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Anne Peckham Flynn



Anne Peckham Flynn, 92, wife of thirty-five years to the late Peter Flynn, passed away of natural causes at the Seaview Retreat, Rowley on April 11, 2020.

Anne was born on March 17, 1928 in Melrose, the daughter of the late Wentworth and Evelyn (Crowell) Peckham. She attended Classical High School in Springfield, graduating in 1945. She then went to Westbrook Junior College in Portland, ME, graduating in 1947, going on to attend Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, graduating in 1950. Following her marriage she made her home in Massachusetts, California, Luxembourg and Connecticut eventually resettling in Ipswich, where she lived for over forty years. She had deep family roots in Nova Scotia and dearly loved returning to visit.
For fifteen years Anne taught several subjects, primarily French. She was also employed for over ten years as the Office Manager for Flynn & Reynolds Agency, Ipswich.
Anne loved going to Cranes Beach with her buddies. She had an artistic heart and played the piano beautifully. She and Peter loved attending Boston Symphony and jazz performances. She also had a passion for tennis, having played in the Canadian Open, not putting her racquet down until she was 75. She will be remembered for having a warm and welcoming heart and for mentoring many people over the years. She had a knack for putting people at ease, and started a support group in Ipswich, making an impact on many lives over the years.
She leaves three loving daughters, Nancy (Wenty) Hill of Bellingham, WA; Barbara Checksfield and husband Tom of Canton, CT and Mary Mattern and husband Doug of Sandown, NH; two cherished grandchildren, Chris Checksfield of Wrentham, Molly Checksfield and her fiancé Joshua Dorries of Washington, DC and two great-grandchildren Henry and Ethan Checksfield both of Wrentham. In addition to her husband Peter she was predeceased by her former husband of twenty-four years, Walter Hill.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Seaview Retreat Skilled Nursing facility in Rowley for the wonderful care they’d given Anne while she was there.

A Memorial Service will be held at Ascension Memorial Church in Ipswich at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry at
www.foodpantry.org.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.

 

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