Lawrence M. “Larry” Flavin, age 80

of Quincy

Lawrence M. “Larry” Flavin, age 80

Quincy, Lawrence M. “Larry” Flavin, age 80, died peacefully, Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of his loving family.

Larry was born in Boston to the late Edward M. and Alice H. (Fleury) Flavin. He was a lifelong Quincy resident and proud to have been raised in Quincy’s Houghs Neck area. He was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1956 and Boston College, Class of 1960.

He was a retired sales representative in the food service industry for many years. He had worked for the A.J. Cunningham Company of Quincy and Chelsea and also for the Swift & Company in Boston.

Beloved husband for fifty years of Mary M. (Cummings) Flavin.

Devoted father of Laura J. McGrath and her husband Paul of West Bridgewater, Jessica M. Riley and her husband Timothy of Braintree, Maureen M. Flavin and Richard Fraser of Dorchester.

Loving grandfather of Caitlin and Ryan McGrath, Paul, Shannon, Ann, Mary and Lauren Riley.

Dear brother of Edward P. Flavin and his wife Roseann and John P. Flavin all of Quincy.

Larry is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy Monday, January 7th at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Agatha’s Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

The Flavin family would like to thank the dedicated staffs at both the South Shore Hospital and the John Scott Nursing House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for the excellent care and compassion that was provided to Larry.


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  • I was my pleasure to know this wonderful human being
    Although he couldn’t speak I understand him perfectly well,I had known MR Larry for the past nine months @ John Scott nursing home and within this short time I know him I feel like i had known him for a lifetime.
    He will be sadly missed and may him rest in peace
    And also it was a great pleasure meeting is wife Mary and his wonderful daughter’s.
    From George Singh.

  • I met Larry in 1956, our freshmen year at BC. In our homeroom class we were assigned permanent seats in alphabetical order. And as it turns out Larry Flavin (F) was on my left….Gleason (G)… and Peter Hanson (H) was on my right. Little did we know that was the start of a wonderful relationship that has lasted for over 60 years.
    When I have been in Boston area, I would try to visit Larry at home and or later at the nursing home. One of the things that amazed me is that Larry’s looks never seem to change; he is definitely one of the youngest looking 80 year-olds. The picture in the obituary perfectly captures Larry’s quirky smile; a smile and man that we all will miss.
    Laura, Jessica and Maureen, your Dad was a great friend and I am certain that he was wonderful father and an outstanding grandfather. Mary, now that Larry is gone, I promise to still swing by Quincy and exchange hugs and laughs with you.. Hopefully we can sit down together with the girls and exchange some old Larry stories that will make us all chuckle and help us remember Larry’s true wit and intelligence. Larry was smart guy.

    Mary, please accept my sincere condolences. God Bless!

    Bernie Gleason

  • Dear Flavin Family ,

    I didn’t perssonally know Larry .. however being a close friend to Maureen I felt like I knew him . Please accept my deepest condolences . Larry was so loved and cared for !
    Mrs Flavin, I’m so very sorrry ♥️ Fly high Larry who always looked so sharp in every picture I saw of him !

    Lisa Amado

  • Ed, we are saddened to learn of your brother’s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Nancy and I will be traveling the dates of the Services so we will not be able to attend. However, we are confident you are in good hands @ Sweeney Bros. and we will be thinking of the Flavins. God Bless!!

  • How do I start…I am a resident of JSH and never have I met such nicer man and his Loving Family !! He couldn’t talk very often but boy could he cmunicate with us here so much with his faces of smiles and his laughing eyes !! Always a welcomed look on his face when he saw me or our friends here .
    I have grown so fond of him and his family !! Mary your the greatest person ever with all that you have endured !! Always finding time to help others here at the same time with your daily visits !!!
    I pray that God will be with You and your daughters during this time of grieving.
    God Bless you and I will always consider you all part of our family !!
    Love Always Joyce C. Smith

  • Dear Flavin family,
    I didn’t know Larry personally but from all the pictures Maureen showed me and as much as she talked about him I could tell he is going to be very missed and he was soo loved!!
    Sending you all of you tight hugs,

  • To the Flavin family, Larry’s bright smile will be forever missed. He had many friends here at JSH which was evidenced by everyone stopping to talk with him. Mary, you and your family are wonderful and made Larry’s life so much better. Iwill miss seeing Larry and you. Andrea

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all the Flavin family. It is never easy to lose a loved one but I hope all the memories you shared will bring you some comfort going forward.

  • Mary and family sorry to hear of Larrys passing. He was a great man. He was a great guy and fun to be around.
    God be you and your loving family. Love

  • Dear Mary and family. Gail and Maureen were so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. Larry was lucky to have such a loving and devoted family. He will be missed. God bless your family at this difficult time.