It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Santina Maria Tomeo-Flynn. Santina was the most loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Daughter a family could ask for. She was passionate about her gardens, surrounding her home in a park worthy setting. She was an exceptional hairdresser for over 40 years, creating many amazing and life-long friendships through her work. She was a Active member of the Hackettstown Ladies Auxiliary, and dedicated her later years to the support of Fire, Police and EMS services, and our US Troops, both Active and Veterans. Santina peacefully succumbed to a 5 year battle with Stage 4 Breast Cancer on August 6, 2019; she was surrounded by her family at home.
Santina leaves behind her husband of 36 years, Stephen Flynn, Daughter Taylor-Marie Dubord and Son-in-law Matthew Dubord, Son Justin Flynn and Daughter-in-Law Kimberly Flynn. Grandchildren Payton Flynn, Ella Dubord and Knox Dubord. Sister, Giorgina Welsh and husband Ed, Sister, Rose Tomeo-Rehm and husband Jack, and Brother, Stefano Tomeo III and wife Cindy. Sister-in-Law, Kathlene Pyne and husband Bob, Sister-in-Law, Karen Curry and Husband Fred. Father-in-Law, Roland Flynn and Mother-in-Law, Annamarie Flynn. Santina also leaves behind many loving Nieces and Nephews.
Santina joins both her Parents, Stefano Tomeo Jr. and Raffaela Tomeo in eternity.
The viewing will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, on Sunday August 11, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. We welcome all family and friends to come say their goodbyes at that time. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday August 17, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM followed by a procession to the celebration of life at the Independence Township Fire Department, 24 Cemetery Road, Independence, NJ 07838 from 1:30 PM until 5:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Santina’s Non-Profit Foundation, “Cookies for the Troops LLC” so that we may continue the legacy she has started. Donations may be made to The Funeral Staff during the viewing at Cochran Funeral home or anytime online at www.facebook.com/pg/cookiesforthetroops/
March 6th, 2020 11:36 am
Steve and family, I just learned of Sandy’s passing today, March 6, 2020. I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words that will ease your pain, but hopefully, your memories will bring you comfort. Sandy was an incredible person and all who knew her were blessed. For 24+ years, she always made me look good with her scissors and comb.
Rest In Peace Sandy.
August 18th, 2019 8:58 am
The last time I was with Sandy she had told me a story about something that happened to us in the second grade. She had jolted my memory, I would have never recalled that memory. She had me laughing so hard, I cried.
I wish I could have made it to Sandy’s Celebration of Life. God Bless.
August 17th, 2019 11:49 am
Did not know Sandy for long but I do know that she was a very beautiful, sweet, caring person. Now she is at peace and no longer in pain. She will be missed. Our heartfelt, deepest sympathy to her entire family.
August 17th, 2019 11:44 am
We are so very sorry. Sandy was a wonderful person and she will forever be in our hearts. We will treasure all the memories.
Jackie Clark (Monjack)
August 15th, 2019 9:12 pm
Praying for you Steve, and your family at this heartbreaking time. What a beautiful picture of her. I wish I had met her. From everything I've read, she was truly an amazing woman. May she rest in peace.
Giorgina and Louis Sbarro
August 15th, 2019 12:47 pm
I am so sorry that Louis and I are not able to attend the the the memorial service this Saturday. We have an annual family vacation and will be away over the weekend. I know that Santina was so determined to continue living the life that she wanted, through this lengthy illness. And she lived it fruitfully providing strength and accomplishments for all those around her, both family and friends. I believe that heaven has received a brightly shining star.
August 12th, 2019 7:30 am
That photograph speaks volumes of Santina and her infectious smile and caring heart. Our live have been touched like thousands of others and offer our deepest condolences and prayers to the family and close friends of Steve and Santina. Love from Clark and Shelly.
Kathy Keggan Lowery
August 11th, 2019 8:31 pm
Mark and i are so sorry for your loss....although we have been apart for many years she has always been in my heart....our thoughts are with you....
Pete & Bonnie Merkel
August 11th, 2019 1:28 pm
It is with great sadness that we learned of be Sandy's passing. For over thirty years she was our hairdresser and friend. While we all mourn her passing, we know she is in a better place and her spirit soars. Bless you all.
Joanie and George Magliaro
August 11th, 2019 1:23 pm
Steve and family, and the Flynn and Tomeo families...We are so very sorry to hear of Santina’s passing. She was one of the bravest women ever. Now she has no more pain. May you be comforted to know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many who knew her, loved her, and prayed for her.
God Bless your entire family.
Jeff and Tracie Saunders
August 11th, 2019 10:54 am
You had the enjoyment of sharing the life of a wonderful woman. Stay strong and hold onto the memories.
August 11th, 2019 9:58 am
Please know you have our family's deepest sympathy for your loss. I will always remember Sandy's compassion for others, and her spirited, steadfast courage; a wonderful woman and friend.
August 11th, 2019 8:49 am
The most incredible woman I’ve ever had the fortune to know. Her strength, courage, kind, giving, and bon vivant spirit will touch my soul, and others’, into infinity. Love you Sandy.
