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    2017-09-11 Worcester Firefighter William F. Lynch Retired

    William F. Lynch, 84

    WORCESTER - William F. Lynch, 84, of West Boylston, died peacefully Monday, September 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

    His wife of 45 years, Mary (Marshall) Lynch, died in 2002.

    Bill leaves five children, Kathleen M. Kelley of West Boylston, with whom he lived, and her fiancÚ David Rudick, Kevin F. Lynch of Auburn and Maria Marin of Shrewsbury, Ann Marie Buckley and her husband Brian of Worcester, Maureen E. Doherty, wife of the late Thomas Doherty, of Bellingham, and Mary Beth Lynch Carroll and her husband Daniel of Worcester; his sister, Beverly M. Johnson of Worcester; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

    Bill was predeceased by his twin brother Robert P. Lynch, his brother John W. Lynch, and two sisters, Jane A. Tivnan and Claire M. Harvey.

    Bill was born in Worcester, son of John A. and Mary A. (O'Brien) Lynch. He has lived in West Boylston since 1984.

    Bill left St. Peter's High School to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. After the war, he graduated from Commerce High School.

    Bill was appointed to the Worcester Fire Department in 1957. He was assigned to Engine 1 at Central Station for many years before joining the Fire Prevention team at the Grove St. Headquarters. He retired from the Fire Department in 1995. He also worked many years as a professional pallbearer for several Worcester area funeral homes.

    Bill was a member of St. John's Church in Worcester, Div. 36 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Emerald Club.

    Calling hours at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, are Thursday, September 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be Friday, September 15, from the funeral home with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John's Church, 40 Temple St., Worcester. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the St. John's Church Food for the Poor Program, 44 Temple St., Worcester, 01604.
    Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 11 to Sept. 13, 2017
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