Joan Lynch, age 74, of Prospect and formerly of Salem, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 after a long illness. Joan was born on February 24, 1945 in Waterbury, daughter of the late John F. and Rita E. (Shea) Blacker.
Joan grew up in Waterbury and was a graduate of Waterbury Catholic High School and earned her Nursing degree from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing. Joan worked as a Registered Nurse at the Hamilton Pavilion Healthcare in Norwich and as the School Nurse at Fields Memorial School in Bozrah until her retirement.
Joan is the beloved mother of Francis V. Lynch, Jr. of Bridgeport, Timothy M. Lynch of Land O’ Lakes, FL, and Brendan J. Lynch of Nashville, TN. She is also survived by her sister, Susan Romero and her husband, Steve of Moorpark, CA; her cousins, Ellen Costello of Cheshire, Kevin Costello of Wolcott, Eleanor Oudshoorn of Delaware, several nieces and nephews and two lifelong friends, Kathleen Brodeur and Jill Fisher. Joan was predeceased by her former husband, Francis V. Lynch.
The family is grateful for the loving care she received from her companions who enabled her to remain in her home especially Crystal, Norma, Madeline, Andrea and Sebrina.
Friends may greet Joan’s family at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 So. Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410 on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 5PM until 7PM. On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 her funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9:15AM for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM in St. Bridget of Sweden Parish-St. Bridget Church, 175 Main Street, Cheshire. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, 2324 E. Main Street, Waterbury. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave online condolences for her family, please visit www.fordfh.com