Nancy Ryley Obituary

Nancy Lorraine Ryley
Nancy Lorraine Ryley

June 21, 1948 - September 17, 2020
Born in New London, CT
Resided in Niantic, Connecticut


Nancy Ryley
Niantic - Nancy Lorraine (Phillips) Ryley, 72, of Niantic, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Avon.
She was born in New London on June 21, 1948, the daughter of Dwight and Cecilia (Alger) Phillips. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Mrs. Ryley was a long-term resident of Niantic. Mrs. Ryley was retired, having been employed by the Town of Waterford for many years in the Tax Assessor’s office. She loved camping and traveling with her husband in their RV and especially enjoyed watching the sporting events of her grandsons. Mrs. Ryley was also a member of St. Paul’s Church in Waterford for many years.
She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, William C. Ryley; her daughter Jennifer Penn (Phillip) of Burlington, CT; her two grandchildren, Joseph and Alexander; her brother Dwight Phillips, Jr. (Katherine); her sisters Kathleen O’Bday, Mary LaPanne, and Barbara Gillingham (Joel); her sister-in-law Barbara Morgan; and her many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday September 23 from 5-7 PM at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic (please be aware of Covid-19 requirements and limitations on the building capacity). A graveside service will be conducted in Jordan Cemetery, 240 Boston Post Road, Waterford, on Thursday September 24 at 11 AM. Condolences may be shared on Nancy’s memorial page at





Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Graveside Service
Jordan Cemetery
240 Boston Post Road
Waterford, CT US 06385
Thursday, September 24, 2020
11:00 AM

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