Father Jay Flaherty, age 66, formerly of Pigeon Forge, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013. Father Flaherty was a retired Catholic priest who most recently served at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pigeon Forge. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Louise Flaherty; brother, Jeffrey Flaherty; and a nephew, Kerry Neidert.
Sisters: Pat Neidert and husband Raymond, Eileen Flaherty
Nieces and nephews: Regina Bowles, Kevin Neidert, Allison Cranney, and Patrick Flaherty
Funeral mass 11 AM Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post # 104. The family will receive friends 6-7 PM Wednesday with Rosary service at 7 PM at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)