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October 31, 1948 - May 21, 2017
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Nancy Knowles Lyons, age 68, of the Tripps Park section of Scranton, passed away peacefully Sunday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart’s Inpatient Unit, Dunmore, surrounded by family. She is survived by her beloved husband, Edward Lyons. Celebrating 46 years of marriage, the couple were wed on Nancy’s birthday, 1970.
Born on October 31, 1948 and a lifelong Scranton resident, Nancy was the daughter of the late James J., Jr., and Mary Hart Knowles. A graduate of the former Scranton Central High School, Class of 1966, she then attended Mansfield University. She was the owner of Tripp Park Variety and Savage Tan and prior to retirement she was employed by the Scranton School District.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, relative and dear friend, Nancy deeply cared for all of those around her. She enjoyed trips to the casino and spending time with her loved ones, especially her grandchildren. Adored by all who knew her, she’ll be missed forever.
Of Roman Catholic faith, she was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Church in West Scranton.
She is also survived by two daughters, Colleen Rozier of Wilmington, North Carolina and Lisa Perez and husband Matthew of Lebanon, New Jersey; brothers, James J. Knowles, III, of Mount Pocono, Michael Knowles of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Kevin Knowles and wife Dana of Martinsburg, West Virginia, John Knowles and wife Stacy of Scranton, and Mary Kay Raflowitz and husband Julie of West Haven, Connecticut; three grandchildren, Peyton Rozier and Casey and Carmen Perez; and countless nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Her family would like to acknowledge with gratitude Drs. Chris Peters and Lisa Thomas, as well as the entire staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, for their collective care and compassion during a difficult time.
A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Friday at 11:00AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson Street in West Scranton. Family and friends may pay their respects at the church from 9:00AM until Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, c/o 600 Baltimore Drive # 7, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18702.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.