Edward Patrick Lyons
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Edward Patrick Lyons
  • November 18, 1931 - August 28, 2017
  • Westbrook, Connecticut

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The world lost a kind and generous heart on Monday August 28, 2017. Edward Patrick Lyons Jr., passed peacefully, surrounded by his family at Yale New Haven Hospital. He had suffered a recent health complication which he faced bravely, never complained and had impeccable manners and concern for those around him until the end. The end came too soon for all of us.

Edward was born November 18, 1937. He was born at home, the family home on Wheatland Ave. in Chicopee Falls, MA to Edward Patrick Lyons Sr. and Elizabeth Mary Green Lyons. His Aunt Helen Green was the midwife at his birth. He grew up in a hardworking, tight knit family and was proud of his Irish American heritage. After graduating from Chicopee H.S, where he excelled at football, he felt the call to serve his country. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and headed to Parris Island. He served in Okinawa, Korea and Quantico, VA. Where his envious methodical organizational skills made him the perfect person to help teach other Marines how to use and repair their firearms. He was a machinist for Monsanto for 35 years. Edward was a friend to everyone and enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved a busy house filled with children and laughter, having his daughters and grandsons around made him the happiest. His recliner chair, newspaper, a Red Sox game and a bowl of ice cream was a must. He had a quick wit and a hearty infectious laugh. He cherished his memories of his many trips to his beloved Ireland. He was a member of St. Marks Church.

Edward is survived by his wife of 51 years Marion, whom he lovingly referred to as "his bride". Daughters Pamela Lyons Lachance and her husband Michael of Chester and Susan Lyons Fanslau and her husband Harry of East Haddam. The grandsons he adored, Zachary and Brendan Fanslau and Timothy and Daniel Lyons Lachance. His sister whom he also adored, Elizabeth Davidson of Hampden, MA, Mary O'Connor of Springfield, MA, Georgiann Fosque of Westbrook, CT, Kathleen Schrum of Richlands, NC. and many nieces and nephews he loved dearly and attended as many of their sporting events he could. He was predeceased by his sister Jane Collins.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the Aides who helped Edward the past seven months. Howard, Ben and the many aides in the rehab who provided the support he needed. He appreciated everyone. Also a special recognition to his good friend "The Gunny" Tom McKernan, he loved your visits and conversation. Also we must mention his lifelong friend who predeceased him, Bill Scully.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday September 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm at St. Mark Church 222 McVeagh Rd Westbrook, CT. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery ,Westbrook, CT. Family and friends may call on Friday September 1, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Swan Funeral Home 80 E. Main St. Clinton, CT. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Meals on Wheels, a program that brings nutritious meals to homebound seniors. Estuary Regional Senior Center 220 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT 06475.