Obituary from the Graham Funeral Home:
Kevin F. Flaherty, of Woburn, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 15, following a lengthy illness.
He was the devoted husband of Maureen (Foley) Flaherty and the loving father of Meghan Flaherty. He was the brother in law of James and Judith Foley of Woburn, Francis and Gail Foley of West Brookfield, Harold and Sarah Foley of Wellesley, Anne and William Santry of Winchester, and Martha Foley and the late Robert Foley of Wakefield. He was also the uncle to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was 63.
Born in Weymouth to Catherine and the late Robert Flaherty of Braintree, he had lived in Woburn since 1976. Kevin worked as a very successful commercial truck salesman and specialist for Mirak Chevrolet and most recently for Moore GMC in Danvers. He was a respected member of his profession, recognized for his dependability, loyalty and integrity.
Kevin had a generosity of spirit and a great sense of commitment to the values of that which is good and decent. Kevin had a loving kinship with his adopted family (in-laws) in Woburn, and he was always accessible to the needs of three generations of "call Kevin Flaherty." He enjoyed his yard and garden, and was most generous with the produce produced. He was also very handy in the kitchen, always whipping up culinary delights such as his famous lasagna and meatballs. Each Christmas and Easter morning the extended family would be treated to a gourmet breakfast, served with lots of love. Behind this quiet and reserved gentleman existed a man of true character and strength to the end.
The funeral will be held from the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Thursday, June 19 at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Woburn at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.
Contributions in Kevin’s memory may be made to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac St., Woburn, MA 01801.