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Thomas Edward Ryan, Jr

October 11, 1957 ~ January 17, 2019 (age 61)

Thomas Edward Ryan, Jr. 61, of Glastonbury and formerly of Colchester, and Marlborough, passed away at home on January 17, 2019.  He was born in Hartford, a son of Ruth (Shea) Ryan Derr of Aventura, FL, and the late Thomas E. Ryan, Sr.  Tom grew up in Colchester and graduated from Bacon Academy with the class of 1975.  He moved to Marlborough soon after, where he made his home and raised his family.  Tom was the owner and operator of the former Store known as Glastonbury Floor Covering.  He later worked for Foxwoods as a supervisor in the casino accounting department.  Tom was an avid sports fan.  He enjoyed all types of sporting events, but he was a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox and the NY Giants.  Tom loved spending his free time outdoors, traveling, golfing, going to the beach, grilling, and going to sporting events with friends and family.  Most importantly, he will be remembered as a devoted and loving father to all his children.  He will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by his companion of many years, with whom he made his home, Carol Miller; children, Chelsea Ryan and fiancé Aaron O’Connor of Colorado Springs, CO, Thomas E. Ryan, III, Maeghan Ryan, Peter Guasta, Jr., and Kayla Guasta, all of Glastonbury; sister, Patricia and husband Stephen Smith of Colchester; step sisters, Nancy Moriarty and husband Tim of Coconut Creek, FL, Raelene duPont of Stony Creek, CT, Deborah and husband Brad Cofiell of Glastonbury; brother in law, Anthony LaVorgna of Plantsville, CT; his former wife, Virginia Derr of Glastonbury; a grandson, Camden O’Connor; and numerous extended family and friends.  In addition to his father, he was pre-deceased by a sister, Nancy LaVorgna and his step father, Raymond Derr.  Funeral services will be held at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester on Wednesday, January 23rd beginning at 10:30 am with calling hours, followed by a funeral home chapel service at 12 noon.  Burial will follow in New St. Andrew’s Cemetery.  Donations in his memory may be made to "AutismSpeaks.org Greater Hartford Walk, Team Sweetheart" For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com    


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AutismSpeaks.org Greater Hartford Walk, Team Sweetheart


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