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Ellen M. "Arnie" Lynch

August 15, 1956 — November 15, 2023

Dorchester

Ellen M. "Arnie" Lynch

Of Dorchester, died peacefully on November 15, 2023.

Beloved daughter of Gertrude M. (McCarthy) Lynch of Dorchester and the late William J. Lynch.

Loving sister of Jeanne Watts and her late husband Robert Watts of Quincy, William and his wife Ann Marie Lynch of Braintree, Michael Lynch and his partner Gordon Ernst of Rhode Island, Kathleen Lucas and her late husband Thomas Lucas of Dorchester, Stephen and his wife Yuko Lynch of Maine, Susan and her husband Gary Philcox of Florida, John and his wife Regina Lynch of Weymouth, Anne and her husband Francis Grant of Holbrook, Patrick and his wife Joanne Lynch of Foxboro, Janet Lynch of Dorchester, Joseph and his wife Deborah Lynch of Quincy, and the late Paul Lynch.

Ellen is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and 1 great-great-niece.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ellen’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Avenue, DORCHESTER, on Friday, November 17, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish on Saturday morning, November 18th, at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be private.

Ellen was proudly raised in Savin Hill. She was a graduate of St. William’s Grammar School, Class of 1970, and a former member of the St. William’s CYO Color Guard. She was a hairdresser for many years. She will be especially remembered for her creativity. Ellen was an expert seamstress, making many Christening gowns, dresses, and costumes over the years. She was also an accomplished baker and will be remembered for her many family birthday cakes. Above all, “Arnie” was always there for her many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellen’s memory may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

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Friday, November 17, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am

St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish

800 Columbia Rd, Boston, MA 02125

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