Thomas R. Lyons

January 5, 1937January 22, 2021

SKOWHEGAN – Thomas R. Lyons, Sr., 84, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2021. He was born in Skowhegan on January 5, 1937 the son of Alberta (Irland) and Robert Lyons, Sr.

Tom graduated from Skowhegan Area High School, class of 1954. He attended one year at Husson College in Bangor before serving in the United States Army from 1960 to 1963.

Tom worked at Lyons Inc from the time he was 15 years old. In 1973, he became the president and owner of the company until his retirement in 2000. The business continues to operate as Lyons Appliance Store.

In earlier years, Tom attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts. He was a Golden Eagle of the Fraternal Order of Eagle. Tom was a member of the Skowhegan Sportsman Club where he served as treasurer for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Skowhegan-Madison Elks where he served as past trustee and Inter Guard. He was also a past school board member in Skowhegan and a member of the Skowhegan Fair Association.

Tom was predeceased by his parents and brother, Barry Lyons.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Darcy (McGee) Lyons of Skowhegan; daughter, Cynthia (Lyons) Halpin and husband Timothy of Gorham; son, Thomas Lyons, Jr. and his fiancée Brandy Newton of Skowhegan; three wonderful grandchildren, Thaley Donoghue and husband Trevor, Jake Halpin, and Alexandria Lyons; two brothers, Robert Lyons, Jr. and wife Gale of Hawaii, Richard Lyons and wife Rebecca of Skowhegan; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation, c/o Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge, 21 Silver Street, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

A funeral service and celebration of Tom’s life will be planned in the spring.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the Cedar Ridge Center for the wonderful care that Tom received.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone wishes to leave the family messages can do so on our website at –


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Thomas R. Lyons

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Colleen Jones

January 30, 2021

I'm sorry for your loss, Darcy. I know it has been a long struggle for you and your family. May you all be at peace!
With sympathy and blessings,
Colleen Jones

Shirley Lapointe

January 27, 2021

As one of your SHS 1954 classmates I remember our fun days pray all your days are fun again. To his family my thoughts are with you,to Darcy I send my love you have always held a special place in my heart. Goodbye dear classmate GOD SPEED

Claudette Czerwonky

January 27, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Darcy and her family during this time of sorrow. May you find peace. Claudette Czerwonky, Tampa FL