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John Lyons
of Dracut; 64

DRACUT -- John Lyons, 64, passed away Saturday, May 31st, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, with his family by his side. He had celebrated his 43rd Wedding Anniversary, with his beloved wife Elaine (Walsh) Lyons on May 8th.

John was born in Lowell, MA on September 8, 1949, a son of the late Jessie (McMillan) and John E. Lyons.

For 25 years John worked as a Systems Analyst at Digital/Compaq. He then worked as a custodian for the Billerica School System until his retirement.

John was very active as a coach in the Highlands Baseball Little league and the Lowell Pop Warner. In 1975, John's father in-law, James Walsh, started the instructional league and taught John the ins and outs of being a coach and manager. He also served as the assistant football coach at Lowell Catholic High School with Tim Walsh. John loved working and mentoring the kids and left a lasting impression on so many lives. John also enjoyed golfing, and was an avid sports enthusiast.

John was a dedicated and loving Husband, Father and Grampy, who always put his family first. He will be sadly missed by all. Along with his wife Elaine, John is survived by his son, John Lyons Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Tyngsboro; his daughter, Tara Sheehan of Dracut; his brother, Jesse Lyons and his wife Katherine of Lebanon, NH; 5 beloved granddaughters, Kailee and Rebecca Lyons, Hannah and Alison Sheehan and Miranda McCooty; his niece and nephew, Amy Lyons and David Lyons; grandnephew, Declan Lyons; his 2 close cousins, John Nickerson and his wife Lori and Kevin Nickerson and his wife Patricia; close friends, George Demers, Jack Flynn and Joe Mraz and many more dear friends; brother-in-laws, James Walsh and his wife Judy, Michael Walsh and his wife Kate; sister-in-laws, Jeanne Leaver and her husband Rick and Nan Walsh; as well as several other nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

John was predeceased by his very good friend, Joe Camacho.

LYONS -- Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 3-8 p.m. on THURSDAY June 5th at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., DRACUT. His funeral will take place from the funeral home at 8:15 a.m. FRIDAY, June 6th with his Funeral Mass to follow at St. Margaret's Church in Lowell at 9:30 a.m. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chelmsford. 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 from June 4 to June 5, 2014
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