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Philip D. Flynn passed away on Tuesday, November 28, in Westhampton Beach, New York, with his family at his side. He was 94 years old.
Phil was born in Peabody on September 11, 1923, son of the late Daniel and Annie Flynn of Peabody.
He attended schools in Peabody and served in the U.S. Coast Guard for three years.
Phil was the co-owner of Rex Leather Finishing Inc. in Peabody for many years before retiring to the golf course.
Phil resided in West Peabody for much of his life and was a long-term member of Salem Country Club where he was proud to be the oldest living member. He was an avid golfer and could often be found around the Club or on the golf course. He served on the Club’s Board of Governors and was active in many other capacities over the years.
Phil was also a fan of Auburn University and its Equestrian Team where his granddaughter, Jacqueline (“Jacko”), was a team member for the last four years.
He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Leo Council 508 and one of the first ushers at St. Adelaide’s Church in West Peabody.
Phil is survived by Balbina, his loving wife of 63 years; his beloved daughter, Mary Ellen (Flynn) Shilen of Westhampton Beach, N.Y.; his cherished grandchildren, Jacqueline, Nicholas and Julia; his sister, Nancy (Flynn) Jenkins; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by his siblings, Catherine (Flynn) Ryan, Daniel F. Flynn; and his son-in-law, Thomas S. Shilen, Jr.
A funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Calverton Memorial Cemetery in Riverhead, N.Y.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Phil's life at a future date in Peabody.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Storybook Farm (www.hopeonhorseback.org), a charity where Jacqueline Shilen is currently employed, that works with courageous children facing a variety of physical, emotional, social and cognitive challenges.
Published on  December 4, 2017
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