North Haven Obituaries: Walter Lyons, 86

NORTH HAVEN – Walter John Lyons, 86, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Dec. 28, 2017.

Walter Lyons, 86, of North Haven,

Walter was a loving father to Christopher Lyons (Maryjane) of Hamden, Julie Lyons, Matthew Lyons, and Sarah Brandi (Todd) of North Haven, and Daniel Lyons (Meredith Visco) of Bristol, VT. He also is survived by his former wife and dear friend Marilyn Villano Lyons.

Walter was the loving grandfather to nine cherished grandchildren: James Onofrio, Michael (Marissa), Philip, Andrew, Matthew, Jakob, Esme, Emelia, and Sawyer.

Walter was born in New Haven September 30, 1931, son of the late Albert and Helen Nodd Lyons. He is predeceased by siblings Elizabeth and Frank Lyons and survived by sisters Anne Pendred of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Margaret (Tony) Vanacore of Deep River and Magdelyn King of West Haven.

 Walter was a graduate of Quinnipiac College and a devoted life time member of the Knights of Columbus, Carmel Council in Hamden. Prior to his retirement, he was a pharmaceutical salesman for many years.

Walter’s funeral will leave from Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 3105 Whitney Ave. Hamden, on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Church. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery at a later date. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 – 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Smilow Cancer Center P.O. Box 7611 New Haven, CT. 06519-0611, or to St. Rita’s School, 1601 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517.
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