Virginia Theresa “Jean” Flood ( née D’Elia), of Calverton and previously of Hicksville, died June 3, 2015, at the age of 88. Born in New York City Aug. 11, 1926, to Geraldine and Joseph D’Elia, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, James Harold Flood and her brother, Charles D’Elia.
She is survived by five children: James (Jane) Flood of Aquebogue, Charles (Linda)Flood of Hendersonville, Tenn., Robert (Janice) Flood of Flanders, Jean Marie (Stephen) Lemanczyk of Syracuse, N.Y. and Christopher (Lisa) Flood of Anthem, Ariz. Also surviving, 13 grandchildren, Patrick Flood, Katie Coates, Elizabeth Flood, Daniel Flood, Liam Flood, Mary Flood, Rebecca Pelham, Courtney Rose, Margaret Flood, Kevin Flood, Emily Dutton, Katie Lemanczyk, Ashlie Flood, and eight grand-grandchildren.
Jean graduated from Cathedral High School in New York City and made a career as both homemaker and as the manager of the school bookstore at Maria Regina Diocesan High School. She was active with Girl Scouts of America and Boy Scouts of America as a troop leader and a den mother.
Jean served as a member of Rosary Altar Society, and later in life, enjoyed being a part of the Homemakers Association. An avid reader and gardener, she also loved camping, playing cards, and fishing. A lifelong Democrat, Jean actively engaged in political conversations with family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday, June 12 at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.
This is a paid notice.