Eva M. (Balestrieri) Flynn

September 6, 2021

Eva M. (Balestrieri) Flynn

Eva M. (Balestrieri) Flynn –   of Woburn, Monday, September 6th, 2021, at ninety-one years of age.   Devoted mother of David Flynn, his wife Linda of Westbrook, ME, Timothy Flynn, his wife Dorothy, Douglas Flynn, his wife Colleen, all of Wilmington and the late James Flynn, his surviving wife Brenda Flynn of Salem, NH.  Dear sister of Albert Balestrieri, his late wife Marie of Woburn, Richard Balestrieri, his wife Barbara of Wilmington and the late Eleanor Britt, her husband Howard, Anna, Louis, his wife Kella, Ernest, his wife Doris, George, his wife Monty, Joseph, his wife Louise and Salvatore, his wife Lil Balestieri.  Cherished “Gramma” of Steven, Shannon, Shelby and James Jr., Amy, Jesse, Timothy Jr., Holly and Allison, Christopher and Meghan along with seven great grandchildren.  Eva is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, Saturday, September 18th at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday morning 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. prior to the Mass.

Eva M. (Balestrieri) Flynn passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center, Monday, September 6th.  The wife of the late Bernard E. Flynn, she was ninety-one years of age.

Born in Woburn, Eva was one of ten children of the late Alexander and Mary (Lutario) Balestrieri.  Raised in the North Woburn section of the city where she remained her entire life, living in the home that her Dad had built for them growing up!  

 Eva was educated in the Woburn Schools and was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1948.  Following high school Eva continued on with her education, training in the area of Phlebotomy.  She then took her training as a Phlebotomist to the Charlestown Navy Yard, where  she worked until her marriage to Bernard.

Four wonderful children entered their world and Eva was most proud of them all.  Summers vacations were spent at Hampton Beach.  Family and friends would all be there to welcome the joys of summer with swimming, cookouts, long walks on the beach and the pure fun of just being with family!  Eva also enjoyed those quiet times when she would just sit on the beach, in her favorite chair, keeping an eye on the ocean!

Eva began working for Blue Cross Blue Shield  after all the children were all in school.  She remained there for a good number of years right up to her retirement.  Eva thoroughly enjoyed her time there and made some very dear friendships.

Eva was quite active throughout her life.  Bowling at the Woburn Bowladrome with many of her family and friends brought her great enjoyment for many years. Her love of country music brought her to the Grand ole Opry, where she had a grand old time! She loved listening to Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, and Patsy Kline to name a few!

Although Eva was only four foot, six inches tall, let us say she stood very tall amongst her family! Her compassion, wit, kindness and generosity were quite evident every day of her life.  Eva’s grandchildren, all shared a very special relationship with “Gram,”  and were no strangers to her home!  They all truly enjoyed going to visit and spending time together.

A wonderful woman, with a loving legacy that will long be remembered, is now at peace.

Devoted mother of David Flynn, his wife Linda of Westbrook, ME, Timothy Flynn, his wife Dorothy, Douglas Flynn, his wife Colleen, all of Wilmington and the late James Flynn, his surviving wife Brenda Flynn of Salem, NH.  Dear sister of Albert Balestrieri, his late wife Marie of Woburn, Richard Balestrieri, his wife Barbara of Wilmington and the late Eleanor Britt, her husband Howard, Anna, Louis, his wife Kella, Ernest, his wife Doris, George, his wife Monty, Joseph, his wife Louise and Salvatore, his wife Lil Balestieri.  Cherished “Gramma” of Steven, Shannon, Shelby and James Jr., Amy, Jesse, Timothy Jr., Holly and Allison, Christopher and Meghan along with seven great grandchildren.  Eva is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, Saturday, September 18th at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday morning 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. prior to the Mass.

 

 

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, Saturday, September 18th at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday morning 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. prior to the Mass.

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  1. You Will be missed so much Auntie such a bright light, funny, sweet, fiery all in one such great memories of you you! rest now we love you, love your great niece Jody xoxo

  2. Roberta Mitchell-Davis

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Balestrieri/Flynn family. Eva opened her home to our nephew without reservation. She provided a safe, loving and caring home for him for which the Mitchell family will be forever grateful. Love to the heavens Eva and thank you.

  3. Eva was the happiest most loving lady. She will be remembered and missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her. I’m so very sorry for this loss in your lives. ~Carol Bedford

  4. So sorry to hear of Eva’s passing. My family lived down the street from the Flynn’s. I remember visiting her house as a little kid. She was always kind and friendly. The picture of her in the obituary is exactly how I remember her. So sweet!

    Nancy Tedesco Steeves
    The Tedesco Families

  5. Michael & Nancy Gilmore

    Dave & Linda, Condolences to you and your family. Hope you can all stay strong during this time of loss. ….. Mike & Nancy Gilmore

  6. Eva was my second mother…I cherish my memories of being with David and his brothers while growing up and always being welcomed in her home. She was a tiny woman, but had the biggest heart of anyone we knew. She will be missed.

  7. Robert J Ferullo, Ed, D

    To Eva’s family: my sympathy and prayers on the passing of Eva. She and I were classmates from the first to twelfth grades. Although diminutive in stature, she was a giant in personality: friendly, cordial and always with contagious smile.

  8. Lorraine Balestrier Woods

    So sorry for the loss of the loved Eva Flynn. She was such a powerful person in my mind. Always good natured when I saw her. So impressed that she attended my children’s baby showers. Such a lovely person. Lorraine Balestrier Woods

  9. Dave and family sorry about the loss of your mom. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Franny Doherty

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