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Dr. Maura Flynn, 89, White Plains Physician

Dr. Maura Flynn
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Dr. Maura Lynch Flynn, a White Plains resident, died Nov. 17, with her daughter by her side. She was 89.

Flynn was born Oct. 8, 1923, to Thomas and Eileen Quinn Lynch. She received a registered nurse degree from Westchester School of Nursing, attended New York University and graduated from New York Medical College.

She interned at Morrisania City Hospital and Indiana University Medical Center. Her surgical residency was at New York State Medical Center in Syracuse. Flynn was a physician at New York Hospital Cornell University Medical Center Westchester Division.

In 1954, Flynn joined St. Agnes Hospital and White Plains Hospital, where she worked until the 1990s. She also maintained a private practice in general medicine and was IBM's first female physician.

Flynn also served as northeast regional medical director for AT&T, was a fellow with the American College of Occupational Medicine and became a charter member of the Westchester Academy of Medicine.

In White Plains, she was a 50-year member of the College Club and Women's Club, a parishioner at Our Lady of Sorrows Church and member of the OLS Seniors and Parish Council.

She is survived by a daughter, Maura (Richard) Buzzard; three sons, Michael, Thomas and Patrick Flynn; and six grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Flynn; and three siblings, Una, Elvira and Thomas Lynch.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at McMahon, Lyon and Hartnett Funeral Home in White Plains. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in White Plains. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in White Plains.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the College Club of White Plains Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1760, White Plains, NY 10602, or The Lord's Pantry, 177 Davis Ave., White Plains, NY 10605.

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