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Elizabeth Jager Flaherty, 102, of New London, NC passed away on Thursday July 17, 2014 at Stanly Regional Hospital surrounded by family. Mrs. Flaherty was born July 7, 1912 in Torrington, Connecticut to the late John Jager and Elizabeth Jager.
Mrs. Flaherty worked as a receptionist at her son’s golf business until retiring when she turned 97. She loved crocheting and enjoyed gambling in Las Vegas and traveling. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren and spending time with family.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Brendan M. Flaherty who passed away in 1973; two sons, Raymond Parker and Robert Parker; three brothers, Raymond Jager, John Jager, and Pete Jager; and a sister, Helen Jager Shimkus.
Elizabeth is survived by a son, Brendan M. Flaherty Jr. of Irvine, CA; four daughters, Brena Patterson of New London, Mary Elizabeth Tant of Pensacola, FL, Elizabeth Cipollone of Stuart, FL, and Virginia Barber and husband Harold of Summerville, SC; a sister, Virginia Calo of Middlebury, CT; six generations of grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the Flaherty family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Sue Dickson says
I feel very privileged to have been around such an awesome lady. Thank you for the beautiful dolls you made my grandchildren. Your presence will be missed by all who have met you. You are now free to soar even higher.
Michelle Lamb says
I’m very privileged to have known such an awesome woman also privileged to have gotten to spend some quality time with her, sit with her, also taking her to mountains to the Casino. She was like a grandma to me. So loved my family and I so much. Im really gonna miss her. She will always be in my heart and family. I want to thank God, Brena, Erika and Brendan for letting me sit and spend time with Nan. Thanks for making my daughter her doll amd crocheting it. R.I.P. Nan we all love u and will miss u dearly. Love all yall.
Debbie Boyes says
What an amazing woman! She sure led a wonderful life! Betty “Nan” was responsible for my first visit to Vegas in 1994, when she insisted I join her on a road trip there when I was working with her for her son, Brendan. My prayers go out to all her family as they celebrate her life and say goodbye to their Matriarch. God bless.
Tacy Hite says
My most heartfelt condolences to your family. My heart is sad for your loss but know that Nan is dancing in Heaven and will be your angel. Love to you all. Xoxox. The Hites and Pattersons
p grace knight says
One of the most beautiful faces I have ever drawn. I will always regret not having met you in person Betty. Peace and love to the entire Flaherty family.
My heart is saddened by the loss of such an incredible lady. She was the matriarch of the Flaherty family and was a joy to know. I have been truly blessed to have known her and shared several years in her company along with her daughters, Brena and Betty, and her son Brendan. Pete, Erika, and Carl, you’ve been a godsend to Brena during the past several years when she needed you most. Thanks! Because I couldn’t be there for her. To all the family I’ve never met…you have been given an amazing gift in your mother; mother-in-law; sister; and grandmother (great grandmother, too). Nan touched all who knew her. She will be missed and she will always be loved. Her memory will live on in each of your hearts. I love you, Betty Flaherty!!!! Now you can dance!
Janet Adams says
Brenda, Betty, Roxanne and Mrs. Flaherty’s entire family, I send you my heartfelt condolences. Your mom/ grandmother was a focal point of your family and will be missed. May she RIP.
Janet Pechalonis says
My wonderful Aunt Betty….you have been an inspiration to me throughout the years. Your strength and encouragement were the values that sustained me through many a rough time. Remembering your smiles and laughter will be ingrained into heart forever. I will never forget your words to me one day when we were having dinner…”Never be afraid to ask for what you want. You may not get it, but at least you know you tried.” I will never forget you and will always remember you. You were not only a truly loving aunt, but my Godmothet as well. Love you
Shannon Byrd says
Thank you Nan for all the wonderful memories we have had. I had the honor of “fancying” up your nails and one thing you always told me was that, “All that glitters, is not gold” …. Well now it is where you are!!! Walking those streets of GOLD! To the family; I am so blessed to have been a part of Nan’s life for the last few years here in North Carolina. A Beautiful and Sassy lady!! I loved to hear all her stories and her telling me about being the oldest person in California to have a driver’s license. Never a dull moment. Love her!! God bless you all.
Bernice Sauris-Hopkins says
I remember Mrs. Flaherty from many years ago when Brena and I were friends back in Waterbury,CT. She was such a sweet lady and worked so hard. When Brena and I connected on Facebook, it was great to see that her mom was still going strong.She has left such a wonderful legacy.May she rest on peace
Tom Porter says
Yesterday we lost a great Warrior…but heaven gained one of the best guardian angels they’ll ever get. If I’m lucky enough to age to 102 like Betty, I want to do it full of zest and life just like her. She was an inspiration at Warrior Golf for decades to generations of people and will not be forgotten.
Betty Cipollone says
What can I say about Betty Flaherty?
Oh, it would take pages and pages.And I am sure I would run out of ink
Betty Flaherty my mother, my friend, my confident for many years.The person that helped me become the woman I am today, she taught me how to teach my children Roxanne, and Liz, compassion, respect and how to make a sad time into a happy time, of course it may have take time to do. but, do it was done..To laugh at non-serious things in this life..But, I am not the only one, no matter what person got to meet her, was automatically in her class..Yes, my mom could take you to task, and the next thing you know you are back on the right road…Ahh, the many times, we had to have space from each other was horrific…but, back on the road again , laughter at something so dumb..
She loved to travel, and I know there are many places now that she and my dad will be seeing together, weather he wants to or not…I will miss you mom, you will always be in my thoughts and heart Take time to rest in between the travels, where ever you are..
Lisa Odegard says
My Sincere Condolences to the entire Family and extended Warrior Family.
Those of us who were lucky enough to meet and get to know Betty have been Truly Blessed by Her. We will all miss her Greatly.
This earth promises only a lifetime.
But take heart!
Knowing Jesus and Crossing the Threshold into Heaven as Betty did on 7/17/14 Promises Her Eternal Life!
Jo PERUGINI says
Sincere condolences to Ginger and Hal and family. May beautiful memories of happy times see you through this time of sadness.
Joan Maringola says
My condolences to Brendan and Brena. Aunt Betty was a wonderful person. I will miss her. I will always remember going to visit her on Sundays. God Bless. Love to all
Tony Pollard says
My condolences to all of the Flaherty family & friends that new this special woman. It wasn’t easy being the Matriarch of that family, but no one could have done it any better. She loved each & everyone of you, & everyone she met along her life. May she Rest in Peace.
Mom, My best friend, my confidant, my Heart, It has been 2 weeks now since you have gone to be with the Angels. I miss you every hour of every day. I don’t know what to do with my time but I am trying. You told me the day would come & to carry on so I am trying to do just that. We are having your PARTY in Vegas just like you wanted & from the last count there will be around 100 friends to come & support our Family in you Farewell. I know what your saying.. “”” Their just coming for the free food””” But NO Mom that’s not true, their coming to celebrate the force of Nature that you are. The blessing to us all, you have touched so many lives & will continue to do so, through your children & grandchildren. I love & miss you so much Mom. You will always be “My Mommy My Little Mommy”
Tom Calo says
Aunt Betty-you lived life to its fullest.
We all should be so lucky
We always enjoyed your yearly trips to see my Mom.
I will feel better now knowing you are waiting for her.
You left behind quite a family.
REST IN PEACE Love Junior
Love you Mom