METHUEN, MA: Robert Ryan, 75, passed away June 21, 2015, on his birthday, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was a devoted husband and father of 12 children, 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He grew up in Salem, N.H. He worked for the Town of Methuen. Before retiring, he was employed at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. He loved coming home every summer to help his son, Rocky Morrison, with the Clean River Project on the Merrimack River where he raised all of his children. He was a warm, loving man who was instantly liked by all with his big heart, humor and charm, and will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Barbara Kidder Ryan; and his children, Bobbie Morrison Koralishn, Joe, Robin and Rocky Morrison, Gard, Guy and Bobbra Ryan.
He was predeceased by his young daughters, Bobbra Ry'Ann and Valarie Jo, and three sons, Rusty, Ronnie and Roscoe Morrison of Methuen, Mass.
Published on  July 2, 2015