In Memoriam



Ruth Flanagan, 89

Staten Island Advance By Staten Island Advance
on April 23, 2014 at 6:38 AM, updated April 23, 2014 at 6:40 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Longtime Staten Islander, Ruth A. Flanagan, 89, of Port Richmond, a retired operations supervisor, who was a loving mother and grandmother, died Monday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton.

Born Ruth Welsh in Philadelphia, Pa., she moved to Queens in 1947 and settled in Port Richmond in 1950.

Mrs. Flanagan worked for over 25 years, starting out as a toll collector for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and retiring as an operations supervisor in 1988.

In her later years, Mrs. Flanagan earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the College of Staten Island. She was in the first class to graduate from the college, which was created when Staten Island Community College and Richmond College merged.

Mrs. Flanagan was active in her grandchildrenís school, serving as an officer of the St. Adalbertís Motherís Club in Elm Park, and by being a grandparent volunteer librarian at Our Lady of Good Counsel School, Tompkinsville.

She was an avid reader who enjoyed painting and spending time with her family and dear friends.

She was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, West Brighton.

Her husband of 36 years, John (Pat), died in 1986.

Surviving are her son, John (Jack); six daughters, Anne Flanagan, Ellen Flanagan, Patricia Flanagan, Kathleen Flanagan, Maureen Flanagan and Denise Burns, and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Pleasant Plains.

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