Esther Hedwig (Schubert) Lyons, 98, of Plainville, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family and caretakers, on Friday, August 30, 2019. The last surviving of the greatest generation in her family, she is now reunited with her beloved husband, Richard E. “Dick” Lyons, who predeceased her in 2004.
Born in Terryville on November 23, 1920, she was one of five children to the late Gustave and Pauline Schubert. Raised in Terryville, she and Dick settled in Plainville where they shared 63 years of marriage and raised a family of four that they enjoyed watching expand into two more generations. A former secretary for the Bristol Press, she was better known as the “head of administration” in her family, assisting her husband with his local business and in all facets of his and their children’s lives. She inspired others through her involvement with the P.H.D. (Plainville Home Demonstration)-an extension of UConn. A longtime member and volunteer of the Plainville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Ladies, she was also a founding member of the Plainville Historical Society, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Frederica Chapter #110. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be greatly missed, leaving many cherished memories.
She is survived by her children, Nancy L. (Bob) Burns, Janice E. Rogers, Linda S. Lyons and Diane R. (Marianne) Lyons; her grandchildren, Brian Burns and Carol Corriveau, and great-grandchildren, Zackary Burns, and Matthew and Emily Corriveau; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Edmund, Otto, and Albert Schubert and her sister, Elsie McAdoo.
Esther’s family extends their sincerest gratitude to the staff at We Care Companions, especially Jodi Salzillo and Sade Clarke, who were her second family for the past three years.
In lieu of flowers, Esther may be remembered with contributions to the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville or the Plainville Community Food Pantry, 54 S. Canal St, Plainville or www.plainvillefoodpantry.org
Esther will be laid to rest privately at West Cemetery. Family and friends may gather in celebration of her life on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com