Michael also had a love of landscaping and enjoyed planting and gardening in his yards. This was a relaxing hobby for him and he loved to do it daily. He had a creative mind to help him make his yard extremely beautiful and many people were amazed by his effort and work.
Michael made many friends, and was a good friend, along life's journey. He maintained contact with family and friends whom he loved and cherished. He put forth effort to visit people in person, via phone or the written word. He would give good, steady guidance in the ways of dealing with people and the events of life.
Michael is survived by his mother, Frances E. Lyons; his wife, Terri; daughter, Shivohn and her husband, Shane; sons, Shane, Daniel and Seth; brothers John and companion, Sue Bradley; and Brett and wife, Diane; and nephews Joe, Kyle, and Corey. He is also predeceased by his father, William M. Lyons, and brother, Patrick Lyons.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral Mass on Monday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Green Street, Newburyport. Interment with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Newburyport. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. To sign the family guest book, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Twomey-LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home, Newburyport.