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Daniel P. Flanagan, Sr.

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.

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Dan, Dave Comee and I grew up a few houses apart.We played golf in all three yards using coffee cans put into the ground. The love of the game started then and lasted a lifetime.Dave and Dan have now both passed away. Hopefully you're both playing a round together in heaven. May you both rest in peace.

MICHAEL HERMANSON Feb 20 2022 10:12 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel Flanagan, Sr.

Catherine Reilly Feb 16 2022 1:18 PM

So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Our condolences to Janice and their beautiful family. Remembering Dan from GHS and the golf course. A hard working, devoted family man, always a gentleman. Our prayers are with you all.

Bernie & Christine DiPasquale Feb 16 2022 8:53 AM

Dan has been our neighbor for many years. Always willing to lend a helping hand. We will miss him.

Ron and Kathy Dragon Feb 15 2022 9:50 PM

I knew Dan from Sacred Heart School days, when we were both altar boys at Sacred Heart Church, and through Gardner High School. Like Joe Hakkinen, I also worked with Dan on the 1968 Argus and appreciated the way he kept things on schedule. He was always a joy to be with and I enjoyed talking with him about various subjects. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to Janice and her family.

Stephen Comee Feb 15 2022 9:31 PM

I first met Dan when he worked at Trifalo's Grocery Store and I worked at Giant Store (where Hannaford is) when we were 16. We reconnected when he, Jan & I attended MWCC.
Dan was always friendly and interesting to talk with and very kind. Our paths crossed again when I worked a second job at PACC, where I would also get to visit with both Jan and Dan.
Thanks for the fond memories....
May you rest in peace.
My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends....

Penny Giammalvo Jones Perini Feb 15 2022 5:09 PM

I played with Danny in many golf tournaments for many years. He was truly one of Gardner' s finest. Always a fierce competitor, but had great respect for the game, and was always a gentleman. My sincere sympathy on your loss.

John Reilly Feb 15 2022 4:28 PM

I had the pleasure of working with Dan and Joan Cobb as co-editors of the 1968 Senior Argus yearbook. He always had creative ideas and kept us on a schedule. I always enjoyed seeing Dan, even though only occasionally, over the years while visiting Gardner. Suzanne (Beauregard) and I send our prayers and condolences to our classmate Janice and family.

Joseph Hakkinen Feb 15 2022 3:56 PM

May God embrace you and your family in comfort during this difficult time.

Claude Daigle Feb 15 2022 3:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel Flanagan, Sr.

Ann and Doug Hendley Feb 15 2022 3:21 PM

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