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Donald James Flanagan

12/18/1943 - 04/02/2023


Obituary For Donald James Flanagan

Donald J. "Tiny" Flanagan, 79, of Warren, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The son of the late William and Alice (Harris) Sweet and the husband of the late Catherine Laroche, Tiny was a lifelong resident of Warren. Tiny, or as his beloved grandchildren called him, "Papa", was a long-time parishioner of St. Mary of the Bay Church in Warren as well as a long-standing member of the Bristol County Elk's Club #1860 and The German American Club of Warren. In his younger years, Tiny joined the U.S. Army National Guard after graduating High School and went on to serve for 6 years. After, he worked for Almac's Supermarket for over 30 years. Tiny then went on to work for East Side Marketplace until his retirement. Tiny is survived by his daughter, Aimee Lamothe and her husband Kenneth; his grandchildren, Kyla and Kelsey Lamothe; his niece, Debbie and her husband Jim; and his very dear friends, Grace Batista and her husband John of Warren, RI. Services are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI, where the family will receive relatives and guests for Visitation on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 9-11AM followed immediately by a Service in Smith Funeral Home at 11AM. Burial will follow at St. Jean the Baptiste Cemetery, Greenlawn Ave. Warren, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 146 Clifford St. Providence, RI 02903. For directions or tributes, please visit:

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  • 04/18/2023

    My deepest sympathy to all family and friends I worked with don at esmp for years great guy and a funny guy goin to miss u flanagan

  • 04/09/2023

    I had many fond memories of Don growing up. He was such a big part of our lives when we were children. Rest in Peace Uncle Tiny.

  • 04/05/2023

    I had the pleasure of working with Tiny at Almacs in Riverside. He always had a twinkle in his eye! I am sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed

  • 04/03/2023

    You are going to be miss. Love your niece Keri Pion

  • 04/03/2023

    So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a nice guy and a nice brother-in-law.May he rest in piece.

  • 04/03/2023

    I got to know Donny from his time at Kickemuit Village. He was known there as a man who was always helping out the neighbors. My in-laws always remarked how grateful they were to have Donny help them out. I enjoyed chatting with him when I would see him at the local establishments. He was a real gentleman and a good guy. I will miss seeing him around. RIP my friend and fellow veteran.

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