LYNCH, Maureen Greenan (McCarthy). In Dorchester, formerly of Rockland, February 6th, age 77 years.
Beloved wife of John B. Lynch Jr. for 56 years.
Loving mother of John B. Lynch III and his wife Michele L. of North Falmouth, Karen L. and her husband Neil R. Janulewicz of Dorchester, Patricia A. and her husband Jack Wiencek of East Taunton, and Michael F. and his wife Kim Lynch of Tinton Falls, NJ.
Daughter of the late Paul F. and Mary M. (Greenan) McCarthy.
Stepdaughter of Ann McCarthy of Natick.
Sister of Kathleen Whelan of Natick, Paul McCarthy of Marlborough, and the late Leo McCarthy.
Devoted grandmother of Caitlin L. Colvin, John B. Lynch IV, Neil R. Janulewicz Jr., Patricia A. Janulewicz Lloyd, Jonathan B. and Lauren M. Wiencek, and Michael J. Lynch.
Great-grandmother of James Greenan Janulewicz, Eleanor Hillary Lloyd, and Eric Reynolds Lloyd.
Sister-in-law of William C. Lynch, Marianne L. Bullock, and the late Edward G. Lynch and Catherine R. Young.
Cousin of M. Janet McCarthy.
Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, Wednesday 3-8 P.M. Funeral Mass in St. Margaret Church of Blessed Mother Teresa Parish, Thursday morning, February 10th, at 11 A.M.
Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Rockland.
Relatives and friends invited.
Maureen spent her early childhood in Forest Hills, NY, summers at Megansett Beach, Cape Cod, and later resided in Rockland.
She attended Jeane d'Arc Academy and Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY.
She established her family in St. Margaret Parish, Dorchester, in 1962.
For the 50 years following she managed her family and community with great distinction.
Her active participation in St. Margaret Grammar School began as a volunteer in the library and as a story hour reader.
She then began employment as the school secretary, a role she would later fill at Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School, for a number of years.
It was in these years of rearing her family and employment in the schools that she also contributed her skills and effort to her parish and its wide community.
Maureen served her church as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Religious Education Teacher, and member of the Altar Guild.
Many fundraising enterprises benefited from her time and talent.
Other church affiliated activities that drew her skills were that of Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and as a volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America.
Her success in their activities was recognized in the presentation of the Corrigan Medal and the Silver Fawn Emblem.
It is in the translation of the Pro Deo et Juventute Medal (for God and Youth) from Humberto Cardinal Medeiros that her life work as wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, and mentor was captured.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Maureen's memory may be made to the Maureen G. Lynch Scholarship Fund, c/o Blessed Mother Teresa Parish, 800 Columbia Rd., Dorchester, MA 02125.