Sister Andrenee Lynch -- Rochester

November 26, 2018 GMT

Sister Andrenee Lynch, 90, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rochester, died at Assisi Heights Nov. 16, 2018.

Gertrude Joan Lynch was born June 16, 1928, at Saint Mary’s, Waseca County, Minn., to Andrew and Irene (Barden) Lynch. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in 1946 from Sacred Heart Parish, Waseca. Sister Andrenee made first vows in 1948 and perpetual vows in 1951. She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and History from the College of St. Teresa, Winona in 1967.

Sister Andrenee served as a convent homemaker from 1948-1955 in Chatfield and Currie, Minn. From 1955-1995, she taught elementary students at St. Juliana’s in Chicago, Sacred Heart School in Norfolk, Neb., and in various Catholic schools in southern Minnesota: St. Raphael School, Springfield, St. Edward, Austin, St. Mary, Winona, St. Augustine, Austin, St. Pius X, Glencoe and St. Mathias School, Hampton. Moving to Waseca, Minn., in 1995, she served four years as substitute teacher and aide in the Waseca Public Schools. In 1999, she moved to Assisi Heights, where she was receptionist and staff assistant for the Assisi Community Center. She retired in 2004.


Sister Andrenee is survived by her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared life for 72 years; and two sisters, Renee Malinski of Richfield, and Noreen Broughton of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, John, Robert, Francis, Paul, Joseph, James and Mark Lynch; and five sisters, Rose Eller, Mary Brown, Marguerite Lord, Helen Everett and Dorothy Lynch.

An Evening Prayer Vigil with Sharing of Memories will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes at Assisi Heights. The funeral Mass will be Monday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. in Lourdes Chapel. Visitation is one hour prior. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rochester.

Memorials are suggested to the Sisters of St. Francis, Office of Mission Advancement, Assisi Heights, 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester.