1940 – 2016

CARROLL PLANTATION — On Friday, Jan. 8, the Lord welcomed Richard James Ryan home.

He was born in Quincy, Mass., on March 11, 1940, and lived in Marshfield, Mass., until the age of 8, when his family moved to Monmouth. He attended Monmouth schools.

He worked at the Monmouth saw mill until joining the U.S. Air Force in 1960, where he was a mechanic on the B-52s stationed at Dow Air Force Base. After his discharge from the Air Force, he went on to work for General Dynamics in Quincy, Mass., then later worked as a painting contractor in the Boston area.

In April 1968, Richard married Mary Buzzell and lived briefly in Massachusetts and later settled in Leeds, to raise their three children. After moving to Maine, he worked in various locations including Boucher Bros. Painting, Copp Motors and Cumberland Salvage, before resuming his passion as a painting contractor. He painted everything from penstocks to homes, working alongside his family. Even after retiring at the age of 62, he continued working, later settling with his wife of 47 years at The Hundred Acre Woods in Carroll Plantation, where they worked on their dream together.

Richard is survived by his wife, Mary; his son, Richard Ryan II and his wife, Corinne; his daughter, Laurel Frost and her husband, Pete; his son, John Ryan; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his brother, Robert Ryan; three sisters, Clair Hannon, Miriam Charlton and Cathy Chadburn and her husband, Paul; and many nieces and nephews.

Richard is predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Clara Ryan; three brothers, John Ryan, Thomas Ryan and Charles Ryan; and a nephew, Gary Chadburn.

Richard/Dad/Grampy/Papa — you are sadly missed by all of us who love you. You’ve made a positive impact on many more than you could have known.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

Guest Book

filed under: