Marilyn R. (Mohan) Ryan

July 10, 2018

Marilyn R. (Mohan) Ryan

 in Woburn, July 10th at ninety years of age.  Beloved wife of  the late John J. “Jack” Ryan Jr.  Devoted mother of  Marcia Styskal, her husband Gary of Groton, John J. Ryan III, his wife Cheryl, Paul G. Ryan, his wife Laura, all of Woburn, Robert M. Ryan, his wife Rebecca of Winchester, and Kevin T. Ryan, his wife Lori of Wilmington. Dear sister of Maureen Pearson, her husband Richard of Cape Cod and FL, and the late Patricia Kincade and Arthur Mohan.  Cherished grandmother of Lauren, Brian, David, John, Michael, Elizabeth, Sarah, Meghan, Emily, Paul Jr., Isabella, Thomas, Devon, Jacqueline, James, and Aidan. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, July 14th th at 9  a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10.   Interment  in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Friday from 3-7 p.m.. Remembrances may be made in Mrs. Ryan’s honor to the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, 1 Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801 or St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Marilyn R. (Mohan) Ryan, passed away surrounded by her beloved family, Tuesday morning, July 10th.The wife of the late John J. “Jack” Ryan Jr.,  Attorney and former City Clerk, she was ninety years of age.

 

A lifelong resident of Woburn, Marilyn was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Shaughnessy) Mohan. Educated in Woburn Public Schools, Marilyn was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1946.  Following high school, Marilyn was gainfully employed by the Woburn National Bank on Main Street, here in Woburn.

 

Shortly after WWII, Marilyn’s dear cousin Billy Reddy, introduced her to his best friend, Jack Ryan. That was the very beginning of a life long journey which spanned over sixty three years, including five wonderful children and sixteen loving, devoted grandchildren!

 

They made their home in the Green Street area of the city, having settled on Vernon Street, where they dedicated themselves to raising their family. From the high school and college worlds of academia, to all the different sporting events and activities, to the Woburn Boys Club, Marilyn was always quite busy, and enjoyed every minute!!  Marilyn and her daughter Marcia always found time though to shop!  A beautiful dresser, she was always quite meticulous and very particular, always looked her very best – at all times!

 

Central to Marilyn’s life was her full-fledged devotion to family, church and community.  It was important to her that her children attended St. Charles School.  As a great example of Marilyn’s ongoing devotion to her Catholic faith, she also taught CCD at home to others, served as a Eucharistic Minister at weekly mass as well as brining Holy Eucharist to those who were unable to attend mass.  As her children moved into middle school and onto college, Marilyn returned to work at the Woburn National Bank and took pride in her job each and every day.  Marilyn was a model homemaker, mother, and wife.  Marilyn was devoted to her family and kept all matters in order and a household that was immaculate. Marilyn enjoyed many summers vacationing at Long Beach in Rockport and later on Cape Cod with her brother, sisters and their families.  

 

The winter months, in later years were spent in Florida, where she and Jack spent many wonderful winters with friends from home and with the many friends they made there! Throughout their lifetime, the Ryan’s shared life with a particular host of friends whom they enjoyed. The women would meet on a monthly basis, having lunch, chatting and getting caught up on all the activities of their families, and world events! This continued for over fifty years!

Marilyn, throughout her life was an extremely patient and kind woman, always with a genuine smile and a kind word.  Marilyn’s family was “her world” and she enjoyed with great pride!  Her husband, siblings, 5 children along with 16 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and devoted friends filled her world with the love, joy and happiness that she had shared with them all.

Sadly, in addition to Marilyn’s husband Jack, parents John and Mary,  Marilyn was predeceased by her siblings Patricia Kincade and Arthur Mohan.

Marilyn is lovingly survived by her devoted children,  Marcia Styskal, her husband Gary of Groton, John J. Ryan III, his wife Cheryl, Paul G. Ryan, his wife Laura, all of Woburn, Robert M. Ryan, his wife Rebecca of Winchester, and Kevin T. Ryan, his wife Lori of Wilmington. Dear sister of Maureen Pearson, her husband Richard of Cape Cod and FL.  Cherished grandmother of Lauren, Brian, David, John, Michael, Elizabeth, Sarah, Meghan, Emily, Paul Jr., Isabella, Thomas, Devon, Jacqueline, James, and Aidan.  Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, July 13th th at 9  a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10.   Interment  in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Friday from 3-7 p.m.. Remembrances may be made in Mrs. Ryan’s honor to the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, 1 Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801 or St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

 

Interment  in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Friday from 3-7 p.m..

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  1. Kathleen O'Doherty

    Dear Jack & family:

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.

    Kathy & Shaheen

  2. Irene and Joe Simas

    John, Sending sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    God Bless her.
    Peace to you in the days ahead.

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. Marilyn was a great lady and so pleasant. She was so well liked at the Bank and always had a beautiful smile for everyone. My deepest sympathy to your family. Cousin Betty (Devaney) Murray

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ronnie, Lisa and Family

  5. Robert H Mc Donough Jr

    To the Ryan families;

    It is with great sadness that I read the passing of Mal; she was a true lady and always so pleasant and professional. I had the great pleasure to work with her at Woburn National Bank and have such fond cherish memories. You are all in my prayers during this difficult time.

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