Arlene I. (Ryan) Lane
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Newburyport, MA - Arlene I. (Ryan) Lane, age 90, lifelong resident of Newburyport, died early Sunday morning, January 12, 2020, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, with her family at her side. She was the devoted wife of the late Gilbert Lane.

Born in Newburyport, August 6, 1929, Arlene was the daughter of the late George H. and Emma (Plumer) Ryan and had lived in the Joppa section of Newburyport most of her life. She was a graduate of Newburyport, class of 1947, where she was a member of the alumni association and had worked on all class reunions.

Throughout her life, she had worked at CBS Hytron, EPI, Port Rehab and Western Electric.

It was her role as mother that filled her life with great pride, much love and unending gratitude. She shared with them her passion for reading and learning, and the importance of spreading kindness throughout life.

Arlene is survived by her daughter, Judy Lane of Revere; Dorothy Powers of Needham, who was like a sister to Arlene; nieces and nephews, including Alison of Benne Kom, Netherlands, Beth of Needham, Ernie of Seattle, Wash., Gale of Nottingham, N.H., and Candace and husband Jack Welch, also of Nottingham, N.H., along with extended family and dear friends. She was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Lane; a son, Charles Smith; a sister, Trudy Ferlend; and three brothers, Charles, George, and Butch Ryan.


Funeral services will be held Friday, January 17, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport. As a longtime, dedicated member of the Friends of the Public Library, please consider making a donation in honor of Arlene to the Newburyport Public Library, 94 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.
Published on January 15, 2020

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Jeannie Caruso & Robert BonVie
Jan 15, 2020
Judy...We were so sorry to hear about your Mom. Loved hearing you talk about her & sharing the Newburyport connection. See you at the 99 soon. Take care.