Rachel M. Crane

Rachel M. Crane

HILLSBORO, NH:  Rachel M. Crane (Snow), 82, of Hillsborough passed away on February 22, 2020 peacefully at the Hillsboro House Nursing home in Hillsborough, NH.  Rachel was born on April 11, 1937 in Lowell, MA to Ralph and Gladys Snow. 

In 1957 she married the late Richard A. Crane and they remained in Hillsborough to raise their family.  She graduated from Hillsboro-Deering High School, and worked as a Licensed Practicing Nurse in Claremon,t NH. She worked at Hillsboro House Nursing Home and for the Hillsboro Visiting Nurses Association, and later as the bookkeeper for “Your Country Auctioneer.” 

Rachel was a member of Smith Memorial Church, Hillsboro Bird and Garden Club, Hillsboro Extension, NH Spinners & Dyers Guild, Purlingbeck Grange and the Washington Historical Society with a special interest in the Museum Barn. 

She had many talents which flourished with her great attention to detail. Her enjoyments were sewing, spinning wool, weaving and knitting, bird watching, music, and spending time with her family. 

She will be greatly missed by her remaining relatives, neighbors, and closest friends; daughter, Jo Anne (Peter Beane), son, Roger A. Crane (Bets-Ann) of Hillsboro, N.H., brother, John E. Snow (Kay) of Chichester, NH, sister, Martha Cushing of Manchester, NH., sisters-in-law Barbra Anne, Nancy and Sally, and brother-in-law Walter.  Rachel’s legacy remains with eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

There will be no calling hours. 

 A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Hillsboro, NH is assisting the family. 

Donations may be made to the Hillsboro Rescue Squad, P.O Box 350 Hillsboro, NH 03244 or to Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

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