In Memoriam: Red Bank Resident, Deborah Marie Lynch Byrne, 58

Red Bank resident, Deborah Marie Lynch Byrne, passed away peacefully on March 18 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 58.

Deborah graduated from the Academy of the Holy Angels in 1984 and from the University of Virginia in 1988, where she earned a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in English. After graduation, Deborah worked for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. That first summer after college, Deborah “met the love of her life, Kevin. They quickly fell in love and were married on Sept. 15, 1990.” 

The couple raised four beautiful children before eventually settling in Red Bank.

“Deborah was a loving and steadfast mother, and she was greatly devoted to her children and all of their interests and activities. When she wasn’t spending time with her children, you could find her reading on the beach, watching reality television, or listening endlessly to Bruce. Deborah brought laughter and positivity into everything she did. Deborah was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2008; and, she fought courageously through 16 years of treatments, which included over 100 rounds of chemotherapy as well as multiple surgeries and radiation therapies. Despite it all, she remained positive throughout and continued to be the best mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend.

“She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, but she will live on in all who she touched throughout her life.”

Loved ones of Deborah Marie Lynch Byrne in her obituary

Deborah is survived by: her loving husband of 33 years, Kevin; her four children, Kevin Jr., Mary Kate, Eileen, and Bridget; her mother, Marie Lynch; her sister, Maureen Lynch; and countless cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, god-children, and friends, who Deborah loved dearly.

She also leaves behind her four lifelong friends and “angels:” Christine Bagin, Tricia Crowley, Eileen Gill, and Margaret Maltby. 

Deborah is predeceased by: her father, John Lynch Jr.; and her brother, John Lynch III.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank.

— Edited obituary prepared by family via John E. Day Funeral Home