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Margaret  A. (Doran) "Peggy" Crane

Margaret A. (Doran) "Peggy" Crane
  • June 27, 1938 - December 6, 2021
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Peggy was one of my Mom's very best friends. They played cards together for many years. She also would take my Mom to an appointment or my Mom would...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Becky Lussier-Tardy - Mattawan, MI

“Hi Tom and Bill and the rest of the Crane family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Matthew Sheehan - Wyoming, MI

“Peggy's obituary was beautifully written and such a tribute to the woman I first became acquainted with when I helped her with some design services...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Bauman - Battle Creek, MI

“Alicia and family - I will always remember your Mom's hospitality and great sense of humor when we would road trip to BC. My favorite of course was...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Badalament - Birmingham, MI

“What a woman and friend. You never had to wonder what she was thinking, she told you. Loved her God, family and friends. We met in Gulf Shores around...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Gwen Deats - Louisville, KY

“I'm so happy I was able to meet Peggy and to spend time with her. I enjoyed listening to her stories and her love for her kids was undeniable. She...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Gail Pistello - The Villages, FL

“Peg will be greatly missed, she and I loved our lunches at JB Whiskeys and the laughs we had, she taught me much about accepting things you can't...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Angel Downey - Battle Creek, MI

“Peggy loved to gather her friends for meals out and playing LRC. She always had her dollar bills ready. A good time was to follow with plenty of...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Wood - Battle Creek, MI

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Margaret Ann Crane "Peggy" age 83 of Battle Creek, was reunited with God and her best friend and husband, Bob on December 6th, 2021. Peggy was born in the Bronx New York, on June 27th, 1938 to Maurice and Mary (O'Connell) Doran.

Peggy married the love of her life, Bob on May 15th, 1965 in Holy Cross Catholic Church. Even with his passing she lived and loved every day waiting to see him again. Together they raised five children, son Tom (Deanna) grandchildren, Lauren, Sally, Abbie and Morgan; son Bill (Karene) grandchildren Kyle, Mitchell and Aubrie; daughter Alicia (Brent) grandchildren Ben, Gretchen and Kaitlyn; daughter Kate (Sara), daughter Eileen (Bob) grandchildren Jake, Jenna and Anastasia.

Peggy moved to Battle Creek in 1977, the one thing she brought with her and never lost was her Brooklyn accent. Everyone she met loved hearing her talk and she made many friends with her ability to tell a story or a joke! Her most endearing quality was her willingness to help others. Peggy was always there to lend her heart, whether it was to listen and care for a friend, help a family member in need, or a complete stranger. God blessed her with the gift of a giving unselfish heart, a gift that she was grateful for in everything she did.

Peggy loved spending time playing pinochle with her friends in Battle Creek and Gulf Shores, Alabama. She was an avid quilter, blanket maker and made some of the best dinners and desserts in all of Battle Creek! She will fondly be remembered for her love of scratch offs, lottery tickets and later in life being crowned queen of the Doran's a title she cherished!

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, sisters Mary, Kitty, Theresa, Eileen, Dolores; brothers Maurice, Peter, Michael and Tom. In addition to her children and grandchildren she is survived by her brother John and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Friends will be received 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where the Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Richardson at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2021. Committal and interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Haven, P.O. Box 52, Battle Creek, MI 49016-0052. Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed in the Memory Book at