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Richard S. Lynch

Richard S. Lynch, 74. of Newmarch Street, Ipswich, died Monday, December 16, 2013 in the Beverly Hospital following his sudden illness. He was the husband of the late Jean C. (Andrews) Lynch who died in August 2012.

Born in Wakefield July 31, 1939, only child of the late Richard H. and Annie May (Scott) Lynch, he was raised in Wakefield where he attended public schools. Married in 1959 the Lynchs made their home and raised their family from his late Ipswich address. During the early years of the Viet Nam War he served with the U.S. Army as a field artillery man and signal corpsman. Following his honorable discharge and return to Ipswich he went to work as a construction union laborer which he worked until retirement. He enjoyed clamming, fishing with his family and time spent in his home garden. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Church.

He is survived by a son, Richard Lynch of Ipswich; four daughters, Elizabeth Mackey and her husband Dennis of Ipswich, Caroline Lightbody and her husband Louis of FL, Stephanie Lynch and her companion Hector Rodriguez of Ipswich, Christine Lynch of Ipswich, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was the father of the late Rose Marie Lynch and Theresa Lynch Clements both formerly of Ipswich. 

His funeral will be held 9 am Friday, December 20 from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass 10 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Rd., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday 4 to 8 pm. Interment with Army Honors will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich.


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