Harry William ‘Bill’ Flint
LAKEVILLE — Harry William “Bill” Flint, 83, a lifelong area resident died peacefully at his home in Lakeville on March 27, 2022, with his loving family at his bedside.
Bill had a nearly 60 year career in the automotive business. In the early 1960s he worked as an automobile mechanic for John Fallon’s Used Cars in Salisbury. In the late ’60s he worked for Ike’s Auto Body Shop in Torrington, where he specialized in autobody repair and towing. Bill then went on to manage the auto body shop at Dutchess Auto in Millerton for many years.
In the early ’80s Bill established his own auto body, towing and recovery business on South Center Street in Millerton and aptly named it Bill’s Auto Body. After several years and much success he needed a larger building to serve his growing client base, he sold the South Center Street location and moved to North Center Street also in Millerton. Bill retired in 2018 after operating his business for nearly 40 years.
Born May 20, 1938, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Harry “Bill” and Hannah (Liner) Flint. He attended school locally. On August 10, 1972, in Baltimore, Md., he married Dorothy Ann Green, a loving marriage that lasted 50 years. Mrs. Flint survives at home in Lakeville. In his spare time Bill always enjoyed his lawn sales, collecting all sorts of things, going to auctions in Kentucky and having breakfast with the guys at the Round Tuit in Millerton. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and many friends.
In addition to his wife, Dot, Bill is survived by his daughter, Jamie Flint and her companion Delos Luther III, his daughters, Nila Flint and her companion Ray, and Theresa Westlake and her husband Donald; his son, Douglas Flint and his companion Teri; two brothers, Francis Flint and his wife Arlene and Bruce Flint and his wife, Denise; his sister, Gloria Arsenault and her husband Philip; his sister-in-law, Ginny Dawson; nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and friends. Bill is also survived by his beloved dog and devoted companion “Abby”. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his son, Harry William Flint, Jr. and two brothers, David Flint and Charles J. Flint, Sr.
There are no calling hours. Graveside services and burial will take place on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Irondale Cemetery in Millerton. Pastor William Mayhew will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 582, Salisbury, CT 06068 or the Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Litchfield County, 30A Salmon Kill Road, Salisbury, CT 06068.
Arrangements by the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com.