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Nancy Flaherty Beck
August 9, 1939 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday, January 13th. She was the beloved wife of Paul Beck; devoted mother of Shawn Flaherty of O'Hara, Peter Flaherty III of Colorado Springs, CO., Brian Flaherty of Hermosa Beach, CA., Maggie (Steve ) Gurtner of Mt Lebanon and Gregory Flaherty (Shannon) of Redondo Beach CA.; most definitely proud grandmother of Linda, Casey, Patrick, Kara, Peter IV, Jack, Dan, Sabrina, Ike, Piper and Vaughan. Her heart was delighted by the additions of the Beck's: Jen (John) Foley, Brad (Jamie) Beck and Michael (Brooke) Beck; along with their children, Kayla, Ford, Owen, Evan, Caleesi and Cole. She was blessed with two great grandchildren Leon and Lawson; also survived by her sister Elaine (Nick) Prine of Tallahassee FL. Nancy will be greeted in heaven by her father and mother Jack and Peg Houlihan, her former husband, Pete Flaherty and her grandson, Peter IV.
Nancy's accomplishments in life were many. In addition to her family, she was proud to have served as a first lady of the City of Pittsburgh from 1970 to 1977. She later worked for Howard Hanna Real Estate where she excelled at showing farms in and around Somerset County and was a heralded salesperson. She went onto serve as Director of Development for The Abraxas Foundation assisting those with drug and alcohol addictions. From 1982 through 1990 she was the Executive Director for the Extra Mile Education Foundation. While at this position she was instrumental in working with the foundation to fund inner city catholic schools benefitting thousands of children of every denomination getting a better education. She was a tireless fundraiser known by many of Pittsburgh's top executives and was always able to entice contributions for worth-while endeavors. "My mother had a magical way of seeking and getting contributions from so many of Pittsburgh's executives", said her son Shawn.
Family and friends will be received at Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon on Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Bernard Church (St. Michael the Archangel Parish) on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to any of the organizations previously listed that Nancy was so fond of.