FLANIGAN REV. GERALD A., January 22, 2013. Senior priest who served the Archdiocese of Detroit for over 60 years. Predeceased by his parents William and Mary and his siblings Mary Catherine Carpenter, Jack Flanigan and William Flanigan. Survived by his sister-in-law Anne Flanigan and many nieces and nephews. Rite of Reception Friday 12:00p.m. at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd., Livonia. Family will receive friends Friday, at church from 12noon until 9:00p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7:30p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with The Most Reverend Allen Vigneron officiating. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Memorial tributes to the Archdiocese of Detroit or Felician Sisters. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500 View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
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God bless you, Jerry, a friend since high school days. You were always a spirit of fun and joy - a positive contribution to life. Your humor made life better, and will be missed. - Don
Was his altar boy at St. Rose Parrish on the east side of Detroit in the late 50's / early 60's. Always had a smile on his face and a good word to say.
I was a Commentator, Lector and EME when Gerry was at St. Raymonds in Detroit. He was a great Pastor, friend and confidant. We will miss you Father. God Speed.
We loved you so much especially as pastor of St Raymond's during the annual Apple Harvest Festival. Your genunine goodness and faith guided us through the good and bad times. You will be missed especially your humor and kind words..rest in peace.
Rest Good & faithful servant. Former Pastor when I first came to St Blase 44 years ago. He will be missed. Rip Father
I was a teen at Epiphany when a young Fr. Flannigan came there to serve as associate. What a dashing young priest, with a smile always on that Irish face. He came to St. Edith in retirement, so I again had the pleasure of seeing him. He remembered my Mom, from Epiphany (great memory). Rest In Peace!!