Ruth A. Flanagan

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FLANAGAN, Ruth, A (Murphy) of Chevy Chase, MD, formerly Milton, MA and Centerville, MA, October 20, 2015, age 88. Beloved wife of Joseph V. Flanagan (deceased). She is survived by her son Mark D. Flanagan and his wife Laurie (Gamble) of Sudbury, MA; her daughter Susan A. Flanagan of Washington, DC; her son Stephen G. Flanagan and his wife Karen (Dix) of Wilton, CT; and her daughter Kathleen L. Flanagan and her husband Larry L. Orr of Chevy Chase, MD; as well as her seven grandchildren: Kathryn (Flanagan) Espinal and husband Rich; Connor M. Flanagan; Matthew D. Flanagan; Brooke H. Flanagan; Lindsey E. Flanagan; Elizabeth C. Orr and Natalie R. Orr and two great grandsons: Leonel and Callan Espinal. She was the sister of the late David L. Murphy, Robert P. Murphy, Charles P. Murphy, Suzanne McKeown and  Philip T. Murphy. Ruth was a nurse educator and graduate of Milton High School and New England Hospital for Women and Children and she attended Boston College School of Nursing. She was an avid sports fan and especially loved Syracuse University football, basketball & lacrosse and the Washington Nationals. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at St. Agatha’s Church in Milton, MA at 10:30 am.   The interment will follow at the Milton Cemetery. Family and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Little Brothers Friend of the Elderly, 3305 Washington Street, Jamaica Plains, MA 02130 and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814.