Theresa Ann Ryal

May 11, 1932June 1, 2018

Surrounded by her family, Theresa "Terry" Ryal courageously went to eternal rest on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Falls Church, Virginia. Terry was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Bertha McCann; and sister of the late Mary Ellen McCann. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard "Dick" Ryal in 1976 and went on to raise their seven children in McLean, Virginia for the last 40 years. Survivors include a brother, John McCann of Harrison Township, MI; her children, Laurie (Mark) Stechschulte of McLean, VA, John (Erin) Ryal of South Bend, IN, Karen (Donnie) Cates of Charlotte, NC, Jim (Jennifer) Ryal of Havertown, PA, Mary Elizabeth "Bee" of Ann Arbor, MI, Julie (Kevin) Hennick of Summerville, SC and Kathleen (Cam) Lewis of McLean, VA; 19 beloved grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Terry should be remembered as a devoted and resilient mother, who gracefully prioritized her Catholic faith and the importance of education. She was a hospitable and cherished friend to many.

A celebration of her life will begin on Monday evening, June 4, with a viewing from 4 to 7 p.m. at Murphy's Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA on Tuesday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception and burial at Fairfax Memorial Park.

The Ryal family extends its deepest appreciation to the Kensington Falls Church Senior Living Community for its constant compassion and care for their dear mother.


  • Kensington Falls Church Senior Living Community


  • Visitation Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Theresa Ann Ryal

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Joan & Jack Proctor

June 6, 2018

I ( Joan) have known Theresa since high school--so many wonderful memories-she always had a warm serenity about her, a beautiful & loving
Woman. Theresa brought love to this world through her extraordinary
Children- our thoughts are with them.

Martha Helm

June 3, 2018

Dear Bee and Family,
Alton and I were sorry to learn of your sweet mothers passing. She was truly a lady, and we know she will be missed by all.
Our love, Alton and Martha Helm