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Winnie Flood

January 26, 1951 — December 10, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Winnie A. Flood, 69, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at the Cleveland Clinic, with her family by her side.

She was born Jan. 26, 1951, in Youngstown, a daughter of William and Bernice Buddrick Pugh.

Winnie was a 1969 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. She devoted her life to taking care of her family and raising her eight children. In her spare time, she enjoyed going camping and sitting with her family around the campfire. The beach was also one of her favorites. Woodworking, crafts, sewing and painting were her passion. Making homemade gifts for her children and grandchildren were her joy. In fact, the large collection of power tools and saws is proof, and one that would outdo any of her five sons’ tool collections. She considered her family to be her greatest achievement and was never too tired to jump at an opportunity to be with her grandchildren. In addition to her children, she took in “animal children,” such as dogs, rabbits, birds, turtles and fish. There was always room for one more pet in her home.

Her husband, Daniel M. Flood, whom she married Oct. 17, 1970, passed away April 4, 2005.

Winnie is survived by her mother, Bernice Pugh of Youngstown; her children, Daniel (Lisa) Flood of Valley City, Mike (Melissa) Flood of Boardman, Jennifer (Jason) Gasser of Cincinnati, Mary (Ty) Dorney of Youngstown, Ken (Christy) Flood of Girard, Brian (Michelle) Flood of Poland and Joe (Kimberly) Flood of Austintown; 16 grandchildren, Jay, Danny, Lindsey, Emma, Andrew, Michael, Malysea, Toby, Alexis, Ava, Amelia, Isabella, Ty, Zoey, Carter and Connor; and two brothers, David (Jennifer) Pugh of Youngstown and Bill (Kathy) Sullivan of Boston, Mass.

Winnie was also preceded in death by her daughter, Anne Flood, in 2017.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Poland Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to New Lease on Life Rescue, 2773 E Midlothian Blvd., Struthers, OH 44471.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Winnie Flood, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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2726 Center Rd, Youngstown, OH 44514

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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