OBITUARY: Mona M. (Fitzgerald) Flaherty, 66

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Mona Marie Flaherty, age 66, of Wilmington, passed away on August 29, 2022, at the Winchester Hospital.

Mona was born on September 18, 1955, in Summerside, PEI, Canada; she was the cherished daughter of the late Wildred F. and Rita M. (Poirier) Fitzgerald. Mona lived in Canada until she was eight before moving with her family to Somerville for a few years, eventually settling in Malden.

As a young adult, Mona moved to Quincy where she raised her two sons, Randall, and Christopher. She was a devoted mother who loved spending time with her children.

Mona settled in Kingston, MA after marrying her late husband, Thomas V. Flaherty. She was the ultimate “homemaker”; she took pride in her home and garden. Mona had impeccable taste; her home was beautifully decorated. Her gardens were filled with flowers, and vegetables. She was especially proud of her blueberry and raspberry bushes. Mona’s house was open to everyone; she enjoyed hosting holidays, pool parties, and barbecues. Mona was an excellent cook; she was never afraid to try something new and she knew just what to make.

Mona loved to travel with Tom; they took trips to Hawaii and spent weeks in Mexico. After Tom retired, the couple took a cross country trip in a Winnebago; they made wonderful memories and loved to share their adventures with their family.

Mona will be remembered for her warm and loving personality. She was fun-loving and always looked forward to having a good time wherever she went. Mona and her sister-in-law, Honey, took several day trips that included a lot of laughs. She will be missed.

Mona was the loving mother of Randall Gale of Quincy and Christopher Gale of Washington, DC, stepmother of Thomas V. Flaherty, Jr., and Erin Flaherty along with their families, dear sister of Judy Kulka & her husband John of Michigan, John Fitzgerald & his wife Honey of Wilmington, Karen Loomis & her late husband Rob of West Lydon, MA, Verna Fitzgerald of Saugus, Lisa Pike & her husband Paul of Gunnison, CO, the late Noreen Tramontozzi and the late Lorna Fitzgerald. Mona is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, as well as beloved cat, Tom Tom.

Family and friends gathered for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, September 2nd from 4:00-5:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 5:30 p.m.

Memorial donations in Mona’s name may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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Mona M. (Fitzgerald) Flaherty

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