Vera Lynch (nee Indelli), 103, of North Riverside, died on Oct. 8, 2019. 

Born on April 12, 1916 in Chicago, Ms. Lynch was a poet, ballroom dancer, expert bridge league player and “an accomplished business pioneer in the world of Chicago fashion,” according to her great nephew, George Indelli, as reported by the Landmark in 2016 on the occasion of Ms. Lynch’s 100th birthday. 

Ms. Lynch worked her way through the ranks of Marshall Field’s and Company, parlaying a holiday seasonal job during college into a career as a fashion merchandiser/buyer, which required extensive train travel.

In 1962, she accepted the job as store manager for the opening of the retailer’s department store at the Oakbrook Center shopping mall. In all, she worked for the company for 45 years job before her retirement.  

Ms. Lynch was the wife of the late James R. Lynch; the mother of the late Larry;  the daughter of the late Frank and late Della Indelli; the sister of the late William and late George Indelli; aunt of William (Jean) Indelli; the great-aunt of Bill (Jen), Frank (Terri) and George (Chris) Indelli; great-great-aunt to Bill, Nicole (Tony) Luna, Zach, Vera, Frankie, Anthony, Anna, Gracie and Joe; and great-great-great-aunt to Braeden and Xoe.  

Funeral services and interment were private.

Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.