• Nickerson Funeral Home
    Orleans, MA
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Madeline I. (Crossley) Lyon 1915 - 2010
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Friday, April 09, 2010
sorry i could not be there,my prays and thought are with the family
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
We share your celebration of your Mom's life. We hope you are all well and coping. Doug and Carol: we love you.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Madge touched us all with her wit, her determination, her sparkling eyes, and her sweet smile. I am honored and very grateful to have had her as my mother-in-law.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Carol and I hold you all in our hearts this week. May your mother be at peace and may your insight into the value and meaning of life reach new depths.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sending all of you my condolences...I have fond memories of Madge.
Barbara Mendelsohn, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Nana, you will be greatly missed by us. Love your grandson Rick and his wife Karen Lyon.
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