1933 – 2011
Pomfret Center – Winthrop E. Lyon, 77, of Youngs Rd., died Saturday April 23, 2011, in Westview Healthcare with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Marsha (Meader) Lyon. Born in Willimantic, he was the son of the late Rolfe and Clara (Barton) Lyon.
Mr. Lyon worked for John M. Dean while serving as Assistant Fire Chief for the West Thompson Fire Department before leaving in 1970 to start his own construction company, Lyon Construction. He enjoyed music, traveling, his pets, and most especially spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Winthrop was survived by his daughters, Debra Castonguay and her husband Jack of Thompson; and Denise Briere and her husband Albert (Butch) of Putnam; his son, Dennis Lyon and his wife Denise of Plainfield; his step-son Donovan Fickett of Pomfret; his step-daughter Jillian Fickett of Oak Bluffs, MA; his sister, Patricia Marquis and her husband Henry of Putnam; eleven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Winthrop’s family from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 28, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin at 10:00 am on Friday, April 29, 2011 followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Abington Cemetery, Pomfret. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com