Rory Flannery

Obituary of Rory Flannery

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GREENVILLE – Rosemarie Flannery, 80, passed away on Monday December 27, 2021 at St. Peter’s Hospital after a short illness. Rory was born on November 5, 1941 in East Elmhurst to the late Gerald B. and Christine Riccobono Dragotta. She was raised in Queens and Long Island, graduating from North Babylon High School. She married Bernard Flannery on January 14, 1962 and they were 18 days short of celebrating their 60th anniversary. In 1984, the family moved upstate, and Rory worked as a clerical secretary for the NYS Dept. of Corrections, retiring in 2004. She was an active member of Historic St. Mary’s Church on Capitol Hill in Albany. She enjoyed praying, cooking with her family, listening to Italian and Irish music, and traveling to Italy, Ireland, St. Maarten, and Israel. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Geraldine Fabris. Rory is survived by her beloved husband, Bernard Flannery; her sons, Gerald (Gayle) and Father Michael Flannery; her siblings, Stephanie (Thomas) Fanning and Nicholas (Millie) Dragotta; her brother-in-law, Bernie Fabris; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday December 29th from 4 to 7pm at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville and on Thursday December 30th from 9 to 11am at Historic St. Mary’s Church, 10 Lodge St., Albany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held immediately following at 11am, and then she will be laid to rest at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Historic St. Mary’s Church, 10 Lodge St., Albany, NY 12207. Condolences can be posted at ajcunninghamfh.com.
Wednesday
29
December

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home
4898 State Route 81
Greenville, New York, United States
Thursday
30
December

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Historic St. Mary's Church
10 Lodge St
Albany, New York, United States
Thursday
30
December

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Historic St. Mary's Church
10 Lodge St
Albany, New York, United States

Burial

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
Troy-Schenectady Road
Niskayuna, New York, United States
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