CROSSLEY, ELEANOR SHEA

New Haven Register (Sunday) (New Haven, CT) - - BUSINESS -

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.

For on­line con­do­lences and di­rec­tions visit www.john­lawrence@ccg­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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