Margaret Ryan

Obituary of Margaret Ryan

Margaret Mary Ryan, formerly of Broadway, Newport, died peacefully Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the John Clarke Retirement Center in Middletown where she had resided for the past five years. She was the daughter of the late James G. Ryan and Mary (Roche) Ryan. She was the sister of the late James G. Ryan, Mary E. Ryan and Helen F. Ryan, all of Newport. She was a cousin of the late J.T. O'Connell. A graduate of Rogers High School, Margaret was employed with the former Newport Oil Corporation as its Office Manager. She later served as interim General Manager until her retirement in 1978. She was a life-long member of St. Joseph's Church, the Business and Professional Women's Group and the Newport Ladies Hibernians. Margaret was a unique woman, who left a lasting impression on those who knew her. She will be greatly missed by those closest to her, including Fr. Raymond Malm, Elaine and Dave Daniels, and Patricia and Don Moore. A Mass celebrating Margaret's life will be held on Thursday, July 1, at 10am, at St. Joseph's Church, Mann Ave & Broadway, Newport. Burial will be at St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, June 30, from 4-7pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport.
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