Mary C. Ahern, 72 of Rio Rancho, NM, wife of Enzo Sorcinelli, passed away at Skies Hospice Care in Albuquerque, NM. Her husband, Enzo was with her. Mary and Enzo shared a profound respect and love for the past 34 years. Born in New Haven, Ct. on January 27, 1946 to the late Cornelius Ahern and Mary Stokes Ahern. Mary will be missed by husband Enzo’s daughters, Cari Sorcinelli, Dawn Sorcinelli (Deceased), and Tricia Sorcinelli Fullerton; brother Anthony Ahern of CT; cousin Karen Kennedy of NM; ; cousins, Kathleen, John and Patricia O’Conner of New Hampshire; cousin Daniel O’Connor and cousin Colleen O’Conner of Ct. Especially dear Mary were her many friends of Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, NM, New Haven Ct. and Miami, Fl.
Mary graduated Hillhouse High School of New Haven, Ct., Earned a BA at Southern Ct. State University.
Before retirement, Mary’s career was spent at Yale University, University of New Mexico, and Miami University, Jackson Hospital. Mary helped to organize Local 34 at Yale University. Mary had many close relationships at these institutions.
Mary had a deep love of helping many afflicted with alcoholism and depression for the past 38 plus years. May God keep them.
Mary shared her creativity with many through her paintings and sketches. She especially treasured making jewelry of semi-precious stones for family and friends. Mary’s love of animals and birds was deep.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.