Claire F. (Billings) Lynch

May 31, 2019

Claire F. (Billings) Lynch

Claire F. (Billings) Lynch – of Woburn, May 31st at the Lahey Clinic. Beloved wife of the late George I. Lynch. Devoted mother of Jeanne Lynch of Woburn, Christopher Lynch, his wife Christine of GA, Daniel Lynch of Woburn and the late Eleanor Lynch. Loving grandmother of Kathleen and Maureen Lynch, both of GA. Cherished daughter of the late William and Mary (Cashin) Billings. Dear sister of the late William A. Billings Jr. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, June 7th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Thursday, from 4-8 in the funeral home. Remembrances may be made in honor of Claire to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, c/o Philanthropy, 41 Mall Rd, Burlington, MA 01805.

Claire F. Lynch, 93, of Woburn, died peacefully, Friday, May 31st, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was the beloved wife of the late George I. Lynch.

Born in Boston, Claire was the cherished daughter of the late William and Mary (Cashin) Billings, stepdaughter of Mary (Burke) Billings. She was a graduate of Arlington High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel College in Boston in 1946, majoring in English and minoring in Spanish.

Upon graduating from college, Claire worked as a teacher for the Burlington Public School System. In 1952, Claire married her beloved husband George, and stopped working briefly, to raise her children.

When her children were school age, Claire started working again, this time as a night schoolteacher and then also for the Federal Programs at the Plympton School. She then took a permanent position at the Wyman school, where she taught for over a decade, retiring in 1981, to travel with her husband.

She enjoyed traveling across the country to visit her family, who lived in California and Georgia. She also enjoyed trips to Ireland, Scotland, Salisbury Beach, Cape Cod, Maine, the Jersey Shore, Michigan and the White Mountains.  In her later years, she spent four days a week at the Cooperative Elder Care of Burlington, where she met and made many friends,  including the staff.

Claire will be deeply missed by her children, Jeanne Lynch of Woburn, Christopher Lynch, his wife Christine of GA, Daniel Lynch of Woburn. Loving grandmother of Kathleen and Maureen Lynch, both of GA. Dear sister of the late William A. Billings Jr., as well as aunt to 29 nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband, she was predeceased by her beloved daughter Eleanor Lynch.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, June 7th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Thursday, from 4-8 in the funeral home. Remembrances may be made in honor of  Claire to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, c/o Philanthropy, 41 Mall Rd, Burlington, MA 01805.

 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, June 7th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Thursday, from 4-8 in the funeral home. Remembrances may be made in honor of Claire to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, c/o Philanthropy, 41 Mall Rd, Burlington, MA 01805.

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  1. Denise Rainis

    So sorry for your loss. Claire was such a fighter and has been so well cared for.

  2. Robert Regan and Family

    Chris: Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

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