Obituaries

Lynch, Arthur “Willie”

November 28th, 2007

Retired Wilmington Police Officer Arthur V. Lynch, Jr., “Willie”, age 72, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died Wednesday, November 28, 2007, in Winchester, surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness.

Arthur was born June 10, 1935, in Lowell, MA; he was the son of the late Arthur V. Lynch, Sr. & Frances (Kerrins) Lynch. Arthur was educated in the Wilmington School System and was a member of the Class of 1953, which was the first class to graduate from the “ new “ Wilmington High School. He received his diploma from his father Arthur V. Lynch, Sr., who was the head of the Wilmington School Committee at the time.

Following High School, Arthur worked in the insurance industry in Boston for several years. He became a Auxiliary Police Officer for the Town of Wilmington in the early 1960’s and a permanent Patrolman on March 25, 1966. Arthur belonged to several shooting teams, where he received many trophies and commendations for his marksmanship.

He retired from the Wilmington Police Department on January 12th 1995. In his spare time, Arthur, better known to his friends as Willie, loved to bowl, travel, swim the lake, whether it be Silver Lake in Wilmington or Newfound Lake in New Hampshire. He enjoyed his lake house with family and friends, he liked to take long rides, enjoyed nature, birdwatch, he loved animals, and he was a great joke teller. But Willie will be most remember for his devotion to his family, Wilmington Police Department, and his sense of humor.

Arthur was the devoted father of Kim M. Carroll & her husband Bill, Kathleen J. Pierce & her husband John, Denise M. Robarge & her husband Joe all of Wilmington, and Jennifer Lynch-Maher & her husband John of Braintree, loving grandfather of Deirdre & Leigha Carroll, Brendan & Shauna Pierce, and Seamus Bradford, dear brother of the late Marilyn “Liz” Pilcher, also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, and colleagues.

His funeral was held from the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, December 3rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by an Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment took place in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery. Memorial donations in Arthur’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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