William M. FLAHERTY
FLAHERTY, William M. 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Peppi's House hospice in Tucson, surrounded by his family. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many. He was loved greatly and will be missed by all. Born in 1937 in Winchester, Massachusetts, Bill served his country in the Air Force. After 21 years he retired as a Master Sergeant/First Sergeant. He married Leona Paddie Shinner August 22, 1958. After many moves with the Air Force they came to Tucson in 1975 and it has been their home ever since. For many years Bill volunteered at the DAV helping returning veterans file paperwork for assistance and benefits. Bill is survived by his siblings, Anne, Edward, John and Paul; his children, Catherine, Colin (Wendi) and Kevin (Christine) and his grandchildren, Michael, Jason and Jessica. Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 21, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 East Grant Road. Reception to follow.
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