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“Great Memories of our Trips to Boston to visit my late Sister & Brother in law Peggie & Bernie Connaughton our Sympathy to all ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Pauline & Jackie Burke

“Joe .Kevin,Rob ..sorry that we can't be with you at this sad time .but you are in my thoughts and prayers ..r.i.p uncle seamus. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Mike Lyons - Family

“Sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Philip and Marie Maguire - MA

“Our sincere condolences to the Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jim was one of the good one's as they say,...Read More »
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“Deepest sympathy to the Lyons Family on the sad passing of James from Stephen Keary and Family in County Limerick Ireland ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Stephen Keary - Limerick Ireland

“This is a sad remembrance of Jim .We met in 1970 while working in the food business . This continued with Beatrice Foods and Yankee Food Distributors...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Thomas Leonard - Boston, MA

Mr. James Lyons, of Waltham, formerly of Brighton and a native of Cloonoo, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland died Monday, January 7, 2019 in Meadow Green Nursing Home. He was 80.

Jim was born February 21, 1938 in Ireland a son of the late Michael and Delia (Callanan) Lyons. Raised and educated in Ireland he immigrated to the United States in 1959 settling in Brighton where he lived many years before moving to Waltham over twenty five years ago. He served in the United States Army.

He worked in sales for local food distributors before retirement.

His wife of 50 years, Marie B. (Kelly) Lyons died June 9, 2015. In addition he was predeceased by his brothers, Patrick and Michael Lyons.

He leaves his children, Joseph A. Lyons (Teresa) of Bellingham, Kevin J. Lyons of Waltham and Robert F. Lyons (Julie) of West Roxbury; his grandchildren, Erin, Patrick, Sean, Kelly and Timothy Lyons; his brother, Sean Lyons (Vera) of Canton and sister-in-law, Kathleen Lyons of Loughrea, Galway, Ireland and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jim's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, January 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

The Lyons Family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful staff and volunteers at Meadow Green Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waltham.

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Mount Feake Cemetery

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