Beatrice Crescini Washburn

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Beatrice Crescini Washburn Obituary
Beatrice Bosso Crescini Washburn
Sept. 19, 1915 - July 2, 2012
Resident of Santa Cruz
Beatrice Bosso Crescini Wasburn peacefully passed away in Santa Cruz, on July 2, 2012, she was 96 years old. She was born in Santa Cruz to Enrico Bosso and Carolina (Campini) Bosso on September 19, 1915. Beatrice was raised in Santa Cruz, and graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1932. Shortly after graduating Beatrice married Pete Crescini in 1935. The two of them owned and operated the Okay Lunch Diner in Santa Cruz for a few years until they relocated to Aptos. During the 50's Beatrice and Pete owned the Aptos Liquor Store until Pete's sudden passing in 1958. During the late 60's and early 70's Beatrice obtained her real estate broker's license, and co-owned Aptos Real Estate for 10 years. She eventually retired as an office manager for an Aptos based garbage company.
Beatrice had many interests and hobbies that included knitting, crocheting, and needle point. She had a tremendous talent for creating special baby blankets for her family and friends. She was a volunteer for the Dominican Hospital Pharmacy, and also a member of the Santa Cruz ancient order of Druids. Beatrice had a soft spot for small dogs, and had several animal companions that she dearly loved throughout her life. Bea had a great love for nature and, the Italian Opera, and often said that seeing the Three Tenors featuring Pavarotti with her son Richard was a highlight in her life. She was also a phenomenal cook, creating every Italian dish to perfection.
She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by; her son Richard Crescini; her daughter in law Peg Behan; her granddaughters Dena Waite and Ona Bretches; her grandson Zalio Crescini; her 4 great-grandchildren;2 great-great-grandchildren;and numerous friends. Beatrice is preceded in death by her husbands; Pete Crescini and Paul Washburn.
The services for Beatrice will be private. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Dominican Hospital Foundation in Beatrice's name. If you would like to light a candle and share your condolences with her family, please visit


Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 4, 2012
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