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Mary Lillian Crimmins

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Mary Lillian Crimmins Obituary
Mary Lillian Crimmins, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, went peacefully to her eternal resting place Monday, April 18, 2011.
Mary Lillian Crimmins was born Feb. 28, 1931, to Charles J. Forrester and Mary E. Fahey in Roxbury, Mass. Mary graduated from Stetson High School in Randolph, Mass., in 1949. She attended IBM school and became a key punch operator. Mary skated every week in Norwood, Mass., where she met and eventually married her roller-skating sweetheart, Jack, in Alaska in 1951. This was the start of her extensive travels around the world while Jack served in the U.S. Air Force.
Mary and Jack relocated from France to Alamogordo in 1966, where Mary lived and worked for 32 years until 1998. She then spent the last 13 years in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Mary was a member of the hospital auxiliary, where she enjoyed her volunteer work. In 1986, Mary was appointed a special minister of the Holy Communion and loved being able to serve many years as a Eucharist minister.
Mary so loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews that their lives were enriched by her devotion, dignity and grace. Mary will be sorely missed, however her presence will be felt every day in the hearts of those who were honored to be blessed by her love and compassion.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Crimmins; parents; and brothers Harold and Charles Forrester.
Survivors include her children, Dan Crimmins (Brigitte ), of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Donna Crimmins-Bonnell (Gerald), of Arlington Texas, Dave Crimmins (Mary), of Colorado Springs, Darrell Crimmins (Dawn), of Newberry, Fla., Dennis Crimmins (Nell), of Alamogordo, and Doug Crimmins, of The Colony, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother John Forrester; and many nieces and nephews.
A vigil service will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral chapel. The rosary will be recited immediately following the vigil.
A funeral service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
The Crimmins family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 19 to May 19, 2011
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