VOORHEESVILLE – Joseph T. “Joe Tom” Flynn, 78, of Voorheesville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 16, 1938 in Albany to the late Joseph G. Flynn and Elizabeth Parker Flynn. Joe was a career sheet metal worker for Local 83 in Albany. He was a longtime member of the Cyprus Temple Shriners and Past President of the Shrine Directors Association. Tom was an active member of the Albany Democratic Party and served as Committeeman for New Scotland Democrats. He enjoyed many years wintering in Key West, FL., traveling and hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks. Tom took great pride with years of family celebrations and holidays at his home and his meticulous backyard.
Tom is the beloved husband of 58 years to Joan C. Flynn. He is the cherished father of Karen E. Flynn, John (Patty) Flynn, CDR,USCG., Mary Jane (Frank) Gallo, Catherine (Ray) Zimmermann and the late Susan M. Flynn. He is the loving Pee Paw to John, Brendan, Padraic and Joseph Flynn, Mary Frances, Anthony and Michael Gallo; Susan and Meghan Zimmermann. Tom is the devoted brother of Betty Flynn Koch and the late Patricia Boomsliter and John P. Flynn. He is the lifelong friend of Tom and Bert Blair and Tom Tuffey. Tom is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his loyal Labrador, Gracie.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 12 noon at St. Matthew’s Church Voorheesville. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave. Albany. In keeping with Joe Tom’s wishes, memorial contributions are suggested to ASPCA (aspca.org) PO Box 6929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 or Pet Connection c/o News10ABC, 341 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com