Joan M. Ryan

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Joan M. Ryan CROPSEYVILLE - Joan M. Ryan, 81, of Kussler Way died Sunday April 28, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Jersey City, NJ she was the daughter of the late Leo and Rita M. Sloyan Surprenant. She moved to Waterford as a young girl and was educated in schools there. She subsequently lived in Syracuse, Pennsylvania and Farmington, CT before moving to her daughter's residence in Cropseyville. Joan had been employed for 20 years at the former Leonard Hospital in Troy. She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, singing and visiting with friends and family. While a Waterford resident she was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. She is the widow of John Edward Ryan who died in 2011. She is the mother of John K. Lutz (Flo) of Mead CO and Debra A. Bacon (Jim) of Cropseyville and stepmother of Janice Ryan-Roche (Kevin) and Deborah Ryan of Connecticut. She is the sister of Edward Surprenant (Mary Jane) of Waterford and Thomas “Terry” Surprenant (Claudia) of Flushing Meadows. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Travis and Kelsey Lutz, Tyler and Taylor Bacon, her step grandchildren Kaitlyn and Ryan Roche, Nicole and Jason Sutyak as well as her devoted caregiver Shelly Tilley of Cropseyville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday at 12:30 pm from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford and at 1 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to Community Hospice 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory, visit


Published in The Record on Apr. 30, 2013
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Phillip J Brendese Funeral Home
133 Broad St Waterford, NY 12188
(518) 237-8296
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