Lori Anne Flanigan-Munson


Lori -age 19 1978                                                                                                                    Last photo taken - age 36 -1995                                                             



January 9, 1959 - June 16, 1995

Lori’s life reminds me of a butterfly –beautiful and short lived. She has been gone since 1995 however her spirit is what drives the HCMA and because of her life and death so many have been helped.
Who was Lori? Lori was a fun, caring and compassionate person. She was also a bit scattered, a procrastinator, and did not always see the beauty and talent she possessed. Lori had been diagnosed with HCM since she was a teen but never let it dictate how she led her life. She married young and had 2 children, John and Stacey. After 7 years of marriage Lori divorced and became a hard working single parent. Unfortunately she had to endure much stress and hardship at the hands of her former husband. Her children were always the focus of her attention and she did a fabulous job raising them in the time she was given. Her children were her life and everything she did she did for them.
During her life she volunteered as a Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader, and was active in many community organizations and events. Lori had a smile that was contagious and calming. Lori had a way of making everyone feel involved and welcomed. She loved to host family functions and cook – even if it was not always the best cooking it was done with the best of intentions.
This is just a snap shot of my sister. I could go on for pages with funny stories and insights into who she was but all you need to know it that she was a wonderful person, she was very much loved and she remains missed by all who knew her.
In the months prior to her death we spoke of a need for HCM patients to be able to network, share information and to know we were not alone. 3 months after her death work began to start the HCMA. Lori lives on though the HCMA. You are reading this website because Lori lived and because she died - but mostly because she lived  with heart!
"Forever in my heart"
This web site is dedicated to my sister, Lori Anne Flanigan-Munson. It was June 16, 1995 when we lost Lori to complications of HCM. Lori was a wonderful mother, a great friend to all who knew her, a much loved daughter and sister! I am proud to say she was my "big sister"! So here’s to you Lori, I know if you were here you would like this! -
Lisa Salberg
Founder and CEO Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association