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Alveda Jane (Zukowski) Cranick

September 24, 1923 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 96)


Alveda “Jane” Cranick, age 96 of Lebanon and formerly of Hebron, passed away on February 21, 2020 at Windham Hospital after a brief illness.  She was born in Hartford on September 24, 1923.  Her given name at birth was Jadwiga Janina Zukowski, daughter of the late John and Helena (Andruszkiewicz) Zukowski. Jane attended schools in Windsor and was a graduate of John Fitch High School.  She married her husband, Clifford Allen Cranick on January 1, 1945.  The couple made their home and raised their family in Hebron.  They shared 30 years together before he predeceased her on August 22, 1975.  Jane retired several years ago after a long and successful career as a data processing technician at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford.  She was involved with her community volunteering for Easter Seals, as well as the Hebron and Lebanon Historical Society’s.  Jane spent 25 years wintering in Estero, FL.  She was a world traveler visiting Russia, China, India, South Africa, Poland, England, Germany, Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, France, Tahiti and Fiji, and she went on numerous cruises in the Caribbean as well as Hawaii.  Jane was an avid reader, a crossword enthusiast, a talented seamstress, with an interest in genealogy, and a computer fan.  She will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by her daughter, Donna Koenig, with whom she made her home most recently; her son, Clifford Jr. and his wife Irene; granddaughter, Janis McLaughlin and her husband Kevin; grandsons, Paul Cranick and his wife Julie, Bohdan Cranick and his partner, Penny Black; great grandchildren, Erin McLaughlin, William McLaughlin, Mikayla Cranick, Justus Hopkins; many nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Helen Oullette and Jadwiga Zukowski; brothers, Joseph, Chester and John Zukowski.  Calling hours will be held at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester on Tuesday, February 25th from 6 – 8 pm.  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26th at 10:30 am directly at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 328 Village Hill Rd., Lebanon 06249.  Burial will follow in the New Hebron Cemetery.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church or to the Lebanon Historical Society, P.O. Box 151, Lebanon 06249.  For online condolences, please visit

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February 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Service
February 26, 2020

10:30 AM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
321 Village Hill Rd.
Lebanon, CT 06249


Lebanon Historical Society
P.O. Box 151, Lebanon CT 06249

Redeemer Lutheran Church
321 Village Hill Road, Lebanon CT 06249

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