Brenda Joan (Worden) Lynch of Rochester, died peacefully on Saturday, August 29 at Tobey Hospital, after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 73.

Born and raised in Edgartown, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Hudson Worden and Dorothy (Stuhler) Worden. Brenda was a 1965 graduate of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Leo Lynch Sr. whom she shared over 45 wonderful years of marriage in Rochester, where they made their home.

She was a proud and private woman, a creative and talented homemaker, calligrapher, crafter, teacher of all things home and garden, and a great lover of nature and animals. After raising her children, she enjoyed employment and new friendships for 21 years at Talbots Distribution Center.

She is survived by her brother, James Worden and his wife Margaret of Greenfield; two sisters, Cheryl Pinkham of Vineyard Haven and Paula Stone and her husband Kenneth of Hartford, Ala.; a son, Richard Combra Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Oak Bluffs; two daughters, Abby Sage and her husband Christopher of Braintree and Sara Keville and her husband David of Braintree; a step-son, Robert Lynch, Jr. and his wife Pamela of Swansea; 11 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Ellen Krikorian of Conroe, Tex.

Visiting hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at Old Westside Cemetery in Edgartown.

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