Cornelius "Neil" L. Lynch III

July 22, 1946August 13, 2020

Cornelius L. “Neil” Lynch, III, age 74, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Jane (Siedentopf) Lynch to whom he was married for 48 years.

Growing up on Meridian St. in Fall River, he was the son of Cornelius L. Lynch, II. and Ann M. Lynch. He resided in Rehoboth for over 40 years. Neil was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School in 1964 and, after a brief stint at WHDH Boston he graduated from Bristol Community College in its first class. Neil worked for several years at Union Hospital (now Charlton) while in college. A graduate of what is now Bridgewater State University, Class of 1970 he left a teaching career to work in human services. As the Director of the Head Start Program in Fall River, his career spanned over 30 years before retiring in 2014.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Brendan Lynch and his wife Joanne of Sudbury and Sean T. Lynch of Tuscon, AZ; two grandchildren, Cara Lynch and Liam Lynch and brother-in-law, Bruce Siedentopf and his wife Patty.

Due to current restrictions his funeral service will be private and are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, Swansea.


  • Funeral and Burial Private


Cornelius "Neil" L. Lynch III

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Derry Braga

September 7, 2020

Jane, So sorry to hear of Neil's passing. I hope you get comfort remembering all the good memories you have of him in this most difficult time..Please give my condolences to the boys. You are in my prayers.

Anne Bagge

September 5, 2020

So saddened to hear of Neil's passing. He was such a great friend to me and so many other Head Start directors. I will cherish his memory and thank him for all he did for children and families in Fall River. My sympathies to his wife Jane and his children and grandchildren.
Anne and Richard Bagge

Pam Kuechler

August 20, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of Neil's passing. He was a colleague and a mentor for many years while he was the Head Start director. What a great impact he had on many people and he will be missed. My condolences to his family and friend. I am grateful to have known him!
Pam Kuechler

Jim Smith

August 18, 2020

My condolences to Jane and the family. I am very sorry for your loss.

Neil and I worked together in the early 70s at CFC and were friends.

May you rest in peace my friend.

Elaine Gifford

August 18, 2020

I worked with Neil at Head Start. He was the Director that hired me. I was a Head Start parent at the time. He gave me the opportunity I was looking for. I have been there for 35 yrs now. My condolences to his wife and family. May he rest in eternal peace.

Helen Raposo

August 15, 2020

Neil was a great director at Head Start. May he rest in peace.

Linda Wheelock

August 14, 2020

My sincere sympathy to the family. I worked for years under Neil’s leadership at CFC inc. He was a wonderful man and great leader!


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