Barbara Stevens (Hobart) Crawford, 94, of Westerly, R.I., died peacefully, at the Westerly Nursing Home, on July 25th. 2014. She lived a long and fulfilled life.
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She attended Dana Hall Preparatory School, Smith College and finished her education at The Garland School in Boston, marrying Aaron A. Hobart, of Medway, MA in 1941, and later Dr. George Crawford of Essex, CT.
She was known for her kindness to others, her ability to stay optimistic, her 'open door' policy and readiness for a good story. People gathered in her kitchen often for great food, fun and Scrabble.
She happily raised four children, Stephanie Hobart Griffin of Stonington, CT, and sons Aaron A. Hobart, Jr. of Old Lyme (deceased), Cyrus S. Hobart of Pawcatuck, CT and Geoffrey W. Hobart of Belvidere Center, VT. In addition to her children, she leaves her wonderful grandchildren, Aaron, Ashley, Adam, Justin, Ryan and Heather Hobart and three beautiful great grandchildren, Ada, Quinn, and Henry Hobart. She is also survived by her stepson Tim Crawford and his wife, Missy.
Her Memorial gathering will be announced soon and held this fall for family and friends. Please send donations to Westerly Nursing Home, 79 Beach St., Westerly, R.I. 02891. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly, RI 02891. For online condolences, please go to www.rushlowiacoifuneralhome.com
Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
64 Friendship St. Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Westerly Sun from July 29 to Aug. 16, 2014