Mrs. Dorothy M. Kelly-Flynn

  • Born: August 16, 1955
  • Died: June 26, 2019
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family


Reading – Dorothy Kelly-Flynn, loving wife of John C. Flynn, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, she is the daughter of Dorothy (Walsh) Kelly and the late Paul Kelly.

Dorothy grew up in Somerville and had been a resident of Reading for the past 30 years. She received her Bachelor Degree from Northeastern University and her Master's Degree from Boston University. Dorothy launched her career at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and was a long-time employee at Winchester Hospital before becoming the Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at Lawrence General Hospital. She was an avid reader, a lover of gardening and enjoyed being at the beach laughing and having fun with her family. Dorothy's greatest joy came from being with her family. She will be deeply missed by family and many wonderful friends.

In addition to being survived by her husband John and mother Dorothy, she is the devoted and caring mother of Angela Kelly Flynn and Laura Kelly Flynn and her partner David Esposito. Sister of Janet Meegan and her husband Robert, Patricia Kelly and her partner James Conlon and Maureen Kelly. Sister-in-law of Christine Flynn and her husband James McDonald, and daughter-in-law of Ruth Flynn. A dear and loving friend of many cousins, nephews and niece, friends and extended family members.

A funeral service celebrating Dorothy's joyful life will be held at the Doherty-Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden Street, Reading on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at 11am.

Family and friends are invited to gather and share memories with Dorothy's family at the funeral home on Friday, July 5th, 2019 from 4 to 8pm.

Parking attendants and elevator are available.

Interment will be held privately.

Please consider making a donation in Dorothy's memory to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5030 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030 or online at donate.doctorswithoutborders.org or to the St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116.