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The Reverend  James D.  Flanagan

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“Thank you for recommending Samantha Hamilton to be a lecturer at Holy Family ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Emmy Rivera - Bronx, NY - mother

“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...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Biolsi - Edison, NJ - Friend

“Rest in peace, Fr Flanagan.I enjoyed attending Fr Flanagan's devout and enlightening Masses at Immaculate Conception Church. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Richard Tanguay - BRONX, NY

“Father Flanagan was our Pastor at Holy Family for many years. He will be missed. He was such a gentle soul. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Yvette Chico-Negron - Bronx,, NY

“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...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Rev. James Coy Francis Sheehan - NY

“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...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Nardoza Wheeler - New York, NY

“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...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: PAUL DINTER - Ossining, NY

“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...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Peggy Rizzo - Closter, NJ

“Our condolences from Flanagan in tinnahinch. Clonaslee. May he rest in peace ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Brian Flanagan - Family

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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.