James B. Ryan Sr. of Mashpee died May 26 at McCarthy Care Center in East Sandwich. He was 83.

He was the husband of Barbara C. Ryan, to whom he was married for 60 years.

A graduate of Waltham High School, he served in the United States Army National Guard from 1956 to 1959.

Mr. Ryan worked for the Hewlett-Packard Company for many years until his retirement.

He was an avid reader, especially of history, and also enjoyed golfing.

In addition to his wife, he leaves three children, Michael Ryan of Mashpee, Jeffrey Ryan, also of Mashpee, and James Ryan Jr. of Franklin; a sister, Ann Casey of Lincoln; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his son Daniel Ryan; and also by his brother, Joseph Ryan.

A committal service will be held privately at a later date.

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