Funeral Services for Brockton Firefighter Killed in Crash
BROCKTON — A state firefighters association has announced that funeral services for Brockton firefighter Matthew Flaherty are taking place Tuesday and Wednesday, after the 35-year-old was killed last week in a motorcycle crash.
Flaherty, a former Marine and a 10-year veteran of the Brockton Fire Department, lost his life on April 11 in what the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts called a "tragic accident."
His wake will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Russell & Pica Funeral Home on Belmont Street in Brockton, with a uniformed walk-through by firefighters at 3:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Edith Stein Church, 71 East Main St., Brockton.
Flaherty will be buried at Bourne National Cemetery following the services.
A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Flaherty served in 2011 and continued to serve the local community as a firefighter afterward, according to a post from the 1st Battalion 25th Marines Association.
He was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on South Main Street in West Bridgewater last Monday night.