Sister Anne Maureen Lyons, S.S.J., (formerly Sister Regina Margaret Lyons), died Dec. 21, 2016 at age 85 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown, in the 67th year of her religious life.
Born in Bayonne, N.J., she was the daughter of John Lyons and Mary O’Shea Lyons. She attended St. Andrew Grade School and Holy Family Academy both in Bayonne. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph Chestnut Hill in September 1949 and professed final vows in August 1957.
She earned a B.S. in elementary education from Chestnut Hill College, an M.A. in business from Marywood College, and an M.A. from Villanova University.
As a teacher, Sister Anne Maureen she taught in schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at St. Matthew, Conshohocken; St. Charles and Little Flower High School, and served as principal at St. Francis, Springfield.
She also taught and was principal at schools in the Camden, Trenton Paterson and Metuchen Dioceses, and the Newark Archdiocese.
The sister of the late John (Bealy), William, Thomas, J. Patricia Lyons and Marie (Ray) Cook, she is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The funeral Mass was Jan. 6 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph Villa, 110 West Wissahickon Avenue, Flourtown, PA 19031.
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