NORTHFIELD - Ryan Woodruff Sanderson, 28, of Northfield, died shortly after midnight Tuesday (April 15), a day before his 29th birthday, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He succumbed to complications arising from September open-heart surgery.
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Born on April 16, 1985 in Northampton, he is the son of Gary M. and Joanne T. Sanderson of Old Tavern Farm, 817 Colrain Road, Greenfield. Ryan spent his early childhood in South Deerfield, graduating from Deerfield Elementary School before moving to Greenfield in 1997 and attending Greenfield schools and Greenfield Community College.
He leaves paternal grandparents, Robert Louis and Lorraine Adele (Keane) Sanderson of South Deerfield and maternal grandmother, Honor Marie (Donnelly) Twomey of Hampden; sister-in-law, Deborah (Sheridan) Sanderson, and nephews, Jordan Steele, 8, and Arie Fleck Sanderson, 4, of Warren, Vt.
He was predeceased (2010) by older brother, Gary M. Sanderson II, and maternal grandfather, John Humphrey Twomey of Hampden (2001).
Ryan also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who were dear to him.
Services will be private at the family's discretion.
Memorial contributions in support of beloved nephews, Jordan and Arie, may be made to the Sanderson College Fund, Greenfield Savings Bank, c/o Belinda Clapp, 400 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301.
Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373
Published in The Recorder on Apr. 18, 2014