Annette and Robert Flaherty of Cold Spring are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Mary, of Charlestown, Massachusetts, to Joseph Travers McNamara of Burlington, Massachusetts. An October wedding is planned.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Angelo Percacciolo and the late Elaine (Helen) Percacciolo of Cold Spring, and Mary and William Flaherty of Cold Spring.
The future groom is the son of Cynthia and Dennis McNamara of Burlington. He is the grandson of Marie and Major “Buddy” Travers of Burlington and the late Joseph and Emma McNamara of Arlington, Massachusetts.
Rachel is a 2008 graduate of Haldane High School and a 2012 graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English. She is also a 2015 graduate of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, where she earned a bachelor’s in liberal studies. She is the rheumatology program coordinator in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Joseph is a 2008 graduate of Burlington High School and a 2012 graduate of Saint Anselm College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is the shift lead in corporate security for Fidelity in Boston and an EMT.