Hampton N.H. — David M. Flanagan, beloved husband of Dorothy (Alvino) Flanagan, died peacefully surrounded by his family on October 21, at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover N.H.
He was a former resident of Haverhill and North Andover and Rye, N.H. before moving to Hampton N.H. in 2010.
Born in Haverhill on September 16,1937 to the late Harold W. and Dorothy E. (Roche) Flanagan. He was a graduate of St.James High School with the class of 1955. He also attended Lowell Tech. now known as Lowell University. He was employed at AT&T/Alcatel Lucent Technologies in Audit Quality Control for 38 years.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and was an active reservist until 1962. His joy of life was immeasurable and his friends numerous. He was a member of the Haverhill Country Club for seven years and a member of the Amesbury Country Club for 35 years.
He was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and a member of the pioneers with Lucent Technologies.
His hobbies include golf, all phases of military history, reading, making military puzzles and building military models. In his later years he took up metal detecting with his friend Ross Turco.
In addition to his wife whom he shared almost 28 years of marriage, he is survived by his loving children, daughter Colleen Allen and her husband Brian; his son David M Flanagan Jr. and his wife Robin; his stepdaughter Mariann Mucci and her husband John; and nine grandchildren, Ashley and Alexandra Ryan, Brittany Collins and her husband Andrew , Matthew and Ryan Allen and Kellyn and Elizabeth Flanagan and John Jr. and Nathan Mucci.
He is also survived by his brother, H. William Flanagan of Haverhill and his sister, Dorothy A Burgess of Newburyport and many friends, including his childhood friend Albert Wihry of Wilbraham.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in North Andover. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, also in North Andover.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home 17 Third Street North Andover.
Memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to Hyder Family Hospice House 285 County Farm Road Dover N.H. 03820.
For directions or to offer on line condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com