Susan D. Flynn, 61, died May 8 from ovarian cancer.

She was born Aug. 9, 1951, in Bridgeport. She grew up in Trumbull, attended St. Joseph High School, and received a bachelor's degree in political science from Southern Connecticut State University in 1973.

She had a successful business career in commercial banking with Connecticut Bank & Trust and Connecticut Community Bank.

She was an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer, active in a number of community service organizations. One of her passions was the Shippan Point Garden Club in Stamford, where she served in various leadership positions.

She loved gardening and earned a master gardener certification from the University of Connecticut program through the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford.

She was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Stamford.

She was known as a kind, compassionate and reliable friend who put the concerns of others above her own.

She is survived by her husband, Frederick C. Flynn Jr.; her children, Katherine E. Flynn and Matthew M. Flynn; her siblings, Adrienne Caruso, of Bridgewater, Michael Delvecchio III, of Killingworth, and Peter DelVecchio, of Easton; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Michael DelVecchio and Josephine DelVecchio.

Arrangements were made by the Bosak Funeral Home in Stamford. Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Shippan Point Garden Club, 97 Ocean Drive West, Stamford CT 06902; or to the Palliative Care Department of Greenwich Hospital, c/o Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich Hospital Foundation Office, 35 River Road, Greenwich CT 06087.