Philip M. Flint Sr.

June 10, 1932 - June 13, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Service Date:

A celebration of Philip's life will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. at the Flint residence, 964 Carl Broggi Highway, Lebanon, ME. To honor his passion for antique cars, those who wish to are encouraged to bring them.

Philip M. Flint, Sr.

1932 – 2020

Lebanon, Me. – Philip Meredith Flint, Sr., 88 of Lebanon, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family on June 13, 2020, following a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Buxton on June 10, 1932, to Alphonso and Madelene (Hamilton) Flint.

He graduated from Sanford High School in 1949 and was drafted into the Army in November of 1952, completing his service in November of 1954 with the rank of Corporal.

Phil had numerous jobs at first, but his true talent lie in the automotive field. He worked at Jones Lincoln-Mercury, Pike’s Auto Body, and finally at Wescott Ford all in Sanford. While at Wescott’s he began to do auto repair work nights and weekends at his home.

In 1975 Phil left Wescott Ford and opened Flint’s Garage in North Shapleigh.

He moved to Lebanon in 1977 and has been there ever since doing auto repair and towing but specializing in custom exhaust work. Customers came from all over New England and even New York to have him work on their vehicles.

Phil’s other passion was antique cars, particularly Mercury’s. He owned several but his pride and joy were his blue and white 1956 Mercury.

Phil and his wife, Maxine, enjoyed many years of traveling to car shows and swap meets. Their particular favorites were in Stowe, VT, Hershey and Carlisle, PA. and the Bonny Eagle High School and Par Sem annual car shows.

They could often be spotted at Shapleigh Corner Store on Monday cruise nights when many antique cars would gather for food, fun, and prizes.

Phil will always be remembered for his love of a good story. With a joke always at the ready, he was often the center of entertainment wherever he went. Whether family, friend, or a customer was in the garage, he would start in with, “Did you hear about the…” be prepared! The punchline always came with his signature impish smirk, while waiting for your reaction.

As a life-long Ford man, he was especially grateful to Chevrolet for keeping him steadily employed over the years.

He was known to say, “Without Chevy’s, I’d have to throw rocks at cars out on Rt. 202 to drum up business.”

In his later years, he loved his daily newspaper, jigsaw puzzles, working in his yard, Turner Classic Movies, and old-time country music. He seldom missed a NASCAR cup race, rooting for his favorite racing team – the Wood Brothers.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, his son, Jody in 2007, and his son, Scott in 2013 and his sister-in-law Ferne Penney.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Maxine (Penney) Flint; son, Philip (Pete) M. Flint, Jr, of Newfield; daughters, Kendra Flint, and husband, Dave Watson of Springvale and Dana McGlincey and husband, Brian of Acton; step-sons, Michael Lord and wife, Kate of North Berwick and Donald Lord and partner, Vicki Kearney of Fort Fairfield; step-daughters, Hazel McGlincey and husband, Richard of West Newfield, Tammy Franklin of Darien, GA, and Susan Welch and husband, Dana of Lebanon; sisters, Patricia Bourgoine of Lebanon and Sharon Sprague of Sanford; sister-in-law Hazel York and husband Gordon of Sanford and brother-in-law Thomas Penney of Shapleigh; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Known to many as “Grampa Phil”, he was a fun and loving grandfather to all his grandchildren. But he was over the moon happy with the birth of his most recent great-grandson, who carries the name of Philip Meredith Flint into the fourth generation.

Rest easy Grampa Phil. We will all miss you.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the Cornerstone Visiting Nurse and Hospice for their excellent and loving care during this difficult time.

Interment at Springvale Veteran’s Cemetery will be at a later date.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 1 – 4 PM at the Flint residence, 964 Carl Broggi Highway, Lebanon, ME. To honor his passion for antique cars, those who wish to are encouraged to bring them.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to:
Cornerstone VNA
178 Farmington Rd
Rochester, NH 03867
Animal Welfare Society
P.O. Box 43
West Kennebunk, ME 04094

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling the arrangements.

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