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John Francis Flynn 1939-2023

John Francis Flynn, Junior, 83, of Exeter, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully, surrounded

by loved ones on April 14, 2023. He is survived by his two loving children and son-in-law; his

son Jonathan Flynn of Yantic, Connecticut, and his daughter Brittany (Flynn), Reynolds and her husband Brad of Danielson, Connecticut. He is also survived by his sister, Rhoda (Flynn) Cook, of Exeter, Rhode Island, his former stepchildren,Bridgitte Dubeau and Ronald Vargas Jr, and their families, of Danielson CT,, and several nieces.


John was born on July 22, 1939 to the late John Francis Flynn and Ida (Constantine) Flynn of Moosup, Connecticut. After high school, John served in the Air Force from 1958 to 1962. He was a tremendous athlete and involved in a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, football, golf, and tennis throughout his life. John was a motivated worker, dedicating a portion of his career to companies such as Electric Boat and Pepsi, but finally retired as a courier for the Plainfield Greyhound Park. There he spent a great deal of time traveling hundreds of miles each night, six days a week delivering programs for the daily races. Despite this time away from his family, his children were always his top priority and he made sure to be a constant part of their lives. He supported them with sports, never missing a practice, or a game, and made sure that they always had an overabundance of necessities, especially when it came to food! If you wanted bananas, he would bring over a case, rather than a bunch. He was generous to the core and would give his only dollar to another in need. Besides his huge heart, his humor and wit stood out to be another strength. He could make a joke of any situation in the blink of an eye to ease your worry, or just make you laugh. He always saw the positive side of things and never wanted his loved ones to feel down or upset.

In his later life, he mostly enjoyed visiting and spoiling his granddogs, Penny and B. They

always looked forward to the surprises “Gampy” would bring them each time, and would do all they could to stall his departure.


Along with his parents, John is predeceased by his sister, Eunice (Flynn) Bourque,his niece, Mia Bourque, and his brother-in-law, Anthony “Cookie” Cook.

John was an extremely funny, kind, caring, and loving father, friend, brother, and uncle. He will be missed always, but in our hearts forever. May his memory fill your heart with love and bring a smile to your face.


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