Eileen Josephine Flanagan
January 18, 1938 - March 24, 2021
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home
Patty Flanagan
Paul Farnan
John Patrick Davis
Marjorie Durdack and Family
MARIE & BJ Hall
Bob and Bunnie Phillips
Mary Kate and Frank Sparks
Rich volpe
Sean
Denise DiTrani
Robyn Ann Rossnagel
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Holmdel Funeral Home
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Tuesday 3/30, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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St. Gabriel Cemetery
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Marlboro, NJ 07746
Wednesday 3/31, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Eileen Josephine Flanagan (nee Donohoe) born January 18, 1938 passed away on March 24, 2021 in Palm Coast, Fla. at age 83. Born to Patrick and Nora Donohoe in Dublin, Ireland, Eileen emigrated to Buffalo, NY where she met her husband John Patrick Flanagan. The couple lived in various locations including Buffalo, NY, Dobbs Ferry, …
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Fiona O Carroll ,daughter of Nora Kelly left a message on April 3, 2021:
We have very found memories of aunty Eileen from our childhood when she visited us in Ireland. A warm heart & a wonderful smile. She sponsored me for my J1 visa to the US when I was a student. Always grateful for that. Sending deepest sympathy to the family.
Mary Donohoe left a message on April 1, 2021:
Auntie Eileen you were one of a kind, you gave the best hugs and always made me feel special and so loved. I will treasure the wonderful memories of being with you when you came “home” to Dublin and the amazing holidays you gave us in winding brook way and in red bank. Your gift for packing is renowned in the family. No suitcase was too small to fit a few hundred paper plates and cups and the odd Christmas tree, mum always confidently said “Eileen will make it fit”. We love you so much and will miss you dearly, All our love to Uncle John, Siobhan, Deirdre,Sean,Aileen,Noreen and Auntie Maura, to their families and all our family in America. God Bless Auntie Eileen , love you xxx
Ciarán Donohoe left a message on April 1, 2021:
My beautiful Auntie Eileen, so difficult to know what to say as others have already said everything. Just to share my condolences and absolute gratitude for being blessed with such a wonderful Aunt. Infinite cherished memories from visiting as kids when we’d all arrive enmass to take over the Dondero’s pool next door to my solo visits where both Deirdre & Joe and Auntie Eileen & Uncle John would spoil me to pieces whilst letting me stay. Too many moments to share. These tears will fade but the memories, the stories and the sheer adoration shall remain forever. Rest in peace our angel xx
Yvonne O Carroll (daughter of Nora Kelly) left a message on April 1, 2021:
Deepest sympathy on the passing of Eileen. Nora has great memories of time spent with Eileen and Maura when they where children and I remember her visiting Ireland with her children when they were young. She will be sadly missed. Yvonne O Carroll
Eva Gilgunn left a message on April 1, 2021:
Thinking of you all at this sad time, my Gran (Nora Kelly - Eileen's cousin) always spoke fondly of Eileen and shared great memories over the years growing up together in Dublin & visiting each other in the USA and Ireland, you will be greatly missed xx
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dee Donohoe Ross left a message on April 1, 2021:
Auntie Eileen was just the best. So full of love, life and laughter. Such amazing memories of holidays in America being spoiled rotten. We’ll all miss her so much, love to Uncle John and all our cousins. Rest in peace Auntie Eileen X
Ann (Donohoe) Fitzgerald left a message on April 1, 2021:
Dearest Aunty Eileen, I’ve such happy memories of you as a child...giving us the biggest squeezes & bear hugs, the type that made us feel so warm & loved. You were so good to our Mum over the years, always phoning & checking in, not forgetting how you fully supported her love for the slot machines when we visited you along with trips to the pancake parlour & beach days out with your delicious homemade sambos! My kids have you to thank for their first trip to McDonald’s, thanks to the dollars you sent them at Christmas which you specified was to be spent here :) You were one of a kind Aunty, just Magic! Sending love to our Uncle John, Siobhan, Aileen, Sean, Deirdre & Noreen, our dear Aunty Maura and all our family in America xxx
Brenda Woods left a message on March 31, 2021:
Auntie, I don’t know what my first memory of you is, but the constant in all my memories of you is your undeniable love for each of us. You were always so happy and upbeat, your love was unwaivering and you made us all feel so special. Not one holiday went by without a card in the mail for the boys, you never missed one. Oh how I will miss the little things. Your knit sweater sets, you matching pocketbooks and shoes, your laugh, Monday nights at Mom’s after Odd Jobs. Auntie, I love you so much and will miss you. Uncle John, Siobhan, Dee, Sean, Aileen, and Nor... I am so so sorry for your loss. Sending you all our love and prayers. Auntie is up in Heaven taking care of everybody, making sure Dad has a hot cup of coffee.
