1939 -2016

WARNER, N.H. — Sylvia Deane Ridley, 77, a longtime resident of Jay, died early Monday morning, Dec. 5, at Pine Rock Manor in Warner, N.H.

She was born July 11, 1939, in Jay, the daughter of Milton and Winnifred (Tweedie) Deane. Sylvia was a 1957 graduate of Jay High School. On March 28, 1958, in Jay, she married Stephen Ridley and he passed away Dec. 16, 2012.

Sylvia worked through the years for the U.S. Postal Service retiring as postmaster of the Jay Post Office. She enjoyed the outdoors, fly-fishing and going camping at Nesowadnehunk Campground in Millinocket.

She is survived by son, Ryan Ridley and his wife, Gayle, of Alton, N.H.; four grandchildren, Meredith Frazier and her husband, Tyler, Calvin, Justin and Alex Ridley; and two great-grandchildren; her brothers, Lester Deane and his wife, Jill, Ronald Deane and his wife, Sally, all of Jay, James Deane of Holden, Mass., and Sterling Deane and his wife, Linda, of Livermore; her brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Ridley and his wife, Kay, of Manhattan, Kan.

She was predeceased by infant daughters, June, Jane, Linda and Deb; her sons, Clayton, Scott and Stephen Dean Ridley; her brother, Louis Deane; and sister-in-law, Diane Dow Deane.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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