Barbara FLYNN
WILLIAMSBURG - Barbara Hamel Flynn, 63, of Williamsburg, passed away on Oct. 5, 2010.
She was a longtime member of St. Bede Catholic Church, and a teacher at Rawls Byrd Elementary School in Williamsburg for more than 20 years.
Barbara is survived by her daughters, Amy Kuti and her husband, Andrew, and Jennifer Mizelle, and her husband, John; grandchildren, Abby Kuti, and Madison and Reagan Mizelle; brother, Roland Hamel; sister, Mary Whitlock; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at the Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel at Richmond Rd. and Harrison Ave., Williamsburg at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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I will pray for her and her family. I had many happy memories of Barbara while at St. Vincents.

God Bless

John Moss
October 19, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Barbara's passing. I went to school with her for 12 years and we shared the same birthday. I think of her often especially on our birthday and always say a birthday prayer for her. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this saddened time.
Susan (Champ) Ewing
October 13, 2010
To the entire Flynn & Hamel Family,

I had the pleasure of attending St. Vincent Central High School with both your mother and father. I'm saddened to hear of your recent loss. Although I haven't seen your mother in many years, I will always remember her with fond memories and those "crazy" double dates we had. Like you, I will forever see her smile and I hope that will sustain you for many years.

My thought and prayers are will you all.
Cam Yacobi
October 13, 2010
Dear Flynn Family,

I was saddened to learn of your mother's passing. I knew Barbara for 12 years starting with the first grade at St. Vincent de Paul. Barbara was a kind and generous classmate and friend. It is not a surprise to learn that she lived her life with that same spirit. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Bob (Tyler) Gatewood.
October 13, 2010
I share the sorrow of losing a high school classmate, and I offer my deepest sympathy to Barbara's family and friends. May this candle represent the beautiful glow that Barbara gave our world!
Judy Guryansky Ochse
October 13, 2010
I had the pleasure of spending all four of my high school years with Barbara at St. Vincent’s. She was as beautiful inside as she was outside. It is impossible to think of that period of my life without remembering her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She was truly a gift.

Sincerest condolences,
Alice Glasheen Bonne
Alice Glasheen Bonne
October 11, 2010
To the Flynn Family,

My deepest sympathy on your loss. Your mother was a wonderful person and it showed through in the love she had for her students. My two children each had her at Rawls Byrd and were treated with respect and taught that learning can be fun. This is a woman whose impact will be missed!
October 9, 2010
Mrs. Flynn was THE best! Not only was she my fifth grade teacher, she was MUCH more than that to my family and I. When my mom's mom passed, she welcomed my sister Suzanne and I into her home with open arms! Staying with her was always a blast because she was quick to tell a joke, and her laugh... her laugh was amazing and contagious. Later, after high school graduation, my mom and Randy moved to Ohio and I was your typical 18 year old transitioning from high school to college... again she welcomed me with open arms to stay with her and her girls the entire summer. She will always hold a very special place in my heart and I'm grateful for her impact in my life. I'm devestated to hear of this great loss. All my prayers and love to Amy and Jenn, I am so sorry.

Love, Dawn (Angel) Aiello
Dawn Aiello
October 8, 2010
My condolences to Barbara's loved ones. We were St. Vincent's classmates for two years and on the girl's basketball team--Barb seemed to love playing as we all did. Such great memories of those days. Will hold Barb and her loved ones in my prayers.
Bonnie Loughran
October 8, 2010
Amy, Andrew and Abby,
I was so saddened to hear the news about your mom. I remember her from my visit to the hospital while you were on bedrest and she was such a special lady. Please know you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
Meg Switzer
October 8, 2010
To the Flynn Family. I had the pleasure of having Mrs. Flynn as my teacher at Rawls Byrd over 15 yrs ago. She was there as I grew into a lady and always had the most beautiful and lovely things to say about me. I will miss her dearly. This world and mine was truly blessed to know such a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed.
Amy and Myra Seward
October 8, 2010
My sincere sympathy to the family. My daughter attends Rawls Byrd and although Mrs. Flynn was not her teacher, she was very sad to hear the news. It is a wonderful school and I know she will be sincerely missed.
The Tounzen Family
October 7, 2010
I knew Barbara from our freshman year to graduation at St. Vincent Central High. She was one of the sweetest young ladies ever to grace the school. I'm sure it carried over to her adult family life. She and the Flynn family are in my daily prayers. May the peace of the risen Lord be with you always.
Jim Fronkier
October 7, 2010
Amy- I am thinking of you and your family so much. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I am here for you in any way you might need. Love, Hilary
Hilary Coakley
October 6, 2010
I had the pleasure of spending my senior year (1963-64) with Barbara at St. Vincent Central High School. She was very easy to get along with and one who was always very pleasant to me. Not only was she intelligent and beautiful, but she also had a great sense of humor. It is sad to lose her, but at least we know that she is now in a much better place. I extend my sincere condolences to her family. Ernie Ramos
October 6, 2010
I was heartbroken to hear the news that Barb had passed away. She was a wonderful teacher and a great friend who always made me laugh. She will be missed by the many students she taught and by the friends she left behind. Jennifer and Amy - your mom was the best! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Nancy Schwab
October 6, 2010
I went to St. Vincent's High School with Barbara and will always remember her pretty smile and easy laugh. My condolences to her loving family. Camille Rossetti Gresalfi
October 6, 2010
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