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Richard "Moon" Francis Flynn, 72.

NORTHBOROUGH Richard (Moon) Francis Flynn, 72 passed away on Sunday, November 11th.

Originally from Northborough, MA, Rich moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University where he met his soulmate and future wife of 45 years, Rita Voeller. Richs fun loving and gregarious nature led the couple to northern California and the food and beverage industry. Following humble beginnings as a bartender, Rich settled with the family of five in Napa, CA in 1970. In Napa, he and a good friend founded the Tuckerbag Restaurant. Rich was later a co-owner of the Old Adobe Restaurant in Napa and then owned Peppers restaurant in San Francisco, which became their home in 1986. Rich had an infectious entrepreneurial spirit that helped fuel the founding of Ritas successful information company in 1990 and infused all three children with the sense of confidence and adventure that led each of them to establish their own successful businesses. Despite being somewhat confounded by it, Rich was passionate about playing golf. After selling their company and retiring in 1999, his passion for golf helped influence Rich and Rita to move back to their Arizona roots where they settled in north Scottsdale. In his earlier days, Rich also loved to play tennis and go for barefoot runs in the park where he savored the runners high. Richs east coast sense of humor and curiosity about people made him an interesting and charismatic person, and generally just fun to be around. Richs ever-enduring quality was that he was a truly authentic person, always true to himself in how he communicated with others and how he lived his life.

He will be deeply missed by his family. Rich is survived by his wife Rita Flynn, children: Kellan Flynn, Marty Flynn, Jennifer Perlmutter-Flynn, and Terrie Lyn Coletti, grandchildren: Ryan Flynn, Carlee Flynn, William Flynn, Hannah Flynn, Hayden Flynn, and Jaco Perlmuttter.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of The Valley, Fund Development, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 Services for Rich will be held Friday November 16 at 3:00 pm at Messinger Mortuary, at 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale AZ 85255.
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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Nov 14, 2007
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