Serving the living with sensitivity since 1885.

Our Staff


Christopher E. Ryan, Sr.

Christopher E. Ryan, Sr.

Funeral Director and Embalmer for over thirty years, Chris is the owner of Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, which he acquired in August 2007. He takes great pride in providing dignified, compassionate and personalized services to families in Torrington and the surrounding Litchfield County communities.

 

William J. Marchand

William J. Marchand

Funeral Director and Embalmer for over thirty-five years, Bill is the former owner of Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home. He is the fourth generation of The Gleeson-Marchand family to have operated this funeral business. Bill remains active in the family business on a part-time basis.


Current roster of part time employees:


  • Gail Marchand
  • Christopher E. Ryan, Jr.
  • Gary Richard
  • Wayne Gebrian
  • Charles Marciano
  • Bruce Nardi
  • Scott Jones
  • Richard Dowd 
  • Rev. Allen Latimore
  • Joseph Devine


In memory of those who served before us.

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Patrick Gleeson

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William Gleeson

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Mary Gleeson Marchand

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Francis H. Marchand

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Paul Gallagher

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