Celia A. Ridge, 87

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PORTLAND — Celia A. Ridge, 87, of Portland, died March 28 at St. Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation in Portland. 

She was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Portland, to Coleman and Mary Josephine Flaherty Ridge, attending parochial schools and graduating from Cathedral High School.

Following high school she worked in the South Portland Shipyard during World War II. Ridge lived for a time in New York, working as a fashion model. She later returned to Maine and worked at Day’s Jewelry Store, in Portland. 

Ridge was a beautiful and devoted daughter who provided a loving home for her father and brother William for many years. She was a deeply religious and spiritual person, a communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and a member of the Legion of Mercy and the Daughters of Isabella.

She is predeceased by her brothers, Bartley, Michael and William Ridge, and by her sister, Kathleen Ridge Young.

She is survived by her three nieces, Patricia Ridge Pacillo, of South Portland, Erin Young Woodsome, of Lenox, Mass., and Marcia Ridge Brown, of Portland; a nephew, Kenneth C. Young Jr., of Hallowell; four grandnieces Meaghan Woodsome Wright, of South Portland, Kathleen R. Woodsome of Washington, D.C., Sarah L. Young, of Hallowell, Annie Brown, of Tenants Harbor; and two grandnephews, Michael Pacillo, of Portland and Bartley Pacillo, of Walpole, Mass.

A period of visitation will be held 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.