Joseph  Flinn

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018
St. Paul’s Methodist Church
12 Marlborough Street
Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Memorial Donations

Maryland Historical Society 201 W Monument Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Obituary of Joseph Francis Flinn

Joseph Francis (Joe) Flinn, 57, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Newport, Rhode Island. He was surrounded by his three loving sisters and his son.

Joe was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Eugene A. Flinn and Rose M Flinn (Maranto) on June 18, 1961. He went to high school at John Carroll High School and Bel Air High School and graduated in 1980. He was a member of the Carpenters Union for 15 years and moved into the position of executive vice president of production and operations for several exhibition companies including GES, Hargrove, Inc., and Freeman Company.  Joe moved to Newport, RI in 2014. He enjoyed baseball and football and was an avid Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles fan. He also was an amateur historian and walking encyclopedia of historical facts.  He was kind and generous to all he encountered.

Joe is survived by his son, Michael Joseph Flinn, of Baltimore, MD and more recently of Salt Lake City, Utah.  Joe leaves behind three sisters and one brother, Jeanne M. Scott (Flinn) of Newport, RI; Mary A. Flinn of Chatham, NY; Ann M. Flinn of Baltimore, MD, Michael J. Flinn of Atlanta, GA, and his mother, Rose M Flinn of Baltimore, MD and more recently of Newport, RI. He also leaves behind in Newport, RI two nephews, David H Scott and Eric M Emerson, and his great grand-nephew, Cyrus H Scott. Joe is also survived by four nieces, Katy Johnson (Flinn) of NC, Sydney Flaig (Flinn) of Atlanta, GA, Sarah Flinn of Atlanta, GA, and Margaret Massey (Flinn) of Burlington, VT. He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene Aloysius Flinn.

A Memorial Service will be held in the community room of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., Newport, RI on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM. A light reception will follow.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21201 or by visiting  The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the trauma care unit team at Rhode Island Hospital for their care and kindness.

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