Mary C. "Kate" Lynch

December 13, 1927November 2, 2018

Mary Catherine “Kate” Lynch, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2018. Kate is survived by her loving children: Patricia Ann (Gary) Lynch-Grover, Bernard Patrick (Jane) Lynch, and Joseph Alexander (Beverly) Lynch II; sister, Joanne (Richard) Sousa; sister-in-law, Winnie Delehanty; and brother-in-law, Robert (Jean) Lynch. Kate leaves her beloved grandchildren: Michelle (John) Grana, Ryan, Michael (Erin), Keegan, Matthew (McKenna), and Nicholas Lynch; cherished great-granddaughters, Kylie, Grace, and Juliana Lynch. She is also survived by many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Joseph Lynch; daughter, Mary Catherine; siblings, Patricia (James) Craft and John Delehanty; and in-laws, James and Joseph (Mary Lou) Lynch, Dorothy (Robert) Fay, and Eleanor Storke.

Kate was born on December 13, 1927 to the late Bernard and Ruth Delehanty. After graduating from St. Monica’s School and Nazareth Academy, Kate attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing. She married Bernie and went on to raise four children and build a beautiful home in the Bristol Hills. For over 30 years they were members of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Honeoye. She managed several corporate hospitality facilities in the Rochester area throughout her career. She retired from Lawyer’s Co-Op Publishing Company. Kate enjoyed traveling, loved collectibles, and had a keen sense of humor and an intense commitment to her beliefs. But above all else, she loved her family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the compassionate care givers on Reservoir 5 at St. John’s Home, especially, Vanmany, Shanae, Marilyn and Eric.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Pius Tenth Church, 3010 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. There will be no prior calling hours. Private interment. Arrangements entrusted to Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, 150 French Rd. Rochester, NY 14618.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 10, 2018

Mary C. "Kate" Lynch

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Carolyn Guilfoyle

November 8, 2018

Dear Lynch family,
Our sincere condolences on the loss of a wonderfully loved lady
We are blessed to count Pat and Gary as friends. We’d met Mary C Kate at our favorite restaurant Angrisani ‘s. She and Pat were awaiting a table.
She was a sweet bubbly lady. She was recouperating from surgery
We saw how much love she expressed for her daughter and family!
Blessings to All who loved her sweet Spirit!
Danny & Carolyn Guilfoyle

Scott Speer

November 5, 2018

Dear Lynch Family,

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your mom. Your Mom was a special lady that raised loving, wonderful and giving children as witnessed by your daily activities. You all are like family to us.

With Love,
Scott, Chris, Trevor and Ashley Speer

Pat Lynch-Grover

November 4, 2018

Our family has lost our matriarch....however, we will always have our mom's love and all that she was to us and taught us.

My mom has "traveled" without me this time but what she has left me with is what she has always given me – my strength of purpose and her unconditional love.

My heart is broken...

Rest in peace mom.

Valerie Hartman

November 4, 2018

Pat and family, My deepest sympathy in the passing of your mom. May you be consoled to know she is at peace. God bless you. Valerie Hartman