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Ryan Townsend

Ryan M. Townsend

Tuesday, July 14th, 1987 - Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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Ryan M. Townsend, 32, of Webster and formerly of Auburn, died unexpectedly on Wednesday January 15, 2020.

Born in Worcester and raised in Auburn, Ryan was one of three boys born to Gary L. and Kathleen (Parke) Townsend. Upon graduating from Auburn High School, he attended Anna Maria College and received a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Ryan enjoyed spending time with his family, biking, hiking, snowboarding, and music, especially the Grateful Dead. He spent many hours with his adoring nieces.

In addition to his parents and his maternal grandmother, Barbara Morse of Charlton, Ryan is survived by his brothers and their wives, Eric Townsend and Sarah of Rochdale and Sean Townsend and Meghan of Auburn; five nieces, Adeline, Elsie, Winter, Charlie, and Hazel; and many cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Relatives and friends are invited to Ryan’s funeral service, which will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday January 20, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 90 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Auburn, MA. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ryan’s name may be made to www.capeabilities.org
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    Monday, January 20th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, January 20th, 2020 2:00pm
    Bethel Lutheran Church
    90 Bryn Mawr Avenue
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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    Burial will be held privately.
    Pastor Andrew Borden


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Lexi Belezos

Posted at 12:16pm
I worked with Ryan at Nichols College. I convinced him to run a half marathon with me, he did and did so well! We laughed and joked about running a Spartan race, and I would always bug him about his love life. Ryan was always smiling and laughing, and his presence was never anything but positive. He will be missed.. Hope you're running another half up there buddy.

Michele Urso

Posted at 06:48pm
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Urso Family

Kathleen Townsend

Posted at 02:04pm
We want to thank everyone for the love, support and memories they have shared❤️

Ann kennedy

Posted at 07:31pm
Sending our prayers and thoughts to the entire family so sorry for your unbearable loss !!!
Tom and Ann Kennedy

Marilyn Alston

Posted at 05:43pm
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Ryan was a considerate neighbor who would offer to help with bulky packages, or converse about bike paths, snow conditions, the energy of a run, or some sunshine on the beach / jet ski. We will always remember him as a kind-spirited, good-hearted young man. He is missed.
Sincerest prayers for strength, peace and love. - Marilyn & Phil

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