Jannie Park Pelcher
August 11th, 2019 8:34 am
Dear Steve, Taylor and Justin, please accept our sincere condolences to you and your extended family. Sandy was an icon in our town in so many ways. She was an amazing woman and she will be truly missed by many. Sending our love to your family during this difficult time.
Joy Be k
August 10th, 2019 8:35 pm
My deepest sympathy In the passing of a great beautician and wonderful loving person, from a long-time client of years ago.
Sean and Jennifer Hardy
August 10th, 2019 11:04 am
The entire Hardy family sends our deepest condolences to Steve, Taylor, Justin and family. Santina was an incredible loving soul. Will always remember and cherish the memories.
Rest In Peace Santina
Mark and Debra (Roe) Wehrenberg
August 9th, 2019 2:25 pm
Steve and family...Flynn and Tomeo families...so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy as well as thoughts and prayers go out to you all !!
August 9th, 2019 11:20 am
Please accept my condolences I'm so sorry for your loss. Sandy was a wonderful woman good-hearted lots of fun. She was a wonderful listener to I loved her friendship. God bless .
August 9th, 2019 9:04 am
I am very saddened to learn of Sandy's passing. Sending prayers of strength, love and peace during this most difficult time. May the memories all of you have of her, bring you joy and the knowing her suffering is over give you peace. She leaves behind a wonderful legacy through her family, friends and everyone who was lucky enough to have known her.
August 9th, 2019 7:20 am
To the Flynn Family
Sandy was my hairdresser from the year I moved into the area,1981.But she was So Much more then that .A strong,vibrant, caring person that never once said “why me” Her faith ,and the love and support she got from family and friends was all she needed to still face every challenge with determination and humor.
I will miss you my friend always
August 8th, 2019 9:44 pm
So sorry for your loss. May the memories you have be for a blessing.
David D Bryk & Family
August 8th, 2019 8:43 pm
To the Tomeo-Flynn I extend my deepest sympathy during this most difficult time. You are kept in our prayers.
David D Bryk & Family
August 8th, 2019 8:20 pm
Sending the whole family prayers. Sandy was a wonderful women and will be missed by many people. Her faith and courage have been an inpiration to so many dealing with this awful disease. I will miss her greatly.
August 8th, 2019 12:03 pm
My sincere condolences to your whole family. I knew her from my hairdresser days. She was a sweet and very friendly person. Always smiling. She will be missed. She is no longer in pain. God has taken that away.
Joe and Janet Lake
August 8th, 2019 11:56 am
To Steve, Justin, Taylor, Giorgina, Rosie and Steven you will survive this terrible pain. Grief will be less painful as years pass, but it will take time. The beautiful lessons learned from Sandy are yours forever. May God comfort you. I know you wonder why a so called loving God, would take her from you. We do not understand it either. But we believe you will see her again in heaven. She will be in a glorified body with all sickness gone. We are so sorry for your loss.
August 8th, 2019 10:48 am
So very sorry for your loss. Santina was a beautiful sole that will be missed by all that knew her, all the hearts she touched. She was one of the most caring,giving persons I have ever met. My heart aches with her loss. She was always an angel, now she has her wings. R.I.P. Santina.
Dave & Robbie Brightman
August 8th, 2019 9:30 am
Words cannot convey how sorry we are to learn if Sandy’s passing. She was truly a remarkable woman. Over the years we have kept up with her battle with cancer through her blogs and Facebook posts. With each post it became apparent just how strong and faithful Sandy was. We learned more and more about her loving, supportive family and all of the people whose lives she touched. As I have told her many times, she was my hero. We are lucky to have video of her dancing the night away at our daughter Heathers wedding. Big smile on her face. That’s how we will remember her. Rest In Peace dear angel.
Susan and Bill McCombs
August 8th, 2019 8:18 am
She was one of the Nicest Sincere person I have ever met. With deep sorrow We say Goodbye, We Wish Her wonderful Family all the Blessing we can Pray for.
Tony & Linda Gilbert
August 8th, 2019 7:06 am
We are so sorry for your loss prayers for you .
Paul & Robin Wallace
August 7th, 2019 5:38 pm
Steve and Family, Though we did know the day was soon upon you all My Wife Robin and I were still saddened to hear this news, and am sure know matter how prepared you all were and the promise that we Will see each other again from Jesus HIMSELF, it still does not take the sting of this temporary separation away.
We pray the our FATHER in HEAVEN through Christ our LORD provide comfort HE alone can, that HE will provide you the shoulder to lean on.
May the LORD Bless you and Keep you Brother
Paul & Robin
Joy and Les Snyder, Sr.
August 7th, 2019 2:06 pm
Steve and family and Flynn and Tomeo families: We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of our Dear Longtime friend Sandy. She was always with a smile and happy face despite the terrible suffering she must have endured. No one fought the battle harder than you, Sandy...R.I.P. and fly with the Angels....Joy and Les Snyder
August 7th, 2019 2:03 pm
Steve and family, we are so sorry. What a great woman, with an infectious smile! Our thoughts and prayers go with you.
Doug and Peg Russack
Kathy and Bob Miller
August 7th, 2019 12:18 pm
So greatly sorry for your loss. Sandy was truly a great lady and wonderful friend. She will be greatly missed! Thoughts and prayers to you all!
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