OBITUARY

Gordon "Skip" Lyons

December 31, 1946April 18, 2021
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MARBLEHEAD - Gordon ”Skip” Lyons, age 74, a lifelong resident of Marblehead, passed away peacefully on April 18th at the Kaplan House in Danvers. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Audet), of Marblehead, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. He was the son of the late Gordon and Eleanor (Harris) Lyons of Marblehead. He was the devoted father of Scott Lyons and his partner Bethany Cook of Marblehead, and Todd Lyons of Beverly, the cherished grandfather of Willa Lyons and Olivia Cook. He is survived by his sister-in-law Eileen McCarthy, niece Sheila Laffey and her husband John and their son Jack, all of Danvers. His cousin Harriet Campbell of Beverly. He is pre-deceased by his sister-in-law Marie “Mayo” Kelley and her husband Bill, brother-in-law J. Robert McCarthy and nephews Brian McCarthy and Brad Kelley. Skip graduated from Marblehead High School in 1965. Growing up in Marblehead Skip could always be found down at that docks, as a local “wharf rat” he held many jobs working on various fishing boats and for the Barnegat Transportation company. His love of the ocean led him to enlisting in the US Navy in 1965, where he served on the destroyer tender USS Samuel Gompers as a Machinist, which provided support for destroyers during the Vietnam War. After returning from active duty he became an electrician and was employed by the Town of Marblehead as the Wire Inspector for over 30 years. His legacy will live on through his careful attention to detail and safety of electrical work throughout many homes in Marblehead and all along the North Shore for generations to come. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Marblehead. He dedicated his life to serving his community and helping others. A member of the Gerry #5 and Marblehead Masons Philanthropic Lodge. He was an avid boater, enjoying fishing trips, relaxing on the water and taking vacations with family and friends. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, April 25th , from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street with appropriate social distancing and attendance restrictions in place. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 26th at TTBD at the First Baptist Church of Salem, 292 Lafayette Street, all are welcome. Due to current restrictions at cemetery, burial will be private. Floral tributes are welcome or memorial contributions suggested to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, SW Liburn, GA 30047 or via lbda.org. To share a memory or offer online condolences to the family, please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visiting Hours

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

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Gordon "Skip" Lyons

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Peter Teague

April 22, 2021

I remember Skip as a great friend and helper for Charles Briggs (my father-in-law). Of course, Skip later became Wire Inspector after Charles retired and he will be missed by many friends and Masons.
RIP, my Brother.
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Bob Baker

April 22, 2021

Although I only connected with Skip every now and then over the years, his knowledge of his trade, his easygoing manner, fun sense of humor and willingness to help reminded me of my best buddy in high school days and beyond in Connecticut.
A plain old fashioned "good guy." His name significantly enough was Skip ...
My sincere condolences to Skip's family.

Bob Baker

Mary Ellen Walsh-Rogalski

April 21, 2021

Bill and I are so sorry to hear of Skip's passing. I worked with Skip for many years when he was wire inspector and I was town counsel. Skip was always knowledgeable, good humored and ready to help. We offer our most sincere condolences to his dear family and his many friends.

Lynette Cash

April 21, 2021

Skip Lyons was a great guy and friend to all. He was always there to help anyone. Our family was close to Skips starting with Gordon Sr and Eleanor who were close friends of my parents. Skip worked at the gas station when he was younger. He ALWAYS had that great smile on his face. I don't remember ever not seeing it. Another great loss to the Town of Marblehead. Anne, Scott and Todd my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Robert david Homan

April 20, 2021

I have known skip since the early 70s when he worked at Phil’s Mobil I was a patrol officer on. The best. I also had the pleasure of working together along with Walter homan with homan elec for 15 yrs, skip was not only a Gentlemen he was a gentle man, he will be missed by all who knew him one super great guy

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Biography

MARBLEHEAD - Gordon ”Skip” Lyons, age 74, a lifelong resident of Marblehead, passed away peacefully on April 18th at the Kaplan House in Danvers. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Audet), of Marblehead, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. He was the son of the late Gordon and Eleanor (Harris) Lyons of Marblehead.
He was the devoted father of Scott Lyons and his partner Bethany Cook of Marblehead, and Todd Lyons of Beverly, the cherished grandfather of Willa Lyons and Olivia Cook. He is survived by his sister-in-law Eileen McCarthy, niece Sheila Laffey and her husband John and their son Jack, all of Danvers. His cousin Harriet Campbell of Beverly. He is pre-deceased by his sister-in-law Marie “Mayo” Kelley and her husband Bill, brother-in-law J. Robert McCarthy and nephews Brian McCarthy and Brad Kelley.
Skip graduated from Marblehead High School in 1965. Growing up in Marblehead Skip could always be found down at that docks, as a local “wharf rat” he held many jobs working on various fishing boats and for the Barnegat Transportation company. His love of the ocean led him to enlisting in the US Navy in 1965, where he served on the destroyer tender USS Samuel Gompers as a Machinist, which provided support for destroyers during the Vietnam War. After returning from active duty he became an electrician and was employed by the Town of Marblehead as the Wire Inspector for over 30 years. His legacy will live on through his careful attention to detail and safety of electrical work throughout many homes in Marblehead and all along the North Shore for generations to come. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Marblehead. He dedicated his life to serving his community and helping others. A member of the Gerry #5 and Marblehead Masons Philanthropic Lodge. He was an avid boater, enjoying fishing trips, relaxing on the water and taking vacations with family and friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, April 25th , from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street with appropriate social distancing and attendance restrictions in place. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 26th at TBD a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Salem, 292 Lafayette Street, all are welcome. Due to current restrictions at cemetery, burial will be private. Floral tributes are welcome or memorial contributions suggested to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, SW Liburn, GA 30047 or via lbda.org. To share a memory or offer online condolences to the family, please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.