Mary E. Lyman

MILLERTON — Mary E. Lyman, MSN, RN, 67, a 47-year resident of Millerton, died peacefully at her home in Millerton with her loving family at her side. 

Mary retired from nursing at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie in 2012, where she had worked for more than 20 years. She was also an adjunct instructor in the Department of Nursing at Dutchess Community College for 15 years.

Born Feb. 20, 1950, in Yonkers, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Bencizenga) and William Saunders. Mary attended and graduated from Webutuck High School, Class of 1968. She received her nursing degree and masters degree in nursing from the State University of New York at New Paltz. 

Mary was a long-time parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Millerton and more recently at Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia.

On Aug. 8, 1970, in Sheffield, she married John Joseph Lyman  Jr.; together they shared nearly 42 years of marriage. Mr. Lyman died May 30, 2012. 

Mary is survived by her daughter, Danielle Bailey and her husband, Albert, of Millerton; two sons, Erick Lyman and his wife, Kim, of Gallatin, N.Y., and John Lyman of Millerton; four grandchildren, Jacob and Skyler Lyman and Emma and A.J. Bailey; her brother, Tom Saunders and his wife, Denise, of Dickinson Center, N.Y.; her sister, Anne Honour and her husband, Al, of Amenia; and several other extended family members and many friends. 

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Sept.8, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia, the Rev. Kent Wilson officiating. Burial will take place at Amenia Island Cemetery.  

In honor of Mary’s dedication to the advancement of the field of nursing, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Mary Lyman Memorial Scholarship Fund, Dutchess Community College Foundation, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. 

To send an online condolence, go to www.conklinfuneralhome.com.