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Welcome to Bergen County, NJ AOH

Father Solanus Casey Division # 32

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there...I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow...I am the diamond glints on snow...I am the sunlight on ripened grain... I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wakin in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush. Of gentle birds in circling 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... 

Sean Hughes

Sean Hughes, 44, long time resident of Clifton, NJ was embraced by a loving God passing away peacefully in his sl​eep on February 18, 2022.  Sean was one of our AOH brothers and served as our Division President in 2012 and 2013.

A​fter College, Sean joined MWW a prestigious Public Relation Firm and two other firms before joining Coach USA as Vice President of Governmental Affairs. 

Sean was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and Past NJ State President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. At his passing he was the President of the NJ Bus Association and editor of the Diabetic Food Critic Journal. Sean, an entrepreneur from an early age was both a business and community leader and the recipient of numerous business and fraternal leadership awards for his efforts.

Sean is survived by a loving family, his father, John Hughes, brother, William McDonald and his wife Donna, nephew Mitchell, and nieces Crystal and Goddaughter Rachel, Girlfriend Noelle Martello, Irish brother Colm Hamill and countless cousins, legions of dear friends and business associates.

A contribution, in Sean's memory, can be made to Dominican Friars Foundation, 141 East 65th Street, New York City, NY 10065 ( or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – NJ Chapter, 1480 US Route 9, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 (

Ed F.P Lane

Edward F.P. Lane, of River Edge, NJ peacefully entered into eternal life Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Valley Hospital surrounded by his family. Ed was one of our AOH brothers.

He was born in Jersey City on October 11, 1939 to the late Catherine (née Kelleher) and John Lane. Edward was a graduate of St. Peter’s College and retired as Financial Advisor and Vice President of Royal Alliance, Old Tappan, NJ. Previously he held the same position at EFHutton, Merrill Lynch, Wells

Fargo, Paine Webber and UBS. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, ranking as Second Lieutenant, and a member of American Legion Post #0226. He served his community as an elected Town Councilman for 12 years, and was also a member of the River Edge Planning Board. Edward was a faithful parishioner of St. Peter’s R.C. Church where he was President of the Parish Council and member and Past Grand Knight of St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus, Council #5015, and was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Edward was the beloved husband of 51 years of Sheila (née Sutton), devoted father of Kathleen (Christopher) Caslin, Maureen Lane, Eileen (Fiachra) Grisewood, and, dear brother of John (Mary) Lane, Jr., Thomas and Mary Lane. He will be sadly missed by his cherished grandchildren, Andrew, Kiera, Ronan and Orla. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Those who wish may make donations to the Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667.

Bill Watkins

William Doane Watkins, 74, of River Edge entered eternal life on October 17, 2017. Bill was one of our AOH brothers.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing, his beloved wife of 48 years, and former River Edge Mayor, Margaret "Peggy" (neé Falahee), his devoted children, Will, Matt and his wife Andrea, Kirby and his wife Jessica, and Maggie, and his cherished grandchildren, Liam, Gabe and Benjamin. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bill was born in North Tonawanda, NY to Evalyn (neé Doane) and Joseph W.Watkins. After graduating Georgetown School of Foreign Service, he served as an Army Captain in the Vietnam War. Upon his discharge, William earned his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and was President of Arnet Consulting of River Edge. Bill was active in politics and a member of the Republican Club. He was a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Burke Council #5015, member of Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion Sgt. Walter Scott Brown Post #226, Caldroney-Klaiber-Frost VFW Post #876, Ancient Order of Hibernians Bergen Council #32, and Bergen Irish Association, Dumont.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Bill's memory to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Educational Center, 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, NJ 07733, or the American Diabetes Association, CenterPointe II, 1160 US-22 East, Suite 103, Bridgewater, NJ 08807,

Dan Boland

Dan Boland, 56, entered eternal life on October 19, 2016. Dan was a founding member of our organization and served as our Vice President from 2007-2009.

Dan grew up in Rutherford, NJ and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1978. He received a BS in Accounting from Villanova University in 1982 and an MBA from Fordham University in 1989. He was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in Paramus, NJ in the wealth management division as a financial advisor. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, nephew,

uncle, and friend. Dan was very involved in the River Edge community. He 

coached multiple teams over many years. He loved family, friends, Villanova basketball, Giants football, and St. Patrick's Day Parades.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen and his children: Matthew, Thomas, and Sean.

Donations can be made to memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to "MSK" and send to the Office of Development, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Attn: Lauren Kelly, 885 Second Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Please indicate on the check that the gift is in memory of Daniel Boland.

"Remembering Dan": click on the above image of Dan

Stephen Farrell

Stephen Farrell, 50, entered eternal life on April 12, 2010. Steve was one of our AOH brothers.

Steve was a parishioner of St.Peter the Apostle RC Church in River Edge where he was an active member, including coaching a CYO basketball team. He was a member of the Planning Board; a never-ending coach for his children and ​children all over River Edge at recreation basketball, AAU basketball, River Dell soccer, River Dell Blackhawks, REGAL basketball and softball. Steve was a member of Manhattan Rugby and a New York Giants fan.

He is survived by his wife, Maryann and his children: Megan, Matthew, and Luke.

Memorial donations may be made to the Farrell Children's Scholarship Fund, care of Eric Bollinger, 236 Kensington Road, River Edge, NJ 07661

Al Bosworth

Al Bosworth, 79, entered eternal life on August 19, 2008. Al was a Honorary member of our Group.

Al was a bag pipe instructor for the NYPD and Transit Bag Pipers and taught bag pipe lessons to our members. He was also a Pipe Major of the Tri-County Rockland Irish. He played professional baseball for the Giants, Browns, and Athletics. He devoted over 20 years of service to the Youth Athletics Program in Teaneck.

Al was pre-deceased by his wife of 51 years, Rita.  He is survived by his

children: Bette (Ripley), Richard, Laura (Gutin), and David. He is the cherished grandfather of Jackie, Rebekah, Zachary, Daniel, Alyssa, Keith, Dillon, and the late Pamela.

Memorial donations made be made to the Bergen County Charity Classic, 7 Cricket Lane, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677