JEANNE C. RYAN (nee Cavaroc) age 82, beloved wife for 49 years of the late William Francis; loving mother of Lt. Col. Michael C., USA (Ret.) (partner Patnaree), Christopher T., Megan R. Kelly (husband Stephen) and Eileen R. Ewen (husband Stephen); devoted grandmother of Stephanie and Matthew Kelly, Gabriel, Mercedes, Maeve and Guinevere Ewen; cherished daughter of the late Roger and Mercedes (nee Bousquet) Cavaroc.
Jeanne was born on April 18, 1940 in New Orleans, LA to the late Roger and Mercedes (nee Bousquet) Cavaroc and passed away on February 10, 2023. She lived in Cleveland Heights since 1983 and previously lived in Virginia and Connecticut. Raised in New Orleans, she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1957. Jeanne received her undergraduate degree from Newcomb College where she was a member of Chi Omega and received her master’s degree from Tulane University. She served for many years as a college English instructor at Cleveland State University and several other institutions, and later as administrator for the Cleveland Psychological Association. Jeanne was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Communion of Saints parish, the Couples Club, book clubs, the local French club, and the Forest Hills Swim Club. She was active in the John Carroll University community.
She enjoyed studying literature, traveling to Europe and around the United States, studying antiques, and genealogy. An avid sports fan, she loved sailing, gardening, supporting her children and grandchildren sporting events, and rooting for the Indians/Guardians. Jeanne had an amazing intellect and a lifelong love of learning. An active and engaged mother, providing pragmatic and sage advice, Jeanne gracefully shared with her kids and grandkids the value of education, art, music, history, and literature. Above all else Jeanne was a woman of faith. We family and friends will miss her dearly and rejoice in the communion of saints as she is conveyed to eternal peace.
Contributions may be made in memory of Jeanne to Maltz House Hospice. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 10AM at St. Ann Catholic Church, Communion of Saints Parish, 2175 Coventry Rd. Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Burial following at Lake View Cemetery.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jeanne at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd) FRIDAY 4-7 PM.
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My prayers are with you and your family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful person! You are in our thoughts and prayers. – Brian and Anne Kelly and Family
Jeep thank you so much!!
Jeanne was a wonderful, caring and smart woman who added a lot to the Ryan family. The family was often sitting in the backyard enjoying time together and watching the kids playing. Grandma Jenny loved the gatherings.
Your PW Family
It’s hard to lose someone who meant so much to you and Jeanne Ryan was a special lady to your family. We wish we could be by your side in support during this time. We want you to know we are with you in spirit—now and in the days and weeks ahead.
Thank you for the wonderful thoughts and memories. Mom treasured all the time she had with family.
Considering all the “Ryan boys,” Aunt Jeanne was, without a close second, the most patient person I have come across. Truly a kind hearted lady. There are few people with her grace and composure anymore. There are many fond memories with from my childhood that involve the Cleveland Ryans, and she played a central role, sometimes the only actual “adult” in the room. Rest well, love Matt.
Matt, thank you, much appreciated. Mom cherished the family gatherings (and sometimes tolerated them!). You, Lindsay and the girls were much missed and talked about this week.