Ginny Gager, 88, Thrift Shop volunteer

Virginia (Ginny) Kervin Gager, 88, who lived in Ridgefield more than 50 years and volunteered at the Thrift Shop for 25, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, after a short illness.

Born in Waterville, Maine, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Kervin. She graduated from Waterville High School.

She married the late Everett Gager in 1948, a marriage that lasted 53 years.

They settled in Ridgefield in 1963 when Mr. Gager, a graphics design artist, began working for Pepperidge Farm in Norwalk. He died in 2001.

Ms. Gager enjoyed golf, playing bridge, swimming and spending winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was a volunteer at the Ridgefield Thrift Shop for more than 25 years, a job she had said she loved.

She leaves two sons in Connecticut, James Gager of Southington, and David Gager, his wife Kristy and their children Jonathan and Megan of Glastonbury. She is also survived by her sisters Helen Frank and Elaine Snow and sister-in-law Phyllis Taylor of Maine, several nieces and nephews and many friends.

A celebration of Ginny Gager’s life will be held in Maine at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be sent to the Ridgefield Thrift Shop, 15 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.