Victoria Ellen (Delaney) Lyons, Age 93, of Winthrop, MA passed away peacefully on December 23rd, 2020. Born and raised on Leyden Street, Orient Heights, East Boston, “Vicki” was the beloved daughter of Virginia (Lagomarsino) and James Delaney. Beloved wife of the late Paul A. Lyons, Sr. Devoted mother of sons Paul A. Lyons, Jr. and his wife Kerry of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, the late Leonard M. Lyons of Winthrop, Steven W. Lyons and his wife Karen of Hanson, MA, Dennis P. Lyons and his wife Terry of Tarpon Springs, FL, Richard A. Lyons and his wife April Mae of Tarpon Springs, FL, Jeffrey W. Lyons and his wife Holly of Somerville, MA and her daughter Patricia A. (Lyons) Donoghue and her husband James of Foxboro, MA.
A graduate of Girl’s High School in Boston, Vicki was employed in many office roles in downtown Boston. After marrying and once her children were grown, she became a “working mom” and held a position with the Massachusetts Medical Society, Post Graduate Medical Institute, coordinating continuing education for many of Boston’s finest physicians.
Vicki was part of a family of 14 brothers and sisters and many, many nieces and nephews and their children with whom she always kept in close contact - keeping up to date on the events of their lives, sharing their joys as well as their sorrows. Our family home, always neat & clean, was often the gathering place for all the aunts, uncles and cousins and we have many wonderful memories of our times together. There was always a pot of coffee on for chats, tears or laughs and she taught each of her children the importance of making friends and family feel welcome.
An avid reader, she read many books about American and European history and read the Boston Globe from cover to end every day. She travelled to the Italian Riviera to visit her mother and grandmother’s homeland, the village of Lagomarsino and nearby Genoa, Portofino and Rapallo. She also visited the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, tour guided by her sea captain son Paul.
Vicki adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren who were a constant source of pride and happiness to her. She loved their visits and hearing all about what was happening in their lives – always ready to tell a great story and share lots of advice and wisdom.
Her children loved growing up in Winthrop By The Sea and with many happy memories we will cherish the sights, sounds and colors of the ocean as we know she did.
Given these uncertain times with the pandemic our family would like to be sure everyone stays safe. A formal service will not be held but the family will plan a Celebration of Life gathering in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Victoria’s memory to Boston Children’s Hospital or Care Dimensions Hospice Care, Danvers, MA.
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