Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
born on Oct. 27, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her parents
were Tom and Mary Shay. She married Edward W. Krotz
in 1952, and he preceded her in death in 1995.
She is survived by three sons, Edward, Mark and
Keith in Naples, Fla.; one daughter, Sheila Krotz of
San Diego, Calif.; three daughters-in-law, Marlene,
Belinda and Debbie; six grandchildren, Edward,
Celia, Jennifer, Nicole, Jessica and Karl; and three
great-grandchildren, Alex, Cassie and Aden.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Frank
Cecilia was a devoted wife and a loving and
caring mother. She enjoyed volunteering her time,
especially with the St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary as
a candy striper. Later she worked with Habitat for
Humanity. Of particular enjoyment was working with
former President Jimmy Carter on a project in South
Dakota and another project in Poland. Many times she
could be found in the basement of St. James School
helping out with bake sales raising money for
While living in Florida, she was an avid shell
collector who could be found riding her bike to many
of Naples' beautiful beaches.
The family thanks the staff of Barrington Terrace
for their thoughtfulness and help during a difficult
period for the family and also extends a heartfelt
thanks to hospice.
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