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Paula Lyon

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Paula M. Lyon 1951-2011 SHAFTSBURY Paula M. Lyon, 60, a resident of Myers Road in Shaftsbury died Sunday February 6, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her family following a long illness. She was born in Bennington, Vt., January 16, 1951. She was the daughter of the late Francis Cooke and Pauline (Pacitto) Cooke who survives. Paula received her early education in Shaftsbury, attended Bennington Catholic High for two years and was a 1969 graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School. She married Richard M. Lyon April 11, 1970 at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in North Bennington. For 28 years Paula was employed at K-Mart in Bennington, the last seven years as store manager. For 15 years, along with her husband Richard, Paula owned and operated Lyon Enterprises which was their catering business. She loved to feed people. She enjoyed antique cars and attending car shows. She loved all animals, especially her two dogs and cat. Paula was also a member of the Women of the Moose Auxiliary in Bennington. Survivors include her husband, Richard M. Lyon of Shaftsbury; Her mother, Pauline Cooke of Shaftsbury; A sister Frances Cone and her husband Greg of Newark, Vt.; A brother Michael Cooke of Bennington; A brother in law James Lyon and his wife Jean of Plymouth, Ind., and a sister in law Joan Carpenter and her husband Mike of Dover, Del. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday February 10, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. with a prayer and then from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 10 a.m. where the Mass of Resurrection will be offered. The burial will take place in the family lot in the Shaftsbury Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday Feb. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. If friends desire contributions in memory of Paula M. Lyon may be made to either, VNA and Hospice at Southwestern VT Health Care or the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201

Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 7, 2011
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