William Flanagan Obituary
William F. Flanagan
June 19, 1941 - February 24, 2010
Resided in Lynn, MA
In 1988, Bill completed a distinguished career in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel. He was a command pilot with over 3, 800 flying hours. He flew 184 combat missions in Vietnam. His awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, 11 Air medals and the Legion of Merit. He was the Wing/Base Commander for Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts and Williams Air Force Base in Arizona.
Bill was a senior business executive for several defense and space industry firms, most recently with Odyssey Systems. Other senior executive positions included L3 Communications, Titan, and Computer Sciences Corporation.
He also was a member of the NRA, the Daedalian Organization of Pilots and the Sons of Italy in Boston. An avid reader, he also enjoyed the opera, the ballet and spending time at the beach.
William is survived by his wife Fabienne of 13 years; children, William Flanagan and Desiree Flanagan both of Lynn; two step daughters, Jennifer Hart of Lowell and Jessica Burke and her husband James of Milford; two children from a previous marriage, Maureen Flanagan Cogan and her husband Kenneth of Columbia, MD and Anthony Flanagan and his wife Amy of Milton; grandchildren Devon, Keara, Sawyer, Shea, Dayla, Daniella, Nathan, Gabriella and Tristan; his brothers Paul Flanagan and his wife Maureen of Virginia Beach, VA and Michael Flanagan and his wife Yvonne of Evergreen. CO. He also leaves his cousins Mary Johnson of Boulder, CO and John Lepre of Los Angeles, CA. He was the grandfather of the late Anthony Hart.
His funeral will be held in the Hanscom Air Force Base Chapel on Thursday at 10AM. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of Massachusetts in Bourne, MA at 2PM. Visiting hours will be Wednesday in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street, (Rt1A) Lynn from 4-8PM.
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