Did Flannery O’Connor get married? Flannery O’Connor never married and died at 39, but she did know romantic love, Gooch reveals: she had one boyfriend, a book salesman. The experience felt like kissing a corpse to him—repulsed, he ran off to Sweden and married another woman.
How old was Flannery O’Connor when she died? 3 (UPI)—Flannery O’Connor, one of the nation’s most promising writers, died today. She was 39 years old. Miss O’Connor had been ill for some years with a bone ailment that restricted her activity and forced her to use crutches. She lived with her mother, Mrs.