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Harriet (Kimberly) Crawford Veteran
May 07, 2016


Harriet (Kimberly) Crawford, 95, of Shell Point Retirement Community, Fort Myers, FL and formerly of Dudley, MA, died on May 7, 2016. Born to Dr. Arthur and Vera Kimberly on August 28,1920 in Bristol, CT, Harriet attended Worcester public schools and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1942. She worked in the Army Ordnance Gauge Laboratory during World War II prior to marrying Hugh W. Crawford, Jr. in 1945.

While raising four daughters, Harriet remained active in community organizations including the Webster Women’s Club, Tuesday Club, the Montachusett Girl Scout Council, Worcester’s Mount Holyoke Club (AAUW), the Children’s Friend Society of Worcester and the Altar Guild of the Church of Reconciliation. She was President of the Hubbard Regional Hospital Guild and Secretary of the Webster-Dudley Garden Club, as well as a Director of the Webster-Dudley United Way and Steven’s Linen Associates in Dudley.

Harriet leaves her beloved husband of 71 years, Hugh W. (Buzz) Crawford, Jr.; her children Jane Crawford of Alexandria, VA, Laura Pepin and her husband Larry of Springfield, VT, Caroline Ayres and her husband Steve of Centerville, MA, Johanna Rakauskas and her husband Rick of Wakefield, RI; and five grandchildren. She was very proud of her siblings, the late Captain Arthur Kimberly, Jr. and Jane K. Meyer of Lady Lake, FL.

A Memorial Service for Harriet will be Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10AM at the Church of the Reconciliation, 5 North Main Street Webster, MA. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

ROBERT J. MILLER FUNERAL HOME & LAKE CHAPEL, 366 School Street Webster, MA is assisting the Crawford family with Funeral Arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to The Pearl L. Crawford Memorial Library, 40 Schofield Ave., Dudley, MA 01571.

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