Call now for immediate attention: 772-999-5547

Call now for immediate attention: 772-999-5547

Gerard Thomas Lynch

May 23, 1944 ~ April 20, 2020

Gerard Thomas ‘Jerry’ Lynch, most recently of Westerly, Rhode Island and Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2020 in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 75 years old.

The youngest of four children, he was born May 23, 1944. He grew up in Westbury, NY, attended Westbury High School and graduated from Brown University in 1966. He would later receive his law degree from Fordham Law School before enlisting to become a US Marine.


He began his professional career in investment management at the Hartford Insurance Group before continuing on to the St. Paul Companies, Inc, in St. Paul, Minnesota.  In 1984, Jerry returned to the Hartford area to start New England Asset Management, an investment firm specializing in asset management for the insurance industry. He retired in 2014 at the age of 70 after leading the firm for 30 years.


Jerry was a person whose positive traits abounded.  He was honorable, charitable and full of integrity. Extremely compassionate and caring, his ability to connect with everyone in his life was unmatched. He taught us to always treat others with respect and show kindness. He balanced passion, motivation, intelligence and a strong work ethic with a humble and selfless attitude, while consistently leading by example. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, mentor and coach, who adored his family and friends. He enjoyed sports, traveling, spending time with his dogs, good times and the beach.


He leaves behind his loving wife Evy of 52+ years, his three children; his son Brendan Lynch and wife Jessica of Avon, CT, along with their children, Riley, Jack, Maeve, Nolan, Mary and Colleen, his son Coley Lynch and wife Kara of Avon, CT, and their children Ava, Tilly and Hattie, and daughter Allison (Lynch) Longfield and her husband Ryan of Woodstock, VT, and their children Molly, William, Cole and Luke. In addition, he leaves two sister-in-laws, Marguerite Lynch and Phyllis Lynch, as well as numerous and much loved nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Bernard Lynch, mother, Cecelia (Kelly) Lynch, two older brothers, John “Jack” and Robert “Bob” Lynch, his older sister Bernadette (Lynch) Graf and brother-in-law Robert Graf.


He will be heart-achingly missed by his family and friends alike.  We love you so much Dad/ Jerry.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
The Alzheimer’s Association (Alz.org225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601.


Condolences may be shared online at


Chip Clark

April 27, 2020, 8:13 pm

Evy/Brendan/Coley/Allison- your father was a wonderful man. He was a true father figure to me and taught me so much about things such as honesty, integrity and most importantly how to treat others. He was a great mentor/leader/visionary. He is the reason that NEAM exists today. He was loved by many and will be missed by even more. I am deeply saddened by his passing and the entire Clark family has you in our thoughts and prayers. May Jerry rest in peace.

Karen Morais

April 28, 2020, 11:09 am

My sincere condolences to you. Jerry had a profound influence on my professional development because of his leadership including how he communicated, acted, treated others and the visionary way he thought about things. He was an inspiration to so many. He really cared about people and set the tone for unique and fabulous business protocols at NEAM. He was a blessing in my life, and I will forever cherish his leadership and guidance and carry him in my heart. My heart goes out to you and your family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bob Emery

April 28, 2020, 11:26 am

The Lynch Family – I had the privilege of sitting next to Jerry for 10 plus years at NEAM. During that time, he taught me so much about leadership and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work for him at NEAM. Jerry was a genuine, honest and caring person who treated everyone with respect. His character resonated with our clients and associates at NEAM and was the foundation with which the firm was built and for its success. My heart dropped when I heard the news of his passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Bernie Smith

April 28, 2020, 12:34 pm

Evy, the Lynch Family, so very sorry about the news of Jerry death. He was so good to our family.
He was a best friend in so many ways. We all will miss him. From the fun and good days in Avon, to the
great times in Watch Hill, and visits to Vero. Your in our prayers and thoughts. Hope we can see you this Summer. Love Joan and Bernie

Michael Smith

April 28, 2020, 3:27 pm

Jerry Lynch was a dear family friend but for me personally, he was also a mentor and role model from the earliest days of my career who provided me with sage and thoughtful advice and guidance that I draw upon to this day. He was a man of integrity and calm, balanced judgement and wisdom. Though highly successful, he was the antithesis of the “Wall Street” personality, modest and humble. He was a pioneer in the Asset Management World, forging a new sector in a forward thinking and prescient way, far ahead of his peers and the market. Most importantly, Jerry was a family man first and foremost, never putting his business ahead of his families happiness and priorities.
He will be deeply missed by all.

