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Obituary: Anna Louise (Flaherty) Meehan, R.N., 90

Oct 22, 2015 10:47PM ● By Bill Gilman

Anna Louise (Flaherty) Meehan, R.N., age 90

TEWKSBURY - Mrs. Anna Louise (Flaherty) Meehan, R.N., age 90, died peacefully Monday evening, October 19, at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, NH, where she had been in residence for the past three years. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Meehan.

Anna was born in Somerville, a daughter of the late Bernard and Mary (O’Mahoney) Flaherty, and was raised in Somerville. She graduated from Somerville High School, and earned her Degree in Nursing at the Somerville Hospital School of Nursing. She lived the greater part of her life in Chelsea, before retiring to Hudson, NH in 2007.

Anna worked as a Registered Nurse at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for more than 30 years, and was remembered as having devoted her life to her family.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Joanne Fournier.

Anna leaves her beloved grandson, Joseph Fournier of Hudson, NH; her son-in-law, W. Larry Fournier of Hudson; her sisters, Margaret Flaherty of Newburyport and Catherine and her husband Gerald Weiland of Orange, CA; many nieces and nephews including, George Rizer, William Rizer, Maureen Rizer McLaughlin, Terry Rizer, Dean Luna and their families; and was predeceased by her brothers, Thomas, Bernard, William and John Flaherty, and sister, Mary Raines.

Relatives and friends will be received Saturday morning, Oct.24, from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, Ph. (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury. Burial will be in Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118 are encouraged. Anna’s family will be forever grateful to all the dedicated, caring people at Fairview Nursing in Hudson, NH who gave such excellent care to Anna over these past few years. Visit

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