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Caroline M. Cressman

Nov 12, 1929 - Nov 12, 2018

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To the Cressman family, I am so very sorry to hear this news. I always enjoyed working with Caroline. I admired and respected her, she was a true professional and a very classy lady. Maureen Ridgely

To all the Cressman, I am so sorry to hear of Caroline's passing. I have wonderful memories of my days at Cress & Co. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Lydia Protzmann

I met Caroline in the 70s, as she was our Realtor for the sale of our first home. Remaining friends all through the years, she convinced me to become a Realtor. She and I were like velcro on our hips that first year, and she taught me "Her" way of selling. I am so thankful for her friendship, her caring, and her insight. She was a dear friend and confidant. I shall miss her infectious humor and laugh. My thoughts are with the rest of the Cressman family. Moe Knight Heise.

We are so sad to hear of Carolines passing. She was a lovely lady and the matriarch of a wonderful family. From the time we met her when we were in college until the last time we saw her at Lauren's wedding, she was vibrant, smart and kind. I wish we were home to share this time with you. We are in Europe so we will miss the funeral. Please know that we will be thinking of you on Monday as you say goodbye to her. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

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Please accept my condolences to the Cressman family. Although we have never met, I have heard stories about her and she sounded like a wonderful lady.

Caroline was a wonderful role model of a successful business woman, but I will always remember her kindness, her smile, and her encouragement on a personal basis. Every time you met her it was an engaging and memorable time, as her words about her work and the love of her family were so effervescent. I will miss her. Nancy

Rob, Angie and Bob, so sorry for your loss. I will always be grateful for the marvelous time I had working with Caroline. Her lovely legacy lives on in her wonderful family!

Dear Rob & Angela, I am so sorry for your loss. I I will always remember Caroline's infectious laugh and her beautiful smile. She was quite a gal! May wonderful memories sustain you.
Best, Sheila Land


Caroline's Obituary

Caroline M. Cressman, 89, a longtime resident of East Greenwich, passed away November 12, 2018.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Robert C. Cressman, Sr.  Born in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Stanley W. and Mary (Egry) Matla.


After years of being wonderful homemaker and mother to her children Caroline became a licensed realtor in 1972.  She started and owned the highly successful real estate firm Cress & Company in 1978, where she enjoyed helping families find the right home for them.  She spent most of her life as a resident of East Greenwich and was always very active in local community and church activities.  She was a world traveler and especially enjoyed traveling with her husband, and also frequently took their children and their families on great family excursions.


Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Robert C. Cressman, Jr. and his wife Angela, Kathleen A. Blier and her husband Gary, Donald E. Cressman and his wife Mary Jane and John B. Cressman and his wife Suzanne; 9 grandchildren, Robert III, Spencer, Connor, Nathaniel, Rebecca, Jacqueline, Alexander, Jessica and Lauren; and great grandson, Kellan.  She was the sister of the late Bobby Matla.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 19th at 10:30am Our Lady of Mercy Church, 65 Third St., East Greenwich.  Burial will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  Calling hours: Sunday, November 18th 1-4pm at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich.  In lieu of flowers please contribute to your Local food bank for Thanksgiving donations.  East Greenwich – St Lukes Episcopal Church or the Ecumenical Food Cupboard  (401-884-4116).      

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