Found Dead In Bed
Mrs. Catherine Croft Dies Suddenly of heart Disease
Mrs. Catherine (Shery) Croft, widow of John Croft of Little Silver, was found dead in bed by her son on Saturday morning. She died of heart disease and was 68 years old. On Saturday morning Mrs. Croft’s daughter heard her mother get up, put out the lamp in her room and then return to her bed. Her son John, who usually awakens his mother about half-past five o’clock found her dead when he went to call her. Mrs. Croft’s husband died of heart disease about four years ago, and he like Mrs. Croft, was found dead in bed. The funeral was held at St. James’s church on Monday. The body was buried at Headden’s Corner.
Mrs. Croft was born in Ireland. When a young woman she came to New York, where she married John Croft. They lived at New York a short time and about 28 years age they moved on a farm at Little Silver, where they lived until their deaths. Three children survive Mrs. Croft. They are Mrs. P. L. Piccolo of Red Bank, John Croft, who lived with her at Little Silver; and Mrs. J. J. Moran of Sacramento, California. She also leaves two brothers, Thomas and John Shery, who live in the West. Mrs. Croft was a member of St. James’s church at Red Bank. She was one of the most regular attendants at that church and attended mass every day, rain of shine, walking back and forth from Little Silver to attend the services.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, August 1, 1900