Lorraine A. Ryan

Lorraine A. Ryan, 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Born in Whitehall, NY on January 1, 1931, she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna Felso. She was a graduate of Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School.

A lifelong resident of Jonesville, Lorraine was a reporter for the Schenectady Gazette for over 30 years, covering the Clifton Park area.

Lorraine enjoyed her flower gardens, backyard bird watching and family gatherings. She was an avid reader and sewed many crafts.

She was predeceased by her sister in law Bertha Felso.

Lorraine is survived by her husband William F. Ryan; her children William Ryan, Jr (Melody) of Ballston Spa, Peter Ryan (Donna) of Clifton Park, Katherine Dixon (Dave) of Cobleskill, Joseph Ryan (Nancy) of Binghamton and James Ryan (Pam) of Clifton Park; grandchildren William Ryan III (Nicole), Steven Ryan (Dawn), Crystal Niedhammer (Tyler), Amanda Thrane (Ted), Danette Gallogly (John), Veronica Castro (Curtis), Douglas Ryan (Ashley), Deanna Ryan (Monica), Megan Ryan (Julian), Donovan Ryan (Kristen), Patrick Ryan (Jenn), Charles Tompkins (Chrissy), Robert Tompkins (Katie), James Horner, and David Horner (Alina), brother Joseph Felso of Scotia, 12 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved dog Katie.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 17 from 10am to 12 noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at noon. Burial will be in Jonesville Cemetery in the Spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Lorraine may be made to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Guest Book

Kathy (Perkins) Fedorchak

The Ryan Family,

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom/Grandma/Great-Grandma. She touched so many lives. I have fond memories of her when I was a young child. She took care of me before/after school. Hold on to all the wonderful memories you have of her, they will help as time passes. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Maureen Martinez

To the family:

My deepest condolences to you all. God promised that soon he will: Wipe away all the tears from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry or pain be anymore."(Revelation 21 verse 4)

I pray God continues to strengthen you during this difficult period.

Bret Donovan

To the Ryan Family,

So sorry for your loss. Lorraine, or Mrs. Ryan as she was known to me, was a very special woman. I have many fond memories of times spent at her home during my youth. She will be greatly missed. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.


Starr Greene Barrett

Dearest Family,
All my love and prayers for you at this time. Lorraine was so loving and wonderful. I know your hearts are broken. I wish I was able to be there to give you all the hug that you need. When I see you again that’s the first thing I’ll do.

Thank you God for the woman that Lorraine was, who always made everything nice, warm and welcoming. We know that she’s in Heaven now; we’re happy for her and sad for ourselves.
I hope we can have a visit soon and reconnect.

Love, hugs and prayers for you all,
Starr Greene Barrett
73 Miner Ave.
Camden, NY 13316

David and Linda Alling

We have very fond memories of Mrs. Ryan and the family. She was a wonderful woman who offered support to those in need. She will be missed and will always be remembered for her kindness. Linda

I will always remember all those chicken dinners and sitting around the living room watching "Mr. Ed" on TV. Most of all, I will always be thankful and grateful to Mrs. Ryan helping me return to high-school and putting up with me during that time. I am thankful for her helping me to be the person I am today, couldn't have done it without her. Dave

Wendell Rosen

My sincere condolences to the family.

Karen Curran


My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom. May all the wonderful memories you had with her comfort you and make you smile during this difficult time.

Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers,

Stephen Williams

Back in her reporter days, she was a lot of fun to be around. She did a good job covering Clifton Park at a time when the town was changing a lot. My condolences to everyone in the family.

Brian Stanton

I am sorry for your loss of your mother.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Barb and Bruce Thrane

She was a great person and will be missed by many. It was a pleasure to of known her and had her as a family friend. Our thoughts and prayers are will the family.

Bruce and Barb

Ken and Terri Kendzierski

So very sorry about your mom. I can remember growing up in Jonesville with your family and how much fun we had. Your mom always treated me like a son and I am so grateful for that. I will miss her very much.