Lillian Elizabeth (McGrail) "Liz"'s Story
Lillian Elizabeth (McGrail) Cressinger, "Liz," age 88, of Newburyport, passed at her home, in the loving presence of her family, early Friday morning, October 20, 2017.
She was born in Boston on October 29, 1928, one of six children of the late William and Elizabeth (Martin) McGrail and was a graduate of Regis College.
For many years Lillian worked as an office manager in the electronics industry.
Devoted to her family, she was proud to be the loving wife of the late H. Grant Cressinger, Jr., attentive mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother, caring sister and aunt. Her strength came from the love of her family and her deep-rooted faith. Her vibrancy and tenderness, her keen perception, her intuitive understanding, and her protective nature, are all attributes that contributed to her endearing ways.
Her life revolved around the lives of those she loved so dearly - her children, Diane Arsenault and husband, Kevin, Stephen Cressinger and wife, Michele, Susan Worden and husband, Robert, and Ellen Duffy and husband, Kevin; her six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Robert McGrail, Dorothy Haggerty and Phillip McGrail; as well as several generations of nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.
All are welcome to attend the Memorial Mass that will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green Street, Newburyport. The service will be followed by a celebration of her life in Newburyport. There will be no visiting hours and burial will be private for the family. Donations in her honor may be made to Great Lakes Caring, 350R Merrimack Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.
Published on  October 23, 2017