FLAHERTY Barbara T. (Welch) of Norwood, formerly of Dorchester and South Boston, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born August 25, 1920. Wife of the late Peter J. Flaherty. Treasured mother of Barbara of Norwood and James P. of Quincy and the late Richard A. Flaherty. Devoted grandmother (“Gum”) to Peter A. Flaherty of Los Angeles, CA and Brendan R. Flaherty and his wife Elle of Chelsea, MA. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 30 at 10:00 A.M. from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), NORWOOD, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow the Mass in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood, 150 Chapel Street, Norwood, MA 02062 or to the Francis House, PO Box 120499, Boston, MA 02112-0499. Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood 781-762-0174 www.gilloolyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Boston Herald on Dec. 27, 2015