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Cecilia Wauters Crosson
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Birth: May 6, 1918
Death: Feb. 12, 2010
New Jersey, USA

Cecilia Wauters Crosson, a Jersey City community activist in the 1960s and 1970s who raised tens of thousands of dollars to support the late Reverend James O'Brien's food, tutoring and children's programs for the poor, died last night at Jersey City Medical Center. She was 91. Mrs. Crosson was second cousin of legendary Jersey City political boss and mayor, Frank Hague. With her political savvy and rousing sense of Irish humor, Mrs. Crosson joined Father O'Brien and his team of volunteers in the early 1060s and began holding annual fund raising events. One highlight was the annual Father James O'Brien Card Party at the Canton Tea Gardens at Journal Square. "Ceil" Crosson was the last living member of a large Greenville family of nine sisters and a brother. She attended Sacred Heart School and Snyder High School and married her husband, Jim, at Scared Heart Church in 1946. Mr. Crosson, a Lehigh Valley Railroad trainman, died in 1981. Mrs. Crosson is survived by two sons, Jim of Fair Lawn and Matthew of Denville, and three grandchildren, Kelly, Rori and James. She is also survived by her loving daughter-in-law, Carol; son-in-law, Stuart Siegelman, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Crosson was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Bridget Wauters, sisters, Marie, Ann, Dorothy, Catherine, Frances, Margaret, Grace, Beatrice, and her brother, John. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Ave., Jersey City, N.J., on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass is in St. John the Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment is in Holy Name Cemetery.
Published in Star-Ledger on February 14, 2010
Holy Name Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Created by: John Smolarek
Record added: Jun 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71834882
Cecilia <i>Wauters</i> Crosson
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