John Flanders

John E. Flanders

Tuesday, September 30th, 1930 - Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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John E. “Mr. Flanders” Flanders, 88, of 66 North Main Street, Windsor Locks died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Windsor Locks, the son of the late Cyrus Glenn and Mary C. (Lynskey) Flanders, he was a lifelong resident of the community and was a graduate of St. Mary School, Windsor Locks High School (1948), and AIC in Springfield. Mr. Flanders taught 8th grade American History at Windsor Locks Middle School for 33 years before retiring in 1993. Teaching was John's passion and he spoke fondly of his experiences and former students. He was also a member of the Suffield Country Club, a parishioner of St. Mary's Church, and an Army Veteran of the Korean War. John is survived by his sister, Maureen F. Healy of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 16 nieces and nephews, and 28 great-nieces and great-nephews. John was predeceased by three brothers, Urban P. Flanders, C. Glenn Flanders, Jr., and Samuel H. Flanders, and his longtime companion, June Steiger. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Monday, August 12, 2019, from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks. A funeral procession will gather on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 10 am at the funeral home for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 am at St. Mary Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of John Flanders may be made to the CT Parent Advocacy Center, 338 Main St., Niantic, CT 06357 or to Windsor Locks Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 653, Windsor Locks, CT 06096. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, August 12th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Windsor Locks Funeral Home
    441 Spring St
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Mary Church
    42 Spring St.
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 |
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
    St. Mary's Cemetery, Windsor Locks
    Spring St.
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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Posted at 08:27pm
With much love from all of the Urbans. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories!
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Louis Sharp

Posted at 07:06pm
Wonderful man, teacher and friend! Had to write the Declaration of Independence a few times for good reason Lol, but he lent many personal words of wisdom to me and we also played alot of basketball together in which we both truly enjoyed!!! RIP John

Guy Torromeo

Posted at 04:23pm
A beloved customer of my store, always a joy to watch his dry sense of humor interact with my deli manager Teri, they were a hoot,
he was a true gentleman.
With my prayers and sympathy,
Guy Torromeo

Posted at 03:48pm
The Morin's in Cromwell extend our deepest condolences to the entire Flander family. Sorry for your loss.
Joe, Sue, Ryan, Rachel and Lucas Morin

Robin Chambers

Posted at 10:32am
I was a kid and John was a young man when my family moved to 64 North Main, next to the Flanders. family. He had a shiny Ford that he spent a lot of time keeping spiffy, and I used to sit on our steps and kid with him as he washed and cleaned it. I called it his "majestic chariot" and he called me Emmett Kelly, after the famous clown. Even now, I consider our move next door to the Flanders' to be one of the luckiest moments of my life. They were a wonderful family, and John was a great role model for me, for my brothers, and actually, for anyone who was lucky enough to know him.

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