Julie Ann Flaherty

July 9, 1954 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 67)


Julie Ann Flaherty, 67, of Westminster, died on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, at the Dove House. Born on July 9, 1954, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Curtis Rice and Melva Marie Rice (née Perry). She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Patrick F. Flaherty.

With compassion and generosity, “Jules” spent her life in service to others.

Julie was a Spiritual Director and a Certified CMED Archetypal Consultant. She was a proud graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame (IND), Class of 1972. She began her career as a nurse, and her knowledge of medicine was second to none. She was a former Director for Carroll Hospice and, later, Carroll Childcare. She enjoyed listening to all genres of music and her favorite musical couple was Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. She was a huge Ravens fan; she hoped to see Lamar Jackson win a Super Bowl ring. Her favorite trips through the years included Israel, Scotland, San Francisco, and multiple visits to Chicago. She was a great baker, and her ricotta pie was a family favorite. She had a curious mind and enjoyed procedural police dramas such as Law & Order, and it became a tradition to watch ghost shows with her children when they visited. She loved fashion design shows and had a talent for interior design. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, when she would spend weeks decorating and preparing for her much-beloved Christmas Eve family party. She loved spending time with her family more than anything, and she adored her five cats, Stella, Stevie Nix, Spencer Reid, Sam Seaborn, and Santana.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Kelly Jessup and husband James of Connecticut, and Zachary Flaherty of Virginia; three brothers, Stanley Rice of Westminster, Kevin Rice and wife Debbie of Finksburg, and Keith Rice and wife Melissa of Pennsylvania; three brothers-in-law, Michael Flaherty of Parkville, Dan Flaherty and wife Linda of Forest Hill, and Tim Flaherty and wife Stacy of Pennsylvania; she is also survived by nieces Lauren, Sara, Emily, Melissa, and Allison as well as nephews Josh, Jake, Jared, Chris, Sean, Andrew, Matthew, and grand-nephew Tyler.

It would be remiss in not acknowledging her overwhelming love for the many friends she has come to know over her sixty-seven years on this earth.

Per Julie’s wishes, there will be no services. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Julie’s name to the IND Alumnae Association at P.O. Box 473, Riderwood, MD 21139 or, or to BridgingLife (formerly Carroll Hospice), Development Office, 200 Memorial Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157 or, or to the Carroll County Humane Society at All links are listed below. 

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