December 2, 1947 ~ July 29, 2020

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

Margaret (Flynn) Simmons, of North Haven, passed away at home on July 29, 2020. She was the beloved daughter of the late Donald J. and Elsie M. Flynn. She leaves a sister, Barbara Flynn of Allentown, PA, and a brother, Donald J. Flynn of North Haven. She is survived by four nephews; Jeffrey Liedke, Michael Liedke, Joshua Liedke, and Christian Liedke, all of Allentown, PA, and two nieces; Kelly (Jarrett) Rowoldt of Dublin, OH and Keri (Tom) Coleman of Galena, OH. She is also survived by two great-nephews and two great-nieces in PA.

Margie attended Central Connecticut State University and received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Education. She was a teacher in the Milford Public School system for over 35 years. After her retirement, she taught reading and language arts at St. Francis School in New Haven. In 2013, she received the St. Joseph Medal from the Archdiocese of Hartford for her volunteer work at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New Haven.

There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Margie’s life at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish-St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Ave., North Haven on Monday, August 3rd at 12:00 p.m. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, Hamden.


Mass of Christian Burial: August 3, 2020 12:00 pm

St. Barnabas Church
44 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473


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  1. To the family of Margie

    My heart aches today in the loss if such a wonderful person.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
    Miss Flynn as I knew her was my favorite teacher at Joseph A Foran High School. She was one of the warmest kindhearted teachers in the world. Her smile would light up a room. A few years ago I met up with her and we talked liked it was 1978 all over again. She will truly be missed by all her knew her. May God Bless. God truly has another angel in heaven.

    Janet Romano Devlin

  2. I worked with Margie for many years at Foran High School. She was a kind person who will be sorely missed. She would often help us with our faculty golf picnic every year. We lived in the same neighborhood and would often run into her at Walgreens. Our condolences to her family.

    Peter and Eileen Testagrossa

  3. To Barbara and Don Flynn:
    Ours is but a simple prayer. May God bless Margie and keep her in His care.
    Roberta & John

  4. Margie Flynn was one of most wonderful people I had the pleasure and privlidge knowing and working with. She was so pleasent and professional with a great sense of humour and a smile the lit up the sky. The students, faculty and staff all loved and respected her for the wonderful teacher and friend that she was. My prayers go out to her family for their devastating loss. God Bless.

    Raymond Spaziani

  5. I remember Margie from High School. She was a sweet, kind person. I then worked with her sister Barbara in New Haven. Deepest sympathy to you Barbara and family. Prayers for the family.

    Thea Gambardella

  6. Margie was & always will be a gentle spirit who loved the Lord so much and always wanted to be in His will. She had a tender heart, and loved so deeply. We only met her once but we’ve been prayer partners for over 20 years. I hope she realized she blessed us as much as she said we blessed her. Even though she was a gentle spirit she was a fighter! She loved her family and was always singing their praises. Our hearts & prayers go out to her family and friends. She’s in Gods loving arms now. With fond memories Deacon Glenn & Linda Harmon ❤️🙏🏻

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Margaret was a bright, warm, and friendly person and always a pleasure to talk with whenever our paths crossed in North Haven.

  8. I will always remember Margie visiting me and Louie in the hospital when he was born. I always treasure the photos she took of him. She was so kind to me and my family. Rest in Peace dear Margie. Thank you for all your kindness.

  9. There are no words to describe our friendship for more than 40 years except to say that Margie was like a sister to me and a cherished friend. I I am deeply saddened by her passing and wish that I could be there today. Margie supported me in good and bad times since our days in college. I will always remember the trips to San Diego to visit Linda, the visits to the shore and at your parents’ home. It meant so much to be treated so kindly. I will remember her laugh, our long visits on the phone and endless hours of talk especially when either of us was going through a rough time. I will remember that no matter how long the time between visits or the distance, when we got together it was as if no time had passed between those talks or visits. I will cherish the memories forever. Rest in peace my dear friend and “sister”, you were a joy in my life. I will miss you greatly.

  10. To the family of Margie Flynn,

    She was my teacher in high school and she was one of the greatest people I have ever known. I think about her often and I had the opportunity to see her again many years later at East Shore Middle School when I was there to pick up my daughter. I did tell her she was my favorite teacher of all time. She is always in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences to her family.

  11. Barbara and Don,
    I attended the funeral mass for your sister Margie today and I am sorry I did not get the chance to visit with you both. Your sister was one of my very special friends growing up in high school and I have many fond memories that will be with me forever. My deepest sympathy to you both on the loss of a wonderful sister and friend. Sincerely, Jim Bradanini

  12. Margie was kind and giving to her family and friends. I fondly remember our Sunday morning after 8 o’clock mass breakfasts. We were regulars at Panera and named a menu choice “The Margie Special”.

  13. My dear sister. You fought a brave battle and lived an exemplary Christian lifestyle with a tremendous faith. You helped me in so many ways in my life. Will miss you terribly along with your best buddy ” Moofie”. He would way his tail on the approach to your house. Love, Donnie

  14. I went through the North Haven school system with Margie. After that I delivered mail to their house. I got to know her father and mother who were nice people. Margie was so sweet and a good person. She will be missed. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

  15. Barbara & Family, I am sorry for your terrible loss. We all loved her very much. You will be in our prayers and thoughts.
    The Caporale Family

  16. To Barbara and Donald our condolences on the loss of your sister. When my church merged with St Francis, she was on the welcoming committee and she made all of us feel at home also, when our son attended St Francis school, she was very instrumental with him and his classmates in their reading endeavors & to quote my son and his classmates, she made reading fun & exciting . She will be missed. Heaven has gained a very knowledgeable librarian

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