Edward P. Flavin, age 81

of Quincy

Edward P. Flavin, age 81

Edward P. Flavin, age 81, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, May 1, 2022 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Edward was born in Quincy, to the late Edward M. and Alice H. (Fleury) Flavin. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1958, and Northeastern University, in 1964.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserve during the mid-1960s.

Ed was the well-known president of Flavin & Flavin Companies in Quincy, a family business which was founded in 1925. He was a realtor and insurance agent for fifty-eight years and proudly worked with his wife, Roseann; his sons, Timothy and Michael; his daughter-in-law, Juliann; and his brother, John.

He belonged to several industry organizations and had served as president of the South Shore Board of Realtors in 1978. Ed was a member of the Merrymount Association and a former member of the Neighborhood Club of Quincy, where he enjoyed many friendships. He was a longtime parishioner and former usher at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

Ed enjoyed the ocean, boating, and especially his home on Quincy Bay, where he loved the fabulous views. He was a Boston sports fan and an enthusiastic New England Patriots season ticket holder for thirty-five years. Later in life, Ed tried to become an avid golfer.

Most of all, Ed was devoted to his family and especially his grandchildren. He loved ski trips to Loon Mountain and vacations to Florida to visit his son, Ed, and any family gathering.

Beloved husband for fifty-five years of Roseann (Rodricks) Flavin.

Devoted father of Timothy P. Flavin of Weymouth and his dear friend Aisling Ruane, Edward J. Flavin of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and his dear friend Jackie Quintero, and Michael P. Flavin and his wife Juliann of Quincy.

Loving grandfather of Jonathan, Michaela, Michael, and Thomas.

One of three siblings, he was the dear brother of John P. Flavin of Quincy and the late Lawrence M. Flavin and his surviving wife Mary of Quincy. Ed is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, May 9, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea Street, Quincy, on Tuesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Edward’s memory may be made to Tommy’s Place, c/o 90 Shore Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169 or Interfaith Social Services, 105 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169.


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  • I am deeply saddened and hurting on the passing of my father and my best friend. Im so fortunate to have been able to work side by side each other since 1999. So many words I could use to describe him . A few come to mind are Kind , Real , True and loving. I love you Dad and thank you for all you have done. Rest In Peace you deserve it.

    Love your Son

  • Sending love and prayers to Ed;s family and especially his wife, Roseann. Ed was a dear friend to us and will be tremendously missed. 💗

  • I’m shocked learning this news. I had the privilege doing business with Mr Flavin and his son Michael over dozen times. They were always so caring and always listened. I can confidently say no other real estate professionals are more knowledgeable and genuine than Mr Flavin and his son. I’m in tears writing this. They have done so much for me and my family i just can’t believe it. Im so sorry for your loss. For OUR loss. I could go on and on about this man. You will always have the Lockhart Family love forever. ❤️

  • So sorry to hear of Mr.Flavin’s passing. Tim, Mike, Ed, and Mrs. Flavin, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • To my dear friend Ro. There are no words that can help in your deepest time of grief, but know my prayers are constant for you, the boys, and your family. Some of my greatest memories are of you and Ed at High Noon. I remember Gary trying to keep up with Ed on his daily walks, the jokes around the pool, the ocean swims,(you and I trying the boys swimming), the dinners out, the shopping trips, and Ed always with the kindest words for all. God indeed has another Angel in heaven. Sincerest sympathy💓💜💔

  • A sad goodbye to my dear cousin, Ed. Prayers and hugs to his lovely wife, Rosanne, and his family. You will be missed by many.

  • How do you put in words highest respect you have for someone ? That’s my thought on Mr. Flavin. I love doing business with Ed’s office. Ed and his son Mike sold me my first home in Quincy. Beautiful condo at Presidents Crossing. The Flavin faces are on the Mount Rushmore for Realtors. No doubt about that. My condolences to Michael and the rest of the Flavin Family.