Brenda Woods left a message on March 31, 2021:
Auntie, I don’t know what my first memory of you is, but the constant in all my memories of you is your undeniable love for each of us. You were always so happy and upbeat, your love was unwaivering and you made us all feel so special. Not one holiday went by without a card in the mail for the boys, you never missed one. Oh how I will miss the little things. Your knit sweater sets, you matching pocketbooks and shoes, your laugh, Monday nights at Mom’s after Odd Jobs. Auntie, I love you so much and will miss you. Uncle John, Siobhan, Dee, Sean, Aileen, and Nor... I am so so sorry for your loss. Sending you all our love and prayers. Auntie is up in Heaven taking care of everybody, making sure Dad has a hot cup of coffee.
Pat Osterman left a message on March 31, 2021:
Dear John and family...My deepest sympathy to all of you. Eileen was a beautiful example of a loving wife, mother and Christian. May she be at peace and may our Lord bring all of you comfort and healing. All of God's blessings. Pat Osterman
Seán, Doreen, Edel, Seán Jnr, Maeve, Celine and Bernie. left a message on March 31, 2021:
Eileen was very much part of our life from Maryland to Kingsland and Portrane. As kids, she always wanted the top bunk in Portrane. She used to help me feed the pigs in Maryland! We had brilliant holidays together. She always made us co welcome when we came to visit. Her bear hugs were wonderful. She was full of life - hard to keep up with sometimes! We remember her party piece, Shake Hands With Your Uncle Mike Me Boy! And she was so creative - we still have our set of family plates she made us and the grandparents brag book. Eileen was great person to have in your corner. We are going to miss her lots and lots - the family won't be the same.
Nora Kelly left a message on March 31, 2021:
Eileen, a beautiful lady in every way. She got her name Eileen from my mother and I got mine from her mother. We loved to be together especially at Portrane (coast of Dublin). Eileen loved everybody. When I visited her in New Jersey in the late 1980s she made me feel so welcome. I've great memories of Eileen as a young woman in Ireland. We always had a great time together when she came back to visit us in Dublin. I will miss out phone calls, most of all I will miss sweet beautiful you, I always loved you, Eileen.
Ruth O'Donovan left a message on March 31, 2021:
There are just so many memories that I have of my very special auntie. My first one, when in Ireland, I would stare at her as she applied make up. She had such great style, so beautiful. I loved the amount of hairspray that she'd use. Always looking amazing. I loved how she would call me 'precious'. I'm now realising this week that I may not have been her favourite niece as I had previously thought. It appears we were all precious to her!!!!! And as all the cousins have said, her generosity. She truly was so generous to us all, as children, as adults and to our own children. The pain of losing her is the price for loving her. And she was very much loved by everyone. God bless Auntie Eileen. Thinking of my dear Uncle John, Siobhan, Dee, A and Noreen and all the extended family. Eileen has left us the most precious gift, family.
David Donohoe left a message on March 31, 2021:
Some people are stars. My Aunty Eileen was the Sun. She brought light, warmth, love, joy, and positivity everywhere she went and to everyone she met. She will be missed terribly. My deepest sympathies to all the family, my cousins, and their children. I pray that the loss lessens over time but the magificent memories continue to be shared and grow forever.
Patty Flanagan left a message on March 30, 2021:
With love and prayers ❤.
Paul Farnan left a message on March 30, 2021:
Lots of sadness but also such happy memories. Love from the Farnans Vančouver Canada
Maria Duffy left a message on March 30, 2021:
John, Siobhan, Sean, Deirdre, Aileen and Noreen and all the extended family our sincere sympathy on Eileen’s passing. Eileen I have such really wonderful memories of time spent in your company. We had such fun and your kindness , beautiful smile and love of life I will treasure forever. Maria and Michael Duffy, Raheny, Ireland.
Bekah left a message on March 29, 2021:
Oh Auntie!!!! I am so not ready for these next few days because it is really gonna set in that you are no longer here. I love you so much and I am so very thankful for you. I will miss Monday night Odd Jobs trips, then back at the house for a cup of tea, playing at your house in the basement, your laughter, your infectious spirit, the love you shared with everyone you met, shopping at your thrift shop, Irish dancing lessons, The Warren Hotel on Sundays, Saturday night dances, but I will never forgive you for making me drink warm milk after I cracked my head open at your house...you insisted so it would make me calm down, but it was so gross and it didn't work. Thank you for all you did for us and my mom and dad especially. We will miss you terribly and I love you Auntie!
John Patrick Davis left a message on March 29, 2021:
You were the best nana anybody could ever ask for. You were filled with such great energy and laughter. You’re smile lit up every room, every event, and gave us hope, gave ME hope that times would get better. I would always jump with joy when my mother would tell us that you and grandad were coming over to see us or to take us out to dinner, or anything! I am so proud to be your grandson, and I am so lucky to have you in my life for 19 years! I will miss your hugs, your kisses, your sweet smile, your cards, and your great energy. I love you so much and I’m so grateful that you found peace in heaven ❤️ ☘️ 🕊
Deacon Thomas & Patricia DiCanio left a message on March 29, 2021:
A life so well lived. A life so well shared. We will always remember Eileen's smile.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Marjorie Durdack and Family left a message on March 29, 2021:
Deepest sympathy and sorrow in the loss of someone who meant so much to so many. Thinking of all the Flanagan family with love and hope. God Bless you all.
