Emmet Jude Flood, of Lombard, formerly of Riverside, passed away

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 11th, 2017

Flood, EmmetEmmet Jude Flood, of Lombard, formerly of Riverside. Beloved husband for 56 years of the late Barbara J.; cherished father of 14, Emmet T. (Ariel), Ginny Pasieka, Barbara Hoare (Terry), Joseph (Angela), Patrick (Kim), Maureen Chiappetta (James), Annamarie Omanga (Billy), Margaret Flood, Colette Murray (Michael) Clare Chavez (Fernando), Raphael (Amanda), Robert (Allyson), Julie Marx (Tyson), and the late Gregory (Barbara); adored grandfather of 75 and great-grandfather of 15. Funeral service Tuesday with prayers at 9 AM from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard to Ascension of Our Lord Church, 1S314 Summit Ave, Oakbrook Terrace for 10 AM Mass. Visitation Monday, 3 to 9 PM. Interment Queen of Heaven. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Poor Clare Nuns, 1175 N. 300 W., Kokomo,IN 46901 appreciated. More info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.


25 Comments so far ↓

  1. Daniel Joseph Hoare says:

    We love you, Grandpa! We’re going to miss you :'(.

  2. Andrea Bettinardi says:

    He was the best Catechism teacher, friend to my parents and grandpa-like figure to me that I always needed and will never have the chance to repay.

  3. Nicole Ann Sarsok-Smith says:

    Sending love and prayers from Maryland for the Flood family. God bless you and grant you peace!

  4. Patty Higgins Spotz says:

    My mother is Emmet’s first cousin.(Dorothy Cronin Higgins) I knew his parents and have met all of his siblings. I don’t know any of his children. I am so sorry on the passing of Emmet….Condolences to the many children and offspring’s of Emmet. His mother and step-mother were my Great Aunts and I remember them fondly! He will be surely missed by many and what a legacy he leaves behind.

    Higgins Family
    Williams Bay, WI

  5. Lori George (Dixon) says:

    sending love and prayers your way. Uncle Emmet was a great man and raised a wonderful family. RIP.

  6. Jack Barrett says:

    Pat, Kim and family. So sorry to hear of your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you. I enjoyed talking to Mr. Flood at the Sherlock picnics. My God bless him and welcome him to heaven. Jack Barrett

  7. Vicki Shea says:

    God welcome you into His kingdom, Emmet! You’ll probably be assigned to security – or at the very least – chaperone duty. Condolences to your family, but I know Barbara’s glad to have you with her again.

  8. Ellen Thomas says:

    Mr. Flood you have left a wonderful legacy. Grateful for all your good work for the church. My sympathies to all the family. Prayers for the repose his soul.

  9. Richard A. & Leslie M. Marks says:

    Sorry for your loss of your father. We have been neighbors for many years. We will miss him too.

  10. John Welch says:

    He was one of the all time greats. Knowing him was a privilege.

  11. The Marx Family, League City, Texas says:

    Having Emmet’s and Barbara’s youngest daughter Julie as part of our family has been a beautiful and humbling introduction to the entire Flood family. Please, do not grieve because Barbara and Emmet have reached their goal in heaven and hopefully all of us will be welcomed by them one day.

  12. Julia says:

    Memories of high school will always include Mr. Flood and his facetious “punishments” for my skirt length, as well as our constant amazement that he has 14 children. Thoughts and prayers –

  13. Karen and Jay Friedenberg says:

    Barb, Terry and boys and the entire Flood family – deepest sympathy for your loss. May your memories and family ties comfort you at this time. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

  14. Sr. Helena Burns, fsp says:

    Emmet was a longtime friend of our Sisters, the Daughters of St. Paul. He was a wonderful person and a great teacher. He will be greatly missed.
    “Go forth to Paradise! May angels lead thee by the hand….”

  15. Sr. Madonna Janet, FSP says:

    Blessings and prayers for the whole Flood Family. I was stationed with the Daughters of St. Paul in Chicago a number of years ago and was very impressed by Emmet’s faith and his kindness to us. Now may he enter into eternal joy and life without end.

  16. Sr. Patricia Edward, FSP says:

    I never knew Emmet personally, but remember hearing so many stories of how he and his brothers did so much to help our Sisters, the Daughters of St. Paul, in Chicago. I pray that our Divine Master will give Emmet the reward of the good and faithful servant and bring much consolation and peace to his family at this time of sorrow.

  17. Sr. Dorothy Anne,fsp says:

    Emmet was a very kind, caring,and generous person and be greatly missed.
    Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers in a special way during this difficult time. May Jesus and Mary be your comfort and strength. God bless you always.

  18. Sr. Joan Paula, fsp says:

    My prayers are with the Flood family. May Emmet rest in peace.

  19. Sr. Laura Rosemarie McGowan says:

    My Condolences to the family.May Emmet who so generously gave of himself find now the reward of the faithful servant.Blessings to you all.

  20. Sr. Susan James says:

    Along with all my Sisters, the Daughters of St. Paul, I extend condolences and prayers to your entire family. Emmet will truly be missed by all who were privileged to know him! May he rest in peace and enjoy the eternal presence of the God whom he served so well in this life!

  21. Beth Martin says:

    Uncle Emmet is with his Barbara. Prayers to the family from the Springfield Wards. It can be hard for us who are left behind. May you see his smile, his eyes, his humor in each other and the young ones. God’s comfort to all of you.

  22. Dear Emmett,
    You are now as close to Our Lord as you have always wanted to be. With us on this earth you lived in generous fidelity, love and devotion. I am happy to call you friend – you supporter of good God causes, lover of truth, brother of friends, father, husband, Uncle of so many who loved you back and will miss your presence. As we pray for you please pray for us.

  23. Sr Jackie Jean-Marie Gitonga, FSP says:

    May you rest in peace dear Emmet. May the Lord be merciful to you and bring peace to your family. Thank you for radiantly witnessing Christ’s love and light through your life and family. We are praying for you dear Flood family. God is with you as you remain in His love!

  24. Sr. Diane Leonard, fsp says:

    My prayers go out for the repose of the soul of Emmet. May he enjoy heaven in all its glory. And I pray for consolation for his whole family. Thank you dear Emmet and Flood family for your support to us.

  25. john fox says:

    Such a good man! Helped everyone he could . I will miss him and our long talks. God Bless the Flood family they don’t build them like Emmet !

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