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“Pat was a good friend of my sister Janice (Froio) Truchan. I remember her visiting our house quite frequently and "doing" Janice's hair when they...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Rose Surface - Phoenix, AZ

“So sorry for your loss..Pat was a great person and good friend ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Joanne Olsen Morse - Friend

“Bill,So Sorry to hear about your loss.John ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: John Cronin - Melrose, MA

“I'd like to add: Please extend my sincere sympathy to Pat's family during this difficult time. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Bonnie Moore - Revere, MA

“We will miss Pat at Cefalo Complex. She was a gentle and generous soul, and made many friends here over the years. We extend our sympathies to her...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Elizabeth O'Brien - Melrose, MA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Pats passing. We were in TOPS together (weight loss group) years ago. She was a wonderful woman. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Bonnie Moore - Revere, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you over your loss. May the happy memories give you comfort. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Eileen Libbey Mullins - Quincy, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Patricia A. Ryan passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 20, 2019. She was 76 years of age. Pat was born in Melrose on October 9, 1942 to the late Patrick & Florence (Guest) Ryan. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School and from Baystate Community College. Miss Ryan worked as a nurse's aid at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for many years. Pat was a dedicated caregiver, worked as a nanny for many years and was always taking care of children. Pat was a lifelong resident of Melrose, loved gardening and grew the biggest and best tomatoes plants all thru her life. Pat enjoyed living at the Cefalo House in Melrose, loved her little patch of garden for her plants and enjoyed playing poker with her Cefalo friends on Saturday nights. She was the loving sister of William Ryan & his wife Breda of Melrose and the late Paul Ryan, John Ryan and Larry Ryan. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and friends. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 9:00AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose, at 10:00AM. Burial at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.