Neil Hayden Crandall

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Neil Hayden Crandall, 82

CAPE PORPOISE - Neil Hayden Crandall, 82, died Feb. 2, 2018, following a long period of declining health.

Neil was born on March 23, 1935, in Randolph, Vt., the son of Maurice and Mildred (Heath) Crandall.

He graduated from Springfield (Vermont) High School, Class of 1953, and earned his B.S. in education with a major in science from the University of Vermont in 1960. Neil also graduated from the Academy of Professional Art Conservation in Lafayette, Calif.

Neil proudly served his country as a sergeant in U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956. He worked for U.S. Catheter in sales, and as a science teacher at Otter Valley Union High School, Argyle Central, N.Y.; and he established Crandall Art and Frame, in Glen Falls, N.Y. Neil's primary occupation, though, was as a fine arts conservator in private practice from 1976 to 2014.

In 1975, Neil moved with his family to Tennessee. Together with his first wife, Catherine Comfort Crandall, they raised three children, Gregory Crandall of Johnson City, Tenn.; Catherine (Cari) Sledge of Raleigh, N.C.; and Tamer (Tammy) Smith of Wilmington, N.C.

Neil returned to Vermont in 2005 to reunite with his longtime friend, Janet Seavy. They were married on Sept. 29, 2007, and relocated to Maine in 2008 to be near family and the ocean.

Neil enjoyed nature, the ocean and reading. He loved his family and friends. His passion was artwork and he enjoyed painting.

Neil was predeceased by his parents, his sister, and a grandson.

He is remembered by his wife, Janet Seavy Crandall; his three children; his brother, Gordon Crandall, of New Hampshire; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. at The Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Rd., Kennebunkport, with Rev. Dr. Pat MacHugh. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Neil's Book of Memories page at:

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to:
Keith McClelland
Community Foundation
c/o The Church on the Cape
P.O. Box 2740
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
P.O. Box 7004
Cape Porpoise, ME 04014

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Bibber Memorial Chapel
67 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-2752
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 5, 2018
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