Frances (Bottai) Lynch, 81, of Brooksville, Fla., was called home on September 1, 2016 after a brief illness. She was the wife of Thomas N. Lynch and was predeceased by her son, Allen Michael Bottai.
Frances was a past member of Hope Congregational Church in Lawrence, MA. She was active in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. She worked for Western Electric for 30 years before her retirement in 1991 and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Fran enjoyed camping, hiking and golf. She cherished the time she got to spend with her grandchildren, often taking them for school vacations. She was always up for an adventure and loved taking long car rides to nowhere. After retiring, Fran moved to Florida where she enjoyed volunteering for different organizations, including Highpoint Golf Club. She loved animals and spent many evenings at the dog park or at Bayport watching the manatees.
Beside her husband, Fran leaves behind a son, David Bottai and his wife, Elise of Manchester, N.H.; daughter, Patti Weinhold and her husband, Byron of Danville, NH; sisters, Judy Levesque of Manchester, N.H. and Laurie Steeves of Berlin, N.H.; grandchildren, Anthony Bottai, Michelle Racioppi, Donald Romano, Nicole De La Paz, Lindsay Bolarihno, Michael Bottai, Kristopher Day-Bottai, Hannah Day-Bottai, Heather Weinhold, Scott Weinhold and Barry Weinhold. She is also survived by 16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Danville Community Center 169 Main St. Danville, N.H., on November 27, 2016 from 2 to 5 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to Long Island Bulldog Rescue at longislandbulldogrescue.org.
Published on  November 17, 2016