Susan Lyons

Obituary of Susan Davis Lyons

Attorney Susan D. Lyons, 77, died on Saint Patrick’s Day, 2017 from non-alcohol related causes. Susan was born on January 9, 1940 and was a life-long resident of Joliet. She was the oldest of three children, of Harold “Bud” Lyons and Mary Jane Davis. Ms. Lyons graduated from Cathedral of St. Raymond School (1953), St. Francis Academy (1957), Barat College (1961) and Northern Illinois University College of Law. She was a woman far ahead of her time. In 1962, she was a teacher at Lemont High School and attended law school at night. After meeting her husband as a first-year law student, she married and decided to take a short sabbatical to focus on raising her children before returning to complete her legal studies, becoming a lawyer in 1978. Ms. Lyons is survived by her husband and law partner, Samuel J. Andreano. She was the loving mother of nine children, Franklin (Kelly), Samuel (Kirstin), Charles, Mary Sarah, Marjorie (Jon), Gabriel (Susan), her favorite son Anthony (Amanda), Susannah, and Amanda (Anthony Kevin). She carried a special bond with her first grandson, Joseph, and they were inseparable. Known simply as “Buela” to her other thirteen grandchildren, Eric, Rebecca, Elliot, Peter, Steven, Sydney, Isabella, Emily, JIMMY, Matthew, Nicholas, Bridget and Victoria, she is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives as well as many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving grandmother, Marjorie B. Davis, and her sisters, Sara Jane Mickelson (Albert) and Mary Sandra Lunde (Gary). Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, 604 North Raynor Avenue, Joliet, IL where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to Trinity Services Foundation would be appreciated. Checks may be made payable to Trinity Foundation, 301 Veterans Pkwy, New Lenox, IL 60451 or online at Visitation is Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60431 For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at


4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, March 24, 2017
Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus
604 N. Raynor Avenue
Joliet, Illinois, United States


Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Joliet, will be private.


Memorials to Trinity Foundation, 301 Veterans Pkwy, New Lenox, IL 60451 (or online at would be appreciated.