SOUTHBURY — Dorothy Ann Crawford died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at River Glen Health Care Center in Southbury, following a brief illness. She was the widow of Raymond Crawford.

Dorothy, or Dot as known to her friends, was born February 13, 1922, in Ossining, N.Y., the daughter of Eugene Savage, artist and sculptor, and Matilda Freitag, physician, who lived in Woodbury.

She graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., completing a four-year degree, and assisted her father in many of his commissioned art and sculpture endeavors throughout the world.

She volunteered as a home economics sewing teacher for many years at Woodbury High School in the mid 1970s and was a student of Egyptology with a visit to Egypt.

She was a great friend to neighbors and associates, and always treated friends and family to her home cooking.

She befriended many stray animals and was known to bring a stray dog home for care following her local shopping trips.

She leaves her sons, Eugene Crawford and Ted Crawford; her daughter-in-law, Julianna Crawford; her grandson, Ted Crawford and his wife, Nancy, and great-grandchildren Sean and Emily Crawford.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the expert, friendly and very special care that Dorothy Ann received at River Glen Health Care Center in Southbury. This became her last place of residence and in so many ways she felt that it was her home.

All services are private. Arrangements are by Munson Lovetere Funeral Home.

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