Leonard Stanley Crane

December 21, 1937July 9, 2020

Leonard S. Crane, 82, of S. Dartmouth, MA Leonard S. Crane of Dartmouth died July 9, 2020 at home. He was the husband of Shauneen S. Crane (Goggin).

He was a long time resident of Dartmouth. He graduated from New Bedford High School and received his undergraduate degree from UMass Dartmouth, formally New Bedford Institute of Technology and went on to receive his master’s degree in education from Bridgewater State College.

He was an educator in the Fairhaven school system as both a teacher and guidance counselor. While at Fairhaven High School he coached both girl’s tennis and field hockey.

Upon retirement, he became a counselor at High Point outpatient treatment Center in New Bedford. He volunteered for many years at St. Luke’s Hospital and DNRT (Dartmouth Nature Reserve Trust). His hobbies included travel, golf, tennis, gardening and reading.

He is survived by his cherished wife of 58 years Shauneen S. Crane and his two sons, Gregory A. Crane and partner Samantha Linhares and Peter M. Crane and wife Leslie Crane. His sister Phyllis Peckham of West Yarmouth. His grandchildren Logan Crane, Sophie Crane, Ava Crane, Olivia Crane and Declan Crane.

He was a proud Army veteran, loved his country, his town and his friends but nothing more than his family.

In accordance with his wishes he was cremated and all arrangements are private under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, MA, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. For online tribute


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Suzanne Jacobsen

July 21, 2020

Dear Shauneen ,
I was so sorry to read of Lenny’s death. I did my student teaching in his class at Rogers School all those years ago. He was a special guy and I always enjoyed talking with him. My sympathies to you and your family.

Jim Thompson

July 20, 2020

Len was a great guy. For years no matter where I was I would get a big hello from him and he would always ask how I was and my family. He didn’t have to he just did. I will forever be grateful of knowing him. Condolences to all in the family

paul mccabe

July 20, 2020

Good-by dear friend. Over these many years we worked together in the Guidance office at FHS; summers' for the Neighborhood Youth Corps; played Rugby together; winters in Florida; socialized with our spouses; watched our grandchildren participate in Dartmouth High sporting events; and chased that little white ball around the golf course and afterwards drank beer at a local pub. You will be sorely missed!
Paul McCabe

David Medeiros

July 18, 2020

Len was a great guy. I had the privilege to work with him at FHS. He was a friend to many students and saw to it that they had good guidance in finding their way after high school. My sympathies to the family.

Debbie Clark

July 18, 2020

I was so sorry to read about your father's death in the Standard Times. My deepest and most sincere sympathy to you and your entire family.

Debbie Clark
Anthony Beach

Fred & Charlotte Kasap

July 18, 2020

Dear Shauneen,
Charlotte and I extend our deepest sympathies for you and your family on the loss of Lenny. We together saw our children grow up in our neighborhood, we remained you left to another area. Our reconnection came again with our wonderful stays on Marco Island. Len will be missed by us both here and in Florida. Your in our prayers.
Love Fred & Charlotte

David Bruce

July 17, 2020

Dear Shauneen,
It is with deepest sadness and shock that I have learned of Lenny’s passing. As retirement years advance and continue, we lose touch and contact with old friends, but that does not diminish our feelings and memories for those old friends. Working together, tennis, golf, rest periods after all of those endeavors are still fresh in my mind.
Shaun and family, Lenny was such a good and elegant man. He will be missed by hundreds of his old students and of course by as many of his old friends.
David Bruce

Sandra Marshall

July 17, 2020

I was privileged to work with Lenny at a couple of locations in New Bedford clinics and enjoyed seeing him enjoy a beer at a shared place in Fairhaven. My sympathies to his family. Please know that he was admired.

Trudy Santos

July 17, 2020

I wish to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear husband and father. Mr. Crane was a not only my teacher, and guidance counselor I considered him a friend. Your father and husband was a great man and is loved by many people. His kind yet firm nature guided many students throughout his career. He will be forever remembered. May God guide you through this difficult time. With deepest sympathies!
Trudy “cheerleader” (Perry) Santos
FHS ‘88

Marilyn Saint-Aubin

July 17, 2020

Dear Shauneen and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss of Len. May memories console you at this very difficult time.
Marilyn & Chuck