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VIOLET G. (MARCH) CRAIK


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VIOLET G. (MARCH) CRAIK Obituary
CRAIK, Violet G. (March) 93, of Saugus and formerly of Lynn, passed away in the Abbott House in Lynn on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Born in Lynn on April 12, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Emma B. (Goss) March. Violet was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School with the Class of 1940. She met Arthur H. Craik while volunteering for the VA in Charlestown while Arthur was home recovering from an illness derived from serving in the Marines during World War II. The couple later married on April 19, 1945 in Lynn with a reception at Happy Valley Golf Course, now Gannon's Golf Course, and settled in the Veteran's Village section of Lynn, and later moving to Saugus. Violet and Arthur spent 49 years in marriage together raising and caring for their family until Arthur's passing in December of 1994. Out of high school, Violet worked for Forbes Lithograph in Boston for some time before going to work for GE Riverworks and then at Sears Roebuck & Co. in Saugus where she spent over 30 years, retiring as the department stores' credit manager. Violet had a fond love for gardening and was extremely proud of her perennial garden. She served many years as the president of the Saugus Garden Club. She had a love of animals as well and was involved with MSPCA helping to care for needy pets. Violet was civic minded, assisting on the election committee for Janette Fasano for Selectman in Saugus and also helped push the effort for recycling in its infancy stages. An accomplished cook, especially her pie making, known to her family as "Vi's Pies, " Violet loved her family and always enjoyed the time spent with them. She is survived by her daughters; Susan J. Driscoll and her husband, John of Lynnfield and Patricia A. Kelly and her husband, George of Lynn as well as her 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Violet was preceded in death by her son, Stephen A. Craik and her sisters; Mildred G. Fielding and Helen B. Stearns. A Graveside Service will be held in the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake St. Peabody on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the main gate. Arrangements under the care of the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., LYNN. For online guest book, please visit: www.cuffemcginn.com. Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple St. Lynn, MA www.cuffemcginn.com
Published in The Boston Globe on June 19, 2016
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