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Eleanor Ann (Sullivan) Crehan

July 11, 1925 ~ May 21, 2019 (age 93)

Eleanor A. (Sullivan) Crehan, of West Roxbury, passed away at home on May 21, 2019 after a life well lived.  She was 93 years old.

Born in Boston, Eleanor lived in Roslindale before moving to West Roxbury to raise her family. She taught CCD at St. John Chrysostom Church for over 40 years.  She attended daily mass there with her friends and following every mass, the group would head to “The Ritz” (Burger King on Washington St.) for coffee.  Eleanor loved to garden and was a life-long Red Sox fan. Above all else, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eleanor was the dear and devoted wife of the late John J. Crehan. Loving mother of Mary Ellen Crehan and her husband Tony Magnotta of NY, Jeanne Praught of Dedham and her late husband Joseph Praught III, Patricia Clark and her husband Thomas of Amesbury and John J. Crehan III and his wife Theresa of Norwood.  Beloved grandmother “Nana” of Joanna Crehan, Jennifer Strube, Elizabeth Praught, Carolyn Praught and Joseph Praught IV.  Cherished great-grandmother “Nana Ellie” of Raegan and Wyatt.  Dear sister of John Sullivan of Osterville and the late Marie McNulty.

Eleanor’s Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. John Chrysostom Church, WEST ROXBURY.  Visitation in the Church beginning at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eleanor’s memory may be made to the Church or to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave. Boston MA 02118, or to Boston Catholic TV PO Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471.

Eleanor will be laid to rest with her beloved Jack at New Calvary Cemetery in Boston.


Donations may be made to:

Rosie's Place
889 Harrison Ave., Boston MA 02118

St. John Chrysostom Church
4740 Washington St., West Roxbury MA 02132
Tel: 1-617-323-4410

Boston Catholic TV
PO Box 9196, Watertown MA 02471


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