Ahern, Edward F. “Ted”

Edward F. (Ted) Ahern III, passed away on October 7, 2015 at his home in Farmington. Ted, a Hartford native, graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC in June 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts. Following service in the Navy at the Great Lakes Training Center, Ted worked for the Traveler’s Insurance Co in Hartford and earned a Masters of Arts at Trinity College in Hartford. Ted then embarked on a 30 year teaching career at the Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport where he was Professor of Social Science, retiring in 1997. Ted also completed many courses at the London School of Economics. During his life, Ted traveled as often as possible seeing much of the world as staff on several cruise lines and as director for opera tours in the United States and Europe. After retiring, he continued traveling especially to Europe where he spent many extended periods in Paris. Ted was the loving son of the late Agnes Kelley Ahern and Edward F. Ahern, Jr. He was predeceased by his brother Terry Ahern and leaves behind a sister, Sarah Opdycke of Evanston, IL, brother David of Annandale, VA., and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel in New Haven at 11 AM on Monday, November 2, 2015. There will be a private interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ted’s name may be made to the Agnes Kelley Ahern Scholarship at the University of St. Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117.

Calling Hours

Funeral Service

Monday, November 2, 2015 at 11:00am in St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel - New Haven

Burial

Private

Memorial Contribution

Agnes Kelley Ahern Scholarship at the University of St. Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117.

One Response to 'Ahern, Edward F. “Ted”'

  1. Susan Walker says:

    What sad news to learn of Ted’s passing. I knew him through Jim Cassidy and through Ted’s interest in the Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington where I work. I looked forward to seeing him and speaking with him. He was always such a gentleman–kind, polite, soft-spoken, with a wealth of fascinating stories. I will miss him.

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