    Rest In Peace

  • To Roseann & family:
    We are so saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. Last I heard he was home & feeling some better. I have a place in my heart crying for you,
    Please know that you are in our prayers as long as you need them…Only wish that I could be there to comfort you in person. Thank God for your wonderful family!! ♥️

  • Our Deepest condolences on the passing of this incredible man. Always so approachable and a joy to bump into. “A man for others”. God bless. The Jaehnig Family

  • To The Flavin Family ,

    You are in my prayers. Sean and I can not tell you how sad we are. The very first time we did business with Flavin and Flavin ( 2009) Michael Flavin came to our house to give us a value . The next day he came back with Mr. Flavin (his father ) to get a second opinion. It was so pleasurable to see a father and son work together. You could see Mike listen and watch his Dad and learn from him. They both went above and beyond on the sale of our family homestead. Years later i learned Michael was Realtor of the Year. I can assure you he learned from his father. An icon in the real Estate world.

  • As Roseann’s 1st cousin, I met Ed only a few times at family reunions. He always represented the most solid and upstanding citizen., an island of stability amongst the Puopolo family. I am glad to hear that he and Roseann had such a stable and long-lasting marriage. 55 years was exactly the length of time of our grandparent’s marriage.
    Roseann, Tim and Mike remain in my prayers.

  • To my lifelong friend..I am so sorry that your precious Ed is gone. All the words, kind gestures & love being sent your way will sustain you. And when all is done, the memories you hold dear will remain. I thank you with all my heart for being there when my Stan passed, I am here for you, my forever friend. In the quiet times, please remember that. With all my love & prayers to you & the boys..❤️

  • We are so sorry to hear of Ed”s passing.Stay strong our prayers are with you.❤️❤️

  • Michael we are very sorry for your loss. We know how much you looked up to your dad and what he meant to you. We can’t imagine your pain. We wish we could be there for you. We are so sorry. Please know you and your family are in our prayers. ❤️

    Tony and Lisa

  • To Tim and all the Flavin Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May all the good memories carry you forward through the difficult times.

  • So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing Roseann. He was a great guy and I’m sure he will be truly missed keeping you and the boys in our prayers. Love. Sonny and Barb

  • I remember each year my brother Gary and I would call Mr Flavin from Wet Willys on Miami Beach. We would catch up and laugh and of course always learn something from Mr Flavin. Little things like that I will never forget. Mike please know your Dad and my brother Gary are together now comfortably watching over us. To Mike ,Tim and all the Flavins know that the world is a better place with your dad in it. There was no friend more loyal to my deceased brother than Mike Flavin. It’s clear who he learned from. Mrs Flavin Gary will watch over Ed I assure you ❤️
    Stephen Hennessy

  • On behalf of the Merrymount Association I would just like to thank Ed and is family for their incredible support and friendship over the many years in the neighborhood. Ed will be missed, but he has left an everlasting legacy of what it means to be a neighbor and friend; what an incredible example for us all. Thankyou Ed and Godspeed!

  • Roseann, George and I were deeply saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

  • Beautiful send off today for a man who deserves it. Mr. Flavin you are successful in many ways. We all know how successful you are in business. I must say you are even more successful as a husband , a father and grandfather. Mrs. Flavin , Michael , Eddie , Timothy and Juliann are your best work you have done. And of coarse those four handsome grandchildren. No doubt Flavin and Flavin will continue with Michael and Timothy. No doubt the Flavin family will honor Edward’s legacy.
    With love

  • Condolences to the Flavin family. Albeit brief, I had the pleasure of working for Ed, a professional and perfect gentleman. May his legacy contine in in his children and grandchildren and blessings sent to his lovely wife Rose. May he rest in eternal peace🙏🏻☘️

  • I had the dear pleasure in meeting Mr.Flavin & Roseann & family shortly before he passed on .
    The love that he had for his wife and son’s Tim , Mike & Ed and his family struck a cord with me .
    He was the epitome of a family man and a leader in the community .
    Rest in God’s arm’s Ed.