Obituary of John H. Lynch

USNavy
World War II Veteran

John H. Lynch- of Woburn, February 5th. at ninety years of age. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Murphy) Lynch. Devoted father of John E. Lynch, his wife Claudia of Billerica, Margaret Pappafagos, her husband Michael of Groton, Kevin F. Lynch,his wife Susan of Plymouth, Michael J. Lynch, his life partner Rosemary Connell of Ft Lauderdale, FL, and Mark S. Lynch of Danvers. Dear brother of Mary, William, Robert and Edward Lynch. Cherished grandfather of Caitlin, Christopher, Conor, Matthew, Jeremy, and Daniel. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch - Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, February 10th at 11a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn at 11:30 a.m.. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Friday morning 10 to 11a.m., prior to the Funeral. Remembrances may be made in John's memory to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

OBITUARY:

John H. Lynch passed away at the Westford House, in Westford, Sunday, February 5th. The beloved husband of the late Margaret a. (Murphy) Lynch , he was ninety years of age.

Born in Winthrop, John was one of five children born to the late Edward and Mary Lynch. Raised and educated in Winthrop, John was a graduate of Winthrop High School along with the Class of 1942. John enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country during World War II.

In 1952, he married his sweetheart Margaret Murphy from Medford. They lived in Medford for several years and then moved to Woburn, where they settled right in and brought five children into the world.

John went on to college and graduted from Catholic University receiving his degree in Engineering. John had worked in the insurance industry for his professional career which spanned over thirty years.

The household activity with five young children kept John and Margaret quite busy and always on their toes! As the children, four boys and a girl, became active in school activities, sports and everything else John always made the time to be there, and never missing an event . He was as equally proud as he became a grandfather to provide the same attendance record for a good number of years. Vacations were exceptionally fun as they would all (seven) hop in the car and off they would travel. New Hampshire, New York, Canada or Vermont and then all slept in their “pop-up” tent.

As the children married and the grandchildren were becoming a part of that wonderful family picture, John could not have been prouder. He was actively involved in their lives and when he spent time with them, it was always special.

When John had retired he and Margaret travelled extensively all throughout the United States, visiting all the many places they read about. Throughout John’s life being involved in the Church and having a tremendously strong belief system, was all a part of every day. At St. Barbara’s Church, every Sunday as a family they would attend Mass, they were involved in the CCD program where both John and Margaret taught, he served as a Eucharistic Minister and on many of the different committee’s he felt he could help out the church. John was also an active member of the Holy Name Society and member of the Knights of Columbus.

John, always a fine gentleman, exemplified the qualities of a man that had no greater love than that for his God, his family and his country.

Sadly, John was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2008.

He is lovingly survived by his children John E. Lynch, his wife Claudia of Billerica, Margaret Pappafagos, her husband Michael of Groton, Kevin F. Lynch, his wife Susan of Plymouth, Michael J. Lynch, his life partner Rosemary Connell of Ft Lauderdale, FL, and Mark S. Lynch of Danvers. Dear brother of Mary, William, Robert and Edward Lynch. Cherished grandfather of Caitlin, Christopher, Conor, Matthew, Jeremy, and Daniel. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch - Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, February 10th at 11a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn at 11:30 a.m.. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Friday morning 10 to 11a.m., prior to the Funeral. Remembrances may be made in John's memory to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.