Jane F. Ryan, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the home of her daughter, under the care of her family and Buffalo Hospice.
She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on February 28, 1916, a daughter of the late Edward V. and Agnes (Taylor) Delehant.
Mrs. Ryan was employed in the Novena office with Our Lady of the Angels at Niagara University and later became the manager of ABCS of America for over eight years.
She was a lifelong parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, where she taught CCD and served on the Parish Council and the Bereavement Committee.
Mrs. Ryan volunteered with Meals on Wheels, Dr. Fichte's eye clinic and at St. Mary's Manor. One of her great joys was giving her life of ministry to others.
She was the wife of the late John J. Ryan, who died in October of 1987.
Mrs. Ryan is survived by two sons, Anthony J. Ryan of Niagara Falls and Vincent J. (Marianne) Ryan of Poulsbo, WA; two daughters, Mary Anne (J. Christian) Busch of Greensboro, NC and Dorothea (Thomas) Obst of Williamsville, NY; she is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Lawrence F. Ryan and sister of the of the late Blanche O'Connor and Ruth Mycue. She was the niece of the late Dorothea C. Taylor.
The family will be present on Friday from 4-8 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 1124 Ontario Avenue, NIAGARA FALLS, NY, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM, at St. Raphael Roman Catholic Parish, 3840 Macklem Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. Ivan Skenderovic officiating. Flowers graciously declined. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.