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Emma M. (Gaffney) Flaherty

October 28, 2020


Mrs. Emma M. (Gaffney) Flaherty, 85, of Medway MA died Wednesday (October 28, 2020) at Milford Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Flaherty, who died in 1988.


Emma was born in Milford MA, the daughter of the late Charles and the late Margaret (Plouffe) Gaffney. She attended the former St. Mary’s parochial schools and had been employed for many years at the former Medway Country Manor Nursing Home.


Emma is survived by her three children: John Flaherty Jr and his wife Julie of MA, Michael Flaherty and his wife Brenda of Northbridge MA and Carol, wife of Tracy Smith of Bellingham MA; 4 Grandchildren: Kristen Flaherty of Blackstone MA, Scott Smith of Blackstone MA, Andrew Smith of Marlborough MA and Erin Flaherty of MA; 1 Great Granddaughter: Emma Smith of Blackstone MA; 2 Sisters: Judy Gaffney of Franklin MA and Pauline Kell of Hopedale MA; 2 Brothers: Charles Gaffney Jr. of Hopedale MA and Richard Gaffney of Bellingham MA; also several nieces & nephews.


Emma was the grandmother of the late Michael Flaherty and the sister of the late Margaret Falvey.


Her funeral will be held Monday (November 2nd) from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale MA. Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery. A visiting hour will be held Monday morning (November 2nd) from 8:30am to 9:30am, prior to her Funeral Mass. Social distancing protocols & use of face masks will be required for all facets for the funeral services.

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November 2, 2020

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
44 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Mass of Christian Burial
November 2, 2020

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
187 Hopedale Street
Hopedale, MA 01747

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