The Reverend James D. Flanagan

  • Died: December 9, 2020
  • Location: New York, New York

Greenwich Village Funeral Home

199 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012

Tel. (212) 674-8055

Tribute & Message From The Family

The Reverend Father James D. Flanagan, passed away on Wednesday morning, December 9, 2020. Fr. Flanagan is the son of the late Daniel and Mary Flanagan. He is survived by his two sisters, Kathleen McLoughlin and Ann Hegarty, and their families.

Fr. Flanagan served in numerous parishes in New York City. He was pastor of Holy Spirit and Holy Family, both in the Bronx. His last assignment was as Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Conception in Manhattan.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 14th from 1 PM to 7 PM, with a Mass at 7 PM. A funeral Mass will conclude the services at the church on Tuesday, December 15th at 10 AM. Seating will be limited. Services will be streamed online at:

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Helping Hands at Immaculate Conception School.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thank you for recommending Samantha Hamilton to be a lecturer at Holy Family

Posted by Emmy Rivera - Bronx, NY - mother   December 18, 2021

I come from a very large family who were parishioners of Holy Family Church in the Bronx for several generations and we still continue to have a very close relationship with the parish even though we no longer reside there. During the many years that Father Flanagan was the Pastor of Holy Family we were so blessed and fortunate to get to know him very well; and benefit from his great faith, love and guidance. Our family will never forget Father Flanagan and what he did for us and for all parishioners of Holy Family.

Posted by Jim Biolsi - Edison, NJ - Friend   December 29, 2020

Rest in peace, Fr Flanagan.

I enjoyed attending Fr Flanagan's devout and enlightening Masses at Immaculate Conception Church.

Posted by Richard Tanguay - BRONX, NY - Acquaintance   December 17, 2020

Father Flanagan was our Pastor at Holy Family for many years. He will be missed. He was such a gentle soul.

Posted by Yvette Chico-Negron - Bronx,, NY - Acquaintance   December 13, 2020

From his days as an editor of the Chimes, the literary magazine of Cathedral College, Jim was one of the more articulate and encouraging members of the Class of '71.

Posted by Rev. James Coy Francis Sheehan - Bronx, NY - Coworker   December 11, 2020

Fr. Flanagan celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial for my dad in July 2017. Fr. Flanagan did not know my dad yet spoke so lovingly in his homily that he touched the hearts of family and friends. Fr. Flanagan's homilies at daily Mass at Immaculate Conception Church were like mini theology classes. May he join the Communion of Saints and intercede for all of us!

Posted by Carol Nardoza Wheeler - New York, NY - Acquaintance   December 11, 2020

Jim was a gentle giant, intellectually speaking, and a loyal friend who was always willing to be of service when he otherwise might have skipped the opportunity. He typified the humility which best characterized an ordained minister of the Gospel. Requiescat in pace.

Posted by PAUL DINTER - Ossining, NY - Classmate   December 10, 2020

We are so sorry for you loss. We were honored to have Father Jim officiate at our wedding. He will be remembered for his eloquent and inspirational words.

Posted by Peggy Rizzo - Closter, NJ   December 09, 2020

Our condolences from Flanagan in tinnahinch. Clonaslee. May he rest in peace

Posted by Brian Flanagan - Family   December 09, 2020