1926 – 2019
Putnam – Joseph M. Flynn, 92, of Breault St., Putnam, died Sunday morning, September 8, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of the late Jane (Williams) Flynn who died on July 4, 2018. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late William A. and Rose (Walsh) Flynn. Joseph was a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross with the class of 1951.
Mr. Flynn was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Army. He was honorably discharged on April 5, 1946 and then worked for many years as a chemist at Belding Hemingway, Putnam and North Grosvenordale.
He was a member of the Town of Putnam Library Board and Board of Tax Review. Joseph enjoyed reading and watching all New England sports teams as well as his beloved alma mater Holy Cross football team and the Putnam High School teams.
Joseph is survived by his four sons, David Flynn and his wife Erica of Lino Lakes, MN, Matthew Flynn and his wife Katherine of Libertyville, IL, John Flynn and his wife Kim of Woodstock, and Luke Flynn of Waipahu, HI; seven grandchildren, Andrea, Laura, Sarah, Nathan, Catherine, Victoria, and Caitlin and two great grandchildren, Tess and Piper. He was predeceased by his siblings, Edward Flynn and Helen Hamilton.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church of the Visitation Church, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Private burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Putnam Public Library, 225 Kennedy Dr., Putnam, CT 06260. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.