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Goble Funeral Home

22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ

OBITUARY

Edward James Flanagan

January 24, 1990July 14, 2019
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Eddie Flanagan, 29, of Andover Twp. NJ, passed away at Newton Medical Center on July 14th, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Eddie was born in Livingston NJ to Jim and Connie (Stephens) Flanagan and grew up in Sparta NJ. He played 4 years of Varsity Lacrosse for Sparta High School and graduated in 2008. He was employed in telecommunications, a job that he worked hard at and loved. He was active with the Sparta Free Church and loved coaching basketball for the children there.

Eddie was a gentle soul who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a caring and loving person who went out of his way to help everyone and anyone he could, especially those who had no one else. Eddie had a love of sports that was matched only by his father. Lacrosse, football, golf and basketball were his favorites and he played and watched them as much as possible.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, James Sr and Joan Flanagan and Russell and Ella Stephens. He is survived by his parents Jim and Connie, his sisters Tara and Kelly, his nephew Will and many family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm at Goble Funeral Home 22 Main St., Sparta NJ. A funeral service will be held on Friday July 19, at 10am at Goble Funeral Home followed by internment at Sparta Cemetery.

Donations can be made in Eddie's name to The Center for Prevention (65 Spring Street Newton NJ 07860) and Eva's Village (393 Main Street Paterson NJ 07501.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 19, 2019

Memories

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Tracy Alwell

September 8, 2019

Dear Jim, Connie, Kelly & Tara,

I was so sorry to hear about Eddie. He had such a kind and gentle heart. I’ll never forget his kindness. I hope your shared memories can be of some comfort during the most difficult times.

Tracy

Bill Weaver

July 21, 2019

Dear: Jim, Connie, and family,

So sorry to hear about Eddie. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Love,
Bill and Susan Weaver

Bob and Pat Kulley

July 20, 2019

Dear Jim, Connie, Tara, and Family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We will remember Eddie and you in our prayers. We are sure Joan and Jim have welcomed him to his heavenly home. Take comfort in God's love. All the Kulleys.

Charles and Lisa Senkier

July 18, 2019

Dear Connie, Jim and Family we are so sorry for your loss. Know that Eddie is with you and watching over all of you. God Bless you all. Love Charlie and Lisa

Maria-Elena Kitchell

July 17, 2019

Connie, Jim and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences! May good memories ease the pain of your loss.
🙏🙏🙏
Maria-Elena

Eileen’s Armstrong Goss

July 17, 2019

Jim and Connie we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. ❤️🙏🙏

Heather Patton

July 15, 2019

A few years ago, Tara messaged me and asked if my nephews can go to a football game with Will. We said yes of course, and they all went together. Tara of course spoiled them, but they had a great time with Eddie. They came home saying how cool Eddie was to them, and how much fun he was. They loved him, with only hours that they hung out with them. They spoke about him, just as if he was there uncle too!!! That’s who he was, and I was so thankful for the love and care he gave them.

I knew Eddie since he was a little boy, as years went by my brother and him became friends. A dynamic duo is what we called them.
We loved Eddie and he was an amazing person. I don’t know if he knew how much he meant to all of us, but he did in so many ways. We will always love you.

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Biography

Eddie Flanagan, 29, of Andover Twp. NJ, passed away at Newton Medical Center on July 14th, 2019 surrounded by his family.


Eddie was born in Livingston NJ to Jim and Connie (Stephens) Flanagan and grew up in Sparta NJ. He played 4 years of Varsity Lacrosse for Sparta High School and graduated in 2008. He was employed in telecommunications, a job that he worked hard at and loved. He was active with the Sparta Free Church and loved coaching basketball for the children there.


Eddie was a gentle soul who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a caring and loving person who went out of his way to help everyone and anyone he could, especially those who had no one else. Eddie had a love of sports that was matched only by his father. Lacrosse, football, golf and basketball were his favorites and he played and watched them as much as possible.


He was predeceased by his grandparents, James Sr and Joan Flanagan and Russell and Ella Stephens. He is survived by his parents Jim and Connie, his sisters Tara and Kelly, his nephew Will and many family and friends.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm at Goble Funeral Home 22 Main St., Sparta NJ. A funeral service will be held on Friday July 19, at 10am at Goble Funeral Home followed by internment at Sparta Cemetery.

Donations can be made in Eddie's name to The Center for Prevention (65 Spring Street Newton NJ 07860) and Eva's Village (393 Main Street Paterson NJ 07501.