NEW HAVEN — William John Ryan, 68, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital with his beautiful loving girlfriend and devoted sister by his side.
William was born in Waterbury on July 8, 1946, son of the late Franklyn E. and Dorothy P. (Fleming) Ryan. He was the retired owner of Atlas Painting. He was an avid sports fan of UConn basketball, NASCAR and especially the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed living by the beach.
He leaves his loving girlfriend of many years, Betty Davis of New Haven; brother, Edward M. Ryan of Naugatuck; sister, Laureen Ryan of Naugatuck; sons, Kevin Ryan of Southington and Sean Ryan of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kevin, Jr., Kassie, and Dustin; step-grandchildren, Naisa, Jasmin, and Jahne; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his youngest brother, James David Ryan, who recently passed away in September 2013.
All services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Naugatuck Youth Services, Inc., 13 Scott St., Naugatuck, CT 06770. Cards and condolences may be sent directly to the funeral home. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home has been entrusted with his arrangements.
To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.