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John F. Lynch

Somerville, Massachusetts

Mar 25, 1929 – Aug 27, 2020


March 25, 1929
August 27, 2020
Somerville, Massachusetts


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George L Doherty Funeral Service, Inc - Somerville Obituary

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: Facial coverings and Social distancing protocols must be followed, church capacity will be limited to 100 people. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


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Mr Lynch you raised such a good family your children are a reflection of your love. Cherish the memories of your Dad close to your heart he will be with you all always my heartfelt sympathy.

So sorry for your loss- my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the special memories you have bring you comfort and peace.

We were so fortunate to get to know and love John through his loving son Jackie and daughter-in-law Kim. We loved visiting with him at the pool. A loving, kind, gentle man, who was loved by all who met him.
RIP with your loving wife and daughter. You will be missed by so many.
Malcolm and Joan

My condolences to John's family. I enjoy his visits to the lake. He was a kind and loving gentleman. May he rest in peace.

Grandpa, the world just isn't the same without you in it! I will cherish all the memories we had. I find peace knowing you, Grandma & Auntie Mary are reunited. Love You!

Thank you for your service to God, Family and Country. Rest in peace, good man.

A true gentleman that raised a wonderful family. While oft times quiet he was quick with a smile and showed his Irish wit whenever he spoke. We will miss him in the neighborhood but we know that he was welcomed into Heaven by many who loved him. God Bless You, Mr. Lynch.

Rest peacefully Uncle Skippy . Love ya .

To the family
John was the kindest man I’ve ever met. Very soft spoken and was full of fun when he was surrounded by his family. I loved when his children would circle around him and he would just dance away. Rest In Peace John and fly high with the angels into the the loving arms of Your wife Joan and daughter Maryann. Together again

With love, Joanne D’Orlando