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Beverley Dawn (Dawber) Ryan

March 27, 1936 ~ November 23, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Beverley Dawn Ryan Obituary

Lakeville- Beverley Dawn (Dawber) Ryan, 87, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2023, at her home with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Eugene E. Ryan.

        Dawn was born in Bridgeport on March 27, 1936, daughter of the late Edward Peck Dawber and Helen Margaret (Kubek) Dawber, and had been a Stratford resident for over 60 years. She had been a resident of Ansonia and Torrington before moving to Lakeville 6 months ago. Dawn was a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, in Milford, and the University of Bridgeport. She was a retired Mail Clerk with the U.S. Postal Service, Middle Street Office, Bridgeport, retiring in 1992. Dawn enjoyed collecting antiques, dolls, and most of all, caring for her family. She will be remembered for her loving devotion to her son, grandsons, and great-granddaughter, who she loved more than life itself.

        The family would like to express their sincere thanks to caregivers Nanette Deane, Patti Majesky, and all those who assisted with Mom’s care during her long illness.

        Survivors include a son, Christopher E. Ryan, Sr., of Lakeville; two grandsons, Christopher E. Ryan, Jr., of Milford, and Jonathan J. Ryan of Torrington; a great-granddaughter, Emma Dawn Ryan, and her mother, Leanne Ryan, of Ansonia; and cousins Gale Breton of Ballston Lake, NY, George Kubek of Pembroke, MA, and Deborah Kubek of Cheshire.

        Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 9:00a.m. from Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, to The Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1950 Barnum Ave., Stratford, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00a.m. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home.

        At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 ( or The Little Guild Animal Shelter, 285 Sharon-Goshen Tpke., West Cornwall, CT 06796 (




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Calling Hours
November 28, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home
258 Prospect Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Funeral Service
November 29, 2023

9:00 AM
Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home
258 Prospect Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
November 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Holy Name of Jesus Church
1950 Barnum Avenue
Stratford, CT 06614

November 29, 2023

12:30 PM
St. Michael's Cemetery
2205 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615


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