Obituary: Marjorie Riddell Wilson, 88

Marjorie Riddell Wilson, 88, of Meadow Ridge, formerly a New Canaan resident for more than 52 years, died peacefully Saturday, April 9, 2016, with her family by her side. Born in Hartford, on Oct. 11, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John Baird and Margaret Greenland Riddell. She was predeceased by her husband, James L. Wilson, who died in 2014.
A graduate of the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, she was an accomplished ballet dancer and singer, and was a cast member of the 1947-1949 Tony award-winning Broadway show High Button Shoes starring Eddie Foy Jr., Nanette Fabray, and Phil Silvers, choreographed by Jerome Robbins. She sang in the church choir for many years and taught dancing and ballet. She enjoyed traveling, painting, drawing, needlepoint, and knitting.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Wilson Swigart (Mark) of Sandy Hook, three sons, J. David Wilson (Sandra) of Darien, John K. Wilson (Kathleen) of Wilton, and Robert B. Wilson (Julia) of Lexington, Va. Nine grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marjorie was predeceased by her sister Janice Riddell and granddaughter Jamie Wilson

Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Fairfield County Chapter:

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