Loved her flower garden, bike rides and the beach

HUDSON, NH — Sally M. Flickinger, age 89, of Hudson, NH, formerly of Lynnfield and Chatham passed away June 9. She was born in Charleston, WV on March 24, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Carl P. and Hildegarde (Fling) Flanagan of Tallahassee, Fla.

Sally raised her family in Lynnfield where she loved to work in her flower gardens and plant beautiful flowers. She was a “Daughter of the Revolution” just like her mother Hildeguard and was a direct descendent of Henry Hudson. She was an active member and Sunday School Teacher at the Centre Congregational Church of Lynnfield for nearly 60 years. She loved going to antique shows to purchase rundown old furniture to fix up and refurbish. Sally’s passion for antiques turned into her own business when she opened the “Christmas Country” store in Lynnfield Center before moving her business to the Gray Goose in Londonderry, NH. Sally also loved going to their home in Chatham near Ridgevale Beach. She enjoyed family bike rides and picnics, sailing, the beach, boat rides on the “Moby Flick”, taking tons of photos and videos of her family, picking wild raspberry’s and beach plums to make jelly and socializing with their friends and neighbors in Chatham. 

Sally was the beloved wife of the late Henry S. “Flick” Flickinger. Loving mother of Henry S. “Hank” Flickinger, Jr. and his wife Bridget of Lyme, NH; Holly M. Flickinger Weiss and Keith M. Cianfrani of The Villages, Fla.; Richard S. “Sandy” Flickinger and his wife Sarah of Magnolia; and Susan B. Flickinger O’Leary and her husband Robert of Hudson, NH. She was the sister of the late Carl P. “Pat” Flanagan, Jr. and his late wife Patricia of Fayetteville, NC.

She was the adoring grandmother of Sarah Flickinger and Joel Knutsson of MW; Michael and Tori Flickinger of MT; Andrew and Taylor Flickinger of RI; Keely and Brian Vaughan of NH; Patrick Fillo of NH; Cole and Halie Flickinger of NH; William and Rachel Fillo of NH; Theresa and Corey Maitz of PA; Thomas “Blake” and Cydney Weiss of PA; Henry “Broock” Weiss of CT; Paige Weiss of PA; Cormac Flickinger of IL; Colbi Flickinger of IL; Zaira O’Leary of NH; and Zailyn O’Leary of NH. She is also survived by two great grandchildren Adeline “Addie” Flickinger and Louis Vaughan. 

A private graveside service for family is being held at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield. Arrangements were in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA, 8815 Conroy Windermere Rd. Suite 309, Orlando, FL 32835. Please visit