ALBANY – Jane M. Ryan, 91, of Albany, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Jane was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Harry J. Ryan and Mary “Mae” Donahue Ryan. She was employed for a time by the New York Telephone Company.
Jane was predeceased by her brother and her sister in law Donald Ryan and Maureen “Mim” Fitzsimmons Ryan. She is survived by her nephews Mike, Tim (Beth), and Steve (Barb) Ryan, and her niece Kathy (Joe) Donlon; six grand nieces and nephews; her cousin Roberta Ryan; and her dear friends Martha “Marty” Haase and Susan “Susie” Sheridan.
The family would like to thank the staff of the McAuley Residence in Albany for the kind and loving care they gave Jane over the past several years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the in the Chapel of the Convent of Mercy, 634 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, Tuesday morning at 9:30am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Melanie Swinegar Sherlock
My mother came to the McAuley Residence a couple of years ago and their rooms were side by side. I got to know Jane and loved her to pieces. She was sharp as a tack . I soon realized that she LOVED dogs and therefore, to brighten her days, I would bring Jack ( a black Lab mix ) and Suki ( a Pit bull mix ) to visit JUST her. The joy she got from them was indescribable. I took many pictures and would be happy to send them to you. I miss her but I know she’s in a better place. She was ready.