Crystal B. Lane
Ipswich - Crystal B. (Muise) Lane, 60, wife of Franklin J. "Skip" Lane of Vermette Court, died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in her home following her brief illness.
Born in Beverly on February 2, 1959, one of the five children of Gerald C. and Mary Jane (Burnham) Muise of Essex. Crystal was raised in Essex a graduate of public schools, a member of the Gloucester High School Class of 1978.
Married in 1986, the Lanes soon moved to Ipswich where they raised their family. She was employed for thirteen years as a mail carrier in Essex, more recently was a smiling face behind the counter at DJ's Variety in Ipswich for several years, and worked as a secretary at Fox Hill Oil. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and tending her home flower gardens. She also enjoyed her Saturday shopping trips with her parents, which often included dining out.
In addition to her husband and parents she is survived by a son, Benjamin Lane of Salem; a daughter, Lynsey N. Merry and her husband Jason of Rowley; two grandchildren, Jase and Miles Merry both of Rowley; a brother, Glenn Muise and his wife, Anne of Kingston, NH,; three sisters, Jean Toby and her husband Bruce, Joan Perrigo and her husband Robert and Colleen Tofuri, all of Essex, and many nephews and nieces.
Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation Sunday 2 to 5 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum "Hay Barn Preservation," c/o 66 Main St., Essex, MA 01929. For directions or to leave a condolence please visit
Published on January 17, 2020


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Sylvia Lindberg
Jan 24, 2020
So very sorry to learn of Crystal’s passing. It came as a complete shock hearing it from Glen just a few moments ago. Although I don’t believe we ever met face to face, I spoke with her over the phone many times throughout the last few years when calling in to Fox Hill Heating Service. We had many conversations which always revolved around our families, and I learned how very much she loved hers and how devoted she was to her husband, children and grand children. We - as women of the same age- had many similarities in our lives and shared stories and lots of laughs- again, unfortunately only over the phone. I am so sad to know I will never hear her happy voice again and wish so much I co...uld have met her in person. My sincere sympathy to all of her family. I am so very sorry for your loss.Read more
Kathryn Goodick
Jan 20, 2020
Crystal although your life ended too soon you touched so many lives and happy that we saw each other recent and got reacquainted on FB. 💔🙏💔
Stephen Hosker
Jan 19, 2020
Crystal, I’m going to miss shooting the breeze with you at 239 western, my thoughts and prayers are with all her family
Sue Teel
Jan 18, 2020
Crystal was such a special person. Always happy even though she may not have felt great .I will miss her smiling face. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family.
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Jan 18, 2020
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Debbie French
Jan 18, 2020
Sincere condolences to you all
Marcia Reed Livingston
Jan 18, 2020
My sincere condolences to all of Crystal's family.
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Jan 18, 2020
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