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Dorothy E. (Wyman) Ridlon

August 11, 1927 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 93)


DOROTHY E. (Wyman) Ridlon, 93, lifelong resident of Bridgton, went home to be with her Lord on January 12, 2021 in Bella Point Assisted Living.

 She was born August 11, 1927 in Bridgton, the 2nd of 7 children born to Linwood and Lydia (Libby) Wyman and attended Bridgton Schools.

 In 1944, she married Clifford L. Ridlon, Jr. and they began their own family of 6 children.  She spent her early years as a wife, mother and homemaker.  In later years, she enjoyed working for her son John at Main Street Variety in Bridgton making pizzas, sandwiches and friends in the community.

 She was a long-time member of the Bridgton Alliance Church where she sang in the choir and served the Lord as a deaconess.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, macramé and most recently enjoyed her time with her daughters and great-granddaughter making new memories and transferring old memories into scrapbooks.

 She was pre-deceased by her husband, Clifford L. Ridlon, Jr; her son Samuel Ridlon, grandson Samuel Ridlon, Jr., sister Gertrude (Wyman) Knight, brother Donald Wyman and 2 sons-in-law, Raymond Cross and Ronald McIver.  Surviving are her 2 sons, Clifford Ridlon, III (Kippy) and his wife Lynda of Bridgton; John Ridlon of Bridgton; 3 daughters, Laurel Cross of Bridgton; Cynthia McIver of Stafford, VA, Linda Staples and husband Vaughn of Bridgton; 13 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.  She also leaves 4 siblings; brother William Wyman and wife Brenda of North Berwick; Kenneth Wyman of Wells; Carol (Wyman) Kezar and husband Charles of North Berwick and Sherry (Wyman) Johnson of North Berwick and an extensive family of nieces, nephews and cousins.

 A private graveside service with her children will be held in the Spring.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home in North Berwick, ME.  Condolences may be expressed at

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