Born: July 3, 1921

Died: November 17, 2006

Married: Ray Ridabock; James Keeler Morgan

Stepchildren: Joan Ridabock Crossman; Deborah Morgan Dearington; James Keeler Morgan, Jr.

Nancy Hough Ridabock Morgan came to Saranac Lake with TB, where she met and married Raymond Budd Ridabock, also a patient. She worked for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise as social editor for 10 years and then at Trudeau Institute for two years before moving to Connecticut in 1955.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 28, 2006

Nancy Hough Ridabock Morgan

REDDING RIDGE,Conn. - Nancy Hough Ridabock Morgan died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut after complications following surgery.

Born July 3, 1921, in Hingham, Mass., she was the daughter of Oscar Edwin Hough and Fredericka Schmidt Hough.

While at Hingham High School, Nancy was diagnosed with tuberculosis and sent to cure at Saranac Lake. There she met her first husband, Raymond Budd Ridabock, who was also recuperating from tuberculosis.

While in Saranac Lake, Nancy worked for The Adirondack Daily Enterprise as social editor for 10 years and then at the Trudeau institute for two years before she and Ray Ridabock moved to Redding Ridge, Conn., in 1955, when Ray took the position of director at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, Conn.

Her husband Ray died in 1970 and in 1972 she married James Keeler Morgan of Redding, who died in 1977.

Nancy was employed for many years at Warnaco as executive secretary to the company's president Jack Moriarty. She then worked as executive secretary for Victor Khayam at Remington Products Company until her retirement.

Her legacy will be the many years of service she gave after retirement to a wide range of civic and community organizations: at Williams College as alumni secretary for many years; Danbury, to the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, Family & Children's Aid, Aunt Nellie's Closet, Interlude; in Redding, to The League of Women Voters, The Mark Twain Library, The Commission for the Elderly, Meals on Wheels, The Redding Historical Society, The Aspetuck Land Trust, New Pond Farm and Christ Church Parish (Warden, Vestry, Fund Raising Committee, Stewardship Committee and Welcoming Committee).

She will be remembered for the hundreds of birthday cards she sent punctually every, year to her widespread network of family and friends and of her "press-clipping service" to the many families in Redding, whose children appeared in The Redding Pilot.

She is survived by her nieces, Carol Foster of Toronto, Ontario, Constance Mclntyre of State College in Pennsylvania, Barbara Hough of East Dennis, Mass., Janet Hough Ross of Lynnfield, Mass.; her stepchildren Joan Ridabock Crossman of Riverside, Conn., Deborah Morgan Dearington of Woodbury, Conn., James Keeler Morgan Jr., of Woodbury, Conn.; her step grandchildren: Meredith Crossman McClung of Redding, Richard T. Crossman, George W. Crossman III, Budd B. Crossman and Cynthia Crossman Smith, of Greenwich; Richard Hull of Burlington, Vt. and Sarah Hull of Brooklyn and eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sisters: Lucy Hough Rogers, Mary Hough, Kathryn Hough Underhill; a brother, Karl Hough; and her stepdaughter Patricia Hull Morgan.

After a private burial there will be a reception for family and friends at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 19 in the Parish Hall at Christ Church in Redding Ridge, Conn…

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