John Patrick Flanagan
December 27, 1929 - March 30, 2024
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Holmdel Funeral Home
26 South Holmdel Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Friday 4/12, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Gabriel's Cemetery
Marlboro, New Jersey
Church of St. Catharine
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Holmdel, NJ 07733
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John Patrick Flanagan, born December 27, 1929, passed away surrounded by loving family on March 30, 2024 in Orangevale, CA, at age 94. He previously was a resident of Holmdel and Red Bank, NJ. Born to Irish immigrant parents, James and Anna (nee Madigan) Flanagan, in Altoona, PA, a railroad founded community nestled in the …
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John B. Pescitelli left a message on April 12, 2024:
God bless John Patrick Flanagan. It was my honor and privilege to know him. He was an extraordinary Deacon, gentleman, intellect, and wit. Each Sunday, I looked forward to his inspirational homilies that he delivered in his distinctive voice, which captured your undivided attention. He and his wonderful wife, Eileen, were there after mass to provide a blessing for the week ahead. Through his charitable influence, we worked together to support needy families in Saint Catharine’s Parish, and Good Counsel Catholic Homes for unwed mothers. I will miss his friendship and engaging smile. The world is a better place because John Patrick Flanagan was in it. Rest in peace with Jesus, my friend and inspiration. John B. Pescitelli, President M3 Technology, LLC
Dee Marszalek left a message on April 12, 2024:
My sincere condolences to John's family. I was privileged to sing with the choir at John's first Mass as Deacon at St. Catharine's. We also worked together to train new altar servers. My late husband Stan was a colleague of John's at Prudential. John was an exceptional man--a good man! He will be missed! May he rest in peace! Dee Marszalek 💕
Stephanie and Nick Campasano left a message on April 10, 2024:
Our deepest condolences to the Flanagan family. John was always a pleasure to be around, his wonderful stories an added bonus! Rest In Peace John!
Denise DiTrani left a message on April 9, 2024:
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Flanagan when his daughter Deirdre and I connected our freshman year at Villanova. I so enjoyed his colorful and engaging stories. He warmed every room he entered. May he rest in peace and love.
Dottie & Wade Davis left a message on April 7, 2024:
Our deepest condolences to the entire Flanagan family. John was a wonderful person and so caring of others. May he rest in peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Laurie Davis left a message on April 7, 2024:
My deepest condolences to the entire Flanagan family. He was a wonderful man, and so kind and so witty! His life lessons have been passed down to the generations and that is something very special. May he rest in peace.🙏🏼
Joanne Maidment left a message on April 7, 2024:
To the Flanagan Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. I worked as one of his personal secretaries during his tenure at Prupac in Holmdel. I loved working for John. He was so sweet, always smiling, always with a story to tell. Many times he would call me up from my desk into his office to sit down and just chat about something. He would always ask me what was going on and would listen attentively. Fond remembrances. I wish you all peace and love and comfort in your hearts.
Dottie & Wade Davis left a message on April 7, 2024:
Our deepest condolences to the Flanagan family. John was a wonderful man who always thought of others. May he rest in peace.
Robert Hostrup left a message on April 6, 2024:
Please accept my most sincere condolences. I cut Mr. Flanagan’s for many years. He was a perfect gentleman. Always with a smile, story and a joke. May he rest in peace.
Suzanne Major left a message on April 5, 2024:
Deacon John was such a beautiful person. He helped me through some difficult times in my life, and I always felt better after our conversations. I was so privileged to have him as my dear friend. My deepest condolences to his family. John was one of a kind. God bless.
Joan Murphy Griswold left a message on April 5, 2024:
God Bless and Keep you in his Glory. Amen You were a fine man, deacon and father while you were with us.
Anne Murray (Flanagan) left a message on April 5, 2024:
Deepest sympathy to all the family. I had many lovely meetings with your dad. He was fantastic for rounding up the troups down through the years. I remember him calling with Eileen while they were on honeymoon! I have no doubt but he will be sadly missed but you can be assured that he and Eileen are looking down on you. Anne
daniel mullan left a message on April 4, 2024:
Blessed Prayers Gentle Thoughts Soft Hugs. Gods got you
Eugenia Derosa left a message on April 4, 2024:
In memory of John Patrick Flanagan, Eugenia Derosa lit a candle
Joe Malik left a message on April 4, 2024:
Deacon John was to me a role model of the Catholic Christian Man. Always cheerful, fun to talk to and helpful to all. As a Deacon at St. Catharine's, he was always active in many tasks but never too busy to spend time with a good story and inciteful thoughts. May he Rest in Peace after a life Well Lived!
Barbara J Germinario left a message on April 4, 2024:
May you rest in peace. You have been truly missed at St. Catharine's. Condolences to your family.
Sean Donohoe left a message on April 4, 2024:
My deepest condolences. One of my precious memories of him was In 2001 when he read a poem he had written for the gathering to celebrate his father-in-laws, Patrick Joseph Donohoe, 100 birthday and concelebrating mass with him and the family by the stream in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Thanks Uncle John for the memories and inspirations
Maryann Johnson left a message on April 4, 2024:
I always loved when Deacon John gave the homily. It was always filled with a personal story, humor, and held your attention the whole time. He's been terribly missed at St. Catharine's these past years. RIP John and go to your eternal reward for a job well done.
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
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