Ann Philomena (Moran) O'Flaherty

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Ann Philomena O’Flaherty announces her tragic passing on December 15, 2021 at the age of 62.

Ann passed away in Brighton and will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 34 years, Ray, her son Raymond, her two daughters AnnMarie and Roisin and her two sisters, Angela and Margaret.

She is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law and many loving nieces and nephews.

Ann was born on August 3, 1959 to Phil and Frank Moran. She grew up in the Irish countryside of Ballintubber, Co. Mayo alongside her two sisters, Angela and Margaret and her late brother, Jospeh. She trained as a nurse in The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and as a midwife in The National Maternity Hospital on Holles Street. She worked both in Dublin and later, alongside her mother and sisters, in Mayo General Hospital.

On September 11, 1987, she married the love of her life, Ray, and they moved to Boston together the following year. They welcomed three children into the world, Roisin in 1990, AnnMarie in 1993, and Raymond in 1996, each of whom she and Ray devoted their lives to.

Ann was a nurse for over 30 years at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital caring for so many patients especially over the last two years at the height of the global pandemic. She was a “nurses nurse” and will be greatly missed by her many friends and colleagues.

Ann was also a keen gardener with a passion for flowers and landscaping in addition to a seasoned traveler, loving to go home to the countryside of Mayo, Ireland and to the sandy beaches of Cape Cod. She shared her passions and adventures always with her husband and best friend, Ray. She was a dedicated wife, the best mother, a loving sister, a cherished aunt, and a generous friend. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all who knew her.

Visiting Hours at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St. West Roxbury on Tuesday, December 21st from 4-8pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ballintuber Abbey, Ballintubber Claremorris Co. Mayo, Ireland.
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