Mary Ryan

Obituary of Mary Ryan

Mary Elizabeth Ryan, of 446 Broadway, Newport, died Monday, August 6, 2007, at the John Clarke Nursing Center in Middletown. She was the daughter of the late James G. Ryan and Mary (Roche) Ryan. She was the sister of Margaret Ryan of Newport, and the late James G. Ryan and Helen F. Ryan both of Newport. A graduate of Rhode Island College, Mary taught in the Newport School System for 49 years, retiring as principal of Coggeshall School. She then went on to work for the Newport Preservation Society, training tour guides and scheduling staff. She was a life-long member and lector at St. Joseph's Church. A Mass celebrating Mary's life will be held on August 10, 2007, at 10:00am, at St. Joseph's Church, Broadway. Burial is at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Visiting hours will be Thursday, August 9, 2007, from 4:00-7:00 pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home.
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