OXFORD – Dolores M. (Smolenski) Lyons, 89, peacefully passed away on July 13th, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Born in Webster, she was the daughter of the late Adolf and Michalina Smolenski. Dolores was the youngest of nine siblings, preceded in death by her four brothers: Joseph, Henry, Steven, and Edmund, and her four sisters: Bernice, Cecelia, Lucille, and Victoria.
Dolores was preceded in death by her beloved son, Mark J. Lyons, in 1998; and her husband of 38 years, Richard “Brownie” Lyons, who passed away in 1990.
She is survived by her two sons, Stephen T. Lyons of Webster and Lawrence M. Lyons and his wife, Lynn, of Oxford. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Stephanie, and three grandsons, Larry Lyons and his wife Sarah, Joshua Lyons and his wife Katie, and Jeremiah, along with seven great-grandchildren. Additionally, Dolores leaves behind many nieces and nephews who will cherish her memory.
Dolores enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She generously donated her handmade creations to St. Roch’s Church, the local hospital, and the senior center, using her talent to benefit others. Additionally, she was an exceptional baker and delighted in sharing her cookies and muffins with everyone she knew. Her favorite pastime was being outdoors in her yard, whether she was gardening, mowing the lawn, or simply relaxing in her screen house, it brought her great peace.
Above all, Dolores's greatest source of happiness was her family. She cherished her role as a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and her love for them knew no bounds. She loved making crafts, baking and gardening with her grandchildren. She was a remarkable woman, known for her unwavering love, infectious humor, bravery, strong will and generosity. She brought such happiness to the lives she touched. The loss of Dolores will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing her. The enormity of her absence from their lives will be felt every day, a reminder of the significant impact she made on all who were blessed to have known her.
A private mass will be held at St. Roch’s Church, followed by a private burial at St. Roch’s Cemetery, according to the family's wishes.
Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.