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“How sad I was to learn of Jim's passing. The memories of all the years when my Arthur and he worked together flowed back. They worked very hard, but...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy Weiner (Mrs. Arthur)

“Mrs. Flanagan, Thomas,Robert and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. I am sure you were as committed to him as you are to your...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Melissa McLaughlin

“I am so sorry to know that Jim passed away. The fact that he was able to beat cancer for such a long time was an inspiration to all of us. Jim...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Fern Coyle - Hull, MA

“Uncle Jim, Thank you for the rainbow. We know you are safe and at peace- with Grandpa and Grandma in God's arms... We will never forget you. Love,...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: maureen

“Mary and Family. So sorry for your loss. We will miss Jim at the Democratic meetings. ”
5 of 31 | Posted by: Ellen and Mary Partridge

“Dear Mary,Carol and Jimmy--Words can't express our sadness at Jim's passing. He was a lesson in courage and an inspiration to us all.We had so many...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Irene and Joe Cronin - Ft Myers, FL

“With a broken heart I hear of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful person to work with at Zayre Corp. I always enjoyed being with him. He was a great...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Stan Berkovitz - Boca Raton, FL

“Jim & I have such fond memories of Jim. I worked with Jim for so many years at Zayre. All our carpool rides back and forth to Framingham,...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Turner - Mashpee, MA

“Mary, We are sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 31 | Posted by: Larry and Lillian White

“Dear Mary, Our thoughts and prays are with you in these sorrowful times. I remember when Jim was a young boy and one time he came to our parents...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Peter and Terry Lee - NY

“Uncle Jimmy, We will miss your smile and your wonderful stories about the Flanagan family history. You and your family fought a courageous battle...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Patty Joyce

“Mary, Jim was so proud of you and your accomplishments. He was "beaming" the day that you got your Masters. You were so lucky to have your soulmate...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Debby Smith - Rockland, MA

“Mrs. Flanagan and family, our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. God Bless. The Scheim Family ”
13 of 31 | Posted by: Scheim Family - Rockland, MA

“We will never forget the time we came for Christmas and Jim drove us to midnight mass in the fog where you could not see two feet in front of you...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy & John Pinto

“Uncle Jim - I will always remember our first driving lesson in Connecticut. I have many fond memories of you, and I will miss you. Love, your Godson...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: John Murphy

“When Jim and I would come to the house on the weekends,from college, you always had a smile and made me feel so welcomed. Thank you so much Mr F, you...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Crystal Mazzarella

“Mrs. Flanagan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time and in the days ahead. The Boyle Family ”
17 of 31 | Posted by: Marylou Boyle

“Jim the thing's that will always be with us is your perpetual smile, Your caring,gentle, loving ways. Only a brave Marine like you could have fought...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Nick Metallo - Jackson, NJ

“Uncle Jim: You will truly be missed by all who loved you. You were a kind and gentle man and I always loved listening to family stories that you...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Kelly Murphy

“Dear Mary-It was a courageous battle you fought together. How blessed you were to have each other for support, comfort and reassurance. May Jim now...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Chris Cobis - Rockland, MA

“Mary and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories provide you with enough smiles to get you through these very difficult times....Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Paulding

“I remember when Jim and Mary began the fight against cancer and asked me how I had managed it. I told them living one day at a time had worked for me...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Steve & Amy Aronson-Silverman

“Dear Uncle Jim, Memories of you will always live in our hearts. We admire your courage and we will miss your stories of family. Your love and...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Timothy and Melanie Murphy

“Mary, you are in my thoughts and prayers, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Ellen ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Ellen Brown - Wareham, MA

“Our thoughts are with you. The wonderful gift of memories will keep him close to you in thought and always in your hearts....Ken and Kathleen Gordon ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Kathleen Gordon

“Dearest Uncle Jim, I have never known a more loving, kind, patient gentleman. I can not forget how you taught me to take photos as a little girl....Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Maureen Murphy - Toms River, NJ

“Uncle Jimmy: Thank you for being the keeper of our family tree and history. We will miss hearing all of the wonderful stories. We learned so much...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Jennifer Barone

“Mary and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. You have been in my prayers and will continue to be during this time of your loss, May he...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Judy Watson

“Mary and family, Sorry to hear about Jim's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Julie McDonnell ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: Julie McDonnell

“Dear Mrs. Flanagan, We were so sorry to hear about your husband. Our family will be thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers. ...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Nicholson Family - rockland, MA

“Dear Mrs. Flanagan, My family and I are very sorry for your loss. You and your children are in our thoughts and prayers. Ryan Dunn and Family ”
31 of 31 | Posted by: dunn family - riockland, MA


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James A. Flanagan, 63, of Rockland died on May 27, 2009 at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Brooklyn, NY son of the late James A. and Margaret (Detke) Flanagan and was raised and educated there graduating from St. Leonard’s High School and St. Francis College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Jim was employed in retail management for Zayre’s, Lohmann’s and the TJX Companies for more than 30 years. Prior to his retirement due to illness 8 years ago he served as a counselor at Work Inc. in Quincy.
Mr. Flanagan was a communicant of Holy Family Church and was active in the Lifeteen Program and the Ministry for the Sick. He served on the Rockland Democratic Town Committee and served as an elected trustee of the Rockland Memorial Library. Jim enjoyed following the stock market, gardening and photography. He loved spending time with his family and adored his cats.
He is survived by his wife, Mary T. (Lee) Flanagan and his children Carol Flanagan Abreu and her husband Thomas of Canton and James A. Flanagan, III of California. He was the grandfather of Jackson Flanagan Abreu of Canton and the brother of Eileen Matallo and Judith McCarren of NJ and Joan Flanagan of CT. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral will be held from the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home 135 Union St ROCKLAND on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 8:15 AM. A Funeral Mass will follow in Holy Family Church, 403 Union St. in Rockland at 9:00 AM. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Sunday, May 31, 2009 from 4-7 PM. Donations may be made to The Wellness Center for Cancer Support, 273 Hanover St., Hanover, MA 02339.