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BANGOR - Elizabeth A. "Bette" Crane, 77, died Oct. 4, 2014. Bette died peacefully at her home at Winterberry Heights, with her loving daughter-in-law, Laurie, at her bedside. She was born November 3, 1936 in Bangor, the daughter of Ralph and Thelma (Fortier) Perry.

Bette graduated from John Bapst in 1956. She was employed as a teller for several years at Merrill Trust Bank, and then spent many years as a Mary Kay Consultant. Bette was a member of the Red Hat Society.

In addition to her parents, Bette was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Clark E. Crane; son, Shawn Crane; daughter, Sherry M. (Crane) Clifford; grandson Jacob; brother, Charles Perry; special aunt, Frances. She is survived by two children, Darrell C. Crane and his wife, Carolyn, of Glenburn, Donald S. Crane and his wife, Laurie, of Rumford; daughter-in-law, Aimee Crane of Friendship; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Jenna, Jordan, Eric, Keith, Elizabeth and Benjamin; seven great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff of Winterberry Heights Memory Care, and Beacon Hospice for all the care and support shown to Bette.

A Funeral Liturgy outside of Mass will be held at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, 1 p.m. Monday, October 13, 2014, followed by the Rite of Committal at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to remember Bette in a special way make gifts in her memory to Beacon Hospice, 304 Hancock Street, Suite 3A, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com
Published on  October 8, 2014
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