Nelsen Williamsburg


John Francis Flynn

September 14, 1928March 23, 2020

John Francis Flynn died March 23, 2020 in Fredericksburg, VA. He was born on September 14, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. He was predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Mary Moylan Flynn, and brothers, Daniel and Joseph.

John earned a degree from The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in Chemical Engineering, worked in the chemical industry and was a US Army veteran. He was an active member of St. Bede’s Catholic Church and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He loved to travel, meet people, play golf and entertain family and friends with his wonderful jokes and stories.

John is survived by his wife, Rose; children, Kathleen Sisk and husband Paul, Pamela, Anne Wilson, Suzanne and John; grandchildren, Matthew Sisk and wife Mila and Laura; great-granddaughters, Keira and Madeline Sisk, and many extended family members.

Donations may be made to Faith in Action and Meals on Wheels. Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg is in charge of arrangements. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at a later date.


  • Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


John Francis Flynn

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Susan Thames

April 2, 2020

John was a wonderful neighbor. He was friendly, kind, and made us laugh when we met him out walking. My heart goes out to Rose and the rest of the family. You will all be in my prayers.

Suzanne Flynn

April 1, 2020

Did he tell her a secret joke? Or was this just a secret handshake?
Dad aka GG Pa with Great Granddaughter Madeline Rose.

We miss you. Love Suz

Patrick Golden

March 24, 2020

John, always a gentleman, was ready with a kind word and a good joke from his endless repertoire. He was a founder, a leader and a beloved member, of our local Irish Catholic men’s organization. I know he is in heaven now, probably telling St Peter about the O’Brian twins. To Rose and his family, know that Ann and I send our prayers to you and for John. Thank you for sharing him with us over the years and may you know peace during these difficult days.