In Orange, Oct. 28, 2008, Nancy 'Bo' Perkins Ridinger, 82, wife of 57 years to Albert F. Ridinger, Sr. of Woodbridge, Quechee, VT and Stuart, FL, mother of Katherine Ridinger Marosek of Fairfax, VA, Kristian R. Taurchini, Willa Ridinger both of Woodbridge, Albert F. Ridinger, Jr. of Branford and Richard P. Ridinger of Hopkinton, NH, sister of Marian Gray of Avon, CT, Sally DeGennaro of New Haven and Willa Hamilton of Lajolla, CA, grandmother of Amelia and John Marosek, Rebecca and Will Bagnall, Sarah, Matthew and Timothy Taurchini, Katherine, Emma, Bowman and Albert Ridinger. Bo was born Oct. 16, 1926 in New Haven, a daughter of the late William and Helen Wallace Perkins. She received her BS degree from the former New Haven State Teacher College. She was a member of the Woodbridge Library Association where she served on the Board for many years, was past Chairman of the Board of the Regional VNA, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was past president of the Woodbridge Garden Club, a parishioner of Church of the Assumption in Woodbridge and had been a resident of Woodbridge for over 60 years. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Sat., Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption, Woodbridge. Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Church of the Assumption, 75 Center Rd., Woodbridge or to the Woodbridge Library Association, 10 Newton Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Dear Al and Trish, Just heard of your mother’s passing. May the memories of all the happy times you shared comfort you. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Dear Al, Tricia, Albert, and Richard, My deepest condolences on the passing of Bo. Allow me to share one of the religious text messages I receive everyday. .For believers in Jesus, death is not an end but a beginning. It means leaving this old world behind, and getting to a better place, completing the purpose for which we were made. It’s a time for joy and excitement. .Although we pass through the valley of the shadow of death, God is with us all the way. Those who fear God need not fear death.. You will be in my prayers. Be strong, and take care.

  3. Dear Kate: I was so sorry to learn of your mother’s death. I will never forget her kindness to me. I have such fond memories of all those football games, tailgate parties and hockey games and the hundreds and hundres of cookies she baked at Christmas. And, of course, the many, many sleepovers during jr. year of high school. Hope you are well and would love to be in touch some time. Take good care. My condolences to the rest of your family as well. Linda Barone

  4. Dear Kris and Family — I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, I remember the time I came over to visit you when you came home from college… and your mother served us PB and Banana sandwiches. She was always a very sweet lady and she will be missed. All my love, Nancy.

  5. Dear Kristin, Willa, Sally and families, I send my warmest condolences to you upon the death of your wonderful Mother and Sister. Though in my earliest years in New Haven I never met you, I was always aware of ‘that marvelous Ridinger family’. That speaks clearly of what a wonderful Mother she was to you. I am so sorry for your loss. JoAnn Wich

  6. Dear Mrs. Ridinger We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Patty and Catherine Reed

  7. Dear Ridinger Family: Bo was a true friend of the Woodbridge Town Library. She worked tirelessly to promote and raise funds for the new library. Thanks to her energy, commitment and dedication to building a new and expanded library, the Town now has an award-winning library. She also served on the Library Commission for 15 years and was a regular library user who always found time to greet library staff by name. The library staff have missed her visits. The Library Staff Woodbridge Town Library

  8. Dear Willa and Family – We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Dear Willa and family, So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May all the memories you hold dear help to comfort you and bring peace in your time of loss.

  10. Dear Willa and family, We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mindy Rosow & Bob McKinstry

  11. Dear Willa So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Best regards, Gia Schioppo Calistro and Family

  12. Dear Willa, At this time of sorrow, I would like to share this favorite passage of mine that I discovered on a sampler created in 1860, maker/author unknown. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints of snow I am the sunlight on opened grain I am the gentle autumn rain Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there I did not die. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kerri Kelly

  13. Dear Willa, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Having raised such a wonderful daughter, there is no doubt your Mom was very special. Love, The Dwan’s

  14. Dear Willa, We wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Karen and Stan Chartoff

  15. Kate – It has been a long time but I have fond momories of being at your house as a child. I was so sorry to hear about your mom – she was always so warm and welcoming to me. Carol Mauro

  16. Mr. Ridinger, I am so sorry about the loss of your wife. I worked for Dr. Gordon for 24 years and remember both of you clearly. God bless you and your family.

  17. To all who loved Bo, I am so very sorry for your loss. She will eternally live in our hearts. Love, Mandy (Burwell) Young Hopkins ’83

  18. To the Ridinger Family, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of sorrow. Seth Stier

  19. Willa, Kate, Kristin, Al, and Rich: We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have great memories of coming to your home in Woodbridge and feeling so comfortable and welcome, thanks to .Bo.. All of you are such caring, intelligent, and involved people thanks to her wonderful influence and she lives on in you. I feel lucky to have known her and loved, Willa, your memorial that talked of her and her sisters because I still smile when I think of those ladies in action. You are in our prayers. Love, Carla and Bob

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