Display honors woman who played key role at Boys Town's beginning
Mary Hegarty, 91, spearheaded the effort at Boys Town to honor the key role played by her mother, Catherine Shields Dannehy, who was Father Edward Flanagan's executive assistant for years. Here, Hegarty views a display at Flanagan's restored residence.
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 am
Catherine Shields Dannehy was always a big deal to her family.
Her grandkids, nieces and nephews knew she was an Omaha real estate agent in 1917, a rarity for a woman, let alone a 20-year-old. They knew she married and had two daughters, and stayed home with them until they went to school.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 am.