Harold J. Lynch, age 79, of Easton, devoted husband of Carmen Barraza Lynch, dedicated Deacon of Notre Dame of Easton Church, entered into eternal life on April 13, 2016 at home while in the care of his loving family.
In addition to Carmen, his beautiful bride of 55 years, Harry will be remembered by his three prides and joys including his favorite #1 son, Kevin Lynch and his wife, Jo Ann of Valley Stream, NY, his favorite middle child, Kenneth Lynch and Liz Kulscar of Milford, CT, and his favorite daughter, Karyn Ann McNeil of Fairfield. He is also survived by his three cherished granddaughters whom he adored, Christina Mary Lynch, Kiera Ann McNeil and Maura Mae McNeil. Harry's memory will also be embraced by his beloved extended family Karen Eisen, Mark Seltzberg, Stephen McNeil, all the Barrazas, Bagleys, McNeils, O'Driscolls, Ahrens and his treasured Briny Community. Harold was predeceased by his father, Harold Bagley and dear mother, Mae Rushton.
Harry graduated in 1954 from Power Memorial Academy in Manhattan, NY where he maintained lifelong dear friends. He served the United States Marine Corps from July 19, 1955 and was Honorably Discharge as a sergeant on July 18, 1963. Harold was very proud to call himself a Marine and was awarded with a Certificate of Good Conduct for his Honest and Faithful Service.
In 1965, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University and enjoyed a long and successful career as a sales and marketing executive of primary metals for Anaconda, AMAX and then ASARCO. He enjoyed consulting for ten years during his retirement with SIDICH, Belgium.
In 1989, Harold was ordained a Deacon for the Diocese of Bridgeport and served in this capacity at Notre Dame of Easton and The Church of Our Lady of Victory in New York, NY. As a Deacon, he enjoyed serving as a facilitator for the Prepare Enrich Program and Pre-Baptismal Classes.
Harry's most cherished moments were spending time with his family, especially his 14 years of family vacations in Avalon, NJ. He was a diehard Giant fan, avid golfer but by far, cheering for his beloved granddaughters at all their sporting and musical events was his favorite pastime. He was passionate about world news and politics and would share his views with anyone that would listen. He was an enthusiastic reader and loved reading his days away at the beach. But most of all, Harry loved living life to the fullest; he brought joy to all with his warm "blue" eyes, big bright smile and bear hugs!!!
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM in the Notre Dame of Easton Church.
On Wednesday, his Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM, with his inurnment to immediately follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to: School Sisters of Notre Dame 345 Belden Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897, Operation Smile 3641 Faculty Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453, or Notre Dame Sanctuary Fund 640 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612.
The Connecticut Post - April 18, 2016