Hillside Cemetery, North Penobscot, Maine
Flannery Family Headstones
Roger G. Flannery b. Aug. 24, 1934 - d. May 18, 2008\
Sgt. U.S. Army
James A. Flannery Sr.
b. 1960 - d. 1984
( Son of Roger G. & Margot C. Flannery )
Lyle Flannery stands atop a snow drift
just a few feet from power lines above
his head, in North Penobscot.
( Photo dated 1963 ) Donated by
Helen Flannery Varnum
Patricia Ann (Hutchins) Flannery
May 04, 1936 - September 11, 2018
Stockton Springs On September 11, 2018
Patricia Ann (Hutchins) Flannery passed away peacefully
surrounded by her loving family at the age of 82, in a Belfast
nursing facility, after a valiant battle with congestive heart failure.
Patricia was born May 4, 1936, in Castine. She was the daughter of
Dorothy Webster Hutchins and adopted daughter of Pearl S.
Patricia attended Penobscot Grammar School, where in the sixth
grade she met the love of her life, and future husband, Kenneth S.
Flannery. They were married November 19, 1955, and enjoyed 63
wonderful years together. Pat went on to attend George Stevens
Academy in Blue Hill, and graduated as secretary of her class in
Pat was always a hard worker and held several jobs in the local
area during her life. She worked for many years in the food service
program in the Searsport schools and frequently commented that
she greatly enjoyed and missed the comradery that she shared with
her fellow workers and being able to interact with the school kids
She took great pride in her home and although she participated in
many activities during her lifetime, Pat most cherished her role as a
loving wife, mother, and homemaker. She set a great example for
her children and grandchildren as to what a mother should be.
This was never more evident than when, nearing the end and
perhaps sensing that her time was getting short, she called for her
four sons to come to her bedside, so she could see them all
together one last time.
Pat enjoyed watching her children play in sporting events and later
in life liked traveling to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox in
person; she did her best to never miss a Sox game on the
television. She was never more content than when she could settle
down for a game in the evening with her husband at her side and
one of her beloved cocker spaniels, Dusty or Blackie, snuggled in
Patricia and Kenneth took pleasure in many activities during their
time together. A few examples of some of the pursuits, they enjoyed
include motorcycling trips in the United States, and Canada;
snowmobiling in Maine, dancing almost every Saturday night in one
of the local dance halls, and going on bus trips with family and
friends to Branson, Missouri, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Patricia is survived by her husband of 63 years, Kenneth S.
Flannery of Stockton Springs; her four sons, Kenneth P. Flannery of
Searsport and his wife, Sunny; Michael Flannery of Belfast and his
wife, Carol, Steven Flannery of Northport and his wife, Terri; Bradley
S. Flannery of Hampden and his wife, Wendy. Pat is also survived
by several cousins, 13 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren,
whom Pat loved very much. She also will be greatly missed by
sisters-in-law, Helen Varnum of Penobscot, Donna Flannery of
Ellsworth, Margot Flannery of Penobscot, Betty Tweedie of
Bucksport and her husband, Brian, Hildred Emerton of Blue Hill and
her husband, Linwood; brother-in-law, Edward Flannery of Orland;
special second cousin, Sylvia Tapley; and Sylvia's father, Robert
Tapley of Penobscot. She was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy
Hutchins; grandfather, Pearl Hutchins; daughter, Joanne Trefethen;
a very special uncle, Oakley Hutchins; and her cousin, Marilyn
Tapley, whose relationship with Pat was so close that she always
thought of Marilyn as a sister rather than a cousin.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service that will be
held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, at Hillside Cemetery in North
Penobscot; the service will be immediately followed by a celebration
of Patricia's life at the Orland Community Center, at 21 Schoolhouse
Road, in Orland.
In consideration of Pat's great love for animals, family and friends
are encouraged to donate in her memory to a local animal shelter of