Lyons for 24 years.
Born in Newport, a son of the late Cornelius and Florence (Palmer) Lyons, he moved to Jamestown at the age of 3 months and resided in Jamestown until May 2005.
Joe was a machinist for Brown & Sharpe for 34 years. Prior to that, he was a Jamestown postal employee.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa Lyons Delany of Harleysville, Penn.; his step-children, Donna M. Chelf and Thomas J. Perry Jr., both of Portsmouth, and Pamela L. Thompson of Westerly; 10 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild; his two sisters, Ann Nugent of Moraga, Calif., and Ellen Lyons of Newport; and his faithful, fuzzy companion Coco. He was the brother of the late Jude Lyons.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Jamestown EMS, P.O. Box 8, Jamestown, RI 02835.