Edward J. Lyons, Sr.
1929 - 2013 CHESHIRE Edward J. Lyons, Sr., 83, of 26 Hutchinson Lane, died Thursday at North Adams Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Dec. 17, 1929, in Cheshire, he was a son of Paul and Lulu Curtis Lyons. A lifelong resident of Cheshire, he was educated in Cheshire and North Adams schools.
He served his country during the Korean War with the United States Army. He served as a sergeant from 1951 to 1953 and landed in Korea on Dec. 25, 1951.
Mr. Lyons was employed as a foreman for the former U.S. Gypsum in Cheshire for 22 years until the plant closed in 1970. He then went to work for the former Pfizer Inc. in Adams where he worked for 23 years, retiring in 1993.
A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Cheshire. He was also a member of the Cheshire VFW Post #9396. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and repairing bicycles. He was also an avid fisherman. Ed was loved by all.
His first wife, the late Alice Flaherty, died May 15, 1995.
He married his wife, the former Carol M. Moreau on Aug. 4, 1996.
Besides his wife, Carol, of Cheshire, he leaves three daughters, Laurie A. Walto and her husband, William, of Pittsfield, Dawn G. Daniels, and her husband, Richard, of Williamstown and Lisa J. Girard and her husband, Wayne, of Cheshire; one stepson, Robert Gamache and his wife, Bobbi, of Lafayette, La.; two stepdaughters, Susan Hargrave and her husband, Dan, of Lafayette, La., and Michelle Meaux of Church Point, La.; one sister, Elizabeth Serrano and her husband, Peter, of North Adams; 10 grandchildren, Joel, Shelly, Corinne, Carly, Bryce, William, Michael, Marrissa, Jared and Joshua and many great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two sons, Edward J. Lyons Jr., who died Jan.17, 1989, and Michael P. Lyons, who died June 15, 2012. He was also predeceased by three brothers and three sisters and by a grandson, the late Roger A. Williams Jr.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Edward J. Lyons, Sr., 83, of Cheshire who died Aug. 1, 2013, will be Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the DERY-CHESHIRE FUNERAL HOME, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, celebrated by the Rev. David Raymond, pastor. Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dery-Cheshire Funeral Home.
Donations in memory of Mr. Lyons may be made to the Cheshire Volunteer Fire Department in care of the funeral home, North State Rd., Cheshire, MA 01225.
This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.