Francis M Ryan

Francis M. Ryan, 97, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2019.


He was born October 11, 1921, son of the late Francis and Gertrude (Martin) Ryan and attended Clinton Central School.  Francis was married to Florence A. Nelson on December 23, 1938 – a blessed union of 78 years.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army in Italy.  Francis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years and enjoyed working in his workshop.  He was capable of repairing almost anything.  He was the plant supervisor at Pettibone-Mulliken in Rome, NY, which manufactured heavy equipment.  Before moving from the area, he was an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Clark Mills and a lifetime member of the Clark Mills American Legion Post #26. 


He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Betty Ryan of Wellesley Island, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Doreen and Neil Swingruber of Malta, NY; four grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


All are invited to call Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 1-2pm at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton.  Funeral services will be held at 2pm following visitation.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Francis’ memory to Clark Mills American Legion, Post #26, PO Box 244, Clark Mills, NY, 13321.