Janice Ryan

Obituary of Janice V. Ryan

Janice V. Ryan (Smyth), 91, of Bethpage, NY, beloved wife of the late John J. Ryan, died of natural causes on June 4, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 8, 1929, in Astoria, NY, of the late Eugene Thomas and Emma (Zimmermann) Smyth and had lived in Jericho and then Bethpage for the past 64 years. Janice grew up in Jackson Heights and attended Dominican Commercial High School, Jamaica, NY. She was a parishioner at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Brookville, NY. After retiring from Marine Midland Bank at the age of 65, Janice enjoyed a second career working at the Jericho Public Library until her 91st birthday. Janice is survived by her four children: Garret Ryan and his wife Paulette of Massapequa, Todd Ryan and his wife Kathleen of Colorado Springs, CO, Kevin Ryan and his wife Lara of Farmingdale, NY and Dianne and her husband Bruce Wimbiscus of Hicksville, NY. Janice was proud to be called "Nanny" by her eight grandchildren: Kara, Shaun, Colin, Derek, Dylan, Marissa, Zachary, and Ryan. She was also great-grandmother to Cole, Greyson, and Teagan. She was predeceased by her brothers, Eugene J. Smyth, Jr. and William A. Smyth. Private Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial at Our Holy Redeemer in Freeport. Interment in Saint Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. A Memorial Mass in Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org).
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