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I would like to extend my condolences to The Ryan Family.

Thomas Ryan, a Holy Name alum passed away yesterday from his injuries that he suffered from a recent fall while working construction on the Verazanno Narrows Bridge.

I didn’t know him well but remember him as him being referred to as “Roachie” growing up.

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When I first started to play basketball at Holy Name in 1972-73, I remember as a 9 year old Danny Piselli put Steve Finamore and myself on Ryan’s team in the Holy Name  Summer League Little League.

I remember guys like Thomas Ryan, Joe Hurley, and the late Mike Routhier always treating us younger guys nicely as we were just starting out playing hoops.

May Thomas Ryan rest in peace.

-Glenn Thomas