Theresa Gaughan Ryan

Theresa Gaughan Ryan, 81, of Boynton Beach, Fla., wife of John Ryan for 62 years, died Nov. 16, while vacationing in Laguna Beach, Calif.

Born in New York City, she was a Monroe resident for many years before moving to Florida.

Besides her husband, survivors include eight children, John Ryan of New York, Thomas Ryan and his wife, Lin of West Haven, Robert Ryan and Jeffrey Clonts of Yarmouth Port, Mass., Catherine Ryan of Dana Point, Calif., Maureen McCormack and her husband, Keith of Shelton, Patricia Mesaros and her husband, Greg of Naugatuck, Jeanne DiSturco and her husband, John of New York and Kevin Ryan and his wife, Heather of Shelton; 12 grandchildren, Ryan Pocock, Kara Fasulo, Shannon Russell, Caitlin Ryan, Taryn Mesaros, Fallon Mesaros, Mark McCormack, Kyle Ryan, Brianna McCormack, J.D. DiSturco, Mariella DiSturco and Michael DiSturco; two great-grandchildren, Bailey Russell and Bradon Russell; and many nieces and nephews, including her niece, Colleen McIlwee of New York.

Services are Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10 St. Jude’s Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Mrs. Ryan directed that no wake be held. Friends may greet the family Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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