Patricia Helen Alonge and Michael Joseph Flynn were married at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in North Merrick, New York on December 28, 1963. For fifty years they have loved and supported each other in a life that took them around the world. Although separated several times by conflicts in Southeast Asia, Iraq and other locales, their love remained strong and steadfast. They were blessed with one child, their son Michael J., III. Their life together is a testament to their understanding, willingness to listen and strong conviction that the other person was the most important person in their life.