Jane L. Crave


Jane L. (Austin) Crave of Provincetown died on the 4th of July at Cape Cod Hospital following a brief illness. She was 79.

Born May 22, 1933, in the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in Oak Bluffs, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Hilda (Mills) Tilton. Jane was the wife of the late John F. Crave Jr. who died in 2011. They were married for over 55 years.

Jane graduated from Tisbury High School, class of 1950, and then went on to graduate from the Cape Cod Hospital Nursing School, where she became an LPN. She worked at Cape Cod Hospital and more recently at the Cape End Manor Nursing Home in Provincetown, currently Seashore Point. She retired about 15 years ago.

Jane’s favorite form of entertainment was playing the game of Mahjongg with her friends as well as playing an occasional game of bingo. For many years she was an active member of the Provincetown bowling league until it ended. She was a most devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox, her most favorite team. The hobby she most enjoyed was collecting statues of all types of elephants, a hobby and collection she has had for many years.

Among the survivors are her son, James R. Crave, and his wife, Jeanne, of Edgartown; her step-children John F. Crave Ill of Hyannis and Patricia A. Floyd of So. Dennis; her step-granddaughter, Apryl L. Sarkinen, and her husband, Fredrick, of So. Dennis. Also Jeanne’s sons William A. Pate and his wife, Mary Beth, and Peter J. Pate and his life partner, Amanda, all of West Tisbury. She had nine great-grandchildren, Brianna, Livy, Ellie and Liam Pate; Lexus and Alyssa Pate; Emmalee and Maddie Maciel, all of West Tisbury. Also Ashlee Sarkinen of So. Dennis, several nieces and nephews and sisters in law. She was the sister of the late Bobby Austin, formerly of West Tisbury.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday July 12, 2012 at 11:00am in the Provincetown United Methodist Church 20 Shank Painter Rd. Provincetown followed by burial in the Provincetown town cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in honor of Jane may be made to the Edgartown Firemen’s Assoc., Pease’s Point way, Edgartown, MA 02539 or to the Provincetown Rescue Squad, 25 Shank Painter Rd., Provincetown, MA 02657.

Arrangements are by Gately McHoul Funeral Home, 94 Harry Kemp Way, Provincetown, MA 02657; 508-487-4470.