Natalie Crociati Credit: Staff

Natalie A. (Petrell) Crociati, of Plymouth, died peacefully on Feb. 16 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was the beloved wife of 64 years to Robert R. “Jake” Crociati. She was born in Plymouth on March 9, 1941, daughter of the late John J. and Dorothy (Wilmot) Petrell. She was predeceased by her sister Joan. Natalie attended Plymouth schools and was a lifelong resident of the town.  She worked as an x-ray technician for many years at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth and held a license as an EMT. She was the owner of the Lemon Tree Shop at Village Landing in Plymouth.

Natalie enjoyed taking yearly trips to Aruba with her family and friends, and to Martha’s Vineyard, where she and Jake owned a home for many years. She also traveled throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Alaska with her husband and friends. She enjoyed pottery and attended weekly pottery classes with her sister-in-law, Judy Crociati. Natalie enjoyed gardening and creating a beautiful backyard where she would host family and friends by her pool. She enjoyed spending time playing golf in her ladies league where she had three holes-in-one. Her greatest joy was the time spent with her family, friends, and her black lab, Gunther.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her son Doug Crociati and daughter- in-law Lisa Crociati; and daughter Dori Follette and son-in-law Dwayne Follette, all of Plymouth. She was the cherished grandmother of Jake Crociati; Kerrin Alsheimer and her husband Jason; Shana O’Brien and her husband Michael, Connor Follette; great grandmother of Owen Alsheimer and Julien O’Brien; and sister-in-law of Judy Crociati and the late Mario Crociati.

She is also survived by nephews John, Mark, and Peter; and nieces Leslie and Kristen. Another niece, Michele, was predeceased. She was the stepdaughter of the late Marie Petrell and stepsister of Lisa, Kathy, and Ellen.

As per her wishes, services will be private. Memorial donations in her name may be made to Plymouth Helping Hands for Animals P.O.Box 214 Manomet, MA, 02345 or here.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Homes – Plymouth.

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