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Lyons, Jean Marie (Granfield)


Biographical Note

Jean Marie (Granfield) Lyons was born in Groton, Connecticut in 1932. After graduating from high school in 1950, Granfield was working for Col. Michael D. Petrosky of the Groton Flying Service at the Groton airport as his secretary when he took her for a ride in an airplane. That is when Granfield decided that she would like to be a stewardess.

Granfield applied to work for Northeast Airlines stationed out of Boston in 1951 and was hired. Her training took place in Boston. On her first flight, she flew to Montreal. Northeast Airlines flew DC-3’s at the time and their routes took her to stops throughout New England. She worked for the airline until 1953 when she was married and moved to the Seattle area to be with her husband, Herb Lyons, who was in the Coast Guard.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Jean Marie (Granfield) Lyons Northeast Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2008-08-27
Contents of the Collection The Jean Marie (Granfield) Lyons Northeast Airlines Flight Attendant Collection is comprised of primarily textual materials and a small amount of photographs collected by Lyons during her 1951-1953 flight attendant career with Northeast Airlines. There are ten (10) photographs and nine (9) negatives. The photographs range in size from 3x5" to 8x10 and are mostly black-and-white. Two images have been colorized. Lyons is featured in most of the images, which are a mix of portraits and...

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