HALLIGAN-Ryan Patrick, 13, of Essex Jct., died suddenly Tuesday, October 7, 2003. Ryan was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on December 18, 1989, the son of John and Kelly (Kessler) Halligan. Ryan was a student at Albert D. Lawton Middle School and loved by so many of his classmates. He loved being with his friends after school and he was just developing a passion for playing the guitar. He had a beautiful smile and a wonderful sense of humor. He touched so many over the years, as he was a very sensitive boy, and deeply empathetic towards others. Ryan is survived by his parents, John and Kelly, his sister, Megan, and brother, Conor, all of Essex Jct; his grandparents, Elizabeth Halligan of Syosset, NY, Claire Kessler of Farmingdale, NY, Dr. Richard Kessler and his wife, Sheila, of New York City, NY, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfather, John Halligan on March 5, 2003. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 11:00am in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in Holy Family Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in Ryan's memory may be made to Albert D. Lawton School Music Dept., 104 Maple Street, Essex Jct., VT 05452. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm in the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive.