Doris I. Ryan
AGE: 95 • Red Bank
Doris I. Ryan, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Riverview Medical Center, after a brief illness. Born in Highlands in 1917, she was the daughter of William Davis Riley and Irene Victoria Riley. Doris was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and the 1938 class of Georgian Court College. She married John J. Ryan in 1939 and they were together for 59 years until his death in 1998.
In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her daughter, Mary Jane Ryan; and her brother, Doctor William D. Riley. Doris was a devoted wife and mother and in her later years, she followed the lives of her family with great interest. She is survived by her sons, John L. Ryan of Colts Neck, and Kevin W. Ryan of Little Silver; and her daughter, Barbara Messinger of Ocean Grove and their spouses. In addition, she leaves eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at St. James R.C. Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.