John W. Lynch, 77, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2018 at home, with his children by his side.
John was born in Lincoln on Dec. 15, 1940, to the late Albertine (Holleran) Fowler and William Everett Lynch. He graduated from Lincoln High School and enlisted in the U.S Navy, where he served four years as a gunner’s mate. Upon his return home he married his true love, Doreen McAfee on August 27, 1964. John was predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years on June 29, 2017.
John worked in the Lincoln Paper Mill from 1963 until its first closure; he then began working for Fadden store and Fadden Oil, which later became Carr Co Oil and ultimately Dead River Company. John remained with Dead River Company until his retirement in 2000, at which time he had worked in the oil service industry for over 30 years. After retiring, he quickly found he missed working, and took a part-time position for the Lincoln Recycling Center and also as the caretaker of Riverside Cemetery. He took great pride in all of his work, and enjoyed talking with the many friends he saw in the community along the way.
John greatly enjoyed spending time with his family hosting dinners and holidays, watching any and all sports, visiting with friends and neighbors, and many summers fishing NH lakes and rivers with his son Tom, their friend Paul, as well as many of his grandchildren.
John is survived by his daughter Patricia Rushford and her husband Michael of Coventry, VT; son Thomas Lynch and his wife Cheryl of Bridgewater, NH; daughter Ann Lawrence and her husband Andrew of Charleston, VT; daughter Joleen Welford and her husband Gregory of Campton, NH; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother William Lynch and wife Deborah of Ingleside, TX; cousin Valerie Sweeney of Oceanside, CA; his siblings-in-law Stephen McAfee and his wife Flora of North Port, Florida; Ann Smithson of Shalimar, Florida; Philip McAfee and his wife Cheryl of Campton, NH; Robert McAfee and his wife Danielle of Woodstock, NH; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, and his wife Doreen, John was also predeceased by his granddaughter Patricia Durocher, son-in-law Alain Durocher, step-mother June Lynch, brother Steven Lynch, and sister-in-law Eve (McAfee) Rogers.
John was a good man, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all, and will be missed beyond measure.
His family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the friends, neighbors and community members who have helped so greatly over the past year. Your frequent visits, calls and letters truly brightened his day.
A graveside memorial service for John and Doreen will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Lincoln on Saturday September 8, 2018 at 11:00am.
For those who wish, the family suggests memorial donations in John’s name be made to North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.