MARIE & BJ Hall left a message on March 28, 2021:
In memory of Eileen Josephine Flanagan, MARIE & BJ Hall lit a candle
Frances L Gizzi left a message on March 28, 2021:
Dearest John - I was so saddened by hearing about the passing of your beloved wife, Eileen. I will always cherish the memories of our times together at St. Catharine's in Holmdel, NJ and I will miss hearing Eileen's sweet voice whenever we spoke. Her devotion to our Lord, Jesus was infectious and always spread to those she held close. My deepest condolences to you and your family and know that Jesus' arms have opened wider then ever to enclose her soul which he knows so well. Much Love, Fran
Bob and Bunnie Phillips left a message on March 28, 2021:
We send our love and condolences to the Flanagan Family.
Mary Kate and Frank Sparks left a message on March 27, 2021:
RIP Mrs Flanagan, I will always remember you as a kind woman with a beautiful smile ❤️🌷 Fly high with the angels ❤️
Rich volpe left a message on March 27, 2021:
In memory of Eileen Josephine Flanagan, Rich volpe lit a candle
Sean left a message on March 27, 2021:
In memory of Eileen Josephine Flanagan, Sean lit a candle
Joan and Paul Reilly left a message on March 27, 2021:
Mom and Dad were honored by the Irish Club at Century Village when,they left. Dad could ALWAYS be counted on for an Irish joke and Eileen was loved for her sweet songs shared so,many times. So loved by all...she will be sorely missed
Denise DiTrani left a message on March 27, 2021:
Sending lots of love and big hugs to the Flanagan family. Praying for you all.
Lori Ferguson left a message on March 27, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Many memories will be cherished and celebrated that we have had with Aunt Eileen. Until we meet again! God Speed...
Barbara Donohoe left a message on March 27, 2021:
My darling Auntie Eileen, I have so many wonderful memories of her, her huge smile, infectious laughter, boundless generosity to myself and my children. She was a wonderful Auntie, we loved her coming back to Ireland for her visits and I was privileged to spend times on holidays in America in her and Uncle John's house. Anyone who knows the Donohoe family knows that we are all very close and cherished our holidays together in Portrane, Dublin and America when we saw each other, all the cousins together!! Auntie Eileen was a real family person and our lives were richer for having her in them. My condolences to Uncle John and all my cousins, sending all my love to you during this very difficult and sad time. Barbara Donohoe, Totsie and children xxxx
Rob Sweeney left a message on March 27, 2021:
I’ll always remember going to Aunty Eileen’s house in NJ, we were over from Dublin visiting our Nana Nora but Aunty Eileen always treated us like her own, and was so warm. Deepest condolences from us here in Ireland. Rob
Rob Sweeney left a message on March 27, 2021:
I’ll always remember going to Aunty Eileen’s house in NJ, we were over from Dublin visiting our Nana Nora but Aunty Eileen always treated us like her own, and was so warm. Deepest condolences from us here in Ireland. Rob
Rob Sweeney left a message on March 27, 2021:
I’ll always remember going to Aunty Eileen’s house in NJ, we were over from Dublin visiting our Nana Nora but Aunty Eileen always treated us like her own, and was so warm. Deepest condolences from us here in Ireland. Rob
Margaret Lambert left a message on March 27, 2021:
Deepest Sympathies to all the Family.
Robyn Ann Rossnagel left a message on March 27, 2021:
So sorry. I am truly deeply saddened. Eileen was always there for me with a kind and loving heart and a shoulder to cry on. She always reminded me that God was in charge. I will truly miss her lovely brogue and you knew the joy her family and friends gave her. Her faith was important and she wasn't afraid to share it with others. My heart is broken. May she rest in peace.
Cederdahl's left a message on March 27, 2021:
Mrs. Flanagan had a heart of gold and a will of stone when it came to doing the right thing and being there for her family and others. She was very kind, saw the best in everyone and loved to share a good laugh. She will be missed dearly.
Wendy Heller left a message on March 26, 2021:
while I only spent a few visits with auntie Eileen i was always struck by her kindess She will be missed a gem of a lady! blessings & condolences to family.
Sean Donohoe left a message on March 26, 2021:
Deepest Sympathy to you Uncle Jon, Siobhan, Deirdre, Sean, Aileen and Noreen and your families. There are so many memories over here in Dublin of Auntie Eileen that the space here would be way too small to include them all. But everyone is summed up in one word - Generosity - May the Good God reward her for that gift of generosity that she shared with us all. May She Rest In Peace.
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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