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May Flanagan, 87, of Great Barrington

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By Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 Obituaries

May Flanagan, 87, of Great Barrington died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Fairview Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Great Barrington. Born April 17, 1931, in Curnacartha, Tulrahan, in County Mayo, Ireland, she was one of nine children of Michael and Norah Tully Flanagan. She was educated in schools in County Mayo and, in 1952, came to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Noreen and Stanley Pultorak. She moved to Springfield in 1954 and worked for the former New England Telephone Company for 37 years, retiring in 1990. She enjoyed her retirement very much, reading to the blind, taking art lessons, learning to play the piano, traveling and going out to lunch with her many friends.

She was a former communicant of Holy Name Church in Springfield. She is survived by a brother, Padraic, in England, nieces Rosemary Smith and Joan Oggiani; nephews John Pultorak, Sean, Eugene and Gary Flanagan; grandniece Tanya Gaudette; grandnephews Michael and Peter Oggiani and Kevin and Brian Smith; three great-grandnephews; and two great-grandnieces.

Funeral services will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in May’s memory may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

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