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Mary K. Lynch

February 1, 1921 October 28, 2011
Mary K. Lynch
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St. Albans/Burlington – Mary K. Lynch, 90, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011, at the Franklin County Rehab Center, with her family at her side. Mary was born on February 1, 1921, in Bennington, the daughter of the late Francis and Ella (Lynch) Kelley. On August 28, 1946, in Bennington, she married Robert E. Lynch, who preceded her in death on November 30, 2007. Mary attended Bennington High School and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1943. For many years she was a voter registrar for Mayors Cain and Paquette Administrations in Burlington. She was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Ladies of St. Mark’s, League of Women Voters and campaigned for the Vermont Heart Association. She also was an avid bridge player. Survivors include her three children and their families, Gail (Lynch) and Michael Dugan of Williston; Edward Lynch and Pat Blair of Churubusco, NY and Nora (Lynch) and Dennis McKenzie of Colchester; her seven granddaughters, Kate McKenzie Rugg (Thomas), Amy Lynch, Tara Dugan Banks (Owen), Ellen McKenzie Cislo (Rob), Mary-Brigid Dugan Nousiainen (Markku), Molly Dugan Hoppes (Tobin), Kelley Lynch and fiancé, Tim Burke and grandson, Liam McKenzie (Corey). Also surviving are six great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; her brother, William Kelley (Jean) of Vestel NY; brother-in-law, John C. Lynch (Louise); five nephews, six nieces and several cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Helen F. Kelley and cousin, the Reverend Monsignor John A. Lynch. Mary’s family would like to thank to Dr Marco and many thanks to Franklin County Rehab staff for their care and devotion shown to our mother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday November 2, 2011, at 11:00 AM at St. Marks Church, North Avenue, Burlington. The Reverend Marcel Rainville will be celebrant. A cremation committal will be held at the convenience of her family in Resurrection Park. Those wishing to honor Mary’s memory are asked to do so with a contribution to Franklin County Rehab Center, 110 Fairfax Road, St. Albans 05478. Assisting the Lynch family is the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans where private messages of condolence are welcome at

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