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Robert D. Flaherty
  • 39 years old
  • Date of birth: May 23, 1970
  • Date of passing: Aug 17, 2009

This page is dedicated to Robert D. Flaherty  "FLASH". He was born on May 23, 1970, and he died at 39 on August 17, 2009. He was a friend to many, and will be missed by many.

"Bobby is gone from our lives but will never be forgotten. He will be in our hearts forever." 

To become a part of Bobby's tribute, please choose from the options below to make a donation to the Robert D. Flaherty Memorial Fund. Your donations are greatly appreciated. And, feel free to add to the website any photos and memories you may have of Bobby for his family and friends to keep his memory alive.

Make check payable and mail to:

The Robert D. Flaherty Memorial Fund c/o Joanne Flaherty 109 Deming Way Ext. Wilmington, MA 01887

or

Copy and Paste the PayPal address listed below to make an online donation to the Robert D. Flaherty Memorial Fund

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If you would like to donate items to the Fundraiser from your company, business, or even personally, please call Chris Ringos at 781-710-5903.

AN INVITATION TO BOBBY'S TRIBUTE:

Robert D. Flaherty Memorial Fundraiser at The Pub (Ball Sq. Somerville) August 21, 2009 Doors/Appetizers at 7pm DJ Entertainment Raffles at 930pm: $25 Donation for First Prize (Luxury Box Boston Red Sox Tickets for 2) 50/50 Raffle, and Raffles for Gift Certificates and Gift Baskets.

SERVICE INFORMATION:

Services will be held at Doherty Funeral Home-Somerville, MA Find the link below to Doherty Funeral Home and Directions http://www.dohertyfuneralservice.com/directions.htm

The wake at Doherty will be on Sunday, August 23, 2009 from 3-8pm. The funeral at Doherty (No Mass) will be on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 11:00am.

A gathering following Funeral will be held in Billerica at the home of MaryEllen Harris (Cousin). Directions will be available at Doherty on Monday morning.

*Please check this website for updates as more information will follow.

On behalf of Bobby, his family and close friends, we would like to thank you all for your continued support during this very, difficult time. It is obvious from all taking part in this tribute, that there are just no words to describe how very sorry we all are and how we will miss our Bobby. He will continue to watch over us all!

As well, we are planning this fundraiser tonight for all who loved Bobby to support him and his family. We are looking forward to seeing all who can make this special event. Thank you!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sue Blauv on 17th August 2016

"2016  Seven years of missing you and it still hurts to know you are not here on earth with all of us. Love and miss you forever, rest in total peace with all the family with you"

This tribute was added by Deanna Botelho on 17th August 2016

"Miss you my friend ❤️"

This tribute was added by Sue Blauv on 23rd May 2015

"Happy Birthday my love, my Godson. Stopped by your place on Ft Myers Beach this month. I felt you there by the ocean waves. Love you now and forever. Enjoy eternal peace with Nana,Grampa Jim, Bob(your Dad), Jimmy, Michael and Aunt Beth"

This tribute was added by karen furey on 23rd May 2015

"Happy Birthday Bobby ,
I miss you every day !
Love Karen and family
Xo"

This tribute was added by Jen Madden on 23rd May 2015

"Happy Birthday Bobby!   You are missed !"

This tribute was added by Harry Vaughan on 23rd May 2015

"Happy Birthday Bobby!!!! Wish we could head up to the High Tower and play Wiffle Ball like we use to do all summer long when we were kids...You are missed my friend!!!! Rest in Peace...Your buddy for life Harry"

This tribute was added by karen furey on 17th August 2014

"Bobby, I think of you today as I do everyday!
I'm so glad I have all of our memories to remember
And be able to laugh at we were silly!
I miss you Flash!
Love
K"

This tribute was added by Stacy Boudreau on 24th May 2014

"Happy Birthday Bobby! Wish you were still here to make me laugh!! Love and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Tina Lyons-Snook on 23rd May 2014

"Still can't believe you're gone Flash......Wish I had back one more day to hang out and chat at the beach!  We had some good laughs that summer of 2009!  Miss u buddy xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Dorothy Oliveira on 21st August 2013

"Hi Joanne and Michelle,
I can't believe it has been 4 years.  I think about Bobby a lot because of my three sons, Joey, Michael and Bobby.  I remember when they all hung out together when you lived on Heath Street.   He was the same age as my Bobby, he was just too young to leave.  I hope this finds you and Michelle doing okay.  Thinking and praying for you."

