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Elena Lynch

Elena Lynch (Del Gaudio)

Sunday, May 22nd, 1927 - Sunday, December 30th, 2018
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Obituary

Elena Del Gaudio Lynch, 91 passed away on December 30, 2018 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in the Norton Medical Pavilion. During her last days she was surrounded by family and friends; her passing was peaceful. Born in Frosinone, Italy, May 22, 1927 to Luigi Del Gaudio and Guglielmina Angora, she met the love of her life, Eugene R. Lynch Jr., in Naples, Italy. They married in New York City in 1947 and settled in Louisville several years later. Elena supported Gene’s forty two year Navy career and still was able to complete an undergraduate and a Master’s degree at the University of Louisville. She was also elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society. Their shared values of family, faith, education, tradition and hard work carried them through their long and happy marriage. Theirs was a beautiful family of four children, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Elena studied six languages, mastered four, was a talented seamstress and a frugal and industrious homemaker. She passed along knowledge and a love of learning through her career as a language professor. Her most cherished years of teaching were ones at Angela Merici High school, where she was also chairman of the language department. A devout Catholic, her strong faith was the foundation on which she built her family and lived her life.
Survivors include her daughters, Anna Newkirk, Sally Jean Lynch (Pierluigi Falanga); a son, Michael D. Lynch (Donna), grandchildren, Patrick (Amela)Spradling, Rebecca (Jose) Cervoni, Maggie (Jay) Selwood, Luca Falanga, Michelle (Damian) Hart, Joseph Lynch, Jeannine (Andrew) Kohler, Brittany Lynch; and eight great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Eugene R. Lynch, Jr.; a son, Eugene R. Lynch III; and son-in-law, Bill Newkirk.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Epiphany Catholic Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd, Louisville, KY 40223. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Doctors without Borders USA,P.O. Box 5030
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030, Hosparus of Louisville,3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr, Louisville, KY 40205, and mPower Approach.,12700 Townepark Way Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40243.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
    Address
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Epiphany Catholic Church
    Address
    914 Old Harrods Creek Rd.
    Louisville, KY 40223
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  • Interment

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    1600 Newburg Rd.
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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Posted at 10:59am
Ciao Nonna,
Fossi in te passerei il tempo a fare qualcosa di divertente piuttosto che leggere il mio messaggio ma non si sa mai, magari ti stai annoiando o magari ti fai due risate a vedere tutti quelli che hai lasciato qui fare i conti con la loro mortalità come meglio possono.
Non mi va di ripetere le infinite storie che conosci e che sono state raccontate migliaia di volte, perciò scelgo di condividere qualcosa di cui non abbiamo mai parlato. Ho catturato la tua attenzione?
Probabilmente l'esperienza che ricordo con maggiore piacere è stata una serie di pomeriggi passati con il mappamondo davanti a raccontarmi di paesi e posti che non avevo mai visto. Hanno avuto più impatto di quanto tu creda nel formare la mia visione del mondo e il mio interesse a girarlo, pur con la voglia di tornare sempre al punto di partenza.
MK

Misty Keeton

Posted at 04:24pm
With heartfelt condolences,
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Posted at 01:16pm
Che cosa strana scrivere a tutti voi in un giorno come questo. Come se dovessi dirvi cose che non sapete. Forse molti di voi non sanno il dolore profondo che provo per aver perso la mia unica zia, la sorella della mia mamma, che le somigliava tanto: stesso coraggio, stessa determinazione e stesso odore di buono.
A Sally, Mike e Annamaria non c’è bisogno che dica: nulla sanno quanto zia Elena sia stata una grande mamma e quanto ha amato loro e tutti i nipoti, mi confondeva con le foto dei nipoti delle nuore e dei pronipoti.
Era orgogliosissima della sua famiglia e sappiate che la mia casa era la sua casa e lo sarà sempre anche per voi.
Ai presenti che invece l’hanno conosciuta come amica voglio dire che siete stati dei privilegiati perché era una donna sincera e incapace di provare invidia e rancore.
E’ andata via dopo aver realizzato il sogno di rivedere tutti noi, ma soprattutto suo fratello Olindo e per questo era serena.
Io purtroppo di te porto solo il nome, non riuscirò mai ad avere la tua forza nell’ affrontare i dolori della vita e la tua serenità nell'andar via.
Nell’ ultima nostra telefonata mi hai donato un'altra perla di saggezza: con tranquillità incredibile mi hai comunicato che eri alla fine, ma che saresti stata forte come Gene e zio Gin. E io, la tua “Pagliaccia”, non ricordo come, sono riuscita anche a farti ridere, come accadeva sempre nelle nostre telefonate.
Ci siamo salutate e quella volta non mi hai detto come tutte le altre volte “Elenuccia io poi ti richiamo”.
LG

Loving Son and Brother Gene

Posted at 08:09am
With you in spirit as you mourn the loss of our Mother.
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