Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA


Mary L. Flynn

October 27, 1945February 11, 2020

Mary L Flynn, 74 of Peabody, MA passed on February 11 2020 at the home of her sister and brother-in law, Jane and Paul Benson, after an intermittent courageous battle with cancer for the past 25 years. She was the loving wife and soulmate of the late Errol R. Flynn, with whom she shared many special moments photographing wildlife and nature.

Mary was the daughter of the late John and Louise Arathuzik. She was raised and educated in Peabody, later living in Tucson, AZ and Jay, ME. She worked at various banks in Peabody and Tucson, retiring from V.I.P., INC of Auburn, ME due to her illness.

She was an avid book reader and made wonderful cross stitch projects. She will be dearly missed.

Mary is survived by her two brothers, John Arathuzik and wife Dorothy of Topsfield, MA, James Arathuzik and wife Dorrine of Salem, NH; her three sisters, Patrica Ann Arathuzik of Maryknoll, NY, Anne Marie Murphy and husband Daniel of Peabody, MA, and Jane Benson and husband Paul of Peabody, MA; as well as nine wonderful nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her late husband Bert Chase and infant daughter, Regina Marie Chase.

Mary’s family would like to thank the staff at Care Dimensions in Danvers, MA; with special thanks to Erin, Deb, Dale, and Cindy for the outstanding care given to Mary these past few months. Thank you to the North Shore Elder Services of Danvers for helping us in our time of need.

At Mary’s request there will be no services. The Cuffe McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn MA is assisting with arrangements. To share a memory or offer online condolences please visit cuffemcginnfuneralhome.com.


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Dorothy Taylor

February 14, 2020

Mary was long time friend. I looked forward to her beautiful letters and hand made crafts. We may have not been together every day but whenever we spoke it felt as if time had never passed. I will miss her friendship. I will be forever grateful to have that relationship and regret not seeing her before the end. Love you Mary ❤
Friends forever
Love Dottie

Andrew Mackillop

February 14, 2020

You were highly spoken about from your Niece Maryanne. All the good and pleasure you brought to everyone around you. Rest in Peace