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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Constance Ryan

Constance Ryan, age 83, formerly of Oswego, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

She was born on November 27, 1931 in Ithaca, NY to Samuel Van Kirk and Mary Willsey Van Kirk.

Constance graduated from Thomas Edison High School, Elmira Heights, NY; Nazareth College, Bachelors of Arts English Literature, Columbia College, Masters of Library Science and the State University at Oswego, Masters in Educational Communications.

Constance worked as a librarian, finishing her career at the State University of Oswego, Penfield Library. Constance enjoyed knitting beautiful sweaters, needlework, reading and being in the company of her many friends in Oswego.

Constance is survived by her son; Stephen M. Ryan, daughters; Elizabeth A. Ryan, Eileen M. Ryan (Rob Laukaitis) and her granddaughter Rebecca Nicole Ryan.  Constance is also survived by her niece Robin LaBour and dear friends Marie (Ron) McGowty and Eileen Kearns.

In addition to her parents, Constance is preceded in death by her son Paul J. Ryan and daughter Katherine L. Ryan, sister Geraldine LaBour and brother Richard Van Kirk.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday April  20, 2015, 12:00 noon, at St. Mary’s Church West 8th Street Oswego, NY with reverend John Hogan Jr. officiating.

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