Nancy Flaherty

Nancy Flaherty

Tuesday, May 6th, 1941 Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

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Obituary for Nancy F. Flaherty (Bessette)

Nancy F. (Bessette) Flaherty, 78, of Enfield, beloved wife of Carl J. Flaherty, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Parkway Pavillion. Daughter of the late Victor and Rita (Marcel) Bessette, she was born in Chicopee, MA on May 6, 1941. Nancy was a devoted wife and mother and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She also served as president of the American Veterans Auxiliary Colorguard.
In addition to her loving husband Carl, Nancy is survived by her two sons, Joseph Flaherty and his wife Marilyn of Enfield, and John Flaherty and his wife Karen of West Springfield; her grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Molly Flaherty, Kristin and her husband Peter Kelley, Danielle Flaherty, and Megan Flaherty; her great grandchildren, Cade and Callan Kelley; her sister, Phyllis Vanotti of Torrington, her goddaughter, Laurie VanNostrand; 11 brothers-in-law; 5 sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Victor Bessette.
Due to the current health circumstances, services will be held at a later date when family and friends can safely gather to celebrate her life. Donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901. Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels has care of the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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Henry Núñez

My condolences to you Joe and your family (Marilyn) May these words give you and yours a moment of peace and hope...
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.
Comment | Posted at 06:04pm via Condolence

The Wajda’s

Sending our deepest condolences. Nancy you were a hoot and were always there to be with my memere! I hope you and her are up there playing cards and telling each other crazy crazy jokes you girls always laughed about!! Please tell our family in the heavens we love and miss them so so much! Rest Easy! Xo
Comment | Posted at 03:57pm via Condolence

Barbara Sergienko

Sending my sincere sympathy to Joe and Marilyn. May God rest her soul.
Comment | Posted at 01:34am via Condolence

My condolences to Carl and the Flaherty family . Nancy always had a smile on her face and a kind word to share . RIP Nancy
Comment | Posted at 08:47pm via Condolence

Cindy Daly

My dear, dear friend and partner in crime...we have laughted until we peed our undies and hugged so hard as we cried together! I will hold you and all our memories in my heart...forever! I can never thank you and Carl enough for all your care and concern through the years! We held each other secrets for always and had a very special friendship....I will miss you forever and love you always. Save me a nice cold wine and a shot of tequila, when I get there we will ROCK THE HEAVENS. Rest well my sweet friend.
Comment | Posted at 04:03pm via Condolence

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