Lucille P. Crawford

May 27, 2016

LUCILLE P. (PATCHELL) CRAWFORD – in Somerville, May 27th. Beloved wife of the late Spofford L. Crawford. Loving mother of Gwendoyln Babcock and her husband John of MI, Spofford “Bill” Crawford Jr. and his wife Tita of CA, Judith Collins and her husband Robert of Somerville, the late Annis Pimental and her late husband Ronald and stepmother of Carlene Shuttlesworth. Sadly, she was predeceased by her brothers and sisters Eula Thomkins, Fern Thibodeau, Lena McLaughlin, Donald Patchell, Ernest Patchell, Maynard Patchell, and Jean Hess. Very special “Nana” of Michael Babcock and his wife Dawn of TX, James Pimental and his wife Jane of Woburn, Stacey Power and her husband Jeffrey of Woburn and Daniel Collins of Somerville, along with 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, June 2nd, 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Wednesday, June 1st, 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Remembrances in Lucille’s memory may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. BOX 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

OBITUARY:

Lucille P. (Patchell) Crawford passed away at her home with her devoted family at her bedside, Friday, May 27th. The beloved wife of the late Spofford L. Crawford, Lucille was ninety seven years of age.

Born, raised and educated in Haynesville, Maine, Lucille was one of eight children born to the late Elmer and Annis (Anderson) Patchell. The family was in the middle of a great logging facility. After finishing up her education, Lucille began making the loggers their lunches everyday to help out. At eighteen years of age, Lucille decided to move down to Massachusetts and chose Somerville, which she made her home right up until the time of her death.

In 1937, she married her best friend and the love of her life, Spofford Crawford, to whom she was devoted to for over sixty years. They brought four children into the world. Lucille stayed at home with the children while they were growing up and was a big supporter of their very active lives.

Lucille had a great love of the ocean and Ogunquit was her favorite spot. During the summers she and her family would all head north where they would spend time at one of the grand hotels. Lucille would be in charge of organizing the guests and Spofford was in charge of the kitchen with all the meals prepared by him. Lucille was also active in the Methodist Church of Somerville and responsible for the church newspaper for many years. She worked at Lanes and Games in Cambridge for over 20 years as the bookkeeper for all the leagues. She was a fixture there until she retired at the age of 84. Lucille was also a member of the Emblem Club for many years and she enjoyed many trips with her friends.

Whether it was putting in a backsplash, painting the walls, hanging wall paper or fixing anything that needed to be fixed, Lucille was the person. There was nothing that she shied away from. She was creative, articulate and enjoyed being busy. Her growing family kept her very busy and being “Nana” was something she loved very much. She cared for her family dearly and they always came first.

Sadly, Lucille was predeceased by her husband Spofford, her daughter Annis Pimental, her son-in-law Ronald Pimental and siblings Eula Thomkins, Fern Thibodeau, Lena McLaughlin, Donald Patchell, Ernest Patchell, Maynard Patchell and Jean Hess.

Lucille is lovingly survived by her children Gwendoyln Babcock and her husband John of MI, Spofford “Bill” Crawford Jr. and his wife Tita of CA, Judith Collins and her husband Robert of Somerville, and stepdaughter Carlene Shuttlesworth. Very special “Nana” of Michael Babcock and his wife Dawn of TX, James Pimental and his wife Jane of Woburn, Stacey Power and her husband Jeffrey of Woburn and Daniel Collins of Somerville, along with 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, June 2nd, 10:00 a.m.. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Wednesday, June 1st, 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Remembrances in Lucilles’ memory may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. BOX 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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