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Sr. Margaret Mary Lynch


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Sr. Margaret Mary Lynch Obituary
SISTER MARGARET MARY LYNCH, SND 94, of the Sisters of Notre Dame, died peacefully Monday, April 4, 2016 in Worcester. Sister Margaret was born on October 9, 1921 in Nashua, New Hampshire, daughter of Matthew and Annie (Conlon) Lynch. She graduated from the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro before entering the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1940. She was known in religious life for many years as Sister Euphrasia. Sister graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston in 1956, majoring in History and English Education. She later earned Master's degrees in education from Fairfield University and religion from Emmanuel College. For more than 40 years, Sister Margaret was a teacher in numerous Notre Dame schools in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, including West Newton, Lawrence, Lowell, Woburn, Exeter and 13 years in Salem, N.H. She had the great honor and privilege of teaching thousands. She considered teaching children her greatest accomplishment and fulfillment of a most important ministry. She was particularly fond of reminiscing on the plays and dance lessons she directed. Ever seeking avenues to better serve God, she branched-out in her apostolates and taught ESL and ministered as a hospice volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. She was fiercely independent and learned to drive later in life. She loved to get up and GO! She always said that she had an angel watching over who wouldn't fail to guider her home. What a pleasant thought today. Her sister Ann Plante, her brother Matthew Lynch and nephew Timothy Lynch predeceased her. She leaves three nieces, Mary Brennan and her husband Jim, Elizabeth Lewandowski and her husband John, and Eve Marie Lynch; five nephews, Bernard Plante and his wife Bernadette, John Plante and his wife Cindy, Matthew Plante and his wife Elizabeth Lu, David Lynch, John Lynch and his wife Louise as well as many grandnieces and grandnephews. Anyone who came to know Sister Margaret soon learned what a kind, giving and loving soul she was. She left everyone she interacted with feeling better about themselves. She was selfless and redirected any conversation to the other's plans, dreams, and achievements. This was an art which she perfected. Even in her last weeks, she shared this gift generously. Calling hours are Thursday, April 7, 2016, starting at 1:00 PM followed by a prayer service at 2:00 PM at the Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, 555 Plantation St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will follow at 3:00 PM in the chapel. Burial will be Friday, April 8, at 9:30 AM in Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Hudson, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 30 Jeffrey's Neck Road, Ipswich, MA 01938.
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 6, 2016
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