FLAHERTY, Mary Lou. Of Dorchester, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 31, 2022 after a brief illness.
Beloved daughter of the late Paul F. Flaherty and Rita E. (Gleavy) Flaherty.
Loving sister of Anthony J. Flaherty of Dorchester and his late wife Catherine Flaherty, Edward B. Flaherty of Dorchester, Barbara A. and her husband Stephen Black of Bridgewater, Paul F. Flaherty Jr. and his partner Donna LeBlanc of Quincy, and the late John W. Flaherty.
Mary Lou is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and the late Catherine "Katie" Flaherty.
Family and friends will honor and remember Mary Lou's life by gathering for a visiting hour in St. Peter Church, 311 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, on Friday morning, February 11th, at 10:00 A.M. Followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M.
Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.
Mary Lou attended St. Peter Grammar School and then graduated from Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School in Dorchester, Class of 1961. She received a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern University and worked as a medical records administrator at Mass Hospital School in Canton for 20 years. She then retired after working as an administrative assistant at St. Peter Church for 30 years.
Mary Lou became the Flaherty family matriarch after her mother died. She was very proud of her Irish heritage. She enjoyed listening to Irish music and travelling to Ireland, especially to County Galway, from where her family came.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Lou's memory may be made to St. Peter Church, 278 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA 02122.