Lydia Ritchie

Lydia A. Ritchie (Woloszczuk)

Monday, February 13th, 1928 - Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Lydia A. (Woloszczuk) Ritchie, 92, of Glastonbury, passed away April 20, 2020. She was born in Glastonbury on February 13, 1928, daughter of the late Alfred and Caroline (Paszek) Woloszczuk. Prior to her retirement, Lydia was the receptionist for Dr. Ernest Novey for many years. She was a member of AARP, Chapter 2010 and was very active at the Riverfront Community Center, where she played setback and bingo and attended senior lunch during the week with many of her friends. Lydia was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Paul Church of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish in Glastonbury.
Lydia was predeceased by her husband Francis Ritchie in 1999. She is survived by her step-daughter, June Fontes along with June’s children Joshua, his wife Denna and their children Lilliana, Nayeli and Jessica and her husband Larry. She also leaves many, many nieces and nephews whom she adored. Lydia was also predeceased by her four sisters, Irene Mekrut, Laura Nursick, Wanda Jurewicz and Henrietta Byrnes and her brother Alfred (Fritz) Woloszczuk.
The family would like to extend their gratitude for the tender care shown to Lydia by the nurses, staff and administrators of The Shoreline of Clinton in the final days of her life. A private burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery, South Glastonbury. In lieu of flowers, Lydia requested that donations be made to "Flags on Main Street Fund", 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033 OR Saint Paul Church, 2577 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033. To extend condolences, please visit
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    St. Augustine Cemetery
    Hopewell Rd.
    South Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Posted at 09:32am
The the dear Family of Lydia... Lydia was certainly a fun lady to be with. We spent many wonderful times together at AARP functions and I loved her "cute sarcasm" when she was not in agreement with others. Lydia as well as Barbara and I shared a wonderful bond in our love for would always see us with an Angel Pin on our shoulders. Both these lovely ladies are now additional Angels watching over us. God Bless and Rest in Peace...

Cindie Tessier

Posted at 01:16pm
To the Family of Lydia,
I want to extend deepest sympathy from myself, and on behalf of the Novey family. I remember the many years that she worked for my Dad, and how she trained me to help out in the office. She was always so kind and patient. My Dad and Mom thought the world of her, and continued a special friendship with her throughout the years. We're so sorry to hear of her passing.

Cindie (Novey) Tessier

Lauren Glazier Posted at 06:36pm

Thank you so much. She spoke so often of her job at Dr Novey’s office. It was such an important part of her life and she treasured your family very much. Even in her later years she recalled her time there fondly. Thank you for your kind words.

Holly Dillon

Posted at 12:36pm
My dear Auntie Gigi~I have so many wonderful memories of you. I remember as a child, you and Auntie Wandie took Jane and I shopping on Friday evenings to Buckley and Camps; after that we went to Sage Allen and always stopped somewhere to eat whether it be Friendly's, The Farm Shop or The Clam Box. We spent so many holidays together. Anytime you saw Jim, you both would take your glasses off to give each other kisses. At your house, you loved looking out your back window and would yell out to us whenever you saw us outside at my Mother and Father's house. I have so many more memories I could share, but those are the ones that really make me smile. We love you! ~~Love, Holly and Jim~~

Fran Mekrut

Posted at 10:57am
Thanks for all you did for all of us Cioci Lil. You were always helping our family and your friends whenever help was needed. You took us places, made us laugh, and were involved our lives. You even taught me how to turn and go backwards on ice skates, way back when. Thank you. I'm happy that you and Uncle Fran got together. You were good for each other. You are with our great relatives, and your many friends that you've missed and who passed on before you. You are loved and will be remembered by all of us here. Thank you again for everything. You were and are a wonderful Godmother. Love, Fran

Jen Dupuis

Posted at 08:54am
Auntie Gigi, we will all miss you so much and am so happy you and Mimi can play bingo together again. We will think of you at every holiday and remember the great times we all had together. Tell Uncle Francie, all your sisters, your handsome brother and Toby we said hi. I know they’ll all be waiting for you with open arms!!! We love you! Love, Jennifer, Brent, Dillon and Kelly.

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