Terri Scanlon



Yardley, Pa. and Bar Harbor

Terri Scanlon, 62, of Yardley, Pa., and Bar Harbor, departed this life on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. The daughter of Gerald and Signa (Hansen) Scanlon, Terri was born in Oneonta, N.Y.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Greg Lyons of Yardley, Pa.; brother Robert and sister-in-law Nancy Scanlon of Oneonta, N.Y.; niece Jill and nephew-in-law Keith Fisher of Hummelstown, Pa.; nephew Brian Scanlon and family of Troutman, N.C.; great-nephews Aidan Fisher and Wyatt Scanlon; great-niece Keira Fisher; aunt Bette Lewis and cousins Jimmy Howarth, Bonnie (Mike) Parker and Cindy (Shane) Kapusta of Port Charlotte, Fla.; mother and father-in-law Robert and Ann Lyons of Greenwich, N.Y.; sisters-in-law Sharon (Scott) Wood, Janine Smith and Andrea Lyons; nephews Marcus (Cassie) Wood and family, Thomas (Emilee) Wood and family, Tad (Alex) Smith and Brieanna Smith. She will also be greatly missed by many cherished friends.

Terri was predeceased by her mother and father, her beloved grandparents and her cousin Holly Howarth.

Terri graduated from Oneonta Senior High School in 1976. She earned a bachelor’s in psychology/behavioral science from the State University of New York Plattsburgh and a master’s in higher education administration from the State University of New York Albany.

Following a distinguished career in higher education, she co-founded and became managing director of Reslife.Net, a company that continued her commitment to protecting and nurturing young people. Terri was the recipient of numerous awards and a mentor to many young professionals. She left an indelible mark on the profession.

Terri was passionate about being of service to others and was generous with her time. She volunteered for many years for the ArtSpace program at HomeFront, in the Trenton, N.J., area. When in Bar Harbor she loved volunteering for community dinners. She was devoted to family and friends — offering shelter and support whenever needed.

An athlete and outdoor enthusiast, Terri was always ready for an adventure. She loved camping and exploring national parks, particularly hiking and biking the carriage trails in her beloved Acadia, traveling across Europe and sailing in the Caribbean.

A celebration of Terri’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left at fitzgeraldsommerfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ArtSpace Program at HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or to Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, PA 18940.

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