Served in leadership roles in many social service organizations. Representative of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Chairwoman of Human Services Advisory Council for the Salvation Army. Advisory board member for Isaiah House (E. Orange), United Way and the United Labor Agency. Chairwoman of the Newark Emergency Services for Families Homeless Task Force. Member of the Newark city assistance board. A founding member of the Newark Preschool Council.
Friends said “Newark was her love” and “she had a total commitment”.
“Annette O’Flaherty was mom to many” Star Ledger Feb 17, 2000