In Memoriam : Matthew Flaherty

Matthew Flaherty Matthew Edward Flaherty - age: 63
(October 16, 1956 to July 01, 2020 )
Resident of Hollis, Maine

Visitation Information:
Friends and relatives may call at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton, Saturday July 11, 2020 from 1 to 2 pm. Members of the Air National Guard and families may call from 2 to 3 pm at the funeral home. Services will conclude with military honors.
Folks desiring private visiting due to COVID-19 may call (207) 929-8200 to make an appointment.
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For those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory please consider the Dempsey Center, P.O. Box 277, Auburn, ME 04212.

Hollis - Matthew Edward Flaherty, 63, of Deerwander Road passed away July 1, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Portland October 16, 1956, the son of Edward and Dorothy Bryer Flaherty. Matthew attended local Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School.

Matt had a long and varied career. He had worked in a foundry, as a linesman for Saco River Telephone, at SD Warren, owned and operated Grade-A Timber Turners, then was employed by Concord Coach and most recently for Ace Hardware.

Matt served for 30 years with the 243rd Engineering & Installation Squadron, South Portland Air National Guard Station, retiring as a Master Sergeant (MSgt).

Matt was always looked to for his leadership and was a constant mentor, to all who knew him. Matt was always there to help or lead with whatever job needed to be done.

He is predeceased by his son Charles, his daughter-in-law Josephine, and granddaughter Carllee. He is also predeceased by his brother Thomas and their parents.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years Susie Flaherty of Hollis; a son James Flaherty of Waterboro; 2 daughters Marilynn Burkowski and her husband Richard of Canterbury, NH, and Jennifer Pitts and her husband Matthew of Limerick; a brother Edward Flaherty III and his wife Karen of Baileyville, ME; 5 grandchildren Connor, Garrett, Maisie, Aubrey and Fiona; a niece Marlene Flaherty; 2 nephews Edward Flaherty IV and his wife Christina and Shane Flaherty; and his in laws Theodore and Doris Ballas.

Mary Latini - July 5, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
I am so sorry to hear about Matt's passing. He and Tommy were two of my best childhood friends. We spent many, many years playing together in the neighborhood of Eleanor St. and Goodrich Ave. We also went to Lyman Moore and Deering together. Although we lost touch as adults, the Flaherty family holds a special place in my heart. Deepest condolences to Matt's family and to Tad and his family. I have only the fondest memories of our times together.


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