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Sister Winifred C. M. Lynch, OP 1923-2020


ADRIAN, Mich. — Sister Winifred C.M. Lynch, formerly known as Sister Simon Peter Lynch, died Oct. 18, 2020, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 97 years old and in the 73rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Winifred was born in Morristown, N.J., to Patrick and Agnes (Regan) Lynch. Sister graduated from St. Mary High School in Katonah, and received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Good Counsel College in White Plains, and a master of education degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Sister spent 38 years ministering in education in West Palm Beach, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Miami Shores, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami, Fla., and White Plains. Locally, she taught at Mother of Divine Grace School in Cheektowaga from 1953-1954. She was a driver for the Transportation Department on the Motherhouse Campus for four years. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich., in 1998.

Sister Winifred was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Peter, and two sisters: Elizabeth Morgan and Sister Mary Martina Lynch, R.D.C.

A funeral was held Oct. 22, in the sisters’ St. Catherine Chapel.


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