Dolores E. Ryan (1936 - 2014)

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WELLSVILLE - Dolores E. Ryan, 77, of Hanover Hill Road, passed away on Thursday (May 22, 2014), at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oct. 10, 1936, in the Bronx. On Sept. 17, 1955, in Brooklyn, she married Richard J. Ryan, who predeceased her April 28, 2010.
Dolores was a former resident of the Bronx who moved to Wellsville in 1973 with her family where they owned General Roofing. Dolores worked in the family business as the secretary until her retirement in 1995. She enjoyed staying home where she raised her children and later her grandchildren.
Dolores is survived by a son Ion (Elaine Burns) Ryan of Wellsville; three granddaughters, Cheyanne Ryan of Wellsville, Courtney Ryan of Wellsville, and Rebecca Sanchez of Chicago; a grandson, Richard Pierce of Wellsville; a great grandson; as well as several sister-in-laws, including Kathie Gordiner of Wellsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dolores was predeceased by a daughter, Yvonne Pierce; her parents; and a brother, Vincent Catracala.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 27, 2014), at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville.
Memorials in Dolores's name may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit

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Wellsville, NY 14895
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on May 25, 2014