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Mary Crawford, BA English Language & Literature, 1928 (died on 5 August 2007, aged 99)

(Obituary by Mrs Sheila Smyth, niece)

Mary Crawford, known as Molly, was born in Belfast in 1908.  She began her education at Princess Gardens before attending Queen’s where her main subject was English.  She graduated in 1928 with a BA Honours in English Language and Literature.
After her graduation, Molly became a teacher and began her working life in Coleraine.  While she had a long and illustrious professional career here in Northern Ireland, she also spent some time as an exchange teacher in America.

Molly’s ambition in the field of education was fulfilled when she became head teacher at Glencairn Intermediate School in Antrim, where she was instrumental in enrolling students for the GCSE examinations.

In her leisure time, Molly enjoyed a game of golf and was also an enthusiastic bridge player.  She had high moral values and worked tirelessly in the field of community relations and for the peace process.

Molly Crawford is survived by nieces in Northern Ireland and by nephews and nieces in Australia.



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