Gabriela Crane

Obituary of Gabriela Crane

Gabriela (Dmitzak) Crane, 81, died on December 24, 2018 in Manchester, NH.

Relatives & Friends are kindly invited to attend to attend the funeral service on Monday, December 31st at 10 AM from the August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home 139 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside.

Visiting Sunday, December 30th, 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

She lived in Manchester, NH since 2008. Born in Elizabeth, NJ to John & Anna (Nichol) Dmitzak, she graduated Battin High School in 1954 & Montclair State University in 1958 & became a teacher, including stints at Soehl Junior High in Linden, NJ as well as in Phoenix, AZ. She was known for her radiant smile & deep faith in God & for being a true light of goodness & love to all she met. Gabriela maintained her positive, happy personality through her decades in NJ & NH nursing facilities when her family could no longer care for her due to multiple sclerosis. She lived to attend plays & concerts & enjoyed spending time out with her family. She believed she's had a great & lucky life.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert Crane, her daughter Carol Joy Crane & her brother John Dmitzak. Gabriela is survived by her daughters, Donna Crane of Wilton, NH & Dara Brodeur of Bedford, NH, her sons-in-law Douglas Brodeur & Vladimir Kaplan, her grandchildren Anna & Isadora Crane & Marcus & Serena Brodeur & her nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.