Harvey Joseph Ryan, 82, of Liverpool, (Clay), former Phoenix, NY resident, passed away
on Thursday June 16, 2016 at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford, NY. He was born on
February 18, 1934 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada to his late parents, Mary (Pierce)
and Joseph Woodrow Ryan. Harvey was a veteran of the US Navy, serving from 1951-55.
Harvey spent many years in the Boston, Mass area working for R. H. White Co. clothing
stores; and later as a manufacturers clothing sales representative. He and his
wife Jody operated the Big M supermarket in the Three Rivers Plaza for 12 years, closing
in 2003. In recent years, Harvey was a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker in Liverpool.
He enjoyed the game of golf, and played when time allowed.
Harvey was pre deceased by his brother, Gordon Ryan on Dec. 25, 2006.
Surviving are his loving wife of 26 years, JoAnne E. “Jody” Brooks Ryan; his four
children, Kenneth Ryan of Sturbridge, MA, Barbara Ryan and her husband, Charles
Tringali of Tewksbury, MA, Mark (Carrie) Ryan of Nashua, NH, and Harvey (Kellie)
Ryan, Jr. of Tewksbury, MA. His step-children, Heather (Jim) Stagnitta of Carver, MA,
and Aaron Brooks and his finance Dr. Paula Gregg of Carthage, NY. His six
grandchildren, Ashley and Brittany Hoefer, Emilie Ryan, Jackie Brindle, Elizabeth and
Emilee Stagnitta. His five sisters, Judith Hedgecorth of Tiverton, RI, Mary Margaret
Ryan of Pawtucket, RI, Linda Hennebury of Saco, ME, JoAnne Evans of Mansfield, MA
and Ellen McNeil of Holbrook, MA. His three brothers, David Ryan of Gardiner, NY,
Robert Ryan of Pembrook, MA, and James Ryan of Stanhope, NJ. Several nieces,
nephews, cousins; and many friends througout New England States and the mid-
Sincerest thanks to the nurses and staff at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford, NY
for their exemplary and loving care for Harvey and his family during this difficult time,
Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday June 27, at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135. A church mass will be at
10 a.m. in Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 3494 State Rt. 31, Baldwinsville, NY
13027, with the Rev. John Finnegan officiating. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, MA. at the convenience of the immediate family.