Neil “Mickey” FLANAGAN, age 89. Beloved husband of Jacqueline (nee Stewart). Dearest father of Kevin (Becky), Terry, Kathie, Kerry Beckel (Dave), and Erin Bell (Brian). Loving grandfather of Michael (Alyssa), Krystin Diebold (Greg), Meghan & David Beckel, and Matthew & Noah Bell. Great grandfather of Delaney. Dear brother, uncle, and friend to many. Long time Cleveland newsman.
Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, May 6, 10:00 AM, at St. Bridget of Kildare Church. Interment: Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation: Sunday, 2-6 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).
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Messages of Condolence
Kerry – You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike, Shannon, Anna and Luke
Kerry and Dave: Please accept our heartfelt condolence… Having lost both our fathers we know a little of what you are feeling. Suddenly and without fore warning we are the ‘old folks’ now. we miss dearly the words of wisdom from our dads but know that someday we will feel their loving embrace again. God be with you at this difficult time.
Kerry… My sincere condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Barb Bell
Thinking of you during this very difficult time. God bless you and your family.
Jackie, Erin & Brian:
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength
you need for each day.
We love you and are praying for you. See you Sunday.
Beth & Carl Ferryman
Kevin and family – With our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.
Frank and Beverly Sekella
Kevin and family,
Thinking of you at this sorrowful time and wishing that it is of some comfort to you and yours knowing that others share in your sorrow.
With deepest sympathy,
Andy & Arlene Burnside
Kevin and Becky (and entire Flanagan family),
So very sorry for your loss. It is not easy to lose one’s parents no matter how old we are or what the circumstances. I regret that we won’t be able to attend calling hours Sunday to offer support. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you regardless of our presence.
Sheila and Bill Saad
Keven and Beckey
Dar and I want to send you are condolences on the loss of your father.
Tony and Darlene
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Our deepest sympathy to Jacqueline and the entire family. I had the privilege of working with Mickey for many years when he was assignment editor at WJW-TV. His depth of knowledge and his contacts in the community made him an invaluable part of our operation. He was a “newsman’s newsman” and a true professional.
To The Flanagan Family – Sorry to hear of Mickey’s passing. Just want you to know I’m sending my thoughts and prayers.
At that hour by James Joyce
At that hour when all things have repose,
O lonely watcher of the skies,
Do you hear the night wind and the sighs
Of harps playing unto Love to unclose
The pale gates of sunrise?
When all things repose, do you alone
Awake to hear the sweet harps play
To Love before him on his way,
And the night wind answering in antiphon
Till night is overgone?
Play on, invisible harps, unto Love,
Whose way in heaven is aglow
At that hour when soft lights come and go,
Soft sweet music in the air above
And in the earth below.
—with many thoughts and prayers to you and your family
Our condolences to your entire family at this difficult time. We are certainly thinking of you all, and send our love.
Kelly and Eric
My thoughts and prayers are with you through this tough time.
Erin and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Dawn
Rest well Mickey. So many years hace passed since we first did our thing in the NBC Newsroom over 65 years ago. Such times we gad and such comrades we had. Very few remain now who can remember what broadcastinf really was like. Again – may you rest in Peace and may your famo\ily find solace in that you live on in our memories.
(pardon my typing but a post surgical stroke did a job on my vision)>