Rose Flaherty

Rose Flaherty, age 94, of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday September 17, 2022, at John Scott Nursing Home in Braintree, after a long illness.

Rose was born in Quincy, to the late John and Antoinette (Pagnano) Bersani. She lived most of her life in West Quincy, followed by many active retirement years at 1000 Southern Artery. Rose was a member of St Mary’s Church, actively volunteering, and supporting the school and community.

Rose had a full life, surrounded by the love of family, neighbors and friends. Her many contributions to her local community included those as a ceramics and art teacher, serving as Den Mother for Cub Scout Pack 30 and her term as President of Stella del Nord #1436. She loved to dance and encouraged a love of music in her family.

Rose was a devoted mother. She is predeceased by her former husband Paul Flaherty and her eight siblings, John E, John A, Mercedes, Violet, Laura, Lucille, Alfred and Claire. She is survived by her sons, Paul and wife Sherry of Jacksonville, FL, Daniel and wife Ginger of East Wakefield, NH, and Kevin and wife Dartha of Middleboro, MA. Rose is also survived by her beloved 9 grandchildren: Alexander, Nicholas, Julia, Dan, Adam, Rebecca, Joshua, Lucy and Madison, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside ceremony will be held . A Celebration of Life gathering is planned for Sunday November 13, 2022 12:00pm. The Location will be announced at a later time.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to The John Scott Nursing Home in Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Dementia Society of America.


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  1. Luanne Kittridge on September 22, 2022 at 7:31 am

    Paul, Danny, and Kevin,
    So sorry to hear your mom passing, and know that Auntie Rosie will forever be in my heart. I will always remember the sister bond Auntie Rosie had with my mom and all her sisters. I pray that they are all together once again, having fun! Know that they are in heaven and at peace.
    Love Luanne

  2. Tony Attardo on September 25, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    Dear Paul, Daniel and Kevin,
    My deepest condolences to you and your families. I have such great childhood memories of Auntie Rosie from our family visits from Florida to Massachusetts . I remember especially your moms high energy and spunky personality.
    Whenever I visited my mom in her senior years, I was so thankful that she and your mom kept each other going for so many years with their daily and lengthy telephone conversations. Now that all the Bersani siblings are together in heaven, I bet Nonno and Nonna have gathered them together and they are having a great time time talking about the good times, and not the adversities that life sometimes brings.

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