Sabattus, ME – Jane Anne Flynn, 80, passed away January 23, 2014 peacefully at her home with her loving family at her side.
Born Nov. 4, 1933 in Brockton MA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Blanche (Gale) Barron. She married the late Richard Flynn of Brockton, MA on June 13, 1953. In 1959 they purchased their home in Plainville, MA where their eleven children were raised. Jane had been a resident of Sabattus ME for the past 8 years. She previously lived in Pompano Beach, FL.
Jane was a vocalist in the Saint Martha’s Church choir and for many years her beautiful voice could be heard from the choir accompanied by the late organist Hector Gibeault. Together they performed at many Masses, weddings, and funerals. She loved opera and passed on the gift of music to many of her children and grandchildren.
Outgoing and lively, Jane loved spending time with her large circle of family and friends. Her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a great source of pride and Jane’s home was filled with family photos. Grandma Jane was famous for her holiday feasts, and many happy times were spent gathered around her beautifully decorated table. The inevitable music & singing that followed were among her greatest joys. Her open hearted presence, warm hugs and infectious laughter will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her Sisters, Ruth Buckley, Blanche Tyrrell, Ina Mae Keohane; her brother in law, Bill Tyrrell and sister in law, Eleanor Barron; her children, Kevin Flynn and his wife Nancy of North Attleboro MA, Timothy Flynn and his wife Karen and Brian Flynn and his wife Linda of Bowdoin ME, Daniel Flynn and his wife Gloria and Eileen Maguire and her husband Keith of Lincolnville ME, Mary Gibeault and her husband Marty of Plainville MA, Katie Flynn and her husband Paul of Eliot ME, Sean Flynn and his partner Jill Harrington of Exeter ME, Maureen Larkin and her husband Michael of Rockport MA, Patrick Flynn and his wife Kristin and James Flynn and his wife Kathy of Appleton ME; her 33 grand children and 13 great-grand children. She was predeceased by her brother, James Barron.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on February 22nd, 2014 at the Wentworth by the Sea, 588 Wentworth Road – New Castle, NH 0385. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice,15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Jane’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.