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Santina E. Crawford


1923 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Santina E. Crawford Obituary
Santina E. (Accorsi) Crawford 92, of Franklin, died peacefully, at her home with her family by her side, Sunday Aug. 30, 2015 following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Howard A. Crawford who died in April. Born April 17, 1923 in Franklin, a daughter of the late Robert A. & Primera (Viola) Accorsi, she was a lifelong Frank-lin resident. She was educated in Frank-lin, and along with her late husband, operated the Akin-Bak Farm located on West Central Street in Franklin. Santina loved working the farm, she would be seen planting vegetables, taking care of the chickens, and most of the other tasks associated with a working farm. She enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to opera, speaking Italian, and talking with customers as they came to purchase goods. Santina was a member of the Franklin VFW Ladies Auxillary, St. Marys Church, the Norfolk County Beekeepers Association, and was a past Pocahontas with the Improved Order of Red Men Wonewok Tribe, Franklin. She is survived by her children; Susanna M. Shipman and her husband Carroll of Monrovia, Maryland, Michael G. Crawford and his wife Kathryn of Stow, Ohio, Elizabeth B. Betty Rousseau of Merrill, Maine, 4 sisters, Anna L., Elizabeth M., Rachel A. Accorsi all of Franklin and Ellenmae Costello of North Attleboro. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Susanna L. Theriot, Seth W. Rousseau, Benjamin J. Rousseau, Jennifer L. Shipman, Joshua H. Shipman, Kerri L. Surace, Michael P. Crawford, and 3 great grandchildren, Madison, Logan and Ava Shipman. She was the sister of the late Melina Accorsi-Taggart, Deglia Accorsi-Galipeau, Robert A., Emma T., and Armando Accorsi. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her calling hours Wednesday Sept. 2nd, in the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. from 4-7PM. Her funeral service and interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the National Federation of the Blind 200 East Wells St. Baltimore, MD 21230.
Published in The Country Gazette from Sept. 3 to Sept. 11, 2015
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