Moreen W. (O'Hara) Hernon

  • Died: May 24, 2021
  • Location: Dorchester, Massachusetts

James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home

1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel. (617) 265-9840

Tribute & Message From The Family

HERNON, Moreen W. (O'Hara). In Dorchester, formerly of Portland Maine, passed away on May 24, 2021.

Beloved wife of Stephen Hernon.

Loving mother of Michael J. Hernon and his fiancé Cait Witham of Connecticut, and Barbara B. Hernon of Dorchester.

Sister of John and his wife Judy O'Hara of Falmouth, Maine.

Devoted aunt of Katie, Molly, and John.

Family and friends will honor and remember Moreen's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, on Thursday from 5-8 P.M. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church on Friday morning, May 28th, at 10 A.M.

Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Moreen was a former Paraprofessional for Bay Cove Human Services, Marian Manor Nursing Home, and Boston Collegiate Charter School.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Moreen's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or at


Condolence & Memory Journal

My heart is so heavy finding out about my sister Moreen passing. We worked together at Baycove and she was always there for me and my kids. Please know she is a light taken way to early in this world. Our heavenly father needed an Angel and he couldn't have gotten a more blessed one.Love you my sister. To Barbara,Michael and Stephen, I'm truly so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Dea Moore - Dorchester, MA - Coworker   June 26, 2021

Just heard about Moreens passing. Truly sad and I know loved so much by her son Michael. She was an amazing Mom from everything I always heard about. Buddy, please get strength during this horrible time. Rest In Peace Mrs Hernon

Apologize I wasn’t able to attend any of the services

Sean McK

Posted by Sean Mck    May 29, 2021

Sincere sympathies to uncle Steve,Michael and Barbara on the passing of your beautiful wife and mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this heartbreaking time. May her gentle soul Rest In Peace xxx

Posted by Martin and Breege Birrane - Ireland - Family   May 28, 2021

A gentle heart and strong woman who will be sorely missed in the world. She loved her family, she loved life even when her health was failing. She loved being a caregiver to all.

Rest In Peace

Posted by Pete - Coworker   May 26, 2021

She was one of the kindest people I have ever known. She was so proud of her children. She loved the Dorchester connection. She will be surely missed.

Posted by Doe ODonnell - Boston, MA - Friend   May 26, 2021

Steve, Michael and Barbara,
So sorry to hear about Moreen's passing. She was a great friend and we shared many happy times over the years whether it be the Christmas Bazaars,flea market shopping or just chatting and laughing. She will be missed but let your memories help you deal with your loss. Her love for all of you is everlasting. Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by Betty Cikacz - Hudson, FL - Friend   May 26, 2021

Moreen was a great friend and a truly great mother and wife as I saw through the years. She will be sorely missed. My condolences to family and friends

Posted by Mary - Friend   May 26, 2021

Moreen was a great friend and a truly great mother and wife as I saw through the years. She will be sorely missed. My condolences to family and friends

Posted by Mary    May 26, 2021

Moreen so sad to hear of your passing
Thinking of the love you had for Rusheenamanagh and the fun you brought us when you would arrive .Thing of Stephen,Micheal and Barbara today .
Love always your Cousin Margaret ,Tom and family London

Posted by Margaret O'Donnell - Dorchester, MA - Family   May 26, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all of you Stephen. May she Rest In Heavenly Peace

Posted by Annemarie & Mickey Reaney & Family Reaney - Braintree, MA - Friend   May 25, 2021

I'm so sad to hear that Moreen has passed away may she rest in peace
We had such good times in the late 70's early 80's when she would visit us here in Ireland
Our thoughts r with Steve Michael and Barbara xxx

Posted by Mairin Festy and Marty Flaherty - Ireland - Family   May 25, 2021

Heartfelt condolences to Steve, Barbara, Michael , Kate and the O'Hara family . So sorry to hear of Moreen's passing, may she rest in peace. Thinking of you all from Rusheenamanach/Bantrachard . You'll all be in our prayers here.

Posted by Caroline , Reamonn, Niamh and Cole Birrane/Flaherty - Connemara - Family   May 25, 2021

All my love to Uncle Steve and the family.

Thinking of you all at this sad time. May she rest in peace .

Posted by Patrick Birrane    May 25, 2021

To the Hernon family,
I usd to meet Moreen on the Dorchester streets and stores and she was the loveliest lady. I am so so sorry for the loss of a wonderful person.

Posted by Kathy Costello - Dorchester, MA - Acquaintance   May 25, 2021

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