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Austin F. Lyne

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Austin F. Lyne Obituary
Austin F. Lyne of Concord, beloved husband of Ann Blair Lyne, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the age of 87. Mr. Lyne was born in Newton, Jan. 7, 1927, the son of the late Daniel J. Lyne and Susan M. Lyne. He is survived by Austin F. Lyne Jr. and his wife Patricia of Scituate, Jane Oakes and her husband Robert of South Burlington, Vt., Lisa Tucker and her husband Richard of Chestnut Hill, James Blair Lyne and his wife Tracy of Concord, Michael D. Lyne and his wife Kameron of Brunswick, Me., and Stephen C.P. Lyne of Concord. His grandchildren are Austin F. Lyne III, Caitlin, Meagan, and Michael Oakes, Anne Morgan, John, Toph, and Willy Tucker, Clare and Jack Lyne, and Nolan and Sean Lyne. He was the brother of Sheila Lyne of Boston; and brother-in-law of Clare Lyne, Helene Lyne and Eleanor Blair. He was predeceased by brothers, Eugene, Daniel, and Kerry, and sister, Susan. He is survived by numerous and close nieces and nephews. Mr. Lyne graduated from Boston Latin School, and Harvard College with the Class of 1948. He also attended Princeton University with the NROTC, and was a post-grad at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He served in the U.S. Navy during 1945-1946. On his return from Geneva, Mr. Lyne joined First National Stores. He served First National in several positions before resigning as senior vice president. He was the current president and treasurer of The Good Sport, Inc., in Cohasset, a sporting goods store that he opened in 1977 with his son, Austin. Mr. Lyne married Ann Blair of Sewickley, Pa., Nov. 27, 1954. They lived in Cambridge and Sudbury before moving to Concord in 1960. He participated in numerous civic activities at different times. He was president of the Business Associates Club, and the Harvard Club in Concord, and was treasurer of the Concord Republican Town Committee. He was a director of the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, the International Friendship League, and the Elizabeth Peabody Settlement House. He was a trustee of The Fenn School and Belmont Hill School. He was a corporator of Belmont Hill and the Robert B. Brigham Hospital. He was a member of the Harvard 1948 Permanent Class Committee and a member of the Boston Latin School Standing Committee. Mr. Lynes everyday life centered around his wife Annie, their children, and their grandchildren. He loved his family, his church, and his country. He liked sports of all kinds. He played informal football and hockey during his first year at Harvard. When he returned from the Navy he played varsity Lacrosse, and for two years he was the college welterweight boxing champion. When in Switzerland, he skied most areas and played hockey for the Canton of Geneva. He later coached Belmont Youth Hockey for 15 years, coaching all of his four sons and many of their friends. He was awarded the first Concord Paddle Tennis Achievement Award. For many years he rarely missed a Harvard football or hockey game. His favorite time was playing golf late in the day with Annie. He was a member of the Concord Country Club, the Harvard Varsity Club, the Delphic Club, Sorrento V.I.A., and the Megunticook Fish Association. Visiting hours at the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center, will be held Monday, Jan. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord Center, with a reception immediately following in Monument Hall, Monument Square, Concord Center. Interment will be Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. in Holyhood Cemetery, 587 Heath St., Brookline. Concord's town flag will fly at half-staff Tuesday, Jan. 14, in recognition of Mr. Lyne's service to his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Donations in his memory may be made to Holy Family Parish, c/o Church office, 55 Church St., Concord, MA 01742. Arrangements are under the care of Charles W. Dee and Susan M. Dee, Dee Funeral Home of Concord. To share a remembrance or send a condolence please visit www.deefuneralhome.com.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Jan. 11, 2014
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