George D. "Bud" Lynch
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  • Massachusetts General Hospital heart center
    55 Fruit St.
    Boston, MA 02114

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“Dear Lynch family, Mrs. Lynch, Jim, Cindy, Buddy, Martha ,John and all the kids, Just this minute found out that Mr. Lynch had passed. We are so...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Donahue - Wakefield, MA

“As a boy growing up in Melrose, Bud Lynch gave me a summer job at Hook Lobster in 1980 when I was 16 years old. I spent two summers at Hook's,...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: John Vivilecchia - Groveland, MA

“Donna, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Cherish your memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With sympathy, Sue Daly ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Daly - Melrose, MA

“We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Mike and Judy Dolan - Wakefield, MA

“George Lynch (and his wonderful wife) is one of the finest people I have ever met. Their son, Buddy, and I went to law school together in Vermont....Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Samuel Weiner - Caldwell, NJ

“So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed my visits with Bud. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Andrea Hart - North Reading, MA

“I have fond memories of Uncle Bud. For the few summers I worked at James Hook and Co. he took me under his wing. I was allergic to lobster (how...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Paul Hook - Los Angeles, CA

“To the entire Lynch Family I was so sorry to hear of your loss. It seems like yesterday we were all together enjoying the wonderful Lynch parties. ...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Andrea CrescenziDeLuca - Atlanta, GA

“Jean and I would like to express our condolences to the entire Lynch family. Mr. Lynch was a wonderful, dedicated, hard working family man who was...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Nick & Jean Moise - Foxboro, MA

“Dear entire Lynch family, especially James, Buddy, Donna, & John. My condolences for your loss. The pictures of your dad show him surrounded by a...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Ralph Chasse

“MIchael and I would like to extend our condolences to the Lynch family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Paula Zipoli and Michael Ormiston

“Myself and the entire John Nagle Co family would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the to the Lynch family during this time of loss. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Carl Santheson

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: John W., John H. Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA

George D. "Bud" Lynch passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, February 1, 2013. He was 84 years of age. Bud was born in Saugus on April 12, 1928 to the late George F. & Margaret (Foster) Lynch. He was raised in Saugus, attended Saugus schools and has been a resident of Melrose since 1956. Mr. Lynch served his country proudly in the US Army during the Korean War from 1950 – 1952. At the young age of 13, Bud started working in the lobster industry for the James Hook Lobster Company in Boston. He continued to work at Hook Lobster for over 50 years before starting his own company, Lynch Lobster Company Inc. at 38 Water St. in Beverly. Bud was still currently working at Lynch Lobster with his family right up until the time of his death. Mr. Lynch was one of the founding members of The Church of the Incarnation in Melrose and a former member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose. He enjoyed spending summers for over 20 years in South Yarmouth on Cape Cod and wintering in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida for many years. Bud loved the sun, the ocean, the outdoors, reading the Boston Globe every day, was an avid Red Sox fan and a big Boston sports fan. He took great pleasure in following all his grandchildren's sporting events and loved the times spent with his family. Mr. Lynch was the loving husband of 59 years to Theresa (Hook) Lynch. Devoted father of George D. "Buddy" Lynch Jr. & his wife Martha, Donna Lanney & her husband Richard all of Peabody, James J. Lynch & his wife Cynthia of Wakefield and John P. Lynch of Melrose. Beloved brother of Catherine Fisher of PA. Proud grandfather of Meaghan Lynch & George D. Lynch III, ... READ MORE →