Obituary : Anne T. Crumm
Anne T. Crumm, 85, died Saturday, Oct. 24, after suffering a stroke at The Osborn Retirement Community in Rye, N.Y., where she lived for six years. Her husband, Charles Crumm, predeceased her on Martha's Vineyard where they retired in 1988.
Born in New York City, the daughter of Alan and Annalee Temple, Anne was raised in Scarsdale, N.Y., and graduated from Scarsdale High School. She majored in English at Smith College in Northampton, and graduated in 1945 with a minor in architectural design.
Anne's 1944 introduction and immediate attachment to Martha's Vineyard continued to stimulate her interest in architectural design. Starting with her Makoniky summer home, she designed 16 homes for clients and friends for more than 30 years. These homes, combining beauty with function, showed a strong appreciation for a natural setting that became her trademark.
Anne was a board member of Hospice of Martha's Vineyard and a member of the Want to Know Club. She had a deep appreciation and knowledge of fine arts, in particular contemporary art and music. She loved attending the Boston Symphony and museums. Anne and Charlie loved entertaining in their Crumm-designed home and "barn" in Makoniky, where she put her creative talents to work in the kitchen.
Anne is survived by her three sons, Peter of Revere, Nick of Larchmont, N.Y., and Chad of Ithaca, N.Y.; one daughter, Nina of Brisbane, Australia; and two grandchildren, Sam and Olivia, of Larchmont, N.Y. Her sister, Nancy, lives in Southbury, Conn., and her brother, Alan, in Pittsford, N.Y.
Donations in Anne's memory may be made to Hospice of M.V.; or to the Island Food Pantry. Funeral services will be private.