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George B. FLYNN Obituary

FLYNN, George B.

George B. Flynn, 91, a lifelong resident of Hartford, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2012 at Middlewoods of Farmington, where he lived in recent years. He was born in Hartford on March 11, 1921, son of the late Benedict D. and Genevieve (Brady) Flynn. He was a graduate of Kingswood School and Brown University, Class of 1943, with a degree in engineering. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Supply Corps at Fort Lewis, WA. He was employed by Pratt and Whitney Machine Tool Company in West Hartford. He later founded PAMCO, a machine tool company in West Simsbury. A lifelong boating enthusiast, George served as president and on the Board of Trustees of Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, ME and was a generous supporter for 40 years. In 1992, he donated his Sands Cove waterfront property and building in Vinalhaven, ME for the Skoog Memorial Park and Land Trust which he has continued to loyally support. He enjoyed cruising the Connecticut River in his wooden lobster boat that was built in the 1950s in Vinalhaven by Gus Skoog. George also collected models of large sailing vessels and made documentary films on varied subjects, which he used for lectures at schools and retirement homes all over the Northeast. He is survived by his sister, Jean Flynn Kellogg (Vincent Kellogg, deceased) of Gladwyne, PA, his brother, Edmund W. Flynn (Sally) of Bloomfield Hills, MI, his sister in law, Priscilla Flynn, of West Hartford and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Benedict D. Flynn, Jr., of West Hartford and Norbert B. Flynn of Hartford.
The Flynn family will receive friends on Wednesday (March 28) at 9:15 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Penobscot Marine Museum, Box 498, Searsport, ME 04974 or Vinalhaven Land Trust, PO Box 268, Vinalhaven, ME 04863. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc., www.ahernfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 23, 2012
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