John “Jack” L. Flynn of Lowell


    John “Jack” L. Flynn, 76, of Lowell died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell.

He was married to Linda Flynn with whom he celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on May 28, 2018.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late John T. and Virginia Flynn. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1960.

Jack worked as a security guard for Greater Lowell Technical High School. He had previously worked as a lithographer for Ultra Scan of Hudson, NH. Jack owned his own videographer business for 15 years; where he recorded local high school sporting events including Lowell Catholic and Lowell High School.

He was communicant of St. Margaret’s Church.

Jack was a beloved baseball coach for the Highland Little League in the 1970’s and ‘80s. He loved going to the Lowell Spinners games, golfing and traveling to Florida and the Caribbean.

Besides his wife he is survived by his son, John and his wife, Maria Flynn of Merrimack NH; daughter, Kelly and her husband, Antonio Barbosa of Dunstable; sister, Joanne Bastien of Ayer; grandchildren, Ryan Barbosa, David Barbosa, Michael Barbosa, Katie Flynn and Nathan Flynn and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Dorothy Langlois.

Jack’s family would like to thank the staff at D’Youville Senior Care for their care and compassion they provided Jack.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oak Road, Waltham, MA 02452. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

  1. michael omeara says:

    i had the good fortune to work with jack on the 3pm to 11pm security shift at Greater Lowell TechH high School BACK IN 2012 he was the kindest man i have ever worked with just learned of his passing with great sadness condolences to the Flynn family

  2. Cathe DeFreitas says:

    Joe and I are sorry to hear about your father Kelly, and to your family may you all have Peace. Condolences Cathe and Joe DeFreitas

  3. Tom and Karen Coffey says:

    To the Flynn family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. We will always have fond memories of him especially at sporting events when he would watch and video his granddaughter Katie. He would often give us a copy of the video since our daughter played on the same team. He was a great, kind man who will be truly missed. Rest in peace Jack.

  4. John & Carolyn Leite says:

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing , he was such a nice and kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Susan and Ken Lavallee says:

    Jack will always be remembered as a man with a heart of gold. So honored to have known him. Blessings dear Jack.

  6. dave reilly says:

    so sorry to hear of jacks passing he always had the best smile in the world. had fun times playing softball.

  7. Bruce Gurley says:

    Linda, Kelly, John, and Family
    I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing.
    He was the kindest person ever, this world
    needs more people like Jack.
    He was a mentor, to me and many others.
    Without Jack to work with and look up to my
    Career would not have been as good as it was.
    When I think of Jack the first word that comes
    to mind is INTEGRITY.
    May the good lord ease your pain in the days
    to come.
    With Love
    Bruce Gurley

  8. Roger P Jarek Jr says:

    To the Flynn family, Jack was a wonderful and truly friendly man. The boys at Trull tennis will never forget his skill and fair play. Jack, all the calls are now “IN”…

  9. Tracey Donovan says:

    Jack was a great man, so very kind and was always smiling! Both Chris and I send our deepest condolences to the Flynn family.

  10. JoJo Scharmer says:

    Dear Linda and family, I am so sad to hear of Jack’s passing and I want you to know that I will be praying for your peace and comfort. We had so much fun at the Spinner’s games and we grew to know and love Jack, you and your growing family. Many happy memories. With much sadness and joy that his journey here on earth is finished but now he is home with the Lord. May God bless you.

  11. Joe mraz says:

    Linda I don’t know what to say jack was a great friend one of the best men I have ever met he will be missed and remembered by so many
    Now John will have a golf partner love you buddy

  12. Melissa Swatko says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jack, he was a kind, gentle, warm hearted man and we all loved working with him at USI. I see several people commented earlier and it’s all true, we all loved him. Thoughts, prayers and lots of love during this very difficult time.

