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“Doreen and Ken, Words can't express the sorrow we feel about the loss of your Taff. We will keep both of you in our prayers Lee and Lotte ”
1 of 43 | Posted by: Lee and Lotte Turner - VA

“There are no words to express my deep sorry that Taff lost her battle with cancer. What a strong and courageous woman she was with such a positive...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: Alison ill - Norfolk, VA

“Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you. We will always remember Taff's joy, indepedent spirit and kindness. May you find some peace in...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: The Spear Family - Virginia Beach, VA

“We are so sorry!!! We will keep you in our prayers. ”
4 of 43 | Posted by: Judy and Bill Marx - VA

“Our deepest sympathies to our great friends in the Hoff and Flynn families. Remembering Taff brings many smiles to our hearts. For her life, we...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Linda and Terry Paine - Durham, NC

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with each of you. ”
6 of 43 | Posted by: Bill & Margaret Gunter - VA

“Our deepest sympathies to the Flynn and Hoff families. Taff was a beautiful person and we are glad to have known her. Thoughts and prayers to Andy...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Rick and Rhiannon Alexander - VA

“Our deepest sympathies to the Flynn and Hoff families. Peace be with you all at this very sad time. You all are in our prayers. ”
8 of 43 | Posted by: Kyle and Nailah - Norfolk, VA

“Taff always had a smile for everyone she met. She was a great and loving Mother. She will be missed terribly.m ”
9 of 43 | Posted by: Mr. And Mrs. Wendell White - VA

“Ken and Doreen, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We extend our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. ”
10 of 43 | Posted by: Richard and Donna Fraser - TN

“Andy, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. MSTC Dave costello USCGR RET & CG Bag Pipe Band ”
11 of 43 | Posted by: David M.Costello - Medford, MA

“As a friend of both Jen and Mindy Hoff, I was able to learn of the closeness of the entire Hoff family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Bart Bettiga - Jackson, MS

“Dearest Andy, Reilly, Anna, Doreen, Ken, Jennifer and Mindy: My heart is breaking at the news of Taff's death. I had no idea she was ill. My heart...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Rev. Jean Bozeman - Norfolk, VA

“Requiem aeternam dona ea, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ea. Requiescat in pace. Amen. I pray for the repose of her soul as well as comfort for the...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Sam Mitchel (piper, USCG Pipe Band) - IN

“Andy, Reilly, Anna, and family, With heartfelt sympathy...through time and tears, may you sense God's presence. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Denise V Tinkham - Norfolk, VA

“Thinking and praying for your family,we always had fun times and memories at Gunston that we will always remember all of our friends and claasmates....Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Carrie Mathews

“We send our love and deepest sympathies to all of you, especially to Andy, Reilly and Anna, my heartbreaks for all of you. May all the memories that...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Bryan, Dawn, Bailey, and Devin Moore - VA

“Hoff and Flynn Families I have many happy and fun memories of your dear Taff and she will always be dear to me. She made me laugh; she made me...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Kim Bonney Berger - VA - friend

“I am the Aunt of Kennith who goes to school with Reilly and would like to express my deepest sympathies to your Family in this time of sorrow. Our...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Carol Johnson - Portsmouth, VA

“To Mr& Mrs Hoff,Andy and Family.I would like to take this time to send my deepest condolences on your lost.My thoughts and prayers are with you .May...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Mr Larry Brown Sr& Family - VA

“Ken and Doreen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Rob and Joyce ”
21 of 43 | Posted by: Rob and Joyce Ploeger - VA

“Andy, My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...From an old shipmate down in New Orleans. Jason Maynard ...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Jason Maynard - New Orleans, LA

“Taff's light will never go out, it will remain lit in our memories forever. Her happieness was contagious and she could light up a room just by...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Chris and Tracy Lombard - Suffolk, VA

“Andy, Zoe Ann and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. As you push through this tough time, our thoughts will be with you. ”
24 of 43 | Posted by: Harry & Zoe Ann Dudley - WA

