Virginia Katherine "Kay" Ryan, Utica, NY a winter visitor to New Smyrna Beach for the past 20 years died Monday, April 5, 2010 at Hospice of Volusia Southeast Care Center Edgewater, FL .
Virginia was born in Syracuse, NY. She worked for many years as a bank teller at Fleet Bank and also worked at Niagra Mohawk, AT&T and the Immaculate Conception School, Ithaca, NY. She was a communicant and member of St John’s Catholic Church in Utica and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church New Smyrna Beach when in Florida. Her family remembers her enjoyment in life playing bingo, crafting, knitting, crocheting, bowling and making wedding cakes. She also served as a Girl Scout Troop leader and was a member for many years of the Home Bureau in New York. She was known to all her friends as a great cook and devout to her faith and practice.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children Patricia Hall of Candor, NY, William (Michelle) Ryan, III of Cicero, NY, Karyn (Richard) Marion of Trumansburg, NY, Linda (David) Lanning of Spencer, NY, sisters Elizabeth Puckey of Utica, NY, Marion Joan (Raymond) Montana of Lady Lake, FL, Aunt Zeta Mae Neff of Fort Poerce, FL, grandchildren Jeffrey (Lauren) Ryan, Jason Kraus, Robert Hall, Michael Fries, Sierra Hall, Ashley Lanning, Sean Lanning, Ryan Lanning, Gregory Marion, Virginia Marion, Liam Ryan, Caelan Lanning, Erin Ryan, Allyson Marion, her Goddaughter and best friend Barbara Hoyt and special friends Steve and Carol Kohis and Lynn Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents Chester and Virginia Caldwell Bragg and grandson Joseph Marion. Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Volusia Southeast Care Center 4140 South Ridgewood Avenue Edgewater FL 32141. 9:30 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church 4000 South Atlantic Avenue New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 on Friday, April 9, 2010 (map/driving directions)