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Mary Irene Freid Lyons

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Mary Irene Freid Lyons

August 19, 1927 - November 2, 2019

Mary Irene Lyons (Freid) boarded the bus to heaven on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at the age of 92.

Mary was born in Newark and spent most of her lifetime in New Jersey. She was a welder during WWII and loved to roller skate, play bingo, and crochet. She raised her family in and around Parsippany and Dover with her husband of 58 years, Michael J. Lyons, who predeceased her in 2005. They retired to Toms River in 1989 where they spent 16 years.

Mary was the daughter of Amelia Helen Miller and Calvin Theodore Freid Jr., and was the granddaughter of Mary Anna (McLaughlin) and John Miller of Newark, as well as Mary Irene (Knerr) and Calvin Theodore Freid of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

She was also predeceased by sisters Theresa Hanley and Meriam Berkey, and brothers William and Joseph Freid.

She is survived by her daughter Mary who was her caregiver, and son-in-law Kevin Dunn. She spoke daily of her love or her two beloved sons John (Fran) Lyons of Dover, NJ and Michael (Linda) Lyons of Hackettstown, NJ and of her brother Robert Freid of Irvine, California.

Mary was an incredibly sharp, witty, and intelligent woman who took care of everyone and took crap from no one. She was well known for making the best spaghetti sauce on the planet, and enjoyed working for many years as a medical office manager for Dr. Henry Friedensohn, retiring in 1989.

Her laughter was contagious, her criticisms usually ill-timed, and her hugs irreplaceable. She loved her grandchildren Maggie (Jarrett) Fischer of Orlando, Kevin (Kenza) Dunn of Lake Worth, FL, Danielle Lyons of Dover, NJ and Michael (April) Dunn of Camp Hill, PA; and adored her great-grandchildren Mara and Jack Fischer of Orlando and Lylia Dunn also of Lake Worth.

She was descended from a long line of pioneering geniuses, goofballs, and great people who contributed much to the world. She passed her spirit, talent, brilliance, and love to those of us lucky enough to be descended from her.

All services will be private. Her wishes were for everyone to go buy a scratch-off ticket and take a moment to be thankful for all you have. She wanted everyone to live each day as if it were their last and always look ahead. And GO GIANTS!
Published in Daily Record from Nov. 5 to Nov. 10, 2019
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