Georgia H. Flanagan

ACTON — Georgia H. (Hession) Flanagan, 73, of Acton, passed away at South Shore Hospital on Sept. 25, 2012.

She is the 29-year partner of Nancy Calvarese.

Born and raised in Arlington, Mass., Georgia spent her summers in Scituate. She was a Cohasset, Mass., resident for 22 years and moved to Acton 32 years ago.

Georgia was an art teacher for Cohasset and Hull schools, and became the head of the art department for Hull High School. After moving to Acton, she co-owned and operated the Acton Trading Post for 23 years.

She was a talented artist. The Scituate shoreline and Minot Light were favorite scenes to paint.

Georgia loved spending time with family, painting, and the ocean. She was known for opening her heart and home to all, and enjoyed cooking.

Georgia is survived by 3 children, Jay and his wife, Debbie, of Pembroke, Paul and his wife, Martha, of Scituate, and Georgia Spielvogel and her husband, Brian, of Rochester, N.H.; 3 siblings, Phyllis Hallam, of Fla., Mary Louise Burke, of Conn., and Shirley Hendrickson, of Scituate; a sister-in-law, Fay Hession, of Va.; 8 grandchildren, Amanda, Michael, Casey, Matthew, Nicholas, Kol, Cloe, and Will; and one great-grandson, Jayden.

She was the sister of the late Barbara Gaughan and William Hession.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. at Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebanon Street in Sanford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Scituate Community of Resources for Special Education "C.O.R.S.E.", P.O. Box 512, N. Scituate, Mass. 02060, or South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation 55 Fogg Rd, Weymouth, Mass. 02190.

Published in Fosters from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2012