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Dorothy M (O'Leary) Flynn

Born: May 03, 1925
Died: October 01, 2010

Dorothy M. Flynn, 85


Dorothy M. Flynn, 85, wife of the late Salem Fire Department Captain Donald F. Flynn of Salem, died Friday morning October 1, 2010, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a long illness.

Born and educated in Salem, Dorothy was the daughter of the late John E. and Laura (Dubois) O’Leary. Following her graduation from Salem High School in 1943, she went to work for General Electric in Lynn, MA in the Order and Mail departments. In 1961 she retired from GE to raise her family. In 1966 she took a position as a loan officer for Sylvania Lighting where she worked for over 20 years until retiring in 1987. After her retirement, she enjoyed working as a cashier at Rolley’s Restaurant in Lynn.

Dorothy’s true pride and joy in her life was her family. In addition to her late husband, she is survived by five children: retired Salem Fire Lt. Dennis and his wife, Gail Flynn, of North Fort Myers FL; Kevin Flynn and his companion, Barbara Cohen, of Guilford, CT; Kathleen and her husband, Timothy Homan, of Salem; Donna and her companion, Gary Tamilio, of Danvers; and Colleen and her husband, Christopher Moore, of West Newbury. She is also survived by one sister, Marie Dube, of Salem and 17 grandchildren: Lisa Tremblay of Salem; Tracey Pelletier of Salem; Erin Flynn Nutter of Charlestown; Heather McGinn of Chandler, AZ.; Christopher Flynn of Chandler, AZ.; Meaghan Flynn of Denver, CO; Kelly and Casey Homan of Arlington, VA; Terence Homan of North Hollywood, CA; Andrew and Codey Homan of Salem; Ryan Williams of North Andover; Katie, Kevin and Madeline Williams of Lynnfield; and Alexandra and Taylor Moore of West Newbury. In addition there are eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was predeceased by four brothers, Edmund, Thomas, William and James O’Leary.

In celebration of Dorothy’s life there will be a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne Boulevard, Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. By request, there are no visiting hours. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For online guestbook or additional information call 978-744-0497 or visit

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