Pauline Lynch, age 78, of Wilmington died peacefully surrounded by her family at Regal Heights on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Pauline was born in Dublin, Ireland to the late Kathleen and Patrick Joseph Burke and went on to find her heart in Liscannor, County Claire. Pauline met the love of her life, James Lynch, in Dublin and they immigrated to the US in 1964 to make their life, and settled in Wilmington. Pauline’s greatest joy in life was raising her three children, and delighted in watching them grow into adults. After her children were grown, she found enjoyment in work and spent much of her time on the golf course with her husband and family. As the family grew, Pauline found immeasurable joy in her four grandchildren whom she absolutely adored.

Pauline was predeceased by her husband, James, of 54 years, in 2015, and her son John P. on December 26, 2016. She is survived by her two children, Michael J. (Dawn), Ciara L. Levine (Marc); four grandchildren, Brendan, Anna, Maura, and Nate; siblings, Mairin Corbett (Kieran), Patrick Burke (Elizabeth), Eileen Corkery (Michael), and Nuala Coyne (Johnny); and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 3 from 12-12:30 pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 at St. Helena Catholic Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Pauline’s name to the Alzheimer's Assoc., Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Phila. PA 19106