Obituary of Sandra Flaherty
Litchfield/Clinton -- Sandra K. Flaherty, 82, of Litchfield, formerly of Clinton, passed away on Wednesday April 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Sandra was born January 23, 1936 in Rochester, NY, the daughter of Harry and Lavina (Vanderzelle) Young. Sandra married Bernard Flaherty on June 30, 1956, in Palmyra, NY. They raised their family in Clinton, NY where Sandra worked at Hamilton College as the administrative assistant to the Vice President. Sandra shared her love of reading by volunteering as a reading instructor for students learning English. She enjoyed spending her time in Cape Cod and was an avid knitter. Sandra loved attending her children's sporting and musical activities. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clinton.
Sandra is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Richard Lerner, Albuquerque, NM; Beth and James Entwistle, Litchfield, NY; three sons and daughters-in-law, Aaron and Tami Flaherty, Troy, NY; Matthew and Stephanie Flaherty, Altamont, NY; David and Amy Flaherty, Westfield, NJ; seventeen grandchildren, Ethan, Olivia, Elizabeth, Malachi, Liam, Madeline, Corinne, Patrick, Nicholas, Lauren, Sara, Robert and step-grandchildren Kelly, Keith, Chris, Katie and Chelsea; two great step-grandchildren, James and Shawn; her brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Beverly Young, Hannibal, NY; sisters-in-law Catherine Parker, Whitesboro, NY; and Mary Reile and her husband Don, Ilion, NY; brother-in-law James Gallant, Woodstock, AL; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and her cat Macy. Sandra was predeceased by her husband of 50 years on October 17, 2005.
Sandra's funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 9:30 am at St. Mary's Church, Clinton where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the R.P. Heintz Funeral Home, 10 East Park Row, Clinton, Monday evening April 23, 2018 from 6 - 8 pm.
Charitable donations can be made to the Food Bank of Central New York or the Rescue Mission of Utica.