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Francis J. Lyons, Jr.
of Chelmsford, MA; formerly of Lowell; 69

CHELMSFORD, MA -- Francis J. Lyons, Jr. 69, passed away Monday, May 5th, at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus with his family and close friends by his side.

Francis was born in Lowell, MA on May 20, 1944, a son of the late Gertrude (Gendron) and Francis J. Lyons, Sr. He was educated in Lowell and a graduate of Lowell High School.

For 47 years Frank worked as a Machinist at Raytheon in Andover.

Frank was a member of Local 1505 and was a steward of the shop union. He was also a group leader and senior man on the shop floor. He enjoyed playing keno, reading and eating an occasional piece of candy. His favorite time however was spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Frank is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife, Wendi K. Clayton of Chelmsford, 5 children, LaShanta Magnusson of Tewksbury, Lawrence Clayton and his wife Valerie of California, Derek Clayton and his wife Theresa of No. Carolina, Ashley Cenerizio of So. Carolina and Joshua Marriott and his wife Keely of Nashua; best friend, Susan Cayer and her wife Donna Greene of Danville, NH; 13 grandchildren; and nephew, Lt. David Keene, Lowell Fire Dept. and his wife Maureen of Lowell.

He was predeceased by his brother, Arthur Lyons.

LYONS -- Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 3-7 p.m. on THURSDAY, May 8th at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., DRACUT. Funeral services and burial will be private. For directions or to leave an online condolence, story, or message please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com or find us on Facebook under Dracut Funeral Home.
Published in Lowell Sun on May 7, 2014
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