Dorothy Marie Ryan

December 31, 1927 – December 30, 2023

Dorothy Marie Ryan

Sacramento, California – Dororthy Marie Ryan of Sacramento passed away peacefully on December 30, 2023, at the age of 95 years. Mrs. Ryan was predeceased by her beloved husband of 42 years, John J. Ryan Sr., sister Eleanor Capone and brother Paul Mark Benedetto. She is survived by her two children, John Jr., and wife Rebecca, Paul George, and wife Eva, five grandchildren, Ian, Paul George Jr., Mathew, Monique and Melissa, and four great grandchildren. Born in Queens, New York and moving to Sacramento in 1971, she always remembered her New York roots with pride and enthusiasm. She enjoyed cooking, especially the family’s legendary Italian sauce and meatballs. Dorothy worked for the State of California for more than twenty years as a procurement analyst with the Department of Transportation, retiring in 1993. After the passing of her husband, Dorothy lived for the next thirty years in her senior apartment complex where she was treasurer of the activities committee and was the lead instructor for the pool aerobics classes. She loved people and made friendships wherever she went. She will be missed by all who knew her. A special thank you to First Call Hospice and Lakewood Villa Care Home for the loving and compassionate care they gave to Dorothy during the last months of her life. Funeral services will include a recitation of the Rosary and a memorial mass beginning at 1:00pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at St. Mary’s Cemetery and Funeral Services, 6509 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.