Anthony Robert Flannagan

Born: Mon., Jun. 14, 1971
Died: Mon., Feb. 22, 2010

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Anthony Robert “Tony” Flannagan, age 38, of Eatonton, GA, died Monday, February 22, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. He was born June 14, 1971 in Franklin County, Maine to Huguette Dube Flannagan and the late Jack John Flannagan. Tony received his education from Mount Abram High School in Maine, where he graduated in 1989 and Southern Massachusetts University in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. While in high school, he was a cross country track star and participated in the Junior Olympics in Reno, Nevada. After living in South Carolina, he moved to Putnam County six years ago. He was the chef at Hugs Restaurant on Lake Oconee and was recently voted “The Best Chef of Lake Oconee”. He loved playing tennis, enjoyed video games and listening to music. He is survived by his wife, Julie Lewellen Flannagan, two sons, four year old Aidan Flannagan, seven month old Keegan Flannagan and his mother Hugette Flannagan; a sister, Amy Wood of Milford, New Hampshire; a brother, Christopher Rackliff of Milford, New Hampshire; and many other relatives and friends. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held at the Waterside Restaurant at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers any memorials be made to the Tony Flannagan Hope Fund, c/o The Peoples Bank, 991 Lake Oconee Parkway, Eatonton, GA 31024. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Sue Fields
   Posted Tue February 23, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Cale & Chrissy Cronic
   Posted Wed February 24, 2010
Julie & boys... We love you all very much and are so sad you lost an amazing husband and father. Please know that we are here for anything. Love you! Cale & Chrissy

Jon & Vicki Fields
   Posted Wed February 24, 2010
We are truly saddened bu the passing of Tony. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

michael s (hook) brook
   Posted Wed February 24, 2010
all my love. see you saturday. call if i can do anything. god bless. hook

Suzanne Yeganegi
   Posted Wed February 24, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Suzanne and Hossein Yeganegi

Jennifer Boyce
   Posted Thu February 25, 2010
I am deeply saddened to hear the new of Tony's passing. I was his classmate in high school and while I reconnected with him briefly, I was sorry that he was unable to attend our 20th reunion last summer. He was a great guy with a fantastic sense of humor and a zest for life. My most sincere condolences go out to his loved ones.

Craig Pinkham
   Posted Thu February 25, 2010
I am sorry for your loss Tony was a class mate of mine. He was a good guy and will be mist. My heart goes out to his family.

Kevin Williams
   Posted Thu February 25, 2010
Tony was a great friend and I will miss him dearly. We lost contact with each other for about 17 years. Last March I had the great pleasure of seeing Tony again at his place in Georgia. We had a great time catching up and remembering times long gone. Tony was full of life and I learned an important lesson from him about life being too short. Rest in peace my friend. You will always be remembered. Until we meet again my Brother.

Todd Atwood
   Posted Thu February 25, 2010
Condolences to all Tony's family and friends, he will be missed greatly. He is at peace and his spirit will live on in our hearts.

Mary L Jump
   Posted Thu February 25, 2010
We are very sorry for your loss. We are friends of Tony's uncle Norman and are praying for the family. Mary L Jump Robert J Jump Annell Justice

Phyllis and Tom Clement
   Posted Thu February 25, 2010
Tony will always be remembered for his wit, his many kindness and consideration of his family, and his friends. We are so sorry for your loss.

Chris Starbird
   Posted Thu February 25, 2010
Although I only knew Tony in highschool his memory will stay with me forever as he was a good friend and so much fun to be around. I reconnected with him recently, albeit far too briefly. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He will surely be missed. God Bless.

vonn jarrard
   Posted Thu February 25, 2010
Dear Hug & Family, Just saw the Hugs commercial on TV today & it brought tears to my eyes seeing Tony. He will live on in the memories of so many! His smile, his friendliness & kindness--all that made Tony the special guy he was, we'll never forget! Our hearts go out to you, Julie, his children & family & all the people he worked with & knew & loved him. So sorry I can't be there Saturday because I just had neck surgery, but Mike will be there to play the drums & make music with that Tony enjoyed so much. Love Always, Vonn & Mike Jarrard

Christine & Dan Romano
   Posted Fri February 26, 2010
Sending love and deepest sympathies. Thinking of you Julie, boys and Auntie Hug. We are very saddened by the passing of Tony. We will forever hold cousin Tony and his smile in our hearts. xoxoxoxo

Alex Yeganegi
   Posted Fri February 26, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. I will always remember his hospitality and sense of humor! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sheryl Redmon
   Posted Fri February 26, 2010
I met Tony and Julie at the cancer center. We talked, while we waited. We were both "young" in a place filled with a lot of older people. I won't forget that day, I was just starting my "cancer journey." I won't forget Tony, who seemed so upbeat. I have often thought of your family and wondered how Tony was doing. I was brought to tears when I saw it in the paper. My heart and prayers are for your family. May God just wrap His arms around you and give you some peace. I will be thinking of you often.....

