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James Leroy Bryan

April 10, 1954 February 25, 2019
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Leroy Bryan son of Joseph "Fa Fa" and Lucille Bryan (deceased) on February 25, 2019.

A mass will be held for him on Monday, March 4th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands at 10am. A burial at sea will take place following the church service.

James is survived by his wife, Toni Bryan, three children, Lena DeSantis, Catherine Bryan and Jacques Bryan, his son in law Paul DeSantis, daughter in law Gala Bryan, his 5 grandchildren Ben and Maren DeSantis, Shane Berry and Liam and Ethan Bryan.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Ivan and William Bryan and brothers in law John Doran and Frank Onorato.

He leaves behind a large extended family that he loved dearly, brothers- Francis Bryan, Joseph Freddy Bryan, Edmund Bryan, Victor Bryan, sisters-Carmen Querrard, Noreen Essanason, Ethel Ledee, Beverly Kolet, Terry Lenga, Peggy Capozolli, brothers in law- Anton Essanason, Isidore Querrard, Richard Capozzoli, Arthur Lenga and Rick Kolet sisters in law-Clara Bryan, Laura Bryan, Nancy Bryan, Lorraine Berry, Merlee Bryan, Rosemary Onorato, Rita Onorato and Camille Doran and many nieces and nephews. Lifelong friends Gene Brin, Sr. and Francis M. Bryan and good friends Ricky, Shelia, Robert, Aimee and Pierre “Copper” LaPlace, Patrick Berry and Shawn Berry.

Thanks to Clara Bryan, Elisa Bryan- Lacatena, Julie Bryan, Larry Bryan and Shirley Ledee.

Special thanks to Edver and Francis M. Bryan who shared his love of the sea and comforted him in his last moments of life.

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Arrangements are under the care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix.

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Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM 3/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

St Peter Mountain Road
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
St Peter Mountain Road St. Thomas 00802 VI
United States

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At Sea Final Resting Place

St Thomas
St Thomas, VI 00802

St Thomas St Thomas 00802 VI
United States

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