Francis M. “Bud” Flint, 81, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born September 1, 1934 in Albany, he was the son of the late George E. and Josephine M. (Fleming) Flint.
Bud was a 1953 graduate of Cathedral Academy in Albany and enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1954 – 1956. He worked for Niagara Mohawk and then as a foreman for the carpenters union where he worked in all phases of construction. In 1969, he began his career as a farrier and shod at the Saratoga Harness Track until his retirement in 2003. Bud and his family also operated Bud’s Fish Fry in Galway from 1984 – 1997.
A gentleman farmer, Bud enjoyed working on his farm raising Jersey cows, horses and chickens. He loved a good meal and time spent afield coon hunting with his dogs. Bud also loved baseball and in his earlier years, was scouted by the Brooklyn Dodgers.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, George, Edmund and John and a sister, Josephine Kukuk. Bud is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Ann (Mullady) Flint; his children, Edmund Flint (Natasha) of Cambridge, NY, Joseph Flint (Deborah) of Amsterdam, Francis C. Flint (Laurie) of Charlton, Nora Bennett (Douglas) of Milton, George Flint (Jennifer) of Milton, Shane Flint (Laura) of Milton, Justin Flint of Charlton, Mary Jo Flint (Jim David) of Texas and Megan Venditti (Timothy) of Charlton; a sister, Margaret Cote of Watervliet; 37 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in the spring at Sweetman Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call Sunday from 4 to 7 pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St, Ballston Spa.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Center in Saratoga Springs for the care and kindness given to Bud and his family.
Memorial donations may be made to Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Center, 337 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to the Saratoga County Office for the Aging, 152 West High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.