On March 5, 2018, Victoria Mansion lost a dear friend and longtime docent and supporter, Betty Crane. Betty and her husband Bob started volunteering at the Mansion over 30 years ago. Bob joined in the board in 1991 and served as Board President from 1995 to 1997. Betty’s love for the Mansion and her interest in sharing her knowledge with others ensured that her tours were always memorable experiences. This picture (at right) captures her delight as she listened to the singers at the 2014 Opera at the Mansion program.
Besides her service to the Mansion, Betty also donated her time to Beach to Beacon, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Children’s Museum of Maine, and Fort Williams Park. Betty is survived by her two sons and their partners, four grandchildren, and her husband Bob, with whom she had just celebrated a 70th wedding anniversary.
Betty’s bright spirit, unwavering kindness, and heartfelt dedication to the community will be fondly remembered.