Graveside services for Mildred I. Flaherty, a retired professional photographer and businesswoman, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn.
Mrs. Flaherty, 67, died Monday (May 22, 1989) in Hospice Buffalo.
Born in Hornell, she graduated from Hornell High School in 1938 and moved to Niagara Falls in 1940 to work at the Carborundum plant.
A few years later, Mrs. Flaherty moved to Buffalo, where she owned the B&B Delicatessen at Virginia Street and Elmwood Avenue through World War II.
She later began a career as a professional photographer, attending Rochester Institute of Technology and opening Van Dyke Studio on Amherst Street. On New Year's Eve 1960, she married Buffalo photographer Harold C. Flaherty. After his death in 1983, she continued to run Flaherty Studios until her retirement in 1987.
After her retirement, she inspired her son Kamdon, of Snyder, to begin his own business, Teleproducts of Western New York Inc. in Williamsville.
She also is survived by a second son, James, of West Seneca; a daughter, Colleen Stark of Niagara Falls; two brothers, Merle Bossard and Glen Bossard of Hornell, and three grandchildren.