HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. Mary "Rita" Flaherty, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., a former Hastings-on-Hudson resident, died July 9. She was 78.
Flaherty was born in the Bronx, N.Y., to Martin and Mae McKenzie. She worked as a bookkeeper for A&P supermarkets in the Bronx. Flaherty also worked for Mullins Blackthorn in East Durham, N.Y. She was an avid bingo player.
Flaherty enjoyed spending her winters in Deerfield Beach for the past 30 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Kelly (Kevin) Barry and Deidre Flaherty; a son, James (Helen) Flaherty; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the Church of St. Matthew in Hastings-on-Hudson.
Memorial donations may be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 5420 NW 33rd Ave., Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
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