Eileen Lyons

August 20, 1938 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 82)


Lyons – Eileen C. (nee Callaghan), age 82, of Glen Rock on January 31, 2021. Born on August 20, 1938 in Ballinagree, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland, daughter of the late Hannah and Jeremiah O’Callaghan.  Survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Michael A. Lyons, daughter Patricia McKenna (Michael), son Michael A. Lyons, Jr. (Jane-Anne) and cherished grandchildren Erin, Joseph, Ashlyn, Ryan and Colin McKenna. Also survived by her sisters: Shelia, Kitty, Sr. Martina, Anne, Monica, her brothers Billy (Margaret), Dan, Joe (Eileen), and sisters-in-law, Bridie (Dermott), Mary, Maureen, Stasia and Kathleen along with numerous dear nieces and nephews. Predeceased by newborn granddaughter Colleen, sisters Joan, Mary, Geraldine and brothers Denis, Paddy, Jerry and John. Eileen worked in the athletics departments of Bronx Community College and City University of New York for many years.  Her life was dedicated to her family, steadfast Roman Catholic faith and a broad network of friends developed through the many Irish organizations she supported.  She could be counted on to be on the sidelines of any sport her grandchildren participated in, enthusiastically cheering them on. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 8th 10 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Ridgewood, NJ. Interment following in Maryrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eileen’s name to Valley Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Ridgewood, NJ would be appreciated.



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February 8, 2021

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church
1 Passaic Street
Ridgewood, NJ


Maryrest Cemetery
770 Darlington Ave.
Mahwah, NJ 07430

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