Alice J Flanigan
Alice J. Flanigan was born in Louisville, Kentucky on Christmas Eve just two months after the Stock Market Crash of the Great Depression of 1929. Thus, she learned early in life to be both practical and generous. A top student in school, her hobbies included painting, drawing, sewing, and reading, especially murder mysteries and books about history and politics. She married her loving husband, Richard, on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1949. Together they raised four children: Richard J. Flanigan, Kathleen Alford, Christopher Flanigan, and Teresa Munyon, who in turn raised her 11 grandchildren: Elizabeth Ward, Christine Flanigan, Michael Flanigan, Mary Kennedy, Julie Turgeon, Ryan Paiva, Kelly Paiva, Sarah Bourne, Maggie Munyon, Monica Munyon, and Peter Munyon. So far 14 great-grandchildren have also joined the clan, with one more on the way! She valued her Catholic faith and family most throughout her life. She was ever present as the heart of our family: cooking, baking, teaching, listening to and loving all of her children and grandchildren. Alice was a great supporter of Our Lady’s Rosary Makers, Mother Angelica and EWTN, and the missionary activities of Women Here and Now in Central America. Every day she prayed at least three Rosaries, attended Mass on EWTN, prayed the Chaplets of Divine Mercy and of St. Michael, with intercessory prayers for family, friends, the Church and the world, and the Poor Souls in Purgatory: Our Family Prayer Warrior.
In 2003, Alice’s life changed dramatically when she lost her eyesight due to an attack of acute glaucoma. No longer could she paint, draw, or sew. However, she never lost her interest in reading, politics, and faith, as she listened to her Talking Books, political talk radio, and the EWTN News Nightly. Alice never lost her sense of humor either. She often enjoyed taking everyone off guard with her “blind jokes”, such as “See you later!” followed by her mischievous, “Ha! Ha! Ha!” Though her humor and kindness will be missed, we can take solace in knowing that she is finally able to look down on us from Heaven and smile! May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen!
Visitation Tuesday November 23,2021 6:00 pm -8:00pm with 7:00pm Prayer Service at Lankford Funeral Home
Mass Service Wednesday November 24,2021 10:00 am at St. Peters Catholic Church DeLand