Dr. George D. Lynch of Hanover died Dec. 11, after a long illness at John Scott House in Braintree. Son of the late George F. and Dorothy (nee Langley) Lynch, he was born July 22, 1927, in Taunton. After graduating at 16 years old from Brockton High School, George attended the College of the Holy Cross, Class of 1951, and then graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1957, before opening his dental practice in Whitman, where he practiced for almost 50 years. He was a part-time national college talent scout for the New England Patriots, then the New York Giants for 30 years. In the 1960s and 1970s, he recruited young men for the football program at Holy Cross College, as well as mentoring them toward academic success. George was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, raised horses at his farm, was an avid equestrian, enjoyed gardening (his house was selected for the garden club tour), was a lifelong subscriber to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, theater enthusiast and loyal friend to many. George is survived by his sister, Carol Stevens of West Bridgewater; and his brothers, Gerald Lynch of Avon and Kevin Lynch of Brockton. He was the devoted father of Catherine Leary of Raleigh, N.C., Robin Lynch of West Tisbury, Kara Harty and her husband Matt of Rockville, Md., Dr. George Lynch Jr. and his wife Julie (nee Fontaine) of Duxbury and Phillip Lynch and his wife Maureen (nee Hanley) of Westport, Conn.; loving grandfather of Meghan and Caroline Leary, Benjamin, William, and Samuel Brewer, Jaryn Conway, Emily Lynch, Phillip Jr. and Brendan Lynch, Finn and Maris Harty. He was the former husband of the late Patricia Davis of Plainville; longtime companion of Elizabeth Puffer of Duxbury. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St., Rte. 53, in Hanover, Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St., Rte. 139, in Hanover. Interment in Hanover Center Cemetery. For directions and our online guest book, visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com. Sullivan Funeral Homes 781-878-0920, 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated Since 1897
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Dec. 13, 2012