(Palma) Theresa Lyons

January 2, 1934January 23, 2019

Palma Theresa (née Chiodo) lovingly known as Terry Lyons, 85, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by Joseph J. Lyons, her beloved husband of 52 years. Terry is survived by her children: Joseph A.; Stephen and his wife, Sonia; Christine Tuttle and her husband, David; and Theresa Roberts and her husband, Dennis. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Anne Marie Lyons, James Dunnkosky, Kathleen Barnes, Stephen Lyons, Richard Zaleski, Kelly Lyons, Joseph Dunnkosky, Alexander Zaleski, Mark Zaleski, Joseph Lyons, Anthony Lyons, Melissa Lyons, David Zaleski, Dennis Roberts, Andrew Lyons, Christina Tuttle, and her 24 precious great-grandchildren. Terry earned her nursing degree at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ. Her career as a Registered Nurse spanned 50 years, and she will be remembered for her compassion, kindness, and skill. While Terry enjoyed knitting and doing word puzzles, her greatest enjoyment was time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She made Christmas Eve the highlight of every year for her entire family, a tradition that will surely endure. Anyone that had the pleasure of knowing her was treated like family and loved her dearly. She will be greatly missed by all. A visitation will be held Friday, January 25, 2019, from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2019 at 12:30pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 747 W. Bay Ave. Barnegat, NJ, with a committal service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beachview Ave.,Manahawkin. In lieu of flowers, donations in Terry’s name may be sent to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis , TN 38105 To leave online condolences for the family, please visit


  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 26, 2019

(Palma) Theresa Lyons

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Anne Marie Lyons

January 27, 2019

Good night, God bless, see you in the A.M.

Kat Barnes

January 25, 2019

Grams, I miss you terribly and I wish you were still with us but I know you are so happy to be with grandpa. I know you know the legacy you have left behind for our beautiful family to follow. I thank you for all you have done for all of us and I was so blessed to have you not only as my grandmother but also my best friend who I could come and talk to anytime I needed to and you always listened with an open heart and you gave me all the answers that sometimes I did not want to hear but def. needed to hear. “Get it” lol. Well grams until we meet again “Good night, god bless you, love you, and see you in the am”

I love you forever and ever!!!!!

Pat Kaspar

January 25, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
God bless

Charlie Alberts

January 24, 2019

Aunt Teresa even though you are my wife's cousin your will always be AUNT TERESA to me. The few years I had the privilege of knowing you, you made it feel like I knew you a life time. RIP I will always love you. Sorry I can't be there give the respect you deserve. I'm in the hospital but my heart is there, I love you God bless you always.

SoFia Tosca

January 24, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! While I did not personally know Miss Theresa - Kathleen Barnes is a dear friend of mine; and when her heart hurts; mine does also.

Please accept my condolences.
Our family is saying prayers; and please know; that your loss is heartfelt.

Most Respectfully,
SoFia, John, Sonya
Waretown, New Jersey

Nivia Olland

January 24, 2019

I can’t help but smile on the inside when I think about the legacy she is leaving behind. She taught a lot to her children and her children’s children. Think about all the generations that have been and will be blessed by the life she lived.”
Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

Christine Tuttle

January 24, 2019

I will miss you for the rest of my days Mom. Happy you have been reunited with Daddy and your parents. We will continue to celebrate your beautiful life, this entire huge family that you and Daddy left behind. We will set a place for you at the head of the table on EVERY Christmas EVE! May you rest in peace forever in the arms of our Lord and Savior! Please watch over all of us. Until we meet again.................. Love, Christine

Steve Lyons

January 24, 2019

May you Rest In Peace in Gods arms. Give daddy and grandma a hug and a kiss from me.