Marie (Perius) Flynn
Marie (Perius) Flynn
Marie (Perius) Flynn, 93, West Fargo, died Friday, November 30, 2018 at Sheyenne Crossings.
Marie Flynn was born to Ignatius and Mae Perius on a farm in Wales, North Dakota. 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, 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 and friends and her faith community. She is also grateful for the support and spiritual guidance of Hospice of caregivers. In lieu of flowers, the family request donation to Catholic Charities of North Dakota.
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. 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 .