Danvers, Andover — Lillian Marie (Wobecky) Lyons, a resident of Danvers, formerly of Andover and Bradenton, Fla., passed away on Wednesday morning, June 11, 2014, at the Peabody Glen Health Care Center. She was 90-years-old.
Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Millicent (McCabe) Wobecky. After graduating from New Bedford High School, she pursued a career in bookkeeping. On Nov. 11, 1942, Lillian married the love of her life, John Lyons. In 1956, a career opportunity for John brought them to Andover where they raised a family and became active in St. Augustine's Parish. In 1980, they moved to Florida where they spent 28 years in retirement before re-settling in Massachusetts in 2008 to be closer to family.
Lillian will be remembered for her beautiful handiwork in sewing, knitting and cross stitch. She presented many of her creations to both family and friends. Besides being an excellent cook, she took pleasure in reading and all kinds of word puzzles. Throughout her life, she always loved the water, whether it was a pool or the ocean.
She is survived by her beloved husband for 71 years, John; children, Sharon and husband, Michael Connolly of Woodstock, N.Y., Dennis of Danvers, and Kathy and husband Walter Dobravolsky of Cedar Park, Texas. She was "Grammy" to 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother, Francis Wobecky of Camden, S.C., she is survived by two sisters, Cathryn Medeiros of Davie, Fla., and Janet and husband, Donald Pierce of Reading, Mass., as well as several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, followed by interment in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.