RYAN, Paul C. 66, March 7th, of Hudson. Loving husband of Linda J. (Smith) Ryan. Devoted father of Jason M. Ryan of Wrentham and Heather E. Lindner and her husband Scott of New York. Also survived by his two sisters, Jane Rafferty and her husband Jim of Georgia, Mary Butler of New Hampshire; his brother, Chris Healy and his wife Barbara of Quincy; his two grandchildren; his father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Phyllis Smith of Ayer and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Born in Somerville, son of the late Anthony and Mary (Guidi) Ryan; raised in Somerville and Medford and was a 1967 graduate of St. Mary of the Annunciation H.S. He later received a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Art's and Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art. Paul was a longtime self-employed cartoonist and comic book story writer. He was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard; member of GOAL (Gun Owners Action League) and the NRA (National Rifle Association). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Isidore Church, 429 Great Road, Stow, MA. Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours on Thursday, March 10th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Tighe-¬Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., 50 Central Street, (Rt. 62, Exit 26 off Rt. 495) HUDSON, MA 01749 (www.tighehamilton.com
). In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Paul may be made to either: Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, 63 Elm Street, Salisbury, MA 01952 or Cummings Veterinary Fund at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Office of Development, Administration Building, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536. Please make checks payable to Trustees of Tufts.
Published by Boston Globe from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2016.