Beatrice A. Ryan

Beatrice A. Ryan

AGE: 94 • Wilmington

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Franciscan Healthcare Center surrounded by her family.

Born in Wilmington, DE, Beatrice was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Murray) McGuire. She was a graduate of Wilmington High School. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Francis J. Ryan, Sr., and brothers, Fr. Edward McGuire OFM, William McGuire and Fr. Anthony McGuire OFM; and her sisters, Sister Marguerite C. McGuire, Eleanor Sherry, Anna Dunn, Betty Stafford and Kathryn Fuller.

She will be dearly missed by her sons, Francis J., Jr. (Cathy) of Tulsa, OK, Joseph P. (Marilyn) of Atlanta, GA, Ralph J. (Elaine) of Wilmington and William T. (Kathy) of Frederick, MD. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Francis III and Houston Ryan, Jennifer Saunders, Scott Ryan, Lisa Ryan, Ralph Ryan, Jr., Allison Ryan and Matthew Ryan; and five great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Francis Ryan IV, Daniel and Ava Conley, and Jacob Saunders.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff at Franciscan Care Center for exceptional care and compassion.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 14th at 12 noon at St. Matthew's Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Woodcrest where friends and family are invited to visitation after 11 AM. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Franciscan Healthcare Center, 100 St. Claire Drive, Hockessin DE 19707. (302) 652-5913

Funeral Home

Mealey Funeral Homes & Crematory
703 North Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 652-5913

Published in The News Journal from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2014