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RYAN, Vincent M. "Vinny" It is with great heartache but in joyful celebration of a life well lived that the family of Vincent "Vinny" Michael Ryan announce the passing of their son and brother on Monday, June 11, 2018 after a 9 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Vinny was the son of Vincent B. and Kathleen "Kaye" Ryan of West Roxbury, MA. Brother of Kathy Ryan and Paul DiChiara of Norfolk, MA; Patty and Greg Kanelos of Franklin, MA; George and Karina Ryan of Bradenton, Florida. Uncle to Devin Anne Ryan-DiChiara; Kerrin Marie and Gregory Patrick Kanelos; Gabriella Vanessa Ryan. Pre-deceased by his loving Grandparents Kathleen and George Burns and Bertha and Richard Ryan. Loving Partner to Kim Daly of Roslindale, MA. Survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and devoted friends. Vinny graduated Class of '77 from Boston College High School and Class of '82 from St. Thomas University, formerly Biscayne University. Employed by Boston Public Schools Local #1952. He was a member of the Boston Lodge of Elks #10 and the West Roxbury Knights of Columbus #78. A close second to the love of his family and friends was a passion unmatched for his love of the local sports landscapes. Anyone who knew Vinny, knew he wasn't just a fan he was a fanatic of all things Boston sports. Vinny's regrets were few and his love for his friends and family ever so deep. We will celebrate his life Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m. at St. Theresa Church, 2078 Centre St., West Roxbury. Visiting Hours Friday, June 15, 2018 at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445 or rally for the jimmyfund.org. For directions and guestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600
Published in The Boston Globe on June 13, 2018
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