Barbara (nee Paul) Ryan passed away peacefully at her home in Manchester, NH on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 after a prolonged illness. She was 61. She is survived by her mother, Jane Paul of Meadowbrook, PA, her two sisters, Susan and Jane, her six brothers, John, Jim, Jeff, Joe, Tom and Andrew, and 26 nephews and nieces. Barbara was a 1969 graduate of Gwynedd Mercy Academy. After attending Saint Anselm College, Barbara spent many years as a nurse in the Manchester area, but her first passion was her music. Her loving family will remember her indomitable spirit through many years of an impossible series of physical setbacks. She never gave in, or gave up, until the good Lord decided that she had suffered enough, and called her to his side. "She was God's gift to us, and we will be forever grateful for the too brief time she lived, and laughed, among us." Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Saturday, May 11, 2013. At 10:00 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at The Provincialate Chapel of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer 521 Moredon Road Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's honor to "Tails of Joy" animal rescue at www.tailsofjoy.net
. Expressions of sympathy can be made at :http://phaneuf.tributes.com/show/Barbara-Paul-Ryan-95725858 The Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, NH assisted with arrangements.