Robert W. Flanagan Jr.

August 4, 1949November 20, 2021

Norwich- Robert William Flanagan Jr., 72, passed away November 21, 2021 at the William W. Backus Hospital.

Robert was born August 4, 1949 in Brighton, MA, the son of both the late Robert William Flanagan Sr. and Helene (Richard) Flanagan.

He was married to Andrea (Caruso) Wiley, who survives him.

He had worked at Dominion Nuclear as a Nuclear Engineer. Robert was a real Patriot who served as a Master Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He was known as a man of his convictions. Along with his wife Andrea they purchased their current home and restored it from top to bottom. They were known as great entertainers, having many great parties for their family and friends. Robert will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

In addition to his wife Andrea, Robert is survived by his brother Richard A. Flanagan of Houston, TX and Paul Flanagan of Portland, ME, by his children Erin and Liam Flanagan, and step children Michelle and Danielle Wiley.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Leo Flanagan.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11 am, meeting directly at the Cathedral. Burial in the CT State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown CT, will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations in Robert Flanagan Jr.’s memory may be made to The Nature Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 Arlington, VA 22203 USA or

The Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St. Norwich, is assisting the family with arrangements.


4 December

Funeral Mass

11:00 am

Cathedral of St. Patrick

213 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360


Robert W. Flanagan Jr.

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Tony Smith

November 26, 2021

I had the privilege of serving on the Patrick Henry 599 blue with Bob. He was a joy to be around. He always took some time with me as he passed thru Air regen on his way to watch. Rest your oars my friend.

Raymond Edwards

November 24, 2021

I've know Bob for 50 years, we met while serving in the United States Submarine force (USS Patrick Henry SSBN-599 (B))
Known as someone who'd lend a helping hand when needed or a shoulder to cry on. To a man we always knew Bob had my our backs and I will forever cherish our friendship and brotherhood. So until we meet again brother, fair winds and calm seas Bob you can rest your oars my friend we have the watch