BOSTON – The Boston Bar
Association issued the following statement upon learning that Judge James P.
Lynch, Jr., retired Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, 1988
winner of the BBA’s Haskell Cohn Distinguished Judicial Service Award, and
former BBA president, died yesterday:
"Judge James P. Lynch
demonstrated throughout his distinguished career the qualities of mind and
character reflecting the highest ideals of the legal profession. With a rare
combination of intellect, integrity, vigor and compassion, he enhanced the
administration of justice, elevated confidence in the Commonwealth’s judiciary,
and the earned deep respect, admiration, and affection of members of the bench
and bar alike. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his children, Kathleen
Lynch Moncata and Thomas J. Lynch."
Visiting Hours, Friday, February 26 from 4 pm to 8 pm at George F.
Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington Street (Route 16) Wellesley
Funeral Mass, Saturday, February 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church,