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James J. Flanagan

1924 - 2016 James J. Flanagan, 91 of North Adams died on Friday July 1, 2016 at Williamstown Commons. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 17, 1924 son of James J. Flanagan Sr. and Mary (McBrien) Flanagan. He attended schools in North Adams graduating from Drury High School. Mr. Flanagan was a veteran of the United States Air Force during WWII as a Staff Sargeant. He was a radio operator-gunner and flew many missions receiving many commen-dations He was employed at Sprague Electric Company as an account manager for 45 years. He was more recently employed at Lopardo's Store on River Street in North Adams. James was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. James married his first wife, Evelyn (Tatro) Flanagan in June 1951. She died in June of 1975. He married his second wife, Lois (Porrovecchio) Fitzroy Flanagan on October 21, 1979. She died on May 10, 2009. He enjoyed reading, photography and especially music. He played the harmonica the clarinet and the piano. James leaves his two daughters, Deborah Flanagan of North Adams, and Sharyl Flanagan of Dover NH. He also leaves his son, Stephen Flanagan of North Adams, 7 grandchildren, Daniel Dudziak, Michelle Angell, Ashley Molleur,Ryan Flanagan,Kalie Phillips, Cassie Brazeau and Karli Cutler; and 5 great grandchildren; a brother, Michael Flanagan of Florida, and sister Ann King and her husband William of Williamstown. He was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Martin Flanagan. FUNERAL NOTICE: A service to celebrate the life of James Flanagan will be held Saturday July 9 at 10am at Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home WEST CHAPEL 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA with calling hours from 8:30am to 10am. Burial with full military honors will be in Southview Cemetery. All are welcome to the VFW 573 Mohawk Trail after the services. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 6, 2016
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