John L. Ryan of Hyannis formerly of Westford

John Lord Ryan, 46, of Hyannis, MA died Thursday, March 14, 2019 after a brief illness.

Born in Concord, MA, he is the son of John and Maryanne (Lord) Ryan of Westford, MA.   He graduated from Westford Academy in 1991.  He continued his education and graduated from Maine Maritime Academy.

He was employed in the merchant marine industry for many years rising to the rank of Captain.

He was a communicant of St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in Westford, MA.

John’s love of the sea was reflected not only in his work, but the time he spent at the Cape.  He was devoted to his family, and spent many happy times with them.

Besides his parents, he is survived by sisters Theresa Harhen of Nottingham, NH, Patrice and her husband James Dolan of Chelmsford, his nephew Andrew Dolan, and nieces Emma Colen, Grace and Kathleen Dolan.

He was the brother in law of the late Eric Colen and Paul Harhen.

Visiting hours Mon. 4 to 7 P.M. Funeral Tues. at 11AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 12 Noon at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, 107 N. Main St., Westford, MA.   At the request of the family, memorials may be made in his name to the Power of Flowers Project, 365 East St., Tewksbury, MA 01876, www.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

14 Condolences for John L. Ryan of Hyannis formerly of Westford

    Suzanne and Jim Fleming

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you all. May the support and love of your family and friends get you thru this difficult time. Know we are with you during this time. Sending our ongoing love, Suzanne and Jimmy


    Barbara and Mike Hersey

    Our deepest sympathy to Jack’s family and friends. He made our lives better, was quick with a kind word and generous. He always brought a smile with his fabulous sense of humor. We miss him terribly and will think of him often.


    Ginni Balch

    Dearest Ryan family,
    This saddens me to no end. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand and bless you every one. All my love


    John Lamprecht

    I sailed with Capt. Jack. He was a good man officer and seaman. His passing was much too soon. My sincere condolences.


    Bill & Margaret Ryan

    Jack, Maryann & family: We are so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of dear John. May he rest in God’s peace and may you all be comforted in the happy memories of his life.
    We would like to have offered our condolences in person but we are away.
    Sending you love and comforting thoughts.
    Cousin Bill & Margaret


    Vanessa Lavoie

    My sincere condolences to the Ryan family.
    I worked with Jack for a number of years at Hy-Line. I am grateful to have met him and will cherish the memories of many fun times together. My deepest sympathies.


    Christopher Menezes

    My Deepest sympathies. Jack was a shipmate and my relief for many years on the ITB Jacksonville . Very sad news hearing of his passing. Thoughts and prayers for Jack and his family.


    Kelly Cavicchi

    My deepest sympathies to the Ryan family. I worked with Jack for many years at US Shipping. He was a great man and I am honored to have known him. May he Rest In Peace. Fair winds and following seas Captain Jack!


    Ted Waldron

    Patrice, really sorry about your brother passing. I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet him, he was a great person. See you soon


    Barbara Miller

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Captain Jack when he would visit U.S. Shipping’s office to work on special projects. He had a great sense of humor and always gave me a chuckle. He is missed!


    Tim Hunt

    Shocked and saddened with this terrible news!
    I have very fond memories of that bright young lad!
    My condolences to the Ryan family!


    Barbara Renison

    Barbara Renison (Hospitality Committee)

    Losing a member of your family leaves a vacant spot that can never be filled…..May the memories you have, keep him alive in your heart!

    Barbara Renison


    Kevin Walker

    My sincere condolences to the Ryan family. I attended MMA with Jack. We shared many hours telling sea stories and discussing our futures in the Merchant Marine. Jack always spoke highly of his family and life in MA. He’ll be missed.


    Donna J. Walsh , Acton Dental Assoc

    Words can not express the sadness I feel today after learning of John’s sudden passing – my heart breaks for this world that has lost one of the kindest, sweetest, loving souls I have ever meet.
    I always looked forward to seeing John – tho not often enough – he was alway so warm and kind to me and so generous with his big bear hugs.
    Sincere condolences to his loving family
    Donna J. Walsh, Acton Dental Assoc


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