ALBANY – Margaret A. Ryan, 86, of Albany, slipped away peacefully at the Teresian House with her daughter Margie holding her hand in the early morning hours of Monday, August 27, 2012. Mrs. Ryan was born in Troy, the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Mary McGrath O’Connell. She lived in Albany most of her life, and was employed for many years by Key Bank until her retirement in 1989.
Mrs. Ryan was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Frank X. Ryan, in February 2010. She was the devoted and loving mother of Donna Lounello (Tony) of Slingerlands, Joan Murray (Ronald) of Albany, Frank X. Ryan, III (Rebecca) of West Hampton, Margaret Primero (Butch) of Florida, Patrick Ryan (MaryAnn) of Guilderland, and Anthony Ryan (Michelle) of Slingerlands. She is also survived by her grandchildren Nicole Lounello (Marco Mancini), Tony Lounello, Jr. (Polina), Ronald Murray (Rebecca), Christopher Murray (Kristina), Joseph Murray (Jill), Patrick Ryan (Schuyler Bishop), Megan Ryan, and Taylor and Sydney Ryan; her great grandchildren Lauren and Braeden Murray; her dear friend Evelyn Morris; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Marion Landau and her brother Daniel O’Connell.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 10:00, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi, Hurst Ave., Albany at 11:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be held privately in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. The family suggests contributions to the Shriners Hospitals For Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.