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Mother of Ann Flanagan passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 20, 2023


Born in 1925, Catherine Marie Flanagan of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on
December 19, 2022, surrounded by her family. Catherine was married for 40 years to
the late Dr. Francis J. Flanagan. She was also predeceased by her parents, Peter and
Marie Hermsen; by a brother, Herb Hermsen; and a sister, Jeanne Miller.

Catherine, a loving matriarch, is survived by her six children: Dr. Thomas Flanagan
(Toni), Kevin Flanagan (Laurie), Anne Thatcher (Scott), Michael Flanagan (Madeliene),
Dr. Erin Parmer (Chris), and Timothy Flanagan (Jeanne); 32 grandchildren and 24
great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings: Richard Hermsen, Elaine Jansen,
and Betty Wydeven.

Mrs. Flanagan was a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing and also attended
Marquette University, both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a Registered Nurse, she
managed her husband’s office in Toledo, Ohio while also working in other practices both
in Ohio and Dublin, GA. She was also employed at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center
and volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Fairview Park Hospital, both in in Dublin, GA. Her
volunteer service extended to helping out wherever needed at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, also in Dublin.
Catherine’s greatest gifts were her love of family, her sly sense of humor, her generous
support of important charitable causes, and her deep faith. Catherine was also a
devoted sports fan, who rooted enthusiastically for the Atlanta Braves and the Green
Bay Packers. The family is grateful to all who loved her throughout her long life and to
her exceptional caregivers at Canterfield Senior Living.
The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. for visitation prior to the Memorial Mass at 2
p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2022, at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, 4633
Shiloh Rd, Cumming, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. 

Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements by
McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770)

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Catherine Flanagan, please visit our floral store.



January 13, 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA 30040

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