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Joanne M. Ryan, 70, of Morrisonville, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the UVM Health Network-CVPH with her family by her side. She was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Nov. 20, 1946, the daughter of Roma and Ann (Quinn) Barnard.
She married James Ryan on Feb. 19, 1966, in St. Alexander's Church. She was a very devoted Catholic. She relied on her faith and family all during her life. She was always known for her motherly care for her family and taking care of numerous children throughout her life.
She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, James Ryan; her daughter, Beth Christon and her husband, Larry and their children, Kevin Doherty, Ted Sill and his husband Bill, Melissa Doherty, Spencer Christon and Taylor Christon; her daughter, Paula Derocher and her husband Bruce and their children, Chris Derocher and his wife Whitney, Shawn Derocher and Heather Derocher; and her son, Jim Ryan and his wife Susie and their children, Jason Favaro and Carson Ryan; her great-grandchildren, Harmony Doherty, Everett and Neal Derocher; her siblings, Margaret Thew and her husband John, Mary Barnard, Patty Blair, Roger Barnard and his wife Connie, Tom Barnard and his wife Collette; her close friends, Lorraine Curley, Nancy Bessette, and Susan Goddeau; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
The family would like to thank the compassionate care from the 5th Floor at the UVM CVPH Medical Center, Dr. Griffin and the staff at the FitzPatrick Cancer Center.
Memorial donations may be made to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center or a Mass to be said in Joanne's name.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on June 12, 2017
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