May 4, 1918-Dec. 2, 2004
Patrick Joseph Flaherty, 86, died Thursday (Dec. 2, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook.
He was born May 4, 1918, in Lawrence to John and Mary (Baune) Flaherty. He graduated from Indianola High School in 1936.
On Oct. 13, 1942, he married Frances M. Sullivan at McCook. To this union three children were born. They made their home for several years north of Indianola, then moved to the McCook area in 1947 and continued in farming until the present time.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and a 58 year-plus member of the Knights of Columbus.
Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Mary Flaherty; one grand-daughter, Kristi Flaherty; three sisters, Ellen, Katherine and Mary Ann; and three brothers, John, Tom and Hank.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Flaherty of McCook; daughter, Jane and husband, Larry Peterson, of Denver, Colo.; two sons, James Flaherty and wife, Fenella of McCook and Lynn Flaherty and wife, Linda of Holdrege; two sisters, Nellie Patrick of Denver and Emma Lehn of Cozad; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Visitation will be Saturday 9 a.m. - noon and Sunday from 3-5 p.m.
Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Rosary will be Sunday, December 5, 2004, 7 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial will be Monday 2 p.m., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary Brethour officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.