Hubert N. “Hugh” Ryan, age 89, of Waterbury entered into rest on April 30, 2019 at the Lutheran Home in Southbury. He was the devoted husband of the late Genove “Jen” (Izzo) Ryan for over 59 years. Hubert was born on March 9, 1930 in Waterbury, son of the late John and Kathleen (Norton) Ryan and adopted by the late John and Catherine (Lyons) Norton.
Hugh retired from the State of CT after 10 years in the Special Revenue Department and retired from Uniroyal after 36 years in the Footwear Division, and was a member of Local #45 URCLPWA. He was also Head Steward of the Warehouse and member of the Executive Board. He served as Past Vice President and Past President of the Irish American Club and was a 50 plus years member of the AOH- Ancient Order of Hibernians, Naugatuck Division #1. Hugh was a Past President of the New Haven Count Board, Past President of the CT State Board and was voted Life Membership in the AOH at the National Convention in 2000. He was a member and served as Treasurer for the Open Door Club of Waterbury.
Hugh is the beloved father of Robert J. Ryan of Waterbury, Michael Ryan and his wife, Susan of Terryville, and Joyce Dynia and her husband, Joseph of Ridgefield; he also leaves his 7 cherished grandchildren; his cousin and several nieces and nephews; his sister-in-law, Angeline Farrell and her husband, Raymond. He was predeceased by his brothers, Ret. Navy Commander, John Norton and John “Jack” Ryan.
Friends may greet Hugh’s family at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Waterbury, 496 Chase Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06704 on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 4PM to 7PM. His funeral procession will leave the funeral home on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:45AM for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 785 Highland Avenue, Waterbury. Entombment will be in Queen of Peace Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury, at the convenience of the family. To leave online condolences for his family, please visit www.fordfh.com