Patrick J. FlahertyApril 28, 2014
Rensselaer - Patrick J. Flaherty passed away at home Monday April 28, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cork City, Ireland on April 3, 1925 to Catherine O'Neill and Joseph Flaherty, he came to America at 13 months of age and lived in what was known as "Hells Kitchen" in New York City. This is where his brothers and sisters were born.
He attended Cardinal Hayes High School, deciding in his senior year to join the Navy during World War II and served 8 years as a cook. He worked for Motor Vehicle in Albany and after retirement worked part time for SUNY Albany and the Rensselaer County Department of Motor Vehicle in Troy. He also sang in the Uncle Sam Chorus for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy E. Mullin Flaherty; his daughters, Mary 'Kitty' Kimball, Cathy (Larry) Browe, and Patricia (John) Quirk; a sister, Anne Damm; Nancy's children, Mary Beth Galluzzo, Kimberly (Ken) Brockway, Matthew (Marianne) Mullin, James (Michelle) Mullin, Michael (Diane) Mullin, Donald (Lisa) Mullin, Bryan (Joan) Mullin, Christian (Kimberly) Mullin; and over 40 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Mary Wood Flaherty; three children, Karen, Kevin, and Patrick and a son-in-law, Ken Kimball.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Thursday from 4 - 7PM.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 9:30 AM at the funeral home and at 10am at Sacred Heart Church Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Yanas, Pastor , officiating.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Patrick Flaherty to Sacred Heart Church Memorial Fund 310 Spring Avenue Troy, NY 12180 .