Richard F. C. Flynn


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Austin, TX - Richard Flynn (or Rick to family and friends), 62, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2019 in Austin, TX surrounded by his family. Raised in Peabody, he was the second oldest of four children born to the late M. Eleanor (Cahill) and Edward J. Flynn.
Rick met his wife of 35 years, Paula Gosselin, at Merrimack College in North Andover and was married there in the college chapel in 1983. They lived most of their lives in Londonderry, NH, raising two beloved children, Julie (Flynn) Waltrip, and Stephen, now both living in Austin, Texas. After retiring in 2012 as an accountant, Rick enjoyed volunteering at Community Caregivers of Greater Derry and the NH Food Bank, and singing in the Choir at St Mark's Church in Londonderry.
As a young man, Rick was part of a small group from St. Ann's Church in Peabody that started Wellspring House in 1981, a shelter for homeless families. Wellspring House, located in Gloucester, MA has since helped thousands of homeless and disadvantaged families find new homes and move onto better lives.
Devoted to family, Rick leaves behind his beloved wife, Paula, son Stephen, daughter Julie and son-in-law, Jim Waltrip, granddaughter, Wendy, his brothers Ed, Jr. and sister-in-law, Christine, and Fred, his sister, Eleanor Marie and brother-in-law, Joseph Salvucci, many, much-loved nieces and nephews, his Sullivan and Cahill cousins, and many good friends. Rick is also survived by his mother-in-law, Alice Gosselin, and his sisters and brothers-law, Marian and Azar Korbey, and Diana and John Alders. A person of quiet strength and deep faith, he leaves behind a legacy of devotion to family, and always believing the best of others.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at St Theresa's Church, our Lady of Good Council Parish, 22 Plymouth Street, Methuen, MA 01844. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Wellspring House, Inc., 302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.
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The Jordan Family
Sep 16, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sorrowful time.
Sep 12, 2019
Rick's mass is at 11:00 am on 9/21/19
Sep 12, 2019
Rick's mass is at 11:00 am on 9/21/19
Sep 12, 2019
Rick's mass is at 11:00 am on 9/21/19.