CROSSLEY, ELEANOR SHEA
Eleanor Shea Crossley, 92, of Osterville, MA died peacefully in her sleep on September 30, 2018. Born in Chicopee Falls, MA, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Nora (Dowd) Shea and the late Finian Shea. She was raised and educated along with her brothers, the late Richard Shea and Brother Martin (Frank) Shea, in Chicopee Falls. Eleanor met and married the late William C. Crossley in 1949. Together, they raised four children in North Haven, CT. Eleanor and William moved to Cape Cod, where she lived for the past 40 years. After her husband’s death from cancer in 2000, Eleanor embraced love once more with her sweetheart, the late Robert Reider of Genoa, WI. Ellie’s resilience, faith, and hope are perhaps her greatest legacy. Ellie’s family includes her children William C. Crossley Jr. of Hyannis, MA; Catherine (Crossley) Johnson and her husband the late Van B. Johnson of Sandwich, MA; the late Richard Crossley; and Elizabeth (Crossley) Jehan and her husband Gary Jehan of Guilford, CT; her grandchildren Finian Johnson of Los Angeles, CA; Vanessa (Johnson) Foster of Milton, MA; the late Martine Jehan; Gary Jehan of Guilford, CT; Carissa Crossley of Hyannis, MA; Annie Crossley of New York, NY; Erin Crossley of Hyannis, MA; Rachel Crossley of Hyannis, MA; and her 5 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held at John Lawrence Funeral Home in Marstons Mills on Thursday October 11, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 12 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Brother Martin Shea, Maryknoll Missioner, c/o Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302 Maryknoll, NY 10545.
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