Patricia Mary (Lyons) Malone


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Andover, MA - Patricia Malone (née Lyons), 84, of Andover, passed away on December 29, 2018. Pat is survived by her husband of 58 years, Thomas Malone; her children, Thomas Malone and his wife Ji Su He, Maura Malone and her husband Brian Callaghan, and Kathleen Malone and her husband George Hebert; and her grandchildren, Matthew and Jack Hebert and Chris and Elizabeth Callaghan. She was predeceased by her son Daniel.
Pat was born in Lowell, Mass. to Ruth and Thomas Lyons. She graduated from Tufts University and became a middle school teacher, first in New Hampshire and later in Lowell. Pat was a lifelong learner and educator. While working and raising four children, she returned to school, earning a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Education. Thereafter, she became a professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, where she taught until she retired in 2004.
Pat had many interests. She keenly followed politics around the world and enjoyed a lively political debate. She was an avid reader. She also loved trolling the weekend yard sales and Building 19 for a bargain, as well as the local real estate market. Pat was always ready for a new adventure and, in her later years, she and Tom traveled extensively, taking cruises to Europe, the Middle East and Asia. When home, Pat enjoyed spending time with family, often picking up her grandsons from school. She passed on her love of politics, history, and education, as well as some great stories.
During the last few years, Pat was challenged by a number of health issues. She was supported unstintingly by Tom, who was her primary caregiver and constant companion.
A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. at the Dewhirst & Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence Street, Andover, MA. Donations to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers are welcome
Published on January 10, 2019
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