In loving memory of Patricia Ryan, who fought this cruel disease for years without a diagnosis. Your donation can help doctors to find the answers to the causes of MSA and to help avoid others from having to suffer the burden of this terrible disease.
Born and raised in West Walworth, NY, Patricia has been a resident of Franklinville, NJ, for the past 50 years. She was a 1969 graduate of Delsea Regional High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Glassboro State College in 1973. Patricia taught kindergarten for Millville Public Schools for 33 years until her retirement in 2007. Well known for her cooking and baking, she taught quilting, knitting, crocheting, and needle-point, and also enjoyed ceramics, stained glass cutting, and gardening. Patricia was a recreational apiarist and sang with both the Shades of Harmony and Jersey Sound chapters of Sweet Adelines International. She attended antique car shows with her partner, and best friend, William. The biggest joy in her life was her beloved son, Adam.