Kristin Lynch

Kristin S. Lynch

1942 - 2012 PITTSFIELD Kristin Sighvatsdottir Lynch, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away from this life Oct. 26, 2012. She courageously fought a battle with cancer for 20 months. In her last days, she was surrounded by her loving family.

In 2006, she and Chuck moved to Prescott Valley, Ariz. She lived a very full life, enjoyed travel, time with family. Skilled at a variety of crafts, she was most noted for her exceptional quilting. Always giving and engaged, Kristin was an asset to her community, church, family, and friends.

Kristin "Kitty" (Sighvatsdottir) Lynch, was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Sept. 25, 1942, to Sighvatur Bjarnason and Thordis Johannsdottir. Raised by her step parents, Ingolfur Snorri Agustsson and Asdis Einarsdottir Friman, she had 11 brothers and sisters. Kitty attended Verslunarskoli High School in Reykjavik. She married Airman First Class Charles "Chuck" Lynch of the United States Air Force and immigrated with him to the United States of America in 1961 and naturalized to this country in 1967.

Their life together began in Santa Ana, Calif. In 1971 the family settled in Pittsfield. Kitty was primarily a stay at home mom while her children were young. In 1976 she began her professional life of 30 years working for the Beloit Corp. In 1984 Kristin moved to Lanesboro and a few years later opened and operated The Whippletree B&B with husband Chuck. After the B&B, she and Chuck moved to Amherst, N.H., where they lived for 10 years.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles; sons, Michael, John and his wife Darleen and their children Cynthia and Scott, and Steve and his wife Sheryl and their daughter Sydney.

Flowers or honoraria are accepted. Flowers can be sent to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 East Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley, Ariz. 86314. Honoraria donations can be sent to either of the following: 1) Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 East Long Look Drive, 86314. 2) Granite Mountain Home Care and Hospice, 3107 Clearwater Drive, Prescott, Arizona 86305.

MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be in Prescott Valley, Ariz., on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 East Long Look Drive, 86314. A reception follows the service at 12:30 p.m. at Tuscany Way, Prescott Valley, Ariz. 86314

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 6, 2012