Richard B. Lynch, 96, of Grafton

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Richard B. LynchGrafton – Richard Barrett Lynch, 96, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by loving family members.

Richard was predeceased by his loving wife of 72 years, Marguerite Lynch. Richard is survived by his daughter Carol A. Hoyt of Roxboro, NC, Richard J Lynch and his partner Linda Putnam of Rosarito, Mexico, and Robert W Lynch of Upton, MA. Including five grandchildren Kimberly Curry of Roxboro NC, Gregory Hoyt of Thornton CO, Nicole Park of San Diego, Brian Lynch of San Diego, and Sarah Lynch of Upton MA. Four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Richard was born in Laurel Springs, NJ, on July 21, 1923. Son of the late Mary Julia Anthony Lynch and Alvin J Lynch. He was predeceased by his sister Charolette Lynch and sister Helen Lynch Olsen Merkle.

Graduated high school in Haddonfield, NJ, he then apprenticed as a draftsman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. In 1941 after Pearl Harbor was bombed, he joined the

Navy. He served our country until 1945. After leaving the military, he and his new bride settled in the South Grafton, MA area.

Richard worked for many years at the Whiten Machine Works and Smith Valve.

Richard was an avid fly fisherman and loved to spend time at their camping trailer in Sharon VT fishing the White River. They spent over 16 years at a timeshare condo during the summer in Aruba.

Our loving Dad and grandfather will be greatly missed.

Burial was at St Phillips cemetery on Thursday May 28 in a private ceremony.