Dennis W. Ryan, Sr. of Branford died Friday February 8, 2019 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn McDonald Ryan.
Dennis was born in New Haven March 13, 1956 son of the late William B. and Genevieve Myers “Jeanie” Ryan. He was a former Ironworker and was a master mechanic for Smedley Cranes. Dennis was a proud member of Operating Engineers Union Local #478 in Hamden. He was an avid NASCAR fan and devoted family man and especially adored his grandchildren.
Besides his wife, Dennis is survived by his children Tamara Petro of Branford, Stacey (Abraham) Moises of Quakertown, PA, Michael (Andrea) Petro of Bear, DE and William Ryan of Branford; his grandchildren, Isabella Santos, Dante, Vincenzo and Giovanni Petro, and Jacob, David and Lillian Moises; and his sister Pamela Ryan Levatino of New Haven. Dennis was predeceased by his son Dennis W. “DJ” Ryan.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford.
A funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 9:00 in the funeral home, with burial to follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Camp Rising Sun, P. O. Box 472, Branford, CT 06405, www.camprisingsun.com.
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