July 4, 1930 ~ November 3, 2020

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: North Haven, CT

Flynn A. Longley, 90, of North Haven, husband of the late Jeanne Magnuson Longley, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Born in New Haven July 4, 1930, he was a son of the late Guy and Eva Shippey Longley. Flynn is survived by his children, Linda J. Kearney (John) of Wallingford, Nancy Longley Hernandez (Eduardo) of Hamden, and Atty. Christopher Longley (Dana) of North Haven; beloved grandchildren, Daniel (Ines) and Kaitlyn Kearney, both of Wallingford, and Julia Hernandez of Hamden; and two great-grandchildren, Ian Ochoa and Isabella Kearney. He was predeceased by his siblings, Dorothy, Ernest, Burt, Guy, and Edward Longley. A former resident of West Haven, he relocated to North Haven in 1957. Flynn was an engineer for Metro North Railroad for 40 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, was an avid fan of the UConn Women’s basketball team, and most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed researching his roots and exploring the Longley family genealogy with his daughter Linda.
Friends are invited to visit with Flynn’s family Thursday evening, November 5th, from 5-8 p.m. in BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Masks, social distancing, and attendance limitations must be respected. Friends may also attend his Graveside Service on Friday, November 6th at 11:00 a.m. in Centerville Cemetery, Washington Avenue, Hamden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Flynn’s memory may be sent to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.


Visitation: November 5, 2020 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Graveside Service: November 6, 2020 11:00 am

Centerville Cemetery
247 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

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  1. Please accept my sincere sympathies in the loss of Mr. Longley. Linda always spoke so lovingly about the wonderful times they shared together on the adventures to hunt down an ancestor or a piece of family history. She really loved their father-daughter trips and was so proud of the book they did together. He was a great father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. God bless you all in this sad time but remember that he is now welcomed to his happy home after living a life giving so much love to others. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie

  2. Chris and Dana, Shari and I were saddened to learn of your father’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for God to comfort you in your loss. We know you have many fond memories that will help at this time.

  3. So sorry we are not able to attend your service for your dad and our dear friend Flynn.
    I’ll always remember his famous stories, his generosity, his kind spirit.
    Flynn was truly a Special soul we will never forget.
    Our hearts are heavy and our prayers are with you all.
    With sincere prayers,
    Ron and Lorraine Anderson

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