Grace K. McCrane

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Grace K. McCrane, age 77, of Vienna, Virginia passed away on Friday, November 6, 2009 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Beloved wife of Brian P. McCrane; loving & devoted mother of Denise Douherty, Patrick (Paula) McCrane, Michele (Raymond) Curry & Brian (Geraldine) McCrane; sister of Susan Gaffney & Mary Lou Paturzo; grandmother of Brian, Robert, Allison, Kiera, & Mackenzie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, PO Box 301, Maryknoll, NY 10545.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Grace was so special. I will miss her so much. We were planning to have lunch together but she did not come to aerobics on Wednesday. Never did I dream that I would not see her smiling face again. She was so easy to talk to. I think I shared my deepest secrets with her. We only saw each other at exercise but her specialness made you think that you knew her your whole life. An angel has been called “home”. I feel Blessed that God touch my life with Grace.

  2. Grace was named as such with a vision ….of all the love, hope and goodness one desires in life….A role model to all – her presence will be missed…but never forgotten…Its good to know another angel will be providing guidance….Blessings to all – Karen and Darrell Newcomb

  3. My Journey with Grace When I joined RCIA(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) in 1990 That is when I met her. We were walking out to the parking lot and start talking. That night we ended up talking about 2 hours. That was the beginning of a very long friendship. Since then, we always kept is touch with each other. We made sure to have tea together or meet at the Donuts shop for a cup of coffee and chat. She was always a great and pleasant company. For the past 19 years she never missed a birthday or mothers day. I always send me a beautiful card with a check in the mail. Christmas was very grand for my family as she buys individual gifts for us and my children. All she wants in return is to bake some cookies for her. I have come from a far away country and crossed so many oceans to get to this country. I can’t even remember my own mother as I have lost her as child at age of three. I always thought God has filled my heart with a mother I never had when I met her, because that is how I felt towards her. We had lunch last Tuesday as usual. We went to silver diner and had our grilled cheese with tomato sandwiches. Then we went Hallmark store. She was looking at Christmas cards for a friend. I sneaked out to the back and bought a beautiful birthday card for her since her birthday is coming up on December the 2nd. She takes me out to lunch on my birthday and we go out to celebrate Christmas. Those are special two days we never missed. Through out the year we also met several times for a get together. I have found a wonderful family for my self .So kind loving and filled with love. They embrace me and my family with all their hearts. But Grace was the center stone in that circle. I also want thank you for her family for giving me the opportunity spend the time with her Thursday. It gave me chance to talk to her and pray for one last time. I will miss her terribly. My dear friend, But you will live in my heart forever. My family and I will always love you.

  4. My forever friend, you have “graced” my life in so many special ways for the past 28 years. I will treasure these memories always. You are among the angels now.

  5. I had the priviledge of meeting Grace through my Cousin Nona da Soysa a few years back. Prior to that I’ve heard my Cousin telling me so many stories about how wonderful Grace has been to her, how she helped her through when she needed it and how close they have become through the years. She had touched Nona’s heart in such a gentle and kind way, that she has no words to describe. Grace has been part of her life for the past 19 odd years and has built up lots of wonderful memories. She not only was her friend, but she cared about Nona as her own daughter. She fulfilled Nona’s need for family, and made sure that she has everything she needs to live her life. She has been though every milestone that Nona went through… especially the birth of her daughter, Amy. For Amy, Grace is the only Grandmother she ever knew, next to my Mom. These wonderful memories will continue to live in all of our hearts forever. God Bless you Grace, and may you go in Peace to find happiness in the arms of the Good Lord in Heaven! We will miss you terribly, but we will be satisfied to know someone like you in our life time, that touched our hearts and souls in such a caring way! Love, Shahani

  6. Grace became my friend through our local Chapter of The College of Saint Elizabeth (NJ) Alumnae/i Association. She always came to our Annual Luncheons and other gatherings with Ann O’Neill and Rosina Quinn. This year she journeyed to MD alone, but always the serene, happy Alum! She truly was given the right name and lived her life full of GRACE. After I’d graduated from EPS (Education+Parish+Service), I found her at our Grad Retreats with Ann and Rosina ~ we had another connection that spread from our different times at Saint E’s. I had looked forward to seeing her on November 18th (Grad Retreat), but she will will be looking down on all of us from above. It was very difficult “deleting” her from my E-mail list today, for she will never be deleted from the hearts of those she touched. My sincere sympathies to her family and other friends…May she Rest in PEACE! Jane

  7. I was so glad that I was able to see and spend time with Grace and Brian this past Spring during my trip to Va. Sincerly, Mrs. Peggy Stave

  8. I knew Grace in exercise class. She was a special caring lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you her family and close friends.

  9. Laura and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the McCrane Family. We have you all in our prayers.

  10. Dearest McCrane Family…Please accept my belated and sincere condolences. I have only fond memories of Denise’s mother and was so sorry to hear of her passing. I hope this finds you all well. Kelly

  11. To My Dearest Friend Grace. It is one year today since your left us. I will always keep you in my heart. with Love Nona

  12. My Dear friend, I still think of you often.You have brought great joy for my life. I missed you so much. Nona

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