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Genevieve Caroline Lahey Crego


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Longtime Hall County resident Genevieve Caroline Lahey Crego, 74, of Flowery Branch, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, after suffering for many months with the bone marrow disorder myelofibrosis.

Mrs. Crego was born July 17, 1939, to the late Raymond Joseph Lahey and Genevieve Marie Peschel Lahey in Clinton, Iowa. She moved to Flowery Branch in 1983.

She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, where through the years she volunteered with the thrift store, was a member of the Bereavement Committee and assisted in the counting of weekly offerings. She participated in various community volunteer activities, including Meals on Wheels.

Mrs. Crego was also preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, James, Patrick and Paul.

Mrs. Crego is survived by her husband of 54 years, Alvin Crego, of Flowery Branch, a native of Saxon, Wis .; three sons and a daughter and their spouses, Mark and Lona Crego, of Wauwatosa, Wis., Maria and Alexander Whitaker, of Rome, Ga., James and Maureen Crego, of Indian Springs, Ala., and Michael and Margaret Crego, of Rome; 10 grandchildren, Andrew Whitaker, of Charleston, S.C., Molly Crego, of Milwaukee, Emily Caroline Whitaker, of Williamsburg, Va., Morgan Crego, of Greenville, S.C., Michael Whitaker, of Los Angeles, Madeline Crego, of Indian Springs, Olivia Crego, of Kenosha, Wis., Cecilia Crego, of Indian Springs, and Mitchell Crego and Meredith Lahey Crego, both of Rome; and sisters, Corinne Pete, of Rock Island, Ill., and Mary Soesbe, of Clinton.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, with inurnment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. The Rev. Eric Hill will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch GA 30542.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch GA 30542, is in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to


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