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IRENE (Cuticello) FLYNN

Died: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
Location: St. Bernadette's Church

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Irene Cuticello Flynn, age 77, a longtime resident of New Haven died Feb. 19, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Edward F. Flynn Jr. for 56 years. She was born in New Haven November 23, 1940 to the late James and Lillian Concilio Cuticello. She was married on her twenty-first birthday on Thanksgiving Day in 1961. Prior to her retirement she had worked as secretary at Saint Bernadette Church in New Haven and secretary at Saint Elizabeth Church in Branford. For many years, prior to raising her family, she was employed at the First New Haven National Bank and New Haven Bank N.B.A. She was a parishioner of Saint Bernadette Church for over five decades, a former Eucharistic Minister, and active in many parish and school activities.

Irene served as president of the Saint Catello Society of New Haven for twelve years, the third oldest Italian-American society in the Greater New Haven area. She has also been a member of the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven, The American Committee on Italian Migration and the American Italian Women of Greater New Haven. She was honored with an appreciation award from the Saint Catello Society on September 13, 2015.

For the past several years Irene was a resident at the Village at Mariner’s Point Assisted Living in East Haven. Special thanks to the Village staff and the Visiting Nurse Association of Guilford for guiding her through some difficult times. Her care was also ongoing by Encompass Home Health, the Guilford House, Gaylord Specialty Health Care in Wallingford and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care.

Irene and her husband enjoyed the opportunity to travel and have vacationed in Ireland, Italy, Sicily, Alaska, Aruba, Bermuda, Bahamas, Florida, New Orleans, Toronto, Las Vegas, Lake George, Cape Cod, Washington D.C., Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls Canada, and Newport.

In addition to her husband Irene is survived by her children: Edward (Renee) Flynn III of New Haven and Kathleen Del Visco of Cheshire. Grandchildren Evan and Ian Flynn, Olivia and Ava Del Visco and a sister Rosalie (Frank) Merola of Fort Myers, Florida and brother Catello (Debra) Cuticello of Fort Myers, Florida. She was also the beloved daughter-in-law of the late Edward “Shrimp” Flynn and Henrietta Wulff Flynn.

Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Friday from 3 to 7 pm and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernadette’s Church, 385 Townsend Ave. Saturday morning at 10:00 am. Entombment will follow in St. Lawrence Garden Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Bernadette Catholic School, 20 Burr Street, New Haven 06512

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Lisa Amato
   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
Ed and family,

My deepest sympathy. Irene will always be in my heart. She was truly like a second mother and I gained a wonderful friendship with your family. You are all special people.

I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time and always.


Mrs. Carmel Fico
   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
Ed & Family,
So so sorry to hear about Irene, she will always be remembered. A kind, humble person, never complained always smiling and keeping her chin up. A brave person. I cherish our small visits together, I will pray for her and her family always, in my daily prayers. God loves you Irene, be happy. Love Carmel

Patrick Andrews
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Ed, so sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely wife. God bless

Alberta Davis
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Ed and family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt. Irene was a wonderful person to all who knew her. She will be with you always in your memories. Sending my love and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.
Alberta Davis

Grace Candido
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Dear Kathleen,
I am so sorry to learn that your mother has passed away. I know what a long road it has been for her, and how very much she meant to you. My heart goes out to you today with deepest sympathy.

Gene Houston
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Dear Noonie,

So sorry for the loss of your wife Irene.
God Bless.

John Alston
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018


Most Heartfelt Condolences from Chief Alston and the New Haven Fire Dept

Rosemary Conte
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Dear Ed and Family,
I hope you remember me Rosemary Conte, we used to see one another at meetings. Irene was a wonderful, very beautiful lady, who was great. Due to my health I cannot get to the wake but I want to offer my sincere sympathy and best regards. Sincerely, Rosemary Conte

Bill Zampa
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Ed and Family My condolences on the passing of Irene . May she
rest in peace now and forever .
The Zampas

Debbie DiGioia Signore
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Dear Ed and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Irene's passing. Please know you are all in our prayers. She is your guardian angel. May she rest in eternal peace.
Millie, Val & Debbie DiGioia

Gabe Rignoli
   Posted Sat February 24, 2018
Flynn Family, I was a long time neighbor of yours growing up. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. You were one of the best neighbors a person could of had.

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