Georgianna “Jana” Loupis Ryea Dyke
Enfield, N.H. — Georgianna “Jana” Loupis Ryea Dyke, 90, passed away quietly at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, Vt. on Monday, July 8, 2013.
She was born in Lebanon, N.H. on June 2, 1923, a daughter of the late George and Bertha (Follensbee) Loupis and was a lifelong resident of Enfield. Georgianna loved country music and had a wonderful voice. She was always singing and at the age of 15, had the opportunity to sing on the radio. Her love of singing never stopped, she made several tapes and was still singing even while a resident of Cedar Hill in Windsor, where she spent her final days and was loved by everyone there. She married Carl C. Ryea on April 28, 1941, and together they started a family, which she stayed home to raise and later worked for her brother at George’s Grocery Store in Enfield. She later married Frank Dyke in 1974.
In her spare time Georgianna loved to go camping, bingo, her cats and flower garden and baking. She especially loved her children and extended family.
She was predeceased by her husband’s Carl and Frank as well as two sisters Mary Reagan and Amelia Merrhiew.
Georgianna is survived by her five children, Brian Ryea, Sr., of Grantham and Carl Ryea, Jr., Shirley MacDonald, Marilynn Capron and June Smith, all of Enfield; two step-daughters, Beverly Cossingham, of Texas and Gloria Stevens, of Orange, N.H.; two brothers, George Loupis, of Lebanon and Nick Loupis, of Enfield; nine grandchildren, Brian Ryea Jr. and wife, Megan, Bernadette Fisher and husband, Art, Kim MacDonald, Walter Smith and wife, Stephanie, Jennifer Wishnefsky, Alisa Ryea, Kelly Lucas and husband, Tristan, Richard Ryea and wife, Danielle, Shane Capron and wife, Kathy; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
At her request there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield.
Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements. Messages of sympathy can be shared with the family at www.rickerfuneralhome.com.