Served in Army Air Corps during World War II

Published in the September 2, 2016 edition

Pauline-Flanagan-obit-9-2-16-webMELROSE — Pauline E. (Gagnon) Flanagan, 92, of Melrose, died on Aug. 27.

Pauline was born in Fitchburg on March 16, 1924. She was raised in Medford by Josephine and George MaGuire. Pauline enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1944 and served her country honorably during World War II. After the war, Pauline worked as a clerk for Able Vending Co. and also worked as a Crossing Guard for the City of Medford. She was a longtime resident of Melrose and loved spending time with her friends playing rummy cube. Pauline also lived at the Levi Gould building for many years and had many friends there. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting in her spare time.

Pauline was the wife of the late Stephen Flanagan. She was the mother of Elizabeth Ford of New Hampshire; and the late Stephen Flanagan. She was the grandmother of Mike Ford and his wife Alissa of Melrose and Mark Ford and his wife Jeanine of New Hampshire. She was the proud great-grandmother of Lexi and Bree.

A private interment with Military Honors was held at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Arrangements by Gately Funeral Home.