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“Dear Kevin,LouLou and Christine,My sincerest sympathies,thoughts and prayers to you as you mourn the loss of your dear brother.He was always the...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Douglas Marcou - Belmont, MA

“To Kevin and the Ryan Family,my sincere condolances to all of you on the loss of Robbie.I went to school with Robbie at St Marys and played or...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Peter McGann - Waltham

“ We are snowbound in Central Mass and so very sad this stormy Sunday, I and my dear companion Diane. We were thirty years Bob's loving friend. We're ...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Gregory Wayland - Lancaster, MA

“sincere condolence's from the naughton family to theryan family .I attemted to make the Waltham service but the snow storm stopped me.Fond memories...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: paul naughton

“RIP Dear Bob. I will truly miss you. When ever I hear the tune Stormy Weather I will be dancing with Bob. It's been an honor to be Bob's friend. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jean Christy - Smithfield, RI

“Dear Rob, Chris, and Matt, It's difficult to imagine life without Bob on this planet. You guys were lucky to have such a fun and adventure-loving Dad...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Anne Diamond - Cranston, RI

“RIP BOB, WHEN YOU WERE ON MY GOLF TEAM AT TEXAS INSTRUMENTS YOU MADE ME LAUGH, EVERY BAD SHOT WAS FOLLOWED BY SOME FUNNY STATEMENT, AND BELEIVE ME,...Read More »
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“Our thoughts remain with you and your family at this time. We are honored by the trust and confidence you have placed in us during this difficult...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: The Staff of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home & Cremation Services - MA


Robert "Bob" Michael Ryan, 71, of Attleboro, peacefully passed away surrounded by his beloved family at his home on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Born on July 14, 1945 in Brighton, he was the son of the late William "Laddie" Ryan and the late Grace Rita (Mulvihill) Ryan.

Bob graduated from St. Mary's High School in Waltham, Class of 1963, attended Boston College, and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He worked for thirty years as a Computer Systems Analyst for Texas Instruments in Attleboro.

Bob honorably served our country as a Captain in the United States Army with the distinction of receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals.

A resident of Attleboro and North Attleboro for the past forty years, Bob was raised in Waltham.

He was a man of many interests. He enjoyed the outdoors, sports, gardening, birding, canoeing, fishing, camping, golfing, skiing and swing dancing. He was an active member of the Attleboro Community Theatre; a featured performer in over a dozen different productions. He was a member of the Audubon Society, and was also a titled Master Gardener.

Bob was the beloved father of Robert M. Ryan of Attleboro, Christopher L. Ryan of Rehoboth, and Matthew Ryan of Occidental, California. Bob was the adoring grandfather of Cameron, Nolan, Jake, Jackson, and Leo and loving father figure of Alex Carlson. He was the brother of Kevin W. Ryan and his wife Mary Ellen; Christine M. Ryan; and Mary Louise Ryan, all of Waltham. He had many military and other dear friends, cousins, and nephews. Bob was the former husband of Leah "Beverly" M. (Lane) George.

Friends and family are cordially invited to attend a Visitation with Memorial Service on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home at 161 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA. A Children's room is available during the Visitation and Funeral service.

Friends and family are also cordially invited to attend a visitation on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, immediately followed by a memorial service there at 4:00 p.m.

Burial services with Full Military Honors will be held privately at a later date at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, Bob's family has requested that donations be made in his memory to the Audubon Society at 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 or at www.massaudubon.org.