WEBSTER — Jane H. Ryan, 86, formerly of Webster, died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Beaumont Nursing Home, Northbridge after a period of declining health.
She leaves her cousin, Rae Hynes; many friends and former colleagues.
She was born on May 8, 1934 in Webster, the daughter of Heaton L. and Mildred H. (Hynes) Ryan. She lived in Webster most of her life and graduated from Bartlett High School in 1952. She attended the College of New Rochelle for one year, then transferred to Boston University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1957.
Miss Ryan taught third grade at Park Ave Elementary School for 40 years retiring in 1997. After retirement she was a substitute teacher and tutor in the district. Her mission statement for her classes was “To make every child no matter what his or her ability might be feel wanted and a part of the class and to make learning such a positive and exciting experience that he or she truly wants to attend school each day”.
She was a member of Saint Louis Church.
Her graveside service will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM in Mount Zion Cemetery, Webster. There are no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, 85 Beaumont Dr., Northbridge, Ma 01534. Arrangements are under the direction of Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main Street.