Michael Ryan

Michael A. Ryan Sr.

Monday, June 10th, 1940 - Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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Michael A. Ryan, Sr., age 79, of Stage Rd., Enfield, died peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in his home surrounded by family. Michael was the son of William V. Ryan and Mary (Grady) Ryan. He was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on June 10, 1940 and later moved to CT where he joined the US Air Force in 1963. He served his first 15 years in the Motor Pool before moving on and furthering his education as an Avionics Electronics Technician. He specialized in aircraft sensor systems for the last 12 years of his service, retiring in 1990. He served with honor and integrity and was honorably discharged with many accolades and awards along the way and served a total of 27 years and was a Master Sergeant, USAF. He belonged to Local 84 where he was very involved with many areas and made life-long friends who became family. He also joined the Hartford Symphony Orchestra which he enjoyed immensely. He was passionate about old cars and restoring them. He was an avid golfer, loved to read and spend time with his family. Michael is survived by his 3 children, Michelle Ryan and her husband David, Michael Ryan, Jr. and his wife Lisa and Jennifer Ryan. He adored his 4 grandchildren, Donny Stachelek, Ashley Stachelek, Cas Asa, and Maegan Ryan Alderman. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Gail (Palumbo) Ryan, on July 16, 2013. He is survived by 3 brothers, Jack and June Ryan, Jim and Sara Ryan, and Ed and Cathy Ryan. His other siblings and parents all predeceased him. Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 24 from 10-11 AM at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield, followed by a Funeral Service at 11 AM. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield. Michael died as he wanted to be in his own home that he added beautiful additions, rooms, decks, and patios. We love him and he will be missed dearly. For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT 06082
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  • Service

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT 06082
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  • Interment

    Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield
    Elm St
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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Thomas Burns

Posted at 08:57pm
Mike was a lover of antique automobiles and a great mechanic. I have submitted a photo of him standing next to my '39 Packard.
He was also a big help to me at the Bushnell as a theatrical electrician. Always had good ideas and suggestions. He gave 110% effort to whatever he did! Tom Burns

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Jim LaBarre

Posted at 10:26am
I don't recall anyone in the CTANG who laughed or smiled as much as Mike did. Always ready to listen if you needed some consolation. Remembering also his whole family attending Judo classes in the O&T building in good times gone by. He is leaving us with many great memories, He will be sorely missed. We will remember him in our nightly prayers.

Love Cathy Blackmore

Posted at 09:21pm
With love and hugs, in this difficult time.
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Irene Leitao

Posted at 09:13pm
Our condolences to the whole Ryan family from Irene Leitao and Jerry LeHouiller. I've known Mr. Ryan my whole life and he was a great neighbor to my family. He will be missed.

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