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Jeannette J. Lynch

Windsor, Vt. — Jeannette J. Lynch, 84, a longtime resident of Windsor passed away suddenly Monday evening, March 11, 2013, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Emergency Department in Windsor.

She was born April 8, 1928, in Hinesburg, Vt. the daughter of Napoleon Paul and Valerie (LaPierre) Dufresne. She received her schooling in Burlington and Richmond, Vt. and graduated from Richmond High School in 1946. She attended St. Michael’s College in Winooski and graduated from Fanny Allen Hospital School of Nursing in Essex Jct. in 1949, where she earned her nursing degree. She married John M. Lynch in Williston on June 13, 1954. They moved to Windsor in 1957. Jeannette was employed as a surgical nurse and later became Administrator at the former Windsor Hospital. She most recently had served as Assistant Administrator at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center for many years until her retirement in 1993.

While at the hospital she also served as the head of the nursing home and was a member of the Vermont State Board of Nursing Homes. She was a longtime member of the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Auxiliary, serving as treasurer and had held other positions. She was also President of the local chapter of the American Red Cross and a member of the “Ladies Red Hat Society” which she truly enjoyed. She also served on the Board of Trustees of the Historic Homes of Runnemede in Windsor.

Mrs. Lynch enjoyed driving her antique Model T Ford around Windsor and in many parades over the years. She was an avid knitter and enjoyed quilting, gardening and loved boating.

She had a strong family presence and was fond of spending time with her family and many friends. She was very proud to have built the family home in Windsor with her husband.

She was predeceased by her parents and one sister, Lucille Eckhart.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, John M. Lynch of Windsor; one son, John P. Lynch of Windsor, one daughter, Cynthia J. Koch and her husband, Carl of Windsor; three grandchildren, Valerie Koch and Paul Michael Koch of Windsor and Thomas Lynch of Bellows Falls; four sisters, Laurette Hunter of Malone, N.Y., Florette Berg of Greenland, N.H., Helen Thompson of Seneca Falls, N.Y. and Ida Harvey of Richmond, Vt.; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor on Sunday evening, March 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor. The Rev. Thomas Mosher, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church hall. Committal services will be held in the spring in the St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Windsor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Auxiliary at 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089.

Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.