He was born in Worcester, son of the late Daniel and Molly (Wells) Flynn. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School and then he was drafted into the United States Army where he was honorably discharged in 1961. He married his wife, Filomena, in 1962 and they started their family on Grafton Street where he has lived all his life.
Vin owned and operated V.P. Flynn Plumbing and Heating, serving clients in Shrewsbury and many other communities throughout the Worcester County area for over 45 years. In his later years, Vin continued to work in the plumbing business with his sons Bill and Tom. Vin also enjoyed golf and was willing to play whenever the opportunity presented itself.
His wife of 49 years, Filomena (Mastrogiovanni) Flynn, died in 2011. He leaves his devoted children, Christine M. Davolio and her husband, Frank, of Shrewsbury, Maureen A. Massad and her husband, Paul, of Boylston, Thomas J. Flynn and his wife, Tara, of Hubbardston, William P. Flynn of Millbury, and David M. Flynn of Shrewsbury; seven beautiful grandchildren, Ryan, Samantha, Brody, Kaden, Nicole, Ashley and Joseph; four siblings, Lawrence Flynn of Shrewsbury, Dorothy Mastrovito of Florida, Daniel Flynn of Shrewsbury and Patricia Yeomans of Grafton; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Filomena, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard Flynn.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Vin’s family Monday, Oct. 30, from 5-8 p.m., in the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. His funeral will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31 from the funeral home with a funeral Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Church, 17 Waterville St., North Grafton. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint John’s Food for the Poor, 20 Temple St., Worcester, MA 01604.