James P. Flannelly, 54, of Avoca died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. His wife is the former Mary Pat Donovan, and the couple celebrated 34 years of marriage on July 22.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of Patricia Corbett Flannelly, Minooka, and the late James Flannelly. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, educated in Scranton public school, a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and was employed by Kane Is Able. James enjoyed drawing, painting and spending time with his dogs. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, son and brother who will be deeply missed.
Also surviving are three sons, James P. Flannelly Jr., Thomas J. Flannelly, both at home; Kevin M. Flannelly, Old Forge; two brothers, Donald Flannelly, Exeter; and Michael Flannelly, Avoca; one sister, Elaine Hinkley, Minooka; a father-in-law, Robert W. Donovan and mother-in-law, Mary Ann Lilly Donovan, Minooka; nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Eagen-Hughes Funeral Home, 2908 Birney Ave., Scranton, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish in Church of St. Joseph, 312 Davis St., to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.