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Flynn

 

Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc.

139 Stage Rd. | Monroe, NY 10950 | Directions

3 Hudson St. | Chester, NY 10918 | Directions

800-750-8021


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Tommy Flynn 

Certified Funeral Practitioner 
 
 
 
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His practice is based on the belief that:

“Special People Deserve Special Service”
“A Family only gets to say goodbye once;
The service must be significant,
have meaning and reflect the love of the life lived.”

Thomas F.  Flynn, Jr.

Fondly known by many as “Tommy” is the fifth of six children born to Thomas F. & Rita P. Flynn, Sr., they opened the Monroe location in 1954 and the Chester location in 1956. 

He has mastered multiple strengths in 36 years of working in the funeral, cremation, and memorial environment. With all his talents focused on the family that has selected his service, he has a way of celebrating the life lived, which is unique each and every time.

Tommy’s gift of telling the life story or presenting to those the impact of the life lived, on all whom may have come into contact with the deceased is a testament to his faith in human beings in general and the value of life, family, and friends.

Tommy has helped train staff members at numerous Crematories in the United States regarding correct cremation procedures; he has conducted training seminars for crematories and equipment manufacturers from around the United States. He has been selected to lecture Mortuary Science students from several major Universities. Major Medical Schools in the Northeast have retained the services of Tommy and his staff to facilitate the final disposition of those donated in the memory of education and science. Tommy has created many memorials and has been retained by the Honorable Edward I. Koch, the former Mayor of the City of New York, and Dr. Robert Ray Parks the 15th Rector of Trinity Church to design and place their memorials. 

It’s a credit to Tommy on the manner by which major universities, various religious groups, and individuals from all walks of life, call on him to manage the details that need to be attended to in a calm and professional manner when a death event or ceremony is needed to represent the life lived.

Personal background of Tommy Flynn:

Tommy is married to Margie Flynn an elementary school teacher, and they have four children – Conor (his wife Kathleen), Brendan, Shannon, and Liam Flynn. They reside in Monroe, NY – Tommy grew up in the Chester & Monroe communities, where he has been very active in various Public and Religious organizations. He is honored that Brendan is the third generation of the Flynn family directly operating and serving our communities.

 
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Accreditations:

Certified Funeral Practitioner;

President and Trustee of Oxford Hills Crematory, Founding Board member since 1988.

New York State Licensed Funeral Director Since July 4, 1984;

State Certified Crematory Operator since 1989 – Former Instructor;

Cremation Association of North American CCO;

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation CCO;

National Certified Life Celebrant – 3 Certifications;

Member of the National Funeral Directors Association;

Member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association;

Member of the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association;

Member of the New Jersey Funeral Directors Association;

Member of the Orange, Rockland, and Sullivan Counties Funeral Directors Association;

President and Trustee of Oxford Hills Crematory, Founding Board member since 1988.

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Community Memberships & Affiliations:

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Joseph Duelk, Jr., Division 1, Monroe, NY – member since 1983;

Former President, Vice President, Financial Secretary & Recording Secretary – JDJ – Division 1;

2015 Vice President of the Joseph Duelk, Jr., Division 1, Monroe, New York

2016 President of the Joseph Duelk, Jr., Division 1, Monroe, New York;

2017 President of the Joseph Duelk, Jr., Division 1, Monroe, New York;

2017 Orange County, New York Ancient Order of Hibernians, County Vice President;

Ancient Order of Hibernians Orange County Board Chair;

Member of the Pipes and Drums of the AOH – Division 1 Band since 1984; (retired)

Knights of Columbus Council 2079, Monroe, New York 4th Degree Knight;

Charter Member of the 4th Degree K of C, John Cardinal O’Connor Assembly 2640;

Holy Name Society – Chair of the Annual Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner;

Chester Kiwanis – Chair of the Annual Chester Clean Up Day;

Mid Hudson Parade Committee – E-Journal Chair;

Mid Hudson Parade Committee – long time sponsor & original Gold & then first Platinum Sponsor;

Brendan’s Gaelic Football Club, Orange County;

Chair of the Clergy Dinner of the Orange County AOH and LAOH;

Community Basketball, Soccer, Baseball & Gaelic Football Coach/Sponsor;

A lifelong member of St. Columba R. C. Church, Chester, NY;

Founding Member of the Board Directors of Hospice of Orange & Sullivan;

Charter Member of Monroe Chamber.


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Brendan Thomas Flynn- L.F.D., Certified Crematory Operator

Brendan Thomas Flynn is the second son of Tommy and Margie Flynn. He attended Monroe Woodbury Schools and enjoyed playing soccer in middle school and high school, ending his career as co-Captain of the Monroe Woodbury Soccer Team after 4 years of Varsity play. He also played for GB Brown Ramapo Valley Soccer Club, St. Brendan’s Gaelic Football Club, where he made friendships that hold strong to this day. He held the position of Team Captain on all levels of play, due to his fair play belief structure and ability to lead.

Brendan attended St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY majoring in Math and Accounting. He graduated with High Honors focusing his course of study in Accounting.

He continued his interest in playing College Soccer for the Spartans under Coach GB Brown, where he once again served as Captain of the team.

Brendan took an interest in working the family firm started by his grandparents Thomas & Rita Flynn after watching how his dad, Tommy Flynn and the impact of his Dad’s work in the community and the families that have selected our services.

Brendan described the respect given to the grieving families and the friendships he saw develop between the families served by our family firm as his main reason for joining the family practice.

He has developed an entirely new computer interface program for our families to work with us and track all paperwork and insurance claims, thereby making the families ability to track our follow up assistance program in real time and know when to expect payments from insurance companies, Social Security or the Veterans Administration.

Brendan is a true sports enthusiast and enjoys watching soccer games (Manchester United) and college football and basketball games.

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