Dona Lycurgus, 84, Barrington


Dona (Bishop) Lycurgus, 84, of Sowams Road, Barrington, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 with her son Philip at her side.

Dona was born in Evanston, Ill., the daughter of the late Jean W. and Catharine Bishop. On Feb. 20, she married the late Nicholas Lycurgus.

Dona was an honor student at Niles Townership Community High School in Skokie, Ill., graduating in 1947. After graduation, she attended Northwestern University and graduated in 1951 as an art major.

Dona leaves her two sons, Peter R. Lycurgus and wife Virginia, of Saratoga, Calif., and Philip N. Lycurgus at home as well as two grandchildren, Catie and Tim Lycurgus of Calif. She also leaves her brothers, David and Mars Bishop (Prudy) of Barrington. Dona has been a time resident of Barrington.

For many years, she was a school teacher in Seekonk, Mass. She valued her many teacher friends there and was always a most conscientious educator. She was an avid gardener and kept her home and yard in pristine condition.  She was most loving and supportive of all of her sons’ activities.  Dona was a very talented artist and always made very beautiful and unique greeting cards for her family and friends. She was an excellent cook and baker and decorated her holiday cookies imaginatively. She was an extraordinary caregiver to her mother who passed away in 1991 after an extended Illness. She was dearly loved by family and friends.

Relative and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Forest Chapel Cemetery, Barrington, at 11 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 9.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Best Friends Animal Society in her memory and that of her beloved pet dog Bogsie at Kaleb Lane Kanab Utah 84741. Visit for online condolences.


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