Obituary for Suzanne Ritchie Flynn
FRAMINGHAM, MA: Suzanne Ritchie Flynn, 84, of Framingham, MA. and formerly of Hamden, CT and Barefoot Bay, FL, died peacefully March 7, 2017 at St. Patrick's Manor.
Sue was born in Attleboro, MA and raised in Hamden, CT. She will be dearly missed by her family and her lifelong friends from Hamden, especially the Lunch Bunch from Hamden High. Sue was the wife of the late Alexander J. Flynn of New Haven, CT and daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Ritchie. She is predeceased by her husband, Alexander J. Flynn and her brother Thomas Ritchie. Survived by siblings Georgia Ritchie Reynolds, Alan Ritchie, Karen Ritchie Earle and Pamela Ritchie. Also survived by her children John T. and Diana (Venezia) Flynn of Jupiter, FL, Patricia Flynn Beling and husband Henry of Palm Bay, FL and Robert A. and Francine (Rice) Flynn of Southborough, MA. She also leaves 4 grandchildren: Tommy and Stacy Flynn, Jaime Pahler, Alexander Flynn and 4 great grandchildren as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Sue was an active member of St. Rita's Church and Mt. Carmel Church, both in Hamden. Soon after her husband completed service as a Marine Lieutenant in the Korean War, the family moved to South America where she lived in the Amazon Jungle of Brazil, followed by several years in Ciudad Piar, Venezuela. Returning to the States in the 60's, Sue lived in Pennsylvania and Delaware. After the sudden death of her husband Alex, she returned to the town where she grew up, Hamden, CT. There she worked for Machining Systems, Inc. in North Haven and then for Miller & Goldman Attorneys in Hamden. She retired to Barefoot Bay FL, eventually returning to New England to Orchard Hill in Sudbury, MA and finally to St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham. Sue was a member of the Barefoot Bay chapter of the Marine Corps League, the Irish Club, the New England Club, Red Hat Society, British Heritage Club and the Women of the Moose. She enjoyed watching hockey and loved to bake desserts, telling everyone her favorite color was chocolate. She loved to vacation in Hawaii, Arizona, Vermont and Maine. Sue was always smiling and her friends will forever remember her infectious happy outlook on life, even through life's tough times.
A visiting hour will be held Saturday March 18th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Chapel at St. Patrick's Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham, MA. A memorial Mass will follow the visitation at 11:15 a.m.in the Chapel. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation. Memorial page www.boylebrothers.com