“God bless, our prayers are with you. ”
25 of 43 | Posted by: Ken Albee CDR USCG (Ret) - LA

“Peace, love, and prayers to you and your family. It was a privilege and a pleasure to know you. Your beautiful smiling face will always be a fond...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Karen Mounaime & Barry Strathmann

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~ Author Unknown, on a headstone in Ireland. In memory of Taff...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Jenny, Neubar and Sebastian Kamalian - VA

“Andy, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Taff was such an amazing person and she will be missed. ”
28 of 43 | Posted by: Theresa Henry - Strongsville, OH

“Taff I'm keeping you and your family foremost in my prayers. You will be missed so much by so many. Fair winds and following seas... ”
29 of 43 | Posted by: Laura Metzger - Norfolk, VA

“Very sorry to learn of your loss, Andy. Fair winds and following seas to Taff. Billy Ferguson USCGPB ”
30 of 43 | Posted by: Billy Ferguson - Jasper, GA

“Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers. Mabel & Bobby Humphreys ”
31 of 43 | Posted by: Mabel Humphreys - Norfolk, VA

“Andy, Sorry for your loss. Flowers oer the forest and going home. Jim Taylor USCGPB ”
32 of 43 | Posted by: James Taylor - REDMOND, WA

“Many hearts were broken on December 15, 2012. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. The Lombardo Family Tommy, Beth, Olivia,...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Beth K Lombardo - Wenonah , NJ

“Andy we are so sorry for your loss, You the kids and and Taff are in our hearts. Love you Chris and Karen ”
34 of 43 | Posted by: Chris and Karen Ognibene - NJ

“A beautiful light, a wondrous glow, To love and to work and for all to know. ”
35 of 43 | Posted by: Anthony, Mollie and Simon LeBude

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Andy, Reilly, Anna and family. We are blessed to have known Taff and will always remember her big heart and...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Mark and Donna Rosenbaum and Family - PA

“My deepest sympathies to the Flynn and Hoff families. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Taff's passing. You are in my prayers. ”
37 of 43 | Posted by: Pam Barber - Hampton, NH - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you this week. ”
38 of 43 | Posted by: Chuck and Laura Farmer - FL

“Andy, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
39 of 43 | Posted by: Mike & Amy Goodwin - Philadelphia, PA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Not only were you a wife and mother, you also took the time to serve your country. Thank You ”
40 of 43 | Posted by: David Morgan - Pittsburgh, PA

“Taff was a beautiful lady inside & out. Her smile & laugh will be truly missed, she was always a joy to be around at Gunston and years later. I will...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Sarah Goldsmith - Greenville, SC

“Taff was one of the liveliest, friendliest, happiest people I remember from Virginia Beach... I honestly cannot remember ever seeing her without a...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Sarah Castillo Page - Cary, NC

“Our hearts and prayers are with Taff and her family as well as all of the Hoff family. Peace be with you all at this very sad time. Lori and Steve ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: Steve & Lori Richardson - McLean, VA


Taff Elizabeth Flynn, born January 5, 1970, lost her courageous battle with cancer on December 15, 2012.

Taff spent most of her life in and near Virginia Beach attending Bayside High School and Gunston Academy before her travels took her far and away in the skies and on the sea.

She leaves behind loving family and friends in the Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia areas, and countless shipmates from her Coast Guard family, a service she dearly loved and where she helped so many.

She leaves behind her loving family, Andy, children Reilly and Anna, parents Kenneth and Doreen Hoff of Norfolk and sisters Jennifer and Mindy both of Arlington, Va.

There will be a visitation at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at St. Pius X Church, 7800 Halprin Drive, Norfolk, Virginia with a Christian Mass beginning at 11:00 a.m.

A celebration of her life will be at 1:15 p.m. at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, 7001 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers donations can be offered to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attention: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21403.