Ruperto Lynch


If you’re reading this right now, it’s because Ruperto Lynch impacted your life in some way. Because we all met him at different stages of his life, it feels best to begin getting to know a little more about him.

On May 10, 1928, Ruperto was born in Lagunillas, Venezuela to his parents Frank Lynch and Edith Phillip. He spent most of his young years in Grenada and returned to Venezuela at the age of 18 where he later managed an HVAC department for oil companies—first Shell. Co, followed by Maraven, PDVSA. He was seen as a respected mentor to many during his professional life of more than three decades.

In the mid ‘90s, Ruperto relocated to Boston to be closer to his growing family—where he was integral in the upbringing of 4 of his 11 grandchildren over the last 20 years. His joyful responsibilities grew as he soon became the the great-grandfather to three.

Throughout his long life, “retirement” was never a word that found a way into his vocabulary. During his years in Boston, he always found a way to keep himself busy and meet new people. If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Ruperto Lynch was the master of conversation. He loved to wake up early each morning, get ready for another day outside, and would often return home with stories from people he met along the way.

To many he was Senor Ruperto, Don Ruperto, Rupert, Rupertin, a compadre, a loving dad, a terrific grandad, husband, but overall a genuine friend. He is also survived by his wife Sheila, 9 children Ann, Leslie, Irma, Irmin, Irving, Jacklyn, Shirley, Raquel and Carol. His siblings, Herbert, Irma Nelly, Luisa, Ruby, Edith, Joseph, Peter, George, Victoria, Franklin, Roberto and Raynold.

Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Ruperto Lynch understands that he always had a powerful, joyful, and curious spirit. He spent his lifetime helping others, exchanging knowledge through hour-long conversations, and sharing laughs and wisdom with everyone in his presence.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday March 1 from 5-9PM. Relatives and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, our family asks that you donate to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, The Dementia Society of America or the charity of choice. And we’d like to hope that you’d all take a little piece of Ruperto’s character with you today—taking a moment to speak with and learn something new from the people around you each day.