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M. Celeste (Bourque) Lynch

M. Celeste (Bourque) Lynch
  • September 6, 1928 - December 5, 2019
  • Londonderry, New Hampshire
  • In lieu of flowers, the family Lynch suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Amedisys Foundation
    3854 American Way
    Suite A
    Batton Rouge, LA 70816

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“Dennis, Mike, Carolyn, and Suzanne,So very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She and your dad always made us neighborhood kids feel so...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Joe Curran - Merrimac, MA

“Iam so sorry for your loss my condolences to the entire lynch family had so many great memories of your mom and dad RIP ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Thomas Runge - Surprise, AZ

“Dennis and family, so sorry for your loss. I can see so much of you in your mom's picture. Great memories of your folks and our times in the...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: John Batten - Dracut, MA - Friend

“To the children of Celeste and Ed Lynch: You do not know who I am, for I met your Mom at the Hospital in Melrose, when my daughter was born.. ...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Simone D'Eon - Souderton, PA

“I had the pleasure of working with Celeste at Melrose Labor and Delivery. She was a wonderful nurse, and a very sweet , kind woman. I loved her...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Donna O'Brien - Wakefield, MA

“To my cousins ! Aunt Celeste was a gem! Will truly miss her! So sorry for this sad loss ! Cousin Fay & Tom ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: fay mclaughlin - Kissimmee, FL

Nana loved her grandchildren. “To my beloved Mother In Law you will be missed. I hope you're by your Eddie's side again happy and smiling knowing you raised a beautiful family and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Tanja Lynch - Newport, RI

“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 »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


M. Celeste (Bourque) Lynch died at the All American Assisted Living in Londonderry, NH on December 5, 2019. She was 91 years of age. She was born in Belleville, Nova Scotia on September 6, 1928 the youngest of 4 siblings; Nelson, Mary Elizabeth, William and Marie Celeste. Celeste attended elementary school in a one room school house then went to parochial school before graduating Yarmouth Academy and onto the Yarmouth Hospital School of Nursing where she received her nursing degree. She worked at Yarmouth Hospital for a year before moving to the United States. Celeste moved to Melrose at the age of 23 and worked in the labor & delivery room at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 40 years. After five years of living in the US she received her Massachusetts RN Degree and became a US citizen. She retired in 1990 at the age of 62. She met her husband Edward Lynch on a blind date and got married at St. Mary's Church in Melrose on June 6, 1959. Mrs. Lynch lived in Melrose for 55 years where she raised her four children. Celeste enjoyed vacationing with her family on Cape Cod, Squam Lake in NH and in Rockport, MA as well as taking trips to Disney World. On her 25th Wedding Anniversary Mrs. Lynch traveled with her husband Ed to the British Isles, England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales. They also enjoyed taking cruises and spent 8 winters in Hollywood, Florida. But most of all spending time with her family was her favorite thing to do. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Dennis Lynch. Loving mother of Dennis Lynch & his wife Maureen, Carolyn Vernet & her husband David all of Londonderry, Suzanne Groark & her husband Edward of Saugus and Michael Lynch & his wife Tanja of Newport, R.I. Cherished grandmother of Katherine & Scott, Allison & Brian, Stephen & Daniel and Samantha & Gabriela. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11AM, followed by a burial at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Celeste's name to Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way Suite A, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816.