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Clare Ellen Ryan

June 17, 1927 ~ December 6, 2018 (age 91)

Clare Ellen Ryan, 91, passed on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Mount St. Vincent Nursing Home in Holyoke, a daughter of John T. and Helen (Rougier) Ryan. Raised and educated in Springfield, a graduate of Cathedral High School and Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, received her master’s in Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, PA. She was a career librarian at the State Library of New Hampshire and lived in Concord, NH for over 20 years, before returning to Chicopee. Living in a condo near Westover. She belonged to the Alumni Association of Elms College, was active in St. Anne’s Church, as a reader and Eucharistic Minister. Survived by her brother Philip Ryan of Holyoke. Predeceased by a brother, John E. Ryan. Funeral Monday, 12/10 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church in Chicopee, followed by entombment in St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum, 1601 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109.Hafey Funeral Service, 494 Belmont Ave., Springfield, MA 01108, 413-734-4508

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