Robert Flaherty

Robert Flaherty

Thursday, June 29th, 1933 Sunday, September 15th, 2019

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Obituary for Robert J. Flaherty

Flaherty-Robert J., age 86, passed away on September 15, 2019. Born June 29, l933 in Boston, Mass. Bob graduated Magna Cum Laude in economics from Harvard College’s Class of Journalists in l955 and from Harvard Business School with Distinction in l961. Over the next 20 years he went on to become an award-winning journalist for Forbes Magazine for which he wrote 33 cover stories, two shy of their all time record. Next, he became Editor and Chairman of Equities Magazine, which he ran with his late wife Jean Imelda Hoffman for 25 years. In 2007 together with his son Brian as President and Publisher, Bob started up and was editor of Flaherty Financial News. While his investment newsletters had an outstanding long-run performance as ranked by two outside services, Bob was proudest of serving as past president of the New York Financial Writer’s Association in l978-l979, where he was a co-founder of its student scholarship program and also of its annual award for long-term contribution to financial journalism. Bob is survived by his five children, Joseph, Anne Bermudez, Brian, Doreen and Edward, and his four grandchildren, Catherine, Christopher and Michael Bermudez and Jennifer Flaherty. He is also survived by his sister Joan Berry of Naples, Florida.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York
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    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York
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    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
    8 Carman Rd
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    Thursday, September 19th, 2019
  • Interment

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 |
    Holyhood Cemetery
    584 Heath Street
    Chesnut Hill, MA
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    Friday, September 20th, 2019

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Warren M. Little

So sorry to hear of Bob's demise. On behalf of his classmates and friends at Harvard, may I offer my sincere condolences to the family.
Warren M. "Renny" Little, Secretary Harvard Class of 1955
Comment | Posted at 07:45pm via Condolence

JaneAnn Tobin

My deepest condolences to you all.
Comment | Posted at 09:10pm via Condolence

Douglas Leone

What a wonderful man. A kind gentle brilliant soul. The world is a better place because of his presence. His was a life to be emulated.
Comment | Posted at 01:50pm via Condolence

Stephen Pollack

Stephen Pollack extends sincere sympathy Bob will be well remembered for his wisdom and was loved and well respected by all who knew him
Comment | Posted at 01:34pm via Condolence

charlene speck

Dear Flaherty family, I will remember you and your awesome dad forever. Did get to know him THAT well but always had a smile. He was a great man to have raised all of you guys. Will miss his friendliness whenever I came over.
Comment | Posted at 10:25pm via Condolence

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