Sr. Deborah was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 10, 1943, the daughter of Michael Flaherty and Helen Culhane Flaherty. Sister graduated from Immaculate Conception Elementary School, Cathedral High School and Good Counsel College. Sister also received an MS Degree in Library Science from Catholic University.

Sister was a teacher at Good Counsel Elementary School, Our Lady of Sorrows School and St. Lawrence of O’Toole School for many years. She was the Librarian at Good Counsel High School and the College of White Plains/Pace University.

Sr. Laura Donovan, President of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion said, Deborah (Debbie) was a woman of deep faith who, even throughout her long term and more recent affliction, trusted wholly in God’s mercy.  We shall cherish her memory, her great love of our RDC Community, and her willingness to serve wherever she was needed over the years.

Sister Deborah is survived by her Sisters of the Divine Compassion and by her many good friends.