Mary Ellen Ryan

Age 77, of West Roxbury died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. A graduate of St. Columbkille’s High School, Boston College and Suffolk University Law School, she served as Head Clerk of the Brighton Municipal Court for 20 years, followed by more than 30 years as an immigration attorney at The Law Offices of Brian T. O’Neill. She was a fifty year season ticket holder for the Boston Red Sox. Loving daughter of the late Thomas F. and Helen A. (Smith) Ryan. She is survived by her siblings, Thomas F. Ryan, Jr. and his wife Kathryn of Boston and Oyster Harbor; John P. and his wife Mary of Milton; Patricia A. of West Roxbury; Charles K. and his wife Joan of Canton. She was the cherished aunt of Christopher (Melissa); Gregory and Timothy Ryan; Jennifer Ordway (Derek), Lacy Walker (Mike), Erin Lane (Matt) and 8 grandnephews and nieces. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Friday August 4th at 9:00 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday, August 3rd from 4-8 p.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations in Mary Ellen’s name to Holy Nativity Convent, 70 Codman Road, Brookline, MA 02245, St. Columbkille High School Alumni Association, 25 Arlington Street, Brighton, MA 02132 or St Theresa of Avila Church 2078 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132. Mary’s family would also like to thank the doctors and staff at Brigham and Women’s Emergency Department and the Medical Intensive Care Unit for all their care for Mary and their family members; and the nuns of the Holy Nativity Convent. For directions and guestbook please visit:
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2055 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132