Elizabeth "Betty" (Batchelder) Cruckshank, 96 of Naples, Florida, died peacefully on April 19 with her family in attendance.
Betty was born Aug. 30, 1924 in Laconia, New Hampshire, to the late Roscoe and Mildred (Hawkins) Batchelder. Predeceased by her husband of 61 years Ira G. Cruckshank. Then predeceased by her partner of 10 years Henry Herman.
She leaves behind 3 daughters: Linda Starr and her husband Bill Doster, of South Windsor, Sherilyn Levy and her husband David Levy, of Boston, and Suzanne Czerwinski and husband Frank Czerwinski, of Naples FL. Grandchildren (who called her Nana Banana): Geoffrey, Heather, Jay, Kristie, Karl and Mya. Great grandchildren Willow, Isaac, Rachael, Maddy, Jayden, and Deondrew.
She was active in the many churches she joined as her family moved many times. She donated her time to the New Britain General Hospital Auxiliary and in Naples to the Nature Conservancy. For a time she worked at Portland Cement in the greater Chicago area and Tuttle and Bailey in New Britain.
She will be missed by her family and friends. Memorial services will be held in Naples, Florida and New England (dates to be determined). Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice