, Newburyport, MA

October 18, 2012

Thomas Lyons, 78

Newburyport — Thomas T. "Tom" Lyons, teacher and mentor to generations of students at Phillips Academy in Andover, died peacefully on October 11, 2012 at his home in Newburyport surrounded by members of his family. The cause was cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife Eleanor F. Lyons; children John L. Lyons and wife Hannah of Groton, Kathleen M. Fanikos of Andover, David T. Lyons and wife Laurie Vance of Southborough and Joseph C. Lyons and wife Julia Rivellino-Lyons of Deerfield; grandchildren Rachel and Madeline Lyons; William, Joseph, Louis and Marianne Lyons; Kaitlin, Peter and Jack Fanikos; Thomas and Luca Lyons; siblings John Lyons, Margaret Ford, Sheila King, and the late Richard Lyons.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held at the Cochran Chapel on the campus of Phillips Academy, Andover on December 1 at 11 a.m. All are invited. Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Trustees of Phillips Academy, Financial Aid Scholarship Fund, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810.