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Lyons, Barbara

Barbara L. (Dickinson) Lyons, former resident of Dedham, died peacefully Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the New England Homes for the Deaf in Danvers, Massachusetts at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Reynold Lyons, who passed in 2011. The eldest of three children, Barbara was predeceased by her sisters,  Janet Mae Boisvert and  Betty Ann Kass. Barbara attended the Clarke School for the Deaf, graduating in 1940. She then attended Dedham High School, graduating in 1944. After high school, Barbara was employed by John Hancock as a photo lithographer until her retirement. Barbara was an avid Boston sports fan and when she was not watching the Red Sox or the Patriots.  She enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, crocheting, needlepoint, traveling, stamp collecting and tracing her genealogy. Barbara is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11 am at the Plainville Cemetery, Plainville, MA. A memorial service for Barbara will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the New England Homes for the Deaf, 154 Water St., Danvers, MA 01923 or Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Kathy Clapp
    October 1st, 2020 | 8:35 pm

    I am so sorry to read this sad news about Barbara today. I Barbara was always such a large part of my life growing up. I hope that someone will contact me and let me know when they will do a memorial service for her as stated above. Rest in peace my dear friend.

    Kathy Clapp

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