Leona Marie Flannery, of Wilkes-Barre, died on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, surrounded by family.
Born in Sugar Notch, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Leona Cummings Durkin. She was a graduate of St. Leo's High School, Ashley and worked as a secretary for the Wilkes-Barre School District. Leona was a very active member of St. Andrew's Church, Wilkes-Barre; was past president and member of St. Patrick's Altar and Rosary Society and active with the local American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. She was a Democratic State Committee-woman for the 14th Ward, First District for many years and one of the highlights of her life was attending a Wine and Cheese Party with President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter. In her spare time she loved to travel, read and spend time with her family.
In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Flannery, Jr.; sister: Frances Nialetz and brothers, Thomas and John Durkin.
She is survived by her children: Ann Warnke, Thomas and John Flannery; grandchildren: Kelley, Joseph, Sheri and Katie; great-grandchildren: Ashley, Ben, Braylen and Theodore and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 9:30 am from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 689 Hazle Ave. Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Andrew's Church, 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township.
Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation from 5 to 7 pm on Monday, September 13, 2021 and Tuesday morning, from 9:00 am until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital, in her memory.
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