WASHINGTON - Ronald C. Lyons, 62, of Firehouse Road, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at his home.
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Born in Barre on August 26, 1949, he was the son of the late Cashie E. and Antoinette "Toni" (Geoffroy) Lyons.
Ron attended schools in Washington and Chelsea. After his schooling, he was employed as a mechanic and truck driver for several years. He retired in January 2012 due to ill health.
He was first married to Virginia Walters of Williamstown. They later divorced.
On May 15, 1981, he married Barbara Kaske in East Norwalk, Conn. After their marriage, they made their home in Washington, Vt., where they had resided for the past 31 years.
Among his interests were hunting, fishing, camping, but, most of all, he enjoyed being with his family.
His memberships included the Washington Baptist Church, Barre Elks Lodge #1535, where he served as an officer, and the Barre Canadian Club.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years of marriage, Barbara Lyons of Washington, Vt.; two daughters, Danielle M. Roy of Ely, Vt., and Barbara S. Hepsley and her husband James of Williamstown; two sons, Kevin R. Lyons and his companion Cheryl Bordas of Middlesex and Douglas Lyons and his wife Susie of Carbondale, Colo. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Phyllicia Hepsley and Samantha Hepsley of Williamstown; two grandsons, Richard L. Roy and Joseph A. Roy of Bradford; one great-grandson, Ethan M. Roy; and one great-granddaughter, Peyton Belle Fellows. Also surviving is one brother, Dennis Lyons and his wife Cheryl of Barre; three sisters, Linda Vermette and her husband Armand of Washington, Shirley Harris and her husband Tony of Conn. and Joyce Wade and her companion Sidney Slayton of Williamstown; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. at 11 a.m. in the Washington Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Rathier, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Terry Dorset, pastor of the Faith Community Church of Barre, officiating the service.
Family and friends may call at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre on Tuesday, July 17th, from 7 to 9 p.m. Due to the construction on Main Street, extra parking is available at St. Monica's Parking Lot.
Burial will follow the service in Maple Hill Cemetery in Washington.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Washington Baptist Church, 2985 Vt. Route 110, Washington, VT 05675.
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.
Published in Times Argus from July 15 to July 16, 2012