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Bridget Mary Ryan-Tenney

August 18, 2018


Bridget Mary Ryan-Tenney, 51, passed away August 18, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida. Loving wife of Chuck Tenney.  She was born in Marlboro, Massachusetts to Jack Ryan and Mary Healy Ryan.

Bridget lived her life on her terms, which for all that knew her meant you were going to laugh, be loved, protected, entertained, and likely have a gag played on you.  Bridget loved many things. Her first love was her husband, Chuck, and her family.  Her friends were also considered family and her friends felt likewise. She loved animals, especially her “babies”, which took priority over herself. She had this gift of drawing people to her and once they got a few minutes with her they weren’t letting go. Bridget loved Boston sports to a level that should be studied by historians. Bridget worked primarily in the medical field and was proud of her work in a Clinical trial as part of Harvard Medical School.   She loved to travel, especially to New Orleans even though “I can’t find anything to eat!”

She was a resident of Fort Myers, Florida, but Boston was her home, her identity and never let anyone go without knowing this. Bridget left us much too early, but she told those close to her she had the most amazing life ever imagined.  Her amazing spirit touched so many and her spirit we will always remember and keep alive in us.

Daughter of Mary Ryan and the late Jack Ryan.  Beloved sister of Kathy Ryan, the late John Ryan, Karen Kelly, Kevin Ryan, Maureen Cronin and her husband Arthur, Patrick Ryan and his wife Laurie. Beloved Aunt of Justin and Gregory Bodington, Matthew Ryan and his wife Sandra, Nevin Cronin, Garrick Cronin and his wife Gina, Niece Shailyn, Great Niece Tatum, Sister and Brother-in-Law Michele and Rob Crouch, Nieces Jozie, Lainie, and Maggie Crouch.

Visiting hours at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St. Marlborough, will be held on Saturday Sept. 8, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Bridget's memory be made to the Gulf Coast Humane Society, 2010 Arcadia St. Fort Myers Fla. 33916, (239)332-0364, http://www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/donatenow.


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