  13. John & Melba Leite says:

    To Linda, John, Kelly, please accept our most sincere condolences. As neighbors for so long, we felt that all of us were family over the years. Jack was a great neighbor and you all are feeling a great sorrow. His passing in some ways is a blessing that this did not labor on for more years. Linda, know that we are just two houses away. If you need to contact us for any reason, please do so.
    Thinking of you all,
    John & Melba Leite

  14. Thom Grant says:

    I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Jack. He is, without a doubt, the kindest man that I have ever known. I will never forget the day that I first met him. It was the day that he hired me at Ultra Scan waaaay back in 1987. I thought to myself on my first day in the business that I am still in today… “Are all job interviews this easy-going and stress-free?” From that day forward, Jack has always inspired me to become a better person, and to care for others before caring for myself. A truly selfless person. The man… the legend… Jack Flynn. I always looked forward to seeing him and talking family, friends, videography and whatever else that came up. My condolences to Linda, John, Kelly, and the extended family. Rest in peace, Jack. You will never be forgotten!

  15. Kevin Coughlin says:

    To all of Jacks family and friends,
    I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I enjoyed working with, and playing softball with Jack for many years.
    He was not just one of the nicest guys I have ever met, he WAS the nicest.
    He will be missed. My thoughts are with you all.

  16. Glenn Fritzsche says:

    Linda, Kelly, John and family, my heart is heavy with the news of “Jack”, he truly was one of the absolute nicest human beings I’ve ever known, great boss, awesome friend, and a true family man. He will be missed by many. RIP Jack. Prayers to the family.

  17. John Moynihan says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jack was a great coach when I was growing up and an inspiration to me as I embarked on my own coaching career with my children. He truly made a difference in the lives of those he coached and those who spent any time with him. Rest In Peace.

  18. Bob & JoAnn Gitschier says:

    Linda, Kelly and John, our deepest condolences in the passing of Jack. He was such a caring and thoughtful man with a great sense of humor. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP, Jack, you will be missed.

  19. Bryan Donovan says:

    rest in peace jack….you will always be the best man that i’ve ever worked with!

  20. Mike Primeau says:

    Mrs Flynn, John, Kelly and all your families,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mr Flynn was one of the nicest guys I have know throughout my years. I will always remember him from my younger years at the Daley little league fields coaching, being a positive role model for so many young kids whose lives he touched and always through my adult life, smiling and smiling!!!
    Not a nicer guy out there.
    I am very saddened to hear of his passing.
    May he Rest In Peace.

    Mike Primeau

  21. Debbie Mendes says:

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing 😪. May you and your family find peace at this sad time. Blessings and Love Debbie, George Mathew and Jonathan Mendes, South Africa 🙏💕

  22. Glenn Richard says:

    Linda, Kelly, John and family,
    May fond memories of Jack bring you comfort during this hard time in your life.
    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
    RIP Jack, you will be missed.

  23. Joe O'Brien says:

    My sincerest condolences to the Flynn family. Jack was an inspiration to so many that worked with and for him. He always had a calming effect and a kind word when things weren’t going quite right. RIP Jack, you will be missed.

  24. David Moore says:

    John and family, I am sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Flynn, the coach and father of one of the most feared hitters and pitchers in Highlands baseball. Mr. Flynn was always kind to me and cared about all the boys and girls he coached over the years. Great memories, for sure.

  25. Sandy Fuhs says:

    Jack was an inspirational man. I found myself trying to emulate his kindness. Everyone at work looked to him for guidance. He was the voice of reason and knew exactly what to say in every situation. I know he passed this onto his family. My heart goes out to all of you.

  26. Jim Frisone says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. It was a real blessing to see Jack a couple of weeks ago. He was the ultimate family man. As an employee he was the best. I know he is in a better place now and the suffering is no more. Rest In Peace my friend. You made me a better man!!

  27. Jennifer Vesey says:

    Linda, Kelly, John and family,
    I am so sad to hear of Jack’s passing. I always had so much respect for him and always called him “the nicest guy on the planet”. When we worked together at Ultra Scan he was often the voice of reason in stressful situations. Blessed to have known him. Sending love and healing prayer to you all.

  28. Jim Walsh says:

    Jack was the definition of “Mr Gentleman”. His love for Family, Friends, and Coaching was truly evident. Rest in Peace Jack.

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