NASHUA -- Margaret Flynn, the second woman appointed as a judge of the New Hampshire Superior Court, died over the weekend at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was 81.
Judge Flynn was appointed in 1986 by Governor John Sununu. She retired in 1992.
She graduated from Boston University Law School during World War II, then served as a law clerk at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
She worked as a lawyer in Boston and Nashua and as a master in the Superior Court before she became a judge.
She was the second woman appointed to the Superior Court after Linda Dalianis, who was named in 1980 by Governor Hugh Gallen. Dalianis also became the first woman to serve on the state Supreme Court after Governor Jeanne Shaheen appointed her four years ago.
Judge Flynn's husband, Charles, who was also a Superior Court judge, died in 1996. She leaves two daughters.
A funeral is scheduled for this morning in St. Patrick Church.