Patrice M. Kline, 64, of Ashland


Ashland – Patrice M. (Ryan) Kline, 64, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 after being stricken ill a few days earlier.  She was born in Framingham, the daughter of the late John and Barbara (Thayer) Ryan, and lived in the MetroWest area all of her life.

Mrs. Kline worked for the Town of Southborough in the Assessors office for the past 26 years and previously worked many years for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, where she enjoyed helping many individuals and families in their times of need.

She is survived by one son, Ethan Kline of Marlborough; one daughter, Penelope Phaneuf of Southborough; three brothers, Dennis Ryan of Vermont, Jack Ryan of Montana, and Mark Ryan of Marlborough; four sisters, Carole Ann Walls of Florida, Jane Peters of Marlborough, Darci Drummey of Charlton, and Barbara Jean of Maine; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home ( will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, 7 Bishop St., Framingham, MA 01702.