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In Memory of

Kathryn Xavier Ryan

July 21, 1929 - March 21, 2015

Obituary


Kathryn Xavier Glennon Ryan, 85 was born in New York, NY on July 21, 1929. She was a graduate of College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, N.Y. Kathryn was a Pediatric RN at St. Vincent Hospital in N.Y.C. where she met her husband of 53 years, William D. Ryan MD, who passed before her. They raised their 5 children in Wethersfield, CT, where they were active members of Incarnation Church. In retirement they moved to Pensacola, FL and then to Dallas, TX. Kathryn was an active member of St. Rita's Church. She is survived by...

Kathryn Xavier Glennon Ryan, 85 was born in New York, NY on July 21, 1929. She was a graduate of College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, N.Y. Kathryn was a Pediatric RN at St. Vincent Hospital in N.Y.C. where she met her husband of 53 years, William D. Ryan MD, who passed before her. They raised their 5 children in Wethersfield, CT, where they were active members of Incarnation Church. In retirement they moved to Pensacola, FL and then to Dallas, TX. Kathryn was an active member of St. Rita's Church. She is survived by her 5 children and their spouses - Rosemary Tarangioli of Dallas, William Ryan and his wife Sharon of Memphis, Rev. Joseph Ryan OSA of Philadelphia, Thadine Haner and her husband Mark of Los Angeles, and Patrick Ryan and his wife Jennifer of Rockville Centre. Kathryn loved and cherished her 8 grandchildren, Kathryn Zack, Mary Elizabeth Smith, Edward Tarangioli, William Haner, Sarah and Elizabeth Ryan, James and Peter Ryan. She was also blessed with 2 great grandchildren, Shannon Smith and Louis Zack. A prayer service will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 pm. Her funeral mass will be offered up by her son on Thursday, March 26 at 11:00 am at St. Rita's Catholic Church with entombment at Calvary Hill Mausoleum to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Kathryn's memory be made to Catholic Charities of Dallas which was a charity dear to her and her husband.