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Crystal B. (Muise) Lane

Crystal B. (Muise) Lane, 60, wife of Franklin J. “Skip” Lane of Vermette Court, Ipswich, died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in her home following her brief illness.

Born in Beverly on February 2, 1959, one of the five children of Gerald C. and Mary Jane (Burnham) Muise of Essex. Crystal was raised in Essex a graduate of public schools, a member of the Gloucester High School Class of 1978.

Married in 1986, the Lanes soon moved to Ipswich where they raised their family. She was employed for thirteen years as a mail carrier in Essex, more recently was a smiling face behind the counter at DJ’s Variety in Ipswich for several years and worked as a secretary at Fox Hill Oil. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and tending her home flower gardens. She also enjoyed her Saturday shopping trips with her parents, which often included dining out.

In addition to her husband and parents she is survived by a son, Benjamin Lane of Salem; a daughter, Lynsey N. Merry and her husband Jason of Rowley; two grandchildren, Jase and Miles Merry both of Rowley; a brother, Glenn Muise and his wife Anne of Kingston, NH,; three sisters, Jean Toby and her husband Bruce, Joan Perrigo and her husband Robert and Colleen Tofuri, all of Essex, and many nephews and nieces.

Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation Sunday 2 to 5 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum for the Historic Hay Barn Rescue Project, 66 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929 https://www.essexshipbuilding.org/barn-rescue (designate barn in notes)


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