of Woburn, July 21st, at eighty-six years of age. Beloved husband of Lorraine M. (Mace) Lynch. Loving father of Richard Lynch, his wife Janet of Centerville, Kenneth Lynch of NY, Karen Pawlowski, her husband Gregory of AZ, John Lynch, his wife Diane of Woburn, Timothy Lynch, his wife Jane of Burlington, Steven Lynch, his wife Erin of Woburn, Michelle Peluso, her husband Joseph of Burlington and Michael Lynch, his wife Melissa of Bedford. Dear brother of the late James and Robert Lynch. Cherished grandfather of Rudi Lynch, his wife Dr. Tara Lynch, Gregory Pawlowski, Beth Ralphs, her husband John, Becky Pawlowski, Joey, Jillian and John Peluso, April, Peter, Kevin, J.B., Shannon, Sean, Jack, Sam and Molly Lynch, and the late Gina and Keeley Lynch. Great-grandfather of two, Emma and Zoe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, THURSDAY, July 26th at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn from 8:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the Funeral Mass. Remembrances may be made in Dick’s memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3100, Woburn MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.
Richard C. “Dick” Lynch, a life long resident of Woburn, died peacefully, on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at the age of eighty six. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine M. Lynch for sixty five years, and the father of eight children, seventeen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Born and raised in Woburn, Dick was the youngest of three sons born to the late James and Anna (Peterson) Lynch. He was a graduate of the Woburn High School, Class of 1949, and married his high school sweetheart, Lorraine Mace in 1953.
Dick worked as a trouble shooter and lineman for Boston Edison for forty four years. He had a tremendous work ethic, but he also knew how to relax. He loved telling jokes and stories and had a great sense of humor, all of which he passed onto his children.
For over seventy years, Dick played golf at the Woburn Country Club; and was a longtime member of the Woburn Golf & Ski Authority. He loved the game of golf and enjoyed playing with his sons, son in-law, and fellow 19th Hole Club members. He won his fair share of golf tournaments, but was most proud of his “Best Dressed” trophy.
A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Dick will be deeply missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Dick is survived by his dear wife, Lorraine, and was the loving father of Richard Lynch Jr., his wife Janet of Centerville, Kenneth Lynch of New York, Karen Pawlowski, her husband Gregory of Arizona, John Lynch, his wife Diane of Woburn, Timothy Lynch, his wife Jane of Burlington, Steven Lynch, his wife Erin of Woburn, Michelle Peluso, her husband Joseph of Burlington, and Michael Lynch, his wife Melissa of Bedford. Cherished grandfather of Rudy Lynch, his wife Dr. Tara Lynch, Gregory Pawlowski Jr., Beth Ralphs, her husband Jon, Becky Pawlowski, Joey, Jillian and John Peluso, April, Peter, Kevin, J.B., Shannon, Sean, Jack, Sam and Molly Lynch.
Dick sadly was predeceased by his brothers James E. Lynch Jr, Robert F. Lynch, and his granddaughters, Gina and Keeley Lynch.
Service arrangements pending, please check back soon.