LYONS, William Phelps William Phelps Lyons, 68, of Granby, beloved husband of Anna L. (Blomquist) Lyons, passed away on Thursday (February 28, 2008) at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Westfield, MA, son of the late Newton and Edith Mae (Long) Lyons, he was a lifelong Granby resident. Bill was employed by the Town of Granby for over 40 years, retiring in 2001 as the Director of the Public Works Department. He was also a member and former Captain of the Lost Acres Volunteer Fire Department. Bill had many interests including collector of belt buckles, piggy banks, race cars, and airplanes.
He was the owner of a stock car #144, and raced at Riverside Park, Eastern States, and at other stock car raceways in New England. He enjoyed antique car restoration and woodworking, specifically making birdhouses and whirly gigs. At Christmas time, he made and donated many wreaths and crosses. An avid hunter and fisherman, after his retirement, Bill enjoyed helping out at Young Farms in East Granby.