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Mary E. Flynn

March 13, 2021

Mary E. FlynnMary Elizabeth Flynn, 92, of Watertown passed away peacefully Saturday morning, March 13, 2021, at Samaritan Keep Home where she resided since August 2014.

Mary was born in Watertown on May 13, 1928, daughter of Robert J. and Veronica C. Repholz Easton and was a 1946 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy. On February 4, 1950 she married William J. Flynn, Jr. at Holy Family Church with Rev. F. P. Shue officiating. Mr. Flynn died June 16, 2014.

She was a switchboard operator at Watertown High School and NY Telephone (Watertown & Fort Drum). Mary was more than a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church; she was an active participant and supporter of all things Sacred Heart. She was a Eucharistic Minister, President & long-time member of its Altar Rosary Society, Religious Education Teacher, President of Home & School, member of the choir, festival worker, and dance organizer (this one was a little selfish as she loved to dance with dad). She was a member of the Home Bureau and served as 10th Ward supervisor for 10 years but never was a politician! When mom wasn’t serving others (which was rare), she loved to shop, travel, play the penny slots with Ida, but her favorite time was that spent with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her seven children, Robert J. and JoAnn Flynn, Broken Arrow, OK, Sr. Mary Jo Flynn, SSJ, Rochester, William J. (III) and Amy Flynn, Black River, Theresa M. and James Coullier, Watertown, Margaret E. Fiorentino and fiancée Benjamin Sparacino, Clayton, Thomas J. and Anna Flynn, Magnolia, TX, and Christine E. and Mark Alteri, Watertown; 23 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her husband, Mary was predeceased by son-in-law Scott J. Fiorentino, granddaughter Rosie C. Flynn, and Aunt Margaret "DeDe" Repholz. “Aunt Mary” was the last of a great generation of fun-loving, mischievous Flynns.

The Flynn family wants to thank the many 4th floor caregivers that provided the gentle human touch to our mom, especially during the past 12 months, when we were unable to provide mom with the hugs and kisses she so deserved to receive from her family.

Calling hours will be held from 5p – 7p Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11a on April 8th at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church followed by burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Online condolences to Mary's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Mary was a longtime supporter of the Sacred Heart Foundation and believed in their mission to support the formation of priests so instead of flowers, please consider contributions in her memory, Sacred Heart Foundation, 320 West Lynde Street, Watertown, NY 13601.


#15 joanne woolery 2021-04-29 15:57
I have many fond memories of Mrs. Flynn. She was a good friend of my Mom. She was always so loving and kind with a great sense of humor. She was so very special to me. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Joanne (O'Reilly) Woolery
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#14 Kelly Paris Adams 2021-04-07 22:06
Chrissy, Theresa, Margaret and the rest of the family, so sorry for the loss of your mom. I remember your parents well. The many nights I stayed over or were just over hanging out with Chrissy. Both of your parents were the best. RIP Mary and go enjoy your time with Bill again.
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#13 fred angel 2021-04-04 20:16
Judy and I are saddened to here of Mary's death Theresa. I wish you and your family the best
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#12 Tina Foti 2021-04-04 10:47
Tom and Family: My sincere condolences to you and the entire Flynn Family in the recent loss of your beautiful mom She led a beautiful life and left a beautiful legacy.
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#11 Karen/ Lloyd Rickard 2021-04-03 23:02
My condolences to the Flynn Family. Having grown up on the Northside and being an attendant of SH, I had the privilege of knowing the Flynn family. Mrs. Flynn was involved in many church activities with my mom, Ellie Miller. May God Bless her as she is reunited with her Husband and loved ones.
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#10 Kathryn Greene Boyan 2021-04-03 22:04
Mary Jo and family
So very sorry for your loss.
I hope your loving memories help you through this difficult time
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#9 Mary Grace Britt 2021-03-18 12:17
I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a kind and sweet woman. I have many wonderful memories of her. Prayers for all of you.
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#8 Sue Steinaker Green 2021-03-18 07:37
Mary was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She and my Mom were great friends in our Cooper Street neighborhood. Her house was always friendly and lively. Many good memories. A great loss to all of us. RIP dear lady.
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#7 Susan Moran Gamble 2021-03-18 06:51
My most heart felt condolences to you all. Mary was the most wonderful woman. I have the best memories of the festival days with my Mom and Dad (Jack and Marilyn) and all of the Flynn’s and other families gathering to talk. Warm thoughts and prayers to you.
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#6 Patrick K Hunt 2021-03-17 17:49
Mrs. Flynn was a pillar of Watertown's northside. She was a great help to her church, family and friends. Mr. & Mrs. Flynn raised a wonderful family that many of us were lucky enough to grow up with.
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