Judith A. Crane

Date of Passing:

April 17, 2018

Crane, Judith A., 73, of Gibson Road, died on April 17, 2018. She was the wife of Ronald F. Crane.

Born in Bronx, NY, a daughter of the late George and Phyllis (Gregorio) Nolte, she lived in Bristol for 21 years, previously residing in Attleboro, MA.

Mrs. Crane was a controller for the former M.D.C.I., Plainville, MA for 16 years before retiring in 1999.

Judith was a communicant of St. Luke Church and was a member of the parish’s knitting group. She also was a member of the East Bay Knitting group.

Besides her husband of 18 years, she is survived by two daughters, Lisa C. Flagg and her husband Marc of Dedham, MA and Kara A. Casale and her husband Thomas of Riverside; a brother, George Nolte and his wife Cheryll of Bay Shore, NY and three grandchildren, Andrew, Eva and Alexandra.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside on Sunday April 22, 2018 from 3-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday April 23, 2018 in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Judith’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. We have lost a dear friend and neighbor. Her optimistic and uplifting approach to life was an inspiration to all who knew her. Our deepest condolences to Ron and family.

    George and Yvette

  2. Kara- I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing her at school and loved her smile. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

  3. Kara — May your beloved mother rest in the Lord’s peace, and may you know the comfort that comes from your knowledge that you were a loving and wonderful daughter to her.

  4. Our deepest sympathy for you sad loss.
    Your mother ,wife was a good and loyal friend and she will be missed.
    Our prayers are with you.

  5. Correction:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

  6. I am so sorry for your loss, Ronnie. My thoughts and racers are with you and the family at this sad time.

  7. Will miss seeing Judy at Tom & Kara’s. Judy told me once that having grandkids is the best thing there is and she was right! Rest In Peace Judy

  8. I always enjoyed speaking with Judy when she would come to St. Luke’s School to pick up Eva. Even in the face of adversity she had a certain calmness and determination about her which made it difficult for me to appreciate the depth of her health problems. Along with her family I will miss her a great deal. You are, and will remain, in my prayers. Love, Neil

  9. I was so sorry to hear about Judith. Loving thoughts and prayers are with the family. Judith has left behind many precious memories. As time passes, may those memories help ease the pain of your loss as they fill your heart with love, comfort and joy. May God grant you his divine peace during your time of sorrow.

  10. Dear Kara and family
    We are so sorry for your loss! You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love
    Carina,Setu,Sachi and Gianni Vora

  11. Kara and Family,
    I was so sad to hear of the passing of your mom… she is finally resting in true peace. Thoughts and prayers to you my dear friend..
    Barbara Patterson

  12. My heart is broken. I have lost my best friend. But no more struggling and suffering from a diagnosis she could not beat. And so to Ron, Lisa and kara and George
    I pray for all of you and your family members at this time of grief.

    Kathleen and Tom Fay

  13. George and Cheryl, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  14. So sorry for your loss, Kara and Tom, Andrew and Eva. Always enjoyed chatting with your Mom.

  15. We hope you will find comfort, peace and solace in knowing that others care. May Judy rest in peace and free of pain forevermore…..Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.

  16. A strong and funny woman, we knitters were privileged to be in her circle. My deepest sympathy to family and friends. She will be missed by so many.

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