Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA


Joseph J. Lynch

February 13, 1945September 9, 2019

Mr. Joseph J. Lynch, 74, of Swampscott passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a long courageous battle with his loving family at his side. He was the husband of Frances M. “Francie” (DeLeon) Lynch with whom he shared 37 years of marriage.

Joseph was born February 13, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA, he is the son of the late John and Anna Mae (Buckley) Lynch. He was a graduate of Bishop Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills, PA. Joseph and Frances resided in Swampscott for the past 31 years and previously resided in Lynn.

He served in the United States Navy from 1963- 1967 serving on the USS Boston CAG-1

He worked for Paradise Construction as a finish carpenter for many years until his retirement in 2014. Joseph enjoyed his work he worked on Cape Cod and Arlington as well as the North Shore.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed playing chess. Joseph was an HO train collector for many years. He also enjoyed cooking, gardening and woodworking. He also enjoyed maintaining his home.

In addition to his loving wife Frances, Joseph is survived by his sons Sean Lynch and his wife Robin of Arkansas and Patrick Lynch of New Mexico, his sister Nancy Huslin and her husband Theodore of Richboro, PA, his sister-in-law Dolores Roberts and her husband Steve of Peabody, his niece Jodi O’Connor and her husband Michael of Swampscott, his grand nephew Zachary Kalapinski as well as his devoted dog Bailey.

In addition to his parents, Joseph is predeceased by his brother John Lynch and his sister Dorothy Cherubini.

In honoring with Joseph’s wishes Funeral Services were held privately. Interment with military honors were in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Northeast Animal Shelter 347 Highland Ave Salem, MA 01970 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.


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Joseph J. Lynch

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Jim & Patti Rogato

September 18, 2019

So sorry to hear about Joe, Jim and I are thinking of you, and remembering the fun we had and dinners we had on Chestunt St. (Flax Pond) In Lynn. May God Bless you and give you strength!
Our deepest sympathy.
Jimmy and Patti Rogato

Mary Embry

September 15, 2019

Joe is a dear friend, who no matter what... had a quick Irish wit, a leprechaun smile and twinkle in his eyes... he always made me laugh! I loved to talk with him and learned so many life lessons... love of his wife always took first place! then the fur-babies, of course! I don't think there was a subject that Joe didn't have an opinion on and could discuss anything with you! What a great man!

Joe, the world lost a dear soul when you left to go home. We are lesser with your loss. But your memory will keep us focused to carry on. We will band together to do good, look after your love and pray we meet again soon.