James J. Ryan

12/2/1942 – 2/1/2022

It is with tremendous sorrow we announce the passing of James J. Ryan, 79, of Carmel, New York on February 1, 2022.

James was born on December 2, 1942 to William and Davina (Murdison) Ryan in New York City. He attended Rice High School in the Bronx, NY and then he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he proudly served his country for four years. After leaving the Marines, he married the love of his life, Lorraine Cody on April 27, 1963 and they were blessed with five children.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and he loved spending time with his family, as they were the most important thing to him. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Carmel, NY. James enjoyed playing softball, the NY Yankees, his numerous trips to the Super Bowl and Notre Dame football games and was especially proud of his almost 40 years of dedication to Local #3 IBEW. GO IRISH!!!!

James is predeceased. by his beloved wife Lorraine who passed away in 2019 after more than 56 years of marriage. He is survived by his five dear children, James Ryan, Thomas Ryan, Michael Ryan, Timothy Ryan and Jeanine Taormina and his twelve cherished grandchildren, Lauren Ryan, James Ryan, Kristen Ryan, Ashley Ryan, Allison Ryan, Jack Ryan, Michael Ryan, Ryan Taormina, Abigail Taormina, Brooke Ryan, Matthew Ryan and Kate Ryan, and also two loving great grandchildren, Hunter Sasser and Fiona Sasser. His three siblings, Kathleen Hennessy, Davina Dennis and William Ryan also survive him as well as many, much loved nieces and nephews. Sadly, three of his siblings, Barbara (Sissy) Sneyers, Loretta Shea and Thomas Ryan all predeceased James.

James was dearly loved by all and he will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 11, 2022 at Cargain Funeral Home, 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, NY.

A Mass of Christian Rite to honor and celebrate James’s life will take place at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at St. James the Apostle Church, 14 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY.

James will be brought to his final resting place beside his wife, Lorraine, at Raymond Hill Cemetery, 165-N 52, Carmel, NY.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc., 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, NY, 10512 (845) 225-3672, www.cargainfuneralhomes.com.