Obituary: Catherine I. (Gillis) Lyons, 87

Catherine I. (Gillis) Lyons, 87, of Southborough and formerly of Waltham died on Thursday, January 1, 2015
surrounded by her family.

She was the wife of the late Mylon A. Lyons who passed away in 2007. Catherine and Mylon spent 12 winters during their retirement in Dunedin, Florida with many “snowbirds”.

Born in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Elizabeth (MacDonald) Gillis. Catherine was raised in Nova Scotia and lived there until her mid-twenties. She then joined her older sister in Somerville working many jobs. She met the love of her life, Mylon Lyons, and married him in 1956.

Catherine was a homemaker and devoted her life to her family. She was pre-deceased by 11 brothers and sisters and was the last surviving Gillis of Mabou Ridge, Nova Scotia. 

She is survived by her children, Mylon Lyons, Jr. and his wife Karen of Waltham; Edward Lyons of Quincy; Betty Lyons of Lowell; John Lyons and his wife Mary of Southborough; Darlene Mancuso and her husband David of Lakeville; 7 grandchildren, James and Katelyn Lyons; Brooke Lyons; Max, Charlie, and Owen Lyons; Kristin Mancuso; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 4, from 2 to 5PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Rte 30, Southborough.

A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 5, at 10 AM at St. Matthew Church, 26 Highland Street, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Linwood Cemetery in Weston.
Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to St. Matthew Scholarship Fund, 105 Southville Rd, Southborough, MA 01772.
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(Obituary via  Morris Funeral Home)

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