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Sylvia M. (Jensen) Ryan

September 7, 1932 ~ May 3, 2018 (age 85)

Sylvia M. Ryan, 85, of Georgetown, MA peacefully passed away on May 3, 2018 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, MA with her family at her side. She was born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of the late Harry and Natalie (Harmon) Jensen. Raised in York, Maine, she graduated from York High School and obtained her R.N. from the Beverly Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at the Hale Hospital in Haverhill, MA and for the majority of her career at Pentucket Medical Associates with Dr. Drew Niccolini. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Church in Georgetown, MA. She loved gardening and returning to the beaches of Maine whenever possible. In retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Dr. William J. Ryan Jr. of Georgetown, MA and is survived by her children, William J. Ryan III and his wife Susan, Michael T. Ryan and his wife Pamela, Karen (Ryan) Flynn and her husband Michael, her grandchildren, great grandchild, nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sisters, Melody Knipshild of Ohio and Helen Stewart of Alabama and brother-in-law Arthur Stewart.

Family and friends are warmly invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Saturday, May 12th at 10am in St. Mary's Church, Andover Street, Georgetown. Interment will be private for the family. All are invited to visit with the Ryan Family on Friday from 4 to 8pm in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown.For those who wish, In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to a charity of your choosing. For funeral home directions or to sign the family guestbook, please visit

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