NORTH ANDOVER, MA - Marie V. (Franco) Lynch, 79, of North Andover, died at Sutton Hill Center from Parkinson's disease complications. She was born in Lawrence to the late Dominic and Amy (Desimone) Franco. She was a graduate of Lawrence High School, and Merrimack College. In her early years, she worked for the Lawrence Gas and Electric Company, which is now part of National Grid. She also worked for the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Marie and her husband enjoyed the symphony, theater, ballet, classical and inspirational music, and of late they have enjoyed entertaining. Her first love was visiting Marian Apparition sites. They have been to many shrines including, Medjugorje, La Sallette in the French Alps, Fatima, Knock, twice to Lourdes, the shrine of Devine Mercy in Poland, others in Italy and biblical sites in Israel.
Marie dearly loved her family and looked forward to visiting with them.
She was an active member of St. Michael's Church in North Andover, and was a past member of the Lawrence Italian Women's Club.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles of North Andover; a son Christopher and his wife Laura of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; a brother Kenneth Franco and his wife Lorraine of Florida; four grandchildren, Andrew, Jake, Emily, Alexandra; several nieces, nephews. She was the mother of the late Andrew Lynch.
Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA. Burial will be private in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover, Mass. Friends may call on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA. Memorial contributions may be made in Marie Lynch's name to St. Michael's Memorial Fund, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845. Those wishing to place online condolences, or needing directions, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 26, 2018