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A memorial service for Maura P. Ryan, 74, of Gloucester, was held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 in Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. She died Nov. 25, 2016.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce Cowan of Carrollton and Daniel Cowan of Newport News; a daughter, Adrienne (Cowan) Ledvina of Austin, Texas, and a granddaughter.

In 1962, she graduated from Mount Vernon School of Nursing in New York and began her career as a registered nurse. In the mid-1960s, she served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. She received her B.S. in Nursing in 1983 from Old Dominion University and began nursing at the Riverside School of Health Careers in 1989, where she worked until her retirement.

The service was conducted by the Rev. James Cowles. Inurnment was private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, or at

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