Edward W. Flanagan, 68, of Montville, NJ died peacefully on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at his home with his wife Nancy and children at his side.
Edward was born on February 07, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Anna (nee McGuigan) Flanagan.
Edward was a 1964 graduate of Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill, NJ and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.
Ed started working as a certified public accountant in June 1968 for Arthur Young in the Philadelphia office. He left on military leave from October 1968 to September 1970, during which time he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a Specialist Fifth Class/Vietnamese interpreter. Ed was promoted to partner in 1981, worked in the Saddle Brook, Hackensack and NY offices of Ernst & Young. He retired in 1998 with 30 years of service, primarily in the tax department. After his retirement from Ernst & Young, he began his private practice where he worked with many corporate and private clients for the last 16 years.
Ed was a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountant, NJ State CPA, National Association of Accountants Estate Planning Council, and Pennsylvania Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was a previous Montville little league and soccer coach. He was a parishioner of St. Pius X Church where he taught pre-cana and was on the financial committee.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy (Eckenrode) Flanagan. He was the father of Ann (Flanagan) Carothers, husband John, Bryan Flanagan, wife Christine, and Phuc Flanagan, wife Rebecca. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren; Sean and Caitlin Carothers, and Andrew and Payton Flanagan. In addition he is survived by his brothers, James Flanagan (MaryAnne), Patrick Flanagan (Audra), and brother-in-law, George Eckenrode (Jo-Ann), aunts; Mary (Flanagan) Boyle and Catherine (Flanagan) Deaner, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He is highly regarded by family, friends, colleagues and clients as a man of profound integrity. His devotion to his wife and children, his faith, and the quiet dignity with which he lived his life were his greatest gifts to this world.
A visitation will be Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at St. Pius X Church, 24 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006 or go to http://www.cancerresearch.org/giving-to-cri/honor-memorial-giving .