Daniel Ignatius Ridgell (1944 - 2019)

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Brinsfield Funeral Home Pa
22955 Hollywood Rd
Leonardtown, MD
Calling hours
Friday, May 10, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brinsfield Funeral Home Pa
22955 Hollywood Rd
Leonardtown, MD 20650
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Prayer Service
Friday, May 10, 2019
7:00 PM
Brinsfield Funeral Home Pa
22955 Hollywood Rd
Leonardtown, MD 20650
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Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
29119 Point Lookout Road
Morganza, MD
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CALIFORNIA, Md. - Daniel Ignatius Ridgell, 74, of California, Md. passed away on May 3, 2019 at Johns Hopkins Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Dan was born on June 15, 1944 in Ridge, Md. to the late Edward Abell Ridgell and Agnes Lucille (Hammett) Ridgell.

Dan was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. He started early working for different ones in the HVAC Industry until starting Ridgell Burner Service in 1974. He would continue his career opening Ridgell Service Center in the late 1970s to early 1980s. As that didn't seem to be enough, Dan went on to open Ridgell Oil Company in 1982. Dan worked on furnaces/boilers, drove the oil truck for home deliveries and went on to drive his Peterbilt transporting his own oil/gas. Dan truly loved his customers; it didn't matter what time day or night he would always carry on a conversation with them. He didn't get a chance to retire however work wasn't work to him, it was doing what he loved the most.

When Dan would take a break from working 24/7, you could find him vacationing with his family in Maine. He loved Maine so much, he purchased a farm in North Whitefield, in the early 2000s. Dan enjoyed working, crabbing, fishing, riding his Harley, and dancing. Dad loved every minute he spent with his children and their families. He was known as Grandfather to all the grandkids and great grandkids.

He is survived by his children, Daniello M. Lacey, of California, Md., Luvina M. Lacey (Norman), of Leonardtown, Md., Andrea R. Ridgell (Douglas Hunter) of Lusby, Md. and Kimberly M. Dove of California, Md.; siblings, Mary Jane Bowles of Mechanicsville, Md., Ralph Ridgell of Mechanicsville, Md., William Ridgell of California, Md., Orem Ridgell of Clements, Md., Lucy Caton of Mechanicsville, Md. and Jodi Bates of New Lebanon, N.Y.; grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney, Gwendolyn, Thomas Lacey, CJ Dean Jr., Korie Hunter, Charity Phetteplace, Riley Smith, Arabella Garrison; and great-grandchildren, Aaliyah, Janiah Dickens and Carter Buckler.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Cody Michael Lacey; and brothers, Louis A. Ridgell and Alfred W. Ridgell.

Family will receive friends for Dan's life celebration visitation on Friday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza, MD 20660. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, 26325 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown.

Pallbearers will be Charles Dean Jr., Thomas Lacey, Stephen Murphy, Gregory Deavers, Joseph Longley, Eddie Quade, Bill Nash, and Alfredo Metra.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, Md.

In lieu of flowers,

memorial contributions may be made to the

Johns Hopkins Hospital

750 East Pratt Street

17th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202,

or the

Cody Michael Lacey Memorial Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 716

Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

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Published in Central Maine on May 11, 2019
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