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Margaret "Peggy" Lynch, age 90, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Walpole Healthcare in Walpole, Massachusetts, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 7, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Susan (Hixon) DePaula. Peggy was raised in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston but always looked forward to visiting her aunt in Cranston, Rhode Island for an escape from the city. At a young age, Peggy took a position with a local candy factory, helping to support her family.
Peggy married her beloved husband, William R. Lynch, on July 13, 1949. Together they made their home in Jamaica Plain and loved taking trips to Nantasket Beach or to Norumbega Park for a night of dancing. As the couple began welcoming their children, Peggy took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her family. As a young Mom, Peggy regularly made her children's clothes, often sewing tags into them, making them appear to be store bought. Her crafting talents did not end with her sewing machine, as she used her crochet needles to create Christmas stockings and blankets for each member of her family. As her children grew up, Peggy ventured back out into the working world, taking a cashier's position with the Hi-Lo Supermarket in Jamaica Plain. She was eventually promoted into the office, helping with clerical work, and sometimes overseeing loss prevention.
As a devout Catholic, Peggy was deeply involved with her parish, Our Lady of Lourdes. She regularly served in the cafeteria of the Church's school and attended every social with her family. Peggy looked forward to gathering with friends for Tuesday night bingo and enjoyed bowling with her fellow parishioners in the Church's bowling league. Giving back to the community did not end at her parish, as Peggy volunteered as a troop leader with the Girl Scouts in the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood House.
While Peggy loved giving back to her community, she held every Monday night for a time to gather with her friends for a hand or two of cards, sharing stories and laughter as the night went on. Back at home, she enjoyed some quiet time, completing crossword puzzles, watching a classic movie, tending to her roses, or spending time with her cats, Buttons and Cinnamon. Her quiet time was interrupted by her favorite team, the Boston Red Sox, as Peggy would never miss a game. More recently, Peggy used her iPad to navigate Facebook, chatting with friends and playing games.
Most of all, Peggy was devoted to her family, and looked forward to many vacations with those she loved over the years. In her early years, Peggy and Bill brought their children to the shores of Lake Pearl, Duxbury Beach, or Nantasket Beach for a day of fun in the sun. The family later began to venture to New Hampshire, Maine, and Cape Cod, enjoying the natural beauty that surrounded them. However, the best trips were always to Disney World, visiting the parks multiple times, where Peggy was always the first to jump into line for the roller coasters and thrill rides. Peggy especially loved her role as "Grandma" and had a special fondness for each of her grandchildren. Having never gotten her drivers license, she faithfully took the 34E bus from Boston to Walpole every wednesday to spend time with them throughout the duration of their childhoods. The holidays were always special to Peggy, and she loved hosting her whole family for Thanksgiving and Christmas, opening her home in Jamaica Plain for everyone to gather for a meal. Peggy was delighted to welcome her grandchildren, often treating them to her famous "flat pancakes."
Beloved wife of the late William R. Lynch.
Loving mother of Kathy M. Constantino and her husband, Rob, of Walpole, Gail M. Eastlack and her late husband, Joseph, of Mansfield, Bill R. Lynch and his wife, Denise French, of Canton, Steven L. Lynch of Jamaica Plain, Peggy A. Maffei and her husband, Marc, of Haverhill, and the late Kevin M. Lynch and his surviving partner, Mary Casey, of Jamaica Plain.
Cherished grandmother of Nick Constantino of Walpole, Melissa Lynch of Canton, Jillian Walsh and her husband, Bryan, of Franklin, Brian Lynch of Quincy, Gregory Constantino of Walpole, and Casey Eastlack and her husband, Peter Crowley, of Brighton; and great grandmother of Kendal, Jordan, and Brodie.
Sister of Marie Ward of Brockton, the late Grace Brinkert, the late Josephine DeCoste, the late Judy Maloney, and the late Buddy DePaula. Sister in law of Jeannie Pavidas of Marshfield.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Peggy's Life Celebration on Friday, November 3rd, 2023, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
All are invited to gather in the funeral home on Saturday, November 4th, 2023, at 9:30 am prior to Peggy's Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes, 14 Montebello Road, Jamaica Plain, at 11:30 AM. Interment will take place at Mount Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Margaret's name may be made to Walpole Healthcare, 160 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081.