‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Jeremiah "Jerry"'s visitation.

Jeremiah "Jerry" Flaherty

Jeremiah Flaherty, fondly known to so many as “Jerry” passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. He was 70 years old. Jerry was born on June 25, 1949 in Manhattan, NY to the late Jeremiah Flaherty and Madeline Lennon.

Jerry graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. He furthered his education and graduated from Baruch College, City University of New York as well as from Brooklyn Law School. Jerry worked as a Legal Aid in New York City for one year. He married Margaret Rountry and together they moved to Accord in 1978.

Margaret has since predeceased him.

Jerry had worked with James Barry in Ellenville for about 1 ½ years. He shared office space with Melvin T. Higgins in Kingston for about 4 years. He then opened his own practice in Accord, New York. Jerry lived and breathed the law. His life revolved around his family, law and baseball.

Jerry was President of the Babe Ruth League from 1995 to 2012. He coached Babe Ruth from 1995 to 1998 while his son, Jeremiah was in Babe Ruth. He was associated with the Mickey Mantel team from 1998 to 1999 and the Connie Mack team from 1999 to 2001.

Surviving are his two sons, Christian and Jeremiah and two sisters, Susan and Maureen.

Services were held privately at Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson, NY. Entombment took place in Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, NY.

Donations in Jerry’s memory can be made to the Rondout Valley Babe Ruth League, PO Box 831, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 or Indian Valley Little League, PO Box 686, Kerhonkson, NY 12446.

Personal condolences may be left for Jerry’s family at www.humistonfuneralhome.com

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jeremiah "Jerry" Flaherty, please visit our flower store.


Jerry you were always there for the every day working man. Humble and Honest! God Bless

John Donghia Jul 20 2020 12:00 AM

Someone remebered that I graduated from Cardinal Hayes in 1967 and mentioned that a well-known Dutchess lawyer had recently paseed who was also a Hayes graduate.
When she mentioned the name I was shocked!
Jerry sat in front of me in Homeroom (4A)
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Jerry was a great guy!

William P. Flynn May 14 2020 12:00 AM

Got to know Jerry over several decades of appearing in Hudson Valley justice courts. He always had a story to tell in that gravelly voice, sparkling eyes and mischievous smile. A great lawyer for those that were lucky enough to be represented by him. Rest In Peace dear friend.

David Aikman May 12 2020 12:00 AM

Offering our deepest condolences for your loss. May cherished memories and our loving Heavenly Father's care and compassion bring comfort and peace. Psalms 22:19

Kathryn May 12 2020 12:00 AM

To Jeremiahs family:

Jeremiah was a pleasure to work with. I loved his wit, and humbleness. He and my Mother will me again in heaven. I truly miss him...
My heart felt condolences to your family.
Daryl Leonard-Blue

Daryl Leonard-Blue May 10 2020 12:00 AM

Jerry was one in a million. So sorry to hear this. We had great times with baseball seasons thru the years. He did so much for so many kids.
Brown Family

Sheila May 10 2020 12:00 AM

Even when I didn't have all his money for representing me in court he showed up. I will miss very much. Represent in heaven too. But I'll never ever forget you.

Buddy White May 7 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeremiah "Jerry" Flaherty

Steve Coddington May 5 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeremiah "Jerry" Flaherty

Gene and MaryEllen Cannizzaro (Gene's Tire) May 5 2020 12:00 AM