Bruce N. Flanigan, age 75, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home on July 7, 2013, with his loving family by his side.
Bruce was born in Rome on February 9, 1938 to the late Francis Sr. and Dorothy Taman Flanigan. He attended the Rome Schools. He served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps from August 20, 1956 to August 18, 1958. On July 9, 1960, he married the former Mary Ellen Tanner, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Rome. Bruce worked as a firefighter for 24 years at the Rome F.D. and retired in 1985 as a Lieutenant.
Bruce was an avid Red Sox fan and loved to golf. He was a member of St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s Churches and the Holy Name Society at St. Mary’s.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy Lynn and Rob Stacconi of Remsen, NY, Kim Marie and Louis Misiano of Derry, NH; Mary Beth and Hal Jacob of Tomah, WI; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark Francis and Heidi Flanigan of Waynesboro, PA; grandchildren, Ian Stacconi and fiancé, Sandra Dross, Heather Stacconi and fiancé, Jason Decker, Nicole Misiano and fiancé, Stephen Simmons, Michael Misiano, Malcolm Flanigan, and Allison, Sydney and Emma Jacob; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Douglas and Bette Flanigan, David Flanigan, and Francis and Barbara Flanigan, Jr.; a sister and brother-in-law, Judith and Frank Lawruk; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 12:15 p.m. from the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street, and a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home, Friday 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider the Mission of the Christ Child at St. Mary’s/St. Peter’s Church or Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.
Please offer online condolences or light a candle at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com.