Cecelia R. Tidd, 64, passed away unexpectedly on August 29, 2017, at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, VA. Ceil was born on June 13, 1953, in Syracuse, NY, to Allen and Pauline Tidd. Our sister grew up in Alexandria Bay, NY, where her love for the St. Lawrence River began. She graduated from Alexandria Central School in 1971 and from the nursing program at Jefferson Community College in 1981. Ceil moved to Richmond, VA, and worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital for 35 years until she recently retired.
Ceil will be missed by her two loving cats, Buster and Grayson; her mom Pauline at Samaritan Keep Home, her four brothers from Alexandria Bay and her three sisters: Joe and (Linda) Tidd, Greg and (Cindy) Tidd, Adrian Tidd, Rod and (Lisa) Tidd, Harriet and (Ed) Madden, Watertown, NY, Angela Bascou, Encinitas, CA, Monica and (Jerry) Fulton, Rodman, NY.
She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and her friends both in the Thousand Islands and Virginia.
We will remember her generosity, kindness, sense of humor and annual summer trip to the Thousand Islands. Her worldwide travels over the years continued her love for adventure and having a fun time. Ceil always enjoyed a good glass of wine wherever she went.
Ceil was predeceased by her dad, Allen. Memorial donations may be made to any local animal shelter or charity of one’s choice.
In keeping with Ceil’s loving and generous spirit, she gave the gift of life through organ donation.
A memorial service will be held at St. Cyril’s Church in Alexandria Bay on September 30 at
11:00 a.m. Immediately following the mass, a reception will be held in the downstairs church hall.