Dorothy T. Ryan, age 95, of McHenry, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at her home. She was born April 28, 1916 in Chicago to John and Margaret (Healy) Driscoll.
A resident of McHenry since 1980, Dorothy formerly lived in Forest Park and Cicero and was employed as a secretary by Loyola University of Chicago for over 10 years.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in McHenry, and a member of St. Patrick’s Guild. Dorothy participated in Caring Friends at Alden Terrace of McHenry. She enjoyed traveling the world, and was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include 11 children, Daniel (Mary Jo) Ryan of Wauconda, Raymond (Leslie) Ryan of Rolling Meadows, John (Noreen) Ryan of Prospect Heights, James (Mary) Ryan of Chicago, Mary Ellen Feeney of Casper, Wyoming, Thomas (Kathi) Ryan of Roselle, Lawrence (Betty) Ryan of Addison, Vincent (Mary Ann) Ryan of Robinson, IL, Rosemary (Ralph) Karner of McHenry, Margaret Hagerty of McHenry, and Norine (Gary) Polidori of McHenry; 35 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius V. Ryan on May 28, 1984; and a sister, Margaret (Al) Pellicore.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Visitation will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the funeral home, before leaving for the 10 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Patrick Church in McHenry.
Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Memorials to the Catholic Guild for the Blind, c/o Director of Dev’t, 180 N. Michigan Avenue, Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60601.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Friends may send the family an on-line condolence at www.justenfh.com.