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Ann L. Crane
Ann L. Crane

December 27, 1929 - February 21, 2019
Born in West Paterson, New Jersey
Resided in Newton, New Jersey


Ann L. Crane, 89, of Newton, died Thursday, February 21, 2019, at home.

Born and raised in West Paterson, Ann lived in Dover, then Andover, before moving to Newton in 1983. She received her Master of Education from Montclair State University. Ann was a school nurse for ten years at Frelinghuysen Township School, then at Halsted Street School in Newton for fourteen years before her retirement.

A member of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Newton, Ann was a volunteer at the St. Joseph Thrift Store. She enjoyed reading and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

The daughter of the late James and MaryAnn E. (nee Moore) Currie, Ann was also predeceased by her husband, Dean Crane, as well as her sister, Mae Forgione and her brother, Jim Currie. She is survived by her children, Diane Fisher and husband, Ed, Richard Crane and fiancé, Holly Yue, and Carole Davis and husband, Michael; her grandchildren, John Fischer and wife, Steph, MaryAnn Brooks and husband, Brad, Lauren David and Connor Davis; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019, in Newton Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be offered at

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Graveside Service
Newton Cemetery
Lawnwood Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860
Monday, February 25, 2019
11:00 AM

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