Rita A. Ryan
RYAN - Rita A., (nee Cummings), a long time resident of Garden City, NY on January 11, 2021. Beloved wife of Gerard K. Ryan, Jr. Loving mother of Katherine Martocci (Christopher), & Gerard Ryan, III (Kristin). Adored grandma of Sophia and Brooke. Survived by her sister Alice Fishlinger. Cherished daughter of the late Harry and Alice Cummings. Dedicated teacher of Signal Hill Elementary School, Dix Hills, NY. Private burial at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Carol Aghajanian, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 300 East 66th Street NY, NY 10065.

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Published by Newsday from Jan. 12 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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We are so sorry for the loss of Rita. She will be remembered by many. May she RIP.
Richard & Loraine Mazzarella
January 18, 2021
Steven & Rosanna Malecki
January 18, 2021
I am so sorry for the passing of our friend and colleague, Rita. She will be missed. She was always there for me throughout my son's cancer and illnesses and was so very kind to all of us. We missed seeing her sweet and warm smile each day at SH once she left to retire early. She fought the hardest battle. We love and miss you, Rita. My thoughts are with the Ryan family.
Mary Byrnes
January 12, 2021