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Francis Thomas Lynch, Jr, age 61 of Duluth, GA passed away peacefully on August 17, 2022.
Francis (Franny) was born on June 27th, 1961 in Woodbury, NJ to Francis T. Lynch, Sr. and Joyce J. (nee, Espiscito) Lynch. Franny worked at Aramsco in Thorofare, NJ and then at Tech Data Corporation in Swedesboro, NJ as a Systems Engineer. In 2008, Franny accepted a company transfer to Georgia where he and his wife, Diane E. (nee, Clark) and daughter, Heather J. have lived, worked and enjoyed life together with friends and family. Franny was a loving and devoted husband and father who enjoyed his work in IT and traveling with his family. He had a passion for trains, fishing at the Jersey Shore, playing cards with his brothers, and spending time with the joy of his life, Heather. He also had great appreciation for the bands Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd.
Franny is predeceased by his father (Francis), and many aunts and uncles- most recently by his beloved Uncle (Robert Espiscito) of Fowlerville, Michigan.
Franny is survived by his wife (Diane Evelyn); daughter (Heather Joyce (Samantha Staffanell)); his mother (Joyce J. Lynch), of Woodbury, NJ; his aunt (Dawn Espiscito); his brothers, Charles, Robert, William (Doreen), Patrick (Jodi); and many beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, in addition to many cousins- all of whom have never failed to lift his spirits and put a smile on his face.
A funeral mass will take place at Christ Church Episcopal, Norcross, Georgia on Saturday, August 27th at 11 AM with reception to follow, and a memorial service and reception with NJ family and friends will be Saturday, September 17th from 12 PM to 2 PM at Red Bank Battlefield- Riverview Pavilion in National Park, NJ. Kindly ensure that a COVID-19 Test is negative on the day you attend.
The funeral service will be Live Streamed, and ASL interpreting will be both provided in-person and on Live Stream at https://www.facebook.com/
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 3570 Buford Hwy #202, Duluth, GA 30096 (678) 584-0914.
Dot Shaw says
All my love and prayers to you, Diane and Heather! Franny was my birthday twin. Such a nice guy!
Lisa Johnson says
So sorry for your loss. Fran was a great friend. I worked with him at Tech Data. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Virg & Anna Greenfield says
May “the God of all comfort” wrap you with warmest and fondest memories of Fran. His beautiful qualities will continue on through all those he inspired. Please accept our warmest hug.
Ginny Bowling says
May you be wrapped in love and light.