Margaret Ryan

Obituary of Margaret Ann Ryan

Margaret Ann "Peg" Ryan (nee Clark), 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 at Independence Village, Avon Lake, Ohio.

She was born September 10, 1931 in Bristol, CT and had been an Avon Lake resident since 2019 after over 60 years of living in Vermilion, Ohio.

Peg grew up in Bristol and West Hartford, CT. After graduating from the Mount St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford, she attended Dean Junior College in Franklin, MA. After earning a degree in the medical secretarial field, she worked for the Connecticut Department of Health in Hartford, CT as a medical secretary supporting 5 clinics for crippled children. She married Joseph T. Ryan in April 1953 and moved to Vermilion, Ohio to start a family. While raising 6 children, Peg worked as a teller and in the Operations Department of Society Bank in Vermilion. After retiring, Peg volunteered as a library aide at St. Mary Catholic School in Vermilion.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Parish in Vermilion, Bridge Club, Vermilion College Club and the former 8-Ball Dance Club. Peg was a fabulous gardener, interior decorator, and dedicated her life to her family.

Peg is survived by her daughters, Susan (Doug) Brown of Vermilion and Marcella (Bruce) Thompson of Fairport, NY; sons, Steven Ryan of Vermilion, Timothy (Jean) Ryan of Columbus, and Patrick Ryan of Lakewood, 11 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Catherine Brewer of West Hartford, CT and her brothers, John (Carole) Clark of West Hartford, CT and Thomas (Margy) Clark of Avon, CT; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph T. Ryan in 2003; her daughter, Jane Ellen Ryan in 2015; 3 granddaughters, Kathleen, Erin and Caeden Ryan; 3 siblings, James Clark, Patricia Robotham and Mary Ellen Clark and her parents, James M. and Bridget A. (nee Reilly) Clark.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion, OH 44089. The family asks that everyone wear a mask for the Mass. The Reverend Paul Schreiner will officiate. Services will be live streamed at

The family will have a private inurnment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary School Endowment Fund, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion, OH 44089 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Online condolences may be made at


Service Information

11:00 am
Friday, April 8, 2022
St. Mary Catholic Parish
731 Exchange Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
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