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Theresa F. (Hook) Lynch
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  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
    585 Lebanon St. Attn Development Office
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Myself and the Nagle family would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and yours with the passing of your Mom. Hoping you can all find peace...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: CARL SANTHESON SANTHESON - MA

“Dear Lynch FamilyWe hope you feel surrounded by much love and light.Love ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Gwen & Terry Ryan - Gloucester, MA

“Donna,Heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Mom. May cherished memories get you through this difficult time. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sue Daly - Melrose, MA

“We were sorry to hear of your moms passing. Our thoughts are with you as the family comes together to mourn Theresa's loss. Steve/Dawna Lanney ”
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“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 »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Theresa F. (Hook) Lynch passed away at The Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on December 11, 2018. She was 86 years of age. Theresa was born in Saugus, MA on May 4, 1932 to the late James & Victoria (Gerdash) Hook. Theresa was raised in Saugus until junior high school before moving to Miami, Florida and graduating from Miami High School. She returned to the Boston area and graduated from Regis College in Weston, MA. Mrs. Lynch has been a resident of Melrose for the past 62 years. She was a homemaker, a longtime member of Incarnation Church and a former member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose. Theresa enjoyed traveling down to the Islands with her husband Bud, enjoyed wintering in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida but most of all she loved her home in South Yarmouth. Mrs. Lynch loved driving along Route 6A; stopping at all the local shops and restaurants with her husband Bud, spending time at the beach and having all her children and grandchildren at her home for great summertime fun. Theresa also loved to host parties and cook outs at her home on Woodcrest Drive in Melrose over the years. In her younger years she enjoyed skiing at Loon Mountain with friends, she was an avid cook and baker which are talents she passed down to her children and she was a voracious reader right up to the end. Theresa was the beloved wife of 59 years to the late George D. "Bud" Lynch. Loving mother of George D. "Buddy" Lynch Jr. & his wife Martha, Donna Lanney & her husband Richard all of Peabody, James J. Lynch & his wife Cynthia of Wakefield and John P. Lynch of Melrose. Proud grandmother of Meaghan Pattani & her husband Alok, George D. Lynch III, Julie Leone & her husband Luciano, Diane Catherman & her husband Jason, Jennifer Lynch, James J. Lynch Jr. & his wife Amber and David F. Lynch & his wife Brittany. Proud great grandmother of Bradley, Esther, Emma, Charley Lynch, Stella Leone and Jackson & Mia Cathermen. Theresa was the last of the 10 Hook siblings. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 4-7PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Saturday, December 15th at 9:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 11AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, 585 Lebanon St. Melrose, MA 02176.