Kristie Marie Flynn beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, and fiancé passed on October 24, 2021, after enduring a long & courageous battle with breast cancer at the age of 36. Kristie was born in Massena, New York on November 15, 1984.
Most of her high school years were spent at Windsor High School, in Windsor New York. In June 2000, her family relocated to Sahuarita Arizona, where she graduated from Sahuarita High in 2002. Kristie continued her education at Arizona State University and in 2007 completed her bachelor’s in Psychology, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Richard & Odena Flynn and her beloved chihuahua Pablo.
She is survived by her father Paul Flynn, stepmother Evangelina Flynn and Mother Karla Flynn; her fiancé Gena Parker, sister Ashley Flynn, Javier Contreras (brother-in-law), niece Whitney, nephew Brody and grandparents Richard and Jeannette Shinnock. In addition, she had numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She leaves behind her four dogs Phineas, Hurley, Carlos, and Santana (her children).
Kristie was employed at BD (Becton Dickinson) in Quality Document Systems Management as a Change Analyst II. Kristie was a very strong, loving, and caring individual. She was also extremely intelligent, and quick-witted to all who knew her. Everyone who was around her felt her magnetic energy and wanted to be part of it. She loved spending time with her family, friends, and fur babies. We will always treasure the all too brief time we had with her. May your playful soul shine on. Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
When you think of Kristie, celebrate the fond memories you have of her. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest.
The memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix, on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with memories being shared starting at 7:00 P.M. In addition, a Facebook live event will start at 6:30 PM with access to the event at https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyMurphyFH/live/
Donations in Kristie’s honor may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the Tegan and Sara Foundation.
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