Therese Critchlow

Obituary of Therese Critchlow

Born in Princeton, NJ, March 29, 1921 Died in Princeton, NJ, September 16th, 2011 Therese Elizabeth Critchlow, lifelong member of the Princeton community passed away quietly on Friday in Princeton. She was 90 years of age, devoted daughter of Elizabeth Devlin Critchlow and Princeton University Professor Frank Linley Critchlow, both deceased. She was the oldest of her siblings, Agnes and Francis Xavier, also deceased. She leaves a beloved cousin, Rea O'Neil, of Brielle, NJ, Sister-in-law, Gale Minton Critchlow of Pennington, and nieces C. C. McCabe, Gale Louise Aucott, and Carol Critchlow of the area, and nephew Francis X. Critchlow, Jr of Healdsburg, California. Therese was educated at the Miss Fine's School in Princeton, a graduate of Trinity College in Washington, DC, class of 1943. She earned a master's degree at Columbia. Aside from her devotion to family, she was also devoted to learning and information. Her career as a librarian did not end after her retirement from the Reference Desk of the Princeton Public Library. In addition to a line of interim librarian jobs, she had been working part-time as a librarian in the Anne Klein Forensic Center in West Trenton until her death. She volunteered for many years at the Princeton Medical Center in many capacities, including as a lay ministrant of Holy Communion. She volunteered at her church, Saint Paul's R.C., of Princeton, also in numerous capacities as a lifelong member. She was a member of the Princeton Historical Society for many years. Her other great interest was travel, which she indulged with yearly trips near and far. Therese touched many lives in her long life, and will be dearly missed by friends and family. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 o'clock am at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ, Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery Therese requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's in her name.
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