Margaret Ellen (née McGinnis) Flaherty of Bloomfield, N.J., passed away Tuesday April 29, 2014, at the age of 90. She was born in Scranton, Pa., settling in Bloomfield in 1946. Margaret was the fleet management coordinator for Beecham Products of Clifton for 15 years, before retiring in 1988. Before working in Beecham Products she was a crossing guard in Bloomfield for several years.
Mrs. Flaherty was predeceased in 2007 by her husband, John H. "Jack" Flaherty, who was the Bloomfield fire chief; a son, John H. Flaherty Jr.; her sister, Anne McDevitt; and brothers Eugene, Thomas and William McGinnis.
Surviving are a son, James Flaherty and his wife, Kathleen; and a daughter, Joanne Flaherty Erickson and her husband, Eugene; a sister, Agnes Hansbury; and a brother, James McGinnis and his wife, Kate; also survived by grandchildren, Jamie Brad, Jackie Caputo, Alyssa, Jack, Mike, Joey, Tommy and Sean Flaherty; and great-grandchildren, Brendan, Logan, Madison, Isabella, Gabriella, Michael and Preston.
Visitation will be at Frank Halpin's Brookdale Funeral Home, 1284 Broad St., Bloomfield, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be Wednesday from the funeral home at 9 a.m., followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Ave., Bloomfield. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the John Theurer Cancer Center, 92 Second Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 (www.jtcancercenter.org
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