Castlecomer native Bridie Ryan Howarth has died at age 77.
Sister of Christy Ryan of Castlecomer, she was living in Milford, Connecticut in the US. She died peacefully in Milford Hospital on April 28.
Bridie was born on January 27, 1935, in Castlecomer, daughter of the late John and Frances Owens Ryan.
She was proud both of her Irish heritage and of becoming a US citizen, and she was an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary.
She is survived by her husband Daniel C. Howarth, children Daniel R. Howarth and his wife Lisa, Mary Kate Howarth, and Kieran L. Howarth and his wife Susan and her daughter Chelsea, brother Christopher, granddaughters Chloe Marie and Stella Catherine, nieces, nephews and cousins, and friends.