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Crystal Dawn Tufts (1951-2018)

MADISON - Crystal Dawn Tufts, 67 of Madison, Maine passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Maine Medical Center on August 22, 2018.

Crystal was born on January 11, 1951 in Farmington to Phillip and Alice (Newell) Sweetser. She is survived by seven siblings. Sandra Conologue and Scott of Farmington, Kelly and Ken Jones of Temple, Merle and Carole Sweetser of Farmington, Jeff and Karen Sweetser of Farmington, Sherry And Anthony Kollar of South Carolina, Jerry Sweetser of Farmington and Kathy and Greg Chretien of Japan.

Crystal married her loving husband Mike Tufts on October 7, 1995.

Crystal fulfilled a career as a Nursing care administrator as well as caregiver. As the owner and operator of two local boarding homes for the elderly, she was able to express her passion for assisting them with everyday activities while providing an environment to make the residents feel at home.

Crystal was predeceased by her parents.

Crystal is survived by her husband, Mike Tufts, only son William Howard of Farmington, his two daughters Natalie and Grace and friend Beth Collins, daughterJuli Howard, her daughter Tina Robinson, son Cheyenne Elkins and fiancé Roy Gould Jr of Farmington and daughter Megan De Souza and husband Marcio De Souza of Vero Beach, Florida. Step daughters Deb Auch of Farmington, Diana Romanoski and family of Strong, Dody Day and family of Vermont, Darcy Riendeau and family of Strong and Dulcy Scharf of Strong.

Crystal had a unique talent and passion for writing where she had the opportunity to express her creative side through short stories for the Franklin Journal along other publishing newspapers.

We will remember Crystal as a devout Christian, loving, kind and caring soul. She will be missed dearly by all.

Walking, reading, cooking, helping others in need, attending church and looking for a bargain at a yard sale was just a few of her hobbies. Time spent with family and friends and the Lord in Savior were her true passion. Crystal considered herself a professional shopper and took pride in that.

You could say she wore many hats, earning the title of wife, mom, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and incredible friend. Going out of her way to help others and her faith in God and his direction to lead her through difficult situations was a way of finding comfort. Her cats Tiger and Bella will also miss having her around.

The family would like to thank the outpouring of love, condolences and comforting words during this time of sorrow.

A graveside service officiated by Pastor Curtis Tobin will be held at Sunnyside Cemetary, 85 Main Street, Kingfield, Maine 04947 on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 1pm. A celebration of life will be held at the Fairbanks Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Road, Farmington, Maine 04938 from 4-7pm.

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  1. To all of the family of Crystal Tufts: My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time. (Hugs to you Merle & Carole)

  2. Crystal was a sweet person she will be greatly missed.
    I remember when she showed cattle at fairs such a nice person, we had a lot of laughs.
    Mike I'm so sorry to hear this.
    To all of Crystal's family my condolences.

  3. My condolences to the Crystals family thoughts and prayers with you all. RIP Crystal another Angel got it's wings fly high.

  4. Diana and family I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Crystal, was always there when someone needed her. Also I went to school with Crystal. God Bless and know we send lots of praters to her family.

  6. Condolences to the family, so sorry for your loss.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  8. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.

  9. Crystal was a sweet soul. We met in kindergarden
    and were friends for ever. Sending prayers and hugs to the Sweetsers, Billy, Megan and Julie.

  10. My thought and prayers are with all of you.

  11. She was a sweet woman and thoughts are with your family and friends.

  12. We were so sorry to hear of Crystal’s passing. Our condolences to her family. Also our thoughts and prayers to the entire Sweetser family.

  13. Our condolences to Crystal's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Crystal was a very sweet person. She will surely be missed by all that knew her. My condolences to all of her family. Crystal is in a much better place now. You are all in my prayers during this difficult time. Heaven has gained another Angel. Fly high Crystal!!

  15. Crystal was a very sweet person. She will be missed by all who knew her. My condolences to all of Crystal's family and friends. My prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. We know that she is in a better place now. Heaven has gained another Angel. Fly high Crystal!!

  16. I am so sorry that Crystal had to leave so early. She was a beautiful, sweet and caring lady, inside and out. My condolences to Mike and the whole family and her many friends. Cherish the memories of your time with her, until you meet again.

  17. So sorry to here this. Crystal was a wonderful person prayers to you all.

  18. Michael ,I am so sorry to hear of Crystals passing . My condolences to all her family .

  19. So sorry to hear of Crystal's passing. She was a wonderful and caring person. I remember her laughter when she I worked at the RMH. Sending prayers your way in your time of sorrow. May her candle always shine bright.

  20. I sat next to Crystal a lot at church. We talked about fulfilling a wish on her bucket list, which was to ride a horse just this summer. I'm saddened that I never got the honor of giving her that ride. She will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with those she left behind.

  21. Condolences to the Sweetser family

  22. My sincere condolences to the family.