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JOHN J. FLYNN

April 7, 1940 - September 22, 2013

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Obituaries » JOHN J. FLYNN

FLYNN, JOHN J., 73, of Montpelier, passed away in his home on September 22, 2013. Born April 7, 1940, to Elinor Bauer Flynn and John Joseph Flynn in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was raised primarily in New Jersey and joined the Marines after high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Goddard College and a Master of Arts in creative writing from Boston University. Afterward he taught undergraduates writing for several years. Passionate about the written word, for decades he wrote every day and was able to dedicate the last 20 years of his life to creating poetry, short stories and novels. He loved to share his writing and opinions with his community and often contributed to The Bridge. He will be remembered for his intellect, wit and creativity. He is survived by his adult children and both Flynn and Alicino siblings.

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