Francis M. "Bud" Flint


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.

Guest Book

Sheila Pashley

Hugs and prayers for all of you, so sorry for you loss

Diane and Jerry D'Alessandro

George, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

The Lemley family

Ted and Natasha,

We are truly sorry for your loss. Our hearts ache with you and your family.

Sincere Condolences,
The Lemley family

Frank McMahon

To Joe and George...Your father was a real character. Did my shoeing at the track/farm for a while and wouldn't hesitate to tell you how it is. Because my time was precious I jumped from one ferrier to another but I always returned to Bud. Finally, one day he says to me "Frank I ain't gonna let you keep doing this, you're going to come here one day and I'm going to say not interested". I saw him raise a great family and both of you guys remember one thing-you were good sons. Sorry for your loss and my condolences extend to your mom and family.

Craig and Carolyn Hayner

To the Flint family,

Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Norm & Deana Hayner

To everyone in the Flint family... We are very saddened to hear of Bud's passing yesterday morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all in this most difficult time of sorrow.

Sandy Beaulieu

I am very sorry for the loss of Bud. Such a nice and interesting man. Great blacksmith and father. I know Joe and George from the track and they are superb people. My deepest condolences to the whole family.

Kathleen Cote (Ethier) & Chloe Ethier

Much love to all at this difficult time, he will always be associated with my fondest of memories "On the Farm".
Love, Kathleen and Chloe