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Lillian M. (George) Crisham, 92, lifelong Amesbury resident, passed peacefully at her home on December 30, 2016, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Crisham, who died in 1989.

Born in Newburyport on August 3, 1924, Lillian was the daughter of the late Phillip C. and Sarah E. (Dickens) George and was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Class of 1942.

Lillian worked for many years at Evangeline’s in Amesbury and later at Western Electric/Bell Labs, until her retirement in 1986. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and Post 2016 Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. In her retirement, Lillian also worked part-time at the CVS in Amesbury and at Street Delivery.com

A woman of great faith, she was a member of St. Joseph Church as well as the Daughters of Isabella. Lillian loved to travel and had been on many wonderful trips including Hawaii and Australia. She was also an avid fan of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, attending her first live game at the age of 92.

She is survived by her daughter, Carole A. Titus and husband, Leslie; her nephew, James George and wife, Lum; two grandnieces, Dawn Outram and Lisa Carozza and husband, Jason; two grandnephews, Arthur George and wife, Shelly and Jerry George. She also leaves behind extended family including Michele Knowles and husband, Jeff; Courtney Morton and husband, Jesse; and Jeffrey Knowles and “adopted" families, the Russo’s in Massachusetts and the Barrow’s in Australia; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert F. George and wife, Oralie; and a niece, Debbie (George) Oullette. Although she will be sorely missed by them all, she will continue to be remembered and loved by everyone who knew her.
Visiting hours at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., immediately followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church of the Holy Family Parish, 2 School Street, Amesbury, with burial at Union Cemetery, Amesbury. Donations in her memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice or the charity of one's choice.
Published on  January 4, 2017
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