|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1880|
|Death: ||May 22, 1946|
Father George was born in Jamaica Plain, a suburb of Boston, MA to Matthew J. Crimmen and Ellen Driscoll and was one of many children. He was ordained priest in June 9th, 1906 and moved to Buffalo and later served in World War I. He was one of the first diocesan priests to be an Army chaplain, serving with the Twenty-seventh Division. Upon coming home from WWI his health was seriously shattered stopping him from his usual parish duties so he was given to the Carmelite Nuns and their little chapel on 49 Cottage Street in Buffalo. His health later made a full recovery where he went on to found and raise money for Carmel Road, the Carmelite Monastery, and St. Rose of Lima Church - all in Buffalo.
With the building of the Carmelite Monastery he worked very hard for the "Carmelite Building Fund" and hoped to have the monastery built in time so that it could be dedicated on the day of the Blessed St. Thérèse canonization. On July 14th, 1924 was the groundbreaking ceremony and on September 14th was the laying of the first cornerstone by Bishop Turner. Work was expedited to meet the goal and to great joy to all the monastery was dedicated to St. Thérèse as the words of canonization were being pronounced on May 17th, 1925. To anyones knowledge this was the first time a Saint became the titular of a chapel on the day of canonization and the Carmalite Monastery of Buffalo was the first to claim St. Thérèse as their own.
Stories being told he could make anyone laugh, he knew everybody in Buffalo, and had a gift for discerning vocations. Under Father George vocations began to be multiplied and the Carmelite's prospered spiritually.
As time goes on I am constantly finding out more about my Great Great Uncle George. As time permits I'll write and add more about his life. This is just a brief glimpse into a man of great faith.
** A big heartfelt thank you to Milou for sponsoring this memorial!
Matthew J. Crimmen (1839 - 1907)
Ellen Driscoll Crimmen (____ - 1918)
Theresa Crimmen (____ - 1871)**
Regina Crimmen (1867 - 1943)**
Theresa Agnes Crimmen (1874 - 1941)**
George A. Crimmen (1880 - 1946)
William Joseph Crimmen (1883 - 1967)**
Grace Josephine Crimmen (1890 - 1950)**
Mount Calvary Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 603, Grave 6
Created by: ahley
Record added: Aug 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20817414