Obituary for John Paul Crase
John P Crase, 95, formerly of 25 Elliott Dr., Williamstown, passed away peacefully at the Vermont Veterans home in Bennington, Vermont.
John was born on January 31, 1922 in Faraday, Kentucky. He joined the Marines at the beginning of World War II and fought in the battle of Guadalcanal. He achieved the rank of platoon sergeant and was discharged after World War II. John met the love of his life Livia Franceschetti in Monroe Bridge, Massachusetts. They married two days before Pearl Harbor and were married for 71 years. John joined Sprague Electric Company and retired as a corporate manager after more than 40 years. He was actively involved in the Gray Panthers of Williams College and the Faculty Club. John's beloved wife Livia passed away on November 11, 2012. He leaves a son James Crase Of Hemet, California, daughter Karen Fuller of Windsor, MA, grandchildren Keith Fuller, Stephanie Moritz, Jennifer Lewis, Jason Crase, Allison Hardy, Vanessa Gilmore, and eight great grandchildren. John will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Memorial Notice: A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Any donations in John's memory may be sent to the Vermont Veterans Home, Bennington, Vermont. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.