Dorothy M. Ahern

July 8, 1931 - May 12, 2024

Dorothy M. Ahern

“Dottie, Dot, Mom, Grandma Dottie, G’ma, GG Dottie”
July 8, 1931 – May 12, 2024

Dottie was born in North Hollywood, CA to Stanley and Eva Fisher. She graduated from San Joaquin Memorial High School and Fresno State College with a Bachelor of Arts. She moved to San Mateo to start her career as a kindergarten teacher. Dottie met the love of her life, Bob, on a blind date at a ski club meeting. They married six months later on August 6, 1955. Four children were born in quick succession in San Francisco – Bob Jr., Timm, Chris and Jennifer. In 1963, they moved to Citrus Heights where Joanna and Julie were later born. Dottie changed careers to a fulltime “MOTHER EXTRAORDINAIRE” but also earned her Real Estate license, was a Mary Kay Consultant, and dedicated her life as a volunteer.

Dottie was an active member and volunteer of St. Mel’s Parish and School, Jesuit, Mercy and Loretto High Schools, Sacramento Life Center, St. Vincent de Paul, All Saints Mr. and Mrs. Club, and so many more. These organizations and especially St. Mel’s provided many lifelong treasured friends. Dottie enjoyed traveling, camping, tennis, skiing, bridge and sewing. She loved her SF Giants and was the #1 fan at her kids’, grandkids’ and great grandkids’ activities. Her greatest passions were faith, family, and friends.

Dottie is survived by her children Bob Ahern (Linda), Timm Ahern (Cindy), Chris Ahern (Mary), Jennifer Funk (Tim), Joanna Porter (John) and Julie Macke (Mike). She leaves behind 15 loving grandchildren, Laura Messina (John), Rob Ahern (Michelle), Ryan Funk (Allison), Lisa Lee (Brian), Terran Ahern, Megan Peters (Joe), Maddi Butkus (Jeff), Katie Ahern, Raina Ahern, Daniel Porter (Allison), Brennan Ahern, Sam Macke, Jon Ahern, Joey Macke, and Max Macke. She was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren, Joseph, Grace, Julia and Mary Kate Funk, Jack and Luke Messina, Molly and Lily Ahern, Cooper and Mason Lee, Liam Peters, and Collin Butkus. She is also survived by her loving sister, Kay Cameron, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dottie passed away peacefully at the age of 92 surrounded by her adoring family and amazing caregivers Fane Ofahenghaue (Ofa) and Oakmont of Fair Oaks care providers. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bob; 3 siblings, Madeline Elizalde, Chuck Fisher and Robert Fisher, and sweet great grandbaby, Mary Kate Funk.

Services will be held Friday, May 31, 2024, at St. Mel’s Catholic Church, 4745 Pennsylvania Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Rosary at 10:30 am followed by funeral mass at 11:00 am. Reception to follow in the parish McSweeney Hall.

Remembrances may be made to Sacramento Life Center or St. Vincent de Paul