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Patricia M. (Lynch) Browne
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  • Little Sisters of the Poor
    186 Highland Ave.
    Somerville, MA 02143

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“My sincere condolences for the passing of such a dear lady, Pat. Always smiling and sincerelyinterested in you as a person.She will be missed.Love,...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Edie Babcock - Pelham, NH

“Pat will be missed by anyone that knew her. From the remaining members of the Tops group we send or heartfelt sympathy to the family. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Shirley Rabb Rabb - Melrose, MA

“To all the Brownes,So sorry to learn of Mrs. Browne's passing. The Sullivans have wonderful memories of your family on Clifton Park. I always...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Sullivan - Friend

“Dear Tricia, We were sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Our sympathy to you and all of the family - may your memories bring you comfort.Best...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sara Beauchamp - Easton, MA

“Loving, caring, and always smiling. We will miss you Pat and keep you in our hearts forever. Our condolences to all the family. We are fortunate to...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Peg Doyle - Hingham, MA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Remembering Pat and Jim and their extended family making memories with that great neighborhood "up on the hill" in...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Alan Bemiss - Wilmington, MA

“I am so sorry to hear about the families loss.may the families hearts ♥ be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to all of the Browne family. I used to bring communion to Pat & Jim at their condo in Melrose. I became very fond of them and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Higgins - Andover, MA

“So sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a dear person. I have so many memories of her starting at Clifton Park, she was our neighborhood Mom....Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Gen Lamson - Wakefield, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of her when we were in TOPS together. She was a wonderful, sweet woman....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Denise Bragalone - Groveland, MA

PATRICIA MARY ((Lynch) Browne,
Age 95, of Melrose, formerly of Cambridge, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2019. Devoted daughter of the late William J. and Bernadette A. (Brennan) Lynch. Beloved husband of the late James D. Browne. Cherished mother of Kathleen Walsh and her husband Stephen of Topsfield, Patricia Kramer and her husband Kenneth of Sanford, ME, Charlene Walsh and her husband Dennis of Middleton, James Browne and his late wife Marcia of Wakefield, Jeanne Connolly and her husband Edward of Charlestown, Stephen Browne and his wife Elizabeth of Georgetown, and the late Maureen Glennon and her late husband John. Proud grandmother and great grandmother to sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Loving sister of the late Geraldine MacCausland. Also survived by members of her extended family and her many, many friends.

Pat was born in Boston and was raised in Cambridge. She was a graduate of St. Paul's School and attended high school at Cambridge Latin. She was actively involved in her church activities from an early age. She had fond memories of skating on the Charles River with her father as a young girl. After high school, she worked in the payroll department at Mass Motors in Boston before marrying the love of her life, James Browne of Arlington.

Pat and Jim were married at St. Paul's Church in Cambridge, on September 14, 1947. They shared seventy wonderful years of marriage and were blessed with seven children, sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Pat was integrally involved in all aspects of her children and grandchildren's lives, never missing any of their important events or activities. She was devoted to each one of them and loved them all dearly. She was a comforter and caretaker to all around her, and unselfishly gave of herself to all those in need her entire life. Pat had many life long friendships and made many new friends the past few years after moving to the Arbors in Stoneham.

Pat enjoyed many years of spending time on the Cape with her husband, family and close friends. She also enjoyed travelling across the country with her husband and their many trips to Ireland to visit family.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 2:00-5:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield on Monday December 23, 2019 at 11:00AM. Burial will follow at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143.