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Barbara C. Lynch

d. March 21, 2024

Barbara C. Lynch

Lynch, Barbara C. (MacDonnell) of Abington, passed away March 21, 2024. Barbara was raised in Roxbury, daughter of the late Angus J. and Jeanette (Dwyer) MacDonnell.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Lynch. Loving mother of Carole Lynch and her partner Robert MacPherson of Braintree, Paula Lynch Ritchie and her husband William of Abington and Joseph Lynch and his wife Jean Thomas of Arlington. Nana to her four grandchildren Marybeth Torpey of Quincy, Joseph Ritchie and his partner Alexa Cushing of East Bridgewater, Brooke Cashman and her husband Chris of Arizona, and Samantha Lynch of Groveland. She is also survived by her longtime friend of over 60 years Peggy O’Connor and recent close and dear friend Martha Hannifan. Preceded by her siblings; Marjorie Brennan, Sr. Mary Grace MacDonnell, O.S.F. Sr. Paula Marie MacDonnell, O.S.F., Jean Costello and Fred MacDonnell.

Barbara graduated from Holy Trinity High School and had a career in banking for many years. She was at the Granite Cooperative Bank as Vice President; then finished her career as Mortgage officer at Weymouth Cooperative Bank. Barbara had been active in many organizations including The South Shore Chamber of Commerce, the beginning of Manet Community Health Clinic, and several Quincy business associations. Barbara was also a member of Catholic Daughters of America’s and the Sodality at Most Blessed Sacrament Church.

Barbara was proud of her Cape Breton heritage and the MacDonnell clan. In her retirement she enjoyed many cups of tea with family and friends and taught all her grandchildren how to make “a good cup of tea.” She was quick to laugh and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cheering them on in their many activities, hearing about their day, making puzzles, and playing games. She also enjoyed her weekly Mahjong games with “the girls”. Barbara was an avid fan of all Boston team sports and could be heard cheering her teams on from just about anywhere in the house. 

We would like to thank the staff at Dwyer House for their never-ending kindness and support of mom. We are grateful to her “neighbor” Martha for her loving friendship. Also, to NVNA Hospice and South Shore Health Palliative Care for the care and support shown to Barbara and her family through a difficult time.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday 4-7 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 8:45 AM on Tuesday, prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to NVNA & Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061 and South Shore Health Palliative Care, 55 Fogg Road, South Weymouth, MA 02190.

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Past Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, April 1, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

McDonald KeohaneFuneral Home - South

809 Main Street, Weymouth, MA 02190

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Celebration of Life Service

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Starts at 8:45 am (Eastern time)

McDonald KeohaneFuneral Home - South

809 Main Street, Weymouth, MA 02190

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church

1015 Sea Street, Quincy, MA 02169

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