Obituaries

Ryan Mary Giroux

November 13th, 2017

Ryan Mary Giroux, age 27, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on November 12, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Ryan was born on October 22, 1990, in Lawrence, MA, she was the cherished daughter of Mary A. (Winnett) Giroux and Edward T. Giroux of Wilmington. Ryan was raised in Wilmington and attended Wilmington Public Elementary Schools; she went on to Shawsheen Technical High School and graduated with the Class of 2009. Ryan furthered her education by earning her Medical Certificate from Lincoln Tech and took classes at Middlesex Community College in Bedford.

Throughout her life, Ryan, was quite an athlete; she was always involved in Wilmington Recreation Sports playing basketball, field hockey and soccer. As a youngster, Ryan, even played Pop Warner Football with her brother Nolan on the “D” Team and Youth Hockey U15 & U19 Divisions where she was a natural. When Ryan got into High School she played Lacrosse and was on the first ever all girls ice hockey team at Shawsheen Tech; there wasn’t any sport she couldn’t excel at.

Following her graduation from High School, Ryan, joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard; she was accepted into the program in February of 2010 and was still an active member of the Guard at the time of her death. Ryan belonged to E Company, 3-126 Aviation where she was a Supply Specialist at Camp Edwards in Bourne, MA. Ryan loved the comradery she had with her fellow soldiers, she would always go the extra mile to help one in need and she was proud to stand up and serve her country. She was a great soldier.

Ryan always had a passion for the medical field; during High School she took a position at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Wilmington where she worked closely with the patients. Ryan genuinely cared about helping others and she was amazing with her care of the patients. Ryan had an endearing personality and people were drawn to her, for the last several years she worked for Advanced Eye Care in Lowell; Ryan had a special ability of relating to all patients young or old and she could always connect with them on some level and make them feel comfortable. Most recently, Ryan, was about to start a new chapter in her career at Lahey Clinic in Burlington where the staff was excited to have her come aboard; Ryan would have definitely made a difference with the patients at Lahey.

Ryan was fun loving and had such an outgoing personality; she made friends wherever she went. Ryan also knew how to have fun whether it was just “hanging out” with family and friends, or her dog Daisy, going to sing Karaoke, or sitting by the fire pit pretending to be a “Country Girl”. Everyone who was with Ryan always had a great time and were continuously laughing.

Ryan will be fondly remembered for her love of hats; which she wore from the time she could get one on herself and over the years she had amassed quite a collection. She loved her family and friends unconditionally and with all her heart. Ryan never spent a day since October of 2013 where she didn’t desperately miss her brother and best friend, Josh.

Ryan was a beautiful person inside and out; she had an infectious smile and the most beautiful blue eyes that won everyone over. Ryan was proud of her “Irish Heritage” and her duties as a soldier; she was loyal, friendly, and kind to everyone she met. Ryan will be forever missed and always loved by her family, friends, patients, and fellow soldiers.

Ryan was the cherished daughter of Mary A. (Winnett) Giroux and Edward T. Giroux, loving sister of Devin, Nolan and the late Joshua Giroux, all of Wilmington, beloved granddaughter of Howard T. and Jeanne M. Giroux of Wilmington and the late William H. and Maureen P. Winnett of Falmouth, formerly of Wilmington, dear niece of Michele Higgs, Robin Halpin, Lisa Bozzella, John Giroux and the late Kevin Giroux, Chris Briggs, William Winnett, Jr., James Winnett, Peggy Welch, Paul Winnett, Fran Winnett and Beth Lawrenson. Ryan is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, her beloved dog Daisy as well as her fellow Soldiers.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, November 17th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, November 16th from 3-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Ryan’s name may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.

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29 Entries in Guest Book for “Ryan Mary Giroux”

  1. Michelle Laroche says:

    Eddie, Mary, Devin, and Nolan: I am so sorry for your loss. I can not imagine what you are going through. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. She will surely be missed.

  2. Cindy & Rob Field says:

    We cannot express how deeply saddened we were to hear this devastating news. Ryan was a wonderful young lady. Taken too soon may she Rest In Peace. Our sincerest condolences go to you and your family.

