WATERTOWN, NY — Grace Flynn, 80, Scarsdale, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, surrounded by the love and support of her children.
She was born June 7, 1938, in Watertown, a daughter of Alfred and Rose (Gross) Giordanelli. One of eleven children, she graduated from Watertown High School in 1956 and worked in the business office of the Watertown Daily Times before marrying her husband, James F. Flynn, in June 1961 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. They relocated from Watertown to Scarsdale, NY, where they raised their family and were parishioners at Immaculate Heart of Mary church.
Grace devoted herself to being a strong mother and raising her three children, enjoyed rousing political discussions and shopping trips. She loved all animals but most especially her dogs and supported many canine charities. The recent light of her life were her two grandchildren who she watched grow and who always amazed and delighted her.
She was predeceased by her husband, James, who passed in October 1997; a daughter-in-law, Lisa; two brothers, Michael and Joseph Giordanelli, and four sisters, Theresa Giordanelli Delaney, Lucy Majo, Jenny Tufo and Louise Devine.
Grace is survived by three children; Deborah, Tuckahoe, NY, Anne, Greenwich, CT, and a son, John and his wife Justine; a grandson, Michael, and a granddaughter Alexandra, New York, NY;threer sisters, Barbara Giordanelli, Mary Gaus, Anne Marie Granetz; a brother, Frank Giordanelli; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. Watertown.
Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Watertown, NY. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you consider a donation may be made to The Humane Society of America, Best Friends Animal Society, or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com