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Elizabeth Ann Ryan

1922-2013 PITTSFIELD Elizabeth Ann Ryan, 90, of 23A Highview Drive, Colonial Gardens, died Friday evening at Berkshire Place where she had resided for the past month.

A longtime Pittsfield resident, she had also wintered in Lakeland, Florida for many years.

Born on November 5, 1922 in Pittsfield, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Blaney Boyer. She was educated in Pittsfield schools and was a 1940 graduate of Pittsfield High School. She married her husband, the late Francis J. Ryan on March 8, 1944 at the former St. Mary the Morning Star Church. He died on May 1, 2008.

Mrs. Ryan was employed as a service order clerk for New England Telephone for thirty-four years. She retired in 1981. She was a communicant of St. Agnes Church and the former St. Mary the Morning Star Church. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers where she had served as a past president and the Berkshire Hills Country Club and Cleveland Heights Golf Club in Lakeland, FL. She enjoyed spending time with her children and family. Throughout her life, she enjoyed quilting, knitting, handiwork, playing golf and gardening.

She leaves two sons; Thomas P. Ryan and his longtime companion Barbara Wuinee of Pittsfield and William M. Ryan and his partner, Helen H. Cunniff of Pittsfield. Two daughters; Sheila M. Sykes of West Boylston, MA and Maureen R. Walsh and her husband Mark of Ballston Spa, NY. She also leaves her eight loving grandchildren; Scott B. Sykes, Kristin E. Perna, Jillian A. Gold, Brendan M. Ryan, Kathleen E. Walsh, Kevin R. Walsh, Sheila C. Walsh and Sean F. Walsh as well as five great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by three sisters; Irene Naughton, Mildred LeClair and Rita Schultz all late of Pittsfield and by her brother; the late William Boyer.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Elizabeth A. Ryan, 90, of Pittsfield who died February 22, 2013 will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church celebrated by the Rev. Christopher Malatesta, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Pittsfield. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dery Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Memorial donations in memory of Elizabeth may be made to St. Agnes Church or to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, both in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, MA 01201.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 26, 2013
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