Thomas F. Ryan of Lowell


Thomas F. Ryan, 85, of Lowell died surrounded by his loving family at his home in Lowell on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at.

He was married to the late Patricia A. (Rafferty)Ryan, who died on June 27, 2011.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Ryan. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1949.

Thomas proudly served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He retired in 1987 from United States Postal Service of Lowell.

Thomas was a communicant of St. Marguerite D’Youville Parish of Dracut.

He was a member of the laborers Local 429 and the Korean War Veterans.

Thomas enjoyed fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Riley of Lowell and Maggie and her husband, Robert Allard of Tyngsboro; sons, Thomas and his wife, Denise Ryan of Windham, NH and Sean and his wife, Christine Ryan of Lowell; brothers, William Ryan of Lowell, Michael and his wife, Marguerite Ryan of Tyngsboro; brothers-in-law, Daniel Kelley of Huron, OH, Andrew Moldoch of NJ and Brian Rafferty; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Rafferty and Ellie Rafferty; former sister-in-law, Maureen Ryan of Cambridge, MA; grandchildren, Kevin Riley, Kerry Espinola, Kaleigh Ryan, Sean Ryan, Shannon Ryan, Billy Allard and Haley Allard; great grandchildren, Logan Espinola, Aidan Espinola and Kevin Riley and many nieces and nephews.

He was father-in-law to the late Thomas Riley and the brother to Donald Ryan, Edward Ryan, Maureen Moldoch, Agnes Wojcukiewicz, Sheila Kelley and Barbara Silva.

Visiting hours Mon. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Tues at 9A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10A.M. at St. Marguerite D’Youville Parish, Dracut. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


March 27, 2017


March 28, 2017
9 A.M. DFH 10A.M. Church
St. Marguerite D'Youville Parish, Dracut
  1. Chanda says:

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it
    to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had
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  2. Jeff Bello says:

    Sean I’m so sorry, for for your loss .My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your dad ,Rest In Peace .

    God Bless.
    The Bello Family

  3. Ivan and Barbara Sullivan says:

    Tommy-We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

  4. Alice Woidyla says:

    Maggie, Patty, boys and families,

    We are so sorry about your dad and grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers are with
    all of you at this time. The care and loving kindness you gave to him was truly
    a blessing to him and you. You are a great family.

    Sincerely, John and Alice Woidyla

  5. Patricia Langlois says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the Ryan family, Pat & Jerry Langlois

  6. Sue & Ken Gendron says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Tommy, Denise, Pat, Margaret, Sean and Ryan family. You are an inspiration to us in the way you provided care, attention, and love. Now, may you be supported in knowing that friends and family care for you as they reach out to you.

  7. Donna Noe says:

    To the “Ryan” Family

    We each have special ( and often funny) memories of your Dad. I hope your special times with him give you comfort during these upcoming and future days.

    Our deepest sympathies,
    Donna (Cregg) and Carlo Noe

  8. Ronald weed says:

    Sean and chris my heart is there with you all at this sad time .pop was a great man.and god got another hero for his army in heaven.know that all these miles between us .makes no difference to how much it mr Ryan..and may your fishing lines never get dry.xo

  9. Bonnie Boie says:

    As you know Pat I enjoyed caring for your dad as my patient , he was a caring and very appreciative and thankful man. You were so very good to him . May he be at peace and continue to enjoy the Red Sox ⚾️,

  10. Nancy Moody says:

    Pat, my deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Wishing you strength and comfort in this sad time.

  11. Paula Ehwa says:

    Pat-thoughts and prayers are with you and your family may your Dad rest in peace.

  12. Mandy Bennett says:

    Kerry, So sorry for your loss. You now have another guardian angel watching over you and your family. May he Rest in Peace.

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