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James F. Ryan

January 28, 1948 - June 29, 2022


Obituary For James F. Ryan

Ryan, James F. of Arlington, passed away on June 29, 2022. Beloved husband of Patricia (Weismann) Ryan and devoted father of Erik Ryan and his wife Deborah of Cambridge, and Kevin Ryan of Somerville. Also, survived by two loving grandchildren, Paige and John Ryan, as well as his sister Diane Bradley and brothers Matt Ryan and Tim Ryan. Jim was a proud IBEW union member and 35-year employee of Verizon. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, vacationing on the Cape, and working on his home and yard. He will be deeply missed by his family. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., Arlington on Tuesday July 5th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday July 6th at 10:00am at St. Agnes Church, Arlington. Burial to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to Society of St. Vincent de Paul.


5 Jul


04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington 1145 Mass. Ave. Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
6 Jul

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM

St. Agnes Church 32 Medford St. Arlington, MA 02474 Get Directions »
6 Jul


11:00 AM

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery 70 Medford St. Arlington, MA 02474 Get Directions »
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  • 07/09/2022

    I knew Jim from Smith Pl Cambridge where I also worked for Verizon. He had some jokes that made me laugh. Jim made going to work a pleasure. Wonderful memories .

  • 07/07/2022

    With deepest sympathy to Jim's family, Diane, Matt and Tim. I have such great memories of growing up with Jim in our wonderful little neighborhood. We were all "family" back in the day. All types of sports, games, and parades. We had such a great childhood. Although we all went our separate ways the names, faces, and memories will be with us forever, Rest in Peace Jim. Lou Paragona

  • 07/06/2022

    Mrs. Ryan, Erik and Kevin: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Ryan was always so friendly whenever I'd see him outside in the neighborhood. Thinking of you during this difficult time. -Maureen McCann

  • 07/05/2022

    Jim was my across-the-street neighbor for over 25 years. He was always a friendly face, with a warm smile and a hearty hello. His kindness and warmth were undeniable. I've particularly enjoyed our more extended conversations in the last few years when then pandemic sent me working from home. Jim was a reassuring presence, knowledgeable about goings on in the neighborhood and town, helping make me feel more connected here. He offered knowing advice when I asked for it on a wide range of topics. I'll miss him. With deepest sympathies to Pat and her family. Bernie

  • 07/04/2022

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. We will always remember him as a great guy... always smiling and just an all around special person. Our thoughts are with Patti, the boys, Diane, Matt and Timmy. Paul and Joanne O'Brien

  • 07/04/2022

    With my deepest sympathies to the Ryan family. Crate Herbert

  • 07/03/2022

    Jim had an infectious smile. His family and mine grew up two house apart and we're that way for over 20 years. Was always interested in what we were doing but always warning us to be careful. I remember many times he would stop Matt and me from fighting and saying "Why are you fighting your best friends knock it off or are give you both a beating." Although I haven't seen him in more than forty years I will never forget him. I pray for all of us left behind until we meet again.

  • 07/02/2022

    I have so many fond memories of Mr. Ryan. Two stand out. As kids he would take Kevin and me out in his New England Bell truck on jobs and on the bucket lift. He would let us wear the tool belt and hard hat. We would play in back (it was a the 80's!) with all the various nuts bolts and telephone equipment. If we were good maybe we could take dip in Marggie and Vinny's pool! The other memory was all the times he yelled at me for running on the grass he was growing lol! The Ryan family was like my extended family growing up and I wish Mr. Ryan Rest In Peace.

  • 07/01/2022

    With deepest sympathy Pat, Erik, Kevin and Deborah. He was an awesome husband, dad , grandfather, brother, worker, and friend. Remembering so many great times and laughs with Jim. Sending love and hugs to all of you.

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