Patricia Joan Crawford

February 16, 1936March 5, 2018

Patricia Joan Crawford, 82, formerly of Vestal, NY, Orleans, MA, and currently of Clermont, FL, passed away peacefully at home on March 5, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband and best friend, Claude A. Crawford, Jr., and her granddaughter, Morgan Konnick Cronan. She is survived by her daughters Corinne (Randy) Konnick of Vestal, NY, Collette Crawford of Orlando, FL, and Tiffany (George) Bausch of Brewster, MA. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Corey Konnick, Miles Clark, Ashlen Clark, Chace Clark, and two great-grandchildren, Alexandria Johnson and Adrianna Johnson. Also, one brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Blanche Engates, one sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Joseph Veninsky, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The daughter of Stanley and Gertrude Engates, Patti was born and raised in the Binghamton, NY area, and attended Binghamton Central High School. She was employed by Drazen's City of Fashion and Fowler, Dick and Walker department store, where she met the love of her life and future husband, Claude. They were married and lived in Vestal for several years where they raised their family.

In 1970, Patti and Claude purchased the Skaket Beach Motel in Orleans, MA, which they operated until 1983. During this time, she demonstrated her talents as a gracious hostess and astute businesswoman. Former guests and staff will fondly remember her humor, hospitality and professionalism.

After retirement, Patti and Claude remained on Cape Cod and spent winters at their home in Fort Myers Beach, FL, where they enjoyed boating, fishing and entertaining family and friends. After Claude's passing in 1999, Patti moved permanently to Clermont, FL, where she lived until her death. During these years, she enjoyed traveling, playing games and socializing with friends.

A woman of great faith, Patti loved God and attended Mass regularly. She was particularly enthusiastic about singing hymns during services.

Patti will be remembered for her love of life, her generosity of spirit and her infectious laugh. The family will receive friends at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Monday, March 12. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. Joan of Arc Church, 61 Canal Road, Orleans, MA. Burial will be at 1:45 PM in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to


  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Burial Monday, March 12, 2018

Patricia Joan Crawford

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