Claudia Cridland, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Her husband William Cridland predeceased her. She is survived by her brother Stephen Skerry and his companion Gail Rice of Leominster; her niece Diane Riche of Cotuit; her nephew Stephen Skerry, Jr. of Pittsfield along with several cousins and friends.
Claudia was born in Somerville the daughter of the late Clifford and Evelyn (Bruce) Skerry. She graduated Somerville High School before graduating Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She met and married her husband and they settled in Bolton. She worked as an artist painting portraits from her home art studio for many years. She and William would travel to Wales regularly to visit his family and they both enjoyed sailing in Beverly Harbor.
A graveside service will be Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 1pm in Bolton South Cemetery, 59 South Bolton Road, Bolton, MA 01740. In lieu of flowers, donations in Claudia’s memory may be made to: Hudson Community Food Pantry, 28 Houghton Street, Hudson, MA 01749.