James Edward Ryan Bridgeport, CTDr. James Edward Ryan, age 91, of Bridgeport, CT passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013. He lived a long and full life. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, physician and served in the U.S. Navy. Jim was a 1946 graduate of Union College, Schenectady, NY and Albany Medical College, class of 1948, Albany, NY. He completed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT, the city where he practiced for his whole career. A generous man, a true romantic, Jim also had a wonderful sense of humor. He had a lifetime love of gardening and opera and was blessed with a beautiful tenor voice. People that knew him called him Doc and was known in Bridgeport as the singing doctor. Survivors include his son, Kevin and grandson, Zachery; daughter, Erin Nazzaro and her husband, Joe; son, Dennis, his wife, Pat and grandsons, Jesse, Jack and Walker; daughter, Eileen Colonnese, her husband, Michael and grandchildren, Jennifer, Brian and Taryn; son, Jim Jr. and grandchildren, Courtney and Colin and great-granddaughter, Ella; daughter-in-law, Deborah and grandchildren, Dominick and Muirgheal. Jim was predeceased by his wife and mother of his children, Mary Margaret Douglas Ryan; his daughter, Muriel; his son, Tim and his second wife, Rose. A memorial celebration will be private. In lieu of cards or flowers, donations can be made to one of his favorite charities, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Pva.org. To leave a condolence on line go to www.larsonfh.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Oct. 27, 2013