John F. Lynch, 91, of Somerville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 27, 2020. Born and raised in Cambridge, he was the son of the late John F. Lynch, Jr.
John attended St. Mary School and graduated from Cambridge Rindge Technical High School. He was inducted in the Army in 1951 serving in the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge he went on to technical school for electronics repair. He was then hired by the MBTA and joined Local 264 as a machinist specialist and retired following 31 years of service. A hard worker, John was devoted to his family. He enjoyed time spent together traveling to Aruba; visiting the lakes and seashores of New Hampshire, Maine and the Jersey Shore. At home, he enjoyed stop-in visits from his family, watching his cowboy westerns and anything involving military history, and loved being outside in his backyard tending to his tomato plants.
The beloved husband of the late Joan M. (McAllister) Lynch, together they would have celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Devoted father of James Lynch and his wife Barbara of Florida, Donna (Lynch) Pisaturo and her husband Joseph of Everett, Jack Lynch and his wife Kimberly of Everett, Thomas Lynch and his wife Linda of Ashburnham, Patricia (Lynch) Melo and her husband Nelson of Somerville and the late Mary Ann (Lynch) Guarino. Cherished grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Harold Lynch. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral Procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville, Tuesday morning at 10:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Catherine of Genoa Church, Somerville at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Calling Hours Monday 4:00PM -8:00PM. At the parish's request, all who plan to attend must register online at: http://www.stsmartinparish.org/register-event. Facial coverings and Social distancing protocols must be followed, church capacity will be limited to 100 people. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.