Mary Flaherty

Obituary of Mary Flaherty

Sister Mary Flaherty (formerly Sister Mary Theophane) age 80, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. Sister Mary entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1940; she received a BS degree in elementary education from Georgian Court College in 1956. Sister Mary was an exemplary educator in elementary schools for more than 47 years. She also served as principal of Saint Johns School in Collingswood. After retiring from teaching, she provided support services in Notre Dame Convent in Lawrenceville. For one year, she was part of the Gabriel Hall Retirement Community at Mount Saint Mary until she moved to McAuley Hall Health Care Center in Watchung where she resided until her death. She is survived by her sister, Theresa Smith of Trenton and 2 nieces; Susan Smith and Patricia Frascella of Trenton and a grand-nephew, Peter Frascella of Trenton. Visitation will take place from 8:30 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at McAuley Hall Health Care Center, 1633 Highway 22, Watchung, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30. Interment will follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in South Plainfield. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, Mount Saint Mary, 1645 Highway 22, Watchung, NJ 07069.
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