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.


Services


Condolence & Memory Journal

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Thinking of all of you with love and concern.

Keith and Mrs.Siobhan's mommy

Posted by Mary FordLake - Family Friend   July 03, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I worked with Dorothy at Winchester Hospital. She was truly an amazing woman, mentor, and friend. I will always remember her passion for her work and her unwavering love for her family. I am a better person for having known her. May your memories ease your grief in the days to come. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lori Schatzl - Merrimack, NH   July 03, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I was a coworker of Dorothy at Winchester Hospital for many years. She was always kind and ready to help anyone who needed her and was always very professional and pleasant with interactions of others. I enjoyed working with her on many different situations. I am sure she will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with her family at this time

Posted by Judy Ridge - Winchester, MA - Coworker   July 02, 2019

John and family,

I am sorry for your loss. Love prevails.
Find peace while you grieve and always.

Posted by Jeanne Vural - Salem, MA   July 02, 2019

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Dear John, Angela, and Laura, I am sorry to hear of Dorothy's/ your Mom's passing. She had the most loving heart. I will miss very much. May God bless all of you. Love, Debi

Posted by Deborah Davis - Hollis, NH - Friend   July 01, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt, profound condolences on the loss of your daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt.....I never knew Dorothy, but knew of her through a long friendship with her sister, Pat. I know this is a tremendous loss for your entire family and my heart is with you as you grieve.

Posted by Laurel Toole - LAWRENCE, KS - Family Friend   July 01, 2019

John and family so sorry to hear about Dorothy.Youre are in my prayers.

Posted by Michael Shiner - Tewksbury, MA   June 29, 2019