Obituary: Mary Ellen Gilmartin Flaherty

Mary Ellen Gilmartin Flaherty
Mary Ellen Gilmartin Flaherty

NAUGATUCK — Mary Ellen Gilmartin Flaherty, 71, of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully, Monday, March 23, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Mary Ellen was born Dec. 1, 1943 in Waterbury, a daughter of the late Francis and Marion (Evans) Gilmartin, and had lived in Naugatuck for most of her life. Mary Ellen retired from Connecticut Light and Power, where she had worked as a secretary for many years.

Mary Ellen is survived by her loving son, John C. Flaherty, Jr.; her longtime companion, Christy Flaherty; her sister, Eileen Boisvert and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 625 Baldwin St., Waterbury. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave.

To honor Mary Ellen’s memory, contributions may be made to the Ecumenical Food Bank, 75 Spring St., Naugatuck, CT 06770 or to the ASPCA at

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