Corinne Diedre Crawford-Sterling of Binghamton, New York

 

Corinne Diedre Crawford-Sterling, 44, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Tuesday, March 2, 1999. Her parents, Benn and Naomi Crawford and her father-in-law, William Sterling, predeceased her. She is survived by her loving husband Franklin Lewis Sterling and wonderful children Camille and Aaron Sterling of Binghamton, her brothers and sisters Dr. David and Kathleen Crawford of Las Vegas, Mrs. Constance and James Pratt of Binghamton, Mrs. Deborah and Michael Curry of Binghamton, Mr. Morgan and Rachel Crawford of Raleigh, N.C., Amy Crawford, of Berkshire, Mr. Christopher Crawford of Binghamton, Mrs. Thelma and Thomas Bederka of Indianapolis, Ind. her mother-in-law Mary Hinds-Sterling of Binghamton, her sister-in-law Maria Evangeline (Richard) Champion of Maine, her brothers-in-law, William Richard Sterling of Endicott and Jacques Edward Sterling of Binghamton.
She is also survived by two special aunts, Mrs. Bella Owen of San Diego and Mrs. Laura Walker of Philadelphia; forty-two nieces and nephews, and several cousins and her very special friends, Joyce Aumick and Marge Bors. Special thanks to good friend, Pat Gaven and the Dream Group.

 

She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a very talented artist. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd.

To those who loved and cared for Corinne…

We have but fleeting moments in time, to spend with those we love both friends and family. We must hold close to our hearts the many lovely memories that we have created together over the years. We must realize that we are not here at this place and time by chance, but instead by Divine providence. We are not alone here. We are surrounded by a Heavenly Host of loving angels of God. When we feel as if we can’t be strong enough for the task at hand we can rely on the strength of God’s Heavenly Angels to nurture our spirits and to strengthen us during these times. God knows our every need and is with us giving us encouragement and support. Let us trust in God’s great love for us and for Corinne, and be thankful for the privilege we have been blessed with by having known and loved her.

Funeral Mass was held Friday 11 AM March 5th, 1999 at the Church of the Good Shepherd 74 Conklin Avenue, Binghamton with The Very Reverend James Jones officiating. The family received friends at the Frank L. DeMunn Funeral Home, 36 Conklin Avenue Binghamton Thursday tthe 5th of March. 1999 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The family wishes to extend appreciation to both Lourdes Hospice and River Mede Manor Unit 4A for their compassion and care in her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations were accepted for the children’s college education.