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John Peter Flynn

John Peter Flynn, 69, husband of Anne E. (Peckham) Hill Flynn of Colonial Drive, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Friday, September 10, 2010. Eldest son of John and Sara (Cole) Flynn of Nahant, Peter was born on the 4th of July, 1941. He was raised in Nahant a 1959 graduate of Lynn Classical High School, going on to graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963. A Captain of the Marine Corps., Peter was a proud veteran and was a principal of Flynn & Reynolds, Inc. of Lowell until his retirement in 2005. In addition to his wife Anne of 35 years, he leaves three loving daughters, Elaine-Petrine Flynn Girouard of Los Angeles, CA; Erin Flynn and her wife Chloe of Oakland, CA; and Ellen Palmquist and her husband Derek of Topsfield, MA; as well as Anne’s children,  Nancy Wenty Hill of WA, Barbara Checksfield of CT, and Mary Mattern of NH. He also leaves seven cherished grandchildren, Haley Sophia, Benjamin and Isabella Girouard; Madisyn and Meridyth Palmquist; and Christopher and Molly Checksfield. He is also survived by eight siblings, Patricia Demit of Nahant, Charles of Salem, Martha Stewart (Scott) of Lynnfield, David of Peabody, Ann (Rick) of Beverly, Sara Leblanc of SC, Susan Umphrey (Steve) of Saugus, and Paula Dube (Donald) of FL. Peter was predeceased by his former wife, Carol Haley Flynn. His funeral service will be held at 10am on Saturday, September 18, at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich followed by interment with Military Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New England Pediatric Care, 78 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA 01862.

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