Gertrude M. Lynch, 84

OBIT LynchGertrude M. Lynch, 84, of Granville, N.Y. died peacefully at home with her family on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Born Gertrude M. Warren on Oct. 10, 1928, in Hampton, N.Y., Gert was the daughter of Roswell G. and Mabel Griffith Warren.

She graduated from Poultney High School in Vermont in 1946 and attended Austin Beauty School in Albany, N.Y.  A licensed beautician and cosmetologist, she operated her own salon for seven years in Whitehall, N.Y. beginning in 1947. She married Dr. Michael J. Lynch of Poultney, Vt., on Sept. 2, 1954. They lived in Jacksonville, N.C., for two years while her husband served as a medical officer at the U.S. Marine Corps base in Camp Lejeune, and moved to Granville, N.Y. in 1957. She was a full-time homemaker and mother to five children as well as serving as a part-time office assistant to her husband’s medical practice.

A direct descendant of Colonel Gideon Warren, who with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775, Gert was a longtime member of the Jane McCrea Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was also an active as a volunteer and advocate her entire life. She was a member of the Auxiliary to the New York State Medical Society, serving as a delegate to its annual convention, and with the Emma Laing Stevens Hospital Auxiliary, where over many years she helped raised funds to build its facility in North Granville, N.Y.  She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and a member of the Parish Council of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, where she was also a Eucharistic Minister.

A founding member of the Granville Garden Club, Gert’s pastimes including gardening, collecting antiques, still life and landscape oil painting, and painting on porcelain. She was passionate about beautiful things and had a wonderful sense of style. She loved her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Gert was predeceased by her brothers Robert and Frederick Warren. She is survived by her husband, Michael, her sisters Ruth Jones of Poultney, Vt., and Roslyn Hughes of Clifton Park, N.Y., her children Suzanne Lynch of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., William Lynch of New York, N.Y., Christopher Lynch of Colchester, Vt., Thomas Lynch of Glens Falls, N.Y., Kathleen Cipriani of Proctor, Vt., and nine grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church Street, Granville, N.Y.  A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 23 Bulkley Avenue in Granville at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4. A reception will follow the mass at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Park Street in Granville.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, if desired, may be made to the Pember Library and Museum, 33 West Main Street, Granville, N.Y. or the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, Granville, N.Y.

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