OBITUARY

Marianne Hofman Crandell

March 18, 1956February 11, 2018
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CRANDELL, Marianne Hofman, 61,of Mechanicsville, Va., formerly of Elmira. N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday February 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Hans Hofman and survived by her mother, Jannie  Hofman; husband, Roger Crandell; daughter, Andrea Crandell; son, Shaun Crandell (Caryn); brothers, Rennie Hofman (Pat), Raymond Hofman (Cheryl} and Corrie Hofman ( Donna); and grandchildren, Landon, Ashlin, Memphis, Becket and Kingston Crandell. The family will be celebrating Marianne’s life on Saturday, February 17th from 2-4, at Caywood's Funeral Home, Elmira, N.Y., and Saturday, February 24th from 2-4 at Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, Mechanicsville, Va. Marianne was born in Holland, and raised in Elmira. She was a graduate of Southside High School and had fond memories of spending time on the de Bruin family farm on the outskirts of Canton, Penn. As part of a large migrating family of 20 aunts and uncles from Holland, Marianne enjoyed spending time with all her cousins at the many family get-togethers as she grew up. Special thanks go to Aunts Maayke and Bertie; cousins, Wilma and Maria; and nieces, Tara and Amber. Marianne is survived by many nieces and nephews and their children; she had love in her heart for all of them. Marianne held many positions over the last 40 years; dental assistant, Elmira, N.Y.; bartender at The Den, Canton, Penn.; Office clerk at The Crandell Agency, Troy Penn., Worker Comp Rater for Aviation of America of Dallas,Texas; Workers Comp Rater for Hartford insurance, Dallas, Texas; Office Manager for Green thumb Enterprises of Delaware; Certified Nurses Assistant, Newark, Delaware; farm labor at Sandy Plants, Mechanicsville; quality control inspector at AMF Bowling , Mechanicsville; and Sr. Collection specialist at VCA, Drive Time and AFC all of Richmond. Thank you to all her coworkers that reached out and confirmed Marianne was a true professional and a blessing with whom to spend time. The past two years Marianne has been a at home caring and raising her grandson, Kingston. Marianne, like her father Hans, loved animals, especially her dogs; Snowball, Keisha, Rusty and Harley. She was an avid gardener with a love of day lilies, hostas, lilacs and butterfly bushes, and enjoyed getting her hands dirty. A favorite place of hers was Rehoboth Beach and its boardwalk. Her favorite charity was St Jude. We will miss her heart of gold, tell it like it is attitude and out spoken manner.    

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Marianne Hofman Crandell

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Pat and Michelle Harmon

February 21, 2018

Roger, Andrea, Shaun we are so sorry to hear about Marianne's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Whenever I saw her over the years, Marianne always had a smile, we would talk about the kids and plants. Wish each other well and to say hello to each other's spouses. May God bless and comfort you during this time and in the future.

Judy Carlton

February 20, 2018

I will always remember her friendship and guidance, she became my mentor at QAMF (formerly AMF). I am so saddened to hear of her passing and send all of her family hugs and prayers.

Lyndon Fisher

February 15, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss and your pain. She and I worked together at AMF and she was always part of my daily sunshine. Prayers and Love sent.

February 15, 2018

The Greens At Virginia Center Apartments family and friends would like to express their deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. May she Rest in Paradise.

Sincerely,
Patrice V. Rich
Community Manager
The Greens At Virginia Center Apartments
A Grady Management, Inc. Community

February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

John Tagliaferri

February 15, 2018

Condolences to the Crandell family. You are in my thoughts and Prayers.

Kathy Lunduski

February 14, 2018

To all the Hofman family I was so saddened to see Marianne has passed. Had so many great memories growing up with her. Spending weekends in Canton, riding around In whatever VW she was driving or just hanging out in the neighborhood with Marianne, Diane and myself we sure made a lot of memories. Rest In Peace Marianne

February 14, 2018

Mom-Dont worry about Kingston we got him. I will always tell him how much grandma loved him.Thank you for being an amazing mom and grandmother, I am forever grateful for you. I love you mommy❤ until we meet again❤

Cindy Brown

February 14, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss I know all to will how it feels.