Suffolk County District Court Judge Patricia Grant Flynn, a Northport resident who presided over multiple cases that made news over the years, died on Sept. 23 in Bethesda, Maryland. She was 61.
She was elected to the bench in 2014 after serving as an assistant town attorney for the Town of Huntington. She was appointed as Acting County Court Judge in January 2019. She received her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University in 1980 and her law degree from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1984.
“Patricia led an impressive career in law spanning the last four decades,” said Suffolk County Democratic Committee Chairman Richard Shaffer, who noted that she “deeply loved” being a judge. “Patricia was adored and respected in the Huntington community and will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.”
She is survived by her husband Robert and children Caroline, Stephen, and Meghan. She is also survived by her mother, Georgia Grant; brother Michael J. Grant; and sisters Colleen Kelly (Michael); Eileen Lyons (William); and Alison Casey (Brian); as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father Michael J. Grant.
Services will be held at MA Connell Funeral Home, which is located at 934 New York Ave. in Huntington Station, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sept. 29 and 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30. A funeral mass is scheduled for 1 a.m. Oct. 1 at St. Philip Neri Church, 344 Main St. in Northport.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crime Victims Center and Parents For Megan’s Law, 100 Comac St., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, parentsformeganslaw.org.