Obituary of Walter J. Flannery
Monroe Township, NJ – Walter J. Flannery, 93, passed away on November 24, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Born in Fall River, MA to the late William and Nora (Lyden) Flannery, he grew up in Newark where he met the love of his life and wife of seventy-two years, June M. Helmstetter.
Walter served his country proudly as a Seabee in the United States Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. He and June raised their family in South Plainfield and moved to Monroe Township five years ago.
Walter was a loving and caring father to his daughter Kathy and son Dan. Walter enjoyed nature, science, the outdoors and hiking. After a long career as a Logistics Manager, Walt retired at the age of sixty-five. During his retirement years, he loved to read, travel internationally and domestically but most of all, spoiling his grandchildren. He was extremely fond of driving and there was not a road trip he was not ready for, especially the ones that called for an early morning start.
Walter leaves behind his wife June, daughter Kathy Corveleyn and her husband Michael, son Dan Flannery and his wife Lucy, grandchildren; Stacey Halle and husband Eric, Jason Corveleyn and his wife Alyson and Michael Flannery. He will be missed deeply by his great-grandchildren; Ryan, Jake and Brielle Halle and Gia and Lyla Corveleyn.
Visitation will be held at McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 beginning 10:30am.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 11:00am followed by burial with Military Honors at Hillside Cemetery located in Scotch Plains. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation sent in Walter’s name St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org,) The Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org) or to Market Street Mission (www.marketstreet.org) would be greatly appreciated.