EAST FAIRFIELD — Arlene Ryan Lapan, 91, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.

Arlene was born on Nov. 22, 1922 in Fairfield, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Tatro) Draper.

She was married to Alfred Ryan who predeceased her in 1986.

Arlene and Alfred farmed for many years in Fletcher.  She especially looked forward to maple sugaring in the spring.

She later married Donald Lapan who also predeceased her in 1997. Arlene worked for many years for the Fonda Container Corp. She loved playing cards, cribbage, bingo and working on puzzles. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Lapan is survived by her children Mike Ryan and his wife, Cindy, of Milton, Jerry Ryan and Harlene Wright of Fletcher, Fred Ryan and his wife, Betty, of Fairfield, Dennis Ryan and his wife, Tammy, of Fletcher and Richard Ryan and his wife, Bonnie, of Fletcher, several grand children, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Arlene was predeceased by her grandsons Billy and Paul Ryan, sisters Kitty and Myrtle and her brothers Charles, Harvey, Fred, Robert and Frank.

Visiting hours were held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from noon until 2 p.m. with a Funeral Service following at 2 p.m. in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton.

Burial will be in the Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax in the spring.

Arlene’s family would like to thank the staff at the Franklin County Rehab. Center and the NWMC and Kings Daughters for the excellent care given to their mother.

For those who wish, memorials in Arlene’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Rehab. Center, Activity Fund, 110 Fairfax Road, St. Albans, VT 05478 or to a charity of your choice.