Cornelia Donohue Crawford

Cornelia Donohue Crawford

Cornelia Donohue Crawford, age 52, known to family and friends as "Nina" died March 13, 2013 at her home in Landenberg, PA. Born in Wilmington Delaware, she is survived by her daughter Mary Elizabeth Crawford; her parents F. Michael Donohue Jr. and Audrey Furber Donohue; her sister Susan D. Bonomo (Frank); her brother F. Michael Donohue IV (Kirstie) one niece and three nephews.

Nina attended the Tower Hill School in Wilmington DE and graduated from the Upland Country Day School in Kennett Square, PA and Stoneleigh Burnham School in Greenfield MA.

Nina worked with her grandmother Mary Marvel Donohue at Swanwyck Shop, an interior design business. After her grandmothers death Nina moved the business to her home in Landenberg. A gifted decorator, she had an especially keen sense of color. She loved animals large and small and devoted much of her time and energy to rescuing horses.

A memorial service celebrating Nina's life will be held 11 am Saturday April 13, at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, 505 E Buck Rd., Wilmington, DE 19807. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Nina's memory to LAPS (Large Animal Protective Society) P.O. Box 243 West Grove, PA 19390.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view Nina's online tribute, or to share a memory with her family, please visit

Published in The News Journal from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2013