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Gillooly Funeral Home

126 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA

OBITUARY

Mary B. Flaherty

January 18, 1961May 31, 2019
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Flaherty, Mary B. of Norwood passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2019, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Born in Norwood, Mary was the daughter of the late Bartley and Mary (Keady) Flaherty. Beloved sister of Michael J. Flaherty and his wife Terese of Walpole, Thomas A. Flaherty, Patrick F. Flaherty, and Christine A. McCarthy all of Norwood. Devoted aunt of Kaitlin McCarthy, Kelsey McCarthy both of Norwood as well as Kathleen Flaherty and Michael Flaherty both of Walpole. Cherished niece of Margaret O’Toole and Bridget “Bridie” Faherty of Norwood, Sarah Naughton and her husband Michael of Co. Galway, Ireland. Mary is survived by many loving cousins here and in Ireland.

Mary will be forever remembered as a Teacher’s assistant who was passionate about her work with special needs children in the Norwood Public Schools. She was a former employee of Norwood Hospital and Eye Care Specialist.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral WEDNESDAY, June 5th at 10:00AM in Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street, Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. A Visitation will be held on TUESDAY, June 4th from 4:00-8:00PM in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Mary’s family kindly requests donations to be made in her memory to the House of Possibilities, Advancement Office, 350 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02356 or online at houseofpossibilities.org.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation in Gillooly Funeral Home Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Catherine of Siena Church Wednesday, June 5, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service Highland Cemetery following Mass

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Tara Coogan

June 4, 2019

Miss Mary, all I can say is Thank You!! You are beautiful inside & out. I hate to think of you in the past. I will make sure you are in Seamus ‘ future. He & I will never forget you! I will always show your picture to him so he never forgets ! Until we me again you beautiful soul! 🙏🏻❤️😘Xxoo

Susan Daly

June 2, 2019

I feel honored to have worked with Mary at the Prescott School in Norwood and to be her friend. She was such a kind and self-less individual who always put others' needs before her own. She inspired me with the dedication to the Special Needs students she worked with and helped on her own time, as well! I have no doubt Mary is happy in her Special Place in Heaven which she so richly deserves!

Kelly Forgit

June 2, 2019

I was blessed to have worked with Mary at Hero’s camp during the summers. She was always so sweet to chat with. They way she spoke and worked with the kids was amazing. She always had such a happy glow about her. My heart is very sad and I’m so sorry for her families as well. My hope is that her suffering has ended and that she may test in peace.

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