2008-07-17 / Obituaries

Christopher John Ryan, 62

Christopher John "J.R." Ryan, 62, a former longtime Jamestown resident, died July 10, 2008 at Riverview Healthcare, Coventry. He was the husband of Rebecca A. (Jones) Ryan.

Born in Waterbury, Conn., he was the son of the late Christopher and Marie (Roberge) Ryan.

He was the head carpenter and construction manager for DMR Construction and for Health Concepts since 1984. A skilled craftsman, his work can be seen throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. He was also an avid sailor and boater.

Besides his wife, he leaves four children, Kristin Charpentier and her husband Russell of North Kingstown, Kim Ferro and her husband Robert of Johnston, Jason DiDonato of Smithfield, and Scott DiDonato of Boca Raton, Fla., and four grandchildren, Julia and Emma Charpentier, Cody Ondrick, and Nicholas Ferro.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, July 15 from the Robbins Funeral Home in North Providence. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.

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