Miriam F. Crotty
February 16, 1926 – September 29, 2020
Miriam Frances (Luby) Crotty, age 94, passed away peacefully at home in Swansea, MA on September 29, 2020. Born in Framingham, MA on February 16, 1926 to the late Judge James E. and Frances Luby, the third of four children, Miriam received her nursing degree from Simmons College and her M.A. in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. She was predeceased by her husband Robert E. Crotty, and her daughter Kathryn E. Crotty. Miriam met her future husband, Robert, when she went to Ohio to help treat children afflicted by polio. They were married on September 11, 1954 and lived in Framingham, MA where they raised their seven children. Miriam worked as a physical therapist at Bethany Hospital and as a visiting nurse after the family moved to Cape Cod in 1976.
Miriam was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by many, including her children: James R. Crotty and his wife, Jenny, Saratoga, CA, Stephen E. Crotty and his wife, Kristin, Arlington MA, Pamela C. Yelick, Boston, MA, Patricia A. Crotty and her husband, David Klingsberg, Arlington, MA, David Crotty, Swansea, MA, and Barbara Soares and her husband, Greg, Barrington, RI. Miriam will also be dearly missed by her 10 grandchildren: Laura, Maxwell and Emily Crotty, William Crotty, Julia Yelick, Daniel and Aidan Klingsberg, and Benjamin, Samuel and Jacob Soares.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Bay Parish, 645 Main Street, Warren, Rhode Island on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:30 am. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the church. Arrangements are in the care of Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, Warren. www.wilbur-romano.com The Mass will be livestreamed from the Wilbur-Romano Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/134142829971788. Interment and Celebration of Life will be held at a future time.
- The late James E. and Frances Luby, Parents
- The late Robert E. Crotty, Husband
Her children: James R. Crotty and his wife, Jenny, Stephen E. Crotty and his wife, Kristin, Pamela C. Yelick, Patricia A. Crotty and her husband, David Klingsberg, David Crotty and Barbara Soares and her husband, Greg and the late Kathryn Ellen Crotty
Miriam will also be dearly missed by her 10 grandchildren: Laura, Maxwell and Emily Crotty, William Crotty, Julia Yelick, Daniel and Aidan Klingsberg, and Benjamin, Samuel and Jacob Soares.
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St. Mary of the Bay Church
645 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885
Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Miriam F. Crotty
October 4, 2020
We have lost another strong female role model Miriam Crotty. She lived a full life valuing education, spirituality and the responsibility of bringing up the next generation. My life benefited from Miriam and all strong Luby women.
October 3, 2020
Mom Crotty was such an inspiration to me as a strong mother with a kind heart. I enjoyed visiting with her each summer at the Cape. She was always looking ahead to what comes next and keeping us all motivated. I am so glad I was able to get to know her over the past 35 years. A strong and beautiful woman. We will miss you!
Sending many hugs to Jim, Steven, Pam, David, Patty and Barbara and their families.
October 1, 2020
Many memories, but a great one, when we visited Uncle Bob and Aunt Mimi at their Cape house and chatted about life, Cooky recipes from Grandma Luby and about the Luby grandchildren.
She was always so kind to us, a sweet woman, I’ll miss her.