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1932 Marilyn 2019

Marilyn C. (Carter) Ryan

July 9, 1932 — August 3, 2019

Marilyn C. Ryan, age 87 of Morrisville, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at her home.  Born in Morrisville, Marilyn had been a lifelong Morrisville resident.

Mrs. Ryan was a graduate of Morrisville High School and received a full scholarship to attend Nurses Training at Mercer Hospital in Trenton.  She went on to earn her nursing certification and spent almost 50 years working as a registered nurse in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit of Mercer Medical Center.  She also devoted many hours as an advocate for the mentally ill.  Marilyn was a parishioner at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Morrisville, where she sang in the choir.  She also was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Being a Ryan, Marilyn LOVED her coffee! Among her varied interests, she enjoyed puzzles, coupon clipping, Bingo, and dancing, especially with her late husband.  Mrs. Ryan was also an avid reader of the daily newspaper.

Daughter of the late Harry and Alice (Heller) Carter, and wife of the late Edward J. Ryan, Marilyn is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Stephen E. Ryan of Morrisville, Kevin P. and Pat Ryan of Bridport, VT, Dennis Shawn and Shelly Ryan of Wilmington, DE and Michael T. Ryan of Lambertville, NJ, her twin sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Harry Campbell of Hudson, FL, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her special friend and caregiver, Catherine Fratti of Morrisville.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her Memorial Mass at 11 AM on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 201 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Morrisville, PA  19067.  Her interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, River Road, Yardley.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, PA  19067

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marilyn’s memory may be sent to Holy Trinity Church at the above address, or to the Neo-natal Unit at Capital Health Medical Center, Hopewell, NJ ( Capital Health Development office, 2 Capital Way, Suite 361, Pennington, NJ  08534). (

Charitable donations may be made to:

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
201 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Morrisville PA 19067
Tel: 1-215-295-3045

Capital Health - Neonatal Unit
Two Capital Way Suite 361, Pennington NJ 08534

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