Kelly Flynn Obituary, Death – Kelly E. Flynn, who was a resident of Smithfield, Rhode Island, passed away on Monday, May 8 at Miriam Hospital, surrounded by her devoted family. She was the devoted daughter of her parents, Laurence K. “Larry” Flynn and Bernadette (Viti) Flynn, and she was born in Providence. Kelly received her diploma from Classical High School in the year 1998. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Assumption College in the field of elementary education in 2002, and her master’s degree in reading from Providence College in 2015. Both degrees were awarded to her.
Kelly was a dedicated educator for the past 21 years, spending the majority of that time in the Central Falls School Department where she most recently taught English as a Second Language to second graders. She had a genuine interest in assisting her pupils and in providing them with opportunities to be successful in life. During the after-school program, she was a teacher, and she helped students improve their arithmetic and reading skills. She looked forward to the recurring outings to the roller skating rink and the movie theatre each month. Kelly had a zest for life and cherished the time she could spend with her loved ones. Kelly served as a coach for Girls On The Run, an organization that helps young women build their self-esteem and their physical strength. During the fall and spring seasons, she was a member of a softball team for players over the age of 30.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her godmother Carol Severance, her cousins Bethanie Calvitto and Kimberly Flynn, and her uncles Daniel and Terence Flynn. Robert Marino is also a member of her immediate family. She was the granddaughter of the late Benny and Sylvia Viti as well as the late William and Joan Flynn and the late William F. Flynn, Jr. and Mary E. Marino. In addition, she was a niece of the late William F. Flynn, Jr. and Mary E. Marino. On Monday, May 15, at 10:00 am, there will be a Mass of Christian Burial held in St. Augustine Church. Relatives and close friends are welcome to attend. The family has politely requested that there be no viewing or calling hours, and the burial will be held in private.