Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Quinn) Flaherty

Elizabeth A. (Quinn) “Betty” Flaherty, of Squantum, formerly of Milton, passed away unexpectedly on October 18, 2012 surrounded by her family; she was 84. The beloved wife of the late John P. Flaherty, Jr, cherished mother of Elizabeth “Betty Ann” MacRitchie and her husband, Jay, of Squantum, Susan P. McCarthy of Squantum and Lt. John N. Flaherty, Mass. State Police and his wife, Kim, of Bridgewater. Daughter of the late Cornelius and Elizabeth (Kane) Quinn, both born in Scotland. Sister of Barbara Armstrong of Medfield, Francis Quinn of Northbrook, IL and the late retired Quincy Deputy Fire Chief Neil Quinn, William, James, Helen, Catherine, Jean Quinn, Mary Shepherd and Margaret Stearns. Devoted grandmother of Krystin MacRitchie of New York City, Joseph A. MacRitchie III and his wife Daniella of Quincy and Andrew McCarthy of Squantum. Betty is also a special aunt to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Betty was born and educated in Quincy. Longtime employee of Carney Hospital, retiring in 2008. She was a devoted New England sports fan. She enjoyed traveling, especially on trips to Foxwoods and Disney World with her family. She had a special place in her heart for dogs, especially Blue, Jack and Bear. The essence of her life was her family, faith, and friends. They were the foundation of all that was truly important to her. Betty will be sadly missed by all that knew her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams St. at Brook Rd., Milton on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue,  EAST MILTON,  Monday 4-8 PM.  Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty may be made to Boston Catholic Television, PO Box 9196, Watertown, MA 024714 or your local animal shelter.