OBITUARY

Phyllis B. Lyons

September 3, 1929February 3, 2019
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Phyllis Lyons (nee Becker) of Washington Township, formerly of Hillsdale and Dumont, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2019 at the age of 89 years old. Phyllis grew up in West New York, NJ, and moved to Dumont in the early 1960s. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 30 years, Francis ‘Ted’ Lyons. Phyllis enjoyed her career as a legal secretary, from after high school until her retirement. She was an active member of Dumont’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church for many years. She was the first woman to serve as a lector there, and held leadership positions in numerous organizations including the Altar & Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Parish Council, Parents Guild and the annual Carnival and Christmas Fair. After moving to Hillsdale, she continued her service work at St. John the Baptist, as a member of the Finance Committee, lector, Altar & Rosary society, and feeding the homeless. She attended pilgrimages to Medugorje, Jerusalem and the Vatican. She travelled extensively throughout the US, and enjoyed multiple cruises to Alaska, New England and the Caribbean. She is survived by daughter Nancy, of California; son Jeff, of North Carolina; son Keith and wife Kara, along with grandchildren Keith Jr., Jack and Kara E. , of Colorado. Beloved sister of Joseph C. Becker of Maine, and the late Arthur J. Becker of Georgia. She was ‘Aunt Phyllis’ to many nieces and nephews and their families, and a loving cousin, and sister-in-law as well. She enjoyed the company of many good friends. The family will receive guests at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ, on Thursday from 4-8pm. Mass of the Resurrection will be at St. John the Baptist, Hillsdale, NJ, on Friday at 10:00am. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Interment Friday, February 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Phyllis B. Lyons

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Jill Becker Kollist

February 17, 2019

Aunt Phyllis has been a wonderful part of my life. I have very early childhood memories of her and of course many many more cherished memories including recent ones. I truly love her and my heart is just broken. Sincere sympathy to my cousins, Nancy, Kieth and Jeff and to Keith's children and his wife. No words.

Virginia Dominic

February 17, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to Jeff, Nancy, Keith and all her grandchildren. Phyllis was always like an older sister to me, and we remained in close touch through the years. We will always miss her compassionate ways of caring and her love of family. God surely welcomed her to heaven with open arms, as she was always a devout Catholic and a very caring person. We will miss her always. Rest in peace, dear cousin and friend. .

Helen Krane

February 5, 2019

I met Phyllis when we were both legal secretaries in Paramus. We walked every day on our lunch break, weather permitting. Over the years we walked miles and Phyllis was wonderful company. I felt I knew Nancy, Keith and Jeff, she was so proud of all of you and, of course, the grandkids. My sincerest sympathies to the Lyons family.
Helen Krane

Catherine Curtis

February 5, 2019

Phyllis was my Godmother and my cousin. She was the best Godmother a girl could ever want. I will miss our many conversations where she shared our family's history with me, and all her wisdom. Most of all, I will miss her love. Godspeed, Phyllis. You were one in a million.

Frank Parisi

February 5, 2019

It was an honor and a privilege to serve as Phyllis Lyons eye doctor for nearly 20 years. My deepest condolences to Jeff and the entire Lyons family.

Michelle Murphy

February 4, 2019

I will always remember what a strong and proud mother Mrs. Lyons was -- to all of us! -- during our high school years at Holy Angels. My family and I send our deepest sympathy to Nancy and the entire Lyons family.

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