Kathleen A. Ryan passed away at her home in Cranbury, NJ on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Known as Kitty to friends and family, she was born in Somerville, NJ to Frank and Florence Ryan and grew up as the sixth child in a family of 7 children. After graduating from Somerville High School, Kitty entered the Congregation of St. Joseph’s of Peace where she taught elementary school. She later attended Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, moved to Brooklyn, NY and spent most of her working career as an administrative assistant at Goldman Sachs. Kitty served as a volunteer at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn (previously known as Lutheran Medical Center) and received a volunteer service award in 2016. Three years ago, she moved to Cranbury to live with her sister Rita, her niece Mary Aitken, her great nephew, Emiliano and her great niece, Mia. Kitty enjoyed playing cards, reading to children at the Cranbury Library and spending time with her family. Kitty was predeceased by her parents, two sisters (Patricia and Elizabeth Ryan), three brothers (Frank, William and Thomas) and 2 nieces (Nancy Greenberg and Rosemary Ryan). She is survived by her younger sister Rita Aitken and 14 nieces and nephews (Mary and Stephen Aitken, Michael, Richard, Fred, Matt, Morgan, Kevin, Kathy, Beth, Maureen and Thomas Ryan, Susan Kwiatkowski, and Mary Stewart). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday December 20th 10:30 am at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Hightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Penn Medicine Hospice Princeton Health.
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