HOLLEY — Darl Ryan, 85, passed away suddenly Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at her home. She was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Brockport, N.Y., a daughter of the late Jesse and Dorothy (Reamer) Gillette. Darl was a member of St. Mary R.C. Church. She was a graduate with high honors from Holley High School and was also a Secretary at Holley Elementary School many years ago. In 1971, Darl followed her passion and opened Ryan’s Ceramic Studio in Holley, where she developed lifelong friendships. Darl enjoyed gardening, flowers, cats and dogs, but received the greatest enjoyment spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, Darl was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and George Bower; and nephew, Edwin Bower.
Darl is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Don Ryan; children, Kevin (Elaine) Ryan of Holley and Kelly Ryan Valente of Batavia; grandchildren, LeeAnna (Dan) SanFlippo, Nicholas (Carmen) Valente and Jesse (Ashleigh) Valente; great-grandchildren, Ryan SanFlippo, Michael Vito Valente, Josefina Lynne Valente and Salina Rose Valente; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
No prior calling hours. Darl’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 9 S. Main St., Holley, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials in Darl’s name may be made to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd. Albion, NY 14411.
Darl’s arrangments have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, N.Y.
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