Arts Patron Killed Walking With Daughter on Thanksgiving in RI

By Tom Liddy on November 27, 2011 7:13pm 

Amy Mazzola Flynn was reportedly struck and killed by a car in Rhode Island.
Amy Mazzola Flynn was reportedly struck and killed by a car in Rhode Island.
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MANHATTAN — A former banking executive and arts patron from New York was killed while walking with her daughter near her family's Rhode Island summer home after Thanksgiving dinner, according to reports.

Amy Mazzola Flynn, 48, who was once a vice president at J.P. Morgan, was hit by a car last Thursday night in the Watch Hill area of Westerly, where she maintains a summer home, the Associated Press said.

Her 11-year-old daughter was also struck, but was treated and released from a local hospital, according to reports.

The driver had not been charged as of Sunday and Westerly police did not have any further information.

According to an 1993 engagement announcement in the New York Times, Mazzola Flynn was a Harvard grad whose father, John, was president of Lincoln Center. Her mother was a theater producer.

Mazzola Flynn, who also attended the Brearley School as well as the School of American Ballet, served as Woody Allen's assistant at the age of 17, according to an obituary in the Times.

Married to business executive Tad Flynn, Mazzola Flynn was a vice president at J.P. Morgan until 1995, the announcement says.

She served on the board of directors of the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet and was active with the School of American Ballet.

A service will be held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral home on the Upper East Side from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28.  Her funeral will be the next day at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue, according to the announcement.

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