Obituaries

Joseph William Flaherty

March 28, 1962 - January 30, 2019

 Joseph William Flaherty, 56, of Aurora and formerly of Park Ridge died January 30, 2019.  Beloved husband of Renee (nee Viator); adored father of Kathleen and Joseph; son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Ahearn) Flaherty; nephew of Juliette Ahearn, of New York, the late William Ahearn Jr. the late Thomas Ahearn and the Late Joseph D. Ahearn.  Joseph was an adored physical education teacher at St. Hilary Catholic Parish in Chicago for more than 20 years.  Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday, February 4th at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Avenue Batavia, IL.   Funeral services will begin with prayers at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 5th before proceeding to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 801 Oak Street North Aurora to celebrate Mass at 10:30 A.M.  Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton, IL.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to National Association of Down Syndrome,  www.nads.org

Guest Book

  • Moore Family Rene, Kathleen and Joey, Know that our prayers and thought are with you during this most difficult time. Joe's smile and gentle demeanor made everyone at Blessed Sacrament feel welcome. He will truly be missed and remembered by all.
  • Scott Reed Renee - I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Throughout my 17 years at DePaul, working with Joe was always a joy. He was hardworking and always did it with a smile on his face. I truly enjoyed the many conversations we had at the various DePaul events he was gracious enough to work. We are thinking of, and praying for, you and the entire family at this time.
  • Kathleen Hohl Renee, please accept my sincere condolences on Joe's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him through Marquette athletics. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed seeing him. He always had a smile to share and friendly word. I will remember him fondly and keep your family in my prayers.
  • Michael Neis Condolences to Renee, Katie and Joey. My fondest memory of Joe is that he was our "go to guy" for donut treats for Saint Hilary. He was a gentle soul with a heart of gold. He loved the school and the students -- he drove miles to get there every day. His presence will be truly missed.