John A. Lynch

Dr. John A. Lynch, of North Fal­mouth, MA passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 after a brief illness. He was 90. He was the son of Frank Lynch of Peabody and Hel­en (Walsh) Lynch of Salem, MA and husband of 52 years to the late Joan (Enos) Lynch. Born and raised in Peabody, MA, he attended Bos­ton College and went on to gradu­ate from Tufts University Medical School in 1948. He served in the Korean War as part of the First Cavalry Division initially as a medic, and later as a surgeon. He rose to the rank of Captain. After this service, he joined the Veterans Administra­tion and worked as a sur­geon and teacher for over forty years in Manches­ter, NH. In this role, he also served as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery for Harvard Medical School for over 25 years.

In addition to his wife Joan, he is predeceased by his brothers Frank Lynch and Charles Lynch, his sister Mary Ellen Marrs, and his daughter Patricia. He is survived by his five sons, Michael and wife Susanne of Am­herst, NH, John and wife Heather of Falmouth, Thomas of Cambridge, Peter and wife Mayre of Falmouth, and Stephen of Cambridge; and six grandchildren. He par­ticularly enjoyed family get-togethers.

Visiting hours were from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Novem­ber 1st, in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 W. Fal­mouth Highway (Route 28A), West Falmouth, MA 02574.

A Mass of Chris­tian Burial was held at 11:00 on Wednesday No­vember 2nd at Saint Eliz­abeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Road, North Fal­mouth, followed by burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, do­nations may be made to Tufts University School of Medicine, in memory of John Lynch M48. Checks to Trustees of Tufts Col­lege, with a note in the memo line "TUSM in memory of John Lynch M48" can be mailed to: Tufts University, P.O. Box 3306, Boston, MA 02241- 3306, or giving online: https://tuftsgiving.org (Se­lect: School of Medicine, select in memory of: John Lynch, M48, and complete all fields.)

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