Edith Cross Obituary

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Edith Sargent (Sargent) Cross

March 30, 1925 - April 2, 2014
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Cross- Edith Sargent Cross born March 30, 1925 to Thomas Sparhawk Sargent and Ella Macaulay Sargent. She attended Norwich Free Academy and continued her education at Tufts University in Boston. Following college, she worked for the Welfare Office in Norwich but changed course becoming a teacher. Her first school was Salem Elementary; again she changed course beginning a long career in Special Education; Waterford Country School, Hebron High School, and Kelly Jr. High School in Norwich (where her sister Eleanor Montgomery taught art), and finally until her retirement in 1989 at Griswold High School. Then she started on her advocation to...
Cross- Edith Sargent Cross born March 30, 1925 to Thomas Sparhawk Sargent and Ella Macaulay Sargent. She attended Norwich Free Academy and continued her education at Tufts University in Boston. Following college, she worked for the Welfare Office in Norwich but changed course becoming a teacher. Her first school was Salem Elementary; again she changed course beginning a long career in Special Education; Waterford Country School, Hebron High School, and Kelly Jr. High School in Norwich (where her sister Eleanor Montgomery taught art), and finally until her retirement in 1989 at Griswold High School. Then she started on her advocation to become an accomplished water colorist. She recorded many Norwich historical homes, and New London County sites. Numerous homes and business walls are adorned with her art. This all stopped when Macular Degeneration took most of her eye sight, but she still dreamed. She is predeceased by her husband Harry, her parents, brothers Thomas, and Charles, and sisters Eleanor and Elizabeth. She was active in Teachers retirement college, and loved working on scholarships for oh so many worth students. She will be missed by her daughter Johanna Nolan and her husband Patrick, her adopted son George Cross and his wife Marcia Lutz-Cross, her grandchildren, Scott T. Nolan, Edward J. Nolan and his wife Randi, Deb Lutz, and David Lutz, and great granddaughter Paige Lutz-Johnson as well as many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 19, 2014 11:00a.m. at the Park Congregational Church 283 Broadway Norwich with a reception to follow. Donations would be appreciated in her name to the 2080 Silas Deane Highway 2nd Floor Rocky Hill, Connecticut, 06067 , or to the Pearl S. Buck Foundation 520 Dublin Road Perkasie, PA 18944, or to the Southeast Community Center for the Blind 120 Broad St, New London, CT 06320, or plant some daffodils in her memory. Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.

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Edith Sargent Cross Mar. 30, 1925 - Apr. 2, 2014 NORWICH - Edith Sargent Cross born March 30, 1925 to Thomas Sparhawk Sargent and Ella Macaulay...

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