Daniel P. Flanagan, Sr., 71, of Gardner, died peacefully on Saturday, February 12, 2022, in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, surrounded by his family.
Born in Gardner on July 24, 1950, he was the son of the late John Flanagan, Sr., and Irene (LaFarr) Flanagan. He graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1968. Dan was employed by Hannaford Supermarket in Gardner in the Deli Department for two years after his retirement. He was previously employed by Honey Farms, Prudential Insurance, and owned Bonks Market of Gardner for several years.
Dan was a parishioner of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Gardner and a parishioner of the Holy Cross Church of East Templeton. He was a member of the Napoleon Club, the Polish American Citizen’s Club, and the Acadien Social Club, all of Gardner. His greatest enjoyment came when he was with his family. He was an avid golfer playing in, and winning, multiple local tournaments at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course. Dan also loved to be working outside in the yard, baking family recipes, reading, and watching Jeopardy.
Dan leaves his wife of over 50 years, Janice S. (Kapacziewski) Flanagan of Gardner; two daughters, Meggin Hendley and her husband Jarrod of Winchendon, Sandra Pellecchia and her husband Ryan of Leominster, one son, Daniel Flanagan, Jr. and his wife Ashley of Louisville, KY; two brothers, John Flanagan, Jr. of The Villages, FL, Brian Flanagan and his wife Janet of Winchendon; three sisters, Sr. Kathryn Flanagan, SSJ of Pittsfield, Sheila Crowell of St. Louis, MO, Maureen Richardson of West Mifflin, PA; six grandchildren, Cameron Pellecchia, Thomas and Gabriella Hendley, Sloane, Jameson, and Karsyn Flanagan; two godchildren, Ann Flanagan of Takoma Park, MD, and Alek Dernalowicz of Gardner; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins for whom he always had a smile.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Kevin Flanagan, Sr. and David Flanagan, Sr.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, 25 Lake Ave., Templeton, MA. Family and friends are asked to report directly to the church. Burial at St. John’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA, will be held at a later date.
Calling hours will be held Friday, February 18, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Boucher Funeral Home Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or on their website (www.stjude.org). Please reference in memory of Daniel Flanagan, Sr.