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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Patrick Ryan, 62

Patrick Ryan of Fairfield, former president and owner of Cadillac/Saab of Greenwich and Saab of Westport, died Oct. 27 at home. He was 62.

He was the son of the late Henry Ryan and Mary (Harrington) Ryan of Simsbury,  He was a 1974 graduate of St. Bonaventure University and began his career at Price Waterhouse. After becoming a partner at Touche Ross, he joined Marketing Corporation of America (MCA) in 1985 as vice president of real estate.

At MCA, he was president and chief operating officer of various companies, including: Yue-Sai Kan Cosmetics in Shenzen, China, the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo., and a commercial real estate group. He later became the president of Beachside Capital Partners, Inc. and, in 2005 founded the Ryan Auto Group where he was president and owner of Cadillac/Saab of Greenwich and Saab of Westport.

He recently sold this business and had retired. Although he had a number of accomplishments, his family admired him most for his sincerity, optimism, and kindness to everyone.

He was a very active volunteer at St. Pius X Church, a youth basketball and soccer coach, and enjoyed skiing and traveling with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Margaret (Griffin) Ryan, and his three children, Patrick, Kristin, and Meghan Ryan. He is also survived by his brother and sisters, Anne and Tom Degnan of Orleans, Mass., Barry and Caryl Ryan of East Granby, Kathleen and Kelly Kearney of Simsbury, Jane Ryan of Simsbury, and Joan and Ed Looney of West Hartford and his many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. meeting directly at St. Pius X Church with interment to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends are welcome to attend calling hours Friday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m.  in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers donations in Pat’s memory may be made to: Swim Across the Sound, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606.

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