Obituary: Josephine E. Crelan


Josephine E. Crelan
Josephine E. Crelan

PORTLAND, Maine — Josephine Ellen Crelan (“Honey” Nelson) died after a brief illness on June 15, 2016, in Portland, Maine, at the age of 84.

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Crelan. She is survived by her seven children, Arthur Crelan and wife Janice, Lawrence Crelan, Debra Crelan, Frank Crelan, Jonathan Crelan and wife Heather, all of Naugatuck, Brenda Crelan of Litchfield, Frances (Crelan) Boudreau and husband Paul of Norwich, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her sister, Jean Klonis of Southbury.

Josephine was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Williamsport, Pa. Her most treasured times were spent at her beach home in Kennebunkport with family and friends.

To keep with Josephine’s wishes, there will be no funeral service and burial will be private.