Brian G. Flynn Sr.
LEWISTON — A Mass of Christian burial honoring the life of Brian G. Flynn Sr., was celebrated by Monsignor Marc Caron, Saturday afternoon, at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul of the Prince of Peace Parish, following prayers and a recorded rendition of Brian himself singing the “Ave Maria” at a family church wedding several years ago because Brian was so noted for breaking out in spontaneous singing during family gatherings and holidays, which signified Brian’s last song in tribute to his family before Mass.
During the procession from the funeral home to church, the United Wheelchair Van 58, of United Ambulance in Lewiston, which had been driven by Brian in retirement following teaching, led his funeral procession to both the church and cemetery.
At church, Brian’s wife, Jeanne, placed the Flynn Family Bible on her husband’s casket as a symbol of their family’s faith in God’s written word. Kelli Flynn Aitken then proclaimed the word of the New Testament, and Bill Gladu, Brian’s nephew, recited the Prayer of the Faithful.
Words of remembrance were recited by three of Brian’s children, Kelli Flynn Aitken, Amy Flynn Boucher and Brian G. Flynn Jr.
Graveside committal prayers were recited by Monsignor Caron, and Brian’s granddaughter, Brooke Lever, who assisted in the reading of the responsorial psalm of committal. Following committal prayers, the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Detail played “Taps” and presented our country’s flag to Brian’s wife, Jeanne, for services rendered by her husband to his country.
The honorary pallbearers were Brian’s grandchildren, Jordan and Shane Pidgeon, Liam Flynn, as well as Brooke and Allarie Lever. The active pallbearers were Rory, Shea and Devon Flynn, Branden Lever and Scott Lever, as well as Brian G. Flynn Jr.
At the conclusion of funeral services, all were invited to a reception of fellowship at Marco’s Restaurant in Lewiston. Arrangements by Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, Lewiston.