Mary L. Lynch

March 10th, 2020

Mary L. Lynch (Galante) “Muriel”, age 97, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on March 9, 2020, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Mary was born in Boston and raised in Everett, MA; she was the daughter of John and Anna Galante. Mary married Snapper Lynch in February of 1942 and they moved to Wilmington in the mid 1950’s where they raised their family. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

Mary really looked forward to the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; throughout the years they spent lots of time on Dexter Street where countless fond memories were made. The kids enjoyed their sleep overs, parties, favorite meals or whatever they wanted to do with their Nana and Nin; she just adored those kids.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late William J. “Snapper” Lynch, dear mother of Barbara Brennick and Francine Hersom both of Wilmington and William J. “Snookie” Lynch, Jr. of North Reading. Loving “Nana” of Ann Marie, the late Kelly, Stephanie, Dickie, Timothy, Kasey, the late Nikki and the late Vicky. She was fondly known as “Nin” to her 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great granddaughters. Daughter of the late John and Anna (Pacella) Galante. Mary was the last of eight siblings and is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington, on Thursday, March 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to The Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington.


11 Entries in Guest Book for “Mary L. Lynch”

  1. Carol A Russo Baldwin and family says:

    Condolences for all of your families. Aunt Muriel was a kind and gracious woman. Both her and Snapper had just a wonderful sense of humor.She will be dearly missed. With a heavy heart our love the Baldwin’s of Greenfield NH ??

  2. Patricia Stairs & family says:

    My deepest condolences to all. Your mom will be greatly missed. I enjoyed the time I spent with her, all the stories and talks we had. She always told it like it was, and she never missed a beat. Really going to miss her. She will be in my thoughts and prayers, as well as all of you.

  3. Debbie Kendall DelleDonne says:

    I was so sad to hear of the passing of your Mom. She and your Dad were such a special part of my memories growing up on Dexter St. Love and prayers to all of you and your families.

  4. Kevin P. Doherty says:

    To the Lynch family,
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  5. Anne (Vayo) Gaudette says:

    My condolences to all. I remember Nana Lynch from way back — in the good old days. May she rest in peace.

  6. Gennetti Family says:

    David and I are so sorry to hear about the loss your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

  7. Joan Tuxbury says:

    Barbara and family,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Nancy and Bill Hoey says:

    Rich and family,

    Our deepest condolences on the past of your great grandmother, you have been so lucky to have such a wonderful blessing having her in your life. May she Rest In Peace.

  9. Joanne Fisher says:

    Have missed Mary at Bingo. She was such a sweetheart. So sorry for your loss.

  10. Janice Quandt says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I am sure she is up there in God pocket and he will take care of her. Old school mate, Janice Quandt

  11. Nena and Dean Canada says:

    My condolences to you and your beautiful family. Sending hugs and kisses your way. Stay strong family. ??

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