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Francis X. “Fran” Flynn

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, September 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Retired Revere Firefighter, Francis X. Flynn, who died on Wednesday, September 6th the Leonard Florence Center for Living of Chelsea, following a brief illness. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, September 13th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 10:00 a.m.

Born in Boston, he lived almost his entire life in Revere and for the past 35 yeas, his and late wife Marna O. (Pasquale) Flynn, shared their time on Revere Beach and in Pompano Beach, Florida. Marna died on April 8th, 1994. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served until February of 1946 as a Gunners mate 3rd class. Only recently did “Uncle Fran” share situations, that Fran was part of, indicating his true involvement in many skirmishes during World War II within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. As a result of his heroic action, “Uncle Fran” was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Medal with Six (6) Bronze Stars; a most prestigious commendation. He was also awarded the World War II Victory medal, American Area medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal with 1 Bronze star & the European African-Middle Eastern Area Medal. “Fran” spent over 35 years with the Revere Fire Department & retired the early 1990s. Both he and his late wife, Marna, enjoyed retirement time, traveling 6 months winter in Pompano Beach, Florida & 6 months on Revere Beach Blvd. Childless, they were surrogate parents to all their nieces & nephews and so enjoyed that privilege. As they needed more attention, the nieces & nephews were there and willing to share the task at hand with the tremendous support of the surviving brothers & sisters.

Fran was the devoted son to the late Henry J. “Harry” & Frances (McCarthy) Flynn. He is the cherished brother of Marilyn Newhook of Dorchester, William “Billy” Flynn & his wife Dorothy of Rockport, Robert T. “Roddy” Flynn & his wife Phyllis of Revere, Laurence “Larry” Flynn & his wife Linda of Naples, Florida & the late John “Jack”, Charles “Charlie”, Henry J. “Harry” Flynn, Geraldine F. Scigliano, Eugene “Gus” Flynn & Joan Tsiumis. He was the respected brother-in-law to Rita Flynn & John Tsiumis, both of Florida & Robert Scigliano of Nahant. Also lovingly survived by many adoring & proud nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be with Marna at the Massachusetts National V.A. Cemetery, Bourne, MA on Wednesday at 1 :15 p.m.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, September 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, September 13th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the N.E. Center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.

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  1. Laurel Kennedy
    Sep 10 2017

    Uncle Frank will be greatly missed by all of us! I remember being impressed that he could identify so many different birds by name solely by listening to their little bird songs in Linda and John’s backyard. I’m sure he is smiling down on all of us and happy to be at peace with Marna. His bright sense of humor will be missed by many.

    Love, Laurel Kennedy

  2. William (Billy) Nagle
    Sep 10 2017

    I’m blessed with memories of the Flynn family.

    South Walpole, MA.

  3. Kent and Sally Walter
    Sep 9 2017

    “An Uncle is a bond that even time can’t sever, a gift to last all of our lives, an Uncle is forever.” We have fond memories of Uncle Frank, together with Linda and John sitting by their pool enjoying great conversation, jokes, stories and many laughs. We extend our deepest sympathy and share your loss.
    Sincerely,
    Sally and Kent

  4. Nathan & Myra Abromson
    Sep 9 2017

    We were Marco Island neighbors and friends of Frank for many years. He was a true gentleman and also a “guy’s guy.” Everyone in our condo development knew, liked and respected Frank. He will be missed.
    Please accept our sincere sympathies.

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