Theresa Florence Crawford

February 25, 1929 - March 25, 2012

Age 83, of Warsaw, died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

She was born February 25, 1929 in Chateaugay, NY, daughter of the late Felix T. and Clara A. Santimore Tavernier. Theresa was a graduate of Warsaw Central School and was employed for many years as an administrative secretary at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, bowling and was a lifelong avid reader.

Theresa was survived briefly by her husband, John H. Crawford whom she married in Dallas, TX on July 5, 1949. John died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Surviving are her children, Joanne (Bruce) Caldwell of Warsaw, Linda (Randy) Cofield of Geneseo, Carol (Michael) Gburek of Warsaw, Lori Roberts of Warsaw; her grandchildren, Joseph (Kristen) Caldwell, Craig (Tanya) Caldwell, John Caldwell, Krista (Joseph) Benson, Renee Cofield, Jennifer and Michael Eccleston, Margaret, Colleen and Maureen Gburek, Daniel Fili and Nicole Roberts; great grandchildren, William and Lilly Caldwell, Angel and Katie Rimes, Makena and Malea Benson; sisters, Rhada Weidemer-Bayer of Grand Island and Phyllis East of Berlin, MD. She was the sister of the late Howard, Rupert, Robert, Edward, Daniel and Donald Tavernier, Marion Recore and Irma Schneckenburger.

Per Theresa’s request a private service will be held at a later date. Memorials to the Warsaw Public Library, 130 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569 or Imagination Library for Literacy. Online condolences at

Thank you to Dr. Rumi and staff and all the caring doctors and the nursing staff at United Memorial Medical Center for food, cards and outpouring of love and support.

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Apr 17.12 from Sharon Keaton:
Carol and Families of John & Theresa...Words can't possiable explain how i feel for you all of this great loss,Wanted you to know that you are and have been in my thoughts and prayers.

Apr 8.12 from Randy & Angie Keaton:
Carol and Family, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your parents,know that all are in out thoughts and prayers.

Apr 8.12 from cathy keaton:
My thoughts and prayers are with u all during this sad time.I am sorry for the loss of your parents. They are very special and will b missed by all. My god give u strenght during this difficult time. Thinking of you's and if u need anything I am here.

Apr 4.12 from Shelley Forsythe:
To the "Crawford girls", my cousins: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and dad, Aunt "Tree" and Uncle Johnny. I know you will miss them terribly; please accept my sincerest sympathy.

Apr 2.12 from Jane Stephens:
I am so sorry for the loss of both of your parents within such a short time. They were always devoted to one another. I have a lot of fun memories of your Mom when I worked at WCCH back in the late 60's, early 70's. May they both be at peace.

Apr 2.12 from Alan/Patricia Hotchkiss:
Dear Carol, Joanne, Lori and Linda
Our sincerest condolences to the family at this most difficult. The loss of one parent is hard, but to lose both so close is heart breaking. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you endure the days and weeks ahead. May God Bless them and all of you.

Apr 2.12 from Shawn and Dawn Conley:
We are so sorry for your loss

Apr 2.12 from Ken&Kitty(Coveny)Burzynski:
Our sincere condolences to the family of Theresa. She was such a lovely, caring lady with a terrific sense of humor and contagious laugh. Though she is in a better place, she will be sorely missed by all who knew her in this place.

Apr 2.12 from Krista Benson:
My Nana....
She loved us all so much it was hard to imagine one person could radiate that much. But that love never divided it just multiplied. What a gift and a blessing to have called her mine. Je t'aime, my Nana. Je t'aime