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SLATTERY, Joseph T. Age 47, a Natick Firefighter of Norwood, formerly of South Boston and Natick died Sunday January 27, 2013 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a courageous 13 month battle with Sarcoma. He was the beloved husband of Maureen E. (Flaherty) Slattery with whom he shared 13 years of marriage. A year 6 resident of Norwood he was born in Natick the son of Joseph F. and Jeanette M. (Gay) Slattery of Natick. Mr. Slattery was a dedicated Natick Firefighter for 15 years most recently as Driver on Engine Number 3, and was a Fire Department Dispatch Operator for the prior 11 years. He was a proud member of Firefighters Local Union # 1707, and was a member of the Natick Firefighters Relief Association, the PFFM and IAFF. Joe was passionate in his devotion for the Firefighter profession and was known for his total commitment and enthusiasm for fire training and education to improve his own skills and those of his fellow firefighters. He was a devoted father to his children and volunteered at their Parish and School of St Catherine of Siena in Norwood. In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by his three cherished children, Liam J. Slattery, Caitlin M. Slattery, Brendan C. Slattery all of Norwood, one sister Donna M. Cohen and her husband Ron of Natick, two brothers, Daniel P. Slattery and his wife Donna of Natick, Michael J. Slattery of Brighton, his father and mother in law Charles "Bud " and Patricia (O'Connor) Flaherty of Quincy, brother and sister in laws, Daniel Flaherty and his wife Kirsten of Quincy, Susan Murray and her husband Michael of Milton, Cheryl Flaherty of Quincy, nieces and nephews Shannon, Lainey, Mike, Kimberly, Jeffery, Eryn, and Brian, Luke, Danny, Olivia and Grace. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday February 2, at 10:00 A.M. in St. Patrick Church 44 East Central Street Natick. Burial will follow in St Patrick Cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to: The Slattery Children's Education Fund in care of the Dedham Savings Bank P.O Box 9107 Dedham MA 02062. For directions or to send the Slattery family online condolences please visit www.everettfuneral.com

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 29, 2013
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