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Marie Flynn

April 26, 1925 - November 30, 2018

Prayer Service - Wednesday

December 05, 2018
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Wednesday

December 05, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Mass of Christian Burial - Thursday

December 06, 2018
- 11:00 AM

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo

Burial - Friday

December 07, 2018

Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Marie Flynn

April 26, 1925 - November 30, 2018


Marie (Perius) Flynn, 93, West Fargo, died Friday, November 30, 2018 at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo, ND.

Marie Flynn was born to Ignatius and Mae Perius on a farm near Wales, North Dakota on April 26, 1925. She was the fifth of nine children in a faith-filled, hardworking family. Marie attended Valley City State Teachers College and after teaching six years, moved to California where she received a BA in Education at San Jose State University and taught 2 years in Monterey. She then entered Government Service and traveled to Europe where she spent three years teaching in Salzburg, Austria and Darmstadt, Germany. She traveled extensively throughout Europe during this time. After returning to the U.S. Marie settled in Long Beach, California, completed her masters degree, and ultimately taught seventeen years. During this time she married Tom Flynn and their children Maureen and Patrick were born. When Marie and Tom retired they moved to Coarse Gold, California, and five years later to McCormick Woods, Washington. After her husband’s passing, Marie and Patrick moved to West Fargo where they have lived since 1999.

Marie is preceded in death also by her daughter, Maureen Crilly; siblings, Howard, Glen and Allen Perius, Viola Meyerdirk and Geneva DeBord. She is survived by her son, Patrick and grandchildren, Marie, Tom, Angus, and Declan Crilly; siblings Deacon James Perius, Patricia Robbins, Marilyn Varney, as well as a number of treasured nieces and nephews. Marie will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Her primary legacy is an abiding faith in God in the Catholic Tradition, which was the cornerstone of her life. Marie has been blessed in being surrounded by loving family, friends and her faith community. She is also grateful for the support and spiritual guidance provided by Hospice of the Red River Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Catholic Charities of North Dakota or Hospice or the Red River Valley.

Visitation will be from 6-7 PM with the Prayer Service at 7:00 PM Wednesday December 5, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo, ND. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 AM Thursday December 6, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo, with visitation starting at 10:00.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.


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6 responses to “Marie A. Flynn”

  1. Phillip Debord says:

    Forever in our hearts. Love always.

    Phillip & Hilda DeBord

  2. Jane DuBord Hill says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to Patrick. I have so many wonderful memories of your Mother from church. I hope you will still be able to join us at Holy Cross church. We have sat together for so many years. God bless you . Sincerely, Jane DuBord-Hill

  3. Catherine Sprauer says:

    Aunt Marie was an absolute gem!! We will miss her amazing spirit and the way she lived her faith by example. Our deepest sympathy to Patrick Marie, Tom, Angus and Deaclan.

    With love,
    Jim and Catherine Sprauer and family

  4. Sandy Koffler says:

    My heart-felt sympathy on your loss of Marie, however you have not lost her…this is only an interruption of your relationship with her. Afterall, you know exactly where she is…Marie is experiencing the Joy of Christ’s presence in Heaven. Heaven just keeps getting better as it received another angel! My heart is reaching out to you with sympathy, sorrow & prayer.

  5. Chuck & Shannon DeBord says:

    I will truly miss you Aunt Marie. two memories…when she yelled at me & my brother for playing in the pig pen at Grandma & Grandpa farm….when she told the story ” why didn’t your woman give me more” You all know the story. Pat, my heart is full for you at this very sad and lost time. I hope you call me to talk. Love Always.

  6. Angus Crilly says:

    I can not think of a single bad memory, Magah was such a foundation to everyone who’s lives she touched. So many kind loving words, she truly was a great woman and I am blessed to have known her. My prayers go out to uncle Pat and the rest of the family.

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