John Lydon
John M.Jack Lydon, 81, of Grantham, NH, formerly of Boylston, MA, died Sunday October 28th at Hanover Terrace, Hanover, NH, after a long illness. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Mary (Celona) Lydon, two sons, Patrick and his wife Maria of West Boylston, MA and Thomas of Pompano Beach, FL, two daughters, Kathleen McDonald and her husband Steven of Enfield, NH, and Maura Rydzewski and her husband Thomas of Galway, NY; four grandchildren, Matthew and Meghan McDonald and Ryan and Leanne Rydzewski; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was born in Boston and raised in Clinton, MA, the son of Michael J. and Helen D.(McNally) Lydon. He was a graduate of Clinton High School and attended The Williams College School of Banking. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For more than 40 years prior to his retirement, Jack had an extensive career in the banking industry. He began at The Clinton Trust Company and later became a Vice President at Worcester County National Bank and Shawmut Bank. He lived 40 years in Boylston, MA before moving to New Hampshire in 2000. Family and friends are invited to a calling hour at the Ricker Funeral Home, 56 School Street, Lebanon, NH from 9 to 10 am on Saturday November 3, 2012. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 am at St. Marys Church, US Route 4, Canaan, NH with burial to follow in the Oak Grove cemetery in Enfield, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jacks memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or The Autism Society, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814. A message of condolence can be shared with the family through an online guest book by visiting

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Published by The Times & Courier - Clinton from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2012.
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We are so sorry. You all will truly be in our thoughts and prayers. We have very fond memories. May all your memories bring you solace at this time.
Scott and Brenda O'Brien
November 7, 2012
To Maura, Tom, their children, Mrs. Lydon and the rest of the Lydon family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to you all.
Steve & Cilla Panagiotidis
November 3, 2012
My thoughts are with the Lydon family on such a great loss.
Katrine MacKenzie-Arnold
November 2, 2012
I wish to send my sincere condolences to Johns family. I transported John many times to his regular dialysis treatments, and really enjoyed our conversations during theses trips.
John was a true gentleman and I will never forget him or our chats.
Rest in peace my friend
Dave Suckling
November 2, 2012
To the family of John Lydon, I send my sincere sympathies at your loss. I remember Mary as a first grade tacher many years ago, and when I became a teacher myself, and Mary would substitute at Boylston Elementary, we would chat about their children and she would mention John in such loving ways. Please know it seemed Boylston was never the same after their move...
Karen (Scott) Carter
October 31, 2012
Very fond memories of growing up with Jack. A true gentleman in every sense of the word.

Bob & Carol Ciciotte, Cohasset. Ma.
October 30, 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Paul & Donna Celona
October 29, 2012