1923 – 2011
Middletown – Irene (LaFlamme) Ryan, age 88, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 after a short illness. She was the loving wife of the late Anthony Ryan. Born in Putnam, CT, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Aldea (Vaillant) LaFlamme.
She was a loving lady with a kind heart and a contagious sense of humor. Irene will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her sons, James M. Ryan of Wethersfield, CT and Michael J. Ryan of Des Plaines, IL; her sister, Rhea LaChance of Dayville, CT; and five grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Irene was predeceased by her son, the late Donald R. Ryan, her sister, the late Angie Nelson, her brothers the late Roland LaFlamme, and Lee LaFlamme; and her granddaughter the late Courtney E. Ryan.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Irene’s family at 11:00 am, Monday, November 28, 2011 for a Mass of Christian Burial in the Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam, CT. Please visit her memorial guestbook online at www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in Irene’s memory to the American Cancer Society, I-91 Tech Center, 825 Brook St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or to the monastery, Mepkin Abbey, 1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd., Monks Corner, SC 29461.