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Cynthia (Phipps) Crean

January 16, 1952 - July 26, 2021

Cynthia (Phipps) Crean

January 16, 1952 - July 26, 2021


Obituary For Cynthia (Phipps) Crean

Salem - CYNTHIA (PHIPPS) CREAN PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON July 26,2021 at 69 years old, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Beverly Ma January 16, 1952, Daughter of Edward and Helen Phipps. Cindy was a graduate of Salem State University and worked as a school secretary for the Salem School Department from 1978 till her retirement in 2012, working at the Bates Elementary School and later working in the transportation department. After retirement she worked at Bertini’s restaurant as a Keno host. Where she enjoyed the many customers and friends she met.

Cindy will be remembered for her sense of humor and dedication to family and always making others feel welcome when with her. Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays were a family tradition at the Crean household as Cindy would host family and relatives for holiday dinners.

Cindy enjoyed travel especially the many trips to Las- Vegas where she always said” you can’t take it with you and there is no price on fun”. Cindy was truly a beautiful person who touched many people during her life and will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Neil Crean, her daughters, Kimberly Crean Prifti and husband, Michael of Peabody, Amanda Crean of Salem and son, Keith Crean and wife, Heather of Danvers, grandchildren, Janisa Crean, Aliza Oveido, Logan Prifti, Alexis Prifti, Kayleigh Crean, Caden Crean and Luke Crean. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Brenda Phipps, brother, Lawrence Phipps and brother, Ronald Camire. She also leaves her lifelong friends, Kathy Allen, Joanne Peters, Denyce Deroche and Polly Bertini.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Monday, August 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers or donations, take the time to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you; tomorrows come too soon.

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  • To Neil and all the Crean family, I was so sorry to learn of Cindy's death. She was always helpful to me during my time in Salem. May she rest in perfect peace. Jo Sullivan

  • So sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. She was a great neighbor and I was always impressed how lively her house was with a continuous flow of happy faces. Sincere sympathy to the family and many close friends. Alice & Randy

  • To The Crean Family: Condolences to the family in the loss of Cindy. She fought a very difficult battle. God needs her now more than all of us on earth. My Sympathy to the family. Rena Andreola (Paralegal to Neil Tobin Esq)

  • Cindy will be truly missed. The Crean house won't be the same without her. Amanda an I have been best friends for a longtime, an probably drove her crazy most of the time, but she always made me feel welcomed. The last past year was a battle for her but her but she stayed so strong for the family, it would slip my mind what she was going through. Always loved our little talks about recipes even though I knew my cooking was a little to spicy for you an Neil you were always interested in my next creation. Gonna miss you Cindy, an I promise I will continue to be there for Amanda an the kids to the best of my abilities. My deepest condolences to the Crean family. She will be missed but never forgotten. Love you all.❤

  • Cindy was a lifelong friend that I will greatly miss. My memory of growing up together is filled with good times and laughter. Our friendship continued through our marriages, children and grandchildren. I was very fortunate to know such a special person that I could call my friend. Sending thoughts and prayers, love Joanne

  • Dear Neil and family we are so sorry to hear about Cindy our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you all. God bless you in your time of need. Prayers and love Bob and Terry Levasseur

  • I'm so sorry to hear of Cindys passing. I will always remember how kind she was to me and her beautiful smile 💜🙏 from-Joan Carideo

  • Cindy, I will never forget the fun times we had at Salem State and the memories of our Florida trip back then. But, I was blessed to rekindle our friendship and love after many years and I am truly grateful for our recent trip to Las Vegas . Fun memories I will carry with me always. You were loved and will truly be missed!

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