Detective Edward T. Ryan, Quincy Police Department, age 41, of Canton, formerly of Quincy, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. He was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Quincy schools and was a graduate of the former Don Bosco High School in Boston, Class of 1989. He later graduated from Curry College and received his Masters degree from Anna Maria College. He had lived in Canton for several years, previously in Quincy. Edward was a disabled veteran having served as a police officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1993 to 1995. He served in Korea and was recognized for saving a young womans life. After his military service, Ed worked as an EMT for Fallon Ambulance Service until his appointment on Oct. 23, 1996 to the Quincy Police Department. During his sixteen year career, Ed was assigned to the Special Operations Motorcycle Unit, later the Horse Patrol and for the past eight years as a detective with the Drug Control Unit. Ed enjoyed all sports and was a talented athlete, playing football, hockey and baseball at Don Bosco. He was a member of the Quincy Lodge of Elks. Devoted father of Declan J. Ryan; and former husband of Elizabeth A. (OShea) Ryan. Fiance of Melissa Haynes. Beloved son of Margaret M. Peggy (Maloney) Ryan of Quincy and the late Thomas F. Ryan, Boston P.D., Retired. Dear brother of Elaine M. Pearson and her husband Charles of Centerville, Thomas F. Ryan III, Lt. MA State Police, Retired and his wife Susan of Cohasset, Joan H. Duchesney and her husband James of Hyannis, John C. Ryan, Sgt., Quincy P.D. of Quincy, Maggie Ryan Flaherty and her husband John of Milton. Brother-in-law of Elizabeth Beth Ryan of Milton. Loving uncle of John, Patrick, Michael and Billy Ryan. Also survived by many other nieces, nephews; aunts, uncles; and cousins. Funeral was held from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Tuesday, June 19 at 8:45 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Anns Church, 757 Hancock St., Quincy at 10 oclock. Interment with Military Honors at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy. For those who wish, donations in Eds memory may be made to Quincy Veterans Helping Veterans, c/o 24 High School Ave., Quincy, MA 02169. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers. com or call 617-472-6344.
Published in The Canton Journal from June 16 to June 23, 2012