Teresa's Story

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MOUNT UPTON - Teresa M. Crane, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Chenango Memorial Nursing Home in Norwich.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1927, in Gilbertsville, the only child of the late Robert Holmes Jr. and Nellie (Gilmartin) Holmes.
Teresa was salutatorian of her graduating class at Gilbertsville Central School and went on to attend Robert Packer School of Nursing in Sayre, Pennsylvania, where she was member of the Cadet Corps Nursing Program. After earning her credentials to be a registered nurse, she worked briefly at Wilson Hospital and later as a private duty nurse.
On Dec. 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 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at Sacred Heart Church, 15 Liberty St., Sidney. Spring burial will be 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.
Published on January 11, 2018
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