GRANITEVILLE - Elizabeth Jean Lyons, 65, of Orchard Terrace, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
Born on December 25, 1947, in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Catherine (O'Neill) Ghiringhelli and the late Harry Ghiringhelli.
On July 16, 1965, she married Donald J.P. Lyons in Barre. They made their home in Barre Town. He passed away on November 5, 2007.
Jean retired from National Life Insurance Co. after 23 years of service.
She was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church in Barre and a member of the Corvette Club.
Jean enjoyed quilting and crafting, spending time at camp on Lake Champlain and Woodbury Lake; but family was everything to her, especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her mother, Catherine Ghiringhelli; one son, Donald J.P. Lyons II and his wife Deborah of Canton, Connecticut; one daughter, Laurie Morrill and her husband Donald of Barre; five grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob and Anna Lyons, Zachary and Joshua Morrill. Jean is also survived by three sisters, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica's Catholic Church in Barre.
Family and friends may call at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St. in Barre, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Extra parking is available in St. Monica's parking lot.
Entombment will be in the Wilson Vault in Lower Websterville with a later spring burial in St. Sylvester Cemetery in Lower Websterville, Vermont.
Contributions in Jean's memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre, Vermont.