree in education from Boston State.
He was a World War II veteran who served in the Marine Corps. After his military service he went to college on the G.I. Bill then began a long career as a teacher, principal and administrator with the Boston Public Schools. He finished his career in the mid 1980s as a director of the Title I program.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Ahern of Port St. Lucie; daughters, Karen Stamm of Pauma Valley, Calif., Colleen Kefferstan of Andover, Mass. and Denise LaMalfa of Fresno, Calif,; son, Gerald Ahern of Williamston, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He is also survived by a brother, Donald Ahern, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and a sister, Lorraine McMahon, of New Hampshire. He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Ahern.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road. Fort Pierce, Fla.; or www.tchospice.org. A memorial Mass was held Feb. 20, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, Fla. Arrangements for Boston-area services and burial at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington, Mass., are pending.