Dear Denny

Thank you

Dear Denny:


for always being the rock in the Flanagin family.

for being a wonderful father, grandfather, husband, son, brother,  uncle, brother-in-law, cousin, nephew and best friend to so many.

for being such a gentle soul.

for being a good buddy to my brother since childhood.

for serving our country during the Vietnam War.

for being a true patriot all your life.

for all your selfless service to your community.

for your unwavering faith in God.

for being the Godfather to our daughter.

for being such a wonderful brother to my husband.

for being a faithful husband to Barb.

for raising such wonderful children.

for attending every family event with such enthusiasm.

for never giving up, even to the very end.

for showing us how to die with dignity.

We will miss you “Uncle Denny”, our lives will not be the same without you.

You were a good man.



Published in: on April 30, 2011 at 5:29 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. Denny, well done our good and faithful servant.
    Donna, so sorry to hear your news.
    What a wonderful, comprehensive tribute you’ve written on behalf of Denny’s legacy.

    • Thank you Jeff. Listen real hard and tomorrow you might here the Irish bagpipes play Danny Boy (or will it be Denny Boy)? It’s going to be a rough two days.

  2. Praying for Peace in your Soul, Joy in your Spirit, and Love in your Heart.

  3. Sometimes I think that the “death” of a loved one is a reminder or lesson for us to really take a look at our lives and make sure we are living it to the fullest, loving to the fullest, no regrets, no fear, no taking things for granted, and appreciating every moment. Because it seems like it is only when you lose a loved one that you start to remember how short and precious our lives are. Just a thought!

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