Alice B. Flint, 91 yrs. died at her home in Murrells Inlet, SC, surrounded by family and friends on Sunday morning Sept. 14, 2014.
Alice was born on October 17, 1922 on Jane St in the Greenwich Village, New York City. She and her brother James were raised by her maternal grandmother, Mary Hughes in Queens, NY. She attended New York City Public Schools and graduated from Newton High School in 1939. During the war, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corp and served in the South Pacific. She served from Sept. 1943 - December 1945 with distinction, earning the Bronze Star for the Battle of Buna, Asia Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal. After the war, she attended Fordham University on the GI Bill and earned her B.A. in Education while working full time. During her time at Fordham she met Paul Flint, Jr. who was also studying for his B.A. in Education. She then joined the Department of Defense schools, teaching American children in Japan on a U.S. Army base.
Alice and Paul continued their ultra-long distance relationship in the era before email and cell phones, with Paul in the US and Alice in Japan. Upon completion of her DOD assignment in Japan, Alice rendezvoused with Paul in Rome, Italy. They married at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on June 22, 1952. The couple settled in Washington, DC where Paul began his civil service career in the Defense Intelligence Agency, later the Dept. of Defense.
They lived in Italy and Germany for a few years during Paul's assignments abroad and they developed several lifelong friends and a lifelong passion for opera and other aspects of Italian culture.
After returning to the US, while raising their four children, Alice obtained her residential real estate license and began a life-long interest in real estate while working part-time with Lillian Harper & Associates in Georgetown.
In 1961 Alice returned to teaching, which she did full-time for the next 18 years at the John Burroughs Elementary School in Washington, DC. In 1973 she transferred to adult education, teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESL) in the Americanization School in Georgetown. Throughout her teaching career, Alice was an active member of the American Federation of Teachers, locally and nationally. She was nominated by her fellow union members to represent them at the National Convention in Toronto and was also elected to serve on the loan review board of the DC Teacher's Federal Credit Union.
In retirement, Alice and her husband Paul lived in Ghent and Rhinebeck, NY; Lewes, DE; Ossining, NY and Murrells Inlet, SC. As a couple, the Flints travelled extensively and especially enjoyed their trips to Italy. Alice loved home decorating and was able to express herself in no less than 18 homes in the 35 yrs. spent in the DC Metro Area.
Alice is survived by her eldest daughter, Laura Mary Flint, her son, Paul Flint III and his wife Alyson, daughter, Katherine (Katy) Flint Coppinger and her husband John Coppinger, daughter Margretta (Gretta) Flint and her partner Mary Ellen Yarossi. She also leaves behind her grandchildren - Paul L. Flint, IV, Natasha Flint, Victoria Flint Gibson and her husband Donald Gibson and Andrew Flint Coppinger.
Throughout her life, Alice, like her husband Paul, was a practicing Catholic active in her parish.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father John Duraisamy. Interment will be announced for Arlington National Cemetery.
There will be a wake from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Burroughs Funeral Home of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440).
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Regency Hospice, 600 Garden City Connector
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
Online condolences may be made at: www.burroughsfh.com
Please contact Burroughs Funeral Home of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) for additional information.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father John Duraisamy. Interment will be announced for Arlington National Cemetery.
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We received the sad news whilst abroad and send our love and condolences to all the family:
Another star will shine brightly with those other bright stars: Paul, George and Marge. Indeed there will be one big party going on!
Gary and Lee Mullins - Kent, England
Submitted by Gary on Oct 21 2014 04:19:35 PM
with peace and comfort asked for each of you - what a testament you are to the love of family and each other
Submitted by gloria on Oct 2 2014 07:35:36 PM
What a party is going on in heaven with Alice, Paul, Margie and George. A toast to their friendship. With love and sympathy, Ellen and Alec Courtney
Submitted by Ellen Courtney on Sep 20 2014 12:12:02 PM
Laura and family, I know your burdens have been many over the past few weeks. May God hold you all firmly in his arms and send you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Submitted by Ellen Leftwich on Sep 19 2014 03:01:29 PM
Mrs. Flint was so dynamic and energetic. Strongly opinionated and passionate in her beliefs. Kind- heartedness and hospitality were also here trademarks. The Parkinson family sends their love and sympathy to the Flint family.
Submitted by Penny Parkinson on Sep 19 2014 11:10:18 AM
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Neil lit a candle on Sep 19 2014 08:51:21 AM
We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. May God's peace and mercy be with you in the days to come. God speed our friends.
Submitted by Joseph and Martha Castellano on Sep 17 2014 01:14:13 PM
Joseph and Martha Castellano lit a candle for Alice B. Flint
Joseph and Martha Castellano lit a candle on Sep 17 2014 01:12:03 PM
We are holding you and your family close to our heart at this time of sorrow. May your parents memories bring you comfort. love yona and renata.
Submitted by yona on Sep 17 2014 07:52:21 AM
I only wish I knew your mom before......love, Joyce C.
Submitted by Joyce Calabrese on Sep 15 2014 02:26:14 PM
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