Mike & Sherry Stocker
   Posted Sat February 27, 2010
So sorry for your loss. Holding you close to our hearts.

Tracey A. Bowen
   Posted Tue March 02, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to Hug and the rest of her family. Tony was a wonderful man and was always happy and smiling. May God bless the family during this time.

Tammy Bright
   Posted Thu March 04, 2010
I didn't know Tony put he was spoke of highly. I do know people that were very happy to have known him and his family. You will all be thought about it this time of sorrow. Rest in Peace Tony!

Ben Milster
   Posted Thu March 04, 2010
I knew Tony as his high school cross country coach, track coach and as his guidance counselor. In every aspect, Tony was an absolutely wonderful, kind, sensitive and gentle young man. As an athlete, Tony was one of the best I ever coached, and as a human being, he was a very special person who had much to offer. We have all lost in his passing, as the world was a much better place with him in it.

Scott Chelidona
   Posted Thu March 04, 2010
My deepest sympathies go out to Julie, Aidan, Keegan, and Hugette. I grew up knowing, working, running, and just being good friends with Tony. He was a wonderful friend and a great all around person. Though it has been a few years since I have had contact with Tony I will never forget those wonderful times we shared as friends---especially our great trip out to Reno together, which Jack and Hugette were such a huge part of. People like Tony don't come around often and the made the world a brighter place to be a part of. Rest in peace Tony. I will forever miss you.

Ron Gatchell, Helena, Elis, Landon & Patryk
   Posted Sat March 06, 2010
Aunt Hug, Our deepest sympathies and condolences. I will see you soon. 2Cor. 1:3-5

Bo & Lucille Gatchell
   Posted Sat March 06, 2010
Our deepest sympathies to all of Tony's family. There are no words that can be said for the loss that we feel and to always remember what a wonderful young man Tony was. He will be going to a better place and will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him.

Win Robinson
   Posted Tue March 09, 2010
Dear Hug, My deepest sympathy to you and Tony's young family. For a number of years now, as part of our Cuscowilla trip we have enjoyed Tony's hospitality at the restaurant. I epecially remember being there shortly after the birth of Aidan and seeing Tony's unbridled joy and excitment at the arrival of his first son as he shared a picture with us. As you may recall, I knew Tony as a youngster as a friend of my son David. It was a treat for me to see him on our annual trip and to see what a fine young man he turned out to be. I know you and Jack took tremendous (well deserved) pride in Tony's development and accomplishments....I loved to hear Jack talk about Tony..that pride was so evident.It seemed to me that Tony was awful good for Jack as well. Your relationship with Tony was something very special and something well beyond the normal "mom- son" relationship and will remain something you will cherish forever. This relationship and great memories will help you through the grief you feel now. You, Jack and Tony have established a strong presence in the South and I know all your friends will rally around you and Tony's family to provide the necessay strength to soften and cope with the grief you are feeling. My very best and deepest sympathies to you Hug. We will be in Cuscowilla this spring and look forward to seeing you at the restaurant and/or out on the course. God Bless you Win Robinson

shiara vassian
   Posted Fri March 12, 2010
Hi Julie, i don't think we have ever met but I was a freshmen when Tony was a senior and remember him fondly. I am so sorry for your loss. I was jsut reading his obituary in the Irregular and wanted to let you know that I have visited Lake Oconee many times and never knew that you lived in the area. I work in Covington as a Dermatology PA..please let me know if you ever need anything. My email is attached. I hope time brings peace for you and your sons.

Deanna Joseph
   Posted Fri March 12, 2010
I was lucky to have made such a great friend here, Tony was always smiling and could always make you laugh. I only knew him a few years but it was long enough to make an imprint on my life. I will always remember him and we will all see him through Aiden and Keegan everyday. I love you Hug and Julie. You know we"re all here for you...

Gail LaHaye
   Posted Sat March 13, 2010
Hug, I'm so sorry. So many thoughts and memories. Of Tony going to the dumpster and the bear climbing out; of him at your wedding all dressed up, proud and smiling and winking at me when I told Jack he could kiss his bride. It isn't right that our children go before we do. Love,

raymond nadeau
   Posted Mon March 15, 2010
Damn, I am sorry to hear this, Tony was a great friend in school,true to his friends. Non judgmental, all around great guy, he was a great cook he cook for us when his parents were away one winter,good stuff. my condolences on your loss, may he rest in piece. Good bye friend. I'll see you on the other side. RAY

Ramsey Nix
   Posted Tue March 30, 2010
I'm so sorry to hear about your great loss. I enjoyed getting to know Tony when he won our "Best Chef" award. He was a sincere and lovable person. My deepest sympathies are with his family.