MERRIMACK - Donald Lyons, 69, of Merrimack, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody, Mass., after a long illness.
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He was born on April 6, 1944, in Malden, Mass., to the late William and Dorothy (O'Leary) Lyons.
Mr. Lyons served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam, in 1969, and later worked as a budget officer and an assistant fiscal officer in various VA hospitals, including Manchester, Brockton, Mass., and in the central office in Washington, D.C.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Kenneth and Gene Lyons.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Patricia (Kenny) Lyons; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jonathan Lyons of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and Matthew and his wife, Katie Lyons, of Denver; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Freel, Graham Lyons, and Joshua Chase; three brothers, William Lyons of Leesburg, Fla., Robert Lyons of Deltona, Fla., and John Lyons of Clearwater, Fla.; two sisters, Kathleen Murphy of Billerica, Mass., and Mary Baker of Malden, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
services: Calling hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, on Monday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Last Rest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Donald's memory to Vietnam Veterans Association via VVA New Hampshire State Council, P.O. Box 1502, Concord, 03302-1502. To sign an online guestbook, visit rivetfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Oct. 26, 2013
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