SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 26, 2012

Michele Ryan Lord, 59


Topsfield — Michele passed peacefully, surrounded by family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Michele was a very dedicated, skilled and caring nurse for over 37 years.

After her children Gregory and Amanda were born, she worked nights and still managed to attend every baseball, softball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse game and musical recital they were involved in.

She is survived by her husband Bill; her son, Gregory and his wife Shannon; her daughter, Amanda and her boyfriend Steve Powers; her sisters Martha Ryan and her husband Paul Smercynski, Margaret Hanson and her husband Bob; her brother, Martin Ryan and his wife Joan, as well as many nieces and nephews and their children, many cousins and extended family including Genia Burton and her husband Dennis and several very special friends and neighbors.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at the St. Rose of Lima Church, Park St., Topsfield, Monday, October 29, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly location), Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Topsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to: Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., SW 520B, Boston, MA 02215-5450. Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.