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DR. JAMES EDWARD RYAN Dr. James Edward Ryan, Age 91, Of Bridgeport, Connecticut 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 1948 graduate of Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y. and Union College, Class of 1956, in Schnectady, N.Y. He completed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 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 he 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 Kristie and Kyle, son Peter, his wife Mary 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.
Published in the TC Palm from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, 2013