John W. Flynn, 76, and his wife Marilyn L. (Santos) Flynn, 75, of Springfield passed away on January 23 and January 25, 2022 respectively. Son of the late Brendan and Madeline (Cooper) Flynn, John was born on June 11, 1945. He was a 1964 graduate of Cathedral High School and went on to earn his funeral directors license from New England Institute. John’s career as a funeral director spanned more than 50 years. He worked at Byron Funeral Home, Sampson Funeral Home and most recently at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral home. John was a member of the Springfield Elks Lodge # 61 and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Marilyn was born in Pawtucket, RI on February 26, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Delia (Mallette) Santos and a graduate of East Providence High School. Marilyn worked as a secretary at Byron Funeral Home and later went on the serve in that capacity at Foster Memorial Church for 14 years.
John and Marilyn are survived by their daughter Catherine Leas and John’s sons Michael and Kevin Flynn. They also leave 7 grandchildren Brendan, Jon-Michael II, Marissa, Alexander, Hannah, Madison and Gabriella as well 2 great-grandchildren Madeline and Bradley; and Marilyn’s sister Edith Pacheco along with many nieces and nephews. Sadly, they were predeceased by Marilyn’s son Jon-Michael Leary in 2014 and her siblings Joseph Santos and Barbara DaRocha.
All services are private with burial at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in John and Marilyn’s memory be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in John and Marilyn’s memory be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org