Thomas Joseph Flanigan, 58, of Carolina Beach, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Tom was born March 3, 1955 in Schenectady, New York. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lynda Flanigan; son, Tracy Flanigan and granddaughter, Demi Flanigan of Roanoke, Virginia; brother, Lester and wife Etta Flanigan of Annapolis, Maryland; sister DiDi and husband, Bob Rufer, of Cinnaminson, New Jersey; and sister Ann Flanigan of Palmyra, New Jersey. Tom is the son of the late Charles Flanigan and Helen Walker.
Tom had a successful career working in health care information technology. He worked for the state of New York, for Johns Hopkins Hospital, and was the Chief Information Officer for Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, DC.
Tom enjoyed skiing, golfing, and traveling. His other favorite past times were spent walking Mulan, his faithful dog, and enjoying the beach life. He was a very active member of the community. He served on the Planning and Zoning Board for Carolina Beach. Also, he was a member of Island Men and active in the Dragon Boat Regatta Committee.
In honor of Tom’s life, an Irish celebration will be held at the American Legion Hall in Carolina Beach on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from noon to 3pm.
Flowers or Contributions are welcomed. Causes close to Tom’s heart are Hearts 4 Paws and Step Up for Soldiers Carolina Beach, as well as the American Heart Association Cape Fear Chapter, 411 Bradley Creek Pt Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099