April 3, 2020

Patricia (Ryan) Halliday


Rehoboth -- Patricia R. (Ryan) Halliday, 62, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019. For the past 18 months Pat had been fighting a battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rare degenerative brain disorder. She was the beloved wife of Michael J. Halliday for 33 years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Jeanne (Pelland) Ryan of North Smithfield and the late Walter Ryan, Sr.

Patty was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, niece, and dear friend to all whose lives she touched over the past 62 years. Most of all, Patty enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved the beach, keeping a beautiful home, the Red Sox, gardening, retail therapy, and a good book. Patricia worked in marketing and sales, first at Fram Corporation in East Providence for many years, then with the Robbins Company in Attleboro. She had been working for Dorel Juvenile in Foxboro up until her affliction. Besides her loving husband and mom, Patty leaves a son, Stephen Halliday of Rehoboth; a daughter, Emily Halliday of Rehoboth; four siblings, Walter Ryan, Jr. in Canterbury, New Hampshire, Kathleen Strojny in Cumberland, Rhode Island, Joyce Sullivan in Chester, New Hampshire, Michael Ryan of Sudbury, Massachusetts, her Uncle Romie and Aunt Viv, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Patricia's funeral was held on Monday, November 25th from the WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. A Mass of Christian Burial was Celebrated in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Seekonk. Interment followed at Rehoboth Village Cemetery. Memorial gifts to the CJD Foundation, 3634 W. Market St., Suite 110, Akron, Ohio 44333 would be appreciated. TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com


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