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Dorothea M. “Dottie” Flynn Olean, NY Dorothea M. “Dottie” Flynn, 86, of 125 S. 5th St., passed away Thursday (November 16, 2023) after a long and beautiful life. Born November 20, 1936 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Marion J. Clifford Foran. On September 21, 1957 in South Boston, MA she married Walter S. “Walt” Flynn who predeceased her August 13, 2010. Dottie graduated from South Boston (MA) High School in 1955. As a mother raising 6 children, she kept very busy as a den leader for the Cub Scouts and as a leader for Girl Scouts and Brownies in Sepulveda, CA. She also held many PTA positions at Langdon Ave. School in California, including that of treasurer. As a resident of Olean, she was a member of St. Bonaventure Church and was very active in its former parochial school. She was a real estate agent for Century 21 and Southern Tier Realty Co. in Olean prior to her retirement. She was also a member of the Cattaraugus County Association of Realtors having served on its Board of Directors. She is survived by 2 sons and 3 daughters, Kathleen Kirby of Akron, OH, Walter S. Flynn, III of Westchester, PA, Maureen Flynn-Bretzin of Olean, Michael Flynn, Sr. of Olean, and Colleen M. Flynn of Greenwich, CT; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; 1 brother Jack Foran of Tewksbury, MA; 1 sister Kathy Middleton of Hudson, MA and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son Patrick Michael Flynn in 2007, and a sister Marilyn Wright. No services are planned at this time. A celebration of Dottie’s life will be held at a later date and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean.
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