This tribute was added by Stacy Boudreau on 21st August 2013

"Hi Bobby, you have been on my mind so much lately! Probably because I have been at Jill's and I feel like u are there with us almost like I can hear you saying "suck it up buttercup!" Wish u were there in some sense I think u are!!!"

This tribute was added by karen furey on 20th August 2013

"Hey Bobby, miss you and think about you all the time, I tell my girls our funny stories, hummmm not all as they are in high school now, once they graduate I'll make them laugh,if there anything like me they would repeat and do them so can't tell them now!!!
Miss you buddy
K"

This tribute was added by Stacy Boudreau on 17th August 2013

"There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you! So many good memories!!!! U will forever be in my heart!!!!"

This tribute was added by Kristina Etter on 17th August 2013

"Hello Joanne and Mootsie,

It's a tough day but in spite of it all, God is always with us.  Yes?  Yup!!
Love you & God Bless Always!!!!!!!!!  Kristina   xoxox"

This tribute was added by Sue Blauv on 29th May 2013

"Bobby, I think of you EVERY day.  Stopped by your place at Ft Myers last week and remembered how you barbecued for us.  My heart will always ache for loosing you.  I also love to think of all your 39 yrs of laughter, love and hugs.  Enjoy the crowd up there as we will someday with all of you."

This tribute was added by Stacy Boudreau on 26th May 2013

"Happy Belated Birthday! Love and miss u everyday! Still hard to believe I'm never going to see your handsome face again!!!"

This tribute was added by Theresa carey on 24th May 2013

"Happy Belated Birthday Bobby!
Miss You!"

This tribute was added by ray doane on 24th May 2013

"HEY FLASH, ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU. SAY HI TO DOUGIE"

This tribute was added by christos ringos on 24th May 2013

"I was just at your grave yesterday.  I miss you good friend.  You are in my families conversations weekly. Everytime I look at the cottage I think of you..love you Ringo"

This tribute was added by Brianna Flaherty on 23rd May 2013

"Happy Birthday Bobby!! Love you & miss you so much.. I wish you could've met my daughter Olivia, I was about 6 months pregnant with her when you passed away.. I'm sure you must have known I was lol.. I know you would've loved Olivia & she would've definitely loved you too Bobby! Rest in peace & please continue to watch over Michelle, your mom & all of your family..♥ xoxo"

This tribute was added by Cathi Hughes on 23rd May 2013

"Joanne,
We worked together at Sunrise ever so briefly.  You made an enourmous impact in my life.  I often think of "life beyond the clothesline" such a devastating circumstance should NEVER happen, and least of all to those who  we love. I hope this day finds you wiith peace.  God Bless you"

This tribute was added by Kristina Etter on 23rd May 2013

"Dear Joanne and Michelle

If you are reading this; thinking of you today and praying for a peace in your hearts that surpasses all understanding.  Love never fails.  And the greatest of these is.......  

God Bless"

This tribute was added by karen furey on 23rd May 2013

"Happy Birthday Bobby!!! I think about you all the time,and still laugh at all the fun we had!! Please look over Eric and tell him we miss him so much!! I'm sure you both are hanging together!!
Xoxox
Karen"

This tribute was added by Courtney O'Brien-Driscoll on 23rd May 2013

"Happy Birthday Flash!!  Gone but never forgotten!!  Rest easy up there and watch over all of us!!!"

This tribute was added by Deanna Botelho on 23rd May 2013

"Happy Birthday Bobby, I think of you often, miss you my friend <3"

This tribute was added by Stacy Boudreau on 17th August 2012

"There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss and think about u! I still can't believe that you are gone! I love you always and forever!!!"

