Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

971 Branch Ave, Providence, RI


James W. "Tiger" Lyons

October 27, 1944January 2, 2020

James W. "Tiger" Lyons, 75, passed away January 2, 2020.

He was the loving husband of the late Deborah Lyons and loving father of Marc Ewing, Heather Levesque, Michael Lyons and the late Matthew Mills.

Jim was also the loving grandfather of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, a loving brother, uncle and friend.

Jim was a retired Providence Firefighter and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Jim will truly be missed.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 16th from 4-7 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m. in the Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020


James W. "Tiger" Lyons

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Jim Hickey

January 13, 2020

My First Duty station with Jimmy. He and D "BOY" What a learning experience I got about the Dogs. He Knew them well. Always a gentlemen. Thanks for the memories all these years Jim.

Linda Williams

January 11, 2020

Rest in Peace Uncle Jimmy. I know you are with Auntie Debbie.I hope You are at peace now.You both are truly missed.Love You both will keep you in my heart always

Jack Maloney

January 10, 2020

Condolences to the family and friends. RIP Tiger

Betty Judge

January 8, 2020

Heather and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I'm so glad I got to see Jim a couple of months ago.