Sybil L. Ryan, 82, passed away Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at home in Pinehurst, North Carolina. 

The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2020 at the Community Congregational Church at 141 N Bennett Street, Southern Pines, NC. 

A funeral mass will be held 11 AM Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinehurst. Burial will follow Friday, January 3rd, 2019 at the Town of Clinton cemetery, Clinton NC. 

Mrs. Ryan was born in Clinton, NC and was a registered nurse for more than 40 years and a graduate of the Memorial Mission Hospital Nursing School in Asheville, NC. 

She was predeceased by her parents Frederick and Bonnie Smith. She is survived by her husband Raymond J. Ryan and her children Susan C. Ryan, MD and her husband Joseph Grocela, MD of Weston, MA, Raymond K. Ryan, MD of Marblehead, MA, F. Douglas Ryan and his wife Audrey of Winston-Salem, NC, and grandchildren Allie M. Ryan, Jack D. Ryan, Levi Matteo Ryan, Raymond J. Grocela, Samuel Marco Ryan, Katherine A. Grocela, and Michael R. Grocela. She is also survived by her siblings Anita Bass and Ronald Smith of Clinton, NC, and Diane Walding of Ozark, AL. 

In addition to her nursing career, Mrs. Ryan served on and was president of the Board of Education of Montgomery Township of NJ, served as a Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart Church in Pinehurst, was an active member of the Democratic Women of Moore County, and was also a member of the Pinehurst Country Club. 

Donations in Sybil’s name may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Sandhills Community College Foundation. 

Online condolences may be made and additional information can be obtained at www.Pinesfuneral.com .

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