ROCHESTER – Brenda Joan (Worden) Lynch, 73, of Rochester, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Tobey Hospital, after enduring a long battle with metastatic breast cancer.
Born and raised in Edgartown, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Hudson Worden and Dorothy (Stuhler) Worden. Brenda was a 1965 graduate of the Martha’s Vineyard High School. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Leo Lynch, Sr. whom she shared over 45 wonderful years of marriage in Rochester, MA where they made their home.
She was a proud and private woman, a creative and talented homemaker, calligrapher, crafter, teacher of all things home and garden, and a great lover of nature and animals. After raising her children, she enjoyed employment and new friendships for 21 years at Talbots Distribution Center.
She is survived by her brother, James Worden and his wife Margaret of Greenfield; 2 sisters, Cheryl Pinkham of Vineyard Haven and Paula Stone and her husband Kenneth of Hartford, AL; a son, Richard Combra, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Oak Bluffs; 2 daughters, Abby Sage and her husband Christopher of Braintree and Sara Keville and her husband David of Braintree; a step-son, Robert Lynch, Jr. and his wife Pamela of Swansea; her beloved grandchildren, Sophie, Richie, Annie, Troy, Emma, Liam, Brendan, Kiera, Niamh, Cian, and the soon to be born Robert, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Brenda was also predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Ellen Krikorian of Conroe, TX.
Visiting hours are from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 56 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs.
Her graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Old Westside Cemetery, Edgartown.