HAMPTON - Maureen Doris (Lynch) Young was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 28, 1954 to Daniel and Doris (Stoodley) Lynch. She died peacefully on June 1, 2020. She grew up in Medford MA and attended Arlington Catholic High School and Mass Bay Community College, where she earned her Associate in Science in 1974. While she was working in a summer internship as a Veterinarian Tech in Bomoseen, VT, she met a dashing young motorcyclist at a party one night, James Patrick Young. The two never parted again. Jimmy and Maureen married on May 24, 1975 and built a house in Hampton, NY shortly thereafter.
Maureen had a gift for working with young children. She was a lead teacher at Head Start in Granville NY for over a decade. In her later career she worked as a family services coordinator for Rutland County, trekking into the snowy woods to work with children and their families. She was loved by her students, who often remembered her into adulthood and would excitedly stop her at the grocery store to say thank you. She loved to bake and made the best biscotti around. Maureen’s biscotti were a coveted Christmas gift, and her Thanksgiving pies and stuffing were a secret family treasure. She was a talented fiber artist, making beautiful cross-stitch art that graces the walls of her loved one’s homes.
Maureen is predeceased by her husband Jimmy, who died in 2013 as well as her brother Danny Lynch. She is survived by her children, Caitlin Young and Jordan Young; siblings Madelyn Lynch and David Lynch; grandchildren Autumn, Mandela, Qutayba and Calliope Alquaddoomi; in-laws Connie Crosier and Timmy Young and many loved nieces and nephews.
Maureen and Jim will be laid to rest beside one another forever as they were in life. Their ashes will be interred at Miller Cemetery, Whitehall NY, a short distance from their lifelong home.
A celebration of life will be held outdoors at Maureen and Jimmy’s home, on Monday, June 8th beginning at 3pm. In consideration of the current risks from Covid-19, the event will be outdoors, and social distancing and hand sanitization will be practiced.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to hayneshouseofhope.org.
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7187 State Route 149, Granville NY 12832