Crystal Ferrara-Preece • AGE: 30 • Point Pleasant
Crystal Ferrara-Preece, born on December 4, 1982 in Seoul, Korea, but lived all of her life in Point Pleasant. Crystal passed away on August 16, 2013 at Ocean Medical Center after a courageous battle with sarcoma. Crystal is predeceased by her beloved brother Vincent. Crystal is survived by her loving husband Dan and her two beautiful girls Madeline Rose and Harper Mae. Mother was her greatest accomplishment in life. Her happiest moments were being with her girls. She is also survived by her grieving parents Dr. Vincent and Geraldine Ferrara; her aunts and uncles Thomas and Mary Ann Lalicato; Arthur and Kathleen Blood, Cobina Blood, and Mary Lou Ferrara; her cousins Keith and Erin Blood and their children Kylie, Lyla and Liam; Katie Blood and her son Keith; Thomas, Christopher, and Amanda; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law Dan and Barbara Preece.
She was employed by Toms River Surgery Center as a registered nurse. She was a woman of such strength and dignity. She fought so hard right up to the end. Crystal will be forever missed by her family and many friends.
Visiting hours are Monday, August 19, 2013, from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Highway 88, Brick. A funeral mass will be offered on Tuesday at 10am at St. Mary By The Sea Episcopal Church, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Interment will follow at Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan, NJ. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations in her honor to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9899 Main Street, Suite 204, Damascus, MD 20872.
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