Marion Cramp

October 26, 1918 - April 8, 2015
Marion Cramp


Marion F. Cramp, age 96 Navy wife and mother died on Wednesday April 8, 2015 peacefully in Wilmington, NC.

Marion was born in Minneapolis, MN and raised during the Great Depression. In her twenties she earned her pilot license to support the war efforts. As a dedicated wife of a career Navy man, she faithfully moved multiple times across country to keep the family together and teach her family the joys of travel. She insisted on family first and so the holidays became special, must attend events. She was the glue that held family together even as work relocations made family congregations a challenge. She was an ardent volunteer and gardener. Her adventuresome personality and her strength, even in the adversity of many medical problems, shaped the lives of several generations.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Capt. Kenneth W. Cramp (USN ret.), son K.W. “Bill” Cramp, Jr., and grandson, Michael Giannini.

Marion is survived by daughter, Catherine Giannini (John) of Wilmington, NC; two sons, Bernard (Cendra) of Springfield and Thomas (Liz) of Clifton, as well as 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A Catholic Mass will be held 1:30 pm Saturday, May 2, 2015 at St. Leo the Great in Fairfax, VA and interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • April 10, 2015
    Helen Kramer says:
    Dear Kathy, I was so sorry to hear of Marian's passing.. I am so grateful to have had the chance to meet her and share memories of the Greatest Generation with her. I thank God for this gift. I will never forget this charming, gracious lady.I know you are happy to have had your Mom for so many years. It was God's gift to you. Sympathy and prayers are coming to you with love. Helen

  • April 12, 2015
    Ann Liebermann says:
    You have my heart felt sympatly and love. Ann