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Cardinal Dolan Visits Mount Kisco For Monsignor’s Funeral

Cardinal Timothy Dolan appears in a photo with Bedford resident Mariangela Cavaggioni. Friday was also her birthday.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan appears in a photo with Bedford resident Mariangela Cavaggioni. Friday was also her birthday. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Cardinal Timothy Dolan exits from the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Mount Kisco before the Monsignor Daniel Flynn's casket is  brought outside.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan exits from the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Mount Kisco before the Monsignor Daniel Flynn's casket is brought outside. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, pictured, visited Mount Kisco on Friday for the funeral of Monsignor Daniel Flynn.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, pictured, visited Mount Kisco on Friday for the funeral of Monsignor Daniel Flynn. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The casket of Monsignor Daniel Flynn was brought outside moments before it is placed into a hearse.
The casket of Monsignor Daniel Flynn was brought outside moments before it is placed into a hearse. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The casket of Monsignor Daniel Flynn was brought outside moments before it is placed into a hearse.
The casket of Monsignor Daniel Flynn was brought outside moments before it is placed into a hearse. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The casket of Monsignor Daniel Flynn is placed in a hearse parked in downtown Mount Kisco. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is pictured at left.
The casket of Monsignor Daniel Flynn is placed in a hearse parked in downtown Mount Kisco. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is pictured at left. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A large crowd gathers outside the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Mount Kisco in connection with Monsignor Daniel Flynn's funeral.
A large crowd gathers outside the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Mount Kisco in connection with Monsignor Daniel Flynn's funeral. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, pictured at center, walk between lines of people in attendance
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, pictured at center, walk between lines of people in attendance Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Rev. Msgr. Daniel V. Flynn
Rev. Msgr. Daniel V. Flynn Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan was among dozens of Roman Catholic clergy who attended the Friday morning funeral of Monsignor Daniel Flynn in Mount Kisco.

The service for Flynn, who died Oct. 20 at the age of 91, was held in the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi and attended by around 100 people.

Flynn is a former Mount Kisco resident. He served as the pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Yonkers and St. Gregory the Great Church in Harrison.

At the funeral, Dolan led several prayers and gave communion to attendees.

“Peace of the Lord be with you all,” he said.

One clergy member who spoke recalled Flynn’s mentoring role and noted his tenures at churches in Yonkers and Harrison.

Flynn was ordained as a priest in 1948 and retired when he was 85, it was noted.

At the conclusion of the service, clergy formed lines outside of the church’s main entrance as pallbearers moved Flynn’s casket to a hearse.

After the service, Dolan met with attendees and posed for pictures.

Charles Duffy, a Lewisboro resident and nephew of Flynn’s, shared his memories of him.

“He was at every one of our family functions,” he said.

Duffy, a former Lewisboro supervisor, added: “He was a mainstay in our family.”

He was also pleased with Dolan’s visit.

“I think it was wonderful,” said Duffy, who grew up in Mount Kisco and lived near the church. Duffy also brought up that Flynn was the first priest who was ordained out the local church.

Duffy is not the only relative to have served in local elected office. He recalled that Flynn’s brother, Richard Flynn, was a Mount Kisco mayor and Westchester County legislator. The Mount Kisco police station has his name on it. Additionally, Duffy noted that Flynn’s father, Daniel Flynn, Sr., served as an acting Mount Kisco mayor.

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