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Obituary: John T. “Jack” Lynch, 70

Jan 27, 2018 06:28AM ● By Theresa Gilman


John T. “Jack” Lynch, 70, a resident of Tewksbury, formerly of Lowell, passed away on Wednesday, January 24th at his home following a brave and courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Celeste M. “Candy” (Costa) Lynch who survives him.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 13, 1947, the son of the late John J. and the late Florella (Coalter) Lynch, he was raised in the Highlands section of Lowell, attended St. Margaret Grammar School and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1965.

Prior to his retirement, Jack was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Court Officer at Lowell District Court and Lawrence District Court. Previously, he worked at Polaroid Corporation.

In addition to his wife Candy, Jack is survived by his daughter Jennifer M. Lynch and her partner Michael Slawinski and his beloved grandson Kyler J. Lynch-Slawinski all of Dracut; a sister Marygail Houde and her husband Stephen of Enfield, CT; a brother-in-law Alan Costa of North Reading, MA whose dedication, compassion and care during Jack's illness was deeply appreciated; and several nieces and nephews.

 He was also the brother of the late Carol Moran.

Jack’s family would also like to thank the staff of Circle Home Health and Hospice.

Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday, January, 28. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Monday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, P.O. Box 2157, Framingham, MA 01703 or Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.  

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