Joanna Winship Crawford

Joanna Winship Crawford, 89, passed away on July 1, 2015. From Lincoln, MA, she was the wife of the late John D. Crawford and sister of Boston Globe editor, the late Thomas Winship. She is survived by her children, Rebecca Tracy, Thomas Crawford, and John Crawford. A memorial service will be held for family later in the month. To leave a message of condolence or share a memory, please click below.


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  1. Michelle Deubel Roderick on July 5, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Dear Crawford Family,
    Both Steve and I are so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. She was an inspiration to me, as was your Dad. How lucky I was to have had them both in my careers. Jo will be missed by so many. Her dedication to the many many students at Lincoln Sudbury H.S over all of these years is quite a legacy. I hope our travels this summer don’t prevent us from being at her memorial. Until then, please know we are thinking of you all.
    With deep condolences, Michelle and Steve

  2. Nathaniel Winship on July 5, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I just learned of Joanna’s recent death. I got to know her quite well through our mutual affection for our Aunt Polly and stopped by to visit with her in Lincoln from time to time when I lived in central Mass. She was a kind and generous soul, next to last of her generation of Winships (Dick Herr is still living in Berkeley). Let me know about her memorial service–I would be sure to attend. Nan’l Winship

  3. David Levington on July 6, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I was sorry to miss the recent gathering to remember Joanna. She played a vital part in the Lincoln-Sudbury School Community, engaging students and other faculty in active experiences which benefited the participants as much as the recipients.

  4. Deborah Davis Stewart on July 6, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Dear Crawford cousins,
    I’m so sad to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept my condolences. She was a favorite cousin of my mother, Ann Winship Davis. Her wedding to John is one of my earliest memories. Mom always admired her work at Lincoln Sudbury HS. Joanna was such a lively person and committed humanitarian. I enjoyed my visits with her over the last 10 years.
    Deb Stewart, Portland, OR

  5. Melanie Ellsworth on July 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Jo was such an important part of my high school experience. Through the MLK Action program, she helped me understand the importance of service and showed me in her gentle way that my comfortable existence wasn’t a life that everyone was fortunate enough to live. I’m grateful for her teaching and the way it has shaped my life.

  6. Marilyn Ellsworth on July 17, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Dear Crawford Family,
    I am sorry to learn about Jo’s death. She was such an inspiration to both of my daughters and to me. Thanks to Jo, I got to know many high school students as I drove once a month to Boston with them to Haley House Soup Kitchen. It will always be one of my favorite memories of living in Sudbury. Jo’s dedication to volunteer work has certainly changed and enriched my life.

    Marilyn Ellsworth

  7. Barry & Nan on July 22, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Hey Crawfords…

    We just learned and offer our condolences. Jo was a huge advocate for many of the kids at Lincoln Sudbury. My favorite story involved a previously undiscovered photo of Martin Luther King in a back closet at BU. A friend of mine (and photographer for BU) found the film during the 1990’s, developed it and noticed photos of MLK. Jo was psyched to hear about it, got a copy and displayed it proudly on MLK Day that day and every year afterwards at LSHS. She was a special person and will be missed.

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