Phillips, Maine - Ryan Patrick McAuliffe, 44, passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2024, after a brief illness at Maine Medical Center in Portland.\n\nRyan was born on October 28, 1979 at Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable, MA. He graduated from Barnstable High School in 1998. To his friends, he was affectionately known as “Wiggy.”\n\nDuring Ryan’s early years, he enjoyed his time spent in the village of Barnstable, at the harbor, and Sandy Neck beach with his close friends. Winters were spent traveling often up North to ski and snowboard. After high school he moved to Colorado then Florida and eventually returned to his roots on Cape Cod, working as an equipment operator, painter, landscaper, and pool technician. Ryan discovered an interest in antiques and collecting baseball cards. With the help of his good friend, Bruce, Ryan was able to find his niche at the Antiques Center of Yarmouth.\n\nIn 2020, Ryan relocated to Maine to explore his passion for snowmobiling (also known as braaping) and ATVing along the hundreds of trails accessible from his home. He loved hosting family and friends.\n\nRyan was an animal lover and had rescued three cats, all of whom will be cared for by close family members.\n\nRyan is survived by his mother, Joyce McAuliffe and his stepfather, Peter Antonini of East Sandwich, MA; his brother, Matthew McAuliffe and his wife, Ellen; along with Ryan’s beloved nephews, MJ and Max of Centerville, MA. He also left behind many extended family members and many friends, and two very dear friends, Eric and Jon Britton of Barnstable, MA.\n\nA Celebration of Ryan’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home of Portland. To view Ryan’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com\n\nGrief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.\n\nPlease perform random acts of kindness in Ryan’s memory. God bless you.