  3. Reeny Higgins McKenney says:

    Eddie & Family, We are so sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing.We will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers. Reeny(Higgins) & Roland McKenney & Family

  4. Sharon Jamerson says:

    Dear Mary,
    When I heard this yesterday, I was devastated for you and your
    family. May God bless you with the strength you will need in the days
    to come. I will pray for you and all of your family. I am so sorry
    for your loss. Sharon and Jim Jamerson and Family

  5. Kerry (Ahern) White says:

    Dear Mary,

    I cannot express enough, my deepest sympathy to you and your family for such a tragic loss. May god watch over you and give you strength to carry on. You are loved by so many. My prayers to you. The Ahern Family

  6. Maureen Matarese says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Maureen Matarese

  7. Scott&Stefanie Bishop says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  8. Mason Family says:

    Mary and family, We are praying for you all in the next coming days. May the strength and faith of God come upon you all. I cannot express my deepest sympathy. We love you! Jen, Paul, Kevin and Kayla

  9. Pam (Bourassa) Leighton says:

    Mary and Family

    So sorry to have about your daughter Ryan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    The Leighton Family

  10. Roberta Smith says:

    The sadness I feel for your family is beyond words. God bless you all and may your sweet angel rest in peace.

  11. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    There are no words. Thoughts, prayers, love & big hugs

  12. The Doherty Family says:

    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  13. Tracy McCue says:

    Words cannot express the deepest sympathy I have for your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  14. Joe and June Fagan says:

    Dear Mary and Family,…Sending our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beautiful daughter, Ryan. As parents ourselves, we cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. May you find strength and comfort in both your faith in God and in your cherished memories of Ryan.
    You are in our constant thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  15. Betsy Palmer Feeley says:

    To the Giroux family and all that loved Ryan,
    I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words….I will keep you all in my prayers.

  16. Nancy Beals-Roketenetz says:

    To the Giroux Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Ryan.
    May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

    Andrew and Nancy Beals-Roketenetz

  17. Cathy dalio says:

    I am so sorry for your family loss Cathy Andrew Sharon Dalio

  18. Beth Ritchie Pidgeon says:

    We are so very sorry to hear about Ryan. Hoping the love and support of family and so many friends, help you all during this very difficult and sad time. Keeping you all close in our hearts and in our prayers. Beth and Bob

  19. Denise Roberts Quilty and family says:

    Mary, Eddie, Devin and Nolan

    Our hearts go out to you and your family. Can’t imagine what you are going through. There are no words… Hope that the memories you have will help ease some of the sadness and pain in the days to come. We will keep her and you in our prayers..

  20. Sgt. James L. Sherman, Retired says:

    I was Ryan’s Sgt. I want to extend my condolences to her family. She was one of my best soldiers. She will be missed by all.

  21. Maureen DiBella says:

    Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers to all. Xox love The DiBella family

  22. Michele and Jim Harkins says:

    Giroux Family,
    With a heavy heart ,we send our love and prayers to your family.
    The Harkins

  23. Liz and Dave Sullivan says:

    To the Winnett and Giroux Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  24. Fran keough says:

    Mary and family
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all.May you all find strength in each other and comfort in happy memories.

  25. Maureen Boyle Mils says:

    Dear Mary,
    All the senior staff at Winchester Labor and Delivery send you their love and condolences. Those of us lucky enough to work with your Mom felt like we were unseen extended members of your family. We had many laughs at the antics she would convey… and then life happens; some good, some bad. You have had more than your share of sadness in recent years. Peace to your family as you adjust and cope with Ryan’s loss. Sincerely, Maureen Boyle Mills

  26. Erin Antinarelli says:

    Keeping you and all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Erin, Fred and Alison Antinarelli

  27. Julie Jarmon says:

    After I read about Ryan’s recent death after just 27 way too short years of precious life, I wanted to express my feelings of sympathy for the Giroux family and friends. I know Ryan has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God, Jehovah (Psalm 83:18), understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 34: 18 tells us: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Most of us have seen this enemy death claim the lives of people dear to us. But Jehovah God promises to destroy this enemy, death, once and for all. Rev. 21: 4; tells us: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” (Isaiah 25: 8, 1 Corinthians 15: 26) God’s kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection (John 5: 28, John 6: 40, John 11:23-25) You are in my prayers.

  28. Beryl Lynch says:

    Dear Mary & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Ryan ‘ s passing. Sending our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers.
    John & Beryl Lynch

  29. Mychele Hayes says:

    The death of a child is one of the greatest tragedies that a family can face. May the beautiful memories of your daughter provide comfort and strength for you and your family. Our Heavenly Father (Psalm83:18) promises to wipe away the tears of sorrow that such terrible losses cause. (Revelation 21:1-4) Even now, God provides comfort for the bereaved.—Psalm 147:3.

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