Dolores R (Rafter) Crane

July 9, 1950 ~ July 7, 2018 (age 67)

DOLORES “PENNY” R. CRANE (nee Rafter) of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 7, 2018.  She was 67 years of age.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, Penny is the daughter of the late John and Dolores Rafter and the wife of the late Peter M. Crane.  She has resided in Little Egg Harbor for the past 8 years moving there from Tabernacle, NJ.  She is the beloved mother of Raymond Crane and his wife Jennifer of Little Egg Harbor, NJ and the loving grandmother of Irene Claire Crane.  She is also survived by her sister Patricia Chadwick and her brothers James Rafter and David “Buddy” Norbeck and his wife Sue.  Penny is adored by many nieces, nephews, friends and her faithful companion Nicolette.  She is predeceased by her siblings William Rafter, John Rafter, and Jane Dempsey, brother-in-law Kenneth Chadwick, and sister-in-law Lucy Rafter.  Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday, July 12th from 9:00-11:00 AM at the BRADLEY & STOW FUNERAL HOME, 127 Medford-Mt. Holly Rd., Medford, NJ, where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM.  Interment will follow in the Parkview Cemetery in Medford, NJ.   In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family requests donations to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the Ronald McDonald House, 550 Mickle Blvd., Camden, NJ 08103.  (

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