Janet Catherine Leahy Flaherty, who with her husband, the late Mike Flaherty, owned the Milton Courier for more than 30 years, died Tuesday. She was 85.
Janet was born in 1932 in St. Paul, Minn., and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1952. She taught school in San Diego, where she met Mike, a newly discharged Navy officer, and they were married in 1954. The Flahertys lived in Michigan and Minnesota before they bought the Milton Courier in 1959. Janet also taught junior high English in the Milton School District for 28 years.
Visitation will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at Albrecht Funeral Home in Milton. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton.