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Bruce John Ridley

November 15, 1945 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Bruce Ridley Obituary

Ridley, Bruce

Brighton, Michigan

His Legacy… Bruce John Ridley, 77, passed away October 6, 2023.  He was born on November 15, 1945, in St. Paul, Minnesota to John Ridley and Regina (Klosek) Ridley. Bruce married the love of his life, Dorothee Ridley, on July 14, 1976, in Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Bruce will be remembered as an avid U of M fan. Holding season tickets to both U of M football and hockey. Bruce had a variety of interests including fly fishing, water skiing, sports cars, Bridge, and cooking or grilling for his friends and family. Above all, Bruce cherished his faith and was a devout Catholic. He was a member at St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 7304. Bruce was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and church community.

His Family… Bruce will be missed by his spouse Dorothee Ridley; his mother, Regina (Klosek) Ridley; his children, Beth Ridley, Brice Ridley, Silvana (Schneider) Ridley, Kimberly (Golden) Collom, Shane Collom, Brooke (Ridley) Schneider, Robert Schneider; siblings, Donica Evans, Deirdre Lowry, Denise Atherton; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Delilah Ridley and Brian Ridley; and his father, John Ridley.

His Farewell… Bruce’s family and friends will gather on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, for the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick's Church in Brighton, Michigan. Memorial contributions are suggested to Gift of Life and Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Please leave a message of comfort for Bruce’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
October 11, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
711 Rickett Rd.
Brighton, MI 48116

Mass of Christian Burial
October 11, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
711 Rickett Rd.
Brighton, MI 48116


Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago IL 60611
Tel: 1-888-733-6741

Gift of Life Michigan
3861 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48108
Tel: 1-866-500-5801


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