Winifred Mitchell Lyons

Winifred Mitchell Lyons
Winifred Mitchell Lyons

Winifred “Winnie” Mitchell Lyons, 86, of Rockledge, Fla. and formerly of Stillwater Avenue in Cutchogue passed away on Aug. 8, 2016.

Ms. Lyons was born in Bellmullett, County Mayo, Ireland, on Dec. 1, 1929, to Andrew and Bregette Barrett and was one of nine children. She migrated to the United States at 20 years of age and proudly became a citizen on Jan. 8, 1965.

She was active in Red Hat Society, Helping Hands Ministry of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Community and was a volunteer at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge. Winnie had a smile that would light up a room and loving Irish humor.

Winnie married Joseph Mitchell and had four children, Paul (Jodie), Linda, Kathleen (Paul) and Joseph (Anne) and six grandchildren, Paul, Jillian and Patrick Murphy; Megan and Richard Mero of Waterloo, N.Y. and Shannon Mitchell of Breckenridge, Colo. and great grandchildren, Dominique, Davina, and Cadence Mero.

Winnie leaves her husband, Harold C. “Harry” Lyons and seven stepchildren.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. A graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue. Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt will officiate.

Contributions may be forwarded to The University of South Florida, Alzheimer Research Dept., 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MD 670, Tampa, FL 33612.

This is a paid notice.