Police ID Ridgefield woman, 94, who died after being found injured in driveway

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Ridgefield police headquarters

Ridgefield police headquarters

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RIDGEFIELD — Police have identified a local woman who died after an incident on High Ridge Avenue last week left her with multiple injuries.

Elsie Craig died on July 15 at Danbury Hospital, according to her obituary. Police said the investigation into the circumstances of her death is ongoing, and it’s not clear yet whether a vehicle was involved.

The 94-year-old was remembered as a lifelong Ridgefield resident and “active” member of the community. Along with working as a volunteer patient driver, she held positions at the Ridgefield Historical Society, Keeler Tavern and the Ridgefield Chapter of Regional Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Connecticut.

Elsie Fossi was born in Danbury on Nov. 27, 1926. She is a graduate of Ridgefield High School.

Her husband of 59 years, Norman Craig, owned Craig’s Jewelry Store in Ridgefield and died in 2011, according to his obituary.

Craig’s funeral was held Tuesday at St. Peter Church in Danbury, with a burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Ridgefield.

Police said sometime between 11:50 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. on July 12, Craig suffered “serious physical injuries” on High Ridge Avenue between Catoonah Street and Griffth Lane. She was found lying in a driveway with multiple injuries, according to police.

Police have asked anyone who was traveling along High Ridge at that time or who has more information to speak with investigators.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Capt. Bryan Terzian at 203-431-2799.