Robert Patrick Flanagan, Sr.

July 27, 1937November 6, 2012

Robert Patrick Flanagan, Sr., 75 of New Bern, passed at home in peace and love surrounded by his family, November 6, 2012.

Robert was active in his community and church, with a life dedicated to service to others. He gave to his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, the Coast Guard Auxillary, Medic 17 Rescue, Train Club, Knights Of Columbus, DAV in New York and North Carolina, and the Fishing Club at Fairfield Harbor. He is preceded in death by two siblings, Edward and Margaret and one great-grandson, Thomas.

Robert is survived by his wife Kathleen, three sons, Robert Flanagan, Jr., and wife Gayann of Sparrow Bush, NY; John Flanagan and wife Jennie of Manalapan, NJ; Thom Flanagan of Brooklyn, NY; two daughters, Catherine Lenihan and husband John of Harrington Park, NJ; Margaret Iadeluca and husband Fabio of Rutherford, NJ; one brother, James Flanagan and wife Virginia of Washingtonville, NY; his grandchildren, Major Tadd Turczyn and wife Laura, Sharyn and husband Tony, Sean, Patrick, Nicholas, John, Gabi, Mario, Alessandra and Gabrielle and great-grandchildren, Ella, Tadd Jason, Ilya, Fintan and Loughlin.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2012 at St. Paul Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 pm Friday, November 9, 2012 at Cotten Funeral Home. Burial will be held in New York.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Rd. Ste. 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 or


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 10, 2012

Robert Patrick Flanagan, Sr.

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The Howe Family ~ Ann, Mark, Ethan, Megan and Braden

November 13, 2012

Our sincere condolences to the Flanigan family. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you share. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Frank Gottlieb

November 12, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Will Clark

November 12, 2012

Sorry for the loss of your father and our condolences to the Flanagan family. Rob we have you and all of your family in our prayers. Will and Theresa Clark

mary Kuffner

November 11, 2012

Kathleen. my prayers are with you and your family . altho we have not seen each other in 6 years.I have fond memories of running into Bob up in Durham after Ralph and I moved to Kannapolis . God Bless you in this time

Denise Leary

November 11, 2012

Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Poetry Foundation

Gerald & Marie Mastrianni

November 10, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing that he is at peace.

Herman and Gail Schiller

November 9, 2012

It is a great sorrow that Bob has passed away. We are honoring his memory with a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Charles Cheesebrough

November 9, 2012

We are saddened hearing about Bob, Kathleen, and we know you're going to miss him as we all are. The few times we've had together have been memorable. Please feel free to call us at any time. We will hold you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Chuck and Carla Cheesebrough

November 9, 2012

So sorry for the loss of your father. We have all of you in our prayers and send our sympathy. Love, Jane and David Norton

November 9, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy, spent many an early morning at the coffee club at Harbour Breeze General store. Ruth Izzo & family(owners of the store & clementines Rest.