Nancy Ann Crawford
11 September, 1934 – 8 July, 2021
Nancy Crawford (Myers) passed away peacefully at home in Eastham on July 8th, 2021 surrounded by family after a brief illness. She was 86 years old.
Nancy was born in Glen Ridge New Jersey and grew up in nearby Bloomfield where she attended High School. During those years, she took a job as a bank teller and soon caught the eye of a young toolmaker who would eventually become her life partner for the next 67 years – her husband John. They married young, started a family and frequently uprooted, moving around the country as John’s managerial career with Westinghouse Electric Corporation blossomed. Wherever they moved, Nancy would make the new and unfamiliar instantly feel like home. That was her gift. As a family, they frequented Cape Cod for many summer vacations. Eventually, she and John became wash-ashores, building their retirement dream home in Eastham where they would spend their golden years together. Nancy loved the Cape. Her Cape house became the hub of family holiday gatherings and birthday celebrations. You could find her cooking for the family, tending to her gardens and belly laughing with her kids, her grand kids and great grand kids. In her spare time she enjoyed sketching, painting and handmade crafts.
Nancy’s smile and thoughtfulness will be missed, but never forgotten.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband John P. Crawford Sr. of Eastham, MA in 2019. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia Bachman (Crawford) of Eastham, MA and Johanne Kieffer (Crawford) of Orleans, MA; and a son John P. Crawford Jr. of Essex Fells, NJ and his wife Mary Jane. In addition, she leaves grandchildren: Jennifer Gallagher (Bachman) and her husband Ryan of Scituate, MA; Jamie Beabout (Bachman) and her husband Jordan of Palm Springs, FL; and great grandchildren Chloe and Kaiden Beabout; and grandchildren Carianne Kieffer and Ian Kieffer. Nancy was predeceased by her mother Margaret Myers (Ward), sisters Jane Graham (Myers) and Carol Messatzzia (Myers), and a brother Arthur E. Myers.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s name to: VNA Care, Fund Development Office, 199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923 or Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601. For online condolences, please visit: www.nickersonfunerals.com.
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Nancy Ann Crawford
13 July 2021
First, I want to extend our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your mom, grandmother, great grandmother. I had the frequent pleasure of meeting Mrs. Crawford on many occasions at her home while Johanne lived there with the kids, and she was always so welcoming, warm, friendly and smartly dressed, much like the Johanne that I know. I particularly remember one time coming to the house and she ordered me to take my shoes off because she had just washed and waxed the hard wood floor in the dinning room, so I did as I was told and proceeded to step onto the shiny wood floors and sail across the room grabbing onto the hutch for dear life. Mrs. Crawford was always happy, social, and will be missed. Sincerely, Steve Meoli and Kevin Nicastro
13 July 2021
So many good memories of Aunt Nancy…especially summers in Lake Hiawatha. (How many kids were in that Doughboy pool?). Aunt Nance was the quintessential “Kool-Aid” mom of the early 60’s…letting us kids just have fun. Her beautiful smile and warm personality lives on in my cousins, Jo, Cynthia and John. Rest In Peace sweet Aunt Nancy. You will be missed.
13 July 2021
Dear Johanne and family,
I am truly sorry to learn of your mom’s passing and offer my deepest condolences and best wishes that you eventually find peace in your memories of her.
11 July 2021
Dear Johanne and Family,
It is my great honor to have met your parents and known your mom, and I am so saddened by her passing.
I have experienced great comfort in finding that my father is present in my life in many new ways, and I know you will experience the same with your mom.
It's wonderful that your family is together during this powerful time. From our family to yours, wishing you all peace.
Michelle, Chloe, Camille and my mom, Naomi