Resa Hutt O’Flaherty dies at 98

Resa Hutt O’Flaherty dies at 98
Resa Hutt O'Flaherty died on July 5 at 98 years old. (Courtesy photo)

By Kassidy McDonald |

Resa Hutt O’Flaherty, a beloved and involved community member, died on July 5 in Alexandria. She was 98.

Resa was native of Montross and graduated from Longwood College in 1945, according to the Zebra. She spent a significant portion of her life being involved with Trinity United Methodist Church, where she oversaw getting greeters for 23 years.

She was active in politics, including the Alexandria Democratic Committee events, and was involved with groups like the Maury School PTA, Rosemont Citizens Association, Rosemont Beautification Committee and the Stratford Hall Historical Society.

Former Mayor Allison Silberberg, who attended O’Flaherty’s memorial service on July 9, remembered her fondly.

“I adored Resa O’Flaherty. She was remarkable and memorable, not only because she lived nearly a century. She brought out the best in people. Resa was a friend and neighbor to all,” Silberberg said. “She contributed to many civic causes throughout her 74 years in our city. She was part of what makes our community what it is. We can honor her life by being the kind of friend and neighbor Resa was and by creating community wherever we live.”

She is preceded in death by her husband Judge Daniel Fairfax O’Flaherty of Alexandria, VA. and her son Daniel Fairfax O’Flaherty, Jr. She is survived by two daughters, Susan O’Flaherty Griffith and Lucelle O’Flaherty.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s c/o Daniel Hutt 17757 History Land Hwy Warsaw, VA 22572.