This tribute was added by Deanna Botelho on 17th August 2012

"doesnt feel like you've been gone 3 years already. I think of you often and Jess talks about uncle Flash once and awhile. She's growing up Bobby, make sure you watch over her for me. I know you are entertaining everyone up there, save me a seat but not too soon.
Love you my friend"

This tribute was added by christos ringos on 17th August 2012

"I bring your name up at least 2 to 3 times a week.  I miss you"

This tribute was added by karen furey on 17th August 2012

"Bobby, not a day goes by that I don't think of you, and all the mischief we caused!! Love and miss you buddy!
Karen"

This tribute was added by Stacy Boudreau on 27th May 2012

"Thinking of you!  I will miss you always!  Love,Stacy"

This tribute was added by Harry Vaughan on 23rd May 2012

"Happy Birthday Bobby...Miss ya Buddy...Say hi to my mother and see you when I get there....

Harry"

This tribute was added by Deanna Botelho on 23rd May 2012

"Happy Birthday Bobby"

This tribute was added by Kristina Etter on 23rd May 2012

"Dear Joanne and Michelle,

Thinking of you today.  Miss you!!!!  Call when you can.  
You know why time seems so strange to us?  I think cuz we weren't designed for time.  We were designed for eternity!!!  PTL : )"

This tribute was added by Nancy Wanders on 28th May 2011

"Joann and Michelle although our paths seperated our feelings remained the same I held you all close in my heart for always and love as we know never dies so remeber I will always love you and keep you in my prayers. Love Nancy Wanders"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Santosuosso on 18th July 2010

"Almost a year later, and our hearts still ache.  We miss you every day cousin.  It's not the same without you in our lives.  Life goes on, but memories last forever."

This tribute was added by Stacy Boudreau on 27th February 2010

"Bobby there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you! You will forever be to me my one and only true love."

This tribute was added by TRACY PROVOST on 8th September 2009

"MY PRAYERS ARE WITH FLAHERTY FAMILY. RIP BOBBY WE WILL MISS YOU TRACY MCKENZIE AND THERESA MCKENZIE"

This tribute was added by Courtney O'Brien on 1st September 2009

"My thoughts and prayers are with Flash's entire family!  Gone but NEVER forgotten. RIP Flash..."

This tribute was added by george koslosky on 27th August 2009

"Joanne and family,
I am so very, very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
George Koslosky"

This tribute was added by dawn patti-eleftherakis on 27th August 2009

"Class of 88'

Thinking of Bobby's family and friends. Sorry to hear such sad news. It's just not fair.
Rest peacefully Bobby."

This tribute was added by filomena melanson on 27th August 2009

"Class of 88
Sorry to hear such sad news...I too remember his bright smile...my prayers go out to all his friends and family...he will be forever missed."

This tribute was added by Sue Blauv on 24th August 2009

"Bobby - It was so hard to watch a beautiful soul leave this earth. You left us with wonderful memories to treasure all our lives. Stories to tell future generations, of you.Rest peacefully.
Love you"

This tribute was added by Cathi Hughes on 24th August 2009

"Joanne,
There are no words to speak to your loss of your beloved son. Know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family to find peace. Cathi"

This tribute was added by Laura Sargent on 24th August 2009

"My thoughts and prayers are with Bobby's family."

This tribute was added by Laurie Cushing on 24th August 2009

"Bobby always had a smile to share...what a gift to all who knew him:-)

May family & friends find comfort in the memories. God bless you."

This tribute was added by Hanna Zwaan on 24th August 2009

"Joanne & Michelle,

All my love, sympathy and condolences are ever present with you.  You are in thoughts and prayers and I hold Bobby in the Light."

This tribute was added by susan vaiarella on 23rd August 2009

"Our hearts go out to all of his friends and loved one's.We came to know Bobby when he was in Florida .He was kind enough to do some work on our house for a fraction of the price.Great guy!"

This tribute was added by Jesse Gill on 23rd August 2009

"my thoughts go out to your family and friends, i will always consider you part of my extended family, maybe not by blood but i know you always would look out for me...will miss you lil bobby"

This tribute was added by joanne flaherty on 22nd August 2009

"From LEO   God has taken someone so very special from me. I don't know why??? But I wish you were back! Miss ya JR! There is huge emptyness in my heart. In my thoughts always  I love You"

This tribute was added by joanne flaherty on 22nd August 2009

"I always held on to you so tightly...So little time you would say ! Gotta go Joanie.. Did I know? I wanted everything from you and you always responded with so much love."


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