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Pauline Heskett Flaherty, 84
PORTLAND -- Pauline Heskett Flaherty, 84, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
The daughter of Johnston and Alberta (Gillis) Heskett, she was born in Portland on Jan. 26, 1928. She attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School.
As a teenager, Pauline played violin for the Portland Symphony Orchestra. After graduation she worked for the telephone company, and during this time she met John H. Flaherty Jr. and they were married on Sept. 23, 1950. They lived a brief time in Houlton, but returned to Portland where they bought a house and settled to raise their family. She lived in the same house for over 50 years.
She was an active member of the Good Samaritans Club, and the Columbia Rebekah's Lodge # 46, where she enjoyed playing piano at the meetings. She also enjoyed watching professional sports, but especially loved attending her grandchildren's sporting events and other activities.
She was predeceased by her husband John of 38 years; and two brothers, Kenneth and
Pauline Heskett Flaherty
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Stanley Heskett. She is survived by her daughter Laurie A. King and her husband Richard of Gorham, her son Richard J. Flaherty and his wife Susan of Portland; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Carrie, Cynthia, Nicole, Terri, Tyler, Brooke, and Ryan; two great- grandchildren, Anderson and Elyse; and a special sister-in-law, Christine Heskett.
Family and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, from 4-7 p.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. Please visit
for additional information and to sign Pauline's guestbook.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 8, 2013
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