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Longtime NE Oilman James Flaherty III Dies

James H. Flaherty III, 76, of Merrimack NH, formerly of Hollis and Medford MA, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, with his family by his side, after a short battle with AML.

Born in Boston, MA on January 16, 1939, Jim was the son of the late James H. Jr. and Marguerite (Choquette) Flaherty. Jim graduated from Malden Catholic High School Class of 1956 and Providence College receiving his B.S. in business in 1960. He played hockey as a defenseman throughout those years.

Jim retired after 30 years in the oil industry. He worked at Northeast Petroleum as a vice-president and also in sales for Cargill Energy. He was an active member of all six New England states’ Oil Associations. Jim was a member of The First Congregational Church of Merrimack.

He is survived by many loving family members. Members of his family include his wife of 22 years, Susan (McRoberts) Flaherty, whom he married May 21, 1992; children Scott and his wife, Diana Flaherty, of South Carolina, Julie (Flaherty) and her husband Robert Sarbieski, of Atkinson NH, Sharon (Flaherty) Dostie, of Pelham NH, Joel and his wife Amy Flaherty, of Pelham NH, Jennifer(Elliott) and her husband Rohit Amarnath, of NJ, Jared and his wife Heather Elliott, of Nashua, NH, Jaima (Elliott) and her husband Joshua Wilder, of Nashua, NH, daughter-in-law Pamela Flaherty of Shrewsbury MA and son-in-law John Dostie of Methuen MA; grandchildren Jonathan, Bret, Matthew, Alexander, James, Stephanie, Taylor, Eric, Jenna, Kayla, Aliya, Logan, Rahil, Caleb, Teagan, Livia, Liam, Eliana, Alexa, Olivia, Isaiah and Emma.

Read the full obituary and leave your memories about James at the Davis Funeral Home website.

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