Fondly remembered educator Mary Clare Lynch died on Jan. 11.
Ms. Lynch was well known as the student services director at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, a position she held from 1996 to 2007. In that role she oversaw student service projects.
She was a 1982 graduate of Mother McAuley.
Ms. Lynch is survived by her parents Richard "Bud" and Diane Lynch; siblings Gail (Bruce) Bedingfield, Michael (Jean) Lynch, James (Mary) Lynch and Kenneth (Doreen) Lynch; and nieces and nephews Ryan (Bridgid) Bedingfield, Mandy (Patrick) Rogers, Andrew, Rachel, Marie, Jimmy, Sarah and Taylor Lynch.
Friends and former students took to social media sites to pay tribute to a woman remebered for her passion toward service.
"A truly wonderful woman and an incredible example of all that Mother McAuley stands for," Jennifer Davis wrote on Legacy.com.
Julie Gustis wrote that Lynch had "a smile and a laugh that could make a bad day a bit brighter."
Visitation will take place Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn, from 3 to 9 p.m. The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home. A Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Church in Evergreen Park. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to your favorite charity.