PORTLAND - Celia A. Ridge, 87, formerly of 100 State Street, Portland, died Thursday March 28, 2013 at St. Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation. She was born in Portland on November 8, 1925 a daughter of Coleman and Mary Josephine Flaherty Ridge. Celia attended parochial schools and was a graduate of Cathedral High School. Following high school she worked in the South Portland Shipyard during World War II. Celia lived and worked as a fashion model in New York City and later worked for Day's Jewelry Store in Portland for many years. Celia was a beautiful and devoted daughter who provided a loving home for her father and brother William for many years. She was a deeply religious and spiritual person, a communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and a member of the Legion of Mercy and the Daughters of Isabella. She is predeceased by her brothers Bartley, Michael and William Ridge, and by her sister Kathleen Ridge Young. She was devoted to her family members that survive her including her three nieces Patricia Ridge Pacillo of South Portland, Erin Young Woodsome of Lenox, MA, Marcia Ridge Brown of Portland; a nephew, Kenneth C. Young, Jr. of Hallowell; four grandnieces, Meaghan Woodsome Wright of South Portland, Kathleen R. Woodsome of Washington D.C., Sarah L. Young of Hallowell, Annie Brown of Tenants Harbor; and two grandnephews, Michael Pacillo of Portland and Bartley Pacillo of Walpole, MA. A period of visitation will be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Donations in her memory may be sent to: The Monastery of the Precious Blood, 166 State Street, Portland, Maine 04101 Online condolences may be expressed below.