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Flanagan, Irene M. November 19, 1942 - January 9, 2023

Irene M. Flanagan, 80, of Greenville, New York, passed away on January 9, 2023, after a battle with Amyloidosis.

Irene was born on November 19, 1942, to Patrick and Margaret (Kivlehan) Kelly in Dublin, Ireland. After graduating from St. Nicholas of Tolentine High School Irene went onto to have a career in Finance. Irene’s career began at MGM Studios and ended at Colgate Palmolive. Irene retired from Colgate Palmolive after 25 years and attended The Mildred Elley School and became a Medical Assistant. Irene loved and enjoyed her second career as a Medical Assistant, her true calling for helping and taking care of others.

Predeceased by her husband and true love, Joseph Flanagan, her granddaughter, Sabrina, parents Patrick and Margaret Kelly and brothers Michael and Brendan.

Survived by her sister Mary (William), children, Margaret (Mark), Patrick (Sharon), William (Rosann), grandchildren, Patrick, Mark (Elizabeth), PJ (Erika), John, Stephen, William III, Sabrina, Matthew, Julia, Roman, Thomas, Liam and Joseph, great-grandchildren, Ronin and Atlas, nieces and nephews, Deirdre, Geraldine, Ellen (Thomas), Edward (Sarah), Shay, Bryan, and Lillian along with 11 great nieces and nephews and one great-great niece.

Irene was a devout Catholic, talented knitter, seamstress, made a hell of an Irish soda bread, and the most amazing brownies that were always present in her home and shared at all family gatherings. Irene shared her secret ingredient, “made with LOVE.”  Irene always welcomed everyone into her heart and home where you were treated like her own.

Cheers to a life well lived!

Would you please add to the site, In lieu of flowers you may consider a donation in honor of Irene to Hope Lodge, Boston.


Mass: 12 noon, Friday, January 13, 2023 at St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, NY

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Would you please add to the site, In lieu of flowers you may consider a donation in honor of Irene to Hope Lodge, Boston.



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    Ann Marie and Anton Schiessl says

    Irene was a beautiful person inside and out. She would do whatever she could for you without hesitation. It was truly an honor having her as my friend for over 45 years and working with her at Colgate. Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. Yes she did make a great Irish soda bread!

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      Margaret Tadeushuk says

      Ann Marie and Tony, thank you for all your live and support. Mom lived you dearly and treasured your friendship. So many wonderful memories of great times spent together.

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    The Faughnan Family says

    Condolences to the family. Irene was an amazing woman, loved by all, always welcoming. She will be missed especially by the Faughnan Family. Love, Joe, Barbara, Caitlin and Kellie

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      Margaret says

      Barbara. Joe, Caitlin & Kellie, thank you. Oh how Mom loved all of you. Spending time at her home, watching the girls step dance, building snowmen, the Zoom Flume – all great times now memories to look back on and smile.

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    Sandra Heavey says

    Irene was the kindest of people. She was generous and thoughtful and will be missed. Condolences to the family.

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      Margaret says

      Sandra, thank you. Mom loved you like a daughter and was always proud of you. So many great times spent together through the years, yearly March birthday celebrations, weekends in the Catskills, times at our home. So many happy times to think of and smile.

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    Donna Geraghty says

    Our sincerest condolence to all the family. Irene was a beautiful person and so glad to have met Irene here in Ireland when she was here. On behalf of the Ryan family we will all be thinking of you all at this very sad time. Donna Ryan Geraghty.

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      Margaret says

      Donna, thank you so much for your kind words about mom. Often Mom spoke of Annie and Christie Ryan with fond memories growing up in Ireland and time spent with your family when she went home for a visit with Granny and spending time with and all of you. Please give our best to all your family with much love and appreciation.

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    Jerry Clark says

    Mary I am sorry for your loss. Your sister lived a very complete life and touch many.
    Condolences to you and your family.

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