John F. "Jackie" Lynch

  • Born: May 7, 1951
  • Died: April 28, 2021
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family

John F. "Jackie" Lynch, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 69.

Jack was born in Boston on May 7, 1951, son of the late George J. and Mary Margaret (A'Hearn) Lynch.

Jack was an animal lover who cherished his dogs. He was very proud of his Irish heritage. Jack enjoyed his work in property maintenance for Most Blessed Sacrament Church, and for Antiques at Edgerly Farm. Jack will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his mother and father, he is predeceased by his aunt and uncle, Anne "Auntie Molly" and Frank Bolotte, and his cousin, Frank Bolotte, Jr.

John is survived by his close cousins Barbie McDonnell, Ann-Marie Thomas, and Joe Bolotte. He is also survived by his lifelong friends, John Starr, Mary Starr and Pat Starr. He is also survived by his dear friends, the Yamartino family and Clare and Rick Zeimetz. He also leaves several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to Jack's Funeral Mass at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield celebrated on Thursday, May 13 at 11am. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, W. Roxbury. Gifts in his memory may be made to MSPCA, or 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston MA 02130.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am deeply saddened to learn of Jack's sudden death. We knew each other in our 20s and 30s and had great fun together with mutual friends back in the 70s and 80s. He was always a kind and gentle soul, yet still full of fun. May he RIP and be rejoined with his many lost loved ones. God bless.

Posted by Carol Wilkins Stima - Woburn, MA   July 09, 2021

Never knew a more caring person than Jack. I will surely miss him!

Posted by John Harrelson - Lowell, MA - Friend   May 14, 2021

I have never met a kinder man than Jack! We have been yard sale compadres for years--comparing each others 'stashes' and seeing who got the better deal! We both were Monday Night Regulars at The Trinity Church Thrift Shop. Our other hangout was Liberty Bell. I loved his stories of the pups.

I hope he's made a stop at the Rainbow Bridge to be reunited with the pups that have gone before him. Rest easy, Jack, you've earned your place in Heaven. Thank you for the gift of your friendship, Jack!

Posted by Sue Daly - Melrose, MA - Friend   May 12, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. Jack and I worked together for 20 years. Jack was the kindest most thoughtful person I have ever met. He cared deeply for those around him snd would give the shirt off his back. Jacks love of his dogs and his Irish roots were always on full display. Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by Kevin Burke - Methuen, MA - Coworker   May 09, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Jacks passing. We live across the street at 2 Sidney for 23 years and enjoyed having him as a friend and neighbor. RiP Jack and may God welcome you with open Arms!

Posted by Michael Profenno - New Smyrna Beach, FL   May 08, 2021


Posted by Lorianne Viglione-Rose - Largo, FL - Friend   May 07, 2021

Jack was truly a gift to everyone who knew him. He came into our lives at a time when I had been praying for someone wonderful to be my husband's caregiver. Jack was the answer to my prayers and more. From day one, he became part of our family. We will miss all the smiles, caring and just his presence in our daily lives. I'm so grateful for our great conversations and his support and advice. Rest In Peace, Jack. May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Posted by Clare and Rick Zeimetz - Peabody, MA - Friend   May 07, 2021