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Joan D. Lynch, 79, Former Saddle Brook Resident

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Joan D. (Burke) Lynch, a Bayville resident and formerly of Saddle Brook and the Bronx, died  Monday, Feb. 1. She was 79.

Lynch was a parishioner of St. Barnabas Church in Bayville and was a member of the seniors exercise group. She also was a member of the Guys and Dolls Bowling League of Bayville. She was an expert card player, who won often, and she also enjoyed mahjong.

Prior to retiring in 1999, Lynch was an accounts payable/receivable clerk with Sun Chemical in Fort Lee for 10 years.

She is survived by her husband, James Lynch; children Dennis Lynch and wife Barbara, Keith Lynch and wife Sheri, Kathy Telfer and husband Richard, Diane Cofrancesco and husband Gary, Michael Lynch and wife Danielle, and Eugene Lynch and wife Lauren; brother Kevin Burke and wife Cathy; sister-in-law Dona; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Lynch was predeceased by her brother Kenneth Burke.

Visiting hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at St. Anne, 15-05 St. Anne St., Fair Lawn. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the John Theurer Cancer Center by clicking here.

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