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Nancy Lyons

Nancy Susan Lyons

August 12, 1954 - June 8, 2020
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Nancy Susan Lyons, 65, of Crownsville, MD, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020, surrounded by her family at her home. Born on August 12, 1954, in Parsippany, NJ to Mary (Dornik) Potosnak and the late George Potosnak, she graduated from Douglass College-Rutgers University. Nancy was employed at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service as a Senior Policy Analyst. She was a longtime member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, MD. Nancy enjoyed gardening, politics, and traveling to Kennebunkport, Maine, Italy, and New York City. She especially loved hosting family and friends, as well as spending time with her girls. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine. A memorial service is being planned for sometime in the fall.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy's name to either the Indian Creek School Arts Annual Fund or Hospice of the Chesapeake.

Indian Creek School: https://indiancreekschool.myschoolapp.com/page/creek-community/make-a-difference/make-a-gift-now?siteId=1120&ssl=1

Hospice of the Chesapeake: https://www.hospicechesapeake.org/giving/donate-now/

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Dory Herman-Sample

Posted at 10:24pm
I am so sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. My favorite photo of her was of her holding my baby on her lap with a giant bow on Nancy’s head. We had many a wonderful day out on the bay on our sailboat. She was so proud of her girls and always happy to share their triumphs and joys.
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Sheri Ackerman

Posted at 09:30pm
I worked with Nancy for many years when she was the regulatory contact person for her division. Since I retired, I also have kept in touch on Facebook. She was a smart, passionate and hard-working woman. My sincere condolences to her daughters and the rest of her family. 💔
GE

Gregg E.

Posted at 04:23pm
To Elizabeth and Katherine --- Your mother, my friend, was the best. We worked together for many years and became very close friends. She was an August baby and I am too. So we would joke with each other every year about being the "birthday twins." She would always talk about you and how proud she was of you. And of course, another favorite topic of hers was politics. I always impressed of how much she knew about politics be it local, state, or federal. She will be sorely missed. I will always remember her...my friend, Nancy. Your are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Gregg E.
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Karen Coffman

Posted at 11:40am
I met Nancy in 1979 and we became friends. We commuted to work together, we raised our kids together, we had lots of fun with friends and we took lots of girls weekend trips. The photo you see was taken at the Wrigley Gardens in Pasadena, CA when we few west to visit Hollywood. She was the Godmother to our sons. She was a best friend and I will miss her terribly.

Laura Grindrod

Posted at 04:45pm
Nancy was such a fun part of the costume loft at Indian Creek school. She was eager to iron every costume beautifully! She loved to chat about her amazing daughters and her garden. Sending hugs to you both.
L Grindrod
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