Michael Smith

Ginny And Steve Humphrey

April 28, 2020, 8:30 pm

To Evy and family, Your obituary was a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man. He was everything you said and more. I sat across or next to him for seventeen years and watched how he treated everyone with kindness, respect and generosity. He set an example we should all follow in our personal and business lives. He loved his family and was so proud of you all. He is missed by all of us lucky enough to have known him.

Christopher Lech

April 28, 2020, 10:19 pm

Dear Evy and the extended Lynch family – Jerry taught me so much, particularly as a young professional in my early years at NEAM. Little did I realize that, at the time, he was also helping shape me to be to try and be a good person who is, and I quote Jerry, someone who is “humble when you you win and gracious when you lose”.

Jim Kennedy

April 29, 2020, 4:45 pm

To the Lynch family: It was a great honor and privilege of my life to have known Jerry. His integrity, thoughtfulness, personality, humor, intelligence, and humility made him some everyone was drawn to. His down to earth manner was refreshing, and in all my years as a NEAM client, it was clear that the qualities of Jerry were reflected in every single associate. My sincere condolences on your loss. Jerry was a great man who has left a lasting impression on so many people and he will live on in our hearts forever. May you Rest In Peace, my friend.

Regina and Dana Stone

April 30, 2020, 12:40 pm

To Evy, and the Lynch Family, we are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. In the 21 years I worked for Jerry, he was always kind, generous, caring, and had a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure working with him. Our prayers are with you. He will truly be missed.

Vin DeLucia

April 30, 2020, 5:57 pm

To Evy and the Lynch family – Jerry is going to be missed by so many, including the entire New England Asset Management family. I had the privilege of working with Jerry for 16 years. He led by example and taught so many of us those “intangibles” that make all the difference in life. He was a wonderful human being that left a lasting impression on everyone that knew him. We will all miss him dearly.
Rest in peace, Jerry. Until we meet again…

Jason Pratt

April 30, 2020, 7:35 pm

Easily one of the most genuine, caring individuals I have ever had the fortune to encounter. His character was always reflected in the people that were part of NEAM, inspiring integrity and a willingness to do what whatever was necessary to help clients. I can’t imagine how much he will be missed by all. I feel very lucky to have been able to get to know Jerry and hope just a little of what embodied him may have rubbed off. My best to the Lynch family.

Manny Zervos

May 1, 2020, 12:53 pm

To the Lynch family, I offer my condolences and while so many of us feel your loss may you take some small comfort in knowing that for the nearly 25 years that I dealt with Jerry, I found him to be a beacon of professionalism and integrity. However what I will foremost remember of Jerry was his respectful and caring way he had for anyone he met. May your memories of Jerry carry you and the family thru this difficult period and into your future.

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


How can we help?

Our caring professionals are here to assist you and your family during this difficult time. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist in immediate arrangements or pre-arrangements.

Recent Reviews

  • The service from Millennium was outstanding. Rachel was sweet, personable and very comforting. It was important to me that my dad was kept locally where I knew where he would be. Very nice facility, state of the art and quality of my fathers remains were so refined compared to my mothers years ago. I highly recommend this place for an affordable choice for your loved one. Thank you for making an already stressful event easy. With high regards, the Esposito and Keith Family.

    Esposito and Keith Family

    Vero Beach
  • Millennium Cremation provided a fantastic service to our family at a difficult time. Our beloved mother passed away in Vero Beach and the rest of the family was in other parts of the country. Due to the Covid health crisis, none of us could get to Vero Beach in person. That's where Millennium took over. They helped us manage everything, coordinated with a cemetery in Maine, managed the obituaries, expedited all the paperwork, and even delivered an important document locally that saved us days. Funeral director Rachel was a godsend, and she made it clear what she was going to do, and what we needed to do. If you know what you want, Millennium is highly recommended, and the savings versus the full service mortuaries is significant.

    M. Cross

    Vero Beach

Direct Cremation Fee Includes

  • Transportation from the place of death to our family owned crematory
  • Basic alternative cremation container
  • Refrigeration of your loved one
  • Cremation performed by our crematory professional
  • Securing all required authorizations
  • Filing the death certificate
  • Notifying social security administration
  • If veteran, filing for free US flag
  • Assisting with newspaper obituaries
  • Cremains are returned to you in a temporary container

Other Fees That May Apply

  • Medical Examiner (fees vary by county)
  • Transportation outside 35 miles
  • Death certificates (fees vary by county)
  • Newspaper Obituaries (fee charged by newspaper)
  • Keepsakes
  • Permanent Urn
  • Jewelry
Skip to content