Vera Lister

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W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home
1700 Washington Ave
Rensselaer, NY

Lister, Vera TROY Vera Lister, age 100, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the Eddy Memorial in Troy. She was born in Hartlepool, England to the late Harry and Mae Bishop. Vera served in the British Navy during World War II and participated in the breaking in the German Enigma Code. She came over to the United States in 1950, and married James L. Lister whom she had met during the war. Mrs. Lister was a longtime resident of Avon by the Sea, N.Y., and was a homemaker for most of her life. Wife of the late James L. Lister. Beloved mother of James B. (Elizabeth) Lister. Grandmother of Christopher and the late Jennifer Lister. Step-grandmother of Karen Clark, Betsy Rider and Harry Lister. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at Monmouth Memorial Park Cemetery in Tinton Falls, N.J. All are welcome to attend. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, N.Y., Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 4-7 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vera's memory may be made to the Avon United Methodist Church, 507 Garfield Avenue, Avon By The Sea, N.J. 07717. Condolence page at


Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2016
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