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Dec 4, 1922 - Feb 22, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Marie Ryan, 90, passed away on February 22, 2013, in the home she'd lived in for over 43 years. She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Teresa and Cesare Silvestri and graduated there from Durphy High School in 1940. She married World War II veteran Dennis Ryan in 1951. Due to his work as a geologist, they lived all over the U.S. and in Peru and Australia. Marie was preceded in death by husband, Dennis, in 2006; and twin infant Compton grandsons in 1975. Marie is survived by daughter, Pat Compton, of Arnett, OK; daughter, Pam Morrow and husband Jack, of Oklahoma City; daughter, Claudia Meek and husband Steve, of Davis, OK; and son, Dennis Ryan, Jr and wife Kris, of Oklahoma City. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren: Chad Compton and wife Amanda, of Valley Park, MO; Jared Compton, of St. Louis, MO; Corey Morrow and wife Heidi, of Yukon, OK; Clint Morrow and wife Amy, of Moore, OK; Jesse Meek, of Davis, OK; Justin Meek and Tisha Beames, of Durant, OK; Brandon Ryan and Heather Ryan, of Oklahoma City. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren: Chase Compton, of Valley Park, MO; Patience, Jacob, and Conner Morrow, of Yukon, OK; and Sofia Meek, of Durant, OK. A rosary service will be held for Marie at Guardian West Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m. Services will be Thursday, February 28th at St. Charles Borromeo at 11 a.m., with burial to follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery.

Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 26, 2013
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