Francis Ryan

Obituary of Francis J. Ryan

Francis J. “Buddy” Ryan July 21, 1931 – August 26, 2017 Francis J. “Buddy” Ryan Warwick, NY With his loving family at his bedside, Francis J. “Buddy” Ryan of Warwick, passed away, on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick, NY. He was 86. The son of the late Ambros and Margaret Scanlon Ryan, Buddy was born on July 21, 1931 in Teaneck, NJ. He proudly served both his country and his community as a Naval Veteran and retired Lieutenant of the Englewood, NJ Fire Department. Buddy was parted from his beloved wife, Ellen T. Ryan on March 7, 2010, but is now reunited to celebrate their wedding anniversary on September 6th. A family statement reads: “Buddy was the greatest Husband, Dad, “Poppy”, Brother and Friend that anyone could ask for. He was a master carpenter who always said he could fix anything but “broken hearts.” Our hearts are broken and we will miss him dearly.” Buddy is survived by his daughters: Colleen McIntyre and husband John of Key West, FL, Terry Hurley and husband Jimmy of Warwick, NY, and Lisa Ryan-Grady and husband Dennis of Warwick, NY; sisters: Winnie, Janet and Mary, his grandchildren: Casey (Andrew), Jane (Oliver), Kaitlyn (Michael), James (Kayla), Mikey, Samantha (Brian), Patrick (Courtney) and Rory; as well as his great granddaughter, Ellie. Survivors further include his good friend Paul as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with his wife and parents, Buddy was pre-deceased by his sister Margaret. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:00am at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick, NY 10990. Full Naval honors will take place immediately following mass. The family wishes to extend their deepest thanks to the Warwick Ambulance Corps as well as the staff at St. Anthony’s Hospital for the care and compassion shown to Buddy. In lieu of flowers, donations in Buddy’s name may be made to the Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 550, Warwick, NY 10990 or or to the FPC Scholarship Fund, 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, FL. 32164 in memory of Shannon and Mackenzie Grein. Funeral arrangements are honorably entrusted to Zygmunt-Murtie Funeral and Cremation Service- Proudly serving Warwick and the surrounding communities. For directions or to leave a condolence please call 845-977-6127 or visit
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