Maria Lynch, 1951 – 2018

Maria Cristina Ghirardelli Lynch, 67, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at her home.

Maria was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on April 21, 1951, to the late Alfredo Ghirardelli Camiruaga and María Elida González Fruniz. Maria graduated from Deutsche Schule German in Montevideo. She was a foreign exchange student at Jefferson Community High School in Jefferson in 1970.

Maria earned her bachelor of science degree from Oakland City University. She was a management secretary with Whirlpool for more than 20 years. Later, she worked as a real estate agent and with Indiana Child Services as a translator. She belonged to the Catholic Daughters and was a wonderful cook who enjoyed spending time with her Italian Club. Maria was an advocate for the Hispanic community in southern Indiana.

Maria is survived by her husband of 40 years, Tom Lynch of Evansville; her daughter Stephanie Lynch Poletti (Phil) of St. Louis, MO; her sister Graciela María Ghirardelli González; her brother Alfredo Eduardo Ghirardelli González (Silvia María Giuria Barbot); sisters-in-law, Nancy Scheffers (Dan) and Mary Figenshaw (Bill); nieces María Leticia Moreira Ghirardelli (Daniel Alejandro Giambroni Brian), María Lia Ghirardelli Giuria (Washington Salaberry Pazos), Lucía María Ghirardelli Giuria and Lisa Wilkins (Dean); nephews Alfredo Carlos Ghirardelli Giuria (María Margarita de Loy Etchavarría), Scott Albright (Mako), Tim Figenshaw (Holly) and Steve Figenshaw; six great-nieces and six great-nephews.

Maria was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law Thomas G. Lynch, mother-in-law Fern Leota Lynch, step mother-in-law Thelma Lynch; brother-in-law, and Carlos Efraín Moreira González.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Evansville with Fr Chris Forler celebrating.

A visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 15, at Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson, with burial to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson with Fr Jim Bruch officiating.

Casket bearers will be Bill Figenshaw, Dan Scheffers, Steve Figenshaw, Tim Figenshaw, Scott Albright and Dean Wilkins.

Memorial contributions may be made to St John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

The family is assisted with Iowa arrangements by Brown Funeral Home of Jefferson

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