Richard H. Lynch, 84, of New Milford, died April 20 in New Milford. He was the husband of Patricia (Peet) Lynch.

He was born June 2, 1928, in New Milford, son of the late Martin and Marion (Garvey) Lynch. A New Milford resident his entire life, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and an active member of the Knights of Columbus for more than 60 years.

He retired in 1989 after 39 years as a lineman with CL&P in New Milford.

In addition to his wife of 60 years, he is survived by a son, Kevin Lynch, and his wife, Kim; two daughters, Deborah Lynch, and her spouse, Peg; Patricia Toussaint, and her husband, Michael; two grandsons, Ryan Toussaint and Christopher Lynch; a granddaughter, Nicole Toussaint; a brother, Eugene Lynch; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, James and Robert Lynch.

Interment was at St. Francis Cemetery in New Milford.

The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O .Box 50, Memphis TN 38101-9929.