Ruth A. Lyons

January 1, 1949July 3, 2018

Ruth Arlene Lyons of Toms River passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday July 3, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. Born and raised in the waterfront section of Perth Amboy N.J. Ruth attended St. Mary’s Perth Amboy and graduated in 1967. She worked for the New Jersey Department of Labor for 32 years as a Systems Analyst. She was predeceased by her husband Coleman D. Lyons, her Father Edward Hoagland, Mother Elizabeth Hoagland and her brothers John “Jack” Hoagland and Howard Hoagland. Left to cherish her memory is her Daughter Kimberly Lyons, her son Christopher Lyons and her beloved Grandchildren, Jordan, Mikayla, Fallon, Morgan, Meghan, and Christopher Lyons Jr. and Her significant other Robert Donlin and his daughter Katie Donlin. She was also survived by her sisters Barbara Bode, Elizabeth Gutowski, and Ellen Dennis. Her nieces Amy Andres and Jill Kwiecinski and many more nieces and nephews. Ruthie will be remembered most for her adventuress spirit, forever charming wit, and endless love for her family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Saint Cecelia’s Church, 45 Wilus Way, Iselin, N.J. 08830 at 4pm on Wednesday July 11, 2018


  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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