• 39 years old
  • Born on May 23, 1970 .
  • Passed away on August 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

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7589171

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!

Posted by Stacy Boudreau on 22nd May 2017
Happy 47th Birthday! Still can't beleive your gone and it doesn't get easier as time passes. I think of you often and miss u all the time! Rest in peace! Forever in my heart!
Posted by Harry Vaughan on 22nd May 2017
Happy Birthday Bobby!!!! Can you believe we are 47 years old lol. Still remember all those days of us hanging out up at The High Tower...Rest easy my friend till we meet again God Bless!!!
Posted by Sue Blauv on 16th 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
Posted by Deanna Botelho on 16th August 2016
Miss you my friend ❤️
Posted by Sue Blauv on 22nd 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
Posted by Karen Furey on 22nd May 2015
Happy Birthday Bobby , I miss you every day ! Love Karen and family Xo
Posted by Jen Madden on 22nd May 2015
Happy Birthday Bobby! You are missed !
Posted by Harry Vaughan on 22nd 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
Posted by Karen Furey on 16th 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
Posted by Stacy Boudreau on 23rd May 2014
Happy Birthday Bobby! Wish you were still here to make me laugh!! Love and miss you!
Posted by Tina Lyons-Snook on 22nd 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
Posted by Dorothy Oliveira on 20th 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.
Posted by Stacy Boudreau on 20th 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!!!
Posted by Karen Furey on 19th 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
Posted by Stacy Boudreau on 16th 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!!!!
Posted by Kristina Etter on 16th 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
Posted by Sue Blauv on 28th 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.
Posted by Stacy Boudreau on 25th May 2013
Happy Belated Birthday! Love and miss u everyday! Still hard to believe I'm never going to see your handsome face again!!!
Posted by Theresa Carey on 23rd May 2013
Happy Belated Birthday Bobby! Miss You!
Posted by Ray Doane on 23rd May 2013
HEY FLASH, ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU. SAY HI TO DOUGIE
Posted by Christos Ringos on 23rd 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
Posted by Brianna Flaherty on 22nd 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
Posted by Cathi Hughes on 22nd 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
Posted by Kristina Etter on 22nd 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
Posted by Karen Furey on 22nd 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
Posted by Courtney O'Brien-Driscoll on 22nd May 2013
Happy Birthday Flash!! Gone but never forgotten!! Rest easy up there and watch over all of us!!!
Posted by Deanna Botelho on 22nd May 2013
Happy Birthday Bobby, I think of you often, miss you my friend <3
Posted by Stacy Boudreau on 16th 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!!!
Posted by Deanna Botelho on 16th 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
Posted by Christos Ringos on 16th August 2012
I bring your name up at least 2 to 3 times a week. I miss you
Posted by Karen Furey on 16th 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
Posted by Stacy Boudreau on 26th May 2012
Thinking of you! I will miss you always! Love,Stacy
Posted by Harry Vaughan on 22nd May 2012
Happy Birthday Bobby...Miss ya Buddy...Say hi to my mother and see you when I get there.... Harry
Posted by Deanna Botelho on 22nd May 2012
Happy Birthday Bobby
Posted by Kristina Etter on 22nd 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 : )
Posted by Nancy Wanders on 27th 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
Posted by Jennifer Santosuosso on 17th 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.
Posted by Stacy Boudreau on 26th 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.
Posted by TRACY PROVOST on 7th September 2009
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH FLAHERTY FAMILY. RIP BOBBY WE WILL MISS YOU TRACY MCKENZIE AND THERESA MCKENZIE
Posted by Courtney O'Brien on 31st August 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with Flash's entire family! Gone but NEVER forgotten. RIP Flash...
Posted by George Koslosky on 26th August 2009
Joanne and family, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. George Koslosky
Posted by Dawn Patti-eleftherakis on 26th 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.
Posted by Filomena Melanson on 26th 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.
Posted by Sue Blauv on 23rd 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
Posted by Cathi Hughes on 23rd 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
Posted by Laura Sargent on 23rd August 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with Bobby's family.
Posted by Laurie Cushing on 23rd 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.
Posted by Hanna Zwaan on 23rd 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.
Posted by Susan Vaiarella on 22nd 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!
Posted by Jesse Gill on 22nd 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

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