Robert W. Crane, age 73, longtime resident of Milford and beloved husband to Beverly Lattanzi Crane, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Milford Hospital.
Born on February 17, 1939 in Stratford, CT., he was the son of the late Howard W. T. and Alice Buttery Crane.
Robert served with pride and honor in the US Navy and participated in the Bay of Pigs operation in 1961. He retired from Local 488 in Bridgeport as an electrician and went on to work for Climate Partners with his sons.
Robert was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and brother whose family meant everything to him. He was also an avid animal lover and was devoted to his faithful companions, Woody and Clancy.
In addition to his wife, Beverly, he is survived by his seven children, Robert W. Crane Jr. and his wife Laura of Derby, Kelly Wagner and her husband Graden of West Haven, Robin Crane of New Haven, Laurie and Jenny Crane-Staples of MA, Thomas Casey and his wife Dana, Todd Casey and his wife Michele and Troy Casey and his wife Jane all of Milford. He is also survived by his six cherished grandchildren, Abigayle, Deklin, Jenna, Will, Sarah and Callahan, his sister Linda Soule and her husband Bill of Milford and loving niece and nephews, Gretchen, Eric and Greg.
A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, September 13th at 11:00 am at Cody-White Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, September 12th from 4 to 7 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, On the Green, Milford, CT 06460.
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