Mary Ann Crins

Mary Ann (Liccese) Crins, 70, passed away on Friday September 4, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Barry A. Crins for 48 years and they raised their family in Cranston. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Kitty (Granata) Liccese. A lifelong educator, Mary Ann was a kindergarten teacher in Cranston before co-founding St. David’s Preschool in Cranston, where she taught for 39 years before retiring in June. She relished spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and friends, and was like a mother to the many who knew and appreciated her vibrant and generous nature. Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving children, Kerrie Crins Driscoll and her husband Gary, Jeffrey Crins and his wife Alisha, and Barry A. Crins, four grandchildren, Macey, Matthew, Madison and Marc and a brother Joseph Liccese. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday September 10th at 10:00am in St. Davids On The Hill Episcopal Church 200 Meshanticut Valley Parkway, Cranston. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in her memory to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island 1085 North Main Street Providence Rhode Island 02904 .

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Joseph Liccese - 09/05/2015

Our family is saddened by the passing of MaryAnn Liccese CRINS.
A child is born into the world and a sister becomes a woman, a wife, a mother, a teacher – do not let her life’s lessons wither. Our world is better because of her, so carry them with you, use them, and most of all, share them with others so that they too may grow.

Karen Maggaicomo - 09/05/2015

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Crins. Our children were very fortunate to have had her for a teacher and I was blessed to work with her and her staff. She will always be remembered in our family. Thinking of her family.

Nancy Jackson - 09/05/2015

Mary Ann, Barry and their children were the best of neighbors on Case Ave. Bob and I will remember Mary Ann for her always positive and cheerful nature and her abounding love for her family and friends. Our deepest sympathy.

Jane Riley - 09/05/2015

My deepest sympathy for your lose.

Carole Canali - 09/05/2015

Jeff, so sorry for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers.

Nicole Cavalloro - 09/05/2015

What an amazing woman who was so loving and kind with all her students. What a sad and terrible loss. RIP

Sue Curran - 09/05/2015

I had many good years at Saint Davids with Mrs Crins... She was a beautiful person! My deepest sympathy to her family... God rest her soul!

Mary Gustafson - 09/05/2015

To the Crins family: so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love, positive thoughts ad prayers to you all during this difficult time.

Michelle Billeri - 09/05/2015

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Crins. Our son had the privilege to attend St. David's in 2000-2002 and we loved every minute. Our prayers are with you and the St.n David's community.

Jennifer Welch (Rancourt) - 09/05/2015

Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire Crins family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Kevin and Jane Aucoin - 09/05/2015

Mary Ann was an amazing woman and we feel privileged to have known her. We admired her so much she was one in a million. Mary Ann was a great teacher, friend and neighbor. We will always cherish those memories of fun times spent with her. We know you will miss her deeply. We will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers! We are so very sorry!

Angela Paulhus - 09/05/2015

Thank you for all you did for Rachel and the children of Saint David. You will be missed! Our condolences to the family.

The Abate's - 09/05/2015

Mrs. Crins was our daughters 4 yr.old pre-school teacher 1993-94,our daughter loved her so much and loved attending St. David's because of Mrs. Crins. She was kind, warm, loving, patient to all especially "her" kids.
We always sent her a Christmas card & spoke when we met out n about. She was so happy to hear from a former "student" and know where they lived, worked etc.
God Bless Her
May she Rest In eternal Peace.

Mindy Lane - 09/05/2015

I'm so sorry for your loss Jeff. You and Alisha are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy and Paul Leclerc - 09/05/2015

Please accept our deepest sympathies for your huge loss. Just know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Jared Wilbur - 09/05/2015

Mrs. Crins was a sweet lady; we went to church with the Crins family at St. David's as kids, and Barry and Kerrie both babysat me and Luke. I'm very sorry for your loss Mr. Crins, Kerrie, Barry and Jeff. My family will be praying for yours.

George and Robin (Sheridan) Rancourt - 09/05/2015

Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time. Barry and family our thoughts and prayers are with you

Lisa Milson - 09/06/2015

Mr. Crins,Kerrie,and family, I am so sad to hear of Mrs. Crins.She was everybody's Mom and will be so missed,especially her way of making everybody feel so welcomed. You are so lucky to have all of the wonderful memories made over the years she was truly one in a million. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, Lisa

Wendy Oxiner - 09/06/2015

I have childhood memories of her delicious lasagna and Italian food. My son and I clearly remember her smile as she always had one on her beautiful face. My heart goes out to my Uncle Barry, Kerrie, Barry and Jeff, the grandchildren and all those who knew her and were close to her. Sadness in the loss of a treasure so kind and wonderful! Love and sympathy, Wendy

Justin Carpinelli - 09/06/2015

My thoughts and prayers are with the Crins sorry for your loss.

Marge,Lucas &Elly Rancourt - 09/06/2015

MaryAnn and her family were not just good neighbors on Case Ave.- they were good friends. Our condolences to the Crins Family

The Bucci Family - 09/06/2015

So sad to hear about the passing of Mrs Crins. What a role model for all, not just her family. I can remember her when I was at Daniel D. waterman School. You guys were blessed to have someone with such class as a wife and mother. She will be sadly missed. The Bucci family.

Stacy Bennett - 09/07/2015

I so fondly remember Mrs. Crins' smile and love for all the neighborhood children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Greg Baker - 09/08/2015

Mr. Crins had both my brother, Matt, and me at Waterman for sixth grade. I remember Mrs. Crins very fondly from those days. She had a beautiful smile and always a kind word. Condolences to the whole family from the Bakers.

Robert and Alexis Leonard - 09/09/2015

So so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the entire family. Mary Ann was a beautiful person. I will always remember the great party in my mother's home in Edgewood with the whole gang before any of us were married, still in high school and I first met Mary Ann. She was just so happy all of the time. Sadly missed. The Leonards

Donald and Gloria Masse - 09/09/2015

We are very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to all your family.

Alyssa Grenier - 09/10/2015

Mrs. Crins was my preschool teacher and my daughter was in her class last year. She always greeted us with such kindness and warmth. She was one of the reasons why my daughter loved preschool. We will always remember "our" wonderful St. David's preschool teacher. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

Melissa Thomas - 09/10/2015

Our deepest sympathies and prayers to the Crins family. Our children were fortunate enough to know Mrs. Crins at St. David's. She was a wonderful educator. May you be comforted by your memories.

Hugh E Lucariello - 09/11/2015

I am so sorry on the passing of Mary Ann. Mary Ann was an amazing person and I was privileged to call her my cousin. I remember all the fun times growing up and looked forward to the September picnics because she and Barry and the kids would be there. She will be missed by all of us.

Bob Coleman - 09/13/2015

Barry, Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

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