Teresa Crane

Obituary of Teresa Crane

Teresa M. Crane

Mt. Upton—Teresa M. Crane, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Chenango Memorial Nursing Home in Norwich. She was born on January 8, 1927 in Gilbertsville, NY, the only child of the late Robert Holmes, Jr. and Nellie (Gilmartin) Holmes. Teresa graduated salutatorian of her class from Gilbertsville Central School and went on to attend Robert Packer School of Nursing in Sayre, PA where she was member of the Cadet Corps Nursing Program. She earned her credentials as a Registered Nurse. She worked briefly at Wilson Hospital and later as a private duty nurse.

On December 1, 1951, she was married to Eugene E. Crane. They shared 63 years of marriage before he predeceased her in 2015.

Teresa enjoyed being a stay at home mother, especially camping while her children were young. She loved her family, studying the Crane family genealogy, and tending her rose bushes. Her faith was very important to her; she was a former member of Sacred Heart Church, and a member of St. John The Evangelist Church in Bainbridge.

Teresa is survived by two daughters: Monica Crane Gatto and Bernadine "Deanie" Crane and her husband, Dr. Michael Verra; and three grandchildren: Vincent, Isaac and Rosalind Gatto.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, 15 Liberty St. Sidney. Burial will take place in the spring in Butternut Valley Cemetery, Gilbertsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St. Johnson City, NY 13790. Share condolences online at www.landersfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.