William L. Flynn


William L. Flynn Jr., 73, formerly of Southington, Conn., died on April 16 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Kathleen (Reinhard) Flynn.

He was born in New Britain, Conn., on Oct. 25, 1937, the son of the late William L. and Helen (Willis) Flynn. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, serving as a corporal, and he was stationed in Okinawa.

Mr. Flynn was the proud owner and operator of Flynn’s Motor Express for many years in Southington, and for the past 10 years he was employed by Island Propane on Martha’s Vineyard. Bill enjoyed flying his plane and riding his motorcycle. He was a member of the American Legion in Vineyard Haven and a member of the Retread Motorcycle Club. Mr. Flynn was a parishioner of Lady Star of the Sea Church.

In addition to his wife, he leaves a son, Daniel Flynn of Oak Bluffs, two daughters, Mora and her husband, Rodrigo Garza, of Unionville, Conn.; and Nancy and her husband, Andrew Florian, of Southington; three brothers, Richard, Michael, and Robert Flynn all of Southington, a sister, Kathleen Joy of Florida, and four grandchildren, Andrew and Jennifer Florian and Diego and Mateo Garza. He was predeceased by a son, William L. Flynn III.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 21, at 11:30 am at St. Thomas Cemetery, Meriden Ave., Southington, Conn. with military honors. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans, 35 Cold Spring Rd., Suite 315, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington, is assisting with arrangements. For online condolences and directions visit www.dellavecchiafh.com.