Lawrence J. Ridge

February 24, 2007

Lawrence J. Ridge
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

LAWRENCE J. RIDGE – in Woburn, Saturday, February 24th. Beloved husband of Anne M. (Torrice) Ridge. Devoted father of Karen R. Boucher and her husband Paul of Lebanon, NH, Lauren T. Scotti and her husband Roland of Woburn and Lawrence J. and Fran Ridge Jr. of Beverly. Dear brother of Helen M. Ridge of Watertown and eight late brothers and sisters. Loving grandfather of six grandchildren: Christopher R. and Matthew D. Boucher, Alison G. Scotti, Eric M., Amy and Adam Ridge and the late Jonathan R. Scotti and five great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, February 28th, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11:30. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Ridge’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

Lawrence J. Ridge, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away on Saturday evening, February 24th. The beloved husband of Anne (Torrice) Ridge, Mr. Ridge was eighty-three years of age.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Kieran and Delia (Mulkern) Ridge. He was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1942. Following high school Mr. Ridge joined the Army, where he served as an investigator at Ft. Richardson, Alaska.

Upon his return home he married his sweetheart, Anne Torrice, and moved to Woburn where they made their home in the Highlands section of the city. Together they raised three children and spent many happy days at Wyman Beach in Westford during the summer months. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. Ridge began working at the Waltham Post Office, where he spent over twenty years . From the Waltham office he went to the South Boston Postal Annex where he remained for another fifteen years. Following his retirement, the children were grown and Mr. and Mrs. Ridge began spending time in Clearwater, Florida. For over twenty years they resided from late September to May first in Clearwater, where they were also joined by their extended family members. Pools, jacuzzi’s, card games and just “plain ole fun” was on the daily schedule during those special Florida days.

Upon their return in May they devoted themselves to their children and grandchildren, with whom they shared many happy, fun filled times. Mr. Ridge was very proud of his family and thoroughly enjoyed the precious time they spent together.

He was a member of the American Legion of Boston and the Retired Postal Employees.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ridge was predeceased by his six brothers, two sisters and his grandson, Jonathan R. Scotti.

In addition to his wife of sixty-one years Anne M. (Torrice) Ridge he is survived by his children: Karen R. Boucher and her husband Paul of Lebanon, NH, Lauren T. Scotti and her husband Roland of Woburn and Lawrence J. Ridge Jr. and his wife Fran of Beverly. He was the brother of Helen M. Ridge of Watertown, and loving grandfather of six grandchildren: Christopher R. and Matthew D. Boucher, Alison G. Scotti, Eric M., Amy and Adam Ridge, and five great- grandchildren.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, February 28th, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11:30. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mr. Ridge’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

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