John J. Flynn

John J. Flynn

August 04, 1920 - June 24, 2020

John J. Flynn

August 04, 1920 - June 24, 2020


Flynn, John Joseph (Jack)

John J Flynn died peacefully on June 24, 2020.  He was 99 years old.

John was born August 4, 1920 in New Britain, CT. to Irish immigrants Michael and Margaret Flynn.

He is survived by seven children, Michael of Monroe, MI., Jay (Karen) of O’Hara Township, PA., Patricia Perrone of Grandy, NC., Robert (Sarah) of Las Vegas, NV., Christopher (Melissa) of Bedford, PA., Maureen Spignesi of Zelienople, PA., Timothy (Lisa) of Jacksonville, FL.; Five Grandchildren, Kelly (Chris) Noyes, Amanda (Dustin) Patterson, Joseph (Caitlin) Spignesi, Sean Flynn and Erin Alexander; four Great Grandchildren, Morgan Flynn Noyes, Bentley and Brody Patterson, and Caius Spignesi.  He is also survived by step Grandchildren, Quinn Redmond and Gage and Shawn Ireland.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 71 years, Jean (Clerkin); a brother Thomas of El Cajon, CA., sister Margaret Moriarity of Plymouth, MA., Mary Corcoran of Wethersfield, CT., a beloved son, Brian of Chester, CT and son-in-law Gino of Grandy, NC.

Jack was a graduate of New Britain High school and Bentley University in Waltham, MA. With a degree in Accounting.  He went on later in life to obtain a Masters at the University of Virginia.

He was a Captain in the Army Air Corp., and a navigator in WWII.  When the war ended he accepted a position with the Internal Revenue Service, where he worked for 35 years.  His accomplishments were many, beginning as an agent in Hartford, CT. Director of Auditing in Washington, DC., Assistant Director in Pittsburgh, PA., Director in Brooklyn, NY. and IRS Commissioner of the East Coast, where he received the Commissioners Award for outstanding and significant service.  Upon his retirement, he became a tax consultant for Coopers and Lybrand.  He later earned a Real Estate Brokers License and opened a Real Estate Office in Clinton, CT.  He had a love of beautiful homes and Big Band music.

Family only will be received in private at Todd Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Robert Miller June 26 at 11 AM in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Beaver, PA. Burial will be in the Cemetery of the Alleghenies next to his wife. Electronic condolences may be shared at The family suggests contributions may be made to The Wounded Warriors or Special Olympics



Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: June 26,2020 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church
  • Location: 200 Third St. Beaver, PA 15009 - (Get Directions)

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4 responses to John J. Flynn

  1. Tammy Richardson says:

    I don’t have a specific memory to share, but I loved Jack. He and Jean always made me feel welcome anytime I had the privilege to be in their home. My deepest sympathies go to the entire Flynn family.

  2. Scott O'Mara says:

    To the Flynn Family,I want to express my condolences to each of you on the loss of your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. So many years ago he took time from his very busy life as a husband, father and business person to lend a hand and help me get started in my career.I’m not sure that I ever thanked him properly. Although my memory is not good these days, I recall Sunday at the farm with good times and your mom and dad always providing meals for large groups of people. Your dad is at rest with your mom now, and I’m sure that they are both very proud of the family that they blessed our world with. May you find comfort in each other during this difficult time, and I hope that you and your family members are well and have had many good life experiences since that last time that we saw each other. God bless each of you.

  3. Mike, Jay, Tricia, Robby, Chris, Maureen and Tim, I was so sad to hear of the loss of Jack! He was such a wonderful Uncle and I have so many great memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. My mother always called him €œMr. Wonderful€! He was the best!¤ï¸¤ï¸¤ï¸ Love to you all!

  4. Anne Pegolo says:

    To all my cousins, so many memories of vacations in PA, Long Island and so many gatherings in Indian Town.Hoping you all find some comfort knowing how much Jack and Jean were loved by everyone, and that they are together again.Sending love and hugs to you all during this tough time.¤ï¸

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