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“Tom, Margie, and Susan, I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I really enjoyed my time taking care of her. She was a sweet lady and I am a better...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Boles - Hillsboro, OH

“Tom, Susan and families I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Bays Johnson - Athens, GA

“Tom & Susan, Sorry to hear of you mother's passing. I am glad I was able to see her when you were in last. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Fling - Hillsboro, OH

“Dear Tom and Susan. I am sorry for your loss. Whenever I was in Hillsboro and saw your Mother she was always cheerfull and extended a warm greeting....Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Stratton - Charlotte, NC

“Susan, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our families have shared many memories from Girl Scouts, school, Woodland Drive and then...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: VICKY SMITH - Rome, GA

“I have many fond memories of Mary Ellen. My prayers are with you all! ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Julie Hull - Hillsboro, OH

“Dear Tom, My deepest sympathy go to you and your family during this difficult time. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Jerri Hogsett Wheeler - CA

“Dear Tom and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the death of your mother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Jacobs Hallberg - Loveland, CO

“Tom and Susan, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I always think of Woodland Dr. and our families being neighbors! From the Fehring family to...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Ann Fehring Wilburn - Cincinnati, OH

“Tom, I am sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful lady and lived a full life with lots of memories. I pray for you, your wife, and all...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Myra(Cumberland)Phillips - OH

“I join your mother's many friends in expressing sympathy at this time of sorrow. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Helen McDermott - Hillsboro, OH

“Dear Tom, Susan, and Family Very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I was in Emblem Club with your mother. Please accept my deepest sympathy. ...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Christine Storer - Hillsboro, OH

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy for you and your family. May God Blessings comfort you now and always. ...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Elaine Meredith (Norma Caskey) - OH

“My condolences to you Tom and Susan and your families at the loss of your Mother. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Susan Ruggles - Chicago, IL

“As a classmate of Tom Lynch I was sadden to hear the loss of his mother Mary. I know how in your heart a mother's loss, can never be recoverned. I...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: ROGER HOOVER - HILLSBORO, OH

“Tom and Susan, We were very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you. Eric...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Eric and Marilyn Mathews - OH

“Susan and Tom, Mary and I worked together to get the Hillsboro School nurse program started and she was a great help to me. Prayers are with all...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: June Bowman - Parrish, FL

“Tommy & Susie ~ Families & Friends, When I clicked on the photo of Thompson's Funeral Home in Hillsboro, I was sure I was 8 years old again and...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Dickie Cobble - Palm Bay, FL

“Dear Tom, Susan, & Family... We have kept Mary in our prayers, but we know she is now resting with Our Dear Lord. May the best of memories you've...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: LESLIE RAMSEY - HILLSBORO, OH

“To Mary's Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy in the death of your Mother and Mother-in-Law. Mary Lynch, and her husband Tom, were...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Donna Armstrong - Hillsboro, OH


Mary Ellen Lynch, 89 years, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Hillsboro, OH died December 16, 2011 at the Compassionate Care Hospice unit of the Saint Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. She was born on January 12, 1922 in Barkhamstead, CT the daughter of the late Adam and Catherine (Zbusko) Lomnicky. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Albert, Joseph, and Jules Lomnicky and her husband Thomas J. Lynch Jr. Mary worked as the Office Manager for Dr. Messina in Hillsboro for many years. Prior to that she worked as Secretary for Dr. Espelita, and was the Administrative Assistant to the President of Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH. After graduating from Canton High School, Canton, CT, she worked at Colt Patent Firearms in Hartford, CT during World War II. During the war she also worked as a professional photographer. Mary had a life-long passion for her family and gardening, and was an avid bridge player. She was active in Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Hillsboro, the Rosary Altar Society, and bible study groups. She held various offices in the Hillsboro Emblem Club and was an active member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Hillsboro Mother's Club, Hillsboro Garden Club, Highland County Historical Society, Highland County Senior Citizens Center, Hillsboro Pool Association, and was a Girl Scout, Brownie, and Cub Scout leader. Mary particularly enjoyed many US and foreign trips with her friends, hosted by the Highland County Senior Citizens Center. She was the first resident of the Lilly Hill Condominium complex. On May 24, 1947 she was united in marriage to Thomas J. Lynch Jr., in New Harford, CT. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Marjorie Lynch, of Westminster, MA, and her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Thomas Hodges, of Hockessin, DE; four grandchildren, Thomas and Bradford Lynch, Kate Harmon, and Thomas Hodges; nieces Irene Allyn and Eleanor Dewey; nephews Robert and Donald Lomnicky. Mary enjoyed many life-long friends in the Hillsboro area. During the last year of her life, Mary moved to the Lorelton Assisted Living Facility in Wilmington, DE to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She made many friends there and enjoyed wonderful outings with her daughter, Susan and her son-in-law, Tom. A funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Mike Paraniuk at Saint Mary's Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:00 A.M.. Prior to the service there will be a viewing at the church for friends beginning at 9:00 A.M. Burial will be at the Saint Mary's Cemetery next to her beloved husband, Tom. A reception for friends and relatives will be held at the Church Hall following the burial ceremony. Memorials may be made to Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 212 South High Street, Hillsboro, OH 45133 or to The Lorelton Foundation, 2200 West 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805 To sign our online guest book, visit us at http://www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com

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