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Michael David Ryan, 60, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017, in Portland. He was born on October 28, 1957, in Island Falls, the son of Michael F. and Merlyne (Porter) Ryan.
Michael graduated from Southern Aroostook and went to work in Portland. After retiring from the Portland Press he came home, building a house in Crystal and enjoyed retirement and fishing. He was a communicant of St. Agnes in Island Falls.
He is survived by his mother, Merlyne R. Ryan and Rudolph of Island Falls; his sons, Michael V. and Patrick; three grandsons, Seth, Cane and Kellan; siblings, Elizabeth and Jeff Lord of Patten, Kathy and Dennis Kingman of Stetson, Mary and James Cunningham of Benedicta, Brent P. Ryan of Windham; several nieces and nephews, a special niece Amy Rush; Seth's mother, Jill of Biddeford and a special friend, Cheryl. He was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Charles and Ester Ryan; maternal grandparents, Earl and Clara Porter, and his father.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 18th, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church with Deacon Al Burleigh officiating. Please no flowers, but rather make a donation in Michael's name to the Houlton Humane Society, 263 Callaghan Road, Houlton, ME 04730 or to St. Agnes Catholic Church, 113 Military Street, Houlton, ME 04730. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.co
Published on December 7, 2017
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