Muriel Lyon, 89, of Westfield passed away peacefully on November 16th. She was born in Westfield on September 19,1930 to the late Charles and Eugena (Loomis) Pierce. She was one of nine children and is survived by her brothers Harold and his wife Martha, Gene, Gerry and a sister Sara Santini. Muriel married her husband William Lyon in 1950 and they enjoyed 43 years together before his passing in 1993. They moved from Westfield to Congamond Lake in Southwick in 1961. She loved life on the lake and especially enjoyed sharing it with the many friends and family who visited this piece of paradise. She was an excellent water skier and was the “star” of many water ski shows. Muriel and Bill enjoyed traveling with their neighbors Audrey and Andy Grant and eventually bought a winter home next door to them in Englewood, Florida where she discovered a love of golfing. She was very involved with activities in their community at Gulf to Bay Park. She was the first woman school bus driver in Westfield. She worked many years as the manager of a bakery in a local super market. All of her grandchildren will remember visiting Gramma Lyon at the store and getting a fresh warm donut or cookie! Muriel will best be remembered for her caring concern for others and her “I can do that” attitude. She was predeceased by her stepdaughter Patricia Gavioli and her stepson Gary Lyon. Muriel will be sadly missed by her stepson William Lyon and his wonderful and supportive wife and Muriel’s close friend Judith of West Chesterfield, as well as her daughter Carol Jones and her husband Jay of Granville. She leaves 12 grandchildren, 25 great- grandchildren, and 2 great- great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be at Firtion Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad Street in Westfield on Tuesday, November 19th from 4 to 6 pm. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 11AM at the First Congregational Church, 18 Broad St, Westfield. Donations honoring Muriel may be made to Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation, PO Box 325, Granville MA 01034. Firtionadams.com
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