Ryan Peabody Handy, 15, of Milton, North Carolina, passed away suddenly after a short illness on Dec 26,2006 at Chapel Hill Children’s Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
He was the son of Dave and Erica Handy formerly of Redding, CT. Ryan was a student at Roxboro Christian Academy in North Carolina. He was an avid athlete lettering in basketball while also participating in track and field, and soccer. He shared his interest in vintage and historic racecars with his father through the family business SascoSports. From an early age Ryan was a constant companion to his father and mother at racetracks across the east coast. Ryan was restoring a vintage MG. Ryan was known for his great sense of humor, easy smile and laid back attitude. Ryan was also known as an awesome guitarist. His favorite band was HIM. Ryan had plans on moving to Connecticut and becoming a UConn Husky after a tour of duty in the Marines.
Ryan leaves to cherish his memory his mother and father, sister Jillian, Milton, NC. Ryan leaves his grandmother Lore Handy, Redding, CT, Grandparents Jill and Frank (Skook) Barbieri, Portland, Maine, Grandparents Bjorn (Beverly) Lindgren, Houston, Texas. His Aunt Kirsten (Lindgren) Sharpe (Tom), Newtown, CT. Uncles Rob Handy (Jul), Eugene, OR. Phill Handy (Sonja), Oberneuching, Germany. Uncle Mike Handy, Redding, CT, Uncle Marc Handy, Winchester, VA. Cousins TJ, Amanda, James, Matthew, Viktor, Lana, Marina and many friends. Ryan was predeceased by his Grandfather John W. Handy of Redding, CT.
Calling hours: Tuesday, January 2nd 5 – 8pm at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, CT. (203–426–2751)
Service: Wednesday 10:00 am at St Patrick Church, Black Rock Turnpike, Redding Ridge. Burial to follow at The Ridge Cemetery, Redding, CT.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Roxboro Christian Academy, P.O. Box 1357, Roxboro, NC 27573
Send messages of condolence to Dave & Erica Handy at:
1071B Raceplex Drive
Alton, VA 24520
Dave & Erica Handy
810 Layne Farm Rd.
Milton, NC 27305