Saturday, July 4, 2009

Anne R. Crittenden

Wellsville, NY - Anne R. Crittenden, 89, of 152 Pine Street died unexpectedly at home on Friday, July 3, 2009. She was born on March 22, 1920 in Windbur, PA, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Zydonska) Welgan. On November 26,1949 in Wellsville she married James L. Crittenden who predeceased heron Sept. 19, 1988.

Anne was a 1939 graduate of Hornell High School and a graduate of St.James Mercy Hospital; School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse with the U.S. Navy during WWII, stationed at the Sampson Naval Hospital onSeneca Lake and later at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Chicago, IL. She was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant. She was formerly employed at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville and was a private practice nurse in Wellsville for many years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville and a former member of the Lady Elks and the Frank B. Church VFW Post 2531 in Wellsville.

She is survived by two sons, James (Joyce) Crittenden of Rochester and Robert (Laura) Crittenden of Monroeville, PA, five grandchildren, Devon (Tiffany) Crittenden, Aaron Crittenden and Loretta Crittenden all of Monroeville, Steven Simons and Timothy (Sherry) Crittenden of Rochester, one great grandson, Jason Crittenden, two sisters, Mary "Judy" Becker of Prattsburg and Sophia Hofer of Thurmont, MD, one brother, Andrew Welgan of Florida and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Roy Crittenden in 1953 and three brothers, Michael, John and Joseph Welgan.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 8th at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Monsignor Vincent Becker as Celebrant. Burial, with full military honors will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include the Immaculate Conception Memorial Fund c/o 6 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895.

1 comment:

  1. Anne was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed here at Gardner Heights. My prayers are with the whole family. Pastor Dick Helms.