Joseph Patrick Flanagan D.D.S. passed away on August 21, 2019 at home with his family.
Born on January 28, 1951 in Lawrence, Mass. to Catherine (Scannell) and James Flanagan, he was the youngest of four children. Joe spent his youth raising havoc with his friends on Ferry Street before graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1968. He graduated from Boston College in 1972 and Georgetown Dental School in 1976.
He bought a home and a practice in the heart of downtown Waldoboro. There he raised four children and operated his practice for 39 years before retiring in 2016. Always most comfortable at home, Joe’s family knew they could usually find him sitting on his porch listening to the Red Sox or in front of his fire. He also enjoyed many family trips to the Leadbetter Camps at Lobster Lake and summer visits to his wife’s family summer home in South Bristol.
Joe’s pride and joy was his family. He was a wonderful, dedicated, and reliable father and husband. He leaves behind his wife Kathryn (Sproul) of 25 years; son, Jim and wife Nissa; daughter, Macaela; son, Luke and wife Jessica; daughter, Elizabeth; and grandchildren, Emmett, Greta, and Callan; and brother, Gerald.
Throughout his 68 years, Joe made a lasting impression on his family, friends, and patients. He will be greatly missed. At his request, his family celebrated his life privately at his home.
Cleaner of teeth, creature of habit, master of weather forecasts, and the most loyal guy one would ever know. Joe was a well-loved man. He will be remembered for many reasons: his wit and humor, his ability to respond to a question with lots of random facts but not the actual answer, his smile, his laugh, and his humming.
Donations in his memory may be made to Maine General Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828.
Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend condolences, visit www.hallfuneralhomes.com.