Born in Chicago, she was the daughter of Charles and Loretto Lederer. She and her twin sister Anne were born on their mother’s birthday (but refuse to state the year). They grew up in Greenwich and were both graduates of Our Lady of Good Council in White Plains and Marymount College (now Marymount University).

In 1961, Charlotte made what she considered to be the best decision of her life, by marrying Bob Flinn. They had a wonderful 46 years together filled with love, fun, and adventure.

In addition to raising four children, Mrs. Flinn was a designer of note, a skilled decorative painter and the owner of an eponymous art gallery in Vero Beach, Fla.

A convivial host, Mrs. Flinn loved to throw a good party or have friends for the weekend. In her travels, she visited dozens of countries on four continents. She and her husband collected art, antiques, and country clubs. 

She helped nurse her husband through his final days. The last years of her life rendered her unable to communicate, but she was able to spend precious time with her devoted children, Doug Flinn, Evan Flinn, Colin (and Susie) Flinn, and Leslie Flinn, and her beloved grandsons, Jack Saucedo and Grady Flinn. She is also survived by her sister, Anne Turco of Rye.

Her family asks that you raise a glass (preferably an Old-Fashioned or a vodka with a slice of orange) in honor of Charlotte, Choosh, Mom, Gaga, Char. Cheers to a life well lived and well loved.

Donations in Charlotte Flinn’s memory may be made to the National Association of Rare Disorders: Primary Lateral Sclerosis Fund at