Julia claimed her children as her most “precious possessions” and she delighted in caring for and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Julia is survived by her daughter, Eileen Flaherty and Robert DeBoer; her son, Thomas J. Flaherty III and his wife, Joan (Caughey) Flaherty; her son, Paul D. Flaherty; her daughter, Joan M. Flaherty; her daughter, Ann and her husband, Robert Wiltz; and her daughter-in-law, Susanne (Roaf) Flaherty. Julia leaves her grandchildren, Paul R. York, Andrea York Beal Winter; Elizabeth Flaherty Doyle and her husband, Robert; Kathleen Flaherty, Margaret Flaherty; Melissa Wiltz Sciarrillo and her husband, Anthony; James Wiltz; John, Patricia, Daniel, and Chris and his wife, Amber, Caughey. Julia’s great-grandchildren are Sean and Kristen Beal, Jack and Sadie Doyle, Dylan and Sean Sciarrillo, and Nicholas and David Caughey. She leaves one great-great-grandson, Kian Beal, and several nieces and nephews. Julia was predeceased by her son David; her sisters Mary O’Malley Wright and Ellen Bryant, and her brother Daniel Lynch.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Newburyport. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Twomey-LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950.
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Memorial donations may be made to the Emma L. Andrews Branch Library, 77 Purchase St., Newburyport, MA 01950, or to the North East Essex District Alliance for the Mentally Ill, P.O. Box 1821, Haverhill, MA 01831.