William J. Ryan

Passed away on July 04, 2015
William J. Ryan of Falmouth, MA passed away on July 4, 2015 at the age of 71. After a year-long illness he reclaimed his independence with his loving wife Susan Moniz Ryan and only daughter Kathy Ryan Bernard and her husband Shawn Bernard. Also by his side were Susan’s daughters, Cheryl Moniz, Pattie Moniz and Tammy Bowman and grandson Maximus Bowman all of Falmouth, MA. He also leaves a goddaughter & niece, Nancy Mias, a niece Judith Jonah, and many other nieces and nephews. Billy will be remembered for his brightly smiling face and friendly manner behind the bar at The Leeside in Woods Hole, MA. In 2014 after many years of fine service he retired from Gosnold Treatment Center where he was admired and embraced by his many colleagues. Bill was also an active member of Falmouth Elks Lodge #2380 who contributed much time and goodwill especially at each Friday night fish fry. His exceptional gardening skills and knowledge were self-evident which was enjoyed by all his neighbors, visitors or those just passing by. As a true friend and protector, Bill embraced animals of all kinds and was especially fond of his loyal dog, Aussie, who he loved taking on long walks. Swimming, picnicking and spending private time with loved ones at his beloved Nobska Beach was what he enjoyed the most. Bill’s legacy is one of a true gentleman who lived a quiet, private life and generously shared all the best he had with others. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, July 8 from 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Hwy (Route 28A), WEST FALMOUTH., followed by a funeral service at 1:00 in the funeral home. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod – Hospice, 434 Route 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA 02660.