Michael J. O’Hern

Michael J. O’Hern, 82, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of Patricia (McVay) O’Hern to whom he was married for 56 years.

Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Francis V. and Jeannette J. (Martel) O’Hern.

He was a Rhode Island National Guard Special Forces Veteran during the Vietnam War. Mr. O’Hern was an Industrial Arts Teacher for the Pawtucket School Department. He was the owner and operator of O’Hern Construction Company and the Eastern Mass Concrete Corporation. He was a former Chairman of the Board of Selectman for the Town of Rehoboth and retired as the former Building Commissioner. He was also one of the founding members of the Fox Lee Farm Polo Club. Mr. O’Hern moved to Rehoboth in 1966 where he became an avid farmer until his passing.

Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Sean P. O’Hern and his wife Pamela of Lincoln and Michael T. O’Hern of Rehoboth, five grandchildren, Kyle and Abigail O’Hern, Ashley Stanley, Brendan and Ian O’Hern, one sister, Janet Walker and her husband Garen of Lincoln and three nieces, Susan Fisk, Julia Gribbin and Katherine Walker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be private. Calling hours respectfully omitted. Arrangements by the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME.



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Dennis OHern from Oceanside, CA wrote on September 11, 2020 at 2:31 pm
Dia dhaoibh and a shot of Jameson for you Mike. A kind and generous soul who will be sorely missed. Sending all strength and love to Pat and the boys.
James DeBlois from Rehoboth wrote on September 11, 2020 at 1:17 pm
Mike was without question, a great father, patriot, neighbor and friend. I have never met a man with more honor and integrity and he always demonstrated a true commitment to his family and community. The world was a better place with him in it and he will truly be missed. My family and are are grateful for the opportunity to share time and laughs with such an amazing man. Our deepest sympathy to the entire O'hern family.
Edward Nowak from Taunton wrote on September 11, 2020 at 11:18 am
Thoughts and prayers to Sean and Mickey and your whole family. A man of honesty, integrity, high moral character and a true friend. Our times together will never be forgotten.
Betty Brady from Key West wrote on September 11, 2020 at 7:06 am
Thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time. May your memories bring you peace.
Don Mailhot from Riverside RI wrote on September 10, 2020 at 9:10 pm
So sorry for your loss.Mike was one of the best.May he rest in peace.
Michael & Anna Deignan from Rehoboth wrote on September 10, 2020 at 8:28 pm
Mike was a wonderful person to work with. His absence will be felt in many areas. Please accept our heartfelt condolences
Susan Adams from warwick wrote on September 10, 2020 at 7:31 pm
My heart breaks for you he was a beautiful soul will be greatly missed
Lenny Perron from cumberland wrote on September 10, 2020 at 6:38 pm
You have been an inspiration and a roll model. Thank you for all the great memories. God bless you. My condolences to O'Hern family. Lenny Perron
Steve Sammis from Rehoboth wrote on September 10, 2020 at 5:51 pm
Steve Sammis from Rehoboth wrote on September 10, 2020 at 5:49 pm
“Ours is a path less taken, for it is not apathetic all. Perhaps it may be a fairy tale, yet so many can tell true tales of the adventures they encountered.” Mike was such an adventure encountered (by our family). And yes, The tales are true. God’s blessings to Pat, Sean, Mike, Janet, and families.
Betsy Risk from Lincoln wrote on September 10, 2020 at 5:20 pm
Our heart felt sympathies!
Lori Scales from Attleboro wrote on September 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm
Sincere condolences to the O’hern and Walker families. He was a wonderful family man.
Susan adams from Warwick Warwick wrote on September 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm
Susan adams from Warwick Warwick wrote on September 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm
Ronald Girouard from Warwick wrote on September 10, 2020 at 3:54 pm
Richard Fugere from Lincoln, RI wrote on September 10, 2020 at 3:12 pm
There is nothing that I can say that hasn't already been said in previous guestbook entry's, except that he was a special kind of man. He was my teacher and a mentor. Mike, you will never be forgotten. Condolences to all of his Family. RIP Mike. Diane and Richard
Jim Muri from Rehoboth wrote on September 10, 2020 at 2:41 pm
Mike has been an institution within the Town of Rehoboth. He has served in so many different capacities and for so long, space does not permit listing them. He was giving, honorable, and wise. He always had a quick joke and was someone whose company you always enjoyed. Godspeed Michael, we will miss you.
Arthur Tobin from REHOBOTH wrote on September 10, 2020 at 2:35 pm
I served as a Selectman When Mike was the Building Inspector/Zoning Officer and always found Mike to be knowledgeable when those issues came up. RIP Mike
Daniel Hochberger Nancy Covell from Rehoboth wrote on September 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm
Mike... Daniel and I will miss you sooo very much. But now I'm sure you're enjoying a good drink with dad. Tell I said hello and I miss and love him. I don't know who I'll give all the extra food that I make and always drop off to you and Pat.... 'm just so sad but happy that you are no longer suffering. I'm glad for all the time we were able to spend with you the last few months. I'll see you when I arrive there in Heaven. But Sean and Mic our condolences to you and your family. I know the pain all too well. With our love and prayers, Nancy and Daniel
Caroline Thiel from Bakersfield wrote on September 10, 2020 at 1:34 pm
The whole Thiel family send condolencs to all the O'Herns. Mike was a tremendous supporter of helping Richard become a member of the Rehoboth School Board. He was and always be a shining star in Rehoboth. We will miss you.