Patrick Lynch, 57, of Lebanon, CT passed away on March 9, 2023. He was born in Willimantic, CT, on October 16, 1965. He is survived by his parents, Elizabeth (Betsy) Lynch of Lebanon, Patrick Lynch of Glastonbury, his sons Tyler Lynch and Jordan Lynch (Danielle) and his 3 grandsons Zachary, Nicholas, and Benjamin. He is also survived by his sister Heather Ricard (Ron) and their children, Elias, Crystal (Toby and Marleigh), Mason, and Ty along with many special aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pat was a quiet man who most enjoyed his family, fishing, hunting, his job as an automotive mechanic, and lastly a nice, cold Budweiser. In his younger years, he enjoyed spending time with his best friends, Rusty, George, his sister, Heather, and his beloved dog Shannon. He developed a very close bond to Harry Amberg (Grizz), who was a mentor, teaching him everything he knew about hunting and fishing. Some of his happiest times were with a hand on a rod and reel or in the woods waiting on the perfect buck.
When Pat graduated from high school, he began his path to becoming an automotive mechanic. He went to work for his uncle Billy at Groot’s Automotive in Manchester. He started out sweeping floors and cleaning up, but quickly showed a desire to learn and progressed from changing oil and tires to becoming the most proficient automotive mechanics in the area. Bill always considered Pat his legacy and always said Pat was the best of the best and was proud of him every day and considered Pat one of his greatest accomplishments in life, and always wanted him to carry on the legacy. When Uncle Bill closed Groot’s, he went on to work at Tarca’s Automotive in Hebron, CT, where he worked for the next 27 years. Pat always took great pride in sharing his knowledge and being a mentor to anyone who was looking to gain knowledge in the automotive trade. Even though he was diagnosed with MS recently and struggled physically at times, he went to work every day with the same dedication that he has always given to his job.
He took great pride in his two sons and made great memories teaching them how to work on their cars, cast a fishing line, shoot a BB gun, ride a dirt bike, hunt and clean deer. Bringing his boys up to be men of great love, honesty, responsibility, and commitment was an easy thing to do for him, by being such an incredible example. His grandsons were his pride and joy and he spent as much time as he could with them. He looked forward to opening day of fishing season and the kids’ fishing days at the Fin every year, where he would be heard saying “whoa, that one is a monster!” to every fish they caught. He loved his family more than anything else in this world and devoted his life to showing them just that. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Pat’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, March 24, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St Willimantic. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fin, Fur & Feather Club Inc. 213 Chewink Rd. Chaplin, CT 06235. In Memory of Patrick Lynch.
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