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Mr. Michael Lynch

November 10, 1949 — June 8, 2024

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Michael Joseph Lynch was born on November 10th, 1949. Sharing his birthday with the United States Marine Corp, Michael seemed destined to volunteer to defend his country. After graduating from the top of his basic training class, Michael served two tours in the Vietnam War as a reconnaissance scout of the 1st Force Recon Company. He received the Navy Achievement Medal with combat “V” ‒ the“V” device denoting valor ‒ for displaying acts of heroism by an individual engaged in direct combat with an enemy of the United States of America. Michael was honorably discharged and awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received during combat. Few heard stories of his experiences in Vietnam,and even fewer of his medals or commendations. 

Michael went on to become a skilled and respected high-voltage cable splicer, following in his father’s footsteps. He retired from Sullivan Cable Compan yas a long-time member of the IBEW Local 488. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus,VFW Post 5157, and the American Legion.

Michael leaves his son, Todd Lynch (Christina) of Harwinton, CT; his daughter, Molly Lynch of Chicago,IL; grandchildren Darien Lynch (Eric), Aidan Lynch, Jaxson Lynch, Lucy Heinerich, and FrancisHeinerich; great-grandchildren Reed Lynch and Peyton Lynch; siblings Julia Lynch, Mary Lynch, John Lynch (Paula), Anne Lynch (Steven Bavone), Kelley Lynch LeBlanc (Newton Greene), and Nora Lynch Basher; as well as beloved nieces and nephews, cousins, and close friends. Michael was pre-deceased by his parents, John J. Lynch and Margaret Kelley Lynch; his brother, Patrick J. Lynch; his wife, Andrea Rizk; and the mother of his children, Kathleen Shanahan.

On Saturday, June 29th, 2024, we will honor Michael in several ways. We invite you to please join us for part or all of the celebration, beginning with calling hours from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Casey-O’Neil Funeral Home, 742 Main Street, Oakville, CT. There will be full military honors held promptly at noon followed by a toast and cocktails from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at Horatio’s Café, 1073 Main St.Watertown, CT. The Celebration of Life will continue from 2:00-6:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus,175 Main St. Watertown, CT.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mr. Michael Lynch, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Casey-O'Neill Funeral Home & Cremation Care

742 Main St, Watertown, CT 06779

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

12:00 - 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

Casey-O'Neill Funeral Home & Cremation Care

742 Main St, Watertown, CT 06779

Full Military Honors will be held immediately at 12 noon

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