Family, friends, flowers, music and prayer described the essence of Mary Lynch. She was born on February 3, 1928 and died on October 21, 2022 at the age of 94. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Lynch for 60 years. Loving sister of the late William (Dorothy) Lonergan, Jeanne Lonergan and Elizabeth (William) Leonard. Mother of Jean (Charlie) Lim and Patricia (Mike) Bell. Grandmother of Gregory Lim, Douglas Lim, Peter Bell and Benjamin (Brandy) Bell. Great-grandmother of Henry Bell. Visitation will take place at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, 3172 South Road, on Friday, October 28 starting at 8:30 A.M. until Mass of Christian Burial begins there at 9:30 A.M. Memorials may be made to Mercy McAuley Scholarship Fund, 6000 Oakwood Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224, or Salesian Missions, 2 Le Fevres Lane, New Rochelle, New York, 10801.
Mary devoted her life to being a good wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend. After losing both of her parents before she was fourteen, her interest in the good health and happiness of her extended family and friends was always apparent. Throughout much of her life, she enjoyed gardening, baking and various crafts. She was a faithful Catholic with great devotion to the Blessed Mother. She adopted her husband's passion for Notre Dame football and enjoyed Cincinnati Reds baseball as well.
Mary strongly encouraged her two daughters and four grandsons in their educational pursuits from preschool through college. She and her husband were also enthusiastic supporters of any extracurricular endeavor of their grandchildren – soccer, basketball, swim meets, band, choral concerts, plays, academic team and even rugby. Since she valued education, it was quite fitting that from 1986-1997, she worked in the Alumnae and Development Office of Mother of Mercy High School.
In spite of health limitations, she took delight in becoming a great-grandmother this year. The surprise joy of the last few years was the fondness she developed for her goldendoodle grand-dog, Archer. Mary delighted in a beautiful sunset. Now that the sun has set on her life, we trust she now enjoys a spectacular view of the wonders of the skies and universe. May she rest in heavenly peace.