Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Bridget Lyons
Bridget "Delia" Lyons passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Morristown Medical Center. She had shared 77 years of unconditional love, laughter, and amazing memories with family and friends.
Born and raised in Aughagower, County Mayo, Ireland to the late Thomas and Mary Basquil, she was one of ten children to bless the Basquil household. Bridget loved her life in Ireland – she was always very proud of where she came from and her Irish heritage. She graduated High School before relocating to the United States at age 20. She met the love of her life, John "Jack" D. Lyons in Queens, NY; these soulmates were married in 1968 and together they settled in Parsippany to start their family. With the very sad passing of her husband in 1982, she had to take on the role of mother and father to her two adored sons. In order to help accomplish this new journey, she opened up a Child Care Facility out of her home allowing her to support, love, and care for her children. She maintained this successful business for 25 years.
A devout Catholic, she was a proud member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Denville as well as St. Christopher Parish in Parsippany where she was a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of the Irish American Association of Northwest Jersey. Bridget loved the outdoors, going for long walks, keeping up to date with current events, partying and dancing. She had a passion for celebrating her Irish heritage, especially at the many Irish dances and benefits that she attended. Above anything else, her family was her pride and joy. Although we are saddened by her passing, we take comfort in knowing she is now reunited with her beloved husband, Jack, her parents, siblings, Thomas, Vincent, Henry, Paddy, Jackie, Emma, and Rose, and her brother-in-law, Jimmy. We will never forget her zest for life, determined work ethic, and genuine love of her family and her faith. The next time you pour yourself a glass of wine, please give a toast to Bridget.
She leaves only joyful memories to her cherished sons, Sean and his wife Amy and Brian and his wife Krista; her 7 treasured granddaughters, Erin, Kate, Kelly, Isabelle, Sarah, Emma, and Claire; her caring sisters, Maureen Giblin and her husband Eddie and Peggy (the late John); her loving sister-in-law, Barbara O’Brien and her husband Chuck; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Especially her nieces here in the U.S. that she was very close with, Bernadette, Ann, Moira, and her Goddaughter, Doreen.
Public Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 18th from 3 - 8 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 19th at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 15 Myers Avenue, Denville. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY. Memorial Donations are being accepted in Bridget's memory to St. Bonaventure University, Bridget Lyons Scholarship Fund by way of www.sbu.edu/donate or mail donations to St. Bonaventure University, P.O. Box 2519, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 with checks payable to Bridget Lyons Scholarship Fund. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Bridget here to continue to celebrate the beautiful life she shared with us.
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