Dedicated mother, avid bridge player, former Harvard resident
Gwen Hynes. (Courtesy photo)
Gwendolyn Hynes died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Beaverton, Oregon.
Gwen was born on Jan. 13, 1933, in Waltham and spent most of her childhood in Massachusetts.
After graduating from high school, Gwen went on to pursue a degree in nursing from Children’s Hospital School of Nursing. Gwen loved nursing and spent over 25 years in the field before returning to UMass and earning her B.S. in psychiatric nursing, with her residency at Boston City Hospital. She later became president of the Alumni Association for the Children’s Hospital School of Nursing.
In 1956 Gwen married Robert “Bob” Hynes and together they had three children: Brendon, Phillip, and Kevin. Gwen and Bob were married for 64 years until Bob’s passing in 2020.
Gwen was a fiercely dedicated mother, and family meant everything to her. She was extremely proud of “her boys.” Gwen was also very proud of her heritage, becoming a registered member of The General Society of the Mayflower Descendants and later a member of National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Gwen never turned down the opportunity to play bridge. Her eyes lit up at the mention of chocolate and she loved to sing. Gwen’s spunk and her beautiful smile will be missed by many.
Gwen is survived by her sons Brendon (Carolyn), Phillip (Lynda), Kevin (Judy), along with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend its gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Hearthstone of Beaverton and Traditions Hospice for all of their compassionate care and kindness.
A private graveside service (family members only) for both Gwen and Bob will be held Oct. 30, at noon, at Bellevue Cemetery followed by a celebration of life gathering for all friends and family from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Congregational Church, 5 Still River Road, Harvard.
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