Edward Aloysius Flaherty

It is said of the Irish…
“Be they kings, or poets, or farmers,
They’re a people of great worth,
They keep company with the angels,
And bring a bit of heaven here to earth.”
Edward Aloysius Flaherty married my mother’s younger sister, Mary Cantu, sometime after the end of World War II. He was born into the most Irish of American families on May 15, 1908, He was wounded on D Day, 6th of June, 1944 on the shores of Normandy. Sometime after the end of the war, he met Mary, who was a beauty. He was in love with her to the end of his life. He was hot tempered, and could best be described as feisty. When provoked, he could fight. He passed from this life on January 25, 1986, and is interred at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetary, Cheltenham, Prince George’s County, Maryland, next to his beloved Mary (March 1, 1920-August 28 ,2004)
Joni James – When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (With Lyrics)