Lorraine Lyons Posted: 2022-05-05 09:45:00

Lorraine Lyons


Lorraine F. Lyons (nee Rezendes), 83, of Huntley, died peacefully on May 3, 2022, at Alden Estates in Huntley.
Lorrie was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on August 16, 1938, to parents Anibal and Rose (nee Medeiros) Rezendes. After meeting on a blind date, Lorrie married Frank Lyons and the couple spent many happy years together prior to Frank’s death in 1993 Lorrie was the ultimate mom, dedicating her life to raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid reader, and spent time sewing as well Lorrie was passionate about music, especially The Beatles, and she loved to dance. She was an incredibly kind and compassionate woman who always put others ahead of herself. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Lorrie is survived by her children, Katherine (Thomas) Elder, Denise (Thomas) DeBartolo, Keith (Holly) Lyons, Charlene (Scott) Choklad, Kenneth (Charlene) Lyons, and Cheryl (Daniel) Feezel, her grandchildren, Brooke (Thomas), Paige (Colin), Angela (Bryan), Nicholas (Kelsey), Alicia (Christopher), Joshua, Kevin (Shannon), Erika (Scott), Lindsey, Mark, Matthew, James (Rebecca), Elaine, and Sam, her great-grandchildren, Shayleigh, Brielle, Seth, Piper, Wren, Kyla, Emmett, Isla, and Henry, her brother, David Rezendes, her sister-in-law, Mary Jo Haluta, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Lyons, her siblings, Eleanor (Gerard) Doucet, Anibal (Maria) Rezendes, Genevieve (Albert) Miller, and Dennis Rezendes, and her sister-in-laws, Carol Rezendes and Lois Price.

Visitation will be Monday, May 9, 2022, from 4 p.m. to time of prayers 6:30 p.m. at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.
Memorial Mass will be Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 10 a.m. with a visitation the hour prior, all at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lorrie’s name can be made to the American Diabetes Association https://diabetes.org/

For further information contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

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Jacqueline Doucet 2022-05-05 11:29:39

Where do I find the words? Aunt Lorrie was the kindest, most loving woman I ever knew. I was honored to be her Goddaughter. My prayers go out to my cousins and their children and grandchildren. She will be forever missed.

Aunt Harriet and Uncle Finn 2022-05-05 11:58:50

We are so sorry for you loss. Please know that we are sending prayers to you entire family.

ARLENE M GEORGES 2022-05-05 13:38:14

I am so saddened to hear of Lorri's passing, I wish I had reached out to her, I was going to make it a point to visit her when I came out this coming July. I can't stop crying for my best friend. We always had so much fun together with our husbands who are both gone also, I hope they are all together now. Until we meet again in heaven my dear BFF we will play Password again with our husbands. Love and miss my sweet buddy.

Robert Samanica 2022-05-05 13:41:17

Cousin Bob:

Jacqueline Fortcamp 2022-05-05 14:27:34

I will be praying for God's peace and comfort for all of you. From my earliest to most recent memories of Aunt Lorrie I can hear her laughter, see her smile, and feel the authentic love and care that she had for everyone. I am so blessed to have had her in my life. Aunt Lorrie, I will miss you dearly until we meet again in Heaven. Thank you for the quiet lessons that you taught unknowingly, just by being you.

Leslie Schumacher 2022-05-05 14:43:23

I have so many wonderful memories of Lorrie. She was always so kind to me. One of my favorite memories is her coming over to visit Her sister Ellie & the two of them talking & laughing while listening to music. I will miss her. My condolences to the family.

Laura Sherrill 2022-05-05 16:17:49

I am so sorry for your loss

Violet and Dale Haanpaa 2022-05-05 18:10:29

So sorry to hear that Keith has now lost his mom too. Grandmas and Grandpas going away too soon for all our little ones. Love and prayers to all of you. You have our deepest sympathy.

Missy 2022-05-05 19:53:33

So sorry about Aunt Lorrie~she was always so kind and sweet to us. Many fond memories of going to see Uncle Frank and /Aunt Lorrie and having you guys at our house over the years. Our parents are all together again. We love all of you and will see you Sunday. Prayers....Love, Missy & Mark

Elise Wood 2022-05-05 20:57:22

Dear Charlene and family, It was always evident how committed your mom was to her family. I remember when Charlene and I had a party at your house (7th grade) and your mom was very supportive of us hosting this party. Small things like that made her someone to be remembered. Sincere condolences to you. Elise

Cheryl De Bartolo 2022-05-05 23:39:23

Denise I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes to you and your family.

Cassandra McCarthy 2022-05-06 08:15:49

Ken - Char - Entire Family - I am sorry for your loss, Know that she still lives in my memory as well. Love you all.

Albert Louis Miller, Jr. 2022-05-06 11:56:42

My sister's Karen, Jacque, and I were very sorry to hear about Aunt Lori. I pray that you may find solace in the knowledge that she's at peace and she's with her siblings and parents and she's in God's hands. I loved her as did all of us.I pray for her and I pray for all of us that we may find solace in knowing she's she's at peace and with God. My sister's and my condolences to all her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Susan and Michael Howey 2022-05-06 15:04:48

We are so grateful that we had the privilege of knowing Lorrie. She was always smiling, kind, and full of love. She raised a great family that we are privileged to have as friends. She was lovely! May her kind heart live on in her delightful family. Thank you Lorrie, you will be missed.

Susan and Michael Howey 2022-05-06 15:07:45

We are so grateful that we had the privilege of knowing Lorrie. She was always smiling, kind, and full of love. She raised a great family that we are privileged to have as friends. She was lovely! May her kind heart live on in her delightful family. Thank you Lorrie, you will be missed.

Alaina Griffin 2022-05-09 09:27:39

We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Lorrie passing. We have so many memories of visiting Illinois and spending time together. Our hearts hurt for you all and wish we could take away your pain. We love you all so much! - Alaina, Patrick, and Mack