North Grafton – Christine B. Ryan, 68, passed away after being stricken ill at home October 2, 2023. She was predeceased by her husband Steven P. Ryan just 11 months ago in November of 2022.
She leaves her daughter Tammy D’Amato and her husband Vin, son Steven Ryan and his wife Jaclyn, her grandchildren Vince D’Amato and his fiancé Nicole, Troy D’Amato and Ellie James Ryan. She also leaves behind her sister Cynthia Thibeault and her husband Ron, her sister-in-law Catherine Ryan, her brother Ben Damian and his husband Allan Abel, brother-in-law Michael Ryan and his partner Cynthia, and brother John Levitre and his wife Staci. Also, she leaves several nieces, nephews, and dear friends Sheila and Al Bourque. Her mother Mary Levitre, father Ben Damian, and two brothers Michael and Timothy predeceased her.
Christine was born June 26, 1955 in Southbridge, MA. and grew up in Dudley, MA. She made a home with former spouse Tom Ziegler in Quinebaug, CT, where she worked as a waitress and took care of her family.
Chris later moved to North Grafton after marrying Steve. It is here where Chris and Steve welcomed their son and built a beautiful A-frame Lindal Cedar home. She worked at the Wonder Restaurant for many years and her vibrant personality and caring nature made her an exceptional waitress.
She built friendships with so many who would feel her warmth and instant charm from the very first time they met her. Chris enjoyed the peace and serenity of being out in her yard caring for the gardens. She loved her family, her dogs, food, good wine, and the ocean. She enjoyed many trips to Ogunquit and Wells, Maine where they had a summer home.
All are welcome to gather with Christine’s family and friends Wednesday October 11th from 11am to 1pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536 followed by a prayer service at 1pm in the funeral home. Burial will be private.
Please honor Christine with a donation in her memory to the animal rescue or shelter of your choice.
A Book of Memories to share a special message with her family is available online at: www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.