Newbury, MA — Henry “Hippy” Lynch Jr., 72, longtime resident of Newbury, died peacefully on Friday morning, December 6, 2013, at his home, surrounded by the family he loved so very much.
Born in Newburyport on January 14, 1941, he was one of four children of the late Henry V. and Margaret (Knox) Lynch. He was a graduate of Newburyport High School, Class of 1958.
A meat cutter his entire life, he started out at the former Swift and Co., moving on to work at Demoulas Supermarkets, and retiring from Hannaford Supermarkets.
He married his wife and best friend, Janyce L. Summers on October 21, 1972, and shared his life’s passions with her.
A member of the Merrimack Valley Stripers Club and the Plum Island Surfcasters, he was a lifelong hunter and fisherman, especially partial to saltwater fishing. He and his wife, Janyce, spent many weekends aboard his boat with family and friends. His vast knowledge and passion for saltwater fishing earned him the cover page of the Saltwater Fishing Magazine. After selling his boat, he shared his vast knowledge of saltwater fishing with the locals and volunteered much of his time at the Parker River Wildlife Refuge at Plum Island.
In addition to his wife of 41 years, Janyce L. (Summers) Lynch of Newbury, he leaves behind his mother-in-law, Mildred Summers of Newbury; his brother, Michael D. Lynch and wife, Kathleen, of Merrimac; his two sisters, Maureen MacDonald and husband, William, of Rowley, and Holly Lynch-Pritchard and husband, Alan, of Newbury; his three nephews, Scott, Timothy and Dustin; his two nieces, Jill and Ellen; his three grandnieces, Kaitlyn, Abigail and Teagan; his two grandnephews, Tighe and Hunter; his two Corgi dogs, Riley and Digby, who never left his side; and many dear friends and neighbors.
He will be sadly missed by them all, but always remembered for his devotion to family and friends and his zest for life.
The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks for the compassionate care received from Dottie Sullivan, NP, at Mass General Hospital, the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, and the people at “Right at Home,” as well as to their friends and neighbors for their endless support and words of comfort.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 12, at 10:30 a.m., at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 42 Green Street, Newburyport, followed by burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Newbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite 102B, Danvers, MA 01923.