1848 – 1898 (November 19)
Jeremiah Joseph Ryan was born in Fedamore, Ireland, in 1848, the son of William Ryan and Catherine McNamara. After his family immigrated to the United States, he studied at Villanova and entered the novitiate there on January 21, 1871, and was professed on January 22, 1872. He made solemn profession on January 24, 1875, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Stephen Ryan, C.M. of Buffalo, New York, on July 19, 1875.
Father Ryan was assigned in 1875 to Saint Mary's Parish, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and in 1890 was named rector of Saint Augustine’s Church, Andover, Mass. In 1894, he was appointed rector of Saint Patrick's in Cambridge, New York.
He was 50 when he died at Saint Patrick's on November 19, 1898, after an illness of several months. A Requiem Mass was offered at Saint Patrick’s on November 22nd, after which his body was taken to Saint Mary's Cemetery in Lawrence.