LYONS, Dennis M., 69, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on Monday, November 13. 2017. Dennis was born on August 21, 1948 in Hartford, CT., the son of the late George M. and Margaret A. (Clapp) Lyons.
Dennis is survived by his daughter Kelley A. Moseley, her husband Jonathan and their children Aaron and Kaitlyn, of Vernon, CT. He is also survived by a sister, Maureen Sabatino of Ormond Beach, FL. and a brother, William Lyons. He is survived by Cheryl Dorey with whom he made his home. He also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews. Dennis was predeceased in 2001 by his oldest daughter, Stacey.
Dennis grew up in Granby, CT. and graduated from Granby Memorial High School in 1966.
He served in the U.S. Army for 3 years, serving 1 year in Vietnam where he was nominated for the Bronze Star for his service to his country. After leaving the service, Dennis received degrees in Data Processing and Accounting, tuition free, from the State of Connecticut while receiving benefits from the GI Bill.
Dennis worked for CIGNA in Bloomfield, CT. for 23 years before relocating to Florida in 1996 where he continued to work until he retired in 2004. He lived in Florida for 15 years before relocating to Arizona.
He was a life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox. He was also a fan of the UCONN Huskies basketball teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Rays.
There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Granby Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 617, Granby, CT., 06035