James Flynn, age 89

of Hingham

James Flynn, age 89

James Flynn, age 89, of Hingham, died peacefully Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the Harbor House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hingham.

James was born in Burnbank, Scotland, to the late John and Bridget (O’Brien) Flynn. Raised and educated there, he immigrated to the United States in 1956. James lived in Hingham for over ten years, previously in Holbrook for forty-four years.

He had been employed for General Motors in Framingham for twenty-eight years and retired many years ago. As a young man, he was a coal miner in Scotland for several years.

After retiring, James remained active as a house painter and gardener.

He loved soccer and played for the Boston United team. He and his late wife, Annie, spent twenty years as winter residents of Lady Lake, Fla. where they enjoyed dancing, bowling and flea markets.

James was devoted to his family, especially his cherished granddaughters.

Beloved husband for fifty-eight years of the late Annie A. (Dale) Flynn.

Devoted father of John T. Flynn of Carver, Bridget H. Flynn Barbuto and her husband John of Hingham, and the late Anne Marie Flynn-Moulton and her late husband Steven.

Loving grandfather of Megan Grace, Erin Marie, and Olivia Grace.

James was the last of seven siblings and was the dear uncle of Annie A. Coldstream of Quincy, Catherine C. “Katie” McPartlin of Weymouth, Margaret P. “Maggie” McPartlin Connell of Andover, John Flynn, Karen (Douglas) Woods, and is also survived by many other nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, January 24, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Paul’s Church, 147 North Street, Hingham, on Wednesday, January 25, at 11 a.m. The Mass will be livestreamed at https://youtube.com/live/TIljWT9CjvU?feature=share. Interment to follow in Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham.

For those who wish, donations in James’ memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.


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  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of James Flynn ( Jimmy ). I have so many wonderful memories of Jimmy and Annie and the good times and all the laughs we had through the years. My deepest sympathy to his family on your sad loss. You will bei in my prayers. God Bless. Mary Hayes, Arlington ,Ma

  • Our condolences on the passing of Jimmy.
    We have many great memories of him and Annie throughout the years.
    The Buckley Family

  • So very sorry to hear about James A lovely man with such a warmth and kindness about him He and Annie treated my late sister Mary and I like royalty when we visited from Scotland He’ll be sadly missed RIP James Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family Ian Betty & Ian

  • So sorry to hear that James has passed away. Enjoyed meeting himself and Annie on a few occasions when I would visit my aunt Roseann McLean. My condolences to all the family. May James Rest In Peace

  • Sending love and prayers during this difficult time

  • I cannot begin to express how much this man was loved. far & wide…

    He was a man of god, and had. the utmost of values..

    His incredible smile, sense of humour & laughing at his own jokes melted you…

    A family man who lived for those he loved…

    I truly was blessed to be loved by Uncle James.

    Rest in peace Uncle James, you have fought this fight, now rest …

    All my love,
    God Bless you,


  • I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of great times with you and will cherish the memories always, fly high legend 💚

  • Bridget and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Love and strength to you all. I am sorry I cannot be there in person to support you at this time. Prayers of comfort and peace. May his memory be eternal.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends on this very sad day, rest in peace James