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CRANE, Ernest G. 93, of North Falmouth, formerly of Sudbury, passed away on April 5, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Charlotte Crane (Dowse). Loving father of Robert (Frances) of Cohasset, Linda Breiding (Douglas) of Merrick NY, and Thomas (Cynthia) of Bellingham. Dear brother-in-law of Natalie Dowse of Natick. Devoted and proud grandfather of Erika (Brett), Peter and Lauren, and fond uncle of many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Ernie earned his BS degree in electrical engineering from Duke University and his MS degree from Stevens. He served as a lieutenant in the Navy during WWII, and later became an executive in the defense industry. Ernie worked for several corporations, finally retiring from GTE in 1986. Throughout his career, Ernie served on several committees supporting the U.S. Navy, for which he received Meritorious and Distinguished service awards. A funeral service celebrating Ernies life will be held at the North Falmouth Congregational Chruch located at 155 Old Main Rd., N. Falmouth, on April 8th at Noon. Interment will follow at the MA National Cemetery, Bourne. Donations in Ernies memory may be made to The Wounded Warriors Project at, or People for Cats, P. O. Box 422 W. Falmouth, MA 02574. Ernie will be missed but never forgotten. For directions and online guest book please visit Chapman Cole & Gleason Falmouth 508-540-4172
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 7, 2014
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