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“Aunt Eleanor was always so kind and sweet. I always will remember her, she was a wonderful friend to my Mom. Both She and Uncle Walter were truly...Read More »
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“Wally and Beverly,My condolences on the passing of your mother. You and your family are in my heart and mind. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Rose - MELROSE, MA

“Dear Lindsey and Family,I am deeply sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts.Sincerely,Nicole M. ”
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“Shirley and I are so sorry to hear of Eleanor's passing. She was a sweet woman and lovely neighbor. She was so fortunate to have children that...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Joan Paolin - Malden, MA

“Sorry for your loss will say a prayer for you ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jack Curry - Malden, MA - Friend

“So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers are with you and your family. God bless ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Doreen & Richard Mulloy - Malden, MA


Eleanor (Graves) Lyons, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at home on Friday, March 20, 2020, at age 88.

Eleanor was born in Malden, one of four children of the late Sheldon and Priscilla (Glazier) Graves. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School where she met her future husband, Walter Lyons. She and Walter raised their family in Malden.

Eleanor was a quiet, loving, loyal wife, mother and sister. She was an avid fan of all sports, but especially her beloved Boston Red Sox. She treasured visits from her sister Betty, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eleanor will be deeply missed and treasured always.

Eleanor was the devoted wife of the late Walter Lyons with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Beloved mother of Walter Lyons of Woodside, NY, Beverly Andren and her husband Ross of Lynnfield, and Jayne Hannan and her husband Richard of Malden. Cherished sister of Betty Bender and her late husband Joseph of Melrose, Lee Graves and his wife Margaret of Middleton, and the late Phyllis Snow. Loving grandmother of Kimberly, Kristine, Lindsey, Katie, and Richie. Proud great-grandmother of Kaylee, Sean, Gregg, Elle, and Christian. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, Eleanor's family will gather privately to honor her life.