LaRita “Toot” Flanagan, 60, Canton
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 8:37 pm

CANTON -- LaRita "Toot" Flanagan, age 60, passed away on Monday night, March 5, 2018, at Canton Potsdam Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

LaRita is survived by her husband of 38 years, Norman; three sons, Thomas J. Flanagan and his companion, Lisa Hunt, of Langhorne, PA, Daniel J. Flanagan and his wife, Ashley, of DeKalb, and Craig R. Flanagan and his companion, Chelsea Sharlow, of Canton; one daughter, Jodi Flanagan, of Canton; five siblings, Minnie Flanagan of Canton, James Walrath and his wife, Joyce of Hermon, Kevin Walrath of SC, Judson Foote and his wife, Candy of Pyrites, and Paula Lucas of SC; sister-in-law, Dale Walrath of Canton; a brother-in-law, Larry Flanagan of Canton; and sixteen grandchildren.

She was predeceased by five brothers, Thomas, Lyman, Emerson, Frederick, and George Walrath; and one sister, Valerie Flanagan.

LaRita, daughter of Merlin and Bertha Ashley Walrath Foote, was born on April 3, 1957, in Bay Shore, NY.  She attended H.C. Williams High School and went on to work for the United Helpers at the Maplewood Campus for 38 years.

LaRita married Norman on July 28, 1979, at Beech Plains Church in Canton, NY.

LaRita enjoyed making ceramics, puzzles, pursuing garage sales and shopping. She also took great pride in taking care of her residents at work in the Maplewood Nursing Home.

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A Celebration of life for LaRita "Toot" Flanagan will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 1 pm at the Pierrepont Fire Hall, 62 Old County Road, Canton, NY 13617.