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JOHN J. LYONS Jr. Obituary
LYONS, John J. "JJ" Jr. Age 81, of Falmouth and Naples, FL, formerly of Brockton, died peacefully, with his sister at his side, June 27, 2012. Born and raised in Brockton, he was the son of the late John J. and Mildred G. Lyons. JJ attended St. Patrick's School and was a 1948 graduate of Brockton High School. He also attended Stonehill College, Burdette College and Syracuse University. During the Korean War he served with the United States Marine Corps. Prior to becoming the City Clerk of Brockton, he owned and operated an Insurance and Real Estate Company. As Brockton's City Clerk from 1971-1991, JJ was known for his booming voice which could be heard throughout City Hall. One aspect of his job he enormously enjoyed was performing wedding ceremonies. Following his retirement he enjoyed travel, especially trips to Ireland, where he became an Irish citizen, and also trips to England and Greece. JJ had been a longtime resident of Brockton until moving to Falmouth in 2004, and enjoyed winters in Naples, FL. He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery of Boston, a Director of Brotherhood Union for 25 years, and on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army. He is survived by his sister Mildred M. Shutt; two nephews Michael and John-Jay Shutt and many cousins. He was the brother of the late Marianne Lyons. Visiting Hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte 123) BROCKTON, Sunday 2-6pm. The funeral procession will gather at the funeral home Monday at 10am for a funeral mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 11am. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers JJ requested that acts of kindness to anyone in need would be appreciated. For directions and condolences www.conleyfuneralhome.com or on facebook at Conley & CremationService.
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Published in The Boston Globe on June 30, 2012
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