SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Mr. Paul J. Ryan, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. He was 76.
Paul was born in Somerville on December 3, 1936 a son of the late Thomas F. and Mildred V. (Neville) Ryan. He was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Saint John the Evangelist High School in North Cambridge. He earned both his Bachelor degrees from Northeastern University. He honorably served in the United States Army. He lived many years in Somerville before moving to Stoneham and finally settling in Shrewsbury to be closer to his family.
He was a purchasing manager for Loren Products Co., based in Lawrence for many years before his retirement, and spent his entire career in the purchasing industry.Paul’s needs in life were simple and its these things that made him most happy: time with his grandchildren; attending their sporting events as “Grampy” and never missed an opportunity to watch them play; a good cigar; a nice glass of scotch with family and friends; a challenging conversation about politics (often one-sided); a good bargain and the love of his family.
He leaves his daughters, Elisabeth M. “Lisa” Morgera & her husband, Michael, of Shrewsbury and Katharine L. Riedinger and her husband Ray, of Double Oak, Texas; his grandchildren, Andrew, Ryan, and Thomas Morgera, and Luke and Dustin Riedinger; his sister, Mildred Macone and her husband, Vincent, of Stoneham; also survived by many nieces & nephews.
He is predeceased by his brothers, Edwin, Thomas, & George Ryan.
Family and friends will honor and remember Paul’s life by gathering for calling hours at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Paul’s memory with a contribution to The United Way of Central Mass, 484 Main Street, Worcester 01608.
To view Paul’s online tribute, share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.healdchiampa.com
EDITORS NOTE: Paul was just one of the nicest people, and someone I truly enjoyed knowing for over a decade. He always had a kind word for everyone. Many grandparents come out to the games on those gorgeous June days, but Paul was there rain, snow or shine to cheer for the kids, not just his own grandkids, but each and every child on the team, all of whom just knew him as Grampy. His presence is something that I know we will all miss, and I send out my personal thanks to the family for loaning him to us for all these years…. Steve Levine