Obituary of Catherine M. Flanagan
Catherine M. Flanagan, of Glastonbury, CT, previously a longtime resident of Norwich, CT, passed away on March 15, 2023, after a long, healthy life. She was the devoted wife of the late Thomas W. Flanagan. Catherine was born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Huntington Station, Long Island, NY, by her loving parents, Leonard and Nellie Lynch, with her brother Michael Lynch. After marrying Tom, they moved to Norwich, CT, and raised their seven children. She is survived by her loving children, Dymphna Coradazzi and her husband Daniel of Duluth, GA; Bernadette Trinks and her husband Christopher of Fuquay-Varina, NC; Maurya Hagert and her husband Jon of Niantic, CT; Catherine Jones and her husband Kenneth "KC" of Berlin, CT, Monica Ketchie and her husband Mark of Milledgeville, GA, William "Bill" Flanagan and his wife Lynn of Old Lyme and Clare Paskale and her husband Kevin of South Glastonbury, CT. She was very proud of her fifteen grandchildren, Jenna, Clare, Joshua, Justin, Audrey Rose, Katie, Sarah, Danny, Heather, Shannon, Connor, Michael, Liam, Julia, and Patrick, and her delightful twenty great-grandchildren who called her G.G.
After graduating from Saint Clare's Nursing School in Manhattan, New York City, with her Bachelor of Nursing and receiving her RN licensure, Catherine was a practicing nurse for many years in the hospital setting. After her move to Norwich, CT, she worked the night shift at a local convalescent home to ensure her children participated in their many after-school activities. Catherine immensely enjoyed gardening and was a proud graduate of the University of Connecticut's Master Gardener program. Catherine was a passionate fan of the Boston Red Sox and enjoyed watching all the games and talking statistics with her family. She was an avid reader and particularly enjoyed medical and legal thrillers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Ss. Isidore and Maria Parish at Saint Augustine Church, 55 Hopewell Road, South Glastonbury, CT. Burial will immediately follow at Saint Mary's and Saint Joseph's Cemetery, 815 Boswell Ave, Norwich, CT. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Catholic Committee of Appalachia , ℅ Sr. Mary Keane Memorial Fund, 81 Puddle Run, Spencer, West Virginia, 25276. This organization is in memory of our beloved Aunt Eileen, Sister of Saint Joseph Foundation, supporting underprivileged families in Appalachia.
Catherine was a kind soul, a loving wife, an extraordinary mother, grandmother, and G.G. She was a good friend to many and had a strong faith in God. She will be missed and will always hold a place in our hearts. To leave an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.mulryanfh.com.