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SOUTH PORTLAND -- Gladys E. (Robinson) Lynch, 87, of Cleveland Circle died Nov. 19, 2012 at her home after a lengthy illness. Gladys was born May 3, 1925 in Wilton, N.H. to Peter and Mary Balcom and educated in the local schools.
Gladys held the position of Executive Secretary at Northeast Hearing and Speech for 18 1/2 years before retiring in 1992.
Along with her husband Bill, she was an active member of the VFW Post 832 in South Portland for a number of years. Gladys was always giving of herself with volunteering for the many functions held there. She was proud to have been past President of the VFW Post 832 Ladies Auxiliary and MCOA #27.
She was an avid reader and sports fan, always cheering for her New England teams, the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots.
Gladys was predeceased by her husband William E. Lynch in 2003; son, Timothy Hubley; and brothers, Robert E. Robinson and William A. Thompson. She is survived by five sons, Thomas Hubley of Buxton, David Hubley and wife Gretchen of Buxton, Mark Lynch of Portland, Patrick H. Lynch and wife Patricia of South Portland, William R. Lynch and wife Stella of San Diego, Calif., two daughters, Sharon McLeod and husband Pat of Cairo, Egypt, Joanne Malia and husband Peter of Portland; and eight grandchildren, Maura Malia, Erin Melito, Patrick Malia, Timothy Hubley, Megan Lynch, Scott Lynch, Rebecca McCraw, and LeRoy Adams.
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the VNA Home Hospice nurses for all of the kind and compassionate care that they gave to Gladys.
Visiting hours will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 am at the Chapel. Interment will follow in the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ctcrawford.com.
Memorial donations in Gladys' memory may be made to:
St. Jude's Children's
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-1905
Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Homes and Cremation Services
1024 Broadway South Portland, ME 04106
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 26, 2012