Catherine M. Flynn, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 84 years. The daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Bannish) Stefanick, Catherine was born September 2, 1925 in Sharon, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in Buffalo, New York in 1946. Catherine was employed at Mercy Hospital and Saginaw General Hospital until her retirement in 1990. She was a past member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and a current member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Catherine enjoyed crocheting, gardening and spending time with her family. She will be remembered for the many cards she sent to family and friends (which usually included a dollar) and for generously giving her 30-day bread to family, friends and to people she encountered.  Surviving are five sons, two daughters and their spouses, Jim Flynn, Pembroke Pines, Florida; Don and Jennifer Flynn, Beulah, Michigan; Joe and Mary Lou Flynn, Saginaw; Paul and Michelle Flynn, Knoxville, Tennessee; John and Karen Flynn, Bad Axe; Ann Marie and Scott Minnich, Saginaw; Teresa and John Donnelly, Windermere, Florida; 15 grandchildren, Rachel, Paul, Michael, Catherine, Brennan, Allison, Patrick, Sean, Ryan, Kara, Sydney, John, Hailey, Griffin and Kendal; a great-granddaughter, Feona Meadow Flynn; two sisters, Annabelle Gavin and Marie Ritchie; a brother-in-law, Al Hauser; a sister-in-law, Sally Stefanick; many nieces and nephews. Catherine was preceded in death by one brother and one sister, Stephen Stefanick and Bernadette Hauser.  Honoring Catherine’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2009 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Fr. David Parsch will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Saginaw City Rescue Mission or the charity of their choice.