Eileen Lynch

Eileen A. Lynch, 81, of Fanwood, died peacefully on Sunday February 11, 2024 with her family at her bedside, after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia, at Autumn Lake assisted living in Berkeley Heights.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday February 17, 2024, 10am at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church 2032 Westfield Avenue Scotch Plains. Entombment followed at Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge.  

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Memory of Eileen to: Lewy Body Dementia Association : https://www.lbda.org/donate/, Fanwood PBA Local 123 PO Box 344 Fanwood, NJ 07023 or the Fanwood Rescue Squad 123 Watson Road Fanwood NJ 07023. 

Eileen was born and grew up in Brooklyn, NY, moved to Scotch Plains in 1958 and settled to Fanwood in 1978 to raise her family.

She was a 1960 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and received an Associates in Arts degree from Kean College in 1962.  Eileen began her working career shortly after college working as the Secretary of the Vice President of Bell Labs.  She then became the secretary for St Bartholomew Academy in Scotch Plains for over 30 years.

She had many roles with both the Parish and the School over her decades of involvement, from CCD coordinator, member of the Rosary Altar Society, ASLF – Associates of Sister Lucy Filippini, Bereavement Support Group, HSA President, Head of Pre-Cana, assisted running the Family Life Ministry and was a Eucharistic Minister. Eileen was a dedicated and devoted volunteer and employee of the Parish and School.

She was an avid reader, enjoyed words searches and playing scrabble. Eileen was also an avid follower of NCAA Basketball and loved March Madness. Eileen also loved watching both summer and winter Olympics.

Eileen is survived by her Beloved husband of 50 Years, Deacon John W. “Jack“ Lynch, loving children Jennifer and husband Joe Blanchard, Matthew and Cynthia, Mark and Lori. Cherished grandchildren Ethan, Lena, Emily, Jillian, Connor, Nicholas, Allyson and Isabella. Caring Siblings William Lawrence and Dorothy Guy.