In Memory of Debbie
Deborah Ann Olmsted (née Flaherty), born December 22, 1955, age 63, passed peacefully with her family on June 4, 2019. Daughter of the late John and Phyliss Flaherty, Debbie is survived by her husband Gordon; her four children Scott, Emily Michele, Alexandra (spouse Charles), and Jennifer; her five siblings Jack Flaherty, Rick Flaherty (Jody), Michael Flaherty (Karen), Michele McCarthy (Jack), and Nancy Tehan (Andy); and her five dogs Regina, Flossie, Bubs, Leo, and Arya.
Debbie was a beloved mother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend who filled everyone’s life with love, laughter, and walks. Formerly of West Hartford, she graduated from Northwest Catholic High School (74) and Niagara University (78). She worked as a critical care nurse in Boston and Hartford before moving to Cape Cod where she served as an integral part of the West Falmouth Veterinary Clinic and volunteered at local charities including Big Brother Big Sister, the Falmouth Service Center, and the Emerson House. She enjoyed her time as an avid equestrian, gardener, and cook, and always made room for one more at her dinner table. Debbie loved animals, hated traffic, and did many lifetimes’ worth of good in her time with us.
In lieu of other contributions, please donate to Big Brother Big Sister.
Loving care for your pet…
The West Falmouth Veterinary Clinic is a family-owned and operated business specializing in health care for small animals. Dr. Gordon Olmsted, DVM brings his national and global experience in animal care to his practice. As an independent, community-centered organization, West Falmouth Veterinary Clinic prides itself on the personal care we promise to every client and animal. We provide each cat and dog with consistency of the same veterinarian each visit. With the flexibility and intimacy only available from a small business owner, Dr. Olmsted takes great measures to maximize his accessibility. The doctor can make himself available outside of normal business hours for appointments and house calls, and often answers the phone at home to offer consultation for those small issues that may not warrant emergency status but still concern a loving pet owner.
593 West Falmouth Hwy
West Falmouth MA.
8:30am-12:00pm and 3:00-5:00pm