Mary Elizabeth Ames Flynt
Mary Elizabeth Ames Flynt of South St. Williamstown, died peacefully at home on January 20, 2014. She was the daughter of Harold and Effie Ames of Northampton, MA, wife of Henry Flynt, Jr. for 64 years, devoted mother of Juliet of Clarksburg, MA and friend Paula Wells; William of Dummerston, VT and wife Suzanne; Robert of Red Hook, NY and partner Jeff McMahon; Cynthia of Brooklyn, NY and husband David Kriegel; and loving grandmother of Clark Flynt of Washington, D.C., Emma Flynt of Dummerston, VT; and Sophie and Malcolm Kriegel of Brooklyn, NY. She is survived by sisters Hazel Feiker and Shirley St. John and brothers, William Ames, Richard Ames, and Roger Ames; she was predeceased by her brother Frederick Ames. Mary was widely known as a warm hearted, engaging, friendly volunteer for over forty years at the Women's Exchange, Recording for the Blind, Clark Art Institute and the First Congregational Church. After graduating from Northampton High School and Northampton Commercial College, she worked for Frank Boyden, headmaster, at Deerfield Academy where she met her future husband Hank. Following their wedding she was employed in the President's office at Williams College. Truly family and friend centered, Mary possessed an uncanny memory for everyone's birthday, anniversary and phone number. Hank claims "Mary was my real, enduring connection with the Williamstown community- a person we shall all deeply miss." There will be a celebration of Mary's life at the Williams Inn on February 1 from 4-6. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to the First Congregational Church of Williamstown or Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA 01342. For further information, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 21, 2014