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Elizabeth S. "Betty" (Tyminski) Flanagan, RN

Elizabeth S. "Betty" (Tyminski) Flanagan, RN
  • October 25, 1941 - April 17, 2017
  • Melrose, Massachusetts

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“To the Flanagan Family, Our deepest regrets to you all, Betty was charming, caring, funny, lovable and just a wonderful person. It was always nice...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Frank & Maura Goodhue - windham, NH

“Dear Dave and Family,My condolences on the loss that you have suffered.May you find peace and joy in the wonderful memories you share.Sincerely,Kevin ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Kevin McCluskey - Boston, MA

“Dear Flanagan family,I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing my sincere condolences to your family's loss may she rest in peace. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Thomas Runge - Peoria, AZ

“Betty was a brilliant light that left us too soon. She fought a long and courageous battle. Thankfully she was surrounded by her loving and devoted...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: joyce kelliher - swampscott, MA

“Karen, Nancy, Amy, Bob, Sis and all of Betty's Grandchildren, are deepest Sympathy on Betty's passing. The past 2 years have been very difficult for...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Richard and Barbara Esposito - NY

“Betty,such wonderful memories,,hockey,Vegas,Medicare!,,we enjoyed so many laughs and stories about your family...I will miss you,,but I know that you...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Suzanne Mccarthy - Burlington, MA

“Betty I will miss that beautiful smile . You fought a courageous battle without complaints .You lived your life despite the many set backs that tried...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Rosemary Killam - Leland, NC

“Deepest sympathy from our family to your family during this your time of sorrow ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Hon. Allen & Sandy Jarasitis - MA

“Rest in Peace, Betty. Your life was one that was well lived. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: JANE GRIFFIN - BOYNTON BEACH, FL

“Dear Flanagan family,we were very sorry to hear of Betty's death. Gen enjoyed the many golf outings she shared with Betty, Marie and Jane. She will...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: FRANCIS MCNAMARA - ROCKPORT

“April 19, 2017Betty you were the kindest, most empathic and loving friend a person could have... and I will miss you for the rest of my life. Love,...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“April 19, 2017Betty you were the kindest, most empathic and loving friend a person could have... and I will miss you for the rest of my life. Love,...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Betty you were the kindest, most empathic and loving friend a person could have... and I will miss you for the rest of my life. Love, your friend...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Jane Thompson - Melrose, MA

“Dear Betty's family--- Betty was a beautiful human being. She will be deeply missed. All my love and prayers at this difficult time.Kathleen...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Kathleen Liakos - Wakefield, MA

“I wish to offer my sincere sympathy to each of you. Your Mother was a loving, kind and gracious woman. She was charming. So sorry for your loss...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: sheila tighe - Melrose, MA

“Dear Betty- I will miss all your funny stories about your family, friends and life in general--- you always made us laugh and enjoy a little fun in...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Younker - Saugus, MA


Elizabeth S. "Betty" (Tyminski) Flanagan RN, a Registered Nurse for over 55 years, entered into eternal life on Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 75 years old.

Betty was born in Syracuse, New York on October 25, 1941, a daughter of the late Anthony Tyminski and Antoinette (Helmund). She grew up in Charlestown where she was educated in the Boston Public School system and graduated from Mount Trinity Academy in Watertown. Betty attended nursing school at the Whidden Hospital in Everett where she received her Registered Nursing degree. She furthered her education and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Salem State College. Betty has been a Registered Nurse for the last 55 years where she worked for Dr. Richard Morelli in Melrose for 17 years, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Labor and Delivery for 10 years and for the last 15 years at Massachusetts General Hospital in Surgical Day Care. Betty was very devoted to her nursing profession and took great pride with helping many expecting mothers throughout her career. Betty was a member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose and enjoyed playing golf in her spare time. She was an avid Boston Sports fan who enjoyed watching the Bruins, Patriots, Red Sox and Boston University Terriers hockey games. She enjoyed traveling to Disney, California, Cape Cod, Las Vegas and Foxwoods. Betty enjoyed being around her friends and she was very passionate about her grandchildren and took great pride watching each one of them at their sporting events.

Betty is the wife of the late Daniel J. Flanagan Jr. She is the devoted mother of Karen Kempker and her husband Dave of Elmhurst, Illinois, Nancy Flanagan and her husband Dave Marsters of Andover, Amy Flanagan of East Falmouth and the late Brian S. Flanagan. She is the loving Gram to Elizabeth, Katherine and Alexandra Kempker, Nolan and Alison Marsters. She is the beloved sister of Robert Tyminski and his wife Marilyn "Sis" of Coconut Creek, Florida. She is the beloved sister-in-law of the late Billy and Chickie McGunigle. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St. Melrose on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Saturday April 22, at 9 A.M. followed by a 10 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Church of The Incarnation, 429 Upham St. Melrose. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Betty's name to Caring For A Cure, c/o Mass. General Hospital Development Office, 55 Fruit St. Boston, Mass. 02114 or www.massgeneral.org/cancer/everydayamazing/caring-for-cure/