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Francis X. Flannery


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Francis X. Flannery Obituary
Francis X. Flannery of Chestnut Hill and Marshfield, formerly of Brookline, passed away peacefully at home at age 85 on May 5, 2018. Frank was born on April 6, 1933, in Boston to Patrick and Mary Flannery. He was predeceased by his wife Mary (Kelly) Flannery, and his brothers John, Joseph and Paul Flannery. Loving brother of Mary Sullivan of Brighton. Loving father of Thomas and his wife Gina Flannery of Cohasset and West Harwich, Paul Flannery of Boston, Maryellen Pease and her husband Cameron of West Roxbury and Joan Golden and her husband Timothy also of West Roxbury. Loving grandfather to Brendan, Sean, Stephen and Patrick Flannery; Connor, Kelly, Katelyn and Ryan Pease; and MaryKate, Allison and Matthew Golden. Frank is also survived by numerous nieces and neph ews. Frank grew up in Brighton and attended St. Columbkille High School. He then attended Boston College, graduating in the class of 1954 with a degree in Accounting. A CPA, Frank started his career at Ernst & Ernst in Boston. In 1958, he married the love of his life, Mary Kelly from Brookline. They made their home in Brookline. Frank attended night School at Suffolk University and obtained his MBA. He started his career at Suffolk University as assistant treasurer in 1964, the day after he received his MBA degree. He was named treasurer in 1970 and vice president in 1972. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees. He retired in 2011 after 47 years serving the University. During his years at the Suffolk he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree in 1991 and The Centennial Heritage Medallion in 2006. He loved serving the University and assisted many students in the pursuit of their education and degrees. His able leadership in matters of finance made possible the expansion of academic programs and the addition of academic buildings and residence halls. Frank retired from Suffolk in 2011 and spent more of his time with his children and grandchildren who spent summers with him at his summer home on the beach in Marshfield. He enjoyed the sun, and sound of the waves and his family around him. Frank was a deeply religious man. He attended Mass regularly at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury. He was also past President of the Parish Council at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Brookline. Former Trustee at St. Sebastians School, Member of the Boston College Alumni Board of Directors and the Clover Club of Boston. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., West Roxbury, Friday morning at 10:30 followed by a Funeral Mass in Holy Name Church at 11:30. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 | 8:00. Interment Holyhood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Mary and Francis Flannery Scholarship Fund at Suffolk University would be appreciated. For guestbook and directions. www.gormleyfuneral.com.
Published in The Brookline Tab from May 8 to May 17, 2018
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