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Josephine J. (Guarisco) Crawford

Josephine J. (Guarisco) Crawford
  • August 7, 1924 - March 15, 2016
  • Galesburg, Michigan
  • Borgess Gardens Activity Fund
    3057 Gull Road
    Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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“Our Condolences, Thoughts and Prayers are with the Crawford Family today. I have many great memories of summers spent at their house and amazing...Read More »
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“Greg, Pam, Harold and rest of Crawford family Your Mom and Dad were special people. We have wonderful memories of them and have loved them all our...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Cheryl (Hancox) Gabriel

“Greg, Sherry, Harold, Kathy,Sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. Forgot that both our moms were Josephines! I'm sure she was proud of her boys,...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Barb Saula Miller - Kalamazoo, MI

“Greg,Sherry and family sorry to hear about your mother passing, sending prayers! ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Marty and Cathy Born

“Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom, Mom-in-law, Grandma, Gr.Grandma, Aunt, cousin & friend...Lucky were those fortunate to have her in...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Claudette Filiputti - Delton, MI

“Dear Greg & Sherry, So sorry to learn that this is your beloved Mom and that your Dad has passed away also. As we know how difficult this time is...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Gary & Shirley Meyle - Vicksburg, MI

“Love you both all the beautiful memories from childhood to my adulthood. You will always be remembered the every heart you touched. Especially mine...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Angela Lanktree and George Wakefield - FL

“Jo was our neighbor many years ago. We had a lot of fun times making memories. The thought of her makes me smile as she was a very positive and fun...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Marilyn and Terry Perk - MI

“Condolences to the Crawford family. Jo is greatly missed. Heaven has been givena great gift. Our thoughts are with all of you. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Crawford and Conrad Bitely - MI

“We will miss Aunt Jo so much. She touched our lives with love and laughter. Our love and support will always be here for the family. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Janice and Hans

“My deepest condolences to the family. There are no words that I can express to you that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Amelia - FL


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Josephine J. (Guarisco) Crawford of Galesburg, MI

Josephine, age 91, died Tuesday evening, March 15, 2016 at Woodlands Cottage of the Borgess Gardens, Kalamazoo, MI.

Josephine, the daughter of Ottavio and Maria (Cuilluffo) Guarisco, was born in Kalamazoo on August 7, 1924; had been a lifetime area resident and a 1942 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church of Gull Lake.
She was a consummate housewife who loved to cook and always maintained her flower gardens, but her priority in life was her family and spending as much time with them as possible.

Josephine was united in marriage to Harold Walter Crawford at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kalamazoo on November 26, 1949 and he sadly preceded her in death on November 24, 2012. Surviving is her daughter, Pamela M. (Dave) Crawford of Plant City, FL; two sons, Gregory M. (Sherry) Crawford of Galesburg and Harold W. (Kathy L. Ward) of Woodland, CA; three grandchildren, Hannah (Dustin) Bivins, Shayne (Josh) Wheeler and Josh (Ashley) Crawford and five great grandchildren, Brendan, Sadie, Benjamin, Brian and Charlie. Josephine was also preceded in death by her parents; her twin sister and five brothers.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 1st at 9:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, with Father James F. Adams, Celebrant and Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. Family and friends will continue Josephine's life celebration with a time of fellowship and brunch in the Church's Social Hall immediately following the Mass. Josephine's family and friends will leave the Church parking lot at 12:30 p.m. in procession to Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta for a 1:00 p.m. graveside service for both Josephine and Harold. Harold will have full military honors bestowed by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard and the Fort Custer Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Josephine's honor may be directed to Borgess Gardens Activity Fund, 3057 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Josephine's family with her arrangements.