Herbert Michael Flaherty

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Roberts Funeral Home
62 Bowdoin Street
Winthrop, ME

WINTHROP - Herbert Michael Flaherty, 83, died at his home Dec. 15, 2018 after a wonderful life. He was getting ready to make his own breakfast, but God had other plans.

He was born in Litchfield, April 1, 1935 the oldest son of Michael and Emma (Ridley) Flaherty. He attended Litchfield Elementary school and lived in Litchfield the first half of his life with Estabrooks and Flahertys of Litchfield, where he began his lifetime of storytelling and love of fishing. It was in the late 1980s when he moved to Winthrop with brother, Ernest and family. His wild storytelling and desire for adventures continued on the Soper Road, where Herb had a great community of neighbors who would all take the time to help, listen or talk. He will surely be missed walking up and down the road or riding his bike around Monmouth to get to Litchfield, even this fall.

He was a woodcutter all of his life. He loved fishing and being outside. He could often be found soaking up the sun in random places around the yard often trying to hide from his niece, Lori who would have him help with her animals and gardens. He was stronger than an ox, even up until recently, helping dig rocks out of the ground or move pumpkins from the garden. He was comfortable anywhere and considered everything to be "just perfect." He had a warm presence and all who met him did not forget him, either because of his almost believable stories of meeting the Queen of England, land he owned in Wheatfield, Russia, or, of course, the money he had hidden in caves and underground, around the state. If he could get a ride from someone, he would surely fill them full of half true stories.

Herbert is survived by his brother, Ernest Flaherty and wife, Sharon Flaherty who provided him with a home and many fond family get togethers, his brother-in-law, Vaughn Estabrook and wife, Margaret, and sister-in-law, Wanita Flaherty. Herb had numerous nieces and nephews who hold a very special place in their hearts for him.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Moses and Everett and sister, Marie Flaherty.

We will get together for storytelling at the Alfred W. Maxwell Jr. American Legion Post 40 in Winthrop, Dec. 22 from 4-6 p.m. All storytellers welcome.

Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Central Maine on Dec. 18, 2018
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