Florence C. Lynch, age 80, passed away at her home in Torrance on September 15, 2003. She was born February 3, 1923 in Chicago IL. In October of 1946 she married John H. Lynch. They lived in Chicago until moving to California in 1952. In 1966 John died and she raised her four children on her own in a loving family home. She was a devoted mother who was always involved in her children's lives. Her hobbies included sewing, cooking, reading and doing crafts. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Catherine Laboure parish for many years. She is survived by her daughter Marie (Jim) of Helena, Montana, son Chris (Charlotte) of Gardena, daughter Pattie of Norco and son Larry (Stephanie) of Torrance; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2003, 1:00PM-5:00PM at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Vigil Services will be held that same evening at 7:15PM at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, Torrance. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, September 18, 2003, 10:00AM also at St. Catherine Laboure, Torrance. Interment will be Friday, September 19, 2003 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, CA.

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  1. Marie, sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

  2. Marie I\’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I\’m really glad you took the time from work to be with her. I know you shared many wonderful memories. Wish you were here so I could hug you, but I\’m glad you are there with your family. Hold on to the good times you shared. See you when you get back home. Love you! R

  3. Chris and Char and boys, I opened your mom\’s obit site. What a nice way to share when you cannot be close. I will print it for Kenny. I\’ve looked at it before and Kenny said he\’d come down to work to see it in color. I\’ll print anyway. Thanks for sharing in this manner. Your mom was fun–lots of smiles. Betty

  4. I remember taking the Charlie Russell Chew Choo with Florence, Patty and Marie. Florence and I did not want to be robbed even if they did give us phony money. I will miss seeing her at the next Lynch/Mullarkey family reunion in Montana (or was it Nevada?).

  5. Florence was always a lot of fun to be around. In her later years, she had a hard time hearing all the stuff going on in the room. I remember a fun trip to Laughlin, NV to help celebrate her 75th birthday. She sure got into her gambling! All those nickels! We all had a great time. Her humor will be sorely missed. I also remember the fun time we had while staying with Florence in Torrance at her home when we went to Disneyland. I remember she was so upset when she found out that we were driving around LA with the car windows rolled down on a 72 degree day. She was afraid of us getting carjacked. The next morning she made the best Egg Strata. I got the recipe from her. We all missed her when the family came up for Marie\’s graduation from college. She was with us all in spirit. Hey Florence, I hear you are taking a trip to San Diego! Wish you the best! You raised a great family! I am glad for the happy memories and the time we got to spend with you!

  6. Dear Patti: My deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother. One of my greatest memories was going to your home on a Friday after school and watching your mom decorate some of the most beautiful wedding cakes ever. She was such an inspiration that I too used to make them in my later years, but never as many as your mom did, and with such love. I just want you to know that my prayers are with you and your family at this time. Kirsten

  7. Chris, Char and boys, Sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your mom as a fun lady when she came to visit. My thoughts and prayers are will you. Sue

  8. Dear Larry and Stephanie,I miss mom already,what an honor to be part of her life.God Bless all us Lynch\’s AMEN

  9. Chris, Char and boys, Again our sympathy and prayers for all of you. We had such a good time last fall when we went to celebrate Adam\’s birthday. I\’m glad we were able to visit then. Love, to all of you. Len & Gene

  10. Chris and Char, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time for you. Even though I met Florence only a couple of times, I have good memories of her being a very caring person. Cherish her memories and celebrate her life on earth and her new life in heaven.


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