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Thomas Flanigan

Thomas Francis Flanigan

August 24, 1941 - January 8, 2021
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Obituary

Thomas Francis Flanigan, age 79, of Seymour entered into rest on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Bridgeport Hospital. He was the devoted husband of 56 years to Bonnie R. (Cody) Flanigan.

Tom was born in Clearfield, PA on August 24, 1941 son of the late Thomas James and Dorothy (Finnegan) Flanigan. He was a well-respected employee of Harvey Hubbell, Inc for 34 years until his retirement in 2006. Tom was a proud member of the Elks Club, a Fraternal Organization in Waterbury for 32 years and loved socializing and playing cards with his friends. He was an avid golfer and a die-hard New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his wife Bonnie, his children, grandsons and his extended family. Tom was an incredibly generous man who put his family’s and friends’ needs ahead of his own. In return, he asked only to share in a good meal (preferably at the diner) and a good laugh. His offbeat sense of humor will be forever missed.

Tom was the beloved father of: Kari Glidden and her husband Scott and Scott Flanigan and his partner Monica Smith, loving grandfather of: Logan Flanigan, Dillon Flanigan, Thomas Glidden and Trevor Glidden and brother of: Marea Rebecca Taylor and Colleen Doonan. He was also survived by his sister and brother in-laws: Laurie and Anthony Yarrish, F. Patrick Cody, Richard and Nancy Cody and Richard Wilkinson. Tom was also survived by Lauren Stankye Flanigan and many nieces and nephews that he loved. He was predeceased by his grandson Christopher Flanigan and his sister Joyce Flanigan.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic his Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 1:30 PM and his burial at Mountain Meadows Cemetery are PRIVATE, but a Livestream of the Funeral Mass and a livestream of the Graveside Committal Prayers can be viewed.

The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, www.afsp.org and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.

The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton has been entrusted with his arrangements. Friends may leave condolences at www.riverviewfh.com.
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Service Details

  • Private

    January 15th, 2021 | 1:30pm
    When
    January 15th, 2021 1:30pm
    Location
    Church of the Good Shepherd
    Address
    135 Mountain Road
    Seymour, CT 06483
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr. Tom Cieslikowski
  • Interment

    January 15th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    When
    January 15th, 2021 2:30pm
    Location
    Mountain Meadows Cemetery
    Address
    117 Mountain Road
    Seymour, Connecticut 06478
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Janet Russo

Posted at 02:00pm
Bonnie and family,
We are very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time. Hopefully with time the hole you feel in your heart right now will be filled with memories of all the good times and good years you and Tom shared. Thinking of you with love,
Bob and Janet Russo
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Steve Selavkaa

Posted at 04:09pm
Bonnie and family: So sorry to learn of Tom's passing. We always enjoyed Tom's great sense of humor,and admired the way he dedicated himself to his work.Please take comfort in knowing how much he loved his family,and that you will all be united again someday. Steve and Marylu Selavka.
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Patty Mihaylo

Posted at 01:30pm
Bonnie and family,
I was saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. Your husband was such a kind and caring man that left too soon.
Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.
Patty Mihaylo

Sylvia Synnott

Posted at 12:47pm
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I was a co-worker of Tom's and Bonnie's My condolences to your family
Sylvia and George Synnott
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Kathy Catalano

Posted at 08:51pm
Bonnie and family,
So saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. I remember Tom fondly as a caring and sincere person who was dedicated to his family, friends and colleagues, I know he will be missed! Thoughts , love and prayers are with you Bonnie, ❤️😘

Kathy and Frank Catalano
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