Fr. Joseph Ryan

Obituary | Fr. Joseph Ryan

A funeral Mass for Father Joseph Ryan was celebrated Jan. 16 at Immaculate Conception Church in Dardenne Prairie. Father Ryan was a retired parish priest who served 27 years in the archdiocese's Latin American Apostolate in Bolivia and Chile. He also served in Venezuela.

Father Ryan, 93, died Jan. 11. Born in St. Louis, he was ordained in 1951 by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter. His first assignment was as assistant pastor of St. Joachim Parish in Old Mines. He was named assistant pastor of St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Pagedale in 1952.

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