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Obituary for Thomas M. Flanigan

September 2, 1943 – June 30, 2023

Thomas M. Flanigan, 79, passed away at his home on Friday, June 30, 2023.

Thomas M. Flanigan
Thomas M. Flanigan

Tom was born in Racine on Sept. 2, 1943, to James and Edna (nee: Bolman) Flanigan. He graduated from Horlick High School and went on to enlist in the United States Army. Tom married Joyce Lawrence, celebrating 53 years of marriage. He was a talented artist creating many masterpieces. Tom enjoyed sports. He excelled at bowling and coached football and softball. He was a huge Duke Blue Devils fan. Tom was also a collector of many things.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce, daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy (Vinnie) Scacco and Shana (Reed) Brohelden, grandchildren, Vincent, Anthony, Dylan and Gianni Scacco, Jordan and Kendra Navarro, and Brett Brohelden, great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Scacco and Xailyn Madlock, and brother, Michael Flanigan. Tom is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Patricia, Daniel, James, and Dawn.


A memorial visitation will take place on Friday, July 7, 2023, from 3 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 5 p.m. Private inurnment will take place. Tom’s family is requesting that you wear your favorite sports team shirt or jersey.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Purath-Strand Funeral Home.

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