Mr. John William Ryan, Sr., 83, peacefully passed Tuesday afternoon, surrounded by his family, at Chatham Ridge Assisted Living Center in Chapel Hill, NC September 18, 2018.
John was born and raised in Woburn, MA on November 20, 1934 to the late Marion (Ingersoll) and John Joseph Ryan. John and his wife were residents of Tewksbury, MA for 56 years. John enjoyed his job as a heavy equipment operator working in the construction industry for many years. He also worked for many years as an artesian well driller in the North East area.
John was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus and Holy Name Society. He also loved socializing and made friends wherever he went.
In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his grandson Alfred John (AJ) Ryan.
John is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan (Moniz) Ryan of Pittsboro, NC; sons, John Ryan, Jr. of Nashua, NH and Alfred Ryan and his wife Shannon of Moncure, NC; daughters, Joan Scibilia and husband Jack of Lowell, MA, Kathleen Ryan and Eric Clark of Dracut, MA, Darlene Lamon and husband Richard of Windham NH; grandchildren; Angela Morals, Michael Ryan, Jennifer Harris, David Scibilia, Victoria Beaulac, Billy and Amy Ryan, Alex Lamon and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances (Fritzie) Chochrek and Marion (Sis) Carter; brother, Thomas Ryan.
A wake will be held from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee Street Tewksbury, MA on Sunday, September 23, 2018.
The funeral mass will be held at 11:30, St. Williams Catholic Church, 1351 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA on Monday, September 24, 2018.
Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, 90 River Road, Tewksbury, MA.