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PRISCILLA A. LYONS

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LYONS, Priscilla A. Of Holliston, 63, December 31, passed away after emergency surgery. Beloved wife of 24 years of the late Ralph Hugh Flynn. Devoted mother of Allison Taylor of Huntington, MA, Colin Flynn Diresta and her husband, Anthony, of Charleston, SC, and Kiirsten and her husband Keith Edgerton of Olympia, WA. Adoring grandmother of Ian Flynn-Thomas, Soren and Kai Anderson-Flynn, and Kalden Flynn Diresta. She is also survived by her brothers, Peter and Paul, and her sister Patsy Randolph, and their families. Born in New York City to the late Paul and Patricia Lyons, she graduated from the Spence School, the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Boston College of Law. Priscilla retired from a distinguished career with the Massachusetts Teachers Association, where she served as director of the division of higher education. Admired for her commitment to equal rights for all, her voice will be truly missed. She loved cats, Newfoundlands, and the Red Sox, and above all, Ralph. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, January 4, at The Paulist Center, 5 Park St., Boston. Reception following Mass at the Parker House on Tremont St. In lieu of flowers, donations in Priscilla's memory may be made to Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, www.mspca.org. For directions and guestbook gfdoherty.com. George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home Wellesley 781-235-4100

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 2, 2013
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