Flint, John F. MENANDS On December 31, 2015, Our Lord called his good and faithful son, John F. Flint back to His Heavenly Kingdom to rejoin his loving wife, Mary Jane. Born on August 28, 1927, in North Albany to Josephine Fleming Flint and George Flint, John attended St. Joseph's High School and Cathedral Academy. Upon graduation, John enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea. Upon his honorable discharge, John started working at Niagara Mohawk Power Company reading meters. He retired from Niagara Mohawk over 40 years later as a member of the Right of Way Department. John was an accomplished center fielder and played several seasons in the Albany Twilight League. He was invited twice to try out for the Philadelphia Athletics. John declined both invitations, deciding instead to focus on his greatest priority, his family. John was a lifelong communicant of Sacred Heart Church in North Albany, which is where he met the love of his life, Mary Jane Paliotta. John and Mary Jane were married on August 18, 1951, and were inseparable for 55 years, until Mary Jane's passing in 2005. John and Mary Jane had seven children, Maureen Connors (Gene); Michael Flint (Lois, deceased, and Joanne); John Flint (Donna); Brian Flint (Jude); Christopher Flint; Paul Flint (Patricia); and Mary Beth Davis (Peter). They were proud grandparents to Sean Traeger, Amanda Traeger, Sean Connors, Heather Wasak, Tara Hollins, Kathleen Gargalione, Genevieve Flint, Teagan Flint, Michaela Flint, Victoria Flint, Tyler Flint, Lacey Flint, Mackenzie Flint, Devon Flint, Grace Flint, Michael Flint, Haley Flint, John Flint, Alyson Flint, Andrew Flint and Aidan Flint; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. John derived his greatest joy from spending time with his family. He enjoyed summer vacations in Cape Cod, deep-sea fishing, apple picking, drives to Vermont, trips to Storytown with the Puleos, taking walks, playing golf and watching Red Sox and New York Giants games with his sons, and anything that involved family time. John was an exemplary father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He possessed a kind, loving and generous spirit. He will be missed by all. John is survived by a sister, Margaret "Peg" Cote; and brother, Francis "Bud" Flint. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mary Jane; sister, Josephine Kukuk; and brothers, George and Ted Flint. John's family wish to thank the administration and staff at Loudonville Adult Home and The Eddy Village Green for the care, kindness and support they provided as John's health declined. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church in North Albany on Monday, January 4, 2016, at 9 a.m. Friends and family are invited to call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2016, at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany, NY 12206. To leave a message for the family, obtain directions, light a candle or view other helpful services please visit McveighFuneralHome.com
Published by Albany Times Union from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 2016.