Henry Lyons III, Esq. (Harry) of Easton, 65, died May 6, 2010, at Yale New Haven Hospital, after a battle with Leukemia.

He was the husband of Janet Lyons. Born on Oct. 2, 1944, in Bridgeport, son of the late Henry J. Lyons II, Esq. (Big Harry) and Margaret Toomey Lyons, he resided in Lordship. He was educated at Notre Dame Catholic High School; Boston College, where he earned his bachelor's of science in 1966; and Suffolk University Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1969.

Lyons specialized in litigation matters and was employed by Pullman & Comley LLC from 1969 to 1978. In 1978, he went into private practice with Arthur C. Williams under the name of Williams and Lyons, which later expanded into Williams, Lyons and Hawley. In 1995, he became a sole practitioner in Fairfield.

He was an avid runner, and reader, loved to travel abroad, and lying in the sun. He was a prior member of Fairfield Beach Club, Black Rock Yacht Club and Southport Racquetball Club.

Lyons was active in community affairs such as Jaycees and Special Olympics, and was involved in the Fairfield Republican Town Committee. He also served as a special master.

Lyons and his wife were Big Brother and Big Sister and were honored for their involvement in 2002. He was a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, beginning in 1969; Family Law and Real Property; The Greater Bridgeport Bar Association; American Bar Association; United States District Court; 2nd Circuit Court; United States Supreme Court; an adjunct associate professor at Sacred Heart University from 1971-78; and a member of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. He was a strong believer of living one day at a time.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Lyons; his children, Jennifer Lyons Marsocci and her husband, David of North Scituate, R.I., Dana M. Lyons of Fairfield, and Kathryn Lyons Vogel and her husband, Bradley of North Haven; his grandchildren, Lauren Marsocci, Courtney Marsocci, Jameson Marsocci, Scarlett Vogel and Chloe Vogel; step-children, Clinton Sloan and his wife, Danielle, Christian Sloan and his wife, Galina, and son, Michael.

Lyons was predeceased by his grandson, Harrison Marsocci.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield; committal service will follow at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call Tuesday, May 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, at the corner of Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01201; or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern CT, 2470 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605.

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