Peter Thomas Flynn, 64, passed away Thursday July 11, 2013 in La Jolla, CA while battling cancer. Peter, son of the late C. Richard and Catherine Eagan Flynn was born in Winthrop, MA. He attended Cathedral High School and majored in business administration at Northeastern University. He also played basketball for Northeastern and went on to play professionally in Portugal. Peter returned home and began his career in restaurant management which took him to many parts of the East Coast. Subsequently, he had his own renovation and remodeling business. He spent his last eleven years in California caring for his son following an accident. Peter was a sports enthusiast and loved all things Boston. Nothing pleased him more than a round of golf, a good book and winning the family fantasy baseball league trophy. He was a good listener, a hard worker, the favorite uncle and a good friend to all. He will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who loved him. Peter is survived by loving children, Maggie Jeanne Jennings and husband Devin of Temecula, CA and Peter Thomas Flynn, Jr. of Escondido, CA; their mother, Deborah Bazley Flynn, and his grandchildren, Caitlyn, Brendan and Alayna Jennings. He leaves his aunt, Mary A. Flynn of Winthrop; his twin sister Kathaleen F. Patterson and her husband, James of Holliston; his other siblings: Charles Flynn and Diana Cosgrove of W. Newbury; David and Ruth Flynn of Southborough; John Flynn of Salem; William and Nancy Flynn of Melrose; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. A memorial service was held at his home in Escondido, CA. Family and friends may gather to pay their respects on August 22nd at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew Church, Southborough, MA, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter's name to the Christopher Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, New Jersey 07078. Burial will be private.
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Published by The Ashland Tab from Jul. 26 to Aug. 2, 2013.